Sunday, September 12, 2010
I've been working for the Wilson Insurance Group for about a month, I really love it there and have made some really fabulous friends! Steph and I hit it off right from the start and immediately were bff's! lol! And Steve is great as well! For one of the first times in a LONG time, I actually enjoy getting up and going to work! So that's awesome!
Last weekend my bff Shayla came up for the holiday weekend, we had a blast, as always and I spent most of this past week trying to recover. I swear, I am not use to staying out as late as I have been the past few months, but I am having fun and meeting new people, which I would say is a good thing.
Grandma is still not 100%, She goes tomorrow for some more test... we just keep waiting for them to pin point exactly what's wrong and fix it... hopefully by my next update I'll have some good news!
I've decided to start growing my hair out, we'll see how long that last, but I really want long hair again, so hopefully I can have enough patience to see it through.
Still a vegetarian... and loving it! No cravings for meat and feeling better daily, well, except for this weekend, I think it's just my allergies but I've really felt like crap the entire time. lame. I have started drinking Dr.Pepper again... I only drink about 1 a day, but I seriously LOVE IT! It's like my crack or something. haha! I'm going to try and stop drinking it, but we'll see.
Still looking for a decent man, do any of you know one out there??? Hook a sister up, if so! Like one that actually gives a crap about me (the person) and not me (the body). I'm over all of these guys just looking for one thing, I don't have time for the bs and I'm certainly better than all of that. I would like to find someone that has his life put together, christian, no kids, never been married, honest, loyal, fun, comes from a divorced family (preferably), and one that doesn't think/talk about sex all the dang time... does this guy even freakin' exist???? If he does... he must live across the world and I'm never gonna find him. Everyone says, once you stop looking then you'll find the "one" well, I stopped looking a long time ago, and instead I just keep running into frogs, where is my prince charming? Seems to me, all of my friends are finding their prince charmings and I'm left with a wedding announcement that isn't mine. Please don't take it that I'm not happy for all of them, just curious as to where they are finding worthy men... I must be swimming in the wrong sea or something. Maybe one day I'll find the love of my life in the grocery store, over the canned squash (yes, they have canned squash) until then, I'll try to be content with just having a good time with friends, although pretty soon, all of my friends are going to be married. ha.
Ok, so enough about my man hating... I hope everyone is doing great! I'll be in Tulsa this next weekend, so hit me up if you want to hang!
Have a great week friends!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
BUT... I will say this, my grandma had another procedure this week and everything went well. We see her primary care physician tomorrow and we are hoping for some direction as to what the next step is! Her blood pressure has been staying pretty high lately, and she's always had great blood pressure, not sure what that's about but maybe the doc can shed some light on the situation!
Went out with some of the guys last night, had a great time considering I thought I was going to turn into a pumpkin when it turned midnight, ha! But I did sleep all day today, I'm just not the ol' girl I use to be and I certainly can't run on such minimal sleep!
Going to the Brooks and Dunn concert tomorrow night with my mom! So excited to see them preform and to see Miranda Lambert again! I'm also excited to get dressed up and have a great time! :) I'll post pictures this weekend!
My forehead is peeling from getting burned this weekend, it's incredibly unattractive, but out of my control! Other than that, I'm very thankful no where else has started to peel, I'll keep my fingers crossed that nothing does!
