Thursday, March 22, 2007

Off to Mexico

I'm doing the final bit of packing to leave for Mexico. I got off work early today. It's a very early start tomorrow morning and I still have lots to do. I can't wait to get there. For those of you who are interested, you can see daily updates on the Edmonton Temple website. There is already one from the first team that arrived on Wednesday. It seems very surreal that the trip is finally here. Thank you to all of you who have supported me, finacially and otherwise for this trip.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Just feel like posting

I feel like posting because posting can sometimes help relieve stress. Although I don't really have anything to post about. How come some times you have perfectly good intentions for something and it turns out to be a complete disaster? And people just end up getting hurt?

I'm talking to Charmaine right now on MSN. Hi Charmaine!

Today Jon went to test drive a 2007 VW GTI. I went with him. It's a nice car. I personally hope he gets it.

I should be doing my math assignment right now. That is also probably why I am posting. This of course means that I will be up early working on it. Oh well. I work better early in the morning and very late at night. I even made an attempt to go and see my math professor in his office to talk about the assignment and ask about getting notes ahead of time for when I am in Mexico and I even mentioned that I was coming after class on Tuesday and he said he would be there but wasn't. The one time that I actually attempt to go and see him, and he wasn't there. Oh well, seeing professors in their offices always makes me nervous.

I only have 4 shifts at Timmys left! I can't wait until my last shift is done.

There is only one week and 1 day until I am leaving for Mexico, that I also can't wait for.

Well, I was going to save this post until I knew the outcome for sure, but I feel like posting it because I am in one of those moods. As some of you know and many of you don't, I applied for the Canadian Forces. (Sorry to those of you who feel that you should have been told about this in a more personal way) I'm very excited about this. I applied under the Direct Entry Officer plan and hope to be an Aerospace Control Officer (Air Traffic and Air Weapons Control). I did my Aptitude test and Interview in February. Those were nerve racking but I did very well on them. I'm just waiting to have an optometry appointment, which is actually not easy to get in this city when you do not have an optometrist. My appointment isn't until after I get back from Mexico. But after that is done, my application will be sent off to the big wigs in Ottawa for them to decide whether or not they want me. I assure all of you out there that this is something that I have considered and prayed about a great deal. I didn't want to tell a lot of people incase I don't get in. But, it seemed the thing to do at this moment. So people can comment as they wish, just remember that this is my decision and just because you do not share the same viewpoints as I do, it does not make my viewpoints wrong.

So I guess I did have something to post about after all:)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What a beautiful day

I usually love Edmonton winters because, while it is frigidly cold, the Sun is shinning and the sky is brilliantly blue. The nighttime sky is just as a good and about as much of a delight as an astronomer is likely to get in the city. But this winter has been so cloudy and drab. The clouds rolled in just in time to ruin the transit of Mercury in November and have stayed ever since aside from a few days here and there. So I was delighted this morning to wake up to a beautiful, sunny day. I even pulled out the sunglasses! Now that is a good day.

I only have 8 shifts left at Tim Hortons! I'm getting kind of excited.

It is 16 days until I leave for Mexico!! I'm getting even more excited about that.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Being forced to quit

So today my manager, James, told me that the owner will not give the time off I requested for Mission Mexico. So as a result of that, I am quitting. My last day is March 22. I have some choice words to describe the owner at the moment. James called her the devil. He's not impressed that she is making me quit instead of letting me have the 4 shifts off that I need. He was coming up with all these crazy schemes to get me to stay, all of them slightly dishonest. I told him that I don't want to work for a women who cannot respect the purpose of me going on this mission trip.

I am kind of sad about having to leave though. This is the first job that I have ever had that I actually like the manager and the people I work with. I have even made two very awesome friends. I will miss working with them a great deal. April is going to be pretty sweet though. I'll have all the time in the world to study for my finals and do my last three assignments. Plus more time for working out. Of course there will not be any money coming in. But my tax return is large enough so that I can easily make it through April and then I'll find a job. Anyone want to hire me?

I know everything will work out and Mission Mexico is more then worth it. A lot has been changing lately and I guess this is just part of it.

I am someone who got up again I am someone unshakable I have seen the earth spinning 'round And now I understand They used to keep you on the outside Now you're the only survivor You have spoken with the angels And your face still shines Just like mine We're The Glorious Ones The Glorious Ones Forever in the sun, we are The Glorious Ones And tonight we are the strangers In the darkness underground We have eternal things in out hands And tomorrow we rise So wise ~Tree 63 The Glorious Ones