Friday, July 15, 2011

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list! ( This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...


No new zits this past week!  And the ones I do have are ever so s-l-o-w-l-y beginning to go away.  But at least they're healing up! 

I think I found a bapipe player for the ceremony I'm working on!  This has literally taken several very stressful years weeks of my life  that I'll never get back so I'm really excited about this!

My dad is no longer suffering.  I just wish he could still be here with us and no longer suffering though.

My aunt on my mom's side came in from out of town yesterday!  I haven't seen her in years and probably wouldn't recognize her if I ran into her on the street but I'm glad she's here.  She'll be a great support system for my mom.  (One of my brother's is coming too, not excited about seeing him though.)

I saw folders on sale at the store earlier this week and bought a bunch of school supplies!  That got me really excited for the new semester to start.
My dad's service is tomorrow.  I'm not really looking forward to it.  You know how I said I didn't really feel much about his death beyond being relieved?  Well, turns out that's not so true afterall...  Twice this week I've been out and about running various errands and have run into people I know.  The first time it was a guy I went to high school with.  I wasn't exactly the nicest person to him back then but for some reason, he's remained friendly towards me all these years later even though I've basically just brushed him off whenever I see him.  (Yes, I realize this isn't nice.  I was going to try and justify why I but decided not to, I'll just let you judge me harshly because I probably deserve it.)   Anyways, I wasn't thinking about my father at that moment and when he brought it up, it immediately made me sad. 

And then today it happened again with someone else!  She was asking me a little bit about it and I could tell she didn't want to pry but that she wanted details.  I gave her a very brief version of it because I just couldn't really go there yet.  And tomorrow, I'll have to go there, whether I'm ready or not.
Source:  weheartit
So...the job.  It's a pretty meaningless job for the most part and the pay is pretty meaningless too.  But at least it's something!  My first day is August 10th when I go in for two days of training.  After that, I'll be working M-T-W-F after class once the new semester starts.  I don't have any classes on Tuesday but will have to make a drive in to school anyways.  My new title is Online Testing Proctor or something to that effect.  Basically, I just check people in when they come in for tests and walk around to make sure no one is cheating.  Sounds easy enough...  The most excellent part about it is that I don't work weekends and if the school is closed (holidays, spring break, snow days, etc.), my department will be closed too!  Not all departments are like that.  I'm kind of nervous and praying I haven't overextended myself.  Last semester I took 4 classes and had endless hours of homework each day.  This semester I'm taking five and one of those classes requires 10 hours of online work each week.  Eek!  My new supervisor has stressed repeatedly that I cannot do any homework on the job. 
Source:  weheartit

17 showed me some love:

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Congrats on the job!! Even though it is meaningless and the pay lousy, you got a job! (and you can always keep on looking for another better job.)

Stay strong for your Father's service tomorrow. In time the pain of loss will lessen and instead of thinking of your Father with sadness and tears, you'll be able to remember the good memories of him and smile.

Hugs, Nadine

Summer said...

oh sweet girl, i had no idea...i am so very sorry and although no words i can say can make it better please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and i pray JESUS wraps his arms around you and your family during this difficult time! I lost my daddy 4 years ago and it is the toughest thing ever...if you need to talk email me...

love ya

Velvet Over Steel said...

I do understand how you're feeling. I was the same way for many reasons. Some days and times certainly hit me worst than others too. I will be thinking you and praying for you tomorrow and until them for sure!

Congrats on the job!! It sounds like it's 'Perfect' with your school schedule and all! :-)

Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations on your job! I'm so happy for you. That is always very stressful looking and finding a job!

My thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of your dad, but it has got to be a small comfort to know that he is no longer suffering, but still...we miss our loved ones when they're gone! I'm so sorry!

Finn said...

Congratulations on the new job! I hope that tomorrow will be okay for you and that you will make it through it!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Hello. Golden Happy to read your Happy Lists. First my mom can totally relate on how you feel. She went through it for a year when her mom passed away n she just graduated from college. Secondly, Golden Congrats!!! August 10th is a great day to start your new job WHY? It's a day to be really HAPPY ... It's my 10th Birthday!!! I'll be having a Smiley Happy Face Blog Post for the day ... Hope you'll join in and share your (your doggies) Happy Day Face Moment. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Jenny Woolf said...

I think it will take a time to come to terms with your loss. The sadness comes and goes. But sounds like you have essentially a positive attitude, which will help to see you through, I hope you will in the end be able to remember all the good things about your dad.

Well done about the job!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on the job. No job is truly meaningless, and who knows what opportunities it might bring. Mom's daughters always said they liked having a busy schedule because it forced them to be more organized to get their work done.

Take time to grieve for your Dad, what you are experiencing is totally normal. Just try to focus on the happier times.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Life of Riley said...

Getting a job is good, especially if you get into the habbit of using any spare time between classes and your job to study and do assignments instead of other things. Find a regular spot in a library (or a quiet place) to keep up with your class work!

We will be thinking of you on Saturday. Take care of yourself.

pibble said...


So bittersweet - you found a job, but I'm so sorry that you lost your dad. I've been in your shoes, and it's not easy, but time - slowly - heals. We keep the wonderful memories, though! Be strong and know we're all thinking of you! Hug your pooches a little closer tonight.


The Daily Pip said...

I think it is pretty normal to have all kinds of mixed feelings when you lose someone you love. I am sure my emotions would be all over the map. be gentle with yourself and just take things day at a time.

Congrats on your new job. You never know where it might lead!

Your pal, Pip

Adien Crafts said...

Hi :-) Just dropping by to give you big Schnauzer cuddles, they help a lot out human tells us and we think they might help you too. Have a good day and the best of luck with it, Dex and Lou xxx

Scooter said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, a huge, big CONGRATS on the job! Wooohoooo. Good for you. If nothing else, this is good experience and after you graduate, you will have something to put on your resume. That's really important...or so my peeps tell me. You can do it!! Extra work now will pay off later. I'd like to hear those bagpipes. Time will help things get easier about your dad. Give yourself some time and patience. Great post!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lorenza said...

I hope everything went well at your Dad's service.
Congratulations on your job!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Wow what else can one say, a Job!

Cheeseboy said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. But watching your parents suffer is so much worse. Definitely thoughts and prayers are with you.

Congrats on the job though! This should be categorized as "Busiest Week Ever!"

Maggie Mae and Max said...

YaY you gots a job! Mom and me hopes dat everything went well Saturday fur you and your family. I will send extra boxer puppy prayers to you this week.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

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