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A 30-something living in the foothills of the Virginia mountains; I'm saved by grace, addicted to coffee and my little sister is my best friend! I devote most of my time to exploring, reading, attending as many Nationals games as possible and documenting life here. My Prince Charming got lost somewhere along the way...but I'm trying to remain hopeful that true love exists.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

So Much to be Thankful For....

This week has been such a wonderful week that I thought I'd blog a little bit more. I always love the holiday season & it always starts with Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful, even more this year.

I started my job on Tuesday & it has been great from Day 1. I certainly hope it continues to be as good as it was this week. The people I work with are nice - no yelling at me this time, which is certainly a plus! I'm still settling into figuring out what all exactly I'm supposed to be doing, but I think that given just a few more days I'll probably have the hang of things. My job is something I'm so very thankful for. After almost 7 months of looking, I think the Lord has given me a place where I can enjoy myself while I'm making something of a living. One of the unexpected "perks" of the job is that there are certainly some interesting people that come in & out of the clinic that provide some amusement, not to mention the fascinating; if not sometimes too graphic phone calls that I get to field.

I'm so blessed to have been able to spend time with my family this week. Every time Lindsey comes home to visit, I realize how much she is growing up & how much I cherish the few days that I get to spend with her. I am so lucky to be able to have such a wonderful little sister that is also my very best friend. It's awesome. I also feel blessed that I am able to do simple things with my family & enjoy them. When you're with people you love, it doesn't matter if you're just sitting around watching TV or on a grand adventure, you can have a good time.

Well, this was short & sweet...kind of not much of a point, but I felt like I wanted to write a little bit. It's time to go have a lovely supper with my family, enjoy some quality time with them & then get to sleep since tomorrow starts my first full week of work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I GOT A JOB!

Yep, in what has to be the strangest & yet also most awesome ten minutes of my life (thus far) - I got a job! So now for the story....

I was baby sitting Hayden & Ashlan this afternoon & actually had my phone on silent because I was busy cuddling a sleepy & slightly upset Ashlan. I just happened to look down & see that my phone was ringing, so I picked it up...even though I had no clue who the number was. I talked to Gayle (who I know from church) & she asked if I would like to come in tomorrow for an interview at 8. I said yes & thought that was the end of it. I remembered that I hadn't gotten the address & so I tried to call back about 3 times & all I got was a busy signal. I don't know how I thought I'd get there tomorrow without the address but I thought "oh well". I went to the bathroom & when I came out, I noticed that my phone was ringing again. It was still on silent, so there is yet another mirace in that I actually saw it ringing.

This time Dr. Ahmad himself was calling me. He asked me what types of jobs I'd had before, what I majored in at Southern & if I wanted a job. When I told him yes, he asked if I could start tomorrow! I'm pretty sure that I was about to have a break down right then & there, but I maintained my composure long enough to find out what time to be there, what I needed to bring with me, how much I'd be making & say a decent thank you & good bye. Once I hung up, I totally lost it...thankfully Hayden & Ashlan were engrossed in watching "The Penguins of Madagascar" & didn't notice me having my moment. They probably would have thought I'd completely lost my mind.

So, there is the whole story. I actually have no clue what the name of the clinic is. I was in a total state of shock & bewilderment during the whole conversation. It's another miracle that I got the address because I was so blown away by what was happening. I'll try to figure out the particulars tomorrow when I start my new job! :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm Still here.....

Wow-I guess I kind of fell off the planet for a couple of weeks!

I don't really have much to report because my life is (at this point in the journey) alarmingly monotonous. I sleep late, excercise, look for & apply for jobs, do some random housework for my Mom & then watch "Smallville" reruns. I often either help with supper or cook supper for myself, my Mom & my Dad. I guess while I may not be honing my job skills, I'm certainly honing my domestic skills. Maybe this is a sign that one day the Lord will bless me with being able to lead the life I most desire - that is, being a wife & mother!

The Lord may not have led me to the perfect job yet, but he never fails to provide for me. Just when I think that my funds might be getting low, someone calls me to baby sit & my funds are replenished. Granted, I'm not rich but I am never broke & at the end of the day, that is what matters.

So, for now I am continuing to patiently wait upon the Lord to guide my steps on the path he wants my life to take. Life isn't really living if you aren't living in the Lord's will. So...until next time, I'll be here, patiently waiting.