Friday, August 31, 2007

TGIF

First up...the sad news I wrote about last time turned out to be only partly true. My sister wasn't able to come when she was scheduled, but ended up surprising us on Saturday with a visit. It was so nice to see her and the kids. I have to say I didn't get to see her as much as normally though.

This is been a weird week for me...a good one, but weird. On Sunday, Dave and I had a talk and we are seeing each other officially now. We had a talk on Tuesday after dinner with Marisa, Adam and Isaac, that had me a little scared. It's been about three years since my last relationship...and trusting a guy is very hard to do after you have been hurt badly. But we talked and were able to get make it through that patch.

Last night was his bowling night, and I went by after I cleaned the church. I had cleaned part of it on Wednesday night, so I didn't have as much to do. After bowling, we went to get something to eat.

I've got a wedding rehearsal to attend tonight. The girls in the wedding are staying at the lodge where the wedding is being held, as we have to begin getting ready very early for everyone to get completed before the pictures. I'm really excited about my friend Carrie getting married. She has found a really nice guy...who she says is just like me. I think that's why she really likes him, because she and I have been friends for a little over 14 years.

Dave is coming to the wedding then we are going to celebrate his birthday with some friends of his. He told me last night, this is weird for him, because he hasn't really had a "birthday" celebration in a long time. His friends took him out, but it wasn't a big deal.

Sunday is a busy day for me as usual. After church Sunday evening, Dave's church is having a youth get together at the bowling alley. So we are going to go there after church.

Monday if he goes to Columbus he's invited me to go with him. He's got a few relatives up there that want to celebrate his birthday with him. So I'll be meeting the family he has left that day.

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sad news...

I'm sad today...I just got news that my sister and her family has had to put their visit on hold for now. I was really looking forward to the visit, but we trust God and realize His plans are not always understood...but He's in control and we will trust Him.

Onto other things...I have still be getting up in the mornings to walk. I'm going to test something tonight. I have been sleeping on my futon for the past few weeks maybe. Well...I'm going to sleep on my bed tonight and see if I still wake up at 5:45. It may happen, but it may not...I don't know...I'll let you know the outcome of the experiment.

This morning when I went to the track, I got a text from my friend Mary. Her mom was taken to the hospital with chest pains. They have ruled out that she had a heart attack, but there are still some test results out. Be praying for her.

After work yesterday, the girls of the office got together to send off Kim. She's leaving in two weeks and we wanted to have a get together before she left. She and I worked at Star with each other. Star is a mortgage company. Anyway...when I left the mortgage company we kept in touch and when the owner was ready to retire, she decided to leave. It was a good time for her to get out...and she's been with the Bureau a little over a year. A few weeks ago she got offered a postion with another mortgage company and took the position. So last night we got together for one last party...sorta. I'm sure we will have a few more in the next few weeks.

I've mentioned in earlier blogs that we are in a transition time with agents...Well this morning, Paul, the agent in the office, said that his new office opening date has been moved up four weeks. So he wasn't able to be in the office all day...as he was trying to get the new office ready to go. I pray this change is for the better, but I'm not really sure. I emailed the new agent coming to our office. I hope he will be excited to work with Crystal and myself.

After work tonight, Dave asked me to dinner. We went to Peddlers (I actually made it to the right restaurant this time.) A few weeks ago, he invited me to dinner, and said "Peddler's" but I heard "Subway." Needless to say I have been ribbed about that mistake since then. Anyway...after we ate, he took me to look at a few houses that are for sale. He's looking to buy a house in town with a smaller yard. I don't know for sure if he's going to do this move for sure though. There were some pretty houses, and some really ugly ones too.

I didn't get to go to Curves today...I'll have to go on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to make up for today's missed day.

I hope to get up and walk around a church about two miles from here. I think it would be better to walk closer to home and driving a little over 6 miles to walk at the track. I'll check it out tomorrow and see how I like walking there.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Good day yesterday...

Yesterday, I went to Dave's house for lunch. He was having a few friends over. We had chicken to eat that was neat. It was a good time of fellowship...however, his house guest for the weekend is a little annoying. LOL!!

In the morning service, I ended up singing. I sang "Praise the Lord" which is my cousin Brian's favorite song I sing. It turned out well. I had forgotten to bring the words to church, but sang it okay without messing them up.

