Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I can finally eat again!!! No I did not go on a week long anerexia spree or go on a diet (haha ya right!) I just couldn't eat without gettin sick. Well, as I said in my last post, I was a little sick last week. I was feelin better by about thurs but still couldn't eat without feeling nauseous so I just stuck to toast. I made an apt to go to the Student Health Center on Friday but woke up feeling pretty good and cancelled it...well I should have listened to my mom, I ate a little dinner that night and just a few short hours later I had my head back in the toilet. Not to mention not being able to stop coughing and my throat being completely swollen (Sidenote: Aunt Amy, I couldn't sleep at all Wed night I think it was because I was scared I was going to die in my sleep! My throat was so swollen that I had to sit up to swallow and all I could think about was that little gal you knew that died in her sleep because she couldn't breathe. At least I think that was the story! How silly am I?? hehehe). Anyways...so I thought I would get feelin better over the weekend and I did a little bit. I actually ate a little of Sunday dinner that Dillon's mom made and kept what I did eat down (a whole baby scoop of mashed potatoes, 2 bites of roast, and 1/2 a roll. WAHOO!). Well last night sleep didn't happen too much (for me or poor Dillon) because I couldn't stop coughing. So this morning I woke up and made another apt with the Health Center and went in at 1pm after classes. Just as I predicted they told me I was fine! They stabbed me and took my blood (left me a pretty little, I mean big bruise!), gagged me with a throat swab, and made me pee in a cup...all to tell me I was fine. The strep test was negative, the mono test was negative, and everything that the pee test tells them was fine. The only thing the doc seemed a little concerned about was the fact that my protein count (I think) was SUPER high. She thinks/hopes this is just because I haven't been able to eat much but she wants me to come back in 2 weeks to get a UEI (maybe that's what it's called) to make sure my Kidney (or liver, whichever deals with protein) is working like it should be. Can you tell I wasn't listening very well? So 1 hr and 45 mins, $70+, a Z-pack, and anti-nausea medicine later....EVERYTHING IS OK! I really don't understand this though, how can everything be fine and dandy when I haven't been able to eat, sleep, or hardly breathe (not to mention the snot fountain) for the past week??? Interesting. Well when I first left I was just a wee bit frustrated so I called my mommy, cried a little bit, and immediately took the nausea meds. Now, I'm just happy that I have been able to eat tonight!!!! YAY! Now if I could just stop hacking up my lungs!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Like I said...we had Thanksgivin dinner and a Christmas party and of course, Santa HAD to come!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
8 things I am obsessed with right now:
-Counting down the days until Thanksgiving Break
-Counting down the days the graduation/Hawaii
-Gettin all caught up with hmk
-Finding that dang little frog
-That’s pretty well what consumes my life!
8 words or phrases that I often use:
-"I love you, see you later." -Dillon
-"Have a good night at work, I love you." -Dillon
-"How was work? I missed you." -Dillon
-"Um...I have no idea!"-Everyone for pretty much everything
-"Uh, I don't think that will work" -The girls I work with in preschool
-"You can either sit on your mat or sit on my lap. Nope, hiding under the loft isn't a choice." -A certain (very cute) little boy in my preschool class
-"UGH! I have so much to get done." -Anyone that will listen :)
-"What do we have to have done tomorrow (occasionally 'today')? -Usually Dawn or Shelby but anyone I have a class with really
8 shows that I love to watch right now:
-Law and Order
-Jon & Kate Plus 8
-What Not to Wear
-Nature or most anything on Animal Planet (weird, I know)
8 things I did yesterday:
-went to school
-study study study
-worked on preschool stuff
-FINALLY got an internship lined up
-FINALLY told Bro Anderson that yes I can be head teacher again next semester
-made choc chip pancakes for dinner (Dillon was working)
-talked to my mommy
8 favorite place to eat:
8 things I am looking forward to:
-A week break from school
-Going home to see my family and going to Utah to see the Hunter Clan
-The end of the semester (graduation)
-Having money -- haha
-Having a baby (no this is not an announcement, I just mean someday)
8 things that are on my wish list:
-storage space: a spare room, a closet, anything!
