Thursday, December 25, 2008

It wouldn't be any sort of break or holiday if I didn't get sick so... Merry *coughcough* Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Don't you want a little taste of the glory? See what it tastes like?

My dear friend Erica and I have been talking about having this party for a while now.
It's (almost) time!
I've been kinda bored tonight so I worked on a rough draft of the invitations.

What do you think? Oh, and there are actually several different quotes on the fronts.

Oh, and if you're reading this then you're invited. I think. You should probably RSVP just in case.

The front:

The back:
(Green blobs not actually there...)

Monday, December 22, 2008


I'm a little sad right now. You see, several months ago I broke my camera. I wish I could say I was participating in some daring feat, like zip lining though the Costa Rican jungle, but I cannot. I was standing in a parking lot, actually making fun of Chuck by saying he might drop my camera, when I dropped it. This was the last picture my camera ever took, about 30 seconds before it's paralyzing fall:

(This picture makes me sad on a whole other level. Remember when it was fall time? And pretty? And there was no snow?)

I took my camera to a repair shop but when they told me it would probably cost over a hundred dollars to fix my pocket sized friend, I left. I thought I could fix it on my own.

Today I finally found a tiny screwdriver. I disassembled my camera. The cameraman was right, I can't fix it.

Now I have a dilemma and I need your help. My mom has not yet bought my Christmas present and is offering a camera for Christmas/my birthday. Or I can wait and get mine fixed. I loved my old camera, I took over 6,500 pictures with it in the 9 months I had it. I miss having a camera.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Is love alive?

I can't get this song out of my head. Ever.

This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
cause youre not where you belong;
inside my arms.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dear Heather Nicole,

You do look cute with short hair! Here's some evidence circa 2003:

I can't wait to see the new short hair when I come visit. Which will be when I get a job. Which may not be for a very long time. Anyway... If that didn't convince you Feath, maybe this picture will at least cheer you up:

Love, Jodo

Saturday, December 6, 2008

But you could distinguish Mayer from Petty...

Ah. Right this very moment I'm sitting in my room, thinking about cleaning it, but not really wanting to move. The original plan was to watch "Elf" and clean but I got home and Mr. John Mayer is streaming his charity concert tonight from his website. I can't move! I'm convinced that if I'm cleaning I won't be getting the full effect of this concert. It's almost like being there live. Almost. He just played "Comfortable" which is one of my favorites and I've never heard it live. He also played "Little Red Corvette" all slow and acousticy. I also love being reminded how funny he is.

Is it odd that sitting here listening is a little bittersweet? It reminds me of the last John Mayer concert I went to. And how great that night was. I would give many dollars to go back to that night. To rewind and probably (coughforsurecough) change a few things between that day and today. But I can't and hopefully I've learned a few things.

Oh wow, he just sang a little piece of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine".

Ah, I wish I was sharing this with someone.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude: November 13-30!

While I might have failed at posting my gratitude everyday due to some internet issues and some broken computer screen issues I did not fail at keeping track of the things I'm grateful for. So if you're bored and looking for something to read then here, in reverse order, are the things I was/am grateful for during the last half of November.

