Friday, February 27, 2009

Just me, Rissa, blogging...

Well, I'm not too good at writing in this consistently. Sometimes I feel like I have to write for other people and sometimes I don't. So this time will mostly be an update and writing for me.

Life is progressing well here in Orem at the Dodds' home. We're way busy with school, work and dance (for me). It's getting even harder to spend time together. I savor every moment I get to spend with Scott. For example, today we had class from 8-4, then I had to work at 5:30. But, it takes 20 minutes to get there, so we saw each other for about an hour including a 20 minute car ride, so really only 40 minutes. Then I got home at 10:15. It's crazy. Oh well.

I started working in the school's this past week. It's been quite an adventure. I'm still not really sure what to do, and the teacher hasn't been clear what she wants me to do, so that's tough. And this might seem dumb, but her classroom looks like a tornado hit it and it's driving me NUTS! I can't stand the piles of junk everywhere and how she can never find anything. It's so annoying. My classroom will definitely be organized but still user friendly. We taught m-w then came back to campus thurs-fri. It's weird being on campus again. And next week is gonna be killer...all my teachers decided to load all the assignments in one weekend. Ugh.

...and I'm still working
...and dancing
...and TRYING to keep a clean house
...and cooking
...and everything else.

I feel a little stressed.

It's been so fun to have Jasmine out here though. We've had her over several times for dinner and to play and I love it. I love that she's not doing a whole lot out here yet so we can be friends. I'm sooooooooooo lonely at this house. I hate it. Scott is wonderful and awesome and I love his company, but sometimes it's just so nice to have girl friends and to hang out with other people. Living so far in Orem is rough because nobody wants to drive that far and we haven't made friends in the ward yet. It's been a really hard on me.

Other news, not much. Just busy. It's competition season too, so instead of seeing a steady income we're seeing a steady outflow. It'll be over March 14th though. So far my partner and I have just done one competition. We made semi-finals in Novice latin and 1/4 finals in Pre-champ. We also compete tomorrow. Fun.

I can't wait til summer. Winter is so depressing to me. Spring is my favorite season, but in Utah it's nothing like Kansas so I need to prepard myself to be disappointed. I'm betting there won't be nearly as many thunderstorms, no tornado activity, and no humidity. Ugh. I wanna be somewhere else. Anywhere but Utah.

On a happier note, I calculated that we both only have less than 5 months of school until we're DONE!!!! Yay! I can't wait. Christmas this year will be the best EVER! (cuz I won't have to go back to class) :-)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pictures! Valentine's day!

Alright, here are long awaited photos of ME and Scott. :-) We had a wonderful Valentine's day aside from me being sick with a really bad cold...for the 2nd year in a row. :-( Hopefully not next year! On Friday, Scott surprised me with a really pretty rose after my dance class. Then we went home and chilled. I called in sick to work, and then got even more sick than I already was. He made me chicken noodle soup and brought me Emergen-C, what a wonderful guy.

Valentine's day morning I was feeling a teensy better so I made him heart shaped french toast, eggs, bacon, the works. I brought it to him in bed. Mmm, yummy. Then he surprised me again with my choice of a black purse, out of two. I still haven't figured out how he knew that I didn't have any black purses at all, then found the two cutest ones in the store for me to pick from. I, of course, chose the Guess one, and I LOVE it! Then we got dressed up and went to lunch at Macaroni Grill. Our server was lame, but the food was wonderful and the company couldn't have been better. On our way home he, yet again, surprised me with a bag of dove caramel chocolates. My fave. So good. Then we got ready and went to my team's ballroom show in Salt Lake. I barely managed to pull through while feeling horribly sick, but I made it. What a wonderful day!

Here's pictures of my hair color changes. Brown...

Then can't tell the color as much in the picture as you could for real...

Then finally a good blonde color! This picture doesn't
highlight my hair, but it highlights my awesome new purse!!
We were matchy-matchy and lovey-dovey :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bubba the Beta

I got a Beta Fish last night! He is a really pretty blue, teal and red color. I named him Bubba and he lives in a bowl, currently in my room. I love him.

Teaching school starts in 2 weeks. whoa.

that's all!

...and it's snowing.

...and I need to post some pictures...