Thursday, November 25, 2010


Sitting here watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in my pajamas, as I have every year since I was little. The house smells like turkey and fresh baked bread. The sun is shining, and all the damp leaves are twinkling on the ground. I am inspired and thinking about how thankful I am for so many things. I thought I should share the things that come to mind first.
  • I am thankful for my parents and the home they allow me to share with them. (I'm pretty thankful that Mom is cooking right now too 'cause I'm getting hungry!)
  • I am thankful for my jobs, as busy as they keep me. I would also like to note that I am VERY thankful that neither of these jobs are in retail, as i see the commercial advertising the crazy hours that stores are opening today and tomorrow. 
  • I am thankful for my new puppy, Stitch, even though she is barking through the entire parade. I miss Olivia everyday, but I am thankful to have adopted a baby girl that needs a family to love her. 
  • I am thankful for my friends and all the experiences that I have been blessed to share with them.
One of my favorite floats in the parade

I love Thanksgiving! I know Thanksgiving in our culture marks the beginning of Christmas. I like to stop and actually enjoy Thanksgiving for what it is before moving on to the next holiday. Thanksgiving, to me, is a day to stay home with my family, watch the parade, eat too much delicious food, play games, watch movies, lay in the floor and look at all the Black Friday sale papers, play with the puppy, and take a nap in there somewhere. Also, today is a day to be thankful for my freedom and the blessings that God has given me. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are. Just want you to know that I am thankful to you...for reading my blog. Happy Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


My life has been full of those lately. By lately, I mean pretty much since my blogging fell off the face of the web. There have been good changes and bad, happy and sad, some that make me joyful and some that make me mad. Ok, enough of that.

One change in my life, which my blog has greatly suffered from, is my lack of free time. I have now semi-entered the "big girl world" with a new job. This happened a couple months ago when I was hired as a part-time Administrative Assistant. I don't care if those are supposed to be capital letters or not. I like it that way. It makes me feel important, which I have kinda proven myself to be. This isn't me getting a big head. This is me hearing how much I am missed on the days I am not in the office, even with my short tenure. Where am I when I'm not in the office you ask? I am at my other job, which I had before the corporate job opportunity popped up. While there has been talk of a new full-time position at the office, the budget does not currently allow for this. So, I'm kiddie world at least 4 days a week, AND I am in the corporate world at least 4 days a week. I work 5 days a week though, and most days I work both jobs. Between the two jobs I'm wondering when my overtime pay check will roll in.

Work, eat, work, sleep, rinse, and repeat. TGIF didn't really mean much to me until now. Don't get me wrong, I do love both jobs. Really! I do also love sleep. Oh, how I miss my afternoon naps. Speaking of sleep, that's what I should be doing right now. The other ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (sorry, couldn't help myself) will have to wait for another time.