Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Dream is a Wish...

...your heart makes. :) I had a dream. It consisted of hiking to a waterfall this weekend while I'm trapped in the city. I had done research, I planned the hike, I packed for it etc. And I've been excited for this all week.

So today, I thought I was gonna have time and I was so excited...until I stepped outside into the cold windy weather. My heart fell--then I accepted the fact that my dream will have to wait until next time I'm up here. But here's a picture of the falls so you can all feel sorry for me. :D

The falls lie in the mountains of northern GA. The falls is 729-feet and was named Amicalola by the Cherokee Indians which means "tumbling waters."

Have a marvelous week, guys. Be grateful for life--it's an incredible gift.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I did make it to the temple Tuesday...and it was amazing. :) I'll go again tonight. I didn't know I'd miss it so desperately--the temple acts as my accelerometer--it helps me keeps my head up. :) *Sigh of Contentment*

My hotel offers free bar (which I won't utilize) and free, hot, made-to-order breakfast (which I haven't utilized yet--gotta get up earlier. :) It has a salt water pool and hot tub (just wonderful for your skin) and a 24 hour fitness center. The atrium is gorgeous with fountains and palm trees inside room has 2 digital flatscreen tvs (with a free Nintendo Gamecube) as well as a luscious king-sized bed. I would recommend this place to anybody, anytime...except that you have to pay for wifi--$10.00 per 24 hours. I mean, really. Even McDonalds and Holiday Inn
offers free wifi. Seriously, that is my only complaint.
My training is going well--we were given a 5" binder FULL (and I do mean full) of paperwork and information...i feel like i'm cramming for an exam. :) But today we got to play with lots of the newer models and devices...i like learning how to use them all. I like Windows OS, but I also really like the Blackberry devices. And on the other hand, Palm isn't too difficult to use...i don't know which I'll end up with for my personal phone.

My friend up here won free tickets to see Mark Chestnut tomorrow night, so I'm going with her to that, then my friend Sanita is coming up on Saturday to go through the temple for her mission, so I'll do that, too. :) It's gonna be a good weekend.

Monday, February 16, 2009


I don't know how many of you know that I got a job. :) Today was my first day of work although it doesn't really feel like work yet: I am in Atlanta for 2 weeks of training. I am being put up in the Embassy Suites hotel, which is a pretty sweet deal by itself, then I am fed and paid wages for my time here. My first thought was, "wow. they sure are spending a lot to send us up here for training...." Now I know why. We are important to them and if they train us properly, we'll stick around longer and save money in the long run.

I am really excited about being a part of this company. I suggest everyone check them out at We have fingers in almost every company out there--at least any company who it technology savvy. I suppose we're just amazing, that's all. :) We lead the world in what we do. We manufacture in over 30 countries and have over 100,000 employees on 5 continents. If you can dream it up, we can make it a reality. Yea, we're that cool.

I felt so backwards and out of place here in this hotel when I got here...i've never stayed some place so nice. :) And you should meet the kids in my class--what a riot! It's so interesting every day. But at least I have my car and my own room...and the BEST PART is that the temple is only a few blocks away! I have desperately missed my temple. And now I can go lots...and I plan to. In order to make up for having to stay inside most of the day and not having any horses to save my sanity, I can go to the temple for that. :) I am content. They were closed today, of course, but you can bet that I'll be there tomorrow.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

25 Mga Bagay...

I've been tagged once through my friend's blog (ya got me, Talyn) and by about 3 people on I suppose I'll eke out a few random thoughts for ya. =)

1. I should be working, but I'm sitting here holding my mom's VERY pregnant dachshund because I feel sorry for her.

2. I feel the urge to watch after anyone I've ever met, even when doing so is not logical to other people. Ex: I'm gonna make cookies today and deliver them to people I don't even know who have been sick or the ward librarian...

3. I am an extremely loyal friend. It's a blessing and a curse. I usually love people more than they love me which I prefer because it means that I am the one hurt and not them.

4. I love to serve others. I will give of myself until there's nothing left to give...then I go home satisfied with life. It's a mindset that not many people understand...but for those of us that do, it's a great way to live.

5. I love my grandma. Do not argue with anything she says...say "yes, ma'am" and get out or I will hurt you. Be respectful.

6. When I live in UT, I like the snow. When I live in AL, I like t-shirts and flip-flops. Go figure.

7. People out West sometimes complain that I don't have a Southern's because my speaking pattern is easily influenced by the people I live around. Just give me a month or two and I sound native to wherever I'm living.

8. Leaving some of my friends out in UT felt like I was cutting off my right hand. I still haven't fully recovered.

9. I hate onions. And, yes, I can ALWAYS tell that they are them doesn't make them disappear. ;)

10. I am slightly OCD. This means I usually do everything myself. And I'm content with that because then I don't have to worry that things won't turn out because they weren't done the way I thought they should have been.

11. I am fiercely protective of my sisters. If you have something to say that's not nice about them: don't.

12. I love living alone. It's marvelous. But I want people close by. The whole "move-to-the-mountains-and-live-alone-9-months-of-the-year" idea is definitely out. :D

13. I will be a doctor someday. And I will travel to underprivileged countries to help the children. I will.

14. I'm surprisingly interested in learning about "going raw." If you know what that means, yay. :)

15. I don't hold grudges. Ever. This means that if I lose my temper with you and then call you in 5 minutes acting like everything's fine, it is. So if I can't understand why you're still upset about something that happened eons ago, I really can't. Let it go. :)

16. I should have entitled this "more than you ever wanted to know about me...."

17. My life is never as interesting as the girl next door's...but that's okay. I love my life.

18. I will visit Mexico, the Philippines, Africa, Cuba, Ireland, Panama, Japan, and many other countries before I die.

19. I try to positively impact someone's life every day.

20. I just remembered that I left water boiling on the stove at right back.....

21. I don't have tv or internet at home (which I still have because my propane stove didn't burn it down even though I left it on for an hour). And I like it.

22. I recently received a calling in my stake. And I feel torn between feeling that it's the right place for me and that I am going to fail miserably.

23. I watch Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy religiously. But I don't let anyone watch them with me because I feel that they aren't appropriate.

24. When I hear about other people's adventures, I always get secretly jealous that they're having cooler experiences than me (right now, that's you Becca. :) But since I don't hold grudges, ever, the feelings only last a few seconds. Then I repent and am exceedingly happy for them.

25. I live parts of my life vicariously through other people. For example, through my little sister I get to know what it feels like to be an amazing singer. Through my older sister I get fulfillment from having a family. And I live vicariously through people in books all the time. I think I've probably read over 5000 pages in more than 10 books since I got here a month ago.

26. I am matapang. And I like it that way.

So, now you know more about me than you probably ever wanted to. Have a great day.