What Did I Get to Do Today...

Let's see...

I got to go to work.
I got to eat dinner with my parents, brother, sister, and practically sister.
I got to come home and relax with Greg.
I got to go grocery shopping.
I got to go to Hastings.
I got to eat brownies and ice cream.

Lucky me, right?


Oh, So Worried!

What worries you?

At the moment...that I will be stuck at my job FOREVER!
That Greg or I will get really sick, and not have any insurance.
No schools will ever hire another school counselor.
It's never going to snow.
We'll never ............................
I will get fired from my job and have to find a new one.
Our car or house will break down and will cost a fortune to fix.
I won't be able to sleep tonight.

And that's all I'm worried about. (Okay, not really..but I'm too tired to think of much else!)
Ps...just noticed I put I'm worried that I'll both be stuck at my job AND fired from it....no wonder I don't feel well..


The Ups and Downs

What have the ups and downs of the past week been?

-I had to work
-Work was a bit frustrating last week
-Thanksgiving was just one day
-Black Friday deals...not so awesome!
-It's freezing! My hands are always cramped and it makes it hard to want to do anything
-It hasn't snowed yet


-Thanksgiving was a wonderful day off from work
-Work this week has been good thus far

-Spent all afternoon making Star Wars snowflakes at work
-Had a member five us coupons for FREE Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes to Chik-fil-a! So stoked!
-Got complimented on my hair and weight
-Almost got our Christmas lights all up


Sounds That Make Me Cringe

What sound do you hate hearing?

Anything scraping --- fork on the bottom of a pan, scraping the frost from the windows, etc. etc.

Sniffling --- like the kind where they like breathe in and sniffle and wheeze and it's just all sorts of nasty!


5 Shows

List your top 5 shows right now.
(In no particular order)

1. Emily Owens, M.D
2. Family Feud
3. The Big Bang Theory
5. Around the Horn


Last 3 Things I used

Name the last 3 things that you used today:
1) My computer
2) My kindle fire
3) The bathroom


Favorite Holiday Recipe & 20 Questions

Because I cook SO often, this one will be easy.

Around this time of year, I remember my mom making crab dip, or cheese ball. Since I've been married, we make crab dip just about every year. I love it, but is one of those things that you can only have once a year...and around Thanksgiving/Christmas. I'm pretty sure I've posted the recipe on here before...Okay, I don't know where it is, but it's pretty yum.


So, I had to work today. So fun. So busy. Okay, not really. So, we had a kid transfer to our branch from St. George, and he's been here for about 4 months. He's hilarious. He definitely brings a much needed dose of testosterone amongst all us women. (Even though he can be as much of a girl as the rest of us. I think he'd admit that as well!) So, it's super slow, super boring, so we decide to play 20 questions. We only got two rounds in while I was there. I stumped him on GPS. He stumped us on dandelion, though I still argue that you couldn't classify dandelion as a flower, and you also couldn't buy them. So I declare myself the winner. Yes...we play childish games at work. But what else are you to do when everyone is out shopping, and not hitting the bank?


How I played...

How did you play today?

Interesting question. I guess I 'played' by NOT going to work. I got to stay home, sleep in, eat DELICIOUS food, relax and play on my kindle and computer.

That is my form of "playing".


Last Text Message

The last text message I received was from: Greg
and said: Shrimp Ring. Yams. Oysters? Gravy. Pop? Button Mushrooms. Pies? Potatos. We have turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, eggs, we can make rolls. You know of anything else?

(yes, that is our Thanksgiving dinner list!)


Lately as of November

I don't know why this question keeps coming up. It's always the same week after week...

Work -- super exciting. I think work is the reason I don't feel well. I've got to stop stressing!

Seriously...that's about all I've been up to. Scrapbooking when I can. Trying to decide what to get Greg for Christmas. Not fun! I never know, and I'm no good at surprises. Maybe i'll figure it out. But for now..that's about all that I've been up to!


3 Things...

I need to buy...

Ice cream (since Greg didn't let us get any when we went shopping yesterday)

ummm...that's about all I can think that I NEED.

Maybe food for our Thanksgiving dinner? I guess it's also time to start thinking about Christmas.



Favorite Sandwich

What is your favorite sandwich and how must it be made so it's perfect?

