Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Eve

Yep, it's the day before new years eve.  My sister and I went shopping for a coat-for her-and I wound up with a skirt-for me-instead. Figures.  Still waiting to hear on some job stuff.
We went to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug today-my sister, two of my younger brothers and I-and liked it.  But they ended it on a cliff hanger yet again!
I, Frankenstein comes out next month-which is less than two days away-and looks interesting.  And less than a week before the start of yet another school semester...

Saturday, December 28, 2013


After the aunts lunch yesterday I was trying to go shopping for pants-one of my current set is too short and another is developing holes that I can't fix without making it worse-but that didn't happen.  I did get to see both my nieces and play with the older one.  No word from my brother in law about the air test he did for us yesterday.
At least I got some exercise in, and my parents did some ball stretches this morning.  Was able to get my job done-hadn't had time last week.  And I finished cleaning my room-by vacuuming-and then checked all the fluid levels in my truck.  Still don't know what the check engine light is for this time.

Friday, December 27, 2013


We made it to the temple, though we had to go about two temples south of our usual one because the two close ones were fairly busy.
My dad dropped off a sample of the ceiling material in our basement because he wanted to see if it had anything dangerous in it.
I did manage to clean up my room to the extent I wanted, but my mom said there wasn't much difference. Sigh...
We have a aunts lunch today, first time in months we've been able to go.  Basically my mom and all the aunts-including sister's in law-and any of the female cousins get together on friday around noon and go to lunch somewhere.
My sister's mentally disturbed cat attacked me this morning...And now my cat is demanding attention.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Well, yesterday was, anyway.  Not much in the way of presents, but it was fun.  I got a new watch and wallet, and we went to see Frozen-which is funny, but has the occasional serious moment-before dropping off the presents for my sister and brother along with her husband and their two kids.
Very cold too.  Got a few last minute presents on tuesday after I got off work.  One was a family game with dart guns, and the other was infrared guns for my brother.  I barely got my mom's present done-had to keep hiding it from her-and I finally asked my sister to make an origami frame for the present I surprised my dad with.
We're trying to go to the temple today, but things are taking a while.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Well, That Helps

We got even more snow yesterday and today.  Which is good for our little drought, but not so good for those of us who had to drive in it.
Then yesterday at work I was by myself with Santa for six hours.  My coworker who was scheduled to come in at noon asked another to come in, and they couldn't come in until three-and then didn't actually make it in until 3:30.  I was supposed to leave at 3.  And couldn't because of that and a jammed receipt printer.  The good news on that was I only had three people still needing to pay at that point.  One of the printers ran out of paper and ink, but the other could cover for that.  Ran out of the lower price gift cards about the same time, and couldn't get more.
Of course, the receipt printer started working after my coworker messed with it a bit.  Figures.  Then I get home-bought Subway for my long belated lunch that I didn't get while Santa took his break because I had to watch the set-and my brothers haven't gotten to shoveling the driveway.  Only one had gotten home by that point, and he'd gone to the library just after getting home from school.
Today wasn't that bad-we were even more rushed than yesterday(I had 45 groups before his break, and up to 100 by the time the security guard-who was trying to help with the printer issue-and I got Santa on break) but I did have a coworker come in by 11 so I was alone that time.
Then my grandma wanted family pictures, and those took up my whole afternoon. Sigh...

Thursday, December 19, 2013


It's snowing, which isn't so bad save we got freezing rain first.  That created a layer of ice under the snow and made it even harder to shovel.  I just spent an hour and a half shoveling what took me barely an hour last time.
Plus I got called in to work as a coworker's spouse got in a wreak-not only totaling the car, but landing them in a hospital bound ambulance as well-so they couldn't come in.
At least I can tell my dad I got my workout for the day.  My hands are shaking just trying to type.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Well, I passed photography with an A, Poetry with a B+, Playwriting with a C, and flunked math with a D-.  Argh.  I do not want to take that class again!  But now I have to.
Had to work today-originally had the day off-and got off a little late.  Ran a few errands, which included a stop to look into a possible future job as this one ends next week.
Getting foggy out there...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Oh, Fine.

Everyone decided to bail on the candy making yesterday, but we made some anyway.  It made for a dull and somewhat cranky night.  I spent over an hour cleaning up the kitchen from it though.  Got two pans of fudge and a pan of pretzel turtles-or something like that-done while watching Turbo.  Funny.
I got some Christmas shopping done with my sister today, but I still have to put it together.  And I've got work in a bit...