November 30
  1. Gratitude - It's hard to explain how helpful keeping track of the things I'm grateful for has been this month. It seems like the last several months have been less pleasant than usual and this month followed that pattern. Remembering what I am grateful for helped me to keep things in perspective and helped me stay optimistic.
  2. An abundant life - I have so much: My testimony, my family, my friends, my experiences, a bed to sleep in, food to eat, a car, a phone, clothes to wear, shoes, running water, my health, an education, a life in a country that allows great freedoms, and really so much more.
  3. Optimism - Because of optimism I'm able to get out of bed on bad days, laugh, and hope for better days and opportunities.
November 29
  1. Sushi - My small hometown doesn't have a lot of good restaurants but somehow we have a great sushi place.
  2. Fresh lemonade.
  3. Double feature kind of days. Four Christmases and Twilight. Also good for days when you're feeling sick.
November 28
  1. Kittens. My sister got a new kitten. We named him Popoki, which is supposedly the Hawaiian word for cat. I think my sister will probably rename the cat once I leave though. Ha ha.
  2. Laser pointers - See above.
  3. Bandaids - See above.
November 27
  1. Thanksgiving - A holiday to celebrate the things we're thankful for? YES.
  2. Turkey - We deep fried our turkey this year and it was the most moist turkey I've ever eaten.
  3. Pie - My mom makes the best pumpkin pie ever. Mmmm.
November 26
  1. Toast with homemade pear jelly.
  2. Sisters who make your bed for you.
  3. My camera - Even if it is broken, I'm thankful for pictures that help remind me of so many good times.
November 25
  1. Coming home - There is nothing that can replace the feeling of coming home.
  2. Road trips - Driving is therapeutic for me and I love to see other places.
  3. Music - And iPods. And playlists that are perfect and (seriously) end right as you pull in the driveway.
November 24
  1. Matinees - Fewer kids screaming? Check. Putting my feet up on the seat in front of me? Check. Not having to get there super early to get a decent seat? Check. Cheaper? Check.
  2. Seasonings - That soup blew my mind.
  3. Nights out with family - I may have skipped watching one of my favorite movies with some of my favorite friends to go to dinner with some of my extended family. Totally worth it.
November 23
  1. Card games - Guys can you believe we played for 5 hours? Well, at least some of us did.
  2. My iTrip - Thanks for bringing it back safely Camilla!
  3. A chance to improve - I'm usually aware that I have plenty of room for improvement but Sundays are the day that make the improvement seem possible.
November 22
  1. Good movies - Sometimes they help take away the terrible sting of a devastating football loss. If not, there's always breaking glass objects.
  2. Text messaging - How else can I throw an impromptu party to watch the game?
  3. TV in HD - When we were watching the football game it took us a few minutes to realize that we had the same channel in HD. The difference was astounding.
November 21
  1. Uncle Mike - It means so much to me to have an uncle like Mike. He's got plenty going on in his life and with his children and family but when I talk to him or spend some time with him he genuinely wants to know about me and how I'm doing. He doesn't just ask surface questions either, he really wants to know the details.
  2. Sweet potato fries - I swear upon this blog post that I will figure out how the sweet potato fries from Guru's are made. And I will master them.
  3. Cheap plane tickets - Thank you Southwest Airlines for allowing me a few extra days at home for hardly any $$.
November 20
  1. A working computer!!! - My screen died literally 4 days after the warranty ran out. Thanks to Richard, the friend of a friend, I have a working computer (or cornputer for those of you from Texas) AND I didn't have to pay for it.
  2. Plans - Finally something to look forward to.
  3. Cheap gas - How have I not mentioned this yet? I promise never to complain about gas that is under 2 dollars.
November 19
  1. Perfume.
  2. Chinese food. Or the American version of Chinese food.
  3. Chuck Taylors.
November 18
  1. "YES!!" Moments - I love the feeling of realizing that I'm not the only one who thinks a certain way or has a certain perspective. If I can find someone who agrees with me I feel just a little less crazy.
  2. Facial expressions - I appreciate that it's possible to say quite a lot without using any words. I asked a friend how dinner went the previous night. He answered with a face and I knew everything. No further questions needed.
  3. Friends of friends who will try to fix my computer.
November 17
  1. Hockey games - I'm grateful for an opportunity to release some aggression vicariously. I would be a dangerous hockey player for sure.
  2. 4 very special ladies - Mallory, Heather, Brittany and Kim (and not in any particular order Kimbo!) These girls became my best friends during my freshman year and now, even though we're quite spread apart, I still consider them best friends. I love knowing that I can call any of them, at any time, and have a friend to talk to. I miss you guys!
  3. Trusting friends - I've found my calling as a "Kitchen Beautician" and I'm glad I have friends who let me put tons of chemicals on their heads and don't even get mad when I drip dye on the kitchen floor.
November 16
  1. Grandma Alice - Grandma Alice is such an inspiration to me. For about as long as I can remember she's struggled with tremors and bad arthritis but I don't think I've ever heard her complain. She's got one of the best attitues and her sense of humor is so enjoyable. I also appreciate having a grandma I can talk football with, she's a Cheesehead!
  2. Grandma Wilma - Yes, her name is Wilma, and she's the shortest, wrinkliest grandma in existence. I love her so much. She's got over 50 grandkids (I should probably know that number...) and plenty of great-grandkids but she knows my voice right away when I call. I appreciate that she remembers what's going on with each of us grandkids that she shares that information when I call her.
  3. Grandma Beverly - Lucky me, I gained an extra grandma! I'm grateful for Beverly's good cooking and for all the things she did for my family when she lived here. She's so supportive of each of her grandkids. I miss you way out there in California!
November 15
  1. A day alone - I LOVE people and usually don't spend that much time alone, especially not full days. Today I took the whole day for myself, I got to some things done on my to do list, did some fun things, watched a good movie and did my nails. And I genuinely enjoyed myself. It was a good reminder that I can have a good time with just me.
  2. Thought provoking movies - see above.
  3. Nail polish - see above.
November 14
  1. The Gospel - Well, I was trying to save this one for later on but I am so grateful for the Gospel and the way it affects my life everyday. Today it kept me hopeful and I couldn't be more grateful for that.
  2. Memories - So, today and yesterday might not have been great days but I'm thankful I have had some good days that I can remember.
  3. John Mayer - Soul soothing music.
November 13
  1. Friends who cry with you - I'm so grateful that I have people in my life who are there for me during good times and bad times. Especially the bad times.
  2. Therapeutic shopping - What? Shhhhh....
  3. Early Thanksgiving celebration - Even if my pie didn't win...

