Sunday, July 26, 2009

Because apparenlty I fail for not blogging very often

Lots of business going on lately. Not really too much to update on, my life has been filled with work, running the house, and my calling.
Work has been crazy, I was training all last week, so it was super boring, and the days just dragged on and on. This week, I get the pleasure of training again! But apparently it's someone who used to work there, so it should be easier and shorter. Hopefully.
Last week I ended up working 44 hours, which is a big jump from the 28 or so I'd been getting. Kind of hard to adjust. Justin's been super helpful though, he ended up making dinner twice last week, so I only had to cook on thursday really. He's also been taking care of some of the other things that need done, like getting insurance and such, unfortunately he's been pretty busy with that, so the house is still super messy. Hopefully at some point this week I can work on that. I'm only scheduled for like 38 hours, so... maybe?
My calling is taking up more time than I imagined it would. Between mutual every wednesday and preparing a lesson every sunday, I feel like there's always something to do. But, I don't have to prepare another lesson for three weeks (1st sunday is all the girls combined, 2nd is stake conference) so that will be a nice break.
Just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been blogging. I fell asleep at like 8:30 or 9:00 every night this past week, it's just so exhausting. Looking forward to school though, for a change in pace. I'll still be busy, but with more enjoyable tasks. I love learning!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

This week has and will continue to be insanely busy.
For those of you who don't know, I got called to be over the young women. I'm a miamaid advisor. Yep, over girls I'm only four and five years older than. Yesterday I went to mutual (the presidency is missing a secretary, so they invite me to come to everything, right now there's just the president, two counselors, and me), and we were discussing plans and such, and the bishop walks in to talk to one of the girls who just had a birthday, and asks "Who's the new Laurel you have tonight?"
Why, that would be the one you called and set apart on Sunday. Yikes! That was pretty crazy. But I am a LOT closer to the Laurel's age than to the leaders...
Justin and I also got asked to sing in church on Sunday, a duet. I've never sung in church where people can distinctly make out my voice. I'm good at blending and being a strong lead for others to follow, but a duet? I'm a little nervous, but I think it will be okay.
Yesterday I finally got new tires on my car! Now I don't have to be afraid every time I drive to work that I'll be late because of a blow out! That's always nice to have peace of mind :)
This afternoon I get to go to the MVD (I'm only working 10-2, random I know), to get a new license with my new name. We tried to go on my day off last week, but we went right after going to Social Security, and apparently it takes 24 hours to go through the system. That would have been nice for SS to tell us before we waited in line at the MVD. D'oh!
Right now I'm trying to work on the lesson I'll be giving on Sunday, and, well, as you can see I've gotten distracted. I just felt bad that I haven't blogged in forever.
I'm also SUPER excited for the new Harry Potter movie! Can't wait to see it! My parents got me a shirt from their CA trip, it's from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it has an otter with a lightning bolt scar and round glasses, and says "Hairy Otter" it's super cute!
Anyway, I should get back to my busy life. Thanks for reading!