Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Funny Kelsie story

So a month or so ago we were given a special friends & family 20% off everything coupon from Old Navy, which we used for some baby stuff - mostly cute colorful socks that could be for a boy or girl. Ive been washing clothes as I get them, socks included. Anyways, last time I did laundry, I ended up with one lone red sock and one lone orange sock. Their mates hadn't surfaced in subsequent laundry sessions...until today. I was walking around at church during Christmas service practice and all of the sudden felt something lumpy in my shirt. I was like what the heck? I lifted up my shirt (away from people, obviously, but by now the lump had slid downward) and what do you know? An orange baby sock. RANDOM!! Keep in mind I've been wearing the shirt all afternoon and hadn't noticed anything strange. Obviously I hadn't worn the shirt in a while.

So, if you see me walking around with a lump in my clothes, or a bit of red sticking out where it shouldn't belong, let me know....its probably the missing red sock.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

29 weeks - December 12, 2010

Look at my giant belly!!! Only 11 weeks to go.
-Im having trouble washing my feet in the shower.
-bending sideways is NOT happening
-Ive grown out of Luke's carhart jacket. Luckily my father-in-law bought me a new pink coat. Otherwise baby would be cold this winter. Like in January when its -21.
-We went to the doctor last week and things are good. Heartbeat sounded good, glucose test was good....Now we have all our appointments set up for the next 11 weeks. Every two weeks and the last four weeks are every week. Exciting!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

25 weeks - Nov. 15th ish

I've been meaning to post these pics, but alas, life gets in the way...
This is me at 25 weeks. Dont mind the funny look on my face: look at my belly.

Right after that my good friend Theresa came through town and we had the pleasure of catching up during lunch at McDonalds. It was Luke, Tree, Caleb, & I. Tree is preggo too! Her baby will be delivered via C-section on February 2, a few weeks before Baby Bobcat is due.

And here is a picture of Caleb. I can't believe he's almost 2! The last time we saw him he was so little!!! He was a little shy at first, but enjoyed the play place at MCDonalds and of course fell in love with Luke. I swear, Luke is like a baby whisperer. Little ones love him. He will be such a great dad!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Update 11/9/10

We went to the doctor yesterday for our 24 week appointment and all is well. He said things are doing great, and I'm right on schedule via weight gain. He did a quick ultrasound and said things look good.

Things I'm noticing:
*I'm pretty sure my belly grows overnight! Luke agrees
*Its getting harder and harder to bend over. I have to sit down to put on my socks. I'm learning to squat more often.
*My appetite has increased like crazy, and my bladder is more and more squished every day. I swear some days all I do is pee and eat, eat and pee. ha ha
*We still don't want to know what the sex is. Sorry Alli & Vicki!
*My parents have started calling the baby "Waldo" because after looking at the ultrasound pics they think its like playing Where's Waldo. This baby is not a Waldo! We much prefer "Baby Bobcat". Hopefully "waldo" doesn't stick.

Cat Griz football is next weekend. Its the Cat's year! We're excited.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby Frazier - Ultra Sound

So we finally got around to putting up our ultra sound pics. The first one is the ultra sound at 21 weeks and the second is the the 3D ultra sound at 21 weeks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pregnancy Update 10/31/2010

Here you go, pictures of my ever growing belly!

The pregnancy is going pretty well at this point. I am still a little bit nauseated at times and am continuing to take the anti-nausea pill everyday. Its a lot better than it was though! Im also still tired and wear out easily, which can contribute to some nausea. Right now we are 23 weeks of 40, which is about 5.5 months. According to What to Expect When You're Expecting, a trimester is 13 weeks, so I will be 6 months at 26 weeks, in roughly 2.5 weeks. The baby is growing right on schedule. At our appointment a few weeks ago he or she was .75 pounds. It seems like every day my belly is bigger when I wake up. Luke agrees. The baby is also very active. Baby bobcat kicks and moves around a lot. Its really exciting when Luke gets to feel the kick.

I have had some cravings, but not for foods I normally crave, like chocolate. I want macaroni and cheese and hamburger and pickles. Weird. I think I could live off mac and cheese. yum!

