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Happy New Year

We are blessed as we go into this néw year! My brother and his family are all safe after a fire at their home this last week. I thank God for His hand of protection on them! The house is a mess for sure but they will be able to recover.

We are spending new years with my
mom and dad, playing games and just enjoying being together, nothing like being with family!

Haven’t heard anything about work or what is happening with our office manager. I am looking into another job just in case they keep her on staff, no sense waiting for more abuse 🙂 It is all in God’s hands and very capable hands they are. He directs my steps and He is my defence!

By the way the play went very well last week I was very pleased with my cast! They were AWSOME!

They changed the locks on the door at work….

I am thinking, I could be wrong, that they may have fired her! She didn’t show up for work on Friday and again yesterday, and today she is not there and they are changing the locks…hmmmmmm sounds like she is headed out the door if not already accomplished. You know the sad thing is that things could have been different.

Jealousy clouds the thinking and is the playground of the enemy. She believed from the beginning that I wanted her job, that I was trying to get her fired. I had the chance to get her job and passed it up, I wanted her to succeed and I wanted to learn from her. Instead she became defensive and hateful trying to get people fired, lying every time it suited her and pitting the office staff against eachother. You know at the very beginning the Lord told me not to fight this one but that He was my defense and that He would take care of this for me. I have watched Him do just that. He has exposed the lies, He has put specific people in place and set in motion everything that needed to happen. All I had to do was keep my mouth shut, until the time came for questions and at that point I was able to tell my side without sounding petty.  I don’t know the ending yet, still don’t know if she is still on staff. I don’t know what my next step is to be. The office is split down the middle where she is concerned and it would take a miracle of God for me to be able to be office coordinator for this office now. I don’t even know if that is truly what I want or if that is what God’s plan is for me. I will just continue to watch this drama unfold as the Lord does the work.

We have our staff christmas party tonight with the church staff. We always enjoy being with them, they are so much fun. I am looking forward to being able to relax and laugh…a lot tonight!

Then we have Christmas Eve with our immediate family, and all my children will be home for that, last year was an incredibly hard year for me. Michael was in Teen Challenge and he lost his Christmas pass so we didn’t get to have him with us. It was also our first Christmas without Charlies mom. I really struggled last year, my heart was so heavy and broken. Michael was miserable as well, and had a very hard time last year alone without us. But this year we are all together and God is sooooo good to us.

Christmas day we will have my brothers family and my folks with us, if the snow storm being predicted dosn’t materialize!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone and getting to spend time with family that we so rarely get to spend time with.  We will have our ginger bread house contest again this year! We did this last year and had a blast, we decided to make it an anual event! 

So I think I have things pretty much caught up now. Merry Christmas to all my readers…all 3 or 4 of you!

WE TRULY HAVE HAD VICTORY IN 2009!

 

she called me a conniving B!^%&!

She, the office manager, totally lost all self control last night after work. I was putting my coat on to leave and go home, when she said that she didn’t know why a coworker wasn’t at work that day…well I knew she did know because this coworker had let her know that her daughter was running fever and that she was taking her to the dr. She also let her know that her daughter had strep and she would be home with her another day. I also knew this because my coworker had texted me as well with updates. This made the OM very angry that I was getting these texts. Silly me for defending my coworker and friend, and telling her exactly why she wasn’t there Monday. :-\ She wanted to know why she texted me and when did we become friends? She then proceeded to call me a conniving B, that I wanted her job and had undermined her from day one. That all her problems in the office were my fault. All she wants is for the office to run smoothly  but I am always causing trouble for her…She told me that she was going to get HR involoved and both doctors, that things were going to change! I told her that she was wrong about me, that I haven’t undermined her, and that I absolutely agreed that HR needed to be brought in on this as well as both doctors.  I then locked up the lobby and went home. On my way home I called Dr’s nurse who gave me the cell # to the person I needed to call and called the doctor herself to let him know what had happend. I called the person I needed to call to get the ball rolling and long story short HR is involved and both doctors were brought in on it. Things were beyond tense today and tomorrow isn’t looking any better! Don’t know how this is going to play out but…here we go, now you know what happens when someone calls me that word!

Sooo busy Sooo much to do, Soooo little time

It seems like the days are flying by faster and faster all the time, how can we already be this far into December? The play practices are going well, I think this group is going to do a really good job with the play, they are funny and they are trying to stay in character, trying, yes that is it! Anyway we have 1 week left to practice and I can assure you I am getting uneasy about some things. Like costumes, and props, and will they have their lines memorized? What about lights and sound? Yes I have much on my mind there…

And on the work front, our other new receptionist that started a few months ago put in her notice this week! AAAAGGGG I was litterally sick to my stomach! Her husband got a better paying job and she is going to be able to stay home with her young children! I am very happy for her, and very sad for me! I will miss her! I am already missing Pam as well! What is going on? I know God is in control and that He is working all things out here, but I really would like to have a little more info! oh well I trust Him completely and know that He is doing what is best for all concerned.

Holly had a job interview yesterday, don’t know anything yet. Really hoping that she will get this job. Keep praying for her, I know she is frustrated. She is keeping her head up and trying to stay positive but it is getting harder all the time.

Well for now I am signing off, I have to get busy with things around here, typing here at the computer is not productive!  🙂

Ding Dong the Witch is Gone…

The Wicked witch is gone!  🙂 I have been singing that song all week long! But alas she was only on vacation and she will be back come Monday morning! So my enjoyment is short lived indeed! 😦  This week was really nice at work, no one was mad or crying, or griping, or acting like middle schoolers! Everyone did their job and got along quite well with everyone else in the office! So who do you think is the one who is stirring up trouble all the time? hmmmmmm I wonder…Let me think here…well the only one who was not there this week was………………yes you guessed it! Was our office manager!!!!!   I think maybe she is like those fighter fish, you know the ones, they have to be put in a bowl by themselves because they will fight any fish that is in the same bowl! Very pretty but deadly to any other fish you may have. Yes that is what it is like at my work, so I have learned to stay out of her way. Not looking forward to next week I can assure you!   I was really hoping that my Doctor was going to go into private practice but he has signed a contract with the hospital now and that won’t happen any time soon now. I understand why, the cost of going indepedent is HUGE, but I was really looking forward to getting out of that enviroment. God is in control and I know He is working all things out for the good of all His children. For whatever reason I am supposed to be there and that is where I will be until He moves me. But I do have to avoid the Beta fish!  :-{

Holly had a job for all of two weeks before Walmart decided to lay off their seasonal workers, now why I ask you did they even bother to hire them for 2 weeks? She didn’t even have time to finish her training! She is handling it very well, she is trusting God and knows that he is taking care of her. The person who let her go did tell her that they were very pleased with her work and that they wanted her to come back in 30 days and reapply. that was encouraging.

Our previous Pastor, Mark, lost his mother Tuesday morning early. She had some serious health issues and the Lord took her home. I know that Mark and his family are grieving her loss greatly. We are praying for them. Charlie and Holly are going to attend the funeral on Monday, I have to work. Some of you reading this know them and I know that you will be praying for them in this heart breaking time.

Michael is doing great, he got a new car this last week and he has loved the freedom! He is dong so well and we are very proud of him and the choices that he is making. God has done a work that is amazing in this young man. I know that He is not finished and that Michael is going to continue to grow and grow!

Well that is enough for now. I will try to blog more often….I will try!