Wow, wasn't that fun?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude: November 12th

  1. Rainy days - So what if we don't see the sun for the next three months?
  2. Sweatshirts.
  3. Friendly strangers.
If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success.
-Ida S. Taylor

Attitude of Gratitude: November 11th

  1. Reminders - I was reminded that I chose the right major for me and that reminder is a blessing.
  2. Hard/sad days - Today I had a minor, private breakdown and oddly enough I'm grateful. I'm grateful that everyday isn't like today and I'm grateful that sometimes realizations come through tears.
  3. My bed - I might try to take it with me when I leave because it is stellar.

Attitude of Gratitude: November 10th

  1. Opportunities - May or may not be related to the secret phone call.
  2. Supportive friends - Thanks for having confidence in me even when I don't.
  3. Supportive family - I'm a lucky girl.

Attitude of Gratitude: November 9th

  1. Good hair days.
  2. Sunday afternoon naps.
  3. Sundays - I appreciate a day to reflect and totally focus on something that I can't give my full attention to on the other 6 days of the week.
Gracias, danke, merci—whatever language is spoken, “thank you” frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity—even a sincerity—when “thank you” is spoken.
-Thomas S. Monson

Attitude of Gratitude: November 8th

  1. Mornings with no alarms - Even if I still woke up at 7 it was nice to do it in silence. And it was nice to take an hour to get out of bed.
  2. Shopping luck - Sometimes you just get lucky.
  3. Concerts - Specifically Matt Nathanson, he put on a seriously good show.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.
-Joseph B. Wirthlin

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude: November 7th

  1. Apologies - One of the girls at my internship came and apologized for some rude things she said the other day. I was grateful that she could recognize what the problem was on her own. That was a big accomplishment for her.
  2. Emily - Thanks for listening.
  3. Girlfriends - we had a RS sleepover (that I didn't actually sleepover at...) and it was fun to hang out with the girls.

Attitude of Gratitude: November 6th

  1. Tuccanos - My tuition dollars paid for a lovely lunch with my professor who is overseeing my internship. It was nice to actually use some of that money I paid.
  2. Pineapple - See above.
  3. Loop holes - This pertains to the "secret phone call" which I'll hopefully be able to explain on Monday. I am grateful though for a way to get things accomplished even if it's not quite the traditional way.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude: November 5th

  1. Courage - I did something I've been meaning to do. It didn't work out but I'm still glad I tried.
  2. Hot Chocolate - "Celebrating" the first snow of the season. I'm still not super happy about it though.
  3. Good books - We finally watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" since I had insisted on reading the book first. I'm glad I did because I liked the book much better.

    I'm cheating and adding a 4th...
  4. The end of the election/the right to vote - Although I am thankful to live in a country where I get to voice my opinion without fear, I'm so happy the election is over. I'm also a little jealous that you don't get an "I voted" sticker when you mail in you ballot.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude: November 4th

  1. A top secret phone call - For now at least, it's secret. But it was good and hopefully I can tell you all some good things very soon.
  2. My resume - Never has a resume looked better than mine does right now. Okay, that's really not true at all but I really like the paper it's printed on!
  3. My step-dad - We don't always see eye to eye but I'm thankful for the quick phone call we had today. (FYI: Not the same as the top secret phone call.)

