Thursday, October 9, 2014

Real Housewives, Empty Closets, & Ninja Turtles - Thursday Musings

I haven't made blogging a priority lately, mostly because of all the craziness in my life. But, today I have a few things on my mind so why wouldn't I share them with you?

Teresa Guidice was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to bank and wire fraud. Part of me feels sorry for her, but part of me thinks she'll do just fine. 

I love the Zara blanket scarf. Love it, die for it, but I can't make myself buy it. I know I don't need it, but it's only $30. But didn't you spend $30 yesterday on pedicure you didn't really need? And $30 last week on makeup? And don't you need to buy a birthday gift? Do you ever have these internal struggles?

As it gets a little cooler, I'm finding getting dressed to be difficult. I wonder what in the heck I wore last fall. Surely I wore something, but what? My closet seems full of nothingness.

I had my hair colored back dark in August and again in September. Let me tell you, my hair is not holding the color! Every time I shampoo I see more of it wash down the drain. Maybe it's because it was very light on the ends or maybe the colorist is using a semi permanent color? I don't know, but it's starting to get expensive!

I joined a Diet Bet this week by recommendation from Ryan. If you haven't checked out her blog, do it! She's kicking ass and taking names!

And then there's this guy, who never ceases to amaze me. #TMNTforlife

And on that note, let's call it a day, shall we?

Monday, October 6, 2014

More Changes

I mentioned in late spring/early summer that Kris accepted a job in the Nashville area, and that I would be staying in Knoxville for the time being. Well, in the 5 months since we made that decision, a lot has changed.

We set out to do only what seemed right and gave us peace. We prayed that God would show us how we needed to approach this phase of our life one step at time.We prayed that God would let us know what was best for our marriage, and how long I should stay in Knoxville. We initially thought I would stay indefinitely, but we were open to whatever God had in store for us. So, we put our house on the market and bam, it sold. We looked for an apartment for me that wouldn't lock me into a long term lease, and we found one no sweat. Some things happened at work that made me feel like maybe it was time for me to move on. All signs seemed to be pointing to Knoxville no longer being the right place for me.

Then, a good friend approached me about an open corporate attorney position with a major company in the Nashville area. At first, I was a little unsure, but decided I owed it to myself and my marriage to at least look into it. So I did. The more I learned about the position the more I realized this would not only get me back under the same roof as my husband, but would also be a fabulous career move. My career is a top priority, but it does not take importance over my husband. I was elated at the thought of a win-win.

After a lot of prayer, I felt like God was in my situation with me. I knew that if I was offered that new position, I would take it. Now, I wish I could say I turned it over to God and never thought about it again, but patience is not my strong suit. While I knew it would all work out, I had a hard time letting go. One day, so fed up with myself, I wrote in my planner Psalm 37:4. That day's planner space was full, so I just wrote it in the day's space. Well, the next day I was offered the job, and I accepted it! Isn't it funny and so amazing how God works?

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining my husband in Nashville starting October 25! I am just beside myself with joy. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers along the way! I truly appreciate it!