Thursday, April 9, 2009


I sat down to write this this morning and started trying to think what I was thankful for last week. After thinking for a good ten minutes, (yes, I know I could have just looked at my previous posts, but what's the point of being thankful for something if you can't remember what you are thankful for?) I finally realized that I didn't post my thankful thursday last week. For the first time in about 7 years, I have changed my morning schedule and it is throwing everything off. Every morning since we have been married, I woke up when James did, took my shower, got ready for the day, and ate breakfast. Now that I have a 3+ hour lunch break, I have been sleeping in, waking up a few minutes before I have to call into work, brush my hair, and throw on some makeup. Then on my lunch break I come home and work out for 2 hours and then get ready for the day. I am behind on laundry, dishes, ironing, everything else. So I think thankful thursday easily slipped my mind!

Before, I forget about this week.... I am thankful for the Atonement.
Since it's Easter time, I have been reflecting a lot about Christ and his life. There was a wonderful general conference talk by Elder Holland about Christ. It really made me realize how much he went through for me! I can't wait to get the Ensign so I can read this talk again. I am thankful that the Atonement is intensely personal and uniquely crafted for our own individual circumstances and situations.

Monday, April 6, 2009

James The Go Getter

I mentioned a few months ago (here) that James got accepted into a wonderful career building mentorship program with PG&E. A few weeks ago he had the opportunity to go out of town to meet all the potential mentors. At the end of the day, all new mentorees (I think that's what they would be called) were asked to write down the top 3 people they would like as their mentor. After all the lists were turned in , the mentors met together and discussed who would work best for them. James was very ambitious and decided to list the man in the highest position with the company as his number one choice. Honestly, why wouldn't you?! Before leaving, James talked to a few other people and was surprised that no one else had put this guy on their list at all.

Friday James got his mentorship assignment .... the big guy he wanted, his #1 choice. I am so proud of James! He is not afraid of anything and is willing to do what he needs to to work his way up the company. James' boss was excited for him, but said "I hope you are willing to move". If we have to move anywhere besides Bakersfield, that means he is getting a nice promotion, so in that case we are more than willing to move.

Good Job!!!!