Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Another Where I've Been Post--

Since my last post, my world has gone all topsy turvy. Sunday afternoon, my father-in-law fell and cut his head on the coffee table. We spent the evening in the emergency room, and then brought him home with us to spend the night. We're making arrangements for home health and physical therapy, Meals on Wheels, and a cleaning service, so that maybe he can stay independent for a little while longer. Yet, we know that eventually the hard decision will have to be made. Pray for him and our family.

Monday we took Daddy to his regular doctor that morning, and then I worked on my transcription test for a new job that afternoon. I spent several hours Monday evening trying to get it just right. The formatting was the hardest part. It was very stressful, knowing that getting work depended upon it. But I finished it before deadline--which was 9 pm Tuesday night.

Tuesday my husband CWG, Jr. helped officiate the funeral of his sister's mother-in-law, Lillian. She passed away last Friday night. She had been suffering from a brain aneurysm for several weeks. She died peacefully with her family around her. I was asked to play a couple of musical selections, which I was honored to do. We came home from the funeral and I proofed my test files and sent them off.

This morning I received word that I passed my test, and they sent me the contractor's agreement and my first assignment. Praise God! This is an answer to prayer. As you know, our family has had some financial difficulty with me being laid off, and CWG looking for a salaried position. This will help. And just in time. Now just keep praying for him. The Lord is working!

Today I spent most of the afternoon working on that first assignment, and doing up all of Daddy's (my father-in-law) laundry. It's been a hectic week. So now you know where I've been and why I haven't posted. Maybe things will settle down soon, and I can get back to my real love, writing.

Thanks for checking in. And thanks for all the great feedback you gave me on my last post. Those of you who haven't read it, please see below. I can still use your feedback. I welcome your thoughts.


Sheraton Roth said...

What a joy to find your posts. All because you left Annette a comment. I certainly will be back.

Carol said...

When it rains, it pours? Sounds like you've had quite a bit lately.

Thank you for visiting She Lives. I hope you found something there of value and will visit often.

Delia said...

I hope everything works out with the home health care for your Father-in-Law.

Congratulations on your job. And you're husband will find something, because as you said the Lord is definitely working.

Annette Burkett said...

I came by to visit! I'll definitely be coming back! I'm on my way out the door, but wanted to drop by to say Hello first.

In His Love,

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Cindy--I am so sorry your week has been inundated with sadness! Yet, isn't God great--He opened a door that you have been waiting for--for so long! I am rejoicing with you. It is so hard to wait--and yet, in a nano-second, the wait is over. You have learned so much and shared so much with us--that this wait will only enrich your writing! It already has!


Jada's Gigi said...

Sounds like a busy week....hope the new assignment works out well and hubby gets that salaried position he needs...

Cathy West said...

Hey.. glad to catch up with you. If you can't get to critique stuff this week no problem at all. Courtney is here until next Friday anyway, so I am not going to have too much computer time....too busy hitting the beach with my favorite niece!!
Anyway, just send your stuff anytime.
Will be in prayer for you and your family.

Audrey (aka Amethyst) said...


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I see we have the same writing personality ;-). Magnolia at family funnies is my best friend. I'm so glad we ran into each other. I see you've been through a lot lately. I hope things will settle down and you can find more time for writing. I too have been through a tough time with real life and it has kept me from dedicating as much time to writing as I want to. But now I feel the writing bug getting to me again and it's a good feeling. Here's to all struggling writers!

Lisa said...

Hi Cindy,
You HAVE had a busy week! I'm so glad you've found work...that must be a relief. It is nice to have time off to do other things but the pressure is always there. God is good!

Thanks for asking the question on finding the right balance between what I call reality and Christian fiction. I read all of the posts. We aren't alone in the answers we seek on this issue, that's for sure.

Enjoy the Journey!

Connie and Rob said...

Hope you are able to take some time to put your feet up and take some time for yourself even if is just for a day...really!!

Take care,

Mike Goodwin said...

Hi Cindy. It was a longer day than expected at work, so I didn't get to read much of your blog.

I'm sorry your week started out so bad. I'm happy about your job, though. As I have always believed, God will never give you more than you can handle. It may be very trying at times, but He will always be by your side. I truly believe that.

It's bedtime for me. Probably another long day at work tomorrow. I hope you have a good evening, and I will check back tomorrow to read more.

By the way, I love the design of your blog. :-)

March St. Ives said...

I loved your post on "Christian Fiction," -- good or bad. In my opinion, such as it is, writing can be anything you want it to be. I mean, Lillian Jackson Braun is proud to write mystery novels that contain no profanity, no sex and no graphic violence and yet she has millions of fans, young and old. I personally believe you can describe without stating the obvious.

You are fortunate to have found someone who will help you with a writer's perspective. I hope to be so fortunate.

Be sure and keep everyone updated on your father-in-law. I'm saying a pray for him and your family right now.

C. H. Green said...

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and well wishes. Dad's blood pressure is still running way too high. Could be why he fell in the first place. Maybe we can get him straightened out soon.