So the folks who decided who lives and who dies in computer world at my work have discovered Pleonast.com and found it to be most wicked and deserving of death.
Or, in less dramatic terms, work has blocked my pleo access. Sigh. The one last resort to real life that I could take solace in at work has been rent from me! Tragedy.
So, to those of you who have left me messages recently, I'm sorry i haven't been able to get them! I appreciate it! Soon I shall have in my posession a shiney new lappy and I will be able to internet to my hearts content. I will then respond to you. but not at work.
Anyway, hope ya'll are doing well and had a HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)
So I'm just sitting here with my colorful red and green pens writing up some Christmas cards and thinking thoughts to write down to all these people I love. As I am writting and thinking about all these wonderful people, I am just filled up with thanksgiving to God for putting so many wonderful people in my life! Theres been so many times when I've been in a rough situation or needed a helping hand or a shoulder to weep upon and there has always been a friend in my life that God put there. I have been so blessed with all these friends and family members.
Thank you all for your kindness and love and may God return many blessings to you!!
Who do I know that lives in Columbus Ohio? I may be driving thorugh and need to stop there for Church on Sunday morning, December 13th......
Looks like I'll probly go to a church south of Cbus-the one where Dan Ruegg preaches. thanks everybody! :)
So every year for Thanksgiving our family plays Bingo with goofy prizes. The goofier the prize the better-generally theres a can of Spam, or halloween candy from like 5 years previous. one year my sister worked at a national park and one of the prizes she contributed was a bottle of cayote urine (it was just the used bottle-she had refilled it with water.....at least I think she did.....). Part of the joy is who ends up winning a particular prize-such as the time my Gramma got the pocket spitoon as one of her prizes.
This year there were the usual horribly cheesy dollar store picture frames, ugly Christmas ornaments, toilet bowl cleaner, and a little something extra. There was a lack of prizes this year, so before we played my sister scrounged about the house and found some appropriate junk to wrap and put in the prize bucket. Well, along comes the first or second Bingo and my cousin in law picks out her prize. We all eagerly await as she unwraps a box. And inside we see a pair of shoes, well, thats odd, shoes are usually too expensive for a Bingo prize, and hey, those shoes look pretty nice. Any HEY, those shoes look pretty familiar too! WAIT A MINUTE-Those are mine! I shout!
Yes, in her scrounging my sister had decided to delve into my suitcase. I had to reclaim my shoes, a skirt, and a few other items throughout the game-fortunately none too personal!
Oh my evil sister....
A few moments later everyone heard a ringing sound from inside the prize bucket. Jen shouts-hey! Wait a minute! Thats MY phone!!
By the way, thanks for your encouragement last week everyone-it helped bunches:) This week has been much better! love ya'll!
So, lately I've had a few discouraging experiences. Some struggles with friends, some struggles at work with people who I thought were friends but have not shown themselves to be such, and lately I've just seen or heard of some discouraging examples among those who are older and wiser than me, people i respect.
Now, I've always been the first to say, give every one the benefit of the doubt! give second chances as many times as you have to! have faith in people and the fact that people can change, even though they make mistakes. But I have to balance this with the knowledge that some people won't change. That some people, though they have a sterling example on the outside, may have issues that I don't know about until it affects me or one of my friends.
what do you do when you lose a little faith in people?