Monday, July 18, 2011

Hey all! I found this website that is kinda fun. It's called It's a website where you can give and get things for free. It works kinda like E-bay - by auction - but you "buy" things with credits you earn, not with money. The only money involved would be any shipping costs you decide to take on. (there is the option to have the buyer pay shipping). Sign up Here and recive a gift of 100 credits in addition to the credits the site gives you for signing up. (I also get a bonus, but... that's beside the point! :) )

Lots of love to all.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fun Stuff!

So, it has been a while since I"ve updated my blog, buy my life just isn't all that interesting. Athough, there are a few things going on.

I did get moved into my apartment. I wuld post pictures, but my room is kinda messay at the moment.

I graduated last June with my BA degree in Spanish, but this month I get to walk. I"ve already paid for my cap and gow, etc., I'm jut waiting for it ot come in the mail. As soon as I'm able to get pictures, I'll post them.

I decided that business was not the field for me, so I droped out of the MBA program I was in. Now I'm just jobhunting lots. I stillhaven't found one; although, I did have an interview with Target. I didn't get the job :(. But I might get an interview with JoAnne Fabrics. I would LOVE that job!

I've decided that I need to spend at least some time in my life on my hobbies. I tedn to go a bit crzy if I don't. So I started composing a song a few months ago. The ideas don't flow as freely as it seems they once did, but I am also trying to write my songs on a little bit higher level; which makes them more complicated. I don't really have a way to share it here, sorry all.... Besides, it's not finished yet.

Also, I have plans for a denim quilt - although, that is still kind of a "someday" thing.

Here is the latest project I'm working on, its an afghan.

I found a pateren online for a denim quilt that I really liked, but I think that it might be too hard on my mahine due to too many layers. So I figured out a way to adapt it to crochet. (By the way, if anyone knows of or comes accross a cute denim quilt pattern, send it my way; I'm still looking for one.) I'm not very far into this project so ou might have to put your imagination to work a bit here.

First you take a circle, much like this one:

Inside of a circleis a square. (This is where your imagination comes in handy.) If you attach the circles together like quilt blocks along the sides of those squares, then the one side just looks like a patchwork quilt and it's petty cool lookin'. but the other side presents a bit of a problem, because it has lots of flaps...

So you take a square, such as the following:

And you place it in the center of the circle like so:

Then you fold the flaps of the circle like this:

And you attach the three layers together along the curves of the circle. If this were denim, that would be done by sewing. Although I have seen crochet projects where sweing is involved, it's kind of a fun challenge for me to figure out how to do the whole thing with crochet. I have a pretty good idea of how I'm going to do it, but it's all very experimental. We'll have to see how it goes. (I will definitely post updates on this afghan as I get through more of the steps. right now, I'm just working on making enough circles and squares.)

Now imagine many similar blocks, all side by side and of all different colors and color combos. This project is also fun becasue not only does it look cool in this first side...
...But on this side too!

You can't do that with jeans! :)

Another fun thing I did recently was play a part in a production. A friend of mine was in a productin class at BYU this past semester, and needed another actor for the class project. I'm not going to go into detail about the production itself at this time because there's a chance I may be able to get a copy of it and actually post it here. Suffice it to say, I played Queen Amidala. One of my friend's classmates had a costume and makeup that I barrowed.

This is the whole cast. Left to right: Sherlock Holmes, Alex Trebeck, Harry Poter, Mario, Floor director, Queen Amidala. (I don't know the real name of the cast members, we only had two days to do this production.)

That's pretty much it for now. I hope you enjoyed this segment of life in "Bethaney Land" :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

So much for that idea...

So, as it turns out, Arizona didn't work out quite the way I imagined it would. The idea was to get a job, find an apartment, and kinda, settle in and start a life there. That didn'twork out so well. I looked and looked for a job, and all I could find was a seasonal job. I took it in the hopes that they would keep me after the Christmas season was over. That didn't happen. So I packed up and came home with dad. We towed my car behind his truck and just packed it like a trailer full of my stuff and I rode in the truck.

