Monday, April 21, 2008

After the Rain

Since I got laid off from my job, I've been in kind of a funk, hence the not writing. I'm happy to say I'm feeling a little better. I've found another position, it's not a management position....I'm an admin assistant, but it's a job and income coming in. I think I needed this layoff to get me off my butt and decide what I really want to do. I've decided to go back to school, but not really sure for what just yet. I was getting complacent in my other job, so I think God said it was time for me to change. I know everything happens for a reason. I'm not sure the reason yet, but it will come. Thanks for all the comments on my previous post, I needed the extra love :)

After the rain....comes the sunshine. My sunshine is coming.

Friday, April 11, 2008


I was layed off from my job yesterday. I was not expecting it. My manager sent me an e-mail stating I needed to go for training at one of our local offices and when I showed up, I was told due to a reorg and budget cuts I was one of several managers being let go effective immediately, as in give me your keys, badge, passwords and someone will clean out your office for you, and yeah, it was nice working with you.

I worked in corporate America, where you are always on pins and needles. You hear about lay-offs all the time and you just pray not to be next. Unfortunately, my time came. I've been trying not to worry, and Fonzy keeps telling me there is no need to worry. We've been through hard times before and God always sees us through. I know He will provide for us, and I'm trying really hard not to worry, but it seems we finally get ahead and things are going ok and wham!

You know, as I sit and think about this whole situation, I realize I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Yeah, I really liked my job, the pay was OK, I had a lot of flexibility and the work wasn't hard. I managed administrative assistants. But I would sometimes feel like I wasn't doing anything that made a difference in people's lives. Fonzy is in school to become a teacher and he eventually wants to become a principal. He graduates next month and should be teaching come fall. Teachers make a difference. He is great with kids, and he can relate to the young minority males who are struggling in this world. He's going to be a great teacher.

When I was in college in my early twenties, I wanted to be a counselor. My friends always came to be with their problems and issues, and I would talk to them, encourage them, support them any way I could. I was good at that, and feel I still am. I never got my degree in Human Services. Years later, after being in the corporate world, I decided to go back to school and get a business degree. I went for a year and never finished. So now I have a bunch of college credits, and no degree. This is my chance to start fresh, really figure out what I want, but I have to decide quick, because we need my income. I'm thinking of taking another job in the corporate world, just to ensure we have the income we need, but do I really want that? I've often thought of working with teenage mothers(since I was one myself) or maybe battered women. I could see myself doing something like that, helping other people.....not just working in corporate America, where all they care about is the mighty dollar.

I want to make a difference....

Monday, April 7, 2008

Scooby, Scooby Doo, Where are you?

Being sung while watching Scooby Doo...

Scooby Scooby Doo, Where are you?
I'm upstairs taking a doodoo
Give me some time, while I wipe my behind
with this colorful tissue.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Jay

Happy Birthday Jackie Lee!

I know your mad at me right now, but hey, sometimes brothers and sisters don't agree, but they get over it. That's called love....and no matter what, I love ya!

Karen and I are blessed to have a brother like you, even though you burn and drag us on dirtbikes, cut our dolls hair off, and swear it will grow back, get us stuck in muddy swamps on fourwheelers, and tons of other tortures and disasters, we love you. We know that no matter what we can count on you....for a good laugh, for adventure, for support, even for a good disagreement.

I pray that you have many more years to come, because life would not be the same without you.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Spring Break

Today is the last day of Spring break, and it has rained the whole week! Which normally wouldn't be a big deal, except NC is currently in the worst drought it has ever had. But of course, it rains during spring break when kids are home. Kids who want to be outside playing and not trapped inside the house. So guess what the boys have been doing all spring break locked in the house.....driving us insane!

What has Fonzy been doing most of Spring break.....