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Sunday, July 01, 2012

I don't like my job. I get very little pay, it's hard on my body, and it stresses me out. Now, the powers that be have decided to cut everyone's hours. I've got to find another job ASAP.

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SLIMLILA 7/2/2012 8:58PM

    Does this stress ever stop? I got a job lead from a couple I met at the retreat and I called her on Friday,...didn't even know what the job was! But, we talked a few minutes and she told me they don't pay $60,000 like teachers get... I said, that's OK, I got a lot more than that, but I am glad to get it out of my was as another hurdle... So, #1 I told her who referred me; #2, I talked to her personally; #3 I got the $ questions out of the now I will have to get a cover letter sent off to her's for a Foster Parent Support Person, don't know much else, but interesting the connection and How I got referred... God does work in mysterious ways..... who knows? HE does, and who am I to question?
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Sorry you hate your job, we have been travelling this parallel path for quite a while now.. and let me tell you, I am so glad I quit that pharmacy job....I seldom give up, but ending up in hospital with such severe back pain really got my attention...Praying God shows you where he wants you to be and puts your there soon, (I mean - not my will but thine...).

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NPA4LOSS 7/1/2012 10:22AM

    You have crossed this bridge before! emoticon I believe in you! emoticon

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KMSIMMONS1 7/1/2012 8:41AM

  Better days are coming. You will be a stronger person because of these stresses. Have a gratitude moment and count your blessings. I'll shoot up a prayer for you!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

I've been staying busy this week and am slowing getting back into my old routine. But I've been thinking all week about my routine. It's not what I want it to be. I want to have a job where I have regular hours and one that's a little less hard on my body. I want to be able to get back involved in my church activities - which has been difficult with the job I have. I want to start doing new things and things that I once did and enjoyed.

All these thoughts have me wanting to quit this job that I have. I don't like it. So, I'm back to applying to as many jobs as I can in hopes that something will turn up. And I'm back to the point where I know I need to set some new goals for myself. Time to do some serious thinking!

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SLIMLILA 7/2/2012 9:00PM

    You know the saying, the more things change the more they stay the same....story of our lives, isn't it? Now, ex is talking to me a couple hours every nite, and asking where we stand, I tell him to offer me options and make a commitment, but that's still beyond him...

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NPA4LOSS 6/29/2012 7:12PM

    I hope that you can find the answers that you are seeking. emoticon

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BERGBA7 6/29/2012 11:02AM

    When one had a good time with people like you had with your daughters and then suddenly is back alone the mind is often searching for a replacement. I know you will figure it out, find a better job and some new things to do!
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EOWYN2424 6/29/2012 9:33AM

    I would suggest you pray about it! Remember, God is always there for you! We are NEVER alone!

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It's Over

Monday, June 25, 2012

I had been looking forward to the last two weeks for months. I prepared the house during the two weeks before that. My girls finally came to town. It was the first time since Thanksgiving 2010 that I have had both my girls with me at the same time. I was thoroughly thrilled and excited.

The time went by so very fast. We did little things together, visited with family and spent time with old friends. Both my girls had to leave yesterday. It was a very difficult, emotional day for me. I miss them so much already. It was so hard to come home to a house that only had my grandkitty. Even Lulu was upset.

The first thing I did was get a good night's sleep. Especially since I was at the wedding late on Saturday and had to get up for work at 5 am, I knew I needed this first and foremost. I have a list of things to do today and tomorrow to keep me busy and to try to keep my mind off missing my girls.

I am so blessed to have two great daughters. I can't wait to see them again. But in the meantime, I need to find something to do - to look forward to. I don't know what this will be yet, but know I need to find something soon. Everyone needs a purpose in life. I need a new one right now.

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JAHILLEBRAND82 6/26/2012 10:12PM

    I'm sorry, it's hard when the ones you love so much are out of arms reach. emoticon
Hopefully your girls can come home again soon.

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SLIMLILA 6/25/2012 11:03PM

    You and me both. Isn't it amazing how parallel our lives are running... Make sure you read my blog from today. I put a vivid description of my glorious retreat weekend...

I remember the time your dd left for Halifax, and how much you missed her.....Good idea to keep busy... Do you do Facetime? emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 6/25/2012 9:19PM

    Our empty nest gets lonely at times. emoticon

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SUSANS706 6/25/2012 6:29PM

    That has got to be so hard. Both of my girls live close, I have been lucky so far. You all need to plan for the next visit, and you will have something to look forward too!!

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SWEETANGO 6/25/2012 1:51PM

    It is so hard to be away from our children whatever their age. emoticon
Now it's time to take care of YOU. Judy

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My Girls

Saturday, June 23, 2012

This is the dress that my oldest daughter, Sarah, picked for the wedding today.

This is an updated picture of my girls, Sherry and Sarah. It was taken at Easter when Sarah visited Sherry in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I'm very proud of my daughters and am looking forward to spending the day with them at the wedding of their best friend and my "adopted" daughter, Heather.

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BERGBA7 6/24/2012 12:51PM

    Great pictures and very nice women...well done mommy!

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NPA4LOSS 6/23/2012 11:24AM

    They are very beautiful! Enjoy the emoticon and this special time!

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Marathon Dress Shopping

Friday, June 22, 2012

My daughters are in town for their friend's wedding. My oldest went shopping all day last weekend looking for a dress. She found a yellow one and brought that one and a black dress that she already had. She's been debating which one she should wear.

We took her grandma out to lunch today. While we were there, we got a call from my youngest who stopped at JC Penney. She told us to meet her there. When we got there, she must have had 20 dresses in a dressing room. The three of us had a production line going. My baby got a dress ready and helped my oldest put it one. I helped her take it off and hung it up. We found a gorgeous blue dress that fit her perfectly and did it in less than a half hour.

This is definitely a record for my shopaholic oldest and a memory that I know wiill stay with me forever. I'm so lucky to have two great daughters. Now to pick out the jewelry and do the nails....!

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NPA4LOSS 6/22/2012 5:24PM

    emoticon I'm glad that you are having so much fun with your daughters. emoticon

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DEEJON123 6/22/2012 4:32PM

    wow, this sounds exhausting - but then again, I hate shopping!
Glad you enjoyed yourselves though, walking the malls is great exercise!

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PICKIE98 6/22/2012 3:46PM

    Isn't it F*U*N*??????? I hope you post the pics later..

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