Saturday, August 27, 2011

Surgery, Shelves and Spreadsheets

Can I incorporated these three subjects into an easy to read and mildly entertaining blog post??  I’m willing to try :)

A couple of months ago, I had to go to the emergency room for a gall bladder attack.  Let me tell you, it was not pleasant AT ALL.  I had a couple of tests run and they determined my gall bladder was not functioning very well, thus the cause of the pain.  I had it removed (SURGERY).  While recovering at home, I thought I would get all kinds of amazing & organizational chores done.  Not so much.  

My dear husband built some shelving in the extra bedroom closet, because I just knew I could get all the Christmas decorations organized while I was off.  I am sitting in the extra bedroom right now with all sorts of holiday trimmings surrounding me.  I have started putting things on the SHELVES, maybe I’ll finish tomorrow :)

I had been given a project at work that involved SPREADSHEETS; EXCEL to be specific.  I was holding my own and completing the project in a timely manner, but I knew I could be doing better.  So, I checked out our Adult Education Center and signed up for a Beginners EXCEL class.  I’m halfway through the class and will take the next class for the Intermediate level.  

A couple of things I have learned during these times:

1.  I am not a super woman.  I had to let go of my self imposed timeline of recovering from surgery and getting things organized. 

2.  God provides me with what I need. 

He provided an excellent surgeon.

I needed a class; He provided the class THAT NIGHT and the funds to pay for it. 

I need His Grace to take this class.  It starts right after work and lasts for 3 hours.  I would rather be at home.  My body would rather be sitting on the couch, not in an office chair for 3 additional hours.

Well there it is, a blog post about three totally unrelated subjects :)  I have more to tell about the EXCEL class.  God gave me a special gift, but that is for another post

Thanks for reading :)


Kelley said...

I am glad you are doing better after your surgery! I heard gall bladder pain is something else! Too cool that you went to excel class. You need to teach us some things on here about it.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I think we should make a habit of lowering our self-expectations. :)

Kay said...

I'm glad you're feeling better after your surgery. I had that one a few years back and it takes longer to get over than they let on! So don't feel like you weren't productive enough.