Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

So I wasn't really expecting a lot to happen today and for the most part it didn't which is great for me! It was a pretty low-key day spent with friends and family.

My good friend, Shantell hosted all of the singles for dinner today and there about 8 of us there so we ate, said what we are thankful for and of course, as is customary in Nashville, played music afterward. I wish I played an instrument but I can't carry a tune and I can't play one either so I'm an awesome part of the audience. I didn't take any video or anything but here are some friends singing some of my favorite songs that they've written.

Enjoy!   <---HIGHLY recommend "The Clock" and "What Matters the Most"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

{one} do you still use a checkbook?

No, I haven't used a register in about 2 years and haven't had a check book in about 4 months now.

{two} what size shoe do you wear?

7 or 7 1/2

{three} scary movies or happy endings?

I'm a hopeless romantic and only watch chick flicks so I'd say happy endings.

{four} do you prefer spontaneity or stability?

I married a man 10 hours after I met him. What do you think? Stability and knowing a change is coming scares me. If I can do it spur of the moment, I'm good.

{five} what is the most embarrassing cd that you own?

Rod Stewart

{six} do you watch reality tv?

Yes. I love Little People, Big World (I'm the world's tallest midget, btw)

{seven} what is your favorite home-made meal?

Oh my. Why do you torture me so?! My sister's lasagna, her oven fried chicken, her potato soup (she's a great cook!) and my mom's country fried steaks. Ahh, heaven.

{eight} do you have any allergies?

I have a severe allergy to idiots.

{nine} if you could open your own restaurant/store, what would it be?

I would LOOOVE to own a doggy boutique! Cute clothes, leashes, harnesses, homemade treats, salon, adoption center. I love my baby and want all other babies to be pampered too.

{ten} would you ever go skydiving (or have you been)?

Yes, please!! Strap a beatiful man to my back to pull the cord and I'm there!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Well, HOOO are YOU?!

1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
     Well, I've been very fortunate in that I haven't had too many things happen. I'd have to say when I had surgery for endometreosis. I thought I was going to die for a few weeks. It probably wasn't that bad in retrospect but I'm one of the biggest crybabies on the planet.

2. What would you name your next child or if you don't have any your first child?
     I don't have kids but I want to name a little girl Ella Yvonne (Yvonne after my grandmother) and a little boy Rylen Kaid. And since I'm the one that is going to be baking these babies for 9 months, it should be my decision, right? I thought so.

3. If you could add one feature to your car, what would you choose?
    HYBRID!!! Oh. My. Gosh. I am SO sick of putting gas in this car. Do NOT buy a Ford Escape unless it's a hybrid and even then, get something different. I don't pass up a gas station without putting gas in. It's crazy ridiculous.
4. If you named your house (or car or computer) what would you name it?
    Cracker Jack. It's 500 sq ft. and max capacity is 3 including the dust bunnies in the corner.
5. What is your dream occupation?
     My dream occupation is to be a SAHM just like every good Mormon girl was raised to be. Let's say I never marry again and never have the opportunity to have kids, I'd like to own a Doggy Boutique and offer full grooming services along with homemade treats and the normal doggy gear. I'd have General's face incorporated into the title and sign somehow and take him to work with me. He's going to live forever you know. Heavenly Father promised.


Happy days are here again!

Believe it or not, throughout all of my complaining, I'm really a happy person! Let me prove it...

  • My dog makes me happy. I love him. He is the best cuddler in the world and loves for me to love on him and play rough with him. He doesn't listen very well, but he's perfect for me because *I* don't listen very well, either.

  • I'm happy I have a job. I may struggle with it but I'm glad I have somewhere to go every day, and that the paycheck doesn't bounce! In this economy, how can you not be happy about that?!

  • I'm happy to announce that I've finally figured out what to do with my life! I'm going to BYU to get a degree in Family History/Geneology! I'm 28 years old and I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Miracles happen.

  • Last but not least, I'm happy that I have friends. I love them and I am so grateful for them. I don't know how I would get through some days without my good friends.I hope they feel the same. :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wow! It's been a while.

