Band Parents

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Small Success Thursday - One week before Christmas...

Here I go again. Doubting, wondering.. How much should I take responsibility for finding a new job and how much do I rely on God for his blessing?

Had another interview last Friday. We decided I was not right for the job at hand but discussed bringing me in to talk to the lead of the Project management team. I dutifully sent an e-mail thank you note and the days this week I would be available and once again, radio silence. Does the perfect job exist? (My current contract is close - I love hat I am doing, the location is between home and my son'd High school (no busing, i drive him everyday) I can work form home at times. Will a continuation of my contract or a permanent job offer come next month? Can I afford to ignore opportunities that are just not quite right? I have been blessed so far. I pray that I continue to be blessed and that I recognize the need to take action.

I got the trees and my Nativities up last weekend. The house is decorated for Christmas.

I also hosted a dinner for my parents, Hubby's Mom, my son, his wife and our grandson and the three of us at home after the 15YO's band concert. It was simple, done up ahead of time and in crockpots. Hubby's default answer is to go out.But I proved we could do it at home.

These days, recognizing our successes as we go about our day to day lives can be difficult, so we reflect so that we can see we are moving forward and not just treading water.  Linking up with Catholic Mom.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Small success Thursday - Dec 11

Welcome to Thursday once again. The week I thought was going to be peaceful and relaxed was not. 

Sunday night was a crisis when Hubby was unable to find the keys to his rental car. We looked everywhere, After driving from home to his office for the again, he sat down and was able ot remember the odd place he had put them. 

I attended the Holy Day Mass at 12:15. Holy day Mass attendance always takes a herculean effort between my 8-5 job and chauffeuring duties. 

Tuesday day was quite the day. I had trouble sleeping and was up early. I could hear water running in the vicinity of my refrigerator, but did not see any puddles. I hoped it was the frost-free cycle. But I came home after dropping the 15YO off at school and worked there. Sure enough, but 11 AM, the puddle showed itself. But I had given it enough time to go into the basement. I tugged at the Fridge but could not budge it. With Hubby out of town, I could not budge it. So I called my Dad who came down. Meanwhile, I was able to get it moved before he got there. There was a pinhole leak in the ice maker\dispenser waterline. I turned the valve, but the water did not stop. Dad came and fiddled with it and said the valve was backwards and I had it wide open rather than shut. ("It's not "righty-tighty" he said.) He made an attempt to fix the hose, but it still leaked. So that is on Hubby's to-do list for the weekend. 

I got a call about a job opportunity. I am not currently thrilled with it, but they understand I have a contract until Jan 30. I will put on my game face and go to an interview tomorrow. Then another opportunity came to me. My resume was hand-carried to the manager by someone I worked with before. This one is with a Catholic Hospital. another email said they would start interviews after the first of the year. My first choice would be to stay with my current assignment. But we will see. 

Have a great next week!

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Small success Thursday- Start of Advent

Hello everyone,

It is that time of the week again to celebrate the little things we accomplish. I know that as a Mom who works outside them home, it does feeling like I am so bogged down each day, it feels like I am treading water in the daily routine of lather, rinse, repeat.

Some of my business is coming to an end. I still will be taking my 15YO to High school every morning, then going on to my office. (Grateful to have had a contract extension until Jan 30). But this is the last week for my older son and Daughter-in-law's evening college course, during which I babysit my grandson. So I needed to be home by 4:30 T & Th.

But, for this week,
- While we did go to a family farm and cut down our live Christmas tree, it is sitting unadorned in the formal living room. My family never put the tree up until about the third week of Advent. My parents both grew up with the German tradition of the tree being put up Christmas eve...I am taking it slowly. Today I will dig out the stockings and advent wreath (a little behind..) For we also celebrate the Feast of St. Nick. I have the candy for the stockings and an iTunes gift card for the 15YO to download some Christmas music he is keen to buy.

- Last night I picked the 15YO up after band practice and went and got him a tux shirt to wear at the concert on the 14th. That has been on my list for a while.

- I made an appointment to have the oil changed in my car for tomorrow.

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