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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

WOW! Forgot the best home around 9 pm last night and Hubby had the Christmas Tree up...I was amazed. It has been bothering me when I was going to have time to get it up. It isn't decorated but that is the easy part. So thankful! What an awesome husband!

Also our last Bible Study went so well. What a great group and how close we got. They want another one after the first of the year. What a blessing the group has been to me.

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DGFOWLER 12/6/2012 5:54AM

    WooHoo.. .WTG Hubby.. *my sincerest thanks to you for letting Kathleen breathe a bit easier... Have a wonderful day Kathleen.. Donna

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LJCANNON 12/5/2012 6:16PM

    emoticon You are Truly Doubly Blessed!! There are few things better than an Awesome Spouse and an Awesome Bible Study/Prayer Group!!

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EDITOR 12/5/2012 2:32PM

    Bless DH's heart! And thank you for the wonderful and fragrant goodie, Kathleen!

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Had an awesome final Ladies Bible Study! Ladies wanting to continue into another study after the holidays!

Off to early morning meeting for boss.

Had staff meeting kind of a state of the union meeting yesterday for next year...where we are, where we are going etc.

Off to make it a super day!

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SAINTBETH 12/5/2012 11:00AM

    Sounds great!

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DGFOWLER 12/5/2012 5:54AM

    Happy Wacky Wednesday Kathleen. Being so happy in the morning must make for a blessing of a day ~ Keep it up my friend.. Donna

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EDITOR 12/5/2012 5:30AM

    Yes, I agree--good to see you upbeat!

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MARYJOANNA 12/5/2012 5:27AM

  You will make it a super day. You are that kind of person and it is great to know someone who is so upbeat!

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Terrific Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Have combined staff meeting this AM in our other office....Brainstorming for 2012. We are supposed to come with ideas to grow our agency. My ideas are ideas to make business run better and that would cause more outlay of monies and hubby said that's not the kind of things he's wanting. So plan to keep my mouth shut and add things as we see what he says. Not thinking he really wants ideas...he wants to tell us what he wants to do and have us buy into it. So we'll wait and see.

Last Bible Study class tonight. Been a good study...made me more aware of my growing more "unglued" at things. I know part of it is the crazy schedule I keep. It's wearing me down. I feel torn in all directions. Hubby puts pressure on me to do things with him and the car club...I want to spend time with him...feel pressure to do things with Mom as she doesn't get out unless we take her and we "never" take her out shopping...things I want to do with the church and things others want to pile on me to do....then there are things I want to get done around the house and do for me. Not sure how to get off the roller coaster right now. I know the season piles pressure on me too! Want to get everything done for the holidays and my daughter coming to visit.

Working on resume to get it sent out this week. Trying to find time to spend on updating it.

Not trying to complain. Know I need to cut somethings out and not feel so guilty. When I tell my hubby No I don't want to go with you...he always looks so sad. Every weekend he has us booked for things. He doesn't realize I can't keep up the pace and have everything else done too! I just run out of steam.

I know I carry a lot of stress from work around with me. I wake up thinking what I have to get done at work. That's why I love to just get away for a weekend or few days. It feels good not to have a schedule.

I have a passion for teaching Ladies Bible Studies yet I'm glad this one is over. It makes me accountable to stay in the Word. Not sure if I want to do one after the holidays or not. Usually the studies hit me right in the face with things I'm struggling with.

I need to carve out some time to reflect on 2012 and sets some goals for 2013 and see where I can cut back on things to slow things down some.

Off to make it a great day!

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BESEVEN 12/4/2012 11:59AM


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GINA180847 12/4/2012 8:28AM

    The pressure to go, go, go is awful. Hard to take!

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EDITOR 12/4/2012 6:20AM

    Get rid of that pressure and press on to the mark of the high calling instead! Make today count, Kathleen, because we are never guaranteed tomorrow. If we do have a surety for the next day, what would Jesus suggest a priority for you?

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DGFOWLER 12/4/2012 6:11AM

    Kathleen, you need to tell everyone how stressed you are. Perhaps by spreading yourself out (something w/the hubby one wknd, something w/mom the next and so on) you will be able to come up with a compromise. We live in a fast paced world. I think for myself getting back to the basics is what it comes down to. When I think sometimes of what my ancestors did they had time for everything plus hard manual labor and still made it through.

I've already approached my family about Christmas next year and asked them instead of buying gifts for one another if we could instead pool that money and give it to a charity, even if it's only 5 - 10 dollars that's almost $200 to a charity. Forget it being all about me from now and start giving more.. That for me is my goal this next year.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.. Donna

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Magnificient Monday!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Weekend flew by. Left at 8:45 yesterday AM and didn't get home until 8:30 pm. Long day. Felt frustrated I spend all weekend doing for others. That's really what life is supposed to be about right?

Wanting to get some things done here for the holidays.

