Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year, New Beginning...

Hello,
I hope this finds you doing well and having a good day.

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Note I wrote when called into the plant managers office this morning
As of today, I am not longer an employee of Stark Mfg, LLC.

I was told at 8:20 this morning that "due to recent changes in the economy, we are eliminating your position and terminating your employment".  Then proceeded with layoff/unemployment provisions, etc.

I am determined not let those responsible, or the situation, get me down.   If you have been with me for any time at all, you know that I totally believe God's will is being done.   I'm trusting Him and stepping out in faith on this new adventure in life.

Leaving today was bittersweet.  On one hand, I'm going to miss a lot of people who have become like family to me over the past 23 years.   On the other hand, I'm glad it's over.

So you may be wondering what my plans are now.

Well, tomorrow I plan on baking a Cinnamon Swirl Bread.  It will be my first time baking a yeast risen bread.   I was going to bake it last week, but we had sweet breads and cookies left from Christmas and New Year.

I'm going to make a love quilt.  I still owe one to the quilt guild I belong to and I want to have it done to take to this month's meeting.

I'm going to make a table cloth for my dining table.  I'm going to try the "Quilt As You Go" method.  If it works as good as I'm hoping, I plan to use that method on a larger quilt, to be completed by the end of May or sooner.

That's a start for my time off on unemployment, between job searches.

New Beginnings List
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Love Quilt
Job Searches
Table Cloth
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Check out this drawing my daughter did in her Art class.   :0)


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I finally have my Christmas decorations put up.   I put the two angels, I found at a flea market a few weeks ago, and the angel I had in my cubicle at work on my piano.  It is a nice change.


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My LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. ~Psalm 28:7 NIV

Have a wonderful weekend!  :0)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

8 comments:

  1. Hang in there, Sonia! When one door closes, another door usually opens --and it might be a better place to be! Keep your mind open to new opportunities and know that many of us are wishing you the very best! Ummm...I bet the bread smells yummy!

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    1. Thanks for the uplifting comment. I will do my best to stay positive.

      God bless and keep you,
      Sonia

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your job. Hopefully, something better right around the corner. My hubby is retiring the 1st of the month, due to health, I wish I could go too, I would for county government and it is definitely not a great job anymore. Enjoy your time off!

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  3. So sorry to hear this. I hope you will find something you enjoy. Maybe at as quilt shop :-D

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    1. Thank you, a quilt shop... that would be awesome. :0)

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  4. So sorry. Hubby was laid off 10 years ago. That is why we now live in Illinois instead of Oklahoma (or Texas). I'd been forced to quit my job exactly one month before that (only pt time, thank goodness). God had plans for us, but, it took a long time for us to find a new 'normal' and be in the same state again. Good luck and listen to what God wants you to hear. His time and our time don't always match, so, lots of prayer may be needed.

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I look forward to your comments. :)