Tonight marks a year since Dad up and skeedaddled on us. I can't stop crying today which is kinda embarassing considering I'm working until 2. Thankfully my 2 coworkers today knew dad and are being incredibly gracious to me. The main manager today is my husband's friend so I know I won't get yelled at.
It's been tough the last few weeks. Not only is it the time of year but this garnishment on my check is putting a hurting on us. In a months time, they've taken out over 300 of my pay. It's put a hurting on us. Bad. As in, I can't afford the gas to get back and forth to church. So it looks as if I'm heading back to my "home" church as it is only 5 minutes away instead of 40. Im praying about it.
Work schedules go from Wednesday to the next Tuesday. They just put the schedules for the next work week out a few minutes ago. I always work Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday... but according to the schedule they just now posted, I am off next Tuesday.
Wait, what!? Business is picking up, not slowing down. Why am I off next Tuesday when I always work that day?
Last post by Roscoe - December 15, 2018, 10:35:40 PM
Well. The rain finally stopped. I STILL have this stupid head cold. And I've spent the day as a "me" day, with Lu at work and Chey at grandma's. What did I do? Old man things. I went to the library and grumbled to myself about the kids there, went to the parts store and told the 10 year old behind the counter what serpentine belt I needed for Rusty and grumbled to myself when he "needed" to know whether it was a two wheel drive or a 4 wheel drive, went to Walmart and grouched to myself about the kids in the way there while I bought Rusty's Christmas present, aka a new battery... and that's where my grinchy self got nailed. Old man standing at the exit holding a sign. I thought " great another moocher". Then I recognized him. A pastor of the local Pentecostal Holiness church and one of my friends. The sign simply said " Jesus is STILL the reason for Christmas." Moved me to tears, thinking about how I had prejudged him and how I had often overlooked the reason for the season. I posted a sappy fb post about it, then went grocery shopping. Somehow, the people at the grocery store didn't irritate me near as bad. Partly because it convicted me...and partly because the pastor in question- I know his life. We disagree doctrinally, but he is as holiness and good a man as I have ever met. About 3 years ago his wife of 50+ years passed away. It left him broken. They had married as high school sweethearts and they never did anything apart. He's been alone, no kids, no family, just his little church every since. He's literally lost 200 lbs...but through it all, every time I see him in the store he hugs me and tells me how good God is.