I printed out my 1099s and W-2s to be mailed today – they had to be post-marked by the 31st of January. So, I spent most of the afternoon printing, tearing, stuffing, sealing, and stamping. I was a bit of a procrastinator this year in regards to this. It’s okay, though. :) It got done. :)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This is the menu new menu for the Wooden Nickel. Sadly, we were there 3 days in a row. Day 2 was the preview of the new menu. Our life group packed lunches with the college ministry for delivery on Saturday. Lots of soup, granola, peanut butter sandwiches, fruit snacks, Capri Suns, and packets of jelly. :) Dinner with Chris Mauer afterwards ended the day perfectly! :)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This was in my devotion this night. Since I know it’s kind of hard to read, here’s what it says:
“God doesn’t wait for us to become spotlessly clean or totally mature in our faith in order to use us. Instead, he takes ordinary, willing people and accomplishes the extraordinary, both in their lives and in the lives of those around them.”
This was in reference to Rahab and how he used her to accomplish great things for his kingdom. This just kind of spoke to my soul, and soothed me.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
My glasses finally arrived in my mail today! :) I’ve had the same pair for well over a year, but they still worked – not too many scratches and such, so there was really no need for a new pair. But I wanted some. And they were inexpensive. I got both of these for under $50. I love the Internet. :)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This is pretty much what the dogs did all weekend at Grant’s house. It went from all out playing to being lazy and loving being in the same room we were in. Paisley had a blast playing with Mayson all weekend. :) I think she and Ace were sad to go home, too!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Saturday, Grant gave us a tour of the facility he will be managing. This is the Activities Room…wouldn’t you love to be an old person with a cool place like this to play BINGO in? Seriously, though…it was super nice, and very pretty. It’s probably THE nicest assisted living center I’ve ever been in. He’s doing a great job! :)
Friday, January 21, 2011
Marc & I took the dogs on a road trip to Fayetteville to see Grant & Katie. It’s the longest trip we’ve ever taken the dogs on. They usually just go with us to the lake, which is less than an hour away. They did really well, though! It’s hard to see, but this is the best they would do for me. You can see them in the back of my Explorer, on their new pillow. :) I know it’s dark and kind of hard to see…sorry!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This is my cousin Lindsey & me at bowling. I’ve been helping out with the high school girls in the youth group, and we had a bowling night. It was fun and nice to hang out with the other girls, but especially with Lindsey. She’s so sweet! :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Well, my original plans were to go to dinner with the girls tonight, but I double-booked myself and ended up having to go to a Finance Team meeting at church tonight. So, after work, I headed home to grab some food, then went to the church office. We reviewed 2010 final numbers and then talked about some processed that we wanted to work on immediately. I love the feeling I get from helping out with them. Love it! :)
Monday, January 17, 2011
This is what I look at when I work out at home. I usually just use the elliptical, and when I do, I watch TV. I’ve tried to watch shows like Grey’s that I have on DVR, but it’s too slow moving, and I get bored quickly. I prefer to watch something that’s more upbeat. My all-time favorite thing to watch is Dancing with the Stars. I love that show. I don’t really care how well-known the “stars” are, I just love the dancing. So, that’s what I did today after work. :)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I have been such a slacker about my daily devotions. So, I decided that today would be the day that I dove back in. My devotional book is about the Women of the Bible (I‘m pretty sure that’s the title of the book). It’s been really neat to look at their different roles through the history the Bible talks about. So…this is my new Bible, my devotion boo, and my bookmark (one of the engagement pictures – y’all that’s about 6 years old now…crazy!).
