Monday, January 16, 2012


Well, gee, it's been a while since I bliggity blogged. Probably because I feel like I have nothing meaningful to say, and I really don't want to turn into one of those "Today I woke up and ate cereal" bloggers. I'm sure there have been some meaningful thoughts going on in this head of mine... but I can't think of anything right now. So here's a boring post about what I'm up to these days.

We haven't found a car to replace Martha). We want to get a pretty decent car that will last us for awhile, so it's going to be a big purchase. I still miss her... now I drive Greg's old Subaru (guess who is awesome at driving a manual car now?!) and it is nothing compared to my old sweet ride.

I went to Houston for a week for training for my internship. I was expecting a really amazing experience and to learn alot... but it was actually pretty lame. The main thing that I learned was that every audit team does things differently, so just ask your supervisor how they want you to do it. Houston is a weird city. Every night, the streets were empty by like 7pm - it was creepy. But, I did learn how to hail a cab and I got my very own American Express corporate credit card (for business purposes only, of course) and I got to eat out like every night (which gets old surprisingly fast). Plus... I really missed Greg! I'm a mushy sap! Whatever! But seriously, I got so irritable being around new people all day and not getting to be around him. It made me realize once again how wonderful it is to have someone in my life who I can be 100% myself around. It makes everyone's crap so much easier to deal with. And let me tell you, every day I realize that it is a miracle that I found someone who thinks all the weird stuff I do is hilarious.

Now I'm starting my internship. The way auditing works is that you are usually at the client's headquarters when you work, so even though EY's office is in downtown Denver, I'll be spending a lot of time in Highlands Ranch and Englewood, which are south of Denver. So I get to commute a lot! (Once again, missing Martha).

What else... I'm working in the Primary at church (the kid's classes). I'm in a class with 6-7 year olds and they are pretty cool. I team teach with a lady who is amazing and who has mainly been doing the teaching, but I get to teach soon. Kinda nervous. I kind of feel awkward around kids sometimes, except my little nephews, because they are so dang cute! I wish there was more time in Primary for me to talk to these kids and get to know them. They love to talk and tell me stories, but I constantly have to shush(?) them because it's church. I just wanna hang out with them!

What else? I recently decided I want the Patriots to win the Super Bowl - partly because I love how Tom Brady plays quarterback (I love passing quarterbacks!), but mostly because Greg for some reason hates them. I've been enjoying the presidential debates, but I'll keep my opinions off this blog.

Well... that's all! Maybe next time I'll have something significant to say. I apologize for this fluff.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! Some people don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions, because they see them as being bound to fail. I was thinking about this yesterday and realized there truly is a unique feeling about the beginning of a new year, something that the beginning of a new day, week, or month can't compare to. It feels as if there is a fresh start, like you really have turned a page.

I heard this quote in church yesterday, and it was very fitting to the new year:

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes people waste way too much time trying to "find" themselves. What does that even mean? Where do you think you are? All we need to do is make ourselves the best person we can be - and that is what will bring happiness. And that's why I kind of like New Year's resolutions. It's always time to reflect and see where we can improve.