Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Double the Fun!


It's been around two weeks since my last post.  Things haven't been all that crazy, rather dull.

Other than our Thanksgiving plans; that was a blast! The day before Thanksgiving, Caleb and I traveled down to Sandy to visit AJ & Jon's family and Bubsy as well.  We stayed the night and celebrated Thanksgiving with them the next day.  They were so kind to prepare dinner so early in the day.  We ate around 1PM or earlier, so that I could get back to Logan for work at 5PM.

Kaitlin tried her hand at lemon meringue pie, and it was delicious!  AJ cooked her first turkey, and it was great, exactly what I was craving for Thanksgiving.  The rest of the food was tasty, and all the pies were soooo good!  We played a round of Phase 10 on Thanksgiving day as well; everyone was really nice to put up with me that way.  :)

We drove home that afternoon, and I made it with a few minutes to spare to work at Wally's.  I started work at 5, and was scheduled to stay until midnight.  As most of you know, the Black Friday sales started on Thursday this year.  8PM was the time of our first sale.


I have never been Black Friday shopping, working or otherwise.  It was quite the experience, but luckily everything went smoothly.  Hopefully there are very few Thanksgivings that I have to work in the future, but I am still grateful to have a job.

Friday morning we left for Caleb's parents' house an hour away.  Everyone in the family was present, and we had a lot of fun.  There were a record 24 pies at the table after turkey.  Don't worry, we did not eat them all (PUKE).  Lots of leftovers went to everyone's homes.  We stayed the night with everyone on Friday.  While there the in-laws treated us to the movies: we saw Life of Pi (cool/meh), and Abraham Lincoln (awesome).  Jenny and my father-in-law also humored me with an entire round (2 hours) of Phase 10.

Saturday evening we left and came back to Cache Valley.  I had to be up early in the morning for work.

For the next 3 months(ish) I'll be working in the accounting office at Wally's.  One of the women in there is going to have her baby in a month, so she is training me to replace her while she is on maternity leave.  My shift is now 5AM-2PM, Sunday through Thursday.  Unfortunately, there is no budging on working Sundays until March when I go back out onto the floor :( But I still have a job, so that is good.  And I still get to go to church on Sundays, my ward even.  I'll just have to take a 2-hour lunch instead of 1.

Heads-up, I won't be answering my phone after 8PM  any longer.  At least until March or April.  Though my coworker is threatening not to come back to work after the baby, which could put me in the office for a longer amount of time.  Unfortunately there is no raise with the job; actually it would be a demotion.  I would rather her come back so I can continue to be paid my regular amount!

Over and out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Who knew?

While cleaning up the front end today for a much-anticipated visit from visiting managers and market people, I came across this item:

You know those Swiss Miss hot chocolate pouches?  The ones with teeny tiny marshmallows that are delicious as well as ridiculous and oddly adorable?  These are those marshmallows!

How exciting!  The possibilities are endless!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Leave the Guy Alone!

Most of you have probably read in the news about the CIA director stepping down this past week, due to an extramarital affair coming out in the public eye.

Why is the media soaking this up so much?!  It's driving me crazy!

As long as his affair didn't cause a national security breach, or he wasn't selling secrets as well, I don't see why this is any of our business.  I can't imagine how painful it already is for his wife; now she has to be reminded of the news everywhere she goes.

I do understand that there is a problem with the FBI investigation, that somewhere along the path the CIA didn't know what was going on.  Maybe there were some national rules broken there or something; I don't know.

So unless that is really the huge problem of the century, I want to stop hearing about this in the news!  Give the guy a break - let him go home and try to fix things in his family.  Since he resigned, he should have plenty of time now to try to make things right, if it's still possible at this point.

Getting off my soapbox.........

Monday, November 5, 2012

Giving Thanks

I'm not one for all the 'thankful' posts on Facebook, but I'll post a few here on my blog:

1.  I'm thankful for the small apartment I have, because it means I have a very small amount to pay in RENT!  It also means I have to keep it very clean because it gets cluttered very easily.

2.  I'm thankful for my job because it means that I can pay for my very small rent.

3.  I'm thankful for my husband because he's super awesome.

4.  I'm thankful for my Hulu Plus account and my sister's Netflix account, because it means I have something to divert my attention while grading papers (another thing I'm grateful to have).

5.  I'm thankful some of my coworkers are still in school, because it means I finally don't have to work until 11 o'clock EVERY single night.  Just every once in a while.

6.  I'm grateful for the skills my mom showed me in sewing and cooking while growing up.  Not that I've been using them much, but you know.  I have them.

7.  I'm grateful my husband loves science and learning; it means I learn lots of things like this:

8.  I'm also thankful for cute and fuzzy animals.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Voting Time!

Here's your reminder to vote this week!

Disregard the final push, where Will Ferrell tells you just who to vote for, but rather listen to the overall message:

Go vote!

Friday, November 2, 2012

What I Do When I'm Not At Work.

Here's my day off today in a snapshot:

1. I unsuccessfully attempted to get ready early inn the morning and get ready for my day.
2. I eventually got up and at it and took my identification card and university time cards up to campus. I hiked my way up there and got in the early voting line in the student center. I waited for one person, then stepped up and was told I had registered to late to vote early. Awesome.
3. Then I walked over to the math building and got my two time cards signed and checked out another book for a new class that I'm grading.
5. I called my mom and expressed my frustrations to her.
6. I took a practice exam for 3 hours to prepare for my upcoming test in 2 weeks. Wish me luck!
7. My husband got home from classes. We left the apartment and drove to Jiffy Lube to get the car's registration renewed. Then the library for some movies, and then to Walmart for groceries. We finished out the adventure with a pizza and went home.
8. I walked on more studying and now we are sitting here with Nacho Libre playing.
Because really, is anything better than this:

Don't answer that.