Sunday, June 21, 2009


Current time and place: 12:09 am on a Saturday night, sitting on the couch in my tidy living room (cleaning checks this morning and company tonight)

Current mood: blogging mood. also contemplative.

Current state: contacts dry and sticking to my eyes, pajamas are all the way under my pillow in the other room, mellow Jim Brickman music playing on the laptop, getting sleepier with every word

(only a few of my many) Current thoughts: There's nothing in this world quite like piano music. And band naps. My cousin Stephen went through the temple today. Tomorrow I'm going to hear him speak in church. It will be the second week in a row I've gone to the E7 ward, and the third time I'll have been in the church building in two weeks. Weird since I don't usually go back. I hear people socializing outside my apartment in the fishbowl. Too tired to go out, but I can hear their conversations. So I get the gossip without actually participating... Exhaustion is threatening to overtake me, but I really want to blog. Plus I can maybe get a nap tomorrow. My Sundays are less busy than they used to be.

Current calling: Compassionate Service Leader. I love it. Mom totally called it, too. I was at home and said, "So, guess what my new calling is?" She thought for a moment and said, Compassionate Service?" Mother's intutition I guess! Wow. I hope I can do a good job. It's not too overwhelming in a singles' ward, and we only have 2 new girls moving into our Relief Society for summer term. I think we'll be able to take care of them. :)

Current job: So I have a new assignment at Terra Mia. I work some hours in the office doing random jobs for them. Basically I do whatever they need me to do. Example: the other day at work I wrote a writeup for a newsletter, mailed some bills, called a printing company to verify the printing of a bunch of business cards, and learned how to do web writing (it's going to be fairly difficult for me). Anyway, I think that's how most days will be - random projects and miscellaneous tasks and such. But, it's nice that I'll be doing more than just ringing up pizzas and pastas and salads and telling people sorry we don't have a kids menu yet and rolling silverware and getting sent home early because there aren't enough customers to make it worthwhile to have me there. (On the plus side, employees get unlimited gelato samples.)

Here's the paragraph I wrote for the newsletter (I hope no one at Kids on the Move is bothered that it's on my blog before they've sent out their newsletter. The way I see it, it's good publicity for them, right?). I'm (geekily) pretty proud of it. I wrote it from scratch (if that makes sense), and my boss seemed fairly pleased with it and didn't tell me to rewrite the whole thing, just had me edit and change some things. I do enjoy writing. In fact, it made me want to blog more. Anyway, for kicks, here's the write-up, and maybe it'll help you get a better idea of the place where I'm hanging out these days.

Are you hungry for some authentic Italian cuisine, but not looking forward to the wait that comes with a regular full service restaurant? Then Terra Mia Ristorante is the place for you – where authentic, Italian pizzas, pastas, and salads are served in a “just-in time” experience – generally around 5 minutes, all freshly made when you order!

Terra Mia, located across from the new Cinemark Theater by Orem’s University Mall, officially opened its doors last month on May 20th. Since then, residents of the area have been delighted to discover the flavors and aromas of Naples, Italy in our own Orem, Utah. With a wide variety of traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas, as well as flavorful pastas and salads, Terra Mia provides guests with a healthier dining alternative. The experience is highlighted by our wood-burning oven, imported directly from Italy, that will cook your freshly-made pizza in about 45 seconds! And don’t forget to save room for dessert; the refreshing gelato is made on-site daily... But beware – you just might never settle for “normal” ice cream again!

Whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner, or dessert, Terra Mia has something for you. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 11 pm to experience the cuisine of Naples! As a friend of Kids on the Move, from July 1 – July 8, Terra Mia will donate 10% of the ticket total for anyone who comes in and mentions they were sent by KOTM!

Terra Mia Ristorante
1050 S 750 E
Orem, UT 84097 (the website is still a work in progress...and will be bomb awesome when we're done with it)


Hannabeth said...

Oh Suzy, I love it when you blog :)

Danielle said...

Nice writeup. Makes me want to go to Terra Mia. You will be a great Compassionate Service leader because you have always been so compassionate.

gigi said...

I also love it when you blog. And I'm so excited that you work at Terra Mia. Great little promo, by the way--I approve. In case you care.

Kimberly said...

Way to go, star writer! I'm excited to see more of that writing on your blog. Keep it up!

Courtney said...

I miss band naps! :(

Becca said...

nice job! and i bet it's nice to work somewhere where everything isn't pre-planned, down to the exact minute you are supposed to suggest specials and desserts to your tables! (hmmmmm...B.O., anyone?)

L. said...

I feel hungry reading your blog. How nice for the variety of your new responsibilities--where you can actually use some creativity and flair! Nice write-up. --Mom

Laura said...

I'm glad to know that the compassionate service position is well-filled. You rock and inspire.

janel said...

Whoa. Good writeup! I think you might be in the wrong business, although the office of the food business is maybe halfway there.