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Administrative Assistant interview on 16th December

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Great, I've been selected for interview for the admin post at the local Methodist Circuit. It's 11.30am on 16th December. The letter came when a friend was here visiting mum, and she has offered to take mum to a social afternoon - which was very kind, and means I won't have to rush back.

I don't get nervous about interviews, but I am praying that I get the job. I need the stimulus (and the pay)

  
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SWEETNEEY 12/8/2014 8:44AM

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OSDOWNS 12/7/2014 2:29AM

    Good luck!

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NELLIEH1 12/6/2014 3:14PM

    Love the way in which GOD works... a friend just "happened to be there" and offered to do the thing that is most needed that day. May you have a good interview!

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RAWCOOKIE 12/6/2014 2:36PM

    That is wonderful!
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TRUCKERSMRS 12/6/2014 9:19AM

    Wishing you good luck for your interview. emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 12/6/2014 6:53AM

    Best of luck to you!

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APROMISE4ME 12/6/2014 6:15AM

    I'm rooting for you , you can do it.. best wishes to you !!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/6/2014 6:11AM

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!

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Administrative Assistant job application

Monday, November 24, 2014

I spent some time this morning filling out an application for the role of Administration Assistant at our local Methodist Church. Before I filled it out, I spent some time researching the Methodist Church, their structure and beliefs and I found it really fascinating.

I'm Roman Catholic by upbringing and practice, but have always baulked at the paternalistic and dictatorial ethos. In the recent past I went along to Quaker worship for a while, but I missed the singing too much (I've heard others say they missed hymn singing too).

My previous post was in a faith-based organisation, which brought me in to contact with folk from many different faiths. My belief is that God loves us no matter what name we attach to him/her. I don't believe anyone has the right to dictate to me based on their gender or mine. The bible says we are all made in God's image. If you take that literally, then God is polygender.

The job advertised is part time (tick), local (tick), has a reasonable pay-rate (tick) and community-focused (tick). I hope they like my application, because they'd be getting a dedicated individual with decades of experience.

Closing date for applications is 28 November, with interviews around 12 December. Fingers crossed / prayers said x

  
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SWEETNEEY 11/30/2014 2:51PM

    Good luck - hope you were shortlisted and then rock the interview.

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KALEWINE 11/29/2014 9:29PM

    I find it interesting to see what each denomination believes.

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BLONDEDOG 11/25/2014 9:11AM

    Good luck! It sounds like it would be a perfect fit!

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TRUCKERSMRS 11/25/2014 6:36AM

    Fingers crossed for you. It sounds just perfect. emoticon

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RADOOGA 11/24/2014 4:28PM

    Good luck, I hope you get the job, sounds perfect for you x

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GINGKO711 11/24/2014 12:26PM

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RAWCOOKIE 11/24/2014 12:15PM

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GEORGE815 11/24/2014 12:03PM

    Good luck. Interesting everyone's interpretation of what God looks like, isn't it.

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"Peace, perfect peace

Thursday, November 06, 2014

is the gift of Christ our Lord"

That's a line from a beautiful hymn, and I'm currently enjoying a peaceful couple of hours on my own.

DH has gone out for a 2pm meeting, so won't be back until at least 4pm. Mum has gone to a former colleagues retirement lunch, and was collected by another former colleague, so won't be back until after 2pm - hopefully nearer 3pm.

I needed some alone time.

I'm resisting the stash of chocolate biscuits that DH and mum feel they "need". I will be digging out the cafetiere and making some real coffee to savour in the peace and quiet.

  
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KALEWINE 11/22/2014 9:02PM

    Sounds... peaceful!

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BESSHAILE 11/10/2014 7:05AM

    hhhh. that recharging time of blissful alone-ness. Hope you get some more of them soon.

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TRUCKERSMRS 11/8/2014 1:23PM

    I hope you enjoyed your couple of hours. It is important that you try to get out for a walk/jog as often as you can to clear your thoughts and feelings.
I hope DH is starting to feel better too.

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RAWCOOKIE 11/7/2014 1:53PM

    Excellent xxx

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NELLIEH1 11/7/2014 12:54PM

    Hope it was a really gentle restoring for you.

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BLONDEDOG 11/7/2014 11:45AM

    Enjoy it! I'm sure it doesn't happen often enough. Hugs.

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NELLJONES 11/6/2014 8:58AM

    Enjoy the Peace.

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Why bother?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

This morning I had a very minor op to remove a cyst from my scalp that was bothering me.

DH was told he had to come along to drive home. Got home safely (he's not a great driver), but neither he nor mum made me a cup of coffee.

Feeling weepy.

He's made himself lunch and coffee. I text him asking for coffee, but nothing came until I text that he was ill-mannered and heartless. He asked if I wanted lunch with mum (I couldn't make out if he was offering to make it, but it didn't sound like it), which I declined as I'm not hungry.

He told me not to text him! It was the only way I got my coffee so I'm absolutely going to text him.

I don't know why I'm trying to hold this marriage together.

  
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SATCHMO99 11/6/2014 7:47AM

    TruckerMrs, DH is finding it hugely difficult, but believe me he is being extremely vocal about it.

Nellie, the only reason I texted was otherwise DH would never have come to ask. He did make dinner, and clear up afterwards.

It's hard to describe how quietly awful his current behaviour is, compared to when he is well.



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TRUCKERSMRS 11/6/2014 5:05AM

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You have been under such a lot of pressure lately and I can understand how you are feeling. I know DH supported the initial decision of having Mum with you - is he finding the transition more difficult than anticipated and not wanting to say anything?

You bother because you care!

I hope you are feeling better soon and that life can resume a gentle path for you all.
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IMPROVINGME 11/5/2014 8:12PM

    Even minor operations like that leave you feeling like you need a little extra TLC, and it sounds like you're not even getting basic TLC! No wonder you are weepy!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and that you can get some issues resolved with your DH -- one way or another.

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BLONDEDOG 11/5/2014 11:08AM

    I am so sorry to read this. I am hoping that you can work it out for the best for all of you. My husband and I have been through some rough stuff...if we can make it, anyone can. Hugs.

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NELLIEH1 11/5/2014 10:42AM

    Do hope you heal up well and quickly! As difficult as it is, our expectations often do not line up with reality. Would it help to ask in person? Perhaps your DH and mom are so used to being waited upon by you that they don't think to minister to you in your need. Not fun...but forgiveable. Praying things improve for you.

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Pumpkin 2 love

Monday, November 03, 2014


This is my pumpkin, which is themed around turning a night of fear into a night of hope for the children of Syria


This is my granddaughters second pumpkin carving, which is so cute. And yes, she carved them all by herself - she just needed a tiny bit of help getting the top circle carved in order to get into the middle of the pumpkin.

  
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BLONDEDOG 11/4/2014 12:24PM

    So cute! I love them!

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MRSTABER 11/4/2014 7:22AM

    So cute!

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MARUKI52 11/3/2014 2:41PM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/3/2014 10:17AM

    Pumpkins are so much fun.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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