Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things I'm Loving Right Now!

I am just blessed beyond words! Even though things might not exactly be going the way I'd like them to, there are so many things that make me happy. It's always the simple things! :)

Here's just a few from my recent list:

My quilt....there's nothing like curling up on the couch with it after a long day at work.

My Small Group Girls....they're awesome, hands down. They help keep me young, accountable, and the want to learn more.

Devotion Time....Some of my favorite reading and alone time in the day.

Holding Hands....I just love that heart jumping feeling.

My Friends....wouldn't be who I am without them.

My Camelback...it's always with me and keeps me hydrated!

Strawberries.....best snack ever

M&Ms....best snack when I don't have/want strawberries

Pictures....they always help me remember the good times

A Song on my ipod....there's multiple songs that put a spring in my step every time they're on.

Reality TV....It helps me feel normal. :)

Mail....real mail, not an email...it's just so much more exciting!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Practicing Patience

Over the last few weeks God has really been testing my patience and my faith in him and what he wants to do.

I don't like my job and have applied for others but have been picked over by someone else with more experience. It's just so frustrating to me to take the time and get all nervous and get all dressed up and go through and interview process and then wait it out and get nothing!!

All I want is a job I can enjoy that pays a little more!

I'm also becoming very impatient with boys. I just want to rush things along but really it needs to be moving at a snails pace. I want a relationship that will work, that is centered around God, and makes me so happy. I love being single but sometimes I just want someone that I can go home to every night.

All of that to say.... Good things come to those who wait....but I'm just really sick of waiting.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

When one door closes another one opens?

Man, I'm on a roll with this blogging thing....look at me now! :)

I don't think it comes as much suprise to some people to read this but I HATE my job. The only thing I love about it is the fact that I get to work, for the most part, with people I love and vacation runs freely to me. Not that I take advantage of this it's just that it's a very good perk that I enjoy. :)

As I mentioned earlier I didn't get the job at MDA like I wanted but I know it's because it's just not supposed to happen at this point in my life.

Going through my days I know that I am destined for something SO much greater than ROC, but for some reason this is where I'm am to be right now...and it's frustrating. I'm trying to really start seeing my job as a blessing in disguise. What job is going to let you come and go freely throughout the day and take vacation when you want? Not many.

And so begins what I feel could be a new and fun journey...something I would enjoy doing and something I feel could sell itself. I don't want to say much yet but, I think it's going to be great! So if you would say a prayer for me and for the things I want to do. I'm not meant to sit behind a desk all day long! I need my creativity to soar!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You're Neat

Now, let me just start this by saying I am TOTALLY thankful for my friends and all of their help with my dating life. Their thoughtfulness in setting me up with a boy is always greatly appreciated but really just never works out. Before I allow you to see into my most recent date I'd like to point out the CRAZY people I've been in contact with in the past. Please stay with me, I may become winded with this one. :)

1. Crystal Rae set me up with a STALKER. Not even just a stalker....a crazy, "married", plumbing, body builder STALKER. After this okay double date I was thinking I'll never see this guy so sure, you can have my number. I'm just too nice to say no. Anyways, he starts calling me and wanting me to delete his myspace, etc. Come to find out he's still MARRIED!!!! His divorce wasn't finalized. Great. His insistant texting began to drive me crazy. I was thinking dude, do you honestly think I'm going to go out with you again leave me alone. Oh, that just made him mad. I received hateful messages and drunken phone calls accusing me of ridiculous stuff. Needless to say David took care of it and lost a friend(sorry about that), but it was for the best. BUT stupid me....he won the world Duck Calling Championship last year and was featured on the front page of ESPN. How could I have been SO dumb do let that go? :)

