Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Because I'm sleepy but still need to post....

Thanks Stewie...

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Became a Temple Ordinance worker
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2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No I didn't because I didn't have any NYresolutions to go off of...and No, I won't be making any. I don't like 'em

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? YES! 2 close friends gave birth to two beautiful boys!!

4. Did anyone close to you die? My dear Uncle Walter.

5. What countries did you visit? Mexico

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? My wedding & honeymoon in Tahiti ;)

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Feb.15 and Dec. 20 :)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Honestly...getting a trippy job, becoming a Sunday school teacher and Temple worker!

9. What was your biggest failure? My freakin' car dying...but I guess that's not really a failure of mine?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope :)

11. What was the best thing you bought? My cell phone...unlimited minutes & txt msgs...LOVE IT!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Pres. Bush, for stepping up to the plate in the most difficult job in the US and Pres. Monson for holding up the mantle of being Prophet, Seer and Revelator amongst such turmoil.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The freakin' "Santa" who went on a shooting spree killing 9 plus himself.

14. Where did most of your money go? Christmas and lunches.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?Mr. NY at the office Christmas party.
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16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Say by John Mayer

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder?Happier! b) thinner or fatter?I'd like to say "Chubbier", dangit!! c) richer or poorer? Richer, but with the same amount of debt, double dangit!!

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Spent more time at the beach...gettin' a tan!

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating out for lunch
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20. How did you spend Christmas? With family!

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? Nope, but it's alright.

22. What was your favorite TV program? Survivor!

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No, but hate is a strong word.

24. What was the best book you read? "Marley & Me" by John Grogan.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Daft Punk.

26. What did you want and get? A job!

27. What did you want and not get? A husband! :)

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Transformers...or was that last year?
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29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? My birthday was awesome!! I made up a Temple shift EARLY that morning with my Aunt (Such an AMAZING experience!), got a Pedi and cooked dinner for my family. I had 28 candles on my cake.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?See above answer to question #6.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Colorful!

32. What kept you sane? Working at the Temple
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33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? SAWYER from Lost!

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Living in California and being a Mormon...hmm, nothing comes to mind.

35. Who did you miss? Friends I don't see on a daily basis.

36. Who was the best new person you met? Wow, I met A LOT of new people...I couldn't pick just one. I'm SO grateful they all came into my life this year.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. Turn your benefits packet in to work on time so that you don't get denied due to your procrastination.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. "Say what you need to say"

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ujima--Day 3 of Kwanzaa

"Ujima" (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.

I like Kwanzaa. I've always liked Kwanzaa stamps. I've never truly celebrated it, but I think there are many great points about Kwanzaa. Maybe next year I'll study up on it and truly celebrate it.

I bought my ticket today to the YSA New Year's Eve party! I'm so freakin' excited!! The theme is "Bringin' Sassy Back!". I'm stoked!! All of my friends are going so I know this is gonna rock!! YAAAAAAY!! New outfit, here I come!

Hmmm, I'm not really lookin' forward to going back to work since I've been off since Wednesday. I know it's not long, but man...UGH! work :(. The ONLY upside to work tomorrow is getting to talk to Mr. NY. YAAAAAAAY!! I'm kinda [good] nervous, but nervous nonetheless. Wow, he's so hot!

I went to go see "Four Christmases" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". "Four" was pretty funny {except for one part that made me EXTREMELY uncomfortable watching it with my teenage nephews}. I love watching Jon Favreau! As for "Button", well, it was LOOOOOOONG!! About 2.5 hours!! I was AMAZED by the make up and artistry of the movie. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett looked phenomenal, given the fact that they're both 40'sh. The movie was good, just not great. I'm interested in watching "Seven Pounds". I hope that's a lot better than "Button".

Ok, it's late........g'nite.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

32.

What Have You Done? To participate, just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done. It's kind of fun!!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Pacific Ocean.
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Photographed with my heart.

During my lunch break today, I went to Horton Plaza with my family to do some last minute Christmas shopping. I picked up some lil Godiva trinkets for some co-workers and thought about getting a gift for Mr. NY .
I know I like him, but I also know what it feels like being so far away from home and family during the holidays. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, not even my worst enemy. So I went to Gap and got him a shirt. I wasn't sure what to really get the guy since it's not like we work side by side. I figured I'd get him a striped, collard shirt...since that's what he ALWAYS wears. How could I go wrong?
The anticipation and nervousness was building up. I didn't want to do it in front of the whole office [grr-gossip!] and I was afraid he'd freak out by it. So I waited til the very last minute when he and I were the last to leave and my boss was downstairs. I walked over, placed it on the desk next to him and with so much nervousness (aka: out of breath and shakey!) said, "I know we don't know each other that well, but I know what it's like being so far away from home and family." I wish I could have taken a picture of his face. I've never seen someone so thankful. I almost wanted to cry. I just felt so much love and Charity for him and wished he could be home with his famiy. It almost looked like he wanted to cry...he had the CUTEST puppy dog blue eyes. SO STINKIN' ADORABLE!! As I tried to walk away and wish him a Merry Christmas [because I was too nervous to stand there any longer] he asked when he could open it, I said "You could wait or you can open it now, it's up to you, it's yours." Then he replied, "Great! I'll have something to open tomorrow!". I turned back around and asked him if that's all he had for Christmas. He said that his parents/Mom sent him a box on Monday, but he couldn't wait and already opened it. Just then my boss came back with my gift, so I hugged and thanked him, and said good bye. I couldn't leave the office without doing the same to Mr. NY ;). I went up to hug him and MAN! THAT WAS A DANG SWEET HUG!! He didn't let go!! I let go too soon (DANG EHU!!). It was nice...dang, this is a very merry Christmas! I think Christmas is my favorite holiday again.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I just might like working here...

