Friday, February 6, 2009

February Praises and Prayer Requests

God has been answering prayers like a fiend for us, but everyone always has prayer requests, and we do too.
~ God has been providing for us financially in the past couple of months, and there has been such a huge burden lifted off our shoulders. Our finances have been a concern for us for most of our marriage, and God has always pulled us through. Yay God!

~ I got a second part-time job caring for adults with disabilities. This answers our prayers for financial relief, and my desire to find a job that will not only provide for us, but one that I can enjoy. I've had a rough time with jobs since I moved to Bemidji, with the exception of my kitchen job, so I really wanted to find something that I would enjoy, and I have. Yay God!

~ Warmer weather! All of us have been in a deep freeze for the past couple of months, and there have been days that it was unbearable. But spring is coming, slowly but surely!

~ Justin is back in school and adjusting well. He was able to get enough financial aid to cover his school expenses, and then some. His job at KMart is working with his school schedule so he has plenty of time to focus on school, and our financial burden has been lifted off his shoulders, which is a great relief for him.

~ Sickness. It's flu season, and both of us are sprawled out on the couches hacking and coughing. Fortunately, this seems to be a short-lived strain. Yesterday I felt like death had thrown me down 4 flights of stairs and drop-kicked me. Today I'm just coughing alot and I sound like an 80-year-old chain smoker! Justin's on his first day, so hopefully tomorrow he'll be on the upswing. Pray that this is it for us for this season!

~ As grateful as I am for my new job, I'm a little worried about getting burned out. Between both jobs, I won't have a weekend off until after graduation, and I have to work at least a few hours every single day. I still have time for myself and time to be home, but I worry that I won't have time to rest and I'll get burned out quickly.

~ We're working really hard to put enough money aside to buy a new car by the end of the year.

Thanks all-

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Month, New Job, and a New TV!

This has been a good week for us! Sunday was my first day of work with my new job, and it had a bit of a rough start, but by the time I was done, I had completely fallen in love with the residents in my care! I'm getting about 30 hours a week, and since the majority of those hours are sleep nights, I get paid for sleeping! With my schedule the way it is, I still have my weekdays to be home and spend time with friends, which was something I was worried about losing. I'm also still working in the Oak Hills kitchen, so I'm busy busy!

Yesterday we went out and bought the new TV we've been talking about getting since we've been married. It's big and beautiful and a little sad how happy it makes me!

Mom came up for a visit on Monday afternoon. We went out to lunch, then bummed around town. We found a fun new store in Bemidji, and just had a good day talking and hanging out. Dad ended up having to work, so he wasn't able to come, which was a bummer. But Mom and I had a good day together.

Sunday I'm venturing to Fargo for the day. Katie and I are having lunch and doing some shopping, and working on more plans for Mom and Dad's 25th anniversary party. I also have to send our wedding rings off, so Justin's can be recoated and my rings can finally be sautered (sp?) together. I'm looking forward to getting to Fargo, I've always enjoyed going there, and having Katie to hang out with is a good excuse to go!

The one downside to my new job is that, combined with my kitchen job, I won't have a weekend off until after graduation! So it will be hard for me to get home for anything for awhile, but I'm sure I'll figure something out. I can't stay away from home that long!

Thanks for reading,