Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Ice, Baby!

So there is ice everywhere! Yesterday morning they were saying this could be the worst ice storm we have seen in 10 years, I think they were right! Springfield and the surrounding southern Missouri areas got a really bad ice storm 2 winters ago, but we were only on the edge of that. This is definitely the worst one our town has seen! Here's some pics I took in our yard.

Our cars, yes, that's my new car!

The field behind our house

We left work early Monday, the courthouse was closed today, and it is closed tomorrow...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Becoming "Girl Friday"

Today was day 15 of my new job. I'm still learning new stuff, I'm pretty sure until I have been there a few months I will be learning new things. There's just so much, but so far I am enjoying it! As for the title of my blog, I am definitely becoming "Girl Friday". Three days into the job, Bethe who place I took informed me that after she had taught me everything I would indeed be Girl Friday. So far I believe it she knows how to do everything there is to do in our office and hopefully I will someday too. Please note she still works there, she just transferred to a different job in the same office.
Moving on, I got a new car!!! I don't have any pics yet, it's a 2000 Chevy Malibu. I got an amazing deal on it and the inside looks brand new! The insurance company involved with my wreck called today and they are for sure going to total my car, and I am actually getting $100 more dollars than what I paid for my new car!
God has blessed me so much in the last few months. This verse completely sums it up...
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 1 Thes. 3:3
Right off it says the Lord is faithful, enough said. He is so faithful and when we are faithful to him his works are evident in our lives.
Stablish literally means to establish, God has totally done that for me. I was was working a part-time job where I wasn't eligibly for insurance or any benefits. I get a call telling me that I was being dropped from my dad's insurance plan and within 2 weeks I got a full-time job with benefits, that as stated above I am loving! I would definitely consider that becoming established, I am basically starting my adult life and so far it's of to a great start!
Secondly the verse says he will keep us from evil. All evil comes from satan, and there is nothing more that he likes than to see the children of God suffer. I could have been really hurt in the car wreck, but I know God's hand was with me and he was protecting me that morning.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Where to begin???

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the blogging planet, although I'm hanging by only finger tips.

I had a great Christmas, I actually had like 4 of them. I ate way too much food! New Years was good too, I got to spend it with my BFF.

I started my new job on January 2, that was an adventure. There was/is a lot to learn. Things are crazy busy with ending out a year and starting a new one, all with payroll thrown in the first week of the year. I'm liking it so far, but I will be glad when it slows down a little.

I saved the most current news for last, I was involved in a car wreck today.
I was driving to work this morning and I saw a truck stopped in the oncoming lane quite a ways ahead of me, then I see a deer cross the road. I start slowly slowing down then I deer number 2, I slow down more, I look to right in the field where the first 2 came from and there are 2 more so I come to a complete stop, not knowing if they are going to cross the road or not. They get pretty close to the road, but then run back to where they came from. After being completely stopped for maybe 4 seconds a truck runs right into the back of my car! I was so relieved that I didn't any of the deer, and right when that thought rolls through my mind is when he hits me. It was so scary, he was going pretty fast. My foot was holding the brake completely to the floor and the impact still pushed my car quite a few feet. My seat went all the way backwards and is still stuck there, the back part of the seat reclined and that is what kept me from hitting my head on the steering wheel. I know God was watching out for me today, it could have been so much worse. At this point I'm feeling okay. I hope this is still true in the morning, they say it takes about 3 days to really see how much something like a wreck effects you. I'm still not sure why the guy didn't stop or even slow down, guess I'll never know.