Monday, October 22, 2012

 It's the prettiest time of the year in the Northeast.  I do love fall once the colors are out.  I dread what's around the corner, but I can't focus on that.  These pictures are of the property across the street from us.  I love waking up to this.  The afternoon sun really makes it beautiful though. 

Today is the last day for the company I work for.  A combination of bad management and losing contracts caused the company to go away.  So tomorrow I will work for another Delta company.  Ironically, I will make more money per hour.  The flight benefits aren't as good as before, but I'll take the "wait and see" approach before I bail.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm grumpy.  The kids were stinkers tonight.  Tomorrow night I have a mandatory meeting at work and I have to get a sitter since my husband is out of town.  Our company is changing and the meeting is about all that stuff.  

This week has been a challenge with my daughter getting head lice, my husband being out of town, my working my 3 days in a row, the dog rolling in poop.  You get the picture.  I know I'll get through it, but when I'm in it, it can be too much.

On the bright side, a friend who lives in the DC area is coming to town with one of her daughters this weekend for a softball tournament.  I can't wait to see her!  I think I'll cook a fantastic meal Saturday night.  This will be her first time to see the farm house.  

OK--I better go to bed for now.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I think I'm finally ready for fall.  The trees are changing into those beautiful hues.  Yellow, orange, red.  The tan of the corn against the colors is fantastic.  

The kids have really mastered the bike riding.  I love it.  Clayton and I went bike riding today-just the two of us.  Kendall was at a friends' house and Pete was spreading fertilizer on the farm.  It was a gorgeous autumn day. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's a Saturday morning and there's frost on the grass.  The sun is shining and the sky is blue.  Perfect fall day.  And I no longer work on weekends.  I'm still pinching myself.  We just finished a breakfast of toast, bacon and poached eggs and orange juice.  The kids had hot cocoa and the adults, coffee.  

While sitting at the table, the dog was by me whining for some more, ahem, bacon.  The cat came running over and jumped up on her hind legs and gave the dog a "hug."  The cat patted her a bit around the neck and then ran off.  Too funny.  And a little strange, I might add.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm not sure why but it seems this 40+ body of mine is wigging out.  I had an allergic (?) reaction to roasted chestnuts last weekend.  We made a chestnut puree and I was licking the spatula with all the yummy syrup on it and about 8 min later developed tingly lips and tongue.  My throat started to close a little.  I quickly downed two Benadryls and the symptoms went away about 20 min later.  And then yesterday I had a peanut butter sandwich and the same thing happened.  I know that tree nuts and legumes are different animals so yesterday's event puzzled me.  I'm scheduled for allergy testing in a couple of weeks.  

I've started looking for a new job.  I need one that pays real money.  Oh sure, the free airplane travel has been nice.  I've gone to places in the world that I otherwise wouldn't have.  But, if we are ever going to build the "dream" house, we need some more cash flow.  I like being able to get out of this town at the last minute, though.  I wish my family wasn't so far away...

Monday, October 01, 2012

I woke up yesterday feeling anxious and down.  Things at work are changing late October and in a lot of ways it will be worse.  I've been working a Saturday or Sunday for the last two years (unless I got someone to work for me) and I'm growing tired of it.  My boss retaliates regularly against me.  I can't bear the idea of not having a place to go during the week.  I actually like to work and am lucky I don't have to do it.  So, working 3 days a week is just fine.  But, I want to feel like there's meaning to what I do and it's appreciated. 

So, we went to church yesterday.  It's so easy to not go to church (since I have to be at work at 11:30).  But, we did go.  And I'm so glad.  The sermon was just what I needed to hear. 

" Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."  Philippians 4:6

After church, while the kids were in Sunday School, we had coffee with this other couple.  We hadn't drunk coffee with them in a long time.  It was so fun.  Then I went to work.  The one woman who works on Sundays, who can't stand me, was off!  And then I found out that yesterday was my last Sunday to work.  My immediate supervisor (not the jerk manager) is switching me to Wednesdays.  I'm so excited!  I'll have the whole weekend to do family stuff! 

A burden has been lifted.  Thank you, Lord.