Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My new life

Man, it has been quite awhile since I actually wrote anything on this blog. But don't fret, I've returned and hopefully I'll make this a habit. Updates in my life include the following:

1) I'm getting married to the hottest Navajo out there :) (which is pretty obvious, I know) and I would post about how he proposed, but that's just not going to happen at 11:58 pm... sorry. You'll just have to live in anticipation until then.

2) My future school plans have changed pretty dramatically. About a year ago, I made the decision to take a BUTT-load of science pre-reqs and eventually get accepted into Veterinary school. That was my plan... until 'said Navajo came riding up on his white horse and swept me off my feet (sigh) :)

Fortunately, we're both graduating this April but as long as I'm the one putting him through medical school for the next 8+ years, Vet school just didn't seem possible or even logical. Was I crushed, you ask? Honestly, I was disappointed but then comfort from above gave me assurance that this was the way things were supposed to happen. A year ago, I needed that direction in my life to bring me comfort and it also kept me at BYU for an extra year. And if I had never taken those classes over Spring/Summer term, things probably wouldn't have happened with Anthony. Isn't it crazy that you can think one decision will lead you in one direction, but then it takes you somewhere you never imagined you would end up?! It's just proof that Heavenly Father is all-knowing and even though you might not understand the journey, he knows exactly where you're going. It's amazing and I'm incredibly happy!

3) On a more lame note, I got a new job. The one that I was working at on campus just wasn't taking me anywhere. I was only making about $8.50 after being there for almost 3 years, so I was definitely done with that. So I've been crazy job hunting ever since I got back to Provo a month ago. The only one who called me back for an interview was the only one who hired me - A Student Cleaning Co. That's right... I'm a maid. But it's actually not as bad as it sounds. Already I'm getting paid $9/hour and I'm learning all sorts of new things (like cleaning a full bathroom w/ a tub AND shower in 20 minutes flat... impressive, I know) My boss is great and most of the houses we clean are huge rich places that are already in really good shape.

For example, this morning one of my chores was washing the wood floor (not bad) but the owner had some rugs that she asked I clean under. As she was showing me the dirty buildup (or... what she believed to be dirty buildup because it looked clean to my eyes), she handed me a large comb. "This" she said, "is for the rugs in the dining room with the fringe. I like it to look nice and straight." Well... I'd have to say that was my first time EVER "combing" a rug. Weird.

Well... it's really late and if, in the future, I want a blog to take me 15 minutes rather than 45 minutes, I'm going to have to update more regularly. Believe it when you see it.

Me and Anthony after the homecoming dance last Friday.
It was WAY past our bedtime :)


Tess said...

Yay! Welcome back to blogging! I totally know what you mean about how Heavenly Father totally being in control and guiding our lives way better than we could ever do on our own. Thanks for your thoughts!

Andtheknee said...

Oh my gosh, you posted the sleeping picture. Oh, this is war. :) Look at my nose! It's squished flat! Haha, but that was fun, and yes, it was way past our bed time. And only 20 minutes to clean a bathroom with a shower and tub? You'll have to prove it...next time I have cleaning checks. :)


I am so glad to hear how good you are doing!!! You seem so happy, and you deserve all the best. Well keep us updated on your life. Good luck with the wedding plans, have fun and enjoy every min.

Tian Tian said...

What is this I hear-Anthony and the Homecoming what? That would imply dancing. Oh, goody, yes!

Becca said...

Uhm, that freaked me out - does that picture of Ant not TOTALLY look like Ben?

Yay and congrats and good luck with wedding plans :)

Trevor said...

Hurrah!!! You used the sleeping picture that I took!!! Now aren't you glad that I like taking random pictures when no one is paying attention?

Roundy Family said...

Congrats, I better get a invitation. I really miss ever one. Hope to see you soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have never been on your blog in my life, I only found it via a search for angie pangie as a joke talking to my girlfriend about her name, angie.

But I could not help but have a quick read through your post and from a quick read it sounds very much like you have gone from being a happy, smart woman at college studying to be a vet to a housewife/cleaner just because some guy has come along.

Maybe I am just reading this wrong but it sounds like this guy has crushed you.

Be a vet :)