Monday, February 21, 2005

All The Latest

Yes, I know it's been a long time. Thanks for all of the "where the heck are you?" e-mails. I just wanted to let you all know that I am here. All is .... eh, okay - - I guess.

I am tired. Too tired to get online much these days. I apologize for being unsociable.

I'll try to give you a quick update.

I mentioned before that I started a part time job. Last week, I started a 2nd part time job. Both of them put together = a full time job.

The second job is at an assisted living facility. I have been blessed to cross paths with someone who was in the process of working on adding a salon to the facility, but didn't have anyone to help her with the services. When she overheard me telling someone that I still see a few senior citizens for their hair care needs, she started to beam and said, "Oh my God! I can't believe that I haven't thought of you!" Then, she filled me in on the details. We still have many loose ends to tie up, but we should have the salon all set up and ready soon. The girl who I will be alternating with is someone I worked with almost 20 years ago. She's a little younger than me and paid me the nicest compliment when she said, "I'm so glad that I've had the chance to talk to you again. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and all you did for me when I was a young kid, just out of school. You took me under your wing and taught me so much. I'll never forget it." I couldn't help but cry because, here I was - thinking I'd never done anything in my life that mattered. If anything, I thought of myself as a bad influence on her. You'd have to know my life story to understand what I mean. It's nice to hear from someone that I wasn't a total loser in those days.

Another reason why I haven't updated is because I'm going through some personal difficulties at this time and I'd really appreciate any good vibes and prayers y'all could send my way. Stephen is doing well, and for that, I am thankful. I'm just going through a strange spiritual eye opening which has forced me to take a very good look inside myself. I've learned things about myself that I didn't know or didn't want to know. At any rate ... my life is at a cross roads and it's very scary. I hate change. Rather, I fear change. But it's time to face some of my demons. It's time to get some things resolved so I can move forward. Maybe someday, I'll write about all of this. For now, I've gone back into my hand written journal. It's therapeutic for me to actually write with a pen and let the feelings flow onto the paper.

Lastly and more importantly, my mama's having some health problems. Last week she was diagnosed with emphysema and today, I went with her to the diagnostic center where they scanned her to see if she has an aneurysm on her aorta. While looking at the chest x-ray, the Dr. saw something that appeared to be one and he wanted to check that out. The photos I have up there were made Friday. Two of mama's sisters, their daughters and I took her out for her birthday. The photo in the upper left is the only one of mama and me. She would ring my neck for posting this because she looks tired. Maybe so, but still pretty.

Although mama doesn't have internet connection right now and won't be reading this :: Happy Birthday Mama! Tomorrow, she'll be 69 years old. I hope I get to celebrate many more with her.

 I will now end this very long-winded, over due update. :)

Y'all take care!



my78novata said...

Oh IM so sorry to hear about your mom. I know its hard. My parents both them have really went down hill nad i get phone calls having to rush over there. I still have my grandmother two doors down also still. Its hard. the girls are taking all day cna classes so they can be more help but that wont be over for two months and that means satrudays are tottally on my own. I knew your working was going to make you worn out. So I hated to bother you. I knew you would post if you needed prayer or anything bad. I m glad stephen is doing so  much better. I know how hard it is to take care of him. Having To run Rachale and rule our lives around the  special needs kids has showm me alot. Then after the girls accident and all that stuff. WELL you know how that is. its just taken up more time. SO I knew you were just going to be very tired. I m glad you got on and I m sorry your going thru personal stufff. I kind of have been seeing things of late. Must be our age or something. I told Tod I just as soon not have any personal friends. Not physical. I can be happy with just my j land friends. I really hate social izing wit any groups. Its been a hard year seems every group we have been with is well they are just WELL I dont wnat o say bad things so I ll leave it at that. But If you need to talk call or IM me or email. Even if its just to vent. Lori

sistercdr said...

You're in my prayers, and you have my belief that you will come through this time triumphant.

hope5555 said...

Well, I can certainly see why you've been too busy to update. Two jobs, plus your mom's health problems.  I'll keep her in my prayers.

babyshark28 said...

ahhh, so nice to hear from you!

So glad you have some part time jobs to entertain you from home, I know I enjoy getting out with the public getting affirmation other than family is really healthy. :)

so sad to hear about personal woes, I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

happy birthday to your mama!

dbaumgartner said...

Wow, you certainly have been busy.  Good to hear that Stephen is doing well.  As for you and your Mom, you will be in my prayers.  {{{{{Hugs}}}}}

indigosunmoon said...

You sound like you need a big hug.
Thinking of you...

shayreen1 said...

first time here, happy birthday to your mom.
check out my journal.

luckyaugustgirl said...

HI MIA!!!!
Sounds like you had a great birthday with your mom! Those are nice, I dont have those, Im lucky if i get thank yous for her cards!

Congrats on your jobs, it sounds like there couldnt be a better candidate for the positions! Sounds like its coming so natural to you :)

You are in my thoughts and prayers for smooth transitions through your crossroads! :)


jamcs605 said...

Hi Mia, I don't have prayers but let me send you some good Karma, I have an abundance of it today.  Wrap the warm light around you and place your mind in a peaceful scene and know that you are more wonderful than you think you are.  Kisses to Stephen and to the old man.   Turn on some favorite music and dance, it's great therapy.