Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Too much time ...or not enough time?

I've come to the conclusion that Roy needs to stay busy...when presented with an amount of time void of any activity he tends to get a little antsy. He's had an entire week of complete time and he wakes up everyday wondering what he will do. Already this week he has rearranged our room, completely deep cleaned the basement and the car, finished the laundry, cleaned the oven, gone to the gym every morning after long morning bike rides, finished building a retaining wall, and gone grocery shopping. As you can imagine I've enjoyed the whole idea of not coming home and starting a load of laundry or finding the time to run to the grocery store. I'll be sad to see it all go, but for Roy's sake it's a good thing he starts his new job Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2009

These Days

I find it amazing how fast things can change when everything is in it's right place and time. These past few weeks Roy and I have been seriously talking about a change in our life's. Roy has worked for the same company for almost 5 years now. It as been a great job for Roy, paying well and keeping him out from behind a desk. However, for Roy to be happy he must see himself progressing, and he had worked himself to the point where he was no longer moving forward. In fact he felt like the environment that he was working in was actually dragging him back and I would have to agree. Many days he would come from work worn out emotionally and physically. I really started noticing the change in the morning. Roy is usually a whole different person in the morning. Usually up at 5:30 getting ready and anxious to get the day started, he started to lounge around in bed longer in the morning and he stopped setting his alarm clock and just waited for mine to go off. He no longer cared if he was the first person at work (very unusual for Roy). I hated watching this transformation in Roy and not know what to do. One day Roy finally told me he could not physically work another winter installing because his ankle tendons would lock up and he couldn't walk. He also finally opened up about how unappreciated he felt at work and how tired he was of being there. We discussed different ideas and solutions, but were hesitant to really do anything because so many people don't even have jobs right now, we felt that we were being ungrateful for the job he had. We have taken our concerns and questions to the lord and prayed for his guidance in this process hoping that an opportunity would present itself. Fast forward to last Thursday....
I was busy working, when who would walk through the door but bishop A.J. (our bishop from the singles ward). He came right out and said he needed to talk to Roy. When I inquired what about he said, "Well, I don't know if Roy is working where he wants to for the rest of his life, but I have a position opening up that I would like to talk to him about." And just like that, Roy and I had been given an opportunity to make a positive change in our life's. Roy has given his two weeks notice and isn't looking back. Though this transition isn't quite complete, we both feel the peace of this decision. I can see the hand of the lord in this and I'm grateful for his love for us. We can't wait to see where life is going to take us!

Friday, April 10, 2009

How many does it take?

I have a pet peeve, well I have more than one, but I would like to focus on one in particular this morning. I would like to preface this rant by saying I really do enjoy where I work, it's a small quite environment. I can get dicey some days but most of the time it's really enjoyable and not too stressful. When I say small it really is, there are only about 8-9 of us here on any given day. This is great most of the time, but on days like today...not so great. Each morning, like clockwork at 9:30, the guys go on a drink run. Honestly, I don't mind that they go on a drink run, in fact they usually grab me some ice and an odd hot chocolate every once in awhile. But what really makes my butt itch is when all 4 indoor sales guys go. They justify this by saying, "Randy will cover the phones". This is not a solution to the problem of leaving me alone with demanding customers. What they know, as well as I do, is that Randy is what we call a long talker. Of course Randy will cover the phones while there gone as long as that means one phone call every half hour. Personally I think that drink runs could be covered by 2-3 people tops, but apparently I work with a bunch of middle school girls who can't go to the gas station by themselves.

IT JUST BUGS....that's all!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hall of Fame Material

I'm excited about this!

Watching this will help you understand why.

I miss watchin this kind of basketball!