The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

An All Around Update

Well, I made it through the New Year and the Inauguration. There will be no complaints about Trump. I've decided not to worry. No matter, God is in control and has allowed him to be elected. It's all about His plan, not about ours. Bible prophecy is lining up nicely. Earthquakes in diverse places. Race wars. Crazy weather. Massive Christian persecution. Rumors of wars. The nations against Israel. Plans to rebuild the third temple in Jerusalem.

Complaining won't change a thing. God's Word is sovereign. Every prophecy in the Bible will come to pass. We are in the end of days. We are the last generation. We are going to see things we never thought we would. Some amazing. Some scary.


My arm is healing. Been using my Exogen bone stimulating machine. Been using an arm pulley system to raise my arm up and out over my head. Don't know if there is a bone in there yet since my next appointment isn't until February 9th. But Beanie-Bean has been jumping into my lap. She wasn't doing that 4 weeks ago so I'm believing I've got one growing in there by now. Dogs are pretty smart.

I even gave Sweetman a haircut last Sunday to show the manager that I could do it and how my arm moves. It's stiff. Won't be able to do a blow out or a long layered haircut for a while. Oh well...

At first she told me that she wouldn't be able to hire me back. That it wouldn't be fair to the girl who they hired to replace me (who, by the way already has a full time job). Okay. I understand the new hire ordeal...sort of. But when I initially broke my arm, the owner promised that I would have job to come back to.

Four days later, the manager called me back and said I could do two three hour shifts a week which is fine. I need to build the muscle up in my arm,  and my foot is back in the door. But I will have to find something else to supplement the missing income.

 To be honest, I don't see how anyone can be hired off an on-line job service.  Half the places I've applied to only leave job titles and descriptions. And the ones that allow you to know who they are don't want you to call them. If they like your resume, they'll call you. That is just a weird way of doing things. Back in the day, you got to see your potential employer and shake their hand before they even considered you.

In the meantime, I'm trying to get back on track with my writing. I've had some success only to fail at the attempts. But I do keep trying. Guess you could say depression has somewhat set in. I've been trying to read a book since I broke my arm. Initially, I was just too uncomfortable to concentrate. I've got in six chapters.

Good news though, I did submit two pieces to Chicken Soup for the Soul so I'm not a totally depressed slob. I know that everything will balance out. It will. Everything takes time. God has my back.

Hope everyone is well. Hope I didn't depress anyone.

Hugs and chocolate!


  1. If she said you'd have a job when you healed, she legally has to provide that, new hire or not.
    You are so right. Things are lining up Biblically. And it's all in God's hands now.

    1. It was the owner who said I could have my job back. Not the manager. But God will take care of it. I have no doubt. As for Bible prophecy, it's like watching it on our big screens with our Bibles open to verify it all.

  2. It's understandable that you'd be feeling depressed.

    1. Yeah. But it sure does pull everything out of ya.

  3. Boy oh boy, but you've been through the mill with this thing. *hugs*

    1. Yes. This has been special. The broken arm.

  4. Hang in there. My motto is "things happen for a reason." Even where Trump is now head of things all the way down to yours and everyone's difficulties.
    Stay strong, kid. Chocolate hugs!

    1. Hi, Lorelei! I'm hanging. Got an interview with a law firm this morning.

  5. I'm not a big believer but I will say that the Serenity has got me through some tough times...God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...because sometimes, there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Wishing you well.

    1. Thank you! No matree how anyone looks at what is going on, there is nothing we can do.

  6. Sounds like you're doing better, Shelly. That's good.

    Collin had online reservations about online work, too...until a friend of ours, who worked for the state employment agency, suggested call center work. He's been doing it since September and makes good money plus full benefits. The company he works for, Sykes, is based in Tampa and has a good rating with the BBB.

    Good luck staying out of the post-election insanity. I tried sticking to only posting links and comments on my own blog/Facebook/Twitter pages and only sharing with a couple of like-minded friends. I didn't go looking for arguments...but some found me anyway. I blocked a few people on Facebook, but cutting off a friend who won't respect differences of opinion isn't an easy decision to make.

    But you're right. God is in charge.

  7. Looking at prophecy it's hard not to believe what the Bible says when we see what's been happening in the world. Of course, people have to look at the Word and see what it says. It's easy to dispute the Bible if one doesn't really know what's in it.

    Hope some uplifting is coming your way. I can understand though. Before I decided to take retirement, when I lost my last job I decided to hit the job market again. I started old school and walked in a few places where I was told that I'd have to apply online. Later after numerous online attempts at I don't remember how many different companies I just gave it up. Very few ever actually responded to me and the ones that did just said there were no openings. Job hunting can get very dispiriting.

    It's true that if you keep your faith and look forward, God will have your back.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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