Sunday, May 13, 2012

Two week triumph

Hello all and happy Mother's Day! I know it's kind of late in the day, but hey, it's still Sunday. Today's been a particularly eventful Sunday at that. Regularly we go to church at 11:00, but since Austin was calling today at 1:00, we went to an earlier 9:00 am ward. Man those early wards are brutal, 11:00 is by far the best time. After  we got home, we had the opportunity to talk to Austin for about an hour. He doesn't have a southern accent yet, but I'm still hoping. He's doing well, but he's in a poor area. Their only real store there he said is a Piggly Wiggly. Historically I thought that was kind of cool, but I guess it's not that exciting when it's the only store you have. This afternoon I was also able to attend my friend Joseph's open house. Wednesday he'll be leaving for the MTC. He'll be serving in Sweden. It's so strange, I know so many people that have recently left or are leaving soon. I remember being a little kid and thinking that missionaries are so old but, they really aren't.

So, that was today. The rest of the week has pretty much been occupied by various job interviews. Every day this week except for Monday I had a scheduled interview, although a few ended up getting rescheduled. It payed off though. Right now I've been extended a job at K-Mart, but I've got one more interview on Tuesday before I decided exactly what I'll be doing. Either way though, it looks like I've got a job for the summer and that's really all the matters. I'll be able to fit the bill for another year of school, yay!

Let's see... this week I also started reading Jurassic Park. I'm about 1/4 of the way through it and so far it's great. Very similar to the movie. It's got the music stuck in my head, but that's alright, I like the music in that movie. I've also started crocheting something awesome. I'm making a bag. I know that doesn't exactly sound awesome, but I'm hoping it will be when I'm done. Ha, my skill level, anything that I crochet successfully is considered awesome. So I guess that I'm making progress on my goals for the summer, which is good. Once I've got this job thing figured out I'll be able to mark one whole item off the list, but hey, it's a start. I ran a little this week as well. Now I'm up to 10.6 miles.

One awesome thing that I was also able to this week was attend the baptism of one of my friends. She's been waiting for about two years to turn 18 so that she could be baptized. I was really glad I was able to be there for it. I think part of my responsibility as a ward missionary will include teaching her, and a few other people lessons. I'm super excited, but also super nervous for that. I've never taught a discussion before! Well, hopefully if I start off with someone I know, she'll forgive my weaknesses while I get the hang of things.

Something strange that I've been thinking about this week is smell, and how eventually certain smells go away forever. Obviously some smells will always be there, like food and flowers and stuff but the scents that I was thinking of were of people. I have a pillow that came from my grandma's house and it smells like it, but I was thinking that eventually, that pillow will stop smelling like my grandma's house and start smelling like mine, because that's where it is now. New people have moved into that house too. So soon the house will smell like them, and without my grandparents around, that unique smell will disappear. Some day, 10 or 15 years from now, when the last thing that belonged to my grandparents eventually acquires the smell of its new location, no one will ever be able to smell that scent again, and no one new will ever know what it smelled like. Similarly, someday, I'm going to die and 10 or 15 years afterwards no one will be able to take something that used to belong to me and say "oh, this smells like April, or like April's house" because that smell will have worn away and will be gone forever. Kind of a silly thought I guess, but also kind of interesting. I wasn't really something I had considered until recently. Every single aspect of a person is so different, so individual, right down to the scent they leave behind.

Well, that's all I've got for this week, so I guess I'll talk to you all later!      

1 comment:

  1. It's SO awesome that your blogging! Congrats on getting a job :) I know how difficult the job search can be, so that is super exciting :) Thanks for your awesome posts! It's crazy to think that we're old enough to see so many people we know leaving on missions. And, in 2 years, would be old enough to go for ourselves :D Keep posting b/c I'll keep reading! oh, and I'm running too :) (although I don't think I've run quite that far) Have a great week :)