Monday, December 22, 2008

Smiling

Paint me Smiling cause there's a better than average chance that James has a new job starting the day after this one officially ends. Once the farmer who's planning to rent the land signs the lease, he'll be managing some of the same acreage that he was previously. And the good news is that there won't be much, if any, change in salary. He spent 3 hours with the guy today and he's supposed to come next week also, so maybe I'll actually get more than one or two good night's sleep a week now. He might also give me a little work to do from home too, won't that be nice? I'm afraid to be too excited until everything is final, but I sure am feeling better right now.

I want to thank you all for your prayers because I know for certain that God was listening and answering them. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends.




Jerri came by this afternoon to have a cup of coffee with me. She wasn't in a very good mood but she had me laughing so hard at one point that I think she ended up feeling a bit better afterwards too.

She said she'd gone to one of the dollar stores in town, thinking it would be quicker to run in there to get laundry detergent and a couple other things she needed. After spending 3 times more time in line than normal because of some rude folks who'd broken in line in front of her, she was about to bite nails when she finally got out of there.

She pulled out of the, nearly empty, parking lot and a young punk was strolling across in front of her, blocking her way out. She waited,,,he slowed,,, while staring right into her eyes,,, smirked and walked even slower. She waited,,,he kept staring, barely moving, until finally her PMS took over. She yelled at him to stop being ignorant and get out of the way, told him he didn't intimidate her so he needed to act like he had some sense and get on to where he was going. The punk started yelling and threatening her as he finally moved, and as she was passing him to stop before pulling out into traffic, he leaned down and picked something up to throw at her. Jerri had her finger on speed dial for the police department when she noticed that he'd picked up an empty paper cup. Then when he threw it, the wind caught it and it flew back into his face. She said by this time she was laughing which made the punk even madder. He was still yelling when she pulled out of the lot.

"I guess it was a good thing he didn't have a gun but" as she said, "I had PMS, a 3 yr old, and a 5 yr old, I'm not scared of the devil himself! I'd have whipped him if he'd kept on."







18 comments:

Just Joni said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news about the possible job opportunity...yes, indeedy prayer works my friend...and that's a funny story that took place in the parking lot...he's probably lucky she didn't just run him over.

Virginia Gal said...

Virginia Gal is doing the happy Snoopy dance on hearing the news for James, I have all my fingers and toes crossed and LOTS of prayers that this all works out, that would be awesome!!!

Sally said...

Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord!! Prayer is indeed a powerful tool.

Take care, Ms. Brenda. It's all gonna be GOOD!! ((hugs))

Karen M said...

That is wonderful news about the job situations. God really does take care of us! He does answer prayer.

So we'll both just keep on praying and praising Him.

And thank you for praying for my hubby. He is doing much, much better.

Jeanette said...

yay for that good news! I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything works out for you guys. Have a very Merry Christmas!

cassie-b said...

That sounds like really good news to me. Kudos to both of you. It's like an early Christmas present.

And I'm glad the incident in the parking lot ended up funny. The punk got what he deserved. It's a shame there wasn't hot coffee in the cup to blow back at him.

Donna said...

Never quit Believing...Ever!! Doing the "happy" dance here!
Poor Jerri!!! Crazies are Everywhere these days, just Looking for a fight especially with someone smaller then they are! SO glad she and the babies are fine!!!hughugs

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Merry Christmas dear friend and to your family!!!
Diane

Kellan said...

So happy to hear the good news about James and the job!!

Merry Christmas, Brenda - I hope it is wonderful! Kellan

Cal said...

That's great news, Brenda. I'm really happy for you.

Have a very Happy Christmas.

Sharon Ellery said...

Good news on the job front I hope.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sharon

joan said...

Hi Brenda,

I am so happy for you guys! I came by to visit last nite but my computer froze on me and I just gave up. LOL I hate computers sometimes......... I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for your visits to me, I do appreciate your bloggy friendship and encouragement.

Jeanne said...

Oh Brenda it sounds like your Christmas wish is coming true. All good things to you my friend. Still laughing at your friend's story. What an ignorant young man and so empty of the spirit of the season. Sad for him. A peaceful and joyous Christmas for you sweetie. Love and {{HUGS}}

Butterfly Gardener said...

Its so good to hear about your husband's job. Hope everything works out good for ya'll.
Love the PMS story, as I can relate! LOL
Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

What a wonderful Christmas present for your hubby to get another job lined up! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!

How stupid of that punk to pull those stunts. Takes a BIG MAN to pick on a woman with two little kids in tow, now doesn't it? Santa is gonna put a big chunk of coal in his stocking!

Cindra said...

That is awesome news about James

Loretta said...

What great news here at Christmas. Merry Christmas.

Louise said...

Good for her!