Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Month Off!

It's been a month and a day since I last posted! Seems longer! So much has been going on, I just haven't had the time or patience to sit and think of something to write about. I usually don't have anything profound to say anyway--but even to muster up some ramblings has been a challenge!

I officially have 23 days of work left (not including weekends)... and I have been moved to an upstairs office instead of down in the shipping office by the warehouse. HALLELUJAH!! Of course, I miss my buddies, John and Bob... but I needed the change and the office needed a little help. They obviously don't want to lay me off or anything since I don't have much time left... (although I wouldn't mind the unemployment!). So I have been helping out with a few other people's responsibilities to get them caught up. We have laid quite a few people off due to the crappy economy (What CHANGE?)... so tasks got put on people who didn't necessarily have a bunch of time to get things taken care of and I am the "go-pher" now and I'm OK with that! Although I do have to fill in for receiving May 13-20... I figure that will be my last "hurrah" on a forklift, etc! LOL! I will miss my friends and the normal routine that I've had for the past 5.5 years... but I will definitely be glad for a change!!!!

Anyway... Cory has been working diligently on the "new" house. Unfortunately the paint chips weren't exactly accurate (to our liking) once it went from one square inch of color to a whole room... and I am not a big fan of our choices... but I guess you live and you learn. And you say OH WELL when you just spent a bunch of money on it all and you can't afford to repaint! It might be OK once we get furniture, etc in there. Cory just took a load of boxes from my house to the new house and is going to unload and then paint some more. All that is left (since we don't have the money to re-do the kitchen/dining room/bathroom right now) is to paint the wall going up the steps and into the small hallway/landing... and then our bedroom. I have gone out a few times to help him... but its hard when it's a 45 minute drive one-way. Cory is a trooper... and besides... I'm a crappy painter!!

My mom and I met with the photographer yesterday. She was really nice... and she took some sample pics, talked about ideas, etc with us. Everything else is coming together wedding-wise. My dress is being hemmed right now. I got my jewelry and shoes. My hair style is finalized. The girls dresses just need final hems and tweaks. I got Cory's wedding present--which I need to wrap. Flowers are ordered... and everything is just in a finalizing state. Oh... and I went shopping and got a few things for our trip to Scotland!! The weather is supposed to be in the 50's--so I got some light sweaters. I am excited... only 33 days!

I went to the new Sunday School class at church this morning. There ended up being only two of us and the teacher (our pastor). It went well, although I should have read the material before class! I forgot I had it until I went to leave and saw it on the chair... so I didn't follow some of what we were talking about.. LOL! But next time I'll be more prepared. It has been a long time since I've been to a Sunday School class. It's sad... but there really hasn't been anything available. It's either the women's class (old ladies) or the BLT's (forget what that stands for... but its mostly people 40+). My church lacks in the young couple department and its really discouraging. Though I love my church family, it would be nice to have some people my own age to interact with and have class with. I would help sometimes with the kids classes... but those too have dwindled. When Cory and I move, we will hopefully be able to find a church with some younger couples... even though I feel guilty about leaving my church!! It's just too far a drive with the economy these days! We'll see though!

Last week was my dad's 50th birthday!!! We had a dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers, homemade potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs and veggies. It was yummy, if I do say so myself! My nephew helped me bake the cake and ice it... but my camera batteries weren't charged so I didn't get any pics. As a group gift, we got my dad a GPS to put in the tow truck he uses for his business! He really liked it! Earlier that day, I attended a TAX DAY TEA PARTY beside our local court house! My sister has a post about it... you should check it out!! Very inspiring!

I'm off to the grocery store for a few items... and then I plan on coming home to read and relax. (I'm reading a REALLY good book... called "Some Wildflower in my Heart"--Jamie Langston Turner. I highly recommend it!!)

Hope everyone has had a good weekend!!


  1. Hello, Sweet Friend!

    Man, it's been SOOOOO LONG since I've hung out here with you! I'm mostly online long enough to check email - though I do most of that from my cell - and I post on my blog as often as possible. Other than that, I'm only responding to comments. (I haven't ventured out in SO LONG) Anyway.. I'm SO HAPPY to hear that you're getting married. I LOVE that your man is CRAZY about you and there is NOTHING wrong with being spoiled. ;-)

    On another note.. I'm sorry that I didn't make myself clear with the book I sent you. I intended on you keeping it. =-) If nothing else, you might have a friend you'd like to share it with. (I like to keep extra copies on hand too) Anyway, if it's okay, I'll send it back. I'm also reading another book on marriage that is VERY INSIGHTUL as far as being a godly wife is concerned. It's called "Love & Respect". AWESOME book! ☺ (I can send you one of those too if you'd like.. kind of an early wedding present)

    Okay, I won't keep you. I just wanted you to know I'd stopped by.

    LOVE YOU, Sweet Sister!

  2. Hey Devon! I got your letter last week but the in-laws came on Thursday so I've been really busy since then. I hope to get a letter out to you by the end of this week. Sean got to take a week of vacation this week so we're trying to get a little 3-day trip together. I also wanted to let you know I never received an invitation. I know you said you sent one in your letter and I should get it before the letter, but so such luck :(. Could you please send another if possible? You told me so much about it and how you and your mom did the watercolor for it that I've been looking forward to it and getting the info. on the location, etc! Thanks!

  3. Hello again.. ☺

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I too was very encouraged to be the best wife I can be. The other book that I'm reading now is similar, but not NEARLY has hard (as a woman) to "swallow". ☺ This book just informs us (the wives) that our husbands GREATEST GOD-GIVEN NEED is to be RESPECTED just the same way as our GOD-GIVEN NEED is to be LOVED. It's based on this scripture...

    Ephesians 5:33

    Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.

    (There are a LOT of lights going off for me.. HA!)

    So, if you don't mind.. I'll send you a copy of Love & Respect AND I'll mail the other book back. (I'd saved your mailing address, but have managed to lose it, so if it IS okay, I'll try to get those out in a day or two)

    Also, I don't even know if you can do wedding registries online, but if you can, I think it'd be cool. I'd LOVE to send you something. (A REAL gift... something other than a BOOK.. hehehe)

    I hope you're having a GREAT week!



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