-kitchen table (must have a bigger apt first)
-some really cute shoes I saw that week in IF with Shay
-cute home decor
-a bed, of our own, that doesn’t break the second you sit on it
-a washer and dryer of our own (preferably a dryer that doesn’t take over an hour just to dry whites)
-school to be over for me and Dillon
8 people I tag:
-and really…anyone that wants to that hasn’t! :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
- Still no little frog (I really wish he would turn up). I really can't even imagine where he is!
- For those asking about the internship ordeal, no we didn't win. The main guy the teachers in my department had been talking to decided to go on a 3 week leave. So when my teachers called his office again the best argument the college could give was that they stongly encourage students to do their internship off campus so they basically make it as hard as possible to get them to apporve one. So now I am looking at my other options for internships in the great town of Rexburg! Good news being tho, keep your fingers crossed, I may be able to do my internship and work at the preschool depending on schedules and such.
- Dillon didn't have to work Thurs so we decided to take some time and go get the tires rotated on both the cars (we both got new tires around the same time last year and decided they needed rotated). They told us it would be about an hour (don't worry we took homework) but Dillon's car was done within about 15 minutes. About 10 minutes after that they came to tell me that my tires were rotated but I needed new front brakes soon! So...3 hours and $160 later I got my tires rotated and new front brakes. What a suprise ending to our seemingly innocent adventure of a free tire rotation.
- Dillon doesn't have to work Thanksgiving day! YAHOO!!! We're going to go to SV for the first of the week, come back so he can work the middle of the week, head to Utah for Thanksgiving day, and come home so he can work the end of the week!
- Only 2 more weeks until Thanksgiving break then only 2 more weeks until the semester is over, I graduate from college (minus the internship), and we go to HAWAII for a week!! YAY!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
This was Dillon and I's center pieces for our wedding. All the frogs lived (oh maybe 1 died) so my family took a bunch, his family took a bunch, and me and him took one. We left it in the original center piece design and have had it sitting on our dresser. I have been fairly good at taking care of it, changing the water about once a week and making sure there is just the right amount of water so as the little guy won't jump out. One time, about 1 1/2 months ago or so, I got a little too much water in there and he immediately jumped out but we got him back in quick. Well, I changed his water about 3 days ago cuz it was lookin a little shabby. I got just the right amount of water and plopped the little froggie back in there. Well this morning I went to feed him and I couldn't see him. sometimes he likes to hide behind the vase so I lifted it up but he wasn't there. He was nowhere in his little home. I looked around the immediate area but was running late for class so I had to go. I got home from classes and looked everywhere. I moved everything I could but couldn't find him still. Dillon got home and helped me move the dresser (it has a broken leg) and still...no froggie. He had to leave for work so I once again tore EVERYTHING around that area apart and guess what!??!?!? still.....no froggie. Well I am all out of ideas so I guess when we move out we will find a little frog skeleton somewhere? (sick I know) He couldn't have gotten too far, I mean look at the size of him and he has to live in water. I really wanted to find him but no luck and I spent 2 hours tearing everything apart and putting it all back together. On the bright side -- he's just a little frog, I got a good excuse to do a little rearranging, and we still have the big frog we caught at Beaver Dick a few weeks ago and there is no way he can get out (his little cage has a lid)!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Well, how silly was I to think that by getting married we would be able to see eachother all the time, I mean, we would be living together. Needless to say this week has been a little frustrating. Dillon is finally on a normal and regular schedule of working Mon, Wed, and either Fri or Sat which I didn't think would be too bad.
Well this was our week this week:
Monday -- Get up and be in class at 9 am, I get home at 1, go get Dillon at 3, Dillon leave for work at 3:45, I do hmk and wait up for Dillon (dozing off and on while reading my scriptures), Dillon get home about 10:45, go to bed.
Tuesday -- I get up and leave at 7:10 (waking up Dillon to tell him bye), Dillon go to classes at 9, I get home around 1:30, Dillon get home around 2, We eat lunch together, I do hmk, Dillon goes hunting and gets home around 7:30, we eat some dinner, I'm sick with a terrible cold so we got to bed around 9:30.
