Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Really Don't Believe It..

This by far was one of the craziest days ever... well yesterday was also a crazy day but let's start with that.

On Sunday Night I had to drive my brother home to my mom's house and on the way home my battery light in my car started flickering for no reason so my mom and I checked it out and couldn't see what was wrong with the car.

So Yesterday I called the Mechanic place and they said to come right down. I also had a job interview to attend that afternoon and was 99% sure that my car would be okay and it was just the battery and I'd be able to get the battery looked after and then go onward to my job interview.


It didn't end up that way...

I got a good third into the trip when my car battery and alternator gave up the ghost and I was stranded on the shoulder of the road for roadside assistance.

I waited there for Roadside Assistance for about 1 and 1/2 hours.

I was sure glad that I was able to call Roadside assistance and the place where my job interview was because I thought I would be SUNK!

SO after the Roadside assistance came loaded my truck on the flatbed drove down the escarpment and arrived at the mechanic they found out that it wasn't just the battery at all but the alternator.

So after it was fixed with a hefty price tag.. I called the job interview place and they said that they would call to reschedule my interview.


I woke up this morning and just did my morning routine and then the phone rang.

It was a local grocery store and they were calling for me.

They told me...


WHA!! I don't believe it. I had entered a contest online through the grocery store.

It's a Dell Laptop. It's interesting to note that I had previously been looking for a laptop for a couple of weeks but nothing too serious and then WHAM! I have won one.

Here's Lappy 1525!!
(If anyone gets any part of that reference.. that would be awesome)

It completely made my day. I can't wait to pick it up!

I also called the job interview place and rescheduled my appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I'm so excited!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thoughts... Thoughts... And More Thoughts...

I just thought I'd do a quick update post and tell you of all the places I have been to over the summer..

I am more than grateful to not only spend a week in PEI but spend some time in Nauvoo Illinois. I can't even begin to express my immense gratitude for the Peace that is felt in both places and the huge church historical significance in Nauvoo.

I got to see the Nauvoo Pageant while I was there and it was awesome!

I really have to go back!

Carthage Jail

Nauvoo Temple

Joseph Smith Statue Right Across the Street from the Temple.

Photo I took from across the street of the Temple


Kissing a Frog - Hoping he'll be a handsome prince

A Kangaroo in PEI?!?!

Although the weather was crummy in PEI we did get to see Anne and Gilbert and it was fabulous. It's going to be in Ontario for a month so do go see it. You won't want to miss it for the world. It is an awesome musical with even better music.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Beautifying my Life

I can't begin to express my overwhelming desire for this painting. When I saw it in a Random Framing/Art Store back in 2002-2003. I was taken so aback because it's just so unbelievably gorgeous. I love this painting!

I love that Christ is portrayed with a smile in this painting by Liz Lemon Swindle. He's having such a good time with the kids who are pictured in this photo. I have come to appreciate many depictions of the Savior but this one is awesome. I was in a friends home recently and she had this print framed in her front hall. It's so fantastic!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Things I've Found Today that have been great :)

I don't know if people have seen this video or not but it is awesome.It has pictures from the Life of Christ and it's put to Come Thou Fount it's very very good and very very well done. I like this version of Come Thou Fount.

I was also browsing the Time Out For Women board and found this blog posted about who we LDS people are Just for the Record

so that's it for the moment.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"I'm Pretty Sure Girls are Smarter Than Boys Because They Picked Us To Marry!"

Well I can't think of a better way to begin this blogging session without the 'QUOTE OF THE WEEK' It came from the principal at the one school I work at and he was talking to the kids on the Chess Team. I was like seriously, the greatest quote of the week!

I have been thinking a lot about my last post and sure I was a little hurt and maybe a little bitter I think I've just got to learn to get past it and forget about it. I've come to realize that I don't want to have any regrets and I don't regret what I wrote but It disappoints me that I felt that I SHOULD write it. Sure I value their friendship maybe a little more than others consider it but if they don't want to have me out and hang out with them that's perfectly fine. I can definitely think of other things to do from now on when things are happening. I can find a zillion things to do whether it be to go visit other people who want to hang out with me or find time to expand myself and get a better understanding of who I am.

The funniest part of all this is I can definitely think of other people to hang out with. I'm finding the more and more I'm out and working the more I'm talking to them and in the near future inviting them out to something awesome! Whatever it might be.

Anyway, this weekend should be exciting all the same. Elder Earl C. Tingey is Speaking at a fireside tonight and I think he's a pretty amazing speaker. I really value the last CES fireside broadcast that he spoke about The Simple Truths from Heaven - The Lords Pattern
Even if he talked about marriage there are a lot of things that he said in it that RING TRUE!

I can't think of anything else to write about right now. I'm just finding that slowly I'm coming out of being who I have been for so long that it feels nice that I care more about myself and what I can offer than judging the things that are beyond my control.

