Tuesday, March 24, 2009

today's yesterday...

Tomorrow has come in the form of today. Here's the review of what I said I'd post about (mostly for my reference, because you probably have a better memory than I do):

1. Stake Dance
2. Disney Monopoly
3. Artic Circle Capers
4. Mom's Magic Moments
5. Draper Temple Dedication
6. Tender Mercies/Near Catastrophes
7. Science Class
8. Library Changes
9. Mom's Not-so-Magic Moments
10. Sleeping Pill Giggles
11. Tomorrow's Entry/stuff that happens tomorrow and not today, Saturday, or Sunday

1. Stake Dance
My friend Coty and I decided to go to the Stake Dance (not meat steak, but church group) with our friend, Jace. She knows him better than I do, but it was all good. The dance was pretty lame, to be honest. Not the decorations. The entire gym was coated in green light, with a rainbow, complete with indigo, floating over the dancers. Green and yellow helium-filled balloons held up the crepe paper rainbow, and when it would start to get heavy, more balloons were added. Soon, a forest of balloons hung up a somewhat forgotten rainbow. I sometimes felt like the world had been turned upside down, with me dancing below the rainbow with the forest above it.

The lame parts were the music. There were a few songs that probably should not have been played at a church dance. Just in my opinion. And there was hardly anyone I knew. Mostly freshmen and sophomores, along with a few eighth graders. And David didn't show up until after Coty, Jace, and I had left. Grr.

2. Disney Monopoly
This was actually before the dance, while Coty and I were waiting for Jace to show up at her house. I picked Peter Pan for my piece, and Coty chose Aurora (Sleeping Beauty for those few Disney illiterate). She's never seen Sleeping Beauty! Not Aurora, Coty. We're going to have Disney weekly features at my house this summer. Squee!

3. Artic Circle Capers
Ah! Artic Circle. Don'tcha just love that place? I do. We (the three of us) left the dance early and headed over. Coty went with Jace in his car (giggle) and they met me there. (OMgosh, I love this song!!! River Flows in You, also known as Bella's Theme-just wasn't in the movie) *cough, sorry* ANYwho, Jace has to be the pickiest person I have ever met. Here's the list of fruits he doesn't like: grapes, bananas, pears, peaches, oranges, kiwis, grapefruits, pomegranates...actually, it's easier just to say which ones he does like. Apples. O.o

We swapped stories, the most embarrassing of which involved the loss of swim trunks while rafting at Bear Lake. Neither girl could top that one.

4. Mom's Magic Moments
I cannot remember what this...oh! Yes, I do! Duh. So, this is Sunday. Mom taught the Sunday School lesson for my class, and it was really good. She really brings the Spirit in (no ghosts, promise-lol, funny story-remind me later). I like having her teach. It was about Emma Smith, and how the controversial stuff has been brought more into the light. We read from the Doctrine and Covenants and watched part of "Emma Smith: My Story". Now all the kids in my class want to borrow it, but it isn't ours. It's the library's!!!

5. Draper Temple Dedication
This was amazing, in short. In long, I am glad that I went. There wasn't enough room on the bench to sit next to my family, so I went to the other side and sat with my favorite junior high teacher, Mrs. Hacken and her daughter and grandsons. The highlights of the dedication were when one of the speakers (can't remember his name, dang it) told about how the rabbis in Jerusalem have been praying at the Wailing Wall for a temple to be built again in the city. When the man was touring Jerusalem, another man asked the architect what the Jews would do with a temple. The architect replied, "I don't know. Ask the Mormons, they know what to do with temples." Funny, huh? And fulfilling prophecy, now that I think of it.

6. Tender Mercies/Near Catastrophes
(on Monday) Call it either one, but I prefer the first. My dad drove my car (not the Honda, which still is in ownership limbo) and didn't fill up the tank, but didn't tell me. I got to my friend's house to pick her up for school, and the almost empty light blinked on. I decided to go to the gas station and fill up during lunch, because I didn't want to do it after school. Too much rush. Lunchtime came, and I drove down to the 7-11 near my school. Everything went well, seeing as it was my second time filling up, until I got back to the lunchroom at school. See, my debit card had somehow fallen out of my pocket. Not only does it have my account number on it, but also my picture, security code, and student ID number at UVU. Yeah, crap.

