Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Teacher Wish List

I honestly think I need this tape dispenser. My classroom will not be complete without it!

Also on my wish list...time, creativity (I was born with none), perspective, more time, a complete, first two weeks plan, and a chocolate supply.

Monday, July 25, 2011

T minus less than one month

So, as August quickly approaches, I find myself getting more and more and more stressed! Life is getting busy, and there are lots of triggers for stress in my life right now! But there are some things that are keeping a smile on my face.

1. My Bishop's willingness to act as my wing man, and his willingness to let me cry in his office. Haha.

2. This text from the EQP: "Maybe we should get together just to censure each other." So true!

3. This recent poem from EBish.
Oh Natalie, Oh Natalie,
What rhymes with Natalie?
Perhaps fatality, or even Maternity,
How about profanity, or the word calamity?
I know I'd suffer insanity, if it wasn't for Natalie.

Well, life is crazy! But there's always that silver lining!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My job

I don't always love working at the MTC. But now, with only nine days of employment at the good old MTC Bookstore left, I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

Two things I am loving right now:

1. WAYNE is in the MTC! He and his wife came in on Monday and have been coming in every morning to say hi and yes, buy some candy to tide them over during class. The other morning I was selling Wayne some Mentos, and for some reason we were talking about the accuracy of body scanners at the airport, and he told me very simply, in his own soft spoken manner, "Well, the Israelis use dogs. That's why they're better than us." Okay then!

2. There is an Elder, we'll call him Elder Payne, who has somehow decided he is very good friends with me and Lexi. He was delayed a week due to the fact that he had to have surgery on his nasal passageway. The day after his surgery, the mail room delivered a note addressed to "the Bookstore employees, Lexi and Natalie. "

"Surgery went well thanks for the well wishes I'll be by thursday when I'm coherent

Elder Payne"

That poor Elder! He did come in later when he was coherent, but first he came in when I'm not so sure he was coherent.

The joys of our employment.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Must Read

The Day the Babies Crawled Away

I just read this picture book, and loved it! I had read another book by this author and loved it, and I was a little confused about this book just from reading the title, but the illustrations are beautiful and the text is fun and charming. Read it!