Friday, August 12, 2011

School. Again. Oh joy...

So school starts up again two weeks from Monday and as you can probably tell I'm not too thrilled about it... Mostly because of money. Thanks to the stupid government cutting back on grants and the fact that we made a whole one or two thousand more than last year means we get half the grants we were. Needless to say we're probably doubling our student loans by the time this school year is over. And if that's not stressful enough, that means I have to do everything I can to graduate next Spring because we can't afford to keep taking out student loans like this. Which means I have to do a lot of praying and asking for blessings that my schedule works out perfectly in the Spring, otherwise I don't know how I can graduate in time.

Other than the stress of school starting again, life just keeps going at the same old rate, ha ha. Although, our old Pontiac finally through a fit, again, so I said I'm not dealing with it anymore. We're selling it to the in-laws and bought a 2000 Infiniti QX4, our first SUV! And got a steal of a deal if I might say so. It's not the most gas efficient, but at least we finally have something with 4 wheel drive!

Also, with going back to school, that means going back to part time. It's good and bad. Good because I'm going to be working with my best friend who will replace me for the mornings. And bad because less hours means a pay cut, which has me worried since we're just getting caught up from car problems... Not sure if I can handle the next semester without my head exploding a few times... But what comes will come whether I want it to or not and I just have to deal with it the best I can. :)

Isn't summer supposed to be relaxing?

So I survived finals. For the most part... But it has been a super busy summer! To start with, I decided to quit Macey's back in May and go full time for the summer at the clinic. I do miss my managers and friends at Macey's but I needed it. The clinic continues to be a great learning experience and feeling more confidence than ever in the fact that I'm doing a good job. I know the patients appreciate me and so does my boss. I love meeting new people everyday and watching them get progressively better. Sure it's not a perfect job, there's still things and people that bug me. However, I'm learning to deal with it and understand that I can't control every situation.

I'm also enjoying the free treatments, free is always good. But, my health has been improving a lot, so that's really nice. I can actually eat onions without dying of heart burn (still don't like them though, ha ha!) and I can sit in the grass without breaking out in a red itchy rash. I love that I have the chance to work at a clinic that uses holistic treatments that fix the problem instead of loading you with medicine that just covers it up. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finals Week...

So finals week is never a good week. I'm pretty sure this has been the hardest semester yet. With all the research papers I wrote, I could make a nice little 35 page book... Waste of paper, honestly. Then there were the group projects. I actually somewhat enjoyed my group for my marketing class despite being a total mixture of nationalities with language barriers. But otherwise, group projects have become my latest pet peeve. I just want to shout, "I'm 22 frickin' years old! Let me show you what I can do and how creative I can be. Not 'how well I work with others' and how much more work I have to do because people are too lazy and my grade is counting on them, too!" Honestly, it's a high school thing to teach us about the real world. And I can understand freshman, maybe sophomore year in college, but junior and senior years? Really? Dumb idea.

Anyway, so now that those are over with it's time for finals. Honestly, finals week should be a cuss word. It's just that horrible. Although, I lucked out a little bit. My marketing teacher had us take our final last Monday, so that was one out of the way. Also, his tests are taken right from the quizzes, so pretty easy. Then my Human Resource teacher decided to do a take home final. So I really only have to go to school three more times to take tests and they're each on separate days.

Work update: I'm still working both jobs. I still like it. I really wish I could be a cashier for Macey's because bagging gets a little old sometimes. But, it's a job and they gave me a job when I was down in the dumps, so I won't complain. The clinic is great, I'm loving learning how things run everyday. I think it'll be a great help to me so I know how to run an office someday. Also, it sure doesn't hurt to have free adjustments every week, especially when I'm always doing something to my neck or back from being on the computer constantly... Brennon's job is ok. It's warehouse work so it's not wonderful. We're just hoping he gets a dang good raise after this trial period. Ha ha, it is kind of nice when he comes home smelling like apple orchard instead of sweat (depending on what scent they work on for the day).

We're still trying to sell our car. It sucks, that's all I'm going to say. It's just no the season right now, but I want a house already, so somebody buy it!

That's all for now, until next time!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

And the changes continue...

Well, like I said in my last post. I have two new jobs. Well last week it was Brennon's turn to start a new job. He's now working for our neighbor's dad who owns the ScentsSationals company. (It's like Scentsy, but half the price lol.) The downside is he took quite a pay cut. But we're hoping it's only for a couple of weeks. He's supposed to have a good shot at management position where he would make more than he was at Aaron's. I just hope it's worth it because we've both been sick for the past week and this new job is so strenuous he's just not getting much better. So it better be worth it, ha ha.

School continues to poor on the homework. I just can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm ready to be done with it. Actually, I think we both are!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Call me crazy!!

Well this just proves how bad I am at keeping a blog. I've probably said that in the last two posts from who knows how long ago. What can I say, I'm a busy girl. I have to be and I chose to be. However, there are times, like now, when I sit down and wonder where it's getting me. I know I'm getting somewhere, it just doesn't seem like it in the short view. Why? Because we have no social life whatsoever. Hopefully that will be changing soon though! Just one more month left of school. I'm working on one paper and have two more to write in the coming week. Two presentations and then finals!

Probably the biggest change for us in the past few months has been jobs. I lost my job at JC Penney back in December and joined the many who are unemployed. Don't ask, it was a stupid mistake on my part and an even bigger mistake on theirs. In a way, it was a blessing because I don't know if I would have ever gotten out of there if I hadn't been forced out. It was a rough few months, and luckily we had already bought everything for Christmas and had a very small savings.

I was lucky enough to get a job at Macey's, the grocery store, in Provo at the beginning of February. And guess what, I actually like it there. I love my co-workers and my managers, they're awesome people. I would much rather be a cashier than a courtesy clerk, but I will take what I can get.

Then, at the beginning of March, I had another unexpected blessing come my way. You see, back in December, I had tried to get a job as a receptionist at a chiropractic clinic in Spanish Fork. It was going great until my third interview. (A little much in my opinion, but whatever.) They decided to change the availability on me. A week before school started. I told them they had to decide that night to give me time to change my schedule. Well they decided they wanted to let the last girl get her final interview to be fair. So, no go. Worst mistake ever. Anyway, they called me at the beginning of March to ask me to come back. I almost said no, but I need this job to gain experience for my major and maybe use it for an internship. Well I found out that they're system is about 3 months behind and a TON of information has been lost because they hired idiots and careless interns. Now myself and another girl are running the office and trying to get everything caught up. It's a little stressful, but I like it because I can feel myself learning how to run an office, which is exactly what I will be doing with my major.

So, now I have two jobs... Call me crazy.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to school, oh joy

Ok, so I pretty much suck at keeping a blog ha ha. But life is picking up the pace again now that school has started. I'm taking 15 credits this semester and boy I'm feeling it already!
On a happy note, I had a job interview today for a medical receptionist at a physical therapy clinic. I won't know until next week if I got the job, so that kinda sucks. But it would be so nice if I could get this job! Weekends off, better environment, less stress and best of all it would help me gain the experience I need to work toward my degree!
Also, this past weekend was Peach Days and Brennon and I went up to visit. We had a lot of fun. (He spent most of it watching college football games after the parade while I hung out with my mom.) And of course the fabulous peach cobbler I love so much!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our new toy :)

Ok, so I finally took some pictures and this is our new sexy baby :) It's an '06 Chevy Malibu SS. The pictures aren't the best since I took them in our underground parking area...