Took Mom to open houses Saturday. They were gorgeous. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Some looked small from the outside and were really beautiful homes on the inside and spacious. Mom grunted and grumbled the whole time and had to tell everyone about her bad ankle. Needless to say I was frustrated by the end of it...wondering why I had taken her...hopefully she enjoyed it some????

Took her to Church then ran through drive thru to get her something to eat for lunch as we weren't able to take her to brunch. Helped with a Spina Bifida Christmas party. A new experience for me and how wonderful the people are. The children are just precious. Their smiles lit the room. The struggles they face and yet they light up the room!

Friend is back in the hospital with heart issues. We stopped by to visit with him for awhile. His defibulator keeps going off. Got 4 shocks Saturday evening while watching TV. He was just starting to get moving again after another episode of them around Thanksgiving. Without them he'd be dead as it keeps his heart beating right but then he's fearful of doing anthing for fear of it going off.

Hubby got new yesterday...may be starting their company back up. There are new investors that want to make it go. Maybe that's why they haven't found other jobs....Sermon was about trusting God...learning to pray and then end by saying Not my will but Your's Lord. Seems like we've lived that way most of our lives. It's tough some times but I can say it...not my will but Your's Lord! I've asked Him to mold me and shape me to be more like HIm...Painful process He has so much to mold and change emoticon

Done a lot of thinking and praying over the weekend. Working on my resume to send in an application and leave it in God's hands.

Off to make it a great day!

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NKOUAMI26 12/3/2012 6:28AM

    Long weekend, but it is wonderful to give our time to others, especially in this culture that is growing individualistic...sad.
Hope your day is filled with awesomeness from the Lord above

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EDITOR 12/3/2012 5:58AM

    Long day/weekend, Kathleen. Very curious, I am, about the potential of some of the things mentioned. I remain your friend, in Christ. Weather is so nice, I have to thank Him twice!

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MARYJOANNA 12/3/2012 5:49AM

  Your Christianity shows itself in so many ways, Kathleen. You are putting yourself out there for your Mom, the Spina Bifida party, and your friend in the hospital. Sometimes we seem to think all I do is for others, but isn't that what it is all about? God bless you on this day.

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DGFOWLER 12/3/2012 5:45AM

    Happy Monday morning Kathleen. I'm thinking your doing for others so much is coming back to you in bits and pieces that's why you have noticed it much. Like your co-worker and her singing experience. Or even your mtr-in-law and what you are doing for her. Things like that gives us crowns of glory in heaven....

Molding and shaping, yep we could all use that and I'm happy to say you have made a dear friend on here. Thank you

emoticon Donna

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CASEYSAUER 12/3/2012 5:43AM

    Busy busy busy! Take a breath!

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Supposed to be warmer today! Mom and I are having a girl's afternoon! The downtown is hosting a Christmas Open House through the historic district. 7 or 8 homes are going to be all decorated up and you can tour them. You buy tickets and the money goes to the summer lunch program for kids in the community. We really enjoy doing that and with the milder weather it should be more enjoyable. Mom and I have enjoyed it in the past although we missed last year...and it will be good to get back on schedule. Good to keep Mom busy during the holidays if we can.

Found a job opening at the Chamber...sorting in my mind whether to apply for it or not. Am I all talk and complaining or am I willing to take a chance and change. What hurts with applying? Hard to step out of my comfort zone and take an adventure. Co-worker has come a long way with her relationship with God and plugging into the church. If I go away will she drift away? and is that her responsibility or will I contribute to it by moving to another job. I know she relies on me to vent and bounce things off of. Not sure if the job pays what I make or not...but it would be good to try interviewing again. Maybe I won't qualify....have until Dec 14 to submit application. Means working on my resume.

I have lost a lot of confidence in myself the last 3 years. I am slowly building it back with hard work. Praying for God to guide me in this decision. So many facets are rolling through my mind. Co-worker, flexibility with Mom and time off....maybe just maybe I need to take a step of faith and let God lead me...Let God shut the door or open it wide....

Challenging thoughts for the day!

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DGFOWLER 12/1/2012 8:55AM

    Kathleen what an opportunity you have. Chamber business is much different than insurance but think of the fun you would have. You would still be able to be 'in the giving business' but with much less headache. I'd jump on it. I have to agree with Avanell, your co-workers spirituality is not your responsibility. The only responsibility you have is to pray for her and guide her if she asks.

Good luck... Donna

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AVANELL 12/1/2012 8:31AM

    I took the plunge after 14 years in insurance and changed careers at age 47 into mortgage lending. If God's in it, no one can stop you. Faith takes the chance and steps out before it sees an indication of whether it's right or not. If you don't pursue it you, for sure, won't get it! Your co-worker's spirituality is not totally your responsibility. You can't do that for her. And you can still speak into her life even though you won't be working with her.

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EDITOR 12/1/2012 8:11AM

    Take an adventure. It costs no more than a few moments of time and discovery.

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