Thursday, April 10, 2008

Unpacking my life....

Well I got all moved into my new place this past weekend (actually I got all moved in Friday before dark... and I started Friday morning!!!). Thanks to all the guys who helped me move (Derek, BJ, Steph, Dad, and Chris) I wouldn't have been able to do it all so fast without all of them! I went back and cleaned the old house Saturday morning, my roommate came and got her stuff and all she said to me was Hi! WOW! really? Oh well!

I have almost unpacked ALL of my stuff!! I didn't really realize how much "stuff" I had! Even when packing it up, I think b/c I packed a little at a time I didn't even realize all that I had (and I think stuff was more spread out throughout the house). But while unpacking all of it at once and in closer living quarters I became well aware of just how much "stuff" I really have! So not only did I sort through all of my stuff while I was packing it to weed out anything that I really don't need I am also doing the same thing while I unpack! It is hard b/c I like to keep things that have sentimental value, but i keep having to ask myself how long do you really need to keep hanging on to those shirts from high school that I will never wear again b/c they say Seniors '03 on it and the fact that they don't fit? Or how long do I need to keep magazine clippings for collages that I thought about making here and there? ha ha I guess you could say I am a pack-rat!

So I am sorting through my life once again and cleaning out the clutter! Getting ready for another garage sale! :) I will post pictures soon of the new apartment!!

New Favorite Singer...

LUCY WALSH - daughter of Joe Walsh (from the Eagles)
she has a beautiful voice and kind of has an 80's thing going on with her wardrobe and music style.

Check her out!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I'm moving on....

As moving day approaches I find myself in a funky mood... one that is a mixture of excitement, nerves, and sadness! Excited to move into a new place, new people, new surroundings.

Nervous because I am actually ON MY OWN!! When I moved out of my parents house I had someone there helping me pay the bills and it wasn't all up to me, now it is ALL me! Which is a good thing that I don't have to rely on someone else, but kind of scary.

Sad because I love the house and it is so cute!!! And its my first house for being out on my own... I was doing laundry the other day and as I was folding towels I thought this will be the last time I do this here and as I was walking back out to the living room as sudden wave of sadness came over me, but it only lasted a few seconds. You know in movies where people have flash backs of times that they spent with people or doing something? My thoughts kind of flashed like that... I thought of all the stuff we had done in the house and to the house and our little christmas tree and decorations, it was a sad but happy feeling to have been able to have those times.

Even though my roommate and I's relationship is pretty strained at this point she will always have a place in my heart and everything that we went through in the house will forever be cherished memories.

When I think about this "new phase" of my life as I am calling it I think about the Rascal Flatts song I'm Moving On (not all of the lyrics pertain to my situation, but the thought behind the song)...

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I'm movin' on

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they're always the same
They mean me no harm but it's time that I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there's no guarantees, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

I sold what I could and packed what I couldn't
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I've loved like I should but lived like I shouldn't
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Power of Prayer!

I know that I have been praying for sometime now and Mom and her "Prayer Team" (as she calls them) have been praying that my house rents out fast and that everything will work out with my new apt.
WELL!!!!! I went to my new apartment office on Saturday to finalize our plans b/c there is a lady that wants to move in on the 10th so I wanted to tell the guy at the apartment that I want to go with the bigger apartment! While I'm there he tells me that they are having a move-in special and the first month is only $99! WOW!!! SO instead of having to pay close to $1,300 I now only have to pay $630.25!! Thank you GOD!!!
Well I call my landlord while I'm at the apartment to make sure that the lady still wants the house so I don't go through all of this mess with the guy in the office for nothing! My landlord tells me not only does the lady REALLY want the house but now she wants to move in on the 5th!!!! I was like ummm ok sure why not!? AHHHHH that is only a week away! (now its only 4 days away!)
So needless to say the Lord really answered my prayers and then some!!! I want to thank everyone that has prayed for me during this time!

Psalm 50:15
"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

Isaiah 41:10
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

With all that said I have two final verse that have become kind of the guiding verses for my life...
The first verse helps me deal with the worry gene I inherited from my wonderful Father and Oma
Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

And the second verse helps me with my struggle with being patient...
Romans 8:25
"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."

In closing Thank God and Praise Him in all that you do and say!

P.S. anyone that wants to help pack or move