Saturday, January 31, 2009

Too Long it has Been...

Forgive me my fellow bloggers. I have been so busy since this semester started that I have had a hard time finding time for me to even just relax and take a breather every once in a while. Life updates are as follows:
-My work cut back on hours so Ionly work 15 hours a week now. We used to be open from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. But now we're only open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M-F. So yeah, I've been having to adjust to a huge cut back in how much I'm used to every 2 weeks and that's been pretty hard. But I pay my tithing and all that good stuff and the Lord hasn't failed me yet. :)
-I'm taking all writing classes and it is much more intense than I had initially anticipated. I've had tons of things to read and papers to write but I've finally got my schedule figured out so it's not as overwhelming as it used to be.
-I am taking The Miracle of Forgiveness class in institute this semester and I am totally loving it! I'm learning so much and my teacher is hilarious and totally awesome!
-My birthday is in a few days and I will be turning 21. Whoa, I know, it's crazy! This year will be a great year in life for me though, I can tell. :)

So yeah, there's the little updates. I do have a funny story to tell you that my institute teacher told our class the other day. He said that one day his friend (they were teenagers at the time) was talking to his mom and his mom asked him to take the trash out or something like that. So, not really thinking clearly, he swore at her. Then he immediately covered his mouth and feared how she might react. But she looked at him and said, "I'm not going to deal with this. You're going to go to your room and then, when your dad gets home, he'll come up and have a talk with you." Now anyone who's ever been in trouble knows that it's no fun when Dad has to come and tell you what's what. So he sat there in agony for an hour (usually the waiting is punishment enough) and then he heard the garage door open. He heard his mom and dad talking in hushed voices, and then he heard his dad's footsteps head towards his door. His dad opened the door and sat down in a chair, facing him while he sat on the bed. So his dad said, "Son, if we went out on our boat in the lake and our boat sprung a leak and we were sinking and I had to choose who to save between you and your mother, who do you think I would choose?" He thought for a second and said, "Mom?" His dad smiled and said, "That's right. In fact, if I had to kill you so we could use your body as a floatation device to save your mother I wouldn't hesitate to do it." Then he patted his son on the shoulder and said, "Alright, I just wanted to make sure we understood each other." After he said that he left the room.
Oh my gosh, I was laughing so hard! It's sweet that he loves his wife so much but at the same time I'll bet that kid thought twice before going on the lake with his family without a life jacket. ;)
Well I'm sorry I haven't written in a while but, like I said, I have been so so so busy that sometimes it's been hard to handle. But I will try extra hard to keep this up at least once a week. I hope you all are doing well! Love you guys!


CaLM RAPIDS said...

Hope you had a happy birthday! Stay warm up there in the north 40!

Miss Erika said...

That was the funniest thing I have read in a long time. I love your teacher! Hope you had a happy (very belated, sorry, but I have a good excuse) birthday!