Saturday, January 31, 2009

Work really exhausts you!!!

Wow, it seems like an eternity since i've been on here. I've been doing on the job training for my new job and i've been so tired that I've come straight home and gone to bed for this whole past week. But I passed my exam that proves that I retained all the knowledge that they taught. I'm so glad it's over. I'm truly tired.

If u guys have any important updates i missed, let me know!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I need advice and prayer urgently.

My new job, which already gave me permission to wear a skirt as allowed for religious reasons, now needs a letter from my church explaining it as so. Here is the problem. My church won't give me a letter because it is a VERY liberal church. (I do not endorse everything from that church but it's the church i gave myself to the Lord in so I have emotional ties to it. My belief about my skirt is MY belief. They said they could not write a letter with the church's letterhead because it would imply that the church as a whole felt this way. And then i got a whole lecture about how that's legalism, and old-fashioned and no one dresses like that anymore.

What am i to do?

I was in the process of looking a new church that is like me, and I am going to go to a service today from a such a church. I also want to ask them if they can do me that favor.

I am at a loss. I am so depressed about this. If i wear pants again, i will feel as if i am being raped. I don't want men or women to see my like that, to see my panty lines, to be able to see every curve of my hips and buttocks.

But this job is the BIGGEST opportunity of my life. Please give me advice and your prayers.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Praise God in the storm- Now what?

Well, you are supposed to praise the Lord in good and bad. I had the good-my new job. Here's the bad- my daughter has a fever and started throwing up.
Ya can't have it all!

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Isn't it the truth?

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Surprise, Surprise!

I got a new job! It started this morning, and this afternoon, i quit my old one! I didn't want to say it before because I showed my coworker my blog once and I don't know if she checks it. No one from my job knew except for my 1 friend. It is such a relief to get away from such a toxic environment.
I am not going to get into detail about my job because it is federal, but I'm sooo happy.

Oh and guess what????

I had gotten special permission to wear a skirt as part of my uniform (you have to have religious reasons). I had worn today a shin-length skirt and an oxford shirt as my pseudo uniform, and as i got measured for my new uniform, the lady asked if i would like my skirt the same length! I said yes, and she said it was no problem. I am SOOOO happy that the skirt is going to be long. You have no idea my relief. I can do my job MUCH easier when i don't have to worry about the wind blowing my skirt, or bending over (even though i bend like a lady), or anything!

And, it's part-time, but the pay is going to equal what i was making full time at my old job. So it's equal, but i will still have more time at home. What a blessing.

I may not be at home, but the Lord provided me with a job that will allow me to have
1) a fresh start, so I will have a worry-free heart
2) more time at home, so i can still enjoy being a mom and wife
3) a step up toward financial independence so that in these unstable times, i can still provide for my family

I thank you all for your prayers, and most of all I thank the Lord.

Thank you Jesus, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pray for me, and I will tell u a surprise.

I have a surprise to tell you all, but i cannot tell you until tomorrow evening. I just need prayer for tomorrow because I will be doing something important and I'm nervous. God certainly chooses paths for all of us. He never said it would be easy, just that He would be there for us.

The Joys of the Public School System

Well, my daughter was admitted into *cries* the public school system. I'm am soooo disheartened. And my expectations were low to begin with, and let me just say that I'm not being disappointed. One of the first things they told me was not to let my daughter's hair loose and curly. They told me i need to braid it. Why? You ask? Because the school has already had several outbreaks of LICE.

LICE???????

Yes, and one of the outbreaks was in my daughter's class. Isn't that nice. Right now i can just throw up. Sorry if I'm graphic. But I have NEVER had lice, never met anyone with lice, and i don't want to. To me, lice was some urban legend growing up. I told my husband point blank that if she comes home with lice in some miraculous way, that either he was going to take care of it, or i was shaving her head.

Now, i doubt i would shave my baby's head, but a nice bob could work....

All i know is that, this reason alone makes me want to pull her out of the school already. And she's been in there for 3 days .

Oh, and don't get me started about the look I got when I explained to the administrator that she will not be wearing pants, and will only be wearing the uniform jumper or skirt, even for gym (with leggings underneath).

It is as if my heart has separated from my body and is literally walking around waiting for all these dangers to happen to it. And it's true. She is my heart. And at the tender age of 5 (6 on the 26th of this month) she has to fight to be seen in a room full of students (25) with 1 teacher, and will have all these non-Godly influences.

THIS WEEK IS BARACK OBAMA WEEK of all things! And we have to just go along with all of this, while feeling helpless. She will be fed all this liberal propaganda (no offense), with no regard on whether or not it is a feeling shared in the child's household.

I am so upset. I hate public school. :(

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanks for the award

Lisa gave me this award


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This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values with each message they write.

