Sunday, March 28, 2010


The little man turns two tomorrow. I can't believe it. I still feel like it was just yesterday that I was sitting at the hospital, waiting for hours, to meet him. I can't wait until he turns about 4 and I can take him to Twins games and really explain the game I love so much to him. It is such a joy and honor to be a part of his life as well as the lives of my two nieces. Children truely are a gift.
I must say, I am pretty proud of myself this weekend. I killed two spiders!!! I did it without having to put on a hazmat suit or call for reinforcments. Growth is happening! Maybe soon, I will be able to kill a centipede all by myself.
Had some interesting patients lately. It's funny because I really do enjoy working with people. I think I do a pretty good job with them, and feel that the majority of my encounters with customers are pretty good. This week was in a world all on it's own. I won't bore you with the details but I will say that I am surprised that I only cried once this week. I have been praying EVERY day on the way in that God will give me strength. This may seem weird to you, but I have been super-sensitive since I was a wee little girl and I have come to appreciate that part of who I am. I was the kid who made herself throw up from crying SO hard when I was little. It always makes me laugh, when I remember how my dad would handle my tears. He would look at me and yell "WHY ARE YOU CRYING?". As you can imagine....this only made things worse.
The state of Montana has a hit out on me, I'm sure of it. In the past month I have inherited a Montana Indian Health Patient and a Montana MA patient. Again, I won't bore you with the details of all that this means, but I will say it is not fun. If you remember, my troubles with Montana started this summer. Now, it serves as a comedy reel for my coworkers!
Hoping life is treating you well. There are a lot of changes coming up for me and quite a few of the people in my life. It is a pretty exciting time. I am really trying to live each day with joy and intention. So far, there have been a few challanges but I believe that it is worth it. May the Lord bless and keep you!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A new chapter...

So, it's been awhile since I've bored you with the details of my ever embarrassing life. Well, the wait is over. I've been somewhat busy lately but mostly I have not really felt like posting. The weeks are flying by and I can't believe the snow is almost melted. This is honestly the first winter in a long time that I wasn't ready to be over. The fact that my commute time is going to be halved will be nice.
So, let see...lately I have been, spending time with my nephew...I get to watch him every Wed. night and I can't tell you how much joy that brings me. My brother and Anna have done a great job with Elijah and I can't wait to watch what comes next. He turns 2 in a few weeks! I feel like I've done a pretty good job of scheduling my life lately. I never really knew this before....but I am a planner. I like surprises in gifts and such but not really when it comes to my time. I think I need to work on that though as I feel like I have aged myself quite a bit by not being more flexible and "fly-by-the-seat".
I just have to say, that I feel SO incredibly blessed these days. I have some of the best friends and family a girl could ever ask for. I have quite a few friends with some major things happening in their lives right now. Some good, some scary but all important. I am praying for you all and want you to know that I am thankful for you in my life. God is good!
Church- this has been quite a challenging area in my life lately. I LOVE my church. I started going to Substance last July and can't say enough good things about it. The problem is, I don't have a lot of single friends that are looking for a church or who attend Substance. I have had to do something that was WAY outside my box lately....GO SOMEWHERE BY MYSELF!!! It has been a challenge, but one that I believe will help me grow. I signed up to be a greeter at church and have a training day next week. Hopefully this will help me get plugged in. You may have never thought it possible but situations like this bring out a side of me I don't really care for... "shy Abbie". I am sure I will do a lot of growing through this process, can't wait to see what happens. I will keep you posted on any stories that make my face turn red:)
Fitness- One of my new years resolutions was to run a race of some sort this year. You may or may not know that I ran cross country back in school but I was never very good at it. I am typically not one of those people that accomplishes a lot of goals and I am trying to work on that. I joined the Gym a month ago and am trying to work out 4 times a week. I am starting to enjoy it and think I will start out slow, with the Twin Cities 10 mile but hope to eventually build up to some sort of Triathlon....this will be a process!
Organization- WOAH!!! I am SO not organized and it is really starting to get to me. I am in the process of simplifying my life. I am getting rid of a lot of clothes and other junk. The problem is I have a HUGE apartment right now but will soon be consolidating to a much smaller one. I want to be prepared, so it is not such a struggle. I also believe it is time for me to break some patterns and create newer, healthier ones.
This will be all for now. The baseball season is officially upon us and I am beyond excited. I am no longer speaking to my brother though, as he got tickets to the first 3 games of the season in LA. Must be nice to work for an airline. Oh well, I will just have to do the cheering from home!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Reason number 375,937,281....

I love my nephew!!! Don't get all animal rights on me....the cat LOVES it!!