Sunday, November 17, 2013

I can't believe it is Nov. 17th. Where did time go. I have been journaling more and doing a daily bible study. All of that has helped me so much! I have had a lot of joy in my life. I've substituted a few times and then stopped. I entered three Craft shows and have been vey busy preparing my "PRODUCTs OF LOVE". The things I make by hand are to help people feel better.

Butterfly pillows are for neck and back pain but I first made them for Stroke patience in rehab for Speech Therapy. My sis is a Speech Pathologist and wanted me to make her some sooooo…
150 Butterflies later here I am. I haven't really sold very many but, I give a lot away.  Which makes me happy! Through proven research people say they can't live without their pillows. Husbands fight over them and kids take them over also. They have been great for Cancer patients in Chemo. Mothers have used them for head rest while nursing. Which bring me to my next product…..

Sorry for the pic but this is a TaTA Tent for Baby's dining privacy.
Next are my heart pillows for Patients that have surgery or baby support for nursing.
I have made gaint 18X20 heart pillows of varies colors.
Next comes the 
NAPPY SACS for children's  nap time pleasure. Pillow and sleeping pouch rolls up for 
convenient storage. Various colors.

But latest new items….

Fussy Gussy Aprons for the Princess that cooks!

Stone and wire bracelets.
Come see all my wares at St. Lukes Catholic School on Callaghan Rd and 410, 
Nov.21 and 22 at 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Also at Region 20 Eduction center Dec. 6th  from 9a.m. to 2p.m.
Exit Waters St. off of I35north  go left turn at first light go right two blks. 
See you there.
10a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Old but still going

It's been a while since I've written a post and I feel a little rusty. So, God be with me as I write this.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

On The Go

 My blogging has been on the back burner since I have retired. No time for that when you are having fun.  It took about seven months to get over the idea that I didn't have to go to work everyday. I tried several volunteer jobs and they just weren't for me. I must say I was really trying to stay busy and wasn't enjoying it. No one tells you that you are going to go through some serious transition time. Well I am here to say.....when you retire expect some adjustments.  I have heard from some of my retired friends that it took them a year to fully recover.  Wish someone would have given me this information.
Now to tell you what's happening to me now through
God's grace and love.

In the August I went and applied to be a substitute in the Catholic School system of San Antonio.
I quickly visited the larger schools and passed out my handout with credentials and phone number. Just like I learned in Public Relations 101.  No calls came. It was early September and so I decided to volunteer at one of the schools and start getting to know some teachers at that school. I paid my dues when I had to dust and sort reading level books from grades 1st through 5th. This job took a month of once a week spending time in a small room isolated from anyone, but, I got it done in record breaking time. I figured the sooner I got this job done, I could move on to the next "job".  I was hoping more in a classroom area. Now it was Oct. and I began getting calls to substitute! Boy was I thrilled.  It worked out to be just the kind of job I needed.  I could choose my days and the classes and still have time to go out to lunch, shop, or just be at home. God is so great!!!!

This kind of schedule affords me the opportunity to travel and see my kids. I have taken four trip to help one or the other of the girls. The youngest daughter moved to Atlanta and I help move her in, the first daughter needed me to babysit when she was having to make appearances for her new Book
"STRESS POINTS FOR THE 20 Somethings"  So, God does have a plan for me!!!!!!
I enjoy going to Atlanta and staying for a week and then hopping on the plane to N.C. to see my little family there.  My husband has been gracious enough to let me spend lots of time away from home.
His idea of my retirement is to have fun, enjoy our family and work whenever it is convenient for me.
What a wonderful guy.

I have spent most of my time subbing at one particular school.  I love going there and enjoying the   pre-k and kinder classes. The faculty is very loving and the students are outstanding in every way.  I love it!!!!  So see God has a plan for me and I know he's got plenty in store for me, because, He is so full of surprises.  Thank you Lord for loving me. He is so great!!!

I pray for all of you who are out there teaching and doing God's work.  It's a really tough world and you as a teacher are definitely doing it for love, because that's just the GOOD NATURE of teaching. God bless you. And don't forget to put a little joy, joy, joy in your life.  GOD'S JOY!!!!!!