Showing posts from October, 2007

Head Over Feet

No, this isn't the Tracie & Austin story. That's still to come. I did start writing it, but it's going to be big. BIG I tell you!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a brief moment from yesterday. I was driving home from work (Sigh...still isn't the funnest thing) and listening to Alanis Morisette's "Head Over Feet." I love this song. The song perfectly addresses my feelings from when Austin and I were dating. So listening to it again I was struck with a profound and deep feeling of how much I really, truly love Austin. Tears almost came to my eyes and goosebumps covered my flesh. I love you, Austin! You really did win me over. :)


I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it

You treat me like I'm a princess
I'm not used to liking that
You ask how my day was

You've already won me over in spite of me
Don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all…


I just wanted to update briefly and say that I am the proud owner of my first pair of boots! They aren't the uncomfortable, flashy, modern-looking ones. But they are SO comfortable! It's like walking on feathers! I love my new boots! They also have insulation in them to keep my footsies toasty.

Heads up! Major blog entry on Austin and me's story coming soon! Watch for it!

My First Real Job

So here I am, finally, posting about my new job. For those that don't know I am an editor at Western Governor's University up in Murray. It's an online university that measures student success by using assessments. They have two types of assessment: objective and performance. Objective assessments are objective test questions (multiple-choice, matching). Performance tasks are more involved. The students are given tasks to do (usually writing an essay or doing a project). The way the university works is that they have subject-matter experts determine what a person would need to know first-day-on-the-job in a given field. They then write competency statements (such as "the graduate will know how to do....") and then write objectives that would fulfill the competency requirements. Then all objective and performance assessments have given objectives that test questions directly align to.

My job is to edit these objective and performance assessments to first…

My Hubby & Me

I'm finally updating. This is from Lynette who tagged me. Don't miss out on my soon-to-come update on my new job!

What is his name? Austin
How long have you been together? 15 months
How long did you date? 18 months
How old is he? 25
Who eats more? Austin. Though I eat more chocolate.
Who said I love you first? Austin. He told me he loved me when we weren't even "officially" dating yet. Needless to say it freaked me out a little bit.
Who is taller? Austin
Who sings better? Probably me, though Austin has a very nice as well. :)
Who is smarter? We are both very intelligent and we both have areas of expertise.
Whose temper is worse? Austin's
Who does the laundry? I usually wash, Austin usually folds, and we both usually put away.
Who does the dishes? We both do, but I usually do them a little more frequently.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Depends on how you look at the bed. If you're facing the bed, Austin is on the right side.
Who pays the bills? …

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday

Today was my last day with the boys. I made pudding paint for them again and we colored and had puppet shows and they rode around on their scooters and I went and got lunch for them at Wendys. I got all emotional as I was leaving, and I was teary-eyed driving home. I didn't anticipate feeling as sad as I did. I'm going to miss them so much. Of course I'll still see them, but it won't be as frequent. I'm so glad Tyler and Cheryl gave me this opportunity. Not only was it a blessing as I needed a job while I was in-between jobs, but it was also so great to spend so much time with my nephews. They don't get my name mixed up anymore. I feel I know them so much better and that they know me so much better now. I hope they enjoyed their time with me as much as I've enjoyed spending time with them.

Highlights of the summer with the boys: pushing them on the swings, doing exercises in the mornings, playing "army," having the boys help me carry my …

Why Say Anything Nice, When You Can Say Nothing at All?

Hello. Just wanted to briefly update. I did end up going to the interview in Orem. I didn't feel it was right, so I turned it down. I'm keeping the job up in Murray. I start next Monday. Hooray! I'm really nervous about starting a new, "real" job. I haven't worked full-time in a while, but I'm sure I'll adjust within a couple of weeks. I'll be happier being extra busy then I was being extra bored. I know it'll be such a good thing for Austin and I, and not just the monetary part. (Though that part will be awesome!) I'm nervous about being an editor. I know it's what I learned to do and what I loved to do, but everywhere you go it's different. I'm worried that I won't measure up to their expectations. What if it's difficult? What if I'm lousy at it? What if it's boring? I'm mostly worried about not being good at it and not being able to do what they want me to do. I'm sure once I get th…