Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brain Dump

I' m following suit of my dear friend, Blue Eyed Bride and doing a brain dump. Here goes:

  • I'm still loving my job ... like LOVE it. My immediate supervisor went on vacation 2 weeks after I started and then when he returned, he quit - so I've been kind of tripping through on my own. Luckily, I am not new to this business and have fell right into place, however, it's amazing when someone sees potential in you, invests time in you and wants to see you succeed - therefore, it's almost like I'm working a NEW job, only better because I actually KNOW what I'm doing!
  • Kids are out of school this week for fall break. I have 3 days off - in.a.row. So totally stoked to get some much needed projects done around the house - even though I've got both kids home, plus 2 extra - I plan on putting them to work and rewarding them with Maggie Moo's ice cream.
  • Big Daddy has been home a total of 6 days over the past 6 1/2 weeks. He is loving his job and God continues to bless us for being obediant. The job he has now is NOT the one we moved here for .... and I'll just leave it at that.
  • I'm grateful for my sister and niece (Big Daddy's 24 yr old niece lives with us while in school getting her SECOND degree) - I wouldn't be able to do anything without them.
  • My father is doing amazing -- he needs a post all on his own.
  • I have about 25 thank you notes to write/mail and 5 AWESOME packages to get into the mail.
  • I blame the above not getting done because I pretty much fell into a major funk when we moved here and threw myself into work. But I'm going to do it because I can't not do it and my friends deserve it.
  • I am so excited for the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at Starbucks.
  • My drapes are almost done for my family room (right, Mom?) and wait until you see how I saved myself $$$ by making my own curtain rod!
  • I have SO many projects on the horizon and will be posting pics as I finish them - HOWEVER - I am doing one room at the time. None of this starting a project in one room, half doing it and then a yr later, finally finishing it.
  • I have LOTS of company coming in the next 2 mths and I'm so super excited to see them. I'm happiest when my house is FULL of people!!
  • I miss my friends in Tampa - still - a lot.
  • Finally - we found a church here. I am BEYOND excited. We went from a LARGE church in Tampa to a very SMALL church here in Georgia. We visited many churches around town and after our 3rd visit, decided we would make this church our home church. SO excited for their vision and to be a part of of the growth of the church. I always thought I needed a BIG church to be fulfilled - not at all. Even at our church in Tampa, we were so plugged in, it didn't feel like a big church. I have really felt this has been the missing piece since our move here, and now I feel completely fulfilled!

That's all - and if you love fried pickles - make sure you come back TOMORROW!


Lauren said...

I loved this and getting caught up on what’s going on with you!!!! So glad y’all found a home church and I seriously love me some fried pickles!!!!!!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Fried pickles YESSSSSS!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

oh, and all the other stuff, yay! I got a little sidetracked by the fried pickles...

Shawn said...

My jaw dropped when I saw a new post from you! I love that you love to work but I hate that I cannot talk to you 20 times a day anymore!

Cannot wait to see all of your COMPLETED projects....I'm so proud!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

love the brain dump and love you! praying for your family as y'all continue to adjust. i'm thrilled that things are going so well!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

So glad to hear your father is doing so well. I've been following you on Twitter and your family has been in my prayers.

And the other night when you and Grits kept talking about fried pickles? Yea.. you totally made me go out and get some!

Kimba said...

Qucik update and fun to read! :)

ty said...

Glad I found you ... I miss Tampa as well! I'm your newest follower :)

Jenna said...

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!!! YUM!