After the evening service, we had the first choir practice that we've had in several weeks. It was a good practice. We have a new book we are working to get new songs.

After choir practice I:43 practiced their song for next week. We were thinking of singing "Solid Rock" by 4 Him, but I had forgot the track, but had another song "For All You've Done." We did a few times with the demo, then had in mind of what we wanted to do...it went well...so we will be singing that next week.

After practice we went to Kat's house. I wasn't feeling well, so I left early and came home. I figured I would probably need to get to bed since I have been getting up early. This morning I woke up again without my alarm. I went to the track. It was a good time again this morning.

That's all for now...Until next time...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Looks like I found it...LOL

Looks like the post I did Saturday and today is finally showing up...not sure what happened...anyway...I'm heading to bed as I'm not sure if I'll be waking up without an alarm or not. Hope your week is good...I'm looking forward to my sister and her family coming for a visit later this week.

Lost a post...

I'm not sure where the post I left yesterday...but it's not showing up. I don't remember what all I said in it, but anyway...I'll start this one and maybe I'll remember some of the stuff I wrote yesterday.

So...I have been getting up for about 6 days without an alarm. I don't know why it's happening, but I feel okay. Yesterday I was up around 4...but was able to go back to sleep because I put some soothing music on...That Avalon "Faith: A Hymns Collection" is amazing. I really think my favorite song is "Total Praise"...however, I do like all the songs on it.

Last night, I went to a wedding with Dave. It was supposed to be just the two of us, but his house guest for the weekend...made an assumption and tagged along. It was cool though. We hung out with a few people from his church. It was a nice wedding...a little long for my taste. It was held on a farm owned by the couple. It was a beautiful place for a wedding. I didn't know the couple very well, but it was still a nice wedding.

I'll be going to another wedding next week with the same friend. He asked last night. This one is at his church, I think. After the wedding we have a birthday party to attend...so it will be an eventful day.

Today is church...I don't know if my special music is going to show up or not. She was in New York this weekend, and missed her flight. So I'll have to have something prepared, just in case.

I need to get ready for church...so I'll close for now. I still don't think I have said what I did yesterday...but apparently it wasn't too important. LOL!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A great evening with friends...

I really enjoy hanging out with my friends. Yesterday it started out to be just Sara and I going to dinner then we were going to meet up with Kat and the others at Kat's house around 8ish. Well...as the day progressed, we ended up with Kat, Mary, Sammi joining us for dinner. After dinner was over, I needed to go to the mall. While we were there, we went to Lane Bryant...and they were having a sale. I bought a pair of pants for $6.00 including tax. It was great. I really like how they look on me too.

After the trip to the mall, we went back to Kat's house to watch "The Bourne Supremacy." Mary, Sara and I are going to see the new one out in theaters next. We had a good time...it took us awhile to start the movie...we were waiting on Rich, who ended up not showing up, but we understand (sort of...) Dave wasn't able to come either. He was tired after VBS week at his church and he is "brother" sitting for friends of his at church. So he ended up staying at home.

Today, I'm going to be heading to Curves to workout...then I have to go by the office to pick up my dad's birthday present...I keep leaving it there. But I also have to pick up my cellphone charger too. I figure I'll stop by the bank and give the girls a little treat. Last week, one of the girls was joking with me about bringing them a treat on Saturday (they think it's sad they have to work on Saturdays and I get mine off. I think I'll be nice today, since I am going to Flatwoods anyway today.

This evening, I'm going to a wedding with my friend Dave. One of the guys on his bowling team is getting married. With his VBS this week, we haven't been able to do anything...so it will be nice to catch up with him.

Tomorrow is church...very busy day for me. After church, I'm going over to Dave's for dinner. I think we are having chicken...but I don't know if he will change his mind like he did the first time he cooked for me, Ben and Kat.

Well...I must get ready to do my errands, so I can get back home to work on things around the house.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It's Friday...

I'm so glad it's Friday. I really enjoy Fridays. It can be a rough day at work sometimes though. So...tonight, I'm going to my friend's house to watch "The Bourne Supremacy"...we are watching the first two so we can see the third one in the theater.

During lunch yesterday, I went to Value City to see if I could find my dad's birthday present. I was so excited that I got it and it was on sale, I treated myself to a CD purchase at Wal-mart. I got the new Avalon "Faith: A Hymns Collection." I really like Avalon and this Hymns CD is really good.

