Sunday, December 10, 2006

Children singing

I teach the children at my church various religious songs to help them learn the Gospel. I LOVE teaching the junior primary. They are so sweet, and they do everything you ask. Senior primary is a challenge everyday. I have discovered that if I keep all of them directly in front of my, rather than spread out far to the right and left, I can keep their attention. But there are 2 of them who drive me bonkers and 1 who never participates, well, at least most of the time she doesn't. I wish I knew what I could do for her. I have decided that next time those two troublemakers cause a problem, I will take one of them out into the hall and give them a "halltalk" like we did with IRD, my old employer. The thing is they are both very sweet kids, but they just have too much energy built up inside of them. They need to learn to put that energy towards paying attention and being involved, not to being attention-getters. Anyways, they will sound great when they perform for church on Christmas Eve. I wish Bishop would have asked them to sing today, because I won't be here. Ah well. Such is life. Goodness, there isn't a faster way to feel the Spirit than listening to these kids sing. I love it!

I miss my Mommy SO much. I really need to be closer to family. I can't wait to move to AZ. I still say my parents should move there too. They live in NM. A lot of my Mom's family lives in AZ, and there is just something so wonderfully attractive about AZ. I love it so much and I can't wait to move back. The summer after I moved to Alabama I worked in AZ for the summer, and it just tore me to shreads when I moved away again. Gah!!! Leaving my family and my just really stank!

I wish there was something that I could do for my roommate. She is a theater major, and is so busy a lot of the time. She hasn't come to Church in a long time. She has performances, rehearsals and party's that go late, and so she gets home, conks out, and wakes up around the time I get home from Church. She really is missing so much. She is such a wonderful person, she has a strong testimony of the Gospel, she just needs to come to Church, at the very least for Sacrament meeting to partake of that ordinance. I really think her life would improve so much if she were to just do that.

Heather is sick today. She gets sick so often. I hope that this won't be something that haunts her for the rest of her life. She is such a sweet girl, and she is trying so hard to do everything that she is supposed to do. I hope she can hold on and stand strong. Her testimony is really growing. Today would have been her last Sunday here, but being that she was so sick she stayed home. She works as a nursery worker, and I am sure a number of parents will be grateful that she didn't get their kids sick, but still I think that she should've come to Sacrament Meeting. Maybe she was really down in the dirt sick, ya know?

That's all folks!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

another day

Well, Amber and I were going to the temple, but we didn't. I need to clean my house, and I just don't feel good about going to the temple and leaving my house in such a state as it is in, ya know? So I have...cleaned. Unfortunately it really doesn't look like I have. I have been throwing stuff away, and that is a good thing. It will make it a lot easier to pack when I leave, and it will make it easier for me to clean in the short term. Amber tried to talk me into going with her to the movies tonight, but this just had to get done. I went in to my work to put some stuff away, and ended up being there for 2 hours. That's good, it will give me more money in the end. When I come back from NM/AZ I will work 20 hours a week there I think, which will be a good thing. I will learn how to do more stuff there than I do now, cause I won't be able to fill 20 hours with what I am doing now. 1 1/2 weeks after I get back I will be having surgery done, so for a couple of days I won't be able to do all that heavy duty work, but I will be able to get back into it soon after I think. I hope at least. I don't want to be more of a burden than a help there. We shall see. Technically I don't need to be here next semester at all, but it will make life much less complicated if I am able to stay here during the spring.

Today I saw this guy I went on a few dates with. Gosh he looks good. A friend of mine saw him a couple of weeks ago and told him he should call me...on the same day I sent him a text message telling him to give me a call when he got a chance. I hope he doesn't think I am stalking him. He IS a nice guy, and he is VERY good looking, but I certainly did not ask my friend to say that to him. He kinda gave him a strange look I guess when my friend asked him that. I suppose he has lost interest. Ah well. Such is life I suppose.

I am listening to a CD of European jazz. It's...different. I will have to listen to it a second time before I give a real opinion of it. It's kind of annoying, but I thought minimalist pieces were annoying until I really understood them. Now I know what to listen for.

Anyways, back to work. LOVES!!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006


9:30 class, 11:00 drop off note for professor, reschedule lesson time, practice the final exam again, 11:30 get lunch, go to the 'tute to eat and gain some sanity, 1:00 give final exam, 3:00 grade some of the exams, 3:30 work, 6:00 use the back roads to get to my house because they closed downtown for a winter celebration, 6:20 pick up friend with no car for Church activity, 6:30 show up at activity, do not leave until 9:30, 10:00-ish, stop by landlords house (should have been up, but their house was all locked up, very strange), stop by house to drop off leftover food from activity, stop by friends house so she can change, go to another friends house, watch The Pink Panther with Steve Martin starring. Get home at 1:00am. Write blog entry. Very tired.

Oh, and amongst all this I also am officially scheduled for surgery on my left knee on January 12th. I hope this really does help the problem, and not intensify it. I suppose that is partially up to me. I need to get into fabulous shape after the surgery. I should be working on that now, but...yeah.

Yay for sleeping in. I like sleep. I only got 5 hours last night, and I am feeling it. BUT I got a lot of work done last night, so that was good.


Monday, December 4, 2006

Good Morning!!

I really would rather still be asleep, but alas the day calls. I have to work, go to class, go to lesson, and all kinds of fun stuff like that. I am still tired though. I don't know why. I believe I got 8 hours of sleep. AND I took a little nap yesterday. First time I have taken a Sunday nap in a long time. It was quite nice.
Well, there really isn't much to report. This is "dead week" where no exams or assignments can be made. I give my labs their finals this week. Goodness, I hope they do well. They have been worrying me. I don't have much happening this week other than that. I have a lot of work to do. I do have stuff to do nearly every evening this week. And I need to get some visiting teaching done before I leave to go home (YAY!!!) for the break.
I hate keeping secrets. Especially really good ones. I was told a secret not long ago, and it is driving me crazy. But I only have to keep it until Christmas. Then I can tell whoever I want to. It's a family secret, and sometimes those are the worst.
I want a car that works all the time. Like, so bad! I really do. I am tired of having a retarded car. EVERYTHING is wrong with her, except for the engine. I just read the conference talk about patience by Elder Oaks (not the apostle) and I sure am trying to be patient, but it is really tough when I have places I need to be and, you know, commitments to keep. I have seriously not been reliable in a couple of areas this semester, and it is truly driving me nutso. My coworkers want to put my car on that extreme car makeover show, I think it's called Pimp my Ride or something like that. I don't think it would make it on there, and can you imagine them fixing up a wagon? Yeah, me neither. So I have to be patient. I make take out a small student loan this semester so that I can purchase a car with it. I will have a better interest rate with a loan than with a car dealership. Or maybe my parents have enough credit and stuff to get a good loan, and then I will just pay them monthly payments. I will pay it off quick, as I won't have a house least I don't think I will when I move back. Perhaps they will start charging me for living in one of their homes?
The Church is true!! Don't forget about it!!