Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of posts ago I mentioned that there was a job possibility at MCM and I had interviews set up. I have now gone through the interviews and I officially have the job. Can you see my happy dance? This is such a blessing and it couldn't have happened without the Lord's intervention.

I have taught adjunct for 2 yrs now... this job means that I receive a real salary and instead of the 16 classes a year I have taught at 3 different school as an adjunct I will teach only 8 as a full-time employee. So not only do I get a huge raise... I get to work a heck of a lot less. The other benefit is that I will be driving tons less... I will go to MCM at 8am and stay there until 3pm... no more driving between 3 schools... any driving during the day now will be purely pleasure (can you say shopping?).

When I got home from receiving the great news about the job I walked in an realized that the air conditioner in my home wasn't working. Instead of getting all bummed out I prayed about it and call the air conditioner guy. We now have a new unit... and the guy was so nice he is letting us pay it out over two months... and since he is our neighbor and loves us he did it all for free... meaning he didn't charge labor.

So... needless to say I am singing songs of praise right now... isn't the Lord great?


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tag your it!

I have been tagged by FlipFlopMamma... so here goes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1)In Our House
2)Rose DesRochers
3)So a Blonde Walks Into a Blog
4) flipflop mamma
5) rebelliouschild

Next select five people to tag:
1) Holly
2) Sarah
3) Denise
4) Tammy
5) Anne

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Robert and I were living in Laramie, Wy, so that he could go to school at Wyoming Tech.... I worked at Petro Truck Stop as a cashier.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I was teaching Public Speaking at CJC and at the prison for WTC. We had just started going to the church that we are members of now.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1) Beef Jerky
2) Carrot Cake Cheesecake (not sure that is a snack... I've been known to eat it for a meal)
3) any kind of cereal
4) Chocolate anything
5) Carmal Corn

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1) Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice... forgive me it was the first song that popped in my head
2) I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me
3) Buttons by PussyCat Dolls
4) Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood
5) Sara Beth by Rascal Flatts

and I should say that I would venture to say that I know the words to most songs since I hear it once and it is stuck with me for an eternity.

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1) Tithe
2) Pay off all of my debt (mostly student loans)
3) Help my friends pay off their debt
4) Travel to all the countries that I will never see
5) Go shopping!!!!!!!!!!

Five bad habits:
1) Procrastinating
2) Being lazy
3) Throwing my dirty clothes on the floor (guess that goes with lazy...)
4) Chewing my fingernails
5) Listening to ghetto music

Five things you like doing:
1) Laying out at the pool
2) Going to the drive in
3) Reading
5) Singing

Five things you would never wear again:
1) Stirrup pants
2) Leg warmers
3) Parachute pants
4) high-top tennis shoes
5) jeans with the hem tight rolled!
I will confess that this list is the same as FlipFlop Mamma but her's were soooo good that I couldn't change them.

Five favorite toys:
1) My laptop with which I read blogs on
2) My little red camaro
3) My papertrimmer
4) My corner rounder
5) and any other scrapping tool

Ok! Ya'll have fun and I hope this helped you learn more about me!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What does the future hold?

Over the last couple of weeks I have known that there is a HUGE possibility that I will have a job at McMurry this semester... but not being one to want to jinx things I have kept it to myself. Now that I have three appointments scheduled at McMurry next week I am thinking it is ok to share the possibility....

A couple of weeks ago I found out that Kris and Matt were moving to Amarillo... which left two open positions... Joel (the head of the Comm dept.) called me and said "I've been told to bring you on... but you still have to go through the interview process"... WHAT?!! So, I have a job or I don't? People have been out of town and there has been no rush on their part... I think because in their heads I have the job.. but in my head I still have no job. I have, however, felt a great amount of peace about this process. I am not worried about it... it will happen if it supposed to... and that is a new thing for me.... to be able to not worry about it.

I have three appointments set up for next week: Monday at 10, Tuesday at 10, and Wednesday at 10. I find it interesting that the first appointment is set up with the benefits guy and that everyone is calling them appointments and not interviews.

At the same time that these things were happening, I was trying to decide whether or not to finish the M.A. in English that I am one class and comps away from finishing. I opened the mail and there was a scholarship to ACU for half of the one class I still need to take.

This summer has been an interesting one for me. I have learned much about patience and even more about faith... but it took hitting rock bottom for me to learn those lessons... and I know I still have a long way to go. So... keep me in your prayers as I go through these "appointments."


Monday, July 17, 2006

What in the World?

For those of you not from Abilene let me give you a bit of background before I completely vent about an issue.... Abilene is not known for it's ability to bring new businesses into town... something about the 'city fathers' not wanting growth... with that said here goes the vent...

