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Faux Finished Wall

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Last week I was all excited about painting the wall in my kitchen. It used to be a dusty rose, which had been selected by the home's previous owner. We have chili peppers in the kitchen now, so the pink just wasn't working.

DH's sister came out for a visit and enthusiastically volunteered to color wash the wall in any 2 colors that I chose. I went with a brown and beige. The look was supposed to be a suede or parchment (mottled look.)



Did we get it right?

  
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LINGUISTMARCIE 10/16/2009 8:31AM

    Wow! I think you got it right. Looks fantastic and I bet it compliments your chili peppers nicely!

Enjoy cooking your healthy food in there!

M.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/9/2009 11:55AM

    WONDERFUL...WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WALL. ABSOLUTELY INSPIRATIONAL!!! NOW I WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH MINE. I WILL HAVE TO ASK A FRIEND IF SHE CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR ME. I LOVE THE COLOR!!! YOU DEFINITELY GOT IT RIGHT!!!
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BLESSINGS AND HUGS,
HELEN

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CLEOLEFT1 10/8/2009 5:06PM

    that is gorgeous! thanx for your comment on my blog. I need to just worry about my own responsibilities and not worry about everyone elses

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/7/2009 9:35PM

    I think it looks very nice

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CANNOTFATHOM 10/7/2009 9:32PM

    It looks really nice!


Penny

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SHEWHODOES 10/7/2009 10:49AM

    I love it!! That is what we are thinking about doing in our dinning room, but was worried it would be to hard to do? Was the process horrible, or pretty easy?
I think the way it looks is just beautiful!
Great Job!

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GLENDAJ5 10/7/2009 10:41AM

    Beautiful. I love color!!! So much happier than beige.

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MSLZZY 10/7/2009 10:28AM

    Looks great to me! Somebody has a true gift!

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With God's Help

Friday, October 02, 2009

Dear God:

The girl reading this
is beautiful, classy and
strong, and I love her..
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,
and
let her know when she walks with you,
She will always be safe.
Love you Girl!!!!

  
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MSLZZY 10/4/2009 11:36PM

    The same to you, dear friend!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/2/2009 1:55PM

    Awwww...... Thanks Karen, I love this.

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Thank You For Your Prayers!

Friday, September 25, 2009

To those of you out there in Spark Land, who have been praying for me to secure steady, valuable employment, I send my thanks.

You have given me encouragement and boosted my enthusiasm to keep on going. I know that there is a quality job out there, possibly close to home and available in His timing.

There are so many of us these days who are being trained in the discipline of patience.

Have a good weekend to all my friends-- keep spreading The Spark!

  
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JENNY712 10/2/2009 11:41AM

    Hello! Patience! I need patience too! May the bless, direct, and keep you. Love and prayers, Jenny emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/26/2009 6:56AM

    God will provide an answer in HIS time so patience will be your tool for getting through this time until the right job comes along. I hope it is not a long wait. Take care of yourself and have a good weekend!

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CANNOTFATHOM 9/25/2009 9:34PM

    Hope the right job finds you soon!


Penny

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LACEEJO11 9/25/2009 5:17PM

   

WE ain't done yet my friend...as GOD hasn't been able to bless you, YET, with what HE has for you...so we are still in the praying mode!!

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Interview Went Very Well, But Didn't Get Job

Friday, September 25, 2009

Doesn't that title say it all?

I had a very positive & uplifting job interview on Wednesday. My blood pressure numbers were ferocious, but once it was behind me, well, OK, much later that night I noticed my BP numbers started to decline. Phew...

On Thursday afternoon, about 2:30pm my time, they called to say that they really like me (SOOOO Sally Fields!!) but they will be employing a gal who thoroughly knows a Mac computer already. I had said that I was up for the challenge and had already watched the Mac tutorials but didn't quite cut it, I guess.

I have to tell you that the 28 hours wait to hear the news seemed excruciatingly long.
The very kind lady who interviewed me and had to phone me back was a nice as nice could be. She asked if she could hold on to my resume for 3 months in case something else popped up. (She didn't even sound like a recorded message when she said that to me!)
Yes, I've been told that very line many times before.

Am I crushed? Feeling like I've crashed and burned??? Nope. Not one little bit.
And since life has gifted me with "lemons" I will, in my Karen fashion, go to the kitchen to make lemonade.

My first phone call was to the doctor for a blood pressure appointment. I've been told that I should have gone for that check up a while ago... so to my BP coaches, thank you, and I will be tested on Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone out there need a 50 year old receptionist with excellent phone skills??
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LACEEJO11 9/25/2009 5:14PM

    I hate to sound cliche...but it is so true, when one door closes another one opens. I have been a L.P.N. for nearly 30 years, and I use to say"I have never applied for a job I didn't get"...well, that is sure past tense now!! I am still a capable, skilled and caring nurse, I just have a bit of a hip problem, when I do apply for a nursing job now days it is an in home job, where I only have one patient, and no lifting.... I have changed my field over to child development (that is why I am in college getting my masters).... Not near as much money in it, LOL, I love it so much that it makes up for that. Also I am my own boss, don't have to leave my home to go to work, (my work comes to me)

My point is that I never would have dreamed that was going to happen, say 8 years ago...I didn't have a clue, but guess who did? You got it...GOD had made provisions for me long ago!!!

I just had to be open to new possibilities and go with the flow, so to speak!! HE had even provided me with that extra bedroom, so I had the room for my day care room!!

I would just like to encourage you, I know what it feels like to get your hopes up, then let down. You have a great attitude about it!!

I will keep praying for GOD to guide you where it is that HE plans to bless you. I hope you keep your horizons open, cause like I said, I am a nurse turned day care provider, and I really do love it!! PLUS, there will always be a need for this, and I can retire from it, actually I can keep on working as long as I am in good enough health to do so!!

We just never know what might work out for us! LOVE & HUGS, LaceEjo11

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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.
Peggy

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CANNOTFATHOM 9/23/2009 7:40PM

    Glad the interview went well!


Penny

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