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Spring Break Shenanigans

Happy April! :D It’s been a little bit since I’ve blogged – this whole having a job and going to school and keeping up with all my work and having somewhat of a social life is pretty new to me, but I’m starting to get the hang of it.

My spring break is, by now, long over. It went by way too fast for my liking, but that’s just how those things go, right? I didn’t talk too much about what I did, I mainly complained (haha) so here’s a little mini-recap:

  • Work. For those who weren’t aware, I got a job at the Holiday Inn working at the front desk. I haven’t talked about it too much yet just because my first week or so there I absolutely hated it. I was completely overwhelmed with all the information I needed to know and with all of the work I was expected to do – and I wasn’t even doing anything yet! I was just shadowing the other workers and watching what they did. Which, looking back now, was probably part of the problem to me. I don’t really like sitting back and watching other people do all of the work and I felt absolutely useless.However, I’m feeling a lot better about my job now. Over spring break, I was pretty much done with my training so I was actually taking phone calls, checking people in, doing deposit drops, and all that jazz. While I’m technically done with training, I’m still learning and there’s a lot that I’m not sure how to do or just am not required to do yet. I’m just glad I’m not hating driving to work everyday. I’m much more comfortable with it now – something I’m extremely thankful for. I’m also much more comfortable with the my coworkers, which makes working not so much of a drag anymore either, and have got to know most of them – and I love them all!
  • Read the Hunger Games series. Again. I went and saw the midnight premiere of the movie with a bunch of my friends and absolutely loved it, so I wanted to read the books again for like the, I dunno, fourth time? This series I really cannot recommend enough. I can’t pick one series of books that is my favorite but it is definitely in my top three (right next to Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings). So much happens in this series that the books never really get old to me – I’m always catching something new each time. And I get so emotionally attached to the characters, it’s crazy. I haven’t read a book where I’ve had more of a connection to the characters than these. But anyways, I read them again. ;)

  • Watched the first Lord of the Rings movie. My annual tradition to watch the Lord of the Rings movies over spring break didn’t really happen this year, which is kind of sad. I managed to watch the first one, but I really didn’t have the time to watch the others (I mean really, they’re like four hours long). I was also trying to watch them with Becky and Andrew, but because we all have jobs, we couldn’t find any days that we all were off. Growing up sucks. :/ I’m going to try and watch the other two soon, just because I love them so much, it just won’t be over spring break – which is alright. I still have many years to come where I fulfill my nerdy tradition. :P
  • Celebrated mine and Andrew’s two year anniversary. At the beginning of our relationship – as in before we even started dating – we would meet up at a park between my house and his and hang out. He also asked me out at this park, so I think it’s needless to say that the park is kind of special to us. As a surprise, he took me there for lunch and we had a picnic together. We had sandwiches and fruit and some chips, and it was just altogether really, really nice. :)After that we went back to his house and played some video games. Actually, that’s singular: video game. The only games that he has that I’m decent as are his LEGO games, so I played LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean while he laughed at how much I sucked. :P A little bit later, we went out to eat and then rented a movie. It was a really good day. :love:

I didn’t get everything that I wanted to accomplished (like working on my travel site) but it wasn’t too bad. I was able to catch up on some sleep and do a few things for myself.

I have today off from school for Good Friday so it was nice to have a little mini break. I had lunch with Andrew at a local Italian restaurant called Nick and Elena’s. I had never been there before but I’ve always heard good things so we went and tried it. We just split a pizza but it was very good! It’s kind of a hole-in-the-wall kind of restaurant and it’s rather small, but they had good service and good food, so that’s what really matters. :) It’s also just down the street from the Holiday Inn that I work at, and people are always asking if I would recommend it. So now I can say that I do!

I always like finding new restaurants since me and Andrew are both pretty picky. It can get kind of boring going to the same places over and over, and I like going to local restaurants – though we really don’t have that many around my area. We mainly have big chain restaurants. So I’m pretty happy that we both liked this place. Next time I’ll have to try some of their pasta! Sometimes I think I could live off Italian food. 8)

My Bed is Calling My Name

Nancy commented on one of my last blogs about how busy I always seem to be, and man, I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes being busy can be good – I’m constantly seeing people so I’m not lonely, I always have something to do, and I’m being productive with my time. But other times, it’s just so exhausting and stressful to always be going, going, going. I’ve been feeling like the latter as of late, and I really just need a break.

Fortunately I am on spring break, yet so far, I probably wouldn’t call it a break. I’ve worked three of the five past days, which is a lot for someone who hasn’t had a job before. I worked with my mom yesterday cleaning one of her houses. Her doctor said that she was allowed to clean one house a week, so I went to help her on her first day.

Today my youth group worked on this lady’s house to raise some money for our mission trip in June. We scraped and primed the shed, working from around nine to three. I only stayed until two though, because I had an appointment to (finally) take my senior pictures so I had to go home and get ready for those. (Out of curiosity, is this just an American thing? Where your senior year you have a bunch of professional pictures taken?)

I don’t consider myself a photogenic person and I always feel awkward when I know someone is taking my picture, so having an entire session of just that was a bit weird at first, but I knew the lady that was being my photographer so that made it better. I flipped through some of the shots really quickly and I was pretty pleased with them. Whenever we actually get them, I’ll share a few. :)

Tomorrow my youth group is going to finish working on that lady’s house, but I’ve decided I’m not gonna go. Call me selfish, but it’s my spring break and I think halfway through, I deserve a break. Plus I have to work tomorrow night. Ugh. I’ll talk about work some other time. Work is just work, and I don’t really want to think about it until I’m there.

Every spring break, I have this really nerdy tradition to watch all of the Lord of the Rings movies. Last year, I got Becky and Andrew to join in on the tradition. This year, though, we’re having a difficult time getting times together. All of us have jobs now, so combined we work every night this week. The logical thing would then to watch them in the afternoon instead, but we’re still having a hard time getting together to even do that. Me and Becky wanted to go Prom dress shopping and mine and Andrew’s two year anniversary is Thursday. It’s just a lot to squeeze in. :/

For now though, I’m going to finally start enjoying my break and stop working myself so hard. As I’m writing this blog post, I’m watching Chopped and eating strawberries and cheez-its right out of the box. I don’t even remember the last time I sat down to just watch TV.

I’m so excited to sleep in tomorrow morning. Normally I like to get up at a reasonable time in the morning, but I don’t even care. I can sleep in until three pm and I’ll be happy because I finally can get to sleep! I need a lot of sleep. I never understood how some people can go on five or six hours of sleep every day and be perfectly fine, not tired or sleepy. To be fully functioning and focused during the day, I need about nine hours of sleep. I hardly ever get that much, but it’s nice when I can. :)

I’m just trying to look a little more at the positives at the moment when all I want to do is pull my hair out, and sleep is definitely a positive! Sleep makes a girl like me happy. :)