I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I love having Issues.

Issues… I love having issues.

The other day when I was at the chiropractors when I was getting adjusted the dr asked me how I was doing and I said I am doing great. I said I got a replacement ticket for the one that I did not get to go see and I made some comment in which he said to me “WOW” an optimist you are.. Well I do believe I am. I have always been the one that can handle most of the problems that are placed before me.. Sometimes I don’t want to handle them and well… I just do.

I have been learning in the past few weeks that I control what my actions are. I control how I handle things and I am the one that has to handle my own problems.

I was talking to Bob the produce manager at the store the other day and I said I will be more than happy to help him out whenever he needs me. I said but starting in September I won’t be able to work on Sunday unless it’s early in the morning before church or after church. He said to me.. you know sometimes our souls need to be strengthen as well.

I have missed this in the past 3 weeks since I have had to work. MY CHOICE. I said I would cover for some people who wanted to go on vacations. And that I made the choice to do this. But I see that if I don’t go I miss out on so much. And my SOUL misses out as well.

I have had a few times when in my life that I did not mind working that Sunday and missing out on that spiritual blessing and the last 3 weeks have not been good weeks for me.

I started writing about a week ago so I had to go back and re-think about what I was typing.

Sunday was a very special day, I did make it to church because I knew that our Bishop was being released. He was the first Bishop I had as a “SINGLE” Adult over 30, and he opened his arms to me and welcomed me into the ward. “FAMILY WARD”. In which I attend and I love.

We now have an All Star-Team as Ted and Lane Said. IT will be fun to watch them all grow and see where things go. I hope I get to serve with them.

LOL I can hear mother laughing as she is reading this. Sunday night as I was coming home from a farewell we had for our just released Bishop and his wife. I called mother and was talking to her about my mood and feeling a little green with envy. “LOL” I said that this was not my color; Mother’s comment back was “depends on what green.” I was really feeling envy. I was feeling like my life has not gone the way I think it should be going and that I was not doing what I needed to be doing. I did feel this way for a minute. One of my Best friends has been put into the Bishopric and I was feeling a little envy. He is a powerful leader in my book and I am so excited to have him as a counselor.

But the envy soon left. Trust me it did. Dan has a family of 3 boys, it was kind of funny because Sunday morning Suzanne texted me and asked me if I was going to save seats for her and the boys now. So I knew something going down. And this is where mother pointed out something more. Maybe the widow’s mite. I am ready to serve and I have the heart to serve and have always had. I know that I will need to help Suzanne out a little with the boys. It gives me the chance to be Uncle Scott again.

My heart has always been in the right place. Sometimes I get a little prideful but the Lord always knows how to put me in my place. Or is that mother that always puts me in my place.

I know it was only a 10 minute call or less because I don’t like to bother her and when it is late I hate to wake her or if she has just one to bed I don’t want to wake her. But sometimes the wisdom is awesome. The best part is I make her laugh. In the 10 minutes we laughed, I cried and well the point was made “if I lived my life the way the Lord wants me to, and keep the covenants that I made in the temple, the Lord will bless you to your heart’s desire”

So I guess what I am trying to say here is that sometimes I might not measure up to what I think I should be measured up to but the Lord has a plan and I just need to wait out the storm and he will show me what he wants me to do.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

So you had a bad day.

So as I just got off the phone with mother... she said you better write this all down.
I will start with about a month ago I was going shopping at a thift shop and I parked and ran inside to get change to pay the metter and came out to a parking ticket. well 2 tickets one for parking with out the parking ticket and one for no license plate on the front of Big Bertha. so a total of $92 really... I was not a happy camper and came right home and said I wanted to appeal this ticket... my date for my appeal was monday. Here is where is all starts to get funny... YES funny and YES " I had a bad day" can you hear the song in the back ground..... I love that song.

So I guess I will go back to sunday at church... I was finally called to my new calling... but the funny part was everytime they went to say the correct words Brother Jennings would goof up... FUNNY maybe that was a sign that I was not to have this calling.

