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Chillaxin With The Kiddies

Due to a lot of rain, water from the lake covering the streets that we could drive over 1 week ago, a few of the trees are submerged as well.

Today I spent the better part of the day, acting a fool with my kids. It was so much fun!

I had for a while, been an overworked mother in an effort to (over) provide for their earthly needs as well as mine.

Last week I learned from my 2nd job that I could not take more than 80 PTO (paid time off) hours into April and scrambled to use some before I lost 50% of the 160+ hours I had accumulated.

It had been my plan at the time that I would take one month off this summer to return to South America with my family to relax. I had verbalized this desire to my boss many many times over the past year. I worked every holiday.

Myself (day shift house supervisor) and the night shift house supervisor kept the place running smoothly while upper management went every which way over the holidays and used up their PTO.

My supervisor, the director of nursing gave me her verbal approval and we had several conversations about me being out on vacation and finding coverage.

Well, about 4 days ago I received a text from my HR rep that I was not approved for my vacation and I needed to be at work for 03/19/2020 as usual. They were refusing to grant me any considerations for using my PTO, and my boss (a professed christian / pastor) needed to be on vacation on the last week of March, so both of us could not be out at the same time.

Denied that she had verbally approved my time off.

So I pondered the unfairness of it all and I resigned. I cannot in good stead work with a known liar, one who would throw me under the bus and this was not the first infraction to myself or other nurses / employees.

They still refused to pay me over 160+ hours of earned PTO.

I am leaving it all in God’s hands.

God knew I was tired, I felt so good today hanging out with the kids. It was a great day! Perhaps inadvertently God is saving me from some future ill … I prefer to see the glass as half-full.

Spent more time with the children, a blessing in disguise.

Be safe, be blessed.

34 thoughts on “Chillaxin With The Kiddies

  1. Such cute pics! 😊 🤩😌

  2. Such unfairness, as a friend I would have recommended you get a replacement job first, but I hope it will be better than ok. Loved the happy photos.

    1. That was my 2nd job, not my primary job. I’m not that reckless, lol

      1. You are a hard working mom!

        1. I try. Lol.

  3. Good for you. Check out my blog below. I understand.

    1. My sister we could have conversations about this issue. I experienced so much anxiety when I had to go to that place. I prayed all the time before I went to work. I know you get exactly what I mean from your post. I have a primary job where I’m mostly happy and comfortable. So I am still earning.
      But my dear, I see God telling me that was NOT the place for me. I’m trusting Him to continue to supply ALL my needs.
      Let us pray for each other. Lol I’m just remember this last one threw me under the bus…every request was met with “let me pray about it” …guess God answered and told her to lie🤣

      1. 😂; God uses whomever He wishes to protect His children; even if we feel wronged. He moves us or them. They think they are hurting us only to find out in the end they are the ones truly used to benefit us. #ServingTheRealFather

        1. Amen to that. I wholeheartedly subscribe.

      2. #ServingTheRealFather; will definitely keep you in prayer. You and children look happy and peaceful on photos. Priceless.

        1. It was a day to remember what is important.

  4. I am sure that God will work things out perfectly for you and your family. Hey, that family time is a perfect stress reliever, glad you could have the time with them. Hope the rest of your weekend is great as well!😃😺

    1. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

      1. My pleasure.

  5. Beautiful pic Ms. Pene I will surely miss you at work but God has a better plan for you. Enjoy the moments with your beautiful family. Once this social distancing is over we should go out and grab a drink and laugh about the old times.

    1. Yes my dear. We certainly shall. Well not the drinking part, you know I have no head for alcohol. Lol

  6. It looks like you all had a great time! I’m sorry your time was denied. Maybe you’ll get some later on.

    1. Thank you for the kind words.

  7. Ahhh Love the photos! Looks like you all had a great time! <3

    1. Thank you, yes we did.

      1. ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Lovely photos, it looks like great fun was had by all. Nicely done to enjoy your time. I agree with your assessment – we never know what God has in store down the road. Things seem to work out in the end – when they are in His hands.. Many blessings to you. 💖

    1. Oh yes Ms Suzette, God always has a plan. Thank you ma’am, hanging out with the kids, plus I am getting some rest.

  9. Hallelujah, anyhow God got it!!

    1. Yes my dear, I am sure there will be an even greater blessing in the offing.

  10. This made me sad to read. Sad that people could act that way. I hope you can resolve it and if you ever look for a new job find a way better one.

    Enjoy the time with your family… take care of yourself…

    Love, light, and glitter

    1. I trust that God always has a better plan for me. Thank you for your kindness.

  11. Beautiful pictures <3

    1. Thank you for your kindness.

  12. I like your attitude “Let God, handled it” I do hope your union rep will fight for you, and that you always get things in writing moving forward…

    1. No unions in Texas. So there will be no resolutions.
      Thank you for your thoughts.

      1. Oy! Well to quote my grandmother “what’s done in the dark will come to the light…”

        1. Lol, for sure.

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