Thursday, December 13, 2007

Please do's SO easy...

This is pretty neat......
Go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.How AMAZING it would be! if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.Wouldn't i t be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them ... SO SEND ONE!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

i love my honey

Today I got a phone call from my dear hubby...telling me that he was sick & tired of leftovers & that he wasn't going to eat one more bite of leftovers tonight. I'm sure some people would think I should be offended that he doesn't want to eat my cooking, but mind you it is 4 days after Thanksgiving & we've had turkey non-stop since then!!! I probably would have been a little put out, except that he promptly informed me that he was taking me out. For tacos. At Mi Ranchito. I would, at this juncture like to point out that I happened to mention last night that I was craving a burrito (thanks to a glorious taco bell I thought that it was very sweet of him to offer to take me for tacos at one of my favorite mexican places...I LOOOOOVE their white cheese dip & salsa!!!!!! So, my loving husband took me on a date was a blast & I love it when I don't have to do the dishes! heehee! Of course I'm still stuffed...I think I ate about 4 bites of my meal since I consumed a large amount of chips, cheese dip & salsa -- so much for my diet! ha! Well, I just thought I'd share how my evening went...hope you all are doing well & enjoying your week...only 27 more days til Christmas ~ WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! :-D <3<3

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Be Thankful.

So I have to admit, Thanksgiving often gets the shaft around my house. Darric & I are both huge Christmas "fans" (or freaks, as some would probably claim) & I always like to get my decorations up as early as he'll allow & leave them up for as long as I can get by with.
Anyway, even if it already looks like Christmas in my house, I don't want you to think that I don't still have Thanksgiving in my heart. I truly believe that as I grow older, I have come to appreciate more and more what Thanksgiving really means.
I have often thought that it was pretty rotten of the pilgrims to plan Thanksgiving so closely to Christmas that it gets lost in the hustle & bustle of the season celebrating our Lord's birth. (If only I would've been around to point that fact out to them! haha!) On the other hand, maybe it works out...
It's a time to pause & remember how much we have to be thankful for -- before we get caught up in all the holiday crazy-ness. I have so much to be thankful for & I know that I don't remember to express my gratefulness nearly often enough.
It's easy to be grateful for the normal stuff -- family, friends, roof over your head, food, etc. But how often do we stop to thank God for what He's done in our lives -- the trials He has brought us through (or is currently taking you through), the lessons we have had to learn (sometimes the hard way!), & the every day miracles He has done around us (that we rarely stop to recognize). It's easy to complain about the "bad" stuff that happens day in & day out, but when it's "all over" & the dust settles, do we remember to thank Him for what we've learned or for working everything out?
I know that I frequently get so caught up in the every day, self-centered "stuff" that I forget to really take into consideration that He sees the "big picture"...& it's not all about ME!
So, as I bustle around getting ready to host Thanksgiving in a house ready for Christmas, I must stop & consciously be thankful for everything...& most of all be thankful that He sent us His only Son so that we may have everlasting life. The decision is ours. Be Thankful.

Sunday, November 4, 2007



Well...I've been attempting to get pictures up...I PROMISE...however, it seems like every time I try to do this, I lose what I've done! I'm getting very frustrated at this point (for obvious reasons!) & hope that someday soon I'll be able to get these up successfully...ugh! So, I again apologize for the length of time it's taking...hope you all have a blessed week!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

happy tuesday

i know, i know...high time for a new post! :-) i've been sick & busy...& still have yet to download pictures now that we have our computer back. i guess i haven't felt like i had anything to say (yeah ok can stop laughing now! lol)!
anyway, hopefully i'll have time this weekend to work on some of that since darric will be gone to eldo to see tim. you'll just have to wait & see! :-)
happy tuesday! :-D

