Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If you don't mind...

...will you please say a prayer for me on Thursday morning- and Friday midday?? I have something going on- on both of these days, and I could just really use the prayers of support and encouragement. I can't disclose what's going on right now...but just know that any thoughts and/or prayers would me the world to me and my husband. I hope I am able to update more in the next week or so.

Thank you guys so very much


Monday, August 24, 2009

Yep...Only Our Insured...

...and many of you are aware...I am currently working as a Property Damage Adjuster for an Auto Insurance Company. What is that???, you ask....well let me share a little bit. Say you get in an accident, and gather the other persons insurance. You feel the other person is at fault. Therefore, you call said person's insurance company and file a claim. From there, the claim is sent to me, and it is my responsibility to get "our" insured's accident description, any pertinent police reports or witness statements, I have to get estimates and photos of your damage, as well as determine whether or not "our" insured was really at fault in yalls accident. Therefore it requires a lot of decisions being made in good faith, as well as being able to stand behind my decision should I accept or deny coverage for our insured's accident.

(lest us not forget that you should not piss off a claim adjuster, b/c if it comes down to it...the adjusters mood on any given day could determine if they render liability or denial- if the claim could really go either way....ahem)

ANYWAY....I thought I would enlighten your Monday evening (or Tuesday morning...whichever) by sharing some of the claims that came through my office in the past 3 days.

(for the sake of this post, I want to share that the person calling to report the claim, is called a "claimant". The person that my company provides car insurance for, is called "our insured" (duh))

Ok...brace yourseslf....

1) Our Insured calls in to inform us that she has been in an accident. I ask her for her accident decription, and it goes something like this:
"Well, I was driving along the road, and a vehicle starts coming toward me head on. I swerve into the lane next to me, to avoid the collision with the car coming towards me head on. When I swerved, I hit a trash can with the front bumper of my car. When I came in contact with the trash can, it caused me to stop- and gather myself before beginning to drive again. At that point, the other car that was attempting to hit me head on had turned around and parked his car in the middle of the street, gotten out of their car and was attempting to break into my car and harm me. They were pulling so hard on the door handle that my door handle broke off. So I need to get my front bumper repaired, as well as my door handle."
(Me) "Ma'am, did you get any information as to the identity of the person who was driving the other vehicle that tried to harm you?"
"Oh yes...he is the father of my children."

only our insured.....

2) Claimant calls to report an accident. States that she works at the mall, and that the landscaping and mall sign, and light pole have been damaged and that after a witness came forward with further information, it was determined the person who caused this damage had our insurance. So I called our insured and asked for their accident description.
(our insured) " Well I was driving around the mall parking lot, and all of the sudden someone pointed and yelled at me from outside my car, and told me my car was on fire. So I jumped out."
(me)"You jumped out? You put the car in park and jumped out??"
(our insured) "No, my car was in drive, I just jumped out because my car was on fire, dawg. And then I watched my car keep moving down the road and it hit a sign and then went into the flowerbed and finally stopped when it hit a light pole"
(me) "So you bailed out of your car while it was on fire, and still in drive and still in motion?"
(our insured) "yeah, dawg"

only our insured......

Stay tuned my dear readers...there will be more where that came from!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

If you're gonna do it right...

My Breakfast of Champions.....


Partnered with.....

A Dutch Apple Bagel w/reduced fat plain cream cheese, from Einstein's Bagels...

Yup...that's my breakfast of champions :)

What's yours?????

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thought I loved you then.....and babies....

Um yes. It is 100% true that the first portion of the title of this post has absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G to do with it's content. I had NO clue what to title this post, so I decided to title it the name of the first song that popped into my head. So there. Ya have it.

No one can EVER say that I'm not random..... whirlwind of a life is continuing. But rather than be vague and boring- I am going to go into more depth of what's going on in the Spencer Household. may still be boring, but hopefully not to vague.

To start with- I have started a new job. It's in an area that I have NEVER explored before, but I'm learning the ropes and I'm enjoying what I do. The people that I work with are great, and it's always fun to try your hand at something totally new. I'll spare the long story of how I came upon this job- but the best advice I can give you is to never burn bridges...and to always reach out when you need help. There are people from years ago that you may not have talked to in forever- and all it takes is on out stretch of your hand and they help. I hope to return the favor to someone else someday :)

Anyway, I'm working for an insurance company and I am currently a Property Damage Adjuster. Not sure where it will lead, but right now--God's leading it, and that is just how it should be.

I would also like to ask for continued prayers for my husband. He is still seeking a full time job, and in the interim, he is working in another city- and gone Monday through Friday. He is only home on the weekends and to say this house is lonely is a major understatement. While it is what we have to do right now, it doesn't make it any easier. Please pray for a permanent job/solution and pray that he and I can begin on an upswing soon. It's been a tough, tough past 6 months or so. (And happy 10 month anniversary to my sweetie. As he said to me today, only 2 more months until we get to eat cake , hehe. Thinking about after my own heart, HA!)

