Thursday, February 21, 2008

Answer to prayers!

Well, I just thought I would give everyone an update from the last two depressing posts... things are now looking much better in the Jones' house! Glen Allen landed another job (thank goodness) and he is going to do great! It's an outside sales job which he loves (no 8:00 to 5:00) and he has the potential to really succeed. Then on top of that, the long awaited day has finally come after having gone through just about every emotion in the book from frustration, to fear, to failure... I landed a killer job as a Masters Professor for the University of Phoenix Online!!!! Yahoo, yeah can you believe it?? Me... a Masters Professor?!? Who would have thought! Definitely not me! The minute I recieved the email that I was able to move onto the next step in the candidate process I started crying and called Glen Allen in tears. I have been wanting this so bad and I was to the point of feeling like I had exhausted all my options and that it was time to just give it up but my prayers were finally answered. The timing couldn't be more perfect and it's definitely an answer to prayers. My mom always tells me that everything happens on the Lord's timetable and that I need to just have faith and of course she is right! I am so excited to be able to stay at home with my boys and teach at the same time! As my husband says, "I get to work naked if I wanted!". :) I wouldn't go that far, but it is going to be nice to sit in front of the computer in my pj's and teach! Yahoo!!!
Also a follow up on my little 2 week fiasco of being sick... I am finally feeling better, I guess all I had according to the hospital, was a sinus infection! But it was definitely NOT a cheap sinus infection!! My hospital bills are unbelieveable and by the way... the Gilbert Hospital doesn't take Blue Cross Blue Shield! I wish I would have known that BEFORE!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Count your many blessings!

I don't know what the deal is lately but some nasty bug has been going around and unfortunately it found me and made a nice little home for almost 2 weeks!!! I am just finally feeling better after 2 weeks full of a cough, running nose, massive migrane, throwing up, loss of appetite, 2 trips to the hospital, not getting out of bed (literally) and a whole lot more. The hospital visits consisted of a negative flu test, a ct-scan, 2 IV's, steriods, heavy pain meds (yahoo), and a spinal tab. They checked me for the flu and when that was ruled out, they thought I might have menigitis, which brought on the spinal tap (which is equivalent to another epidural - lovely). The good news is, I don't have menigitis and I have a plethora of pain meds...the bad news is I am going to have a hefty medical bill and all they could call it was a severe sinus infection! A SINUS INFECTION, are you kidding me? If that was a sinus infection, I hope to NEVER have one of those again. I don't wish that pain and heartache on even my worst enemy. It was miserable!

Anyway, on a positive note... I know that there is a reason for everything that happens in life, whether good or bad, and I guess my lesson with this one is one of GRATITUDE! I have never been so excited to take a shower without feeling like my head was going to explode, changing a diaper, cleaning the house, driving a car, paying bills, and the list goes on and on. I am very grateful for my good health (normally) and the ability I have to be able to accomplish so much in one day.

I think another lesson I was meant to learn from this whole experience is to allow people to serve. As most of you know, I hate asking favors of people and feeling like I am burden. This past two weeks I had to suck up my pride and ask for help which was not an easy task for me. I couldn't even take care of myself, let alone play mom, wife and professor. I am so grateful for Glen Allen and the big help that he was... he really stepped up to the plate and it definitely didn't go unnoticed. I am also very grateful for my mom and all her help with the boys! She also took it upon herself to call my Relief Society to ask for meals (because I was again, too prideful)!

Anyway, now that I have written a novel... I am glad to be feeling better and I am glad I was able to learn the lessons this experience taught me! Lesson learned!! :)