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Magnificient Monday

Monday, October 15, 2012

Had a good rest day. Started off with a humdinger headache but it eased off as the day went by. Got the rest of the flower starts planted and some bulbs planted and some bushes trimmed....I know it's late to be doing it but just took off the whiskers that had stragled up.

Wonder what this week will bring?

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 10/15/2012 6:00AM

    I love your enthusiasm. I'm off to make it a great Monday too...

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Busy day...went to co-worker's daughter's graduation this morning...then back home to transplants some plants a friend gave me and then painting the deck until 4:30 and then a quick change and off to dinner with our Corvette Club...then back home to cover the deck in case it rains. We now have the upper deck painted but now the lower deck and walkway...UGH! Will it ever get done. Hubby doing a mighty fine job. It will be well done.

Still have around 4 plants to transplant and I will have them all planted. Supposed to rain tonight and it will would have been nice to have had them all in...but oh well....

Weekends seem to go by so quickly....

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DGFOWLER 10/15/2012 5:39AM

    I hear you Kathleen on the weekend going by so quickly. Everything we don't get done during the week b/c of work piles up for our weekends. Sometimes we just don't get a chance to sit back a relax much. Hope you weekend was a Great one!!!! Have a blessed Monday ~ Donna

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Fantastic Friday

Friday, October 12, 2012

Attitude at work is improving. Maybe it became un-glued from letting things build up and had a melt down????

Closing the office at noon today to attend viewing of co-worker (at our other location)'s mother in law. My boss does have some redeeming qualities. Focus on the good. Busy weekend. Attending co-worker's daughter graduation ceremony from school Saturday morning. Coming back to help hubby with painting the deck. Also friend gave me a boat load of plants to plant. Then dinner with Corvette group Saturday night. Also need to work on lesson for Bible Study starting up Tuesday night....

Off to make it a great day by exercising...didn't want to get out of my warm bed but knew I wouldn't be walking at lunchtime today...and I'll be tired after work need to get moving this AM.

Off to make it a great day!

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AVANELL 10/12/2012 4:40PM

    Glad to hear things are improving! God's got you covered; He'll never let you down!

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SFREY217 10/12/2012 6:03AM

    Sounds like a plan! Enjoy the weekend !

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TRYINGHARD54 10/12/2012 6:00AM

    have a great day...

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Teaching a Ladies Bible Study starting next week. Interesting how God gives us the right material at the right time.

Ung lued Making Wise Decisions in th e Midst of Raw Emotions
Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or react somewhere in
between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and Biblical teaching, Unglued
will equip you to:
Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships.
Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended.
Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication.
Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode or react somewhere in between.
Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out ofyour control without acting out of control.

God has a sense of humor doesn't He? Feeling like I'm starting to become unglued with Work, Taking care of Mother In Law and her an Extra Grace Required Person, hubby out of work, Son and daughter in law's adoption falling through, working out and packing lunches trying to keep track of calories and not seeing alot of progress etc. etc. etc. and as one SparkFriend are trying to hold it all together. I feel at times like those old skits where a guy kept spinning plates and then hurrying back to keep them all spinning. This study will be good for me. God always knows what I need. Plus the accountability of staying in His Word...I've drifted away gradually from daily study of His Word. I am a ponderer and I think that's why I came unglued on Tuesday. I've been stuffing things inside and trying to keep all my plates spinning and make everyone happy. I don't think I'm usually an unglued person that's why it upsets me so.

So we begin today trying to trust that God is in Control and to listen for His still small voice to direct my day and I move forward embracing the challenges ahead of me.

On the fun side a friend gave me all kinds of starts of perinnials. Now where to put them all...I don't get to puter in my flowers like I used to and I miss it. It's calming and fun to see God's beauty in bloom.

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DGFOWLER 10/12/2012 5:49AM

    Glad to see that God delivered on your prayers, now enjoy what he has to offer you. Have a super Friday ~ Donna

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MARYJOANNA 10/11/2012 6:55AM

  God does have a sense of humor and how wonderful to be able to see it. I think that is a big step in itself. You are a busy and productive lady working for the Lord. Have a blessed day!

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Had a melt down at work yesterday. Co-worker had lunch meeting with boss and came back and shared what they talked about. He's really going to crank up pressure to sell. Maybe all the emotions just came out...I feel so angry I just started crying. I am so frustrated in my job. I don't like what I do...sales isn't my make up. My last boss he never saw me cry...I am rarely a cryer. Don't know if it's hormones, frustration with my job, changes with work and more pressure, daughter going home, frustrations with mother in law. But I let loose and told co-worker I don't like my job. May be a big mistake. She may run to boss with it. We are good friends...I think but don't put it past her to tell him how I reacted. Hubby is out of work and I wonder if he'll ever get a job and I feel like it's foolish to walk away.

Listened to John Maxwell's video conference last night and in my gut I know I'm not where I'm gifted and talented. Yet not sure what to do. So I lay it at Jesus' feet and pray for wisdom and guidance.

Our boss is young 36 and doesn't deal with emotions. I tend to get emotional around him and I don't know why. Hubby says I read too much into everything. I really feel like he thinks I'm 55 and over the hill and won't be there long. It's been a hard transition from being my last boss' right hand person to the low peon. I know I get myself all worked up and it seems like I make mistakes around him all the time...even for vacation time...I double checked my calendar and I hadn't turned it over to October. He never says anything...just states my mistake..the 6th is a saturday...and I end up feeling really stupid.

I also think at this stage I don't want to work where I'm so miserable. It's been a long process 2 1/2 years of struggle.

Then I think I need to bloom where I'm planted. God may have me here for a reason. Maybe I'm to get good at keeps my mind racing with all the toughts. So goes my thoughts and emotions for the day!

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 10/11/2012 6:40AM

    Kathleen my heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine being in a job that I didn't enjoy. I know you had that at one time. Perhaps it is time to step out and start looking for something else. Certainly even in this economy there has to be something that you will be a good fit and that will help relieve some stress. Being the only bread winner has to be hard and a caretaker on top of that. I don't know how you do it. emoticon Donna

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AVANELL 10/10/2012 10:43AM

    Your situation so reminds me of mine at that point in my life when I realized that insurance sales just wasn't for me. I hated my job as well and yet I stayed in it for 14 years. It wasn't until I began to realize that if I wanted a difference in my life I would have to trust God and step out in faith to look for something different. He will let us stay where we are until we decide to trust Him for change. I learned a lot during those years about relationships, how to communicate with different personality types and, of course, myself. I pray that God will show you what you are to take from this experience that will benefit you for life and that He will give you the grace to either stay or go and that He will provide the way of escape for you to move on to something else. When I prayed about my job there were times that He encouraged me to stay and allow Him to develop perseverance within me, but when it was time to move on He provided a much better position in agricultural lending where I still was able to utilize my insurance training but wasn't consumed with the sales aspect of it. He has a good plan for your life, as well! He will provide!

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CLWALDRO 10/10/2012 8:26AM

    What I think you are experiencing is stress fracture. You seem to be the one who is trying to hold it all together for your family.
I am going to say a prayer for you right now that God in his infinite wisdom will show you the path he wants you on. Listen for his answer and then have faith to walk the path he will show you

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