Oh wow! I didn't realize it had been so long since words spewed from me here!
I confess...a lot!
  • I love living alone.
  • I love it until the bills come in, that is.
  • I've finally decided what I want to do with my life!
  • Get married, have babies, return to my Heavenly Father.....oh, right. The realistic part.
  • I want to get a degree in Family History/Geneology
  • Yes, it's a made up degree from BYU but a lot of times that's what you get and it's something I have a huge interest in.
  • What I don't have an interest in is cleaning.
  • I'm so over it.
  • I've cleaned the kitchen top to bottom and the living room.
  • My bedroom and bathroom are pathetic.
  • What? You're coming over to clean them for me?!
  • Aww, thanks! But I will have to clean first and then you can "clean" while I apologize about how messy everything is. But I will vacuum because it destresses me.
  • Dinner is next.
  • Oh, how I loathe the kitchen and everything about it.
  • I want a maid.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Damaged Goods.

That's what I am.

I try really hard not to get upset about my divorce and about things I can't control.

In the past week, I've dealt with more financial situations than I've ever thought about. I've gotten declined for a new car because mine is only worth $3000 even though I owe $12k. Why, you ask? Because when it was wrecked before the first payment had even been paid, I apprently should have traded it immediately. They should have totaled it and not paid the $10k it took to fix it. At this point, I don't know what to do. I need a new car. I'm tired of not being able to drive more than 230 miles before I have to fill up for $40 again. I'm just sick of it. I want something I can depend on to get me there and back and not have any left over brokenness from a wreck that should have totaled it out 2 years ago. I'm just sick of it all.

I've been working on my credit and it's come up almost 100 points in the past year which is awesome! I've tried making sure that everything is getting paid and that it's something I can pay for if I buy anything new. I don't get things on credit and I've been paying for all of the stuff on my report little by little and I'm proud of where it's going. It's still not enough though. I still can't do anything. I can't purchase anything on credit because I'm "high risk" and it's so frustrating. Luckily, my Pop is awesome and wants to help me. My Dad may not help me but Pop is always there and I love him for it.

Cliff called tonight. Dang it. Why do I let him get to me? Because we were married for 7 years? He tells me not to put much stock into religion. Dude, you don't get it. The Gospel is the only thing I can do and always feel good about it! If I didn't have the gospel, I don't know where I would be right now. He lied to me the entire time we talked. Why did I stay on the phone you ask? Because I'm a sucker. He gave me enough about the kids to keep me going and I will always want to hear more. I miss his kids. I miss MY kids. I miss being with them and doing homework with them. I miss getting them up for school and telling them I love them. I miss hugging them before they went to sleep and being the person they wanted to talk to when something bad happened at school that day. I even miss the arguing sometimes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

La, la, la

Well, I haven't been so good this week.

  • Ever heard of road rage? Well, I have it. I yelled and honked and screamed at this lady the other day only to realize that we were stopped because there was an ambulance coming about 4 blocks down with the lights on. We couldn't have gone because it would have been too hard to pull over when they got to us. We just needed to block traffic coming off of the interstate for a solid 5 minutes instead. I (might) have called her a name...or two.
  • I got rid of the cat. I was trying really hard to love her and let her get to know us but when I stuck my hand in her poop, she had worn her welcome out. I gave it a solid 2 weeks but ya gotta go if you can't go in your litter box!
  • I'm trying to like my job. I'm trying to do better at my job. I've never felt so much pressure before in my life though and I think I'm smothering.
  • I'm worried about my Dad. A mini stroke last week and arteriogram (can't spell) this week just really worries me. I love him and I need him. Who else is going to tell me what they really think?
  • My cousin has someone willing to take the discussions and she's not trying to set me up with him (WHATEVER!) but can I come to church (3 hours south from Nashville) to meet him? You bet because I'm single and when you're single in the church, everyone could be your next lover future husband. He's obviously not at institute every week (2 attendees) and doesn't seem to be at the singles ward. Maybe he is in Podunk Jasper, Alabama.
  • I start my new schedule next week. 4:30 am is going to come early. I think I need to buy stock in toothpicks.
  • It's 11:30, I have to work in the AM and I'm feeling like I need to be up all night. Yayyy! I'm so glad I don't have kids sometimes because if I did, I'd be screwed with the sleeping schedules.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Feeling kinda crafty

Today I've decided to dedicate to crafts. I love them. I love fabric, paint, wood, paint brushes, stencils, mod podge, all of it. I love to feel crafty and I love to be crafty. I wish I was a creator and could go part time at my job and just do this the rest of the time.

