Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I want to be a writer and thankful ramblings


I love to write! Growing up, I use to sit down with a pen and a notebook and write novels.  In my personal opinion they were pretty good.  Now with a husband, a toddler and 2 large dogs I can’t seem to find the time to even journal.   

I want so bad to be a great writer!  I know it’s in me somewhere. I’ve read somewhere that you just have to write. Don’t think about it and just write. So whoever actually reads this may just have to suffer through my ramblings.  

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  One of my favorite holidays, actually now that I think about it, I think all the holidays are my favorite.  But Thanksgiving is just YUMMY.  I’m not too crazy about turkey but oh how I love dressing, dumplings (the southern kind of course) and pumpkin pie.

I know Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food.  For some people it’s the sales on Black Friday, or as it will be this year, Thanksgiving Night.  I personally think it’s disgusting that stores are so greedy that they are taking away from their employee’s family time and making them work tomorrow.  How about the corporate heads come out and work instead of making their employees do it?

I remember working retail and dreading working the day after Thanksgiving but was always happy that we would be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Wow! How things have changed.

The whole purpose of Thanksgiving is for us to all reflect on what we actually have (not what we want) and be grateful. 

I am very blessed!  I have an amazing, smart and healthy little boy. He brings such joy every day.   Even on the days the terrible twos are showing up.  My husband is wonderful as well!  He is a pleaser. Always trying to make me happy, where some days it is a CHORE! He likes to play Top Chef in the kitchen, some days it’s more like Kitchen Nightmares but he makes awesome chicken parmesan.  He’s also packing up and moving 800 miles away just to make this southern girl smile. God, I love him!

I have a loving extended family that is always there if we need help. Great friends who I will miss terribly and of course my 2 crazy dogs who make me laugh on even the worst of days.  Holley who knows that today is Wednesday and she’s going to have Pizza and Raven who is just deliriously happy and loves peanut butter.

Erika

Monday, November 25, 2013

Answered Prayers.


Sorry to anyone who actually reads my blog. Which as of right now, I think it's no one. I've been a little out of it lately. My world here is slightly crazy.

After 5 and 1/2 years in Jersey Hell, and many, many prayers my little family is finally getting out of here. As of January 1, 2014 we will be Georgia residents. We are a little scared but so excited. Since we moved to NJ I kept saying I was going to get back south but nothing I did seemed to work. I begged and pleaded and pitched many hissy fits but the hubs wasn't budging. Finally, after many nights of very specific prayers The Good Lord finally opened a door for us. My job had an opening in the Atlanta office. I mentioned the opening in passing to Hubs and he quickly (i think without thinking) told me to apply for it. Once I told my office my interest in the position, they quickly jumped on it and had me transferred. As of November 1st I started working for the Atlanta office out of my NJ office.

Panic sunk in!

The Hubs and I took one weekend, flew down to Atlanta, looked at 24, yes 24, houses and found our perfect house. We are in love. We close in 2 weeks and will have 2 more weeks after that before we move. I wish I had thought about this a little more. I would not have chose to move right after Christmas and right before Hubs birthday. Poor guy has never really had a birthday. I mean technically the whole world is celebrating with him on New Years Eve.

There is SO much to do in the 5 weeks I really don't think I have much time to breathe. I hope I remember to. I just have to remember that God brought this miracle to us, He's going to help us get through it. We all just need to TRUST him with everything.




Erika