Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Extra hours and stress are normal at a tax office, but overall, it's been peaceful. I know. I said that before. We've worked extra hours over the past several days. Better to stay late and stay on top of things. Better to come in early and take it as it comes.

Last day. This is the last eight hours. This is the deadline.

We will work hard today. Make the mail. Make the deadline and then, we will celebrate. My boss is taking us all out to dinner.

Yes, We are looking forward to the deadline.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just Be!

After last week's Sunday Fun Day, in which I did 5 out of 10 of my top fun things to do on a Sunday, I had some thoughts like this:

Is it a more awesome Fun Day if I do more than half of my list?
Is it THE BEST EVER Fun Day if I do them all?

I guess that depends. And, it's not a competition. It's not a list to accomplish. It's only a list to choose from. Even if I only do one thing on the list. Since the number one rule is: NO STRESS, then, if trying to do them all produces stress, then it's better to just do one fun thing.

How about trying to do a different thing each week? And focusing on being totally in that one? Take for instance, sitting for awhile just doing nothing. Oh yeah. I know that one is going to be tough.

This morning during my morning writing session, I wrote: Oh Lord, it's tough to just be. Really? It would feel like taking space, like eating without working, like breathing without giving off oxygen. Oh dear. Help. How do we just be?

Like a kid. Have fun like a kid. And, then just be like a kid. Yes. Just be.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What to Pray!

Have you ever found yourself surprised by something you prayed? Something that you had never given thought to before? But somehow it just came out of your mouth?

I had one of those experiences this morning? I prayed something specific for someone. It gave me pause. But the more I thought about it, the more excited I became. We know that God hears our prayers. We also know that when we pray in His will, that we can be confident that He will answer it. It's His own will.

This led me to ask for more specifics to pray. I don't assume to know His will until He makes it known. There are several situations and circumstances that I have prayed about, but it was kind of a duh moment when I realized that perhaps I hadn't asked specifically what His way to pray about them would be.

So, on this wonderful Sunday Fun Day, I pray that you are having fun and that you will be inspired to ask Him what to pray.  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

15 More Days!

Up at the butt-crack this morning, I managed to write, read and clean the apartment before I went in to the office. I really didn't have a clue how long I would be at work today, but I finished everything up in about 5 hours.

Our tax season has been fairly peaceful. Of course, I prayed that it would be. Extremely thankful.

Since the Jewish people start their Sabbath at dusk, it seems appropriate that my Sunday Fun Day will also start tonight.

1. Read until hubby gets home from work. (I picked Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker.)
2. Go to Hayward and meet a friend from The Cities.
3. Maybe get a snack or a pizza.
4. Play some games.
5. Crash early so I will have plenty of energy for tomorrow's fun day. Super excited.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday/Sabbath Fun Day! Schedule in time for fun! Just for you!

The 15 more days? That's 15 more days of work at the tax office. Yeppers. 15 more days!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pens and Books

The children have pens and I have books.

I told you that I would have to read Tim Shoemaker's first two books! I ordered them immediately from Amazon.com. As you will notice, I also ordered book 2 in the Jack Reacher series. They arrived just in time for the weekend. I was so excited to eke out a few hours to read over the upcoming weekend.

About 4:50 p.m. or so, my boss asked if I could work tomorrow. Hmmm. Ummmm. Sure. I'll do my chores and laundry on Sunday Fun Day. Besides, there are only three weeks left of this opportunity.

So, crash tonight. Work tomorrow. Make the most of Sunday Fun Day. Oh yeah. Do I have plans. Big plans. Definitely includes an eenie meenie miney moe. Gotta at least start one of my new books.