Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Nope, I did not start making my own language. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. For the month of November, I am attempting to write a little bit to each story over the course of 30 days. The goal is to write at least 50,000 words by the end. Right now I'm hitting a block at Day 2 with only about 700 words done. My problem is getting the beginning of it going. I know the plot; I know the characters; I know what will happen. I just don't kow how to write how it started. Once I get this going i think I'll be much better towards the end, but here's hoping I can get the ball rolling.

I will keep you up to date (I hope!) on this adventure, but in the meantime, if you're interested in finding out more, please go to:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Give and Get is Here!

Give and Get is Here!: "Enjoy 30% off from August 26-29 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy and we'll donate 5% of what you spend to a non-profit."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Another Post...

So it's been a while since I've posted. Needless to say, life has just gotten more busy. In the last six months:

- I have completed another semester of school
- I found out I would have to take an additional semester (so Fall 2010 will be my last semester)
- We moved to a house
- I am still considered a temp employee, but as of September 1, I will go back to being a permanent employee (although only 75% time)
- I got another job as a respite provider
- We changed wards
- We had our first holiday in our home

So it doesn't sound like a lot, but trust me, it is!

Our new place is wonderful. It's a smaller, 3-bedroom home, and I love it! I keep thinking about the house we almost got, which was 3 times the size with 2 more bedrooms, and I can't imagine keeping up with that! But, with a new home comes some troubles. We moved in March, and since that time, we've replaced part of the fence, we were tented for termites, had wiring problems (phone and power), changed the roof... it's been a lot of work, and even though we've been there for almost 4 months, there are still plenty of boxes throughout. But, aside from a fish tank, our pets have all managed to make it to our home.

Another reason for my lack of posts is that I haven't really had my own space... until now. Before, I worked in a lunchroom. When we moved locations, I got to take whoever's desk was empty (the beauty of laptops and wireless networks!) Then I was squished into a corner desk thing with our other temp, only to find out that she would be given a cubicle. Wasn't fair, since I had seniority, and actually did research work that would need storage (she's an admin associate) but after some manoevering, it looks like I now have a cube! Eventually I will get a picture posted. Right now it's very Bohemian... because I don't have enough stuff to fill it yet.

Well, that is all for now. Hopefully it won't be 6 months until I post again.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Test… But A Minor Test

I am attempting to write this blog via a new toy of mine. Last night I purchased a Dell netbook at Best Buy. At first I honestly tried to convince myself not to, but I knew it was coming.


I am still in school, and thanks to the dreaded migraines of the fall, I now have an additional term of school. My original graduation was going to put this as my last semester through USU and then I could go onto my Masters. However, the fates dealt me quite a blow with the migraine debacle, and so now I have almost a full load this summer too. This then may push back my acceptance to a program, but that might be all right; I haven’t taken the GRE yet and I haven’t looked into too many schools.


But to the topic at hand: The New Year


It is only Day 2, but I am thinking maybe this might be a successful year. Maybe it’s because the last two ended on such odd notes. Last year was me losing my permanent position for this temporary one and the migraines. The year before, the Hubs lost HIS job. Maybe this year we will actually get somewhere, like a house or something.


I hope no one thinks I am ungrateful for what we do have. Honestly in terms of work, I think we are both very lucky. Although a lot of friends may have things we don’t (home, family etc) both Hubs and I have jobs that do well. I am not just talking financially (although we do make a bit more than most our age). But we really do enjoy our work and what we do.


Well, I am off to spend some of that hard-earned money. Work starts up again for me (tentatively) on Tuesday and I want to start taking lunch to work. Maybe I’ll lose some weight this year (or at least save a few bucks and not buy so much lunch!)


Happy New Year to all, and to all a good year.