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Monday, April 4, 2011

My Prayer Bench!

Thanks to all of your prayers I made it through my first day back at work! As you can see from the picture above my prayer bench is well worn. lol...Before the week is over I am sure this worn out spot will have grown.

My pain level is considerably higher today of course than yesterday because of the four hour shift and the hour on the rode. Everything has changed since my last day there and I will have to be totally re-trained for even the light duty I have been assigned too. They spent 4 million on renovations and a new building and nothing is the same.

I hate to admit how long it took me to put on my uniform for work today. Jeezzzz I am going to have to get faster at this. I did notice I need a new utility belt and bigger pants.

All in all I was treated fair! I could tell that a few resented me coming back and put on light duty but I expected it from the ones that did. Funny how no matter where you work there is always that few.

When I was leaving they were bringing in a female from prison back to our facility and I recognized her as a female I had booked in for murdering her live in boyfriend almost two years ago. She shot him in the head while he was sleeping. He did not die immediately and so while I was booking her for Attempted Murder I received the phone call that he had died so then I had to re-book her for Murder. I still remember that morning as if it happened yesterday. So it was strange seeing her this afternoon. I guess tomorrow I will find out why she is back here instead of prison. Who Knows?

I had Gary move the prayer bench down stairs for me so it would be easier to use but I have not found where I want to put it. Right now it is sitting in the master bedroom near a book shelf.

I bought this bench with this finish and keep thinking I might redo it but then again I like it this way too. What do you think? I gave thirty dollars for it out at the Warrenton/Round Top Show and believe me it is the best thirty dollars I have ever spent.

This years show is already over with as of yesterday. I missed going out there and walking around like I usually do but the show returns in 6 months. lol  I did ride out there with Sharon one day to pick up some things she bought so I will share some pictures of us on another post.

I am going to rest for now but promise in the next few days I will catch up with everyone that I possibly can.
Thanks as always for visiting me and leaving your kind and sometimes hilarious comments.

Please pray for my friend Sybil in Box, England. She has the blogA Day In the Life Of Syb's. The last few weeks I have been worried about her since she had not posted. Then yesterday I found that her dear sister Sarah had suddlenly passed away so Sybil really needs our prayers. What a sweetheart she is and I wish I could give her a big hug.

Off to rest my back for now

Love to all


Kim said...

I'm so glad you posted tonight. I was wondering how you made out at work. It is true no matter where you work there are always a few who will make things difficult. I'm pleased you felt the others were fair and I hope tomorrow is better again.
The prayer bench is lovely. I would leave it the way it is - I like that it looks well used. A prayer bench should be used!
Hugs, Kim

Tracy said...

Oh Maggie, I certainly am keeping you in my prayers; even without a prayer is lovely by the way and in one aspect, yeah, it would look beautiful in a walnut stain, but then again, it has character with the worn parts...I'm still on the fence.
Please take it easy going into work...and Syb will definitely be in my prayers...
I'll be in touch for the Blogazine...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

So sorry that you are still experiencing pain and had to return to work.
It would be so much better if it was a few days a week and ease into it slowly and then build up to 5 days when you are feeling better.
Yes, there will always be people that make it hard and as you say Ms Pearl will step in.
Love the prayer stool and wish you well dear friend and my prayers are with you.
thanks for visiting me and I hope that you have a lovely week.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Rest my dear.

As far as the bad apples at work, two fingers up their nose. *giggle* If it keeps up, let Ms. Pearl at 'em.

Love you Maggie!

Julia said...

I agree with Kim, leave the prayer bench as is. I hope that all your prayers will be answered and that your pain will vanish soon.

I can't kneel long to pray, my knees just can't take it anymore. I'm a softee...
I'm glad that your day went reasonably well and that you've been treated fairly. Sorry about the difficult colleagues. You will soon fit right into place at work. Get a good rest.

Sorry about your friend's sister passing. Hugs and prayers. JB

Donna said...

I think your prayer bench is such a place of worn it as is! Hope you feel better as time goes on at work. The few that are not nice should be ashamed...hope none of them is ever ill. Praying for Sybil. Hugs to YOU!!

yaya said...

I like the bench the way it is. Makes me wonder who's knees made the worn spot and what they prayed about. I think it needs to be at your workplace. Seems like the prisoners need it and so do the meanies that work there! Hope you get better as each day goes on and the pain lessens.

Garden of Egan said...

I love your prayer bench. So many stories it could tell.

I thought about you all day today. Hope your back gets feeling stronger!

acorn hollow said...

Love your prayer bench just the way it is. I am glad your first day back was semi reasonable. Rest you self dear girl. I hope tomorrow is a bit better.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You know there are always people like that, Maggie, no matter where you work. They'll get over it. How weird that you saw that same prisoner on your first day back. Maybe there is a hearing for something and they bring them to the local jail for it? I think that's what they do here. I'll be thinking of you this week and sending positive thoughts so you can get through the week.

Marydon said...

Shew! I thought about you all day, Maggie, wondering if you were ok. Prayers were lifted for you this morning when I read you had to go back to work. I do hope you will be ok, I will worry because we don't want you to have more medical issues because of the hours & stress to your injury.

Love that prayer bench ...

You are in my thoughts & prayers ... will check in on you shortly.

Hugs of love,

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Buttercup said...

It's got to be tough going back and will take a good measure of getting used to. Take very good care of yourself and know that lots of prayers and hugs are coming to you from New York!

