Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Perfect Day

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful! I know…I know it rained all morning and afternoon, but it was such a delight. Before it started to rain I went for a jog with Linda and hoped we wouldn't get drenched. Later I came home watched several movies and feel asleep on the couch. I need my rest because this weekend I'm going to be super busy with work.

I have great news: my night job will soon come to an end! That's right, I was talking with Trey about how I think it's a good time for me to quit and he said, "yeah, go for it." The night job was great while it lasted and we got the FPU "Debt Snowball" rolling. I think in our culture people don't take on their financial responsibilities like they need to. Sometimes, you just have to take a big bite of humble pie and be a responsible adult to take care of your future. Boy did I eat some humble pie and then some.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Enjoying the Journey

Since the beginning of the year Linda and I have been meeting at least twice a week to exercise and eat breakfast together. The conversations we have usually revolve around how we’re both intelligent women and we’re still unemployed (in the corporate sense). We’ve had our fair share’s of close employment calls, but nothing substantial.

About a month ago, she told me that we can’t get caught up in this rut and it’s not always about the arrival, but even better it’s all about enjoying the journey. Since that conversation I’ve echoed it over and over in my head. It’s about enjoying the journey because one day I’m going to wake-up and be thirty-something, with a job, a kid, a house, a car, a dog named Patch and realize I’ve arrived without enjoying the process. Besides, this part of my life is exciting! I’m young and I have ample opportunities in my future. But for now I’m going to live in the present and stop dwelling on the what if and why's.

I’m enjoying this current process that I’m in: the friendships I’m making, the mentors who are teaching me, and the free-time to be creative and pursue the things I’m passionate about.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thank God, It's Not About Me

This is the new book we're reading in the Women's ministry. I already read ahead and I'm really looking forward to the discussion Wednesday. It's so easy to think the world in which we live in revolves around "ME."

Sometimes when I stop at a red light I look over at the person in the next lane and I wonder where are they going? Who is waiting for them?...It's a whole other life I'm unaware of, but it's going on. Just becuase I don't see them or know these people, the world is moving and people are alive. Does any of this make sense? So, what I'm getting at is we all exsist and it has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Christ. We exist for Him.

Brain Drainage

My co-worker and friend, Pete, starting v-blogging and I thought you'd like to see it. It's very thought provoking.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

Last night I went to church and found this quote in the church bulletin. It spoke directly to my heart.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Set Your Tivo

This show reminds me so much of American Beauty. I can't wait to watch the first episode this week.

The Riches

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I Promise My Hair Color isn't Blonde

I've been without a cell phone since Saturday.

Apparently, when I went to eat at Montana's Restaurant, in Weatherford, I left my phone there. I thought I just lost it and didn't know where I had left it. I was thinking of buying a new phone, but Linda told me to try calling the restaurant. I did make the call and they found it! Thank God I don't have to buy a new one.

I told Linda I was embarrassed about losing my phone and she told me once she accidentally put her cell in a metal dumpster and her husband had to crawl in after it. Her story made me feel much better.

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Trip

This past weekend we made our way to Weatherford. We checked out apartments, real estate, and just the town in general. We really weren't planning on looking at any houses, but we found this amazing Victorian house for an unbelievable price. I should also mention the house needs some serious remodeling, but structurally it's great. Who knows if our house sells, if we move, if the same house in Weatherford is still on the market...if, if, if, we'll see what happens.

Trey and I have discussed that if our house doesn't sell in a few months we won't move and we'll be at peace with it. Either way we look at it, it's a win-win.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Floral Design

Who likes wallpaper? Not me. Since we're putting the house on the market, we have to scrap this ugly wallpaper. The previous homeowners loved it, but we say its got to go!