Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hey go check out me and Diana over at my friend April's blog to read about a fun dinner date we had together here.

Here's the thing, I have found myself employed, much to my surprise. Yes I was fired from a job because of my personal opinion about gay marriage. I had a hard time with it at first, but "Oh ye of little faith" of course it has all been for the best and couldn't possibly be any better. When I was fired, I already had a second job working at the Christmas store RAZ. So that job just filled up the time I would have spent at the first job.

It is so much better working for RAZ because they pay me overtime and my social security taxes. Not to mention they are just the nicest people you will ever meet. And working for them during the furniture show was so much more fun and easier on my feet than working for Global Views.

Sadly, it has required some really long hours, leaving no time for luxuries like housework or blogging. Slowly, I am reclaiming my house and a little bit of my sanity.

I also have a job as an office assistant that is very part time. This is working for a friend of mine in my ward. She has taken on a bigger sales territory and so she is needing me more right now.

It is rather ridiculous and difficult trying to balance working and mothering and taking care of the basics. I would be the first to admit that I haven't figured it out yet. At. All.

One the one hand, it is fun to work and actually be appreciated and paid for what you do. On the other hand I worry if more important things are falling through the cracks. It is quite the dilemma. I have greater respect for working moms. Especially single ones, who do not have any back up at all. I know in the future, I will watch for chances to help such moms out.

For now, I think that it is not unbearable, but I will need to be vigilant about not letting Working Me get too out of hand. I think that in many ways teenagers need their moms as much as toddlers do.

I am finding that having more to do, helps me get more done. Sometimes it is good to have a short amount of time to get things done. When I have all day to do the dishes, it is easy to think, "Oh I will do that later." I am also grateful for the ability to get bills paid off. When others are struggling, I feel very blessed to have such opportunities.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Here's a joke

OK for the record I have not fallen of the face of the earth, although I am pretty sure the numb feeling I am experiencing might slightly resemble what it would feel like to fall of the face of the earth. No I have been working my fingers to the proverbial bone. Yes last week I worked 65 hours and 13 of them were on Friday and 15 of them were on Saturday. And that was after working 48 hours the week before that. How do you spell exhaustion? PAT. There is a bright side to all of this and that name will be called a paycheck with 25 hours of overtime on it. And also it will all be over on Friday. So if I live that long, which is debatable I will be a free woman again, for several months.

Hopefully my family will still talk to me when this is over. Or maybe it will not be so bad if they just give me the silent treatment for ignoring their ridiculous demands for food, clean clothing, and transportation over the past month. We will see how long the recovery process will take, but I am pretty sure it will involve the fetal position and some rocking back and forth.

On a totally different topic, I heard this great joke at work the other day. I laughed out loud at this joke but maybe when you are sleep deprived and high on sugar it is funnier, here goes:

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.

While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for.

The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he was finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she was finished the devil informs her that cost is 6 million dollars, so Queen Elizabeth writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he was finished the devil informed him that there would be no charge for the call and feel free to call the USA anytime.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA free.

The devil replied, "Since Obama became president of the U.S. the country has gone to hell, so naturally it's a local call."