Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Girls Have Caught Up!

Justin and Chelsea found out yesterday that they will be having another girl in November!  We are all so excited!  Millie is the sweetest little thing, and just to think, times that by 2!  The girls have caught up in this family.  It's males, 4 (6, if you count the dogs), and girls, 4!!  Wooo Hooo!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

I woke up early this morning with my mind racing about how much I had to do at work and how I was gonna be able to get it all done.  I hate when I do that.  I countered it by getting up and reading my bible.  Praying about it.  Blogging about it.  It seems to help, yet I know that when I get to work there will be a million things facing me that need to be done.  I have to stay focused, and just take one thing at a time.  Trying to squeeze it all into an 8 hour day is hard.  But I don't won't to work overtime every day.  Something's gotta give. 

The girl that I split jobs with seems to be having a trying time, too.  I need to go spend some time with her to do a little training in order to ease her mind about payroll.  But, right now I have to do the accounts payable and get the bills paid for both schools this week.  I hope that I can just check in with her a few minutes today and ease her mind a little bit.  It's the first time that she is doing payroll, and just the steps that you have to go through to do that can be nerve wrecking.  And I feel that if I can sit down with her for a few minutes, then that will help her tremendously.  Yes, I'll have to make time to do that sometime today. 

And time goes on.  She and I are just trying to keep our heads above water, lest we drown in a pool of bills, purchase orders, receipt books, and leave forms.  Just pray for us. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Looking Forward to a Brighter Day

Friday, August 19, 2011-So, I have just about made it through the first week of school.  This one has been a doozy!  Last week (orientation week) was absolutely AWFUL!!  I must remember this next year and try to take a chill pill or something.  But don't "they", whoever "they" are, say that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger?  Wow.  I must be REALLY strong!!  I'm ready to put these two weeks behind me and look forward to better days.  But enough about me.  How has your week been?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Another Groovy Life Update

I lived at work/school all week.  It's the week before school starts back, and things have been so hectic.  I had some added job responsibilities that have really thrown me for a loop.  But I keep on tryin' Trace Adkins sings.  I won't bore you with the gory details of the week.  I just know that I am going to have to develop a time management plan and stick to it no matter what.

Now, onto some family updates:

Hubby Kevin:  He has finally gotten his blood sugar level down to practically normal after being diagnosed with dibetes 3 weeks ago.  We are still learning the best things for him to eat.  He really has to work on exercising.  I don't think lying on the couch pressing buttons on the remote control counts!

Chase:  He passed his summer English 102 class after not doing so well with it during the Spring.  This one was tough because he took it online, AND the teacher was a former military person.  I told him that since he passed her class, the others should be a breeze!  He struggled with it, so I'm glad that it's past him.  Now, onto the Fall classes.

Jordan:  Just finished up his last high school band camp ever.  Yes, he is a senior this year.  He picked his two rookies last week, and all the seniors got to throw water ballons at all their rookies.  Fun times.  It's going to be a sad year for mother, here.  I don't know how I'm going to handle watching my baby boy graduate from high school.  Stay tuned for all that.

Justin:  He has been working at a carpet mill, and he said that word has been going around that the business is not doing too well.  He came to Albertville and put in an application at a grocery warehouse.  I'm hoping that works out, and they can eventually move back closer to us.

Chelsea:  I haven't seen her in a few weeks.  I'm sure that her pregnancy is showing really good now.  They are planning on having one of those cool sonograms.  3D, I think.  We still don't know the sex, so that should tell us.

Millie:  What can I say?  The sweetest baby ever.  She loves books.  She loves to go outside and run around.  She is fully potty trained.  We are going for a visit this weekend.  I think I'll post some Millie pictures on here the next time.

So, that's about it.  Keep me in your prayers as school starts next week.  I pray that it will get easier and less stressful.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11 Journal Entry: A Tough Week

It's been a tough, stressful week.  I'm trying to stay positive, but I am failing, miserably.  I knew orientation week was gonna be tough.  I just had no idea that it would be worse than it was last year.  So many demands have been placed upon me, and I am having a hard time meeting them all.  I need some serious girlfriend time.  Hoping for a better day tomorrow.  Hoping the worse is behind me.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9, 2011 Journal Entry: Time Passes Quickly

Trying my best to juggle all the new responsibilites of an added job description.  School starts next week. :/ It's my baby's last year, as he will be a senior in high school.  Where has the time gone?

~The days are long, but the years are short.
                                                              Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1 Journal Entry: Cry

I hate those times when you just feel like crying, but don't really know why.  Maybe everything just suddenly caught up with me.  Maybe a good cry will help...