Friday, January 30, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 01.30.09

Hello to my Company girls.

Today is a bit overwhelming at work. I am the author for a statistical analysis plan that is supposed to go to the FDA next week, and just this morning I was given about 50 things to change in it. (Ok, ok, 50 is a bit of an exaggeration, but it's still a lot.) Many of these last-minute changes are the result of my boss doing research on a similar trial that went to FDA in the past, so they are of course mega-important. And mega-hard to wrap my brain around.

So I'm spending quite a bit of time looking up statistical information on the internet and in SAS (that's the coding software we use) documentation. It feels a bit...or a grad school. I have to keep taking mini breaks to avoid becoming overly frustrated.

On another note, here is the answer to last week's trivia:

TRUE or FALSE: Children have angels in heaven who always have access to God.



Crazy, huh? I was like, no way. But look at Matthew 18:10: "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."

Now for this week's trivia:

What natural disaster occurred when an angel rolled back the stone sealing Jesus' tomb?

I did pretty well on points this week. I went through all the organizing on paper. The main thing I realized is that I should be more diligent about keeping up with my laundry so it doesn't become overwhelming. I liked Rachel Anne's idea of doing some in the morning and evening. I even thought about what a great idea it was this morning as I rushed by my empty washing machine and cold clothes dryer on my way out the door. Ah...maybe next week I'll actually follow through?

Hope everyone's had a splendid week!

God bless,


  1. Hi Kara!

    Sorry I didn't respond last week, life got kind of crazy :) That is very funny that we are both company girls! And to the triva- an earthquake occured!

    Good luck at work today! I'll be praying for you!

  2. Hello! I can so appreciate what it means to be struggling through last minute changes...I am a writer for authors in everything from government mandates to a Life Coach's books, to a Law Firm's articles for one a ghostwriter I am often over my head in learning just as grad school was....but how exciting when results focused writing changes things! I drove by a park in a rural town last weekend that my writing a grant, after listening to a town's council's needs paid for lock stock and barrel....God so uses different ways to get things done! If you'd of asked me He'd have me where he has me 10 years ago....
    Can't wait to know you! Praying you experience favor and peace and wisdom as you face today! I know you can do it!
    hugs hugs hugs

  3. Trivia- an earthquake!

    I liked the idea of breaking up the laundry in the morning and evening, too! I didn't do it this week yet either...ah well.

    Good luck on all your work! I pray that God will grant you strenght of body and mind as you finish it up!

  4. Kara,
    I didn't know it was an earthquake off the top of my head so I've already learned something new and i've just started my blogging tonight.
    Thanks for all your hard work for the FDA. I'm sure we all benefit from your late nights.
    I also love the laundry tip from Rachel Anne. With 3 boys, laundry is always a huge issue in my house.
    Hope you can get some rest this weekend.

  5. I do like knowing that my little grandbabies have their own angel...thanks for telling me...I didn't know..

  6. An earthquake.

    Wow, it sounds like work has been challenging for you. I hope you can get everything done with out too much stress.

  7. Good job with your Small Things this week. I'm excited to see how we will put our housekeeping schedule into action.

    I hate when bosses put last minute stuff on you. My husband's boss does that all the time when it's time for everyone to go home. Hope you were able to finish everything.

  8. Hope things settle down a bit for you this week! Just found you through the Company Girls Coffee...I love the idea of the trivia question, very cute!