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Friday, May 7, 2010

2 Years & 113 Days and working for the Lord

One of my favorite Bible verses is Colossians 3:23:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men

Thought provoking, isn't it?

I hope that everyone has a wonderful day and a great weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2 Years and 112 Days and God's children

It's interesting how often the devotional for the day is one that strikes me right in the heart. As if God knows exactly what I need to hear. Oh yeah, guess He does. LOL. Anyway, today's devotional was about how God always has time to listen to His children. We're not an afterthought. We're His first thought. Isn't that an amazing feeling? Yesterday, I prayed and put the potential new client into His hands (where it was anyway, but I kept wanting to take it back, LOL). The client did bring by the paperwork yesterday afternoon and should start this next Monday, the 10th. Continued prayers that the family is a good fit are greatly appreciated.

No exercise this morning. I woke up feeling awful, dizzy and out of it from my sinuses, then had a terrible nosebleed later on. I'll try to do some movement with my kids today to make up for it though.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2 Years & 111 Days and almost clean office

Well, I worked in my office area yesterday. It's not perfect, but it does look about 200% better. At least you can walk around in here and not step on something. LOL! Other than that, I met Tom for lunch yesterday on my surprise day off. I didn't walk or exercise yesterday, but I'm hoping the cleaning I did makes up for some of that. LOL. My asthma and wheezing have been out of control the last couple of days because of the wind and whatever it's blowing around (besides dust). But it's that way whether I walk or not, so I might as well take some short walks. My heel and foot are finally starting to feel better from pulling that muscle a couple of months ago. They still hurt, but it seems to be getting better.

I'm still waiting on paperwork for my client that says they want to start next week. Just keep me in prayer. I know that God has the right family or families out there for me, whether it's this one or another one.

Today's Bible verse of the day at Bible Gateway is:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:6-7

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2 Years and 110 Days and a day off!

I got a surprise day off today! Wow! I was scheduled to have two kids during the day and one after school. One of the daytime kids is home with his family on maternity leave and the other's mom offered to keep him home. The after school child's mom was going on the older brother's field trip and said she would just pick him up after school. So I get the day off! What ever am I going to do? Sleep in a little and clean! LOL. I did some work in the "BLACK HOLE" aka my office yesterday. I plan to continue that project today. I am also going to go meet Tom for lunch. My break time is running out fast so I'll wrap this up for now. Hope everyone has a super good day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

2 Years and Days 107, 108, & 109 and May already?

I simply cannot believe it is already May. This year is already 1/3 of the way over. Summertime's going to be here before we know it. So...a check-in on some of my goals:

Physical: I've been walking or doing "Yoga for the Rest of Us" most days. It has really helped my energy level and outlook on life.

Personal: I've been doing Flylady's missions each day for the house. Last week's involved some detailed vacuuming and I'm telling you-stuff got vacuumed under that hadn't been touched in a while. LOL.

Financial: Not sure we're going to make the goal of having $150 in the baby EF by mid-May.

Career: I've continued to work on making improvements in my child care play room. This weekend, I bought a little metal tree with clips all over it (I think it's supposed to be for pictures). We're going to use it for a 'kindness tree' and the kids and I will be able to clip apples to it every time they catch someone else doing something kind. This was an idea from the Conscious Discipline class, only they used a tree cut out of felt and felt hearts. Well, if you know me, you know my cutting skills aren't that great and I couldn't figure out what or how I was going to do it. When I saw this little tree at the thrift store, I knew it was perfect!

Spiritual: Most mornings, I've been doing my Bible study and prayer time.

Family & Social: This weekend we spent time both with family and friends.

Have a great week, everyone!