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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Twenty Seventh…

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I am off today… Then I work the next six days… The boys are still on Spring Break… Son2 went to his tennis game yesterday but not today… One more game next week and then tennis is winding down… only six more weeks or so and they are done with school and onto summer vacation…

Today I paid the bills… let the kittens out to play, they are up from their nap and sitting on me now… hubby made pancakes for breakfast… I’ve been on the laptop all day… we helped son3 with his diorama… son2 and hubby are watching Spartacus… son3 is playing playstation 2… I did my entry for The Motivation Station for tomorrow… and I’m on the third load of laundry… and I finished making the schedule for the department at work for next week….

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We had egg salad sandwiches for lunch… Now I’m watching Supernatural from the week before… this last week we watched it but digital was not cooperating and the wind was losing the signal… We watched Yogi Bear the other day…  son2 still needs to see it… he was off helping son1 move some stuff from his apartment while we watched it with son3… Son1 is still working things out with the roommate… so he is either moving home this weekend or the middle of May…

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The kittens are getting so big and getting into everything… Maple knows how to climb over the bathroom barrier and gets out now… Maple is more jumpy and scares easily but is not afraid to jump from high places… Indy is more adventurous but is more timid when it comes to jumping off of places… They both get behind the couch no matter how many ways I block it, especially Maple… when they get behind the couch they climb up the inside and  I can hear their little claws… they also like to chew on wires and my plants… so they’ve been getting a squirt from the spray bottle to warn them off… and they are so curious and cuddly… Danny is still afraid of them since they hiss at him… Holly is being more curious and accepting of them although she will swipe at them in warning if they get too close… They are still just babies though and once they are done playing, fall right to sleep…

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Indy checking out son3’s Easter Basket…

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Son3’s diorama for his story Heat Wave by Helen Ketteman…

I am back… I switched the laundry around… put chicken, pasta and meatballs on the stove… although I am full of pancakes, candy and egg salad and popcorn… but then food is ready for the rest of the week… went outside to check on hubby watering the lawn… the wires aren’t connected correctly in the back so the sprinklers haven’t been going off on the back lawn… and I checked the mail… now son2 is calling me… he was showing me that Indy fell asleep next to the computer monitor on the desk while he is on the computer… I am back again… had to check on dinner, son2 called again and went back outside to talk to hubby…

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I pulled out this roll of carpet we have had since the house was built… hopefully hubby can build something for the kittens out of it… cat trees are so expensive anymore… starting at $50 and going up to over $300…

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Work is still flying by… Saturday I will have been doing the position for a whole month already… I still have a bunch of computer training to finish by the end of this week… Tomorrow night I am the manager on duty for the evening so that will be interesting… there is still so many things I want to get done in the department… so many reports and manager things I still need to learn… still not on quite a routine as every day there is something new added to my list… next week we have another visit for the whole store… still waiting for supplies I ordered so we can be ready for the training footwear meeting next month… some days I feel really good and others I feel overwhelmed and discouraged…

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I’ve been needing a good cry lately but never have a moment to myself with hubby and all the boys home right now… so I’ve been letting things slide a bit at home… just concentrating on the new job… having dinner ready… getting the basic things done each day of laundry and feeding the pets or watering the plants… and having quiet time for myself on the laptop… plus watching a lot of TV with hubby and the boys… I want to get back to making plans around the house and such but it is just so discouraging with hubby still not finding any jobs… even just a part time job…

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Easter was nice although a little bit too quiet… I’ve become too much of a home body lately with just going to work and home again… we are a bit too fine financially at the moment as I won’t let anyone spend any money… and we have our tax return… plus another refund we received from the house… and we are able to pay all the bills each month… but that’s all because hubby has unemployment… so even if he was to get a part time job and with my little bit of a raise we would still be ok… and we wouldn’t need to rely on unemployment… so at the moment I am stuck on making any plans until hubby finds a job… so I’m feeing a bit down… and in a rut… I did get a bit peeved with hubby as he went a bit overboard for Easter… I said we would get special treats and each pick a movie and then some candy from the Easter Bunny… so I sent hubby for the candy and he went a bit overboard… and then went to the dollar store and got me some treats and girlfriend too…. I know it’s just the dollar store but he’s the one not working… I would think he would be even more cautious but guess he is overcompensating… I send him to do all the grocery shopping too… incentive to get a job quicker… although it’s all in God’s plan… and I trust him fully…

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All tuckered out from playing…

I am off to finish making dinner… Another day spent sitting on the laptop with a bit of up and down and here and there… and not getting enough exercise as I sit half the day on the computer at work now too… and with the boys not at school I have not been walking son3 to and from school… although hubby has still been going for walks with Danny… Gonna see if I can get the boys to watch my move How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon… son3 is hooked on his Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie he got for Easter…

On this day, God wants you to know

... that you are commanded to love everyone, not condemn those who don't agree with you. Your opinions are just that, - opinions, regardless of where you got them from. They are tiny, a speck compared to the immensity of God. You cannot possibly have even the faintest idea of what God commands to other people, to other life forms. Your only possible intelligent choice is to continuously open in love and acceptance. Today more than yesterday.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that all is well. What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?

On this day, God wants you to know

... that the voice of God is best heard in silence. All too often loud events and daily busyness cloud your vision of God. Take some time to slow down; let there be silence, let there be peace. Calm your mind and let your inner voice re-emerge from the silence. Allow yourself to see visions, allow yourself to dream dreams; and you may hear the voice of God reaching out to you.

Happy Journaling…

2 comments:

That corgi :) said...

((((Linda)))) Get into your car and have that cry! I'm a believer in a good cry every now and then!! I SOOOOOO understand your frustrations, worries, etc. It does wear a person down, believe you me! I totally understand too about the spending by the person not working, even though it is somewhat reasonable. I've had to back off and not discuss finances and a whole bunch of other things and just go into a survivor type of mode since it was affecting my health, work, etc. Trusting in God is all we can do!!

I love egg salad sandwiches!!

hang in there!!

betty

Missie said...

The kittens are so adorable!