Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Getting ready to start my new job.

So far I haven't received a call that the orientation  for Home Instead Senior Care isn't delayed another week. So I am excited that tomorrow I will  learn about caring for the elderly and hopefully start my new part time job.

I am still looking for full time, but at the moment this is where I need to be. I have been so depressed for not working and I have realized that I need to have a routine otherwise I'm lazy. And I hate to be lazy..

Friday, January 24, 2014

Addiction part two

Remember earlier this month I  talked about being addicted to  face book games, well I have not played a face book game since. But I have to admit to another addiction- CARBOHYDRATES.  My body craves them.

Today, I bought the The New Atkins for a new you cookbook. It seems like it has some  normal foods, easy to make. That's what I need. I weigh 181 and I need to lose at least 50 pounds.  I am exercising, walking 30 minutes and using the ab lounger, as well as just starting the tape slim in 6.

I want to feel better, be healthier. I am the one in the front row on the left next to Pastor Tracey in then lavender top.  I have to lose it!

Catch up

It's been a few days since I wrote in my blog. Monday nothing exciting happened.  exercise , laundry, first Deacon meeting.That was exciting to me. It was a pot luck and the food was great the company was awesome. It is great to be in a room with 14 other church leaders. I am on the worship committee. Not sure yet  my duties, but Feb 1, we are having a training class, from opening the sanctuary doors to closing them after service. Mom and Dad's 64th wedding anniversary. Dad is not with us any longer, But mom says she's still married! We started getting warning of a big bad winter weather storm. Our church started it's week of Winter Relief, we generally take the homeless in for the night a four pm and then they leave a 7 am. but the weather is so cold that they were trying to decide the best way to handle the situation.

Tuesday -21st, ,  Schools closed the night before  the temp is in the neg degrees. Gary got to come home  early, snow was only about 4 inches. Very cold

Wednesday- 22nd  I was suppose to start my new job, but because of the weather they canceled the orientation class until the 30th. So I stayed home and stayed warm!

Thursday 23rd.  Got my unemployment check, went out for a short time to take care of banking and mail, came home. did Laundry, vacuumed upstairs stayed warm.

Friday- 24th, today after exercising I went to the Mall and walked, picked up a new Atkins cookbook. looks like normal food is used, looking forward to using it. Need to get this weight off.
A friend had surgery today, because she broke her leg last Saturday. Prayers said for her. Prayers for my family in Michigan  for the loss of my cousin.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday January 19th, 2014 Ordained as Deacon in Harundale Presbyterian Church

I  am so happy and proud to serve the Lord and my church as Deacon for the net 3 years.\

Saturday 18.2014

My first training day to prepare to be ordained as a Deacon in my church. I am so proud that I was called into service in the Lord's Church.

However, sadly it was a bitter sweet day. My cousin  Charles Clark went to be with the Lord that afternoon . Charlie had fought a 10 year battle with cancer and lost that battle, but is home with the Lord and is no longer in pain.

Our family was very blessed, my grandparents on my on my mother's side had 3 daughters, Eleanor, Beverly and Patricia. They had  in total 19 children. We lost one when I as about 6, Kathy had been very ill for a long time. But 18 of us grew up together and were playmates along the way. 4 years ago January 16th we lost our 2nd angel Marianne Clark Baldus and yesterday our 3rd Charlie Clark, We love you all and know you are keeping an eye open for us. Following are a few pictures I have.
The Detchers,Kathy in the window.

Our grandparents and mothers
 more of the Detchers
The last time I saw Charlie. 2012, some of the Clark's and Sheffield's
The Sheffield's in 2012
Me and My grandchildren  2013

two more angels, Marianne and Charlie Clark

Gary and I  2013

Thursday, January 16, 2014

more on the job

I interviewed and learned more about Home Instead Senior Care.  I was told it would take 7-10 days. the same night a was being contacted from my references that they were being contacted. At 3pm Tuesday I was called and asked if I was still interested and the orientation will be the 22nd,

I am thankful to the Lord for giving me .the courage to step out of my comfort zone and apply. My friends for the references that helped me get the job.

Yesterday, I had to do a drug test, and can you believe I had a hard time peeing in the cup!!!! I had to drink 6 cups of water.... finally it worked


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Job interview

I had a job interview today. I think it went well, looking forward to hear what the outcome will be.

The position is a Senior Citizen Care . It is a non medical service for elderly that need a little help , companionship and rides to the doctor,with a little light house cleaning possible.

I am excited about the possibility of the position. I love to spend time with the elderly, they have so much to offer. My Grand parents and mom and aunts, love them all


Today I stopped by a former workplace, I didn't think it would bother me, but I got the blues when I left  there. The workplace is former because in November 2012 I fell down my stairs in my home and had a concussion and lost my memory. I understand why they didn't hold my job. I just didn't  Think I would have this kind of reaction.

