A Day Late, but Still Thankful

Baked myself silly today.  Two pumpkin, one sweet potato, blueberry, cherry and a full pan of pecan pie.  People, bring your appetites! I like celebrating Thanksgiving a day later.  It gives me an opportunity to get ready and not on a night after work.  My house will be full, our bellies will be full and…

A Year and a Lifetime of Learning Later

Thanksgiving eve, a wonderful to time to review my choices and my life changes in the last year since I have posted. Many things have changed. I have gotten jobs, I’ve left jobs, I’ve been happy, I’ve been depressed, but mostly I have lived and learned. The last year included an awful job, which I…

Finally…….You’re Hired

Starting Monday I have a new job! I was beginning to give up, but it was in God’s time and not mine.  Looking back I can see that it was for a reason.  I was available to be with my sister thru her cancer diagnosis and treatment.  I was given the gift of time to…

Reminder from My Daughter

Having a not so great day and got on Facebook.  Becky posted this song today and it reminded me where to keep my focus.  Thanks Beck, I love you.  Love your Momma

Family, Jobs and Dogs

I started last week by traveling to Kentucky for my interview. It went well, they have three other candidates they are interviewing. Wait and see, I am not in control. My sister, mother and aunt all traveled to Florida at the end of the week. I am their “Driving Miss Daisy” chauffeur to the condo…

My Eyeballs are twirling in Circles!

My interview today went well. So well, they want to see me next Monday morning. Now I am going down that road. ????? What to do? I am battling internally. I would like a job that keeps me interested and pays me and has health benefits. But is being away from home too much to…

Stress and Insomnia!

It’s almost 2 in the morning and I can’t go to sleep. I have tried. Tossing and turning, but my mind won’t shut off. I hate sleep problems. Tomorrow morning I have a telephone interview and am stressing about that. It’s for a job over 7 hours away from home. I only need to work…

Oncologist

My sister Pam with her son Brian. Yesterday, my sister and her daughter, my mother and I went to the oncologist to get the results of her testing for breast cancer. Good news is that she remained at Stage II. Her body scan was negative and no metastasized cancer. But, because her cancer was small and…

Cold Fear

My daughter is the blonde in the NICU CREW shirt on the left. Rockford Health System reports that its REACT helicopter crew members recently starting training on a temporary aircraft with the hopes of bringing the program back online after a Dec. 10 copter crash that killed three people. Those words put a cold fear…

Life Lessons from a 13 Year Old

Many things in life can be scary. Trying things for the first time, changing your lifestyle, letting yourself be vulnerable. You make the choices. Do you stay in your safe place or take a hesitant step towards a more fulfilling and fun life? My granddaughter showed me the way.  Be scared, but do it anyway!…