Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Week

To know God, is to know love.
To give love,
Even when it hurts and costs us something,
is to give God.

Happy Valentine's week everyone!

I have been so busy lately and have a lot of catching up to do reading all of your posts. What have I been up to? Let's see....

Friday: Got my hair cut. I got about 4 inches cut off, but it is still long. If I had a digital camera, I would post pictures. I drove to Spring Valley to see my parents. It was about a 3 hour drive. Colin worked, so I went alone and spent the night. They took me out to a 'fish fry', very popular in the midwest, especially on Friday's during Lent.

Saturday: Went shopping with my mother in Maplewood, MN. I got some cute stuff, but was hoping to see more color in the stores for spring. Was a bit disappointed, but will just have to go shopping again in a month or two! I drove back to Waupaca in the evening on some ICY roads. In a 90 mile span of highway I passed 19 car accidents/cars in the ditch. Scary. I drove slow and prayed.

Sunday: My 26th  birthday! Colin and I went to church. In the afternoon, he took me out to eat in Appleton and then he took me to see....WICKED! This is a musical about the life of the wicked witch before the Wizard of Oz story. It was awesome. Very interesting take on the musical, funny, and great vocals.

Monday: Valentine's Day. We just had a quiet day in. Watched movies. Chilled. That's really all I need.

Today: Had orientation at Eden Meadows, the rehabilitation facility I just got hired at. I start shift training Wednesday-Friday.

I look forward to catching up with you all. Hope you had an amazing v-day/anti v-day if that's your style. Back to the quote at the top; It particularly struck me when I read it the first time. I think I need to be doing more of 'serving' my husband, especially when I am tired, busy, or cranky. Just little things, like back rubs, cooking him a favorite food, baking a pie, watching a 'boy' movie, going to a sports game, etc. Is there anything special you like to do for your significant other that just makes him melt?


  1. You've been a very busy girl! I pray that you will make the right choice with the job situation! Hope you have an amazing week!

    P.S. My hubby loves to play video games. Sometimes I join in, and that makes him so happy!

  2. Praying the interview goes well tomorrow and the choice between the two is easy!! My husband likes when I rub his calves with my feet right when I get in bed...my feet are cold and get warmed up, and he gets a nice leg massage!

  3. I'm glad your road trip went safely, and that you had a good time with your mom. Happy belated birthday!! ♥

    I asked my husband what "makes him melt" and he told me that 1)every day with me makes him melt (ah♥), and 2)that if I go make him food (yes, at 11:30pm) that would also make him melt :P

  4. Happy belated birthday Jess! All the best with your upcoming interview!

    I awarded you the Stylish Blogger award!

  5. I m glad you had such a great qweek. I do read your blog, I am not a big commenter though. Thank you for always being so kind to encourage me in my daily posts.

    I am so nervous, this being our last time- This just HAS to work. I am really not prepared if it doesnt. But we must hav faith!!

    Take care and I am praying for you guys also!

  6. Making sure his pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge is full :)

    Glad things are going well for you- hope that the job situation clears up soon!

  7. Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, especially with going to Wicked! I read the book and would love to see the play!
    Sorry to hear about CD 1 :( I am off to get blood work done tomorrow, so we shall see.....
    Happy belated Valentine's to you guys!!
    As for eating better, i suggest you pick up the magazine called Eating Clean, it provides many recipes and they are really good! It has really helped me and given me lots of ideas.

  8. What a fun and busy weekend! Happy birthday Jess!! Good luck this week with work, sounds like you might have some big decisions to make :)

  9. Happy late Birthday! Hope you're doing well; can't wait to hear about the job!

  10. Wow you have been busy. good luck with the interview, I hope it went well.

  11. Sounds like you have been very busy. Hoping your interview went well.