Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Not in the Mood.

Lately, I have not been in the mood to blog! I keep thinking there is nothing to really say! I live a boring life right now.........nothing exciting going on. I am simply not in the mood!

However, I did accept a job offer in Plano! I should start on Nov. 9th! I am really looking forward to starting a new job with a new company! Please pray I will successful at the new company!

I had a great weekend. Friday night, I had dinner at my Karla Friend's house. Saturday, I went thrift store shopping & breakfast with Heather, dinner at Karla's house again, and home by 8:30pm.....and asleep by 10:30pm! Sunday was an incredible day. I visited a new Sunday School Class which was awesome.....the sermon was great at both services. My church also hosted Trunk or Treat! Sunday was a great day! Praise God!

I am getting old.........and let me tell you why I know this. Last night, I walked for an hour or so. Once I finally got home, I was exhausted. I cooked & ate dinner, watched tv, and was asleep on the sofa at 9:30pm. Whenever I walk, I am worn out. When I first started really walking again, I kept thinking who can I call to come pick me up so I will not have to walk the rest of the way home. Yep, I am old.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Courtney,
Happy Birthday to you!

Two Job Offers

Thanks so much for praying for me to find a job. I have been offered two jobs this week. Each company would be a great opportunity......one company is extremely close to home, pays a little more than I make, good benefits, etc. and the other company is in the next city over, pays a great deal more that I make now, but the company is going through a great deal of change.....and I am scared to make a decision. I think I know which one I would choose, but it's a tough decision. I feel I am so brain dead from my current job that I can not possibly do the job that pays so much money, and it's why I should choose the job that does not pay as much. So, with that thinking I am only hurting myself b/c I know I can do any job given me with proper training. One of the factors in my decision is the location of the other job.....But I could move closer to the job once my lease is up.........I do not have to live in the city I live in, and I have a friend who works for a moving company who might be able to get me a discount on moving in about 8 or 9 months when my lease is up. My dearest sweetest friend, Sharon, could I get a discount on moving? ;)

Please pray I make the right decision choosing the right company so I can do God's will and not my own.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Decorating for Christmas

I have a question. Would I be crazy if I am already thinking about decorating for Christmas? My holidays are always on the go, and I really want to enjoy my Christmas decorations this year. I want to start decorating for Christmas the first couple of weeks in November. What do y0u think?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Saving, Cleaning

I am going on vacation very soon so I am limited as what I will do b/c I have to save every extra penny. If anyone has any extra pennies, send them my way! I need them ;) So until I go on vacation, I will not buy anything except food & gas. I will eat at home 6 days out of 7. I will watch movies I already have at home. I will not spend money on stupid things! I will not step foot into a thrift store (until my sweet friend, Heather, "forces" me go with her---Heather, PLEASE force me soon). I will not buy a new purse (this is going to kill me!). Yep, I am trying to convince myself! My life will be pretty boring until I go on vacation. Lots of cleaning, cooking, reading, and old movie watching for me! Can I really not buy a new purse until after I get back from vacation?! Pray for me! I am addicted to purses!

Whenever I travel, I must do "spring cleaning" before I leave. I must wash & change my sheets, wash the dogs beddings, dust, vacuum, clean the bathroom & kitchen, most of the laundry must be done, and everything must be in it's own spot. I absolutely love coming home from vacation to a very clean house. I totally stress myself out when it comes to cleaning, packing, taking care of myself & the dogs before I leave on vacation. This trip my dogs will have to be boarded. I am definitely going to be freaked out about that. I hate the fact they will be boarded! I am going to miss them so very much!

Friday, October 13, 2006

New Developments.

I went walking on Tuesday & just as I walked onto the trail I see Andy in the distance.......We walk together.......I really did not think we would, but Phoebe stopped to do business, and Andy stopped with us! I kept thinking that was pretty cool. Honestly, I think he likes my dogs better than me.....but we will see. We get to the end of the trail, and Andy asked if I normally come this way. I told him I normally go the other way(which is up the trail, through the neighbor, and back on the trail again---not really different from the way we came...just the opposite way)......He gives me a "stupid look" and within 3 seconds he said "Have a good night, we are going this way". Was it something I said? Did he smell my BO (I promise I had on deodorant!)? Maybe he had to go to the bathroom (maybe he had diarrhea?)! So, I thought our walk was going pretty well until he had to poop!

