Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tomorrow I get baptized.

They haven't advertised the Manager job in the newspaper, but they got two or three apps besides Greg's.  I still believe Greg is the most qualified candidate.  We'll see what goes next week.  I bet they interview next week.  They know we need a third person soon.

I cooked up a smoothie.  Unsweetened coconut milk, wheat germ, ice, blueberries, 1 tbsp. honey, 1/2 cup orange juice, one banana, one scoop protein powder, one scoop vanilla ice cream.  I'm going to put it a bit less of ice cream each time I make it, but for now I want to be sure to make one that my husband will like.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I work in the Materials Management department as an inventory clerk and our manager walked out last Wednesday!  He quit. They increased my hours from 20 a week to 38 (which I agreed to) and every day so far has been a blur.  I've been so busy!  I never worked anywhere where a  boss just walked out like that.

My new hours are 8-4:30pm, MWF, and 8-3pm, T/TH.  With these hours I can come home and rest a bit before Zumba.  I was so tired tonight before Zumba but it's amazing...I do Zumba and always feel better afterward.  Tonight I had 19 students.  It was so very much fun.  When we were ready to do the last song, a stretch routine, one of the women said, "Is it over already?"  Haha!  Yeah, I had 59 minutes of dance-fitness in the playlist.  The music makes the hour go by so quickly.

Today I learned the first half of creating a purchase order.  I learned how to replenish the Med-Dispense drawers in the Emergency Department.  I like working with Greg.  He is never mean or rude.  He's real easy to work with.  And he's training me to do his job.  He's trained me since I first hired on so it feels natural and I'm comfortable working with him.  He applied for the manager job and I feel confident that he'll get it.  He knows the computer system well and he knows the inventory extremely well, and he provides good customer service.  He's a shoo-in in my opinion.  The Human Resources lady is gone till Thursday so we're waiting to see if they advertise the position or just interview him.  Whatever they do they better do it fast because it's a lot of work for two people and there's no part of it we can just ignore until we do get a manager.  We have to deliver supplies.  We have to receive shipments.  We have to order the supplies.  There's nothing we can put off or take a short-cut on.

My step-mom is having a lumpectomy.  I hope it's a small lump and we're so happy she needs no further treatment.  We're all so glad. We've been concerned for three weeks.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

No Revelation Wellness scholarship for me.  Meh.  Too bad, so sad.  I do wish Lisa would have emailed me and confirmed as soon as she knew that I didn't get anything.  She could have spared me a long week of anticipation and hope and wondering.

So where does this leave me.  Surely I don't need this one single certification.  I won't deny, it woulda been nice!  But it was a "wanna have" not a "hafta have."  Right?  (I try to convince myself.)

I sure wish I had listened to my dance teachers all those years when they explained what the muscles were that caused each movement.  I thought it dull and tuned it out. I just wanted to move.  Psoas?  Pish posh, who cares where it is and what it does?  Well, 25 years later, I do.  Should have applied myself more.  "Shoulda, woulda, coulda" as my husband says.

What do I want.  I'm most interested in developing flexibility and strength.  Now Yoga seems like the perfect thing but I'm not into the eastern aspect of yoga and this town is already saturated with yoga and masseuses anyway.  One of my favorite college classes was called "Stretch and Flex."  My dance instructor taught it.  That's the kind of class I would like to lead here.  It would complement Zumba.  And stretching, flexibility, strength and balance are so important to everyday living.

One thing she said that has always stuck with me was "How do you define physically fit?"  How?  She said, "If you can do everything you want to do, then that is physically fit."  So if you wanna climb cliffs or be an extreme skateboarder you gotta have a certain level of fitness to do that.  If you wanna be able to vacuum and do the marketing, you have to have a certain level of fitness for that.  She absolutely loved dance, but had a back injury.  It was sad, but she still taught.  She said she wanted to set an example and she did.  She wasn't the best dancer but she loved dance with a passion.

Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

What a glorious day.  I got up kind of early, I forgot what time, but it was earlyish.  Got on my computer.  Took a shower.  Washed my hair.  Went on the "Walk Across the Dam" at noon and it was a beautiful walk.  This is a pic of some of my Zumba crew.  The end of the dam had a fence so I said we have to all touch the fence to make our walk complete before we go back.

On your left is Mayela, my closest friend.  She's Costa Rican.  Next, with the cap is Jeanie from New York.  She was married 30 years and her husband passed on only a few months ago.  She is grieving, and misses him so much, but she smiles often in spite of her pain.  Me in the middle.  Then Kathy with the gray scarf.  She is the one who goes hard for Jesus.  She is the servant leader to goes to Juarez with Bibles, food, clothing, and the Good News.  She talks a lot and if I'm on my deathbed it's she that I would call for to talk to me about the Lord when I'm on my way out of the world.  Then the blond is Susan and she's my new prayer partner from my new Baptist church.  

I cooked last night.  Beef teriyaki with broccoli.  Or rather, beef teriyaki with broccoli mush.  I microwaved the broccoli, then put it in the pan to saute it with the onion and it was immediately apparent that that's too much cooking for the poor little broccolies.  I was still exceedingly pleased with myself because all the chopping and preparing was effort, and I gave myself credit for that.  The people eating it, otherwise called "my family" were down in the mouth because the specter of my main dish was, admittedly, visually disgusting.  Yet I am discouraged not!  This cooking thing is a process.  I will make it a second time and I just know it'll be better.  I made a salad for my husband tonight and we've eaten greens like three times last week.  I was practicing for the rollout of 2014!

"Holy motion."  I read about it on The Christian Post.  I like that term.  I found it in "However, the idea that holy motion toward the things of God indicates saving faith is not works salvation at all. Rather it highlights an important distinction: there is a difference in the efficient cause of salvation and the evidences of that salvation."

Tomorrow it's back to work and back to Zumba.  We had no Zumba Tuesday and I sure missed it.  We all did.  I hope for big classes this month!

Our God is great and greatly to be praised.  I'm still asking God to let me get that scholarship for Revelation Wellness.  I will find out by Friday.  They wrote me and said "depending on circumstances" I may still get a scholarship.  I've no idea what those circumstances can be, but  I want it so badly.  Now I'm waiting on the Lord.  I've done my part.  He knows already how it will turn out and he knows my heart - for better or for worse.  In the meantime, I am exercising my faith muscles as I await an answer from the Rev Well peeps.

Sometimes I think I'd be really good at it and sometimes I worry and think I have no right to be even thinking I can do it.