Friday, July 06, 2007


So I'm going to toot my own horn today and say how proud I am of myself. I started my new job on Monday, and it has been a fairly calm week for me, which I wasn't expecting. I deal with anxiety, and usually a big change like that sends me into some major anxiety attacks. Aside from a slight one on Tuesday, it has been smooth sailing. I can't say I've been without any nervousness, but I've been able to rationally talk myself out of it each time, which is something I've had to teach myself how to do. When I was younger, I would totally give into the anxiety and find a way out of whatever situation was upsetting me. I even quit a few jobs over it!! It feels good to say that I finally have it under control and don't feel like it can break me anymore.

I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Dan has tonight off of work which will be great. Not sure if we will do anything special, but just being together on a Friday night is a luxury for us. Tomorrow morning I'm getting my hair cut and highlighted so I'm looking forward to that. I definitely want to do some scrapbooking, especially since my sister gave me a HUGE stash of barely used supplies today...and they are gorgeous! A lot of it is stuff from Amy Butler's new line and the colors and patterns are just gorgeous. Can't wait to play!

Another exciting thing that I'll probably get a little emotional Mom and Dad decided to take the six diamonds from my Grandma's wedding ring, split them up, and make a ring for me, my sister, and Mom. We get to pick the setting and whatever other stone we want, and we'll each have two of her diamonds. It was actually my Dad's idea...go Dad! :) I'm going to get a white gold band, and I'm leaning toward a peridot (my birthstone).

Well, guess that is all of my ramblings for today. Hope everyone is having a great Friday! Here is a layout I did of my Grandma a few days ago...she was so lovely!



Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you Mandy, anxiety is so tough to conquer. And that's such a perfect idea that your Dad had! What a treasure you'll each have. I love your scrapbooking SO much!!!

Valerie said...

Such a pretty page!! Congrats on your first week of work!! That's awesome!! You'll have to post a pic of the new ring!! Such a cool idea!!

melissa said...

yay for the first week of work being over with and controling anxiety!

what a great idea your dad had to split up the diamonds like that!-you must post a picture of your ring when its all done. :)

beautiful page!


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