I can't think of anything else to say!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

check this video out

An Awareness Test

I Still Can't Get Over it.. I'm sorry Pluto You Just didn't make the Cut.

in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered a ninth planet. An 11 year old named Venetia Burney named it Pluto, after the Roman god of the Underworld, because it was dark and mysterious. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted to demote Pluto from planet to dwarf-planet status. The scientists decided Pluto was not big enough, not round enough, and too close to Neptune. Turns out Pluto had a lot of fans, and they were quite upset when their favourite planet got downgraded.

I know this isn't New News but I was a fan of Pluto. Sorry Pluto. Looks Like I won't be adventuring to outer space to see what you look like anytime soon.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Amid the Thing We Like to Call The Weekend, Sorry If This Appears Like I'm Venting!

So I have about 20 minutes to blog my heart out before I indeed "START" working, it sometimes takes me awhile to get started. And since today is monday I have to try to start working twice as hard because it usually takes me longer to get to work.

So This weekend was alright, I didn't do a heck of a lot since I really didn't want to do anything or go anywhere, I did however, want to go out either friday or saturday it really didn't matter to me however, that entire plan was kiboshed for several factors! It would have been nice to get to hang out with a friend of mine who is leaving for the SUMMER SEMESTER and possibly into FALL SEMESTER @ BYU!

1. I wasn't officially invited
2. I accidently found out something was going on

Here's the little back story.

in October there was a YSA conference in Boston (a general authority was speaking, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, I believe) I pretty much did all the leg work, finding out about it (I emailed one of the CES Directors in boston), got the registration form, emailed everyone the registration form, etc. The only hitch in my plan was being able to get a ride to and from boston with Just money to pay for pretty much the registration @ the conference and that was it! This was at least a month and a half before the conference.

Yes I could have driven to the conference (ALL BY MYSELF!) however, at the time of the conference the Car that I would be driving was at least 20 years old and i didn't think that my little car would make it. (It wouldn't have at all, but that's another story for another day)

So as the conference got closer there was more and more excitement about the conference and I was getting ready to register, find a ride, etc. So I had been talking to SEVERAL of the GIRLS who I thought were REALLY CLOSE FRIENDS! So that they knew that I needed a ride, etc.

So about 3 weeks before the conference we were talking about it in RS and I raised my hand and said, I'd be more than happy to go with anyone If any of you could give me a ride that would be wonderful. I waited for a minute or two and NO ONE SAID ANYTHING!! and then one girl piped up and said "YOU CAN FLY WITH ME YOU JUST GOTTA BUY A TICKET!" which 1) is really dumb because she knew for a fact that I couldn't afford it!

So, needless to say I was left out of going to the conference and wasn't even thought of when arranging rides even though I asked these REALLY CLOSE GIRL FRIENDS! (several of the girls who were in a car with these REALLY CLOSE FRIENDS did not end up having a GOOD TRIP, because several of these other girls are VERY SELF ABSORBED and CONTROLLING!!!)

So this weekend I found out about a social gathering goodbye party of sorts that was going on Saturday night for a friend that I've had for a long time. The unfortunate thing was I found out about the whole thing over the lovely CLOSE FRIEND writing a message on another CLOSE FRIENDS wall that this social gathering was happening.

I know I'm a little bitter I understand that but said close friend should stop being so self absorbed and realize that she is not this girls only friend! It just hurts a little bit more as well because said girl (the inviter) is the Relief Society President!

So I really don't know what to do I have so much love an respect for the people in my branch that to be left out of things and not invited to things sucks especially when I WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH THESE PEOPLE! I don't want to sit at home every weekend and "do nothing" Yes I do live in the boonies, BUT I have a car and am MORE THAN WILLING TO DRIVE to hang out with YOU!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Toes, More Idol Thoughts, Teachers/Educational Assistants/Bullying Teacher, and Other Thoughts

So Apparently I did something today and my large toe on my left foot is now probably bruised beyond measure.. and it hurts like no tomorrow

Apparenlty someone thinks that LDS people are better at singing than anyone else here. It's a good article but, I think may people will stick to the theory that we can sing and dance. We are Multi-Talented sometimes.

So There are currently two people who I do not enjoy at my job mainly because they either think they know everything or ask the dumbest questions.

For example the door to both libraries lead out into the hallways which is no big deal when the door is open and no one is in the hallway, however, I have learned to close the door when it gets super noisy in the hallway. I also close my door if it is warmer than it is in the hallway or cooler than it is in the hallway so that I can maintain the temperature of the library so either way it's open because i say "Welcome" or "Closed, But You Can Come In!" I just either want to keep the noise at a minimum or the temperature at a good temperature. So yesterday the school's boilers didn't work at all which made the school "ICE COLD" so when it did kick back in I wanted to retain what LITTLE heat I had left and this Bullying Teacher (Who doesn't bully, but teaches about bullying) came in and said "Why Is The Door Closed" I replied "Because It's warmer in here than in the Hallway" and she basically looked at me like I was crazy!

