Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My growing brain

I feel like I have gone back to college. My days are consumed with study time, but unfortunately my nights do not consist of fake ID'ing my way into Flo and Eddies. What a shame!

This is the view of my world this week and well, the next 6 more. I have begun my "home study" phase for my new job. It is quite interesting. Today I will be consumed with Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System. Sounds like fun!

Before the great study session got started, Eugene and I had a great weekend. We made a stupendous purchase, a new TV that is. The one in our den was on its way out. It had gotten so dark and blurry that (according to my sweet husband) you couldn't see the score of the football game. GASP! Whatever shall we do? Thanks Best Buy for having a good deal for us Saturday and then the next day putting the TV on sale! Don't worry... I took the receipt back over and we got a whopping $80 back!

Here is our newest purchase showing me The Hills in all of it's flat panel HD glory.

In other news, I have also nabbed a rather sweet new ride. I will eventually get an Impala for my company car. In the meantime, Daiichi Sankyo had provided me with a rental. I love my new cherry red Chrysler 300. Me and all the Me Maw's in town are cruising in style. I can't complain though... I not have thought they would have given me a car so quickly. Way to go new job!

How bad does my Pilot need washing? Wow... I had no idea. I guess I know what I will be doing later when it cools off!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wrapping Up The Summer

Well that's all folks. I guess you could say that this weekend was our official end to summer. Eugene, Sam, and I went to Pickwick with his friends Michael Harkins and Chad Graham. We had a great time! We probably won't make another trip back to lake until next year. :( It was a quiet weekend, for me more so than the guys! I think they saw the wee hours Friday and Saturday night. I, on the other hand, got some good sleep.

Sam enjoyed going to Pickwick for the 2nd weekend in a row. He has his routine down now. He loves to hang out in his chair and float with me... such a sweetie! Then, he will get on the boat and nap like a king.

And I just had to put this picture in here. Adam, Eugene thought you would really like this. I honestly can say that I hope you NEVER own anything that resembles this.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Exciting News!

I have accepted a job with Daiichi Sankyo as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. I am so excited! I have wanted to get into this industry now for some time, and can't wait. I know I will be sad to leave the bank, I work with such wonderful people! I really owe lots of thanks to Laura (Keigley) Boren! She recommended me for the position. Thanks Laura!

I start my home study on August 20th and will do that for 3 weeks. Then, I leave for Parsippany, NJ on Sept 10th. I will be there for 4 weeks straight. I have such mixed emotions about this part. Eugene and I haven't been apart that long in over 3 years. He will be picking cotton and doubts he can make the trip up. Sad...

Anyway, just thought I would share my career conquest with the rest of the blogging world!

Monday, August 6, 2007

I'm here... kind of

I want to thank everyone for all of the sweet messages that were left on the blog. I never imagined that I had 18 wonderful viewers!

My Paw Paw's funeral was last Wednesday, August 1st. It was a beautiful ceremony and he had a grand turnout. Please continue to pray for us as we deal with the grief of his absence. I must admit I am having a far more difficult time that I thought. We knew he was sick and that this was going to happen, but I just can't seem to grasp the fact that he is really gone. He was such an integral part of my life that I can't seem to put aside this "empty" feeling. His death has really taken me to places within my spirituality that I never thought I would travel. I find myself questioning and wondering what Heaven is really like and why we believe what we do. I keep searching for the perfect description to put my mind and heart at ease, but I can't. I know and will continue to pray that God will help me find peace with his decision to take my grandfather.