It was a wonderful night out! Chris took me to see the Nutcracker this past Saturday, and it was truly amazing.
The day started off with my dying my hair...and worrying that it was going to go wrong. Luckily it didn't and I'm now a few hair shades darker...almost black, but not quite. It's really pretty, and only accents my natural hair color that didn't quite get colored....good thing I picked a color that does that.
Next, Megan and I joined up with Mark (my brother-in-law) and my niece Emma, for an hour or two at the mall. It was cute because Emma decided that she needed to carry her baby doll around with her. Unfortunatley for me I didn't get my Christmas shopping done as I'd hoped. Thankfully Mark didn't seem to mind. I hope I didn't waste his time. Thank You Mark, for going with Megan and I to the mall. Once we were done at the mall, we quickly stopped by Costco. And then we were on our way home,and I was going to drop off Megan as she also had to get home.
How lucky I am to have Megan as a friend! She helped dye my hair by the way, and luckily she liked it! :-) She also let me borrow a beautiful black dress for the Nutcracker. It really was pretty. It had a square neckline, an empire waist with a floral arrangement of beads to accent the line. It was long, and it flowed as I walked. Which I really liked. :-) And the best part about it...It fit! I could breath, and it fit. Which was the icing on the cake for me. See, the dresses I tried on from my mom and dad's....Let's just say this, I'm totally not the same size as those dresses.
After Megan gave me the dress, I hurried home to get ready. My mom pulled half of my hair up, and pinned it with some bobby pins, and she gave me a square necklace with matching earrings, that just happened to match the dress, (my Mom's cool that way, she has a talent for matching). I did my make-up, my mom took some pictures (I'll see if I can't post a pic or two). And then I was out the door. I safely hurried up to Salt lake, Where Chris and I headed out for our date.
We picked up our tickets, and ate at a cute little German Deli/store that was next door. It was delicious and authentic. We sat at the bar that ran along the window (there were only about 5-7 tables, which were all full). We got a really good view though. The snow was falling down, and people were doing stupid things in the street, but we had a nice view of The Monaco Hotel. Once we were done with dinner, we bundled up and went back to The Capitol Theatre. Where they were just opening the doors. I was so excited! But that lasted for a very short time....because by the time we got to our seats...my excitment had been drained a bit. We were two rows away from the back wall....in the second balcony. And because I'm me, and my brain is slowly loosing it's correct wiring...I had a blond moment. I was sitting there thinking, waiting for it to start, and something in my head said "I wonder how they're going to project this far...They'll probably use microphones, but I don't see any speakers up here, oh well I guess I'll just find out when it starts". I did find out when it started. I found out it was a Ballet. No microphones needed. Smart. I know.
But the performance was amazing, and even though there were kids in laps in front of me, (supposedly you're not allowed to do that) and the people behind me were having seating trouble, the show was really good. and I personally, cannot wait until next year to go again. and have better seats, I hope.
So that was our night out. It was amazing. and I loved it. Thank you Chris!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
It was a wonderful night out! Chris took me to see the Nutcracker this past Saturday, and it was truly amazing.
Posted by Stacey at 9:02 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
This week has been one heck of a ride for me. Work has been extremely busy. So much that nearly everybody is ready to bite everybody else's heads off! I know I want too. But because I'm not a cannibal, it's not going to happen.:)
Monday started out keeping me busy, and I am so happy about that. However, because of the high volume we've been seeing,I guess I've been making a mistake(?). I don't know for sure because nobody tells me what I'm doing wrong. If anything at all of course. In my opinion, I've just been doing what I've been told to do. I don't see how that is a mistake. I guess I'll just have to wait until the end of the quarter to find out, seeing as Cathy (who probably wants to bite my head off as well) isn't correcting me at this time. So I find it's best if I don't do anything to make it seem like I'm provoking her. HA! HA! HA! (Funny). Let me clarify here. Cathy is the order desk personnell. She takes the orders and places them. She only uses my help when she's got too much on her plate. But she never admits that she has too much because she's Wonder Woman, and she can do it all (not really, but sometimes I humor her). So sometimes I help her out. Lately she's been giving me more and more work like she's supposed to, and I've been doing fantastic! (again, only as far as I am concerned because there is a lack of communication going on here, so I don't know if I really am. But since nobody is saying anything....I can only assume that I'm doing Fantastic! In other words, I'm doing Fantastic!). So that has been the entire week! No doubt about it, regardless of the economy, or perhaps because of the economy right now, we haven't slowed down at all. Granted, we're not as busy as we were last year (from what I hear of course), but we're still busy. And that is good to know.
