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Monday, December 04, 2006

Snow Daze

Thursday, Friday and Saturday felt like this picture.

The snow and ice are gone (at least off the roads). We left work at noon on Thursday in the midst of it all. Then I stayed home Friday figuring there would be no accounting emergencies.

It was a productive weekend at least. I got 90% of the Christmas cards written AND mailed…WITH the snowflake stamps. Have I told you lately how much I despise boring stamps? I also got all the out of town gifts made/bought/wrapped, packages mailed, with hubbies help of course. I got a birthday gift mailed. I got the house cleaned for incoming graduation family and friends. I got the laundry done (EGAD). I got the church ‘semi-decorated’ with what we had and again with hubbies help. And I attended a baby shower on Sunday afternoon (it was a rough one, #3 of 6), then took mom shopping for a few things.

I woke up exhausted but essentially ready to come in to work and ‘account’ for awhile. I also made a few decisions this weekend. I decided I have been sitting too idly for too long. Yes, a part of it was out of necessity as my husband completed his degree. That time has come. On the heels of his anticipated acceptance of a position (here locally), I have decided it’s time to take a hold of my own destiny.

I have to just let go of this dead-end job that is completely void of meaning for my life. I also have to breathe some life into my own ‘spirit-woman’. She has been choking for air for months now. I still believe they are directly related. I am uncertain if I will just take temporary positions (outside my current field) or seriously hunt for a position in my preferred field and work my way up from wherever I land initially.

I’ve also decided I need to be around some Christian people who will disciple me. I can’t do this self-discipling…it’s just not happening. I don’t know how all of this will play out…but life is in for some changes very, very soon and I’m looking forward to it…for the most part.

I have so much in my head but I’m finding words elusive. I’ll pray, ponder, meditate and hopefully find the answers I seek.

Let the games begin! Happy Melting Monday…

oh and do you remember these guys and their songs?

Snow Miser
I'm Mister White Christmas
I'm Mister Snow
I'm Mister Icicle
I'm Mister Ten Below
Friends call me Snow Miser,
Whatever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch
I'm too much!

Chorus
He's Mister White Christmas
He's Mister Snow
Snow Miser
That's right!

Chorus
He's Mister Icicle
He's Mister Ten Below
Snow Miser
Friends call me Snow Miser,
Whatever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch

Chorus
He's too much!
Snow Miser
I never want to know a day
That's over forty degrees
I'd rather have it thirty,Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

Chorus
He's Mister White Christmas
He's Mister Snow
Snow Miser
That's right!

Chorus
He's Mister Icicle
He's Mister Ten Below
Snow Miser
Friends call me Snow Miser,
Whatever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch...too much.

Everybody
Too Much!

Heat Miser
I'm Mister Green Christmas
I'm Mister Sun
I'm Mister Heat Blister
I'm Mister Hundred and One

They call me Heat Miser,
What ever I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch
I'm too much!

[Chorus]He's Mister Green Christmas
He's Mister Sun
He's Mister Heat Blister
He's Mister Hundred and One

[Heat Miser]They call me Heat Miser,
What ever I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch

[Chorus]He's too much!

[Heat Miser]Thank you!
I never want to see a day
That's under sixty degrees
I'd rather have it eighty,
Ninety, one hundred degrees!

(spoken):Oh, some like it hot, but I like it really hot! Hee hee!

[Chorus]He's Mister Green Christmas
He's Mister Sun

[Heat Miser]Sing it!

[Chorus]He's Mister Heat Blister
He's Mister Hundred and One

[Heat Miser]They call me Heat Miser,
What ever I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch
I'm too much!

[All]Too Much!

I am already counting the days til summer!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you were so productive during your "down" time! And glad to see you have actually written down your goal. Accountability is a good thing, and I have a feeling the blogging world will help you with it. Blessings on this part of your journey!

Shalee said...

Bah! You were supposed to be moving to KS! Hmph. Well, congrats on the position for Mr. Kpjara. No one should waste their time doing a job they don't enjoy. I'm going to start praying that God will open all the right doors for you.

And yeah, I'd love to have it a bit warmer too!

Sally said...

me too counting the days til summer... praying you find the souls food you need.
Peace and blessings
Sally

the voice said...

I will pray that God will put you into a job where not only can you be happy, but where He can use you also.

Aunt Murry said...

Good luck to you in your search. I'm with Shalee. I think you should have moved to KS or MO too! LOL, that is just us wanting you close. All in his time.

Dawn said...

It sounds like your week-end was as hectic as mine. But I, too, got lots done and it feels good.

I'm with you on the stamps - I never like the "religious" ones, but feel guilty buying the snowman or Santa ones. I love the snowflake ones this year.

Congratulations on deciding to take hole and make changes. I'll be anxious to hear where you land.

I never heard of those songs or saw those creatures!

Have a great Monday.

Dawn said...

Or you should have moved to Colorado!

Morning Glory said...

I'm anticipating summer too!!!! I just don't know why I dread winter so much this year. It just isn't like me. Oh well.

It seems like it's been a busy few days for a lot of people. I mailed off my Christmas letter today -- WITH those pretty snowflake stamps too -- and just have a couple odds and ends cards to mail. I don't send the letter to everyone.

Looking forward to hearing how your life-changes work out for you. Good luck with the job decision.

And no, I have not started shopping yet. Probably need to give that some thought.....

Nancy said...

I look forward to hearing all about your life changes. What an exciting time! Where did you get the energy to get all of that done this weekend?

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Oh! I am so with you with our love for summer! I hate winter! And since I live in Minnesota--I better find a way to rearrage my thinking...it's gonna be a long season!

Have you seen the postage stamps that you can actually print a favoirte photo on? I don't know how it works...but you can put your favorite photo on postage stamps! Too cool!

Stay warm!

Diane

Anonymous said...

Wow - you really were productive this weekend. Well done!
I also feel the need to seek work else where. I am praying about it - and hopefully God has something lined up for me soon.

Oh, and Mister heat Miser is here for Christmas. Wanna trade? I have never had a white Chrsitmas.

cityfarmer said...

Oh my and I thought 13 inches was alot of snow...welcome to the midwest.

Joy M. said...

We never get any snow. pout pout.

What's this about a move? Looks like I have some catching up to do.