We do not know the sex of the baby and don't want to find out. We want to be surprised when he or she comes out. Our friends and relatives are not thrilled about this because it puts a kink in their shopping plans, especially Nanny V's. We have some white and yellow for the beginning. I'm sure the shopping will begin as soon as word is out.

In the meantime, keep praying for a healthy baby!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lukes going to be a great dad!

I know Luke will be a great dad because he loves kids and loves babies! At church he is always finding babies and holding them or playing with them. Here he is with baby Joseph, who is a tank of a kid at almost 5 months! I don't think a service goes by without Luke holding Joseph!

We had our 20 week doctors appointment today and baby bobcat is doing great! It weighs 3/4 of a pound and its measurements are right on track time wise. We got the first onesie a few weeks ago.....yellow with a blue bobcat head embroidered on it! It will be the only baby to come out of a missoula hospital wearing bobcat gear! I've also started feeling bobcat kick and move.
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Update (finally!): baby & missoula

Ive been a total slacker lately. Im 18+ weeks pregnant now (almost halfway!!!), and the sickness has mostly subsided. I'm still taking anti-nausea medicine but not as much. Now I'm just dealing with uterus stretching pain and uncomfortableness, and round ligament pain. Hopefully I can turn into a normal human being soon, Im sure Luke would like his wife back. :)

For those who are wondering, no we don't know what we're having, and no, we don't want to know. It will be a big surprise! Luke is convinced its a boy, and I have no idea. I'd be happy with either. Just a healthy baby is all I'd like. And to not be pregnant anymore.

We are liking living in Missoula. The church is wonderful and we have found a wonderful church family. Luke is still working really hard and loving his job. His diploma came in the mail today, which was exciting. We're leading a small group bible study on Tuesday nights and are excited for that.

Don't worry, we haven't let Missoula rob us of our love for the Bobcats. The baby already has a bobcat onesie. I told my father-in-law that it will be the only baby to come out of the Missoula hospital in bobcat gear.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shhh, do you hear that?

Shhh, do you hear that?
(hear what?)
It sounds like......THE PITTER PATTER OF LITTLE FEET! We're Pregnant!!!!

The reason there has been no activity on the blog is because I have been sick and dying on the couch thanks to 24/7 morning sickness. We got back to Montana on July 1, the day the sickness hit, and it is now August 27th and I am STILL sick. yuck. Today feels pretty good, so far. Thank God!

So anyways, we are 14 weeks pregnant, which is 3.5 months. We are super excited about the little one, due Feb. 24, 2011. The grandparents and uncles are excited too. Its still kind of surreal. Last time we went to the doctor we were able to do an ultrasound and see it moving around, which made it more real.

In other news, we are really liking Missoula (I never thought I'd say that!). Our church is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and so kind. They've brought us meals and invited us to dinners and helped us unpack. Its great. The only downfall of this town is that there are entirely too many Grizzlies around.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New digs!!!!

So, we've been back in Montana for a month now, living at Lukes mom's house and spending some time at my parents house. And in two days we will be signing a lease on our own apartment in missoula! Yay! Two bedroom bliss, all for us! I can't wait to sleep in my own bed. And not pick my clothes out of a suitcase. And have more than a weeks worth of clothes to pick from at one time. And use our couch and our pots and pans and my mixer.... You get the picture. We pack the moving truck thursday night, drive to missoula friday, and unpack. I'm so excited!!!
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Monday, June 28, 2010


Look! Its the largest wire sculpture! Earlier we saw the world's largest holstein. Salem sue was 38 ft tall and 50 ft long. North Dakota is just full of excitement. Were almost to Dickinson, where we stop for the night. 13.5 hours in the car is definitely over my max. Montana, we'll see you tomorrow!
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Pics of Chicago

Ahh, skyline and LOTS of traffic!
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The Land of Lincoln

Were in Illinois! Driving around Chicago at the moment, en route to Franklin, WI. Franklin is where aunt Janice lives. We'll stay there a few days then head farther west. Randomness of the day: my brother is in Chicago right now visiting a friend. He lives in LA.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010