So, I've been busy all day everyday this week. Yesterday was the worst day ever though. Our phones kept cutting people off. Much like the cell phones tend to do when your in a particuarly bad spot. So I had taken three times as many phone calls. However...nine times out of ten it was the same person three or four times in a row. Finally, whenever I picked up a call, I would quickly explain the situation, ask for an email, and we were able to continue with business as usual as it could possibly get. Thank goodness for Friday is all I can say at this point.
Posted by Stacey at 10:25 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
Okay, so saturday wasn't the best day in the world but over all I'd say it was fairly good. It started off with nothing going on and ended with a Bang! (literally). And since the bang is the part that gets fairly interesting because there's more to say about that than the other activities I participated in that day, I'll slowly fast forward to that time.
Chris and I had gotten lunch at Gandolfo's (So so good). Then we went back to his apartment so that I could watch the Cougars game on TV, and he would watch a movie on his computer (He doesn't like football at all, he's a soccer fan, and I can say, that soccer players are very talented). Okay, so I'm trying to set up the TV to receive channels. And with his TV...you kind of have to mess with the antennae constantly to get it to receive the best quality through out the whole show. For instance, when we watch The Office on Thursday nights, we probably fiddle with the antennae about 100 times during the show. We've discovered much to our anger-fueling-ness, that any movement, Any Movement, will set it off. The people upstairs....if we wiggle a toe...it's just absurd. So, I was getting the TV ready for amazing football experience, only to find out that the Mountain had contracted the game to be played only on certain channels. SO I WASN'T ABLE TO WATCH THE GAME!!! Grrr!!! So I went and grabbed Chris's radio and turned it on to KSL News Radio 1160 AM. That was just painful in every possible way. One, I don't know names! I've never had to pay attention to that because I used to be able to just watch the game on TV. But noooo! I can't this year because of the Mountain! *(Sigh)* So I just sat listening...waiting for the score. BYU lost. But that's not a bad thing since you know, now they get 1.4 million dollars for their school. And I'm sure the other schools in the conference were happy about that because they also get money for their schools. So see? It's not a bad thing.
Anyway, so all through the game, my mom is texting me asking if I'd like to come down and go to Kira's dance recital. I say yes and head off to my place to shower and basically get ready for the day. I mean it's not like I was in my pajamas but....I just smelled like bleach. And that's just a nasty smell all together. So I'm getting ready for the day at 5:30 in the p.m. Chris comes over, picks me up about fourty minutes later, (6:10-6:15 pm for those who didn't pay attention) and we head down to Provo to watch Kira dance. The concert doesn't start till 7:30, and we got there at 7:20. So we're chilling, figuring out how to work Tasha's video camera, and then the action starts. Kira dances, and she did a fantastic job! Kudos to Kira. Mom sold an apron for $25, and a purse for $20. Not too shabby Mom! And Chris and I leave to go to Mom and Dad's for some dinner. :)
So we're driving along heading towards the place of food....and a deer pretty much pops out of no where in front of us. I screamed, "DEER!!!" Chris slammed on his brakes, and pretty much just comes to a complete and very abrupt stop. But not without hitting the deer. It dented his fender, busted a headlight, and a couple other minor damages were done to the car. The deer of course is fine. We were pretty lucky. Basically, we had seen it just in time to hit the brakes as hard as we had, to stop as fast as we did. Otherwise I'm sure the antlers would have gone through the windshield and we probably would have gotten at least a few scratches if nothing else. So the deer ran off, and Chris and I pulled into a parking lot to asses the damage, and to allow me time to get my breath back. I was more shaken up than Chris was. So he called his mom to see if he needed to report it to his insurance, and then he called his insurance. Luckily we didn't have to call the police and wait around forever for that paperwork (somehow it always feels like an hour when the police have to file papers for you). As time would have it though, it was about 45 minutes later that we finally got to my parents house. And by that time both families knew about it, and I was still having trouble standing up ( so I didn't do that until we got some food).
