Monday, January 30, 2012

Off the grid

Well I'm heading to my apartment in the morning before I go in to work. Then going to it tomorrow night when I get off work. Gonna miss the futon.... lol...

I don't have internet set up at my apartment yet. May be waiting on that a bit.

Because of that I may be taking a trip to McD's this week to get online!!!

Well, enough posting for now. I have to shut down my computer and pack it up to go.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lift heavy

I need to lift heavy things more often.

Having moved a fair amount of stuff today, and not normally practicing lifting heavy objects, my biceps are on fire, along with all the muscles in my forearms.

Motivation to work out more I guess.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Running out of titles for posts

I'm moving tomorrow. Officially.

Forgot to look at my schedule for next week before leaving work tonight. We switched to a new schedule system and I forgot to log in to it. Well, I found out I'm working a later shift. Didn't get to see the rest of the week's schedule. Hope it's not late like that on Wednesday. Gonna be swapping if I can if it is like that Wednesday.

Tomorrow I will be packing a bunch of my stuff out to the new apartment. Also going to be receiving so much. I feel so blessed by the women at church. Blessed beyond measure. Beyond what I deserve.

I was also encouraged at work today. Received a "feedback" report. We have our calls monitored. This was the report from one. I was encouraged by the things I was doing right. I was given a couple of tips, but they were fewer than the encouragements. That was good.

OK. That's all I can get written tonight. My eyes are crossing and I need to go to bed so I can finish packing in the morning what I'm going to take with me this weekend. I have a feeling I'll be gathering/organizing things for a while. As long as I have my bed/clothes/computer I should be ok. Lol. Though I won't have internet yet. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do for sure about that. I have my music on my computer. Just put some more of my worship music cd's on there too. Listening to more of that lately. Needing to listen to it.

I need to remember to tape up my plastic totes. I don't trust those lids with tiny little plastic tabs holding them on. Bad thing is I packed my pocket knives and scissors in one of my boxes.... Oops :-P

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Packing. That's one of the hardest parts of moving. Just going through everything and putting it in a box. I have a week of evenings to pack. Of course I will probably be coming home on the weekends to do laundry, since I still go to church out this way. So I can still keep coming by to pick up things I need.

I move on Saturday officially.

I thought I had a place to move to last Monday. Well, let me back up some. I need to start listening to those, what I call "predict the day" dreams. It's happened a couple of times in the past. I have a dream before I wake up, and then at some point during the day, that thing I dreamed earlier actually happens. So last Sunday night/Monday morning, I had dreamed that I was visiting this house I was going to go look at. It was a duplex. Anyway, when I walked in, in the dream, there was someone else still living there. Their stuff was all over the place. The house looked in horrible condition and dark. I walked down the steps into the basement and there was particle board on the ceiling that had a hole through it as if it had been wet. I looked around and thought "I can't live here." Well, now later that day, I went to go look at the actual duplex. Although there were no current occupants or items strewn about, the place smelled horribly of a mildewy/musty/old house smell. Well, needless to say I didn't listen to the Holy Spirit and put a deposit down on it because I felt I was at my last hope of finding housing. As I thought about it more I realized I really shouldn't have done that. Thankfully I was able to get my money back. And will be using checks from now on... Anyway, I was sitting at work the next day, all torn up about the whole thing, because it wouldn't be until the next day, Wednesday of last week, that I was able to get my money back. But I was sitting at work, during a break, and was thinking about dreams, and realized I had the dream the night before about the house I went to look at, and the bad feelings I got from the dream, and I had somehow forgotten that during the whole time looking at the place!!

I went yesterday to look at apartments with a friend from church. Such a blessing. We were only able to look at one place, but it was within the price range, and it looked good. Small, but good. I like my space, so I think most anything is small, although it's larger than my dorm room from freshman year, so in consideration to that, it's pretty roomy!! And I won't need much space anyway, living by myself. I am considering a few lamps, however. One window in the living room, and one in the bedroom is not enough light for me.

It was so good last week, as well as this morning at church, to be reminded that I'm not alone.

