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“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD” ~Psalm 31:24 March 15, 2010

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I’ve been a little annoyed at my lack of writing lately. I think there is too much swimming in my brain to put it all down, as opposed to just plain lack of desire to do so.

Currently I am in the process of over-hauling my life. My main focus is on physical and spiritual health. I’ve been putting it off for too long… focusing a little here and a little there. In realization that it’s not working for me, I’ve decided to take a stand.

I can not tell you how sweet the past couple months have been. Once I made the commitment, I learned that it is a lot easier than I had expected. Sure I see things come in and try to take me away, but I am able to recognize what is happening and change my focus. I am reminded of the book The Shack where Mack is talking about guilt and Papa says “How’s that working for ya??” We tend to beat ourselves up instead of focusing on Grace, the sweetest gift of all.

I’ll see what I can do to be a little more consistent. I know there are a couple of you out there that actually like to hear from me.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ~2 Timothy 1:7

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huh? what?? October 21, 2009

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okay… okay… I am a complete slacker. Times have been tough… but they have been good. I will see what I can do to give you a little more attention… eh… tomorrow…

heh! strangely enough… I am still getting an average of 20 hits a day… thank you Donald Miller!

Times they are a changing… March 30, 2009

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The past few months have been a complete whirlwind… I have a new job that fell from the sky (do you know how amazing my God is??)… my sister is having a baby (and we all know that when it comes to her there will always be some sort of drama involved). That being said, tomorrow evening I head down to South Carolina where the whole world is up in the air. I will be driving alone for the 16+ hour trek. I have downloaded some podcasts and have prepared night owl friends for a potential late night phone call. Feel free to give me a call if you find yourself up late night, I could use the company. And if I don’t hear from you tomorrow night or Tuesday, I promise to explain more when I know more.

wha… what happened?? January 3, 2009

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I can not believe that December (as well as 2008 ) have disappeared. It has been a whirlwind of stress and all I can do is hope for a new and exciting 2009… and I am truly hoping that G v.09 has a fix for the stress virus that infiltrated G v.08.

I think I have come close to a breaking point… and I am not sure how much longer I can stay afloat. I’ve spent countless hours on the internet over the past couple weeks applying for every job that I think I remotely would like and succeed at within a one-hour travel radius… and of course hiring managers will probably take another week or so to recover from the holidays. So… I am 100% in need of a miracle because I will not be able to tread water for much longer…

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” November 25, 2008

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okay… quick update… I am a wee bit tired…

I had the second interview today. Again, I think it went really well… but honestly it seems like they are trying to talk me out of wanting the job. I do understand where they are coming from. They have not had much success keeping someone in the position. From what they’ve told me, it can be pretty intense. Honestly, I have no fear about it. They asked me what most would intimidate me in the job. My answer was not that I would really be intimidated, but starting any new job can make anyone feel a bit intimidated. When you take a position, you want to go in and learn it as quickly as possible. You want to be successful and please those that you are working for. So all in all… I am up for the challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!! (those are for you jackie)

I am told that they want to make a decision as soon as possible. It appears that they have one more person with a second interview, and the hiring manager is out until December 2nd… so… maybe… just maybe the decision will be made on my birthday… hummm… we will see… :]

“I need to catch my breath, I need to” November 19, 2008

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well… we are coming into the holidays… three of the major ones… thanksgiving… my birthday… christmas… ;]  They have really been tough for me over the past few years. life isn’t the same without a family. Sure, people invite me over… but I still feel like an outsider. It’s not my family and in all honesty, I am not sure how to change the way I feel. The first thanksgiving that I’ve enjoyed in the past 4 1/2 years was the year that mike & I hosted for those that didn’t have plans or family. This year KP & I decided that we are going to do the same thing. So, if you know anyone that is needing or wanting a place to go… please let me know. The plan is for a yummy dinner and some gameage afterwards! Now… I am looking forward to next Thursday!!

waiting game… November 18, 2008

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this post is brought to you by the letter “z”… zzzzzzzzzzzzzz… I am way tired, so I am coping out & just giving a quick update

The interview went great. If anything he thought I was over qualified, but I tried to reassure him that I would enjoy the job. He talked… I answered… I was sarcastic… we laughed.  He mentioned that he already interviewed one and had two more set up. He mentioned the possibility of a second interview with his boss. I asked a time frame for a decision to be made. He said by the second week in December. He also talked about every day without someone in the position was extremely hard. Lunch with L&S was really fun too. I would really love working in the same building as them. So, now I wait and see if I will get a call back.

I will survive… November 8, 2008

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The banquet was a success… I am spent… I’ve learned a few things… so, all is good…

As for the chocolate fountain… it’s freakin’ possessed… it worked fine for a while… then it stopped.  We kept it on and suddenly one of my AMAZING crew said “the fountain is working again!!” and so it was… then about 20 minutes later it stopped again, but that time it appeared that the chocolate ratio was too low… so we again kept it on to allow dipping. Then I could tell that two of my AMAZING crew were talking about it, so I let them know that I thought that the chocolate ratio was too low and it was almost time for the program anyway.  Then within a few minutes the thing was working again… BAM… yea, so I think I need to get Richard to cast out some demons…

As for me… I don’t think I have ever been so tired in my life!!!  Clean up went smooth with the AMAZING crew… after I stopped by to see a couple 3 Chords sets and then needed to finish up a couple things before I could sleep and I was whining SO much on the inside…

My sister has called me so much in the past 3 months… I have used up all my minutes and over 1000+ rollover minutes… I have now told her that she can only call me past 9pm… never thought I would have to have that conversation.  All in all this is a good thing… something that I am not used to… but yea… I can say it’s good.

Okay, so you all can blame jackie & pd for the mindless chatter on my blog right now.  Just know that this is hurting me more than it’s hurting you… 22 days to go… 8{

T-minus 21 hours… November 6, 2008

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I am still preparing for the banquet… still have quite a few things to accomplish. I am not too freaked out about it, but some things ended up waiting until last minute because we did not have all the information in.  So, I spent the last couple days completing things that quite possibly could have been completed ahead of time.  The biggest thing now is that I have to bake a couple things.  If I didn’t feel ill on Sunday I would’ve done it then (because mini quiche freeze well) but the head started aching because of lack of water intake… then I drank water and felt like I was going to puke… then I took a short nap, woke up and the headache was gone… thank God. (anyone that knows me knows that I NEVER get headaches, and this one was totally self-inflicted)  So, here I am again… working right up until the last minute.  I really pray that this banquet is a success… the numbers don’t seem as high as we were hoping.  The silent auction items are cool for celtics & red sox fans… a big papi bat, a bob cousy basketball (no, I didn’t know who he was either).  I am really going to stop writing now because I am TOTALLY rambling. I was told yesterday that if I miss a day of the “challenge” life will end as I know it… but in all seriousness… the past two months have been a continual reminder of that. So, I will now stop the pain you must be experiencing by reading this post about nothing and get my butt back to baking.

cheating?? maybe… November 4, 2008

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So, I’ve been adding to that last post for like a month now and figured it was a good time to send it so that I could get in under the wire for day 3… BUT please notice that I am still posting something now.

You have absolutely no idea how excited I am that in a few hours I can cast my vote and on Wednesday there will be no more election signs or talk about this candidate or that candidate… there will be a winner and a loser and it has already been decided, so tomorrow I will just go and do my part and then we move forward.

There has never been an election where I really didn’t like either candidate. Although I’ve known since we had two to choose from who my choice would be, I am not comfortable with it. They both seem quite scarey to me.  So, this is my brief take on politics… I don’t like ’em… I don’t like ’em one bit…