Happy Pappy's Day!

Today in Sunday School we talked about how to prepare to go to the temple for the first time. The teacher mentioned that maybe there isn't too much special to do if you have been living the right way anyway. I then had this thought. I too was born of goodly parents, parents who have been preparing me for things like this my entire life.

I have been thinking a lot about my daddy today. He tucked us in every night and would tell us a story. The cinnamon toast story was my favorite. I remember him playing games like airplane, and crocodile with us. I remember him getting us to clean up the house by playing the "blown to smithereens" game. My siblings and I couldn't wait for him to come home every night. I loved sunday "daddy interviews" when he would take each of us individually out for a walk. I loved that time with him, and always felt like he was taking forever with Katy and it would never be my turn!

I was grumbly most of the time that he called us upstairs for scriptures and prayers. I remember specifically not always having a good attitude about FHE. But they always happened anyway and not only do I remember specific lessons but I now have a pattern to follow with my own family.

I have posted before about my dad and music, and how he can fix anything, and finally about how he is my BFF!

Who ever I marry has some big shoes to fill. Because I have the best dad in the whole world.


Bad Bad Day

Sometimes we have bad days. When I have a bad day I always feel like that bad day is the worst one yet. So when I came home today after a way crappy day I actually typed bad day into my blog search and read up on my past bad days. They didn't seem so bad anymore. It seems that my bad days are caused by three things:

1. Financial crisis
2. Missing my mom
3. Mean boys

We'll get to what happened today in a minute, but while I was driving home from Pocatello today contemplating my bad day I recalled what I think was the second worst day of my life:

My thesis was due that day for my Infant class. I had typed up an amazing paper on developmentally appropriate toys or fatherhood involvement. I don't remember which one it was. Anyway, it was perfect. Of course with something this important I made sure I saved it to more than one disk and to my USB drive. I also made sure I headed up to campus a half hour early so I could get on an empty shuttle bus and get to the TSC computer lab with tons of extra time to print my paper. I had all the bases covered.

So I get on the empty shuttle, I make it to the computer lab before it fills up, but the computer won't open my file. No worries I try the other disk, I get the same error message, same with the USB drive. Oh well I have some time, if I hurry I can get back home and figure something out. Maybe turn it in at the end of class. So I get back on the shuttle, get to my car and head home. But wait that is when my car overheats. So I am stuck on the side of the road and I am still thinking, this might be okay I just need to call someone to come get me and we'll worry about my car later. So I pull out my phone. No service!

Later that night I was in charge of a huge activity and was the only one who knew what we were doing. But I got stuck at work because my ride never showed up and my phone still didn't work so I had a church full of people with no direction. I finally make it home and my home teachers randomly stop by and ask if they can do anything to help and I tell them my story. No problem they will look at my roommates computer and see what they can do. Okay but guess what they find? It is FULL of porn. At the exact moment they are discovering it and I am swearing it isn't my laptop my roommate comes home. She FREAKS out that I had found that stuff on her computer!

Anyway that story has a happy ending because I was allowed to turn in my thesis, my car was fixed, and my phone started working again, and my roommate forgave me. I am hoping today's story has a happy ending. I won't go into the same amount of detail but let's say that it began with number one, or as the bank calls it a small banking error, and included both two and three by the end of the day. I am still shaking from number three as it included a man who has physically attacked me before.

I know that I will be just fine financially, banking error or no, I still want my stupid money back! So tomorrow, which will be a fresh day with no mistakes in it, I will blog about everything that went right today. Because I made certain to take note of them today so that I didn't feel overwhelmed.


100 things about me... (revised)!

