Thursday, May 25, 2006

Yea! Three-Day Weekend

After tonight, I will have three whole days off! And I am going to spend it with my daddy. He has been working on the Gulf Coast. He's an electician and he's been working to get the Biloxi/Gulfport area back up and running after Hurricane Katrina. Well, he and my step-mom are going home for the weekend, and since I haven't seen them in a while, I decided to go and see them. They live in northern Alabama, right on the Georgia line, so it's not too terribly far from South Carolina.

Last weekend, I had lots of plans, but I ended up sleeping the weekend away. I was sick the whole time, and couldn't bear to do anything but lay around. I have never had allergies before, but I think living in South Carolina is different...and there are things in the air that aren't in the air in Alabama. So, I may have to go see an allergy doctor and get some prescription meds...the over-the-counter stuff just ain't cuttin' it.

Did you see American Idol last night? Wow! I can't believe Taylor Hicks won, but I have to say, American Idol does make me proud to have been born and raised in Alabama. Watching Ruben, Bo, and now Taylor make it so far just goes to show that great things do come out of what some may refer to as "hickville".

I had to tighten my belt a notch today...that makes me feel good... but I have to tell you, I have been working hard at losing the weight. And I am getting in better shape, which will in turn make me healthier. It's a great feeling. My trainer got promoted to management, so it looks like I am going to have to work-out with a new trainer...and I'm not too happy about that.

I'm sitting here listening to the Carrie Underwood CD. If you don't have it, you should get it. It's great!

Well, I need to go feed the dog...and then start getting ready for bed. I will be so glad when one day I don't have to work nights anymore...I know the day is's got to come eventually.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Busy Weekend

There is so much to do this weekend...I don't know where to begin! There's a Greekfest going on all weekend, so I may go to that tonight...

I don't know if anyone knows this or not, but South Carolina's official dance is "shag". If you've ever seen "Shag, the Movie," then you probably know that. Well, Saturday night, there's a full night of Shaggin' downtown. I am thinking I might go. Maybe I can learn a few steps...

Of course, Sunday, I will be heading to church...

Things are going well. I am getting over being sick...again. I guess my body's having to get used to the weather and the new environment here in South Carolina. Man, I am so tired of feeling bad. This time it was a bad cold or something. My nose was stopped up and running...I was sneezing like crazy...and my whole face had pressure in it. Thankfully, that's starting to go away. I was worried that it would put a damper on the weekend.

I have a three-day weekend next week. Don't know what I'm going to do with the extra time yet...but one thing's for sure...I am going to enjoy it!

Things at work are pretty good. Can't complain there. I talked to a couple of the people I worked with in Pensacola the other day. Sounds like they are missing me a bit...there were a few people there that I am glad I got the opportunity to meet. Not everyone was like Sue.

South Carolina is way crazy. To get your Driver's license and car tag, you have to go to the tax office first, and pay property taxes on your car...then you take the receipt showing you paid your taxes to the dmv where you get your license and car tag. Well, I did all that and got down to the dmv...someone please explain to me why you would need to prove your a citizen when you already have a drivers license! They wouldn't let me get it because I didn't have my birth certificate! So, I guess I will have to go do that today!

While I was downtown paying my car tax, I decided to take a look around the city. Downtown Greenville is beautiful! If you've never been there, you should go. There's a park downtown that has two waterfalls and picnic tables and a huge pedestrian bridge over the river... It's so nice! There were several people painting the scene in the park.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

12 Inches!!!!

In the last five weeks, I have lost 12 inches off my body! Can you believe it? It's not showing much in my clothes yet, but it's definately a start! I only lost 3 1/2 pounds, but a lot of the weight is turning into muscle. I am so happy. Words just can't describe it!

My mom, step-dad, and grandmother are coming to visit at the end of June. I am very excited about that.

Other than that, nothing really new to report.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Prayer Request

This is my 50th post. Can you believe it? That's a lot of thoughts...

Things are going pretty well for me. I visited another church Sunday. I really enjoyed it. It's called Redemption World Outreach Center. It's a huge church. I went to the early service and there was more than 3,000 people there. But the service was like a breath of fresh air. Real pentecostal...not watered down like a lot of churches. It was like the church I grew up in, Daystar Assembly in least the way it was then. Can't really speak for it now. I am going to go back SUnday. Evangelist Jesse Duplantis is going to be there and I LOVE Jesse. So, I'm really excited about it.

I work with a lot of Christians. It is so great. The other producer of the morning show and one of the writers are both christians. And one of my anchors is in church. So, it's nice to be around people who you can talk to about spiritual matters.

I did get some bad news this week. My grandmother's cancer is back. She was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer last year...and went into remission. Well, last week, her doctor told her it had returned. So, she will be starting chemo again at the beginning of June. Please pray for her that God will heal her. Her name is Ruth. Also, please pray that God will protect the other women in my family from this aweful disease. Ovarian cancer is extremely hereditary.