Tuesday, January 31, 2006

God is working

Some good news about Adam's job search... actually make that a couple good things...

First, Adam sent a resume via email to a firm in Baltimore yesterday (in answer to a job posting), they responded via email today and an interview was set up for tomorrow at 3:45pm. Very fast paced and extremely exciting! He should also be hearing something from another Baltimore firm he interviewed with last week. He did have an interview in Rockville yesterday but it was only so so... which is fine, it wasn't really an area of law that Adam is interested in.

I digress... first came the spur-of-the-moment interview, then towards the end of the day a lawyer from John's Hopkins University called Adam. Let me stop here to inform those who don't know... Adam worked a temporary gig at the General Counsel's office at JH for about 2 months or so last year. He worked as a paralegal while JH was looking for a permanent person for the position. While he was there he made some good connections with the lawyers in the office, enter Derek, who called Adam today. As it turns out the young woman that JH hired for the paralegal position wasn't working out and was, as of today, no longer working there. Derek wanted to find out if Adam would be interested in coming back to help out while they looked for another permanent person.

Now when Adam had worked there in the past, it was through an Agency and Adam made X amount of dollars. Derek doesn't want to go through the Agency. Derek asks how much he made through said Agency. Adam informs him. Derek promptly offers double the old pay and then for good measure adds $1 on top of the double pay. Unreal! Adam would have went back there for the same pay as before... Talk about gravy!!!!

Adam is at a point at his current temp job where they just finished a big project and leaving now wouldn't pose a big problem... Derek is offering Adam generous pay... Derek wants and values Adam so much he is willing to go the extra mile to have him there. What a stellar day. Thank you Lord for meeting us here!

Just a couple days ago we were at a point where pulling rent money together by tomorrow was looking difficult... lo and behold I forgot to enter a paycheck into our Quicken account... rent is covered, thank you Lord! (Seth/Victoria... sound familiar ;~) Just a couple days ago we were worried about not having a safety net to fall back on in times of need... lo and behold the Lord brings along this awesome opportunity. Not only does the Lord provide us with some financial security but He gives Adam a much deserved boost to the self esteem.

Now, all I have to remember is always rely on God and He will meet us. Thanks everyone for your prayers.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Hey Rob... this one is for you...

Danielle cooking! What a domestic diva (and I emphasize diva ;~) you have on your hands ~ Truth be told... it was a great meal.... after Adam and I informed Danielle that you have to add water to the pot of frozen corn... Gotta love the girl ;~)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Danielle is my hero!!!

I just received my Gevalia coffee maker!!! Danielle, you are a wise wise woman.... THANKS!!!

ABC's of Me

The ABCs of me:

A - Age you got your first kiss: 14 I think - Matthew Pickup.
B - Band listening to right now: "Great Songs" playlist on my ipod.
C - Crush on: Ty Pennington, my husband knows.
D - Dad's name: Paul
E - Easiest person to talk to: Was my mom, most of the time it is my husband.
F - Favorite bands at the moment: Anyone from the OC, Scrubs, Garden State soundtrack
G - Gummy worms or gummy bears?: Neither, I have grown past that stage.
H - Hometown: Austin, TX
I - Instruments: None, wish there was one though.
J - Junior High: They call it Middle School in MD and it was George Fox.
K - Kind of car: Honda Accord and Jeep Grand Cherokee
L - Longest car ride ever: MD to Panama City, FL. Breaking down made it much longer then it was supposed to be.
M - Mom's name: Susan
N - Nicknames: PJ
O - One wish: To have my mom back healthy.
P - Phobias: Dying (Death is ok, it's the dying that scares me)
Q - Quote:
"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
R - Reason to smile: God's forgiveness and love
S - Song you sang last: Forever Young by Youth Group
T - Time you woke up today?: 6:10 am.
U - Unknown fact about me: I am pessimistic by default... I am trying to change that.
V - Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts, Artichoke, Asparagus... ick.
W - Worst habit(s): Not admitting I am wrong.
X - X-rays you've had: left arm twice, right leg, can't remember any others.
Y - Yummy food: eggplant pancakes, Italian wedding soup, steak and mashed potatoes meal.
Z - Zodiac sign: Virgo although I lend very little credence to astrology, very little.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Thought I might give this a shot

So I have changed my way of thinking. Worry and anger are so exhausting that I have decided to stop. Adam doesn't have a FT permanent job yet, I am stuck at a job that I don't like as much as I once did but I am too scared to leave, law school loans think that we should have the money to pay them back now and we are renting an apartment in Ellicott City that I want out of... oh and I want a baby. From now on that sentence reads as follows.... Adam has a couple interviews lined up and irons in the fire, I am lucky to have a job with such great bosses and I am generously paid for my time, so far we haven't missed a payment on the student loans, we have a roof over our heads and... well I still want a baby but I can wait.

I have also decided that life is too short for watching life pass you by. I want to start doing things... get out and experience life... heck, I need stories to tell my kids!

My first goal is to get to DC within the month of Feb. I want to visit something/anything. Museum... the Vietnam Wall... Lincoln Monument... Anything.... I am going to try to persuade bible study to join me (read us... husband gets very little say in this matter). I bet I can count on Danielle... that is if I can get her to pencil me into that busy schedule!

I will keep anyone that may read this updated ~