Friday, May 14, 2010

Ode to Darlene...GA...and the Shack

Today was a success and a joy. I worked, was able to ride with the music blasting and the windows down, had a nice bike ride with hubby, and most recently mowed the yard...oh, and signed up for my fall semester classes. :)

Darlene Constantine is the Executive Aid for the social work department for the MSW program. She is SO good at her job. She is super friendly and always willing to help us with anything. She also works fast and got all the permits ready for us students to sign up for fall classes. AND, she is quick to respond to emails! THANKS DARLENE (not that you will see this thanks...but I will thank you in person later).

Also, I got a phone call from one department about a GA position, and we are planning to have a face to face meeting (interview) on Tuesday morning. Praise the Lord for that. We'll see how things turn out!

And ~ FYI ~ Right now Preston and I are "reading"/listening to the audio of the book "SHACK". It is really good and I would recommend it with hesitancy. I know that there is a lot of controversy around this book...but there is A LOT OF TRUTH in it too. The book is making me think outside of my little box. God is SO much more than I realize and there is SO much to having a deep, inner, and real communion with GOD! If you are looking for a summer read check out the William P. Young

The Shack [Book]

Hope everyone is able to enjoy their weekend!

:) KJV

Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Vocal Chords and Hormones

Today I heard that women have a hormone which helps them relieve stress, and that hormone is elevated just by hearing their mother's voice. Something I should keep in mind as I go through this MSW program, and I should always take time to call my mom!

I signed up for my first two classes. I will be starting the first class on June 7th. That class is just a "bridge" course to overview what we learned in our undergrad program. Then at the beginning of July I will start the psychopathology course, which I hear is the hardest course in the program. I'm grateful that will be the only class I'm taking at that time.

So, I have about 3 1/2 weeks before I start my first graduate class. I'm excited, and I'm really excited about the vacation my family is going on right before class. We (my dad, mom, sister, brother-in-law, me and Preston) are going to San Antonio for a week. It will be nice to be together, relax, and breath one last time before getting started! Hopefully it will fill up my "gas tank"!

Yay for today and more YAY for tomorrow because it is Friday....last day of this work week!

:) KJV

Blessed assurance Jesus is mine

P.S. If there are any praying people reading this blog...(not even sure that anyone will read this at all)...but if you are -- PLEASE PRAY THAT I GET A GA!!! A GA is a Graduate Assistantship. That will give me a tuition scholarship for the fall and spring semesters and a stipend as well. I have to get one in order to continue the program in the fall and spring. I'm trying. I'm completing applications and calling people. Just waiting to hear now.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Today, May 12th, 2010 was a cool day. Today I went to orientation for the MSW program. It was kind of a crazy experience...I'm actually doing this...they actually want ME to be in this program. The day was full of professors talking about different things. Some interesting and some not so interesting. One of the professors said that writing might be a useful tool to help us "stay sane". The program is very difficult and intense. Especially for those who are doing the Advanced Standing program, which I am doing. With the Advanced Standing, we get to cut out the first years worth of work and start in the summer. So the program for us only last from June '10 to May '11, and things are crammed!

Anyway, so the professor suggested we write...or blog, and I decided to take her up on that. Just to keep some peace of mind. To have a place to "vent" and release some thoughts while I go through this CRAZY experience.

As for the title of this blog "unruffled repose"...what a cool thought. It is a definition for the word serene, and I know there will be times when I do not sense that peace and serene feeling. However, I know that there is a constant in my life and that no matter how "much ruffling goes on I can still remain reposed"! Praise the Lord....for HE is the constant and HE is the one who will give me that calmness and assurance as I go through this program.

I'm excited and nervous and pray that this blog is a serene place for me!

:) KJV

Blessed assurance Jesus is mine