Tuesday, February 28, 2006


i'm going to be a bank teller! i went in last thursday for my interview and the bank manager at wells fargo, kim, called me this afternoon and said that they would like me to work for them! :) i'm sooooo excited. and the hours will work perfectly with my service schedule. M-T: 1:15 to 5:15 and F: 2:15-6:15. i am just so amazed at the way that this has worked out. jehovah really does provide when you do your best to put him first. and on top of that i'm also working 2 nights a week for walt doing janitorial. so things are looking up. :) which probably means that something else is going to go dreadfully wrong...but let's try to have a positive attitude! so i start at the bank on thursday. well, there is my good news for the day that i wanted to share. :)

Monday, February 27, 2006

breaking new: baby owl rescued!!
tonight i was driving lou home and we spotted something on the road. as we drove past we both were thinking: 'that looked like an owl!' so we turned around to look again. at first i was freaking out cuz it just looked like a big ball of fur stuck in the middle of the road. then lou got out of the car with me too and we walked over to it....THEN IT OPENED ITS EYES!!! so we ran screaming back to the car. then we just sat and watched for a bit. then it turned its head all the way around at us and was blinking. then it started flapping its wings too...but it couldn't move. so then i had the genius idea to go get carol downey (the local vet that is also deb's bible study, so i know her) since she lives just down the road. so we went and got her and she came with her daughter and picked the baby owl up in a towel. so she's taking it home to see what's wrong with it. i'll call her tomorrow for updates! :) lou and i have decided to name it oscar! what an adventure!!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

okay, how cute is this boy?? ACE!! american idol...here he comes! so for the first time in my life i think i have an (almost) celebrity crush! ;) lol. and here's a plus: he can sing! boy can he sing! :D :D
new discovery

my pioneer partner, deb, is an amazing seamstress and designer. she was talking about fabric and things the other day and told me about this fabric designer named amy butler. deb said that her fabrics reminded her of me. so i got online and checked out her website. i am SO in love with these fabrics. they are bright and cheery and i wish they scrapbook paper! :P i'm such a dork. anyway, i just wanted to share. enjoy!
pictures :)

this is shelby, lou and me. shelby was delilah, lou was salame (the dancer at the birthday party) and i was the shulamite maiden.

this is my costume. i made it all myself. you can't see in this picture but my belt has tassles. hehe. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

baby baby

this is my cousin sage and her new baby boy hendrix lee. how cute is he? i still can't beleive that my cousin had a baby. we're all growing up so fast.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

interview #2

today i had my second interview with the gals at Wells Fargo bank. i had to go through the whole process again now that its a different job that's posted. kim, the manager, said that they have 2 other applicants, and that they'll make a dicision on friday. so, i could have a job...or not...by friday. i'm really nervous, and excited, and hopefull. so we'll see how that goes.

today was the most beautiful day....weather wise. sunshine and no wind. just what i needed. i walked down the the bank. great day for it. another thing that made today a nice day was that i started another bible study! i go back for her first study next wednesday at 1:30. it was so strange because i was so worried about going there. she is the daughter-in-law of one of my other studies, and shirly (my study) wanted me to go and meet her and see if a bible study would help her, too. it was strange cuz i didn't know what to say or anything, but i just made myself go, and she was really nice and everything worked out good. so i left her a Bible Teach book to look over and we'll start next week. yay!~ smiles about studies!

in other news: i've been watching American Idol this season for the first time. exciting stuff. i can't wait to see how it all goes. my favortie girls are Paris and Katharine and my favorite guys are Ace and Taylor Hicks. fun show...good times with lou! :)

have a good day everyone. :)

Monday, February 20, 2006


lately i've been melancholy (defenition: pensive reflection or contemplation) thinking a lot...perhaps too much. but thinking leads to writing and writing is good for me. i don't have my notebook with me right now or i'd post some of my recent poems and junk. the other day we got chinese food for dinner and my fortune cookie said: you have a way with words and should write a book. interesting.... my mom says that i already have; i said yeah, its called my life.
*now if only i could turn all of those thoughts into something more visually creative and get some good scrapbooking time in. i've really been missing that. :( i mean, its sitting right there in front of me all the time, but i just haven't been in the right mood. i get so inspired by looking at other scrapbookers online and love looking at their ideas. like these for instance :

i love them....i love looking at them. but i'm scared to try them myself. i know that sounds strange. and maybe even typing this out like this will make me realize how stupid it actually sounds...and now as i'm typing i'm seriously coming to that conclusion. maybe now is the time to just sit down and do it. :) back to the land of the scrap-happy! :D

