Showing posts with label Job. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Job. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

Who needs them anyway

I think I might be crazy... I started work this week, had my IUD inserted and had my wisdom teeth pulled. At least I am done for awhile!

The first day back at work was rough, not gonna lie I cried almost the entire way there. And anytime someone would come by to welcome me back and see how I was doing I would get teary eyed all over again. But it got a little easier each day... Don't get me wrong, I would rather be home with my little man than at work, but if I have to go back at least I have some of the best co-workers ever!

So I leave you with this...

Don't worry, it's gotten a lot better since this morning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dressing up

I don't normally like dressing up, I never have. I am just not a girly girl. Most of the time I wear black slack and a nice shirt to work, but my hair is almost always in a pony tail. However, yesterday I decided I would dress up for work. I pick out my outfit the night before, I wore a skirt which is unusual for me.

Joel's mimi gave me a scarf last time we were in Florida that she got while on a trip to Romania. I decided to wear it today. She had surgery yesterday to remove the rest of the cancer from her cheek. It was a good reminder to pray for her recovery today. You can read about her journey here.

Thank you Mimi for the scarf! I got more compliments on it than I can count.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Getting used to things

It has been almost 3 months since Joel has had weekends off, and I am still not used to it. Every Monday when I drive to work I thank God for allowing me to spend time with my husband. I am so thankful that we get to see each other on a regular basis. We have gone from being roommates to being husband and wife again! I hope I never take these weekends together for granted!

So what have we been doing with these days that we didn't have before?

Well, this past Saturday after running around trying to get Joel's phone fixed we stopped by the Lamborghini dealership. If you know my husband at all you know he has a passion for cars. I just enjoyed watching his face light up as he got to sit in them (someone left them unlocked, so you're not supposed to be allowed to do this... we got VERY lucky)

I joke that when we win the lottery he can buy one, but we don't play the lotto so chances of that are 0! Maybe someday he will have one... either way its nice to dream!

Do you see how happy he is?

Anyways, on a different note today was my one year anniversary at my job. I am so blessed to have a job I love and to work with great people for a great company! They gave me this pin to congratulate me.

Count your blessings, I know I sure am!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I have some explaining to do...

So on Friday I posted this, I was in a hurry so I didn't really get to explain the importance of this.

A couple of weeks ago, Joel posted on Facebook that he had gotten a job at NationStar mortgage. We were thrilled and it was a huge answer to prayers! He was going to be a loan counselor. Basically, that is a glamorous name for someone who calls people when they are past due on their mortgage. The hours were going to be 7am - 3pm or 3pm - 11pm. I wasn't looking forward to him having to work till 11, but I was so excited for him to have a job it almost didn't matter. Anyways, they did a background check on him which took 2 weeks (it was clean don't worry). Then they officially extended him an offer. He was then scheduled to begin work on the 20th of June.

Meanwhile, he interviewed with Reach Local an online advertising company and didn't get the job. It would have been a better job than NationStar, but we weren't to terribly disappointed because we knew he still had another job.

Meanwhile BCBS, who Joel had interviewed with back in April and had been passed over for the job, called and said they had another Assistant Underwriter position open. They wanted to know if he would be interested. Since, at that time he didn't 'officially' have the job at NationStar (not that we were worried), he said he was interested.

Well, Friday afternoon as I was pulling into our apartment complex, I noticed Joel pull in behind me. I thought it was strange since he was supposed to be packing the car... Anyway we both got out of our cars and he told me he had some bad news. My heart was racing because I knew it had to do with a job. He went on to tell me that he wasn't going to be starting on Monday. I asked him why not, and he said cause he had to quit. WHAT!!! Then it hit me, YOU GOT THE JOB AT BCBS? He smiled and hugged me and said "Yep".

You have no idea what a huge answer to prayers this is. We hugged and both cried, I was relieved, thankful, excited, and happy all at once.

