Friday, July 24, 2009

He Loves Me

Joe has a wonderful way of remembering little things I say I like. A few weeks back I mentioned something about having candles at the dinner table.  Then another day I mentioned something about background music during dinner. Each of these things were said different days, different weeks. 
Yesterday I worked until 5 and he only worked until 12. When I got home I was greeted with the smell of taco seasoned hamburger meat and Joe waiting at the door to kiss me. When I walked into the kitchen he had the table set, a candle lit in a nice candle holder, flowers in a vase on the table, and all of the things for taco salad lined up neatly on the counter. He even took the time to put all of the toppings in individual prep bowls. I was blown away! He just stood there grinning from ear to ear. I walked into the office and he had cleaned the whole desk top off so it could fit my computer as well as his. 
He is so wonderful and full of surprises! 
I'm finished with my first half week of work. It hasn't been so bad, I've been learning TONS of stuff. Today I uploaded videos to itunesU, I finished turning some tapes into digital files and cds, then put them on itunesU, that in itself took somewhere about six hours. of course I was learning it all, but it takes a lot of work. 
Anyway. I am getting used to it all. and it's not that bad.

Joe and I are attempting to win free chick-fil-a for a year this coming wednesday in Richmond. Should be interesting!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Joe and I started our new jobs today.
I am in IT for production assistant and Joe is over in Admissions for an assistant for admissions. He is working all day today, so I'm home alone. 
I only worked for half a day, and that was more than enough for me! I think I'm going to really enjoy the job once I understand better what is going on. It's just that today there was A LOT of information I had to hear and remember. I basically just messed with a program for recording cassettes into a digital format.... there was also a lot of codes and what not to put into the computer for different reasons. I think I'll get the hang of it sometime.

Joe and I are both working 20 hours a week right now. Actually he is working a little more. 
He still has a youth pastor interview on monday night, so that could lead to something good.

I need to go rest my brain.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I'm about to head out to my second interview. This one is for the Hospitality Assistant staff position that I wrote about before (I think).

The man who is interviewing me is Mr. Ralph Siglers cousin, so this should be interesting. I'm not sure how he is related though, maybe through Mr. Ralphs mom's was an interesting fact though.

I have to call the people at IT today and let them know if I want to accept their job offer. This is a new kind of pressure I haven't felt before. 

It's all going to work out. and in the end, I think I will have a job.

Joe has an interview tomorrow for an admissions work study, and then an interview next Monday for a youth pastor position (at a church an hour away).

just waiting now...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lovely Ride

This afternoon Joe told me "I've got to get out of the house...let's have date night"
I was completely fine with this seeing as how we ate poppy seed chicken for a week straight and how we have been eating roast for the past two meals. 
While I finished getting ready to leave J researched italian places to eat (for relatively inexpensive), he ended up find a play called Theresa's Pizza. It was SUPER good! it had crust like Pizza hut and toppings like...heaven. While we were eating he said "I looked at the reviews and didn't see anything for this place" I thought it was so cute how he looked at the reviews. I love how he researches things. Right now he is looking up new phone plans. We aren't changing until October probably, but if he starts looking now...then we may find something by then.
I am just going to watch and wait and then do whatever he says is best. 

As we were riding home we rolled the windows down to get some fresh air. that didn't last long though. it is 66 out side and feels cold. "This is NOT summer time!" J said. "This is like ... october in alabama..." He's right. It is very cool outside, especially without the humidity.

I need real winter clothes. I feel like the winter is going to be a shock to my body.

on a regular basis

I'm ready to start work. 
Joe and I have been talking about this past month together and both agree that it has been wonderful not to work because this has been the first time we've been able to spend consistent time together without having to travel, get ready for graduation/weddings, pack...things like that.

I have been offered a job at the seminary for Production Assistant, but am still considering wether I want to accept it or not. I have also applied for a staff position as a Hospitality Assistant, which I think would be getting students connected with the seminary and other students. It's only 20 hours a week but pays 9.00 an hour. the other is only 7.25 an hour and 15-20 hours a week. the IT people have been kind enough to give me some time to accept the work offer in order to check out this other job. The production assistant job would be nice because they promote from within, I would have more opportunities to shoot events, I would be able to use my bachelors some, and I would be learning a lot about programming/ just getting to work in an office environment. is minimum wage and not as many hours. so....I don't know.

Since Joe and I have been married I have had the joy of discovering more about his characteristics. I have learned that if he is left alone any more than 20 minutes he will start singing something, anything. I believe he is a walking ipod. I love it.
He is also hungry all the time, I'm still trying to get used to that.

I'm loving being married. I'm learning more and more how to serve and be served (which is actually hard when I want to do everything myself).

God has been providing for us in this down time without jobs. We are so thankful for that.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I have fallen out of connection with the blog for a while because Joe and I have done so much traveling the past two weeks (which really feels like the past month). Joe and I went to Alabama to go to Mobile, Luverne, Prattville, Dothan, Luverne, Troy, Prattville, and finally back here. In that time Joe was in two weddings and we visited with friends and family. 
Something I realized while visiting was how important the investment in people is. The more I thought about it the more I decided that I would rather invest my time and life in another person than in a career. Joe and I enjoyed a long visit with the Jackson family (which is like his second family), I enjoyed the meal, laughter, and conversation we shared. We also spent a lot of time with his family and mine. Those are always special times. Joe was making fun of my math skills one morning at breakfast and he had dad laughing so hard he was crying. Although I didn't really appreciate the jokes, it was hilarious.

Since we've been back Joe and I have gotten back into the routine of....ok, we don't have a routine, but whatever. I had an interview today for a production assistant, but in the interview told them I was kind of waiting to hear back from another job I applied for. I don't know if that was the smartest thing, but it was the honest thing. The interview team was understanding and willing to work around my other possible job as a hospitality assistant (making sure new students get connected with campus life and other students). 

In the mean time, I am working hard on creating a web site and editing photos for the web page. It will be up soon. If any one needs pictures taken, I am available.

Thats all for now.