Today, Chris took his car to a body shop, and they gave him a rental. A toyota Yaris. He says it seems like it'd be a good car for his parents. I agreed, and that's the last update I got from him.
That pretty much wraps up that day. Now back to Friday night.
I had just gotten home, it was about 11pm and I was checking my mailbox (I seem to do that alot in one day) and I heard screaming coming from the apartment closest to me. I glanced up and saw through the blinds, that a TV was turned on to cartoons. So that automatically states that a kid is living in there as well. So that kind of caught my attention pretty fast. The other thing that caught my attention was, the awful words coming from the house. From what I can gather, the mom was yelling at her kid. For whatever reason....But she was absolutely rigid and horrible! She was yelling at her kid, saying things that are completely unacceptable in any situation. Saying that if he (I think it is a boy, because of the bikes they have on the balcony) If he ever messed things up again, she would literally f-him up (that's what she said) Poor kid was just bawling his heart out, she's yelling and screaming at him to shut up. Something is hitting the wall....I was frozen, horrified that somebody could be that cruel. I didn't know what to do. I wanted to call the cops, I wanted to pound on her door and just yell at her...I was just so angry at her for acting like that in front of her kid. I didn't pound on her door, I didn't let her know I knew what an awful person I have decided her to be. I didn't call the cops. I didn't do anything. I went into my apartment and cried. Mostly for her kid, and for the coward that I was. She would never have known it was me that had called. But I didn't call, and the only excuse that I have is that I didn't know if I could. I didn't know if I could call without evidence or whatever. But now I know that I can call, and so next time I will. I've started paying special attention to my surroundings when I'm near that apartment, and hopefully I won't have to call the cops.
Now, let's fast forward to Sunday! (it's a much happier experience).
Mostly this is going to be about the amazing chef I have become. I say that because when I used to cook for Chris....let's just say it was a nice thing that his fire alarm doesn't work. However now that I've become quite the chef, he could probably put batteries in it, and not worry about it going off. Unlike my apartment that has a powerful alarm.
So, I made a zesty Lemon chicken, with mashed potatoes, and rolls baked in butter (gives it a nice flaky texture) and Chris sauteed mushrooms, onions, and squash. So good. And nothing was burnt. Yes, I am very pleased about that.
Posted by Stacey at 12:38 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Okay, so here I am getting ready for a fattening weekend in about a week? That's right! Thanksgiving! A wonderful holiday to pack on some pounds! and I mean it. Chris and I are going to his parents house first. Then we'll be heading down to my parent's house for another fantastic meal. Hopefully though we'll be able to have enough room in our stomachs for both places. I hope so because I'm sure there is going to be alot of fantastic food. Also another perk that comes with the Thanksgiving time of year is the BYU vs. U game. GO BYU! I'm sure they'll win. At least that's what I'm hoping for. It should be pretty awesome. I plan on watching the game over at Chris's place in HD! Good stuff, hopefully though the TV will work. He's had trouble with his antanae since he got it, it's a bit sensative to movement. Anyway, there's this and next weekend for ya.
As for next month...December. Chris plans on taking me to see The Nutcracker. :D should be fun. and I plan on spending Christmas with my family. and hopefully we'll be going up to Idaho as well, since this time I will be able to have at least some time for that this year. and I'm hoping to get some serious snowmobiling in. Hint hint.
So that's it as far a s plans for the rest of the year go. I'm not big into planning too far ahead, though I have been known to plan ahead for a few things. My family can probably tell you that much. But for now, that's everything. Well I hope you all enjoyed...and I'll be back tomorrow to do some better blogging for everybody who reads this thing (and that's only about what? four people?) hahaha, oh well, it's fun anyway. Alright, peace everybody! I'm going home!
Posted by Stacey at 3:58 PM
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thank you so much! I love you! You are amazing, and that was the best surprise I have ever received. Thank you.
To everybody else; Chris sent me flowers.
