6.26.2010

Brains a Buzzin'

I have NO clue what to do with my life! This fact beyond frustrates me. I've prayed (am still praying) hard about the matter and nothing seems to 'POP' like it should. Should I be expecting a pop?? Or should I just wait? I don't know! All I want to do is throw my hands up in the air and hide under my covers. I'm back in Las Vegas now and am waiting for my job to start back up, (they have no organizational skills here I swear!). I was 'supposed' to start yesterday, BUT the dip-wits (is that rude? I don't care.) forgot about me and don't have me starting until the week after next! AH! I am bored and I am NOT supposed to be spending a whole lot of money...ugh. Two things which I find nearly impossible. I am going to the dog park every night and going through popsicles while on netflix like no other. 
Hmmm, OK here is what is on my mind for things I'm passionate about:
+I love to travel (Could I get paid for that??) 
+LOVE to cook
+Very passionate about environmentalism
+I like fashion marketing a lot (Almost went into that after high school)


DILEMA:
+Could join the Air Force and do whatever
+I was always taught to pick a 'practical' career. None of those fall under the 'practical' category... I don't think. 
+ What could degree should I get that would actually work in this economy?? 


Solution:
+?????????
HELP!
What are YOUR suggestions?





6.24.2010

Excuses-Excuses

I am terribly sorry for being such a bad blogger. No really, I am sorry. As you can see I have been quite busy. I recently moved back to the Vegas area patiently awaiting the arrival of my husband from Afghanistan (He is 'supposed' to leave Afghanistan the 4th of July!). On the way down I stopped in beautiful Napa Valley, since I have family there. Passed through Santa Rosa and even made a stop in Sunnyvale. After going over the Golden Gate Bridge, of course. :) No trip to California is complete without the beautiful Golden Gate (Except that $6 toll fee is ridiculous!). Nothing really new, I go back to work at the bux next week. Hubby is coming home in less than two weeks! I am SO excited for that. I promise to be better about my posting (cross my heart and hope to die!...or not die. But you get the picture.)
This is my darling niece Abigail (Although I still call her Abi-snail)!
The bottom number is the amount of miles I put on the car from Sea-Vegas. OUCH.
My pup throws up on car rides, so he had lots of Drammamine in him! Sleepy time!
WOO Back to the heat!

-a.o.

6.07.2010

'These are a few of my favorite things..'

                           Fun colors on my toes in the summer...
                             Wearing my husbands shirt to bed..
                      Holding my hand out the window and having the dog tag jingle in the breeze...
                                           Chocolate from Schocolat in Leavenworth, WA...(best chocolate)
                              My puppy-dog Nizmo...

6.05.2010

First Ruche Purchase!



 Summer is slowly approaching us (I say slowly because I am STILL in Washington right now and rain is still in the forecast). Well anyway, what is more quickly coming is my graduation on the 11th of this month. Yay! I FINALLY get my A.A.! I am very excited indeed. Well I plan on living in dresses this summer so I thought I deserved a pretty dress for my graduation. Why not add to the collection right? So I purchased these from Ruche.

I won't lie. I am SUPER excited. We will see which one fits best (the other one will go back.) So happy with my very first purchase from Ruche!

6.01.2010

Family

I write for me. I write to let loose, to empty my worries, shame, sadness, love, fears and creativity out here. This blog was created to get me through Josh's deployment, but I think I will keep it going.
I write for you. I write to show you who I am. What I stand for, where I am in my life, relationships, creativity and fears. I write so hopefully this might change someone's life one day. I'm not trying to be high and mighty or anything like that. I write to be real. I want furthermost to be real with myself and you.

This past Memorial Day weekend my family and I headed out to Chelan. My sisters, both dogs and parents, aunt, uncle and cousins. It was a blast to say the least. But I did learn something new, the worse your situation in life and your attitude only looks at it negatively, the more you affect those around you. It was so hard for me to be around them and not be negative. The old Ana came out a couple times, but I tell you it was definitely trying on me. I kind of kept to myself and made it my goal to finish a book I bought a while ago. Life is NEVER going to be perfect, no matter how hard you try. Most of us will never be in the financial situation we want to be, we won't be adored by everyone we know and some of us may never get what we want, all the time. But if life were perfect then it would also be easy and God never meant it to be easy. We are supposed to learn from every situation we are in and lean on Him to make it through it. Don't forget it was Him who put you here and it was Him who allowed that situation to come toward you and it's HIM who can pull you out.
I'm going to make it one of my goals to keep in touch with all of my family, no matter the attitude, no matter the hurt. I only hope that Christ can help me through that. Family has been so precious to me. We aren't perfect, but we are imperfect together and that's what matters. So today is for my family I've had, my family I haven't met and my new family. Thank you for taking me for me.
I'm going to make it one of my goals to keep in touch with all of my family, no matter the attitude, no matter the hurt. I only hope that Christ can help me through that. Family has been so precious to me. We aren't perfect, but we are imperfect together and that's what matters. So today is for my family I've had, my family I haven't met and my new family. Thank you for accepting me for who I am. 


I'm going to make it one of my goals to keep in touch with all of my family, no matter the attitude, no matter the hurt. I only hope that Christ can help me through that. Family has been so precious to me. We aren't perfect, but we are imperfect together and that's what matters. So today is for my family I've had, my family I haven't met and my new family. Thank you for taking me for me.



<--My New Family
<---My 'I grew up with you' family
(Ok this is only a picture of my sisters and I, BUT all the pictures with my sisters and my parents are from the wedding and three wedding pictures in one post looks cheesy to me.)



<--My husband and I. (The beginning of 'our' family started on Aug. 16)