Sunday, October 12, 2014

What's the Message?

I wonder what God is trying to tell me. I know this: I can't be a superwoman. I can't bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan in the career woman way. Was that a Charlie perfume commercial? I can't sustain and support myself by myself. I need to rely on God and others for a little help or big help.

Life is overwhelming. I need some joy and fun. And prayers.

And if God would just write down what I am suppose to do with my limitations and weaknesses and sinus infection, I would appreciate it.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shivering for Life

On Sunday I joined about 50 other people in a Pro-Life Prayer Chain. For one hour we stood on a busy street in front of and near an abortion clinic and held various pro-life and anti-abortion signs. We were silent, yet I felt we were very powerful and loud. Many drivers toot-tooted their horns in support. There were only two drivers who demonstrated anger at us, but they didn't run us over or even get out of their cars. Some drivers gave no response and that's okay. After all it was a busy street, and people needed to pay attention to the traffic.

Next time I do this, I will wear a hat and add another sweater to my layers of clothing unless it's really hot outside.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Good-bye Car, Big Burdensome Car

Sold broken down car to mechanic who will flip it.
Secretly, I am glad I do not have a car now especially that car.
I will be glad when I get another car, but right now I seem to be coping okay for the short-term.
Secretly, I hated driving that car. I mean it gave me a lot of good years, but I was so uncomfortable driving it, parking it, then I worried about it a lot.

Big old car was a burden. Gone now. Sounds crazy to be happy to be carless now.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting Help and Health

a) One friend sent me a $100 gift card, which will come in very, very, handy at big store that sells everything from food to underwear to socks to toilet paper to laundry detergent. It will come in very, very handy. This is not the first time she has given me gift cards.

b) I called my church and then went to the rectory office. My parish gave me a $25 gift card to local grocery store chain. Yes, it will come in handy.

c) I called a Prevent Homelessness hotline that is somehow tied to Catholic Charities and asked for financial aid and case management services. A lady took my name, number, town and said someone will call me back within three business days.

d) I called Catholic Charities inquiring about financial assistance and case management services. They gave me the phone number for the prevent homelessness hotline that I already called.

Since I'm off (unemployed) this week, I decided to take care of a few other matters. 

e) Made dental appointment since check up and cleaning is covered under my insurance. Dentist office is about 1/2 mile away, so I can walk.

f) Made another appointment with another doctor that I have been putting off. That's about two miles away, and I can walk if I need to. 

Yesterday I filed for unemployment benefits AGAIN, which I was able to do online. 





Thursday, September 18, 2014

No Car, No Job, No Money

I can't afford to get my old car fixed right now.

Today I found out that my temp-to-hire position is just temp, and my last day is tomorrow.

Stomach pains, chest pains.

I hated telling my dad this news. He's worried and stressed about me. I am worried and stressed about him.

I can't stop crying.

Can't even pray now.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Broken Car

Who is the patron saint of cars?

So on the way to work, my car broke down. Right away I called my manager and told her. After asking if I was okay, she said to take my time getting to work. I called her a few hours later and gave her an update. A called my guy at the temp agency at this point too. I couldn't call him from the side of the road, because I didn't have his phone number. I left him a voice mail. A few hours later I got to work and stayed late.  So when I got home at 9:00 pm, there was a message from Temp Agency Guy to call him back. Wonder what he has to say. I hope it's not bad, and that I'm not getting fired. I'm still in the temp phase of this temp-to-hire job.

Have message from mechanic too. Bet he's going to tell me to repairs cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I only have $. Well, more like $ 00.27


Dear God, Again, I have a big problem, I can't handle. Please fix.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Engagement

Yesterday after work, I had a doctor's appointment. The doctor and I had good news to share with each other. I have my temp-to-hire job and she just got engaged and her office was filled with flowers! I'm pretty sure she's in her 40's judging on when she started practicing. (I've been her patient for most of those years.) This just goes to show that being a single woman over 40 does NOT mean you are dead. And the diamonds (yes, plural) on her engagement ring - not too shabby. Okay, not the most important thing, but I'm impressed. I'm pretty sure there are no more diamonds left in the mine. And BIG diamonds too - large enough to serve as spotlights at a movie premiere.

And she's writing off my co-pays too!

Yay Doctor!!!!!