Thursday, February 16, 2006

plans for the weekend

this saturday there is a congregation bible costume party planned. last night i spent a few hours making my costume. i'm going as the shulamite maiden. there are all sorts of people that have been talking about what costumes they're going to wear, which is exciting. parties like that are always better when people dress up, you know?

in other news: i've just finished my two weeks working for lou's dad walt doing construction clean-up at the new behavioral health building in town. wow! that was quite a job. and quite a work-out i might add! ;) the building is really nice. and the guys working there were great. its been fun. i'm sad that the job is done. but walt has hired me permanently to take the place of a recently lost employee. so starting in march i get to clean two buildings on monday nights. that should be interesting. but its work and work means money and money would be nice right now. haha.

anyway, hopefully i'll have some pics of the party to post later. should be fun! :D :D

Sunday, February 12, 2006

you're beautiful...like a rainbow

this was my favorite commercial from the superbowl and i found it online just today. i wanted to share it with everyone. it just makes me smile. :D

Saturday, February 11, 2006

there is something beautiful about today. perhaps it was just the sunshine...or the fact that i took a much needed 3 hour nap :P even on days when there seems to be nothing going right i've tried to look for the little beauty in things. like this picture that my mom took of her roses from my dad on their anniversary. that is beauty. family is beauty. love is beauty. life is beauty. learn to embrase the little beautiful things. it will make a world of difference. :)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

movie nite! :D

tonight i saw when a stranger calls. wow!! what a psycho movie. my mom, lou, shelby, roxanne, derek, dustin and me all went. fun group to go to the movies with. we were all freaking out! the whole thing was so intense. so go see it if you're up for it. ;)

lately i've been working for a brother in my hall. its lou's dad actually. he has his own janitorial business and he's got me working on construction clean-up of the new behavioral health center. i've gone two days now. vacuuming and cleaning doors and dusting and stuff. lots of stretching muscles that i havent' used in a while. pretty sore now :P but its been fun.

tomorrow i go back to well's fargo bank to talk to the manager about getting a job there. we'll see how that goes. :) :)

oh and the seahawks lost the superbowl. i was sad about that. this was the first season that i've actually watched almost every game and was actually really into it. too bad they lost. but there were some great commercials, though. that part is always fun too!

well, i should get going. i've got to get some sleep sometime i suppose. night night. hehe.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

these days....

i've been feeling happy! the sun has been shining so that makes a big difference. jennifer and hannah bought me my "frumpy pioneer jacket" as a gift. what a surprise! i LUV it. :D things are better with that friend that i was talking about before. we're good now, and i'm glad. i watched a really cute movie last night called in her shoes. made me cry...but that's nothing new! :P i got some new cd's made today at lou's and kj said that she found my anna naliak cd that i thought i lost! happy about that. :D :D i got to work yesterday doing construction clean-up. it felt good to work hard again. and on monday i have an interview with Payless Shoes. plus i had a good meeting with the manager of the wells fargo bank here in town, that might end up in a job as well. i have to go see her again on monday as well. hopefully somethig works out. i've also been scrapbooking more than usual. trying to get caught up. its been fun cuz i'm trying new things and trying to expand my scrapbooking style. having fun playing around with things.

well, that's all for now. i hope that everyone is doing well. i'm sorry that i've been slacking with my e-mails. just know that i haven't forgotten you at all or anything. LUV YOU!!
cool new discovery!!

my friend lou just showed me the coolest site: http://www.blogthing.com. there are some really cool tests and quizes and stupid stuff like that and things that you can copy into your own blog. just thought i'd share that with ya'll.

Friday, February 03, 2006

i'm a 90's kid!!!

you know you're a 90's kid if......

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE"
You can sing the rap to> >"The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"
You use to love playing with your MY Little Pet Shop
You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude! comes from Stephanie from "Full House"
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You wore a ponytail on the side of your head and had fluffed bangs
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in kindergarten
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"
You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You remember the craze then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...
You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates
You ever got injured on a Slip 'n' Slide
You wore socks over leggings scrunched down
" Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black...."
You remember boom boxes vs. cd players
You knew what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare"
You remember Alf, the little brown alien from Melmac and Vick the Robot from "MY Little Wonder"
You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool
You knew all the characters names and their life stories of "Saved By The Bell"
You played and or collected "Pogs"
you owned a Skip It
You had at least one GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere
You watched the original Care Bears
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)
You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.
You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.
You remember a time before the WB.
You thought it would be so cool to be Alex Mack.
You know the Macarena by heart
Talk to the hand" ... enough said
You thought Brain would finally take over the world.

how funny is that???