To be honest...I'm not a fan of sandwiches. I can do like Subway, or Jimmy Johns, but there is something about bread, mayo/miracle whip, and sandwich meat that kinda makes me gag. I can do grilled cheese and grilled tuna, no problemo. I can also do sandwiches as long as the bread is toasted (like BLT's, or sometimes if we just have meat, I'll toast the bread anyway.) Sam's club has these hoagies that are actually pretty good, so I can do them with meat, cheese, and mustard (no mayo). When I was in HS and had to pack a lunch for ball trips, I would make the sandwich with just bread and meat. No mayo. I don't know if its because it's soggy, and I don't like the feel of it sticking to my teeth, but I just can't do it.

I need to stop being picky.


Home Project To-Do

What's on my home project to do list?

Organize and declutter for sure! I kind of feel like I don't have space to do anything...kind of like I cant breathe. The walls are closing in. Luckily we recently kind of started cleaning out our side room. I spent my Monday day off cleaning the bathroom and some of the kitches. We were able to move some shelves from our kitchen into the aide room and move the treadmill against the wall so its not in the middle of our kitchen. Its been fabulous. Now to tackle the rest of the house...


Today I Am Feeling...

a bit stressed...
hurt (as in physical pain)...
(it was a rough day...)

But, I had the opportunity to go to a meeting with all the Stake Young Women's Presidencies. The talks given were awesome. Sister Thurber gave one on time, and gave a great example from 3 Nephi about when the Savior was visiting the America's, and he told them to go home and ponder on the words that he had spoken. And though he had other things that he was supposed to do, instead, he took the time to bless the sick, and the children, and all the people that were there. She compared it to us as Young Women leaders, and how we need to take time to make sure that our young women are doing okay, and take time to see how they are doing. She, of course, told it a lot better than I did, but it was awesome, and much needed. I complain a lot about my calling, but I wouldn't rather have any other one (except ward organist...because that's the best calling ever). But we have some amazing young women, and I am blessed to be able to work with them. I just need to take more time to be a better leader for them. It was a great meeting. (and much needed after my day!)

After, I had told Brother Tyler from my ward that I would referee some church volleyball games. It was so fun. I have never seen so many poor players having so much fun! And I have to say, it was some ugly volleyball, but I was quite impressed with how 'decent' some of those ladies were. I'm sure most have never played anything other than church ball, and they weren't too bad.

When the games were over, I was walking out, and this girl looks at me and says "How are you?" I smiled and said, "Good, how are you?" Then we kind of stared at each other, me thinking, "do I know you?" Then she said, "I'm from Cokeville." I just stared at her hoping for any form of recognition...finally I said, "Who are you?" It was Jennie Sorensen. I didn't even recognize her. In my defense though, when she said she was from Cokeville, I was thinking of people my age, because she looked young enough to be my age. It was kind of cool though to see someone I 'knew'.

Anyway...that's how my day went!


In One Year...

In one year I would like to tell myself...

"See, it wasn't so bad!"

(It would be a really short conversation!)


Too Much!

What do you have too much of?

I would say...time to think. I think way too much, and sometimes I overthink. Especially with all the downtime I work. I just think about things that make me angry, frustrated, jealous, upset, etc. (Obviously, all negative thinking, and not much positive thinking.) Somedays I think I should just be able to turn my thoughts off, and think about nothing.


I love you!

Who is the last person you said "I love you" to?

Most likely my husband, since he's the only person I see ever, and talk to ever, and really one of the few people I actually like! ;)


Completely Out of Character

What is one thing you've done recently that's completely out of character for you?

This is  tough one. I don't think I've done much to step out of my comfort zone. Maybe talking back to my boss? But I wouldn't really call it 'talking back'... More voicing my opinion? Needless to say, I'm usually one that keeps quiet, even if it's not something I agree on, but lately, and I don't know why, I've been speaking up a bit more. Sometimes I freak out a bit...completely not normal. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think I'm going crazy...but I just can't keep quiet about things if I don't agree with it, or if I don't understand it. I should learn to control my emotions, and not speak without thinking. I have a feeling it may get me in trouble one day.


Last Thoughts...

What did you think about before you fell asleep last night?

I'm sure it went along the lines of...
I don't want to work tomorrow.
I wonder what we'll do after work tomorrow.
Why can't I just sleep already?
I hope it snows.

or something like that...


What's in My Fridge?

I should just take a picture, because that would be a lot easier than trying to tell you everything in my fridge. So, maybe I'll do that, and come back to update.


The Weather Today...

