Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Additional Thanks

Two major problems were solved at work - found an email list that I was missing and the designer from the newsroom volunteered to put the wedding announcements "on the page" each week. That last one is a major help!!!! I haven't had a good day like this in a long time!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I've been getting buried under stress, frustration, failure, grief and anger lately and I need to turn it around.

Here is the beginning of my Thankful Monday list:
1. My "Quiet Time" early in the morning with my Bible, Steams In the Desert and the Power of a Praying Parent books.

2. Daughters - four of them - and they love and care for each other and bless me with wonderful sons-in-law and more family.

3. My Mom - 89 yrs old - and still imparting wisdom - and telling me to drive safely everytime I leave her home and sings "Day is Done" for us at dusk.

4. My car - it is old and the hood needs to be repainted - but it runs faithfully and it is all paid for!

5. The home I live in that is just right for me and is affordable.

6. Losing 10 lbs recently.

7. Christmas as coming and so are some of my grandchildren!

8. My laptop

9. Cell phones

10. The people that I work with everyday that are helpful, considerate, and always ready to laugh.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sisterhood of Sisters!!!

About Sisters... "She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink..." ~Barbara Alpert

I have a sister like this - and I hope my daughters are sisters to each other like this.

I found the quote on Kari & Katja's blog - two really good sisters

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Weirdness Follows Wherever I Go"

Tonight I worked until 6:30 p.m. I stopped to pick up some groceries on my way home and when I got home I had to make two trips to get everything in. The first time I went up to my front door I thought I heard some loud voices and thought someone was having a party nearby - though I thought that was strange on a Wednesday night. When I came back out to get the rest I again thought I heard someone yelling but then it stopped and I finished and came inside.

I realized my garbage needed to be taken out - I had cleaned the refrigeratior out of some unusable food articles - so I got that together and came out my front door again - and again I heard loud voices - but they stopped and I finished my chores. When I was coming back along my walkway I heard the voice again and stopped to wait and listen - and then I really heard someone banging on the walls of a garage across the alley from where we park our cars and now yelling very clearly, "Help! Help!" I hurried over to the garage and yelled that I was getting help. I had a real strong sense of caution about this so I ran inside got my phone and called 911 - gave them my address and then they asked if I stilled lived in Unit E - they have me on record!!!!! - anyway they said they would send the police. While I was waiting it sounded as though the person was getting really agitated - I could hear glass breaking inside like he was thrashing about! One of my neighbors is a young man who works as a bouncer at a club - so I went to see if he was home and he was - he came out and went walking over but didn't feel led to get closer - the police were around but not finding their way to where we are so I went to try and intercept them - waving my arms - and all I got for that was to have him shine the big light in my face! The guy was still yelling and the policeman got the door open and released the man after asking several questions before opening the door.

The bouncer and I didn't wait around to talk to him - I think he had been drinking. While the bouncer and I walked back to our own places he commented saying, "That was really weird." I replied that yes it was but if you hang around with me long enough you'll find out that weird follows me wherever I go!!