Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Job

LD's new haircut...isn't he precious?!! I just love that kid to pieces!

Well I started my new part-time job today at McDonald's. I think it will turn out ok. Granted I spent 3 hours sitting on an ultra hard chair watching orientation videos today. I go back on Monday for a marathon session of paperwork. I'll give them this...they are nothing if not thorough. If any of you have ever wondered how they could employ teenagers and get them to do anything I'm here to say that I've never seen such a comprehensive orientation. I take it for granted...I mean, I've been in the workforce for over 20 years and people expect me to know what I'm doing by now. I can certainly appreciate the work that has gone into this program for teens. It will really give them a step up and show them how to be diligent workers and have a friendly professional attitude. Now we'll see how long I can take working with kids half my age!

I've got a good start on mitten #2 for my MIL. I'm really hoping to get it done by tomorrow night so I can start on my purse. I ended up spending way too much time on Ravelry last night. I think I am addicted to their website. It's so bad that I login there before I even check my email! I was browsing some particularly yummy yarns and interesting patterns. It will be awhile before I can afford $34 balls of beaded silk yarn but I can still dream about it! I would love to find a simple camisole pattern and make it with the beaded silk as a wedding gift for a girlfriend who's tying the knot this summer. She's the kind of person who would truly appreciate such a gift. Especially if I tucked a little note inside explaining that it was handmade just for her. I'm still waiting for my other SIL to get back to me on the hoodie sweater vest I'd like to make for her daughter. She's not sure if Jenny would like it or not. In any case my SIL is in Teipei on business and won't be home for a week. I hope she's going to take lots of pictures!

I was a little nervy this morning thinking about my new job. Fortunately everyone made me feel welcome and the nerves fell away. I haven't experienced the jitters tonight so that leads me to believe I'll be safe tonight from an attack so I'm not going to pop a little white pill. I need to save what's left for when I really need it. Besides, I'm calling the Doc on Monday to set something up. Hopefully I won't need anything more that a mild daily dosage - even better, a take one only if you need it script. I just don't want to have a dependency on those things. I'm willing to concede that I may just need daily help, though.

Hubby spent the day watching LD. He has a better appreciation of what my days are like. LD was having some tantrums and tore the house apart as usual. He tempers it with bouts of affection and silliness. He's starting to know when to turn on the charm!

On another note, I promised my Pastor that I would memorize this passage for church on the 20th or 27th. It's long (Mark 21-24, 35-43) and I foolishly thought it would be fun and easy to do. I've only read it through twice and now I'm wondering if I'll be able to follow through on my promise. It feels too much like schoolwork! I'd much rather be knitting! I suppose, I should make an effort to at least copy it out on note cards so I can carry them around with me and practice. Tonight I just want to sit in front of the TV and watch the Patriots v Jacksonville and knit my MIL's mitten.

Ciao for now and Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris