Saturday, January 31, 2009

And January Ends

So, here it is, the last day of the first month of the last year of the first decade of the 21st century.  Wow- that makes it sound rather important doesn't it?  

Regardless, I've had a bit of an interesting week.  Productive, though I haven't accomplished all I wanted/needed to.  

First off, last week I started feeling slightly ill.  Mostly like something was coming on.  I hate that feeling.  I was sooo stressed with making sure I was getting everything done for school, work, dance, and my new calling.  Saturday morning I slept in on accident, which didn't help my stress levels and the need to get things done.  However, the first thing I did upon waking was contact Ashley, who was notified of my desperation:  I needed a haircut.  And so I got one.  4 inches were swiftly removed and more bangs were created.  

I didn't prepare my lesson the way I should've, which led to me, Super Dave, and another kid in the ward asking incessant questions to the only 2 new people in the ward to take up time.  We did extremely well.  In fact, we took up so much time that all I needed to do was read a quote and bear testimony.  We apparently make a great team.  

This week, I decided stress is not becoming for a young single girl.  Therefore, I resolved to simply do what I could, and do it to the best of my ability, and most of all, to be happy about it.  I feel that I have done rather well at this.  I just kept busy.  

My accomplishments:

1.  Finished choreographing solo #2 out of 4
2.  Finished teaching solo #2 out of 4
3.  Helped two more girls reach a new level of performance I have rarely seen at their age, I was able to pull emotion out of a 11 year old who 'felt nothing', but ended up dishing out some amazing stuff, not to mention her older sister. 
4.  Made two additional possible cuts to music for solo #4 (I'm going to have to settle I know it)
5.  Choreographed the first 50 seconds to solo #4 out of 4
6.  Taught the first 50 seconds to solo #4 out of 4
7.  Finally got around to contacting and purchasing mascara (I've been using my mom's for the past week)
8.  I got my voice back!  (It completely left me for about 3 days)
9.  I completed my application for Cambridge University Study Abroad
10.  Read most of the novel I was supposed to have finished for my History class this week.  20 pages left!

Bad things:

1.  I'm still sick.
2.  I'm sitting here at 9:00 on a Saturday night watching Harry Potter without any friends.  
3.  I'm becoming more and more dependent upon Facebook.  I'm constantly on it via my phone.

So, all in all-

The good greatly outweighs the bad!  Let us all rejoice.


Ness said...

hey sugar plum!!
you are so cute :)

Colby and Christin said...

Mandee! I randomly came across your blog and thought I would drop you a little note. I hope things are going well for you!