Friday, June 30, 2006

India Worries...

India Worries...

I am starting to worry about India. Not the normal stuff, but about the money. While I am doing fairly well with my contributions, our leaders are starting to stress and are hoping to get it all paid in full in the near future - instead of facing the unknown of hoping when the day comes for us to leave that the money will be there. Needless to say, I'm worried. I am trying to pray about it and for guidance as to what to do next - and if you all could pray for me as well, I would be really grateful.

Also, if you are interested in donating to help send me to India, please let me know and I'll fill you in on how to do this. I am just over a $1,000 short of what I need.
I just need to keep reminding myself "God has provision we know not of, more than we could ask or imagine."


This is my blog from yesterday...


Apparently the people who come in the lab decided they haven't been freaky enough lately (since I haven't had to blog about them) and decided to change their habits!!!
Case and point - A guy comes in who is "not all there" - I don't know if he has a mental disability or not, but something was not quite right. He was asking me for help with a Barnes and Noble gift card to buy stuff online. I get him to the site and when I go to walk away he wants me to stay as he types in what he is looking for. He says to be "Wanna see what I am looking for?" Well, me being dumb and tired stick around thinking its quite possibly he has the mental capabilities of a child, like some of our other patrons who just want some attention, and me trying to be a nice person, sticks around. I then see him type in the word "Viagra" and then turns his head, looks at me and smiles, saying "What do you think of that?" I immediately walk away, flabbergasted and completely freaked out because there are no other employees in the lab at that time nor big, regular patrons who could help out if something goes awry. THIS is why we need security!!!!!!!! Or somethin...dang...and its not even a full moon!

Monday's blog...

Monday, June 26, 2006


The lab is once again open for public use and amazingly had no problems this morning! Granted the rest of the library computers went completely haywire and caused what I believe to be the beginnings of an ulcer to flare up...but I was still just downright excited about the lab working as it should be!

Our new floor is awesome - I gotta admit it is waaaaay too much fun to roll our chairs around on! During the moving in process we rolled all over and spun ourselves in circles...good times good times...And have no fear, all of our crazies came back when the lab re-opened so I will never be lacking for stories of the psychos!

Randomness - my left calf is hurting for no reason - kinda sucks - it feels just like the after effects of a charlie horse, only, I havent had a charlie horse in a long time, so it makes no real sense.

Another piece of randomness....a crazy psycho encounter my co-worker just had...

More random thoughts/ideas/feelings...
- on the re-move in on Friday I hit my funny bone 3 times...almost cried...composed myself though, no worries, no lasting damage
**I just realized how random this blog think I need more sleep at night!**
- Church Thursday night and this weekend was amazing! We are talking God speaking directly to me and *gasp* me really truly listening and obeying...I bought both CDs and am recommending EVERYONE to watch this weekends service online...Mark Steele is awesome!
- My heart for missions is soaring right now...check out Invisible Children to see one reason why...
- Can't wait for next week...I only work two days AND I get to see my dad!!!!
- Love my new profile song...its the Rascal Flatts, and I love this song anyway, so either way I win :)

**'nough crazy, randomness, I got work to do!**

Just realized...

that I hadn't blogged on here for a while...I had been doing quick blogs on myspace and hadnt had the time to post here too...with the exception of one day when blogger refused to work! AH! So here's an update on the lab...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

One of the hardest things...

God has been trying to teach me patience lately - and I must say, its not an easy lesson to learn. From the day I was born (which I might add was 2 weeks early) I have had trouble with being patient. It is most definitely a virtue I don't come by easily. There's a saying "Some things are worth waiting for" and I must say I am beginning to truly understand what that means. I guess God just had to use some important things to me in order to teach me patience. I might be in for a loooooong ride!

Friday, June 23, 2006

What was I thinking!?!

Most of you, if you have been reading my blog regularly, know that I have been losing weight and finally getting healthy...well, after hauling computers this morning I thought a hamburger sounded really I headed to Wendy's thinking that in the past their hamburgers werent nearly as greasy as other places to grab a quick burger. After eating a small hamburger and a baked potato I feel absolutely miserable. My stomach hurts and I feel like BLAH! The bad thing is that I still have more work to do in the lab to get everything up and running. What was I thinking!?!

And so it begins...

--I posted this on my myspace this far the moving is going really well and we are ahead of schedule with only a few hangups...lets see how the rest of the day goes...

In about 5 minutes I start work and the moving in process begins...its been two weeks since we moved all the computers out of the lab for our new floor, and somehow the moving in process is bittersweet. On the positive side, we get our space back. I have been so displaced while at work lately that I would like to have a place to call "home" again - where we can actualyl have room to work and find things! On the not so positive side, its going to take a lot of work to get everything up and running again - hooking up computers takes a lot more time than unhooking them!

Should be a nice, long day... (thats sarcasm in case you didnt know!)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Exciting NEWS!!

All my efforts have finally paid off...I am offically in a size smaller jeans!!! While I have been able to see the changes in my face and through old and new pictures of myself, it never really seems concrete until you actually can wear a pair of your old jeans that are a size smaller!

