Friday, April 28, 2006

friday friday!!

i am ready for a nice relaxing weekend!! woohoo!!

tonight i get to dress up like winnie-the-pooh and hand out hundreds of balloons at a family event at work :) i do this every year and it is a lot of fun

this weekend is a weekend with NOTHING planned other than church/sunday school on sunday!!!! i hope to go to a movie, though -- i want to see Akeela and the Bee -- it looks so cute!

have a fun weekend & i will try and post :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

job search

Please keep me in your prayers, friends. I have started a job search. I have emailed my resume to a few places, but I am not sure if they are what I want or not.

I think I have found a really cool opportunity...I had found a website that lists non-profit job opportunities -- -- this site lead me to another site for an AmeriCorp group in Cape Cod -- -- I have requested additional information. I am also downloading their application already to start the process. It is not a huge paying job, but I think it is an awesome opportunity! The do huge amounts of wor in education, environmental issues, disaster preparedness and community outreach in the Cape Cod area. It would be hard to move away from St. Louis, but I think I would enjoy it if I were able to go. I wanna go!!! This would also be a position where I would be able to visit with my dad's family more (not all the time, but more than I am used to since they are in Maine and I would be in Massachusetts).

So, should I go for it?? I think I have a lot of qualities they are looking for -- I love helping, I have an education, I have experience, I learn quickly, I can do it all! LOL


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

picked up at another blog

1. My roommate once: moved i only had a roommate for a semester
2. Never in my life: will i be rich
3. The one person who can drive me nuts, but then can always manage to make me smile: Mary Beth
4. High School was: an interesting ride, but nothing spectacular
5. When I'm nervous: my stomach starts rumbling
6. The last time I cried: when I thought of what my mom would have liked about this past Easter
7. If I were to get married right now my bridesmaids/groomsmen would be: Danielle, Katie, and I don't know who else
8. My hair: naturally brown...hilighted with blonde
9. When I was 5: I tripped and skinned my knee going into school & hid it under my skirt for quite awhile
10. Last Christmas: was kind of sad, like they usually are now...
11. When I turn my head left, I see: a wall & another blue chair
12. I should be: doing something completely different with my life
13. When I look down I see: one of my fave stripey shirts
14. The craziest recent event was: working so many extra hours last week & this week!
15. If I were a character on Friends I'd be: Rachel
16. By this time next year: I hope to have a new job I am happy at.
17. Current Relationship Status: man in my life :(
18. I had a hard time understanding: the death of my mother
19. One time at a family gathering: we never have air conditioning at them because they are held where most people don't have it (Colorado & Maine) and they always take place during the hottest weeks of the year
20. You know I "like" you if: I corrospond with you in any way
21. If I won an award, the first person(people) I'd thank is/are: God, family, friends
22. Take my advice: make God central in your life and everything will fall into place
23. My ideal breakfast is: french toast
24. If you visit a place I grew up: you will be where I live now...
25. Where do you plan to visit anytime soon: Grand Rapids this summer...not much else
26. If you spend the night at my house: expect a mess!!
27. I'd stop my wedding if: I did not love the man.
28. The world could do without: cockroaches
29. I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than date: ?????
30. Most recent thing you've bought yourself: a stripey old navy skirt & a matching polo shirt
31. Most recent thing someone else bought for you: nothing :(
32. My favorite blonde is: Meghan
33. My favorite brunette is: me, lol
34. The last time I was drunk was: never
35. The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: giraffes
36. I shouldn't have been: so quick to graduate college
37. Once, at a bar: ...I never go to bars...
38. Last night I: laughed through Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
39. There's this girl I know who: does AWESOME work in her scrapbooks!
40: I don't know: where I will be a year from now
41. A better name for me would be: name suits me...
42. If I ever go back to school I'll: go into Staff Ministry or Education
43. How many days until my birthday?: too far away for a countdown!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

hope your Easter was lovely!

