The joy of the Lord is my strength.

The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I have to keep telling myself that over and over again. It’s so hard to remember that sometimes…. the joy of the Lord is my strength. I am a very impatient person… I want everything when I want, how I want it and I want it NOW. Our parents keep telling us, you shouldn’t move now, you should wait… you shouldn’t move to TN, it’s not the right place for you. For once, my moving fast might be a good thing. I don’t think we will ever get out from under our parent’s unless we make this change. We need to REALLY be on our own, rely on ourselves and make our own way. We want to start a family, and I want to go back to school, we want to have a house of our own someday…. and we can and WILL have that/do that. But it will never happen unless we do it by ourselves. I don’t think our parents realize that. I honestly wish we had kept it to ourselves and told them a month before we were moved. I knew they would try and talk us out of it…. they did the same thing before we got married. I’m not a little girl or a teenager anymore, I am wife, a woman and someday I will be a mommy. I have to make my own decisions and decide which path to take. This is the one we’ve chosen, Justin and I, this is the one we choose to take.



That is currently how I am feeling. I don’t feel good, I didn’t get any sleep last night, these stupid computers keep shutting down. Everytime anyone opens a certain program on our network all the computers crash, so everything we have been working on crashes right along with it. So I’m done for the day. No more work for me, this is ridiculous! I’ve done the same spreadsheet NINE times today. I’m done!

Snicker Doodle

We have a 1 1/2 year old miniature dachshund/poodle mix named Snicker Doodle (Snickers for short). Since we got married shes been living with my inlaws because our landlords don’t allow pets on the premises, and this was the only place available at the time. So until we find a pet friendly home, she has to stay with nanny & papaw, lol.

Well, about 2 months ago, my M-inlaw took her for her checkup (we were out of town) and we told her beforehand that they will tell her to stop feeding her table scraps, because not only does it make her fat, it could make her really sick. And like I told her, they did, they said no table scraps, she needs to lose a few lbs, blahblahblah. They got better about feeding her and she’d lost the weight she needed too….

Then yesterday they decide to give her a hotdog…. ugh. Guess what. That 50 cent hotdog cost me $100 in vet bills today. She was vomiting, and had horrible diarhhea… my poor puppy. 🙁

They gave her antibiotics through an iv, and gave her a camel hump. A camel hump is when they need to get an animal hydrated, but can’t because they vomit the fluids instead. So they take an iv, stick it underneath the dog’s skin and the water drips in slowly making a water pouch, just like a camel hump. It’s kinda gross actually, but it made her feel better! I have to keep her on a strict diet this weekend and next week, and hopefully after that she’ll be back to her old self!

Maybe the inlaws will finally realize that dogs are supposed to eat DOG food and humans are supposed to eat HUMAN food.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
I Peter 5:6-7

My Future

For any of you that actually read my daily ramblings you know that I want to go to school to be a teacher. A kindergarten teacher to be exact. I still want to pursue this dream, but I’m also thinking about putting it off until after we have children and they are in school. It would take a lot of endurance for me to push myself to go back to school then, but I have some options I could pursue until I get to that point. I would love to be a sonogapher or radiographer. I think it’s a really amazing job, you get to meet a number of diverse people… .and with sonography you get to see the first images of a new life! They have a career path for each career at the community college where we are planning to move, so I figure if I can get that done I would have a good career to start out with. Have children (My dad wants 4 grandbabies, LOL) during this time, possibly take a few classes to get my elementary ed. degree started, and once all of our children are in school, I could go back to school also and get my degree. I think it sounds like a plan :).

I’ve been thinking about that a lot today because I just feel like what I’m doing is such a waste of my time. I feel like I’m not being pushed to my full academic ability, and that drives me NUTS! All I do is sort things, organize things and type up documents. Anyone with a basic computer knowledge that can read and write could do this job. Simple as that!

Anyways, those are my thoughts for the day!

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”
Psalm 32:8

Kindness Can Go a Long Way…

It’s days like these that make me appreciate who I am, and what I do. Being a receptionist sucks to say the least. I get bullied and cursed at for things that the lawyers do, I get mean looks when the lawyers take FOREVER to greet their clients…. but then you have those few people that just bless you more than they know. I had one of those today, he was such a sweetheart. He was an elderly man, a little overweight with glasses, a trucker’s hat, flannel shirt and a mountain man beard. Typical elderly man of this area I guess you could say. He just sat there and talked and talked about life, and how hard it was but then he stopped and said, “But you know what, God Blesses me in so many ways… I have beautiful grandchildren, friends that love me, and I get to meet beautiful sweet people like you who show they care without even knowing me.” He made my heart melt, he was such a wonderful man and person. He also made sure that I know to slow down! Live my life and enjoy it, because it goes by way to fast. I think we should all remember that, and that sweet old man who appreciates the kindness of a stranger.

“12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Colossians 3:12-13