Monday, November 1, 2010

What a busy month!

Hi friends. Hope ya'll had a wonderful month this past month. Ours was busy. Let me catch you up a bit. The first of October saw Dodi and I signing the papers to buy the franchise of H & R Block that I've worked for the last several years. Whew! Did I really do this????? Yep. I became a new business owner, in the midst of all the threats from our government to put us out of business. And while this could seem as a lack of sanity to some (and possibly to me in another couple of months...giggle) we prayed about it and asked Papa to direct our steps. When things kept falling into place, even when we botched paperwork! We felt this is what we're to do. So I am now the sole proprietorship owner of a franchise. Dodi is taking classes (80 hours worth!) to be able to help me with preparing the taxes for folks and I have two other dedicated employees. I've worked with one of them for 5 years and one year with the other. I spent this last week painting the office. I got half of it done and only have the other half to's that for my math skills. LOL!

Last weekend, my sister found a rental to move into thus moving out of my parent's house. This is a blessing on several levels. It allows my parents to have their privacy and their own schedule back. Sister had moved in after Hurricane Ike destroyed her home. Her husband (who works for the State of Texas) stayed with his son down in Houston so he could report for work. Now, instead of coming up and living in a spare room at my folks, he and Sister have their own place to spend time in doing whatever they want when they want. So this is better for them also. Sister and husband were not good about letting Parents know their schedules or when they would even show up, so this is helpful for Parents too. Since Nana is blind, she no longer has to worry about extra critters in the house that she can't see, and often either stepped on or tripped over. It does mean Dodi, Little Critter and I go over even more often to check on them, help with several things, and visit with Pawpaw, but that's OK. We don't mind and it seems to be a blessing for all involved.

Also last weekend, dear cousin decided it was time for him to move on and find a new job. While we were sorry to see him leave, we're happy that he's settled in his new place. It is a couple of hours from here, so we can't be much help to him, but it's also in a much bigger town, so will be easier for him to find a new job. This is a blessing for him. It's not good for a man to have nothing meaningful to do with his days, and I'm sure it was depressing for him. Living in small town USA, is wonderful in some aspects, but if looking for a job, the prospects are limited. He won't have that problem now. We  pray for him daily that Papa will take care of him and bless him with a good job doing something he'll enjoy as well as healing some of his health issues.

This past weekend, we had our first Cub Scout/Webelos campout. It was an experience. But there were blessings here too. We got to spend a day and a half outside teaching little boys more about being young men. We had some fun. The boys  had fun (judging from their comments). We got to teach some parents how to let go of the controls a little and let the boys do things they could do themselves. There were some problems, but this was a first campout for many of the boys and some of the parents. We got to know some of the parents better and shared some of our faith with those that wanted to learn about a different way of doing things. Being the only Jewish family in the whole pack, was a little tricky. But as we did Havdalah service by our tent, several parents and children came and loved dipping their fingers in the grape juice. (Being we were camping on government property, we were not allowed to use wine....oh well.) I also brought the Challah I baked for Erev Shabbat and shared it Sunday morning for breakfast. Everyone ate it and said they wanted the recipe. I suppose now I'll have to figure out what I do to make it. (I don't have a written recipe, and don't use measuring utensils......oops!) I've made it so long, I just make it. Well, that's a worry for another sometime in June 3005. LOL!

So all in all, it's been a month of blessings, a few struggles, and plenty of fun. I hope you've had a great month and I hope things will ease up a little so I can blog more regularly!!!! I miss hearing from all my sweet friends. Please know that even when I seem so silent, that I lift each and everyone of you in my daily prayers. Papa has so much to tell you, I pray daily that you hear His voice and follow His directions. As this world gets scarier and darker, only His light and peace will keep us all safe. He sends us each daily love letters. I pray you see./hear them. Be blessed till next time. Shalom....Spitfire

PS Please don't forget to pray before you vote this Tuesday. Freedom is a privilege and voting is the responsibility of each of us. If we want to see this country return to it's blessed status, we must vote the Father's heart. There's LOTS of things that need to change to return us to even 50 years ago....please vote!


Most Rev. Gregori said...

Hello my friend, for a while there I thought you folks got locked in the "out house"' lol!

Good luck as a small business owner, hope all goes well.

Glad you had fun on the Cub Scout camping trip. Gosh, how I miss the days when I was a Scoutmaster.

My month hasn't been nearly as nice as yours. I returned from a two day trip to Toronto, Canada (attended and took part in an ordination) at 3:30 a.m. this morning. Since I was dead tired, I decided to leave everything in my car. I locked it up (parked right in front of my apartment) and went in and straight to bed.

I awoke at 8:45 a.m. to find my apartment door wide open (the lock busted) and the bran new flat screen television, which one of my sons bought me two weeks ago for my birthday, sitting next to the door, and when I looked outside, I saw the driver side front door window smashed on my car, the back driver side door wide open and some of my stuff strewn around the outside of the car. My Orthodox Catholic Bishop's Miter (worth over $1,000.00), and my gold Chalice and Paten Communion set (worth $895.00) missing. I called the police and when they came, they told me that 35 residents of the apartment complex, I live in, have been burglarized over the past four days and 58 cars have also been broken into. The police told me that all of this has been taking place between 3:25 and 4:50 a.m.

I must have been a lot more tired then I realized to have slept through my door being busted in.

At least I wasn't hurt, G-d was watching out for me.

MightyMom said...

Hey there!! I used to babysit for a Jewish family every Sat night. I sure miss being included in their Havdalah!!!

So for you and yours
A good week a week of Peace
May happiness and joy increase!!!!


Michelle said...

Hi Spitfire,

A new business. Camping with Cub Scouts/Webelos. Sister moving. Cousin moving. Sounds like you had a busy month.

Our youngest son is camping with Boy Scouts this weekend. I'm not sure what their doing. He will soon be working on Eagle.

We're going to a Reunion Saturday.

Our oldest was in a car accident, hit from the rear, it's becoming a headache dealing with the insurance companies.

Other than that I have been spending time blogging and facebook.

Looking forward to reading more posts.

Have a good one my friend.

ABNPOPPA said...

WOW! Doesn't do justice to your month. Sounds like all is well. Gotta love the way you adapted being on government property. Assess and overcome, that's the spirit!

G-d is always there just like you say, always watching.


Ahavah-Shim'on said...

its sooo good to hear from you :0D and now after reading how busy your month has been (and feeling somewhat guilty) I think I shall need to nap now..:0D