Thursday, June 26, 2008

My never ending battle with Coffee Bar

As some of you may know, I worked for Coffee Bar for about 8 months. I quit in January because I was sick of having paychecks not clear and dealing with a poorly ran shop due to the owner. My last paycheck bounced and caused $855 in NSF fees in my checking account. My bank, thankfully, reversed $210 in charges because we were so far in the negative. It took 2 weeks of Derek's pay to get us out of the negative. He still has yet to pay me for the NSF charges his check caused. I received an e-mail from him yesterday stating that he had a check for me. I arranged to pick it up this afternoon and I was really happy that he finally had some integrity and was giving me my money. I picked up the check from the manager Sara (by the way she's a great girl and this is no slam on her) and didn't open it in front of her. I went out to my car and opened the envelope to find a $182 check. I'm not exactly sure where he got this figure, but I decided to verify funds and he didn't have enough money in his Coffee Bar checking account to cover the small check. I immediately went back to the shop and gave the check back to Sara and told her there is no reason for me to accept this when it's not enough and he doesn't have the money to cover it anyways. I wrote Shaun, the owner, an e-mail as soon as I got home and I'm taking a different route to try and get my money back. It's been 5 months and I'm so sick of dealing with him. Anyways, that was my wonderful afternoon! I'm hoping and praying that I will get my money in a timely manner.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I miss having long hair!

So, I've had short hair now for about 3 months and it was super fun and very cute... but I'm ready to have my long flowing hair back! I was looking at pictures and I just missed it a ton. I am sure it'll take a long time to get it to where it was, but I'm gonna do it! haha!

Oh... look at that long hair!!!

How I miss it!

Monday, June 23, 2008


It's been a little while since I last blogged... I just got a new job and I start this coming Saturday. I'm really excited because it's only Saturdays and Sundays from 9-5 and it's a low stress job. I will be home when Owen gets up and home in time for dinner, so I won't feel like I'm away too much.

Also, my mom sold her house! She's moving this weekend into a super cute duplex just minutes away from our house. Which means Owen gets to hang out with Grammy a lot ;] She will finally have the sewing room she's always wanted with lots of storage.

Today Derek went to a test at Tacoma Power. He applied a while ago and hadn't heard anything and we just figured he wasn't right for the job. Last week he got a letter from them and he was sure it was an "I'm sorry, we regret to inform you that we've filled the position" etc. But it wasn't! It'd mean he'd be making double what he makes now and full benefits. This would be amazing for our family in so many ways, but we're trying not to get too excited because he doesn't have the job yet. We're trying to focus on the fact that he has a great job that he does really like and he's making enough money. The Lord has blessed us and we're thankful for that... we're not taking anything he's given us for granted.

Anyways, this week is going to be full of moving my mom into her new place and unpacking. Hopefully it'll all go smoothly!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm not "overweight" anymore!

Well, it's "weigh in wednesday" and I lost 1.4 pounds this week. Not only was I excited to have lost weight, but I'm now in my healthy weight range for my height. I'm not longer considered "overweight"! It feels good to be this weight, which I haven't been since way before I met Derek. Man on man am I excited to lose about another 10 pounds and be at my goal weight!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Peaceful walks... with a little rain :)

Owen and I went on a walk in Sumner today. I had to go make a deposit at our bank and since gas is so expensive (I paid 4.21 today!!!) we decided to not drive up to the YMCA and just get some walking in. Man I loved it! I love that little city... all of the old houses, the parks, the people, and the historic feel it has. I walked and walked and walked... Owen pointed out each and every car (which he calls a "truck"), every bird, puppy, kitty, and tree. He seemed to enjoy the fishy crackers and apple I brought for him. For about 45 minutes we were walking when it started to rain. Just a little sprinkle here and there... no biggie, right?! WRONG!!! It started to poor down right before we got to the car! Thankfully we didn't get too wet, but we sure did enjoy the walk. This will be something we will do more often... if anyone wants to join let me know!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What is keeping me from not falling apart...

I was sure by now, God You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it's still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away


I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth