Month: August 2013


I still have a hard time and find it very strange that each and every day that I awake, I am unknown here in Austin.  That every day is a new day, and everyday I get to reinvent myself or not, that no one personally knows me here in this city, the few being Josh, and a couple of his friends, but on the larger scale of things, I can be anyone and everyone here.  That if I make a mistake that it isn’t going to get around to my friends or family or someone who knows me.  I try not to make any mistakes, but you know they happen.  I have to keep reminding myself that when I go out looking for jobs, that I am pretty much unknown, and that I am not competing with someone who I already know, or who knows me.  Yes, always competing with the next person, but we do not know one another.  On the flip side of that, it is lonely not knowing anyone, but I know that the more I get out and get situated that I will start to know people, and build a circle.  But the right circle, I only want to surround myself with good people who have my best interest at hand, in helping me move forward and up.  So I keep a good eye out for those kinds of people.  Always asking God for discernment in the people who I meet.

Well tonight is the Open house night, I am getting the wiggles in my tummy, and you can bet that satan is whispering in my ear and trying to get me in a tumble.  I will not be defeated by him, no, I have God, and if God be for me, who can be against me, and whom shall I fear.  Nope, this is definitely my time, and my opportunity and chance, and this time I am going to take it head forward no turning back, because when I look back at the things that I have done and accomplished in my life, I don’t want it to be that I didn’t take that chance when it came.  So here’s to moving forward friends… Full steam ahead!

Here comes the rain again…

And it came, and came, and came.  In fact it came down so hard, the minuet that I got off the bus, that my poor umbrella couldn’t withstand it all, I got a good soaking, of course it was a smaller umbrella that I had just bought.  But it is good that the rain came.  Indeed it was needed.  I took the bigger sturdier umbrella to the library, and will hope that the rain holds off until I can get back home inside all nice and dry.

Tomorrow is the Open House, I am a little nervous about attending, but as my mom has always said…  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  I am definitely going to venture out and attend, because I really do want this gain.  Full time work is the goal for me, and easy access because it is just down the street.  I am going in head held up high, and a smile on my face, answers to the questions at hand, a firm handshake, and total interest in working for this company.  Stay tuned…

Just got to keep the faith, yeah, I know that was a Bon Jovi song, which happened to be pretty awesome.  So here’s to me keeping the faith.  Until the next time, keep your heads up, a smile on your faces, and good spirits and blessings around.

The seen cannot be unseen, ever…

Oh the places you will go, or the places that I will go.  Well to start off, I had a great time visiting with the family Saturday evening, and part of Sunday before they had to head out back to Angelo.  Seems like my sister will be coming to live in Austin.  Now when that will happen, I don’t know and it doesn’t seem she knows either, lol.  A whole other story there, one I might have to tell another day, for today the story is the well visit the family had.

I had to work that morning, so wasn’t able to see them get in, but mom has her own key, so she can let herself in.  I had put out chicken, so she could have something to eat as well.  Work was hectic, did a lot of training and shadowing, have lots to learn, in fact once I leave the library, I am going to need to gather my notes and get them in order so that I know at least what I am looking at.  So get off work, head home on the bus, get home, the family is waiting, we welcome each other, so glad they came, then I tear into the food that my mom has prepared, it was chicken with butter noodles, oh my!  Then we settle in to watch the Tyler Perry movie “Temptation”  Was a pretty good movie, but mom and sis was tired, so they cut out early, so me and nephew continue the movie, then put in The Green Lantern, where I get tired halfway through and cut out on him and head to bed.

Sunday morning and the plan before they head out is to go down to the Capital.  So we get up, get ready, head to Ihop for breakfast, then to Wally world, then come back to the apartment.  We then head out on the bus for the Capital.  Of course the bus ride is a long ride down, the bus gets crowded, but we make it down to the capital, which my sister and nephew have never seen, always a joy to see the expression on someone’s face the first time they see the capital.  They took photos, we went inside and walked around.  Once over we went down Congress Avenue, mom got hungry, so we stopped into a little pizza parlor called Cozzoli’s.  The pizza was pretty good, then we headed out to find a bus stop to sit and wait for the bus to take us back to the park and ride.

Knowing mom had a 4 hour drive back to Angelo it was time to get moving, also knowing it was going to take a bit for us to get back to the park n ride so we settled on a seat on 8th street.  But there was this lady who was clearly not in her right mind, talking to the voices in her head and surrounding, so we moved further down to 9th street.  Sat there waiting for the bus.  Lo and behold about 20 min we here some ruckus going on down the street, seems there as a little protest going on, and it was heading our way.  Believe me when I say the seen cannot be unseen.  The protest was four bare breasted women, and two bare breasted men and a dog protesting about being able to go topless or something like that, they were chanting free your mind, free your breast!  Oh the things you see in Austin, they can be sure they were really keeping it weird.  A bit too weird and disturbing for me and my family.  Anyway as they proceeded to march to the state capital, to get their suppose rally going, all I could think was Crapola.  Life happens when your waiting for your bus.  I don’t want to free my breast, I like my breast exactly how I got them, nicely covered and out of the sight of others.  “Shudder’s”  My poor eyes.  Last thing I wanted to be seeing that day or any other day of the week is saggy, baggy, boobs of both kinds.