Wednesday -- Much like Monday but I don't go get Dillon until 5:30, run home to eat dinner, Dillon at work before 6:30, I do hmk and try to wait up for Dillon but am too sick and fall asleep before he gets home.
Thursday -- Starts out the same as Tuesday but Dillon only has one class so he gets home at 10 and goes hunting, I get a migraine during preschool so I leave my class after that early and come home to sleep for 2 hours, visiting teachers at 4, Dillon gets home around 6, do hmk, hometeachers at 7:30, eat dinner, in bed by 9:15 cuz once again...my sinuses were killing me.
Friday -- Same as Monday, I went to IF to run some errands while Dillon was working, stop to see him for about 20 mins, come home to do some hmk, Dillon gets home around 11, I...once again...have the beginnings of a migraine so we go to bed around 11:30.
Saturday -- FINALLY, our day to see eachother and do hmk together and hang out? I slept in and got up around 9:45, we did some hmk together and about 30 mintues ago Dillon's boss called wanting him to come into work. So, here I am, sitting at home, husbandless once again. He should be home around 4:30 but then there is a football game on and Landon (Dillon's bro) is coming over to do his laundry. hmmm....we'll see how the day ends I suppose.
I guess there is always tomorrow.
Maybe the weeks will get better though since deer season closed yesterday.
Now, I apologize to all those that actually read this! I'm sorry, I just had to vent to someone!
Friday, October 24, 2008
And congrats again for doing awesome at regionals in Casper last weekend. Love ya little dude!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
So here you have it.............
(my hair was still a little wet that's why it's all wavy and weird lookin)
5 dollars and 7 inches later...
It is shorter than I was expecting but I still like it. The girl did a really good job even though she had only been in school for 5 months (when she told me that I got a little nervous!) Now the real test will be when Dillon gets home from work............wish me luck! :)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Needless to say...those cups are NO MORE!!! :) It was so much fun! And while we were out there we looked for frogs by the river since we are doing a lesson on frogs in preschool and the girl teaching wants as many real frogs as possible. Sadly we only found one but it was definately still fun! Here he is in the only thing we had to put him in...a coke cup. (sorry you cant see him very well, i was scared to take the lid off, he jumps HIGH!!)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
------So as most of you know, I am a Head Teacher in a preschool lab on campus. When I was first offered the job at the end of last semester they asked if I could stay and do it 2 semesters and jokingly I said that yes, I would, if they could make it count as my internship. Well they looked into it...slowly they looked into it. The very first part of this semester they talked about it more as a dept and then just a week or two ago they had a final THREE HOUR meeting over the issue and it was settled...the child and family dept agreed that I could use it as my internship. Now it was time to ask the college head of internships and to make sure it fit all the criteria of on-campus internships. The guy (convientently named Guy) was hard to get ahold of but the one in charge of internships in our dept (Bro McCoy) kept trying until he finally got a hold of him. He didn't sound promising but didn't give a yes or no and instead told Bro McCoy he had to talk to his boss when all this time we all thought he was the boss. Anyway, I talked to Bro McCoy today and he had a message from someone that is actually under Guy who told us "NO." Apparently Guy passed the buck to someone else just because he didnt want to tell us no. But now, Bro McCoy and my supervising teacher from the labs (Bro Anderson) are fighting it, litterally almost fighting it. Apparently the conversation between Guy and Bro McCoy was a little heated today. But it doesn't make sense as to why they have to say "no." An on campus internship has to be 20 hours a week and my job has hours that vary from week to week but the average is 15 hours a week, so since I am 5 hours short the answer is "no." But....when doing an off campus internship it doesnt matter how many hours it takes a week! Does that make sense to anyone else???? So basically my teachers are being AWESOME and really fighting for this and are demanding legitimate rational for why the answer has to be "no" and why those 5 hours really matter all that much. They even offered to give me 5 more hours of "fluff" a week just to make it count and of course, the college is only looking out for our future and don't want us to do that! So needless to say this internship road we've been going down for litterally months now is gettin a little frustrating and I've pretty much lost all faith in the phrase, "We'll know by the end of the week!"
