Thursday, June 30, 2011


So today is Audie's and My anniversary!! we aren't together so we celebrated Tuesday night by going to bonefish grill and then to see Cars 2. The food was great and the movie was really cute. We haven't been on an actual date in a really long time so it was nice to get to spend time together just the two of us, especially since we have to spend the next two months apart.

Today I also had my first day at my new job! WOW is all I have to say about it, because it was a crazy first day. Good but crazy. I got there around 9:30 and then my predecessor gave me the run through of the job until we broke for about a twenty minute lunch and then we hit the ground again and worked until 4:30. So i have had an exhaustingly full day. Basically she tried to show me everything that she does on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis so that I'm all caught up on what the dealio is when things come around. There was a lot of computer work that I had to learn and I'm still not totally confident that I have all that down, but I'm going to work hard at it. There was also just the schedule of things that has to get done on a regular basis that I'm not sure or not if I'll get it all straight very quickly. Hopefully it will all work out.

Staying with Audie's family has been going pretty well, much better than I anticipated. I hate to admit it now, but I was really worried that we would get on each others nerves and stuff like that, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Who knows they might be hating me, but I don't hate them so far (not that I think I will in the future, but you know what I mean.)

We had really good mexican food for lunch and I talked to both my mom and my grandma today, and i went to the exciting world of walmart to get hangers so i could hang up the rest of my clothes.

So I'm really on a streak about posting, mostly 'cause there isn't much else going on, but we'll see how long it lasts, though now that I've said something I just jinxed it.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

i made it

I made it to GA, I no longer live in NC with my husband, but in GA with his cousin and her family. I made the long drive today and made it just fine. I got pretty much settled in but need some more hangers for my clothes(not that i brought too many or something!!) I probably did that is for sure. But i have everything that i need other than that for now.

This is the beginning of a two month stretch where Audie will still live in Raleigh but I'll live here while he's searching for a new job and I'm beginning my new one. It should suck pretty bad ( it always does when you are apart from your spouse for an extended length of time) but I think I have plenty to occupy my time for now.

K that's pretty much all for now. I have my first day of work with my new job tomorrow and that should be interesting for sure. Basically I'm going to meet my predecessor and go over the job description and all that entails for now.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

back before i go

So we just spent a week in GA with my family! It was so fun to see my mom and aunts and grandparents and everyone else for a few days. I had a meeting with some folks in Macon on Thursday and we got back Friday night. We spent some time with some friends last night and today i'm resting and packing! I'm so ready to get my adventure in GA started this week. I leave for good on Wednesday and I have a lot of packing to do. I'm so excited to have a job and to get started on it. I think I'm going to like it a lot better than what I do at the hospital and I'm ready to live that much closer to my family. I'll only be an hour from my in-laws and 2 1/2 from my family. i'm so exctied!!! I think that i'll get to spend extra time with my family and stuff.

So what is audie doing while I'm going to be in GA?? He'll be in NC looking for a job in GA while i'm working there. For two months we'll be living apart, but it hopefully won't be too bad. He's going to stay in our apartment here while I stay with his cousin. After Sept. 1st he'll move down to GA too. We'll hopefully move most of our stuff down at the end of july and put it in storage for a month.

So that's what's been up with us, not too much but enough time with family to make me happy for a while.


Sunday, June 12, 2011


So in the last few days I've gotten some good news. A cousin of Audie's who lives in our new city is offering to let me stay with her family with very little rent, which is awesome!! I also spoke to my boss at the hospital and i now know what my last day is and when my first day with the new church will be. it will be a quick turn around, but i'm pretty excited about the changes that are happening. I also did my last on-call at the hospital which went really well, but left me drained today. That's really all that's happened really around here.



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Moving Woes

So I'm still reeling from the excitement of my new job offer. I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going to live in my new town. I have to find either a place to sublet or someone to let me stay with them for two months while I work at the church and Audie continues to live in Raleigh. Trying to figure this out has led to quite a few headaches looking at our finances and how little we can spend on this sublet or place. I'll be getting a housing allowance at my new job, but it still won't be enough to pay for two places.

I have figured out that my in-laws would let me live with them for those two months, however they live an hour away from the church, long commute much?? It would be fine to live with them, but a horrible drive. Added pressure to this whole issue is the fact that I need to give two weeks notice to my old job at the hospital, but I'm not sure when I'll start my new job. So i'm working on trying to figure out when I'm going to start and then work on housing during my two weeks. We'll see as the new job wants me to start the first part of july, meaning i have to give my two weeks notice in the next week or so, but am hesitant to give my two weeks notice without having a place to live in Athens.

Added to all of this, I'm off of my job for a whole week the week of the 20th for a pre-planned vacation! Meaning I might wind up not actually working my full two weeks, which means i'm working hard not to be sad that i'm leaving a job that i've had mixed feelings about this whole time.

ok just needed to talk that out a little, and hopefully get some ideas about housing, if you know of anything let me know!!!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Commissioning and New Job

I got commissioned yesterday at 2 and got offered a job at 4, and I accepted both!!! So excited for this new stage in my journey and hopefully it will be a good one on both fronts. I don't have much to say on the internet about my job, but I interviewed on Saturday and then got offered the job yesterday. I'm going to be a Children's Minister in Athens GA and I'm very excited about it.

Now to figure out living situations and stuff like that. The problem is that Audie will be working in Raleigh still until Sept. 1st. Hopefully by then he'll have a job in the Athens area and can move down there to be with me. But my job starts somewhere in the neighborhood of July 1st. so I'm going to be searching frantically for a place to live in Athens for the next couple of months so that I can work and save some money hopefully for a place to live in Athens.

That's all for now, so excited about all the changes happening in my life, and kind of scared at the same time!!