Posted by Stacey at 3:57 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
stop blaming or grant forgiveness;
╚absolve; justify; free
According to Dr. Robert Muller,
"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of Love..." I must admit, I agree with him. It is the highest, most beautiful form of Love. Some people believe that the only reason to forgive a person is if they deserve it, If they have earned it. But I believe that a person deserves to be forgiven always. No matter what. I admit some forgivness takes time. Some situations take more times than others, but I believe everybody deserves to be forgiven. If you love a person enough, they should be forgiven for their mistakes. Because their actions are simply that, a mistake. We all make them. If we didn't, we would have forgiveness at all. It simply would not exist because we would all be perfect. You don't need an emotion, a word, an action like forgiveness in a perfect world. But this is not a perfect world...
And I am not a perfect person. And I am So Very Sorry. If you can find it in yourself to forgive me, I promise I will do whatever it takes to make it right in your eyes. I am so sorry. Please please please, forgive me.
Posted by Stacey at 1:55 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have a new job. I now work at Kitchen Resource. I am in the customer service department. I answer phone calls, questions, (from both the customer and myself). I send replacement parts, and give the address of where customers are to send their machines to us to be the ones to get their machines fixed. I am lucky here. I am lucky to be here. This company is great. They give us lunch everyday. And not just any kind of lunch, they have a chef who comes in and makes us nice lunches from scratch. It is amazing. They are amazing. The hours are the best. I work 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. It is heaven.
My last job, was the complete opposite. I worked too many hours for too little pay. I'm glad I left. They were worthless. They didn't care about any of the guests what-so-ever. Housekeeping was horrible, it seemed they never vacuumed, wiped-off any counters or other surfaces that should have been disinfected. Dishes don't get run through the washer, and some of the time the sheets don't get sent to the cleaners because corporate is more determined to save money and not pay the Cleaners, than to have nice clean sheets for the guests to sleep on. I for one, think that is ridiculous and that the company is going to be shut down. I can only hope for so much though.
The other ridiculous thing with my previous employer is that they do not give their employees any reason to stay there and work for them. No raises until November! No bonuses until 2010, if ever again. Insurance doesn't do squat! Over all, it's a stupid company, and is going down hill. Fast. I only hope they go down shortly. Or else get their heads out of their greedy selves and put some money into that fiery doom. Which they won't.
On the bright side, I have a fantastic job. I even recieved a fax at my new job from Future Stacey. It is as follows;
Date:6/16/2008 (that's my favorite part from future Stacey, she made it seem so real and near!)
Regarding: Kitchen Resource
You should be into your second week of working at Kitchen Resource by now. Keep it up, you will be running the Service Department soon enough.
P.S. Beware of the potato salad.
Little does future Stacey know, I Love Potato salad, and I will not give it up. Never. That is a fruitless battle that is already lost. Future Stacey should have known this. But since she also didn't know the correct date...I have no reason to hold it against her. After all, it is Future Stacey I am talking about, and She is amazing. :)
I admit, the only downside of working here, I have to give up Pre-School. And that knowledge tears me apart more than Tear apart auto recycling, tears apart a car. This choice tears me apart completely. I didn't know I would be affected by it this much. The only solace that I have in this choice is the knowledge that someday I will be able to continue in pre-school again. As I have already decided that I am going to be a Teacher when I finally decide to continue growing up. I have no doubt my parents wish that to happen soon. And I admit, I also feel the need for that to continue shortly. The sooner the better as it is always said, and sometimes is right.
Now, as the time is nearing 5pm, I must bid all my fabulous readers fairwell. It's time to finish my work.
Posted by Stacey at 12:57 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day MOM!! I LOVE YOU! and I want to say Thank You for being such a wonderful Mother. I know I don't tell you that as much as you deserve to hear. So i'm taking this time to tell you know.
Thank You so much for putting up with me. My infamous tantrums, my stubborness, my goofy-ness, and random off the wall comments. Thank You for loving me through all of that. You truly are a wonderful mother, and I am so blessed to have been sent to you. I'm sorry for all the times I've made you cry, or upset you. I'm sorry for getting upset at so many little things. I'm so grateful that you have such a wonderful personality, the way you describe things, your writting style that you use to journalize the many scrapbooks that you spent so much time on. Mom, in all honesty, I do appreciate your skill and talent that you put into those books. I hope that someday, your patience for sitting down and creating something beautiful like that, will rub off on me. I love you so much Mom. Thank You again for always being there for me.
