Its been awhile.
In the time since I was last on here numerous things have happened.
I finished out my first semester of Grad school with a 3.0, not exactly where I would have liked it to have been, but it could have been worse.
Started my second 'semester', it finishes next week.
The biggest thing was the loss of Papaw last week.
My papaw was my mom's dad, and my hero.
He passed away last Wednesday morning at about 3:30 AM, I didn't get there until about 1:30 PM.
I got back from Athens Monday a couple of hours before I had to be in class, and am leaving to go back next Wednesday to spend a few weeks there before fall classes start on August 30th.
God Bless everyone, and if your papaw, or whatever you may call him, is still around, take the time to go see him or call him and tell him you love him, you never know how little time you have left with him.
I'm taking a breather!
I have been working all day on a couple of partial papers that I have to write for group presentations for two of my classes this semester.
I have finished one and am not really sure were to go with the other so, we shall see.
The one I finished was for a pedagogy report on The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering by Janet and Robert Denhardt. I was obliged to write the intro and development leading up to "the new public service." A very tiring job I must say. I shouldn't complain though, it was only 2 1/5 pages that was suppose to be 1 1/2 pages. oh well.
The other partial paper is a budget analysis of a non-profit organization. This project makes me wish I had taken those extra accounting classes like I wanted to in my undergrad.
I have another paper due next week, a career paper on 3 careers in public administration. I hate the idea of even having to write this paper, it is just a big waste of time and energy I do not want to take. Oh well.
I am definitely at the point in the semester where I hate school and am wondering why I continue to torture myself with it. The bright side is that in 10 days the only thing I have left is a take home final for my public administration and society class, which I will have a week to complete. unfortunately that means I will have that to work on, on my birthday. yippee
In other news, I got a haircut a couple of weeks ago. I cut off about 6" and it felt wonderful!
Do you like?
I hope your week/month/semester is going better than mine is currently.
I bought a macbook with my loan money. I am very happy.
So last night, shortly after getting back from church, I got a call from my sister Callie telling me that they were on there way back to the church building because my sister Maggie was being baptized. I am so happy for her and so proud that she has made this decision to dedicate herself to God. He is so good.
I looked out my window this morning around 7:00 AM and there was about a half inch of snow covering the ground so I put on some sweats and went out and took pictures, then went back to bed. It hasn't stopped snowing all day, and it is absolutely beautiful. How anyone can look at the beauty of nature and doubt God, I'll never understand.
In other news, I am still looking for a job, but I have handed and sent out my resume to a few places, and filled out some online applications. All I can do now is put my trust in God that he will supply all my needs.
I am really enjoying the time that I have gotten to spend with the brethren I have been getting to know at West Main. They have already been making me feel at home with them.
So blessings are abundant in my life right now.
God bless you all.
Well I have been in Texas for 3 weeks now and it still seems weird that I would be here. I had never imagined coming to Texas before last year and then I wasn't completly sold on it, but it could be growing on me.
While I have been here I have had a hard time finding a congregation to attend, and really there just isn't one here in Denton. Well, there is one congregation, but I really want to be able to find people in my age group to be around. Not that there isn't value in older people, but I do want to have supportive Christian friends my age. Is that clear at all? So anyways, last night I drove to Lewisville (about a 20 minute drive down the interstate) and attended at the West Main Congregation there. It seems to be a good congregation, and they were very friendly. I'll definitely be going back .
In other news, I still do not have a job. Hopefully I will be able to find something at least this week, even if that means I go back into retail for a little while. I could be okay doing that for a while, but definitly not forever. I am enjoying my apartment, but I still don't know very many people so I get lonely sometimes, and since I don' t have cable or internet it can get rather dull all on my own.
That is really all that is going on with me now. I am hopeful for good things to come though.
God Bless you!