23 September, 2009


I was told that I needed to update you all on my job(s). So here I am :)
I have been working at West Shore on my own for about a month now. I really really like what I do. I think I have a pretty good handle on my responsiblities, and each time the other office lady comes in, I have fewer questions for her and she has fewer things for me to fix! So that is a good thing. The office is very busy so I never have nothing to do. If I finish all my work, there is always filing to be done and things to be organized. The counselors are a lot of fun to be around too. They invited me to go out for lunch with them this afternoon and we had a good time. It was fun getting to know them in a non-work setting!
The Nursing Home is same as usual. Laundry isn't too exciting, but I like the people that I work with. We are going through some changes around our facility now, to increase our security measures, so that is definitely keeping us on our toes! It is laundry, housekeeping, and maintainance appreciation this week, so there was a luncheon on Tuesday. Unfortunately I couldn't make it, because I was working my other job.
Avon is going well also. It's challenging for me to get out of my comfort zone and gain new customers. I have ideas on how to do it, but usually I chicken out before I follow through. I need to learn to get out of my box and approach people, because that is the only way I will become successful at this!
It's sometimes challenging to have three jobs, but for me it's a good thing. I work about 40 hours a week doing all three, so it's basically like working a full time job, but better. I say better because it's always something different, and I never get bored. (Always a good thing). But I really like my jobs, and for me, that's what's important!

16 September, 2009

Take 5!

Mari had this meme up on her blog recently and I thought it would be fun to play along. You're welcome to play along too. Here's how it works. Mari got 5 words from another blogger and she did a post about the words she was given. She then offered to give 5 words to someone else. I thought it would be fun, so now I'm going to post on the five words she gave me. If you want to join in, tell me in the comments and I'll send you your own five words!

1. Work
I have been blessed with 2 part-time jobs. My favorite job is at West Shore, a counseling office. I am the office assistant there and I absolutely love it! I have been working there for about a month now and I think I have gotten the hang of what I do. My job is extremely detail oriented and constantly busy. The phone is always ringing, or there are clients waiting to be checked in, counselors needing things done, copies to be made, papers to be filed, faxes to be name it, I probably do it! My other job is at a nursing home. I do laundry there, not the most glamourous job, but it is something that has to be done. My favorite part of this job is interacting with the residents, there are so many interesting people in our home!

2. Love
Well, if you read my blog, you know that I have the most amazing boyfriend. We have been dating now for 18 months (last Saturday) and I wouldn't trade a second of it. I wasn't terribly into guys in high school, but I did wish that I would have a special guy to spend weekends with and such, especially when many of my friends were dating. But thankfully, God had a better idea, and I met Mike my second semester of college. We've spent a lot of time together, getting to know each other. I've learned a lot from Mike: I've learned the meaning of unconditional love, he loves me even when I don't feel loveable; I've learned selflessness; I've learned patience; and I've learned to say I'm sorry. Mike, if you're reading this, you've taught me so much and I'm so thankful for you! I love you!

3. Cooking
If I could have my dream job, it would be to be able to cook and bake all day! If you read my recipe blog, I'm sure you've noticed that I love to create new recipes and try out new things, modify old recipes, and try recipes from other people. I could spend hours browsing websites for yummy recipes. My favorite days during the school year were Fridays because I didn't have to go to school so I would stay home and bake all day!

4. Music
Where would I be without music? I am constantly listening to music, and I almost always have a song stuck in my head (for instance, right now it's "Lucky" by Jason Mraz). In highschool, I played the clarinet, I have taught myself how to play the keyboard, and I used to sing in my church's praise team. Music has always been a huge part of my life!

5. Car
Where do I start? I have not had much good luck with cars! I was so proud of my first car, a little green Sunfire. Then it started giving me more problems than it was worth (literally, I put about 3 times as much money into all it's many repairs as I spent to purchase it!) and I decided to sell it. Then I bought my beautiful Sebring convertible. That was such a fun car to drive, especially with the top down and the wind in your hair! Unfortunately, that car's life with me ended tragically earlier this year. Now I have a nice Stratus. It is a good car and I think it will last me a while!

I'll try to post again later this week when life slows down a bit to update a little more on my new job. But this is all I have for tonight. If you'd like me to pick out 5 words for you, please let me know!

09 September, 2009

The View

This is the last installment of my pictures from Cedar Point. The last ride we did on Saturday night was the Giant Wheel. The view from the top was pretty incredible!

Looking out over the park. The yellow loopy ride is the Corkscrew.

Looking up at the Wicked Twister (my 2nd favorite ride)!

Max Air

Another view of the park. On the right is the Top Trill Dragster. The tall ride to the left is Power Tower

05 September, 2009

More pictures from Cedar Point

We survived!!!
Me, Mike, Tyler and Jen

Excited after riding the Millennium Force

View from our resort

Behind our resort

02 September, 2009

Ride Warriors

This past weekend Mike and I, his parents, and his sister and her fiance went to Cedar Point. The weather was absolutely perfect, not too hot and not too cold. We took a ton of pictures, but most of them are of the two of us, so I won't bore you with all of those. I did select a few pictures that I think pretty much give a good summary of our trip to share.

We went on a lot of rides. We rode Millennium Force which was a lot more fun than I remembered from last year. We discovered that I tend to psych myself up too much and I get all scared for a ride and then after we go on it, it ends up that it wasn't near as bad as I had made it out to be. We also went on the Skyhawk, which was scary because you end up parallel to the ground and it feels like you're going straight into the ground and then suddenly it swings you back up. We really liked Magnum XL-200 but we weren't thrilled about Maverick. It was really rough and jerky and most of us had headaches after the ride. Wicked Twister used to be my favorite ride and it's still quite high on my list, but I think Top Trill Dragster has won the top spot now! Saturday afternoon, Mike and I and Jen and Tyler also went to the water park, Soak City, and we rode all of the tube rides. Our favorite was Zoom Flume because all 4 of us could go in together.

We went to the Snoopy's Big Bow Wow on ice. It was really neat to watch. The skaters were amazing!

These are two of the main skaters, they did lots of neat tricks like this. At one point he swung her around by her feet and her head came about 2 inches from the ice! Now that takes skill!

This is the restaurant beside our resort; we stayed at the Sandcastle Suites. We ate dinner here.

Wicked Twister is one of my favorite rides at the park. Mike convinced me to ride in the front car with him. I was a little nervous, as this was my first time sitting in the front, but it was really neat! I would definitely do it again!

This was the highlight of Mike's day. I didn't know that I would be riding in the front car so soon after Wicked Twister, but we went straight to Top Thrill Dragster. We had an hour wait (which was our longest wait the whole time at the park) and even that is not too long for a ride. Mike asked me to ride in the front car with him, and only because I love him so much, I agreed. It ended up being absolutely amazing, and we both agreed that the front car is the best way to enjoy Top Thrill!
I have a lot more pictures, so maybe later I will do a post of just pictures that we took on our trip!
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