Jul 30, 2009

no job

just a quick update. Still no job. I've had a few interviews this week. And I've sent out a few resumes to get excited about. But nothing definite. Everything I've interviewed for is part time too, so I'd have to have 2 jobs probably.
Jeremy is smoking pork for his co workers today to celebrate his West Career. His last day is tomorrow. He's excited for school though, and has plans for his free time.

Please pray that we don't chicken out and run screaming away from our future.

Jul 25, 2009

couple big days

So yesterday I left the house thinking I was going to the Dr, then an interview, and then filling out insurance papers.
I totally had butterflies! It was an interview with the hospital for a great job. (I had an interview Thursday with a great bank too)But there was an emergency with the human resources, and my appointment was canceled. Whoo, and boo. Yeah, but sad. I even stole some time away to fondle fabric at the craft store!!! I left only buying a 3/8 yard remnant.

But Jeremy and Anora met me after my Dr and we filled out the insurance papers.
Then we went and played at the park for a long time. Then, wait for it,I bought clothes for myself. My very generous Mom-in-law, had sent me money a while ago for clothes just for me. So I finally used it! I bought a cute swirly skirt, and 5 shirts. Yippee!

Then, we had to pick up a watch for Jeremy. While we were at store we saw a girl Anora's age get her ears pierce. Anora was totally for it and wanted it! So for $10 we got her ears pierced! She was so brave and didn't cry or scream or anything. I thought for sure she'd hit the poor lady. She seems so grown up.

Then the sweetness wore off today. We've(Anora v. US) been fighting about the poor cat, April. Here is the story, Monday, she was caught throwing a pillow and soccer ball at the cat. We drew the line in the sand right there! Enough picking on the cat. Then on Thursday she got caught holding the cat on her lap and sticking a pencil close to the cat's eye. So!!! She got the most severe punishment to date. She had to spend the night in her room. She got dinner in her room, and then excused long enough to take a shower. But several hours (most sleeping) in her room alone. Then today she was caught pestering the cat again. Wow! Do we give the cat away, send her to the pound, or put her down. We finally decided that would only punish Jeremy, April, and Me, while Anora would get over it too quick. So we thew away the prized best lovey, Rosey. She lost the thing most valuable to her. She cried, but not nearly long enough, I'm still not convinced we're getting through to her, leave the cat alone.

That has been our week. In the week to come, I have a couple job interviews coming up. And Jeremy is done working on Friday. He's making plans already to stay busy.

Jul 23, 2009

another swimming

My friend Sarah just sent me this photo, it's better than any I have of the day.
PS that is as far as she got on the board today. But yesterday she went off alone.
video
Anora is in the middle of the frame. It was the most she actually swam on her own all week. She didn't pass this year, but I'm proud she tried hard.

Jul 13, 2009

video


So, this video is a little odd. It's so odd, that in order for us to get the video, we were trying to be sneaky, and forgot not to turn the camera. Oops.
This was taken during our VBS performance. While the older group performed, Anora performed all the songs in her own seat. She had done what the older kids did, a month ago.

Last week was all about VBS. Nothing new on the job front. I went to a testing for a job with a communications company. I loved that they were brutally honest. By the end of the intro I knew it was not the job for me. I hate phones, and I can't sit still that long. I didn't pass the test either. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I fail each test. But I have decided to eliminate myself this week from the job hunt and let God work. So gets the glory and I stay out of it for the week.
Jeremy has 3 weeks of work left. School for Anora starts in 1 month!

This week and next is swimming lessons, and Anora goes to a friends house. It's the first "real" going to a friend's to play. I'm a bit of a basket case, but I think it'll be good for her.

My Aunt Darlene is in the hospital following a stroke. Please pray for her recovery and for her family.

Jul 6, 2009

a quickie update

I don't have a lot to report, but just incase you are waiting for an update, here goes.
I still don't have a job. No real prospects either right now. Over 68 resumes out, and no luck. I've tried for everything from hospital housekeeping to Administrative assistance, and about everything in between. I've been pretty depressed last week. I've got a little more perspective this week.

This week is our Vacation Bible School. It's nice to have something to get excited about. God is working through our church to touch 102 kids today, wow!

We had a nice 4th. Saturday I ran off and hid and worked on a quilt. I got a lot done. And then we went to a friend's house to have dinner and watch fireworks! It was great!

Hope you all had a great holiday!