Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2 weeks to go!

I haven't posted anything in a while, but that's because not much has been going on. Since Thomas left, I've been working a lot but not too much else. Our trip to Notre Dame last month was a pretty smooth one. The campus is incredibly beautiful. Thomas has been enjoying his time there, but his class is extremely hard, and I think he's more than ready for it to be over. After I got back from taking him, I started work at Maritz, which is a call center that does phone surveys. I only lasted there three days because it sucked so much. I am now working back at Hy-Vee again, and any time I get sick of it, I only have to think about how terrible Martiz was to be glad about my situation. I've got less than a month left at Hy-Vee before school starts, and then Thomas and I will both be teaching freshman composition at Truman again. And in about a year, I will hopefully have a real job and no longer have to work at crappy part-time places!

I have recently been reading Susan Cooper's children's fantasy series The Dark is Rising. It was one of Thomas's favorite series when he was younger, and he and I each picked out a series for the other one to read. He read Anne of Green Gables, and I'm reading this. I'm currently reading the 4th book (out of 5). I am really enjoying them! It is especially fun to notice things in them that Thomas talks about a lot or is still interested in and realize that reading these books when he was little is where those interests started.

A few weeks ago I found out that my brother Hyrum and his wife Kim are expecting a baby in December! I am excited to be an aunt again. This will make 11 nieces and nephews. Yay!

As of yesterday, Thomas has been gone for a month. I am going to pick him up 2 weeks from tomorrow. I am so excited that he's almost finished with his class because I am going crazy from missing him so much! This is the longest we've been apart in over 3 years. Just 15 more days...