Friday, March 16, 2007

Housekeeping 101

Well....I finally have time to sit down and post for once. On Monday I started a job as a housekeeper for the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek. As of today, Friday...I am no longer a housekeeper at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek. In all the jobs I have ever had...I have never been a quitter...ever...! I feel so bad too because Yvonne Sutton put in a good word for me to get the job...I should've have known better though. Me and housekeeping don't mix. I did fine until the second day when I started to clean bathrooms. There I was......in a fog of industrial cleaning fluid and the worst headache of all time started to come on... I don't know whether it's my diabetes that made the headache worse.....but me and that cleaner just didn't mix. They told me that some people just don't make it because of the cleaners...they're just too strong. Man...I feel so bad because the people there were so nice! I'm going to keep looking for a job though....something that's maybe more on the creative side...or something at a desk. Or maybe I should listen to my other post and just start George's book..........................hmmmmmmmmmm.....

In better news...George got a job with a high-end painting company out of Green! He'll be employed by them so we'll have no more headaches being self-employed! Thank you God! for the job, and for no more headaches! He starts this Monday for them, and they paint all over, and in the surrounding states. They have a contract to paint alot of Wal-Marts! I'm so thankful we found this job for him. It's a prayer answered....And God...you know what I'm talking about! It's definitely been God and us all winter...he's never left our side...even though we felt like a tiny raft out in a stormy sea. I think I can feel the warmth of spring on my back.....everything feels lighter! yea!

Well, I'd better get my butt in gear. I have to run to Wal-Mart for some hair color....those grays seem to to be multiplying by the dozens. I'm pumped for the Hiland game tonight....I feel it.....we're one game away from STATE baby!

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

GO HAWKS! I have never seen such a good game as I did yesterday at Meadowbrook to win the district championship. The Hiland Hawks beat Malvern 63-66 on a shot from half-court by Joel Gause with .03 seconds remaining---and it was a SWOOOOOSH! There was absolute pandemonium in our stands. Best game ever...except for maybe the game we won in triple OT down at Athens against Skyvue in the regional final....now that was a game too. Oh my...basketball will always be in our blood.

Better get ready for church....:) I woke up in a panic thinking I hadn't set my clocks back...luckily my cell phone changes by itself and that's what I had my alarm set on!

Melissa Kay

Thursday, March 8, 2007

creative writing 101

The last few days I have sat here and stared at my computer screen knowing what I need to do. I need to write. I need to write articles to publish....I need to start writing George's life story into book form.....I just need to write! What's stopping me? I'm not sure. I'm not sure if I have the patience to write a whole book....I know it's inside me and wants to come out. Maybe it's time to tame the beast and just start. Maybe that's how I could make some extra money. I always feel intimidated, like no one would want to read what I write. I guess it's just that old insecure self that keeps on bubbling up to the surface.....that self that thinks I'm not good enough to do anything. It's time to slay it and move on. God doesn't put whispers in your head for nothing. Since I've started writing for the church newsletter, many people have told me they can't wait to read what I write next....maybe that's a sign too. I think it's time to take it and run with it.

Lately I have had so many things popping into my head about different articles I could write. Different subjects that I have an opinion on. I even have looked into the guidelines for submitting articles into different magazines. Ok......I'm gonna do it. I'm tired of not being productive with the talents God has given me. I'm tired of hiding behind my facade of insecurity. I'm jumping into it....... GO ME!!!!!

Now if I could just tackle that laundry pile with the same gusto...........!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Belle and Selena being themselves...
Sasha, Selena and Jasmine @Hiland game
Hunter w/Selena's no soda muffins!

Ok...I'm mad now...I had a whole long post that I accidentally deleted. It was a good one and I can't remember it word for word. blah. I even had pictures! I guess I'll just add the pictures and try again tomorrow. Genius in posting doesn't strike twice...I have to be in the mood and not mad that I erased it!

til' the morn....


Friday, March 2, 2007


Tonight I am plain lazy......
I want to type more than this....
but my recliner is calling me.....
sorry Rhonda.....I will be prolific
in my next blog.....

In my mind, Friday is the best night to be lazy. By my chair I have a stack of magazines as yet unread....I have a half-finished book that's whispering my name also. I may just sit there and stare into space. I guess I have too many things on my mind.

Friday nights may never be the same, though, for me. When Belle was little, we would make brownies and watch movies. Then she would go to bed, and I would watch the X-Files, then watch more movies late into the night. Now, my little baby is 16 and down in Dover with her friends at the mall! I want to go back to those days. I still have Selena and Hunter here with me (and of course George).....but I feel like it's the beginning of the end. Now I have to stay up and wait for her to come home, and worry a little bit in between. You begin to feel like the old mama at home nagging her kids...it goes something like this. ring ring ring..
Hey Belle, what's going on?
Not much, we're just driving around.
Is that all you're gonna do?
No, we might hang out somewhere else.
Well, just be careful....I don't want..(cutoff)
I know, I just have to remind you..have fun, OK?
I will mom, don't worry...gotta go...BYE!
Bye.....(silent sigh)

Now I'm not really one of those moms that worry, worry, worry.....but there's something about it when your kids actually drive away and go do things on their own. There's a feeling in the pit of your gut, that yes, it's time to place them in God's hands as they become a speck down the road of life.

I just pray this night, Lord, that you keep my children safe, and me sane, as they grow up and grow away...(just a little!) Help me to let go when the time is right, and to give them the space they need to grow....but also help me to be firm when I have to be, and not the softie I can be sometimes! Help me also to remember my times driving around in Dover or wherever else.....we thought we owned the world. Help me to give her the freedom she needs, with just enough fence around to protect her.....

Life is good............even when you nod off waiting for that footfall on the porch letting you know they've made it home safely...:)

My recliner calls........

good night...
maybe I'll go make some brownies for old times sake...and eat them with her at midnight.........