Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm out of here!

The countdown officially started this time last year, but in one more day, I will leave behind the data projects and job stresses, the house cleaning, and dog attending, the cooking, and laundry, and head to Vegas for March Madness! This is the third year my dad and I have met up in Vegas to partake in the viewing activities of the first rounds of the NCAA tournament. It seems every year that it falls at just the right time. I have been working on some projects at work and dealing with some job related stuff that are about to drive me crazy, when what do you know - I get to leave on vacation! Oh, happy day!!! Wish me luck!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Really Rough Day

You know those things that bother you all the time, but you sweep them under the rug because what's the point of dwelling on things that you can't change anyway? Well, the problem with sweeping them under the rug is that they are still there. Sure, dwelling on them doesn't change anything, but I'm not good at letting things go. I understand the concept of giving a problem (or two, or fifty...) to God, but my problem is that once I give it to him, it is always still in my mind. God has yet to take a troubling thought from my mind, so it always shows back up at some point in time. Usually when I least expect it.
Today, for some silly reason, all of those thoughts that do me no good to dwell on, have flooded my brain and I can't concentrate on anything else. I am sitting at my desk (yes, I'm supposed to be working), and these thoughts just creep up and I have been on the verge of tears all day.
In a nutshell, I am worried sick about my job. I know a lot of people are in the same situation, and my heart goes out to each one of them. No, I don't have children or a family to support, but with that, I also don't have the luxury of a second income coming in. If I don't have a job, I don't have anything other than my parents to fall back on. (Praise the Lord I have them, they are wonderful). So, it is hard to concentrate at work, despite the number of mind tricks I play on myself. On top of that, there are friendships that aren't going the way they should, or that I'm just not feeling 'right' about right now, and I don't really know what to do about them. It's not worth talking to anyone about really, so I just sweep it under the rug too, but they came out today as well. Yuck.
I'm just gonna sit at my desk and pray, and hopefully the day gets better.
I hope you are having a blessed day - and thanks for letting me rant.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Is that a light at the end of the tunnel????

I have my sixth monthly meeting with the dietitian and exercise physiologist tomorrow, which means - - - I turn in all of my paperwork tomorrow and have one more monthly meeting (April 8th). After the meeting in April, the doctor will submit all of my paperwork to the insurance company, and I will know within a couple of weeks if I have been approved for surgery. When I started this process in September I thought it would take forever, but it really seems like time has flown. I am really getting excited, but for some reason I still have this fear in the back of my mind that I will be denied by my insurance. I'll keep you posted!

Update: The appointments went great today and all the paperwork is updated - I am officially getting excited. After the meeting in April, the longest wait (as long as it is approved by insurance *insert prayers here*) will be 8 weeks - so if all goes well (*insert prayers here*) - I will have my surgery by the beginning of June!!!!!!!!