Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yesterday was a great day. We had company over that we have been friends with for over 25 years. We used to all live in BC and now John and Donna reside in Edmonton and we reside here in the Park. It was so much fun to celebrate a postponed Ukrainian Christmas dinner together. We spent the evening visiting and then having a bowling competition on the Wii. Lots of laughs and so enjoyable.
Today, although it was Serenity Sunday, I was taking deep breaths and asking for lots of guidance. I've been frustrated at work. Due to a situation that has arisen with a co-worker retiring, I have found that my entire job has also changed. It was only supposed to be a temporary thing, a trial to be more exact. But last week saw my job description being changed in it's entirety and the job that I've been doing is no longer the same. I'm frustrated that I have had no say in my job being changed, so today after much prayer, I sat and wrote out a letting venting about my frustrations. I'm still undecided as to whether I present the letter to my supervisor tomorrow or not, but at the very least having written about my frustration has helped me to release the negativity.
A wonderful evening last night with friends.
Burning calories shoveling snow today.
Vented all my negativity out in a letter.
I have a job, where many do not.
I will continue to do my best to be a team player regardless of what is now required.
Went shopping at Chapters book store and found some awesome books with great ideas for our challenges....look for some great stuff over the next few weeks!
God, who helps me to refocus and walks beside me holding my hand.
Have a great evening, thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
My body has muscles that it decided to let me know about yesterday and yep!, they are still here this morning! lol. We moved so much around at work the past couple of days. Shelving, desks, filing cabinets, boxes (we had to empty out a storage area). The hallway at work is now full of things for recycling, and our office space still looks like something exploded in it! We will have more to do on Monday, but at least now the phone and computer guys know the general area that they have to string more lines.
Hopefully when all is done, we will have a better working arrangement. As Geff said, if we find it doesn't work, we can do it all again! Gee, thanks!
Ukrainian Christmas also fell on Jan 7th, but this year, we kept it very low key. At least I didn't have to go all out and make a big dinner.
Tonight, though, we are having some friends over and we will have a bit of a celebration. I'm thinking that the board games might even make it out!
Garry and I need to back into the city today and return some flooring samples that we brought home last weekend. We love the samples, but not so much the price! So time will tell if we go that route or not.
Friends coming over this evening.
It's Silly Saturday.
Office spaces are getting arranged.
I have muscles that I'm sure my body is only beginning to re-acquaint me with!
It's the weekend, yay, hopefully by the time Monday rolls around, I will be moving my body without feeling every movement! lol.
I burned lots of calories yesterday.
It's supposed to be warmer outside today!
The Shaw phone guy showed up yesterday and I now have my phone lines changed over to Shaw. It will save me just over 20.00 a month. Yay, I love savings.
I have a wonderful new day to look forward to. I am open to receiving God's blessings, so looking forward to whatever God brings my way.
Have an awesome day today also, remember how it turns out is up to you!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
What is this....a week of January is gone by already!
A great day at work today. Got all the suppy orders completed and sent, so hopefully they will start arriving in a few days.
We are going to be moving our entire department around, hope to start on that tomorrow. We've had a person retire, and that position has been eliminated. Now myself and Gail will be incorporating those duties into our positions. It will be nice to have some changes and I'm excited about it. We are hopeful that it will work well, but as time passes, we'll be able to see where or if there are areas we'll need to adjust. In the meantime, it doesn mean that our desks and work areas need to be side by side. This means that basically our whole floor plan needs to change. Planning on burning lots of calories moving furniture in the next couple of days! Woo Hoo!
We went out to my husbands department dinner last night. I'm not overly fond of the place that is chosen (past 3 years) as they serve very little in the way of healthy food and the vegetarian menu is almost non-existent. I decided to make some changes to better suit myself this year. When I got home from work yesterday, I made myself a nice snack and then when we went out, I was not miserable because of having nothing to really eat. I was able to be well sated with a salad and a bowl of soup! Amazingly enough, they have decided that we should try somewhere different next year. Once again...changing ones attitude to a more positive one, creates opportunity for positive things to happen!
