Friday, June 29, 2012

Job searching....

Iam trying to look for jobs. I have sent resumes and job applications. It is easy to say.. fil out an application when you are looking for regular every day jobs. Teaching jobs and technical jobs are so different. I am sending one out tomorrow that will have 12 pages of paperwork. Really...12 pages of paperwork that include all my certifications , transcripts. job application, resume, total 24 years of work experience and now I have to write a specified cover letter. I feel like I am going in the Secret Service or something. I also feel I should send them my latest pap smear results , my blood type and my daily blood sugar levels. HAHAHA!

So if you know me and I said that I only had time to send out 3 job applications, you now know why. It is a long, timely process for me. I miss the days of just showing up , filling out 2 pages of information and leaving. Now it is almost an all day process.

ARRRGH! But once again... I will persevere.

PLease pray for me during this time.

Oh... I just realized that I am old enough to have 24 years of work experince... Oh my... I am old.

That devil... he's a trying....

Yep... that devil, he's a trying to bring me down.... That devil.... I am determined to not let him win. Cause you see when that devil comes a knocking, it just makes me angry and more determined to defeat him. Oh, he tries and he tries and at some moments he makes me second guess things. He tries to get into that little corner of my head that is self-doubting.... BUT I WILL SUCCEED because I have God and my work is about my GOD.  So, Mr. Devil....oh you are not worthy of a sir title or caps so let me redo.... So, devil, I see you working and I am stubborn you see cause when I see you working it makes me try even harder to STOMP YOU TO THE GROUND! 

My VBS that I direct for my church is actually God's VBS. You have tried for weeks for this not to happen by letting procrastination enter the scene. Then I got over the procrastination then I heard that too many people had missed church to help in VBS, so I tried to recruit very little help because I know I can handle it because I am about God's business. We have our VBS on Sundays during sunday school and church time. You see the devil played with that too when we had it during the week , we only had 3 attendees. I suggested doing it on Sundays and it was more successful with attendance. But see attendance does not bother me because if 1 child hears about Christ then everything is worth it. You see devil, you tried again to get in my head by mocking that I wont have many kids this Sunday but I just reminded myself that even if 1 child comes, it is worth it. You may win for a few moments in my head but not permanently. I am prepared mentally for a low turn out because you see devil you managed to change the plans of two of my workers and take yet another child away for the weekend. Yes it upset me at first but once again... I am stubborn for God. VBS will go on. You even tried some conflict last week with another helper but you see we made a compromise and you were defeated, yet again.

You tried again, devil by letting me read blogs about other churches having 200-900 attendees. I know the max I may have is 8. This is where God has planted me for the time being and I will continue to teach about Christ to my 8 children for as long as God plants me there. These 8 will get a lot of needed attention.

So devil... I am telling you to be prepared not to win from me over the next 5 weeks. I will be doing God's work and nothing you do will stop me because..... I WILL CONTINUE TO STOMP YOU TO THE GROUND!

Note to my readers..... I am human and have shed some tears over this but I have a lot of my Daddy's blood in me and the stubborn streak is part of it. I wont let that devil succeed.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

See what happens when...

See what happens when I......clean.

I allotted myself 30 minutes to start cleaning my computer desk. I was almost done in that time so I decided to finish it. It took 45 minutes and I was surprised it only took that amount of time.

But the problem is.... Now I can not find the following that I knew were on the desk before I cleaned:

  • My checkbook
  • My Busch Gardens Season's Pass
  • My handmade flower pen
  • My scissors
This is only the beginning of what I can not find. I may be a messy person but at least when it is messy , I can find things.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Soap Box

Alright, I am on my soap box,ladies.

I went today for my annual woman's exam.I had put it off for a solid year.I even postponed it during spring break. I went in today and they were running behind. I told the secretary whom I have gotten to know through the years for my depo shot that I could reschedule if it would put them back on schedule. She would have no part of that .

After much anxiety and procrastination it was over with in just a few moments. I spent more time worrying then the actual exam.

So if I did it today.... you need to too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

How can you deny there is a God?

How can anyone ever deny there is a God?

Just look at the beauty he created. I am blessed enough to live around water. I take it for granted some days. I did realize on a trip to visit a friend in the mid-west that I missed not being near water.

