Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Space Of My Own

As some of you know, I've been working at the church here in Sylvan for almost 4 years...what you may not know is that for 31/2 of those years, I did not have an office of my own! When I first came to the church, we were in our old building and there was only an office for the senior pastor and then a computer and desk in the foyer for the secretary (the youth pastor and I would also share it). So if I was at the church working, I would just sit in the sanctuary, pull the communion table over and go to work. While we were transitioning to our new building we held sevices for a few months at the community centre, and rented some office space downtown. So there were sometimes 4 of us in one room, with two computers trying to work. Needless to say I worked at home a lot during that time. Then finally! We moved into our new building! However, they hadn't considered that they might hire new staff, and so there were only 2 offices built, with a main office for the secretary. So for the last 2 and a half years I've made my office in the library along one of the walls...my bookshelf, filing cabinet and desk in a neat little row. Well, often not so neat...in kids ministry "stuff" piles up a lot, and if you have nowhere to hide it you're hooped! A few months ago, the church was kind enough to take the main office and split it in two, build some walls, and wire a new office so that I could have my own space! It finally got done and I'm now moved in, and although it's small, and I currently have no door, I'm so thankful for this office of my own! Here are some before and after pics, from my "office" in the library and my new office...


BEFORE


BEFORE


AFTER

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

It's Slushing

I'd like to say it's snowing out, but I can't. It's slushing. There are big chunks of slush falling from the sky. But not in any fabulous flavours.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Music Video Monday

I know this is a day early, but I just couldn't resist posting this video. It is quite possibly the worst/most annoying video ever made. And I'm sorry that you will all be singing it in your head for the rest of the day. Last night I watched Fast Food Nation and I can honestly say that I'll never again eat a fast food burger. Blech!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Small World Becomes Claustrophobic

So I recently noticed that I've been blogging for about 1 year and 5 months. This will be my 106th post. I've been blogging a little less frequently, and I believe this would be because of my recent infatuation with finding "friends"...yes, myspace and facebook have hooked me (and I would have to say that facebook wins out over myspace). They are so addicting because you can find friends that you haven't seen or heard from in ages, and you are given an excuse to say hi to them and find out what they're doing. Even though they're not really a "friend" anymore, you can view information about them, see pictures of them, and track who they talk to. It may sound creepy, but I'm sure enjoying it! One girl found me who I haven't even talked to since elementary school days...it took me a few minutes to figure out who she even was (she was going by her married name)! I got thinking (yes it happens) the other day how even 5 or 10 years ago, this was an impossibility. Unless you maintained a phone/writing relationship with someone who you are far away from, you may never see or hear from that friend again. The internet is making the world so much smaller, and now I can even keep up to date on people I never thought I would cross paths with again. On the other hand, I have friends who live here in Sylvan and because of busy lives, the only way I keep up with them is by the internet. That's a little strange, when I have to send a note over facebook to a friend who lives down the road because I haven't seen her for so long. That is probably when these obsessions become a little unhealthy...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Music Video Monday

Well, apparently I haven't been here for about 2 weeks...the reason being that I have had company around off and on for about two weeks. I haven't really even had time to check other people's blogs, let alone mine! Cyndi came for a visit last week, and this past Easter weekend my Mom and Dad came down from Cold Lake. It's been great...usually don't have that much excitement in my life! But now things should be back to normal...well normal can be debateable in my life! So I figured it was time for another country song here (Amarillo Sky/Jason Aldean)...sorry to everyone who doesn't share my love of country...but hey, it's my blog! I'd also like to add that after resisting the powers of Facebook for months, I finally caved this weekend (thanks Grace-peer pressure!). A few weeks ago after I started a Myspace I asked "what next?"...I guess this is the answer...another fabulous timewaster!