I had a good interview yesterday afternoon! I really want this job!!! It would be a great opportunity for me, and it's so close to home! Please pray I get this job. Pray for God's will to be done.

I have decided I love walking as a form of exercise! I enjoy being outside with the rest of the wild animals. I use to walk years ago when I lived in the ghetto, but I have not really walked for exercise in a long time. I love it. I am walking almost every other day! I even put walking before going out to eat last night. Amazing! In my former life, I would have skipped walking with the intention of walking when I got home, gone to the restaurant, and then gone home to put on pajamas with no walking whatsoever. Last night, I walked, ate, walked a little again (really for the dogs this time), pajamas & TV time, and then bed time! I would like a round of applause! ;)

TGIF! I have waited for Friday since Monday morning at 7am! I am ready for the weekend. My Sorority and I are hosting a garage sale this weekend in one of our neighborhoods. It's going to be great weather! I am ready to shop!!! I love garage sales.

Tonight, I am going to dinner with some friends! We are celebrating Kenny's birthday! Happy Birthday Kenny! I am very blessed to have a "little" brother like you in my life! Thanks for making me apart of your family!

End of my New Developments.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Is HIS name Toby or is that the dog's name?

While walking last week, I met a nice looking man. He had a beautiful German Shepherd mix. We stopped to talk b/c our dogs stopped to talk. We introduced ourselves & chatted a little about the dogs. It's weird, but meeting him was not so intimdating b/c he had a dog. (yep, I am a wuss when it comes to meeting men). I walked away thinking was his name Toby or was that the dog's name?!?! I saw "Toby" again on Wednesday, and then shortly after we said hello I fell in the mud (so, I ran home before "Toby" saw me covered in stinky mud). Last night, I went walking again hoping to see "Toby". I did see him! We stopped to talk again. The dogs said hello to each other. Well, I am happy to report Toby is the name of the dog.......and Andy is the name of the man! It's funny b/c Andy thought my name was Amy. Funny! I did not see a wedding band........hmmm......things that make you go hmmmm. ;)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Monday Blahs.

Today is a typical Monday. I definitely do not want to be at work today! I am so exhausted my head keeps bobbing as if to say "The RED HEAD IS SLEEPING". I am waiting for the "Sleeping Alarm" to go off any minute now.
Last week, I had something planned EVERYNIGHT (very frustrating). The only event I have planned this week is my Beth Moore Bible Study. HipHipHooray! I am going to take time out for myself this week. I foresee lots of bubble baths headed my way.

What do you do when you have time to yourself?

Friday, October 06, 2006

Scariest Moments.

Here are some of my Scariest Moments of my Life:

1. Starting college for the first time. I moved to campus & I was scared to live away from home. I begged my Parents not to leave me that day. Two weeks later, I was so excited to live away from home! Freedom is amazing!

2. Moving to Dallas. I moved to Dallas with $250 in my checking account. I worked at Walmart so I was transferred. When I showed up at the new Walmart, they had no clue who I was.

3. Living with a horrible roommate.

4. Starting a new job.

5. Losing my job.

6. Breaking up with my ex.

7. Living alone for the first time: I slept with the kitchen light on for weeks (yep, I am a wuss).

8. Having one of my dearest & sweetest friends give me a flu shot......Yep, that's right. My friend, Karla, gave me my flu shot. We were both so freaked out about the whole experience. Karla finally stabbed the needle in my arm (I think she liked stabbing me!), and the flu shot was given. FRIENDS: Do NOT try this at home especially when Karla has a needle in her hand.

9. Turning 30! How did I get to this age? I was only 18 yesterday! Better yet, How did I finally become 32?!

10. Seeing my own reflection in the mirror at night while the lights were off, and thinking someone else was in the house trying to kill me. I told the killer to leave me home. When I finally realized the killer was myself......I put myself back to bed.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wednesday Blues

Yesterday consisted of lot of very bad things. Here's what happened:

7:30am: Co-worker and I had another huge disagreement. She's the biggest bully I have ever met, and yesterday I was not going to take it anymore.

