Sunday, March 25, 2012

Life is awesome!

So, we moved to Broken Arrow. We are finally getting settled into a little bit of a routine.

I got a job at an optometry office of a doc who went to school with the doc I worked for in Chickasha. I'm getting a refresher on glasses. I mainly help people choose frames, then order their lenses and file the insurance on them. I'm checking the glasses when they come in and calling people to let them know they've arrived.

It feels SO GOOD to get out of the house some and interact with people. A job has given me purpose that I haven't felt in a long time! After training, I won't be working a whole lot, but I'm still excited about it. I'm also cleaning a few houses. I'm trading cleaning one of John Paul's friend's for his mowing our yard. I'm not sure who's getting the better end of this deal, but I don't have to mow so that's awesome! I do have to clean a bachelor's bathroom though. O well, it's a challenge, and it's been a long time since I've felt very challenged!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Where I've been is where I'm going?

Long time no post I know.

The past year has kind of been.... well it's been.

I spent a lot of time at home, alone.

I helped with John Paul's aging grandparents for a time, then grandpa's time was over. I treasure that time I spent with him. I feel like I knew his grandpa more than I knew my own. I wasn't scared of him. He told me stories of the way things were. He told me that he cared about me. I never had that from a grandpa before.

I spent time cleaning for a friend. It was nice to have a "job."

John Paul appreciates the house being clean, bills being paid, and cupboards and fridge being full.

I find joy in taking care of the house. Being a housewife is an important role. I had a job for a few weeks, and it was hard to spend time with John Paul because the time we would have spent together I had to do all the things I would have done during the day.

John Paul transferred with work, so we are living in Broken Arrow, just outside Tulsa. I'm excited for the change, but he started back to work this week, and I'm feeling blue.

Do I find a "real" job to make money? Do I stay at home and be lonely and, not going to deny it, bored? Do I volunteer and be socially and mentally stimulated but make no money?

God has a plan for my life. He has a reason for my being alive. I'm seeking His face, but I have no idea. I want it to be clear and man, how many more days do I have to sit in this new house crying waiting to hear from Him?

I'm so blessed that I don't have to have a job today. There aren't a stack of bills waiting to be paid. I'm blessed that John Paul can cover our responsibilities. I feel a little bad for being so upset about not knowing what I "should" do with with my life.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!!

Houston is forcast to get .25 inches of snow. There's a drift in front of the house that's got to be close to 2 feet deep now. O the joys of home! John Paul and I've been home all day and loved every minute!

Friday, January 7, 2011

We moved!

So, December was a very exciting month, and it feels like life might be back to a normal speed.

John Paul started a new position in OKC as a field engineer. So he's been doing training and I think he's enjoying it. It's not being trapped in a cubicle!

I got to pack the house while he went to OK to start working. With help from our wonderful Houston friends helped in the packing up.

I did a reconnaissance mission to find a place to live in OKC, and then JP, our dads, and I went and got the house packed up. We moved stuff in the weekend before Christmas. I had a few days to unpack, then we went home for awhile for Christmas. John Paul figured out that 4 vacation days gave him almost 2 weeks off with the days they were given off to make up for the holiday being on the weekend. It was so nice to spend time at home!

We came back and worked really hard unpacking and cleaning, and had "The Group" over for New Years. We really missed them while we were gone.

I've been looking for a job and keeping things sparkly around here, hoping to find something interesting soon!

I'm planning on posting pictures of the house soon, but I don't know where the time went today. I've got a few things to do before JP gets home from work!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

packing up, headed out

So, I haven't posted in a long time. It's been a pretty stressful time around here. Long complicated story mad uber short: John Paul got transferred to a job in OKC. He found out a week before he was supposed to be there, so he packed for a week, and I'm packing this week.

This is a blessing we've been praying for for a while. We thought we were city people, but we aren't there's no where you can go to get away from people, without driving for hours, and we miss friends at home. Though, we have made some friends here!

So, I guess my 10 minute break from boxes has ended (I was reading stuff first) So packing here I come.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Knitting fun!

Here's what I've been doing lately. I'd been working on knitting the quilt since about March, and told myself I needed to get it finished before Christmas knitting. I'm making the sock monkey for my niece. This is one outfit, and I've started a dress. I have the patterns for a set of pants, another shirt and dress, and 2 cardigans. So, we will see how much wardrobe there is actually finished by December! I'm also knitting some koozies for friends, and a set of cool desk accessories that will make her cube feel like a tropical isle! If I have time, I also got some knittable market bags, but those are on the bottom of the list since I'm not sure who I'd give them to.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pistol Pete

I miss him. I've never been one for school spirit, but man college was awesome. I miss the oceans of orange and seeing this scruffy guy on everyone's tee shirt.

I've actually been following football! I never went to a game while at school, because I thought it was just a buncha guys wearing big shoulder pads and tight pants. Now I realize what I missed out on. To be a part of a group cheering for the same end. I did go to a basketball game though.

Sorry Jen, I know you'd probably rather see that silly schooner, but I've been jonesing for some Pistol Pete. So I had to share his cute mug!