I dont' know why I am always surprised at how fast time goes, and how it just seems to go faster and faster each year.
I haven't had my own personal computer for some time now and rely on the kindness of my husband to leave me his laptop. Though with me working full time now I rarely find time to sit down and think, let a lone write...and I sure miss writing and documenting my life....whether or not it has been fun lately.
Life has a way of showing you that you are blessed despite the feelings of being forgotten by the wayside. This whole thing in Haiti has shined some light on my life. And though I know they have it bad, the worst of the worst, it hasn't taken away my personal trials just made them feel a little lighter.
Humbling this month has been, with many of our own personal struggles, I began working in houskeeping in the hospital. I actually enjoy it. I like working with my hands an interacting with people. Some would rather not be bothered but most just want to chat. It is fun hearing their stories and meeting some amazing people. And I love hearing thank you. But I can't help but think, how sad the nations state is in when after going to college and getting a degree, I am working hourly and minimum wage....It is humbling.
A fellow housekeeper asked me what I did before this job, when I informed her that I had taught school and been staying at home, she asked shockingly why I was doing housekeeping. To which I replied...it was the only thing I could get right now, and I am grateful to have a job. I am...and yet sometimes it is just plain humbling to be doing what I am doing. Not that I am a proud person, but it just is surprising that this is all I could find right now.
The plus to it all is that with in six months I can apply for other jobs within the hospital, and they will pay for furthering my education. So my goal is to go to school to become a nurse, and later become a nurse educator....we will see how this will happen. But I feel there is a reason why this housekeeping job came to me, if not for just plain humbling me, feeding my family but for develping my character and furthering my ability to help provide for our family.
And on another note!!!
BEE turned 7!!! my little chipmunk is such a grown up girl. She wanted an under the sea birthday dinner. So we decked out the front room with fish from the ceiling, I made fish shapped hamburger patties and a fish bowl cake. I think she had fun.
And I think I devoured a whole bag of corn nuts while typing this.....