Have been very busy with work since my last post. Also, my in-laws have been here from out east for a week. We took them to The Blackhills of SD; Mt Rushmore, Deadwood and a little hidden away place called Chapel in the Hills. A very exhausting time was had by all. Got back here on Saturday and I had to go to work on Sunday at 6am.
Work is going well this week I will pass 90 days. I also got licensed to run the forklift this week at work and will license on the reach truck on Saturday. I think with this much training and licensing they are planning on keeping me around…hope so.
I have done a couple of projects I wanted to post and even took pics, but no time to clear my head and put them together maybe in the coming weeks.
Last week I passed 60 days at my job. My probation period is not up until 90 days, but I feel very accomplished. Thanks to this job I have become stronger than any exercise program could have made me. I have lost inches on several parts of my body.
The one thing I think I gained most so far in this job is the desire to no longer sit around loafing all day. I feel compelled to do things on my days off, to be productive, more than before. I used to think, “I should not do this task because it is too difficult and I might need help with it.” I am no longer sitting, waiting for assistance.
Yes, I am still organizing, but it is more than that. I am doing. Blogging in my head as I go. Maybe I will put a couple of blogs together to show you what I have been up to for next time.
One thought I would like to share with you today is this. Work, or a job, does not have to be all about the paycheck. You can gain experience doing things(projects). Growing and maturing into the person you really want to be the person you are designed to be.
This photo was taken just after I was born, Maybe a week or so, in 1968.
This lovely woman passed recently and I want you all to know how very much I will miss her in my life. As you can see she was there from the beginning.
I can’t believe how long is seems to have been since my last post.
We ended up with 3 snowstorms back to back. Some of our wonderful flowers just could not handle it. Friday this last week we finally had warm enough temps to take them all outside permanently. As we took the racks of flowers out and set them in the sun, you could almost see the physical changes in the little plants and hear a collective sigh from all. The people swarmed around us like bees, not even letting us put the flowers on the tables, the birds and bees also swarmed around us searching for opportunities to pollinate. Of course I got sunburned again.
Yesterday as I was unloading pine trees one fell on my head; I am pretty sure that combing my hair is a useless endeavor. I was still picking out pine needles after I got home.
My supervisor is always outside. I really like him, he does something no other supervisor has done before. He says things like “Good Job”, “Nice work” “I appreciate your hard work” etc. I told him it was really nice to have my efforts noticed and appreciated.
I am stronger than I used to be, loading 40-60 bags or mulch and what-not into trucks, paving stones, trees etc. It feels so good to be physically working again instead of sitting at a desk.
So, here is my advice today. Get some fresh air and exercise, work in the yard if you have one. Play in the dirt a bit as it were. You don’t have to do a lot. just get out there. There is a neat internet tool at Home Depot.com called the garden club, it gives coupons and really cool DIY ideas.
Work is still going well. We got our Spring flower shipments, followed directly by a week long on again off again snow storm, gotta love Spring in Wyoming. So last weekend I got sunburned from being outside watering plants all day and on Tuesday I am sporting my long-johns. Some fashion statement LoL.
On the subject of organization, this thought; If you haven’t done your taxes yet; get off your butts and get it done. Tax day is Monday, April 15, that is 3 days, NOW GO!
Today was my first real day off since starting back to work on February 15. Wow, I didn’t know I had so much energy. The sun was shining too. I caught up the dishes, caught up the laundry. I raked up a winter’s worth of dog doo from the back yard. I still had energy. I showered and went shopping for clothes for work. At the Good Will store I got a pretty good bargain; 4 tops, one of which still had tags on it and 1 pair of jeans also with new tags still on it for 16.96. Came home and made lunch. assembles 3 shower scrubbies and crocheted on a new twist/scarf. Helped my husband put the vehicle back together after repairs and cooked steak and baked potato dinner. Would you believe I still have energy. Think I will walk the dogs before dark.
It has been another week or so since my last post. I am still working job #2, which has now become job #1 since my assignment ended with the previous job #1. God is really putting things on the move for me. He has put me in a position where this part time job yields the same monetary rewards as some full time jobs. Giving me the time to focus on Him and where He wants me to be and go and become. It is important to have some quiet in your day to focus on Him and Him alone. I am so thankful that I finally woke up to the fact that God does NOT want to be a book on the shelf of your life to be occasionally brought down for dusting off and browsing through. He is the almighty father who yearns for us to approach Him to run into His arms and have a real relationship with us, each of us. We need to clean out the cobwebs of our hearts and open up to God’s leading, His caring.
When it comes to my cleaning, organizing advice; it is this. Start with your heart and mind. Ask Jesus to come and reside within you. Give Him a clean heart to live inside. Then ask Him to help you clean out your mind of all harmful, hurtful things that you might use to harm someone else. Email me I would love to hear from you concerning these things or any questions you may have.
It has now been about a week. I finished all of the current computer training for job #2 and I am out on the floor with the customers. I can’t wait until the snow quits here so we can be working outdoors as well. Job #1 is pretty stable at this point. I don’t anticipate any issues there for a while. I love being busy again and doing things with my hands as well as my mind. Yesterday I was off in the the morning but worked in the afternoon, so I grabbed the bull by the horns and did 3 complete loads of laundry (that is sorting, washing, drying, folding/hanging up, and putting away) and cleaned 2 out of three bathrooms which also included organizing under the sinks, and loaded the dishwasher. After which I went to Wal-Mart and picked up yarn for a new crochet project. I don’t mean to brag but that was all before I went to my paying job in the afternoon.
The first time I saw Jonny was also my first concert ever! I was 43. It was at the Gothic theater in Denver, CO. I mentioned to a couple of people near me that it was my first time. They were so cool. They all pushed me up to the front and I saw the entire show from a distance of about a shoelace length, literally when Jonny came to our end of the stage I could have untied his shoes.
Amazing show Jonny thanks for making my first time special.
The next time I saw Jonny was in Boulder, CO about a year or so later. Another awesome show. Jonny never fails to blow me away. That night my husband and I hung around and well I hope he remembers me as fondly.