I have another story about an EA here at this other school but I'll leave it for another day.

So Things I am Looking Forward to

1. TOFW (Time Out for Women) approx 67 days until then, still looking into hotel room, should do it soon!

2. I Get Paid Tomorrow (YAY!) it's not a big pay but it will go towards some wonderful things including helping Dad and buying gas for my car!

3. Juno - 21 Days Until DVD comes out!

4. Still Reading A Perfect Gentle Knight - Kit Pearson (All Sorts of Love for this Book)

5. (a hard days night, pride and prejudice (BBC Version), Breaking Dawn, Sisterhood of the travelling pants - paperbacks!, new camera) - list of things to purchase

6. I want to dress up my blog a bit but don't really know how, and I do want to take new pics.. but I don't know when, I'll have to figure that out!

7. The School Day is Almost Over - 3 minutes left.

8. I put all the books that have been catalogued on the "New Book Rack" today! GO ME!

9. I found 33 books that I will shortly be cataloguing via AMICUS (also known as the cataloguing lifesaver) so I don't have to do all the cataloguing myself!

that's it for now. how is everyone else!?!?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

And If the Beef Didn't Walk All The Way to Toronto...

So a cattle truck tipped over this morning on one of the major highways to Toronto and caused utter chaos this morning for those on their way to work. Some news stories can be found here. The Results of the Cattle Crawl can also be found there. They rescued three cows and shot the forth because it was charging at people. Which In regards to animal cruelty in is sad but what else are you supposed to do when a cow is charging after you besides RUN! apparently they just didn't get to the tranquillizer gun in time and ended up shooting him.

Thank You, American Idol!
Well, I was driving to work this morning and I normally have my radio off because I like to think about things and not every day of the week but maybe three out of the five days of the business week or I have my MP3 Player plugged in and I'm listening to that.

So I'm listening to the radio station that I normally listen to on my way to work and this guy goes on about how he was reading someone's bio who was probably one of the top 10 or 12 or whatever and he says that Jesus didn't have anything to do with him/her getting to American Idol. We shouldn't take the time to thank Jesus publicily and it's not necissary for us to thank him and pray and go to church and stuff.

I literally was like, Seriously on a Radio Station at 8 am in the morning you want to say that God shouldn't be thanked when people are starting to be successful and they have a strong faith in the Guidance from God why shouldn't they thank him!

OH here's a fun link for the day about SHOUTING IN EMAIL and how to prevent it
Other than that it's been a pretty uneventful day. I didn't want to get out of bed this morning because it was so warm and after an entire day in the school with COLD I didn't know what to expect when I got to my second school today, FORTUNATELY it's nice and not to warm so I can function so much better today.

Fortunately it's also the last day of the week since tomorrow is GOOD FRIDAY! Which Is Excellent!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I don't understand why

So I was recently hired in January by the school board in my region as a library technician and I recently received an email from one of the computer technicians with the school board who told me that my H: drive was oversized so I was at the one school I work at yesterday and got rid of and deleted old files. Then I emailed the computer technician back and told her that it was taken care of and I then received an email back stating that it was at the other school.

So today when I was at the other school today and found file after file, file folder after file folder and image after image on the computer that the previous to the previous library technician had probably put on the computer.

My question to you is. if you knew you were going to be at a different school than the original school you were at the next year wouldn't you delete all the files you didn't need anymore so that the new person to the job wouldn't have to go through all the files, folders, etc. and not know what was important and not know what to delete and waste her time figuring out what to do next.

I emailed the previous to the previous library technician to see what she would have to say we'll see what happens and I'll post again with the results!

(original post accidently deleted)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Things... Of Which... Have Happened over the weekend and some thoughts

So I was walking into Wal-mart Tonight and there was a booth set up for Girl Guide Cookies and of course the first thing I thought was I miss not only eating those cookies but selling those cookies. I might even consider getting some this year so that I can hold onto a little bit of some goodness that was amazing. It's unfortunate that the original maker of the cookies didn't continue making them for the Girl Guides.

Last Night

Last Night I attended a YSA fireside in Brampton and the speakers were the Former Temple President and His Wife and they spoke about how important Education Is and also Public Affairs of the Church in regards to Correcting Incorrect information as well as promoting the church in a positive light through positive things.

On December 15, 2007 Elder M. Russell Ballard (whom I have personally come in contact with in at least the past 6 months through another YSA (Young Single Adult) Fireside spoke at the Commencement at BYU-Hawaii and spoke about the fact that we can make such a huge impact on what we say and what we present online about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We can't afford to present messages that defile this church in any way or present untrue thoughts or comments because all we really want to do is present that this church does good, it helps people, it supports people, and it provides a good positive way of life. The talk can be found here.

