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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Je ne parle pas fran├žais

Weird. The Blogger sign in page was in French. I don't know French, but luckily, I knew enough to sign in and change it back to English. Weird and funny.

I have been graced with an overabundance of free time. Normally, that's not scary, unless I decide to clean my room. Now that's scary!

BEFORE & AFTER

Don't you just love the view I have? It's nice to have it clean. I can have friends over now and not worry about losing them in blackhole.

If I don't get anything planned later in the week, I'll be on cleaning duty for the rest of the house in preparation for the arrival of family next week. Hotel Broadmoor will be opening to my family from the north.

I got my hair done yesterday. I don't have a satisfactory pic yet.  I hung out with my bestie Jade after she finished with my hair.  We went to see Confessions of a Shopaholic.  It was a cute movie.  Perfect for girl time. :-)

I officially now work for Lite FM now. It's a nice confirmation of still being employed after the earth shaking uncertainty of last week.  Kinda excited about the fresh start. Lord knows I need the work.

Today is Mardis Gras... maybe that's why Blogger went French.  Google did too.  I decided I'd participate in IBC's recognition of Lent this year.  I've firmly decided on giving up carbonated beverages, but I'm still on the fence about giving up meat sans seafood.  That one could prove tricky.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

At least it's sunny in the bottom of the valley now.

Day 3 of MIA paycheck.  Turns out that my highly unappreciated $6 from Plato's Closet just saved me from a hefty overdraft fee.  It's greatly appreciated now.

As I was leaving to dash to the ATM, I got a phone call from my boss' boss.  Never really get calls from him, but seeing as we've just had a major unscheduled shake up at work, it's not a complete surprise.  We're having a staff meeting tomorrow night.  Dun dun dun!  OYes, to discuss our future employment.

On one side, super scary, anxiety-inducing anticipation of the unknown future.  On the other hand, I'm saving gas by not driving to Lewisville for rehearsal.

In an effort to battle my bills in lieu of an MIA paycheck, I'm going to have to ask my dad for a loan until my paycheck comes and/or my tax refund.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An Apathetic Desperation.

I'm in a bad way.  I need prayers.

Today is day 2 of an MIA paycheck.  My bills were due on Saturday [$500].  As if that were not enough, the radio station that I work for had a major format change to all Spanish language hit adult contemporary.  I still have a job, but a little warning would have been nice.  The subterfuge makes me feel like my job is in danger.

So now, I'm counting minutes not worked, sitting on my rear in my jammies, and hoping and praying that my tax refund hurries the hell up.  I was starting to wonder if I'm getting depressed again.  I got this way just before I left my job at Family Christian Store.  Feeling trapped, desperate, paralyzed, and depressed.

In an effort to get some money, I tried selling some clothes at Plato's Closet.  Out of an arm load of formal wear and a bag full of clothes, they only took 3 items.  Ouch.  I think a garage sale or even *gulp* eBay might have been better.  Maybe not as instant as I'd like though.

Anyways, I covet your prayers.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Proud of Pride and Prejudice

What a weekend!

We performed before a full house all 3 performances this weekend.  I only made one flub the first night, the rest of my performances were great.  I really happy that we've become a very close cast/  I hope that we can all still hang out after the play ends.  We have too much fun together.


We have a bit too much fun behind the scenes. lol!

I made it a goal to forget about financial woes during this weekend's run of performances.  It really helped, but now it's on my mind again.  My pay check goes into my bank at midnight tonight.  I'm hoping that there will be enough.  I'm not expecting to be able to pay my bills on my own.  I need $500 to cover my bills.  I have $61.  I'm only expecting $226 from my pay check.  It's getting a bit tight in here.

What's worse is that there is nothing on the schedule for next week.  I could be called in at any time for a few hours.  Being on call makes it difficult to pick up hours in my mom's office.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Monday

A day off.  While I love staying home and lazing about the house watching my new found favorite tv on dvd show [you can guess], I confess I'd rather like to do some work and get paid.

Bills are due this week.  $500.  Just checked the bank. I have $91.  On top of that, inspection and registration are due this month as well.  No bueno.  My reaction to this is to hide in bed with the covers pulled over my head, but that doesn't solve anything.  I feel like I've squandered what little I have, but it's really not the case.  Last Monday, I had $141.  Since then, I ran out of gas, bought a gas can, filled my gas tank, and gifts for this weekend.  I get paid on Friday (I think), but I'm not sure it'll be enough.  It's a slow time of year for events that the promo team at my radio station works, and ironically, the big events that we have, I can't work due to previous commitments.

Grr.

I'm just relying on faith at this point.  From where I sit, everything seems kinda hopeless, but that's where God works best.  His strength is made perfect in our weakness.  His grace is sufficient.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shower Sunday

A requested update dedicated to a faithful reader. ;-)

This weekend was lovely.  Lovely weather took my parents to the lake and left me with the house, laundry room, and entertainment center all to myself.  I took full advantage of all of it.

My cousin's fiance has gotten me addicted to Firefly.  It was on my watch list for a while, but I kept putting it off because I'm a rebel and dislike being told to watch something based on hype.  Anyhow, I'm hooked now, and I spent all of Saturday doing laundry and watching Firefly.  Of course, I took a break for Doctor Who. [Good gravy, I'm such a geek! HAHA!!!]  Wrapped up the evening with my favorite movie, Lost In Translation [I miss Tokyo].

Today was the wedding shower double whammy.  Started with Kimmy's shower at Jenina's house [Hi Jenina!].  I loved the little advice cards.  Definitely some quotable moments to be had *coughcoughKellyblushcoughgigglecough* Mini quiches followed me to Oak Cliff for my cousin Shane's shower.  It was a small gathering at his church.  I don't often get to see that side of the family, so I hopped at the chance to see cousins and my aunt and uncle.  More quotable moments from a lady about sliding off satin sheets.  Oh my. LOL.

I'm watching the Grammy's with my parents.  Dad likes Coldplay now, but I think they say that every year and never follow up on getting an album.  Pretty sure Mom has a crush on Simon Baker... but who doesn't?  I loved the new U2 song; can't wait for that album.