Monday, February 22, 2010

Countdown time!!!

Yay this makes life happy:

-2 weeks till Nationals
-6 weeks till I'm done with Biology
-8 more weeks of school
-9 more weeks till graduation
-9 weeks till endless summer!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happiness is...

a completed, polished resume! I've been working on an application for over five hours now!!! It's practically a job in itself! I hope it pays off--I'm really excited about this one! (Please disregard lack of enthusiasm in last post--I really don't want a brainless job. I want a job that keeps me going every day and that makes me feel like I'm making a contribution to the world!)

SO I tried a Hershey's kiss with cherry flavoring tonight. Pretty much to die for. YUM! Thank you, Louise. I've been thinking a lot during my job-hunting about my current job. It has really been so good to me. I probably couldn't have found a more perfect place for me to be for the last two years-- I really hope my luck continues! It is a place full of really great, really sincere people, and I have also learned a lot of valuable skills here. Actually, I've learned a lot about just life "on the job"--how to interact with people, how to work at something till you get it, how to work to exceed expectations, how to find ways to make your job/systems better, how to improve your work through your attitude, etc.

Some of my favorite memories here have been chatting with friends on late night shifts, enjoying the excitement that came with the flood in the old office, the excitement of the windows in the new office, laughing at some of the funny requests from our callers, going to retreats and parties where we did silly activities and get-to-know-you games, and making international calls (cuz who doesn't like making those??) I'm really sad it is coming to an end this semester.

So here's to all you work friends out there. I know some of you read this and just don't comment! Ha! Leave me a comment with some hugs.

K thanks. Bye

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This has not been the best week so far, but I think it's going to get better starting Thursday. We have so many things that need paying off right now, but we're still spending. And, like 10 checks we wrote a long time ago were cashed. I hate that. Such bad check etiquette. We can't seem to get caught up. I wish I could work more than 20 hours a week. I've been doing some job hunting--they say you need to start a year before you graduate. Oops. At least I still have three months. And really, I would just like a nice, brainless job. I don't want all the commitment of anything more right now. Any nice brainless jobs out there? I'm just tired.

It's ballroom season. I have finally mastered the art of becoming orange. It isn't that easy actually. I'm nervous about competing, but it's what we dance for, so we have to do it. I currently have three dance partners, which means I practice three hours a day. What was I thinking. I think this will be my last dancesport. I'm ready for a change of scene, of pace, of activity. Raimo is not ready for any changes. Lucky for him he still has more school so there will probably be no change. Ugh!

We have had a really dry winter this year--I'm glad about that because it means less walking to school in the snow. But I am afraid we will have to make up for it in April or something. Utah likes to pull those on you. Just wait. Graduation day I will have an inch of snow on my cap. Thing is, I'm pretty sure it's one of the only days I wouldn't even care. Unless I get new heels of course.

Oh, and we got the new bigscreen. It is pretty much bigger than our apartment. It is blowing our minds to have volume control again. So nice. Suddenly our friends want to come over. Hmmm