Wednesday, July 11, 2012

friday, saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. pretty much the past week

I've been a slacker. I'm going to say it's because I'm working and when I'm not working I'm playing with Michael. Now Michael's been put in charge of the basketball night for investigators on Wednesdays, so here I am with time on my hands.


After work (which was slightly better than Thursday) and making some not-so-great homemade pizza, we watched this little hoot. Oh my goodness I love that laugh (sometimes it verges on sounding villainous, which is even more hilarious).

She was seriously like this for the whole two hours before we put her to bed.

David & Jasmine, we think you guys do pretty good (and they're having another little girl in just a couple of weeks! We're so excited to meet little Bella.)

When David & Jasmine got home we got to chat with them for a while. David served his mission in New Caledonia and has some pretty sweet stories to tell about living in huts. They also have pretty good taste in tv shows. We like 'em :)

We got up earlier than usual (I won't tell you what time that is...) and went over to teach a lesson with the Sisters. The appointments they were planning on fell through, so we went knocking on doors and had two really great lessons. Nesrin and her children came to church on Sunday!

Later we went over to Jaime and Jason's. Woohoo! What a house! We're real excited for them and their 10-foot ceilings and king-sized bed ;). They fed us some serious fried rice and easy apple pies and we played Scattergories. Jaime, you're going to have to help me out with the favorites of the night. My memory isn't what it used to be. Come to think of it, my memory never really was all that great. Also, I have a tendency to write down very random things and then before revealing what I wrote giving a detailed justification (but hey, the jury usually voted yes).

We finally met our little Sunbeam class. There were eight 4- and 5-year-olds. Luckily Sister McCready is also in there with us and kept the kids mostly entertained with lots of songs and "sit down"s. We talked about feelings. Daniel can make a mean sad face :) It is a little insane, but I'm excited. I think Michael will need a little convincing, though. Understandably, it's a little difficult to understand our purpose with kids just running around like chickens with their heads cut off. (I love that phrase. It reminds me of 6th grade.)

Joshua came over and we introduced him to Clue. Good times. I love winning. Muahahaha.

And we made jambalaya. It was a success, aside from the very Italian sausage and Italian tomatoes that I bought. It was pretty much Italian jambalaya. A different flavor, but at least we ate it for approximately... three meals.

I'm still not used to making cold calls. Sweet Nicole (a new account executive) noticed I was struggling a little bit and lent me her book Red-Hot Cold Call Selling. I'm getting a little bit better, and I actually got two decent leads. Maybe I'll write a book about it.

We went back over to Jaime and Jason's. They fed us again. Corn and crab bisque this time. With biscuits. And chocolate chip cookies. Wow. And then we watched the Bachelorette. Let's just not even talk about it. Ok... I'll talk. I can't tell you how upset we were about her decision to keep Arie, who is simply her makeout buddy (of course that's only what I can tell from the reality tv edit... but still). Sean was a much better choice. I'm lucky to have Michael who commiserated with me the whole way home. Hey, he was upset too.

I rewrote the calling script after being accused of exaggerating the truth in order to catch people's attention. Hey, man, I didn't write it. And I understand that you're a very particular person and don't appreciate people trying to take advantage of you. But I'm not the kind of person who would be trying to do that. Have a good day.

More minor details: I filled our car up with gas and our tires up with air (they have a credit card operated air machine at Discount Zone! This was wonderful news for my dwindling stash of ONLY-FOR-LAUNDRY quarters. We always run out right when we need them the most.) and went to Walmart. And bought more Blue Bell Ice Cream. This week's variety, Red Velvet Cake. 

Another day of not exceedingly successful cold calls. My computer did not want to cooperate with me... the dreaded blue screen (I just turned the computer off and it never came back... I hope that's alright), frozen completely, and a new CPU with files on old computer. We finally got it figured out, but it was a rough one.

It was raining on my drive home from work. P.S. It rains a lot here. Like pours. A lot. Seriously. Sunday afternoon a flash and boom of lightning/thunder pretty much struck our apartment. I have never been so close to it in my life. I jumped pretty good. And so did Michael. Anyway, the rain makes me pensive. And suddenly I was thinking about home. And then I read this post by Mallory. She always knows what to say and how to say it. Some of the people that I care the most about are the ones I hardly ever communicate with, including her. Once I get my thoughts together, maybe I'll put them in a post, but right now they're still jumbled in my head. This whole pensive thing is making my head spin.

Sorry about the long, random post. But this is what we're doing down here in Louisiana.


  1. We are so grateful for you and Michael watching our little villain and then staying to chat with us! So glad to have yall as friends!
    On another note, I LOVE Scattergories and Clue! We need another game night with yall and the Riches.

  2. We're happy to watch them any time! And chat with you. We sure enjoyed it. Also, a game night sounds perfect. We're definitely up for a couple of rounds of Scattergories and Clue and whatever else!

  3. We missed you terribly this week while at the annual family campout! It rained on us too, but we were in dirt... which became mud. I love to hear about your adventures, even the everyday stuff.