Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I'm done with finals, and have breathing sighs of relief all day. I now have two weeks to not do homework, hurrah! And in other news, I have an internship. Hopefully in mid May I'll start at Woodscross city in their community development. Although I'll be taking a cut in pay and hours, the experience will more than make up for it. It's warm outside.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Remember this post? Specifically,
"I kind of want to be called as the Primary chorister...but don't tell the bishop I said that."
Well, I've got news. It's a bit late, but I guess I've been a little busy lately. So, this Sunday will be week three for me as the chorister. Crazy! I guess you really do have to be careful what you wish for. Here are some funny things the kids have done:

In trying to subliminally teach them, I like to have them play games. We were doing boys against girls in the senior primary (4 boys against 12 girls) and the boys decided they were definitely going to win. So, they were singing their little hearts out, and got me laughing so hard that I couldn't even sing. I think part of it was funny just because they were actually singing on key, pretty high, and really loud. I didn't expect that. In junior primary, I let them roll dice that have different singing methods on each side, and they just happened to roll "whistle." I tried to stay composed and whistle the tune, but there was one little boy, with his eyebrows all furrowed, his lips pursed tightly, trying so hard to whistle and obviously having no success, and I broke down. I was laughing, the kids were laughing, it was great.

The week before, in sharing time, they were supposed to be drawing pictures of all the latter day prophets out of a basket, and guessing the names. One little boy guessed Abraham Lincoln and Hannah Montana on almost every one. That gave me a good laugh too.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

If you're wondering what we've been eating...

Here's an update:

Fantastic Roast Beef, basically just a spoon roast from Harmons crock-potted all day, and so delish.

Next are cheese enchiladas, which were better left over. (There were way too many onions, and even though I cooked them as directed, they were crunchy.)

Peanut chicken with asian style cabbage slaw, this is what I took to a neighbor who had just had a baby. They asked for the recipe, which was the ultimate compliment. We really liked it, and they must have too.

No, we haven't been eating cat, but this picture was just in with the foodtogrophy. This is a picture of the kitty we housed for a week, who finally did warm up to us. She's curled up next to A in the pic, pretty cute.

Friday, April 11, 2008


So, I may not have children of my own, but I have nieces. Three of them. (I think we all know a little girl or two, even if it's not our own.) And when I stumbled across this website, I couldn't help but let out a little yelp and think of them. The little barrettes are so adorable! They are inexpensive, and shipping is included. I can't wait for my baby girls to have birthdays now...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Undecided Guilt

I kid from my graduating class committed suicide a few weeks ago. He hanged himself in a park right by my house. I was totally shocked when I found out. He was on the soccer team, ran track, kicked for the football team, seemed really fnctional. He was also really mean to me in junior high. He used to slam my friend J's locker, his was right next to hers. One day she decided to slam his in revenge, so she did, and his head was in it. She felt so bad, because she had only intended to slam his locker, not hurt him, but we both secretly rejoiced. Now that I think about it, I guess he could have had low self esteem, maybe that's why he made fun of me when we were thirteen. I feel kind of guilty for disliking him, just because he took his own life.
Today I was checking my Facebook account, and they have this new feature where they have this new feature that says "people you may know" and lists some people who probably have friends in common with you. Today, one of the people listed was this kid. The one that just killed himself. Funny how just after I stopped thinking about him all the time, that popped up. Anyway, I just found it kind of ironic and thought I'd share.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I hate it when...

So, today, in class, I took out a piece of gum. It was Orbit, mint mojito. I love Orbit, but the packages never seem to stay shut, so the gum suppyly depletes much faster than I'm eating it, and then a month later I find a stray piece of gum in my purse or backpack. So, I hate Orbit packages. Anyway, I pull out the gum, and notice that I'm chewing one of the last three pieces, but it's okay, I should be able to make it through the rest of the week. Just as I'm putting it back in my bag, this idiot that I don't even like one little bit who actually drives me nuts asks, "Hey, can I have a piece of that?" I was so mad! I felt like saying, what is it about me that makes you think that I want to give you a piece of gum? With every fiber of my being, I wanted to say no. I didn't even say anything. I tried to act totally miffed, I rolled my eyes, pulled out the next to last piece, and handed it to him without a word. It was the guy who made me suffocate on the fieldrip. GRRR! The nerve of some people. I hate hate hate it when people ask me for gum, with the exception of the secretaries I work with, my close friends, my family, A, and my primary kids when they are having a hard time focusing in sharing time.
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