Monday, June 11, 2012

I GOT THE JOB!!!!

I interviewed at the Oxford School day care today & was offered a sub position! She said she has a lot of staff out on vacations so it will basically be full time! Very excited! Thank you Lord =)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ohio Life

Well since it's been 5 months, suppose I should post!

Alex graduated in May & took an internship at the Columbus Zoo. We've been living in Ohio for just about a month now. It has brought about some good times & some trials.

It took me about 3 weeks to find a job, only God can explain how we made it through that with no income. Finally got a job at a local garden center. I worked there for 2 weeks & was unexpectedly let go just a couple days ago. It was quite the surprise blow. I am still not sure the reasoning behind it. All I know is that the owners were not very organized or helpful or really I can't think of anything nice to say about them but I'm trying not to hold a grudge. I got a call at 8:30 Friday night, a day I didn't work, and was told it wasn't working out & not to come into work on Saturday (also wasn't supposed to work that day anyways). On a good note though, I didn't really enjoy the job or the owners or the heat! I wasn't too upset to lose the job but very worried about paying bills since Alex only makes $50/week & only gets a pay check once a month so I spent a few hours with a lot of comforting from my amazing husband. Finally, after pulling myself together, I remembered I had checked a daycare to see if they were hiring & the director gave me her business card & said to send a resume. I never did because I got the garden center job. But there was the business card still sitting there. 10pm, I sent in my resume. 11pm, got a response & have an interview Monday morning! The ironic thing is it is directly across the street from the garden center. The way God works blows my mind. I would love nothing more to be able to work with kids again so I'm really hoping this goes well. But just in case, I also applied at 6 places in a nearby mall & have a group interview at Charlotte Russe on Tuesday. Alex also has an interview at an animal shelter coming up and while it would mean him working 7 days a week I think he's really hoping to get it & a little bit of extra cash. Which again it still amazes me that we've made it 9 months of marriage on 1 minimum wage income plus1 month of unemployment. We are so blessed.

Also there has been some trouble finding a church. Since Alex works on Sundays we've been looking for a church that has Saturday night services. I've only found 2! You'd think in this big city there would be more. I've checked out 1 of them & it's just not the right fit for us, unfortunately. I attempted to check out the other 1 this morning but Alex had the GPS & I somehow can't follow directions so I ended up taking a 20 min drive that should have been 8 min (according to google). I didn't find the road I was supposed to take until I had given up & headed back home after the service had started 1/2 hr ago. So I just came home, made myself a cup of tea, turned on WayFM, & spent some time doing devotions. My own home church for today. Well worth it, I found a perfect verse.

'Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it?' --Isaiah 43:18, 19 (Message)