Friday, November 09, 2007

This n' That

I cannot believe how fast Thanksgiving will be upon us and then Christmas. I seem to live from event to event and Sunday to Sunday. That makes things go a lot faster!

A few interesting tidbits:

1. I was named employee of the month last month at the HP. This means a lot on so many levels. One of the cool things is that it came not only from my own department, but other departments have called Mike about me (I guess in a good way) since I started being positioned in the Event Office. I admit, it feels good to have the building services guys say they are happy to see me when I work in there. They tell me I don't panic about everything and that I get to know them. Heck, there was an usher who came into the office the last time I was there and the first words out of her mouth was, "Thank God you're in here!" Last night I found out that when I was on break Sunday the usher giving me my break (cannot remember who) another usher needed help from CRT and was blown off and told to handle it herself. J said something to Mike and said, "I know it wasn't Deneice because she'd never blow me off like that."

I don't want to sound self-centered nor boastful, but I know I am able do a good job because it's where God has gifted me. This job (and not just when I am in the EO) has me working within my gifting and I guess it shows.

2. I had a really good job review from the church. I was so nervous about it, but it went really well. We were on the same page when it came to what I thought I needed to work on and my SP thought my goals were good ones and realistic.

It took me a long time to be able to really shift my focus to Children's Ministry and really embrace it. It's hard to believe at times I ever did youth ministry!

3. Junior High group is going well. It is a real balance between HP and church. I have to sacrifice both ways. I have decided that I will be at youth group two weeks and at the HP two weeks. I'd love to be here for youth group every week, but unfortunately I cannot give up all Sunday events because I need the income. We are doing a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt this week for the Second Harvest Food Bank and I am excited. I used to do these all the time in So Cal and when I lived in Indiana and haven't done one here yet. The Junior Highers are excited and plan to bring friends. We'll come back to hot chocolate, apple cider and pumpkin pie.

Next week we start planning the Junior High Presbytery Retreat. I am so excited! Ryan is going to be our speaker! It's going to be a great weekend! It is also going to be an exhausting one as I will be there the week before with my 4th grade girls at Mount Hermon's Junior Getaway Camp.

4. Therapy...hmmm....I/we hit a rough spot. About 5 weeks ago I slid into another major depressive episode and brought things to a screeching halt. I thought he got what was going on (you know...since I talked to him about it), but I thought wrong. I got the lecture I haven't heard from him in months, but I saw it coming Monday. Things are starting to move again and this is a good thing. I also think the episode is nearing the end. I actually had a fairly easy time getting out of bed this morning and have a little more energy than I have had in weeks.

That's about it in a nutshell. I know it's all "surface" stuff, but I'll try and go more in depth soon. Although I have been saying that forever!

1 comment:

Dreaming again said...

good to 'see' you, at least somewhere .... ;) even if I did spell your name wrong on my post!