Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
While we don't spend much time together, we all seem to get along. I would say our biggest problem is sharing the tv. Luckily, I brought my own (that Mom was able to get long ago from a hotel.) Sadly, it only currently gets 3 channels, but I am trying to fix it so that I get at least NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and PBS. Luckily, I have books to keep me company. Speaking of books, I am still not done unpacking mine. While I plan to paint my room sometime in January, I couldn't bear the thought of all my books staying in boxes until then. I have unpacked almost half of them.
Work is going well. My main boss, MJ, and I are getting to know and trust each other. Apparently he had some troubles with a previous assistant so he wanted to make sure that I was trustworthy and capable before giving me certain projects. I like the idea that I am helpful and make someone elses life easier. While I do miss some aspects of HR, I enjoy being an Executive Assistant. One of my latest project is working on my bosses business cards. He has over 500 that have been sitting around (one his desk, in various containers, etc.) I have been scanning them into a business card program that will allow me to export them into all sorts of other programs (Excel, Outlook, etc.) I will then be putting them into a Rolodex. Our company Christmas party is this Tuesday and I look forward to socializing with my new co-workers. Sadly, the co-worker that I am the closest to will not be there (she will be leaving for her parent's house back east.)
The new car is great. I am now driving a little more normally (I was a little paranoid for a little while.) I love the fact that I don't have to worry about my car starting when I turn the key and the fact that I can actually reach the speed limit before I merge with traffic.
Well, I should probably go since I am at the library. I still don't have the internet at my house and I feel strange using my work computer for a blog update. I hope everyone is doing well. If I'm on the ball this year, many of you will get Christmas cards. If I'm not, take my best wishes for a wonderful holiday from this post. Speaking of Christmas, I am very excited to see my family (especially all the kids) in a few weeks.
Friday, December 05, 2008
I hope to paint my room later this month or some time during the first of January.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thus my blog entry ends. It was a great, if not slightly tiring, weekend. I loved seeing my family, driving my car, and eating great food.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I love it but I kind of freaked out the day after I bought it. Other than owing my parents a few hundred dollars, I've never owed people money. Yes, every once in a while I would borrow $20 or so from someone if I didn't have any cash, but I always paid it back as soon as possible. I now owe thousands of dollars and it makes me really uncomfortable. I don't know how people live with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. I have read stories about people who have $300-$400K of debt and I can't imagine how they must feel. I have since calmed down though.
Anyway, my consolation is that I know I can afford the payments and still pay my rent, phone bill, buy food, and have a little fun. I will probably still tighten my financial belt though. Anyway, I am really excited that I have a new car. Yeah me!
Now I need everyone's help to nickname my car. The old Saturn, depending on how it was running, was called The Red Devil or Big Red. Any suggestion for the new car?
(As a side note, no one gets a ride in my new car if they have food, drink, dirty clothes, or even dirty thoughts. :) Just try it.)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In other news, one of my bosses, MJ, is returning from a week long trip tomorrow. I suspect that I will be pretty busy between tomorrow and Thanksiving. I've really enjoy my new job, especially this week. Since MJ was gone, RJ and BM have given me a lot of HR stuff to do. (Wow, that was a lot of initials in one sentence.)
I am really excited for Thanksgiving. I love getting together with my family every year. I've taken the day after Thanksgiving off so I will be able to spend time with my family and celebrate my birthday with my family.
On the moving front, I have managed to pack up 11 boxes of stuff I won't need in the next three weeks. I don't know how much more I will be able to do this week since I do have to use most of my stuff to live the next three weeks. I've decided to use this Saturday to test drive some cars.
Anyway, that's a quick update on my life.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I haven't the slightest idea what all the kids are looking at. I apparently think something is funny though. After pictures we played pin the nose on the pumpkin, throw the candy in the jar, and find the ghosts. We then went in to eat. It was crazy since I was sitting at the kids table with Lauren, Wyatt, and Isaac. Sadly, they were all pretty distracted. After eating, we went into the front room. Lauren, Wyatt, Sidney, and Isaac ran around in circles while I held Ava and watched from the sofa. It was actually pretty funny. I got so distracted that I forgot to take dinner to Jordan, and Alison had to run it down. I eventually headed home. I would have stayed over but I had to teach the Relief Society lesson the next day. It was all about putting more meaning into your prayers. It end up being a pretty good lesson. My favorite picture that I took from Saturday is this one:
I love this picture of Dad and Ava. You can see the love on Dad's face for his newest grandchild.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I've been thinking about my job and it's future for the past few months, but I wasn't sure what to do. When I received a phone call from a representative of CR on Tuesday afternoon, it was the answer I had been looking for. The CFO of the company e-mailed me an offer letter and I decided to accept. My first day at CR will be on Tuesday, November 4th. (For those of you who are confused as to why I am not naming the company, I will explain later. For now, I will use the initials of the company.)