"Our realization of what is most important in life goes hand in hand with gratitude for our blessings."

- Thomas S. Monson

Attitude of Gratitude: November 3rd

  1. An un-Monday-esque Monday - For some reason I got up early, without hitting the snooze, and had a really good day.
  2. The girls I work with - They were pretty good today and days like that make you feel like you're doing something right. I love those girls, they keep me grounded and humble.
  3. Friends who trust me - Thanks for letting me dye your hair Camilla!
"When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears."
- Anthony Robbins

Attitude of Gratitude: November 2nd

  1. Fast Sundays - today's Fast and Testimony meeting was stellar.
  2. Autumnal dinner - Sam, Erica and I made pumpkin curry soup, a caramel apple strudel and cheesy bread from brand new recipes and they all turned out fantastic. Even if they hadn't hanging out with Sam and Erica would have been enough.
  3. Daylight savings - So, it might be true that I didn't know it was daylight savings until Sam told me. At noon. I wondered why I wasn't as tired as I thought I should have been.

Attitude of Gratitude: November 1st

It's just about that time of year where we start thinking of all the things we're grateful for. All of the things we should probably think about everyday but don't. I want to cultivate an "attitude of gratitude" within myself so I'm going to attempt to post 3 things daily that I'm thankful for. Attempt is the key since my internet at home isn't exactly working, but I'll play catch up if I have to. Here are my 3 things for the 1st:

  1. Crepes - I went to a wedding reception where crepes were served. Good idea.
  2. New friends - my internship supervisor suggested that I go with her to a card making party to network with some people in our field. I met some great ladies who I would want to be friends with regardless of any sort of networking.
  3. My internship - I've worked the last 3 Saturdays now but oddly I don't mind. Well, not too much. I love what I'm doing and I actually want to be there. I'm very lucky.

"We show our gratitude by sharing with others."
- H. David Burton

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John Mayer. Finally.

So, life hasn't been too peachy lately if you want the honest to goodness truth. (Can I call the last 6 months "lately"?) I don't want to run around spouting unhappiness so I mostly try to keep quiet about it. When I am feeling less than happy I think about good things that have happened recently and seeing John Mayer in July is probably one of the best good things I can remember. I realized yesterday that I never posted the pictures on here so please, indulge me if you will, while I post old pictures for the sake of my own happiness. (Disclaimer: some of these pictures are Hilary's and some are mine.)


Still waiting...

While waiting I tried to convince the security to let me backstage.
Brett Dennen

Colbie Caillat

Colbie's great drummer. I'm sure he played well too.
Oh look! It's John!

I'm pretty sure he's looking right into the camera.

Christian and Stew looked like this for the WHOLE show. It got a little annoying.

John Makes the best faces.

There was this annoying couple in front of me. This was the one moment they came up for air.

I'm pretty sure that pre-buying tickets was the BEST idea Hilary and I have ever had. And we've had some good ideas in our day.

So, I was trying to take a picture of Christian and I with John in the background when some drunk lady offered to take it instead. You can barely see John but at least we're in it...

Not that I feel the need to bring it up again but we met Colbie Caillat...

I didn't grab a set list fast enough but I took a picture of someone who did...

Quite possibly the funniest picture of the night.

Ah. I feel a little better now.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I just want to be okay, be okay, be okay...

I've been bad at blogging lately. I'm not too worried about it though because being bad at blogging is just one more small thing on a long list of things I'm not too great at. Since it's been a while, I'm going to make you a list of things that have changed and a list of things that are the same. Hooray!

The Same:
Still doing the internship.
Still loving it.
Still not getting enough sleep.
Still going to concerts.

The Different:
Not working at Nu Skin anymore. (Can I call that my Difference. Demonstrated.?... Lame Nu Skin joke!)

This might sound a little silly but I really was quite sad to leave. As much as I loved reading newspapers and magazines everyday I really loved the people I worked with. I made so many good friends in my 2+ years there. As cliche as it sounds, the people I worked with really made working tolerable. They brought me cookies when I broke my hand, flowers when my grandpa died, gave great dating advice, threw jellybeans at me, pretended not to notice when I was under jellybean attack, hooked me up with treats or tickets or discounts and they always stopped to chat and smile.

(Jaime's desk after a small prank...)

(Convention. Lots of Asians.)

