Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cold Days

"Cold days" - as in, I have a cold, a sinus infection of some sort. (Not, the "brrrr" kind of cold.) This is day #5 for the cold and I was pretty miserable at work today. In fact, I was so out of it that I spaced out in a meeting, missed about a paragraph of conversation, and looked up to see the two guys just staring at me. (This is very unlike the usual Jana-in-meetings: let's-get-things-done-now.) Ooops.

I started another stack of pop-up Post-It notes on Monday. It's teal this time. (Almost our color, Alex, but not quite.)

Did you know that even Jana Alexis needs forgiveness and grace? Jesus is so good to me. And my friends are too wonderful. I so want to keep walking with Jesus . . . He just picks me up and we keep right on walking.

Even though it's only 6:30 on a blustery Tuesday evening, I'm going to be completely unproductive and lazy and watch a movie or do something relaxing. My head is throbbing and I need to stop looking at a computer screen.

In His grace.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


You know you’re busy at work when . . .
  • your blueberry tea gets cold before you can drink it.
  • you don’t have time to eat a single something between 7am and 12pm.
  • you forget to open up Pandora (turn on music) until 2:30pm.
  • you can’t respond to e-mails within a half hour like you usually do.

Why in the world do I wait so long to post? Now I have a million things to write about.

Road trip to NC and VA with Bryce. Good times, for sure. Three whole days with my wonderful boyfriend. We are crazy -- about 1700 miles in 3 days -- and it was completely worth it. We left Friday morning, visited Brandon in NC, my grandparents in VA, Bryce's family friends in VA, and arrived home very early Monday morning. (And I worked that morning.) I loved the drive-time conversations, time with my relatives, gazing at the amazing colors in the mountains while driving, Starbucks on the way home, and the opportunity to meet Bryce's friends.

My wonderful job. I praise God for a job. I praise God that the investing company where I work is still doing well despite the market upheavals. I praise God that they're able to keep me incredibly busy . . . and they seemed to be pleased with the work that I am doing for them.

My sometimes overwhelming job. Okay--so the job can be a tad overwhelming at times. I wear quite a few different hats for about five or six executives . . . so I have many tasks and requests coming at me constantly from different sources. This makes it hard to prioritize and I do get slightly frustrated at times. But, I continue to breathe, take one day at a time, and just get done what is humanly possible for one Jana in 9-10 hours a day.

Family dinner at Triangle Park. (Minus a certain Jessica Alaine Eberly - sigh - sad.) I sure enjoyed the time with the boys and my parents. We went while Jason was home on fall break. Laughing and talking and bothering each other and listening to Jason talk really fast and leaning on my dad and completely enjoying my salmon and shrimp - my favorites.

I'll finish for now with a quote from Psalm 105. Lately, I am blown away by the greatness of my God and yet His concern with the smallest details of my life. Jesus loves me . . . and I am in awe.

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done . . .

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cake Icing

I've begun to mark the passing of time at work by how many Post-It note packets I go through. I think I'm on #6. It's purple this time.

The weekend was lovely. Much needed time with the girls: Christina, Alexis, and I. (The three-headed monster reunites!) Alex and I drove down on Friday night to join Chris, Bryce, Keith, Cammi, and Dustin for a time of worship and prayer. So refreshing. Saturday morning Alex and I relaxed in bed for an hour, just because we could. We laughed and reminisced. After breakfast with Bryce and Liz, we headed to UofIndy to see Chris' apartment, eat lunch with the girls, and then capture Chris for an afternoon downtown. We shopped at H&M and climbed to the top of the monument and bought fruit smoothies and talked about what Jesus is doing in our lives.

Alex and I finished our roadtrip with a viewing of the Davis Hall Follies at HU. Jason and the Treblemakers performed a medley from Newsies - and they did an amazing job with the blocks of choreography that I taught them. Bryce joined us there for the performance and then came back up to Fort Wayne for the evening. Sunday consisted of church (great sermon: Jesus is enough) and napping at the Millers while they watched the Colts.

Now, the following blip is specifically for Holly and Jessica. The rest of you will have to bear with me. :) In memory of many sessions of clothes-finding-fun and outfit-concoctions, here are two fun work outfits from a few weeks ago. I'm sure enjoying all of my new work clothes. Oh, the little things God does that aren't necessary at all - He's amazing. Icing on the cake. Over the top.