Monday, October 22, 2007

and the Winner Is...

Several weeks ago, I won a drawing over at I Should be Folding Laundry. And the fabulous prize was an AWESOME bag from Kimberlee Faith, which arrived on Friday. I though I'd show you a few pictures of it and suggest that you head over to Kimberlee's and get your own bag.

Here's mine:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wordless Wednesday!

OK, I couldn't get blogger to upload my picture yesterday, so here it is Wordless Wednesday on Thursday!

Best Buds!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Alive and Well!

Hello All,

Well after a 2 week hiatus, I'm back and life will once again be normal. I'd mentioned in 2 previous posts that I'd been looking at taking a new job that would allow for more at home time, well I'm happy to report after much prayer Jay and I've decided that I'll take the new job. On November 5th (or sooner if time permits) I'll become the Assistant to our Senior Pastor (Bro. Tom). Bro. Tom teaches our "young married couples" Sunday school class and is very involved in our "young married" lives. He and Mrs. Victoria have been a great blessing to all of us since they came to our church in early 2006. I was very honored when Bro. Tom approached me and asked if I'd consider coming to work at the church and be his personal assistant. Of course, as I mentioned in one of my earlier posts this was a sizable pay cut, but already I can see God at work in our lives. The last couple of weeks at the law office have proven that we made the right decision. God spent most of the last 2 weeks putting situations in front of me that SCREAMED, get out. And the icing on the cake was last Wednesday when I turned in my 3 week notice (I did this allowing time for Mrs. Attorney is find a replacement, but also to get my location thru the end of the month. For any of you in real estate you know that the end of the month is the toughest) she said "Well I'll see what I can work out". I thought OK, she's going to put out an ad for a person to replace me, well, not exactly... Thursday morning she informed me that Friday would/could be my last day. Now, if that wasn't a slap in the face... So Friday at noon I packed up my things and headed out, unemployed for 3 weeks (with NO type of severance). I'd ask that you say a little prayer that God will show me how to s-t-r-e-a-c-h one income into two for the next 3 to 4 weeks!!!

All else is great here. I've decided rather than be upset about this little 3 week vacation I'll just use it to my advantage. I'll be organizing things that have gone undone and getting ready for this new adventure.

OH YEAH, I almost forgot to give you the best part about my new job. I'll only have to work 36 hours a week, so that means a 1/2 day off on Friday AND I'll be saving about 4 1/2 hours a week in commute time!!! that means more time to keep up with my blog and yours and more time for the gym and laundry and cooking dinner for my family, WOW, I can be a wife again!!!

If you're still reading THANKS!!!! I'll see you all tomorrow, maybe I'll post some cute pictures of Sassy, she's really growing.

Have a Wonderful TUESDAY!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

All Together!

I "borrowed" this little picture from Annie, she had it posted the other day and it really spoke to me.

I don't have much to report today, but did want to ask you all to send up a special prayer for me today and remember me tomorrow at 9am. I have an interview, of sorts, for the job I mentioned here. I've really been praying that God will give me a clear answer as to where I'm supposed to be. I have long list of pros/likes for the new job and a longer list of cons/dislikes about my current position. I had a conversation yesterday with a friend and I made this statement to her, about a situation that she's struggling with, "If this is God's will He WILL provide a way" and then a few sentences later I reminded her that all things are "In His time with His help"... WOW, who was I "preaching" to me or her?!?! My ultimate desire is to follow the path that He's laid for me, so please join me in praying that I can do that.

I hope you all have a great day!!
Thanks for your love and support!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

All Smiles!

I was tagged by Jodi and Jessica for the "10 things that make me smile" meme.

My 10 things:

1. God's mercy and grace. He loves me even when I'm unlovable.

2. A child's laughter.

3. Finding money in last seasons purse.

4. Jay - sometimes he says or does something that just cracks me up.

5. Sassy - she doesn't understand why I keep dressing her in crazy clothes and she tries her best to remove them...

6. Friends

7. Shopping (with someone else's money - this doesn't happen very often)

8. Meeting a goal

9. Quitin' time (only about an hour)

10. My bloggy friends.

OK, I'm supposed to tag someone. Em you're it!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

It's Monday, so you know what that means time to plan another weeks menu. This what we're having. You'll notice some of this has been on our menu for several weeks, but it's carryover, we've not done well with sticking to a menu for about 3 weeks now...
Monday ~ Chicken Fettuccini/ steamed veggies / bread
Tuesday ~ OYO - I have Bible Study
Wednesday ~ Pork chops / potatoes / salad
Thursday ~ something light / Jay has to have 2 cavities filled at 4:00, so he will still be numb...
Friday ~ Pizza / Salad
Saturday ~ Football party - Georgia vs. Tennessee / GO DAWGS!!!!!
Sunday ~ Eat out after church
Remember to head over to Laura for more ideas and recipes!
Thanks Laura for hosting!!!