Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend With Stuart

Wow, I had a wonderful weekend with my son and future daughter-in-law and her mom. I got there on Friday afternoon, checked in at the gate to the subdivision, and spent the next two days getting to know Kristi's mom, Connie. I really loved her and feel if we lived close together we could be really good friends. They have a gorgeous home but she is so down to earth, fun, sweet and kind, that I don't even mind the thought of her coming to my humble little house whenever she can. We ate lasagne, salad, garlic bread, 14-layer chocolate cake, fruit, and so much other stuff that I fear to step on the scales. However, I walked this afternoon and plan to do so a couple more times this week and hope the pounds don't show up. ha.

What made the weekend so much more enjoyable was that a BIG prayer was answered. I had only been at Connie's with Stuart for about 15 to 20 minutes when his cell phone rang. He stepped outside to answer it, and when he came in, he announced that he was now employed!!!!!!! He's been without a job for a while now but he and we knew God would provide in His timing. He is now employed with American International Movers -- a company that moves military personnel from one base to another. Stuart will be in charge of coordinating the moves, which will be something totally different from what he is used to doing, and he is excited. There's a lot of room for growth in this company, so I'm praying he will work hard and make a great career for himself.

Stuart's and Kristi's wedding is July 18th and the job has taken a lot of stress off of him. Kristi is kinda getting antsy as she still has a list of things to do. We did make some progress while I was there in that she chose the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. Now I just have to make the call and get the details nailed down. Also, we went to Men's Warehouse and got the tuxedos chosen and while there Stuart got measured and fitted for his. Come to think about it, I need to go shopping for a dress as well. Hmmmmmm.....

There's a whole list of things I need to be doing as well (unrelated to the wedding): Write three thank-you notes, plan next month's ladies' meeting program, study my Sunday School lesson, pay several bills, clean off my dresser and chest as I have Mississippi company coming Thursday afternoon and plan to let her sleep in my room, make several phone calls, and on and on I could go. So why am I sitting here yakking? I'm waiting for some pictures to upload to Kodak Gallery so I can order prints. Guess I better check to see if they are done.

Until next time...Wanda.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No subject

I've run out of titles! Anyway, I've been very busy getting acquainted with my new job, the people, the routine, details, etc. It seems to be getting busier by the day - guess the more I learn the more I have to do. That's okay because all of the staff have been super helpful and kind, which makes the learning process so much more enjoyable. The only complaint I have is about the language I hear. It could be a lot worse, but I wish it was not an issue. Maybe this is my new mission field!

I had a blessed Mother's Day. I got a gift and card in the mail from Jawan on Saturday, ate lunch with and got a gift from Angela and family on Sunday, got a call from Stuart on Sunday afternoo0n, as well as one later from Kristi (my soon-to-be daughter-in-law). So, have the day start off in church, all of the in-between attention, and ending it in church made it a great day.

I'm looking forward to this weekend as I'll be going to Stuart's to get some wedding plans (rehearsal dinner mostly) nailed down. I'll get to meet Kristi's mom and step-day and some of her family as well. I've made arrangements for my backup to play at church for me on Sunday so I can stay over and go to church with Stuart and Kristi and come home Sunday afternoon. I'll have more to share with you when I get home.

We had our ladies' meeting tonight and had 12 in attendance (only about half of what should have been there). Our pastor's wife brought the devotional, which was really good and something all of us should continually strive for: concern, compassion and commitment. I just wish I could get through to the ones who don't come these three characteristics, especially about commitment.

I know it's short, but, hey, it's something! Until next time...Wanda.