Anyway Monday morning I was to go to court for the above story.. well I went to jump into the car and well.. Big Bertha would not start, she wanted to start but just would not... so I called triple AAA and well thats the reason I have it. So I called them and they sent a guy over to "jump the car" well he got into the car and said oh its not the battery it the fuel pump. where do you want the car towed.
WELL up the block to the garage so I had to jump into a truck that smelted like... well... so He dropped me off at the garage and I was able to call triple AAA again and tell them the address... well  I had to walk back home... just about a half a mile. and wait for the tow truck. OK I can handle this... while I was waiting I called the court house because I was to be there and I said can I have another one... well start laughing because I was told that was not going to happen and well I might as well just PAY the ticket... REALLY..

SO I was doing all this the guy mr muhammad has to repair things was on his way to my house to install a new dishwasher.... I have been with out for a month... you know when it rains it pours.

and to top it all off I was to be at work by 1. WELL nice thing is I am loosing a little weight because I am walking to work.

SO big bertha has $800 worth of medical bills something to do with the coral in the starting area and well? Dont ask me I just signed over my pay check.

So I think the worst part of this week is.... yes the week needs to end and start over... I missed my show... I was to be sitting in the 5th Avenue tonight watching Les Miserables..... REALLY.... I am missing my show... row c seat 10 Center section.... Really really... I could just yell...

Do you remember in the movie Steel Magnolias... they are at the cemetary and they were just comment on the service and the flowers....
(Sally Fields) M'Lynn: [crying] I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine.
M'Lynn: I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can't! She never could! Oh God! I am so mad I don't know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know *why* Shelby's life is over! I wanna know how that baby will *ever* know how wonderful his mother was! Will he *ever* know what she went through for him! Oh *God* I wanna know *why*? *Why*? Lord, I wish I could understand!

[in a firm tone]

M'Lynn: No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way! I'm supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I just wanna *hit* somebody 'til they feel as bad as I do! I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard!

[continues sobbing]

Clairee: Here!

[grabs Ouiser by the shoulder and positions her in front of M'Lynn]

Clairee: Hit this! Go ahead M'Lynn, slap her!

Ouiser Boudreaux: [taken aback and confused] Are you crazy?

Clairee: Hit her!

Ouiser Boudreaux: Are you *high*, Clairee?

Truvy: [in a frightened tone] Clairee, have you lost your mind?

Clairee: We'll sell t-shirts sayin' "I SLAPPED OUISER BOUDREAUX!" Hit her!

Annelle: [in a scared tone] Ms. Clairee, enough!

Clairee: Ouiser, this is your chance to do something for your fellow man! Knock her lights out, M'Lynn!

Ouiser Boudreaux: [snatches away] Let go o' me!

Clairee: M'Lynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime! Half o' Chiquapin Parish'd give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser!

That is the sence of humor I have right now... I just wanted to hit something I was so mad.... REALLY can you believe that I would really miss my favorite show of all times... " LES MIS"! Really can you believe with all the stress I missed it. LOL
I can hear the song now.... Master of the house.....
anyway I think the Lord really has a sence of humor... I am telling you he has to.... if he dosnt I am not going to make it to heaven.
Ok here is a few things that I have learned in the last few minutes of my life.... you got to laugh. REALLY just laugh.   I have my life and my sence of humor because all this has happened in my life for a reason. I am not sure what the reason is yet but just beware I know there is a reason.
AS I was laughing about this as I was telling mother.. I also told her of something else that has happened in the past week. I filled in at another flower shop last week and I was there for 2 days. On monday I signed her department. well the flowers on the cut wall.. you know the ones in water... I put signs on all of her bucket of flowers saying "Carnation $2.99 so on and so forth...  her sales on monday were 124% ABOVE last year.. really
So I was talking to my store manager on Friday and he was telling me that I should think about going back into management.. this is where I said to mother... I have this little satan sitting on my left shoulder saying go for it... it means you will be working sundays and wont be able to go to church. and I said left shoulder because the little angel of christ sitting on the right shoulder saying choose the right.
I have been learning... If this all would have happened to me 2 or 3 years ago I would have comed un glued... but I think with age... little things are important and I should not get upset over stuff I have no controll over...
You know I also have to say... I talked to Dan today I was telling him about what my problem was... he said "I dont use my car during the week, you can borrow it tomorrow if you need to." AWESOME.... tender mercies...
2nd.. when the repair shoped called me about how much Big Bertha's bill was going to be... I said I am a poor college student... can I make payments... he said yes you need to Pay $400 on Thursday... YES there is a Lord who answers prayers...
and 3rd... dont sweat the small stuff...