Well kids, its back to Montana we go. Yesterday we packed the truck in 90+ degree weather plus humidity, this morning we cleaned the apartment, then said goodbye to our dear friend April, and left Lynchburg in the rearview mirror. Today we've been through West Virginia, Kentucky, and we just crossed the border into Indiana. We have 109 miles to go before we stop for the night. We just watched the sun set in Kentucky, a beautiful pink and orange sky. I wanted to take the exit to Nashville to see Alli, but that's not in the trip planner. Pray for safe travels! Tomorrow we head to Wisconsin.... I've attached a picture from yesterday, Luke pulling the new Dolly with a case of water for our faithful friends who helped us move.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gettin ready to move

We purchased a Dolly for the big move! And I made poor Luke carry the case of water on it out of wally world. He he. We have several amazing friends who agreed to help us move and since its supposed to be in the 90s today we thought we should purchase water for them in addition to dinner. The truck arrives this afternoon. Currently its 80 degrees and trying to rain. Keep us in your prayers today as we load the truck and in the next week as we travel.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Atlantic Beach

Hey Y'all! We're at the beach. Its right off Emerald Isle. Unfortunately that's not in Ireland, its in North Carolina. But its gorgeous. We have a beach front room and have been swimming a few times. The water is incredibly warm. Its like bathwater. And there's no oil, either. Its a quick vacation before we move back to Montana at the end of the week.

Story: we met a little boy named Daniel who is probably 4. He wanted someone to play with him. ("you might could play with me"). Anyways, he was cute and showed us his sand crabs and stuff. But then we overheard him telling his mom he had to go potty, and he had to pee. She must have told him to pee in the ocean because then he told her he was going to take his pants off, which she advised against. Then he did a funny squat in the waves and we decided it was time to head inside. At this point the water was so high it was pooling under our chairs and umbrella. All that water washing up at our feet was a little too much considering Daniels activity.

Oh, and yesterday I lost my favorite oversized rhinestone sunglasses in the ocean. Sad. But it was probably time to retire them anyways.

More stories/pics later.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What's Up Wednesday: 6/9/10


1) Only 58 hours of work left (7 days + 2 hours), but who's counting???
2) Only 17 days til we leave the state of Virginia.
3) Can you tell we're excited for the Big Sky State???
4) Sunday is our last day of church. :( Kind of bittersweet. We've met some wonderful people/made some great friends and have enjoyed our time at TTBC, but we're also excited for the adventure that lies ahead.
5) All of the sudden my Massage business is picking up. Go figure! It did that right before we left Bozeman, too.
6) Watching the news on the disaster in the gulf is really depressing. Like Kirsten pointed out, didn't they have a contingency plan??? Fortunately, God is still in control.
7) We're trying to fit in "last" visits with people. Luckily the people here are more on top of it than people at home. We've already had 3 last hurrahs, and have another one tomorrow. Saturday we went to this Chinese place with some friends and completely shut the place down. They pretty much had to kick us out. It was good food, too. We will be very sad to leave Rodney & Lori.
8) We still don't know exactly where in Montana we will be living. We'll stay in Kalispell for awhile, but if we end up in Missoula we might have to couch surf for a few weeks.
9) Our meals have been getting creative, as were trying to use up the food in the fridge/freezer/pantry. Luke made this yummy breakfast bread out of jiffy cornbread mix, bananas, and chocolate chips last weekend, and the other night he made a really yummy marinara chicken thing.
10) Anyone want to buy a desk or massage table?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pure Chaos!

Remember last year in July when we were trying to pack so that we could move to VA? Yeah, its deja vu around here. Only worse. It seems like the more we pack the more we have left to pack. How does that work? And we finally had to go purchase (gasp!) boxes from uhaul. Paying for boxes feels so wrong. Unfortunately, there haven't been any good boxes to scam from work lately. Sigh. We have too much stuff. And we've sold our dressers, our truck, and were selling my extra massage table and the desk we bought here, not to mention giving away our buffet, bookshelves, and 2 boxes of books. Its almost over! 9 more days of work, 19 days of VA before we leave. That last week were going to the beach for a few days and then packing the truck. Were doing ABF u-pack again. Its great. They drop off the truck, we pack our 8 ft, install a bulkhead, and they fill the rest of the truck with commercial freight and drive it home. Then we can still ride together. Brilliant! And we still don't know where were going to live. But honestly, Im okay with hanging out for a few weeks and enjoying family and friends. Trying to sell my book, starting a novel, and sewing. Oh, and finding a place to live and a job. Can't forget that. We're looking forward to this next phase in our life, and hopefully some stability.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What's Up Wednesday: 6/2/10

I know I haven't blogged in a while. I was going to post pics from when the inlaws were here, but they haven't quite made it from the camera to the computer yet.