Happy Mother's Day. I Love You!
Posted by Stacey at 1:20 PM
Okay, so by the title you can probably tell that it is not uncommon for me to make mistakes while I'm working in the kitchen. Most of the time I burn the food.....Luckily for me, Chris still eats it...well, as long as he can tell what it is. He says it helps him put hair on his chest? haha, anyway. This incident I'm going to tell you about, just happened last night. You might want to grab a box of tissues....
I was slightly hungry for some chocolate chip cookies...and I had a packet of cookie mix, so I grabbed the mix of chocolate chip cookies, and a box of Triple Chocolate decadence Brownie mix (like I said, I wanted some chocolate, and I was hungry) and Chris and I headed to his place to mix up the batches, and watch The Office. The cookies were sooo good too! yummy!!! and Because we felt like it, we mixed up the brownies as well. Well, I mixed them up (we later discovered that that wasn't such a good idea....). So, I mixed up the brownies, and I spread the batter nice and smoothly over the pan. I then sat on the couch for a minute to give the oven a chance to cool from the cookies I'd baked just minutes before. Once I determined the oven was ready, I read the brownie box to determine the time for which they would bake, and I just happened to glance at the ingredients, and suddenly realized that....I'd forgotten to mix in the egg! Luckily, I hadn't put the pan into the oven yet, and was able to scoop out the mix, back into the bowl, and add the egg. which made such a difference in the texture of the batter! where as before it was all clumpy and difficult to spread...the egg added much needed lubrication. It basically made the batter smoother, spreadable, and probably added to the taste as well. HAHAHA!! and yes, just like I said, this is quite typical of me. Which means that Chris wasn't the least bit surprised when he learned about it. It did give him a good laugh too, I mean, it was just too funny of an incident not to.
So, What's going to happen to the brownies now? Well, because we ended up not eating them last night as it took 33 minutes to bake....we are going to take them to his mother's house for part of our desert after dinner tonight. Chris admitted to me, that he is nervous about giving them to his family and quite frankly, I don't blame him. I know they're not poisenous or anything....but, they might taste funny (as that's not uncommon either). Because (and here's the part I didn't tell him) I don't know the exact amount of oil or water I added.... The recipe called for 1/4c water, and 1/3c oil.....(or maybe it was the other way around?) but Chris, doesn't have measuring cups that go below 1/2c. So using his glass measuring cup that goes from 1/2c.-2c. I guessed. Anyway....that's my Funny but Typical kitchen experience.
Hope you all enjoyed it. I know I did! hahahhahahahhahaahahaha.....
Posted by Stacey at 12:48 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits;-- on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land.
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.
Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the aegaen, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.
The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright gridle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.
Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
(This is a poem I recieved while I was in High School, and I just thought I'd share it. Even though I don't even know what it means..... if you have any insight at all, I'd truly love to hear it.)
Posted by Stacey at 3:37 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for -in order to get to the job you need, to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
I think that quote is pretty funny. Because it's true. Hooray for the circles of life. Yes circles. you know what I mean too.
And now, for more of my favorite quotes! Please note, that I am simply sharing these because they make sense to me, and I'm hoping that you'll at least enjoy them. And just so you know, if you want more, I have a Whole Binder full!! and I'm getting more daily.
For once in my life, I don't have to try to be happy. With you it just happens.
Life is about change, Sometimes it's beautiful, sometimes it's painful. and most of the time it's both.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
~Robert Louis Stevenson~
We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you forget the words.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
A man who realizes he doesn't know everything, will continue to learn and grow.
Watching my ice cream melt....like my heart...The heart of a hopeless romantic.
A girl asked a guy if she was pretty, he said no...
She asked him if he wanted her, he said no...
She asked him if she left, would he cry, he said no...
She turned to leave, and he grabbed her arm and said,
You're not pretty, your beautiful. I don't want you, I need you. I wouldn't cry if you left me, I would die. I love you.
Be gentle, what you're holding is my heart.
The best kind of love is the kind of love that awakens the sould, and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts, and brings peace to our minds.
The art of love...is largely the art of persistence.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
~Anna Louise Strong~
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved inspite of ourselves.
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Love is like Pi; natural, Irrational, and very important.
