Thursday, May 12, 2011


It has been quite a while since I posted last, so I figured I would let everyone know what I have been up to.  I am done with classes for the semester, and I will be starting back up in the fall.  I am also helping coach my little sisters' softball team and my little brother's baseball team when they need the help.  I quit my job as a server.  I couldn't stand it anymore.  I have been at the place since it opened--five years.  The people haven't gotten any better, and there is only one person who has a position of authority that I respect.  Most of the people there cannot tell their heads from where the sun don't shine, so I had enough.  I'm in the process of looking for another job.  I'm waiting on an answer from one place, and I really hope I get the job.  I'm also trying to get motivated to write.  I love to write, but at the moment I'm stuck with the direction I want to go with my novels.  I might just have to find a new method.  

I'm also working at my parent's store.  They are opening an optical here in town, and it's been a lot of fun getting everything to come together.  I can't wait until it's actually opened and we get some traffic going.  Even though I don't have an actual job, I'm still keeping so busy that I feel like I don't have any time for anything.  

I also just got hooked up with an insulin pump.  I LOVE IT!! It's so convenient and so much easier.  I don't know why I ever thought they were bad news.  Probably just denial I guess haha....But the pump is a life saver.  If you are a type 1 diabetic reading this, I would recommend looking into a pump.  It's saved me so much time already, and I've only had it for three full days.  

I've been trying to do a lot of photography, and things have been really nice there.  We had a bat  laying on our driveway with a broken wing, so I got quite a few good pictures of it.  My mom and I also spotted a snapper on the gravel road just by our house.  We've also had gold finches, bluejays, and orioles out at our feeder.  Spring and summer are so awesome for photo ops.  I'll post some pictures at the end of this post.  Hope everyone is doing well!!

 Had to get my pupils dilated for my last eye exam.  They check for nerve damage since I'm diabetic..Luckily, everything looked good!

 My 6 month old niece, Alaina Katherine.  She is such a little bundle of joy!

 My new insulin pump!! I LOVE it :)

 These pretty blossoms were all over Omaha, Nebraska when we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart.  Best place ever.

 Just a dragonfly.  I love them.

 The nasty, but really cool, bat that was on our driveway.

 The snapper that was right down the road by our house.


  1. Did you do anything to help the poor bat??

  2. There wasn't much we could really do for it, but we tried. It ended up crawling up into the tire part on our truck.