Lots of changes mixed with hope and mountains of love-how I would describe the past two weeks.
11-10: The day I decided the chaos had to end. There has to be a better path and although leaving was tough, it was the right decision and turned out well.
11-17: Visited my son and his fiancé in the Blue Ridge Mountains. What a glorious visual of the creativity, grace and love of God in nature, my heart was filled with awe and wonder!
11-18: Posted Up to the Mountains.
11-19: Love overload, so much that it felt as if my being would burst. It did in a way, through tears and poetry.
11-20, 21, and 22: Lots of cleaning, moving furniture around and worked on a night stand that my son’s fiancé gave me. Chris tired of trying to completely strip the paint to bare wood, so I was the thankful recipient. The transformation took three days to complete. I painted the stand white, added a 16×22 wood picture frame for the door, a door-knob and latch, also added an extra foot to the top with scroll brackets then trimmed the wood extension with molding. Just another way to display two more colorful crate labels, most of my home has paneling and needs the color!
11-24: Accepted new job position, inventory department. Cooked from early morning until late night for Thanksgiving because of my new work schedule.
11-25: Haircut. I now have a stacked cut in the back and longer angled sides/front. To some, getting your hair cut isn’t a major thing, but for me it is. I’ve had long hair for years and avoided cutting because of being unsure if it would look right. Besides, wearing a bun and a baseball cap is easy, and I like easy-but it’s a time of change for me. Soon I will have my hair highlighted with a color that matches the gray, just not today. Enough change in two weeks. I like the silver color in the front, and want the dark brown on the sides and back blended in. My friend P.B. and I attempted to do this but it turned out blonde; next time I will have a professional color my hair.
11-26: Thanksgiving Day, good but not the best by far. I did enjoy my daughter, her fiancé James, Eden and Caleb visiting, but missed Chris, his fiancé and my grandson Austin because Diana (my son’s fiancé) took ill and is still in the hospital. He and I have been texting or calling daily about her condition. Last week I discovered my truck’s transmission is going bad so I could not risk driving 3 ½ hours to visit with them. I will probably trade my truck on a newer vehicle in the next few weeks. Other members of my family were missed as well, Shane and Camden. Hopefully through the Christmas holidays I will get to spend time with them.
11-27, 28: New job begins and oh how my legs hurt! I like working alone and I am grateful for the pay increase. New skills are required, one I was unaware of when accepting the position: Driving a machine that lifts me 38 feet to scan products! I do have a personality that takes on challenges that scare me at first. Maybe it’s a fear conquering thing: “If you’re going after a whale, take along the tartar sauce,” I love this quote by H. J. Brown which reflects a winning attitude. During training for this vehicle, the instructor latched himself into one of the harnesses we will have to wear. He kept us laughing with a great sense of humor; I nearly made a “Fifty Shades of Grey” comment when he was fully strapped into the gizmo. I refrained, God is listening and I’m trying to be good, XD I laughed at the sight of him, either because of lack of sleep or for the visual provided, perhaps both. Forgive me. On a side note, our group is temporary and I am hoping we make it to permanent status.
11-29: PB and I visit an indoor flea market that proved disappointing. Later that evening we watched Deep Impact, what a great movie. All of the cast performed their characters perfectly and I loved Morgan Freeman as the president. In one scene he quotes Numbers 6:24-26. Thumbs up! On Netflix this movie has a 4 ½ out of 5 star rating.
I am looking forward to this holiday season. Though I like creating special gifts for family and friends, this year I will probably just give gift cards to the adults and shop for the children. The following weeks will be busy, but enjoyed. I am hoping all of our family can be together, they are loved so much. I wish you a peaceful holiday season filled with love and many blessings in the New Year.