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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!
SO I'm extremely excited!! This is going to be a great opportunity!

I will be working at a local hospital as a Patient Access Specialist admitting and releasing patients. It's part time (24-48 hours) and swing shifts (I work whatever shift (1st-3rd) and whatever days I'm scheduled) but even at the least amount of hours I could get I'll still be making more than what I'm getting through unemployment!!

Besides, this hospital is known for being AWESOME to their employees. Hiring from within for better positions (which is the reason positions like the one I got are open and not the better ones LOL) and there is no minimum time you have to hold a position before you can apply for another one or be snatched up by a different department. That's right snatched! Someone from another department could see me and say "You'd be so much better in my department" and poof... I'm GONE to their department! So this is going to be an awesome opportunity at a great place!

I don't have a start date yet, but I have my physical and an HR meeting to set up all my information next week so I'll hopefully find that out then!

So please continue to pray for me as I embark on this new job!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

8 Things...

So, I borrowed this from Katy. Check out her blog if you haven't yet. :o)

8 Things I Am looking Forward to:

1. Having kids (in about 3-4 years)
2. Buying a house
3. Getting a job that I enjoy
4. Getting a new car
5. Starting my photography business
6. Buying a professional camera
7. Celebrating one year of marriage on March 14
8. Being debt free (excluding the house and car)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Went and looked at houses with the hubby
2. Watched TV
3. Researched cameras
4. Drove home
5. Had a Slimfast
6. Ate cereal for dinner
7. Played with Daisy
8. Watched The Duel

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Pay off my student loans... tomorrow
2. Get a good paying job... tomorrow (BTW interview tomorrow at 10am EST PRAY!!!!!!)
3. Take better care of myself
4. Experiment more in the kitchen
5. Volunteer more.
6. Get married again (to the same man :o) It was FUN)
7. Get back in shape and eat healthier
8. Find the house of our dreams and actually be able to afford it

8 Shows I Watch:

1. Making the Band
2. The Hills
3. The Duel: Real World/Road Rules Challenge
4. Gossip Girl
5. 90210
6. One Tree Hill
7. Platinum Weddings

I now tag anyone that wants to play!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Professional Pictures

So I'm going to try this... let me know if it doesn't work. I have albums up of our professional pictures on Facebook, so I'm going to post the links. We'll see... if not I'll figure something out LOL
These are all I have right now. We realized that we were missing some pictures and come to find out she forgot to burn the last CD LOL so I am getting that on Saturday!
We also realized shortly after getting back from the honeymoon that we never got any pictures of Michael and I alone at the wedding. That's right! NONE! It was hectic and there were so many people talking that I really can't blame any one person, so our only option to fix it is to have a photo shoot! So we are saving up some money now to re-rent a tux for Michael and then we will pick a day to get all prettied up again and go shoot pictures!
Please enjoy! And if you have Facebook feel free to add me... just let me know who you are :o)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We finally...

Have our Internet back! YAY!! They came out today and ran a new line until we can get the tree removed from the box.

So for those of you who don't live in the South East... Friday, April 10, 2009, will be a day many will remember.

It first struck my husband and I when we got word that a tornado had ripped through his former town Murfreesboro, TN. We have now learned, I believe, that it was an EF3 tornado. Thankfully no one we know was injured and most that we know only received minor damage. They were all very fortunate, and we are so glad that they are OK. However, there were many people who's house was completely lost. Please keep these people in your prayers.

Well as the day wore on, the storms got closer to us. Around 8:15, they started issuing Tornado Warnings for a down about an hour away. Me being the weather nut I am, I was glued to the radar not only on TV but online too! As I watched the weather, I finger tracked the storms and we were in the path to be hit directly by the cell with the known tornadoes. So I put all the cats up and prepared to go into shelter. The tornado warnings got closer and around 8:45 one was put into affect for my town. I had barely punched in the number on the TV to turn the weather channel on in the living room that the hail started and my husband texted me to get to shelter (he was working). Daisy and I got into the bathroom. About a minute later, it went dark, the power went out. Within 30 seconds or less, I heard the wind picking up and then it got louder. It lasted about a minute and then it was over. But that was the most terrifying minute of my life!

I called my parents shortly after (they live in a town an hour away that was not affected) and had them check the radar before I even came out. Talked to my husband and he was OK; let him know we were OK, but I didn't know about the house. Thank GOD our house was fine. No damage! Other people in our neighborhood weren't so lucky... Thankfully though, no one was hurt!

The town seems to be fine; a little rattled, but everyone is picking up. It was confirmed that 2 EF1 tornadoes touched down in our town, one being in my neighborhood. We are just thankful that no one was hurt.

So here are a few pictures from the damage in our neighborhood.

This is the end unit next to us... a tree fell into their living room 3 feet from where they were laying in the floor.

This is the unit across the street from us. It was the worst residential damage in the town.

This was shortly after it happened.

The inside of his house... the ceiling was in the floor. He was so lucky he was not home!

The side again

The downed trees in our backyard. We are the center unit (not pictured) to the right.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Everything is A-OK

Hey y'all!

This is Katy. Amber asked me to let y'all know that she is currently without internet right now, which is why she hasn't blogged or commented. There was a tornado in the area this past Friday and it is still affecting her internet.

They are ok and their house didn't get hit, but pray they get internet soon because I miss her. :-)