I am really excited for this new opportunity and will be performing both HR and Executive Assistant duties. My biggest concern now is getting my current HR group ready for my departure. Yesterday, I spent over three hours training. Over the next week, I will most likely have to do 7-12 more hours of training, as well as continuing to do my own work. I will most likely work until 7 or 8pm every night for the next week. I have learned a lot at Prosper, but I have to say that what I will miss the most are the people that I've met. I have made some really good friends at Prosper.
In other news, Sarah and her family will be leaving for DisneyLand tomorrow and will be gone for a week. I will be going up to my parent's house for a Halloween party today, and can't wait to see all the kids in their costumes.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Last year, Sarah let me have a frame that she wasn't using. I filled it with pictures of my kids (at that time, we only had 6.) We now have 8, so I had to combine two. This frame is on the wall by my mirror where I put on my make-up and do my hair. Every morning I get to see my kids and their beautiful faces. I would like to thank my dad, brothers, brother-in-law, sister, and sister-in-laws for taking almost all of these great pictures which I enjoy so much.
On a side note, I wouldn't say no to a birthday or Christmas gift of a frame with 8-12 spots for pictures. (Too obvious?) :)
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sidney in the woods.
A little hut in the middle of the woods.
The culvert that brings water from the mountains under Highway 89. We considered going in but there were spiders in there.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Ben was looking for me because he wanted me to send an e-mail. He passed by the HR area but didn't see me. Then a sales manager, Patrick, came in with some paperwork and found me on the floor. Apparently I was sitting upright but immersed in a cold sweat and complaining of chest pain. I then fainted. They stretched me out so I was laying flat. Ben called 911 and members of IT came out to help. Because Ben's phone wouldn't get reception inside the HR area, he went out by the door. More than one person formed a line from me to Ben so that he could relay information to the 911 operator. Someone said that I wasn't breathing although I don't know if that's true. I was told that I then gasped for air and when wheezed. By the time the EMT guys came, I had regained conciousness although I don't remember that. I apparently told them to call my roommate and cousin, Sarah. I also apprently told someone to lock the HR area and make sure the door was closed. I don't really remember any of that.
When I came back to the world, I started making conversation with the EMT guys while they drew blood and hooked up an IV. My chest really, really hurt and I couldn't feel my legs, feet, arms, hands, and my face. As a precaution, they gave me Asprin, which tasted like rancid Tang. They took me to the hospital in Provo. They eventually took me in a room that was decorated in a Finding Nemo theme. They ran some tests including a EKG and an X-Ray. Sarah and Aunt Diane met me at the hospital. They had called my parents, who I then talked to over the phone. After about an hour and a half, I finally regained feeling in my legs, but not my feet. I also could feel my hands unless I raised them at all. At that point, they would loose feeling again. They cleared my chest, which felt much better after two hours. Eventually they released me, with the words that I should probably start doing yoga or meditation. Apparently stress, exhaustion, and a panic attack is enough to lay me out for the night. My parents eventually took me home, after a quick meal. I went to bed after talking to Sarah for a few minutes. I woke once, at about 3am. That's when I realized that I had fallen asleep with my light on. I slept until about 2:30pm, when I woke up I had some food, took a shower, and then decided to run some errands. I went to the bank and post office, then to work to make sure it hadn't blown up without me. Everyone was pretty worried about me (it's nice to know that I'm loved) and I only stayed a little while. Since then, Sarah and I have been watching episodes of Bones. We also watched the season debut of Private Practice.
Anyway, I'm feeling better although I am still a little tired. As a side note, Prosper sent me some great flowers (see picture above.) Also, I received my acceptance letter to Utah Valley University.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I would encourage everyone to take a look in your fridge and see what's growing. You never know what exciting things you'll find.