Thursday, April 24, 2008

New hours for work!!!!

Back in August we bid for a shift. It happens a couple of times a year. I chose what we call open relief where I bid every week different hour and days off. Usually its pretty good.... I even get weekends off and day hours..... WELL this time around it has been gross. I have been basically working nights since the end of December. But this week is my last wekk...YEAH!!!! My new shift will be 1245-515p which hopefully that means if weather hits it will come in after I've gone home... I will work 1 night for a lady in turn she will work one of my days.. so I will have off 3 days a week sometimes 4..Lucky me. I feel very blessed. Last night of course we had another late night I got off at 1:15 am and then of course my lovely 40 minute drive home. It was after 2am before I got in bed and then my body and everyone else wakes up early I was up at about 7:30. Somedays I wish I could sleep late. Just looking forward to being home at night

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April is speeding by

This month has seem to whiz by. It has been very busy for me. Last weekend we had youth conference for our stake. I'm in the young women's stake presidency so I was blessed to help plan and carry out youth conference. It was on the game of life. Sister Poole from our LDS employment services made a life size game of life. Played in 2 1/2 hours. It was interesting to see the experiences that they had for the youth. Cards that they drew game them life choices. And as in real life the consequences that follow, not always what we hope for. It was great. It started on Fri night 5p-1030p with games of all sorts and a service project for the missionaries that are serving from our stake. We had a huge bounce (race) house. Where 2 people could race one another. We only had one get hurt...not bad and it was a girl and she sprain her ankle. She asked first for her Bishop to give her a blessing and then for her parents . They came and took her to the hospital. She was back the next day for all the activities. We had food galore...we feed them breakfast lunch and dinner and then snacks at the dance that night. On Sunday we had a testimony meeting. It was a good weekend. Rachel and Rick helped on Saturday as did about 60 other people from our stake (just to help play the game)What great people we have in our stake to give up a Saturday all day from 7a-430p.....Brett and Brittany were kind enough to watch Haylee(Haylee of course had a blast with them).. We are very blessed to have our family around us. Now for us in the Young Women's Presidency its on to Girls Camp in the summer. We have been having meetings but now we will focus on it more intently.
On Wednesday morning we meet Lana and Grace and Natalie for a rain ride... We were late catching the train on the first loop but got on it on the return. Haylee Loved it... She had so much fun with Grace. It was wonderful to just sit and talk with Lana and Natalie and Rachel and watch Haylee and Grace. What a great day.
Rick is out of town, we miss him. Haylee wanted to know this morning where Papa was, SO we called him she told him all about her train Ride and that she would go to school today. Our life is busy but kinda boring to others.. I hope that everyone has a great day. Love to all. For all the Petty clan get ready for our Family reunion in Aug. Can't wait to see everyone, we will have 2 new babies. How exciting.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1

I can not believe it already April. This year seems to be flying by. I might be because I have been working nights....NOT by my choice... But that has been my different shifts since Christmas. As I reflect back on the last 10 years so much has happened. On April 1 Big Jim died from cancer. He was my mom's husband, and a really unique man. First he was about 6'6' or taller, and thin a very hard worker and very kind. He had a great style for clothes, we still laugh when we think about him in Hawaii in his sleeveless t-shirt, tube socks but the ones with the red or blue stripes at the top and jean shorts and the shoes are the best COMBAT BOOTS.. what we would do to see him like that again. He loved my mom like no one else. I know why she misses him. Rick's mom died the following year. All 4 of our kids graduated, nieces and nephews got married and had children. Rick changed jobs (2 times) which was a little more difficult. Kids left on missions, went off to college moved into a new house. I changed jobs went from answering phones (sometimes grumpy people) to working at the airport. Haylee being born, Brett and Meridith being in a car accident. Getting super sick I hope that never happens again. I really appreciate my health. Brett and Brittany getting married. Yeah Brittany(we love her) Rick being called as the Bishop (that was a surprise). Being grateful for our family. Each one of us are different. Thankfully the Lord loves us for who we are. We are so fortunate to have the gospel in our lives, the understanding that this is the Lord's plan and we need to learn as much as we can. I sure hope I am learning what I need to.