Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy 1 year Anniversary.

A year ago today (the day after Memorial Day) I loaded up the van and started out on my journey. I had some physical destinations in mind and planned but it was the non physical destinations that were uncertain. After about 7 weeks and around 7700 miles later, I came back to Idaho with a bit of an understanding of what I thought I was supposed to be doing next. Low and behold, I had no clue what I was really supposed to be doing but I remained with an open mind and HE guided me yet again to my current destination/purpose. It wasn't going back to school in the nursing field but applying for, interviewing, and getting the job with the State of Idaho. Now, after almost 6 months after starting the job, I am getting more and more into the works of the Family and Community Services Division of the Department of Health and Welfare. I work with a good group of people, enjoy the different situations and people that I encounter on a daily basis, don't mind the 17 mile commute into downtown Boise everyday, and continue to be Too Blessed to be Stressed. Life is Good and I am sincerely grateful for all my blessings.

I will continue to hang on, enjoy the ride, and keep my eyes and mind open to what may be put in front of me. Thanks for coming along.

Until next time. OUT!

Monday, April 20, 2009

RIP ~ Savana

Savana Jean Bush
September 1, 1995 - April 20, 2009

Today our beloved dog of 13 and 1/2 years passed away after an unknown cancerous tumor ruptured. Yesterday evening she was her bubbly jumping up for joy and running around the backyard playing with the kids self but this morning Diana found her semi conscious and paralyzed in the back legs region. She got her to the vet but tests showed massive white blood cells and internal bleeding. They made her comfortable until we could get the kids out of school early to say goodbye. She was cremated and her ashes will be scattered in the tree farm.

She was a good part of our lives and will be truly missed.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye to 2008

In less than two hours the year of many changes for me will come to an end and a new and exciting year will begin. Earlier today when I was reflecting on ALL that came my way in 2008, the first thing that came to my mind was WOW! I am a much better person both spirtiually and mentally because of the Journey that I experienced this past year. Its actually hard to put it in words, and for me, that isn't easy. Ha, Ha.

My new job with the State of Idaho in the Department of Health and Welfare is going GREAT. I am very busy trying to be a sponge and soak up as much about the computer system that I will be supporting as I can. I work with a group of good people and they have made me feel very welcome. I do miss my Micron coworkers but am able to see some of them on a regular basis.

My wish for all of you in 2009 is to live each day for that day and to remember that you all are Too Blessed to be Stressed. Thank you all for your love and support and for helping me through the past year. I am very blessed.

Until next year.......

Friday, November 28, 2008

All good things must come to an end....sort of

Today is the last weekday of me being outsourced/laid off. My new job with the State of Idaho at the Department of Health and Welfare begins on Monday at 8 a.m.

It was a good day today. With the help from the kids, we went up into the attic and got down all of the Christmas decorations, lights, and tree and spent most of the day outside in the cool sunshine, stringing up the lights on the eves of the house. Sierra even got up on the roof with me and handed me the strands of lights while I attached them. Its amazing how fast the whole process took with help.

While up on the roof I had to admire all the work that we have put into the pool, deck, and bamboo garden and I just had to take a picture of it from the air.

Being that Thanksgiving was yesterday and with the new job about to begin, I was able to capture some quiet time by sitting up on the highest part of the roof and basically reflect on the past six months and a few days since The Journey began. Let me tell you, its been an awesome journey. These past months have validated that I am truly Too Blessed to be Stressed and that I am doing the right things with my life. I also realize with each passing day that I am very blessed by having Diana, Kyle, and Sierra in my life. I have a wonderful family back in Pennsylvania, and an extended in law family now here in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. My true friends mean the world to me and even though with some of them we don't get to see each other all of the time, we do enjoy each time that we can be together. My gratitude to God and all his gifts to me isn't just given/shown during this Thanksgiving holiday time but daily.

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stay Off the Sidewalks......


Kyle and our Godson, Jackson, start driver's education tomorrow and so for the next two weeks especially, watch all around you, especially when you see a car from Phillips Driving School, it could be one of them. Just kidding. I am very proud of both of the young men as they mature. After the two weeks of D.E. they both will then have their permit and will have to drive for 6 months and for at least 50 hours before they can obtain their driver's license. Its a right of passage BUT this has been a public service announcement.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And the Journey continues ......

Things happen when you least expect it.

I have been focusing my energy on taking advantage of the going back to school opportunity from the government and trying to get everything lined up to attend a school under the nursing curriculum. Roadblocks were continually getting in my way and it was getting frustrating for me since I thought that this was what I supposed to be doing next with my life. During this time I had to continue to fulfil my weekly requirements for unemployment and make at least 2 job contacts every week. I did this with not alot of enthusiasm and, low and behold, I was called for an interview two weeks ago.

Well, I am very happy and content to be letting everyone know that this morning I was offered and have accepted a full time permanent state position with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Boise. I begin this new chapter of my life on December 1st.

I will be working as a Program System Specialist that analyzes, plans, coordinates, and monitors the development, modification, and implementation of the automated system that the Health and Welfare department uses state wide.

I appreciate everyone's kind thoughts, words, and prayers for me and my family during these last five months and I want everyone to know that I have not regretted one day of any of it.

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bamboo garden is COMPLETE

All of the planting and mulching is done and here is the finished garden.

The top level has the bamboo and the bottom level has various grasses and a flowering Tropicana plant.

The rest is up to Mother Nature!