Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday's Savor - Prayers Answered!

After my desperate plea for sanity last night I woke up to be taunted by Rollie, our miniature horse.  He and Wriggley have been quite fiesty at mealtimes, and have literally been giving me a run for no money each time for about a week.  Today Rollie decided to toodle out onto the road, where a kindly neighbour tried to help me out to catch him, but we were unsuccessful.  Eventually the stupid thing went up the road and into our landlord's field, where I chased him for a while, then left him to get some fresh greens.  When I was calmed down, and him too, I begrudgingly offered him some oats, and lured him back into our field again... 

Once I was settled down from that, I did a bit of office work for Tim.  He's taking a few woodworking items to Prince Rupert to try to sell on consignment, with a touring business there.  We had been to their office/showroom last week and heard they took local work on consignment.  Tim left shortly afterwards, and should be home later this evening.

It was after this that I got a phone call from our friend, Rick Apperson, who is in charge of the Smithers and Houston Salvation Army, and he also authors one of my favorite blogs-Just A Thought.  It was a barely audible cell phone conversation, but from what I understood he was offering me a position at the Thrift Store.  After another conversation with him, finding out some details, I quickly called my manager at Extra Foods, who was unable to match the wages I was being offered at the Thrift Store, and so I gave her a week's notice.

This was totally unforseen by me, but I believe that someone's prayers were answered!  I begin my Tuesday through Friday (12:30 - 4:30) shifts and Saturday (9:30 - 4:30) shift on Tuesday, August 2nd!  Unreal!  No more evenings, no early mornings, 2 days off together, no stats, and no Sundays... I am indeed blessed.

Thank you all, for being with me (virtually or in real life) through my journey.  I couldn't have done it without you.

So, I've pretty much given you my FIVE GOOD THINGS (listed above).

Hope your day goes well too.



Deb said...

Wow! You just never know where things will go, huh? Just another step of the journey!
Hope you're happier in your new work place!

Laurel said...

:) so happy for you, Dawn. When I first went back to work after being home for twelve years I was at a local Chevron station. and I hated it!!!! It was the worst job ever (except maybe my very first job, which was waitressing -- let me tell you, I have a lot of respect for those who can handle that kind of stress.... it certainly wasn't for me, at least not at that point in my life!!!) About the time I thought I couldn't do it any more (I think I lasted two weeks....) I got a call from Peoples Drug Mart, where I ended up working for almost ten years! :) I wonder if sometimes God gives us something REALLY AWEFUL for a bit so that we appreciate the something better! :D :D

bcsmithereens said...

Deb, it wasn't that I wasn't happy, but that something better was offered.

Laurel, I hear you. I'm wondering if I had this brief interlude to make even a small impression on some people I would not normally had much contact with. The young(er) people there are quite a lot of fun, and I tip my hat to them!


Jane said...

Oh, that's wonderful news!! I know you were making the best of things at the food store, but I have done that job myself and know how hard it can be (it was awful on my knees). I hope you will be much happier at the thrift store.

bcsmithereens said...

Thank you Jane! I've finished 2 shifts at the "Thrifty Store", as my Grandma use to say. A completely different atmosphere, and no pressure.