Friday, September 28, 2007

the injured & repaired return home

WOOHOO!!!!! we got the car AND the computer back last night...the car is operational & i'm no longer driving a truck (i'll post a pic of what i drove all week eventually!)...the computer has not yet been hooked up -- but it will be on sunday after we get back from camping! Camping should be fun...cold & hopefully NOT rainy!!! :-D well, better get to work -- my next blog will hopefully be posted from home while i'm sitting in my pajamas drinking hot cocoa & warming up from our camping trip! haha! tata for now!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

trucks & training

well, we still don't have our computer back, so this will be pretty short & sweet as i am at work on my lunch hour. it's very frustrating not to have computer access at home ~ everytime i think "oh, i should go look that up on the internet" i then realize " computer!!!!!" hopefully we will get it back today or tomorrow...but if it's anything like getting my car out of the shop it will be awhile.
yep...on top of not having a computer at home, i am also driving a rental while my car is being fixed at the dealer. that would be fine normally...except it has been somewhat of a nightmare. we had to take my car in on monday morning because the back driver's side window decided to fall down & not go back up because the regulator or something is broke. in addition to that, we had been meaning to take it in because the drivers side visor was broken (thanks to a faulty design in the first place) & something to do withthe tie rods (which apparently was much worse so they are replacing the whole steering column or something...yeah it looks like i could've died driving the stupid thing)! thank God for broken windows, huh? so, they informed us that it would be ready by the end of the day. problem! darric took me to work & planned to pick me up to go get the car...except they had called to say that it wasn't ready yet, so they would pay for my rental ~ i had my fingers crossed for a convertible (even though it's been like 65 & rainy this week) -- instead i got...........a dodge dakota extended cab TRUCK!!!!!!! (yeah, i know!!!! you can stop laughing now!!!!!! lol) i don't mind driving's just different!!!! well, i was supposed to return the rental & get the car yesterday before i left to go to my book club, but i didn't want to go over there if it wasn't ready yet, so i had darric call them. of course it wasn't ready!!!!!! so they told us it would be done today (wednesday) by noon & that i could pick it up whenever was convenient for me. great! i'll get my baby back!!!! woohoo!!! yeah...not so much...i just got a message from darric saying that they just called him to tell him that it won't be done today because of the GM strike that's going on. soooooo...i'm stuck driving the truck at least another day...ugh! this wasn't as short as i thought it was going to be...but i gotta go now so that i can get back to stuff -- my brain is starting to feel REALLY mushy!!!! (i already was! lol!) have a great day...xxoo!!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

new job, road trip & wedding

well, i have now started my 3rd week at my new job -- & so far, so good! it's still a bit overwhelming sometimes, because there's just SO MUCH STUFF to learn, but i really like what i'm learning, so i think that's a good thing! ;-)
i just got back from keri's wedding in kentucky last night so i have a travel hangover today. not fun when you're tryin to do training...need lots of caffeine!!!!! thankfully my ale8 (mmm...SO yummy) that i'm savoring right now is helping! :-)
anyway, the wedding was beautiful & the trip was so much fun (we will have to do that again someday, tawnya)! it was so wonderful to spend time with my best friend while she was getting ready for one of the biggest events in her life & also to be privileged to be a part of that day! (love ya keri - cause i know you're reading this!) now if only kansas & kentucky weren't so freakin' far away from each other! :-(
i want to post pictures, but apparently our computer "got sick" while i was gone & is in the process of being fixed. anyway, as soon as everything is cleaned up & i can actually use the computer at home, i promise i will download my pictures & get some posted.
so, have a good i can go back to my ale8 & training! :-)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nerves & Zits

The day has finally arrived & I'm as nervous as a school girl on her first day of high school. Why?! Who knows...maybe it's just the fact that I'm starting a new job in a huge, international corporation, my face is all broken out & I have NO idea which of my new outfits to wear! (YAY -- new clothes! lol) I probably shouldn't be so anxious about this, after all, I brought this on myself right??? But regardless of that small fact, I am.
I just keep reminding myself to take deep, cleansing breaths & to pray! I am capable of this job or they wouldn't have hired me...right??? (that's what everyone keeps telling me at least!) Obviously my friends & family have more faith in me than I have in myself, but that could just be the nerves kicking in. I'm probably most overwhelmed that I know absolutely no one in my department...& though I know I'll make new friends, I miss my "old" friends at the cancer center SO much already!
Well, I better go for now...I still need to figure out what I'm wearing tomorrow & do my nails. (yeah...I broke THREE of them the other day -- sigh -- as if the zits weren't bad enough!) I guess that's just how life goes...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Almost time