A kiss makes the heart young again, and wipes out the years.
Love is created and preserved by intellectual analysis, for we love only that which is unique, and it belongs to contemplation, not to action, for we would not change that which we love.
~William Butler Yeats~
Only love let's us see normal things in an extraordinary way.
And it's not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you.
I have all the answers. But I never said they were right....
You, Yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without, and know we cannot live within.
Enjoy Life!! this is not a Dress Rehersal.
The moment one gives close attention to anything even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry with your girlfriends.
Posted by Stacey at 3:42 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently I'm incompetent. But only because I don't know how to do a three way call. Yes, you read that right too.
So here's the scoop, an owner calls us up this morning and starts yelling at me saying that he had a huge amount of items that were taken out of his unit and that it had been cleaned by somebody. Now if I had gotten a free cleaning I wouldn't be complaining. But where he had personal stuff removed by one of our paid housekeepers.....yeah, I can see his point. I then tell him I wouldn't know where his stuff is but that he could call our Housekeeping manager to find out. He then says that he wants me to patch him through (it's as though I were an operator), but unfortunately I can't do that as it is a cell phone that our HK (housekeeping) manager uses. He then says, "What, you don't know how to do a three way call?" "Um, no sir I don't." (me). He then yells, "You know what, your incompetance is enough that I want to pull my unit out of rental. who can I talk to about that?" "well sir that would be our general....." "I want my unit out as quickly as possible, I am terminating my contract with you today!" "Sir, let me grab my manager, just one minute." I then put the little turd on hold and tell my manager the story.
But yes, that is why I am incompete
nt. Stupid huh? Yeah I thought so too. I mean, hello? "don't shoot the messenger" clearly applies to this job! But no, I get "shot" at everyday! I am sick of this job! I'm sick of getting yelled at for something that I obviously have no control over! Another example of that is a crazy lady called this morning demanding to know why we were cutting down a tree on mun raw? and demanded that she see our permit or else she would call the police and an attorny. I mean what the heck? do people not hear me say, "Thank you for Calling *(company name)* this is Stacey, How may I help you?" Our company name doesn't even sound like some builder either! I might as well not even say that as we get numerous Post office calls too. oh my gosh! No reason to say it what-so-ever! No matter what I say in the begining, I've learned that as long as people think they're getting what they want, they'll yell at me. I might as well answer, "What do you want now?" I mean come on, we're in the HOSPITALITY industry! Why in the world would I care about a package that the Post office has??? If people would only listen to my greeting.....*(sigh)*
and here I go again....
Posted by Stacey at 10:06 AM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Okay, Holidays! This past St. Patrick's day, I brought my friend Chris to my family's Green Dinner. He liked it alot. Which is a good thing since that was the first time he's ever chiccken alfrado, and green dyed food. That Tuesday, I'd asked my mom if she liked him. and her reply was, "He's nice". Well, I know he's nice. So I was hoping for another type of answer. One slightly more.....like, "He's a great guy, you seem to like him." But all I got was, "He's nice". My mom then asked me, "How special is he to you?"
Here is my reply. I like him, I like him alot. He is the first guy I know to open doors for me, cars, buildings, pretty much every door we use together, he stands back and lets me through first, while holding it open for me. (That's pretty rare these days). He is the only guy I have wanted my family to meet. A couple of the other guys that I've dated in the past, I didn't want my family to meet because, pretty much to put it boldly, I've been unhappy with. I didn't want them to meet my family because I was scared that my family wouldn't like them. But Chris.....I'm proud to bring him home to meet my crazy siblings, and insanely funny parents. Basically, what I'm trying to say is, I've found somebody really special to me. His name is Chris. And I really really really like him. He is nice and good to me. He knows when I'm having a bad day, and knows just what to do to perk me up again. He likes my family as well. (He escpecially thinks my mom is funny). Which is a good thing. And I'm really glad that he likes them. and I'm hoping this turns into a long long long relationship.
So there it is, my answer. He's really special to me.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!!!
It's a glorious Easter Day!! I'm glad it was so warm today!
