Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm back!

Last tuesday, sometime soon after the furniture arrived and I posted pictures, my internet stopped working. At first, I didn't really care - it would come back in a few minutes, I was sure. It was storming, so I figured that might have something to do with it.

Hours later - it still was not back! Danny looked at it when he got home, and basically, it was just busted. So, we called Verizon, and they could not come until this past Wednesday!

I have been able to check my email at work, but very quickly, as it's been really busy!

Sorry for being out of touch, hopefully it'll stay working!

My week update:
~ Last friday Danny and I both had off work - which was great - we were desperately needing a date day! We walked down to the coffee shop for breakfast, walked around the water while we drank our coffee, it was great. We had planned to go hiking, but it was about 100 degrees by 11 o'clock, so we vetoed that idea. Instead, we spent the day going through pictures to print and put in albums - we haven't updated ours in about two years! It was a great time - a walk down memory lane!

~ On Monday I found out that my supervisor (once again!) adjusted my work orientation schedule so that I can go to California with my honey! I am SOO excited :) We fly out on Wednesday the 5th, I come home Monday the 10th, and Danny will come home after his training on Friday the 14th. It should be a good time, we are really excited.

What blessings!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's here!

It's finally here! I'm uploading a few pictures - which are not very good, but it's something :) Having a very long, skinny room makes it hard to take pictures of the whole thing at once!

I love it :) And it's comfortable - what an idea!

Friday, August 17, 2007


Wow...these last two weeks have been CRAZY! All good stuff, but I realized this morning as I sat down that this is the first day in two weeks where I am home for more than an hour after work, just to be here.

Last week, I worked Saturday and Sunday. Danny picked me up at work, and took me to the airport, so I could fly to Florida to see my parents, my sister Melissa, and her kids. We had SO much fun! It was REALLY hot, but that never really matters when you're at the beach :) We played in the water for hours on end. Jacob (5) started jumping into the water, even getting his face a little bit wet (huge victory here), and Mattie (1 1/2) stood on the edge yelling "two, two, two" when she wanted to jump in. In the ocean, it was hard to even hold on to her, she just really wanted to be let go! Obviously, not an option. Jacob floated around in the ocean in his life vest, occasionally clinging to me, Mom or Lissa. It was a great time. I had crab legs two nights in a row for dinner, had fun times and conversations with my Mom and sister, and had a great time playing with my niece and nephew. I flew home on Wednesday night, got in at ten, and worked twelve hour shifts on Thursday and Friday.

This past weekend was the first weekend in a month that I haven't had to work! It was wonderful to finally get some extended time with my hubby. This is definitely going to be one of the hardest parts of my job, working weekends and holidays that I would much rather be spending with my honey.

Today though, it is wonderful to be home, getting some desperately needed cleaning done before Danny's parents come tomorrow to stay for a week, and getting OUR NEW FURNITURE! It is being delivered today sometime between 8 and noon. I wasn't too thrilled to get up at 7:30 on my day off, but I can't wait for it to get here! I'll try and post pictures once it's here and set up. :)

Glad to be back - and hoping to post a little more often again!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Fun stuff

As a last ditch effort yesterday, I went back to the furniture store just to measure the furniture again, and see if it just might fit through the door at a weird angle or anything. I found the gentleman who had helped us before, and we went over just to check. He flipped over the chair, and as he leaned over with the measuring tape, he bumped the leg and IT MOVED! When we looked last week, we tried to take the legs off of the ottoman and they didn't move at all. So, he tried that leg, and it came off. He also tried the legs on the couch, just to make sure, and they come off too! This takes 4 inches off the size of the furniture, which means it will fit through the door with 2 inches to spare!

I am excited, to say the least. We are going to go up and pay for it on Friday (Danny's day off) and it will be delivered sometime towards the end of the month or the beginning of September.

I'm not sure what God was trying to teach me through this, but I know it was for a reason. I'm just glad that it is going to work. We spent the evening last night measuring off the living room trying to figure out how we are going to arrange it.

So fun - thank you Lord.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Wanting to live in the moment

I often find myself preparing, and thinking about the "next thing". What "next thing" you might ask? It doesn't really matter, just whatever might be next. Some days I think about when we redo our living room, when we buy a house of our own, when we have kids, when I get to see my family, or even just the little things, like an upcoming weekend, a dinner with friends, etc.

This has become more evident to me as I have started this new job. I find myself still looking for the "next thing" and realize that this is it! i do not have another semester of classes, one more clinical, one more paper, or one more exam. I am done with that time (Thank you Jesus!) and for the next year or more, this job, three days a week, is my "next thing". I don't at all want it to sound like I am not enjoying my job, I AM! I am loving it, but I find myself waiting, as if something is about to surprise me, or something will change. I have changed from being a tech to being a nurse, and I love it, so I don't really understand why I keep waiting for something different. This is not even a conscious thought for me, just something I think is in the back of my mind.

I have realized that this has become a habit, and is one I would like to break. I am often not worrying about tomorrow, but I am still caught up thinking about it. I want to live in what is going on today. I want to fully enjoy every second with my husband, every hour spent cleaning my house, every phone call with my siblings, afternoon with friends, days with Mom, etc. I do not want to be so caught up in looking ahead that I forget what is going on now. Obviously, I think it is fine to look forward to things, but what is the balance between being excited about things ahead, and discontentment with current situations?

Does anybody else ever battle with this?