Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mischief Managed

Well folks an emergency room, an urgent care, 4 prescriptions, 6 days, and an ear irrigation later my ear is finally starting to feel better. I have had many ear infections so I didn't understand why this one hurt so bad! After a few nights in tears, no sleeping, and a blessing from my husband, I finally caved and went to the hospital. The doctor diagnosed me with three different types of infection, and that's why I was in so much pain. Well he gave me an antibiotic, numbing drops, and pain killers....and only 2 days worth, so 2 days later I tried to make a follow up appointment. I called 4 different clinics and they either couldn't take me, or had a wait till the 1st or 2nd week in October. With my medication all gone and the pain coming back we finally just went to an urgent care last night. I'll tell you what the lord sure is looking out for me. What a small world that the doctor I got had lived in Utah and had relatives that went to high school with Eric. It was fun to talk with him, and to know that I have found a doctor for emergencies at least! Well he thought we were just coming in for a follow up thinking it's been 5 days an ear infection should be cleared up by then. But after looking at my ear he was corrected. He did an irrigation and cleaned out my ear! I'll save you all the gruesome details but lets just say it wasn't pretty what came out. He prescribed me some new drops and this morning I'm finally feeling better! Hallelujah.

So this morning I actually had an interview. Midland City has a website that lists all the city jobs so I sent my application, and got a call from the Animal Shelter. It was pretty funny though, because little did I know there are two animal shelters on the same road. I stopped at the first one that I found thinking I was at the right place, only to discover I wasn't. The funny thing was that the owner ran out and sad if you don't like that place come apply here, and they laughed! I started to get a weird feeling thinking maybe this place I was going wasn't going to be a great job. So I went for the interview and from the get co didn't have a very good feeling. The job does pay pretty well, but I would have to work Sundays which I was hoping to avoid, and some of my job duties (though I could handle and would be willing) would not be the most pleasant. It just seemed really dark, bleak and dirty. So they said that they had a few more interviews and they would let me know. If they do call me back I'm not sure I'll take the job! I know that I need a job badly, but at this point after I've held out this long, I don't want to just settle for a job that will end up being a bad situation. I'd rather wait to find a job that will be a good fit for me. That might even mean I take a pay cut, but I'm okay with that. I think I would rather make a little less but find some joy in what I'm doing everyday, rather then get paid more money just to be miserable. So I did contact the first shelter that I stopped at, and they are a no kill shelter, which I think I would like a lot better. And the two ladies I talked to already seemed a lot nicer and more friendly. Maybe something will work out there. So I'm still hoping for that Midland College job I have been calling for an update and not able to get through. So I emailed the lady again today and she said they were still taking applications and that I would receive a letter or phone call when my application has been processed. BY GOLLY HOW LONG AM I SUPPOSE TO WAIT? It has now been a month since I turned in my application and I'm not rejected nor accepted. Come on people just give me an answer, whatever answer that might be, good or bad, I just want to know so I can move forward. I'm thinking my plan is to just go and apply at a few more places around town that I have been looking at, and if something good comes up I'm going to take it and not wait around for Midland College. But who knows maybe they will contact me soon and it will all work out!

Well I know just words are boring, but unfortunately I don't have any good pictures right now! But I'll post something good and exciting soon!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ear Ache My Eye!

I thought last time this happened that I had already had more ear aches in a lifetime then anyone ever should.....I thought wrong because here I am. again. with another ear infection. bleh. It wouldn't be so bad except moving to a new place = no doctor, and even if I found one, last time I went for an ear infection the prescription they gave me was ridiculous. We referred to them as golden drops. I swear it was like a 1 ounce bottle and cost like $80 bucks and that was with insurance! So that is a little out of our price range right now, so I'm just trying to push through it. I know I sound like a baby, it's just an ear infection. But call me a baby or say I have a low pain tolerance, but IT KILLS! I have been up since 3 and I think I have pretty much downed an entire bottle of ibuprofen....alas my whole left side is throbbing. Ha ha oh well it will go away soon.....I hope.

