Sunday, May 22, 2005

ID Theft Hits Home

Please pray for us as we have just found out somebody is accessing our bank account somehow to buy clothes at a mall in Ohio and we now have no money. Somehow they are using our card even though we have both our cards in our pockets. My biggest fear is that they have more than just our bank information and somehow open a credit account. Fortunately, we did not have a big sum of money in our account, but now we have negative money.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I'd wear the pink slip with that dress...

Yes, it happened today...I got canned, given the pink slip, terminated, fired, let go, downsized... I thought I was safe in my low level receptionist job, but apparently I was not. At least my boss told me it was a "business decision"? and had nothing to do with my work. That made me feel tons better and made it all okay, especially as I sat down in front of the new expensive paper shredder they bought after they decided I was too costly—is it the reason for my demise? Replaced by a paper shredder?!? (Hmm...Office Space moment comes to mind).

Who needs the money to eat and pay their bills anyway? True, I only brought in $300 a month during school and was only depending on $600 a month this summer, but that is major (as in a mortgage payment) considering our situation. However, before I complain I need to remember those who lose jobs that are the primary source of income for their whole family. Our situation in no way compares to that, and I will probably find a better job (I have skills!) at a better place (Chippendales) that can manage their resources better. Nevertheless, it is no fun to get the boot. I was too good for the job anyway. By the way, you can't fire me...I QUIT!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Life As Monica Knows It

We can’t express to you how true this cartoon is, but we can tell you that this happens to Monica at least 5 times a week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


I have double-blogged today. This first one is more practical, while the second one is to show you that I am reading a book for fun.

While I was writing the book blog, Monica and I engaged in a battle over money. However, that was nothing new because the last 15 times or so we have heard the word money, we have started fighting. I just think it is so funny that we can’t communicate about money without getting upset. I used to think that not having much money (and I am going by the American idea of “not much money”) caused the fights, but I have determined that even people with a lot of money have disagreements. To cap it all off, I think money has taken us farther away from depending on God than almost anything else besides our own lack of faith.

Money is not going to get the best of us, though, because we are on a mission to budget. I guarantee you we will fight extensively during the budgeting process, but I think we are finally determined enough to do it. And, quite possibly, we might actually learn to depend on God more, but I’m not making any promises.

Book I am Reading

I see on several blogs a section for books people are reading. I hardly ever get to read books for fun, and I would never take on the task on reading more than one book at a time. So I am reading the book, The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays. I am afraid, though, that it will get put on the backburner soon because I have four books to read for a class in June. Perhaps I will tell you more about the book later. Let’s just say, I think he’s got it right (except he’s not c of C LOL—couldn’t help myself) . Of course, I am so enamored with the apocalyptic world view that I am a little biased. I just like being part of the already/not yet of Paul’s eschatology, living in the community of believers who exist to be God’s righteousness to the world, being guided by the Holy Spirit, and waiting for the parousia. Ha! That almost made me sound smart.

Friday, May 6, 2005

School's Out For Summer

You heard it right, my first year of school is finished. I stayed up until 5 last night and got up at 6 and studied until 8 and took my last test. We’re hoping I don’t get a C in the class. It doesn’t matter, though, because it is summer.

What does summer mean? It means sleepovers for Cali and her friends. We are dog sitting for a friend until Monday. Her dog is named Pablo, and he likes to play with Cali, although Cali has only child syndrome and doesn’t know when to stop playing. Sometimes a good growl and a snap puts Cali back in her place. They are inseparable and like to lick each other and steal the other one’s toy.

I am ready for a nice summer of only one class to take. Monica and I are going to church camp in June and then to a Tom Petty concert in July. Those are our only travel plans! We are looking forward to homegroup on Sunday nights without me having to worry about school stuff. I might even be teaching some Bible classes at church this summer.