Friday, August 24, 2007

The reason for the Blog...

One of my friends came across my blog and e-mailed me asking why she couldn't see my personal information about me and why my blog didn't say exactly what all I was doing in my life. So I thought I would state why I started blogging.
I started blogging due to peer pressure! (Just kidding all of my blog friends).
Actually I started blogging as a way to keep my family informed of what I was doing. My family lives in different states and I am horrible at writing letters, e-mails and calling, so I thought blogging was a good compromise. If they want to view it, they can. If not, life will go on! Since most of my family is not computer happy, I decided to make my blog public so that my family wouldn't have to create a Gmail account to view the blog. This is another reason why my personal information isn't posted and will probably never be posted. I also like a little mystery. As far as work goes, I am in HR so I will not post about my job or frustrations with my job. I haven't made this blog knowledge to my co-workers, but it would be just my luck that someone came across it and found a blog where I blasted a bad day at work and then their feelings got hurt. It's just not worth it.
Another reason this blog was created was because Bryan and I were going to start trying for a family. That has been put on hold due to some health issues which I will discuss in another blog. So for all the friends who stumbled onto this blog and for any strangers who have also stumbled on it, this is why my blog is basic. Take it or leave it. It won't hurt my feelings either way!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My meme.........

I've been tagged with this meme thing, so here goes. I hope you find it interesting!
The Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!)
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1). I love the Ocean or the Sea (yes, there is a difference!). I feel completely at peace just sitting on a beach looking at the ocean or actually in a boat in the middle of the ocean. I can't describe how inspired I feel when I am looking out at a great body of water. Lakes do not count!

This is my friend Laura and I at the North Sea in England.
Little tip: Residents from England do not like it when you call their sea the ocean!
2). I love to be cold when I am outside. Perfect snuggle weather. Not too cold though. Fall weather cold. Let me clarify, Arkansas fall weather cold. Texas weather can be a toss up. It has to be cool enough that you can't go without a blanket, you must have a fire to roast marshmallows, and someone to snuggle up with, but not so cold that your blood begins to freeze!

This isn't Bryan I am snuggling with, but the weather was great. For me anyways.
A little colder and wetter then I normally like, but wonderful just the
same. Monica & Laura probably did not agree with me.

3). I love to procrastinate. Some of my best work/ideas have been the result of busting my buns 2 days before the due date of a project or event. No one else likes it when I procrastinate, or maybe it's me they don't like. Surprisingly, I haven't fallen flat on my face when I have waited to the last minute to get stuff done. It all just works.
4). I love animated movies. 3 of my favorite dates with Bryan was when he took me to see animated kid movies. I love them!!!
5). When I was 8 I had to have 6 "big girl" teeth and 4 "baby" teeth removed to make room in my mouth for all my teeth. Apparently my mouth wasn't big enough. I know. Shocking.
6). I have lived in Texas for 6 years now and have never been to Six Flags. I've always wanted to go, but everyone I know has already been and they don't want to go again.
7). I have been to Dollywood 5 times. Dolloywood is a theme park dedicated to Dolly Parton in Pigeon Forge, TN. I'd go back in a heartbeat if I thought enough people wanted to go.
Check out the website: It's worth it, I promise!
8). Growing up we had a dog named Jason. His registered race name was Amadara Nightwing and when he retired from racing we got him and decided to call him Jason. Go figure.
That's it. Not great, but little things about me. I hope you enjoyed them!
Tag! You're it! (If you have already been tagged then consider yourself extra loved)
Sara T.
Addie S.
Ryan S.
Kristin H.
Mom and Dad (you two can go together)
Remember, if you don't have a blog you can put it in an e-mail.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Still waiting.....

First of all, THANK YOU for all the prayers everyone has said in regards to my health issues. I went to the doctor again Friday and the tests showed some more problems. I'm still dealing with the frustration of the lack of results and new developments, but unfortunately there isn't much news to share. We still have to run some more tests to determine the extent of the cysts. I go back to the doctor in a couple of months. I would like to ask that you continue to pray for me. I know God has this all in his hands and he is teaching me to be patient (something I don't have much of!) and work within his timing and not mine. I wish I had more information that I could share. It's all a little overwhelming and I appreciate everyone's concerns and prayers. I'm doing some research and talking with some friends who have similar issues so that I can better understand what's going on. So please keep up the prayers ( I know I keep asking for this!) and when I'm ready I'll explain in a little more detail what is going on.

Love you all!

Monday, August 13, 2007

What to post......

Well, I would love to say that I have a lot going on to tell everyone about, but the truth is there isn't a whole lot happening in the Johnson household. My parents came in for a few hours before their flight to Seattle for vacation on Saturday. They were really excited about taking a vacation because they haven't had one in a while. They'll be back this Saturday and will stay the night and go to church with us Sunday morning.
My friends had to push their trip back for a couple of months. We were all disappointed, but it actually works out better for me if we meet up later because I wasn't going to be able to take off work to spend time with them. Not that it's all about me, but I did want to spend some time with them while they were here. So hopefully in October we'll meet up with each other.
That's really all I've got. I actually did think of a topic to rant about, but it's a beat down and I don't have that much spare time to write it all out.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Quick Update!

First of all, Thank you for all the prayers the past couple of weeks in regards to my health. I really appreciated them. I am feeling much better and I have an appointment with my doctor on Aug. 17th. Hopefully she will be able to determine what (if anything) needs to be done next.

Also, my friends (see Good Times Ahead entry) will be here Saturday (Leigh) and Sunday (Sara) and will stay through Wednesday. I still have to work while they are here, but at least I can leave a little early to spend time with them. I am so grateful that they could make the trip to Dallas. I suppose our next trip will have to be up north where Sara lives.

Anyway, that's pretty much all that is going on.