I find it really funny when people here in Utah talk about their winters. How they complain because "It's snowing already" and it's November. Like they know what winter is! Even when there is a snow fall, it lasts for about a day, and then it's gone. But, the weather today was cold. It's supposed to snow tonight, but I have my doubts. I love snow, mostly because it means it's not going to be freezing. But this 'winter' weather needs to do something, because it's just cold and blah. Come on winter!


5 Things

I wish I had with me today...(written at work)

-- My kindle fire (so I could read, or play games)
-- Photoshop (so I could do something besides stare at my co-workers)
-- My blanket (so I don't have to freeze)
-- Something to eat (because the tootsie rolls are getting old)
-- TV (so we could have some sort of entertainment!)


Dear God,

If you could ask God a question, what would it be?

At this point in my life, I would like to ask Him what our future held (ie, jobs, home, school, babies, etc.) I'm not a fan of this waiting and see what happens. I hate not knowing what to tell my boss when he asks what our plans our. I just want to know now! Now, I love a good surprise, but I don't want this to be a surprise. I just want to know. I NEED to know, or else I'm going to go crazy. I don't know what to plan for. I just really want to know. So please, God, I think an answer in the form of a very clearly written letter would be the best plan. I don't do so well waiting for prayers to be answered! ;)

I guess that's what faith is for, right? Faith that my Heavenly Father knows what He's doing, and while He probably isn't going to give me the answer to that question right now, or all at once, but that it's all going to work out, and that whatever happens, happens for a reason. It'll all be okay.


Do You Love Your Job?

Yes...and no...haha...

Depends on the day.

But in all honesty, I have to say that it is the best job I've ever had. (You know, because I've had so many!)

I really enjoy the basics of the job...greeting members, doing transactions, opening accounts. It's the sales aspect that I don't enjoy, because I'm not a salesman. I do not like trying to sell to members. If there is something that I feel could benefit them, I have no problem doing it, but don't ask me to just bring up random things to try to sell. Totally not my personality. It takes a lot for me to get out of my comfort zone and strike up a conversation with people I don't know.

But I do like dealing with money, checks, and meeting new people. It's kind of amazing how many people you get to know, even if I don't know their name right off the bat, I know their faces, and it's kind of cool when you get members that want to come to you because they know and like you.

Do I like getting yelled at about fees? No...It always creates an awkward situation because I would love to tell people what I think, but I need to keep my job. If I could just help the people who do not have issues with fees or anything like that, I think I'd love my job even more...

Oh, and if they would let me install Photoshop on my computer, I'd really love my job!

Now, would I rather NOT be working...absolutely! But only if I had other things to keep me busy, so I guess for now, I'm okay with the job I'm at.


Halloween 2012

And it's a real post, with real pictures!

For Halloween this year, I had the brilliant idea to be a bank robber. I told my co-workers about it, and they were all in. This is the first year I had really dressed up, and the first year that I've been there that my co-workers dressed up as well. We had a lot of fun with it, and I'm glad that we were able to do it. (PS...it's ironic because we work at a bank)

Danny, me, Caleb, Donna, Lauren, Steve and Karen

That night we stayed home and gave out candy. It's fun seeing all the cute kids in costumes, even though I didn't know any of them. People from my ward don't come over to our house...something about the trailer park I think. Happy Halloween!


The most beautiful thing...

Seriously. What is with these questions? Haha. I really don't even know on this one....lets go with...the weather was beautiful. I can't believe how warm it is or the fact that we've only had one snowfall. Kinda crazy!



What time did ito to bed last night? Was it unusual for me? Last night I had volleyball games. Our first was at 6:45 then since we won we had to sit around until 9:00 to play our next game. Sadly we lost, though we did take it three. Because of this I didn't get home til 9:50. Then I still had to bathe and eat. So bedtime came close to 11:00. Man I feel so old!

On a side note I have to say how grateful I am for such good friends who let me play on their team despite my inability to perform to the best of my ability and even their standards. I'm sure there were times they wanted to kick me off the team, yet they encouraged me and cheered me on. I really needed to get out and spend time with friends and get SOME exercise in. So thanks Camille, Brit, Liz, and new friends Cortney and Tara. Maybe/hopefully next time I'll really be able to play. I love you girls!


Favorite Thing to Make?

I don't know if this means food or what,but I'm interpreting it as this. My favorite thing to make is stuff on my computer...digital scrapbook pages, cards, blogs, etc. Who taught me? I pretty much taught myself. I took a few photoshop classes but taught myself through them. Basically if I could have photoshop and a computer...I'd be good.
Maira Gall