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I finally got the tree down, and all (almost) of my decorations put away. Now, my living room looks so bland in the corner! I miss the twinkle lights! I left one of my snowmen up…I mean, it’s still snowing, so he’ll stay up for a little while. :) After I put up my decorations, I cleaned up a bit. Saturday evening, we spent with friends, eating oysters and shrimp, duck and veggies. So yummy and fun to spend time with our friends! :)
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This is all that’s left of our snow. Which means I had to go to work today, however, I did get a 2 hour delay, which was wonderful. :) I even left a little early, to ensure that I didn’t hit any slick spots on the way home. It was a nice, low-key day at work, and then just hanging out with Marc at home. :)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I know this photo is really dark, but that’s my Paisley running around in the snow. It’s a picture of pure joy! We woke up this morning to white roads…not so much snow-covered everything, but it did keep us home from work. Which I was overjoyed with! :) We slept in, then went for a walk with the dogs over to my Mama and Daddy’s house so they could play with Elixer and Roxy. They had so much fun running around. Then, I spent the afternoon taking down most of my Christmas decorations. Sad to see them go…
Monday, January 10, 2011
This is snow falling. This is also well past noon, which is when the weather people said we would be getting snow. This is much closer to 7:00-8:00. But that’s okay. It was pretty as it was coming down, and I thought this was a neat photo. :) I love snow!! :)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
That’s how cold it was when I drove to church today. Seriously – too cold for my preference! :) I worked the multi-media at church this morning. After church, Marc and I spent the afternoon just relaxing around the house. Perfect Sunday. :)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
This is the exhaust from a Chevrolet truck in my hometown. Yep – they were in the shape of the Chevrolet “bowtie.” And they were seriously awful. As you can tell, it’s bent. Both of them were, this one just wasn’t as bad. This was the first time I’d ever seen exhaust pipes that looked like this, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a picture. :) Other than that, Marc and I went to Wal-Mart to stock our kitchen. Then, we went to dinner & a movie with friends. ;) Fun day!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Doesn’t this just look yummy? One of our Christmas gatherings was cancelled because it snowed Christmas and the day after. So, my Mama had all this food that she needed to use before it went bad. Lucky for Marc and myself, we got to enjoy some of it! :) She made this great twice baked potato casserole, so Marc and I added rotisserie chicken and broccoli and cheese. :) It was sooo good! :)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Today was a typical work day for me. Spent the majority of the day at work, then I went to dinner with March. After that, I came home to fold a mountain of laundry. This is the finished product…it’s MUCH more appealing than the pile it was before. :)
Monday, January 3, 2011
This is what my day consisted of…getting back into work. I had a hard time getting my brain to transition into work-mode after the holidays. The day was definitely long, but that’s okay. However, I did decide over Christmas that I would rather enjoy being a stay at home mom. I know it’s hard work, but oh, the joy of being able to do crafts and clean and cook throughout the day, instead of trying to stuff all of those activities into the evening and weekend hours. Oh, well…I can dream! :)
Sunday, January 2, 2011
We drove home from Beaufort, and this is the view on the way out. It was a gray, overcast, foggy afternoon…kind of matched my mood. I didn’t want to leave! I love this little boat, though…braving the weather to be on the water. I’m already longing to return to this little piece of heaven on earth. :)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
We spent New Years in Beaufort, NC with our friends. This is Marc and I at the New Year’s Party. We had a great time dancing, playing corn hole, watching the Ball in NYC drop, toasting to friends, and a kiss from my love at midnight. :) It was our second year to celebrate in Beaufort, and it was nice to get away for a few days to relax before the new year starts. :)
Hi, everyone! Since about the middle of 2010, I have really wanted to participate in Project 365, but I wanted a concrete date to use. So, one of my goals for 2011 is to make sure I document a year of my life in photos. Those photos will be published here. While I may not actually publish them daily, I will make sure to take photos daily. :)
Here’s the concept:
"Project 365 is the act of taking or using a picture every day for a year, forcing an individual to slow down and take a different look at the world around them."
1. Bring Your Camera Everywhere
2. Try to capture the day’s events in a single photo.
3. Tell a Story
4. Don’t Stop, No Matter What!
Start date: January 1, 2011
End date: December 31, 2011
So, I hope you enjoy my journey! :)