Gorges Smythe said...

Those worn spots tell a story; I'd probably leave 'em. Hope things go well for you at work.

Deb said...

day one down....that is your prayer bench...hopefully each day will get better than the last..

sjmcdowell said...

Hello dear Maggie,

I am praying for you and will talk to you soon.
We are about to go through a tough night here in GA. We are expecting the high wind, rain and possible tornados tonight.

Love and Gods Blessings to you,


Lisalulu said...

first of all can't believe you blogged after your first day at work, although all of us (your bloggy friends) were worried and thinking of you. rest while you can, and glad it is light duty!! but rest up please.

Cherrie said...

My prayers are with you! Hope each day gets a little better.

Shirley said...

Maggie, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am a firm believer that you treat people how you want to be treated and there will be a reckoning day for those that don't. It may take a while, but there is always a reckoning day. I think every job has people like that. I know it will be rough, but it will give you something else to think about other then the pain possibly. I know I throw myself in my work when things get stressed to help deal with it all. Take care and rest my friend. I like your prayer bench just like it is because it gives it character. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sugar, I had you in my prayers last night. I'm glad you've made it through the first day. It must be hard after being out so long. I'm glad your healing and I'm sure you're feeling all the extra pain for being out and about today. Just remember don't overdo, lest you end up worse.

I love your little prayer bench. It's so cute and I've never even thought about having one. Now, I want one too. I was so happy to hear from you yesterday. I've been busy with sick pets and trying to do some thing with my blog and life in general but it doesn't mean you're not thought of OFTEN! My word balance is not so balanced right now. I'm sorry about your friend Sybil and will be sending prayers up. I'm going to visit her now and get my butt to bed here at daylight.

Hugs and love...Tracy :)

Tina Eudora said...

Hey Maggie!
I am glad to hear you are back at work and holding your own. Things have been tough around here the last few weeks and so I can sympathize with the challenges you are facing. Hang in there, you are in my prayers and please do remember me in ya!
Tina xo

Arkansas Patti said...

Ouch. That is my sympathy groan for your returning to work but also for kneeling on an unpadded prayer bench. I fear my prayers would be quite brief. Let us know what is the story on that lady murder.
I am so sorry about your losing your blog buddy. That is one of the sad things about blogging. While it expands our circle of friends, it also expands our circle of grief.

PEA said...

Do NOT do a thing to that prayer bench, leave it just like it is!! It's perfect! It shows how many people have used it to say prayers from their heart and hopefully every one of them was answered:-)

Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that you were forced back to work before you were ready. I guess all you can do is try it and if it gets unbearable, go back to your doctor and tell him you just can't. Hopefully he will reverse his decision about you being ready to go back to work!!

Thinking of you and saying prayers for your blogging friend. xoxo

Sue said...

I sure hope your body will be able to adjust, even to the lightened work load.

I love your prayer bench. What a neat idea!

I will pray for you AND your friend.


janet said...

Take it slow at work and I am sending good thoughts to your friend Sybil.

janet xox

Sharon said...

I agree that you leave the prayer bench just as it is.
Sorry to hear that you were forced back to work.
I know what you mean about a few not being happy to see you. I went through that several years ago, but I made it through and It led to a much better job for me. I will pray for you and your friend.

Nezzy said...

I will indeed pray for Sibel but I will continue to hold you in my prayers dear sister. I'm so glad ya made it through your first day and pray you will have a good week.

I adore your prayer bench just the way it is...worn in all the right places. It show character and history. Can ya imagine the prayers that old bench has witnessed???

God bless ya sweetie and take care of are precious to us! :o)

Laura said...

Your prayer bench is wonderful and I will pray for a speedy recovery.
Don't overdo it!
I know that is easier said than done-


Tam said...

Maggie there should be someone that you could contact to help you find a solution to your problems. I have heard of cases where they force people back to work but it never turns out good so you should get help.
Maybe some of these ladies out here can give you suggestions. I have never been on workerman comp but I know that your health comes first and do not over do it.
If you mess up your back more than it is now you will really be suffering.
I hope you get someone on your side and soon.
Strange that woman came back to your jail after she was sent off to prison. Is she already getting out for murder.
Keep posting about what is going on with you we all want to know

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Maggie:
Please try to get as much rest as you're able. I feel so bad that you're in pain again. I love your prayer bench. If I were going to change anything, it might be to add a pad to the kneeler. I don't think my knees could take the "penance" to go along with the prayers!
Love you and will pray that your pain subsides.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Maggie! Love that prayer bench. And I'd leave it just as is ~ loved and worn and USED!

Hope you are having a great week!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sybil said...

Hi Maggie, Yes I am back trying to get myself together. I guess I am so surrounded by prayers that I am just floating on high...Thank you for asking all all your friends to remember me, How wonderful it is to know how well we are all connected by friendship. Please dear friend try take it easy as possible at work...take no heed of the misery guts...just keep your own head held high you know just what you can and can't do.
Does going back to work change the thoughts on the move ? Prayers winging there way for you as well....
Love Sybil xxx

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Hoping you are ok, sweetie..

I am little worried about a Ms. Pearl situation developing here....



Dan said...


I will be joining you in prayer this week! I hope that everything goes better at work. You have a lot of people who care about you and who are thinking about you. Try to remember that on the hard days.

Love Ya,