Friday, May 12, 2006

Getting Into The Swing Of Things

I started back to work this week, to my old job that I quit to go to school, to the one I return to in the summers. It didn't take long to get back into the swing of things workwise. I mean, it's data entry so it isn't difficult. I just needed to get my speed up, and I think I've done so a few of the days.

It's been hard to get up earlier in the mornings this week, because I'm not used to these early hours. I have to get up no later than 7:00, but usually am up by 6:45 and I leave the house around 8:00/8:05. I think this has been the toughest part this week, because like I said I am not used to getting up that early. My earliest classes were on Monday and Wednesday (the same class), and that started at 11:50 am. Every evening I've had to have a little nap which helped me for the rest of the evening, however it did make my nights a little wonky. I mean, I should have been going to bed at a half decent time because of having to get up earlier. Due to the naps, my sleep was messed up and I don't think I was able to fall asleep anywhere before 12:30 some nights, and later others. I'm working on that though...

They have hired five new people since I was there over Christmas. Normally our work day ends around 4:30, but this week we have not worked past 3:45. It's nice to get out early, but it doesn't make for a good cheque. My only "fear" (if you can call it that) is that they might lay me off until people start taking vacations. Well, it's not really a fear but more of a...concern I guess. I'm not really worried about it per se, but the thought has crossed my mind. I'm not worrying about it though.

That reminds me. Please keep my friend from work, Jean, in your prayers. She is going through a difficult time and could really use some prayer.

Anyway, I'm gonna head off and try to get caught up on a few things that I haven't felt like doing this week because I've been feeling tired. Have a blessed and Christ filled day!


yasser said...

hi there,

i stopped by and i wanted to tell something about Jesus. will you please give me your email? in private you can email me through my website

Shelley said...

Sorry, I don't give out my email address. However, I visited your site, and see that you are Muslim. Welcome to my blog. Please feel free to share what you wanted to tell about Jesus here in the comments section.

yasser said...

Hi Shelley,

I wanted to send you a sound file but it is ok I'll talk here about Jesus and I think it is better to talk here rather than in private so people can read.

We as Muslims believe in Jesus as you know; and we have a chapter in Qur’an titled Maryam (Mary) talks about him and also Jesus is mentioned in some other chapters.

When I read what you have said about yourself in your profile, I said to myself she should know what truly Jesus is.

I chose to paste some verses from Qur’an that talks about Jesus. This is just a small part where you can know how his mother born him and when he talks in his childhood.

Maryam 16 - 31
(And mention Marium in the Book when she drew aside from her family to an eastern place* So she took a veil (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our spirit, and there appeared to her a well-made man * She said: Surely I fly for refuge from you to the Beneficent Allah, if you are one guarding (against evil) * He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy * She said: When shall I have a boy and no mortal has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste? * He said: Even so; your Lord says: It is easy to Me: and that We may make him a sign to men and a mercy from Us, and it is a matter which has been decreed * So she conceived him; then withdrew herself with him to a remote place * And the throes (of childbirth) compelled her to betake herself to the trunk of a palm tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died before this, and had been a thing quite forgotten! * Then (the child) called out to her from beneath her: Grieve not, surely your Lord has made a stream to flow beneath you * And shake towards you the trunk of the palmtree, it will drop on you fresh ripe dates: * So eat and drink and refresh the eye. Then if you see any mortal, say: Surely I have vowed a fast to the Beneficent Allah, so I shall not speak to any man today. * And she came to her people with him, carrying him (with her). They said: O Marium! surely you have done a strange thing. * O sister of Haroun! your father was not a bad man, nor, was your mother an unchaste woman. * But she pointed to him. They said: How should we speak to one who was a child in the cradle? * He said: Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet; * And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poor-rate so long as I live ..*)

Joe said...

Glad you're back up to speed! Have a blessed day!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Shelley, I'm glad things are back to almost normal. It can sometimes take a while to readjust.

And a note to Yasser...if you don't mind Shelley...I am glad that you have found Jesus. You're welcome to come to our Bible study blog Seek and Ye Shall Find to learn more about Him from the Christian point of view

Jennifer said...

Shelley, It sounds like things are going peachy for you. That's awesome! And I'm glad you're not worrying!

Jayleigh said...

Shelley! **hugs** Good to hear you are doing well.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Hi Shelley! I am always blessed to visit here. Take care and God bless you and yours. Happy Mom's Day.