Posted by Stacey at 11:20 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Okay, So last weekend I was able to go up to Idaho with Chris and my Dad! IT was SO MUCH FUN!!! We went up on Friday night. Saturday morning we got up about 10 am, and after having breakfast and making lunches we spent the day snowmobiling and jumping in the snow! We were able to go up onto Two-Top mountain and the view was incredible. On the top, it was so clear and bright, we didn't even have much of a wind, but only a few gusts now and then. Up on top we saw what my Dad calls the Snow-made Goblin Valley. It was amazing how the snow and wind could bend the trees like they were. I was also able to take a couple of pictures. I even got Chris in a couple of them with me (He doesn't like pictures at all, but was sweet enough to let me take a few :D ). After we walked around on the top, we went down a little bit to get out of the sun and found a good place to eat our lunch. We sat on the edge of a snow bank, which we jumped off of once we were done. I nearly landed on a hiden tree. The three of us continued jumping down one more snow bank to where Chris and I tried to shake a tree full of snow. Unfortunately the only snow that we were able to shake down landed on me! It was pretty funny though, even if it was really (really) heavy. Once that was done we went back down the mountain, and ended up on a nice empty piece of land where we spent a while racing the snowmobiles. I won the first race, but not very many (if any) after that. My Dad won a couple of them. On the E.X.T. too! Kind of funny actually. But it's true. Chris also said that was his favorite part of the day, was racing. When we all got back to our cabin, Chris and I put in a movie and crashed on the couch. Once Dad was done with his snow blowing (He stayed outside and cleared out the driveways for our cabin as well as Grandma and Grandpa Turpin's cabin), I made Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner. And No, I did not make too much rice. After dinner we geared up again and headed out for a cool night ride! Which are my favorite kind of rides! However because there was not a full moon, and it was mostly cloudy and darker, we got lost. Not completely lost as Dad knew the general direction and area, but we didn't find the trail he wanted to take us on. Instead we found the High way to the cabin. And also unfortunately becuase of the thickness of the trees we had to drive on the road back to a point where we could get back on the snow (which is technically illegal, but lucky for us, we weren't caught!). Once we got back to the cabin we inserted THE MUMMY, and enjoyed that with bowls of salsa and chips for the guys and a bowl of applesauce for me. By the time we'd gotten to bed it was 1 in the morning (due to the whole, Daylight savings time starting that night, other wise it would have been 12 am).
The next day was Sunday! oh Glorious Sunday! I was able to go to a full session of church!!! I loved it. After church was over we went back and cleaned up the cabin. While our dinner was cooking in the oven (Chicken Pot Pie with Mashed potatoes) Dad beat Chris and I at a game of foosball. I will admit, I am sadly out of practice. But it was fun anyway. We then had dinner and left the cabin to go to Grandma and Grandpa Turpin's! Where we stayed for Family Home Evening. It was a great experience I wish I could participate in more. But this was good, and we had a good time, even if it did get us home about an hour after we'd planned, and even Chris enjoyed it, despite the fact that he met our talkative cousin, Desiree (pronounced, De-sir-eh). But he did mention that he thinks Grandma Turpin is a cute little lady. and he likes Uncle Randy's personality. He has also mentioned that he has definitly got to get a snowmobile now (I think he liked it!).
This concludes my update! for tonight anyway. Good Night! and I'll see you all tomorrow! PEACE!
Posted by Stacey at 6:28 PM
Friday, March 7, 2008
I'm going to Idaho tonight. And I'm so excited! I'm going with my Dad, and Chris. We're going to be riding the snowmobiles! and it's going to rock our socks off! This is pretty much the only real vacation I've had since Thanksgiving! to the cabin, and I'm very stoked. (i've probably mentioned that before). I can't wait to show Chris our cabin. One, I helped build it. and Two, it's one of the most beautiful places to have a cabin!
Posted by Stacey at 11:49 AM
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I don't like the fact that it is so DANG easy to get privat information. For instance, Social Security numbers, Credit Card Numbers, cell phone numbers, Addresses, Family names, EVERYTHING!! IT IS STUPID STUPID STUPID. AND OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT!! NOTHING!!! It pisses me off that people come into our country of all races, and they stay here Illegally. I dont' mind that they're here, I really don't. But for crying out loud, DO IT LEGALLY!!! AHHHHHHH!!! pissing idiots!