So heres What's Up on Wednesday
1) Happy Anniversary to my parents! Today marks 31 years of wedded bliss.
2) It is getting hot and humid in Virginia. yuck. Thankfully the pool at our apartment complex opened this weekend, so we're planning on hitting that up. We stopped by yesterday and the people said it was cold, but were used to rivers and Georgetown Lake, so I'm sure it will be fine. I stuck my feet in and it felt great.
3) We are down to one car: We sold the truck, and then had to trade in the little honda for a new 06 Honda Accord in Bobcat Blue! The old one was dripping fluids and the mechanic didn't suggest we drive it back to montana.
4) I can't believe this summer is my 10 year class reunion. It doesn't feel like its been 10 years. I'm getting old.
5) For Memorial Day we went to Luke's mentor's house. He and his wife are in their mid 70s, then there was a couple that is 80, and another lady who is probably in her 60s. We had so much fun! They were all making fun of eachother and we laughed a lot and ate wonderful food. It was a great holiday. We also drove part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is beautiful. Very lush. Unfortunately we didn't think to bring the camera.
6) And the most exciting Whats Up: We're moving back to Montana! yay! The last day of work will be June 18th, then a romantic weekend at the beach, finish packing, and leaving the burg on June 26th. Thats in exactly 24 days. Only 12 days of work left. Luke is looking at a job in Missoula at a Church. Once we get back to the Big Sky state we'll stay in Kalispell with Vicki and figure out about the job and then either move to Missoula, or try to find jobs in Kalispell. I was hoping for living with Vicki in Kalispell for awhile but it is kind of sounding like we'll be in Griz country. I'm looking forward to seeing the family, going to Georgetown Lake, and a new ministry opportunity.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Since we haven't blogged in awhile, here's a pic from graduation!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

My husband, the Master of Religion!

As of about 1 o'clock this afternoon, Luke is OFFICIALLY done with grad school. He took his last test and turned in his last paper today. I'm so proud. He has worked so hard. For 2 and a half years he has been working full time, taking 2 or three graduate classes at a time, serving God in a local church, being a loving amazing husband, a son, a son-in-law, a master chef, and basically just a great person. Its been overwhelming, to say the least. He has been so dedicated to school without letting anything else slide. Oh, and did I mention we moved all the way across the united states as well? On Saturday, he will graduate with a Masters of Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His mom and step-dad are coming to watch. I have the best husband ever!

Friday, May 7, 2010

It seems Montana is a desirable vacation destination!

Almost every time I meet someone in Virginia, the conversation turns to where are you from? And being me, I let them know were from Montana! Lots of people ooh and ahh and say "I've always wanted to go to Montana!" I would say 80% of the people I talk to. One guy from my office had me help him plan his vacation to Montana for this summer! My other favorite line "is it as pretty as the pictures?" why yes, yes it is.

Sometimes you don't realize the beauty around you or how great you have it until you don't have it anymore.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What's Up Wednesday

Hey y'all! I know I've been a baaaddd blogger lately. Sorry. Here's a bit of a catch up. Just a "what's up" to brighten your wednesday.

1) We visited North Carolina last weekend for the Angels Among Us walk for the Robert Preston Brain Research Center something or another at Duke University. Our friends' son has a brain tumor so there were about 30-35 of us there on Nathan's Faithful Fighters team. We had cute superhero shirts. I'll post pics later.

2) We sold the truck. SAD!!!:( But were trying to downsize a bit and eliminate some bills/debt. We decided we can get around with one car and save ourselves a car payment and insurance. However, now we can't throw the christmas tree in the back of the truck, or go camping in it, and I can't use it as my lunchroom/nap room anymore. But were onto a new adventure.

