FOR NOVEMBER 2013
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ending Sunday, November 24th, 2013
That's all I can say about this week for sure. If
I did not have faith in Him who reins I would not have any
idea how to handle trials when they come. New job, new site
I'm working for, new processes (lots of them) and sometimes
you just can't get all your ducks in a row. And it's not the
big things, because I have a good handle on all of the big
things that I am used to. It's the minutia that is the problem.
The small little processes that I am not aware of. I know
communication is a big deal, and I am getting better with
that, but sometimes no matter how hard you try or work at
getting your ducks in a row, something always FAILS.
the plus side I have been working really hard to get my EMCTA
and EMCIE certifications which will go a long way in backing
up the knowledge I already know. The good thing is that I
have some great bosses to work with (upper level) and they
understand I am new to things and I don't have the resources
I need at my disposal (like other team members do), so I am
working to get things straight. In the end no matter what
happens, it's always in God's plans. Trials are how He shapes
us into the types of people He wants us to be and you just
to "Let go and let God take over".
than that, it's been relatively quiet this week. I did drive
up to LA last weekend to hang out with friends and had a great
time. Haven't seen them in forever so it was good to just
hang out and see how they are doing.
other big deal is my little brother ending up having to go
to the hospital with a ridiculous heart rate. He needs to
take better care of himself, especially with two young kids
that depend on him, especially given the problems their mother
has right now. When I think about the relationships he has
gotten into it does tell me that mine really weren't as bad
as I thought they were and that again, God's plan is always
different than our own.
Bucs won their 3rd game in a row. Not sure if I should be
happy about that or not. If they would have kept losing we
could get a top draft pick but that won't happen. Haha. Schinao
finally stopped being a tyrant and it looks like the team
is playing much better and closing games out.
that is about it. I am going to setup my certification tests
as soon as possible so I can that under my belt and keep the
boss happy. Hope you had a great weekend and do me a favor.
Pray for someone you know that needs God's touch. There are
a multitude of people I pray for every night before I fall
asleep. I ask very little from God other than how much I need
Him in my life to mold and shape me. What are you asking for?
people need help, but they rely on the things of this world
instead of He who is NOT of this world. Pray for others --
that God may wrap His arms around them and keep them safe
a great weekend!
ending Sunday, November 17th, 2013
more quiet week -- yay!
Yes, much better! I like it when the weeks are more
quiet and I can focus on my training and certifications. That
has been my goal (and my bosses goal) since I came onboard
here with EMC. I love the company, the people are great and
I hope that this is where I retire from and end up fishing
and golfing the rest of my years (single or not! haha -- though
I have embraced my single-dom. If that is what God's plans
are for me then who I am to say otherwise?
was great as always this weekend. I cannot say what Pastor
Bob talked about but it was very funny and of course, right
on point with what God wants us to know. Weed out the sin
and bad things in your life and focus on His plans for your
life. That is exactly what I have been doing and I am excited
about not only today but what God has in store for me. Each
day I am thankful to be alive and able to do His work. While
I may not be doing anything special as some good disciples
are doing, I am doing the part that He has designed for me.
MotoGP racing this weekend and that is OK. I cannot wait to
see what Nicky has in store for next year. I really hope that
they figure out the electronics and get that bike working
the way the other 2nd tier GP bikes are. He's not going to
have factory speed unless they get those electronics worked
the Bucs won their second game in a row!!! How good is that.
I know I am one of the people calling for Schiano's firing
but let's see what the rest of the season has in store. Ok
that is about it for this week. I know it's short but I am
driving up to LA to celebrate a friend's birthday and I need
to get OUT OF THE HOUSE! LOL.
a great rest of your weekend and check in with you later!
ending Sunday, November 10th, 2013
a very quiet but good week!
So yes, it's quiet around here and I like that. Since
the fall has set in and the cooler temperatures have rolled
in my neighbors (and me) have been closing all the windows
so that knocks the noise down. Working from home I need that
to focus on what I am doing. Of course if they get too noisy
I will just crank up Slacker and play my music, lol -- provided
I am not on a conference call. Actually the music helps out
not much else going on. I have been trying to get my certifications
completed. My boss wants me to get them done, I want to get
them done so this is something that really need to be completed
ASAP. We also have some corporate changes going on so I am
not sure if my current boss is still going to be my boss later.
