Contemplating Cumquat Marmalade
9 hours ago
|28th~ 3 gifts in Christ~~ |
salvation; peaceful heart; a church home
29th~ 3 gifts on time~~ responses; unexpected check; His re-assurance
30th~ 3 gifts overjoyed~~
finding common interests; meeting someone new; fresh optimism
|Funny how life can be so topsy-turvy! One day you're sitting in what seems to be a right-side-up position. The next you seem to be upside down. This happened to me over the summer. |
I carefully laid out a plan to improve my job situation. I had an office job that accomodated Matt, but it was a hostile work environment. I so wanted to move on to a happier workplace, so I appplied to be a school bus driver carefully asking the pay and being assured I'd make $21,000-23,000/ year. I took the CDL permit test and passed (had the flu that day too!)!! I gave notice to my old job and began training on the actual driving only to overhear that I'd only make $12,000/ year! Not good at all.
So I went back to my old boss humbly asking to continue working~ do any job as long as pay stayed the same. My boss said I could stay as the cleaning lady and at same pay! I was elated!
Although I could feel humiliated, God has used this to give me more time to serve Him undistracted.
I am blessed!
|Well, I stopped and looked at where I am, my age, my education, as well as my goals and talents. The result? Let me tell you, I was not well pleased with what I saw! Not at all. |
And so, I put myself on notice.
Yes, you heard me right. I put myself on notice. Rather than accept that this is all there is for me, I have to set time limits for things to change!
I have given myself six (6) months to completely change my situation. Every month I intend to create a new list of projects that will further my changes and impliment these.
In looking at a future as a single mom of an extraordinary truly special young man, it's crucial I be organized and keep the security of our future on my mind. I'm trusting God will watch over us and direct my path, but the rest is up to me. There is no one out there who's going to even attempt to ensure Matt and I are okay. I'm in this alone, so it's incredibly important I obey God's lead and stay organized and on my plan.
Six (6) Month's Notice!!!
|Well, I had this little cart at work for my little store for a while. Someone ran it over, breaking a wheel, and so it wasn't useful at work any more. |
However, in looking at it, I thought it might be useful for attic storage. Although it's lightweight, I could use it for small sealed items. Maybe freezer bags full of plastic silverware or coffee filter?
I'll have Matt, the 'attic monitor', see if he can incorporate it into his re-organization of our attic. We have very little storage space now~ 10'x10' vs the 20'x20' we had before. Any innovations help!
|Recently I've noticed I have the cart before the horse. In fact, I seem to have several carts before the horse which is killing the poor old thing (me!)!! |
So, I am taking some time to go back through all my old lists and consolidate these down into one list. I'm looking back over the last few months and remembering where He was sending me and what I was doing to prepare. I'm comparing that with where I am right now and my current daily activities, then tweaking as necessary.
|18th~ a gift shared, saved, surrendered~~ |
respect; dignity; control
19th~ 3 gifts unexpected~~
kind word; gentle smile; cooperation
20th~ 3 gifts unconventional~~
focusing quietly through all activities
21st~ 3 gifts undervalued~~
family time; tranquil home; following His plan
22nd~ a gift silent, still, strong~~
neighborhood; problems; resolve to obey Him
23rd~ 3 gifts begun~~
new hat; firmer rules; new hope
24th~ 3 gifts accomplished~~
visit with a dear friend; family time; bit of housework
25th~ 3 gifts enjoying~~
roaring fire; visiting a friend; home time
26th~ 3 gifts extravagant~~
His love; his emails; His will on my life
27th~ a gift humbling, honoring, happy~~
visit w/ Del covers all three (3)
|My hand is cramping up from too much knitting. Oh, the pain I'll be in tonight and tomorrow! I was almost in tears last night and this morning, so I know worse is yet to come. |
But, I also know there are too too many homeless people with cold heads.
A quiet time for a gentle talk with God . . Quilting time is a favorite time for sharing with God . . My thankfulness .. My joys . . My so...