Last night, I got the church cleaned...I was later getting home than usual because I went to the Mustard Seed and bought an accompaniment cd for me to use next Sunday when I sing. I also picked up some music for the choir to review. I would like to get one more book to give us a good collection of music.

This morning, I got up and walked with the new music on my ipod...Avalon. I tell you there was a Jesus moment when I was listening to "It Is Well." Wow! Amazing.

That's all for now...I think mom wants to get the jumble off the computer for dad and herself. So I'm gonna log out for now. Until next time...

Thursday, August 09, 2007

a long week...

It just seems like this has been a really long week for me, and it's not over yet. Tonight, I'll be cleaning the church. I'm not sure if I'm going to try and get it all completed tonight. I guess it will depend on how I feel when I get off from my regular job. I may finish up cleaning on Saturday...However, one of my friends wants me to go shopping with her, but I have plans to attend a wedding in the early evening, so I don't know if I want to be out all day. I'll probably end up not going...just because there are a few things I need to do at home as well.

My dad went for his checkup today. I am really pleased with this progress from having surgery. I can't believe it was two weeks ago tomorrow that he was having surgery. He's getting stronger each day, but he's not yet up to his old self yet.

Well...that's all for now. I've got to get ready for work. Until next time...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

a few happenings....

Yesterday, I got my paycheck from my boss...the raise was more than I expected. I was maybe expecting 10 cents to 25 cents...the last two raises I got were just 25 cents...so that's what I thought...I actually got 50 cents. I was praising the Lord. He's so good. I told one of my friends that I thought God was allowing this to help me tough it out this month. During this transition month things are going to be difficult...actually they already are, and there are days I really hate my job, but I believe God does want me there for a reason. I just have to stick it out.

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Crystal was sick and didn't make it to work again. I called the agent between 9:30 and 10:00 to see if he was coming in, he said he was on the way. I guess since he was late he was trying to make up for it, by bringing me breakfast. I ate sausage, eggs, and biscuits. It was a great breakfast. It was a good thing he brought it too because I ended up not going to lunch until after 2:00. It was a busy day. After we both ate lunch (I had picked him something from McDonald's), he said, "I have to leave again." I was like great...I'm going to be alone the rest of the day. My friend Sammi stopped by and got to talk to her a bit. It wasn't too bad though.

Last night, I went to a play called "The Power of His Touch" at Temple Baptist Church. It was a nice play. I had never seen it before, and my friend Mary has been after me several years to go...so we all went...well, part of the group went (Ben, Kat, Mary, Rich, Sara, me and Dave). D33 and Em will be going tonight to see it as they both had to work last night. It was a nice play afterwards, we went to Applebees to eat (except for Rich). It was a nice time. Dave took me to his house for me to pick up my car, but we talked for awhile before I headed home. It was a nice evening.

Today, Kat, Mary, and I are going to the pool. I need some serious tan on my legs. This evening, Mary, Sara, and I are going to the movies.

I'm getting ready to finish cleaning the bathroom and part of my room before I leave for the pool...so I'm going to finish this post.

Until next time...

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Good News...

Yesterday, my boss came by to pick up the paperwork for to send to home office, and he stood at the end of the counter. He said, "You all are doing a great job up here. Look for a raise on your checks." I was really surprised at the comment he made...but the raise comment was a shocker. I really can't wait to see what he's going to do.

We are having some changes at the office where I work. The agent who works in that office has gotten a new position with the company and a different county. He will be leaving in September. I wasn't sure this move was going to be as smoothly as I think it may end up being, but after meeting the agent who will be taking his place...I think I'll really enjoy my job again.

This the move to the Flatwoods office (I used to work in the main office for the county), has been really hard for me. I call it the "step child" office because I don't get to hear a lot of the news going on from the other girls. (They try to email and stuff...but it's not the same...)

Anyway...Brian Carrol, the agent who has been hired, stopped by the office about a month ago and wanted to introduce himself. I had heard about him from the agent who helped me get hired. Brian seems like a great guy, and I'm really looking forward to him joining the team.

During this month of August...it will be difficult as Paul will not be in the office as much as he will be needed. That will cause a lot of hardships for Crystal and I as we deal with the customers who want to talk to him. I think once Brian begins, that will help things tremendously since I think Brian will be the type of agent who will work with us.

Please be praying during this transition period. I'll try to keep this blog updated a little better than I have been.