Monday, May 5, 2008

At Last!

Spring is finally here at last!! The rhododendrons are blooming along with lots of other things. The picture of this beautiful red rhody was taken by my grandson, Justin, with his cell phone! He was at Clark College signing up for photography classes. The grounds at my apartment complex are so pretty now that all the trees have leaves and the flowers are blooming. June will be even more spectacular.

There have been even more changes in my life. Last Friday I was laid off my job. I worked for a small diesel truck repair service and had been there for 15 months. There has been almost no work for the past month and the owners had to make the very hard decision to lay some people off due to finances. There is no work because of the high price of diesel and truck owner's having to make the decision to pay for fuel and put off repairs until it's an emergency. I know that it was very hard for my bosses to make this hard decision as they are such loving and caring people. They have had the business for many years and I'm praying that things will pick up so that they will be able to continue to be in business for years to come.

I am very much at peace with all of this. God is so good and He is so faithful. In all my life I've never been without shelter and food because of God's provisions. That's about all anyone really needs. Everything else is just "frosting on the cake." I'll be able to get unemployment and I have child support. Things will be ok. In fact, they will be great!! I do have a job interview tomorrow at 11 AM at a local construction company. We'll see how it goes.

Saturday was my first day at the local Farmer's Market. Two of my friends joined me in the booth and we had a good day. I sold some soap and gave out lots of samples and business cards. One lady that's been there for 4 years said to not get discouraged because if you're there every Saturday people will start to look for your booth. I wasn't discouraged at all. I had a blast! I love doing markets and venues like that because I love to talk to people.

I smell the chicken that's in the oven for dinner. Best go get the rest of the meal fixed.

Life is good and God is good!!!

8 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

What a beautiful attitude you have, Kay! Its that peace that surpasses understanding, isn't it?

Wishing you all the very that God has for you!

Blessings,
Lea

Sue Neitzel said...

Oh Kay, I'm so sorry to hear this, but I can tell you will be alright you know God will shelter your needs, such peace isn't it! Blessings dear one!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Kay- I'm so sorry about the job, but I beleive when God closes one door He will open another!
Hope you have a great day!

Darlene said...

You are so right, God always takes care of us, no matter the circumstance.

May you be blessed beyond measure:)

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Kay, it is our faith in God that keeps us, isn't it! And He will NOT fail you -- I know -- I've been there. It's so hard for us humans to look at life daily instead of far into the dark unknown. But I have come to realize that God provides daily, and loves to surprise us with unexpected blessings.

And one of those blessings for me is having found YOU!

Cora

GardenGoose said...

hugs to you Kay.wishing you the very best.
thanks also for having joined the blog a thon..it was fun.

Nevada Gunn said...

Hello, I was at your ETSY store. Sadly I have spent all of my mad money for the month on a leather bag. But, I am VERY interested in your Linden Blossom olive oil soap. I plan on stopping buy in July to see what you have then. Everything look so beautiful.

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