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Catching up on life

I've neglected my blog responsibilities, and reflecting back on the past few weeks of my life is giving me a headache!

Let's see... where do I start?

I'll start with the first week of July, and the predicament I had been put in at work. Because summer classes decrease so much during the 2nd session, my hours at work were cut from 40-12. I was definitely upset and worried about how I could off a meager... but was soon presented with an alternative: go backpacking in the tetons, and be reimbursed for my pack-mule abilities. YES! Of course, I chose the adventure, and quit my job. Here's an excerpt from bragablog.


"You want jealousy! Take this!


I'm here at AMK Ranch in the tetons, we got back last night from four days of hiking. I just wanted to give you guys an update of my amazing week. I'll do all of my reading once I'm back home with high speed internet connection.


So, I'm here sitting in a room overlooking the teton lake. It's amazing! I wish yo…

Swimming and Packing

I couldn't have asked for a more pleasing weekend-- we'll begin with Friday.

Tanya stopped in at GVG and surprised me with fun plans to go swimming when I was done!

I went out to their house as fast as I could after finishing, and having just taken the pizza out of the oven, we hopped in the car (with the pizza resting on a towel) and took off for Porupine Reservoir. We arrived, ate, laughed at some 17 years old boys that dropped their pants and asked about their penis size, and swam out across the span of water that was in front of us. It was very refreshing to bathe our bodies in the cold water! After getting out we took over the fire the high school boys had left behind (irresponsibile, grrrr), warmed ourselves, and eventually put out the fire so we could head back to town.


On Saturday afternoon I went home for the family festivites (it was my brother's 8th birthday and baptism) -- a fun bbq with family members I don't get to see often. Anyway, the big part of Saturday…
I couldn't have asked for a more pleasing weekend-- we'll begin with Friday.

My work classes were canceled for Friday morning, so I went in to GVG (the volunteer position) and did some organization and inventory while waiting to open the store for the volunteers that were coming in- it was a great to spend some silent time alone with my thoughts and work. I came home for a couple hours and went back to the store for my 3-6 shift (which was extremely boring), but while there Tanya stopped in and surprised me with fun plans to go swimming when I was done!



After work I went out to their house as fast as I could, and having just taken the pizza out of the oven, we hopped in the car (with the pizza resting on a towel) and took off for Porcupine Reservoir. We arrived, ate, laughed at some 17 years old boys that dropped their pants and asked about their penis size, and swam out across the span of water that was in front of us. It was very refreshing to bathe our bodies in the cold wate…

About my ferret...

Well, I told y'all that I was thrown in to ferretparenthood- but I didn't tell you how.Monday evening last week, my mother and youngest brother, Whit (8yrs) came to Logan to help me with some yard work and planting flowers. While my mom and I were turning the soil with our shovels, Whit said "Mandy, there's a weasel right here." I laughed- there are no weasels in down town Logan! "Mandy, I know it. I've seen them in movies." So, much to my surprise, when I turned to look there was a ferret coming toward me. I quickly debated whether I should pick him up, but before I had really decided he was crawling into my hands.He's very sweet... and because of that I was sure some ferret owner would be sad knowing they lost their pet. Being the good citizen I am, I placed a found ad in the newspaper in case the owner was watching. Unforunately, it wasn't the owner that was watching, but animal control. I received a call yesterday informing me that it is…

Happy Days...

Happy days... Happy trails to you, until we meet again. That song just came into my head as I searched my thoughts for a good subject line with which I could label this blog.

Today was a great day. I woke up, and was no longer too upset about my hours being reduced from 40 a week to 15. I am now thinking that if I can scrimp and save, I will truly be having a summer break: work monday & wednesday mornings for a few hours hours, and monday and tuesday nights for 5 each. That gives tuesday mornings, and wednesday nights off AND no work thursday or friday or saturday or sunday. Talk about bike and hike! (of course, I will be putting in as much time volunteering as I will be working for money...)

After becoming somewhat content with my schedule, I pedaled up old main & went to work and had a wonderful morning chatting with the professor for whom I facilitated- then promptly took off for a bike ride when work ended. Ahh. I…