But I will be fine.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Daniel Week One

We had our first Sunday School class  for this season today.

Daniel and his 3 friends were taken by King Nebuchadnezzar to enter the King's service.The King had the best, brightest, best looking young men chosen, the chief officials were to train them ( as well as many others that were chosen) in a period of 3 years  in the language and ways of the Babylonians. They were to be given the best foods and wine to eat and drink.

Daniel , Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah being Jewish and did not want to eat the food  or drink the wine,because they felt it defile them because the food may be contaminated because it may have  used in pagan ritual. The Guard , while sympathetic to the issue was afraid of the King and he thought he would be killed if they didn't eat the food. The guard was concerned the King would notice if they were not as healthy. Daniel asked that they feed them vegetables and water for 10 days and then decide. The guard agreed, after 10 days the guard agreed that they were healthier and stronger than the others and continued  feeding them vegetable and water. After 3 years the four men  were found to be smarter than all of the others and invited to the kings service.

Lesson 1- Adjust to the culture without compromising his principles
lesson 2 - Remain faithful

Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah names were changed to Shadrach, Meshach and Abedgo

Addiction ... It could happen to you!

I never thought I had an addictive personality, in that I never thought I could be addicted to anything.

I smoked when I was younger,  but quit cold turkey when I more to Baltimore in 1988. I drink occasionally (I say as I am drinking a glass of wine), but never heavy and generally not at all.

But about two weeks before Christmas 2013, I thought I would try a harmless Facebook game  of Candy Crush..Little did I know I would be overtaken with this insatiable need to continue to play and not just candy Crush, but :words of wisdom, family feud and many others I don't remember the names of, just shooting bubbles, fruit, you name it!

I found my self sitting on the sofa all day just playing, I never paid in money to play, just got energy from other addicts, so I told myself it's okay. I'm okay ,I can stop any time. I found out I was annoying my Facebook  friends that don't play the games... I don't to lose them.Then at night when I closed my eyes all I see is letters, fruits, bubbles, pudding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It had to come to an end.  Last Wednesday I deleted all the games off my face book page. Sent a message, admitting I was an addict and apologized to my friends .I know now,I can't handle it. I have been  fb game free for  5 days now! Yeah me.. cold turkey!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Adult Bible Study- Daniel

This season Gary and I are the moderators of   one of the Adult Sunday School classes.

We will be studying the book of Daniel. Since we have been doing we both have grow so much in our faith and understanding of God's word.  I will be leading chapter 3, I am looking forward to . I will share what I learn.

God's timing, isn't your timing

We want what we want when we want it. We are human. That's the way humans are. But when we ask God for something, we need to accept that the answer is on God's time table. Sometimes ( rarely, in my experience) the answer is immediate, most of the time it takes time... God's time.

God's promises are true, but His timing is not the same as ours. God always wants greater glory than what we might be willing to give Him. God puts obstacles and adversity into our lives in order to build perseverance and faith. Why has God put the mountain in your life at this time? To demonstrate His power through your life. To show His glory.( from Prime Time)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Some photos from 2013


So today is Friday 1/10/2014.
I am going to once again attempt to keep up on this blog. I am exercising and trying to eat better to lose wait, just like all people in January.

 I am trying hard to find a job, applying everywhere. Its seems I am over or under qualified for most things. I do have an interview on Monday, so I am praying it goes well.

I have turned this issue over to God, He has plans for me that I am not yet aware of yet. I have to learn to be patient and wait on Him,

Last week at work we were asked to pick a word for our word of 2014, My choice is Trust.  I trust the Lord has great plans for me and I must be patience and listen for his direction. Sometimes it is hard, but I must do it.

From sermon notes by Charles Stanley  - on requirements of waiting on God, begins with Trust. Dr  Stanley says: " God's best only comes in His way And His time, We won't  always understand or appreciate what's He's doing, but we must trust Him and obey His directions.

It's been way to long!

It's  been way  to long since I have been on my blog, it took 1/2 hour to reset my password!

Wow 8/27/11 was the last time I used this blog, a lot has happened  since then. In April 2012 I changed jobs. I was tough but going okay, until I fell down my stairs and got a concussion and had Retrograde amnesia, that was odd. it happened on 11/7/12, the day following the election. I knew  no one, not even my husband. Once I was told something I could remember it, but it took 4 months before I could start remembering. 

When I was released to go back to work,  I had no job, because I hadn't been there long enough, they didn't save my job. I got a new job in April 2013, in July I had an emergency gall bladder removal surgery, with complications that went into October, I was let go for lack of production, 

So Now I am employed again.