Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cant believe I haven't blogged in 6 days! It's been a whirlwind! My son is working although not making the income he had before but at least he has a job. I've been busy decorating for my clients, no Christmas but delivering goodies just the same, valances, sofas, bedspreads, etc.
I'm at peace. We had our annual meeting at church on Sunday and we have some wonderful things to look forward to. We are getting a new assistant pastor! And we all love him already. He has been a member of the church for at least 5 years but he was in the military. He retired this year and has been called to serve us! He is dynamic and energetic and just what we need to bring life back to our church. ALso, we built a Christian Life center a few years ago that was very costly and has been a struggle to maintain but we have managed! Now, we have been able to refinance the mortgage at a lower rate and save monthly dollars! God is good! And I believe!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The last couple of days I have no appetite. Food doesn't inspire me and I haven't eaten much. Today I have a buffet luncheon to attend so it will be interesting to see what I feel like eating. The cause? My son is underemployed and it is a long story. In May he left the best job he ever had with benefits to embark on a new career as an EMT. They had money set aside so felt they could manage while he went to school. Unfortunately, he failed the licensing test the first time he took it. On Monday, he took it again and studied all weekend so hopefully he will pass it. We are waiting for the results. In the meantime, he has been working very part time and now they are desperate.
I knew this would happen and I did not want him to quit his job. I think now, he realizes what a mistake it was but you can't go back. I was very angry with him for a while, very angry. But now, the anger is gone and the worry has set in, big time. When he passes his test, he then must look for work as an EMT so we could be looking at a long time of helping them out.
In the meantime, my dIL also lost her job but found another one that pays a little more which is a blessing. However, they now don't have any health insurance for 90 days. The saga goes on. And Christmas is coming and they have 2 kids.
Like I said, the anger is gone and I have been praying a lot. Everyday I pray to God that he will pass his test and get a new job. So just keep us in mind. In the meantime, I might lose some weight which would be a good thing. My stomach is churning so much, I can't think about food. Later.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
We belong to the local Yacht Club and on Friday evenings, we usually eat in the dining room with my sister and her husband. But I've fallen into a bad habit and I guess I need to rethink it. We usually have a drink or two and a few snacks before heading into the dining room. Thus, I am not really very hungry. So I tend to get a salad and appetizer or soup and then I just eat a bit of whatever my husband gets. Last night it became really obvious when I got soup and then some of his and I think the waitress got irritated with me. So I guess from now on, I need to order an entree and be hungry before I go to dinner.
Now, would I do that at another restaurant? Maybe. It's not unusual to share entrees, especially if you are a senior. But at the Yacht Club, you get a name for yourself so I guess I better rethink the effort! At least we stayed to eat there and did not leave to go to another restaurant! The soup was butternut squash crostini and was delicious! The special was beef stew and I had a bit of my sister's bowl and it was delicious. But I could never have eaten the whole bowl! And it came with soup or salad as well!
Oh, well. At least I will try not to be rude. The head waitress is really nice but as I said, irritated with me. So I think I will give here a special monetary tip next week to atone!
Friday, December 02, 2011
So I was sitting in my clients home when i suddenly realized I was covered in white cat hair! They apoligzed and offered me some sticky tape which I declined. Figured I would just go home and change pants and throw these in the washer. Wouldn't be the first time or the last I imagine. I'm used to hairy clothes as the red wool jacket I wore this morning had to be dehaired before I could venture out of the house. Trouble is, can't remember which dog it might have been that left the little white hairs on it. Now, I'm sitting with a dog on my lap and she doesn't seem to mind. Later.
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