My family is still at school, which is kinda nice but it's mostly a drag. I spend my days at home all by my lonesome. For the first week that I was home (May 8th to the 14th) I spent most of my time looking for a job. YUCK! I hate hate hate jabseeking. I got online and applied at 15 places, called about 10 of them back, and NOTHING. The worst part is that I signed up on all of these job finder sites, and now I get stupid phone calls from indian people... can you say "outsourced?"... who ask "Do you want to better your life by getting a college education?" they give me about half of the speel before I have time to say "LOOK! I'm already enrolled at SUU!" By this point they realize that I'm not interested and so they say "Okay, bye." Like that is a professional way to end a conversation!!! I wish I could work for that call center, I'm sure I would do a better job! I decided, well I actually already knew this, but anyway- I decided that to get a job it's not about what you know, it's all about WHO you know! My great family friends, Dave and Karen Prestwich, started an online business and they need help putting pictures of the products on the website. "Hey Xochitl, do you need a job?" So here I am! I started work for firstmedicalproducts.com this week and I'm making 8.25/hour! I'm so glad that i have some source of income!
Besides looking for a job, I've spent time babysitting for the neighbors. I have made very decent money for watching a three, two, and one year old, and it is a blessing to be able to make some money and feel like I'm not wasting my time! I'm so grateful for the Pincocks and the Joneses for giving me something to do!!! They really are too good for me! Their kids are wayyy cute too, so I feel like I'm not even working!
TIME AT HOME
When I'm not babysitting or looking for a job or working now, I have a lot of free time. I picked up The Three Musketeers a week or so ago, and I'm half way through it. Now that doesn't seem like a huge feat, until you look at the book - 600 pages long, 14pt font, and written in old english.... I have had a lot of time on my hands!!! My next favorite past time is playing the dang Wii. Yes, video games have slightly taken over my life. I have been playing Super Mario Galaxy and I currently have earned 117 stars out of 120. When I moved home I only had about 80 stars. Yes... I am wasting my life away, thanks for pointing that out. The other goal that I have been trying to accomplish is exercise. I started P90X on May 16th and I have been trying to work out 5 days a week. I'm only on my second week, and I have already skipped 5 days of workouts according to the schedule..... dang it. I'm trying really hard though! Part of it isn't my fault entirely.... I had a really bad cold over this past weekend and when you are that sick it's really a good idea not to work out! I'm trying to be more consistent.
Of course. I am going to the temple once a week! It's not been on tuesdays like it was before I moved home, but I do go once a week so that is good right? I went with Ryan Irvine, King of Temple Attendance, the first time and I was glad to catch up with him! He seems so much more grown up than the last time I talked with him.... it makes me feel a bit immature, but that's just fine with me. The second time I went with my favorite Anna Graff and we had a jolly time! I love hanging out with her because we just talk and laugh and have a good time together! This week I went with David Kartchner and Alex Hansen. We went early, around 8:00 and it was really nice. I'm not that much of an early bird, but it was cool to have so much of the day left to do whatever I pleased!
Keegan and the Murray High School Soccer Team have done so well this year! I went to the playoff game, then the quarterfinals, and then the semifinals at woodscross this week! The team is so good! We had 11 wins in a row when we got to the semifinals against Brighton. We lost that game, which was a real bummer for all of us, but I was proud of the team for everything they did accomplish! It's weird to think that our team won't be the same team ever again. So many of the players were seniors this year that I'm anxious to see how the team will turn out next year. i love watching these boys play!!! I also took Kaden to his last few soccer games... they weren't that eventful. it's hard to watch the high school level and then jump down to a second grade team that doesn't really understand the game yet. It was good to support him though.
Well, there is a quick update of my life.... I didn't talk about David Rosen's farewell or Uncle Barton's funeral or Curtis Hanson's missionary blog that I'm following or the end of the world ( some guy, Harold Camping or something, said the world would end on May 21, 2011) but i think that you get the general idea of how i've been spending my weeks. Until next time!
P.S. Sorry there aren't any pictures this time! It was either an overload of pics from the internet (outsourced, mario, P90X, a temple, a soccer ball, etc.) or nothing at all. Real picture next time though!!!