Thursday, March 31, 2011

Not Going Down with the Ship

Last night our life group from our church met in our house as it usually does on Wednesday evenings.  I was tired and feeling stressed about all the changes that were happening at work.  I wasn't sure how I would function in my brain at the meeting.  The meeting was awesome.  The love flowed between us all and we listened to a preacher called "TD Jakes" on CD.  That man can preach!  The message that I took home was that I shouldn't let the ship of my circumstances pull me down.  I needed to row away from it in the life boat of God's love.  Well, that wasn't the exact words.  Our sharing after the CD seemed to help me formulate that thought with the Spirit's help.  Anyway, the stress all lifted up off me.  I had a fine day at work today and was able to rise above the dark atmosphere that is prevailing there right now.  Praise God!

Today Eliana had dance practice.  She had to dress up in her recital costume and had pictures taken.  I wish I had a camera.  She looked so pretty and so did all the other little girls.  I can't wait to get her pictures back.

I guess that is it for now.  Hope you all had a great day today too.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rough Day

Today was a little rough at work.  The administration had to make some layoffs in our medical department which will affect us all.  Two of our six medical providers are being laid off and one of our behavioral health counselors also.  It is going to get ugly trying to see max numbers of people again when they leave.  We also will lose our xray tech, our financial technician, and three medical assistants.

When I got home from work, I had a teenager in crisis, a fifth grader who needed help on her math and a little boy who couldn't listen and ended up having a melt-down...  I wish I could have one too!  (Not really, but my neck is very stressed).  Once we got the kids all sorted out, I had to help my husband with paperwork for my daughter with special needs' Teffra Medicaid.  They ask for everything on that application from my income to how much we owe on our house to what we pay for phone and utilities and how much our vehicles are worth.  I'm not sure there is anything they don't know about our personal lives now!  I wouldn't do it except Jaedyn's medical costs are so high without it...

Well, I hope all my friends and family are having a better day and sleeping well (since most of you are probably asleep right now unless you are in Alaska too, or in Thailand, etc - then you are already living tomorrow...)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March Update

Things seem to have settled down.  Life is moving on quickly.  I've had a little more time to read.  I've backed off from one of my two fellowships, and that has been good for me and for my family.  Our small group from our church has gotten really good.  We have had a couple of families struggling with major things - illness and layoffs, but the Lord has done wonderful things and it has been awesome to watch.

My dh put my daughter Jaedyn on a strict salicylate-free diet (Feingold), and it has been amazing.  She has been getting her homework done quickly or has not had any for almost a month now.  She has a good attitude almost all the time.  She isn't having her usual weekend break-downs.  She is a new person.  We did start OT/PT with her, which she loves.  Last week was her first week.

Alaska is giving us about 12 hours of daylight each day.  That is wonderful.  There is still a lot of snow on the ground.

I went to the BOW conference which was really fun.  I enjoyed shooting bows and arrows and learning to shoot rifles.  I met some new friends too.  One of them might be able to come and play Settlers of Catan with us.  She and her family live in Homer.

I need to go help my 6 yo finish her bath...

Sorry no pics.  My camera is down for the count...