Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Official...

For those of you who have not heard, I have officially put in my "2 weeks" notice at Family Christian. Here comes yet another job change in the Parrott household. Hopefully this will be the last before Anthony finds a pastoring job.

I know you all are dying to know why I would choose to leave such an oh so fabulous job. Well, for one, it was not so fabulous, though I would never quit a job for that reason alone. The main reason for me leaving is because the store is changing locations. On November 3-4th, Family Christian will be moving down Grape Road where Sofa Select used to be. Why? Who knows, but they are. Now, this might not seem so far away, but for someone who walks to work, this becomes a problem. Anthony and I share one car right now and we have no intentions on buying another one yet. Somehow a minimum wage job with crappy hours does not entice me enough to figure out public transportation or walk in the winter. My last day will be October 29th, and it shall be glorious!

We did, however plan ahead for this move, and last week I attended in-service days for substitute teaching in both the Penn and Mishawaka districts. Yes, that is correct, I will be following in my husband's footsteps, and with the use of Little One's car every other week it makes it very possible. Honestly, subbing has been a great thing for him. The pay is decent (much more than Family!), and it seems to be consistent for him. Plus, he always has the coolest stories, and I want in on that action. I would have to say that the thing I'm looking forward to the most is having normal people hours. I have my weekends back and I will be on a similar schedule with Anthony. And I don't have to worry about finding out my schedule for Sunday on Saturday.

In other news, the weekend has gone by and neither Anthony nor I attended a wedding. Can it be true? Hard to believe but it is! Last weekend we celebrated not only the wonderful union of Matt and Jamie Metzger, but also the end of our wedding season. As far as we know, we are done for a while. Don't go getting engaged on me now, Little One! ;) Since May, Anthony and I have attended 9 weddings. Anthony has been a groomsman in 2. I have been a bridesmaid in 2. And Anthony has played piano for 1. Just a little statistical fun for you all!

Alright, it's time for me to wrap this up. I will be sure to update with subbing stories once I start in November :)

Love,
Emily

Friday, October 9, 2009

Poor Plant

Back in early July, Anthony and I spent some time over in Goshen helping his Grandma with some chores. We spent the afternoon trimming some hedges that needed some help. It was fun and we got to visit a little bit with his family. That day, his grandma graciously gave us a couple of house plants to take home.


Now, I am not opposed to house plants. In fact, I like the idea. But, Emily did not grow up in a household that had plants. Therefore, Emily is not used to watering and taking care of plants. I did pretty well for a while. I would water them every day. But then, I started to forget. And once that happened, there was no turning back. It didn't help that Anthony put one of them on the tallest bookshelf where it is hard to reach.

I have not watered the plant on the bookshelf for, oh, probably a couple of months now. To be honest, most of the time I forget that it's there. Isn't that horrible of me!? Every once in a while, it catches my eye and I think to myself, 'Man, I should really do something about that plant!' But alas, there it stays. Here is a picture to get the full glory.

As you can see, most of it has withered away to almost nothing. The rest of it is so light green, it's almost white. The poor plant.

The most ironic thing of all, though?

The plant has to live it's life right next to a decorative pitcher that provides no water. What a sorry life I have given it.

Grandma Mary, if you read this, I am so sorry about the plant. I really did try, and I hope you enjoy this story.

Much Love,
Emily