Monday, September 29, 2008
I wonder: what the future holds for me and dillon
I regret: not calling financial aid to clear things up last week
I love: my amazingly wonderfuly hardworking hubby!
I care: about my family
I always: procrastinate (oops!)
I worry: about being able to pay all the bills
I am not: fond of my upstairs neighbors.....AT ALL!
I remember: so many "wonderfully fun times on the farm" LOL (oh come on, some of them were pretty fun)
I believe: in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
I sing: pretty much ALL the time!
I dance: only at preschool
I don’t always: like to go shopping
I argue: about things that dont need to be argued about
I write: on my hand when im bored in classses
I win: with my preschool kids
I lose: with my preschool kids
I wish: me and dillon got to spend more time together
I listen: to my upstairs neighbors sing, laugh, wrestle, yell, talk, play the guitar, stomp around, etc (they are 2 brothers that live together)
I don't understand: a lot of things
I can usually be found: on campus
I am scared: about growing up
I need: to clean the rest of my house (I got the kitchen done)
I forget: to do some hmk sometimes......
I am happy: to almost be done with school
I tag: anyone that reads this (if anyone actually does!)
Friday, September 26, 2008
So, some of the little things that happened today that made my day.......
-the realization that this semester is now 1/4 of the way over
-the sun is shinning and the wind is.....well blowing (i am in rexburg) but only lightly
-dillon doesnt have to work tonight or tomorrow so i actually get to semy husband!!! :)
-dillon and i get to go on a date tonight, to Texas Roadhouse even cuz he won a free entre coupon on Friday night Sports Line on Channel 8 news last wkend and it came in the mail yesterday
-i got to wear my pink pants today cuz miraculously they fit again!
-i got TONS of compliments on my pink pants today, one was even a random girl i passed on campus
-i survived the first week of preschool
-gas prices have gone down yet again (6 cents in 2 days)
-my new testament class is the best class i have EVER taken in all my 8 semesters of college and the teacher is AMAZING
-and the best...........................................................dillon gets home in 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ok, there is one thing that is kind of bringing me down but im tryin to look at it in a positive light. i need some advice. This weekend I have to come up with a way to tactfully talk to my girls in preschool about gettin along, and im not talkin about my 3 year old girls, im talkin about my 20, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23 year old girls that are helping me teach the 3 year olds. All 6 of my girls have VERY strong personalities, have an opinion and are not afraid to share it (because it is right!) so, although we have only been working together for 3 weeks and have only had the kids in the classroom 2 days and tensions are already sky high. I talked with my supervisor/boss and he gave me the best advice that he could and told me to think of a way to bring it up after the kids leave on tues and if it doesnt get better in the next few weeks he'll pull them aside individually and if that still doesnt help he will start docking their grade BIG time. Even more than their evaluations from me will (I have control of 1/3 of their total grade!)
so........any advice? I hate confrontation and I hate being the "bad guy."
oh man......but dont worry, im not letting it ruin my FABULOUSLY WONDERFUL FRIDAY! :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
For our honeymoon we took a road trip and went to Northern CA in the area that Dillon served his mission. We stayed in the city of Windsor at a very nice condo that we were able to get through his parents membership. Windsor was a pretty central location to all the places that we wanted to and got to go and visit.
We took a day and spent it at the beach and I froze pretty much ALL day! The wind was blowing and the temperature probably wasn't above 55 the whole time. But it was still fun! :)
We also took a day and drove the one hour drive to San Fransisco.
The "crookedest street in the world," Lumbard Street...
And went to this light house place with a beautiful view of the ocean...although it was freezing up there it was fun to stand and watch some local surfers.
We did get to go see Golden Gate Bridge but...the fog didnt allow us to really see much..............Believe it or not we are standing infront of the bridge. If you look REALLY hard you can kind of see the road part to our left and a tiny part of the bridge to our right. It was also super cold standing up there, we didnt last long! :)
We went LOTS of other places and got to see LOTS of other fun things in San Fran but we would be here all day if I posted pictures of it all! :)