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God’s Protection & My Job

Tonight I was driving home from Recovery Group, and the sun was really bright in my eyes. I’m guessing it was for this other person too. Anyway, this car in front of me stopped at a green light. Had I not gotten over to my right, I would have rear ended them. When I got over though, I didn’t even think to check my blind spot, and another car went around me and honked. I am thankful that God gave me fast reflexes but also the other car who honked at me.

I am done with the computer training now. It took me 2 1/2 days to get it all finished. Today was my first day on the floor. It was good and actually went fairly fast. At least, once I got past the first two hours where I was trying to stay awake. So far, everyone is so friendly at this community. It’s very refreshing! I am thankful for this job.

I will also be moving soon. Either this weekend or next week. I will be moving into a transitional housing program. It is coming together and I know God is in the works.

And now it’s time for bed. I was going to take a 30 minute nap when I got home, but it ended up being at least an hour. I couldn’t believe I slept that long but my body needed it. And I still feel tired and ready for bed now.

Night all and God bless!
Devin

First Full Day Of Work…

Yesterday was my first full day of work. It wasn’t to bad, except that I have two days worth of computer training, which I started yesterday. I was doing computer modules all day. By the end of the day, my brain felt like it was going to explode. I was so glad to come home. I have another day like that today. I am hoping to finish it today. The morning won’t be bad. Yesterday, I went through the morning fast. Then lunch hit, and it was all over after that. And by 5 O’clock, my brain was going at a snails pace. Everyone at work so far is really nice and caring. Of course I thought that at my other care giving job too. Though this just feels different.

Since I was overloaded last night, I didn’t have a post in me, but thought I would post this morning, to keep everyone updated.

Love & Peace
Devin

Drug Test>>>NEGATIVE!

The drug test is figured out. There was a small amount of codeine, which I still don’t know where it came from. I wouldn’t think poppy seeds would would come up as codeine. Anyway, it was a small enough amount that they were able to count it as negative. So I go in for orientation today, and start the computer stuff tomorrow. It sounds like they are going to train me right away to be med tech, which will give me an extra dollar an hour. I am excited for this new chapter in my life!

Love & Peace
Devin

New Job

Yay! I pretty much got the job. I will be working at another Assisted Living Facility as a caregiver. I just have to pass the background check and pee test. And if I don’t pass those, there’s something wrong. I could be starting as early as Friday or Monday. I’m kind of hoping for Monday, then I can start out on a fresh week. I will also get Sunday’s off for church, which was a BIG deal for me. I will also get to start out part time and then go to full time. This is also a good thing. Then I can get into it without being stressed to the brim right away. This is the best thing for me right now. I am really excited as the manager that interviewed me was really awesome! Now I just have to wait for the call for paper work portion. Whoo-Hoo!

Love & Peace
Devin

Getting A Lot Done

Today, I’ve got a lot going on and I’m not quite half way done with my list. A lot of things going on around the house, then meeting with my pastor/friend, S. After I meet with S I have an interview at another assisted living facility. I was going to try to transfer to the facility, with same company I was working for, up near me, but they didn’t have any care-giving positions available. So I signed up for CNA classes but nothing has come about with those yet. Then my housemate met a woman that works at this other facility. C said she seemed really cool and flexible, so I called her today. I meet with her this afternoon, anytime after 3 pm. So I will head over there, after S’s. I will fill out an application and then meet with this other woman for an interview. Not sure if it’s the main interview or if it’s just kind of a meet and greet thing. Anyway, so I updated my resume and it’s ready to go with me.

Now it’s time to go do sweeping and mopping, and then I will be over half way done with my list. YAY!!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
Devin

Oof-Da…

So last night I figured I would be really tired and ready to sleep, since I had spent so much time outside. Then bedtime came and my brain was going in circles. It was 11 pm or later, by the time I got to sleep. I had to be up by 4:30 am at the latest, to get ready for an 8 hour shift. By the end of my shift, I was having some major blonde moments. This doesn’t usually happen so obviously for me. Sometimes I’ll have a blonde moment in my head and then figure it out before I say something stupid, but NOT today.

So at our nursing station, we have a call board, where we can push the button of a resident’s room and call them if we need to ask them something. You just push on the room number you want and then talk. So today, S called from the receptionist’s desk back to the nursing station to have me call a resident to come down for their quarterly service plan resident. For some reason my brain FARTED, and I was trying to think of how to call a room by using the phone. Instead of kicking into gear and realizing it, I asked, “how do you call a resident’s room?” Another caregiver thought I meant to give the phone number out to someone on the outside. And started to tell me to take a message and then have the resident call the person back. I was like, “No, S called and wants ### to come down for their meeting.” Then H said, “The call board.” Then I looked over at it and was like, “DUH!” I felt so stupid and still can’t believe I did that. Total blonde moment!

Now it’s time to take the trash out to the curb and possibly mow the lawn. I’m having to force myself to do the lawn because I just don’t feel like it but will know that it will be one less hour to do tomorrow, if I do it today. Really don’t feel like it though. I know I’ll feel good about it, after it’s done. And then I can go chill in a hot bath afterwards.

Oh and I came home today and now my uncle is sick. I tried to stay in my room except to get food, but the germs must have got loose. Hopefully his will go away faster then mine is. Though the smoking probably isn’t helping, “hacking up nasty stuff.”

Ciao, Ciao
Devin

Needing to Write (I Think)

Well tonight I’m feeling kind of antsy. I’m not sure entirely why. I felt like I needed to write but don’t have anything big to write about. Finally decided to ride the stationary bike for 20 minutes and read while doing it. That helped some. I need to be heading to bed soon but don’t feel like it. Will have to force myself again. Hopefully my nightly meditation will help me settle down some.

Hours at work have been cut because of low census. So I’m working an average of 3 days a week, right now. Not nearly enough for the pay check but at least it’s something. I have worked one night at one of the other facilities a couple of towns over. They are needing a lot of help right now, so I have offered to also work there on occasion. I got a text tonight asking if I could work from 6p-10p. I would have said yes but I worked 6a-2p today, and do the same tomorrow. I REALLY need the hours but I also REALLY need me time and sleep. Since I’ve worked crazy hours in the past, burning myself out, I am not willing to do that again. I have to have faith that God will provide all of my needs.

Well I need to go do some kitchen cleanup and then head up to bed. Four O’clock in the morning comes awfully early.

Love & Peace
Devin