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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Second…

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Hubby and I went to the zoo on Wednesday… Just the two of us while the boys were in school… The mother orangutans were out with their babies… One had a baby boy on Halloween and the other had a baby girl at Christmas time… I’m not sure if this was the boy or girl baby… the other mom was too far away to see…

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Can you see the baby…

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This picture I got off of Facebook from the actual zoo that they took… too cute…

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The Peccary had twins…

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They are too cute too…

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And this was just a pretty kitty at the zoo… I can’t remember it’s name, something that started with a G I think…

Our neighbor’s wife brought home a stray cat from her work parking lot… which has since had six kittens as she was pregnant when they found her… They are just five weeks old so have another week or two with their mom… Bill said we would take one… although Chris and I are thinking two… they were so cute playing with each other… they just started walking and were waddling all around the garage… I think Holly might accept a kitten as she could mother it… she is always licking us like we need a bath… of course Danny might not like the idea as Holly has made him afraid of cats…

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And the lone Red Wolf at the zoo… He is pretty too…

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The first rose to bloom in our backyard…

What a week… It’s over already and tomorrow I start the new position… I was trying to do a smooth transition but I seem to have been thrown in already as my supervisor already moved on to her new position since Wednesday… She has been very eager to get out of shoes… She did show me the reports and how to make the schedule yesterday… and then it took me three hours to make the schedule, I know how to but I just couldn’t concentrate on it or wrap my mind around it or something… as I have had so many things on my mind all week, work related… I didn’t even finish doing the ad yesterday as I was making the schedule… even stayed 45 minutes over my day…

And the team is eager for me to start giving them direction… and there are so many things I want them to do and things I want to do… and this whole visit on Thursday is just in my way a bit as no one can tell me exactly why he is coming and what he expects… except probably for everything to be 100% perfect… I don’t even know if he knows I am his new lead… plus my new boss is on vacation next week… and my old supervisor is closing that day… so he may be surprised to see me… we do have lots of hours this week but with me taking the lead position, I lost me of getting things done… and having to train the others to do what I used to do and still do their tasks… so I’ll be playing the “I’m new” card on Thursday for the visit…

Meanwhile I go to sleep thinking about work and wake up thinking about work… and yet when I am there I don’t know what to do first… of course this past week I was still opening boxes… and then Friday I was a bit overwhelmed with supervisor giving me a crash course around her lunch… so hopefully tomorrow I will have a full day with the team and no outside influence and I can get organized and make a plan…

This week at home was a lazy week of saying goodbye to my old routine of getting off early and getting up early… I’m kinda looking forward to getting up at 6am instead of being at work at 6am… of course the day of the visit I’ll be there at 6am as I am off the day before…

It’s a bit overcast today but it has been in the 80’s all week… cleaned out son3’s summer clothes as he has been wanting to wear shorts to school… luckily he has a few pairs that still fit so he has enough clothes to get through the summer…

Son2 was at a sleep over last night… he mowed the lawn and cleaned his room… getting a new kitten might have inspired him a bit… Haven’t heard from son1 all week… son3 has been playing video games and watching movies…

Dinner is ready… gonna gather the boys… what shall we watch tonight… I think we watched all our Netflix… finished Lost in Space… son3 watched Scooby Doo, a new movie… I had Love and Other Drugs, just kinda skipped through it… and we may have a couple of Hogan’s Heroes to watch…

Got a bit behind on the God wants you to know from facebook:

On this day, God wants you to know

... that there are many ways to climb a mountain. There are many ways to worship God. There are many ways to live a life. Allow each person to choose their own path.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that whatever fills your heart with gladness is a good thing. Let yourself be filled. There is much joy and beauty in the world if you only open yourself to it.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that if you feel too busy, you are. Give yourself permission to be un-busy. Give yourself an hour or a day to simply be. Allow yourself the luxury of a small retreat. Allow your spirit time to be restored. Even God took a day of rest.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that God has an important purpose for you, and made everything possible for you to succeed. That's not to say it's an easy purpose, or a convenient one. It might very well seem hard or even impossible, but it only looks that way. The truth is that one day you will look back and see how all the pieces fit together. And how your life has been a complete and utter success.

 On this day, God wants you to know

... that most of your words are unnecessary. All too often you speak simply to fill the space with sound, because you feel too uncomfortable with the silence. But this silence is golden. Only in silence you can hear God speak to you. Only in silence can a real prayer, a heart prayer be born. Next time you start chattering, stop and feel into the silence, feel its shape, its texture, and then slowly and silently say only what really has to be said.

Happy Journaling…

2 comments:

Martha (MM) said...

Great zoo shots Linda. Good luck tomorrow!!! Let us know how things go!

That corgi :) said...

like any new job, it will take that adjustment period to learn your new responsibilities as a lead but I believer it will all come together soon for you and things will run smoothly with making schedules, delegating responsibities, etc :) Just hang in there!

how exciting to get potentially two new kittens! you guys will have a full household for sure!

betty