Wow! Last night was insane and SUUUUPPPPPER fun!! I had such a blast!! It was at the Gaslamp Marriott, in Downtown SD. The dinner portion of the party was nice and it was great seeing all of my co-workers outside of the office...away from the stress! Everyone looked FANTASTIC!
Then...
We headed upstairs for the after party at the Altitude Sky Bar. I was more excited for the "sky" part than the "bar" part. It was still fun and I loved the fact that my Shirley Temples were free! :) I was definitely a happy camper!! The view was TERRIFIC! Even though I wasn't looking forward to the looooong elevator ride up or the fact that it was 22 floors up---it was ALLLLL worth it!
There wasn't much dancing upstairs, since it's more of a lounge than a club. It was so fun getting to know everyone and just being out of the office was fun in itself. I even got to talk it up with Mr. NY. WOW!! WWWOOOOOOWWWW!!! We were inches from each other's face as we talked. It was bitterly cold, so it was extremely nice having his arm around me. I liked his nose and his eyes are even MORE beautiful up close. Can I just say, that I would NOT mind waking up to that face for the rest of my life. It's beautiful! And his Pectoral Majors are nice as well. Let's just say that the night ended quite lovely with us giving each other a hug and kiss on the cheek. I have a new found love for work :) :) :) .

I invited my friend PJ & Khany along. It was so fantastic hangin' out with them. Sandra (last photo) is my partner in Dispatch. I love how FREAKIN fabulous I look!! A definite incentive to go to the Gym and become even MORE fabulous lookin'! All I've gotta say is I am DEFINITELY lookin' forward to next Christmas' Knox Party!!

(Here's more photos for your viewing pleasure!)

WOW!

What can I say?! I just got in from my company's Christmas party. Oh my goodness...I'm SO glad I went!! I can't wait til Monday!! Details later..............

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ahhh!! One week left!

It's about 2am Friday morning and I just finished making 3 dozen Spam Musubis. We're having a Christmas luncheon & gift exchange at work today. Jinkies! I just remembered that I still have to wrap my gift! AHHH!!!
I feel like Christmas is passing so quickly!! We haven't even been able to hang our snow flakes in the living room, put up the Christmas lights outside and finish Christmas shopping. I haven't even started putting the names on all 9 of the Christmas stockings! I wish I had one more additional week. I don't even feel like I've been able to enjoy the season, not to mention the real reason for the season. I've had glimpses of it, but to really bask in it...no, not yet. I feel like I haven't seen my family much and I really want to enjoy this Christmas with my nephews and niece. Time flies so quickly, they grow up before you know it! Anyway, I've gotta cut this short because I need to wrap my gift and jump in bed.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bliss


Need I say more?

Friday, December 12, 2008

MY FRIDAY'S FAVE FIVE..about Ashlee!

Yesterday was one of my good friend's birthday. Since today's "Friday's Fave Five" day, I thought I'd combine the two into a birthday dedication.
My five FAVORITE things about Ashlee....

1. Even though our [missionary] companionship started off really rocky, who would have thunk it to turn into 5 great years of friendship! I'm so happy that we were able to work past our differences and become the best of friends. Ash is truly a magnificent friend in the very essence of the word and anyone would be blessed beyond measure to call her a friend

.2. She is seriously a lot of fun! She goes along with the flow and is really easy going! I loooove the way she's always up for anything crazy, new or exciting! She is fluent in 'Sarcasm', which can be very refreshing sometimes. Oh ooh, just ask her to do her "Father of the Bride" impersonation! LOVE IT!!



3. She has some mad interior designing skills! Seriously!! I think our missionary appartment was the BEST the mission had ever seen! I still turn to her these days to pointers!

4. I admire her for her dedication in working towards a college degree. I think it's very honorable and commendable to be both a college graduate and an RM, as a woman. ((She is seriously quite a catch guys!))

5. The one thing I have always cherished about Ashlee has been her trustworty character. I know that I can always open up to her and know that what I say, stays with just her. Sure, I may sometimes get teased with some of the [random/goofy/retarded] stuff I've told her...but I know that I can be myself and she would never intentionally hurt me. I have sincerely appreciated that quality in Ashlee.

Here's to a tremendously wonderful friend! I hope she's blessed with many many more marvelous birthdays! Happy happy birthday Ashlee!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I should really be....

Tonight, as I was driving home. I was counting up the hours I was at work today. A few minutes shy of 12 straight hours [there was A LOT to catch up on]. I took about 12 minutes off to eat lunch, but that was about it. I wasn't as tired as I usually am after work, I could have lasted maybe another hour or two. {But didn't want to, since I was the LAST one left in my whole office and floor--no thanks!}. I started to really think about it, then the thought came to mind..."I should be grateful I even have a job!" In which I am! I mean, seriously, with this crazy economy and unemployment soaring....I truly am grateful to have a job. Somedays are better than others, but I know that I am truly learning a lot and being blessed in ways that are helping me grow so much.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Hump Day!




I love you, Natalie Dee. Thank you for your comics.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hi!

...and welcome to my day.

Wow, what a day. I feel like screaming, crying, smiling, laughing and breathing all at once. My days are NEVER what I could ever imagine. I don't even know how or where to begin.
I feel like screaming because I HATE the fact that I'm still not married. (I know, I know...I'm beating a dead horse!). I just wonder when in the world is it my turn to have my own family?! And a husband I can share my life and all of life's little wonders with.
I feel like crying, well I already am, because I'm just so frustrated with how stagnant my life feels. As well as some other news that a friend shared with me the other day.
I feel like smiling because I got a very unexpected bonus today at work for steppin' up to the plate while my co-worker's been out on her 2 week vacation.
I feel like laughing because I'm so deliriously tired and sometimes there's funny moments that actually happen when one may think that all is lost...especially when your smallish living room is stuffed with 5 couches [unexpectant gift], 1 piano, 1 tiki and a rather large Christmas tree
I feel like breathing because if I don't, I know I'll crack and I'll just lose it.
UGH!!!
Sometimes it's so much easier to just throw in the towel and let the world win. That's not good. But I know, I KNOW, that if I hold out faithful the Lord will bless me.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I can see...

...why some people have their blogs set to private. I'm thinkin' about doing that myself, for a season. There are things that I want read by friends and some things that I don't want read by friends of friends. (ie: those who live in or around Lawai, HI)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Hilltop and seaside resorts are where you'll live for life"

[Title: That was my Fortune cookie tonight....As long as the resort's in Maui or Tahiti, I'll be PERFECTLY fine :)]
Tomorrow, I get to hang out with my two best friends! I'm so happy!! It's been a while since we've spent sometime together!! I'm really looking forward to it! We're going over to Balboa Park for "December Nights". I hope this will kick start the Christmas spirit in me!