Well, this week has turned out to be a bit better than last week (thank the Lord!)...though how I managed to get lucky enough to have 3 early morning meetings in my last week at my old job, I'll never know! ha! I'm pretty sure that's just the luck of the draw when it comes to about anything for me!
I'm really trying hard not to think about the fact that I only have 3 more days at the cancer center because whenever I do that...sigh...there I go again...getting all teary! No, I'm not sad about moving on to a better opportunity...but I will definitely miss all of my friends!
So, in order to make it not so difficult on my last day, I decided to go ahead & start cleaning out my stuff from the drawers & off my desk. Good grief! How much junk does one accumalate in a itty bitty cube in 2 years?! lol Somehow, I managed to bring home a full box & there's still more!!!!! I guess that's what happens when you tend to keep everything...hmmm...maybe I need to go through that box again & see what I really need to keep! Well, that's pretty much it for now...I'm outta here for now!
P.S. For those of you wondering about what the house looks like now that we've gotten it ya go! Now you won't go to the wrong house when you come to see me! hehe!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Could I have a Xanax, Please???

Today was one of those days where you wish you could erase it & start over...come to think of it, maybe even back up & erase the last few days while you're at it. All day I've been thinking about what I wish I had for the day...the list is as follows: a pillow, 10 lbs of chocolate, a box & a half of kleenexes & a stiff drink--ha!
I am physically exhausted & emotionally drained, but yet all I can think of is how much I'd like to break a few plates, or something else equally as breakable -- like somebody's nose!
My heart hurts & my eyes have been periodically leaking throughout the day. Lest anyone fear it's my husbands nose I'd like to break or him causing my heart to hurt & eyes to leak, let me assure you it is not because of him but for him that my heart hurts & eyes leak...if that makes any sense...ok...well it does to me.
Anyway, he has been having a really rough week & has been treated in completely unacceptable ways the past few days. Of course, since he's my husband & I love him ever so much, that makes me see red & then cry...then back to being angry & crying again. I don't like feeling this way, but because I care, I feel...& you know I've always been one to wear my heart on my sleeve! I don't like seeing my loved ones hurt or treated unfairly, thus I become fiercely protective & a bit of a fire-brand against whomever is causing the problem.
The bottom line is that as frustrating as this day has eyes leak now for an entirely different reason. As I talked to my mother-in-law on my way home, she said "well let me tell you what I've been doing on my way home...", I stopped her & said "I know full well what you were were praying your little heart out!"
Yep...that's exactly what she was doing. And it hit me like a ton of bricks. I had an absolutely miserable day not because of what was going on, but because I wasn't letting God have control of my heart hurting & eyes leaking until just then. Instead of wishing all day that I had 10 lbs of chocolate & some kleenexes, I should've been, as I go off to bed, I am now doing what I should've been doing all day...praying & trusting God to take care of the day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A New Venture

It's so hard to believe that this time 2 weeks from now I will be finishing up my first day at my new job. I'm quite overwhelmed at the moment thinking about all of the things I am going to have to learn & all the new friends I'm going to have to make. However, I'm beyond excited about the opportunities it provides me career wise to make this switch. I'm trying to remain positive & confident that I'm going to be awesome at this job! Anyway, that's pretty much all that's on my mind at the moment, so off I go for now...have a fabulous evening!!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A New Addiction???

Well, I've been saying I was going to do this for a long time...& here I finally am. I don't know how often I'll actually post on here, as I am already addicted to myspace & facebook, but we'll give it a fair try! :-) Of course this wouldn't be a real first attempt if I don't add a picture, so here one is & I'm done here for now.