Monday, February 21, 2005

Driving, driving all the day long.

So-i am going to drive home (to my parents) so that my mom or my brother (or both) can go look at an apartment with me in Catlin. so then we will drive to catlin and look at this apartment. Its cheaper than the danville ones, and owned by church people, so if its decent, we'll probably take it. Then i am going to go all the way back home...sleep and then drive back to kokomo to work at 2 on tuesday. when i get off, my husband is going to drive us to champaign to see rachel and joel. wednesday we will go again to catlin to drop some stuff off at the church so we don't have to move it later. then its to my parents for my birthday dinner, and eventually back to champaign. then thursday we drive back to kokomo. thats lots of being in my car. BORING. so feel free to call me, as i will be alone monday and tuesday mornings driving.

in other a total sell-0ut. i have no faith--i totally sent out some resumes friday and then proceeded to email the danville theatre (its kerasotes--where i work now) to find out about employment. they have a management position available, and he is talking to his area manager about my transferring. i really didn't want to work at the theatre, i wanted something with better hours, etc. but i do feel much better knowing that at least i will have a job when we get there...even if its not forever. and i can subsititute teach so hopefully that will help me find a position at the schools for next year...then staying at the theatre isn't so bad, because i can do it a little more in the summer, when there is no yeah. what it comes down to is someday i really am gonna get a new job. i just don't know when..***stupid psychology degree***

thats my life. tell me about yours!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Well, I waited.

I wanted scott to be the one to post this very very exciting news, but I have officially waited over 24 hours (of course he hasn't had much computer access in that time-but still..he chose to go to bed). WE'RE MOVING TO DANVILLE!!! Thats right. My husband is a youth pastor. Hooray!! I'm so proud of him. We're moving sometime between March 15 and April 1. Thats an hour closer to my family, almost 2 hours closer to rachel and joel. its also where the pastor who married us now pastors a church and we visited him and his amazing youth pastor Randy Holden (director sr. high camp 95-97-some of you know him). Anyway...yay for us. I'm totally stressed out about finding a job and a place to live, but honestly...I know that this is the place for least for now. I think that being near pastor jay will be a great help-a support system we need, and being in a town the size of chebanse happens to just be a benefit. Anyway. We're pray for us.

On the topic of prayer. I have SEVERAL very serious prayer requests. It's part of loving and being in other peoples stories. Keep my friends in your prayers.


Thursday, February 10, 2005


So, I went to church with Jen and then to see Phantom of the Opera. I haven't been to a catholic ash wednesday service since I went in like 8th grade with Katie. It was nice and I really admire the sense of tradition. We sang this song, which I happened to really like, but in finding the lyrics learned that most catholics dont-it apparently isn't solomn enough for the occasion of lent, and doesn't place enough ephasis on the reference of God. ANyway, here it is. You be the judge--
1. We rise again from ashes, from the good we have failed to do.We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew.If all our world is ashes then must our lives be true,An offering of ashes, an offering to you
2. We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts,The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt.Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view,An offering of ashes, an offering to you.
3. Then rise again from ashes, let healing come to pain,Though spring has turned to winter, and sunshine turned to rain.The rain we'll use for growing, and create the world anewFrom an offering of ashes, an offering to you.
4. Thanks be to the Father, who made us like himself.Thanks be to the Son, who saved us by his death.Thanks be to the Spirit, who creates the world anewFrom an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

Anyway, I like it. Please keep praying for my friends. Theres lots of hurt in this world, we can make a difference.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Yay for the superbowl.

So, the fantastic news is that I closed tonight and didn't have to watch the game..the other great news--everyone else in kokomo apparently did, because we only had 2 customers at our late set, and they came to a movie that lets out early. Yay!!

Scott's second interview is a little over a week away. He seems to have no worries, but i really like my job (meaning the people i work with mostly) and am not ready to pick up and move when we are still in fact getting settled. We've decided that no matter what-we're spending at least a year where ever we go. I just look around this room with all of our books and think "man, whos gonna pack all that up?" The answer, me. Bah. The good news, my husband is a wonderful house cleaner (i help on occasion...) and so packing should be fairly simple. There won't be a ton of cleaning either--which im totally pumped about. So scott got my birthday present, and i know what it is, but he won't even let me see it. he is a brat.

Lots of my friends are having a tough time right now. If you think about it--pray for them. I am also worried about my husband and his lent thing. I'm taking him out for a hearty meal tomorrow since i work tuesday. Its so exciting that both of us are off tomorrow nite (and its a crappy tv nite) so we're actually gonna get to go do something (anything) that we don't have to do.

I think thats it from my boring life at the moment. Enjoy your week!

Friday, February 04, 2005

More than prayer.

Hey everybody. For those of you who don't know-Gina and Nate had a house fire, and lost everything (including the kitties). They do have their cell phones, and neither of them were hurt, so thats a huge blessing, but on the other hand--they don't have anything. For those of you who don't know Gina while she can be a bit flaky at times (she'll admit this) she has one of the biggest hearts in the world, and would give anything to anyone. So, pray for her, and if you want to help them out, that would be even better. Here's her info. Think about what you can do.

**I just talked with Gina, and they really don't have anything. They didn't have insurance on any of their stuff, but the house itself was insured. (its complicated). So they are looking for the simplest stuff--bed, alarm clock, blanket, couch, appliances, etc. We're giving her our dishes, and who knows what else. Her and Nate are really at peace about this--I mean, they are really upset because they lost so much, but at the same time, they are both ok, and Gina says that they can totally see God in the hearts and lives of all kinds of people. She's got some really cool stories. Please keep praying and think of ways that maybe you can help. You can contact me or her (at the above link). Thanks!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The stupid sign.

So, early early this morning we are driving home from champaign. Every time we drive on 74 I get this anger--like crazy anger at this one highway sign on an overpass. It points to 74 West and the city it lists is "Peoria ILL" now, that would be fine if all of the signs did it, but as anyone who drives in illinois or indiana knows--the abbreviation (even on signs) for Illinois is IL. There are not to L's and peoria is not ILL, so im not really sure why they can't just fix the stupid sign. Its the only one like in on the entire stretch we drive on, and it infuriates me EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT. That probably sounds crazy, but it just makes me mad. Take the extra L off..please.

Another fantastic story is we watched Hide and Seek, a very scary movie. We then rested for awhile before our drive home. All the way home there was this creepy fog...and i'm pretty sure aliens landed in several of the places we were driving (i saw the lights in the fields--i did). At any rate, it kept us awake...which was good.

So, scotties interview was apparently fantastic, and if things keep up in this direction we may be in catlin by march--which we hope all of you are praying for. We would only be half an hour away from joel and rachel, and of course that also puts us over an hour closer to home!! Hoorah! We can't afford to move, so any donations we are gracefully accepting as we are supposed to trust that God can make it happen--even if we don't have enough money for a moving truck, let alone finding a place to live (im a little stressed) so if you need our address, let me know, and lets get the "help scott and sara move fund started!"

I had a crappy day. Scottie made me eggs though and now I feel better.