Eating, Cleaning, Prepping, and Using Talents

One might say it was a good eating weekend! George made Fried chicken with rosemary. And I made Mac N Cheese.

I love having the panko crumb mix baked in on the top!

One dog is trimmed and the other is not. I will have to work on him this weekend. I DID however give George a hair cut and also gave myself one. Someone had asked if I would include cutting my hair on a video and I have it filmed so I think it’ll be about the 3rd video out from now.

Using the Talents

I was able to get in a little bit of a Bible reading time yesterday. I’ve been working on “what God wants me to do”. Our life is so busy and I guess I keep thinking that we need to be doing these Grandiose things – writing books, doing a church ministry, serving in some big capacity, hosting Bible studies, etc. We never get around to doing these big “someday” things and especially in a COVID world.

So God and I had a little chat as we do sometimes accompanied by a few audio books and prayers. I was beckoned to make a list of talents that I’m good at. And then brainstorm ideas off from that. Just off the top of my head I came up with these:

  • Prayer
  • Writing
  • Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Planning
  • Talking one on one
  • Passion for Older People
  • Office Skills
  • Social Media

I’ve not gotten very far into breaking these things down into actual tasks as far as brainstorming. That is the next level. I’ll be working on that! I guess the important thing was the message is that all those skills can be used to do things for people out of love and for His purpose and glory and that it doesn’t have to be BIG GRAND things. It can be small personal ones.

How hard is it to stop and pray for someone, or to get a card in the mail (sometimes that one is hard – has to get on a list so it’s not forgotten). Helping people solve issues or being there for a friend in need, and a big one soon will be taking care of Momma.

COVID is Moving In On the Circles

Mom called last night and the friend that is to take her to the doctor this week has been exposed to COVID and has gone for a test. She won’t know til Tuesday. Mom has two doc appointments back to back on different days that she was to have this week. One is the shot in her eye to keep the vision in the one eye that is not blind. So I’m “on call” for this Thursday doc appointment if her friend tests positive. Mom said she could cancel the heart doc appointment and could do it later so I’d not miss two days of work. If I do take her I’m hoping to get in at least part of a work day and work my hours on other days. I have one vacation day in December (Dec 11) that I really need to be able to pull Christmas together to get my wrapping done and house together, so I’ll do what I can to keep it. If I use it Thursday I won’t have it for the 12th. But I’m not going to fret over it.

I get stressed worrying about the future and trying to plan and to guess and it all can be just hogwash by end of day. So I’m throwing all plans out the window and just living day by day. It takes a lot of stress away. I still plan but have to have the spirit that it’s just all hog wash until the moment comes and whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I’ve lived my entire life trying to organize my world and coordinate it to the nth degree and it’s really all for naught! All it does is frustrate us all. lol Well not really. I shouldn’t say that. Things wouldn’t happen if you didn’t plan it. I guess it’s the flexibility part of planning that I’m not very good at. So I’m happy to report to you that I’m trying to be flexible. Even to the point of losing my cherished vacation day. We spend all of our PTO time in Texas and then I don’t have any or many to use back home. So I am having to learn how not to have my little catch up days. I mean what’s it gonna matter and to whom if I’m behind at the house? No one. But me. And George maybe but he’s flexible. So I’ll gladly give up my time to Mom and her needs. And may have to give up salary too if I’m out of PTO time. No work. No pay.

Yesterday I made myself a nice little breakfast. George had double the chicken the night before and was not hungry. I enjoyed my little breakfast.

My office has become Santa’s Workshop I think by default. It’s a mess in there. It kinda messes with my mind too. I like a nice neat office with no stuff piled around. But alas there it all is, piled around. It’s for a good cause though. There again, trying to be flexible! I had to cover up gifts to get the shot. lol

Little Bit got to come in for a few. Sorry the lighting was not good. But just capturing the moment on the fly.

Lots of things tossed about on my desk too.

All that said, I did get to clean quite a bit yesterday. More ironing, cleaned the kitchen, dusted the house all but my office, mopped the foyer floor which has been on my list for weeks, and tidied up the den and living areas.

I guess I did not realize how dingy/dirty it was. It looks much better now!

I guess this is where George has been getting some of his recipes lately!

And of course I’ll leave you with Mr. Roger who loves that bed in the office. He was hanging out with his Daddy while he played Mr. Claus.

And I need to get into work I guess. Need to get more coffee and figure out what’s for lunch! But oh! I forgot to say that I also got a walk in with my neighbor, and I was able to work on the iMovie for a couple of hours which made me happy. It’s amazing what we did this weekend!

Now we have to “regroup” on Christmas and to what is left. And need to get that wrapped up and done.

And life moves on. We do the best we can with what we have in the time we have.

6 responses to “Eating, Cleaning, Prepping, and Using Talents”

  1. Morning Sonya, what a great blog today, I am so happy that you are slowly beginning to try…..and I know how hard this is for you… not be so rigid in your plans for days ahead, and looking at….and getting things done today leaving tomorrow till tomorrow comes. the Bible reading is a good one……I hope that Mums friend does not have the Coronavirus..and that you don’t have to take too much time out…but as you rightly say Mom comes first…..Love Maisies new tidy look and I’m sure you’ll be able to get some of Rogers hair trimmed as well come the weekend, hopefully, Ok love I’m going now it’s almost lunch time here for Mary and me…we just have a sandwich at this time. Today it’s the last of the chicken from dinner the other day. I always put butter and garlic mayonnaise as a base plus maybe a tomato if I can find any !! Hope all goes well today. Drive safely to work and home xx

  2. Your dinner looks good. I love fried chicken. It is smart you got an early start on Christmas shopping. I haven’t even started yet. I have a family member with a birthday so I have bought that and working on Thanksgiving plans.
    I am sorry to hear about your Mom’s eye. That is scary having sight only in one. I hope she will be okay and the shot helps. I remember taking my Mom to her appointments.
    It has turned cold here today, I had to dig out a warm set of clothes this morning. Your little dogs look sweet laying together snug on the couch. It is good they have each other and get along. I bet they would be lost without each other.
    I watched The Queen’s gambit. She had such an amazing mind. I don’t play chess but my husband and grandson do. I thought it was an interesting show. I am watching The Crown now. It is addicting..

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