finding it hard to submit

31 October 2006

**mood: frustrated
**noise: an annoying halloween laugh that goes off EVERY TIME someone walks past it...it gets walked past a ton...i'm glad it's yoga night!

i know i need to submit to people. i usually i don't have a problem with it. i let managers at my work make the decision even when i disagree. i may interject a suggestion here or there, but for the most part, i allow them to make their own decisions whether i agree with them or not and then just sit back and see what happens. i know that i've learned tons through all the MANY mistakes i've made...so i hope others learn through their mistakes. but sometimes i want to make a big stink when i don't agree. when folks are being silly and aren't thinking right i want to stop the presses and do it myself. i get frustrated when i don't understand. today, i didn't understand.

in starting my new job i get a new toy. a handheld planner. which i was really excited about. in my old job i had a blackberry, which i personally think are silly, so i couldn't wait to get a back to the basic palm pilot. i've used them all now..the palm, dell and blackberry. I had a dell for about 6 months and the entire time i wish i had a palm. so i got to order a palm yesterday. yea...

but alias, my new boss came in this morning to tell me that the IS guy here doesn't want to get a palm because he has just started ordering dells and wants to stick with them...dells are more than $100 more. we're ordering 2. we both would prefer palms...but if we want a handheld, we have to get a dell. so in essence, we are throwing away over $200 because our IS guy wants dells. end of discussion.

this makes no sense. he's worked with palms before. they aren't any harder to work with than dells..and they are way cheaper. but i can't do anything about it. i have to submit and take the more expensive piece of crap...

maybe i'm just being a spoiled brat because i'm not getting what i want. maybe it's me that sucks. i should be happy that i'm getting anything. yeah, i suck.


too funny

30 October 2006

**mood: smiley
**noise: someone yelling away in the hallway


i recently saw a few pictures my big brother took at the wedding. this one cracked me up. as i recall he said 'look scared'...i'm not sure i mastered the 'scared' look, but funny nonetheless!


wedding slide show

27 October 2006

**mood: queasy
**noise: two of us ~ Aimee Mann & Michael Penn


for those of you who are interested, we finally figured out how to put video up, so you can now view the elusive wedding slide show that we couldn't seem to get working at the reception until after 10...our friends Matt and Krista made this montage for us. it's long...about 15 minutes, but if your interested in seeing steve and i growing up, click below...

enjoy!

got it

26 October 2006

alright. i think i figured it out, although there has to be an easier way...i will figure this blasted thing out!

mac woes

**mood: frustrated
**noise: landed ~ ben folds

switching from a pc to a mac is so frustrating. i want to be more patient with the whole process but i can't seem to figure out how to even burn a flippin disc. argh...i know it can't be this hard...i feel like an idiot...and i'm about to smash the stupid thing against the wall...ok it's not stupid, i am...but i don't want to throw myself against the wall.

thanks for the ear, i needed a good scream, even if it was just through my fingers.

what will you tell your kids?

**mood: sleepy
**noise: gracie ~ ben folds

there's a post rolling around this noggin of mine regarding the war...and i always hate posting about the war, so i'm trying to be as elegant as i can...more to come. but thought i'd first post this as a pre
cursor...

my chemical romance

25 October 2006


i'm not sure about these guys...i need to listen a bit more, but steve and i saw this video in mexico, of all places, on our honeymoon and were blown away. they were on SNL last weekend and i wasn't impressed...but i still think the video is sweet. enjoy.

walmart sucks

**mood: shaky
**noise: soul suckers ~ amos lee

y'all know i despise wally world. and i hope y'all know how hard it is for me not to shop there, since i tend to be a penny pincher. and i realize that there are many families out there that need to shop there for financial reasons...but i do ask that you at ;east be aware of their work ethic, or rather lack there of....for more info watch the video or go to wakeupwlmart.com.

also, no worries, but my breathing has had a rough go the past few weeks, and since i hate taking my meds, i haven't, just hoping it would go away but it hasn't. so i'll make ya a deal...if you could throw up a few prayers for me to get control of my breathing situation, i promise to start taking my meds...please?

thanks ~ and enjoy the video...



alrighty

17 October 2006

**mood: elated
**noise: remind us ~ over the rhine

well, that was the fastest job hire in the east. I applied on friday, had an interview at 9:30 and was offered the position at 11:45. sweet! here are the details...if you didn't already know, i was an emergency prep. coord. i was the main planner for a 2 county wide health department. it was brutal and the most stress i've had to carry in my life. it got to be so bad that steve and i had already made the decision that i would quit if i were to get pregnant, if not sooner because it was affecting my health. so, now details on the new job...

i'll be one of two health educators for the same 2 county spread, helping folks understand their health ailments and medications...i'll also be doing outreach to local agencies in health related topics. in essence, i'll be back in education, which i love. and virtually no stress!!! i am so excited...we're still not sure when to make the transition...at the latest it will be the first of december, but it may be sooner than that. it is a $3.20 decrease in pay, but the benefits of the job so FAR out weigh the pay, that it's no problem. i'm just thrilled. yeah :)

wowza

**mood: anticipation
**noise: still computer fuzz

thanks for all the prayers you shouted up. i think i just landed the job. more news to come, but after talking to my current boss (i wanted to give him a heads up that i'd applied to a different position) he has encouraged me to think i'll get an offer later today.

and i have to say that my boss rocks. i've had many lousy bosses. and it's such a blessing to be working for someone that i feel, truly cares for my well being and that is here to help make my work life as enjoyable as it can be. i have an amazing boss.

prayer needed

**mood: nervous...a bit...maybe more apprehension
**noise: computer hum

i have an interview @ 9:30 this morning. this new position would be a MUCH needed change. please pray for me.

