Friday, November 28, 2008

The News...

Ok, I know that I've teased you for several days now and I even got a message on the answering machine pleading that I reveal the news.

I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know, most of you thought I was going to say "I'm pregnant" -- well don't give up hope on that either. We're still working on that. :)
I'm so excited about starting school. My college history and the decision on what I'd like to be when I grow up has been a long time coming. And goes something like this: fresh out of high school I started college with the anticipation of becoming a nurse. That didn't work out well... I decided 2 semesters before I was done that I hated being a nurse. SO, I took a two year break during which time got married and I got a real job. After we were married for about 6 months I decided that I wanted to go back to school and get a business degree. I went back to school and two years later had an associates degree in business administration, but again decided that I was done with school. This time I was going to have a baby... WELL, here we are 3 years later, no baby and a degree that isn't worth a whole lot. This past summer when I decided that I wanted to work for one of the local school systems (mainly b/c it was a steady job and had great benefits and I don't have to work summers) I had no idea what God had in store for my heart. I went to work at a local middle school, which I wasn't thrilled about b/c I've never dealt with middle school age kids, but I've meet some of the most loving kids and God has really shown me that teaching and helping kids is where my heart is and where He wants me to be. So, having rambled on about all of this -- I'll be going to school to get my teaching degree. Please pray for me that I'll do well in my classes and can stay focused this time to get the job done.
I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve...

Hello All ~

I hope you all are having a wonderful week. Things here in Hendersonville are great. I've been cooking today in preparation for our family Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow. I was asked to bring desserts. I've decided on chocolate chip cookies, peach cobbler and a strawberry/pretzel dessert. I hope that variety enough.

In addition to cooking I've been working on my piles and they are slowly going away. I hope to have most of them gone before I return to work on Monday. My goal is to keep them cleaned up so that I don't have to spend my entire Christmas break cleaning up piles of junk. Wish me luck.

There just isn't much going on here in Hendersonville -- what do each of you do on Thanksgiving Eve? Do you have some type of tradition? Let me know!

I know I promised you some breaking news, but you'll have to stay tuned -- I'm not ready to tell yet.


Monday, November 24, 2008


I'm back... I'm sorry that you've been neglected. I think things are finally starting to calm down and maybe I can find 5 or 10 minutes a day (or every other day) to keep you posted on what's going on. I decided to give you a glimpse into my world and why I feel guilty about blogging.

You'll notice that the title of this post is "piles" -- that's because I feel like that's all my life consist of. Plies of laundry, piles of paper, piles of junk, piles of mail/bills and on and on and on.
Here are are few of the piles that are haunting me!

This is the "station" where we drop our keys, mail and junk when we come home. This welcomes me each and every day...

Then this is the next pile that I see -- This is a small cabinet space when you walk into our kitchen. There is a canvas bag with cleaning supplies that I took to church several week ago ( I have no idea why it's there.) The baby carriage is a pinata that was supposed to be used for a baby shower 3 weeks ago (it didn't make it) there is cereal sitting there b/c the box is too tall to fit into the cabinet, there is Gatorade -- not sure why it's there, Gatorade has it's own place in the dinning room. And behind that pink striped bag is the toaster -- guess we haven't toasted anything lately.

And here's the desk where I have to sit to blog... Need I say more?!?!?!?!

Never fear. School's out this week, so I intend to clean up these piles (along with many more). I'll show you the progress at the end of the week, I promise. Stay tuned, I have a couple of exciting things going on and I'll be sharing them with you soon.