Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ups and Downs

It's way too fast for me. We're in the last days of January already! Let me sum up the biggest news so far:
  • I had a pretty successful job interview with Melaleuca on Wednesday, and I'm just waiting to hear back.
  • I tried to teach a bread class for some extra income. Unfortunately, the girls who signed up ALL forgot about it, or decided not to come. On the plus side, I now have a 25lb bag of flour to cook with, cause they didn't need any of it. lol. I left the offer to teach classes online, in case someone decides they want it again. It's at
  • I found a posting on the bulletin board for a 2 bedroom mobile home for only $350 a month! Washer and dryer included, only utilities not covered are gas and lighting. I've called, e-mailed, and called again! I'm hoping soon they'll get back to me because that would be PERFECT for us. =]
  • Tuesday's devotional was AWESOME, Russell M. Nelson spoke! And tonight there is a university fireside (?what's that about?) and Elder M. Russell Ballard is speaking! I got a ticket for the front center section. Sweeeeeet.

So, keep your fingers crossed for us! We've got lots of good opportunities we're trying to grab by the horns!

In the meantime, I have been enjoying these books:

Fairest, by Gail Carson Levine
It was pretty cute, except I kept imagining that Aza looked like the poor chubby girl from The Tale of Despereaux. That kind of ruined any good imagery Gail tried to use.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, by Trenton Lee Stewart
I'm still in the middle of this one. It's the third in series. They're so fun! (Thanks to my sister Sarah, who got it for me!!!) I highly recommend them.

Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
I normally love Robin McKinley books, and my roommate recommended this one. It's about vampires. Actually, it's about a girl who lives in an altered America where things like vampires, demons, goblins, etc. are real. I have to say, it's MUCH better than Twilight because it has a believable fantasy to it. For example, the vampire look like aliens instead of Abercrombie models, and they don't go to high school. *gasp!* I know. However, the character's good, honest voice told me things I didn't want to know about her boyfriend, etc. So I put it down. But I do love Robin's writing style. I recommend her books Rose Daughter and The Hero and the Crown. So good!

Anyway. Happy Saturday to you all!


One Happy Family said...

ooooooh- I hope they call you back about that mobile home!!! sweetness!

Belle said...

Yay for good opportunities waiting in your path! You're in our prayers and we love you! (Also, I loved your book have such a great writing it!) :D

Katie S. said...

Don't want to burst your bubble but we're in a 3 bedroom tiny house and our gas bill alone was more than $200 last month and we didn't even use the oven/stove as much as we normally would have! Be careful.