Saturday, July 24, 2010


Well. I actually have something new to report! Tonight, I filled out the online form thingie to sponsor a child through Compassion International. They are a great organization and sponsoring a child on my own (or with Brandon, anyway) has been something I've been thinking about for months. My mom sponsors two girls through the program, and I've been writing them letters, but I felt that maybe it was time Brandon and I sponsored a child ourselves. So I did some online searching and found an 8 year old girl who lives in Indonesia. She is very cute, and...she loves to read! That is one of the things that drew me to her. I can't wait to receive our packet of information in the mail sometime in the next two weeks, so we can start sending her letters!
Sponsoring a child is a great way to "give back". There are so many kids who need help, encouragement, and prayers. Some of them don't have parents. Some of them have been waiting for a long time without a sponsor (ours is one of those kids). It costs less than $40 a month, which honestly is less than what I spend on junk food at the grocery store. I hate to sound like a TV commercial, but it really is like, a dollar a day, practically. My budget is EXTREMELY tight. But I can make this happen. I bet you probably can too. I encourage you to check out their website and see if God speaks to your heart.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today has not been the greatest day.

I got up this morning and made muffins. They were good. I had two for breakfast. Brandon had three. Shortly after I ate, I got pretty sick. Brandon did not. He went to work.

All day long I have felt poorly. My stomach has been upset since this morning, I have felt slightly feverish and I have had no energy. I have a headache that comes and goes. I have taken medicine, and would check my temperature except the batteries in my thermometer are dead (I've only used it like, twice!) and I keep forgetting to get it replaced. It has just been a yucky day. I have accomplished absolutely nothing- except for making muffins, of course. I've been in bed for the past three and a half hours. I was supposed to dust, and vacuum, and make cookies, and all sorts of other stuff before work. But I have been resting because a.) I need to make sure I'm actually able to go to work, and b.) I don't think I've been physically capable of doing anything else.

So that's what I'm dealing with right now. I feel yucky. I don't want to go anywhere, or eat anything, or drink anything, or...anything. But I do have to go to work in a little bit (the day has flown by...) and I have to go back to work in the morning. I am not too happy about either of these things. I had asked off for tomorrow because of mom's surgery, but I was told that I would need to work four hours in the morning, to help out and cover lunches, since for some reason we didn't want to have someone work Friday for me. And now...someone is working Friday. So I shouldn't have to go in, you'd think. But that's not the way things are looking...oh well.

If you read this any time in the six hours or so after it is posted, I would appreciate your prayers. I am not anticipating an easy night ahead of me. All I'm doing right now is sitting and typing and that's making me feel sick. This is basically my job description, so....yeah.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Same old, same old

We are not moving. No new pets. No new jobs. Nothing exciting going on at all.

It's hard to keep friends and family updated on your life when nothing- and I mean NOTHING- is going on.

Ok, if you must know, I start a new schedule at work sometime in the next few weeks. So instead of working three nights, I will work two nights and one midday shift. That's kind of cool. Granted, the midday shift is on a day that I used to have off, but that means I have a different day off, meaning I might actually get to see Brandon once in a while.

We haven't done anything fun and exciting this summer. We are not going on vacation- can't afford it. We have not gone to the zoo or a park or a museum or anything. For one thing, it's too hot outside (yuck). For another, the only day that we consistently able to see each other (meaning Brandon and myself) is Sunday, when everyone and their mom is out doing the things we would be doing. So we stay home. It's getting kind of boring here. We have been watching lots of movies, though, which is kind of fun. We love watching them. We will watch almost anything. We check them out from the library, borrow them from family, and we have a Netflix subscription. Sometimes we watch four movies in a week, if Brandon gets off work early enough to start one before I have to go to work.

That's all for now. I feel bad neglecting my blog. I wish we had more exciting things to post- friends of mine are posting about getting married, moving out of apartments and into houses (I'm jealous), and adopting children. The only thing I have to talk about is the fact that I made cookies on Tuesday and they're almost gone and I'm sad about that. Someday we will have something happy and exciting to talk about, I'm sure. Someday.