Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Prayer Request!

So this morning I had a phone interview to determine my eligibility for unemployment. Thank God it went pretty well. Usually it's set up where it's a 3 way call between you, your employer and the claims examiner, but because my job does not participate in those it was just me and the claims examiner. (whew!) Now I'm just playing the waiting game (which all ya'll know that I HATE and struggle on a daily basis with...) until they determine if I'm eligible. I'll find out by Friday. I'll either get a check in the mail or a form telling me why I'm denied. So, just pray for patience on my end!!! And wisdom on their end. Oh yeah.... and pray that my employer doesn't give some crazy story that makes me have to have another interview on Monday.... *sigh* Just in case... pray for me after 3 on Monday! :)
Thanks sooooo much for being an encouragement to me ya'll!!!

P.S. On a much happier note..... 7 days 'til vacation!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Confronting Fears, A Recipe, and Other Random Thoughts!

So I like to think of myself of fearless..... I truly would try anything at least once! I am a HUGE thrillseeker! So imagine my shock on Saturday when I was brought face to face with the realization that I have a huge aversion to raw meat!
Ok, so I will admit that I have not liked to touch raw meat for a very long time, but Saturday I realized just how much it freaks me out! I always look for a way to not touch the meat when I'm cooking.... I'm very adept at using forks! :) But on Saturday we were making sausage cheese balls, no matter how much I tried I couldn't get them to mix! So I had to plunge my hands into the meat.... *shudder* It took mom forever to talk me into it, but I did do it!!! (Aren't you proud of me??)
But thru all this I did figure out where the aversion comes from. It's getting the meat under my nails! yuck!
So anyways... the Sausage Cheeseballs came out splendidly! yummy!!!! And for those of you who can only think "Wow! Sausage Cheeseballs sound good!" Here's the recipe!

Sausage Cheeseballs

2 lbs. (32 oz) sausage, uncooked
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking/biscuit mix
16 oz. Sharp cheddar cheese (or 4 cups shredded)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery (I use about 1/4 teaspoon celery seed instead)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (I use minced garlic)

Preheat oven to 375*. Shred Cheese and mix all ingredients. Form into 1" balls. Bake 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet until golden brown. Makes about 6 dozen. Balls can be frozen uncooked.
I always grease the cookie sheet, because they tend to stick. You have to experiment though and it depends on the sausage you use.

In other random thoughts... Becci has made it home safely. Summer has started to come to New Jersey... Finally!! :) The job search is okay... And Vacation is 11 days away!!!! Yay! We just have a ton to do between now and then! :) Hope ya'll have a great holiday!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vacation and Some Prayer Requests!

Ahhhhh..... Vacation! Though the last 4 days were absolutely exhausting, I did enjoy myself and actually relaxed! :)
Some of things I got to do:
I got to meet one of my friend's husband. (I liked him so he is approved) :)
I spent 2 glorious days at the beach! Thanks Amber!
I saw old friends, most for the first time in 3 1/2 years. Yeah.... I heard about that one alot!
I learned a new card game.
I got to witness what will go down in family storytelling as legend!
I got to meet Jillian! (I read her blog) Sorry we couldn't talk more! Next time I promise!
I got to watch my sister graduate! Wow!
I spent 3 nights on my sisters couch..... ouch!
I got beat in tennis.
I got my picture taken. Thanks Pat! You made us sooo pretty! :)
I got a boyfriend! His name is Cotton! (okay, so it's Amber's dog, but he loves me!!! and he's soooo cute!)
I bought 6 books. Add those to the 4 I brought with..... heavy carry-on!
I spent 13 hours traveling home on Saturday. I travelled Pensacola to Atlanta to Detroit to Philadelphia. LONG day! :)

So, some prayer requests?? :) Pray about the whole job situation. I need a new one! Pray for wisdom and direction on the next chapter in my life. I have a world of options and I need to pick the right one. Pray for patience for me! I need a whole bunch of it!
So pictures will have to wait.... they aren't downloaded yet! But that, in a nutshell, is my trip!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm Home!

Just a quick note to let all ya'll know that I made it home safely! For those who don't know, I just spent 2 weeks in Florida for Becci's Graduation!!! I had so much fun! Thanks to all ya'll who made it enjoyable! I'll post pics and videos and an extensive post on the trip and graduation in the next day or two.....