Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Job Update, Flowers, and the Last of the Cruise

Yes, I realize it has been a full week since my last blog post. Oops. To be honest, it has been crazy busy around the Casterline household and here at work so I honestly just have not had the time to post something. I value my sleep more. Sorry guys.  :)

But for all of you who have been crying because of my absence every day for the past week, I'm here now. Go blow your nose and come back. I'll wait.   .......are we good now? Okay.

The main update I have for you guys is concerning Roman's job situation. We have good news and bad news. Good news: We found out today that his transcripts were received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This, in and of itself is a pure miracle...seeing as how the first time we requested that ASU send his transcripts, they sent it to the FDLE in Atlanta, GA. I don't know about you guys, but the last time I checked, Florida does not belong in Atlanta. I was bad at Geography in school, but not that bad. That school never ceases to amaze me, but we won't get into any other stories. Anyways, they have all of his stuff and the six-ish?? jobs he applied for all close on June 30th.

Now for the bad news: Apparently he did not apply for an actual job, but rather to be placed into a job pool. Now that he is in the job pool with his completed application/transcripts, WHEN an actual vacancy comes open he may be called for an interview. "When" being the key word here. I have to be honest, my heart sunk to the ground when he told me all of this on the phone today. I was so looking forward to the possibility that in a couple of months we could finally be moving out of that darn trailer mobile home and into (hopefully) a for-real house that has a for-real air conditioner with for-real insulation to keep the for-real cold air inside!!

Of course, there may already be job vacancies now. That's our next step: Get in contact with human resources and ask if there are any actual job vacancies open now and if not, how often they generally have vacancies in the departments he has applied for. I am still hoping and praying that this works out, because as of right now our only back-up plan is for Roman to apply for the police department as an officer.....which neither one of us want to happen. Yes, I understand that sometimes you have to do what you have to do in order to get things done. But honestly, we just don't want to settle for that. We are still praying that God shows up in a huge, big, gigantic, miraculous way and plops a really great job down in Roman's lap. Because He is God, and He can do all sorts of cool things like that. So y'all keep praying with us, okay??

Onto the next subject! I am attempting to murder grow some flowers!!

I was given some marigolds from a good friend at church. She had some extras so I decided to take some and try my hand at not killing plants and things. And no, the picture above is not what my flowers look like, that's what they will hopefully look like if I am successful. Right now, my flowers look like this:

I managed to transplant them into a nice 16" planter that I bought from Wal-Mart. Right now they are chilling out in my front yard, but they were starting to look a little sad yesterday afternoon so I may move them somewhere else so that they will spend less time in the scorching sun. We shall see how this new endeavor turns out. Hopefully these little guys will survive.......    0;)

And now for the last of the cruise pictures. These are some pictures we took while visiting Cozumel, Mexico. Enjoy!

This is where we ate. The food was AMAZING!

Some kind of cool sculpture thingy.


The beach

There were lots of these riding up and down the streets

After a fun day of shopping.  :)

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"    ~Matthew 6:25-27


  1. I understand what you are talking about. I am job hunting right now as well and it is not going well at all but I serve a God that is going to allow my phone to ring at the perfect time with the perfect position made just for me. Until then, I will continue my search but I will apply for things that are just right for me. I have spent too much of my time doing other peoples jobs while they got to sit back and get paid for it. It is now my time to shine and grow myself. Your husband is faithful to the Word and the Word will be faithful to him. Love you and miss you and I will pray for you guys... Speak into the atmosphere girl...

    1. You are exactly right! I will be praying for you....job searching is such a difficult and tiring thing to go through. Thankfully we serve a God who will always provide for us. Love ya girl! :)