Monthly Archives: October 2009

A True Story, Highly Embellished


Monday I arrived at my office like any other day. Little did I realize that I was walking right into the scene of a crime. Had I known, I might have stayed home that day…or better yet resigned from my position altogether. I’ll never forget what happened that fateful day.

I’d been sitting at my desk for well over an hour before I noticed it. There…on my mouse pad…was the first piece of evidence we would discover. I cringe to even repeat the horror my eyeballs beheld but this blog would be truly boring if I didn’t so here it goes…  On my mouse pad, in red and blue ink, were the words “Received January 9, 2010”. I was so shocked I could hardly speak. And worse yet, right next to it was the word “Entered” neatly stamped on my otherwise clean blue mouse pad. Someone had been sitting at my desk! Upon further inspection I was also able to decipher a green checkmark, and two other “Received” stampmarks.

This hidden message was frightening to me. Was I being warned about some imminent danger? Were they trying to say “Check your calendar for January 2010?” A dreaded meeting, perhaps? A delayed equipment order? I didn’t have enough clues so I turned to my co-workers and in a shaky voice bellowed, “Who the heck brought their little kids in here over the weekend?” Everyone looked at me blankly…especially Annette because she doesn’t even have any little kids. “Why do you ask?” they wanted to know. I showed them the vandalistic gang signs on my desk and everyone ran back to their own desks to see what clues they might find.

“Someone stamped all over my desk too!” Melanie hollered. “Where the hell are my Diet Pepsi’s,” Annette demanded. “Who drank my water?” shrieked Rosa! And as the investigation continued we realized we had a true crime on our hands. We all sat in silence for 1, maybe even 2 seconds. “Eh.” we all sighed, “time to get back to work.”

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Top 10 Reasons To Cut Back My Hours


Top 10 Reasons Why I Should Stay Full-Time

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Should Return to Part-Time Hours

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From a Child’s Eyes


This morning as I was getting ready for work Olivia kept saying, “Mommy, look….Mommy….Mommy, look.” It was 6:00 a.m. and I wasn’t quite awake yet, nor was I in any mood to look at every little this and that she pointed out. I replied, “In a minute, Olivia. Mommy’s getting ready for work.” She persisted with her requests. Her little voice was just so sweet and not once did she lose her patience with my refusals. Guilt set in and with a deep breath I finally turned to Olivia and said, “What is it, honey?” Her sweet little face lit up and she grabbed her eyes with both hands, forcing them to open wide. “What am I looking at?” I asked, bewildered. “My dreams,” she said. “I have a lot of dreams in there.” I turned and looked at my own reflection in the mirror and wondered how many of my own dreams from years gone by were hidden there…lost within my own eyes.

Church, Church! Wherefore art thou?


Here’s my first attempt at a daily blog. I’ve waited until 11:00 at night to write it and I’m tuckered out! I was going to write about mine and Lindsay’s latest business venture but I think I’ll save that for another blog. Instead I’m going to write about how difficult it is to find the perfect church!

Reed and I met in a church singles group. We’ve both been regular church attendees for many years. But since leaving our last church, we are finding it really difficult to find just the right church. Luckily our young children are so well-adjusted that they will walk right into any Sunday School class and enjoy themselves, which makes it easier on us. Would that it were the same story for Reed and me!

We have spent the past year at Gateway in Austin, Texas. It’s an AWESOME church! I have nothing negative to say about it. We love the pastors, we love the messages, and we love the children’s area. The problem (if you want to call it that) is that we miss the whole church family thing. Gateway is HUGE. It’s near impossible to attend a service and see anyone you know. I miss the whole, “Hey, Sally! How is your mom doing?”-conversations before and after the service. I miss the small group discussions and the pot-luck fellowships…I miss my friends.

So, we are going to spend the next month or so and search for Church Perfect. If we cannot even find Church Close, we will certainly head back to Gateway and jump in feet first. Reed and I are both tired of being the Sunday Christian…that just doesn’t work for us. We need to be involved and serve and our children need that example as well. So tomorrow it looks like Rockpointe it is. Next week, who knows?