Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, July 22, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Not intentionally but real life got in the way of my goals and once again I feel like I am sooooo ridiculously behind on everything that it is just depressing and the fact that I cant think of anything to ever blog about anymore is depressing. So until I can get my life sorted out and back on track I am going to officially put this blog on hold because feeling like I am not blogging enough feels like one more thing I am not checking off my list, so I am just removing it from the list all together... for now. Yes, the weeks and months of not posting were a hiatus also, just a lazy and unofficial one. Now it is official, because it is in writing or some crap like that.
I Love you all and I will be back in months to come, full of life and optimism with a whole new goal sheet that I may or may not finish.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Please forgive the verticle angle, I tried rotating this picture every single way I knew how and no matter what I do it keeps posting like this. But trust me when I said this was actually the best the incision looked for about 3 weeks. Picture this with intense bruising and swelling after about 4 days. It was seriously gross. It's not so bad now and at least it was still scarf weather till the last week or so.
We all remember that I basically made the decision to take this thing out. the doctors were perfectly content leaving me and my fat neck filled with a huge thyroid alone. Turns out I am soooo glad I had it taken out because it was Cancer! I still cant believe it. I had cancer and didn't even know it. Crazy. But I have done enough research on thyroid stuff to know that it is nothing to be scared of. They had already removed all of it by the time we even found out it was cancerous and it never spreads. My doctor said in 30 years he has never seen thyroid cancer spread anywhere beyond the thyroid. So if I had to pick a cancer this would be the one to choose. The only thing that sucks now is that I am off my medicine for 6 weeks so they can do a full scan to make sure they got it all. Which means I am tired (like ridiculously tired), anxious, depressed, and put back on 5 pounds. I just sound like a joy to be around right now dont I! But I try to make myself realize it's not me it's the medicine, or lack thereof. But at least it is gone and in 2 weeks I can be back in full swing!
On the moving front, we are still working at it. We found out that we could get all the way there and then have Jimmy denied for his work visa, which seems a little risky. So if the English school says they will let him teach either for cash or part time on a spouse visa then we might be ok, but otherwise we aren't exactly sure how that will work out. DO we take the risk or go somewhere we know will take him. Our other option is teaching in Indonesia where they will be fine with just his associate's degree. Which is fine with me except Indonesian is a little less useful to learn than chinese. Either way we are still plugging away. I'l keep you posted.
I promise to post more fun stuff soon. I have been pretty boring lately, and worked has kept me swamped. But I've got some fun stuff up my sleeve!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
There is a pastor in Dallas who had a heart for Vietnam, a very closed country when it comes to church planting from what I understand. He went straight to the government and said we want to bring your kids to Texas and we want to bring ours here in a sort of exchange program and we want to help with development in a lot of other areas too. We think it will be great for both sides and by the way we are a church and we will most likely preach to you and your kids. (well, I'm sure they didn't say it just like that, I'm paraphrasing). You know what happened, the government let them right in and develop a great program. They have 8 trips going this year! EIGHT! all in plain sight. that's awesome! (this pastor has also done amazing things in his community to bring cultures and religions together for a better understanding of one another, I'll do another post on it someday). Anyway, I subscribe more to his method.
Also, no location for us has been set yet. There are possibilities and options but nothing is set in stone. We will go wherever God takes us. Do we have an inkling of direction at this point, yes, but only because of possibly opportunities in those areas. We still have a long way to go. I would still LOVE an opportunity to work in a business capacity, or for a non-profit. I do not intend to get kicked out of a country or bible beat anyone into believing the way I do. That's not what I am all about. It isn't what my husband is about either. Our strengths lie in openness to communicate and share that we are not perfect but we follow God and it isn't even about "what I am all about" but it is about what God is all about. He made me with a heart to support and not to preach and there is nothing wrong with that.
Ok, well I know that was vague but I hope it cleared a few things up about our intentions in going overseas. This step is just a step forward to change. A step in realizing I don't have to work in a fancy job downtown with my stilettos. I can be just as successful making no money teaching English in a foreign country, and most likely a lot happier. It is about my husband and I depending on one another and having an adventure. it is one step closer to my goal of one day owning my own company in a foreign country. It is a risk, but a risk we feel like we need to take.