Nu Skin was a great place to work these last couple years, thanks guys for making it so good. Oh and to my Nu Skin friends: I really do want to do that lunch we discussed! When's good for you?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I almost forgot how to log in...

Our internet is working again! Praise to whoever that man was that came and fixed it. Expect to hear more from me soon!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

We will fight, day or night, rain or snow!

This is old news by now but BYU killed Wyoming and we had a great time watching them do it. It rained pretty hard right before the game but it barely even sprinkled during the game. Which is important somehow I'm pretty sure.

The Beef and I.

One of the stars of a certain Mormon movie (in the hat). Poor guy kept having little girls come up and ask to take a picture with him in the middle of the game.
But hey, look how close our seats were!

Heisman winner Ty Detmer and the amazing Reno Mahe were the "Cougar Legends" for this game. I didn't get to take a picture with Ty because he had to go run the flag to start the game but I asked Reno if we could grab a picture with him and he was more than happy to oblige:

Reno was seriously the friendliest guy.

ANOTHER shutout. The last back to back shutouts were in 1985 (such a good year...) and oddly enough were the same scores as this game and the UCLA game.

We're also beating utah in the Ice Cream Challenge.

Fui, Max and Harvey.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Because I live in a Saturn down by the river...

My dear friends, I've decided today that when people ask where I live I'm going to just tell them I live in my car.

That's a more accurate answer than trying to explain that I spend a few hours sleeping at a house in Orem, a few hours in a tall tall building in downtown Provo, a few hours with adolescent girls in **************, a few hours with friends and what seems like more than a few hours in my car going back and forth between all of those places. Also, I'm pretty much ready to sleep in my car. I have a sleeping bag, a pillow and some food. Today I was laughing because I was wearing a pair of flats but in my backseat I have a pair of flip flops, a pair of heels and a pair of sneakers. All of which could have matched today's outfit, no joke. I also have a light jacket and a heavy jacket handy. Plus, if you remember when I showed you what was in my trunk, I still have a cooler, some weenie roaster sticks, a hard hat and a table and since then I've also added camping chairs, a set of horseshoes and some soda.

I realize that sounds like a big mess but honestly, it's (mostly) contained.

In other news... I still love fall! I'm sleeping with my window open which keeps my room the perfect temperature for sleeping. (Sorry to my friend who lives in a place that resembles a mix between Mars and well, you know...)

That's it for now! More to come when I have time to breathe!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hi Mom!

I told my mom that I have a blog. Apparently I didn't tell her before.

People, I absolutely love my mother. Some of you are privileged enough to know her. Some of you aren't. Yet. She's the best mother anyone could ask for. Need some evidence? See the following:

I might get in trouble for posting these pictures on the internet. Remember Mom: I love you!

Say hello everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2008


At the first football game of the season Beef and I realized that we had gone to a game together the year before which meant that we've been friends for more than a year. (Are we smart or what?) One of us jokingly suggested that we celebrate our anniversary and so we did! In honor of being "beefs" for a year we decided to eat some beef and went to Outback. Our entire meal ended up being comped because it was apparently slow. We were having too much fun to notice! Happy Anniversary Beef!

*Also, I need add some better "funny" faces to my repertoire.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Internship update...

2 weeks in and I can't say enough good things about my internship. I'm learning so much and I know absolutely that I was supposed to end up there. That actually creeps me out a little bit but it's all good. Here's some update info in bullet style so that it hopefully makes some sense:

  • I've been through 2 treatment team meetings now and I'm starting to understand each girl and her needs. It's been cool to hear about the progress they've made since coming to MLA and I can't wait until I can see the progress they will have made since I started.
  • My first day on my own went way better than I could have imagined. I really thought they would try and push me and that I would have to work hard to earn their respect. Oddly, they were pretty much angels. I'm not complaining, just really shocked. Maybe I'm just the best RT intern ever. ;)
  • I had my first blow up from one of the girls. It was kind of shocking and it didn't come from who I expected it would have but even then I could kind of see it coming. I was lucky that my adviser was just around the corner and came to back me up. She told me I hadn't done anything wrong and I was relieved since I had started to question myself a little.
  • We're going camping for a few days during this upcoming week, maybe even as you read this! I'm nervous about how it will go. I think the girls are starting to feel more comfortable around me and that could equal some interesting times.
  • One day we had watched The Wizard of Oz and the girls were supposed to pick a character that they identified with. After the movie we went around and talked about who was what character and why. The girls got to tell me who they thought I was and they said I was Glenda the Good Witch because I am "super nice" and "fluffy." I'm not sure what the fluffy comment meant but I wonder if they would still say the same things now.
  • My adviser is amazing. She's an incredible Rec Therapist but she's an even better teacher. She's always explaining what she's doing and why and giving me pointers. She's full of experience and I think that even at the end of the 4 months I'll probably not have learned everything she has to teach.
  • The internship has been so good thus far but that doesn't mean it hasn't been challenging. There's so much going on. I want to get everything I can from this experience and I've been working really hard to always be fully aware and actually learning. Every night I go to bed absolutely exhausted. It doesn't really help that I'm still trying to work on top of doing my internship. (Shh... don't tell BYU...)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