Monday, December 16, 2013


My home stake did an evening of music thing for Christmas yesterday.  My dad and I commented that if any non music person looked at the sheet music we had they'd be rather confused.  We make a lot of notes on them for these performances.
Found a carrier for my phone so my mom can stop bugging me about putting it in my pants pocket.  It came with a mini flashlight.
Trying to work out a surprise gift for both my parents, but it may not work out.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Welcome to the holiday rush.  Sheesh.  At work our sales goal was a a typical saturday's earnings.  I think we made that before 2:30.  I got off work nearly 15 minutes late because we couldn't get a break in the line.  thankfully one of the other employees came in nearly twenty minutes early.
Had to run out of the second to last choir practice due to a breakfast with santa thing this morning-that no one bothered to tell us had been canceled.  We got a free breakfast-I used mine for my lunch-anyway.
The community(I think?) Christmas party last night was fun, and filling.
So far I passed playwriting with a C.  No word on any other classes.  Very cloudy and smoggy today.  Makes breathing-and singing-very interesting.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Well, I didn't get the rewrite done, though I may still try to turn it in.  None of my grades are up yet anyway.  which is hopeful, but not much.  Really hope I passed math with a high enough grade this time...
My watch battery died yesterday at work.  I'll have to see if I can get a new one today.  Only have work til 3, so I should have time for that.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Tried...

The school district was hiring a secretary for part time stuff.  They wanted someone who could type 50 wpm.  I managed 32 as my best so far.  Cold keeps making my hands cramp the faster I try to go.  sigh.
but I got my math final and my poetry portfolio in!  I hope I pass both...
Got called in to work for the second time this week yesterday.  One of the other employees got sick and my manager caught pink eye from their kids.  Not cool at all.
Still need my play rewrite, which I've started.  But it's due tonight...And I've got work too.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Now That's Cold.

My mom texted me this morning while I was brushing the snow off my truck to tell me her car said it was 5 degrees.  Not much fun, and I could tell it was cold because my hands were cold due to just being outside for a bit.  Made it to class safely, but late due to the snow on the roads.  On saturday my dad took my truck from work and gave me his car because he didn't trust the traction of my tires in that weather.  Didn't argue too much because I'd been sliding on the way to.
Turned in my last project and cleared out the locker I'd been using, then headed home.  The roads had started melting so it wasn't as bad getting home.  I then spent an hour shoveling the driveway-in hopes that it would melt and dry so no one else would have problems getting in. not sure it worked...
While I was doing that I got a call from a coworker about taking their shift tonight-they were having their own car issues.  It looks like the roads will be better, so it should just be cold...

Friday, December 6, 2013

I Haven't Seen that Before...

I was supposed to change the marquee today.  I even got (with the help of the institute teacher in charge) the help of two men to get the letters down and the new ones up.  Problem is we couldn't get the old ones down.  They'd frozen into the board somehow.  We gave up rather than risk breaking some of them.  We got one letter down after ten minutes, but that was all.
It supposed to get really cold on sunday. Can't say I'm looking forward to that.  A friend invited me to the institute's christmas celebration-a kind of play musical type thing- for tomorrow, but I still don't know when I work.  I'm going to find out today.
Almost there...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One last Thing...

Well, four, actually.  I still have my photography final project to turn in, my poetry portfolio, my play rewrite, and my math final.  But the only class I have to go in for is Photography.
It was so cold this morning it was snowing without a cloud in the sky again.  It froze any moisture in the air and let it fall gently to earth.
My allergies picked a lousy time to make a come back. grr...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's Almost Over!

I just finished doing the final project for photography, though I might print two more pictures.  Turned in the last assignment for poetry yesterday, and nothing else is due this week.
Too bad the temperature dropped after yesterday's snow storm,  I couldn't get my truck window to roll down after work(needed to drop something off) because it had frozen shut.  The door wanted to be as well.
Today wasn't much warmer.  My hands got so cold on the way to photography that I dropped my water bottle. It was on an incline too, so I had to chase the stupid thing for a little while.
got called in to work early today, my poor manager caught something and was throwing up last night.  My allergies are trying to make another come back, which is not cool at all.
And my truck does not like the cold at all.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Head...

I'm really hoping this headache goes away soon, as I've had it since Thanksgiving.  And we're coming up on finals week.  Then my poor photography teacher gave me a tank to develop my film in it and didn't realize it did not have the light lock in the lid.  I opened it in preparation of pouring in the developer and saw the reels, only to slam the smaller lid back on.  To late, as about half the pictures are overexposed and useless.  But I can still use the other half.  I should have just checked to make sure it was on...just never had to before.
I have a essay due tomorrow that I'm still working on, and my play writing teacher wants us to 'revisit' one of the two plays we turned in during the semester.  I can do that, just not sure when.
Looks like rain...or snow right now.