Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fave Five!

I'm in a bit of a down mood right now ... Last night I found out my husband's other sister (not the one with all the drama!) is probably getting a divorce. I don't know details and it has come as quite a shock to me -- she hasn't been able to talk to me "alone" without little ears listening, so I don't know what's happened. Then, this morning, an online friend went into labor and it has ended quite tragically. I won't get into details, but she's barely hanging on and may still not make it. Her name is Carri, so if you have time or inclination to do so, please pray for her.

So, while I have been praying all evening for her and trying to control my tears, alternately freaking out about my SIL who seemed to be in a stable, healthy marriage, I do need a shot of positives from the week so I can get beyond this and get to my regularly scheduled life. y'know, that j-o-b thing I need to do tonight to earn money to help pay the bills? I'm actually scheduled off tonight but need to work since we decided not to camp in the wet.

1. I am so thankful for my sweet son and for the miracle that he is. From being conceived at all to being born early and now a rowdy 11-month-old who gets into *everything* ... I just keep looking at his pictures I posted yesterday and thanking my Heavenly Father for this sweet little angel and his older sister and their daddy.

2. I am thankful that I was able to visit teach this week. One of the gals I visit is the wife of our former bishop, who is now in the stake presidency. She has such a wonderful spirit about her and the visit was a bit backwards from how they usually go. She kept asking us how *we* were, and it's supposed to be the other way 'round. *snort* She's such a neat person, and I'm excited to get to know her better.

3. Because our campout got mudded/rained out this weekend, hubby took kiddo out for a daddy-daughter date tonight. She was so stinking excited when they left. It made her week. Hubby wants to adopt her, so we need to save money and get a lawyer. And she wants to be sealed to us, so that's something else we're working toward but need to find out from our new bishop what needs to happen.

4. I got to go fabric shopping today for some things to finish the quilt top and take care of a few other projects. JoAnn's sale = save lots of money. I didn't get everything I wanted, but I did get some needed things. I'll have to try again when we have a bit more $ and there's another great sale.

5. DisGrace got a new job today. It was badly needed, so now she can get happy again. hehe. She gets PTO, 401k, and FSA (and she isn't full time), all of which I had with my former employers (who I grew to hate) and *used* to have with my current employers but they discontinued the FSA, I lost my PTO when I went to part time (they paid it all out instead of letting me use it a little at a time -- bah!), and they haven't done the 401k either. If she likes it after she starts, I'll be applying there. Heck, I might apply there now and see what line rate they'll pay me since I have 6+ years of experience. Don't get me wrong, I love my current employers, but bennies speak. Volumes.

2 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Today sucked. I agree.

Kristina P. said...

Stewbert, I hope things get better and things work out OK!