We had a lovely time, and I must admit, it was the first year that we really enjoyed ourselves. A smaller group and a much better group. It was nice to be seated in such a manner that you could actually visit and get to know each other.
A great day at work.
My vehicle works and gets me safely back and forth to work.
Such awesome response to Wednesday Writing assignment. It really touch my heart.
Looking forward to new work details and moving things around at work.
A great time out last night.
All of this teams' members...you people are amazing.
God, who continues to direct my path and shows me through examples of what it means to have a positive attitude.
Living in awareness!
Monday, January 05, 2009
Today marked my first day back at work since Christmas....it was nice to get back into a routine again! I am definitely a creature of habit and like having a routine. lol.
I've been doing some serious thinking about a "word for the year" idea that has been making it's rounds with our team. I've been loving the words that some team members have chosen, or should I say, words that have chosen the individual. I kept thinking...I'd like a word...but once again it seems after much thought, meditation and prayer...I am not being give "a" word, but rather a sentence (motto) to use for the year. Last night just before going to sleep, I once again placed my request with my guides...much to my interest, my mind started actively running through all the words members have been given, almost scrolling to be honest, until it slowed down on the word "consciousness". My guides have a very warped sense of humor, because when I mentally asked if this was my word, I got an emphatic "no"! Okay then! I was asked the question in my thoughts..."what is another word for consciousness?" Well, I came up with "awareness", yep that resonated. But once again, when I asked for confirmation of the word...I was informed that it was only part of what I needed! SIGGGHHHH!
Okay, back to doing some more thinking. As I said my guides have a warped sense of humor and I sensed the laughter happening...so when I said I really need an answer as I had to get to sleep, they finally gave me my answer. My motto/saying for this year is......TA DA! "Living in Awarenss". Just to be sure, I asked that it be confirmed in the morning for me (I can be a really hard sell sometimes!) On waking this morning, the first thought was "wow, I'm really alert and "aware" this morning! And then it clicked "living in awareness". Yep, and I'm going with it! "Ask and ye shall receive".
I really like my motto, as one of the things that I have been learning to do is to "live in the moment" and to be more aware of my thoughts, emotions and attitude. It just feels good.
Today was the first day of work after a holiday...back into a routine!
My new motto for the year.
God and my guides who have a great sense of humor and never fail to deliver.
Being open to receiving God's blessings.
Kaeli cooking supper tonight.
A much warmer day out there today...only -10.
I'm on track and feeling great.
Laughter in my life.
Have a wonderful evening,
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Ahhhh the sun sets on another holiday, time to get back into the real world of work!
As much as I have enjoyed this past couple of weeks off work, I am ready to head back tomorrow morning. I miss the routine and the busy routine! I'm not sure I would make a great candidate for retirement. As much as I do look forward to it, I need to be busy and active. If I'm going to be busy and active, I might as well be earning a wage too!
I made a nice eye of round roast for supper tonight, along with veggies and potatoes. I figured I would start the week off great for the family. Now they will have meat for sandwiches as well as leftovers for their lunches tomorrow.
We warmed up a great deal today, only -15! Woo Hoo, but Garry's car has not liked the cold weather. It's signals have gotten crossed some how and now although it starts, it shuts itself back off again! Very strange, it will mean a call to AMA tomorrow to have it towed to the shop. Garry thinks it has something to do with the anti-theft system. All I can say, Lord, please don't let it cost alot".
Got the new challenge posted for this coming week.
Supper made, dishes done.
Took some meditation me time.
Made preparations for going back to work tomorrow.
Gathered up all the library books to return.
Weather was definitely warmer...actually felt rather balmy out there today.
Learning that when I'm in a cranky mood, I need to do an attitude adjustment and fast!
Have a wonderful evening all,
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