Today, I went to goodwill and bought a small set of shutters and an old mirror that frankly looks like crap but it won't after a few coats of paint. I'm so excited to see how it turns out. And to top it all off, I went to Hobby Lobby afterward where they were having a sale on furniture. I got the cuuuutest litle wood trunk for only $16!! It was originally $80 so I'm pretty stoked. I'd like to think that I will be making all of this look really adorable but the fact is that if spray paint and a little bit of mod podge and ribbon can't make it cute, it's just gonna suck.

Well, I'm off to it. I'd like to say I'll have cute pictures but the fact is that, again if it isn't cute, you won't be seeing it. We'll have to see how this goes.

Confession favorite time of the week!

     <-- Confess and link up! I want to know your darkest secrets!

  • I wish my accent was thicker.
  • It's southern but I want the charm.
  • I'm watching Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and I'm crying.
  • I want to meet the man of my dreams and just get married.
  • Soon.
  • Very soon.
  • As in, I'm sick of waiting.
  • I think Heavenly Father is making me wait until I start putting my clothes up.
  • I have clothes in my closet on a shelf that have been clean for almost 3 weeks and I have no interest in putting them up.
  • I also have clothes on my ottoman and couch.
  • If my laptop weren't so close to the couch, they might get put up.
  • My goal is to put some hangers in my laundry room and perform magic that the clothes will jump on them as I drag them out.
  • I'd rather just stay inside and paint things or read blogs about other people painting things and doing crafts that I will buy the stuff to do the same with and never do the actual craft.
  • Yep, that's how it should be.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A is for Admire

and I admire my Mom. I admire her for all of the trials she has gone through in her life and she is still going strong and never seems to give up. My mom is so generous, and I only hope that I got a little of that trait from her. She is strong, courageous, open and honest. She is beautiful to me and I hope that as I get older, I become more and more like her...I just don't want to stick my tongue out when I'm concentrating hard like her.
I'm thankful to my mom for showing me what hard work does for you and how it pays off in the end. If it weren't for her showing me, I can't say that I would be where I am. Some people may look at that and think, "You're divorced and you have no education to really speak of. You work at a call center and you live alone in a one bedroom apartment. Woo."
  • I look at it though and yes, I'm divorced. I'm divorced because I'm better than that. I deserve to be treated with a lot more respect and honor than I was being given. I deserve to be treated like a Queen and I won't settle for less next time. My mom did the same thing about 25 years ago. We're better for it.
  • Yes, I need to go back to school and I will. I want to and I am going to. My mom did and graduated at 50 and I couldn't be more proud. She is awesome and I love her for it. It took a lifetime it seemed to everyone because all she did was study. I hated calling her and ask her what are you doing? Studying...every day, all day. But she did it, and that's what matters. I will too.
  • I do live alone and you know what? It's better than having a husband who doesn't appreciate anything you do. It's also better than having roommates who suck.
  • I also work at a call center. You want to know a secret? This call center kicks my butt! I've never used my brain more than I do when I'm at work. I have to be "on" for 8 hours a day and never faulter in the things I say. You try it.
My mom is just great. She has taught me how to be a loving, kind person who truly wants to do what is right. She taught me how to live my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she taught me to always have faith no matter what is going on in my life. I love her.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

<---- Link up and play along!

Is there a rule that says this has to be short?

  • I got General a kitten this week as he told you before.
  • At this point, I've cleaned poop out of my bedroom floor, my bathtub, rug, and the bathroom floor.
  • All I can smell is cat poop.
  • I'd like to sew a litter box to its butt.
  • If I didn't love General so much, I'd be finding him/her a new home.
  • I'm not a cat person.
  • I can do this.
  • I can do this and survive.
  • I can't promise the cat will.
  • She's cute and that is getting her a long way.
  • I don't know if she is a boy or a girl.
  • I don't know if I really care at this point...maybe in 3 weeks....if we make it that long.
  • I love my dog. I love my dog. I love my dog.
  • I'm going to bed.
  • They say you can't smell when you sleep.
  • Let's hope.
  • Good night, bloggers.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dis Da Genrul

Mah Mom is "soo tiwed" she say so I tooked ova da compoota and say, "No, Mom. I wite da bwog today." So Mom dot me a pet. Its a kitty kat! I luuuub kats! Dey wun fwom me awot but it ok cuz I chase dem and lub all ova dem! Dis kat mom say I cant see until it get mow used to it here. I fink I should be able to lub on it and it be just fine. Silly mom. She dont no much sumtime.

