Monday, December 21, 2009

I like random

So in that regard, here area a few random thoughts I've had lately:

1) I love the smell of sawdust. I went out to the model home job site last week (they've started framing!!!) and I was reminded how much I love the smell of sawdust. It reminded me of my wood working class last year. I sadly just realized I haven't posted pictures of my final products (yet - it will be a New Year's Resolution). The smell also made me want to use my miter saw for a real project - I had an idea for Christmas gifts, but the frigid temperatures have delayed those plans until next year.

2) I'm a little nervous for my new volunteer experience here, after all I haven't officially committed to something for two years in a while. Sure, I've maintained employment at the same jobs for more than two years, I've lived in places (even houses) for more than two years, but I didn't make an official commitment upfront to these things. But it'll be great! I'm especially looking forward to my training class that I'll attend for the first 4 months to help me actually know what I'm showing people.

3) I love my mom and dad. They are always such great cheerleaders, are my best friends, and always let me call to cry, share happy news or just chat. I'm also grateful for siblings that do the same.

4) I've always been blessed with REALLY great girlfriends. High school, college besties, Arizona roommates (even Ralphie and Ruby weren't all bad), SLC roommates, friends at church, aunts who are like second moms, cousins, co-workers and the list goes on.

5) Lastly, I am SOOOOO excited to go home this week! Merry Christmas to all!!


BBC said...

A few comments:
1. How have I never known that you know anything about working wood? I think that is just about the coolest thing I have ever heard. You amaze me.
2. That is so great about your volunteer experience!!!!!!! I know you wanted to work for museums for a while so I think this is AWESOME! I'll have to come check you out in action next time we're in Utah. Is this the building right next to the conference center? I saw it for the first time (from the outside) last time we were there. We took a tour of the conference center.
3. What a great family you have.
4. I feel the same way about you Mandy! I'm so grateful for our friendship!!!!!!!! Miss you lots... hope to see you soon! We'll be there in February for Bill's cousin's homecoming.

Tamsyn said...

I love you Mandy Cakes!!! You are amazing! Do you know that!? Thought I would just let you know. :) Miss you! Love you!!

Britt said...

I'm so excited that you're coming in tomorrow! I hope the snow won't delay you. Congrats on the docent job!!!! That is amazing! We'll have to bring the kids and have you give us a personal tour.

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hope your travels were wonderful.
widhing you a happy random new year!