Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Going Home!

So, I've been slightly less than frequent with my posts lately. The truth is, I've wanted to write about a lot of things. But I've been trying to stay positive, and most of what I've wanted to write about has been...well, not positive. I can explain that later. BUT, I did want to write about something that I'm extremely excited about! Herschel and I are going to Little Rock this weekend!!! One of my very best friends in the whole world Katie Johnson is getting married and Herschel and I are in the wedding. It's going to be such a fun time of being home, seeing family and friends, and celebrating Katie and Chris. Not only am I excited to be going home, but I'm so excited for them to finally be getting married. They are such an awesome couple, and I just love them to death, and I couldn't be happier for them!

Here's an awkward picture we took of ourselves a couple of New Year's Eves ago...this is when we knew things would work out.

I'm sure there will be much to report after the trip home and many pictures to share. I promise I will get better at blogging soon. Hopefully around May 15...that's my last day of work. For those who don't know, I quit my job....more on that later. For now, congrats Katie and Chris!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Good Friday!

I was beyond pleased to have today off of work. Especially considering that, like a lot of new employees at a new company, I don't qualify for any vacation days until I've been there for six months. I am, however, taking one day to go to my dear friend Katie's wedding in a couple of weeks. (I won't be paid for this day.) Anyway - like I was saying, sooooo excited not to have to work today.

We went to breakfast at one of my favorite places around here - Bagle Brothers - whoever comes to visit will get to experience it. Then Herschel had planned to play golf with some guys from church, so I in turn decided to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure. Best decision I've made in a while!

I also got to do some baking - which always makes me happy. And we get to enjoy the cookies I made, but they don't have to stay with us (huge plus so that we don't eat all of them!!). I'm taking them to church tonight for a movie night. We're watching the moview Passion of the Christ. I haven't seen it, but I'm so grateful for this opportunity to be able to be reminded of the true reason for Easter...and here's a hint, it has nothing to do with Cadbury, bunnies, flowers, pastels, jelly beans, baskets or new clothes. While I enjoy all of the above, it simply isn't what Easter's about.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I love Saturdays

Last night, before we went to sleep, I told Herschel that I was truly excited to go to sleep, especially knowing that there would be no alarm to wake me up in the morning. And I meant it. In fact, excitement really didn't begin to cover it. It was probably more like ecstatic. But, don't worry, it didn't keep me from quickly drifting off to sleep.

The past week has been non-stop, which in turn has translated into no sleep. Between working a little bit later, which means getting home even later than usual, trying to have a social life and just general house and life upkeep, there hasn't been a lot of room left for sleeping. And last night, as I cross the finished line of the work week, I was exhausted.

It was so nice waking up on my own - no alarm blaring, no Herschel telling me that I have to get up and no Oscar pouncing on my chest. Just me.

So far, we've had a lazy morning. Coffee and donuts. Playing with Oscar. Breeze blowing in from the back patio. And, for some annoying reason, I can't help but feeling like we have to be doing something. Every time I let myself slip into enjoyment of the moment, I just as quickly find my mind racing, thinking "what do we need to be doing?" Can't we be doing something more productive. Of course we could! But, sometimes these lazy days are just as important as accomplishing your whole to-do list.

Our little family needs today. Everything else will get taken care of eventually. Sometimes you just need to take care of yourself.