Hmmm....what else. I have so much on my mind. Several Life decisions. I'm truly looking forward to the opportunity to fast and participate in Fast & Testimony Sunday. And with that said...a surge of terror just raced thru me!! I COMPLETELY forgot to change the hymns for this upcoming Sunday!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! I better get crackin' on the organ/piano!!

My co-worker Mamacita is out of town for another week. I can't believe how well I've done covering her spot and staying up to task with all of my work....all while answering the phone at least 60 times a day! WOW! I feel like Heavenly Father's truly blessed me to withstand A LOT this week.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

11:32 is what my clock says.

But it's really just 8:26pm. The electricity went out this morning as we were all getting ready for church. That can be funny sometimes. It was funny because I was only able to iron 3/4 of my skirt. Plus only 2/9ths of my family were able to wear freshly pressed clothes. I thought that was funny. So maybe we should really take advantage of "Saturday is a special day, it's the day we get ready for Sunday"
Food for thought, people.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday is a special day...

THE GOOD:
1) Yesterday I went to Bugs' house with a bowl full of Lupulu (her favorite!) and she let me right in!I prayed on the way there. I was afraid she wouldn't be happy to see me...SO not the case! There was no discussion, it was as if we had been friends this whole time. It was so good! I'm so SO grateful to have her in my life again.
2) Hung out with 3 GREAT friends last night! If only Nicole was there with us, it would have been PERFECT!! Such a fun fun night! The Tamales were AMAZING! Nothing makes the Holiday season better, in San Diego, than having Tamales! We ended the evening playing a game called "Imagineiff". It's a pretty fun game. Apparently it's a game for people who all know each other well. Between the 4 of us; Kathy, Rudy & I (she's in the light green) attended Primary together and just recently started hanging out again. They just met Alicia (on the left) for the first time last night and I've known Alicia on and off, since our teenage years. Guess who won that !@#&@$ game!? ALICIA! You gotta be kiddin' me?! But it was fun having her in town from BYU.


3) I'm DONE Christmas shopping for my family. I started during the summer because I wanted to AVOID the holiday chaos! NO THANK YOU!


THE BAD:
Dang, I thought I had something for this....but I think I forgot.

THE UGLY:
My partner at work will be gone for the next 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Not only will I have my work, but her's as well--which I only had yesterday morning to learn. AHHHHHH!!! Oh well, what doesn't kill me will only make me crazy :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Today's...

...blog found here.
(enjoy!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Advice, please.

Dear Abby,
I miss my best friend. I haven't talked to her for about 6 months. Well actually, I would say more like 9 months. It all started back in January when she was contemplating going on a first date with a guy I'll call "Mr. Irish". The one thing I truly dislike about her is that she tends to drop everyone when she starts dating a guy. We've been through it a couple times before. Trying to get a hold of her is impossible. She's pretty much MIA.
After her whole 'first date fiasco', we didn't talk or hang out for at least 3 weeks. And when we did she wasn't even "there". Her mind was elsewhere the whole time, even though SHE was the one who insisted we hangout-since I sent my exfiance home on an airplane the day before. It was kinda pointless, since I ended up having to listen to her gush mushy lovey dovey stories. Fast forward 3 quiet, best friend-less months to May. After calling and leaving her a message, she surprisingly called me back 5 minutes later. About 30 minutes into our major catch up phone call and almost exhausting every topic under the sun, she finally pipes up to say that she & Mr. Irish are engaged to be married in October. We talked a couple more times that month and the wedding was moved up to August and finally to July. She wanted me to be her Maid of Honor, as well as....
..the Photographer...
....the Wedding planner...
......sew her wedding dress...
........make her bouquet...
.........make the wedding invitations...
...........and set the songlist.
I had no problem with everything she asked of me, because she was my best friend and I know that she would do exactly the same thing for me in a heartbeat. However, problems started to arise when she wouldn't return my phone calls, IM's or text messages. How was I suppose to help her, if communication was lacking. This went on for several weeks til finally I was able to get a hold of her. Time is of the essence when planning a wedding. I just wanted to accomplish everything we needed in a timely manner. I knew that making the dress alone would take at least a week or two. One Friday evening when we were to get together, she totally bailed. No call--NOTHING. Not cool! I tried to get a hold of her at her Mom's house, where she said she'd be that evening and the Mom knew nothing about it. I finally had it. I was done! How was I suppose to help her if she wasn't willing to communicate with me?! Why pour more time and effort into planning a wedding, when the bride wasn't even helping out?! So I sent her an email just saying that I was done and I didn't appreciate the way was she ditching me & our friendship, since day one of hooking up with Mr. Irish. She never responded to the email and I didn't attend her wedding. We haven’t communicated since.
No, I'm not jealous. I'm happy she finally found someone to marry. I just wish I didn't have to lose a best friend in the process. Now I don't know what to do, because I miss her terribly. I've known her for as long as I can remember. She knows all of my secrets and she’s the closest thing I’ve had as a sister. I miss her family, they're wonderful people. There's so much I wish I could talk to her about. So many changes in my life these last 9 months. I'm sure a lot has changed in her life as well, and I would love to hear about it. I just wish I knew how to go about in being her friend again. Or maybe the ball's in her court? I don't know. All I know is that as the holiday season arrives, I wish I could turn back the hands of time to last year as we hung out at the Hotel Del Coronado. That was a great day. So much fun! I miss it. I miss her.




Thursday, November 20, 2008

I like Thursdays...no, really I do!

There's just something about Thursdays that I really really like. I don't know if it was because that was the day I was born on...or maybe because it was our 'minimum day' all throughout elementary school....or because it's almost the weekend. I know that when the opportunity finally presents itself, I'd love to get married on an early Thursday evening. I don't want the typical Saturday afternoon wedding [no offense]. There's just something about a Thursday evening that makes it a more intimate, private affair. Plus the San Diego Temple just seems so beautiful, inside and out, during sunset. I guess the Temple's on my mind right now since I was able to attend it tonight. I truly love the San Diego Temple. Listening to the ordinances made me anticipate Saturday! I love love love working in the Temple. At times, I almost love this calling as much as my own full time mission to New Jersey. I also have another reason I like working at the Temple, but I think I'll share that a lil later ;)

What I really wanted to blog about is my company Christmas party. I know, I know...it's not for a while, but it'll be here before you know it! Invitations were passed out yesterday and it's in EXACTLY one month. It'll be in one of the ballrooms at the Marriot, following with a roof top after party. I'm kinda excited for it. Kinda. Either you show up with your friends from work or, as the invite allows, "with one guest". I'd much rather show up with the latter--but I'm dang single. GRR! I mean, I wouldn't even know who I could ask to this. Plus this isn't the most ideal 'first date' situation. GAH! Thank goodness I still have a month...I'll definitely need it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pass me the Kleenex....

