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?
Friday, October 02, 2009
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,
let her know when she walks with you,
She will always be safe.
Love you Girl!!!!
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!
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??
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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