Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I can't catch it...

I can’t catch it…
My nose won’t stop running! LOL!! Yes, I’m serious! Since I moved here in November I’ve been having a problem with a runny nose, a tickle in my throat, and plenty of sneezing. I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and she informed me that I now have ALLERGIES! I’ve never had allergies in my life, or at least didn’t know it, and now I do. She said, “Welcome to Washington!” Well, thank you?? LOL! I know there’s got to be a positive to this new “gift” I’ve been given……hmmm…..I’ve got it! At least it makes me drink more water to try to stop the tickle in the throat! Awesome, now back to sneezing and wiping my nose.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blessed with Work

The Lord has truly blessed me…

I was struggling for the last year being without work/income and unable to pay certain expenses. Without any job prospects on the horizon and the house I was renting being put up for sale…it was time to make a very big and important decision. Do I stay in CA and tough it out (for who knows how long) and rack-up more unwanted debt, or do I pack up and move to WA where I can live in my parent’s basement for free while looking for work up there. As you all already know from previous blog posts, I decided to head up north to Eastern WA.

I moved up here in November, spending the days with my mom having fun during the holiday seasons. But come January, it was time to get serious about finding a job! The holidays were over, no more excuses. So I applied to a few more places locally, but I wasn’t seeing anything here either…except trucking jobs – NO THANKS! LOL! So I went to an employment agency, Express Employment Professionals. I interviewed and within a week I was placed in a temp job! Thank You, Jesus! It wasn’t an ideal position, but it was my foot in the door with a GREAT company! The job was only for a week and a half of employment, but on the third day I was called into a meeting with three department managers and the director of operations. They were interested in hiring me on and they were to decide what department I would fit best in and wanted to know my thoughts. That was pretty exciting!

Initially they felt I would fit best in Customer Service, so I started sitting with one of the reps watching and learning, while also doing the temp job I had been hired on to do for that week and a half. By the end of the week, some decisions needed to be made. They knew I had an interest in Accounting and had experience there as well...and it just so happened that a position was going to be opening up. Luck or God? I think God for sure!! Within a couple days I was moved into my new position in Accounting!

What a blessing this job has been so far! I work with 4 wonderful ladies in my new department, who are so nice and very sweet! Everyone in this company is awesome, so friendly and welcoming…including all of upper management! It’s definitely a great atmosphere here. Usually I have a hard time waking up in the morning when I have a job, but I’ve been up early and to work early everyday! The drive is nice; it takes me about 20 minutes to get to work but its farmland and very enjoyable…with NO TRAFFIC!!! I just think I’m a very blessed girl to have this job. After so long searching in CA for work with no luck…and then to find this company/job so fast when moving out here…its truly a blessing! I have met some wonderful people up here and will hopefully make some awesome friendships. Thank You, Jesus, for always providing for me and for blessing me with this wonderful job!

Friday, March 2, 2012


We have a new addition to our family up here in Eastern Washington... He resides in our tree out front and his name is "Hootie". That's right, we have a beautiful Owl that perches in our tree in the front yard. Our special friend looks pretty sleepy when we see him during the day, probably because he's been on the hunt all night!
Isn't he amazing!?!!!!!