thanks!

wedding video

13 October 2006

**mood: elated
**noise: hallway noise

we just found out that Aaron posted our wedding video and highlights on his business website! sweetness!! so if you want to see it again or if you didn't see it and want to, go to this site...www.promiseskeptvideo.com ~

To see the video, click on the tab that says 'samples' (you may need to scroll up or down to see this option). A page book will turn and give you 5 choices. 4 of them say Steve & Kim. They may take a bit to load, but they're available if you're interested.

enjoy!

also, just posted a few more wedding pics that a friend sent us on picasa. there's a link to the right, but here's another... the folder is 'tooties pics'

cheers

ipod woes

11 October 2006

**mood: hungry
**noise: a meeting in the other room

we got our mac...it's so pretty and fun. everything seems backwards from pc our world though. it'll take a bit for us to adjust, but we're excited to start learning. we do have a problem though...my ipod won't sync up with the mac. does anyone have any suggestions? i'm thinking I just have to 'restore" aka delete everything (blasted!) and start from new...please tell me there's another way...please?

sadness

10 October 2006

**mood: sad
**noise: silence

our new mac is in lansing...but i can't get to it. somewhere in this town sitting on a lowly cold and dark delivery truck, is our mac.

i'm sad

i fell like veruca salt...but i want it now!!

more wedding photos

07 October 2006

**mood: hungry
**noise: the shower

here are more wedding photos taken by my pops and uncle...enjoy


wedding for online album
Oct 7, 2006 - 105 Photos

honeymoon photo montage

**mood: still relaxed :-)
**noise: say darlin say ~ laura bates and brandon foote

i just found a new photo program called picasa...well, i guess it's not so much new, i used it back about 2 years ago, but it's pretty good now...so after spending a bunch of time posting the first few photos of the wedding on the new blog, i switched to picasa. it will allow me to make online photo books that anyone can access, so if you're interested, i've just posted some photos of our honeymoon.

enjoy




honeymoon pic 4 blog
Oct 7, 2006 - 63 Photos

a few photos

06 October 2006

**mood: relaxed
**noise: steve making popcorn

Steve and I have created a new blog for our photo journaling and such...we have a few pictures from the wedding...not many...so don't get excited or anything! but we did want to go ahead and post a few. here's the link...enjoy..

http://longrgoodbyes.blogspot.com/

mactastic

**mood: GEEKED!
**noise: steve doing dishes
we just ordered our new mac book pro! sweetness!! we can't wait.

the new Mrs. Newman

04 October 2006

**mood: relaxed and of course excited for lost!
**noise: the transfiguration ~ sufjan stevens


so i'm married. wowza. i'm a mrs.... a mrs. newman. so bizarre. but amazing. i love it. the whole experience was crazy. stressful for a while and emotional. and i guess that isn't anything new for me. i'm a pretty emotional person, but the day before, i was a wreck. i was crying over everything and i was thinking that there was not going to be any way that i would make it through the ceremony without bawling...but i did. i woke up sunday morning and felt great. i couldn't wait to walk down the isle. now, as i waited at the door with my poppa holding me, i was nervous. so much that when i looked down i noticed that my bouquet was jiggling all about. and then as the Psalters changed the tune and i started down the isle, i couldn't believe i had made it. made it to this point, with this amazing man. there was so much against us...well, mainly we were against it, our past, our flaws, our sins...all the multitude of them, but we made it to this point. all the honestly and forgiveness and love and respect and mainly the trust in Jesus brought us to this point. all these thoughts were rolling through my mind. and then i locked eyes with Steve and that was it. the peace that flows through me, the peace that can only come from Christ, but seems to flow from Steve to me. the knowing of acceptance of all my baggage and crap. the acceptance... just as Jesus loves me unconditionally so does Steve. and here we stood to make a commitment to God that we will be one. that we will look to Him for guidance and that we will work together for His will. whatever and where ever that may be. I remember being in awe of what Noel was saying, i remember Casey reciting 1 Corinthians 13 and Becky belting out a living prayer by Alison Krauss....i remember taking communion and trying to figure out the unity candles...i remember Steve trying to kiss me before it was time, and then the kiss and turning around to face everyone as husband and wife...and i remember booking it down the isle and Steve picking me up in this huge amazing embrace at the end...but although i remember all these things, it's all hazy. the ceremony is all blurry. i cannot wait to see the video Kite made...Steve and i can't stop talking about it. how the ceremony rocked. I always thought that my favorite part would have been the party. the reception...but the ceremony so far overshadowed the reception. i loved everyones participation. Noel, the Psalters, Casey and Becky were all such an amazing part of the ceremony and the presence of Jesus was overwhelming at times.

The reception was fun. i must say, some great music, great conversations, great booty shaking and once we finally got the video running, we were able to see the amazing slide show Matt made for us...for those who haven't seen it and want to, we'll hopefully be posting that on a site with pictures and such...

ohh...and i surprised Steve with a room at the Wild Goose Inn for our wedding night celebrations...when we got to the room we had fruit, imported cheese and chilled wine.. that's all i'm going to say about that night...

the honeymoon was amazing. the resort we stayed at was indescribable...we felt completely undeserving to be there. in typical kim fashion, i somehow managed to rip the bottom part of my toe off and get my first ever UTI on the trip...but other than that, and the camera breaking, it was absolutely

anyway, i just wanted to type down some of my thought before they get jumbled...and i wanted to say thank you. thank you to all of you that participated in the wedding, that are part of and impact our lives daily. and big thank yous to Jesus, who rocks our world everyday! amazing, that's all i can say. but if you're looking for an all inclusive, talk to us...we have a place for you to stay...spa style.