BYU Football!

I really do love the fall and that fact that it brings football games. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. (Okay, well maybe, but that's not really possible right now...) I opted not to buy an All-Sports pass this year but rather work the tailgate parties for tickets. Here's a recap of the first two games.

BYU vs. Northern Iowa

This game was fun, we had good seats that were directly in the rays of the angry sun. I would call it a pretty easy win that was celebrated with pizza. Mmm.

It was so hot. I thought we would die.

Some action.

This picture makes the sky look deceivingly cloudy, don't be mistaken, it was St. George style hot. (Beef: "...there came a cloud...") This isn't the final score, we won 41-17, I just didn't take a picture of that.


This game was incredible and almost indescribable. I was thinking it would be a nail-biter but was happily wrong. There was almost every possible thing you could want from a football game; touchdowns, field goals, interceptions, turnovers, and blocked field goals. The only thing we missed out on was a safety.

Oh, just meeting Curtis Brown, BYU's all time leading rusher.

The Beef and I.

Un-action-y action shot. The action was too exciting to remember to take a picture.

There's Cecil!

He's so happy and friendly. We all love Cecil.

Final score, 59-0. Unbelievable.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yearbook yourself

We were a little bored at work one day so I encouraged (forced) everyone to go to Yearbook Yourself and pick their favorites to share. These were mine:

Seriously, which would you choose?

PS I've been playing around with the photo editing software that came with my scanner at work and I think I'm finally getting it!

When sky blue gets dark enough...

Hooray! Our firewall at home has been acting up by blocking blogger and typepad. I also haven't been at my desk job for several days and I've been craving some blog time. (Nerd alert!)

So here are some random things from me:

  • Today was day 2 of my internship. So far I absolutely love it. It's definitely a challenge but I know that doing my internship there was the absolute right decision. Today we were reading over the Intern Contract and as my advisor read the part that says "halfway through your internship you will lead tasks on your own" she interrupts herself and says "oh, by the way, I'm going to be gone Friday and Monday..." Ah! Someone else is taking care of Monday but I get to plan for Friday which happens to be about 4 hours long. I'm nervous, the girls are going to try and test me especially with my advisor gone. It will be interesting! Tomorrow is Treatment Team for 5 hours (where pretty much the whole staff gets together to discuss each client). I'm excited to learn more about each of the girls and I'm hoping that will help me plan for Friday.
  • While driving back and forth over the last few days I've been listening to my "Purchased" playlist on my iPod. It's been really funny to see what songs were complete impulse buys. Going through the list reminded me of some very specific times and I had a good laugh to myself about them.
  • I learned a riff from Nirvana's Come as You Are on my ukulele. Hooray for being able to play something recognizable to someone other than myself!
  • Lunch was at Magleby's Fresh and came with a famous Magleby's roll. I realized that it's been over a year since I've had one. It was even more delicious than I remembered.
  • I need new jeans. They are my least favorite thing to shop for and from what I understand most people agree with me. Why don't jeans fit at least one body type?
  • I'm so happy church is at 9 again. Sunday I came home from church, messed around for a while, watched a movie, had a friend over for a big family dinner, played cards, wrote in my journal while watching another movie, and then went back to Provo where I hung out and played games with some friends. Sundays with church at 1 pretty much meant going to church, eating dinner, seeing friends and going to bed. Viva 9am!
  • Tonight I got a tiny ray of hope right at the moment I needed one. This probably makes no sense to any of you but I was pretty happy about it.

So that's pretty much it. Super random but I'm just happy to be here again. More to come!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

So excited...

...for this:T minus 2 hours until I bring my childhood back!