Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh, The Pain!

This morning, I awoke before my alarm went off.  What a pleasure it is to wake up like this!  Thank You, Lord!

Normally, I take time to relax my neck and back, before beginning any work, but today was different.  It didn't take long for me to get moving, for a change.

Today, I knew that I absolutely had to tackle a task that I had been putting off, all month.  Doing my bookkeeping.

Some of you may be aware, but some not, that as a realtor, I must remit HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) to the government. 

Most realtors only have to do this once per year, but not me.  I'm different!  Because I had previously been a retailer, a business owner, who was on the programme where I had to file every three (3) months (quarterly), I am still obliged to do so.  It matters not that I am no longer a retailer.  When I requested being transferred to the annual programme, I was refused.  So, quarterly, it is.

This month has been so very busy for me, that I had not yet gotten all completed that I needed to do.  So, today, I tackled the job.  Thank You, Lord... for helping me get all the bookkeeping and paperwork done, so that I could file on-line, today! 

If you believe in prayer, please pray for me.  I have a feeling my poor partially-disabled body will be hurting badly, later.

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries lately, you'll know that I removed Gordon's dresser from my room.  That was physically taxing for me.  Even so, God graced me by not having me in agony for very long, afterwards.

Something else that proved to be extra physically taxing was when I received copies of my book Love Never Fails You...  from my publisher.

Normally, I would have received only enough copies of my book to give to friends and family.  However, this is not the case for me.

Due to the conferences that were scheduled throughout the USA, and knowing I had to have books with me at each destination, along with book marks to give out, I ordered extra copies.  Just as I was about to place the order, I received an e-mail telling me that if I ordered copies before the end of their sale date, I would receive extra copies as a bonus.

At the time, my first thought was how wonderful it was that God had provided for me, just at the right time!

Now that the conferences have been cancelled, I find myself overburdened with copies of my book!  And, of course, they were all stored in part of my livingroom.

When they were first delivered, I almost had heart-failure when I found they were delivered only to my door; I had to lift the boxes and bring them into my apartment, myself.  Believe me, it almost killed me, physically.  God was good.  He helped me!

Now today, I reorganized elsewhere in my apartment, because I just couldn't stand looking at all those boxes of books!

This meant moving many boxes, each weighing what felt like a ton, to me!  With my neck, back and other problems, I am not supposed to lift more than 10 lbs. at a time.  Ha ha ha!  Sure.

Even so, I prayed before I began.  God once again helped me.  I managed to get the job done.  Thank You, Lord.  I could not have done this, without you!

Now, as I have begun to relax, the pain is setting in.  I've taken something to help me combat the pain.  Even so, I know that what I am feeling at the moment, will be nothing compared to what I'll experience later.  Dr. Gemel, my chiropractor, here I come!

So again, I'll ask you to please pray for me.  Thank you.  May God bless you, for this.

Until next time...

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