I have slept a ridiculous amount of time this weekend. I don't know why I have been so tired. I don't feel like I am coming down with anything, but the amount of time I have slept isn't normal for me either. It just hit me Friday afternoon... I just couldn't keep my eyes open and I have been kind of out of it since. Other people have noticed too because anytime someone has called me they ask me if I just woke up. Anyway... now I am relaxing getting ready to go to bed and these are my thoughts about this past week.
First. Why is it so hard for me to find someone that wants to travel with me outside of the country? Maybe because most of my friends are married now and so they can't just take off with me on a travel adventure. But I will travel with just about anyone... even just an acquaintance... so why am I still having a hard time finding someone when there are killer deals right now to some pretty awesome places. *sigh*
Second. Recently my good friend and visiting teacher Sara was on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire". Well... she was on in October, but they recently showed the episode she was on. Sadly she got out on the 3rd question, but she looked adorable doing it. Cutest 2 1/2 minutes I have seen on that show. I am just impressed she got on. She rocks and just didn't do so well under pressure. So it got me thinking. I have other friends that could make it on reality TV shows too! I have a friend that wants to be on "What Not To Wear". I love that show, and think she could possibly be chosen. So, this week, I applied to get her on the show. Don't worry, she knows and is totally in on it, so if she does get chosen (which I hope she does) she will not be offended. On the application there was a story included that involved her owning a city baseball league pee yellow shirt that she loved and wore a lot. Her mother hated it for years. One day her mom secretly took it to the DI. When she told her friends her mom took it away, they told her they saw it at DI, so she went to DI and bought her shirt back and still has it to this day. Awesome. I hope she makes it and if she does.. I told her I want to come with her to NYC. I will let you know what happens.
Third. One area I am trying to improve on is service. I have the time to do it... so I should. Back when I first moved to Utah I used to volunteer at the TRC at the MTC and let the missionaries practice the discussions on me. I did that every week for like 2 years or something like that. I liked having some type of service that I did weekly. My ward has been chosen for this outreach program. There are a bunch of Latin kids in our area that need help with homework, so our ward is in charge of helping them... well, whoever wants to volunteer that is. So starting last month I have started going every Tuesday to help tutor some of these kids. This last week, I realized why I never became a teacher. I don't have a lot of patience for the kids that don't want your help. Here they have such a great opportunity to get help from so many young adults and it is a struggle to get some of them to even sit still and pay attention. I sat down with this one girl to try and help her read a very simple book. I read with her the week before too and it was a struggle but she cooperated more than she did this week. I was constantly telling her to focus and follow along with my reading since she refused to read to me claiming she didn't know how even though the previous week she read to me just fine. After struggling with her for 20 minutes or so and helping her with as much reading as she would sit for.... I went to a table with another girl that I had worked with in previous weeks. Such a difference. This girl cared a lot about her homework. For the remainder of my time there I sat with her and looked through her science book and helped her think of a science project idea for the up coming science fair and questions that she could ask to research the topic. She really appreciated my help and would get so excited over ideas that we would come up with together. This was actually fun and rewarding. I defiantly saw both sides of the spectrum this week and have a new appreciation for teachers.
Last. I thought that not having a boyfriend anymore, I would no longer get flowers. I am happy to say that I was wrong. I received flowers from my roommates when I went to see my friend in Ogden for the weekend in November, I received flowers for my birthday from my friends Erica & Sara and I received flowers for no reason from my friend Abby when I invited her and a couple other girls over for dinner a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. She told me that having fresh flowers in the house makes her happy and helps her through the Winter, so she got some for me. I have to say.... I agree with her.