Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coincidence? Hmm...

I find it interesting that the day after i investigated my lost packages, which the post office didn't have, FedEx didn't have, and Amazon.com couldn't track, 2 out of 3 of them arrived.  Then, the day i called Amazon for a replacement, they informed me the post office had it and they couldn't refund or replace it.  The next day, the package arrived.  Hmmm....

So, a package can be lost in the system for 8 days, but the day i inquire after it, it shows up and gets delivered?  Interesting....

Well, at least all of my packages have now arrived safe and sound.  Odd, but happy, ending. :^)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lost

i want to know REALLY BADLY what happens to all the millions of dollars of merchandise "lost" in the shipping system.  FedEx/UPS/USPS had it in their hands, they say they lost track of it in such-and-such a location, but they can't find it?  REALLY??  Well, someone found it.  It didn't just disappear!  When someone found it, where did he/she take it??  IT HAS MY NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT.  It wouldn't be so very hard to get it to the right person, so i am left to believe that A STRANGER GETS TO KEEP MY STUFF.

This is especially frustrating at the holidays when multiple packages i am counting on for Christmas will not be here because someone "misplaced" my boxes.  In the past, i have lost personal boxes that contain items that cannot be replaced, some various curricula, a Nintendo Wii, and now several different things this year.  It doesn't just frustrate me that they will not arrive in time, but the fact that the shippers involved are always so nonchalant: "sorry, it must be lost. You'll have to contact the shipper for a replacement."

Seriously??  My only recourse is to TRY AGAIN?!?!?  How about you find out what happens to the stuff??  How about you go to whatever warehouse you auction this stuff out of and FIND MY BOXES and send them to me???  Sometimes, what is inside those boxes cannot be replaced! Go GET IT.

Grr!

Anyone else ever feel this way?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Year in Review

Looking back on the year i've had, i am left with a resounding "WOW" in my head.  Anyone else have one of those years??  The kind of year that makes you cry, laugh, sigh, scream, rejoice, and dance....

In 2010...
i wept often and laughed much.
i prayed both passionately and passively.
i found new reasons to be thankful for my friends.
i rediscovered the Truth of the Living Word of God, and i spent a lot of time with His Son, Jesus Christ.
i felt the love of family, friends, and a Holy God.
i renewed my love of motherhood, which had taken a sound thrashing but was struggling to hang on.
i rejoiced in new life, remembered those we've lost, and understood the delicate state that is our humanity.
i shared my love for Christ and His love for me with as many people as i could pin down.
i made both mistakes and enemies, but i repented when necessary, and learned to walk away. (this one's huge for me!)
i learned that "peace at any cost" isn't peace at all, and i began applying it to my life.

But perhaps the most notable thing of 2010 for me was learning to hang on to the "peace that passes understanding" that God promises us when we look to Him in our times of trials.  Jesus promises that we will have troubles, but that He will be with us... and i have lived that truth over the past 12 months.  He is faithful, strong, kind, loving, compassionate, comforting, dedicated, powerful, and so many other things i can't describe.

It has been a good year.  God has blessed me mightily, and i am undeserving... yet thankful.