Friday, August 31, 2012

A little listy list.

1.  It sucks to get ready for the day, but I guess I'm coming to find that it's worth it.
2.  Cooking in BYU Catering on game days is actually fun.
3.  It's nice to branch out--I'm starting to like new things more.  New housing, new job...all the things I was worried about might not be so bad after all.
4.  Smart phones are freaking amazing.
5.  My hair is growing longer.
6.  I love the treadmill workout area in my apartment complex.
7.  I can't wait to do Zumba next week.
8.  My mom is on her way to getting healthy.
9.  Let's hear it for the boys and my smart phone.
10. I'm ready to work hard this semester.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A sick and twisted love affair

I want to take a moment to write about one of my past loves.  It's an affair that's been going off and on for some years now, and I just can't seem to escape from the temptation of "going back."  Everybody knows what that feeling's like--either personally or vicariously through the movies.  The lover wants to go back so badly because their love brought joy and comfort.  Despite this, the lover still knows that the love is not right, or even healthy for them.

This particular love has been especially difficult since I visited Texas.  Now that I'm back in Utah, I've tried to find something to replace the hole in my heart.  It's been hard.  Nothing is quite like my past love--I mean, nothing truly compares.  Furthermore, this need has increased for me exponentially since school has started.  I can't get it out of my head--I think about it at work, crave it throughout the day, longingly wish for it...

I know I need to find a way to live without it.

Yes, it's true.  I fell in love with Bluebell a long time ago and am currently trying to work through our breakup.  It's been a little rough, but I really appreciate y'all's support.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A little bit embarrassing and a lot funny

So this morning I was telling my dad this story, and he thought it was pretty I'm going to share it.

Enterprise City was the coolest field trip.  Ever.  Now that I look back on it, it really wasn't, but as a little 11-year-old, it was THE epitome of the whole dang elementary school experience.

This is what it was: basically you got to be an "adult" for a day.  Now you know why it wasn't as spectacular--as a little kid it seemed SO great to be an adult, but it's really not all it's cracked up to be...
( <-- This link has more information if you're really interested.)  

Anyways, you got to the "city," and started "working" in your assigned job that you were assigned months before...I mean, we had been seriously preparing for this day all year.  You got to earn some "money"--you got three paychecks that you had to go and cash at the bank.   You were able to either save up and buy something from one of the stores at the end, or you could buy food...I remember the most coveted job was being a food worker.  The teachers matched you up to the job that they thought you'd do best, though.  I was assigned "Jewelry Store Accountant," which is ironic since I hate like other things better than accounting.  Even the wages were different for everyone.  I think the boss jobs paid the most and accounting was second-highest, so I was satisfied.  

Additional notes about the city: there was even a mayor and cops that watched to make sure you didn't walk on the grass.  If you got caught, you would have pay a small fine for a ticket.

Anyways, one of the things I chose to purchase with my hard-earned money was a picture at the Photo Shop so I could always remember that day.  The teachers had us dress in our church clothes, so  I was dressed in my butterfly My Twin Doll dress.  

And I took it with a Three Stooges paper cut-out.  

I'm not quite sure what I was thinking when I picked it out...I think something along the lines of "Aw, this is great!  My dad and I have laughed at these guys on TV before, so I'm going to take a picture with this..."

Yep.  Classic, right?  

Keepin' it real, even as a fifth grader.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deep in the Heart of Texas!!

I guess not tooooo deep in the heart, because I'm in the northeastern part in Dallas...but who's getting technical, right?

I'm home to visit for two weeks!  I've been here since Thursday morning and am here until Thursday, the 16th late at night.  It's been so great so far--wayyyy too long since my last visit--in December!! Today is a "Girls'/Guys' Day," so my mom and sister and I will be going shopping and getting pedis!!

More updates to come on being home.  Not a lot has happened so far, since I've only been home two days, and we didn't really do anything so far except for go to the library.  Everyone's so much bigger, though!  It's been great to talk with everyone all together again.

Some updates:

Awesome Harry Potter party this past Saturday night.  Pictures!

The Quidditch Team--I'm supposed to be Katie Bell...
Professor Trelawney, Professor Lockhart, Madame Pomfrey and Voldemort

Hermione, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lupin, Harry Potter, McGonagall, Dumbledore
Barty Crouch, Jr., Bellatrix, Voldemort, and Nagini

Madame Hooch, Umbridge...Snape and Filch

Luna Lovegood and Lavender Brown
So I helped my friend Kevin with his Kingsley Shacklebolt costume.  It was SUPER last minute, so we didn't have any black face make-up or anything.  What do you do when you don't have time but you need to make someone black?  Use shoe polish, of course!  He said his face kind of burned, but then the burning went away...I don't know if that's good or not...most likely not, but it was an awesome costume.

I feel like I should write something uplifting or meaningful that will inspire all of my tons of readers other than "look at this fun Harry Potter Party!"  Here it goes: even though it's hard to trust in Heavenly Father, do it, because it always works out.  Eeep!  I need to seriously take my own advice!  Lately I've been having a hard time remembering this.  But when I look back on the summer, and remember how in the beginning I was so stressed and wasn't able to find a job, and I had a picture in my mind of how things should be...and then I found one at BYU, and everything worked out.  I think I was meant to stay.  I learned so much about myself and how to connect better with people, and work on bringing people together...It will all be okay.  The Lord plays an active role in your life.