Writing Reports

Today has been full of writing reports. That seems to be a lot of what I do these days. I patch holes and manipulate data. Today has been good, because my reports have been used and referenced and my name keeps getting mentioned. It makes me feel valued and useful. 😊

  1. I am grateful I have a good job that I can learn so much about.
  2. I am grateful to have a manager who doesn’t mind me asking a million questions.
  3. I am grateful that I can take as long as I need to work on the reports that I get asked to make.
  4. I am grateful that I can reword things and communicate what’s needed as needed.
  5. I am grateful for my husband and all the little things he does that says “I love you.”

It’s been a good day. I’m getting ready for a good weekend. My friend is getting married on Saturday. We’re having drum rehearsal and then a party on Sunday. I’m feeling good. And I’m so thankful.



Back to Basics

I think it’s safe to say I’ve been in a season of struggle. It’s been hard to get to the church building. But when I have, it’s been worth it. Our church has been our family. Trying to reconnect not with everyone, but with one or two special groups of people, reaching out on an individual basis has been helpful.

Two things were made obvious this past Sunday. 1) I need to give my trust over fully to God. So much harder to do than to say. I will be working on this the rest of my life. 2) I need to continue to be thankful. The easiest way will be to add to this blog, hopefully every day. So with that in mind, I will tackle the easy one first.

  1. I am grateful for my new puppy (Oh, I’ll have to do a puppy post with an overload of pictures soon!)
  2. I am grateful for my friends Gena and Karen.
  3. I am grateful for our new elders at church. Especially the one who seemed to know I needed prayers on Sunday.
  4. I am grateful for The Chosen. A good series about the ministry of Jesus. It touches my heart.
  5. I am grateful that I still love my new job. I learn so much all the time.
  6. I am grateful for my manager. He’s very encouraging with me trying to get and stay healthy.
  7. I am grateful for our preacher and that God gives him the words to say.
  8. I am grateful for a new opportunity with KCRF.

I think that needs to be all for tonight. I will try to post again tomorrow.

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My job and career

Today’s list is in relation to my current job, my position, my career. For those who don’t know, I have been work for Cavern Technologies in Lenexa, KS as the Network and IT administrator. Which is totally cool and awesome and a great step for me! Except that I’ve been the only one doing it for 3ish months. Cavern Tech was “acquired” by LightEdge Solutions last year, and while it’s going to be a process, I’m going to be transitioning into a new role of OS Management. I’ve already started. So here goes my gratitude list for the day.

  1. I have had an amazing manager, who took a huge risk to hire me as a network admin without the necessary experience.
  2. I have an amazing new manager, who realizes that it’s not an all-or-nothing process, that it’s going to take time to join his team completely.
  3. I have a new to me Women’s IT group that is perfect for me. Women in Security KC. I appreciate that it’s not strictly coding, that it’s more about what I do enjoy with IT and computers.
  4. Actually, with the exception of one, I’ve had fantastic managers all around.
  5. I’m grateful that I feel like I’m narrowing down my focus in IT a little bit more every year.
  6. I’m thankful that I didn’t have much scheduled for today and could take my new boss on a tour of my data center.
  7. I’m grateful for my favorite restaurant that I could eat a hamburger today.

That’s it for today. I’m grateful for my chosen career and how it seems to be advancing. I’m happy in my work and I hope everyone gets to experience that at least once in their lives.


New year, fresh start

Okay, so it’s not quite New Year’s Day, but I’m ready to post my “resolutions.” Except that they aren’t really resolutions as much as things I want to accomplish.

  1. Read (or listen) to the Bible every day. I’d like to read through it in a year, but it’s really about consistency.
  2. To eat less fast food
  3. To drink less soda
  4. To start tying all my bits and pieces of story ideas into the book that’s been forming.
  5. To post more gratitude on this blog. I’m not committing to daily, but at least once a week should be reasonable, right?
  6. To find an exercise that I will enjoy and stick with on a regular basis.

That’s not too ambitious a list, is it? These things are what I want to reach for, I’m just not going to beat myself up if I don’t manage all of it. It’s goals. Not deadlines.

As far as Gratitudes, here’s a list for today.

  1. I am thankful that I have a job that lets me see the sunrise and the sunset. Granted, it’s in the opposite direction of where I’m driving, but it’s still beautiful.
  2. I’m thankful I have a job that I’m valued and useful. It seems like I might be too valued, but that’s okay. They will adjust.
  3. I’m thankful for my husband who knows when I say I need to sleep, just lets me sleep. I might not be able to get 8 hours every night, but I have to have more than 5 and a half.
  4. I’m thankful for farm fresh eggs and deviled eggs. Yummy.

I hope you have a happy and meaningful new year, and may God bless you and yours.


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Christmas Blessings

It’s the evening after Christmas day. I have so many blessings.

  1. I’m grateful that my oldest came home for a visit.
  2. I’m grateful that we had friends who were willing to come over for dinner.
  3. I’m grateful for the new vinyl album that both girls got me. 😊
  4. I’m grateful that Dale decided to smoke the turkey, so I didn’t have to cook it.

I hope your day was rich and full of blessings.