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Monday, April 20, 2015

My New Littles

My blog has been neglected since I started working again. I started working as an Instructional Aid in February and now two months later I feel that I have always done this job. My "littles" are so fun and though they shared a nasty bug with me that took me out for the entire Easter Break I love everyone of them.

Each year one of the classes makes a book and writes a piece about what they like best about themselves. This year the class chose me as one of the special people who gets a copy of the book.

Another adventure I have undertaken is being a Norwex consultant.
In May I am having a fund raiser for my friend Alicia McCauley. She is collection money for solar lights for Uganda. I have decided that 20% of my sales that I will submit on May 8th will go toward her cause. You can donate directly to Vigilante Kindness or if you want Norwex products I will be donating 20% off the top of ordered products through May 8th. 

I am slowly getting use to the my offspring being spread all over  Northern California. We have two big graduations this next month. Johanna will be graduating from Humboldt State on May 16th and Abbie will be graduating from Sacramento State on May 22nd. My elementary school is very evolved in encouraging college so, I wear my College "Mom" T-shirts on Monday while my littles are wearing the college that their individual classes support. My Kinders have cute little purple t-shirts for their Lutheran  College. Their 4th grade buddies have green Humboldt State T-shits.

I am recovering from bronchitis that had me down the entire Easter Break, but was able to make my 1st $1,000 sales goal in my first 30 days with Norwex even sick. This is a great product that is good for the environment and the people who use them. I have also been impressed with how well they take care of their reps. I was able to sign up for free in March (normally it is $200) and I have about $500 in free stuff for meeting that $1,000 goal. 

The other thing that has had a great impact in my changing season has been a Bible Study online with Tracie Miles. The study is on her book Your Life Still Counts. The study is winding down after 6 weeks and this last week she challenged us to metaphorically put our feet in the Jordan River.  I can see that I am living these verse now in Joshua 3. I have stepped out of the old comfort zone and I am going into my promised land. No doubt there are still giants in the land. However:

Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”