Sunday, January 15, 2012
I am going to have to get use to this new work schedule. This would normally be my first day of the work week, but because of the MLK holiday tomorrow, its a paid day off for me. I thank God for that! So this will be a four day work week for me, going in on Monday night.
This is my first washing after getting protein treatment on my hair. My hair is very soft now, it dried with a a little springy curl pattern. I was able to comb it out without losing too much hair and it I blew it dried and lightly went over it with a flat iron. I am not one to spend hours curling my hair, but I will make the effort to change up my looks and give myself a different perspective. I want to shake things up in 2012, making this my best year yet. I watched my Pastor from STL today online for service. He spoke about fasting and how it opens doors to receive freely from our loving God. I believe that God wants His very best for me and I am going to walk this walk of faith like its nobodies business. I believe in God's holy and divine word, that it will not come back to me void. I know I am more than a conqueror, I am the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. Having this day off to recognize the contributions of Dr. MLK is awesome, its something I do not take for granted, I am most appreciative of all the blood,sweat and tears of those before me shed for me to sit here in my own apartment on my own Apple laptop freely expressing my thoughts with clarity.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your abundant blessings you have bestowed in my life. In Jesus' name, Amen!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Since I have a Sunday-Thursday work week, Friday will be one of my new days off. This was a different kind of Friday. Got off this morning it was 12 degrees. Came home, set the trash out for valet pick up and quickly walked the poodles in non-icy areas. I hopped in between my fleece sheets and settle down, after speaking briefly with my sister. I called my sister-friend later on in the morning catching up on life since I now work a different shift and department. She is coming to my WW meeting with me tomorrow since WW is sponsoring an open house with prizes and giveaways She has listen to me brag about it for the last year and she has noticed my results. For $479 a year, I get support, etools, recipes and make long lasting friendship which help me with my accountability.
I later met with a couple of co-workers for our monthly "Hooters" luncheon. We meet right down the street at this fantastic shopping plaza for our wings and sandwiches. In my case I get the chicken salad and ice tea. I ran into TJ Maxx real quick to see if they had some fleece sheets so I could take the ones I have off to wash them, they are so darned comfortable! I did score a sleep mask to help me with my daylight hours sleeping. I paid a quick bill which is right next to this nail salon I have never been into. I checked it out, they only had one person being serviced, it was clean and decorated really nice, so I treated myself to shellac nail polish manicure. The manicurist gave me a well needed, fantastic hand and arm massage, to help ease my sore aching hands from handling all those small parts this week. I liked the color I picked out and she said it should last a good 10-14 days without chipping. We shall see, I am hard on my hands. My cuticles were all dried out due to the gloves I have to wear at work, so my hand look so much better now. I was able to sit there and watch the Ellen show, something I rarely do. It was pretty interesting, she had Queen Latifah on as guest, but really for me it was just a nice change of pace from my normal Fridays.
This is a pleasant day off, my new "Saturday". My hand massage felt great and I will be washing my hair later for the first time since my protein treatment. I am so thankful and grateful to God for blessing me with a job that will allow me to honor Martin Luther King on Monday being off, for a roof over my head and my little treasures I picked up today at TJ Maxx to make my life more comfortable!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I refuse, simply refuse to let petty, small insignificance's of life stress me or depress me. I follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, keeping true to form and expect the best! This move into a different department has been eye opening. I see the politics involved when venturing into new territory and dealing with different spirits. I am not going to bite off and chew or co-sign someone else's sin, insecurities or personal agenda.
So far, the twelfth day into 2012 started with fresh beginning and new possibilities. I am learning the enemy comes in all shapes, sizes and forms. This is where I have to practice caution and not fall into a false sense of doing business as usual. This is where Ephesians 6 comes into full force. This is where I have to step up my game and practice God's word effectively in my life. This is where I have to gird up my loins, put on my breastplate of righteousness. I found myself getting a little weary of my new eating regime and now I have to step up my game, keep my "why" in focus and continue to make positive strides for my betterment in life!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I awaken this afternoon feeling grateful. Grateful that the good Lord woke me up in my right mind. Grateful that I have a new position on my job that I am learning, no task is easy, but the new responsibilities is breathtaking. I am grateful to have a supportive family and and great group of friends that I can count on. I am so thankful that i am a child of the King, I am saved, I have Pastor friends I can count on to pray with and for me I have made stumbles in life along the way, had bad relationships, gained a whole bunch of weight, wasted money. But I am truly thankful that I recognize bad behaviors, got rid of toxic relationships, pay attention to my health-which is my wealth, financially educate myself and not let the devil have any ground in my life.
I am grateful to have this outlet, this blog I try to do daily with Spark people as an end to a means, a beginning, a chance for change within me and I am so grateful for the many friends I have made virtually through this website. You are all blessed and highly favored!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As I am slowly adjusting to my new work schedule, I am diligently working on making this lifestyle adjustment work for my betterment! I am thinking it is a day ahead and I have to look at the calendar to remind myself. I just realize Monday is Martin Luther King holiday, which means for me that I have a three day weekend coming. Along with my regular off days of Friday and Saturday, I will have Sunday off as well. I am going to church, put my desk together and get some outdoor cardio in. I think I will see how my hair does with my first washing since my protein treatment So far, so good, I have no complaints. My dogs seem to be adjusting also, so that is great!
Spoke with my sister today. She is filing for her unemployment and keeping busy since being permanently laid off last week. I gave her some tips and clues on how to maneuver the waiting game of filing for unemployment. I know since I filed in Michigan things have gotten more tedious with the high unemployment, I advise her to take a dose of patience and a good cup of coffee
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