Sunday, July 27, 2008

Last day of Primary

Today closed a very fun chapter in my life with my CTR 5 class in primary. It seems like just when I get comfortable in a calling, I am called to something else. But I have learned that this is how we grow the most. I wish I had a picture of the little cuties in my class to post, however I don't! Even though I don't have kids of my own yet, Heavenly Father has sure blessed me with some wonderful children in my life. So Case, Elise, Max, Kaylynn, Erin, Umbin, and Courtney - I will miss you a lot and will come visit. I love you all so much, and am very grateful for all that you have taught me!

I will now be in Young Women again, and I am really excited! I am back as the YW secretary and it was fun being in class with the girls today. With a new presidency the dynamics will be different in there, but for the good! It's good to be back :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jury Duty

Yesterday I had the lovely opportunity of serving my community by being a trial juror. I was really nervous that I would be selected because I knew that today I was working almost 12 hours at the school and had special tutoring sessions lined up that have taken weeks to schedule.
When I first got there, we had to watch a short video on the whole process and then you just sit and wait for your name to be called. About an hour later they put in Miss Congeniality for whoever wanted to watch it, and I was so excited about that! I love that movie! Then about 30 minutes into the movie, my name was called along with about 40 other people to go up to a courtroom to possibly be selected for a jury. The process was very long, with tons of questions from the judge and attorneys. It took the rest of the day until about 3:30 just to select the jury! The whole process was very interesting, and had it been one of my days off for the trial, I would've loved to have seen the outcome. However, since I told the judge about how when I was 11 years old I was shot in the hand by my neighbor and thought the whole thing was handled poorly by the police, I was excused. YEAH!!
Some jobs will pay their employees for jury duty, but not with my schedule. It's great working part-time, but I have no benefits, vacation time, or personal time to take. If I don't work, I don't get paid, so the days I do work are very precious!
I think my favorite part of the day was hearing people's excuses for why they could not serve on a jury. I realized a lot of the general public are morons ( I already knew this) but the guy that exclaimed, "I don't believe in the justice system" almost got a laugh out loud from me. I was grateful to do my duty for one day and am glad it's over! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Long time no blog...

Things I've been grateful for lately:

Well helllooooo! It's been a long time, and after being almost stoned to death about not updating my blog, (not naming any names, Hailey and Sheri - hee hee) I am FINALLY posting.

This afternoon after work I went to visit my friend Chelsea W. at her Med Spa - she is an AWESOME esthetician. I had my very first Microderm Abrasion. It was FANTASTIC! The picture above is me after I got home from the procedure. The way Chels described it was like the feeling of a cat's tongue on your skin, which is exactly what it felt like - scratchy. But in a good way. I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep. After the treatment she put this cherry serum on that is full of antioxidants and helps your skin breathe in oxygen better. My skin feels AMAZING and I can't wait to go back. Thanks again Chels!

Things I'm SO grateful for also that are not pictured above: DEZ!! and Geoff too, (dang it, my pictures would not upload right), Angela (your arm is in one picture ha!) my mom, the best FRIENDS, music, the gospel, my jobs, family, grandparents, tender mercies, GOLDEN SPOON, babies, LOVE, understanding, Seinfield, The King of Queens, laughter, smiles, students, cell phones, home phones - hee hee, CHIEN & KODI - congrats on your new bundles of joy - can't wait to talk to you both!

**COMING SOON - Pictures from NY... I promise!!**