...hell has frozen over!!

I would have NEVER guessed that Iwould ever...EVER see $1.-- for gas. WOW!

WOW!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday's Randomonium.

Sometimes, it's just nice to post a picture in a blog entry...even when it's random. (2 friends that I miss and can't wait to see again super soon!)

I think I'll go for random today:

-Dayquil, Orange Juice & water are my new best friends these days. I'd really like to get over this cold soon!

-I'm kinda bummed that I won't be going to SLC for the First Presidency's Christmas devotional. I was really looking forward to it. Hangin' out with one of my ol' mission comps, eating at the Pie pizzeria and doing a session at the SLC temple! How much more awesome could it be?! er, 'could have been'. Oh well, maybe another weekend. :)

-My brother & sister-in-law returned from Savannah, Georgia. My brother thought it would be a nice to get me this:

<----------THIS! This of all things!! How can I, as a true SD Padres & NY Yankees fan, wear THIS?!! Oh well, it's cool. Maybe I'll wear it to work tomorrow...so I don't have to do laundry. Sad, so sad. Or on second thought, I better not. Mr. NY might never talk to me again. Hey, at least it's not a Boston Red Sox jersey. Eh, same difference.


-Tomorrow, they'll be passing out Turkeys at work! I'm kinda surprised as to how much I'm looking forward to it. Odd, I know. Maybe cause that means the Holidays will really be here soon. Other than that, I think it's really cool! I like this company!

-I'm starting my new book, "Peony in Love". I hope it's good! I really loved reading "Marley & Me" and I look forward to the day I own a German Shepherd, named "Dude".

Monday, November 17, 2008

I just might cry!

Gas for $2.09?! This is just too good to be true!! If it dips below $2, I'll need a box of Kleenex!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I think...

...there should be a law banning the use of horizontal stripes on plus size clothing.

It's just not that flattering.

(yet, I bought the stupid shirt anyways)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

11.6.08

Man, I'm so tired… not sleepy tired, but emotionally exhausted.
My eyes are puffy and my heart hurts.
Let's see.....
I was feeling extremely nauseous at work during our rush period. I don’t know what the heck I ate but man there was (and still is) a lot of disagreeing going on in my stomach. I got backed up with a lot of rush orders and got spoken to by one of my supervisors. While I was being reprimanded I stood up and walked out in tears. There I was out in the cold crying my eyes out. I let my frustration out thru my tears. It’s ironic though, at work people throw around the concept of us being a “family and helping each other out”. Not much help was being thrown my way as my work was piling up and I was off with a Sprite in hand while bowing down to the porcelain throne. Most days I like what I do. I like those I immediately work with…it’s those that I don’t share a desk with that I didn’t highly favor. It’s funny how ChargersChick throws attitude around the office but once it’s thrown back at her, she reports it to a supervisor. GRR!!
My heart hurts because of all the Mormon hate going around right now. It truly hurts to have such awful, hateful and vengeful things being said about something you hold so dear to your heart. There was a protest in front of the Los Angeles LDS Temple today. It would bring me to tears if such a thing happened in front of my San Diego Temple, thus forcing it to be closed. My heart also hurts because my gay best friend has been denied marital rights. Sometimes I wish Prop.8/22 never resurfaced.
I wish I could just jump into bed, pull the covers over my head and wake up 2 years from now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Testing 1-2-3....


I just wanted to see if I could actually post a LARGE photo on my blog.
SWEET!! I can!!
Sorry, this is my nephew and I goofin' around taking 'typical MySpace pics'

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just what I needed.

What a wonderful day it's been!

My nephew, 'Bubba' received his Patriarchal blessing today and invited his parents and I to come along. It was scheduled to be given at the Stake Patriarch's home. I was ecstatic! I couldn't wait to see one of my most favorite sisters from the stake so I could congratulate her on her new calling. Bro. & Sis. Sorensen were just called to be in the new Temple Presidency.
When we walked into their home, Sister Sorensen greeted my sister-in-law & nephew with a handshake. When I seen her I gave her a big warm hug, in turn she said to me, "How is my very best friend from the stake?" I truly felt loved. Sis. Sorensen was at one time my Stake Young Women president. She has always had a very special place in my heart. While in YW I made a promise to her that I would receive my YW Medallion. Man, it was hard...But it was worth it! I don't know why or how this friendship really developed. I guess it was because I always greeted her with a hug and she, with a warm friendly smile. I love Sis. Sorensen. I'm so incredibly happy that I'll get to see her in the Temple on Saturdays. I look forward to the Temple as is, but to have know I have a dear friend there each week makes me extremely excited. She has a way of making people feel important and loved. I hope I can someday be that kind of person for all those I come across.

God be with you til we meet again...

During the past two days, I've learned a lot about my Tongan heritage. I'm proud to have such a strong cultural background. I also learned so much more about my dear Uncle Walter. I will miss him so much on Sundays. My favorite part during his two day funeral, was singing in Tongan. I lovelovelove singing in Tongan. Twice we sang my favorite Tongan song , Na'e 'Afio'i pe 'e Sisu, which reminded me of my dear Aunty Moana who has also since passed. So many wonderful memories of Tongan family members have come to mind. It was so nice to reunite and meet so many friends and relatives.
Even though I know the Gospel plan of Jesus Christ, my eyes are still swollen and puffy. I don't really have any more Tongan Uncles on my father's side (at least those that I knew growing up). It makes me sad. I just feel like Tongan family get-togethers won't be the same anymore. A couple months ago, I found some photos from my 1st birthday party. My Uncle Walter was in the photos and have been in every family party photos since then. Life will be different. Today, I held my Father closer than ever before. I love this Gospel. Families can be together forever.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jay Leno headlines....here I come!