The rules are:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


Ok, the reason i have not been on is that this one award has thrown me for a loop. I don't feel i should just pick any 15 blogs just to fulfill the requirements. I was actually looking through blogs and ALOT of the blogs i wanted to pick already had the award because someone else already saw what i saw in them. And going through the large amount of blogs that i have saved as bookmarks was exhausting.

And i didn't just want to ignore this post and continue blogging about my life cause i thought it would not be right. So instead of 15, i post 5.

1) Lauren

2) Dea

3) RuthAnn

4) Kim

5) Linda

Friday, January 9, 2009

Busy and Blogging

I thank Lisa for the award, i don't think i deserved it. Between life and the fact that i am EXHAUSTED from work, i have not been able to finish listing and linking all 15 of the recipients of the award as the rules state. I will be on soon enough with a proper post and all that good stuff. But right now i am soooo tired and need to sleep cause i'm working tonight and i have loads of appointments stacked for next week as i did last week and I'm going crazy looking for paperwork, running late, running for the train, running for the bus, being late for work, keeping my schedule updated, having meetings with teachers, plus sleeping for as long as i can before work (remember my schedule-10pm to 6am). Try working all night just to shower and change to go out cause the rest of the world does things during the day, so all your errands have to be done when you should be sleeping! Of course i could ask my husband to do my errands but you know only a mommy can really do all the technical stuff that goes with the kids. It's bad enough that he cooks and cleans and goes food shopping and the laundry. (Anyone else here sense a horrible role reversal?) Anyway, when my head gets together and I have time I will be back.

:)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Salvation at hand

My friend Priscilla gave herself to the Lord tonight as i held her hand and prayed for her. I was actually crying afterward. It was incredible. I never knew that the Lord could use me for something like this! I am so humbled by it. I guess you ask God to use you but never feel that it could actually happen. "Why would God choose lowly me?" and other arguements like that.
I am so happy for her.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Prayer Request

Last night my friend Priscilla (who is a single mother) came to me and asked for prayer. She was very depressed. She would not tell me what was wrong. She just kept asking me for prayer. More than once she reminded me to pray for her. As if because since i was a Christian God would hear me and not her. I tried to get her to understand that all she needed to do what accept Jesus, but all i got in reply was a million "I know"s . And a bunch of "just pray for me"s.

So whatever is bothering her, please help me pray that the outcome is God's will. And please help me pray for her salvation. She is one of the most sincere people in my job, and she is one of the only ones who looks past my modest way of dressing, and the fact that I'm Christian and still is my friend. Our differences don't bother her. She still enjoys my friendship, which puts her in the minority in my job. She has been a blessing to me.

Please help me pray for her.

My dedication to FOOD!!!

If my husband read the title of this post, he would burst out in laughter. He really did say that he could not open a restaurant because i'd eat all his food. lol. It wasn't an insult, its a compliment. He told me during my pregnancy how much he loves to see me eat. He even tells me that today. I actually enjoy my food. Not just taste, but texture, color and presentation. Maybe i should have become a food critic. Don't say I should have become a cook because the Lord looks down on me every day and says "Sweetie, you are blessed with many talents, but I did not give you the gift of cooking". I burn water. Seriously. I have burned so many pots, pans, and silverware that I should have my own black silverware business. The catch phrase? "Buy black silverware, you'll never know your wife burned anything!" We have yet to buy a fire extinguisher, although we know we need it. Do you know how i know when food is done? When the fire alarm goes off. lolol!


But i still love food, and the Lord in his infinite wisdom, blessed me with a man who LOVES to cook! And he prepares my food in a way that is pretty as well as delicious. He loves to make me happy, and he knows food makes me happy! lol.


My only problem is portion control. I am a bit overweight (just a bit!) because i am used to large portions, and my husband prefers me to eat large portions and then just exercise it off, instead of small portions and less exercise (I am not a huge fan of exercise, Tae-Bo my arch-enemy).

Thats why i look up the food references in the Bible for guidance.


When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

Proverbs 23:1-3


My husband thinks it's a cute hobby, but my food thing is a real occupation or something like it! I can be called a "foodie". It's someone who really loves food, and not just eating it.

I love food so much i collect pictures of it online and i take pictures of my own food!

My husband and i sit together and watch food shows together (Thank you God for the Food Network)!

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The Japanese make their food into art
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For the sweet
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For the daring
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For me:

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Look at these cakes!!!!! God really gives these people talent!

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And don't forget drinks!

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Ya know, chocolate is my favorite! What? You couldn't tell?
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Oooooh a sandwich...you can put almost ANYTHING into sandwich form!!
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Don't forget:

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BUT:

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Have Fun and Eat Happy!