Tomorrow is the last day of the month, re, coupons expiring, AND, last half of the year beginning already! There are two coupon inserts in tomorrow's paper; Red Plum & SmartSource.
Worked 10 - 6 today at piddly pay job, then stayed past 7 - changed clothes, then used the kitchen to wash and cut up strawberries, grapes, and a large lope, all from ALDI's. The result filled a 4-qt container with fruit salad. Also filled a couple containers with free ice.
Afterwards I drove to the neighboring town where I'll go to church tomorrow (Sville), went to McDonalds, parked, and walked to the adjacent Big Lots and Dollar Tree. Didn't find any bargains at Big Lots so didn't buy anything. But some times their end of month specials are super good (dates going bad).
If I don't log on to the internt in the morning at the library, or McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, etc then I don't get online at all when I work the late shift. Because when I get off work there is nowhere I can go that is still open, that has wifi. So yes I do find I miss the 24/7 internet access at my former hosts' house. And the cat. (I really, REALLY miss the cat.) Oh well.
Limited internet access is making me be a better time mgr. But there have been multiple times in the last 2 weeks where I didn't log on to SP at all . . . and working 10-6 on Sat is robbing me of a day to get personal things done. Oh well. Right now I'm not turning down the hours, low paid as they are hey, at least it's something.
Today at work I got to speak to my associate's boyfriend in person, asked for him putting in a good word for me with his boss at IPS / let me know when there are openings. He seems nice enough but I'm not sure I handled that correctly . . . don't feel like I moved this to a definite "next step". Will try again. Or maybe there is no next step if there are currently no openings so maybe I did just fine . . . networking with strangers is a little tricky . . .
Maybe for the next opening at IPS, I'll ask my associate & her boyfriend if I can meet him there and have him introduce me, bypassing the lady who shut the door on me, since his girlfriend says the boss is there when she picks her boyfriend up in the morning at the end of his shift (they both work 3rd shift). I could meet them there . . .
Last night at work I met another fella who was a customer, who was wearing a NGK shirt & works for NGK. I asked him if he worked in the hot part? Yes. Is it true its 105 degrees? Yes. (Ai yi yi.) Is it true I can apply directly at the company instead of through the temp agency, as the other NGK girl told me from the other night? Yes, but he gave me critical new information. You apply through the unemployment office (just like I did with ESC). So that is great that I know the next step there. I can do that Monday after I call the temp agencies.
I also networked with a different associate work . . . really taking some chances to reach out, not knowing if they're willing to help me or not, but taking the chance of find out, which is a little tricky since we all work together . . . like dating at work, "fishing off of the company pier" is usually not wise. So I have been restrained up til now . . . today I told a different associate I had applied at ESC, went there and they said to go to the unemployment office, so I did . . . I asked her how her boyfriend still liked ESC? Then made the big leap . . . asked if he would be comfortable helping me get on there since he doesn't really know me . . . she said by all means, use his name. I asked his last name and she readily gave it . . . so I'm networking right along at the piddly pay job . . .
The nicest thing about this week though (besides having closure, having Matthew 18 meeting over, etc.) is we have had the most beautiful clouds in the sky this week. We had the beautiful, beautiful Super Moon several nights, and during the days I have noticed the most beautiful, picture-perfect skies with puffy white clouds. Some thunderheads and rain, but the most beautiful, beautiful skies . . .
Tonight there were more spectacular, beautiful clouds. I am so enjoying God's creation all week long! I have been on the road an excessive amount this week and last. And have been drinking in the beauty.
And then it happened. Tonight after work I saw a rainbow, a "bow in the clouds", as the Bible says, and although I may be mistaken I think it is my first rainbow I've seen this year.
All week when looking at how beautiful the sky and clouds were, I praised alot and marveled at the beauty.
But the final "gift" from God to me to close out the week, and the crowning touch of this week's moon, skies, and clouds was today's rainbow. I love rainbows and collect pictures from the net of them. But experiencing a real one is much, much better.
Breathtakingly beautiful, I was also cognizant it was a final exclammation point from God on my tough week this week, a final reminder, a loving visual aid, a personal instant message from God to me, a reminder that God ALWAYS keeps His promises to me . . . and is always faithful to me . . . what a great way to end the week.