Thursday, June 16, 2011


First, just to update you a tiny bit about yesterdays dilemma.

Mike did resign at work. He will be finished the 2nd of July. Money wise he is okay through July so can take care of rent, insurance and gas. So he will have time to find his next job. It was a stressful afternoon for him telling his grandfather his plans (who instead of taking it wisely was a smart a** about it but that was his choice). Jim took time to absorb and after much talking last night will sit back and just watch and advise when asked but will not be judging. He was happy to know that when the time comes, if the time comes, that him and Mike can be business partners.

As for my daycare, I still don’t know. I really don’t want to go anywhere’s but Jim and I did talk about different ideas and will keep talking and praying about it and see what life brings.


On the challenge front it’s going great. When your stressed what choices do you have? You can eat and not do anything or take that stress and work it off and that is what I chose to do. My calories are lower then they have been for a bit but that’s part of Phase 6 but that’s fine because I took a peek at the scale and it’s liking me right now….except this is week three and that means my TOM is coming so we’ll see by Monday. The exercise, well it hasn’t been the kind on my challenge but it has been hard work. Monday Mike and I went geo-caching and hiking and day 1 of my 100 days to 5K with  Brad. Tuesday and Wednesday was tons of shoveling and tilling and weeding the garden. Last night was just about the last of the shoveling and I did go for a walk but not a power walk, a relaxing clear my mind walk. Tonight I need to do my Brad 100 days to 5K walk. It has been going pretty good. Easy really because the walking and fast walking are only a few minutes at a time and I was already doing my running but I thought about skipping a part and going to week three to be with everyone else but I truly want to know how to run and breath and more so am starting at the start and in 100 days will be able to run the full 5K without running out of breath and without dying.

So there it is. The Life of Riley. Not easy but life isn’t suppose to be. It’s suppose to be full of challenges so that we learn to lean on others, to lean on the Lord instead of thinking we can do it all alone. We can’t, we don’t have to, we don’t need too. I want to thank you all for your advice yesterday. Each one of you had a point and was talked about and thought about and will be thought about for some time to come. THANK YOU!!! 

Take care and have a blessed and awesome afternoon.


Karen Butler Ogle said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, Julie. Lots of planning and decisions to make. I'm glad things are good on the exercise front. Hang in there. :)

JW said...

You are doing AWESOME!!! Is that a new picture I see on the sidebar?? Inspiring! :) It doesn't have to be called an "exercise" to count, right? Hard work is work!!

Michele said...

Glad things are a little better. Making changes and processing all of the prospects takes times. So, give yourself plenty of time to weigh everything.

Great attitude in making your choice to work harder on being healthy in a time of stress.

Take care. michele

Anne H said...

Add mine to what the others said -
I have no doubt it will all work out for you!
You are just that kind of person!
The "Loved" kind!

Princess Dieter said...

I missed a day of reading blogs and wow, all this is happening.

I am like you: I wonder why family can't always work well together, mentoring generation after generation.

Maybe in the future, son will want to come back and join his Papa. Maybe not...but he should be able to work where he's treated as...a valuable addition. Not a person to yell at. I hope that what he finds is just right for him AT THIS TIME and that the future may be really great for all in the business (or not).

And I understand what you mean. My family was brought up that you don't take advantage. That you pay ON TIME or you figure out a way around it, but you respect providers. We've always had people want to work for us AGAIN, cause we're timely (heck, I routinely get discounts from the gardener for being "one of the few" who pays in a timely manner). We pay EXTRA if the work is done well and as required. We respect the laborers who make our lives run smoothly.

And the people who care for children deserve a lot of respect and honor. I can you trust someone with your most precious possessions, and NOT honor their work? Well, I hate drama. I hate conflict. I like tranquil transactions/relationships. And I tend to say bye to relationships that only offer stress/drama. I'm too old for that crap.

May God not only bring patience and wisdom and grace into your situation, may He open amazing doors for YOU and Mike and everyone.

Lizzie said...

I've been thinking about you and hoping the childcare situation can be worked out...hard to believe it won't since you're so passionate about it.

Keep up the good work!

E. Jane said...

Sorry for all the turmoil that you are going through right now. I haven't commented for a while, due to my own "turmoil," but I'm back and wish you the best. Prayers coming your way...