3) Luke graduates on May 15th. Thats like 16 days away. YAY!!! His mom and stepdad are coming for graduation, so we are pretty excited to see them. Pray for us as were in the home stretch and Luke is trying to finish up all his school work. Senioritis has definitely set in.

4) My job is finally enjoyable again. There was some drama about a month ago or more and it caused me to not want to go to work. Its finally better though. And I've been really busy lately too.

5) I started a new quilt. I know, I haven't finished the last one. Its a stress reliever. Its another purely scrap quilt. Its in pinks and purples. I think it will turn out really cool and I probably won't want to give it to the intended recipient. ha ha. I'm really liking the scrap look. And it has so many more memories to it. I can tell you exactly where each fabric came from. Luke is definitely getting trained in being a quilt husband. He appreciates all the work that goes in to them. He hasn't quite grasped the fabric obsession yet, but were working on it.

6) Speaking of quilts, we got out a beautiful quilt we got for our wedding. One of my old 4-H leaders/mentors made it for us. Its purple, pink, and orange (my fave colors) with a green background. Its so amazing. I love it so much. Its been spring/summer like weather in Lynchburg, so we have downsized to a lighter blanket on the bed and its perfect. It means so much to me too.

7) Big news coming soon. I can't say anything yet. Hopefully two announcements. :)

8) Our friend Lizzie is graduating in a week! yay lizzie!

Not much else is exciting. My mom is on vacation in Hawaii, lucky dog.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful butterfly

I have a thing for butterflies because they are the symbol for lupus. When we were at the chattanooga aquarium we went into a butterfly garden and it was awesome. They were huge! I didn't want to leave. Anyways, today when I left for lunch a butterfly landed on the bushes and hung out while I snapped a few pictures on my phone. Hope you enjoy them.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I can't get over the weather here. Its supposed to be in the 90s today and tomorrow and the 60s and 70s this weekend. It feels like June or July to us Montana kids yet its only April. Bob said its blizzarding in Bozeman. Its blue sky here and lots of sunshine. Yay for the weather in the south!
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Deadline: check!

Confession: I have a dream of being a children's book author. I LOVED to read when I was a kid. The baby-sitters club series was my favorite. I finished my first book about a princess that's really wants to be a pirate and stows away on her uncle's pirate ship (with her faithful sidekick cat, Rico) and ends up saving the day. Luke made me set a deadline to submit it to be published because I was procrastinating. I set it for April 1. Last week I submitted a query letter to a childrens lit agency and they asked to see my work. I sent off my manuscript yesterday. I should hear in about a week if they want to sell it to a publisher. I know that its hard to publish a book and it can take tens of submissions before and if you get a contract. But I am hopeful that God will bless me with success. I have a wild imagination and the ability to make up stories on the spot. I would like to be able to share my stories with children everywhere. And support myself so that I can work from home.

In other news... Were super homesick!!!
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Monday, March 1, 2010

More quilt

Here is the quilt with all the blocks sewn together. I'm thinking skinny black border then then fat (unsure of color) border. The orange would have been good, but I'm pretty sure I used it all up. Not sure what I'm doing with the quilt yet.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Dumb Things I've Done: Vol. 18

When we first got married Luke accidently turned on the wrong burner about three times. Once exploding a pan of brownies (it exploded when he brought it outside and set it in the snow), once lighting a box of tea on fire, and once melting a bottle of Alpine Touch. I have always made fun of him for this. Well, this morning the tables have turned. I had baked an apple bread/tart thing last night and it was on a cookie sheet on top of the stove. Then this morning I went to turn on the kettle for some oatmeal and heard a sizzle but didn't think anything of it. A few minutes later the kitchen is filling with smoke and I realized the pan and the apple concoction is burning. We live in an apartment building and I really didn't want to set off the smoke alarm. My first thought is to get the burning pan outside. Once again, we live on the top floor of an apartment building. So I stuck it in the oven, hoping it would dissipate. Um, the smoke kept coming up through the vent of the stove. The kitchen is FILLED with smoke now and we've opened both the sliding glass door and the window in the kitchen. So now the 30 degree air is streaming in and smoke is sort of streaming out. And the stove fan is on. Then we sprayed febreeze in the kitchen everywhere. And I am waving an oven mitt in the air trying to get the smoke out. After a few minutes of cold air it seemed to do okay, but we had to leave for work so now I smell like smoke. yuck.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Big Changes!

