Saturday, November 28, 2009

Job Status

Let's see. I am totally jealous of all of my friends who have teaching jobs right now. As I search the job postings, the more desperate I become. I honestly would love to stay here in Utah... but as I look at the non existent job listings, I search further and further away. Or like I think about the last job I applied for, and I did not even get an interview..... gggrrr or one of the few openings, which is in Vernal, UT. Vernal? Really? Its like out there...
So, I am still searching...
Dallas: I applied for like three jobs, but I am a little nervous when I consider where in Dallas these jobs are... I do not know the inner city area.
Raleigh: I am only interested because I would be close to my childhood friend, Lucinda.
Pennsylvania is always on the radar, but there are not any openings.....
Mmm, I will keep trying. I think I need to focus on my approach - begging, pleading?

What odd jobs teach me...

Here are my recent odd jobs:
cleaning houses: okay: what I learned was that you may have beacoup bucks to pay to have several people come out to clean your house, but after seeing it, I would use the money to decorate your house. Yuck! I just want to say please welcome your home to this decade! (i know, I sound like a total snob!)
laundry aide: not glamorous, but I love the home decor.... love it!
potato salesperson: Okay - this was a truly ODD job....
babysitting: I am amazed that someone can just hire someone off of craigslist to watch their kids. Amazed!
I am truly the Queen of odd jobs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sparks of happiness

It is amazing how cool it is to create stuff! I work with an afterschool program, which includes an art class. I love creating new pieces of art as much as the children do! Really - you should try it! Get out those watercolors... it is liberating!
Plus, my ward had its super saturday for Relief Society. I was in heaven... I made this watch bracelet.... and for someone with no beading experience...... it is good.
Plus, I made these wood blocks.. oh,but I can't say anymore because it is a Christmas special... shhhhh. (I had a blast making it!):)))))

So, my life has these sparks of happiness making stuff. Especially right now in my life, where I feel like I am down in the dumps most of the time, I need as many sparks as I can get!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I love Halloween! Love it! Here's this years best costumes:
A girl dressed as a construction worker, with stud finder written on the Hat.
I loved the Ursula costume I saw at a party - mostly because I was a mermaid.
I went to A Witch's Night Out at Gardner Village - there were Amazing costumes!
I love seeing all the kiddos dressed up - and I admit - I am drawn to bling- so I loved the Dorothy costumes with a lot of sparkle. The only sad thing is that the school that I work at does not allow dressing up for Halloween. How sad!
Happy Halloween!!!