Look what we received in the mail yesterday:

Red "Delicus" apples...Hot Dog Franks....same difference, I guess?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Monday….

When I woke up this morning, I had no idea it would have panned out this way.

Let’s see….
This past Saturday I met a girl named Gina at the Temple who just moved here from Laie, Hawaii. She was awesome!! I gave her my number and told her let’s hang out sometime! She just finished school at BYU-Hawaii and missed the culture terribly. Since our lil meeting I’ve been seriously contemplating going back to school next Fall. I want to apply at BYU-H again. (“again”…that’s another story for another day). That's all I could think about today, until...
I needed to use a heavy duty stapler. I called Mr. NY at his desk to see if he had one. Indeed he did and offered to bring it over to my desk. I declined his offer only because I wasn’t ready to use it just then. Next thing I know he’s walking over with it…so I met him half way. It was quite a cumbersome task but he helped me out and took care of it all for me. When I got back to my desk, I realized that I had left a page out of the packet and needed his stapler again. I walked over to his desk, apologized for bothering him and he willingly offered to help me out again without being asked. *sigh* Such a gentleman. A hot one at that. Wow, I liked my day thus far, until…
I came home and received the news of my Uncle Walter’s passing (He's on the left and my father's on the right). I’m sad, but I feel even more sad for my Dad. My Uncle Walter was one of his closest cousins that he grew up with back in Tonga. In the last two months, my dad has lost two people that he was extremely close to. It starts to take a wear and tear on a person. As sad as I am about my Uncle’s passing, I’m hopeful for the gospel plan of Jesus Christ. I’m grateful to know that life doesn’t end at death. I’m grateful to know that families can be together forever. My Uncle Walter lived a full and righteous life. He helped everyone. I will miss him immensely. I will miss hugging and kissing him every Sunday I see him at church. The gospel is true and I know I will see him again.
OFA LAHI ATU UNCLE WALTER...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Deja Vu....why, yes please!

Phew...where do I start? Wow, WOW. I talked to Mr. NY today. Wow. Have I mentioned how BEA-U-TI-FUL his eyes are!? Oh man!! They seriously change all the time....sometimes they're a fierce green....or a nice summery hazel and today they were ocean blue. GORGEOUS!!

For the past week I've been wanting to ask him if there are any WaWa's in NY. (Hello! I know it's kind of a lame question... but I was trying to let him know that I've lived out on the east coast as well.) I never knew when the best moment was or how to really approach him since his desk is right next to the office witch. Well he walked into my office and I figured it was either now or never. I turned away from my desk and said, "Hey Mr. NY, I have a question for you."
He looked up from his reading and said, "Yep, what's goin' on?"
"Do y'all have any WaWa's in New York?" (He crinkled up his face in deep thought and stepped closer to me)
"Have we had this conversation before?"
I was surprised, I wasn't expecting that response. My co-worker Mamacita turned around full of curiousity. I told him that we've never talked about WaWa and he double checked with me just in case. Again I reassured him that we hadn't. He shook his head and said that he was sure we had before (trust me, I remember all 5 of our previous verbal exchanges).
"Wow, this is total deja vu! I'm having a deja vu moment of this very conversation of WaWa."
I was stunned. Deja Vu, really? Cause I mean, the only times I have a deja vu moment is because I've DREAMT of it before. So basically is he saying that, in a roundabout way, he's dreamt of me? WOW, I soooooooo hope. That whole moment made my entire day. Gosh work is great sometimes.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I LOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE!!

I love listening to our inspired leaders. I love hearing the choir sing! I feel spiritually rejuvenated. Wasn't it all so wonderful?! I loved listening to the Primary children sing, "I Am a Child of God". They sounded so heavenly! I really started to miss living in Utah as well. I seriously want to go to the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional in December! I LOVELOVELOVE seeing Temple Square covered in snow and Christmas lights. It's so pretty. It's my favorite time of year to see the Christus statue as well. (Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since I last saw Temple Square during the holidays!...That was my date Mark, MOST FUNNIEST first date ever!! )
General Conference has really made me appreciate and value my membership in Gospel. I'm truly grateful to know there's a plan and purpose to this life. I'm glad to have the Gospel in my life. How much easier life is with this knowledge. I am blessed. What a wonderful weekend it's been. I'm sad to have it end...Oh well, time to practice what's been preached.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Or maybe I just need a boyfriend?

Work was quite overwhelming today. I felt like I was moving as fast as a glacier and the work was piling up with each millisecond. During the course of the morning, I overheard one of my co-workers on a phone call to his wife. He was having a very trying morning and needed to unload his mind. I thought to myself, “How nice is that to have someone you can go to and find peace and be consoled!” It makes me think of a quote from “Shall We Dance?”, “There's a billion people on the planet, I mean what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything...the good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things...all of it, all the time, every day. You're saying... Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed, because I will be your witness
It’s not often that I wish I were married or in a relationship these days, but golly, I did today. I wish I had that one special person who knows me in and out and lets me unload my frustrations.
I guess it’s more than just that. I miss having the companionship of a man. Just not being alone, ya know. I’m not trying to put myself on the market or writing up a ‘Want ad’ for a boyfriend… Take for instance, I want to go out to dinner to CPK (Yum-PIZZA!) and to the movies. I’d ask my best friend, but she’s saving every last penny towards a condo and I can’t stand her infinite amount of questions throughout movies. I’d ask other friends, but I don’t want to compromise what I want to do. Also, next May 'Madama Butterfly' [the opera] will be coming to town. I'm so excited for it! I definitely want to go. I'm pretty sure none of my friends will want to go. Oh well, I guess I’ll just start going on “
Artist's Dates” :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why I'm going to the gym at 5am Monday morning....

(NO! I did not eat both packages...I just had waaaaaay too many for one day)
Hmmm....I wonder what a Mint ice cream, with Mint Oreo and Mint 3 Musketeers shake would taste like?
(ooh, that might be a Mint overload....and 2 more hours on the Elliptical machine---forget it!)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Growing pains, still??