Let see what else has happened as of late.... oh yeah the truck broke down again lol pefect timing too! Eric finally gets his first paycheck from work and then it goes to buying a new starter for the truck! YAH!!!! I love life. haha I really do though! I need to stop complaining. I am so blessed in so many areas. I have such an amazing loving husband, who works so hard, I have amazing families, and no matter what happens it really does work out. It may not always work out the easiest way or exactly how I want it to, but the lord is truly mindful of us and has blessed me with so many tender mercies! Speaking of which can I just say how excited I am for conference? I haven't been able to watch a full conference in 4 years because of JCWs. This will be the first time where I'm not having to be mixing hundreds of shakes instead of listening to the uplifting words of our prophet!

I'm so excited! I have been praying for a lot of things and I can't wait to see the answers and council I receive from the talks!

So as we speak, or more as I type, I am drinking some hot chocolate (my obbsession! Thanks Brandon and Melinda for like the best wedding present EVER! I use it all the time)

and watching Baby Mama, the movie that cures everything.

I do have to say I'm feeling a little better it's still throbbing like crazy, but not as bad. Maybe all those Ibuprofen are actually working. I am kinda wishing for a dishwasher right now though, because this batch of hot chocolate tastes a bit like soap......I'm thinking I didn't wash it thoroughly......

Well folks I think I'm going to try and sleep now considering that was a foreign concept for me last night! Lets see if it works for me now! Let me know if any of you have remedies for ear infections!


Well folks sorry I have been missing in action for the last week! Let me show you what I've been up to!

Isn't she adorable!! Oh it was just so fun to have Bryan and Lacie and little Pais here this past weekend! I wish they didn't have to have gone home so soon! It was so nice to have them here and I felt like I was back at home! COME BACK! haha their trip was just too short!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cheer Up Buttercup

Okay so one of my best friends had a really horrible week last week! I can't be there for her physically right now (which kills me some days) and I know this is miniscule but i wanted to do something! I'm dedicating this blog post to her, and cheering her up! Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have never really been that good with words, I've collected several pictures in hopes one might put a smile on her face! Here is hoping it works. But heck these pictures make me happy, so I hope someone somewhere can smile, and maybe this blog post can make someones day a little better.

I want one! Please someone buy me one! I'm obsessed with Panda Bears all of a sudden.

Love you Mcy G I'm thinking about you and I hope you have a better week!

The Little Things

I've discovered it's the little things I miss about home.

1. good water.

I miss being able to just go to the faucet and get a glass of water that tastes good. Now I either need one of these freaky little faucet purifiers, or have to constantly by bottles of water.

2. having a job.

Who thought I would ever miss good ol' J-dubs. Not I. But hey any jobs better then nothing, and I can say I truly do love JCWs. Not just the food but the people. That place gave me the oppurtunity to get closer to my brothers, and meet a lot of great people. Especially 2 of my dear friends, I miss the days sometimes when we all worked together it was so fun!

3. the temple.

This whole time we have been within 5 mins from the temple and I took it for granted. I mean yes it's only 2 hours away from us here, and that's really not bad compared to a lot of other places, but it just sucks on those days that I really feel like I need to be at the temple and I can't. I wish I would have taken advantage of it when it was so close.

4. Sunday dinners.

I mean I always knew my dad was an amazing cook, but I'm realizing even more how much I miss his cooking. Or more so not even cooking but I just miss being with both families on Sundays. We have some pretty awesome families.

5. Rue 21.

I know this one is lame, but I really do love this store oh so much, and there isn't one here. Not that I would have any money to buy anything, but one day I will, haha and it would be nice to have one here.

6. The Mountains

I mean come on guys this one speaks for itself!

But hey with everything I miss from home, there are great things here that I wouldn't have there! Everything balances out in life, and everything happens for a reason. We are here because the lord told us we needed to be here! :) So that's good enough for me!

Good News Bad News

Well good news bad news, I finally got word back from Midland College about my application, bad news? Well the reason it took them so long to get back to me was that they lost my application. Apparently the HR department is moving so it's been a little complicated. Luckily the lady I spoke with was able to find it and said she now has turned it in to be processed. Okay so only two weeks late to even get the application process started, but hey at least it's started....right? I did get a job offer today.....making in one month the same amount I use to make in a week at JCWs. A WEEK. AT A BLOODY FAST FOOD JOINT! And then found out I'm not even worth much to freaking retail stores in the mall. I received 2 emails today from stores in the mall saying I didn't meet their qualifications! What qualifications do I need to scan a few bar codes on some jeans for a few peppy teenagers, or put some shirts on hangers? Really? I'm starting to lose faith in this job market. I'm throwing my hands in the air.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

(This really was written on 9/12 but I forgot to post it, so here it is a few days late.)