Well we made our bus, headed home, the family got packed up and headed back to their destination.  I miss them, but I know I will see them pretty soon, especially my mom, I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks anyway.  Life is good.

Today besides doing this blog, I am getting my resumes printed out, for Wednesday Open house.  I am excited, and pray that the doors of favor continue my way, and I get hired on with this company.  Until then, keep it fun my readers.


First day…

Well, the first day back to the land of the working class was filled with lots and lots of things at a fast pace.  Some things I got, and some things… well let’s just say I have notes all over the place.  I am tired and the day is done.  I am waiting on the bus, sadly I missed the first one; but another is going to arrive in 15 min.  I have lots to try to retain.  Next day will be the 30th.  So perhaps in that time.  Some will have sunk in good enough.  Here is a photo of me when I left for work this morning.


Hmm… all smiles.  Well on the down time I am still putting in applications.  I found out that there will be an open house/career fair on the 28th.  You bet I’m going to be there.  It is full time work, so keep the prayer wheel rolling friends.

Now home to see my mom, sister, and nephew that came down to visit me today.  Will get to spend the rest of today and part of the morning before they head back to Angelo.  Enjoy your evening readers.

Down time

Today was a little bit of down time.  Where I go off to a somewhat quiet place and talk to God.  Today was the park, I have always been fond of parks.  This one is down the street from the apartments.  Very convient I say.  So today I went to sit, think and have a conversation with God.  I find myself speaking more to God, but that is a good thing.  Today my conversation was keeping my faith strong.  Knowingthat God is working on my behalf, and that He has good things in store for me.  Just to keep knowing that gives me a peaceful feeling inside.

I had been down the past few days; but I am feeling much better and refreshed.  Never discount the power of a friend.  Today I feel strong.  Getting out of the apartment and to this park helps as well.  I start work Saturday.  And family comes in that day as well.  Get a little time with them.  A little time is better than no time.

Today my solice is God, and this pretty little park.  Tomorrow… well I will just let that take care of itself.



Give me a break…

This irritates me to no end!  I am a pedestrian who is constantly on the go.  Austin is definatly not walk friendly.  I wish the people in cars would think more about the people who walk and when they are trying to cross the streets to please not block the crosswalk with their cars, causing us to go out into the streets.



So this morning I got up, made myself chicken and waffles, got dressed and headed to church. I made myself a promise, that once I moved to Austin, I would settle in church. Of course that church was the one Joshua attended, I was also going to make it my church, having gone there with him a couple of years ago and feeling right at home. Well here I am, living in Austin for about a month now. My spirit said it was time, so I caught a cab to Shoreline Church, which I will be making it my church. I had a great time this morning, and Pastor Rob gave a great sermon on serving. Faith and how faith without works is dead. Meaning get on it. Do what you believe you say you believe.

Yes, this is the church that Joshua attends; now it is the church I attend as well. My home church. Today is just the beginning for me. I have been low on my faith tank, time to fill er’ up! God is so good to me.


Gainfully Employed

Yes! It has happened, I am employed once again. God is so good, and always on time.
I am now a sales associate at The Pottery Barn.

Life is good. My first official day will be next Saturday. Of course that is the day family will be coming yo visit, oh well. They understand how it goes. Mom has a key to my apartment, so she will be fine. I get off at five that day. There are going to be times I have to catch a taxi home. And times the bus will do. So for now I am going to have to forgo the little luxuries until the money gets right. So glad the rents are subsidizing this. Anyway, orientation was good. Lots to go over in the handbook. So now on the way to Payless, have to buy another pair of shoes for work. Then back to the apartment.tonight is chicken night. Toodles readers.

Here or there…

You know that feeling of when you don’t want to be inside, but you don’t want to go any where either? I am there. Today in all the month and a week that I have been in Austin, the weather is absolutely cool, and I don’t want to go anywhere and I don’t want to be inside. So here I sit on the patio watching kids play in the pool as I ponder what to do for the rest of the day. Perhaps just go and finish “Battlefield of the mind” by Joyce Meyers. Great book, I have learned so much,the mind is constantly under attack by the power of Satan, and you have to be very aware. This book has shown me so much. It comes at the right time in my life. My mom has had this book for years and I never picked it up until a few months ago. God is always on time. And when it is time, He will open your eyes and reveal things. Yes! God is always on time.