Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happenin' Sites

I DO love to read a good blog. I'm gonna start posting a few every once in awhile that I keep up with. I won't overwhelm you w/all of them at once :) Also, if you have a blog that I haven't commented on, I probably don't read it. So let me know what it is so I can look!


Confessions of a Mama Queen


Monday, January 21, 2008

Identity Crisis

I have no idea what to do with my life. I have tried verbally processing my plans, goals, ambitions, and dreams with Jed and Mom and my friends and everyone who will listen (geez, maybe I AM really obnoxious after all. *wink*). This doesn't seem to help. As much as I appreciate all of the advice, I get confused with all of it. I still don't know what to do. That isn't saying that I am doing nothing, I just don't know that what I am doing is right.

I try thinking about all of the things that I love: talking to people, community (so I guess people in general), reading, writing (when I get to it), being a control freak, good art (inclusive of visual art, good writing, theatre, and good music), looking at blogs, making lists--the list could go on forever. I have loved my "job" at Ruminate-choosing the poetry, and other random odds and ends of things and want it to survive. And so I've thought, as opposed to commiting all my time to it, maybe a good use of time would be to get a job where I can learn how to help Ruminate survive the small and poor world of Christian people who care about good art and writing. So I would LOVE to learn how to write grants or learn to be a good marketing and PR person. So how do I learn how to do this? Getting a job doing exactly one of these things is going to be difficult. I am not saying that the jobs are not here, I just don' t know how to go about finding them. I am going to begin exhausting my resources this week-basically, just talking to people I know here, and asking for direction and for them to keep their ears open. SO, if anyone knows anyone who knows anything about this, TELL ME!

((SIDE NOTE-I really don't KNOW that this is what I want to do, it just makes sense in my head, so if anyone hears of any OTHER openings that would be fun or stimulating, let me know, I'll be happy to talk about it. (Now you know that I really have no direction, I just need a job!) ))

In the meantime, I am applying to substitute teach at my high school and in local county schools. This certainly pays more than I am making now-nothing!

If anyone would like to pay for career counseling or would like to counsel me--remember that I'm not picky, but must have a job that pays decent, that I would like, where I'm not stuck behind a desk all day, that I can do part-time with children, oh, and okay, really it shouldn't pay decent, INCREDIBLE would be better, and while you're thinking-is there anyone who would just pay me to just do what I want to all day? (just kidding ab all this....kind of, *wink*)

Am I just proving the title of this blog?

Some Overdue Christmas Pictures....

The Hale family Christmas picture! Everyone came in this year Wes and Hill. Love them.
We caught Gabe, our nephew, LICKING his plate clean. Quite literally.
Kellyn, our sweet niece.
No, I wasn't lying. Jed DOES have 3 brothers. Here they all are with their dad. From left to right-Wesley, the youngest, in school at LU. Jed of course is next, then Ben, who is married with 2 kids and lives in Korea. Their Dad, who lives here in Memphis, and Daniel lives in Korea as well and is married....can you guess where they were going?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Blogger stinks. Here's the rest of the pics from Port Elizabeth, on facebook. So if you have facebook, look there.

Here it is.







For some reason, blogger won't let me put the pics last (or maybe i'm just not as smart as hubs). So here's the pics from Port elizabeth, South Africa up top.
So the Christmas wrappings, trees, mistletoe, and bells have been put away, and we have the bruises and exhaustion sickness to show for it. We "scooched" to Olive Branch, MS safely (praise God, it was through the snowstorms) and are living in a great little apartment. Jed's parents have a detached garage with an apartment above it and we are so thankful! We have some awesome parents who have all let us crash with them for extended periods of time (and my parents have the bruises to show for that). Jed is LOVING his job at NICS and comes home exhausted and filled to the brim with new information but more computer savvy and happy than I've seen him in awhile. I have just begun my search for a job yesterday. Some cool things about living here:

1. We see his parents, grandparents, and his aunt and cuz, my grandparents, aunt, and cousin a lot! :)

2. My BF (Roxanne) who lives here is PREGNO. That's right, I'll be an auntie! I am so excited and have already spent time on dreaming about both sexes the baby could be.

3. I have another BF, Lill, who lives right down the road.

4. There are family friends everywhere.

5. We don't live far from Beale Street-the famous hub for good blues and good food.


But, I am really missing our new friends in Fort Collins and, since we've been here, my girls in the Burg. To say the least, I'm heartbroken. Something about things coming together makes me mourn our time there a little more.