Guess what?! I am gainfully employed. woo hoo! The massage thing wasn't working out based on the fact that a) the economy downturn means more people are giving up the leisure activities such as massage, and b) arthritis does not allow me to comfortably and without pain do the amount of massages needed to make money. So now I am working as a temp-to-hire receptionist/admin asst. at Parker Integrated Sealing Systems ( I'm definitely over qualified, but its a job, with a steady paycheck, and the promise of benefits upon hire. yay! What more could a girl ask for? Today is day 3. And a little slow. But thats okay.

The weather in Virginia has been very Montana-like. We've had three big snow storms, plus its been cold. When there is snow they close down schools and government and churches and Luke and I just laugh. I don't ever remember a snow day growing up, and these kids got all of last week off of school because it snowed on the weekends and a country road may not be plowed for a bus to get down it, so they close the schools. Its craziness. Plus, luke's school has had a 2 hour delay the past two days because of the promise of snow. Not even blizzarding, just snow. But, I will say, the snow days have allowed me to get a lot of quilting in! I spent most of Friday and Saturday sewing and watching Gilmore Girls on dvd. It was pretty much awesome!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Epic snowfall

Snow is not common in Virginia. If it snows, and for several days after it snows, or if they think it will snow, they close all the schools. Yesterday my office was closed so I stayed home and quilted and watched Gilmore Girls. Also in Virginia they have freezing rain, which is rain that turns into ice balls by the time it hits the ground. So yesterday it snowed, then rained, and today its snowing again. Here are some pictures from my phone looking off our deck. The branches have snow and ice chunks on them and its still snowing! Its like I'm back in Bozeman! Except people aren't supposed to leave their houses unless they have to.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stringing Along

I started a new quilt this weekend. Its a scrappy string quilt. Basically you start with a square of paper, glue a thin strip of the same fabric in the middle of each block, then add on random sized strips, pressing as you go. I went with the black center and the rest is random fabric from various projects...quilts by me and my brothers, hooter hider fabric, clothing projects, Christmas aprons, etc. I might have to make more blocks because otherwise it will only be 32" by 40" without borders. It would make a good baby quilt but I think it would be better as a lap or bed quilt. Hmmm.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spontaneous Update...

I know I know I know, I've been slacking. I feel like I don't really have anything exciting to talk about, so I figure why waste our time. Here's an update for now:

Im looking for a job! In order to make a living doing massage, I need to be able to do 4-5 massages/day. Lupus/arthritis does not allow me to do more than about 3 without feeling completely crappy the next day. Plus, I just don't have the clientele here and lets face it, the economy being in the toilet doesn't help things. So I started applying for jobs before Thanksgiving. I've really hit it hard in the past few weeks and have 2.5 job interviews this week. Tomorrow I'm interviewing for an Admissions Rep position at Miller-Motte college, Thursday I'm interviewing for a receptionist position through a local staffing agency which I am extremely over-qualified for and will be underpaid as well. Tomorrow I also am scheduled to go and fill out an application for an office manager position. I don't know if it was just taking a long time for places to start looking at applications, or what. This week has been encouraging though. We can't afford much more unemployment. The massage business is pretty much a money pit.

In other news, Luke started his new job AND his LAST SEMESTER of grad school. I'm so proud of him. He's taking 2 classes online during the first 8 weeks of the semester, 2 more online during the second 8 weeks, plus one class on campus during the entire semester. In addition to working 20+ hours per week at the Church. And doing homework. And spending time with his wife. :) And did I mention he spent the first week in January at school doing an intensive? Its going to be a crazy semester, but what a relief when May 15 comes and Luke's done with school!

In other exciting news, I got into a rheumatologist at UVA. They have some doctors that specialize in lupus research, so I think it will be a great place to be. My appointment is on March 15.

Were looking forward to visits from family and friends this year! The Youngs will be here sometime in February, the Leonards are coming in March, and Luke's dad is planning a trip out here as well. Vicki and Barry are even talking about coming for graduation. Let us know if you'd like to visit! We love to have company! Especially since we miss you all very much!