Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Campus.is.so.stinkin.crowded.and.crazy.

-Gone were the days where I could ponder and meditate as I walked from class to class.
-Alas.
-It's fun to see friends who have disappeared for the summer though.
-I'll be posting some pictures from the summer soon. I finally put them on the computer.
-I'm glad Heather moved into the dorms!! So fun and I hope she has a great year.
-Corey and I are taking both Statistics and a Joseph Smith class taught by Susan Easton Black together. Should be fun!
-The apples on the tree are getting bigger.
-Corey's book list spilled onto a 3rd page. Never a good sign. Hopefully we don't have to buy them all...
-Our garden is flourishing. I picked a cucumber today.
-After thirty years, my parents are officially empty-nesters. Good thing we just finished the addition onto the kitchen. (And by we I mean everyone who helped, ie not me.)
-My bike's front tire is kinda flat, so I walked to school this afternoon. Normally I never have time to.
-On the last day of my two-week summer break (Friday), I got up on the wakeboard for the first time!!!! Pictures coming.
-I love having a visiting teacher who comes regularly. I'm actually going to shadow her mother-in-law who is an SLP (speech-language pathologist) at an elementary school in Springville next week.
-My sister Krista is having a baby BOY!!! Huzzah!
-The tenants are almost all moved in (at last). Now we just need to cart away the junk that we pulled out of the houses from previous tenants. We did inherit some convenient stuff, though. :)
-I'm looking for a job on campus.
-I have two canker sores. One is quite large and hurts a loooot. The other one also hurts a lot, but it's smaller. Corey tries to get me to put on the numbing stuff but it stings so I don't like to.
-Corey started Magic Flute rehearsals on Saturday!
-Becca makes good banana cream pie, Kim takes us to the Cannon Center a lot, Danielle calls for help on Primary lessons, Heather gets fun callings, Krista calls and asks when we're having a baby, Janel makes me feel good about managing the house of renters. And Rich...well to be completely honest, I haven't heard from him since the reunion. But Rich has surprised everyone with dang good cooking skills and a marinade recipe that I'm really wanting to try.
I love my siblings.
-The end.

(PS - This post is dedicated to Aunt Carolyn.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Walmart, here I come.

Please enjoy the lovely view and peaceful neighborhoods as you drive. And the severe lack of stoplights. Not only is this route faster than University Parkway, it is much more pleasing on nerves and on brake pads. You won't regret it!

Head west on Bulldog Avenue. Go through the light on 500 W/State Street. The road turns into Columbia Lane; continue through next stop light (Grandview Lane) and up the hill.

At the first roundabout, turn left onto 1700 N.

Go through the second roundabout (road turns into 1730 N).

Go straight through the third roundabout.

When you come to the 2-way stop at 2100 W, go straight through (now labelled 1700 N). It's a smaller road; the fields on your right and llamas on your left will prove it. J

Continue on this road. It will eventually curve to the right and you’ll be driving parallel with the freeway. Go for a mile or two.

Then, WHABANG! Walmart!

*Feel free to spend a little extra at Walmart to reward yourself for braving the new route and for the abundance of good feelings you still have toward others (ie lack of road rage from avoiding Parkway). And for saving on gas. It's totally worth it, I'm telling you!

*If you don't totally believe me and want to try out the route via google maps, type in "columbia lane, provo, ut." I won't be offended. :)