Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Patience Is a Virtue...

...that I don't have. It's a great quality to posses. I thought I was a pretty patient person, but I've never really been tested in this area.

I was told that on Monday morning, this past Monday, builders were going to begin marking and maybe even digging to begin the process of building our house. This did not happen. The "digger" will not be able to "dig" until NEXT Monday. This is understandable, so I'm not upset about it. I was just made to realize that I need a little more patience.

There could be many reasons God allowed this delay. There could have been an enormous disaster occur had they began Monday. God could have been saving us from a huge headache. Or, He could have decided that I needed to learn more about patience. Maybe He wants me to rely on Him and have faith that everything will turn out good in His time.

So for now, I'm praying for LOTS of patience. Pray for me!

Monday, February 26, 2007

You wait just a minute...

Okay, before I begin, let me say that I have nothing at all against the elderly. With that being said, it is my experience that older folks can get a little touchy when you have to change their plans.

I am currently working in an eye doctors office. It is part of my job to call patients to remind them of their appointments, outstanding balances and the like. So when a doctor has to be out for some reason, I get to help call and break the news, ever so gently of course, that their plans have changed, whether they wanted them to or not. This is where the title of my blog comes in.

Of course there are many patients who are understanding, or who maybe aren't very happy about having to rearrange their schedules, but cooperate nicely and efficiently. Others, most of whom tend to be older, not so much understanding. Words like "Now you wait just a minute!" or "Well I have an appointment card that says..." and so on and so forth. Never mind the fact that the doctor is in the hospital having a baby or not even in town, they have made it their mission to get that doctor back in the office at the time specified on their appointment card.

There is one other scenario, however, that causes an opposite effect on the elderly. It is extremely entertaining to make reminder calls when snow or ice is in the forecast. Once again, let me stop to explain one thing. I completely understand the idea of safety first. I would never want anyone, regardless of their age, to have to drive in weather that they weren't comfortable driving. I won't even drive in bad weather if there's any way to avoid doing so. So when people simply say that they may or may not arrive for their appointment, this is absolutely understandable.

What gets me is when I hear that same line, "Now you wait just a minute!, as if they are the first to make our office aware that there's a 3% chance of a flurry. See, in this situation, our office stays open to accommodate our patients as much as possible. But when there's a sliver of a chance of winter weather, there is NO waiting to see if anything happens. CANCELLED!

This whole phenomenon of the elderly and their scheduling issues entertains me. They make me laugh!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

It's A Bright New Day

Hi everybody!!! So it's been about 7 1/2 months since my last post, so I figured, maybe I should write a little something. Since it's been such a long time there's probably been alot that has changed, so here's what's going on in my life at the moment.

I'm still in college, and I finally made my major Accounting. This means I'm actually starting to get into more business-oriented classes, not just the general stuff that I find excrutiatingly boring. If all goes as planned, I should be done in 2 more years.

I also got a job working in an eye doctor's office. So I'm making a little bit of money. And I do mean a LITTLE bit. But hey, it's a good job, I enjoy it, and they treat me great, so I'm very thankful!

My boyfriend Josh (you should remember him, he's the same one I was dating back when I blogged last year) and I are in the process of building a house! It's very exciting! I'll go ahead and answer the next question on your mind: No, we are not engaged. Not officially, anyways. We are going to get married someday, but we're just waiting and taking things one step at a time. No, this does not mean that we plan to live together in our house before marriage. This is not an option. We will move in our house together AFTER we are married. And by the way, he's absolutely amazing! God has truely blessed me with a great man!

So that's pretty much my life right now. Stressful at times with school and work, but Josh can always bring things into perspective and make my day brighter. I can't wait to see where everything goes from here!