One quote that doesn't cease to amaze me is this

"Now some of these tools -- like any tool in an unpracticed or an undisciplined hand -- can be dangerous. The Internet can be used to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and can just as easily be used to market the filth and sleaze of pornography. iTunes can be used to download uplifting and stirring music or the worst kind of anti-social lyrics, full of profanity. Social networks on the Web can be used to expand healthy friendships as easily as they can be used by predators trying to trap the unwary. That is no different from how people choose to use television or movies or even the library. Satan is always quick to exploit the negative power of new inventions, to spoil and to degrade and to neutralize any effect for good. Make sure that the choices you make in the use of new media are choices that expand your mind, increase your opportunities, and feed your soul."

Now with all this said, The Temple President's wife showed us a brief clip from the website about where do we come from and spoke with us about the fact that even if the church look my look difficult to access on the outside it doesn't hurt to ask someone, phone someone up to clarify something that has transpired, ask if something is available because from that doors will open and opportunities will arrive in any situation religious or not.

Now With that being said, I don't want you to think that I'll shove my religion down your throats I just want you to know that I am normal and I like watching movies, writing in my blog, good music, watching Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls, and having friends. But I do not mind answering any questions. I don't have all the answers but I'm willing to at least give it a shot and try and find an answer or even ask someone else to help me find the answer. I do want you to know that I will not judge your questions and it's my hope that you judge me in return.

We are all different and we all have the opportunity to share what we have to offer. This post is in reference to that I'm sharing a part of myself that not only should be shared but this experience can provide you with insight to a great Sunday I had :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

family, pies, and friends

tres busy day, I got to see my grandma today and that was great :)

she looks so much better than even the last time I saw her.

got to hang out with some pretty darn amazing people last night and it was fun
we made pies (which I clearly suck at but hey what can you do) I don't know how
to use a rolling pin!

and the we had a good dinner (of which i ended up having a tooth ache and didn't want to eat anymore.

but then i had ice cream and some how it always makes me feel better!

and now I've got a little bit of work left for my mom and then I can head home and go to bed
which I am so looking forward too!

oh and finishing oceans 13! I could have sworn that I had oceans 12 on vhs somewhere but i've got to get oceans 12 and 11 on dvd!!

that's it for now!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Moving?? - Or am I testing the waters..

cross posted at laurelqueen.livejournal.com

I'm trying to write more often, we'll see how that goes.

well after all that For Good Musing I went shopping, yay.

but after how much money I spent on little things Whoa. Won't do that again for awhile.

but I probably will, not the next pay cheque because it won't be very much because of the March Break and I don't know how much I'll get paid for the break!

Anyway, I got a new journal and it's Tres snazzy makes me feel important to write into it. I'm going to try writing daily in it to and see what happens. I always seem to forget about it and go back months later and go.. man.. why didn't i keep writing in it.

anyway, I've got to kick my Addiction to Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Now that they're around almost 365 days a year. Holy Crap. I don't know how many I've eaten but they're getting eaten, I will probably buy one more back before easter alone. and I've eaten a lot of bags.

anyway, i'm happy with some of the things I've purchased last night i got some new movies "thank you blockbuster for buy 2 movies get one free! I got Night @ The Museum (Which I Love), Oceans 13 which i haven't seen yet, so excited to watch it! And Sidney White. So Very Cute, Little Plot but it followed the Snow White Fairy Tale Very Very Well.

one recent purchase that I made through one of blockbusters sales was The Heartbreak Kid. Tres Heartbreaking. I love Ben Stiller but who ever thought of this movie should be taken out behind a tree and beaten with a stick. IT was AWFUL. THE Language & "SEX" scenes were HORRIBLE!!

and I want to take it back to blockbuster but there is nothing wrong with the DvD! Grr.. Stupid Blockbuster for not taking back a movie that I want to trade it in for something better!!!!

Anyway, My Friend KOS (taking the name out to protect her identity) and I are going to have an OFFICE party when The OFFICE returns in April. We were thinking about doing it online like on the episode "The Launch Party" that would be awesome!!! so one of us can flip out like Michael and one of us can be Dwight.. oh man..

I was on my way to do stuff last night and I was driving down the "HILL" aka the Escarpment when Four Deer decided to cross the road! Holy Cow, it freaked me out for a moment but then I was like, that has only ever happened one other time to me. I need to take a breath and watch! SO VERY COOL!

So. that's my story for today and I'm sticking to it.

By the way.. UnPlowed Roads in Sub-divisions NOT FUN @ ALL! I hate to think that I'm wreaking my car!

Looking Forward

There are some things I have been thinking about recently that are basically summed up in this thought from Matthew Hussey, who is a relati...