I stay home all da time. Mom been takin me fah wides dough when she get home cuz I fink she feel bad dat I be here all day wong wifout her. I miss her when she not here but I weally wike to sweep in da bed wifout her big butt twing ta maked me move all da time. I stwetch out and do whateva I want. Sumtimes, I even go frough da trash just to make suwe she not frowing good stuff away.

Mom say it bed time. How come whateva she says go? I fink I shuld be da boss. Mom say no and dere be sumthin bout her that make me listen...I dont even wun out da door anymore. Mom say she tiwed of wunning afta me. Oh. Tonight we was walkin and we seed dis dumb heffa gwab her doggy fwiend by da collah and frow him! Mom yelled at da idiot and sed she be callin animal contwol on da dumb heffa. Dat wady yelled at mah mom! My mom was tuff dough. She didnt move a muscle. I fink she culda huwt her. Mom was maaaaaad. She called da animal contwol and dey was cwosed but bwight and erly tomowwow, she callin dem. Dat wytch gonna get hers.

Da Genrul

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

A Day...Just ONE!

I need a day. I need a day where I don't feel needed by everyone and where I don't feel like I'm only good for the things I can do for people. I'm taking that day today. I feel like I'm taking it from the Lord because I am skipping church. Fast and Testimony meeting is my favorite day of the month but I can't do it today. I'm worn out and exhausted so I'm taking General for a walk at Centennial Park in Nashville. Maybe my soul mate will meet us there. You never know. This is my day, after all.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's 20 Hail Mary's for you!

<------ Click to play along! Confession time!

  • Well, I have a lot to confess and I don't have a theme which brings me to my first one.
  • I need to get more organized. I bought all kinds of things last week to help with that and I'm taking it all back this week because I'm not going to use it.
  • I need to get better about studying my scriptures.
  • My heart is breaking for Britney and the pain she is feeling for her Mom right now.
  • Suicide is the most heartwrenching thing for a family to deal with and I hope I never have to with my immediate family.
  • I'm still sick a little, and even though I sound better and for the most part, feel good, I'm still ugh.
  • I think General is depressed.
  • I'm scared to death of my new schedule of being at work at 6:30 in the AM.
  • I would love to sleep all day and then go to work but my friends need me at night so I'm trying to be there.
  • I'm going to the Temple Saturday.
  • It feels like I haven't been in months and it hasn't been near that long.
  • I still can't remember everything and it drives me crazy. I would kind of like to go in Birmingham.
  • Blueberry bagels and regular cream cheese? I'll pass next time but thanks!
  • My facial hair is worse than a man's. Anyone want to donate to my fund to have it removed? Let me know and I will start a donation center.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Abby Cait, you're awesome!

I just love her. I love to cuddle with her, play with her, and I even love to cry with her. She has my heart and every day with her is a better day.

I love him.

Here are some recent pictures of General. I'm horrible about uploading pics but in my defense he doesn't sit still long enough to get many good ones.

So, General turned 4 in April and I just got the pics uploaded. I'm a bad doggy mother. He got new toys, gourmet treats and a night with his momma uninterrupted. We've been through a lot together and I couldn't be more thankful for him and the fact that he doesn't judge me. I got him when he was 3 months old and we've been together ever since. We've been through a divorce and several moved in his 4 years but we're happy and healthy and I'm determined to better us further so he has his own yard one day and maybe a human brother or sister even. It's a far, distant dream but it's ours and we dream big in General's house!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Confession time...

  1. I think I'm trying to do too much and that's why I've been sick so much lately.
  2. I never used to get sick when I was younger but my sister did, and it made me always fake it and stay home. My mom knew I'm sure but it would always get me a day with my grandmother which was awesome.
  3. The first time I stayed home "sick" and was by myself all day, I was 8. There is no way you could do that now. When I was married, I never let Shay stay by herself until she was about 12. It was partly her and partly the crazies that come out to play far too often.
  4. I'm sitting here with kleenex shoved up my nose.
  5. My entire body is sweating and I feel too bad to get up and do anything about it.
  6. I'm praying for weekends off on the next shift bid at work. Maybe that way, I can stop being sick on Saturday.
  7. I hope that I'm able to stay all day and just deal but I already feel like going home and I'm not even there yet.
  8. I wish I could work from home.
  9. I'm thankful sometimes not to have kids so that I can just take care of me and not have to trudge on because this way, I get to gripe and moan all day long and it's ok.
  10. I need my Mommy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

If I wasn't selfish...

