Thursday, October 23, 2008

I love the internet!

Well, because Walter and I are already taping two shows on our DVR on Monday nights, I haven't been able to watch "Dancing with the Stars." :( BUT, then I realized yesterday, I CAN WATCH THE EPISODES ONLINE!!! I am so excited!! Seriously, the internet is awesome! (Can you tell that I'm a little bit addicted to DWTS?)

This past Friday night, some of my friends and I went to the "So You Think You Can Dance" Tour concert. Umm...AWESOME! I didn't really watch the show until this past season (and only on and off). It was so much fun.

Back to DWTS...that is connected because Lacey (the professional with Lance Bass) is a former finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance." The judges got on her this past week for showboating her skills too much and not helping Lance to shine. I'm with them. Lacey says that the judges are just hard on her because she is new, but they have never done this to the other new pro dancers. Gotta be honest, I don't know her, but so far she has come off a little bit cocky, as though she knows more than the judges. In many of the dances, she hasn't followed the rules...even though Lance isn't a great dancer, she isn't really helping him become a better one. As Len eloquently put it: "The show is called 'Dancing with the Stars' not 'Dancing around the Stars." Maybe she's just really insecure and feels like she needs to prove herself.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


There have been some changes at the Niesluchowski household recently. First of all, Walter and I adopted a 5 year old female black lab mix (fully trained) and a kitten from the Humane Society a few weeks ago. Actually, it was less than a week from when we put down our cat, Miles. They are so sweet. They fooled us, however. We thought they were both mild-mannered...boy were we wrong! Midnight (the dog) follows us everywhere and we think that Cole (the kitten) must be on crack because he darts all over the house and is super hyper. He also loves to crawl all over my neck and face at night and play in my hair, so we now have to lock him out of our room at night. :)

The next big change is that Walter was let go by his company on Friday. Total surprise. It's a bummer, but also a huge blessing. The travel, politics, people, etc. were killing him and it was time for him to get out of there. Walter had thought about leaving, but that's always a hard choice to make -- he would have been there 10 years in February. I really think that God decided to step in and make the decision for us. It will be great to have him home more (not traveling) and give us the opportunity to spend time together. Plus, we can go on a vacation without work bothering him! Yea!! :) Thankfully, we can switch to my health insurance at work. Plus, I have my Premier Designs jewelry business to bring in additional income -- God gives us what we need before we even know it.

Walter's had an amazing attitude about everything (thank you, God), but it is still difficult -- he really enjoys working. Please be praying for us and the new adventure that lies ahead. Pray that God would guard Walter's heart, mind, and soul from the doubts and negative thoughts Satan might throw his way. And pray that I will know how to support and encourage him as his wife and best friend.