Sunday, June 24, 2012

So Much Going On

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted on my blog (or anywhere for that matter) but God has been moving in my life in many many ways.

The greatest I would have to say is my 'new' job. Yes, after being unemployed except for part-time cleaning for my landlady for nearly 2 years I now have a real job. Years back I said I would never work at a home for the elderly again but I am and loving it. I guess someone finally got it into my head I am a care-giver and if I must say so myself am pretty good at it.

If you're not familiar with homes for elderly for the most part they are places families stick their 'loved ones' to live out the remainder of their days. NOT so with my new job - one of the requirements is to spend time with the residents and help them to be safe, comfortable, and happy. Playing cards, bingo, watching movies, going for walks (inside and/or outside) or just setting and talking. Hugs, hand holding and prayers are more common than not.

I love my new job and God willing will be there until I'm ready to be a resident myself :) Please feel free to share your experience with homes for the elderly!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Amazed at having a Great Day!

It never ceases to amaze me when a day you would have thought was going to be horrid turns out to be a great day. True, it doesn't happen often but when it does you just can't resist celebrating.

The day started out on a bad note - I didn't get any sleep at all. Am guessing I just had so much on my mind but that tends to set into motion messed up sugar levels, depressed, and of course just down right tired.

However it seems powers higher than myself had other things in mind for me and even without sleep I was the most productive at work I've been in weeks. Actually got some chores done that have needing doing for months but just never seemed to have either the time or energy to do them.

Along with that I took a little time to take some photos :) I know, just what I need "more pictures" but I love taking photographs of nature and animals and got both today.

So, have  you ever had a day you really thought was going to be horrid turn out to be a Great Day? Would love to hear your stories!

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Wishing you a wonder day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lilac Bush I | RedGage



A beautiful sign of spring in Jackson, Michigan and they smell so good too.

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Lilac Bush I | RedGage

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book for children dealing with single parents dating Totally Uncool - Lansing Children’s Books | Examiner.com

As the divorce rate in the US increases so does the number of children who are put into the situation of having a single parents and the people (boyfriends or girlfriends) parents bring into their lives. A really cute but also touching book for children that deals with single parents and their relationships is “Totally Uncool” by Janice Levy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who ever thought pigs could teach kids manners - Lansing Children’s Books | Examiner.com

Author Kathryn Madeline Allen and illustrator b created an original, colorful, hilarious picture book for children that does just that uses pigs to teach young children manners. “This Little Piggy's Book of Manners” unlike many ‘manners books’ shows bad manners and good manners in a delightful way using pigs as characters doing all the things you would normally expect people to do.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Who ever thought pigs could teach kids manners 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Sick Day for Amos McGee New York Times Bestseller and more - Lansing Children’s Books | Examiner.com

The husband and wife team of Philip Christian Stead and Erin Stead (Illustrator) are an award winning team when it comes to “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”. Not only did this book for children make it on the New York Times bestsellers list but also won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Not bad for their first book published together.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Daily Blessings

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

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