Saturday, May 23, 2009

So far I have been hit on twice today. Three times if you count the same guy twice. Geez. Maybe Ricky should get me a more blingy ring so that guys will actually take notice. (Not really though because I don't like blingy rings.) This work environment is just so unprofessional. This is not an uncommon occurence for me, in fact, it's almost daily, even when I worked here full time. I know that wherever I worked, it's bound to happen, so there's no getting away from it. However, I'm sure that a more professional atmosphere would keep it in check a whole lot more. Guys are pigs.

Anyway, back to what I was originally going to post about. My cousin Aaron from Alaska is here in Seattle for the next few days. I picked him up at the airport last night. And Luke will be back from Missouri tomorrow, so we all will probably get to hang out soon. I'm glad that Luke's back. He's out of school for the summer so we'll have plenty of time to hang out and catch up on guitar hero.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not in the best mood today.

I just wish I could sleep in once. Just once! I have a headache and feel slightly nauseous, this stupid computer doesn't work all the time, I can't get the printer to work, I have to go grocery shopping, I hate my job, the hubby and I don't quite see eye to eye on everything, and I have some family members that are getting a divorce.

I feel frustrated. I need to cry, but can't. I've gotten so good at holding it in. Ugh. I hold it in because there is also so many good things in my life. Most people would look at my life and think I was crazy to complain at all, and they'd be right.

I guess I'll just shut up then.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Party Favor

Last week at work, we had an "incident" that did not bode well with myself, and the day ended with me yelling at my boss and threatening my manager that I would put in my 2 weeks notice.

Now, fortunately (for my manager) that did not happen, but when I came into work today, my boss was notably nicer to me, more talkative, humorous, and had a better attitude in general. He talked to me about his new car, and his plans for the good weather. Small talk really, and it's not that he's not usually nice, but it's obvious to me that he is trying to get back on my good side.

It got me thinking... In almost any other scenario that I can imagine yelling at the owner of a company, it seems that I would be trying to get back on his good side, and not the other way around. I would consider myself a "better-than-average" employee because of my stronger work ethic and morally higher standards, but being self critical, I'm not that amazing. Why is he working so hard to keep me around when he could find someone waaaay cheaper and quieter? The only answer I can find is divine favor. I know that I have many things that I need to work on to become a better employee. So why else would I be so highly favored?

In light of this, I wrote this prayer to God:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the favor that you have given me in the eyes of my employers. I know that it could only come from You. Please give me the discipline and the moral compass to grow my character in the workplace so that I can be worthy of the favor I have been given through You. Show me where I need to change, and teach me to be faithful in the small things. I know that there is so much that I need to improve. Strengthen my conscience and help me to remember that I must do my work as unto You in all things, no matter how much I feel that it is unimportant. I would have nothing without You, and I will try to remind myself of that daily. I know that no small thing in unimportant to You. Also, please teach me to be patient with everything that I do, because I can only do that with Your help. Keep my mind always on eternity. I love you more than life.

Your Daughter,


Thursday, May 14, 2009

So Ricky wants me to blog more. I am trying to! I really am!

Here's on my agenda today. I went to Border's with Judah and we sat and read a few kids books. It was fun. I got a latte and Judah got some cognitive stimulation. Hehe. I have found myself looking for anything to get me out of the house. This bloody rain has got me down in the dumps as usual, and my house keeps mocking me with all the things that I am NOT getting done. I finally said "forget this!" and stormed to the mall.

That'll show it.

Although I am back home now, so I have to get around to do it sometime. I have been doing just one room at a time. First was Judah's room, which is almost finished. Just a few more things moved OUT, which I can't finish for the time being because he is sleeping in there. Next is the living room. That will most likely take the longest. Most of what is out there needs to be sorted through before it is brought back into the office. It will most likely take me into next week, unless by some bizarre collapse of the space-time continuum, Ricky helps me out with it tonight instead of watching "The Wrath of Khan." (Yes, we really rented that.)

Also on the TO-DO list, is to organize some kind of entertainment for tomorrow night's BBQ for the Edge childcare. That'll take some research for sure. Not sure what I can actually pull together in one day. We'll see.

On a more deep, thoughtful note, I have been convicted this last day or two about some things that I said about Casey Treat. Ricky and I saw him and his son in the movie theatre, and I had a bad attitude about it and said some things that I was unqualified to say, and they were basically very ignorant remarks. So I am thinking about visiting Christian Faith Center some Sunday. Not looking forward to it, but I feel that I should.

I have to talk to the hubby about it though. I have a feeling that he won't be very excited either.


Trying to catch a breath

Ricky and I got a chance to go see the new Star Trek movie this weekend. It was pretty good if I do say so myself. I mean, I have no complaints about it, but I suppose that in some sort of girly way, it didn't really impact me at all. It was just a really good action flick that I enjoyed simply because it got my husband and I to spend some quality time together without Judah. Those types of nights are more scarce than a good movie.

As for everything else that has happened since last post, things are going well all around. We got our new carpet installed. HOORAY! Ricky and I are both excited about that. We agree that it feels as though we live in a whole new house. It's lightened up in here tremendously, and it feels cleaner. Although that can be hard to judge since we still have stuff everywhere. Everything is moved from one room to the other, and then back again, so I am basically starting my spring cleaning. Everything has to be sorted through, and then put back in its place. It feels like we just moved in or something. But it is most definitely worth it.

And good news on top of that, Ricky and I bought a new mattress! This is also something that has been much needed since we have been married. Seriously, I have complained about that bed since I moved in 2 years ago. The first few nights on it have been wonderful. I don't have to toss and turn until I get comfortable. You just lay down and sink in, and I don't ever remember anything after that.

The most important news of all is that Pat and Kaylarie had their baby. YAY! We are all so happy for them and know that they will be AMAZING parents. You can see pics HERE. Congratulations Pat and Kayla!!!

Now I have to get back to reorganizing my house.

Monday, May 4, 2009


What have I done?!

I have made a HUGE mistake. Darn my bleeding heart strings!

It all started with good will. Good will and a desire to help the poor little squirrels who live in our backyard. I had no nuts to give Maxwell, so I set out some catfood just to see if he'd like it. The next day, the food was gone. Hmmmm. Was it the squirrels? or the cats? So I set some more out to keep an eye on. Here comes a cat that I have only seen one other time and begins to eat the bowl of food. She was skittish though, and wouldn't let me pet her. Then... the next day she came to our back door and cried and cried and cried. I let her in and gave her some more food. She warmed up and I found that she was actually a very nice loving cat.

The problem came when she would not leave, and cried outside of our door, and bedroom window until 3 in the morning, at which point I finally let her in again just so that she would shut up! This prompted her to jump onto our bed, and sleep the rest of the night between Ricky and I. *sigh*

All day yesterday we kept her outside. We thought that she'd find her way back home. We're sure that she must have a home because she is very domestic, whereas she loves people, and she does not seem to be starving, and she is clean. If she was a stray, she would most likely not be as firendly, and would be more mangy. She has just decided that she likes our house and our brand of cat food, so I suppose she wants to stay here. Even now as I sit here and type, she is on our couch stretched out, fast asleep.

This is all my fault. Now we have to try and find the owners, maybe call the pound, and all the hassles that go along with this. That's the last time I'm even letting a strange cat into our house!