  • I would rehome General to someone who has more time for him because I'm doing him a disservice with always being gone. I love him though and we've been through sooo much together. He is the only reason I've made it where I am and that we aren't living in a box somewhere.
  • I would want to do more for other people. In the recent floods of Nashville, there were so many opportunities to help out. I was only willing to do the demolition (I had to work through the entire clean-up process) and now it's done and I don't want to help anymore. I do want the t-shirt that you get for helping out though.
  • I would answer my phone when I know that people need me. Don't take that wrong but there are times that I just can't be there for you because I'm being there for me...especially if it's after midnight.
  • I would think about the things I say before I say them. Alas, I will hurt your feelings in a heartbeat to say what I need to say. I don't do it to be mean but if the world was always telling you what you want to hear, are you really going to have any ounce of reality? I am reality. Deal.
  • With all of that being said, I do love people and try to be tactful with the things I say and I do help out when I'm needed but I want to be one of those people who can do it at the drop of a hat. I wish it worked that way. Oh, and General? He's my baby and I try so hard to make sure that he is taken care of in every way. Right now, I'm wondering if the best thing would be to get a cat or another dog for him to have as a pet? I don't know. I'm gone a lot and he needs company. I really *DON'T* want a litterbox but he looooves cats. Ugh. I hate being a grown-up.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Confessional

So I've been following this really fun blog for awhile and every Friday she does a confessional so I thought I would participate.

  • My birthday was this week and I only turned 28 but I'm petrified of 30.
  • I have a crush on a man that I can't shake and I can't do a thing about it!
  • I feel like a school girl again.
  • I love my dog...
  • Maybe a little too much.
  • I am in love with the "Love comes Softly" movies lately.
  • I really don't have any inspiration to go back to school because all I really want to do is to get married again and stay home and raise babies.
  • I think I'm going to lose my job sometime soon.
  • I see in black and white. It is either is or it isn't....there is no inbetween.
  • That causes a lot of issues for other people and makes me have to explain myself all of the time.
  • I am absolutely, totaly and completely, 100% in love with Abigail Caitlyn. She is just like her Aunt Jackie and her momma hates it!
  • I think that's why it is so fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

I'm old now. Dang it! I want a time machine and I will take my dog with me thanks.

The end.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Drink. Pee. Repeat.

OH MY GOODNESS! Downtown Nashville was crazy insane tonight with people that, most of which (such as ourselves) should have stayed home. Apparently ever year for the 4th of July, they put on a big fireworks show. I had no interest in going and Jen didn't either. Mikal cooked on the grill, I played with Abby, and then after dinner since they had fireworks, Mikal shot them off. Abby liked them and clapped during and after they were over and all was right with the world. We so should have left it at that but that's just not the kind of people we are. Jen and I were raised so that if you could possibly go for a drive and look at the stupid people, you should do so by all means. What you shouldn't do, is join them.

Lesson learned as I turned down 4th and Commerce in stead of staying strait on Church. We were literally stopped for about 20 minutes not moving at all. I had a conversation with a man that was turning the opposite way we were sitting still for so long. Oh, and what I forgot to say is that we even got there too late for the fireworks so we didn't even get a show out of it. Well, not that kind of show. We got to see a lot of idiots with flashing lights on their heads, people with stars and stripes on their tapered pants. Shoot, I forgot to tell that guy that he got a phone call. Dang it. If anyone sees him, the message was that the 80's called and wants the pants back. As if that wasn't enough for one person though, he had the classiest shirt. It said, "Drink. Pee. Repeat." I'm sure his mother is proud.

Even though we had to go way out to BFE to get home and I wasted so much gas, it was a good time and something different to experience. Everyone that knows me knows that my car gets like 2mpg and when we went down, I had about a quarter of a tank. I'm not parked safely at home and it's allllmost on the E! Are you freaking kidding me?! I'm so glad to be home and in the comfort of my pj's with G curled up beside me licking his butt.

This is an awesome life and I'm grateful for it. We can all thank a soldier for having the freedoms that we have to wear the stupid crap we wear and being safe to drive (or sit) on roads and not have to worry about the government rolling up and down them on tanks while praying we can make it home just one more day to see our family. I'm thankful for the men and women who Honor, Serve, and Protect us and with this, I bid you a good night.