Last night at church people were sharing their testimonies, and we were singing praise songs. It was so encouraging. Afterwards a lot of us went out to eat and fellowship. Today at church was encouraging as well. We have victory over the enemy. Tonight we celebrated as 3 young people we baptized, and we had communion. "Where would you be today without Jesus?" What a question. We prayed for some dear members of our church family. We are expecting miracles.

Things to remember for this week (and beyond) - praying on the armor, remembering I am victorious in Christ, I am not alone.

I need to make a list of things I will need when I move in. Like TP, and dish soap, and dishes?? I have some? In the shed somewhere. Didn't find them when I went spelunking in there today. OK, enough thinking for tonight. I need to go to bed and sleep before work tomorrow. There's a bit of a storm raging outside right now. Warm temps running into cold temps. Not a good combo. But God is greater than the storm.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Things to do this week

So there's some stuff I need to do this week.

- Survive the rest of the mentoring week at work (and thus survive after I don't have my mentor and I'm completely solo on the phone!) I just feel like I'm gonna forget to say something, or not say the right thing. I NEED MORE CONFIDENCE!!!!! I know I know the material. I'm just not that great at knowing where to lead the conversation right away. And I need to be. I'm such a pushover too. I mean, how do I lead the conversation where I need to? Do something every day that scares you, right? I know God put me in this position for a reason. I know I'm going to get better at the conversational part of the call. I'm just super apprehensive right now because my confidence meter is so low I guess. And I have a ton of other stuff going on in my head right now too.

- Buy a cell phone? I just need to make a decision what phone, what plan, and all that... But I need one for when I get my own place... soon...

- Call churches in town this weekend and see if they have any info on anyone needing roomies. Coz I need to find a place to live. I don't know what I'll end up doing. I'm praying about it. Moving in with someone else could be really good. Or it could be really awkward. I would feel weird moving in with someone. Maybe someone else that is apartment searching. The thought of moving in with someone already established in an apartment or house is kind of daunting. I'm probably not the best of roommates. And there's so much going on right now I'm kind of overwhelmed as it is.

-Remember to breathe. And pray. And sleep. And eat. And shower. Lol. With everything going on I feel like I'm going to need a reminder...

- Oh, and workout. I worked out some today. I know I'm gonna feel it tomorrow. But it was good. At least I got a workout in. However short it was. I need to get back into being disciplined. Like I was before college. College kind of ruined discipline for me O_o

I have a crazy schedule this week. My mentor even said it was crazy. 10:30am-7pm tomorrow. Then 8:45am-5:15pm, then repeat the last two days of the week.

Stressed. Discouraged. Lonely.

I have so much on my mind right now.

- Learning how to do my new job. There's a lot of how things need to be said at work, that I just don't get quite as easily as others. You know that saying "Do something every day that scares you"? Yeah...
      - I do have a really good "mentor" at work who is a really strong Christian, and isn't afraid of telling me how it is with Jesus and worry. Really good reminder... In fact, there's quite a few really strong brothers and sisters in Christ there in my department. That is encouraging.

- Trying to find an apartment. I just don't know what all to look for, or where all to look. I'm trying to talk with people at work who actually live in town and see about what they know of prices and availability.

- I haven't even started packing or looking through my stuff in the shed to see what I need to take with me.

- I don't have any furniture. No bed. No couch. No desk. No tv. The bed and the desk will be the most important ones. The bed and the computer are the first things I set up when I get someplace new. As I had to do so often in college. Also no washer or dryer. No microwave or toaster oven. I do have my old coffee pot. I think it still works as good as it did in college. If I can locate it.

- Wondering how I'm going to manage living on my own, without roommates. Through growing up and college I have always had a roommate to some capacity. I don't particularly like being by myself, but it will probably motivate me to exercise more, since I don't like being watched or feeling like someone may walk in on me when I exercise.

- I'm probably going to try to find a young adult/singles ministry to go to on nights when my home church doesn't meet. Gonna need some kind of social life and friends in town. I literally don't know anyone who lives in town that I can hang out with or whatever. Though I think there are at least one or two people I know from college who live down here. But none I contact on a regular basis.

I need to remember these things...
 ~~“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
    “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.~~ Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)