9:30am: I was told my department is moving to Des Moines, Iowa in April 2007. I have 6 months to find a new job (Pray I find a new job soon).

3:15pm-4:10pm: I had a huge fight with my Mother. She called yesterday "telling" me I needed to move my damn ass home (her exact words). It's been way too long since I lived at home. Texas is NOT my home, Louisiana is. She does not understand why I have chosen my friends in Texas over my Family. How could I have been gone for 10.5 years away my family and her? She is trying to understand why?! What keeps me in Texas? My Mother is not in Texas....she's in Louisiana, and that's where I should be. When I have children, I will understand what she is going through. I have wasted my life in Dallas and my time with my family was wasted.

Friends: I love and respect my Mother, but there are days when I want to just stop calling her. Yesterday was one of those days. Texas has been my home for 10.5 years. Since it's been 10.5 years, why can she not just let this subject go? Every time she brings this up, it only drives me away from her more. My decision to live in Texas does not reflect on my love for her or my family. Yes, I love her, but my life does not have to revolve around her. I have my own life to live. I MUST form my own life away from my family. It all comes down to this: My Mother did not have a great relationship with her Mother. So, she wants the perfect relationship with me. She does not realize we are not perfect. My Mom Misses me, but she simply can not just say that......She must get angry at me. My Mother will never understand me or my decisions. Mom must "try" to control all aspects of her life, and the lives of her loved ones. I am an adult and I will control my own life. She does not have any tact when it comes to handling personal issues (especially with me). She does not know how to keep her mouth closed when it comes to family members. She thinks b/c she is my Mother, she can say anything she wants to my Brother and me. The Mother status does not give her this privilege. Mom is way to clinging to me. When I am visiting in Louisiana, at times I feel like I am being smothered by her. Please pray for my relationship with my Mother.

4:45pm: While taking the dogs outside, I fell in a huge mud puddle. My entire back-side was covered in mud & water. I had to take off my flip-flops to actually walk without falling again.

4:50pm: I had to do the walk of shame back to my apartment covered in mud. The mud kept falling off my rear end in clumps, and I smelled horrible. The smell from the mud & water was horridness.

5:00pm: I washed my cellphone in the washing machine. I have another cell phone I am using right now, but my new cellphone got washed. Yeah, ME!

I probably should have stayed in bed yesterday! Praise God, today is a new day. Today is the Day the Lord has Made........Let us rejoice in it!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Company News: 6 months to go.

Today has NOT been a good day! First, my co-worker and I had another disagreement this morning over something outrageous---the ice tea maker. Second, I was told my department will be moving to Des Moines by April 1st. I could move to Des Moines, but the company will not pay the relocating fees (can you imagine saying that to your employee???? Your job is only solid if you move to Des Moines, but we will not be paying your moving fees!) I am definitely not moving to Des Moines.....Texas is MY home! Please pray I will find a new job before April 1st gets here (or I will have to move in with one of you.......I cook & clean!)! Pray God places me in a Great Company where I can grow Professionally & Spiritually!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Progress!

Most of my friends know I am on a diet.........I limit my flour and my sugar intake. I have been really determined to lose more weight by the end of the year.......so I only allow myself to have very little flour and/or sugar. My friends Deb & Robert called asking if I wanted to come over for dinner last Saturday. They were making spaghetti......and I actually told them no (spaghetti is one of my favorite meals------pasta is fabulous.) I am finding most restaurants will cater to the dieter. I am also walking in the afternoons. I try to go walking every other day or every 2 days (my rear end muscles hurt very badly right now)! Since I am not just on a "DIET", but a NEW CHANGE of life......I am beginning to see the rewards. Over the weekend, I started trying on clothes that I could not fit into a year ago. I can actually fit into most of my "old" clothes. HipHipHooray! I now have a huge assortment of clothing (I just need someone to iron everything now---anyone willing???)! I am so very excited. Last fall/winter I felt I wore the same articles of clothes every week! This year I will be different.....I am going to wear my "skinny" clothes. Yep, that's right even us big girls have "skinny" clothes! I am looking forward to the time when my skinny stuff will be my "fat" girl clothes! Praise God!