Thursday, March 18, 2010


I quit my second job (trump call center) today. For the past three months, I have felt sort of guilty for having two jobs while I know so many people who don't even have one. And lots of the time, I hated my trump job. It was weird, because while I was at work I would alternate between thinking "this isn't so bad, what's wrong with you?" and "I hate this job! I cannot stand another second of it!" And whenever I really hated my job, I'd feel ungrateful, because so many people are out of work right now, and I don't even really have anything to complain about. But today, I quit. And I am very happy thinking about all the things I'll be able to do with my evenings now.

And if anybody knows of anybody who wants to work part-time in a call center in Draper, I know of an opening. It's not bad pay. :) I'm sure after my description of the job, so many people will want to work there that this post will have more comments than all the other posts I've written combined... right?

Also, still no acceptance letter. I should just tell myself I won't be notified until the end of April, because maybe then I won't be so disappointed every day when I check the mail and it isn't there.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Since the last post...

1. I still do not know if BYU has accepted me or not.

2. We have had two visits from my family: one from the whole family except Rebecca, and one a couple weeks later from just my dad. It was wonderful to have them visit, and I wish we got to see them more often.

3. One of my cousins had a baby, and I got to babysit her four other kids while she was in the hospital. We had an awesome time. It's fun to have family that lives nearby.

4. We found out that one of our friends from Ghana died. His house caught on fire, and he was so severely burned that he died. He was a street kid who had been "adopted" by one of our bosses (as in, our boss was supporting him in school, and helped him get the things that he needed, but he wasn't legally adopted or anything), and he didn't really have any family. I was a little surprised by how sad I felt when we found out. It made me think about how blessed we are to live in a country with building codes, and effective fire departments, and advanced medical facilities. It also made me think about how the gospel brings us peace when we lose somebody, because we know it's not over when we die. I hope he finds the gospel.

5. As of last Monday, I have set a goal to eat vegetables with lunch & dinner every day, and to exercise every weekday, even if it's just for a short amount of time. Week one was a success, and I actually am feeling a lot better than I had been. We'll see how it goes from here.

6. I made a sticker chart for my primary class to encourage them to read their scriptures and say their prayers every day. Every day that they do those things, they get to put a sticker on the class chart. The chart has several benchmarks on it, and I told them each time they met one I would bring them treats. It only took them 2 weeks to reach the first one! I'm so proud of them. Although two of my kids have allergies, one to wheat and one to peanuts, so I'm a little bit limited on what I can bring them. No peanut butter cookies for this class. The girl with the wheat allergy actually told me I didn't have to bring her a treat. Poor thing. On Valentine's Day, one of the primary presidency brought cookies for the whole primary, and it made her so sad that she couldn't have one that she sat by herself the whole time during sharing time. I didn't know what was bothering her until the next week, when she explained. And then she tells me I don't have to bring her a treat. Although I would have brought her one anyways, after what happened on Valentine's Day I definitely wasn't about to leave her out.