Posted by Stacey at 8:54 AM
Friday, February 15, 2008
"I am not happy with my unit" "I have a few complaints" "I have quite a few problems, are you ready with a pen and paper?" "I need to talk to the manager about....." "I want a refund" "My unit is leaking, and I had to play housekeeper all night last night, so I'll be checking out, and I'm not paying for the rest of my stay" "Do you think I'm some second class citizen???"
First of all, I don't truly care if you're happy with your unit or not because of the view, the size of your TV, or that you had to "play housekeeper" all night. However! I do sympathize with you staying up all night. As for your view, how often are you going to be looking at it anyway if you're continuously going to be out on the slopes?!? And if you are acting like a pig of course I'm going to assume you're a "Second class citizen" because such a title even exists in the Wasatch Front Mountains! and Yes, I do have pen and paper ready, I always have pen and paper ready, however writing down your comlaints is another issue. I don't always want to write them down, I don't even want to hear them. If you had an issue upon check in you need to speak with our night shift crew who does all checking in. I am just in the morning. Have you ever seen me here at night? NO!! I don't work night shift, and No I'm not going to know anything about what happened last night because our night shift co-workers don't truly know what they're doing! They hardly ever leave me a note to fill me in on what's going on that day, nor do they ever do their job right in the first place. They are horrible at this job, absolutely horrible!! But what am I complaining for? At least it's no longer just me in the office. I think that's the only good thing about it.
And now I must go, work has to get done, after all I do have to work on getting the other employees trianed the Right way. (if they'll listen) Adios! and thank you for reading! :D
Posted by Stacey at 11:57 AM
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Okay, so the last post on here was from before Christmas, so here is my last month in a nut shell.
The day after Christmas was EMMA'S FIRST BIRTHDAY!! She is now a one year old! And is still as cute as ever. It was said she truly enjoyed her birthday too. I mean, as much as a one year old can. And I had to miss it (stupid work, i think i work too much for too little). Either way, we have many more birthdays to come with her and any other nieces and nephews my family is willing to produce. (hint hint....) :D
Then, it was NEW YEAR'S!! And as my family tripped off to Idaho....I was stuck in Utah. Which isn't a bad place, it's just empty when everybody you know takes off. So I spent it with my friends from Salt Lake City! we played pool, and guitar hero 3. We had a three way tournament for that as well, that worked like this. Each contestant would pick a song, any song we wanted, and all three of us would play it, regardless of our playing level. The first two songs, I got last on, but when it came to my song, I blew the other guys out of the water! literally almost. I got a 340 note streak with 99% of notes hit! it was AMAZING!!! :D
let's see.....pretty much everything after that was the same. well Is the same. I go to work at 8am, get home at around 10pm. depending on my attitude and how much money i'd like to make that day. and Then i feed my cat, and feed myself, if i'm not too tired, and then I climb in bed. and the next day starts all over again. Unless of course it's a tuesday or a Thursday, that's when I get to work from 9:30am. to 3:00pm. and the rest of the day is mine! it's SO nice!
One new thing to note however, is that on February 8th, I am moving! Yes, I am moving. From my two bedroom apartment, to a one bedroom apartment in the same complex I am currently living in. This is going to be so Exciting!!! I can't wait! Because I am going to be getting another cat for one thing, Tucker gets terribly bored and lonely with me gone at work so much. (but at least his tummy is full right?) So I am going to get him a friend to play with. I'm so nice. hahah! so that's coming up in just a little less than two weeks.
Another thing, is that I am learning spanish! well.....a little spanish. I pick up on words okay enough to know when people are talking about me. Specifically speaking, my co-workers. They've named me Pollo. Which means Chicken in real life, but apparently in slang, it means Chicka. (girl) I don't know how much I believe that, but who else do I have to ask? Anyway, I've been dubed as pollo (pronounced like, poy-yo because when you have two l's together such as in pollo, they make a Y sound). So it goes.
And this concludes my update, because honestly, if you stop and think about it, nothing really goes on in my life. But it is fun to write about it. Except for the part where I met the Director of a Sundance Film! Who invited me to come see his movie as a Friend of the Director's!! and I know he truly meant as a friend. Those people were awesome! I hope they come back! (they're my new isreali friends). :D Ciao!
Posted by Stacey at 8:50 AM