It has been along time coming, and I know God's timing is perfect. If he had gotten this job back in April he would have gone to Chicago for 6 weeks for training. Since he got it now, all the training will be in house here in Richardson. It is literally 10 minutes from our house. The benefits are GREAT and the salary is exactly what we wanted and more than either of the other jobs.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support! God is good and we are so thankful for all of you.

Friday, June 17, 2011



To GOD be all the glory! This a HUGE answer to prayers and we know it's because our God and King has better plans for us! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us, God is good!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mid-year Follow Up

1. Grow closer to God and continue to seek him more
It's hard to judge this one, but I have been more consistent in my quiet time and prayer time. These last few months have been full of trials, but I felt the Lord near.

2. Read one book per month
On average, I have read one book a month. However, it took me till March to get started, but now that I am I think it will continue.

3. Watch less TV
We got rid of our cable a month or so ago and that has really helped, so I would say I am doing pretty good on this goal.

4. Exercise more (20 minutes 3 times a week)
HA! I have decided that I hate working out... The last few weeks I have been more active, but it is getting too hot outside!

5. Finish a couple of scrapbooks that I have started
Again, HA! I completely forgot this was on my list!

6. Blog more often (and write in my personal journal more)
Yes, I have done this one!

7. Pay off debt (I won't say how much and we won't be able to pay it all off this year, but that is a five year goal to be debt free)
One down more to go, but we are one the road to success in this area.

8. Volunteer more
Joel and I will be volunteering on the 25th, but we need to look for more opportunities to do this.

9. Eat out less, meal plan more
Semi successful on this front... I need more recipes.

10. Date night with Joel at least once a month. (This has to be a goal because his schedule is so crazy it won't happen otherwise)
We have had several date nights in and we have gone out lots with friends, but we haven't had many dates just the two of us. Hopefully, this will change soon as Joel starts his new job.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Job

I get asked all the time what I do... when I answer that I am a reporting/financial analyst, I get a lot of blank stares. So I thought I would take this time to explain what it is I do exactly.

In order to understand what I do, you have to first understand what my company does.

Holmes Murphy is an insurance broker. Companies hire us to help them find the best insurance for their employees. Some of our clients include Chuck E Cheese, Texas Instruments, City of McKinney, GuideStone, On the Border, Michaels, and many many more. This is where my job comes in. I evaluate a company's claims and help them determine if they are over or under budget.

Many of the companies also have a wellness program of some sort. I get to look at the pre and post data and determine if it worked. I think this is the most fun part of my job. I get to look at people's weight and other health factors and compared it to the number of claims they have.  Being overweight is a huge medical cost for companies. They talk about it on the Biggest Loser every year, but I get to see it first hand nearly every single day.

I have a pretty sweet set up with two computer monitors and I 'play' with excel all day.  The down side is that I don't get much if any physical activity and I don't get to see much of the outdoors.

I love the people that I work with, and Ryan and Laura (the other two analyst) have trained me well! I hope this was helpful and informative. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to ask, I don't mind talking about it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


As most of you know Joel and I both got jobs at a grocery store called Aldi. They have recently expanded from up north and are opening up lots of locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. So grand openings have consumed most of our lives recently (hence the lack of blogs).

For those of you who don't know about Aldi, you should really check them out. It is a different way to shop. First of all, you have to rent your shopping cart. It's kind of like at the air port where you put your quarter in and it gives you a cart. After you are finished shopping you return your cart and you get your quarter back. The experience is also different because you have to either bring your own bags or pay for them. They also don't accept credit cards, only cash and debt. (But if you ask me you shouldn't be paying for groceries on credit card anyways). I know I am trained to say this, but everything Aldi does is to save you money.

It is a great place to work. We both started as cashiers and have already become shift managers. While I love the job, manual labor is not what I thought I would be doing when I graduated from college. So you can pray that I will find contentment in what I am doing and where I am now.