Well, I guess that's all I've got for today! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Shay and Chris
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I'm very excited for the weekend though!! Tomorrow I'm heading to T-Town then to the Quah to do some floating and hanging out with my friend Shayla and meeting some new friends! It's been a couple of years since I've been floating, and although I'm not in the best shape of my life and I'm so very girlie to be sweating my butt off in the middle of August , I'm still very excited to get out and let loose for the weekend! Of course, I'll probably be the only girl on the river with my Kentucky Derby hat and makeup on... but most wouldn't expect any less from me! :)
I appreciate you're continued prayers for me and my family! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get to take some time to relax!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I've been trying to be so positive but sometimes it just seems like the devil keeps showing his ugly face, like every time things start going well, something else goes wrong. I keep trying to remind myself of how blessed I am, I'm in good health, I have an awesome family, he continues to provide for me... but still sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed, thinking when am I going to catch a break???? or when is my family going to catch a break???? Sometimes I just want to scream and say "HEY GOD, WE'RE STILL DOWN HERE COULD YOU HELP US OUT?" and wouldn't I just die if he replied back "YEAH LINDSAY, I SEE YA...AND I'M PROVIDING FOR YOU IN WAYS YOU'RE TO IGNORANT TO SEE!" I mean, I know this, I do. But still sometimes I'm just like what do you have up your sleeve because I feel like I'm drowning down here. It's frustrating, because I feel like I'm closer to God than I have ever been but I'm more confused than ever... it's like when I was farther away, I was better off than I am now... which I know that's not true but that's how I feel sometimes. I mean trust me, I know that he is opening doors that never would have been opened if things wouldn't have changed and I do praise him for that but gosh, it just seems like it's one thing after another. For the past year, I've tried to continuously praise him in this storm but it sure is hard. I was reminded yesterday that he promised me eternal life, what more do I want from Him? But still in my selfish ways- I expect more.
I'm not sure what this blog post was to accomplish, but I needed to let it out, so here it is.
Please be praying for me and my family. I'm not sure what God has in store but I'm trusting that he WILL bring us through this storm.
Have a great day!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
So Thursday my mom and I left for Tulsa because I had a hair appointment at 4 (after my fabulous hair stylist was able to switch my hair appointment around from Saturday to Thursday, she really is the BEST!)
Here is a pic of my mom and I headed to T-Town!
We got to stay at the Hard Rock and it was absolutely AWESOMEEEEE! Here are a few pic's from this fabulous hotel!
Some of the silent auction items!
Some of the decorations!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
So, now it's back to studying so I can pass this insurance exam (next Tuesday) and then back to trying to find a job in the insurance industry!
I'm doing my best to trust that God is still in control, although I feel like I've just been in a hurricane and beaten alive! Please be praying for me, I would so much appreciate it! AND if you know anyone in the insurance business that is looking for someone, I should be licensed by Tuesday!
Thanks so much!
Have a great week!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
On the upside of things, I did get my new iPhone on Thursday and it is absolutely AMAZING! So much faster than my old one! I just love it! Everyone should get one, then we can face chat! :)
I have a "kind of" an emergency doctors appointment on Monday and when I say emergency I mean, I wouldn't be going normally because I don't have Health Insurance yet but whatever is wrong with my body, can not wait until I get insurance... so please pray that the doctor will be able to fix whatever is wrong or at least get me out of pain until my insurance kicks in!
Taste for Sight is this coming up Friday for Prevent Blindness Oklahoma! Please let me know if you want to come!!!! I would love to see your smiling faces and could get you a free ticket if you would like to volunteer an hour at the event! Free food, wine, and beer! It is DEFINITELY worth an hour of your time! Just let me know ASAP!!!! For more information about the event check out www.preventblindnessok.org/events/tasteforsightokc.aspx or contact me via phone or facebook!
No new news on my grandma, so please keep praying they find something out soon! They are scheduling her an appointment with another specialist so hopefully they will figure out what is wrong and fix it! Thank you for your continued prayers!
It's been over a month since I started my vegeterian lifestyle and so far so good! God has taken away all of my meat cravings completely and I feel so blessed to have a supportive family and friends that make it easier for me to continue on this journey!
Well, I know this was a long entry, but I think I've killed enough time, I better get back to my studying... fun, fun, fun... NOT!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and a great week! Please pray that God gives me the knowledge I need to pass my insurance exam and that everything comes out ok with my doctors appointment! Thank you in advance!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Surprised my mom tonight with Brooks and Dunn tickets for August 20th!! We are both super excited!!! I love them and Miranda Lambert is opening for them!!! She's fabulous in concert, I've seen her before! I'm kind of a concert groupie! :)
Went to dinner tonight at Red Robin with the fam, then to LifeChurch OKC campus to check out their decorations for the "At The Movies" series!!! Here are some pictures from their campus!!!! All super cool! And the movie tonight was "Up" great message, I suggest everyone go and check it out at a Lifechurch near you! You won't be sorry!
