Monday, June 27, 2005

Random notes

This past weekend was interesting. I got to be a "pioneer" with my family in the Taylorsville Dayz Parade. I transplanted four rose bushes. James and I also joined some friends in heading up the canyon to have a cookout. Due to a series of unfortunate events we ended up driving and wandering around for about two hours and then heading back to Amy's house (the friend's house we had started at) without ever getting to cook or eat our dinners. Luckily we were with a bunch of people who are able to have fun wherever they are, so we made a fire in the pit in Amy's backyard and sang around the "campfire" and told stories. With the help of nearly everyone present they came up with a great, mangled story about the adventures of a werellama and a wereduck who got glued together. Good times!

Sunday night we met with James's bishop and his wife this Sunday. Forty or so years ago they were in basically the same situation as James and I are, (planning on getting married, but knowing he needs to serve a mission first) so they invited us to come over to get some advice and encouragement. They said many things that were just what we needed. It was wonderful! I definitely feel that the Lord had a hand in putting him in the bishopric of James's singles ward at this time. I just feel so blessed! The Lord led me to the guy who would be most perfect for me. He gave me a wonderful family who supports and loves me no matter what. And He continues to place people in my life at the perfect times to fulfill my needs. God is truly great!

Monday, June 13, 2005

My flowers from James--they looked even more beautiful in the original arangement. Posted by Hello

16 month anniversary!

I have to say that I have the most wonderful boyfriend in the world (at least as far as I am concerned--I'm not biased or anything)! I was having a very difficult day at work and not feeling well at all and trying not to freak out after being told by an RN that works in our office that my dull headache of the last three days could be anything from a migraine to a brain tumor. Then who should suddenly show up with a hug and a big bouquet of flowers but James! The night before I'd told him I wished I could take him to work with me, so he came to fulfill my wish (insofar as he was able) and to celebrate our 16 month dating anniversary.
Then at my request he sat and waited for about half an hour until I could go to lunch with him. By the time I came back to work my headache was gone, I realized my headache is probably the result of eye strain from staring at microfilm all day, and I was in a much better mood. The rest of the day just flew by!
I am so grateful for a boyfriend who is somehow able to intuitively know when I need him most, and a Heavenly Father who loves me enough to have sent into my life a most wonderful man who is perfect for me.

Just what every Liz needs! Posted by Hello

Friday, June 10, 2005

It's the Weekend!

To start out the weekend, James and I went dancing at the U last night and had a really good time. A lot of people came that hadn't been there in a long while and we had fun chatting as well as dancing. It was one of those nights when I was really able to feel the music and dance like I wanted to, which always puts me on a high. Too bad it didn't last all the way through work :) Today was a rather long day, but the hard part is over and the weekend is here! I made it through my first week of work at First American Title. Wahoo! (And they didn't tell me that I'm fired either--even better).

Monday, June 06, 2005

Andy taught this milk a lesson. "That'll teach them to mess with me . . . there's no escaping now" (followed by evil scientist laugh). Posted by Hello

Memorial Day at the Elysian Cemetery . . . I was surprised to discover I have several relatives buried in the cemetery in James's neighborhood. Posted by Hello

Work, work, work!

My job hunt is finally over!!! (Unless something unexpected happens.) This morning I got called in on a temp job through SOS Staffing, and when I got there I discovered that they actually need me for the rest of the summer. Perfect! They pay $10 an hour and it's a job I can handle for three months. I work with microfilm all day. It's not thrilling, but the people seem really nice, and it's a little like boring detective work, so it's acceptable. And at $10.00 an hour, I can't really complain.

Recently I also got a couple more articles to edit for Irreantum (the journal I was doing an internship with). They liked my work and asked me to stay on the copy-editing team for as long as I am able. It's nice to have an opportunity to continue doing some editing, even if it doesn't earn me any money. Hopefully when I finish school and I'm ready to be hired as an editor they can help me get me foot in the door somewhere.

On another note, I got a good workout this weekend playing with James and his brothers at the park. And I rediscovered that kids' energy works on the supply and demand principle, as long as there is a demand, they have an endless supply(to paraphrase James's statement). Kaden and I ran, climbed, and swung, while Casey, Cy, and James had sword fights. It was a lot of fun, but I got worn out a lot faster than any of the kids and I was sore the next day .