Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
I found Holly in my mailbox!
Alfred's mom kindly agreed to share some of her books with me, and they came in the mail today. Exciting! I love packages! I cannot wait to read them. Any book with such a cute pug on the front has to be good! Plus, there was a cute cute card with Holly's picture on the front. What a beautiful girl--so adorable!
Weird pickles are taking over the world
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Thanks you guys!
Today is going smoothly (so far!) so I am rejoicing in that! More days of craziness and I might have a melt-down.
You guys are the best!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
When it rains......
Jason leaves for work each weekday morning around 5:30 am. I usually stay in bed for a few more minutes before I get up and get ready. Well this morning went as usual, but he went out and then came back in a few short minutes later and said "will you take me to work today?" I thought that his car was either stuck in the snow or wouldn't start (which would have made me happier), but no, someone busted out the driver's side window and took our stuff. How rude! I had to park the car a little ways down from our house so it wouldn't get stuck in the snow, and the street light was not working where I parked it. None of the things taken were really important, but it just makes me mad more than anything. They did rip out the radio and take my ski pants and back-up ski jacket, along with my season pass for skiing (which I really hope I can replace, because we have only been up twice and it cost a pretty penny). And I LOVED my ski pants :( . Other than those things, there was nothing important in the car thankfully.
Jason keeps reminding me that it could have been much worse (which it could have), but it still makes me really mad inside. Recently punchy wrote about her son's snowboard being stolen, so now I can somewhat relate to that feeling. I can't believe people are just so rude and inconsiderate to do such mean things.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Oh Subaru, how I love thee....
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Today's Tow Truck Tragedy
We did have to use a tow truck today, though! Our Subaru has been going downhill for the past few weeks. Jason took it to the dealership last week, and the tension pulley was going out. They wanted to replace it, but the part was back-ordered nation-wide. The guy didn't even want Jason to drive off the lot, because it could freeze up at anytime, but he didn't really have a choice. Jason found another place which could repair the part, so he made an appointment for this Monday to get it repaired.
We were headed out this afternoon to a bowling party and were a few miles from the house when the car died! Yep, the car was done for. Thank goodness for State Farm and roadside assistance! We called and got the names of several towing companies and found someone who was available. The guy who helped us was GREAT! He loaded up our car, took us by our house to pick up the other car, and then drove us all the way to the mechanic Jason has an appointment with Monday. I drove the other car while Jason rode in the tow truck, and he had a great conversation with the driver. We left our car outside the mechanic's shop, and Jason will take care of it on Monday.
All in all, what could have been a bad and frustrating experience turned out to be an encouraging one for both of us. The driver of the tow truck shared his life story with Jason, which was pretty incredible. I am so thankful that God continues to bless our lives with incredible people and situations which all work out in the end. He is so faithful!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
American Idol, anyone?
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
When God Paints
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Another Book: "Pug Hill"
Friday, January 12, 2007
End of the week........thank goodness!
I am so very thankful this week has come to an end, for it started off rough. You see, I am a dietitian, which is typically an interesting and rewarding job. I started working as a diabetes educator after college and an internship, which I am still doing, but added an additional part-time job several months ago. That job, which is at the same place I work as a diabetes educator, is running a weight loss clinic.
Most of my patients are incredible--very nice, very appreciative of what I am doing and very motivated to change their lives. But apparently there is one who is very unhappy. After they have completed the program, we give the patients evaluations. On Tuesday, I received one in the mail (unsigned with no return address) that was REALLY REALLY mean! Apparently someone feels I am too young to run the program and feels he/she cannot relate to me because I am not overweight. EXCUSE ME?! Those were only a few of the very mean things written in the evaluation. MEAN! I went to my office and cried and then called Jason and could barely talk because I was sobbing.
I just haven't had enough of those experiences yet in the workplace to toughen me up, but I am feeling much better. I have incredible co-workers and bosses who encouraged me and supported me when I was at one of my lowest points. I was so angry and hurt but was so supported by those around me. God has truly blessed me and once again has shown me he will never give me more than I can handle.
On Wednesday, the morning after all of this transpired, I read the following passage in The Message: “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
May my faith continue to grow, and may I see my challenges as a gift!
My Other Blog
Wacky Winter Weather
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Thanks for delurking!
It is Christian fiction and is based on the story of Hosea and his prostitute wife, Gomer. I had a hard time getting into it (it is a bit graphic and disturbing--it says inside that it is rated PG-13), but once I really got into it, I couldn't put it down. I read it when I came home from work until I went to bed, and several days I got up early and read in the morning before getting ready for work! I really loved it and recommend it. I would be happy to share my copy with you, so let me know if you are interested! It is a good reminder of God's never-ending love for us. Good stuff!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
National Delurking Week!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
The pictures were taken on Jason's phone so are a little blurry, but hopefully they show how beautiful the day was. Next time, we'll take our real camera up for some better pictures!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Thanks to all of you for sharing your birthdays with me! For the record, mine is February 23, Jason's is October 3, Daisy's is May 22 and Oscar's is May 11.
Hope everyone is having a happy new year!
Oscar is totally mesmerized by the fireplace!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
The pugs and me in the courtyard during the first storm. Daisy wanted to go outside and play with our neighbor's dog Reg, but she tried to step on the snow and feel in over her head! Needless to say, she was then very cold and just wanted to go in. The pictures are dark because it was so gray and cloudy that day.
The sidewalks in our courtyard. Thankfully, part of our HOA fee goes to having these sidewalks shoveled!
This is one of the houses across from us. It is hard to tell, but there is actually a little park bench in front of the house. It is almost completely covered in snow. Anyone want to take a seat here?
Happy New Year!
Daisy helped take the tree down today!
Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed 2007! Thank you all for your friendship and encouragement over the past year--the blog world is amazing!