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“Not AWOL Anymore!”


Description from Daisy Chick - Dawn: I have not been around as much due to the time I have had to spend caring for my father. It is a bad situation and I have decided I have given all I can. I will be looking for a part-time job and become the daughter again and not the caregiver. Wish me luck with the job as I hear they are hard to find.


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Dawn, what a lovely pick! So glad to hear you are OK! It must have been difficult to make your decision — I know it is so hard when our parents are involved. Blessings to you for all the time and hard work you have given to your dad. Sometimes the best thing to do is to step back and “just” be the daughter! :)

    Best of luck to you in finding a part-time job, Dawn! What type of work are you looking for? Big hugs to you!!! :D

  2. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I have always been in Accounting and Taxes! Part-time accounting positions are difficult to find. So I did send a resume to the container store at the nearby mall. They are looking for help and I can’t be too fussy. Plus I want to organize my computer/sewing and bead room and the generous discount they give would help me reach my goals.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Good luck, Dawn! Hooray for discounts, too! :D

  4. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Lynn for your kind words and support. This has been such a difficult decision. I feel like I am fighting a battle that I can never win. I am the type of person that I fix problems and move on. It has been so difficult having to address the same problems with no resolution in sight. Lynn you takae acare and I will light a candle for you on Monday!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Dawn, best of luck to you on your job search! This is a tough decision to make, but the best possible one for you. Fabulous pick, by the way!

  6. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Dawn, what a lovely Pick for such a significant decision – caring for parents when they get to an age where we have to look after them is very stressful, often because so much responsibility falls on just a few – like you.

    My parents still live in Honolulu, and their care increasingly takes more and more to support them, my oldest sister and youngest brother live there, but they aren’t able to look after mom and dad as fully as they need.
    Good for you for deciding to go back to work, sure hope that the container store works out for you as a place to work that will support you! :) love the blues, yellow browns, golds and blue/greens in this Pick, very gorgeous.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Dawn! I really appreciate that! :)

  8. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thanks Martha! I will keep you posted on how things go. Glad you like the pick! I needed to put aqua in it for you!

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Yes, please let me know!

    Love the aqua! ;)

  10. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Smart Chick! I have had my life turned upside down for over two years. I struggled with working and helping out MOm with Dads care. It is to the point that I am burned out and miserable. I guess I thought that when I quit my accounting job at the end of last year things would be easier. I never expected the lack compromise and stubborness that has resulted instead of letting me make things easier my folks make things harder. I will continue to visit and help for a day but no more several days at a time. I just can’t take it anymore. I now feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Thanks for ;letting me vent you girls I feel better!

  11. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I will let everyone know If I get a job! In the meantime I plan on enjoying my free time gardening and beading!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Many prayers coming your way Dawn.
    I’m sorry for your pain and frustration from this situation. To try so hard and to burn yourself out with all the effort, God WILL reward you for your efforts to help your parents.
    Best of luck with the new job and please keep us posted. Bless you!

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Dawn, My prayers for you during this difficult time as well.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Dawn good luck and best of luck in these diffcult time. God knows your heart be bless ,.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    I whish you all good luck Dawn dear! Awesome of you taking care of your father, tuff job very lovely of you!

    Love the pick!

    Love n Hugs

  16. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thank-you Mary, MBC, Alice and Frida for your kind and understanding words. I am so glad you all like ths pick and I will keep you all posted on the job search. My new friend Martha that I found thru Lima Beads has been a Godsend as all of you ladies have. You may not know it but have all helped be a bright spot in a bleak time. Thank-you all so much!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    How are you today Dawn? I have been in the yard so much I feel I have been so out of touch. This is a lovely pick but I am so sorry to hear you finally had to face this tough decision. I’ll send you a message.

  18. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Thanks FAith! That’s how I felt out of touch but not anymore! Would love to see pictures of the garden.

  19. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    oooh! I love this one too. Have to put it in the favs!

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