1. My hands are much better. The chemically burned skin is peeling off which is extremely ugly, but the new, pink skin underneath doesn't ache or itch. The swelling has almost disappeared and I can freely bend my fingers again. I have a few small split places but these are mainly from where I impatiently ripped off a little too much dead skin. My cousin Eddie visited my parents this week and his hands look exactly like mine. Why do we insist on letting companies poison us with harsh chemicals?!
2. Since I spoke out/complained about my sore fingers, my job has ended. I know this is purely because I objected to having chemical burns. However, it was done in such a way to make it difficult, if not impossible, to prove the job ended because I wouldn't keep my mouth shut. I haven't worked since last Thursday. But, my hands are healing, my sugar has been really good, I've gotten a lot done around the house, and over all I am much happier. I've gotten a few odd sewing jobs and suddenly a wealth of job possibilities have opened up. I think I got the better end of the deal.
3. After I saw the manifesting book at the book store, I found it on Amazon and read the 'look inside' thing. I was hooked. I'm going back to buy it. One of the things that really struck me was how we tend to make things an either/or proposition. For example, I want to loose weight but I want to eat sweets. This insinuates that you can only have one, not both. The book suggests replacing the word 'but' with 'and'. I want to loose weight and eats sweets. Wording this way suddenly makes you think of how to have both. You could exercise more and eat less. You could cut back on sweets but not give them up entirely. You could say if you meet your fitness goal each week you can have dessert as a reward. You could switch to the reduced fat/sugar brand of snack cakes. I tried out the experiment this morning. Will knows of a job at a company I used to work for. I have reservations about applying because the way I was treated. He was telling me about other positions available and how the office has changed. The one who screwed me over doesn't work there anymore. I would think I should call, but I don't want to. As soon as I changed the way I thought that statement I should call and I don't want to I realized the problem was I didn't want to disappoint Will. He wants me to get a job and he's trying to help. He is not insisting that I get a particular job or that he will be angry if I don't follow all his suggestions. So I decided to apply online for the quality job. And when I told Will, he said that one paid better and I'd probably be happier with it. Just by rewording, I was able to figure out what really bothered me, then find a logical solution I was comfortable with.
4. My house is almost completely painted. The only thing left is touching up the doors and the painter needs to clean up his mess. The house looks much better. The painting forced me to make some garden changes. Most of my plants didn't make it. I had to scale back a lot but since I've decided to move, scaling back was a good thing. Where I did have to make changes, the changes are better than the originals.
5. Moving is really up in the air. When I first decided to move, I wasn't with Will and I decided to buy a house. Then Will came along with lots of possibilities including moving in with him, moving to another state with him, moving to another part of Alabama with him, and living in the other house his family owns. I decided to wait and see. As job offers spark and fizzle, moving away may or may not be happening. Living in his house isn't going to happen because his parents intend to move in it when they retire in a few months. Living in the big house isn't happening because his sister decided she wants it (mainly because Will wanted it). My house is too small and moving here would be disruptive to his children. So all that's been decided is we're moving...somewhere.
6. I have gotten back into my exercise routine. I feel better. My sugar is good, so obviously I'm doing something right.
7. I'm trying to build my sewing skills. I'm learning new techniques and looking for better ways to do what I like to sew. The more I learn, the more I want to make. The more I make the more people offer to buy. Which leads me to wonder why I can't make more money from sewing. And since I've been working on manifesting, more and more that seems like a good choice.