Dear Mr. Wisdom Tooth,
I guess after 28 years, you’ve finally decided to appear. I mean, it’s not like you haven’t been cutting into my gums for the last 10 years or anything. But you finally choose now?? Really? Why? “Better late than never”? I wish I knew why you decided to finally pop through yesterday morning. I’m a bit puzzled, I thought you were suppose to be here when I was 18, not 28. Ya know, since you didn’t show up on time, I became accustomed to the idea. No offense, I was perfectly okay with your absence. When I had the option of pulling you out before my mission, I thought we possibly had a pact--I don't pull you out and you NEVER show up. I always thought my mouth would be big enough to accommodate you, now I know I was wrong. So really, why did you finally decide to to show up? I would have been totally okay if you waited one more month when my benefits kicked in. I know, I know, it’s not like you haven’t been on your own time schedule all these years. But here’s the thing, I just had a root canal on the tooth in front of you, a lil over 2 months ago. It was such a terrible experience. I even had to go to the ER over that! So maybe you can understand my hesitation over you being here now. All I can say, is don’t get comfortable and please, please, please don’t cause me anymore pain than you already are.
Thank you,
Ehulani.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I want that...

Today I attended the funeral of a dear family friend, Bro. John Brantly. Even as I type this, tears flood my eyes. His dear companion, Sis. Faye Brantly passed away a lil over 3 months ago. I will miss them both tremendously. They were very dear to my family and I. I have truly missed the opportunities of being able to sit next to Sis. Brantly in Relief Society. She was as sweet and as kind as they come. She was once my Primary teacher and never let me forget of how good of a student I was for her. She had a way of making me feel just as beautiful as her daughters and granddaughters, each and everytime I seen her. Outside of my family. I have never seen a man love a woman as much as Bro. Brantly loved Sis. Brantly. He ALWAYS walked her to and from class. When they would leave from church, he would walk her to the curb and then proceed on to get the car to come pick her up at the curb. I have never seen them apart, for longer than necessary. If ever they were, it was because Bro. Brantly was on his way to come pick her up from Relief Society. The few times I've seen her alone, was also for the same reason...she was waiting for Bro. Brantly. They always held hands.
Today, just like 3 months ago, I caught a glimpse into their storybook romance. They were truly in love with each other. He treated her with more love, respect and admiration than even a Queen. All day I kept thinking to myself, "I want that..." I want to find a man who will love and respect me as much as Bro. Brantly did Sis. Brantly. Someone who will treat me with such tenderness and kindess. The way they loved each other was extraordinarily special and beautiful.

I want that....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Such an AWESOME birthday!

WOW!! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday!! It started off with an EARLY (make up) 6:30am shift at the San Diego LDS Temple. I've never seen it in that light....but it was as gorgeous as ever. During my shift, I got to reunite with some good friends. It was spectacular. I had the chance to walk around the Atrium and visit all of the Sealing rooms. They're all so beautiful. I can't wait to get married in the SD Temple. I got to meet some really wonderful sisters during that shift as well. Totally enjoyed lunch with my Auntie Keala. Truly a blessed Temple day!
Afterwards I got adjusted (chiropractor) and a pedicure ...came home cooked dinner and had a delicious meal with my wonderful family and best friend. My day has been sprinkled with phone calls and well wishes from so many dear family and friends. I'm thankful for all of them! I don't even know what part of the day was my favorite...I'd have to go with waking up to Natalie Dee pictures all over my kitchen. That really made my day. I love my family! All in all, I had an AWESOME day!! Here's to being 28!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Be an Organ & Tissue Donor!

As I was renewing my license via internet, I had the option of becoming (actually, continue being) an organ donor and contributing $2 to promote and support organ and tissue donation. I wanted to repost this blog from a year and a half ago about some insightful statistics, facts and information on organ and tissue donations. I feel like this is an incredibly significant cause and wanted to share this with all of you.

The Urgent Need For Organs: As of Sept. 3, 2008, 99,450 men, women and children currently await life saving transplants. Right now nearly 20,000 Californians wait for an organ transplant. Every 12 minutes, another name is added to the national transplant waiting list. An average of 18 people die each day due to the lack of available organs for transplant.

How YOU Can Donate: Indicate your wish on your driver's license or state I.D> when you apply or renew it. Join the donor registry in your state. Visit "http://donatelife.net/" to find out if your state has one. Complete a donor card (available at donate life.net) and keep it with you. Put donation in your will or living will. Tell your family (very important). They may be consulted before donation.

You have the power to donate life: sign up today to become an organ and tissue donor. Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation.

You do not have to donate all of your organs: You may specify the ones you will offer. Neither age nor medical history should prevent you from becoming a donor. For more information, visit the official U.S. government Web site for organ and tissue donation at http://www.organdonor.gov./

I appreciate the time and effort you've given to read through this blog. The subject of organ donation is very important to me. Not that I've ever had to participate in it as a recipient, but I feel like it's something that doesn't get too much attention. I think being able to give someone another chance at life is amazing and very self less. Thanks again!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happily Single?

To Do List:
GET MARRIED.
(Usually it doesn't bother me, but I just thought it was a lil amusing to see my name alone amidst all the couples.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Oh dear....

Wow, where've I been??

I've just been busy/tired!! By the time I get home each day, I'm just exhausted! I know I haven't had the best sleeping schedule lately....which totally feels like it's catching up to me each day. Today at work, I was reminded that we get next Monday off for Labor Day---THANK GOODNESS!! ONE DAY that I can ACTUALLY sleep in. I CANNOT WAIT!!! Actually, Ernest and I are thinkin' about goin' to the Temple to do a couple different sessions. I need to....so I can become more familiar with a certain Temple procedures. I'm so stoked for it.

Working at the Temple has been a blessing. This past Saturday, I was able to assist with a hearing impaired group. It was a very humbling experience. Two men were deaf, blind and mute. Watching them walk up the stairs brought me to tears. It made me think of my own father and his blindness. The way the members came together to help one another out was truly special. I'm blessed that have been a witness to this experience.