Today I crossed two bridges to get to and fro to what I needed. It was beautiful. The waters were still and clear. Oh , It was marvelous.

I was listening to "Mighty to Save" praise song on the older bridge and could not help but belt out and raise one hand to God. I had to keep the other on the wheel. It was awesome. I mean who else could create such a majestic scene. No one but God.

I have every reason to be depressed today. This is my 3rd day with no work. School is out. I have no prospective jobs , the money is running out but I know My Saviour can Move Mountains and I leave it all in his Glorious Hands.

Thank you, God for showing me there is no reason to worry.Thank you for showing me the beauty of your hand. Thank you shining your light today for me to see your beauty. May I be a light for you and Jesus to others. My life is in your hands.

Shine Your light ;Let the whole world see

We're singing For the  glory Of the risen King


You're the Savior You can move the mountains

Lord You are mighty to save  You are mighty to save

Forever  Author of Salvation

You rose ; conquered the grave

Yes You conquered the grave

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hazards of my job.....

You know I have good days and I have bad days as a substitute teacher. I may have a terrible day with some kids then hear something that makes it all worth it.

Today, I walked into the school and there was a boy waiting on me. He immediately asked if I was there for his teacher and I told him that I was. He said that he was so glad that I am the only substitute he likes. I felt good. I went to a pizza parlor tonight and a child followed me in and quietly talked to me for a few minutes. I later remembered he was from a special education class I was in recently and he does not take to subs well. So it took a lot and meant a lot for him to come talk to me. I did discover that he is kind of on his own because it was 9 PM and he was out alone. He told me he lived across the highway and was heading home. It made me feel good that he sought me out.

However, this job also entails some hazards.

Serious first:  You never know when you open your paper if you may find a student's mug shot. That happened indeed on more than one occasion but one this week that involved a firearm. That leaves me thinking... was he packing when he was in my class . That thought makes me shiver because I can make some students mad in a day but I am justified. I don't tolerate crazy behavior and disrespect to me. I have one major rule... stay in your seat. Is that hard? Well to some it is and then this confrontation turns into disrespect.

Funny second: The child at the pizza parlor was at the counter ordering a drink to go at the same time I was contemplating my order. We stepped back and talked briefly. They filled his drink and he asked how much he owed and the girl said the owner said nothing. I was impressed because this restaurant never gives anything away. NEVER! I placed my order for 2 subs one was $7.95 and one was $6.95. My order came to $18.79. Our restaurant tax is 11.5 % and I calculate very well in my head and this was not computing right. I have to watch my money and doing some calculations my sub was almost $11. This restaurant has more money than I do and I questioned how much an extra ingredient was and they said $1 per half. I was flabbergasted never has it been per half for a sub. I still wasn't happy over the extra $1. Some people don't argue over a dollar but that was my dollar and I was arguing. She calculated and agreed that I was over charged. She called the owner over to reevaluate. He said... Nope it is right. You have two subs at 6.95 , one with mushrooms for $1 and a drink for $2. I did not have a drink and he said I did. I will be darned that if I had a drink it was so good that I did not remember it. He said you did not order it but that boy did. He had charged me for this child's soda. My only thought is that he should have asked me if we were together. The child was very dark skinned and I am very light skinned . The child tried to pay before I ordered so where was this confusion coming from.  I did get my money back.. This restaurant will not go broke on that $2 but the poor child walked away thinking what nice people work at the restaurant. I will have to find him Monday and tell him so he doesn't think he can get another free soda. I knew better than to think this restaurant was giving anything out for I have to be careful when I talk to my students because next time I may be charged for more than a soda.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Friday night terrible storms blew through where I live on the Peninsula of Hampton Roads. Less than 5 miles from my home a tornado tore through. We were at the bowling alley and heard the fierce storms and were safe. There was a festival going on at the time and everyone made it to safety thanks to fast thinking of people near the pier. No one was injured.... no one was killed. A long time friend of mine survived and he was working at a hotel where it struck right outside. They assess the damage at 4.3 million dollars.

Please pray for the families of Hampton that lost their homes and businesses as they rebuild.

As for me ,my backyard is in Hampton....just not Downtown where this tornado was seen approaching from the water.

Thank You, God for watching after this community,