How I made this discovery: Yesterday a woman I work with asked me if I was still losing weight and mentioned that she could really see a difference - I thought it was strange since I was wearing khaki pants and it was not the most flattering of outfits. So when I got home I decided to try on some old jeans with the hopes of just getting them on over my hips...when they actually went on easy and were able to zip up (with a little room to spare I might add!) I completely flipped out! I was so excited!! I made many phone calls and told pretty much everyone I saw at church. The ironic thing is that it motivated me even more to eat better and continue working out! I actually even said no to hanging out with everyone at a restaurant after church so I would have time to go home and workout!

I am just so pumped!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Pictures!!

Birthday flowers from Rich...Gerbera Daisies are the best!

The fuzziest, most cuddly pink elephant from My Melissa!

Hailey trying to steal my new pink fuzzy elephant!

Happy Hailey Bean!

Jeanna and Hailey before the Greek Fest!

Yes, in case you haven't noticed, I

love this little girl!!

Friday, June 09, 2006


Have you ever decided to take on something that you have no idea how you are going to accomplish it? Lately some of these thoughts have been going through my head about my upcoming trip to India. Every once in a while I stop and suddenly realize the extent of what I am taking on - of how far out of my comfort zone I am stepping - and then fear starts to set in...questioning if I can do this, if I am worthy of representing Christ, how I am going to be able to make it...then something like a random forward in my inbox changes my viewpoint...this is an email I just read and it spoke to me right when I needed it the here it is - its worth the time and may just change your perspective as well.

The Piano Lesson

Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took the small boy to a piano recital. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked "NO ADMITTANCE." When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her son was missing.

Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Then leaning over, the man reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part.
Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running obligatio. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerized.
That's the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on our own is hardly note-worthy. We try our best, but the results aren't exactly graceful flowing music, but with the hand of the Master, our life's work truly can be beautiful.

Next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully. You can hear the voice of the Master, whispering in your ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Feel His loving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are playing the concerto of your life.
Remember, God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called. Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Birthday Weekend Pictures!!

So these pictures are in kind of a "reverse order" due to the fact that this early in the morning I forgot that blogger uploads them in a funny order...
Ride home from the beach...I love road trips!
Me and Lindz after some fun in the sun!
The Girls!!
Me and Melissa after my birthday dinner
My Cindy Loo-Hoo do
New Hairdo - yes, that is Me!!
Me, Lindz and Jason at my birthday dinner...
Jason got a little red at the beach...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Another Amazing Birthday Weekend

It's official. I have been alive for 26 years. Kinda crazy since I dont feel 26 years old! Last year I kinda freaked about turning know that whole quarter of a century thing - so to combat the insane mush going through my head, I decided to have an insane amount of fun on my birthday as to remember it in a good did it work! It was a whole birthday weekend of fun! Last year's birthday was one to be remembered - no one will forget the police showing up at the Preston house...

So once again this year, when the beginning of June came, it was time for my birthday weekend again. I gotta say I had one of the best, most relaxing weekends of my life. You may want to get a comfortable seat, this may take a while...

Friday - June 2nd...Kate and I decide to hang out at the pool with the kids she's a nanny for - we were blessed with beautiful weather and not a lot of people! It was so nice - I loved it! Later after we dropped off one of the kids at a friends house we stopped by Amber's where we had some fun times and interesting conversation (plus I got to see My Hailey Bean!!) THEN came Girls Night....YEA BUDDY! Talk about insane times - quick synopsis...hilarious inside jokes at Logan's, random videotaping including a highly intoxicated woman believing we were with MTV, Bounty-ing, Car Dancing!!!, fun times in the Tahoe, fun times on the roof of the Tahoe...and ending with an amazing new hairdo!

Saturday - June 3rd...I wake up to go get taped for a commercial (yes me!) and Kate decides to do my hair...I look in the mirror when shes done and dont recognize the person looking back at me! I seriously stopped and wondered who the hottie was - and whoa - it was ME! It was a fun day to see everyone's reactions...complete shock, utter disbelief and many DANG!s We headed to the beach for some awesome fun in the sun as well as some time I got to connect with God...I got many phone calls and text messages while we were there and I loved it!! Thanks Everyone!!!Headed to church later and then out to Applebee's for some embarassment - balloons tied in my hair making me look like Cindy Loo-Hoo from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. But it was great fun! (Especially the car dancing...good times good times!)

Sunday - June 4th...Got to watch my babies at church - more shock and awe from the people there about my hair, headed up to the beach with a Tahoe full of people - most of which totally got into the car dancing! Then some more relaxing time at the beach with so many people I love!! We then headed to Redamak's and quite possibly the most fun of the day - the car ride! Craziness!!! Car dancing - videotaping - making faces at the other was great! Then later off to nevaeH where we got into some awesome conversation! It was just amazing!

So here I am on Monday, June 5th, completely recharged, still looking cute as ever with my tan and my new hairstyle, looking forward to sharing the memories of the weekend (and the pictures) with everyone! Pictures to come...