Monday, August 22, 2005

Odds & Ends


Hello J~land!  Hope everyone is having a good morning.  I wanted to make an entry real quick before I get caught up in the job-hunt thing again.  Since several folks have asked for an update on things here at home, here goes.

Pete still seems to have more bad days than good ones.  We still don't know what's wrong.  Now there is no insurance, but even if there was.....where would we go?  What would we have done?  He's trying to find something he can do close to home or even at the house.  Then perhaps he could work when he felt good and wouldn't have to when he didn't.  He's applied for his unemployment compensation.  I think this is only the third....time he has ever used it.  But it will be at least 3 weeks before he gets a check, assuming everything goes smoothly.  He has been inquiring into the price of junk iron and such.  To see if we can sell something for some ready cash.  The money well is sure 'nough almost dry!


I have resumes out all over the place.  Texas does have a wonderful site run by the workforce commision.  Was supposed to interview for a job last week, but me and the guy played phone tag all day instead.  It is not as close to home as I would like, but it sure sounded like my kind of job.  I've even completed a form for emergency aide.  But there are only four people running the office for all of our county, so that will take up to two weeks for and answer!  So we'll probably get an answer from everywhere all at once and then have to go about changing/updating everything we told everyone based on the new info and will probably then have nothing?!?!   lol 


Okay, so now I don't know about you, but I need a good laugh.  I much prefer David Letterman over Jay Leno.  (Dave's voice greets me when I sign on or get e-mail!)  Pete is a Leno person, though I am slowly swaying him toward Dave.  But Jay did have a good one-liner here:

"Today is the 24th anniversary of the IBM personal computer. Experts say it revolutionized work and made people more pro- ductive at the office. Except for the six hours a day they are emailing friends, sufing the Internet, and playing solitaire!" --Jay Leno

And borrowed from ArcaMax, don't you just love it when.....

You can never put anything back in a box the way it came.

Your tire gauge lets out half the air while you're trying to get a reading.

A station comes in brilliantly when you're standing near the radio but buzzes, drifts and spits every time you move away.

You wash a garment with a tissue in the pocket and your entire laundry comes out covered with lint.

You set the alarm on your digital clock for 7pm instead of 7am.

The radio station doesn't tell you who sang that song.

You rub on hand cream and can't turn the bathroom doorknob to get out.

You can't look up the correct spelling of a word in the dictionary because you don't know how to spell it.

You had that pen in your hand only a second ago and now you can't find it.

You reach under the table to pick something off the floor and smash your head on the way up.

Yep!  I am guilty of all of the above.  What about you?

Now let's get serious and see what word the Word has for us today.  Lord knows I need it.  The book of James is considered to be the "proverbs" of the new testament, for it is full of moral precepts.  James was the brother of our Lord and apposed his claims while he lived on earth, but came to believe in Him after the resurection.  "Dear brothers, don't ever forget that it is best to listen much, speak little, and not become angry, for anger doesn't make us good, as God demands that we must be."  James 1:19 & 20 TLB  It's not a sin to be angry.....but it is hard to be angry and not sin!  Miscommunication can cause anger and hurt.  Let us communicate accurately with one another, never be vague and don't jump to conclusions.  Say what you mean and mean what you say, but wrap it all up in the context of love.  Four little words from this verse can go a long way in helping us to avoid anger......listen much, speak little.

May God bless your day in Abundance!

(graphics from Peachtree Accounting software)


  1. I'm trying this again!!!!
    It will not let me leave comments.
    Best of Luck on your job hunt!

  2. I'm sorry Pete isnt feeling well I was hoping that the inhailers had helped.
    I hate it when tissues are left in pockets!!!!
    How do you look up a word you cant spell?
    How true what miscommunication can do.

  3. I'm sorry that Pere is still not feeling well. I have sent up a prayer for him and for you to find a suitable job closer to home. Good luck and may God bless you and your family. Helen

  4. you will be in my prayers today there is an answer coming in his perfect time I am too looking for work but with no car and teenage problams I am trying to figure out another way good luck in your quest to find a job hope your husband is felling better soon take care God bless kelley

  5. Wishing Pete better really soon, hope all goes well with work applications

  6. My husband is jobhunting as well, and it's slow going.  I've worked finding other people jobs for years, but it's different when it's your husband.  Y'all are in my prayers.  I love the verse from James.  That's one of my favorites.

  7. Good Luck job hunting, loved the Arcamax stuff.  Linda

  8. Thank you for visiting my journal.  I enjoyed your jokes and I share your Letterman preference (he's my mail message).
    Good luck with your job hunts, you'll be in my prayers.

  9. I hope things go well for your hunting. The only thing I've really learned, especially through the hard times, is that things always find a way to work themselves out.
    Hang in there and sending you positive thoughts,

  10. Wishing you luck on your job hunting. I have trouble with those tire gauges too. So frustrating. Paula

  11. Still wishing you all the best on job hunting...
    I tend to watch Jay Leno but my goodbye message on my computer is David Letterman because it says "Goodnight Linda" and I always reply goodnight dave... Lol... :)
    Have a great weekend!


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