2. Next crazy. This was probably my own fault but again....I just get too nice to say no. So I'm selling this bedding stuff and I was at a craft show for this lady. Well I was by this really cute lady and we talked the whole time. At the end of the day she asks if I would be interested in dating someone that just turned 31. That's only 7 years older than me....in reality it's not THAT big of an age difference. She went on to tell me a little bit about him and he seemed nice and she was great so I figured it could be that bad....right? Wrong. I am the nice person so I facebooked him (She wasn't going to give him my information) and told him I met his mom. He already even knew about me. So, we are facebook chatting and kinda messaging back and forth and he wants to meet me at starbucks. It was a long story but we ended up not meeting he was just SO perisistant about it. I tried to get him to change the day and he was like "no let's meet" and I became to frustrated. I have my independant line and you DO NOT cross it or I will straight up write you off. So then he turns in to this annoying person that wants to hang out all the time. Keep in mind this was during Christmas and I'm a busy person so I kept blowing him off.
I should have had red flags with he said gay things like "hugs through the computer screen" and Using the :P sign...but no, I'm stupid. So on Christmas night I get this message that is like "Hey it's Chris from plentyoffish I got your number at some pt hope you had a great Christmas." Now, in my mind I'm thinking what the crap is plentyoffish and second I'm annoyed he used pt instead of spelling out point. So I'm just like yeah...Merry Christmas and he's like "did we ever meet"? NO RETARD!!! I've been blowing you off for two weeks (I didn't say that, too nice) so I'm like No....and he goes "Oh right....you're Poff, how's Nashville?" So now I'm like are you trying to play the cool card and not remember who I am....gay. At this point I'm like I'm done, you're weird. (Please note this was the readers digest version)
So, the next night I'm laying in bed with my cousin Summer and I'm reading her all of these weird text messages and she's like what is plentyoffish and I'm like I have NO clue and she goes well google it. So I do and any thoughts to what it is?!?! It's definitely an ONLINE DATING WEBSITE. He thought he got my name and number off of an online dating site. What a freaking retard. Needless to say next time he asked me to meet him I (in a nice way) told him that things had changed over the last few weeks and it wouldn't work out for me to meet him. :)

3. Right now this could be the best of all...maybe it's because it's the most recent maybe it's because I was just so like "Who are you?"
Monica has set me up with this guy that she works with. From what she's said he seems nice and Katie met him and said he was nice so I thought I would give him a chance. He called me and went to get coffee and look at Christmas lights. It was an alright time except I noticed he kept saying the word NEAT alot. I'm a pretty confident person and so I thought maybe he was just nervous and so he didn't really know what else to say.
So, I give homeboy another chance. He wanted to go eat at Mama Roja on the lake. It was sweet....he listened when I said I like Mexican food.
Well he comes to get me and I'm just NOT wanting to. It's the National Championship football game, and I just knew I wasn't going to dig him and alot had happened within the week that I just didn't want to go. He comes to the door and while there's nothing wrong with this, it's just not me. He was dressed in pressed jeans, a button up tucked in polo shirt and really ugly shoes. Just too preppy for me. I'm a tshirt and jeans kinda girl.
So we get in his car and it kinda smells like smoke which is turn off number 1.
We don't even make it out of the neighborhood and he's already used that dreaded word NEAT. I loathe that word now. By the time we made it to Mama Rojas he said it 4 times....it was going to be a long dinner. At dinner he ORDERED MY FOOD FOR ME. Excuse neat boy but I'm pretty sure I can order my own enchiladas, thanks. Now, I realize that can be so sweet but in my book that was another independent line that was crossed. The whole dinner bored me to TEARS!!! I was just thinking can we hurry this along so I can watch the football game? The most interesting point in the night was when he told me he knew Natasha....she works at the pool hall he goes to. haha
So, he drives me home and is awkwardly like "Is is bad if I don't walk you to the door" (It was 10degrees outside) but I'm thinking please stay there I cannot be around you for one more second so I literately jump out of the car. Needless to say he asked me to the Thunder game and I turned him down. We'll see if he gets the hint. If not I might have to play bad guy and pull the we should just be friends card.
Now, I'm sure you're dying to know how many times he said the word NEAT?!?!? Any guesses. 10! I was with him for an hour and a half and he said it 10 times and even through in a Neato. What 28 year old man says Neato? I mean come on.

I think all of this to say.... I'm not done with being set up on dates.

Good things come to those who wait, right? :)
Well.....this is something that I've realized.....I SUCK at blogging....please disregard my last blog. Really I just love reading yours...not doing my own! :) I promise, I will become better. My life is full of interesting ups and downs and I've got to keep ya'll enjoying them with me.

It's 2010...I'm almost 24. That is SO weird to me. 24....it's just seems such a blah age to me. I'm 24 years old I have a job I hate, I'm not married and obviously no kids ANYTIME soon, ALL things I thought would be a part of my life by 24 but things change and that's just how life goes sometimes. BUT....on the positive side I feel this is going to be a good year.

From January 1st wonderful things have been happening in my life. Some which I won't discuss due to the realization that I could screw myself over before it happens! :)

I applied and had an interview with MDA(Muscular Dystrophy Association). It went so smoothly, I was confident and completely myself. But...in the end someone was more qualified. That's just how it goes sometimes.

This week I've really been repeating to myself "Good things come to those who wait". My wonderful Sarahbeth told me that Tuesday when I was becoming over anxious about a situation. It's something we all know but sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.

So....that's what I'm going to do....WAIT. I absolutely HATE waiting, I try to be patient and it just DOES NOT work well for me. But, I want good things...so I wait. :)