Friday, November 13, 2009


I've been getting a lot of compliments lately on different things. I always have a lot of compliments on my smile, but recently the compliments have been multiplying. Personally, I don't see it. I just don't understand what it is about my smile that people like well enough to say something. Today, I even had someone asked me if I get a lot of compliments on my freckles. What? That was in addition to several customers who told me they liked my pretty face, my smile, and one lady even complimented my "tiny nose." What in the world? Where are all of these coming from? I'm beginning to like myself a lot more, and I'm even beginning to think that I am pretty, but I don't really understand what it is that people are seeing. Help anyone?

On a slightly different, yet same, note, a lady I worked with today told me she knew I had been raised in a Christian home. That, of all of the compliments I got today, meant the most.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Not a lot going on in the life of Shea. I scheduled/confirmed my orientation for school. I decided to live in University housing. I still haven't told my boss, or anyone else for that matter, that I am moving. Next week, my sister and I are going to TN to see the new Twilight movie, New Moon, with my friend Naiomi. We are all VERY excited to see this movie. I, for one, have high hopes for this one, because the last one absolutely sucked! We shall see. I believe that is all. Oh, and I trained for accounting this week for work. I went to another store Mon, Tues, and Wed and trained to work accounting, which means I learned to handle the big time money in our store. I had already learned it a little at my store, but they changed the way we do things, and I had to go and learn it somewhere other than my home store. So, now, I think that is all. I will keep you posted on school, moving, work, telling my boss, etc.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Isn't it nice when you have "an excuse" to buy new clothes for yourself? You need a new dress for that wedding next month, or a new suit for the interview tomorrow, or a new outfit for that party this weekend. Whatever it is, we love any excuse to spend money. However, that "excuse" isn't so great when it means that the clothes you JUST BOUGHT no longer fit (in my case, they're getting too big), and now look very bad. My jeans that I just bought from Old Navy, thank goodness I bought them when they were all on sale for $15, are now too baggy in the butt, to loose around the waist, and there's plenty of room for someone else in the legs. I like the idea of getting smaller, but I hate the fact that this means I am in constant need for new clothes, because the ones I have don't fit! This is a very expensive "excuse."

Please note: should you take pity on me and feel the need to take me shopping (mother) I ACCEPT!

Not A Good Moment

It's 4:17 AM and I am AWAKE against my will. I would love to be sleeping, unaware of things going on in the world, but instead, I am awake. Perhaps it has something to do with the stomach cramps I have, OR in the worrying over something completely out of my control, OR in the stress of knowing that I don't have as many hours at work next week as I was hoping, and therefore my financial plans for the month are kind of thrown for a loop, OR in the stress of worrying that I'm not getting everything done for school in time, OR maybe it's a combination of all of the above, which I believe answers the "why is there a knot in my stomach?" question. Either way, I. Am. Awake, which makes for a very unpleasant moment. I was having an unpleasant moment earlier this evening, when I just needed to sit down and cry. Cry about school, moving, missing my mom, missing my dad, wanting to be closer to my family, money, leaving my job, getting a new job, leaving my friends here, finding new friends there, missing my Grandpa, being alone, my life, telling my boss I'm moving, not wanting to go to work, where the heck is my husband?!?, the customers I have come to know and love but will be leaving soon, the weather, the country, YOU NAME IT, I CAN CRY ABOUT IT!!! It's just been one of those days, and to cap it off, I'm awake, thinking about all of it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stat Counter

So, I added a stat counter to the bottom of my blog, so that I can count how many people visit my blog. 9 people have visited my blog since Saturday. In conclusion, my life sucks and no one cares.

PS- 8 out of the 9 visitors were probably my mom. Thanks mom.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1

So, I was off today, and I decided to soak up a little television. And by a "little" television, I mean I watched 2 1/2 movies, 2 episodes of One Tree Hill, an episode of Vampire Diaries, an episode of Supernatural, and I am probably going to catch up on my Army Wives before the night is over. Of course, I have to be at work at 8 AM tomorrow, so I really shouldn't stay up too late, but I'm on a roll!

On a much more serious note, I have been thinking a lot about missions in the last 24 hours, and I think I would really like to go on another mission trip. I went many many years ago, when I was about 16, to Quito, Ecuador, but since I was so young, I didn't really appreciate the experience. I have never really thought that I was cut out to be in the mission field full-time, but I do think I was born to help others less fortunate than myself, and what better way to do that than by sharing the Gospel? So, while I don't foresee this trip happening in the very near future, it is definitely something I will be thinking and praying about for the next several months. Please joing me in asking God if a.) this is something He would really have me do and b.) when and where He would like for me to go.