I looked all through the parking lot where I had walked, and it wasn't there. Praying frantically that I'd find it, I jumped into my car and drove back to the gas station, hoping that someone had picked it up and turned it in at the front desk. The whole time, I was just praying and praying that someone had been honest and not taken it. I mean, they could use it online, because they don't check picture ID, you know?

When I pulled up to the station, I felt peace and knew that it would work out. I walked up to the desk and asked if anyone had turned in a debit card. The man said that someone had about two minutes before and checked my ID, then handed it to me.

Phew! I have not prayed so hard in thanks in a long time. Too long.

7. Science Class:
Before the gas station, and also on Monday. The worst thing ever happened. TONY graded my test. Now, I love Tony. He's my friend and he's awesome. However, he's super smart and Geology/Environmental Science are his thing. Especially rocks. So, when I realized he had my test, I knew I was doomed. I really, really, really don't want him to know how stupid I am.

After everything was graded (I did better than I thought I had), Tony asked me why I hated it when he graded my tests. I told him that I was afraid he'd realize how stupid I am and that he wouldn't want to be my friend anymore. He looked sort of hurt (I think that's how he looked) and told me that no, I was one of the most competent people in the class and that I was not stupid.

Aw. That made me feel better. It also made me feel embarrassed that I had been embarrassed, and I was embarrassed when he saw that I had written LOSER in red ink just below each nail on my left hand while we were grading the tests.

8. Library Changes
The library no longer has a circulation desk. At least for now. Poor people. They have a temporary setup that looks as thought it could come crashing down if someone sneezed too loudly. Good incentive for people to keep their voices down. We don't want our librarians being crushed.

9. Mom's Not-so-Magic Moments
People do dumb things. My mom does them, too. My sister has had a cough lately (I'm sorry, okay?!) and she coughed so hard that she threw up. She ran downstairs to the bathroom after and continued to be sick. My mom got very upset that my sister had left, saying that she didn't want to keep cleaning up after grown people and blah, blah, blah. That made me angry. I didn't shout, but I reminded her that my sister had just been throwing up and was still being sick because she was coughing so hard, and that it wouldn't do to wait to clean up the mess until she was finished. Besides, you can't clean up a mess when you're still making one. Sometimes I feel like I'm a mother to my mom. Ugh.

9. Sleeping Pill Giggles
All three girls in the family have been having a hard time sleeping lately. My mom decided to give us all half doses of sleeping pills. Well. It didn't work. We just giggled and made stupid jokes for an hour. Then I laid in bed for another hour, deciding to just rest and hope to fall asleep. I've been on herbal sleeping pills for almost two years, and no pills work well anymore. I just need to get off of them. That's what summer will be for, I suppose.

11. Today's Entry
I didn't go to school today, but I did go to work. I found out that I should have been layed off in October of 2008. O.o They didn't even mention lay off until February of 2009!!! It makes me feel loved that they found out a way to keep me for so long. *blush* Oh, and Dustin doesn't think that he broke his nose. *shrug* Whatever.

I ran into my laundry basket today. Not in to it, but smashed against it. Now I've got a giant bruise underneath my right knee. And I guess I've been nervous/insecure of late, because my lips are bleeding and split again. Mom says I chew on my lips when I'm insecure. I don't even notice. Bleh.

Well, I've got a job interview again tomorrow. This time it's for a dance instructor position at the REC Center, right next door to my school. Convenient, no? If I get the job, I'll teach ballet, jazz, and modern/creative dance forms. 3-16 years old. The little kids I'm not worried about. The preteens, meh. Not too much. The kids a few years younger than me. Eek. They might eat me. I'm not a very tall or large person. Oh, well. I'd just have to interest them, I suppose.

K, tired now. And this post has taken a half hour to write. Sheesh. I'm done.

1 comment:

cuileann said...

"complete with indigo"

Heehee.