I spent the majority of last week cleaning my apartment. After recently visiting my friend, 2 weeks ago, I was impressed with what she had done with hers. I told her that I wanted her to come and help me do something with mine.
Back at the end of April, my friend and her mom moved from a 2 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment – not her choice. So, she had to seriously downgrade and get rid of a lot of stuff – mainly 8 boxes of books (she loves to read).
It took her a really long time to get it done because she works 8-10 hours/5-6 days a week and her mom has back problems, so she was unable to help her as much as she’d like to. The only time she was able to do anything was on the days she had off and sometimes in the evening when she wasn’t tired. She finally got her apartment done the week of 8/16, so that following weekend (the 22nd) I finally got to see the finished project. It looked really good.
Her new place is approximately the same size as mine – and I live alone. But, somehow in the past 5 years that I’ve been single, I have accumulated so much stuff that it was everywhere. It wasn’t really messy, just very disorganized. I used my spare bedroom as a storage area for all the stuff I’m currently not using and before this past week, it looked like a tornado hit it. So, I decided to start getting stuff organized and throw stuff away. It’s starting to look a lot better now, but I not completely done yet. I have a lot of stuff that I stuck in boxes to go through at a later date to decide what I need to get rid of and what I want to keep. I also have to work on my kitchen. I don’t have much counter space, so I’ve set up a little table to put stuff on and now it’s covered. I bought some storage shelves that are easy to put together and I can use it temporarily until I can find something else to use. It’s a slow process when you live alone and no one to help or offer tips.
So, that’s basically what I’ve been doing. It really didn’t leave much time for my internet activities or anything else, especially when working 8 hours a day. At least I do get weekends off which is nice… more time to do stuff.

7 signs you’re addicted to Facebook

I found this in the latest issue of First for women magazine (9/14/09) and thought I’d share it with everyone. Too funny. 🙂

1. You’ve changed your status 27 times in the last 24 hours.
2. You were offended when your sister mailed you a birthday card instead of sending you a virtual cupcake with sprinkles.
3. You are unable to untag yourself from a bad photo in just 2.3 seconds.
4. Your business card simply reads, “Facebook me.”
5. You refer to MySpace users as “the others.”
6. You don’t make a decision without consulting the Magic 8 Ball app.
7. You created a “family” goup so you can spend quality time together.

Hello & Welcome

First off, let me introduce myself (extended info)

My name is Tiffany and I’m a 34 year old, single Christian living in WV. I’ve never been married and my longest relationship lasted 8 years. I don’t have any children. I did have one pet – a cat named Tiffers, whom my mom took care of, but has now passed away.

I’ve been a Christian for over 15 years

I work as a finance generalist for a non-profit organization that serves children and families in the state of WV. We specialize in foster care, adoptions and emergency child care services, as well as other child/family care. Basically I do medicaid billing for the emergency child care shelters. I also go to the bank and do the daily deposits, when available.

In my spare time, I like to read, write (mostly journaling and poetry), play video games on the PS2, Nintendo Gamecube and computer, surf the web, exercise (aerobic dance & yoga), renting movies – don’t get to go to the theater as much as I’d like to, shopping, hanging out with my friends and family, and sightseeing.

Personality wise, I’m a little shy until you get to know me and then I usually open up fairly easy. I love to laugh – I was nicknamed “gigglebox” at a previous job. I’m also conservative, a great listener, sympathetic, and generally enjoy being around like-minded people. I have one person whom I consider my best friend. We’ve been through alot together in the past 7 years we’ve known each other and her family considers me one of their own.

Well, I think that basically covers everything about me in a nutshell.

I created this blog to accompany my personal website –

I will be using this as a personal blog to share with you my interests and what I’m doing. My other objective is to grow in my Christian walk, so I will also be sharing some inspirational writing, poetry, news, etc. If you enjoy what you read, have any suggestions, or just want to let me know you were here, please leave a comment. I love meeting new people, so I’ll be happy to visit and comment on yours as well.

Thanks & God bless.