Hope you all will take the time to check out Lifechurch "At The Movies"
Well, hoping to get a few things done tomorrow then back to work... Just workin' for the weekend! :) Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and week!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Grandma had her sleep study this week and we should know more next week... keep praying for her as well! Thank you!!!
I'm so looking forward to enjoying the weekend! AND SLEEPING IN!!!!! Gosh, it's only been a week and I am kinda missing my sleep... although I really love that paycheck! lol In fact, I believe tomorrow I'll go and get the new iPhone, besides my phone has been acting up for a month... it's time for a new one! yayyyyy!
Gotta go weigh in at Weight Watchers tomorrow, I will be shocked if I actually lost any, considering I've eaten out every single day... although I'm still staying on the Vegetarian diet and I'm really feeling a lot better! It's amazing how much better I feel actually with just cutting out meat, I'm trying to cut down on my dairy intake, but I sure do love these WW ice cream bars! ha! PLUS it's REALLY difficult to cut the dairy out when you aren't cooking for yourself! But I'm working on it and I think no meat is a huge step for me so I'll take it!!! :)
Well, that's all I've got for today! Hope everyone had a fantastic week and has an even better weekend!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, I started my new job! AND it was FABULOUS! I think I am really going to enjoy it! For the next few weeks I'll be studying to get my insurance license... and hopefully by August, I'll have it!!! I'll keep you post on how all of that is going!
Tomorrow night my uncle and cousin are coming down to celebrate the 4th and visit with my grandma! It should be fun! I'm looking forward to it!
So thankful for all of the men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our country!!! I hope everyone remembers the true reason for the 4th of July, and no it's not for fireworks... although I do love watching them! Hopefully this rain goes away so we actually get to see some!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and gets to enjoy time with family and friends!
<3 <3 <3
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
My grandma doesn't seem to be very nervous about her procedure. She's in good spirits, so hopefully all will be ok! We have to be at the hospital at noon tomorrow, and the procedure will be start around 2... poor thing, can't eat or drink anything after 7! My mom is taking off work, that way we will both be there... and we'll just have to play it by ear on how the rest of the night and Friday will go! So please be praying for my grandma, the doctors, nurses, and my family tomorrow! We would really appreciate it!!! Thanks in advance!
So today we spent the day running around and getting everything ready for my grandma... we got all of her legal stuff taken care of... (POA and POD) just in case something crazy was to happen we want to be as prepared as possible. Plus, I think everyone should have those two things in place in case something unexpectedly happened, everything would be taken care of. I guess that's the banker in me, I just know how hectic and crazy things can get if you don't have those things prepared in advance!
Yesterday I drove to Tulsa to get my hair done... my fabulous hair stylist, Lauren, gave me a new color which I am absolutely loving! It's a dark purple-ish red! Just fantastic! I'll post pictures of it soon!
I also went and spent sometime with my dad last night on the way home... it was good to catch up and he was surprisingly very supportive of my recent decision to become a vegetarian! So that was good! It's only been 4 days without meat, and I'm already feeling so much better!!!
As you can see, this week has been pretty busy and only going to get busier! BUT God is in control and I know that he will take care of it all!!! I'll report back soon with an update on all that has happened!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I hate going to interviews... mostly because I always wish they'd just tell me over the phone what the pay is so I would know not to waste either of our time... but that's just not how it works... hopefully this is everything I need and want in a job and I don't have to spend more time going to pointless interviews! Pray Pray Pray!
But because of my interview, my mom will be taking my grandma to the cardiologist tomorrow, we are hoping to find out something more! So, a prayer for this would be fabulous as well!
Went to my second weigh in at Weight Watchers yesterday! I had lost 3.6 pounds! Which means I've lost over 5 pounds in 2 weeks! So I am very excited! Yay me!
Taste for Sight is coming up in about a month! If anyone has anything they want to donate, I would GREATLY appreciate it, and be glad to come get it from you!!! Just let me know!