Well yesterday was an interesting day! I have a lot of feelings circulating what with it be the anniversary of 9/11. I was really sad though, because I was really looking forward to church actually. Grandma Sue even invited us to their memorial service and I was so excited to go, but I woke up way sick! So I spent my day in bed :( can't say it was my favorite day. Oh well I'm hoping that this will pass. I have been feeling so groggy and sick lately and I'm ready to get over it. I'm hoping that once I have a job I can be on a better schedule and hopefully have more energy and not feel so groggy all the time.

I applied for like 5 more jobs today! Here is hoping!!! This is my week, positivity is all I need right?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons, Throw The Lemons Back at Lifes Face!

Today is a blah day. Actually I think it's more like a blah month.

Not good not bad.....just blah. I think it's all this change in the air.

Not that change is bad, change is good! It's just hard sometimes. Especially when I can see change all around me, but I'm not necessarily feeling it. I need to start working and sleeping so I feel productive.

It's interesting to me though, because I had in my mind when getting ready to move, that we were moving to this strange foreign place. What I'm learning is, it's not much different. I mean there are a lot of differences, there are differences everywhere in the world, and in everyone. But at the same time, I think we are all a lot more similar then we think. I think why I'm finding it so hard here, and why I'm missing everyone so much is that I don't feel like I'm gone. I drive around town and if I don't think about it I kinda feel like I'm in Utah. I mean yeah there are no mountains and it's hotter but life is going on just like normal. Everyone around is doing things just as they would if we were in Utah. I knew this sounds weird I mean duh of coarse they would, but I think somewhere in my head I made Texas seem like this whole other world, and I was getting away from Utah so that all this awesome and amazing stuff would happen and it would be different and our lives would change. I think I just made all these huge expectations in my head (they weren't necessarily right, nor am I disappointed they didn't happen, just getting use to it) of what it was going to be like that when that wasn't the case I wasn't really prepared. I also felt like I was on vacation here. We come here to visit so often that I was just enjoying my time and thinking oh i'll be home soon! Well that feeling wore off but instead of feeling this big wake up call that we are hours away, I just woke up feeling like oh we're home? I totally missed that drive, must of slept the whole way, that was a fun trip. I think it adds that I don't leave the house a ton, and whenever I do sleep I usually dream about Utah, so I can go a whole day in the house not looking outside thinking that I'm back there. So when the want comes to go see family or friends I just think oh okay I'll just drive over there later tonight.......then it hits me, oh it's not a ten minute drive anymore is it? It's a weird feeling, and I'm not sure I'm describing it right, because it's hard to describe. I think I just try not to think about it most the time and it's easy, but then when and Idea comes, or I want to see someone, or show someone something, or be a part of something I think I'll just swing by, or wait..I can't....I'm not there anymore. I mean I'm so grateful for technology! It's so nice to still be in touch with everyone, but sometimes it makes it harder, because then I just think about what I'm missing, or what I wish I could be apart of. Everyday I'm just feeling more and more like this guy

Oh well I'm going to stop wollowing in self pity and change my attitude! We choose how we fill and I'm just going to choose to be happy and stop letting blah take over. I have been reading a lot of talks from President Hinckley lately because he always makes me so happy! Here are some of his quotes that have been helping me out!

"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured"
"Try a little harder to be a little better."
"If Life Gets Too Hard To Stand, Kneel."
"You have not failed until you quit trying."
"Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out."

And my favorite, the quote I'm trying to live by right now!

"Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight."

Well on a happier note, I made the most delicious cookies in the world last night! No joke, best cookies I have ever made in my life. DELICIOUS! YUM!

If only more people were around to experience the goodness....but then again that left more for me and Eric, hm yeah it was okay you guys weren't there.


Well it's official, I'm an insomniac! It's no biggie...I just can't sleep, or stay asleep on the of chance that I do fall asleep.

So what do I do while laying there for hours at night? Obviously I think of like 15 different things I can blog about haha I'm so LAME. So beware you'll probably be hearing from me a lot these next few day! Better get use to it!

Well it's game day and Eric is gearing up for a night of BYU football after a long week at work and school. Ya me, I just love spending my Saturday night watching football......ah well at least I get to spend some time with Eric.

Hey at least I don't have one of these football fans on my hands! I should be grateful right?