Thursday, February 02, 2012
I just received this email and liked it so much, I thought I would share:
Me (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something?
Me: Promise you won't get mad?
GOD: I promise.
Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late,
Me: My car took forever to start,
Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call
GOD: All right
Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
GOD: Well let me see..... the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh...
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road
Me (ashamed): ............
GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work
Me (embarrassed): Oh.....
GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered
Me (softly): I see God
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm sorry God.
GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust me.........in all things, the good and the bad
Me: I WILL trust you God
GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today !!!!!!!!
GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children.
Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13
"The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.. .." (Proverbs 11:25)
Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there any thing too hard for me?”
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Start - December 3, 2011
Weight - 219.1
Chest - 44
Bicep - 13
Waist - 41.5
Hips - 49
Thigh - 23
Neck - 14
End - January 28, 2012
Weight - 217.4
Chest - 43
Bicep - 14 (which makes sense because I've been doing more strength training)
Waist - 40
Hips - 48
Thigh - 22
Neck - 14
Not a great ending because it was nowhere near my 5% goal but all in all, I'm happy with the results considering that Christmas was in there.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I had a very busy and sort of stressful week. All the Excel spreadsheets that I completed before Christmas, I had to redo because of phantom hyperlinks in them and that put me about two weeks behind schedule. And, not only did I have that to do but I had a report due to the Director's office this week, travel expenses I had to do, a supply order to place and 4 meetings to attend!
On Tuesday, I was desperate to get ahead so not only did I work 10 hours that day but I also asked for help from a co-worker's student. And, people know that when I ask for help, I definitely need it because I rarely ask for help.
She did the supply order, the travel expense forms and the report for the Director and I completed the Excel spreadsheets and started booking the training for January to March. I still have to do the remainder of the year but it's a start and I feel better.
And, the meeting on Tuesday was cancelled so that helped as well. One of the three other meetings was one where I needed to take the minutes but the other two were to review proposals for some training software that we're looking to purchase. We received 4 proposals and went through one of them at yesterday's meeting. We're hoping to get through two more of them on Tuesday and the 4th one the following Monday. And, even though the meetings take a lot of time, finding peace and quiet to review the proposals before the meetings is almost impossible for the office go-to person (me) but yesterday afternoon, I put ear plugs in and sat and read 3/4 of one of the proposals for Tuesday's meeting so that was good. And, I've asked to borrow one of the boss's offices on Monday morning to review the remaining pages of that one plus at least one of the other two.
I've been on this committee to get a training and licensing program for work since February 2008. Each time (this is the 4th effort), there's been a problem with the tendering process or the received submissions or something. I'm hoping that this time, we actually succeed in getting a good program. Although, I do all of this work in Excel now and overall, I like Excel except when it does weird things like the phantom hyperlink business.
Anywho, I have the RFPQ (request for proposed quotation) meeting Tuesday morning that I'm a participant at and then in the afternoon, I have to take minutes at a Labour Management meeting so I have a feeling that this Tuesday is going to be stressful as well.
I hope everyone else is doing well. And, I can't believe I've done 3 blogs this week! That's a lot for me.
Friday, January 20, 2012
So, I'm currently reading a book called "The Keeper of Lost Causes" and I was thinking that this was a great title for a book. And, then I started thinking about other great titles of books and the first one that came to mind was "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie". So then I decided to look at my books read list to see other books that I've read that have great titles and this is the list that I came up with (in alphabetical order):
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
A Perfect Night to Go to China
A Thousand Splendid Suns
An Echo in the Bone
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Dawn on a Distant Shore
Ella Minnow Pea
Forty Words for Sorrow
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him…
In the Bleak Midwinter
Island of Lost Girls
Jewels of the Sun
Nights of Rain and Stars
Not Wanted On the Voyage
Songs in Ordinary Time
Sushi for Beginners
Tears of the Giraffe
Tears of the Moon
The Accidental Tourist
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The Devil's Teardrop
The Keeper of Lost Causes
The Kitchen God's Wife
The Seduction of Water
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Various Haunts of Men
The Wandering Soul Murders
The Year of Fog
And, then I wondered if the great titles were a good representation of the story or whether the title was the best part of the book and this is what I discovered:
Out of the 30 titles, more than half of them didn't lived up to their titles. I only really, really loved 4 of them. On the other hand, I didn't hate any of them. In fact, I "liked" the majority of them.
So, what do you think?
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