Friday, October 29, 2010

And on the other hand...

My last post was overly bubbly and up beat. It annoys me on days like this, when I am on the other side of the spectrum. I might have a multiple personality problem.

I blame my grumpiness on Halloween. I hate the holiday. I have for the last 5 years. It was ok in Utah because I would join forces with my roommates go through their closets and somehow we would come up with something. We would then acknowledge the fact that we hate Halloween and we would attend a skanky utah dress up dance or make a quick appearance at a ward party... or sometimes both.

But this year I am roommate-less, and Halloween option-less. This has thrown me into a state of missing. Missing my American friends and my American life. Chris Faires said today if I were down there we would be dressing up as Boggis, Bunce and Bean. That sounds fantastic to me. But alas I will probably throw on the smith-famous red long-johns and awkwardly make my way through yet another Lethbridge YSA dance.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Little Things

Some days are just really really happy days. And not really for any big reason, I didn't get a job or a winning lotto ticket or a hot husband or a 2010 Denali. BUT it was still a day that makes me happy. List time? yes.

* It was a rare sleep in day! The 9 hours of slumber I got last night might actually be the reason the rest of the day was so pleasant...
* I experimented with canned pears in my oatmeal. SO tasty.
* My WorldTeach application is almost done after a sesh of working on it this morning.
* I found out about like 4 days in the next 2 weeks when I don't have to go to school. Whoop whoop
* After break in Language Ashley brought me a Pumpkin Donut. Timmys Pumpkin treats have made this fall season for me.
* I am going to see my boy Mack teach institute. So proud of him.
* Good ol' teach brought candy today (perhaps the surplus of fatty foods today is what has put me in this mood)
* I honked at someone going up the westside hill. I dont think I have ever given a serious honk before. But he cut me off, there was nothing else to do. It made me feel good. I take after my grandmother.
* I found a popcorn ball Bonnie had left in my car... it sat in the sun all day and was extra soft. (O gosh, it is the fatty foods that got me!)
* I am done school for the week!! Well minus the Vauxhall adventure I will have beginning at 5 am tomorrow....
* Its been Utah weather out there! today was balmy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Teaching Placement: Received

Starting November 15 I will be a commuter.
My commute is to Vauxhall, it will take 1 hour 5 min, and when I get there I will be teaching grades 4-6 (YAY) and they are ESL (YAY x 1000)
Leaving at 6:45 every morning to face -40 Canadian weather and roads... not so much yay.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Love....

Nibs... dad has a secret stash in the storage room and brings me handfuls as I work on homework

The weird thing Tanner did to my computer... it thinks its in the states and I can use Hulu and Pandora

That I am going to Utah tomorrow... and not because Tanner did a weird thing to me that just makes me think I am going to be there

Fall...I usually have bitter feelings towards the season, but it has been warm and beautiful!

Fantastic friends... the ones I could never get sick of

Good music...especially the recently discovered stuff.

Google... I lost my planner last week and was in a state of confusion for 3 days. Then I turned to the previously neglected google calender. I have since fallen in love with all things google

Weekends... and how fast they seem to come these days

A good deal... I will be finding you in this weekend in Happy Valley