Easter was nothing to spectacular this year -- i got my dad a Peep's pillow. i also did baskets for my brother & for my 2 Sunday School girls and my church secret pal (the one i give to)...i got a small gift from my secret pal (the one who has me) last week.

my dad & i & meghan went to the breakfast that our church did. i had said i would make Jell-O eggs...but only one batch came out (that i had made incorrectly, lol) -- the next batch was in the fridge for 5 hours and never set up!!! grrrrrrrrr so i just made 2 kinds of Jell-o in bowls (one was regular, one was sugar free) and then decorated with some spray whipped cream...

my brother's allergies were horrid on sunday, so he did not come my dad & i ate some ham & hard boiled eggs and pie -- just the 2 of us...

nothing too exciting for the holiday here, but it is always nice to spend time in fellowship at church -- especially to help remind us of Jesus' death and RESURRECTION (the extra important part) that was all for US poor sinners

have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Are you spoiled?

If you have more than 40, you’re spoiled -- from my pal Paula!!

Do you have:
(*) your own cell phone
(*) a television in your bedroom
(*) an iPod
(*) a photo printer
( ) your own phone line
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(*) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
(*) DVD player in bedroom mmmm
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(*) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
( ) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar
( ) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
(*) a working washer and dryer
(*) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
(*) a multi-speed bike
(*) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
( ) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) your own pair of skis
( ) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
( ) a boat
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( ) wealthy family members
(*) two or more family cars
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
(*) a yard
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(*) good credit
(*) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
(*) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(*) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
( ) a stock portfolio
(*) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
( ) private medical insurance
( ) a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:
( ) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
( ) go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( ) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don’t need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
( ) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don’t get your way

Have you:
( ) been on a cruise
(*) traveled out of the country
(*) met a celebrity
( ) been to the Caribbean
(*) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
( ) been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( ) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
( ) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
( ) moved more than three times because you wanted to
(*) dined with local political figures
(*) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
( ) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
( ) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

i have 23....i guess i am not spoiled!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Bits of Me

Bits of Me here is Julia & her post about CKC including a pictures with me :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

a beautiful world

a beautiful world -- check out the pcitures from CKC! i need to upload the ONE photo i have of Julia, Donna Downey & me

from amber!

Top 5 must-haves (ever changing of course)

in my fridge
1. cheese
2. diet coke(mine)
3. diet caffeine free coke (my dad's!)
4. butter (to melt for popcorn)
5. cheap TV dinners (in the freezer)

in my closet
1. my CROCS
2. jeans & capris
3. fun shirts
4. lots of fun purses
5. flannel pj pants (in a drawer)

in my purse
1. planner
2. cell phone
3. pen
4. wallet
5. keytags for scrapbook stores!

in my car
1. booster seat for Meghan
2. snack in the glove box
3. trash bag
4. sunglasses
5. a jacket of some sort

on my TiVo (assuming i had TiVo)
1. ER
2. 7th Heaven
3. Survivor
4. Judging Amy reruns
5. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Tag, you're IT!!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

now to secure funding

so i think i know what i truly want to do -- i thought about it BEFORE college, after i graduated, and at other various keeps coming back to me...

now i just need to get going on getting the funding and being accepted into the training program -- i want to be a "staff minister" with my synod -- not a pastor, not a teacher but a called worker who is synodically trained and working in conjunction with pastors and teachers...i think it would be fun! and a way to share my faith and work with a church, but have that be the way i make my living...

i suppose i could get student loans for the academic part (also could cover books, etc) and i suppose i could live on campus (again lol) but i would still have bills to pay (pay off my credit cards, car, gas, etc)...any ideas???

i just want to cry...

my life is in such disarray...

i am in need of a change in my life -- i feel like i could/should be doing so much more with my life. i feel the need to find a new job, but nothing is coming from my searches :( i feel like my job is not where i should be...i love what i do, but i feel like i should be helping more people with what i do...i just don't know what...

i have done nothing more than the first 2 days on the 21 day challenge -- i just don't feel like doing anything...i don't feel like working...i don't feel like scrapping...i don't feel like cleaning (who does, i know!) i just want to lay in bed and read...i want to be a change in the world, but i can't figure out how!!!

i miss my mom right now so much and i just can't figure out why it comes out now

i am happy, but i am sad...i am content, but mixed up...i just pray to God to help in whatever way He sees fit....