Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Randoms

  • I work in commercial contracting. I'm the office manager (formally, but what I actually do is so varied it causes my job title to be a bit of a mystery). I am the ONLY female that works for the entire company. Which means I constantly get "picked" on. For being a former veggie who happens to love tofu products, for wearing "impractical" cute shoes, for having a post-it obsession, for cooking(they think I can't simply because I don't make them lunch. ha!), the list goes on. It's like working with a bunch of Uncles that like to tease. So anyway, we just bought new conference room chairs, and I snagged 2 of the old ones to reupholster. I needed to measure them for a foam cushion so I went out to the shop/warehouse to ask for a tape measure. Shop guy gives me one, and asks, "Do you know how to read that thing?". Huh? Are you kidding me? If he only knew..
  • I'm loving going natural in the face department lately(or maybe it's just that I haven't felt like doing my makeup). A little tinted moisturizer, some subtle eyeliner, and I'm good. Going anywhere? Well, I might throw on a little mascara and blush, but that's it! I tell myself I'm just gearing up for summer & I'm not lazy! ;)
  • So those chairs I mentioned above- am I the only one who sees the potential?
    crappy camera phone shot

  • Z took me out to Mexican last night. I just love dates! Even if we are married- there's just something about going out that makes me happy! Unfortunately though, I could only finish 1/3 of my amazing Chicken taco salad. Those darn Nachos they give you to snack on..
  • I have a serious problem lately- sleeping. Meaning, I need wayyy more sleep than I ever had. If I sit down or try to read for a minute, I'm asleep. After getting home from work, I don't feel like doing anything!! I just feel... blah. And I end up sleeping. I don't get it! I need to start taking iron again..
  • Problem #2- I have no friends. haha, okay, that was an overstatement. But, since moving to the midwest & marrying Z, it's been VERY hard to meet other ladies my age/situation/etc. Now, I LOVE my sisters-in-law, and I have some other casual friends nearby, but none of those 'sit and talk and laugh for hours' kinds of friends that I miss so much. I think I've made this problem worse because of a case of "newlywedisms"- We just got married 4 1/2 months ago & he's my best friend & we don't enjoy not being with each other all the time. But still, he grew up here & has many more friends he can go visit & talk with. Me? Not so much. So, say a prayer that God would send me some lovely ladies with a heart for God, a love for life, & similar likes/dislikes, please? k thanks. You guys are the best, and I am truly grateful for your blog-friendship! :)


Lindsey said...

I see the potential in those chairs!!!

Praying friend, HUGS!

Jen said...

Yep, those chairs could definitely be cute... can't wait to see what you have in them.

Also? Will you mention what you're using on your face?

Re: Friends - if you move to MI, I'll be your friend! :) Ha. I'll be in the same boat in a little bit, so maybe we can exchange prayers! :) I have no clue how to meet really cool grown-up girlfriends... church maybe? or you could volunteer or take classes on a topic you're interested in (i.e., sewing, yoga, etc)?

Lucy Marie said...

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling lonely. I have those feelings often. I have lots of girl friends around here but none of them have the same things in common. Those that are Christians aren't married and those that are married aren't Christians. Those that are married and Christians are much older than me, So sometimes I feel like I have no one who knows where I'm coming from on all angles. I'm praying for you to find some real to the heart girlfriends.

mrs.leah.maria said...

Oooh I can just imagine how much fun they have at your expense!

Making friends is hard, I will definitely be keeping you in mind.

Liana said...

i love that you're so crafty! please show pics of the new chairs when they are all brand new :)

d.a.r. said...

I don't have a creative bone in my body, so to me those chairs are just plain ol' ugly. Haha! I can't wait to see what you do with them though, I'm sure it will be fabulous.

This post really spoke to my heart because we are moving away from army land (aka built in best friends all around me) in the fall and I am absolutely petrified. How do married 25 year olds meet friends? We don't have kids so it's not like we will be striking up convos at childbirth class or mommy & me groups. I am sooo nervous already!

The Ratpack said...

I know exactly how you feel about the friend thing. We live in the suburbs, and nobody our age moves out there unless they have kids and care about school districts, and sidewalks and stuff! It's hard to be a professional in your 20's, be married, and not want kids anytime soon - that really limits your friend pool! Look for bunco groups, book clubs, or even political groups, and in the mean time we'll be praying!

Jon and Steph said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel! Moving away really does a number on your friend count! I said the same prayers ;)

I'll be praying for you too!

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know how proud I am of you! It is so nice to see you living for the Lord, honoring your husband, and setting a good example for other young newlyweds (and older!). It's pretty rare from what I have seen. Keep up the good work!

(oh btw...wish you could come redecorate my house!)

Mrs. K. Emery (from the school you graduated from)

Heather said...

I haven't been wearing much makeup either! Sometimes it feels like makeup is too much of a hassle when you are just going out to one place.