Friday, August 13, 2010

A Little of This, A Little of That...

Girls Weekend in SA
It has definitely been a busy weekend/week! As I mentioned last week, I was heading to SA to spend a girls weekend with two sweet friends from college. It was fun to see Nicki and to just spend some time hanging out in SA. It was a whirlwind weekend, but I am thankful for the time I had to spend with family/friends.

With Nicki at Cosi for Lunch

With Laura at Rita's on the Riverwalk

Trip to Atlanta
I got home late on Sunday, just in time to unpack and repack for my work trip to Atlanta. My mom came into town to help my brother with his move and also take care of Sasha while I was traveling. It was fun to have her around, evne if I only got to see her briefly. I spent a couple of days in training for work...I walked away very confused, but did learn that I am not a computer programmer and do not speak computer geek. Haha- oh is nice to get out of the office now and then.

One of the fun blessings of the trip was that I got to reconnect with a friend from my Community Leader days at Baylor. My old hall director Shannon just moved to the Atlanta area to start her PhD work in higher education. Shannon was such a sweet blessing to me in college. While she was technically my boss, she became a close friend and confidant while I was working in North Russell hall. She was such an encouragement to me, and she was definitely that person I could go to for spiritual wisdom and advice. I am so thankful that the Lord allowed us to reconnect!

Me and Shannon back in our residence life days :)

LOL- Shannon had our staff camp out in the quad in January- good times!

I am so thankful that God provided a free evening for me to spend catching up with her! We were able to grab dinner and just talk about all the Lord had done in each of our lives since we last saw each other.

More Hospital Bills :(
So I know that if you're reading this you probably don't care, but I just need a moment to vent. I talked about feeling under attack a few weeks ago and just overwhelmed with bills from my hospital visit after Nicaragua. The Lord was good to provide a payment plan for those original bills, and I am working to get that amount paid down. Well, yesterday I received yet another bill in the mail- this one a separate bill from the ER doctor. Again, the Lord has provided a payment plan, but I am really hoping that this is the last one I see; I don't think I could handle another one. I have to keep reminding myself of God's provision and care for me while I was sick. I am just overwhelmed with this unplanned expense and just frustrated with having to deal with it right now. I'm glad I am a good budgeter...?

Sweet Encouragement
I was able to have dinner with a sweet friend from my 20s group last night- the lovely Miss Katie Miller :) I am so blessed to know this beautiful girl! She is such an amazing example of a godly woman, and I am always challenged whenever I talk with her. She has such a desire to deepen her relationship with the Lord and help others do the same. She has a gift of encouraging others with Scripture and sharing words of wisdom. It had been way too long since we had hung out just the two of us, so I was very thankful for the time I had with her last night.

Missing Mike
More evidence I am officially turning into a girl: I really miss Mike! Haha :) I was in SA last weekend and then Atlanta this week, and he was able to take some time off and spend the week in I won't get to see him until Monday. I am really glad he was able to take this trip, but ten days is a long time...we have talked on the phone and I have been able to see Colorado through the pictures he sends, but it's just not the same. Sigh. /End girliness ;) I am definitely looking forward to seeing him when he gets back!

Quiet Weekend
I am looking forward to a quiet weekend...I am purposely not making a ton of plans so I can spend the time catching up on sleep, laundry/cleaning, etc. It will be nice to not be rushing off to a ton of places for a few days...hope you are able to enjoy a relaxing weekend!


1 comment:

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