Monday, February 26, 2007


I'm bored tonight, so I'm blogging to pass the time. I filled out all the paper work for my new job in the Library--so it's official: I am now the Special Collections Processor. I'm excited about this, and feel really blessed. I love my job and the people I work with.

We finally had a little family time tonight with my sister. The weekend was just constant visiting and even a little drama, so it was nice to just sit down and chat this evening; to finally sit down and be all together again.

And now I'm bored blogging, so I think I'm going to go downstairs and hang out with my brother and sister, and then get ready for bed.


Friday, February 23, 2007

She's Home!

We picked Jessica up today, and it was awesome! She just left for the Stake Presiden'ts office to get released. I think we might watch some movies when she gets back ;)

I can't believe she's really here! I was sitting with her when I noticed a hair on her sweater. I reached over to pick it off, and it hit me: She's really here! It's not just a dream! Kind of silly, I know, but true story.

Well, that's all for now. I'm just so excited!


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

First, Second, and Third

So, first things first: my sister comes home the day after tomorrow. I am so excited! and a little nervouse too. I mean, she's been away a year and a half, and a lot happens in a year and a half. I just don't want her to be overwhelmed, and I don't want to pressure her into things--adjusting to non-missionary life can be really hard. We'll see how it goes.

Next, I'm working on my research paper for my history class. My topic is gender roles as portrayed in Punch magazine in 1895--the year of Oscar Wilde's trial. I'll be arguing that Victorian gender roles and ideals were being heavily challenged at this time, that Oscar Wilde was made an example of, and that this is evidenced in Punch. Kind of confusing, but I think I can pull it all together. I've done some research on Oscar Wilde and Victorian gender roles before, so mostly I'm working on looking through Punch and making notes on the engravings, poetry, and essays. I know it's kind of geeky, but I love doing research like this. My only problem is that I do too much research, and then have to scramble to write the stupid paper--and struggle to not write a whole book with all the research I did.

What else? I have a "first" and a "next" now I need a "finally" . . . oh!

And finally, Valentine's Day was not that bad this year. I spent the evening with my family: we had dinner together and watched an old Bob Hope movie. If Valentine's Day is about love, then I think I celebrated in fine style.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Single Awareness Day

So, yeah, it's Valentine's Day. I call this holiday Single Awareness Day not because I'm particularly bitter about my single status (mostly), but because it's the one day of the year when my single status is shoved in my face no matter where I go, or what I do. I defy even the happiest and most comfortable single not to feel some level of discomfort on this day of days.

I've been reading an interesting blog the last couple of days. A woman in the UK started a blog about her New Year's resolution to have a date for Valentine's Day. She decided she would give herself 31 days, and each day she would do at least one thing that could potentialy help her meet Mr. Right. I've only read a couple of entries, but they're cute. Yesterday's post was about her eBay auction date. She auctioned a date with herself on eBay, and the highest bidder paid 210 British Pounds (sorry, couldn't figure out how to do the little pound symbol) for her. After paying for dinner, the rest of the money would go to charity. Anyway, she went on her date with the guys last night, (after taking proper precautions for meeting someone over the internet) and she said it wasn't bad. The guys was nice, normal, and rather sweet. You can read her blog at

I don't know why I felt compelled to go into that whole story, but it was just interesting and appropriate for Valentine's Day.

So, what are you all doing for Valentine's Day? And if you're in a relationship, and you're planning something mushy and romantic tonight, I don't want to hear about it. So, I guess I should ask, how are my single friends surviving tonight? Any tips for me?


Wednesday, February 7, 2007

So, I don't know what to write about tonight, but I feel like I should blog something. Is that sad? Is that the right word? I don't know.

My sister comes home from her mission in two weeks. I am so super-excited I can't even begin to describe it! We've got to get the house cleaned up, and my room (our room, actually) especially needs to be cleaned. I've been trying to be a good little girl: organizing financial papers, throwing away junk, doing laundry, etc--but I can never keep everything up at once. So I'll make a lot of headway with organizing my papers, but that means everything else goes to pot. And if I try to clean all the dirty clothes on my floor, I end up with a box of papers in the middle of the floor waiting to be organized. And don't even get me started on how badly that floor needs to be vacuumed! (Darn dogs. Mutter, mutter, mutter.)

On a happier note, the weather has been fantastic! I am so sick and tired of winter, and the record breaking cold temps we've had lately have really thrown me over the edge. The last couple of days have been a nice reminder that I'm not always a popsicle (oh, speaking of popsicles, that sounds really good right now. A nice banana or rootbeer popsicle, yum!). I know the warmer weather won't last for too long (it is only early Feb. after all) but it's a light at the end of the tunnel; a glimmer of hope after a long, dark, frigid winter.

OK, it's one minute after midnight, so I'm going to go to bed.


Saturday, February 3, 2007

For Cupcake's Benefit

This post is to let you know that at 1:49 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2007, I completed and submitted my application to the HR department for the Processor position. I have completed my application with 34 hours and 10 minutes to spare, thereby proving you wrong. So nah, nah, nah.

Oh, and I haven't watched The Office yet either. So nah, nah, nah again.