The dogs are good....Beudreaux (ya know...the manly lab) has taken a liking to this toy that came in a McDonalds happy meal that the kiddos I used to babysit left in my car. So the said "manly lab" carries around this tinnnnyyyy beanie baby gerbil thing and will NOT put it down. Granted SOME might say this is a better alternative to the PINK pig he used to wag around...Rob and I beg to differ. A gerbil??????? Come on dude....but whatever. He likes it. The Schnauzer??? Well she still just likes food (and never caring about her squeaker toys until the MINUTE you get on the phone or try to carry on a conversation with someone in the room. What is up with that anyway???). She fits in here great.

In other news....Some of our VERY best friends are coming in town this weekend. It could NOT be a better time. Seriously...Rob and I have been living in the land of doom for a while now- and seeing their chippery (yes, I made up that word) faces--and getting to laugh and be silly while enjoying adult beverages sounds like something we totally need!!!!! I know that plans to head to the Rangers game are solidified...but not sure what other kind of trouble we will get into while they are here- but it's guaranteed to be a good time!!!


In some other- MUCH more exciting news....there have been THREE ADORABLE BABY BOYS born into this world in the past 2 weeks. From here, to Pittsburgh, to Canada...these boys have blessed their parents world in a way they never knew imaginable. Seeing these sweet mommies and daddies smiles and love just radiate from their faces makes me that much more anxious to be a mommy :) I know the time will come....but man....I just can't wait to see the precious child that is formed from the love their mommy and daddy have for each other- and the love that God has for us.

Please feel free to "ohhhhh" and "awwwww" over these sweet bundles- cuz Lord knows I have!!!

Meet Levi Reese Boyer.....

Levi was born on July 23rd weighing in at 8 lbs and 9 oz. I went to high school with his sweet parents, Jocelyn and Philip. adorable is he???? Congratulations Jocelyn and Philip!!!!


Meet Kaden Hercules Peter

Kaden was born on August 4th, at a teeennny tiiinyyyy 5 lbs and 14 oz. I have become VERY good friends with his mommy- and even though they are so far away in Canada...I still feel like we get to see each other every day.

Kaden had some issues with his suck/swallow reflex when he was born, so he has been spending some time in the NICU in Canada. The doctors are hopeful he will be home by Friday- just in time to start his second week of life at home. Please say some prayers for this sweet family as this has been such an emotional time and they pray for their sweet baby, and feel so helpless that they can't "make it all better". I admire his parents strength, Faith, and determination. Can't wait for you to come home soon sweet guy! We are ALL pulling for you!!!


Meet Hudson Alexander Pettijohn

Baby Hudson was born to parents Natalie and JR. He graced the world on August 5th at 8 lbs 1 oz.

I met Natalie many years back though a mutual friend, and have been a long time follower/supporter of her blog since I caught back up with her a year or so ago!! They just moved to Pittsburgh, and I know it has to be such an adjustment being in a new place, with a new baby, and so distant from the things that used to be "normal". They are doing such an amazing job handling all of the transitions!!! It has to make it much easier being able to love on this little guy!!!


I guess that's all I have for now!!! Me a new job, three friends have brand new sons, and I still have Brad Paisley's song "Thought I loved you then" running through my head!!!!!

Hope yall are having a great week...and we'll chat soon :)


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


My life at the moment is such a whirlwind!!! Things are changing...and sometimes it even seems that I am exchanging one stress for another...but I'm making the best of it. At the current moment, I am not 100% confirmed in any plans so I really can't be more specific than that...but change is good, right?!?!?

I'm sitting here right now with a headache that has just slithered its way into my head like a snake in the tall grass- and I'm just hoping that my large Diet Coke from Chick-Fil-A (with AWESOME ice) will be suffice, before having to take any further medication, HA!!!!

I'm so ready for the weekend- but at the same time, I can't even see past 5 minutes from now!!!


I have some VERY exciting births to blog about just as SOON as these sweet new mommies have a second to post pictures of their precious bundles!!!!

I'll be back soon, yall!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Double Edged Sword :)

So posting about giveaways on your blog for additional chances to win is totally a double edged sword....with the sharper edge on my side, lol.

You see- while it gets me an additional entry- it also means yall will hope over there and enter creating LESS of a chance I will win, due to odds :)

I digress....swords, machetes, guns, guillotines- or what have you....some stinking adorable giveaways going on over at

1) Check out THIS ONE for an adorable dog collar and leash!!

2) Also up for grabs is an ADORABLE Monogrammed Mug!!!

3) You could win a precious "Boo" Tote for yourself or another sweet girl in your life!

4) Who wouldn't love a new Blog Template????

Good Luck Y'all!!!!

(and ya better come back and post and let me know if ya win!!!)