Monday, January 29, 2007

Shrimp Alfredo!

Matt and I had a great time on Sunday night. After picking up the Panera Bread for my agency we decided to get some cream cheese to put on some of the bagels. In the store we get the idea to make shrimp alfredo. I think it turned out well except I wish I had more sauce. However; that didn't matter. I just love spending time with this guy.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Weekend

This has been a great weekend so far. Before going to the dance on Friday a group of people went to Jazz. We eat Cajun food and danced to the Dixie Land Band. Like most experiences dancing outside the Eagles people responded to us very positively. I heard a couple admirers saying "Wow!" They could have also been responding to the price of all you eat hush puppies but I like to think of them as responding to the boogie drop Matt and I did.
After a couple dances we went down to the Bellevue Social Hall. I enjoyed this venue much better then the Eagles. It was cleaner and seemed to have more room. Towards the end of the night there was just a hand full of people and they started playing music we don't usually hear at JNO. People began to cut loose. We got into a circle and did whatever we felt like. I'm not sure if I've ever seen so many Jitterbugs rolling around on the floor. It was so much fun

The start of what will soon be a huge craze

Last night a very large group went and saw my favorite local comedy team 88 Improve. They were hilarious and put on a really good show. Matt got to go up on stage and strike some poses. It was obvious he had drama experience because he did a great job.

I'm really looking forward to Terra Nova tonight.

Thanks to Jittercliff for the photo

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Random Thoughts

I'm not sure what to post about. I just feel like posting. First of all...thank you for all the words of encouragement I got in response to my previous post.
I am making today a day of rest. This last week as been very enjoyable. I've spent almost all my time hanging out with friends and family. I just want to relax tonight.
Jenny bought a new vacuum cleaner so the living room is filled with a new appliance smell. I love that smell. We finally got the things picked up that have been driving both of us nuts for weeks.
My oldest bird has always been the adventurous type. When he was a baby he would go exploring in the living room. Sometimes I would have trouble finding him. In the last couple of days he has figured out how to get out of his cage through an opening in the top. I don't know how to fix the situation yet... I could just keep the blanket over them but they need light... SCREEN!!! I could get screen!! Does anybody know where to find that stuff?
I think I'll sleep on it.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Life in the fast lane

Most of the time I work in a good environment but I was involved in breaking up another fight yesterday. I've been in plenty of them. This one wasn't nearly as bad as the one I was in several weeks ago or others in the past 6 years. They weren't attacking me this time and I didn't get hit. I'm getting real concerned however; that I'm loosing myself. I used to be so strong mentally.
One of the reason might be is that I feel like I don't really have somebody to talk to. Don't misunderstand me. I have wonderful friends and I love them very much. I know some of them would do anything for me. I just feel like they have there separate worlds, own issues to deal with, and simply can't understand. My co-workers would understand but I have to be professional there. I don't like being happy/strong all day and then having the people I'm closest to get depression from me.
Last night however; there was some things I was thankful for. I had things to do and friends to see after work so I didn't let myself get emotional until 10pm. It makes me feel like I can still do what God called me to do but it's getting harder and harder.
The last couple weeks I've been thinking about the differences between my life 6 years ago and now. There were ways I kept myself above water back then. The most obvious difference is that I had a stronger relationship with God. I've been trying to incorporate the same activities into my life that I used to do. I figure it's a good start to finding out what I need. Years ago when I got depressed I would pop in a worship CD, walk to the park, and pray. When I got back it was like nothing ever happened. Today I went to Target and got myself a CD player and a case to hook around my waist. I got home, took it out of the package, put it all together, and realized I didn't have any AA batteries... oops. It was frustrating until I realized that these will be waiting for me later.
I know this post might seem too personal but I can't keep it in anymore. If my praying friends read this please remember me. Thank you