This week Maddie started a new job, working at a new business in town called the 'Kolache Factory'. Of course as the name implies, they make Kolaches and very tasty ones at that. Maddie was originally hired as a cashier, but they quickly discovered that she (thanks to her mother) has a real knack in the kitchen. She's been transferred over to baking and her new boss just loves her. So far, she's had a 100% turnout rate for her baking (many of the kolaches break open in baking). Today she made meatball kolaches and again had a perfect score, her boss was so thrilled he dubbed her 'the meatball whisperer' and said from now on if she's at work she is making the meatball kolaches. Apparently, the meatball ones are extremely tough to make and all the rest of the cooks have multiple failures in each batch.
I'm extremely proud of how hard she's working, she has been going in at 3 am and a couple of days she worked until 3 pm. She's a hard little worker and she tells us that she just loves this job and working with baking. Of course, she's excited because she's getting a lot of hours and will have more money to save up to travel to Canada again soon to see Yves.
Today I picked Maddie up from work at eleven and we drove to Sioux Falls to help Creath do his income taxes. Once we finished that I took Maddie and Creath out to supper and then Creath had to get to work so Maddie and I set off back to Omaha. She told me on the way home that Yves band has been offered a chance to open for another band on tour. If they take the offer they'll be touring not only Canada and the USA but also over in Europe. They're both very excited as it could be a big opportunity for Yves and his group. He and his band are also planning on coming to the US soon to meet with the producer who is putting together a cd for them. They're all excited about this as well as apparently he's a big name and has worked with several groups that went on to be well-known and popular bands (of course I've never heard of any of them). Who knows, Maddie may find herself with a rockstar on her hands, at any rate he plays a very mean guitar.
Today marks three months until my 55 and one-half birthday, and since I've not been training towards any particular event or date lately I decided to train towards that date. And with that I have set my sights on May 22, 2015, by which I will strive to have dropped 20 to 30 lbs of body weight, and be in as good as, or better shape than I was at less than half of my current age. Age is as I constantly say, just a number, and no reason for us to give up on being healthy, strong and active.
Well, it's getting late and I better get going, so with that I'll leave you all with this prayer.
God's Love & Blessings to you all,
O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore thee,
a heart to delight in thee,
to follow and to enjoy thee,
for Christ's sake.
(Ambrose of Milan, c 339-397)