1. I claim both New Jersey and Nebraska as home. I loved getting to see all the historical sites back east but I LOVE the small town atmosphere that is Nebraska.
2. I prefer off brand Doritos to the real ones.
3. I have a dog, her name is Mudge, short for Kersmudgen.
4. When I was younger my horse's name was Go Annie Go!
5. My car is named Sanchez.
6. Growing up we met for church in a warehouse in an industrial park in New Jersey.
7.I am a daddy's girl, partially because my mom doesn't currently have a body.
8.I have lived in 5 states.
9.I went to Utah State University.
10. I am the oldest of 7 kids.
11. I love British television.
12. I love Maverick Ice cream!
13. My step-mom is 6 years older than me.
14. I am a knitting maniac!
15. I am 26 single, LDS, and did not serve a mission.
16. I desperately wanted to serve a mission.
17. My favorite restaurant is Formosa. It is a little shady Chinese place in Logan.
18. My favorite Sushi roll is the crunchy Mexican roll.
19. I went to culinary school, kinda.
20. I love quilting.
21. I have a pair of pants that always made me look hot but they had to be retired. I miss them.
22. My favorite game is boxers or briefs.
23. I think hot showers are the greatest invention of our time.
24. I don't go anywhere without my IPOD.
25. I get really embarrassed for other people when I feel that they aren't sufficiently embarrassed for themselves.
26. I love Yoga but can't take Katy to class anymore, she laughs too much.
27. I judge book's by their cover. They have to have good illustrations right?
28. I still miss my mommy everyday.
29. I am a climber but don't have the gear so have to go with people who do.
30. I started cycling to help me deal with loosing mom. I'm addicted now.
31. There is nothing I hate more than scraping my windows in the morning.
32. My BFF is a boy, we don't date, and we think that is normal.
33. I like to fake play my hot pink guitar.
34. I rock at Mario Kart and suck at EVERY other video game.
35. My favorite movies are Win a Date With Tad Hamilton, and Count of Monte Cristo.
36. I love country music.
37. My favorite band is the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
38. Going to their concert was the last thing I ever did with my mom.
39. My mom's death was on the front page of the paper and delivered to basically every home in town hours before I knew she was gone.
40. When I grow up I want to be a mommy.
41. In the mean time I want to be a... Still attempting to figure it out.
42. My top secret desire is to be a storm chaser, don't tell my dad.
43. I seriously can't wait for my bro to come home from his mission, but he has banned me from telling him that, ever!
44. I like being a girl and LOVE men who respect women.
45. I was ADDICTED to Adrenaline Rushes, but I gave up caffeine.
46. If I didn't have to work I would travel everyday.
47. I have been to most Church history sites. Nauvoo, Palmyra, Kirtland, SLC, Winter Quarters.
48. I love silence and never find it awkward, especially in testimony meeting.
49. I like McDonald's Breakfast, Sonic drinks, Burger King Fries, and Wendy's salads.
50. I like to wear skirts and flip flops in the summer.
51. I miss the carefree days of living at home and having no bills.
52. I am a Sunday school teacher.
53. I handle all the government and corporate accounts at Lowe's
54. I am interning with a hospice, I have yet to have a pleasant client.
55. I haven't had a real crush on anyone in almost two years.
56. I love to go to the park and swing.
57. I love road trips!
58. My family calls me Reese. It feels weird if they use my real name.
59. I do not think adult acne is a funny joke.
60. I secretly love a few dirty rap songs.
61. I DO NOT like chocolate.
62. I like gummy candy especially, sour ones.
63. My favorite flower is the Lilac because it smells the best.
64. I find facebook quite entertaining.
65. I love driving "the star wars" at work, and I'm awesome at it.
66. I love antiques.
67. I nickname everyone.
68. Corn beef and cabbage is my favorite thing to have for dinner.
69. I own 67 cookbooks.
70. If you cut me I would bleed soy sauce.
71. I wish I lived closer to family.
72. I have 77 first cousins.
73. I like to make people laugh, even if it is at me instead of with me.
74. I wish I'd have known my grandparents better.
75. I was struck by lighting.
76. I look forward to doing my taxes, getting money back is nice, but the fun part is filling them out.
77. To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite book. With the All Creatures Great and Small series a close second.
78. I read cookbooks for fun.
79. I love photography and wish I had time to take a class so I could become awesome at it!
80. I am basically tone deaf. No I mean it I can't sing a note on key.
81. I hate first dates because I don't have a favorite color and I don't really care to know yours.
82. I prefer the New Testament to the Book of Mormon, don't judge me.
83. My favorite Hymn is Lord I would Follow Thee, and there is a very special reason why.
84. I am AWFUL at writing my missionaries.
85. I am so laid back it is scary sometimes. I get that from my daddy.
86. Both of my parents are freckled so there was basically no way to escape it.
87. My very first BFF was Celeste Hyatt. We picked on Ashley Applegate together. We didn't like her cause she never let us change the clothes on her Barbies.
88. I was born in Ogden, UT, while my Daddy was in school.
89. I am strangely attracted to older men.
90. I STILL have not mailed Zac his Christmas present.
91. I think there is beauty in everything God created. Including southern Wyoming.
92. I am so excited for the Keith Urban concert in September I can barely stand it!
93. I wish I could afford to drive a truck, I think that would be hot.
94. I swear I've seen a Ghost.
95. I would do ANYTHING for a real cheesesteak or a Hoagie.
96. I'm a little embarrassed about how many of these 100 are about food.
97. I am falling asleep right now, sitting at the table at my BFFs house.
98. I love going to the shore but Hate shore traffic.
99. I constantly wish I was a better person, but don't we all?
100. I know my Heavenly Father loves me, even when he puts me on friendship timeout.


Crazy Lowes Lady update

We went to the crazy Lowe's lady's house with a police escort to pick up all her items and return them. The crazy Lowe's lady was placed in a mental institution later that day. SAD DAY! Her daughter said there was a lot of yelling, tears, and biting.


The crazy Lowes man

So today, an hour after I am suppose to be home, I am still at work trying to fix an error in the excess of six thousand dollars. I had just finished sending my last email to general accounting at the only computer that doesn't make a high pitched hum, the one located in Customer Service, when this older man comes storming up...

Let me first explain one or two things about credit that he didn't understand. When I issue you a credit card and you make charges on it you have to pay them off. There is a due date and all transactions that happen between due dates will be on your statement.

He wanted and demanded a cash refund for the payment he made last month on his credit card. He claims that because he paid in cash and it didn't show up on his statement that I owed him the money. When I told him it didn't show up on that months statement because the payment was late and that I couldn't refund to him a payment he made on his credit card he got REALLY mad. I told him that even if I did refund his payment he would then be two months late on his payments. He is pacing back and forth and yelling when I then polity hand him his statement and say well it looks like your payment for the past due amount posted and the remaining balance on your statement will be due on the 16th. Other than that your account is current and up to date.

He asked if I was keeping his money because Lowe's didn't have enough money. He asked if I had any sense at all. He told the lady behind him in line that he had been waiting an hour to get this taken care of.(I spent less than 10 with him.) He told me he didn't have time to hassle with me because he left his infant granddaughter in the car. He told me I needed to refund the money because it wasn't his money it was his daughters. He told me his wife was going to freak out and never shop again. He told me HE would never shop with us again.

I said thank you.