Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hi Mom!

I no longer work at Valley RV Center. I dont know if I ever posted that. I went to part time after I accepted the nanny job, and after a month or so of that they ran out of work for me to do, so I got downsized. (The company is now on a seasonal break because the only guy who knew anything about the place got a new job in Boise, and the manager got fired. haha) So I took a few weeks break, then applied for a job at a new hotel that was being built here in Rexburg.

While waiting to hear about hiring, they had me and Carrie and a bunch of other people come in and make beds and fold sheets and vacuum and organize. It was a lot of work. Eventually he told me that I had the job! I applied for Night Auditor, so i will be working from 11pm to 7 am. I wanted full time work, but he gave the full time schedule to another girl with more experience as a Night Auditor. Now I work two part time jobs. I'll work MWF as a nanny in the day. and TH, F, and S as a night auditor. It should be interesting. I'm at my first shift right now and I feel like if someone tries to train me on one more thing I might just throw up all over the place. Training week is so hard for new jobs! But luckily tomorrow is my first day of just doing all that I have been trained to do! Tonight it has been pretty slow. We have 1 guest in the hotel for our "grand" opening. haha. You should go book a stay here and visit me! It's the Springhill Suites in Rexburg Idaho. Check it out!

Also, I will be able to go to utah for Thanksgiving this year, to spend it with Brian and Gunilla. I'm really really excited. I miss my families so much. And I get to have my first attempt at making green bean casserole!!!!

Food sounds wonderful right now. Turns out sleeping all day and working all night doesn't really make for a healthy meal schedule.

Did I ever mention how amazing of a husband I have? He's amazing. We let a young kid who was down on his luck stay at our apartment on our futon. Lucas talked to him, and checked him to make sure he was safe, then we got him dinner, he slept in our 2nd bedroom, and then in the morning after i left for work Lucas gave him our contact info and a Book of Mormon. What a stellar guy I married.

One time I wasn't sleepy, and Lucas was asleep. I could have gotten up and watched TV but i couldn't tear myself away from Lucas. I just looked at him and thinking about how lucky I was made me start crying. I feel like the most blessed person on the planet. Lucas makes me so happy, its crazy. I miss him. I hate that I'm at work and he is at home in our Queen bed all by his lonesome tonight.

I just made my first reservation over the phone :) Love it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Songs from a Friend

It's a wonderful thing how spending some time with a familiar and favorite song can instantly make the world alright. The other day I was walking home from work just sorting out life with my friend, ipod. We talked at first just casually, but eventually found ourselves singing at the top of our lungs into the fields of Idaho. We discussed society, self image, romances, childhood. It was a wonderfully eye opening and happy walk. Unfortunately, to all onlookers, it appeared to be just a girl over enthusiastically enjoying her nutso walk through town, singing at the top of her lungs alone. If they only knew the depth of the friendship I've formed with my favorite tunes.

Ipod wisely played these lyrics from Jason mraz.

"climb up over the top,
survey the state of the soul.
You've got to find out for yourself,
whether or not you're truly trying.
Why not give it a shot?
shake it, take control.
inevitably wind up finding for yourself,
all the strengths you have inside still rising."

I heard what my friend was saying. THank you, friend ipod. So while i walked I would take breaks from singing and listen to some lesser known songs and let them be the background music to my thoughts about life life.

The more I thought the more I realized that I am so blessed! I love my life. I love my husband, I love that we have to work hard to pay what little bills we have while he is in school and we plan the path of our life. I love the good friends we have made here. I love being outside, i love the huge fields of hay around rexburg. I love crazy ever changing weather. I love my family, and my in-laws. I love my job, and the luck I have had with employment. I love the gospel, and the answers that are always there. I love life. And I absolutely love music.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween is over girls, you can put your standards back on. YIKES.

The night before Halloween we went with our friends, Carrie and Scott, to a HAUNTED STAW MAZE! Lucas wasn't really in the mood to go because he had been at work all day and then we went straight to the maze. (Carrie wore pink and had a pigs nose and wings and was the Swine Flu- it was perfect, Scott wore a crown and a wig and a necklace of pop cans and was "the King of POP" Love it. ) So we got to the maze, and I immediately think of the last time I was in a haunted house. I was terrified and even cried. Sarah almost had a concussion from me trying to spring in the opposite direction of the monsters/actors and Jamie almost had to carry me through some parts because I was so scared. I never used to be that way in haunted houses, I just thought they were cool. For some reason though I became a haunted house baby. So this year was going to be different! plus its not a house, just a maze no big deal right? WRONG!

A haunted Maze at night is WAY worse than a haunted house! the straw was stacked way high above us and the maze was huge and really well done, we got lost over and over again. The actors in there were really scary but not overdone, and didn't do too much over-acting. Plus you can't just keep going and know that you are almost done, because you are LOST! You dont know the way out and the actors are moving all over the place! I was terrified, but it was so much fun that I was half screaming and half laughing the whole time.

A couple actors got too "in your face" relentlessly and Carrie HATES that so she eventually settled for not almost killing the 16 year old in a costume and had hot chocolate with the people in the front while Scott, Lucas, and I finished the maze. So all it takes is one turn into a dark maze with a creepy guy walking towards me in a creepy mask and I'm trying to sprint away and screaming "No no NO NO!" My eyes started watering right away, but I decided to tough it out.

Highlights of the maze:
--A guy wearing stilts in a huge jacket so he looked like 9 feet tall popped out from a corner and scared us all so bad, we kinda ran from him and he chased us! On stilts! I was so scared! I started running, and SLIPPED and FELL! Just like in a scary movie! hahaha So i ran away, and lost stilts man, and eventually Lucas and Scott found me and we kept trying to find the exit.

--Lucas became a military man in the maze. He LOVED it. He had to protect me and try and navigate our way out. He was so excited it was so cute watching him get into it. But I stopped noticing how cute he was when an actor would chase me, then i hit survival mode and just ran away. haha

-- One of the actors heard my name and from above us on the hay we rounded a corner and he goes "AMMMMBEEERRRR" ...No you shut up right now.

-- Everything else.

It was awesome, that was basically our Halloween this year, and it was great.

Lucas worked all day Halloween, and I worked hard at sleeping in. I almost woke up a few times, but I stuck to it, and didn't get out of bed until 11:45. You are right, Dad, where there is a will there IS a way! ;)

We drove around and saw some trick or treaters out alone. That is so sad to me when kids trick or treat alone. I just want to give them thousands of candybars in their pillowcases.

Also, I shared in the Halloween festivities of my friends via facebook. Maybe thats creepy, but not as creepy as how many of the nice women I am friends with forgot not to dress like strippers just becuase its Halloween. I have NEVER seen a firefighter wear ANYTHING like that. I would like to thank all my friends who put some thought into their costumes, looked good, funny, and not like they participate in illegal activities after 10 pm.

ANYWAY, Halloween night we just went out to eat and shared some pumpkin pie, then we watched Flight of the Concords until we fell asleep at like 10 30. It was pretty spooky. Binary solo!!! 0001011010111000000111010111001101!!!

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