However, I do have a funny story to share from this past Saturday. After our "Morning meeting", I asked my Aunt to help me understand the different abbreviations on our schedules. I looked thru my schedule and noticed different abbreviations.... "CR" (Celestial Room)..."I" (Initiatories)...."B" (Baptisms)....and "CAF" (Cafeteria). I was confused as to why I would have the "CAF" so early on in my schedule, but I figured this would give me the chance to eat breakfast. I chose turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and a wheat bun., as well as a Snapple to wash it down with. After paying $7.40 I grabbed a seat at the last open table to sit down and eat my very delicious food, while also studying my schedule. No sooner then I had barely sat down to start eating, did I come to realize that "B" actually stood for "Break" and "CAF" really meant to WORK in the Cafeteria--not eat in it, just yet. OH MAN...I started to panic!! I didn't know what to do. I just spent about $8 on food and I didn't want to waste it...nor did I have anymore cash on me. I wasn't even half way thru my meal!! I was TERRIFIED that my supervisor was going to come down and find me eating instead of working (Maybe that's the fat kid in me?) I was afraid that the Cafeteria crew was going to read my nametag and know that I was the one who didn't show up for my shift. "Do I leave my food right there and run up to Sister Ong and explain my situation?"..."Throw away my food?"...."Or, start scarfing it down like there's no tomorrow?". Well, the Polynesian in me chose option C. I was breakin' a sweat since I was so worried and also at the rapid speed I was INHALING my food in. I couldn't even finish my meal. I had to ditch the rest. I ran back to my locker, put my wallet away and grabbed a stick of gum. Luckily I ran into my Aunt who asked a friend to take me back down to the Cafeteria to explain what I would need to do. When I got down there I was told to put on a chef's coat (as if I wasn't HOT enough!) and serve food (hot food, may I add!). I was so stinkin' hot!! After my '7 minute shift', I rode the elevator back to the locker rooms....I couldn't help but laugh at my self. That had to have been the most craziest and funniest moment of my life!! I wonder about myself sometimes.....
Well, just 4 more days til I get to go back to the Temple again. I'm so stoked! I love being in the Temple! It's the most beautiful place on earth.

Today's been quite an awesome day....I reunited with a couple old friends. Wow, time flies... but man, I'm so happy to have come across these friends and see where their lives have ended up. Several have married, a couple of them now have babies and one now has 4 grand kids! Awesome, truly awesome!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Do I have Narcolepsy?

Seriously, I'm starting to wonder that myself!!

Man, I've been so tired lately...but it's never while I'm at work. I guess it's because I've got such a fast paced job that I don't have the chance to even think about being tired. I'm glad. But man, when I'm riding home with my friend, after work, just sitting in the cool air conditioned car not having to think for 30 minutes really relaxes me to the point of falling asleep.
I've finally gotten the hang of work down! THANK GOODNESS!! I'm finally fast enough to get thru my work (especially the 10 key/data entry part) to be able to sit back and enjoy a few minutes to myself. I really like working with 'Mamacita' and 'Turtle' in our department. They're so laid back and really keep an eye out for me and each other. I've never really had a job to where I was equal with others and could actually enjoy having "co-workers". I can't wait til Mr.'NY gets back from vacation.
JDL, one of the drivers helped me with my car yesterday. (*swoon*) He's so great! I like looking at him! He's tall too (pro)! But I don't necessarily like his teeth (con). Back to my car....the starter gave out. GRRR!!! I'm so SOOOOOOOOO sick and tired of car problems!! I'm thinkin' it's time to kick the Kia to the curb!! Oh how I wish I had an extra 20k lying around. DANGIT!!

Oh well, at least that makes my calandar a lot lighter this week.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

{{Borrowed}}

....from: gone deep

21 deep questions that could really tell you something.[ Not simple questions like "How Old Are You?" ]

1. What is more difficult for you; looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when they are telling you how they feel? The first....I have a hard time with eye contact, even more so when sharing my feelings.

2. Think of the last time you were REALLY angry. Maybe last month when I found one of my socks worn ragged by nephew (It's pretty infuriating since I've asked him SEVERAL times to not wear my socks!)

3. You are on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago non-stop. There is a fire in the back of the plane. You get enough time to make ONE phone call. Who would you call? My parents to reassure them that all will be well and to remind them of how much I love them.

4. You are at the doctor's office and she has just informed you that you have one month to live.(A)Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? I'd tell those that are closest to me (B) What do you do with your remaining days? Spend it with family and my best friends, in Kihei, Maui...my most favorite place in the whole world. (C)Would you be afraid? A lil, not because I wouldn't know what's going to happen hereafter, but how it was all to come to an end.

5. You can have one of the following two things: trust or love. I'd say trust. You can always love those you trust...but can you trust those you love?

6. You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do? How deep is the canal? Honestly, if it's a deep canal, sorry dog. If not, then sure why not?

7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Tahiti!!

8. Think of the last person who you really knew that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give one year of your life. Do you? Of course, I know it would make my Mom extremely happy to spend an hour with my grandmother.

9. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend? Sometimes I wonder this because I know I'm not too good at returning phone calls which makes me a hypocrite, but I would hope that I'd still be considered a good friend despite this.

10. Does love = sex? Not so much.

11. Your best friend dies, what would you do? I'd be tragically sad for a very long time considering the fact that she's been my bff and neighbor all of our lives (27 years)

12. When and how was the last time you told someone HONESTLY how you felt? I do it all the time.

13. What would be harder for you to tell someone you love them or that you do not love them back? DANG!! I dislike doing the second one, that's hard!!

(Where's #14??)

15. Excluding romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them? I think Thursday when I apologized to my Mom for losing my cool.

16. If you had to go back in time and change one thing, if you HAD to, even if you had "no regrets" what would it be? I would have tried harder to get into BYU-Hawaii right after high school.

17. Imagine. It is a dark night, you are alone, it is raining outside, you hear someone walking around outside your window. Who do you call? My older brother Dave who's fearless and super strong!!

18. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying? Of course--two words: Mouth guard.

19. Are you old fashioned? YES, a hopeless romantic that believes in chivalry.

20. Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a heart break or have never loved before? True love!! "It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all".

21. If you could do anything OR wish for anything that would come true, what would you do? I'd wish to have Bill Gates & Donald Trump's bank accounts :) Ask a broke person if money can't buy happiness, I'm pretty sure they'll disagree....GRR student loans!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What can I say, it's Thursday!?

