Here's how my day normally started:
4am-Wakeup, get showered and ready for work.
5am- Leave the house, walk 1 mile to the bus stop.
5:25am- Bus Picks me up
5:45am-Arrive at Transit Station
5:55am- Catch bus headed for Downtown
6:15am- Arrive at stop Downtown- Walk 1 Mile to work
7am- Start shift at work
4:10pm Finish work-start one mile trek to bus stop.
4:25pm- Arrive at bus stop-wait until 5:15pm until next bus
5:15pm- Climb aboard bus
5:45pm- Arrive at transit center
6:23pm- climb aboard next bus
6:45pm- bus departs transit center
7:15pm- Arrive last bust stop
7:35pm- Arrive home and collapse into chair
8pm- go to bed and get ready for the next day.
First observation...yes, my schedule coincides much better in the morning on the to work.
Second observation- During the summer heat the trek home is miserable.
Now, for the good news!
Can we say...HAPPY DANCE!!!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Some have heard the saying: "The person with the brightest smile hides the biggest sadness." I admit wholeheartedly this was the case for me. I was working 40 hours a week, carrying a full load and attending school full time as well. I found myself, more times than I can count, working all night and then completing a full day at school last semester going a full 48 hours before actually getting to sleep. I admit hating my life and breaking down to ask what I did to deserve this. Yes, I hit rock bottom....and smiled through it. I posted for a promotion at a different location and expected to be treated with support. Instead was called a traitor by my manager. For two weeks I endured her harsh treatment. I vowed not to let her win. The job I'd applied for was canceled and I was forced to think why I had to go through this? So frustrated I nearly wanted to throw my hands up and cry out to the Lord. And then I truly opened my eyes. My son has found his calling in the Air Force ROTC. He has been appointed Chief Commander and has taken on immense responsibilities and I am truly proud of him. He plans on attending college and enlisting in the Air Force as an officer. My oldest daughter completed a small hurdle in making her dream come true. When she was 5 years old she spoke with one of the kids in our ward about BYU. He played football for the Cougars at the time and told her what BYU was. She decided at age 5 she was going to BYU. Knots formed in my stomach as we waited for the answer. First I watched her dance around the room after being accepted to BYU-Idaho. Then much to our shock....BYU accepted my baby. The girl can't stop smiling...including picking her dorm room. Bee has been developing her talent in photography. She has enjoyed being herself and hanging out with me. Hubby and I enjoyed our first vacation. We dropped the kids off at EFY at BYU and we enjoyed our own adventure. We spent a day with friends at temple square....my first time ever. We even went ziplining. Yes...I screamed and laughed like I hadn't laughed in so long. It felt good. Then I came home...and it was back to the grindstone. I continued to work my fingers to the bone working all odd hours rarely having a holiday or weekend off. Finally, after long hours of craziness, torture and going nearly 4 years without going to church....I was given a promotion to Property Coordinator. This means I work majority days with most weekends off. It means I get a pay raise. It means I regain my sanity and most of all I get to spend time with my family for once. I come home to my kids. Yes, I crumbled....but I make a great comeback!!!
Friday, November 2, 2012
5 more weeks... 5 more weeks... 5 more weeks... This is my mantra. as I count down to the end of this terrible semester. Let me just share with you my schedule this week: Monday:3-11 Tuesday:4am wake up and run to catch bus to make it to my first class by 7:45am Finish my last class by 2pm Jump on the bus and head back downtown and change in time for my night shift. Work 3pm-11pm Wednesday:wake up at 4am to catch bus in time...work7-3pm Thursday: Wake up again at 3am to grocery shop...then be back by 5am for my bus run again Out of last class by 2pm Friday:wake up at 4am....catch bus to get to work ...Work 7-3pm...pass out!!! Oh yeah...trying hard to work it....and survive. Why did I do this?!?!? Oh yeah...to be a good example to my kids. Sigh....we'll see how this works. Only one more semester and I will achieve my goal of my Associate's Degree. No, not a Bachelor's or anything but it's a step.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Well, it finally happened. I've come into the realization my baby is leaving. While sitting at home spending my free few seconds of my life I found out Rinni's Graduation was scheduled. My daughter...that cute little face I've loved since being yanked out of my womb. Apparently she was happy right where she was.