Sunday, November 30, 2008

I want to be a winner too...

Okay - just trying to win some computers here. You should too! Check it out here:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday (and presents for me too!)

I'm exhausted from shopping all this morning. Mom and I were at Kohl's by 6:00, then went to Target and Bath and Body Works. I spent $400 today (YIKES!), and I'm almost totally done with my Christmas shopping!

Also, I ordered this new toy for myself, and can't wait to get it in the mail soon!:

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We did!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heavy Heart

Sigh...I want to write something meaningful and heartfelt, but I'm spent. My heart has been heavy the past couple of days, because my boss' wife is dying. It's only a matter of days...

She's had pancreatic cancer for just over a year now, and that is not a good cancer to have (not than any cancer is "good"). There is just nothing more the doctors can do. My boss is usually emotionally stable, so it was pretty hard to watch him cry at my desk this afternoon telling me all that has happened in the past few days. I didn't know what else to do...I just sat there and cried with him. I feel so helpless. It's my job to make things easier for him, but this time there is nothing I can do.

Sometimes I just don't understand this life we live. It's filled with so much pain and despair, and it's hard to see the good things peeking through the black cloud that's created by that sadness we feel. I'm praying hard tonight that God helps me understand just a little more about the chaos that we live in. And I'm praying even harder for a miracle...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reusable Bags anyone?

I know I'm not a mother, but I still love to read Simple Mom. She always has something interesting to read, and today is no exception! Check out today's blog to hear about the best in reusable tote bags.

What? You say you don't use those at your house? WHATAREYOUWAITINGFOR? Sit. Let me convince you.

1. They're so much cuter than those nasty plastic bags you get from the grocery.
2. They hold so much more! I am amazed at how I can consistently get a week's worth of groceries into two bags. TWO BAGS!
3. It's way better for the environment. Seriously people. Do you know how many gazillion plastic bags are used every year? Those things aren't biodegradable!

Now, get over to Simple Mom and learn all you needed to about these awesome bags. AND you can enter to win some too!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I'm giving in to the hype. I'm weak that way. I'm tweeting now at Come on over and we'll be twits together!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My husband is funny...

I tried cracking a joke today as Matt and I were putting together our new dining room furniture. He looked at me and said something like, "Why don't you just let me be the funny one, okay?" Psh...turns out, he is pretty funny. This post on his blog cracks me up! Funny is so incredibly sexy, isn't it?

"Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat."
-Joanne Woodward (married to Paul Newman)

Friday, November 07, 2008


It has been 16 days since my last post. I'm so sorry to have been gone for so long! It has been a hectic time for us lately. We moved to Veedersburg on October 28th, and have been trying to get settled ever since.

Our last day at Emmanuel was very emotional. It hurts so badly to say goodbye to so many people that we love. I know we will see each other time and again, but I'm still sad to leave. One week later, we enjoyed a wonderful first Sunday at Veedersburg and Hillsboro churches. These congregations are so different from Emmanuel, but we're thankful to be here for the next chapter in our ministry.

Moving day went very well. In 7/12 hours our movers packed our old house, drove 90 miles, had lunch and unpacked into the new house. They were SO quick! Also, these guys were polite, respectful, gentle with our belongings, and they really seemed to have fun doing a job I would hate! On top of that, they ended up charging us $500 less than they had originally estimated!!! If you're ever in the market for a moving company, I would highly recommend Two Men and a Truck (

We have been living among cardboard boxes ever since, and I am OVER IT! We are slowly getting everything in order, but some days there just too many other things to do besides unpacking. We'll get it done soon. I'm determined to have it totally done by Thanksgiving.

This is my first week working at home part-time. My office days on Monday and Tuesday went well, and the rest of the week I have been working here at home. I've spent a lot of this week getting my office set up, and I think I'm almost comfortable. I have a nice, big desk right under a window that looks into our back yard. I also have a TV in my office that somehow keeps me from stressing out! It's nice to work at home in my PJ's, with my kitties and hubby around. It's also very nice to be able to eat at home three meals a day!

As good as things have been, I do have to admit that I have had a difficult time transitioning to our new town. There is next to NO shopping anywhere near here, so a simple trip to Target take hours because it's 45 minutes away. Last week I was a total pain in the butt to Matt too - don't worry...I apologized. I think I'm starting to realize that when I'm stressed out I get really bossy and crabby. It's something to work on.

It's been a crazy time here, but soon I think things will settle down. Hopefully I'll be regular on the blog again. Peace!