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Hump Day

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wow, what a ride this Wednesday has been. I started the day slower than usual because I was going to a job interview, rather than downtown to volunteer at the appliance repair shop.

The nerves were starting to take their toll, but I tried a warm shower, a time of meditation and prayer and kept busy at home making the place a bit more tidy.

I stayed within a healthy calorie count... neither piling it in nor skipping my 'brekky'. (Imagine during the interview having a loud stomach rumble!) Oh yeah, I can be audible in the tummy department...

I got things to calm down until I tried my blood pressure reading and it was up again. So, this excitement and high blood pressure isn't about to go lower just because of a baby aspirin each morning.

No headache. That's a sure sign for me that my numbers are up there...
got a chore done in my neighborhood. Check.

Go to interview. Got there is good time and didn't have to wait very long. Spoke to present receptionist... oh, it's her job I'm applying for... she is moving up in the company. Good to know.

I was asked questions by 3 ladies and was given time to ask some of my own. It felt exciting and I think I was able to answer truthfully and intelligently. (Good way to present oneself, don't you think?) I kept my gift of the gab at bay without being curt.

When I finished that portion of my day, I felt that I had given it my best. What more can I do to impress or persuade? The interview is done.
I was told that there are three others who are being considered and I would hear back either way before Friday.

That was quite a hump to climb this Wednesday.

My lunch has been an event of mindful eating. I remembered to snack and drink water throughout the day. Check.

It is time to close this other office and head back to my home. Hump day will be developing into wait and see days.

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BEAMISH7 9/23/2009 7:47PM

    Sounds like you turned what could have been a rough day into a great success with His help. Good for you! Glad the interview went so well; I truly believe that if it is supposed to happen it will. If it doesn't there is something better coming up next. Keep us posted.

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CANNOTFATHOM 9/23/2009 7:40PM

    Glad the interview went well!


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Tapping Into A Friend's Perspective!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I just received an email from a friend back in my previous province. He battles depression and has many health issues (so why haven't I introduced him to Spark People???) I think I will.

He was surprised that I was a bit blue because I am usually the up-beat one who he calls when he needs some sunshine.

I told him how I was feeling being out of work & bringing in no money. I explained how I have been volunteering in this office to keep the paperwork moving and their invoices going out etc.

His email back was sooo sweet and he asked me why I wasn't clowning anymore. He knew I just did it for my church and some other churches where I used to live. He is pushing me to start thinking outside the box and to revisit my silly nature.

It would mean starting my own business and getting myself advertised in this region.
I would be busy mostly on weekends if I got hired for birthday parties.
I would get to play with kids again. ( I like dancing around and playing tea party and stuff like that.)
Costuming--- you betcha.
The face makeup has always been a challenge to do well and do in under an hour. (Impossible)

Little by little today, although the weather has grey skies and drizzle, I am beginning to see some "sunshine".

I know my Spark People name is Gospel Clown, so you must think I'm in church and doing clowning all the time but nothing could be farther from that. I haven't actually clowned in over 2 years.

I tried to stay away from the birthday party venue, so that I had this unique niche in ministry in my old home town.

But now I live 4,000 kilometers from that life and that ministry.

I'm excited and I'm scared. So, here I am contemplating moving out of my familiar zone. again.

Here's to fresh horizons. I really appreciated hearing from a buddy who knows me AND was there to share his perspective.

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MSLZZY 9/24/2009 2:56PM

    What an excellent opportunity! It is intimidating-just the thought of a new career! But it is doable! Search your heart!
Write down pros and cons of the venture (or adventure) and then
decide if this isn't the perfect avenue for showing off your talents. You never know until you try! emoticon

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ESSEXCHICKIE 9/17/2009 4:45AM

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JEAN524 9/16/2009 6:04PM

    Good luck with finding work. emoticonLove, Jean

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Out Of Sorts

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I can't put my finger on it, but today has felt weird to me. I have helped out in this office since June and I usually feel that I have contributed and helped to make a difference. Not today.

I answer the phone and take notes for the technicians, but this feeling allows me to think that I am definately spinning my wheels and contributing nothing. It must be about bringing home no money whatsoever.

I have volunteered in the past but back then I wasn't looking for a job. Now I am.
As I volunteer in this office, I keep checking for jobs posted on line and I send out my resume when I am able. The results have been gloomy... no takers.

I have a premonition that this company could be closing shop for the real workers, even with my attempts to help out for free. (I know this is happening world-wide.)

Have I been wasting time or helping out? Who is to say?
Perhaps my subconcious is telling me to change this pattern and go in another direction. Like the ancient saying tells us, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Ever feel this way?

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JEAN524 9/16/2009 2:52AM

    It seems as if you have definately been helping out. Who knows - perhaps if you hadn't the firm would have gone under sooner. However maybe your feelings are right and it's now time to move on. Good luck and I hope you find something soon. emoticonJean

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/15/2009 6:44PM

    Maybe you need to follow your women's intuition

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Gotta Share This Smile With You

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Here's a smile for today.

I have been unpacking and arranging Royal Albert china that once belonged to DH's grandma. She had place settings for 16 people and all the vegetable bowls, candy dishes, etc. etc. etc.

I'm trying to get it to fit in a 'secretary' cupboard that he inherited too. (Great for writing, but not so wonderful for all this fancy dishware.)

I went out to the garage with yet another empty box and said, "My, but there is a lot of china!"

Without missing a beat, my sweetie answered, "That's what Marco Polo said."

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MSLZZY 9/24/2009 3:05PM

    Cute! But how nice that you have it!

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WHITE-HERON 9/13/2009 9:59AM

    How fun!!

I thoroughly enjoy being around people who have the knack for those spot-on replies ... lucky you!

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JEN169 9/12/2009 11:26PM


Many Blessings! emoticon

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CANNOTFATHOM 9/12/2009 8:23PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!


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One Flaw In Women

Friday, September 04, 2009

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,

But they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer

When they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member,

Yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.



Please remind all your women friends and relatives just how amazing they are.

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KAMCCLARY 9/11/2009 11:20PM

    Beautiful reminder, just beautiful! Just what the doctor ordered emoticon

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ESSEXCHICKIE 9/5/2009 4:25AM

    I am loving it ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEAN524 9/4/2009 3:55PM

    How true! emoticon

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LACEEJO11 9/4/2009 12:41PM


One big old AMEN to that!!

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FABDELKA 9/4/2009 11:11AM

    EXCELLENT post this is whar I needed to read this morning. That is why I am dedicated to me time and who doesn't like it can kick rocks.

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