Well, it has been almost a year since I have written on this blog and what a year it has been. Life started happening and happening fast and so I decided to take a break from blogging for awhile. I have missed blogging and I find myself writing blog posts in my head and decided to come back to it. Last September I received a call from one of my old bosses asking me if I was interested in making a move. Turned out I was extremely interested plus this was a direct answer to prayer. I moved to Macon, Georgia and started a new job in October. It was the same job that I was doing at my other facility so I didn’t have to learn a new job but the kids were different so it took me awhile to switch gears after working with MR kids for five years! The end of December I brought home a cute, cuddly little guy named Moe. He is a black lab mix and he is a mama’s boy. It is nice to have someone excited that you are home from work. We spend lots of time at the Macon Dog Park making new friends. I have been attending Piedmont Church and I absolutley love it! I am so glad that I am able to be apart of this church.
Now that I have finally settled into somewhat of a routine, I am looking forward to getting back into the blogging world and share some of the randomness that is my brain in action!
Today, exactly one year ago, I began the blogging adventure. I wasn’t sure what I find when I embarked upon this journey but I have to say that I am glad I was along for the ride. I have gotten to know some really awesome people and even had a chance to go to a blog party in November in Atlant. I really enjoyed meeting people face to face. I have laughed and cried, been encouraged, and challenged by this adventure called blogging. Anyway, I decided to link some of my favorite posts over the past year.
You Know You Are In A Pentecostal Church When-This is a funny story about something that happened to me at church
Adventures in Residential Treatment-The night we waited out a tropical storm at work
Bull In A China Shop-The time I fell off the fence
Don’t Just Live There….Do Something-This was part of a month of posts for making a difference in our part of the world…this was my contribution
I Love Jesus but I Drink A Little-Hysterical video from Ellen
The Simplicity of the Gospel-How we make things harder than it is
Mess Up to Step Up-My favorite quote from Grey’s Anatomy
Well, actually this will probably be more of a week update rather than a weekend but lets see how much information I can cram in this post!
On the job side, things were pretty crazy at work this week. We had to submit a corrective action plan to Provider Relations (people who monitor our kids progress) for some time sensitive documents that we were deficient in (sorry for all the jargon). In our original submission, we set a date of November 15 to have it all completed. Well, on Monday, they decide to tell us that it needs to be done by November 7, Friday. We went to work but lo and behold, the printer decided to quit working when I had pages and pages of things that needed printing. It was Friday before they were able to get us a new one. While faxing massive amounts of paperwork to caseworkers for signatures, I joked about us blowing up the fax machine. Then next day, I had several emails stating they could not read what was faxed and could I resend it. So, I was faxing wherever I could find one that worked.
Monday night I went to dinner with my favorite people for a belated birthday celebration. It was good to just laugh and be with friends. Then on Tuesday was the election and by then I was ready for it all to be over! I went to the podiatrist that afternoon because my foot was not getting better and found out that I had a stress fracture. They put me in this stylish shoe for a couple of weeks. Flew back home and managed to be late for choir practice. We were supposed to be practicing our parts on the Christmas musical, but our leader decided to tell us her story of the deer that got away when she went hunting on Monday. Yes, I guess my friends are redneck, although she cleans up quite well!
Wednesday was more of the same at work and left work and went straight to AWANA. I was exhausted at the end of the day! Thursday was about the same and finally Friday was here. I went in to work at 7:00 so I could leave at 3:00 and get to Atalanta. I didn’t quite get everything finished at work so I have that waiting for me Monday morning. Friday night I landed at my cousins house and it was nice to just be with family. We got up on Saturday and helped clean house and get ready for the LSU/Bama game. I made cupcakes and watched the first half of the game and then was off to the Fickle Pickle for a blog party. It was a little intimidating at first to go into a place where I knew no one. I was glad that I went. I met some really neat people and it is encouraging to see that so many people from all different walks of life can be brought together under a common hobby, blogging. I am glad that I had the opportunity to be apart of that last night.
Now, it is Sunday morning and I am blogging and drinking coffee and getting ready to go visit my grandmother and then head home to start the madness all over again!
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Mandy has issued the challenge to not just live there but to Do Something! Throughout the month, ordinary people will be blogging about the extraordinary things that they are doing in the communities where they live to make a difference. I have been inspired and challenged so far to reach beyond myself and Do Something. Come on over to Mandythompson.com and check out the revolution that is going on!