I'd hate that because he is taking good care of me -- and
we take good care of him. Very much like the relationship
I had when I was in VA with my boss. That definitely makes
me feel blessed to be in that situation twice in a row.
friends has a "meet up" on Wednesday night in Long
Beach (CA). It's about an 85 mile ride from my house in San
Diego. I don't normally like riding at night but to be honest,
freeway riding at night is safer than city street riding at
night. You don't have to deal with people running red lights.
Honestly, you just have to ride with your head on a swivel
and act as though no one can see you (because odds are, they
cannot). The ride up was nice, the weather was great and it
was just good to meet some new people and hang out with some
old friends. I must say my old age is starting to catch up
to me as I had some tendentious. I think long rides without
knee dragging with do that to you.
was awesome as always and it's good to see Pastor Bob's fire
re-ignited. I want to get involved with the shoebox for Christmas
that is going on and then talk to Willy about getting involved
in other areas I can serve. I haven't heard that we're doing
more work for the homeless which is something I have wanted
to do but we'll wait and see. I watched the final MotoGP race
this season (boo Marquez!). It's apparent the Spanish own
the MotoGP series (especially with Repsol so heavily involved).
Why can't we can some American oil companies involved in MotoGP
and bring more manufacturers back and level the playing field?!
Hayden will be testing the customer spec RCV tomorrow so I
am interested in how that plays out.
than that, the only other things are the fact my neighbors
(two houses down) whom I have not met left their garage door
and the door to the house wide open last night. It looks like
they might have moved out but there was stuff still in there
so I called the SDPD and had them check it out. Then not long
after that I started getting some weird text and a call from
someone I don't know who seemed to be "a few sandwiches
short of a full picnic basket" if you know what I mean.
Had to block that number. Funny thing is the call was from
Canada. I know a few people there but not this person.
well, I'm good! Just need to keep running and keep the exercise
up. I can probably stand to lose about 10lbs so maybe I need
to curb my Coca Colas. Ummmm probably not. Love em :) Hope
you had a great week and I will talk to you soon. Be safe
and God bless!
ending Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
comes the fall!
Interesting but quiet this week fo'sho. Had a long
talk with the boss this week about the training I did recently
and what my "plan of action" is. We both agree I
need to bang out the certifications that will help us both
in the long run so starting tomorrow I'll be focused on that
and try to get them completed ASAP. That will keep me from
having to travel for more training and I can stay home and
just work on the planning and Architecture work that I love
to do. That also means I'll be able to put the day to day
stuff aside and excel and what I do.
else is going good. I can't say great because I wouldn't know
the difference between good and great most of the time anyway
(lol). I do know what a bad week is like but God has a plan
for us all and when we face trials or not, all that matters
is who you are looking for guidance. Him or yourself? If I
have learned anything, depending solely on myself has gotten
me into nothing but trouble. And Lord knows, trouble has followed
me my entire life. Not as bad as one might think but enough
to get me into some sticky "situ-a-a-shuns" nobody
really likes to be in.
I am looking forward to this week. For the first time in a
LONG time I am going to toss my leg over the CBR Wednesday
night in full leathers and ride up to Long Beach for a night
time "meet and greet" and then take a ride south
down to Dana Point (I think that is where they are headed)
where we're all going to meet up. I think they may do some
canyon runs but not me, lol. I'm not pressing my luck on that
one and instead will peel off and take a casual and relaxing
ride back home.
was fantastic this weekend and got one of the best quotes
ever: "Humility isn't think less of yourself, it's thinking
about yourself less." When you let that sink into your
brain and bounce around your ears you realize eloquent and
true that statement is you start to get a much better perspective
on what is important in the short time we have on this earth.
no word on my niece yet and we're still praying for a good
outcome. I know why she ran away but no matter what the reason
is, you don't leave your family hanging the wind with no word
or anything as to your safety and well-being. We've all run
away as kids -- for an hour or a day but never for 3+ months.
well no MotoGP this weekend. Just watched another EPIC Buccaneer
loss (Fire Schiano!!!) and of course this was a laid back
weekend. The training starts hard-core this week and I want
my certs done (at least one of them) this months so I can
relax. Going to have Thanksgiving dinner with the Springers
which is always a load of fun. Hope you had a great weekend
and talk to you again soon!