When I went to Arkansas a couple of weeks ago I found a store that I absolutely loved... CATO fashions. I have heard that there is one in Lubbock and the metroplex...but no Abilene. The rumor is that we might be getting one... but there are also rumors that we will have a Kohl's and an Applebee's too. As I was driving home from teaching at the prison tonight, I passed through Sweetwater... which is a town with all of 11,000 people (according to As I was driving past their new Super Wal-Mart, I noticed a new shopping center... and low and behold there in the new shopping center is a CATO..... WHAT IN THE WORLD? Sweetwater... a town that is about 1/10th the size of Abilene gets the cool store... what is happening here?

I know that there are plenty of shopping centers around, so maybe our day is coming... and it isn't like Sweetwater is hours away... I can get there in 35 min on a hwy patrol free day... but come on, how in the world did that city rate and we don't? I have one more week at the prison... guess I am leaving early next week and going on a shopping spree before class!


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Summer Memories

Well, I am officially done with Summer I and have moved on to Summer II. I really thought that once Summer I was over I would have more time for this blogging hobby of mine... unfortunately, my children have had other ideas.

We have been to the pool all but one day this week... my skin is nice and golden... but the chlorine is doing awful things to my hair. Yesterday, at the pool, Kali decided she was a swimmer. She started with swimming from one person to another... by the end of the day she was jumping off the diving board and swimming to the ladder. She was great! Her only issue is that her hair gets in her face and she has to stop and swim with one hand to swipe her hair off of her face. Guess we will be going for the ponytail at the pool from now on!

Last week, Megan went to GA camp... for those who don't know what GA's is... it stands for Girls in Action and it is a class that teaches the girls about missions and missionaries... they do service projects and all kinds of good stuff. I did it as a child, my mom did it as a child, and I am pretty sure even my grandma did it as a child. GA's was the best part of going to church as a kid... and it is why I wanted to return to a baptist church (among other reasons)! Anyway, Megan was gone from Wednesday until Sunday... and she had a blast. Every evening at camp they had praise and worship time... the band was "Two Empty Chairs" and I have been informed that one of the guys was the cutest thing ever! Funny how an 8 yr old can determine that. I was completely worried about how she would do... I mean, this was her first time away from home like this... she did so well she didn't even call home! I was especially worried about what my very picky eater would eat... she came home from camp saying "camp food is great"... so maybe I need to get some recipes from the kitchen.

I do think things will settle down over the next couple of days... so I hope to catch up on all of the posts I've missed!


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Peek Inside Me Weekly

Sorry I haven't played the last couple of weeks... life has been more than stressful. But... this week I couldn't resist. The challenge for the week from CheerioButt is to tell your most embarrassing moment...

This assignment is a bit hard for me... only because there are sooooo many moments that have embarrassed me... but because there are soooo many I can't pick a most embarrassing. I tend to just get over them as quickly as they happen. So... I will list a few of them and you can pick.

1. I was walking down the hallway at Beltway Baptist Church and I just fell... nothing in the floor... no excuses... just fell flat on my face in front of a group of teenagers. They laughed... and then realized they were laughing, stopped and asked if I was ok. I told them that only my pride was hurt and moved on.
2. Started my period in the middle of one of my classes... realized it after it had gotten all over the back of my skirt. Luckily had a jacket to tie around my waist... but still had to figure out a way to tie without any students seeing. EWWWW
3. Hubbie just remembered this one... I was really sick with my first child... I had a gallstone with no gallbladder which led to acute pancreatitis and emergency surgery. With that said, I threw up a lot... and I could never predict when it might happen. One time, when we were in Wal-Mart, I got sick in the bathroom and being that I puked with such force... peed in my pants... I had to walk from the restroom in the back of the store all the way to the front door. I was quite embarrassed because it was more than obvious that I had peed on myself. I think this might be one of hubbie's most embarrassing moments as well. :)

Hope you enjoy this peek... let CheerioButt know if you wanna play too.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Green Hair

My youngest daughter, Kali, has blonde hair... some of it is so blonde it is white. That said, today's activity during His Kids was a trip to a local pool. The pool has been having some chlorine probs so it was cloudy and green. The white part of Kali's hair sucked in the color and she now has streaks of green in her hair. She thinks it is funny.... I have washed it and conditioned it with the good stuff... still green. Any suggestions?


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Oops! I didn't mean to...

Yesterday, I bought the girls gum... each their own pack... aren't I just the sweetest mom ever? HA To show her appreciation, Kali decided to hold her chewed up gum over her sister's hair and say something like "if you don't play with me, I will put this gum in your hair"... of course big sister wasn't going to be coerced into playing. As Kali was trying to put the gum back in her mouth she dropped it... in her sister's hair. In her mind it was a complete accident... in Daddy's mind she shouldn't have had the gum out of her mouth in the first place. She lost her extra large pack of Juicy Fruit as Daddy took it to work to share with the guys. There were no tears when Daddy took the gum... but when I came to pick her up and she realized the gum really wasn't coming with us the waterworks started. Robert sat in his truck laughing, while I listened to very loud cries. Thanks a lot babe!