Monday, October 6, 2008

A Whirlwind of Updates...

In my first post since the end of July (2 whole months if your counting) I will update you on everything that has happened in my life as best I remember it. I have a bunch to write about, so this will be fairly brief and I will expand on some of the topics in the next few days. Either way, here goes...
My life for the past couple of months has been up and down and more than a few times it has been around and around and around...for the past few months I've been dealing with some big problems at work (I'll spare you the details) with the management in my department. Not just me, a lot of people I work with. Let just say work hasn't been the best of times and places in my life as of late. I ended up on the losing end of a battle with not only my manager at work, but with senior management as well along with the "be all, end all" HR department. Being on the losing end of that battle, also means losing my job, which happened about 2 weeks ago. God was just showing me though, that he was in control and had better things in store for me elsewhere. It is sad that sometimes it takes a big event like a job loss for God to get your attention and let you know that you do not lean on him enough. Point taken, as God has proved himself yet again. While the timing did not look good for a job loss (Is the timing ever good?) with my wife going back to school, God had things in control. In less than a week, I was offered another job with a much better company with much more stability and a smaller company, which means you get treated more like a person rather than a faceless employee. In the end, I'll be much happier as the job will be doing something I know I love to do and something I know I'm good at as it is something I have done before. Not to mention the fact that I will be making a bit more money, which is always good, especially since Liv and I are working hard to get out of debt.
Thats all I'll say about the work situation, other than the fact that God really taught me to lean on him more and trust him more. Something that I've failed to do recently. Remember that no matter what happens, God is always in control, even if you can't see it. God knows the master plan and we can only see a small part of the big picture.
So what else has been going on with me? Here is a whirlwind rundown of my life for the past couple of months:
I finally got my truck back as my dad has been borrowing it for the past 4 months for a job he's been doing....excited about that.
I am really getting geared up for a very important presidential race that is in high gear right now. I hope and pray that the American people have the knowledge to make the right choice. I believe this is the most important election of my life and I really fear for what could happen in this country, or too this country should Barak Huessein Obama be elected to the White House. This is NOT the man that needs to be running this country. While I am not super thrilled about John McCain, I do know that he would be a much better president and I know I would feel much safer with him in office. I am also super excited about Sarah Palin. A real person, who has a real life outside of politics and who has a real job. Something most politicians can not say. If you are reading this and undecided, let me encourage you to not just take these candidates at "face value". Don't just listen to what the "talking heads" on TV have to say. Research them yourself. Look at the issues and look at who would put the country first. The majority of the news media is horribly biased to the left, so if that is where you get your news, you need to take some time to dig into the "other side" and see what the McCain/Palin ticket has to offer. If you are a Christian like me, the choice is a nobrainer.
Lets see, what else is going in in my life...Christmas...oh yes...believe it or not, I have done some Christmas shopping. A gift for my parents is already taken care of as is one or 2 for my lovely wife. (No honey, I'll never tell you what it'll just have to wait)
Um...what else is there...oh yea...spiders. They've taken over my house. Not really, but kind of. I've never in my life seen the amount of spiders around my house as I have this year. They are literally everywhere. It's like we are being overrun! I have sprayed for them and killed many of them but they keep coming back stronger and in more numbers. It's almost like something out of the movie arachnaphobia. When I say they are everywhere, I mean it...they are all over the doors, windows, roof, porches, deck, steps, garage, work bench, hedges, plants, trees and on my way out to the mailbox today, I saw two bg webs in the grass. Flat webs bult horizontally in the grass. I've never seen the like.
Tennesse football is another story for another day. I don't want to delve into it right now...that wouldn't be for the best. I'll just say that it is going to take more than a change a QB to fix the football team. There is always basketball...and who would have thunk it.
Everything else...well, alot of stuff. Liv and I have found a new favorite singer (one of my fav's...I don't want to put her at the tip top as that is reserved for you know who), and her name is Brandi Carlile. If you haven't heard her, I suggest you give her a spin. Pretty cool. Liv and I have also gone MAC. Thats right, I'm writing this post right now using our new Macbook. As far as I can tell, I'll never go back to a PC. This is by far the best computer I've ever used. Superb. I finally got my garage cleaned out and we can park the car inside for the first time since our yard sale in early June!!
Last but not least (and I'm sure I'm leaving stuff out, but so what...there is just so much since I've posted last) for all you married couples, this may be a good idea if you don't already do this...Liv and I have limited our "TV time" to 2 or 3 nights a week. The rest of the time is "our" time. It's been the most awesome thing in the world. It's amazing how much you don't talk to each other when you are watching TV. It's nice to get back to spending time with your spouse and doing fun things other than the TV. Right now, we are almost through with a puzzle...I've almost forgotten about how fun those are!! God has truly blessed me with one of the most amazing women in the world. I don't know how I would make it without her and I don't know how I made it 25 years without her to begin with!
That'll about do it for now, keep checking back as there should be some great posts coming here in the next week or so. Until then, have a great one!

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