Well, nothing much else going on, I hope you are having a fantastic week!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Yesterday was my first weigh in at Weight Watchers... proud to say I lost 2 pounds!!! Hoping next week, I will be able to report a bigger loss considering I'm going to try and exercise a little!
Last Friday my Uncle Rick and cousin Ricky came up and had dinner with us and swam in the pool a little bit! It was good to visit with them and catch up, we just don't see them very often! I wish I would have taken some pictures, but maybe I'll remember next time! I'm sure you find that hard to believe, that the picture queen forgot to take pictures, but it happens! lol! We are trying to plan a little family reunion type thing at Broken Bow... I've never been, so hopefully we can plan that for sometime in the next few months!
I'll keep everyone posted on how my grandma is! Thanks again for your prayers!
Hope you guys have a great rest of the week!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thanks in advance!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On another note please say a prayer for a friend of mine, Jennifer Palmer and her family, who will be remembering her daughter Haley, who passed away June 13, 2008. I'm sure this week is probably harder than most for their family and any extra prayer would be appreciated as the continue fighting to find a cure for CF!
Also, my friend Jake Johnson is deployed in Afghanistan and his precious wife, Brittany is home with a one year old and twins on the way!!! Please keep them in your prayers as well!!!
I hope everyone is having a good week! My mom and I are starting Weight Watchers tonight, and for those of you that know me, you know that the thought of this gives me hives and keeps me up at night thinking of what I can eat for the next day to stay in my points... It literally becomes an obsession! EEEEKKKK!!! Hopefully I won't freak out this time, like I have every other time before! Wish me luck!!! (I'm gonna need it!)
Now... what can I have for lunch???? lol
Have a good one!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Me wearing my new sunglasses my mom and Doug got me! LOVE THEM!
Me in my birthday hat that my mom got me!
Me, Doug, and my mom on MY BIRTHDAY!
I hope you guys had a very Happy Memorial Day as well! Thank you to all of the men and women that have served our country and are currently serving! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!!!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
One of the live auction items!
Inside the ladies restroom!!
That is a GIANT mirror inside the bathroom! It was CRAZY!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I've been helping my mom at Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, they have a big event coming up next Monday called Swing for Sight and they've been going through some changes in staff there so she's really short handed and because I'm unemployed, I have the time to help out. I actually joined their "Taste for Sight" committee, that event is held on July 30th, so don't be surprised if I start hitting some of you up for donations! I don't really know anyone in OKC, and all of my connections are in Tulsa so hopefully you guys reading this will be able to offer a helping hand! Also, thought that being on this committee might help me network to find a job...
Still trying to find a job, well, trying to figure out what I want to do with my life... I keep waiting for God to give me some clear answers but seems like he's not giving them to me, that, or they just aren't clear enough for me! ha!
Still working on forgiving some people... I have about a dozen that seem to be really hard to forgive, but I'm pressing forward and praying for help in that area. This past Sunday, the pastor was talking about Honor... and how "Respect is earned but Honor is given" considering some of the people I need to forgive are most of the people that I'm suppose to be honoring, this seems to be a very difficult thing for me. I mean, how can you honor someone you don't respect? I'm asking for direction and hoping that in time I will figure this out. My timing and God's seem to be a little off, but I'll keep you posted when he clues me in! :)
I'm also back on my Root beer kick, that I thought I had actually kicked several months ago... at least it doesn't have any caffeine, maybe a little better for me than Dr. Pepper... although for those of you that know me(DP ADDIC) I would prefer to have an IV put in of straight Dr.Pepper! Guess that's not possible. :/
Well, I suppose that's all I've got for now... please continue to pray God shows me what he wants me to do with my life! I hope everyone is having an awesome week! Keep Smilin' :)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
From Left, Melanie-Event Coordinator, The couple that volunteered their house, and Margaret- PBO Tulsa Administrative Assistant
Some of the sponsors for the event
Where some of the guest sat for the fancy dinner!
Beautiful pond at the couples house!
My mom and I didn't get back to the hotel until after midnight on Friday then Saturday we woke up at 7:30am to start another long day!
Here are some pictures from OSU-Tulsa, where we sat everything up for the evenings event!
Some of the vendors that helped make this event possible!!!