Yesterday: A guy came up to me while I was eating lunch on Laurel Street, near the Cabrillo Bridge [Balboa Park]. He didn't seem normal. His face was extremely pink and puffy. So he crossed the street and came over to stand right by me (about 2 feet away). A couple seconds went by and he still didn't say anything. So I said 'Hi, may I help you?' to him. And then he turned to me and asked me for 50 cents. I told him I didn't have it. (I was too preoccupied thinking of how I could escape the situation. Plus, I was afraid to reach for my purse.) He thanked me and patted me on my shoulder. I don't want to say I was terrified, but it was EXTREMELY uncomfortable. It didn't help that his face was the same color as the beef in my Enchilada. Finishing lunch was kinda hard. Lesson learned: When it comes to Balboa Park it's either the "Buddy System" or you keep moving--don't stop if you're alone.

Today: I got a call from a guy named Jack from Staples. It was his first time calling into an attorney service and didn't know what it is we do exactly or how we could help him in his situation. While he was giving me some information, he gave me an address for a 'judge' named Madge Bradley who could be found at 2**2 4th Avenue. I chuckled because Madge Bradley is actually a court house. Then he had the last laugh since I didn't even realize that the address he gave me was actually my office.... yeah sometimes I wonder if my head's screwed on straight. :/

Tomorrow: I've gotta make my skirt for the Temple and finish shopping for my outfit. I FINALLY found a long sleeve blouse and shoes!! FINALLY!! THANK GOODNESS!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

“Are you honest in all your dealings?”

Today as I was finishing up my lunch break at Balboa Park, I was lying down & writing in my journal. I noticed a man a ways off. He got up from the grass to go throw something away. The next time he got up he happened to walk my way. That is, until he walked up to me. He asked if he could sit down and talk with me for a lil while. I had to sit up since my the front of my shirt seemed to dip down a lil lower than I’d like a stranger to see. He asked me how my day was going and what I did for work. Then he started to ask me more questions. “Are you married?” -No “Are you seeing anyone?” -No, not right now. I have no time. I work a lot and spend a lot of time on church stuff. “Oh, okay”. So I tried to veer the conversation into another direction. Luckily we started talking about politics. After a few minutes, I told him that I had to take off back to work. As I got up, he asked me for my number. I thought I’d be clever and ask him for his instead since I didn’t feel comfortable with him having my number. My cleverness was short lived. He said that his roommate wasn’t too good at giving him any messages. “Oh okay.” Apparently my brain was out on a lunch break as well. I didn’t know what to do. I’ve never really been in a situation where a guy has asked me for my number and I DIDN’T want to give it to him. So what do I do….I end up giving my cell # to him. IDIOT!!! BUT! I made sure to give him my # on a www.mormon.org pass along card.(Whoo hoo for me passing out a pass along card!!) UGH!! Why did I even give him my number?! The whole time the words, “Are you honest in all your dealings?” kept running thru my mind. I so wanted to switch around the numbers in my #. UGH!! I mean, I could have been honest with him by telling him “I just met you, I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving you my number”. But obviously I didn’t. I was caught off guard. I didn’t know what to do. GRR!!! I wish I could just rewind back to my lunch. What were you thinking Ehulani???” Now I can’t go eat at Balboa Park anytime soon!!! DANG IT!!

p.s. The "Rejection Line"...check it out and thank me later.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I don’t want Monday to be here so soon!! Why oh why?!

My day at the Temple yesterday was tremendously magnificent!! It was so beautiful. The time flew by quickly!! I cannot wait to go back again and again and again!! I can’t wait for Saturday to be here!! Hopefully me, Ernest & Stephen will be able to do a session this week. I love going to the Temple with friends!! I wish I could divulge everything I experienced yesterday, but it’s just too sacred and beautiful to disclose. However, I was blessed to assist in a Sealing and that was so exquisite!! It makes me now desire a temple marriage more than anything ever before. I can’t wait to go to the Temple again!!
Ugh Monday!! It’s not so much that I have to go back to work, it’s the fact that I have to go back to MY work. Friday was a hard day. I broke down. I dislike my trainer [the girl I‘m replacing] and can’t wait for her to LEAVE!! I’m trying not to have these ill will feelings towards her, but she needs to go!.
My lesson went pretty well today. It ended about 5 minutes earlier than I expected--which was good in the long run. I truly hope my class enjoyed it. I hope I’m not boring them to death. Wish that wasn’t the case with my organ playing today though. OH MAN!! It was pretty bad!! I don’t know what happened!! I thought I knew the hymns, especially the opening hymn…hmm, I guess not? Oh well, I tried my best. I just know that I’ll need to practice more this week, that’s all.
This weekend was pretty awesome!! I loved every second of it!! Especially today and the opportunity of playing Monopoly with my three nephews for 6.5 hours. WOW!! It was fun…most especially since I won!! YAAAAY!! I love my nephews and the rare chances I get to hang out with just them. What an awesome weekend!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sister Lomu, at your service....

(Typed on: Friday 08/08/08)Tomorrow's my first day as a Temple Ordinance Worker. Wow! I don't even know how to describe my feelings right now. I'm so honored to be in this position. It took A LOT to get to this point. I don't even feel worthy (Think "Wayne's World") to be in such a calling. Growing up, EVERY Saturday my parents would drive up EARLY in the morning from San Diego to the Los Angeles Temple. I remember missing my Mom oh so much. But I always looked forward to their return home since they'd always come home with Lil Debbies & Pineapple juice left over from their road trip. The only people I've ever known as Temple workers were those I highly respected and deemed as extremely spiritual (ie: My parents, Sister Sorenson, Jane). I'm so grateful for this calling. It's really touched my Father and made him incandescently happy. I don't feel nervous or overwhelmed, but blessed and excited!!
WOW! I can't help but smile ALL THE TIME whenever I'm in the Temple. I can't wait!!


AND...........

I teach for the first time this Sunday in Gospel Essentials (Principles) class!! AHHHHHHH!!! I'm so glad I studied and set my lesson plan 3 weeks ago. I'm so stoked!! I hope all goes well in class!! I also hope I just don't start bawling over something or another.

Oh, and did I mention I play the organ this month as well..... WOW!! Talk about Trusting in the Lord and PRAYING, PRAYING and PRAYING!!

Hmm, I think I'm lookin' forward to my Sunday Afternoon nap and it's only Friday nite :)

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