Sweet dreams, everyone.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well, I can't seem to keep up.

A lot has happened this year already and I just can't keep up. The rundown is, new friends, new shift, General is now 4, I took Abby to Arkansas to see my mom and it was awesome, got my TiVo back, great concerts, new hair color, and feeling content. There are too many details to note but just know that I'm happy, healthy, and on a negativity break. lol Have a great day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 1 @ the gym and...

IT KICKED MY BUTT!!! Holy crap I didn't remember how difficult it is to get into shape. My goals are simple. I want cute clothes and to look cute in them. I can buy them no problem but buttoning and zipping are a different story so that's my goal is to get into them and not be muffin-topping it.

I'm not going to "diet." I'm done eating out every day. It's expensive and unhealthy. I'm done buying anything other than water to drink unless I go do go out so because that's not going to be often, then I'm not drinking soda often. I will, however continue to buy juice once a week because I'm addicted and the soda isn't really a habit to break actually now that I think about it. I will make better choices when I cook such as healthier pasta that I love so much and little cream sauces. My biggest issue? Potatoes. Oh how I love thee. So, the salad in my fridge is my new best friend and the water that I've got stored up is the best thing ever! Right? RIGHT!

I expect hold myself accountable and I expect to be held accountable by others. I CAN do this!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is going to be an awesome year; it's going to be MY year! For this year, I wish us all peace, love, and happiness blah, blah, blah. For real, I do hope that we can all find the strength through our Heavenly Father to help us through all of the difficult times and be able to overcome any obsticles that get in our way as well as enjoy all of our blessings and gifts!

For 2010, my goals are to continue to work on my debt, become healthier, and continue to learn and grow within the gospel. I have a lot of debt from when I was with Cliff and even though the divorce papers say he has to pay for certain things, ultimately he isn't going to and I will end up doing it. OK. I will deal and be the better person (I always was ;) ) and just pay it to get it off my back. I would love to be able to buy a house by the time I'm 30 and with this much debt, it will never happen.

Becoming healthier is tough. I love pastas and breads and all of those forbidden types of food. I'm not big on sweet stuff but do enjoy a little every once in awhile. I'm not going to get a candy bar all the time and I'm not going to pig out on chips either but I will stop at Sonic any chance I get and since there is one up the road, I have a lot of chances. Must. Stop. This. So my fridge is full of salad stuff and yogurts and good stuff for me and I'm even going to cook it! *Gasp* Yes, people I will cook it and try not to burn the place down.

The Gospel. Wow, there is so much for me to learn! There is so much for all of us to learn. I try and make myself stay for relief society but the truth is, it isn't my favorite meeting of the day by any stretch of the imagination. I figure that's why it's so important to go so that I can learn more and be more willing. I'm trying to get back to basics with reading my scriptures more and praying every day again. I don't know why it's so hard lately but it is. My scriptures stare me down and I pass them by but not anymore! It's here for all to see and hold me accountable so I expect you to do just that!

Onto other news, General and I have moved! YAY! We now live in a crackerjack box! Seriously, I've never lived anywhere so small but I like it and it's nice to be able to be completely on my own. I don't have to worry about others' morals and the things they are doing. I'm comfortable in my own home and know that nothing is going on that I don't agree with...except General farting 24/7. Seriously, he can clear a room in one "poof."

I like my job SOOO much more than I did. It is very much same ol' same ol' with my job but things are going better. Still loving my supervisor and he is very much the reason that I'm doing better with my scores and such. I think the entire call center could learn a little something from him and how he treats his team.

My nieces and nephew are growing up SO incredibly fast and it just blows my mind. I wish I was able to be with Sam & Briley half as much as I'm with Abby. Abby, by the way completely stole my heart the other night. I put her down for bed and she bawled and bawled and I bawled with her as I sat outside her door and I finally couldn't handle it anymore. I picked her up and went to lay down with her in Jen and Mikal's bed. Laying there with her on my arm is so nice but she kept putting her hand through my hair and kissing me and then turn over and rinse and repeat. Ahhh, I love her!

On that note, here are some pics that we've had done and some snapshots too from this past Sunday when we went to Charlie Brown’s ICE! It was a blast and soooo cold but it was fun to slide down the slides and just enjoy friends. Enjoy the pics and I hope that your 2010 is going to be as great as mine!


Christina Cole Photography