All week I've thought of today with various titles. It's Saturday. It's New Release Day. It's New Year's Eve. Then I signed into FB and there was a reminder that today would have been Joe's birthday. He would have turned 62. It was a birthday to which he was looking forward. The way he had it figured, we could take early retirement from Social Security, he could cut his work schedule back to 3 or 4 days a week and we'd be pretty well fixed. He lived only 5 days past his last birthday..........
When I saw that, it was a mule kick to the gut, but I am not going to let it get to me today. He is where he most wanted to be. Within hours/days of his death, I had a single scripture verse running through my head: "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future." I've lived on that for almost a year now and I can live on it a while longer. I'll think about my great expectations today. Here's my song for today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztr8RmpV9Ys&NR=1&feature=endscreen
Truely, I'm glad to put 2011 behind me. It's been a struggle, emotionally and physically and financially. But my God is interested in "increase". I expect to be happier, more joyful, stronger, healthier, fitter, and to move out of the pit where my finances are concerned in 2012. I'm also on the lookout for a senior Guy Penrod look-alike (as long as he doesn't have or want 7 kids, LOL. Don't forget the smile lines, Lord!). I have GREAT EXPECTATIONS, based on the promises in His Word.
So, I am uploading kits and more kits in the background this morning. I have a new kit releasing today as well as the revamp of my New Year's kit. Those are all in place now and the kit for next week is uploading for the CT. I've been at this since 5:30. It seems there are no lazy Saturday mornings in my schedule. It looked like everything was going well. All the bits and pieces of the two kits that I'm releasing today uploaded without a hitch. Then I started work on the kit for the CT. Got to where about 89% was uploaded and then it seemed to stall, but picked up speed and all was well--I thought. But, I found out nothing but the alphas had actually uploaded so I'm uploading the rest again......Phew! It actually seems to have finished this time! Yay!
Later this morning I am scheduled to drive to Jen's and babysit the munchkins for 2-3 hours. That'll take a chunk out of my day, but, hopefully, I'll still accomplish something around here. I want to work some more on that Valentine's kit. Five papers (which is what I have now) won't take me very far, LOL. And I want to get some work done in the house as well. Since I've managed to get all the kits completed except the Vday kit, and I've got a start on it, maybe I can allocate part of my attention to this house. Now, wouldn't that be grand!
So, I have to leave here in 2-2.5 hours and head across town. I still have a lot to do so I'm gonna sign off and get on it. You be blessed today!