I decided this because in two weeks or so I was not going to have a place to live anymore, I didn't have a job so I couldn't rent anything, and because of the economy, my chances of finding a job were pretty slim. I decided to come back, live with Mom and Dad while I go back to school.

So, I'm back in Utah and I'm in an MBA program at University of Phoenix in Pleasant Grove. That started on the 25 of January. I think this program will be good for me because I only take one class at a time and each class lasts 6 weeks. I seem to do better when I'm able to focus on one thing at a time. The MBA itself takes about 18 months or so to finish, then they have concentrations I can chose from. I'm thinking of Human Resources for my concentrtion. Either that or maybe Health Care Managment. But I don't know for sure yet.

Originally, I was goning to live with Mom and Dad to help keep costs down. As nice and economical as that would be, I'm ready to be out on my own. I don't have a job, but I do have a little bit of savings. I also have a little bit of exces loan money coming to me so, I'm going to live off of that while I find a job - any job. So, yesterday, I went and saw about 6 different places. The last one I looked was, by far, my favorite. I fell in love when I first saw the room. Not that I'm an expert in real estate, but it seems to me, to be the most for my money. I really like it.

It's in a house in Orem; 4 other girls live there. My room is in the basement and it's HUGE! It's kind of long and narrow and has a wall with an arch in the middle of it, so it's like two rooms in one. The reason it's like that is becasue a previous tenant (a family) put up a wall with out telling the landlord, but the "room" they created could't be a room because it doesn't have a window. So they just put an arch in the wall to make it one room again. I think it's cool because I can make one side be my 'room' and the other my 'office'. I'll have my bed, dresser, a vanity area, and other various bedroom things in the one half. In the other, I plan on setting up a desk with my computer equiptment, and I'll put my electic piano near by. I might even set up a table with my sewiong machine. I'm so excited! :D

So that's my life at present. Even though things didn't work out as planned in Arizona, it was still a good experience. I made it a point to put myself out there and at least try to be outgoing eventough I'm not. It worked out pretty well, I made lots of friends while I was there and I learned that I could do it. So now, going into this new ward won't be quite so scary because I've done it before. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Big Change

I've contemplated on and off for quite a while now whether or not to move to Arizona. Well, I managed to get a job interview in Phoenix so I've finally decided to take the plunge. Mom and I are going to leave on friday so that I can be down there and ready to interview on monday morning. Even if I don't get the job, I'm going to stay down there and check out the job market some more and see if I can't get a job there. My plan for the time being is to stay until the end of December, see where I'm at at that point and decide where to go from there.

It'll be an interesting adventure! I think the change will be good for me. So.... here goes nothin'!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Hecticity Continues

A lot has been going on the past couple of months. First of all, I'm going to follow up a bit on my last entry. I was finally released from my missionary calling (about a month later) and I've been settling into my new calling as 2nd counselor in the Relief Society presidency. I'm still not entirely sure what I'm supposed to do, but I'm slowly figuring it out. BTW, my talk did go pretty well! :)

I did get moved upstairs. There were lots of people nice enough to come help me move stuff around. I finally got my room put together so that I could move on with life. it's a small room, but I managed to fit everything into it...

Yes I know, I have lots of stuff; probably way too much... but hey, it fits! :)

I did finish my 20 page paper, which means I GRADUATED! YAAAAAY!! I ended up getting an 85% on the peper, which is lower than I'd expected, but I still got an A- in the class (or somthing like that) so I'm not complaining. I also finished my internship last wednesday! I am now a certified medical interpreter with IHC (Intermountain Health Care). That may or may not get me very far in the work world - after all, they aren't even going to give me ajob. But it is an accomplishment. At least I have a certificate that shows that I have experience interpreting. And now I am on the official job hunt. I hope to find somthing soon.

I'm an aunt again! Meet Connor Owen Edwards. What a cutie-bug!

I made an afghan for Connor, I finally finished it about a week and a half ago (or somthing like that...)

The thing that has kept me the most busy though, has been the relationahip that I was in.

Marshal Peck was my Boyfriend for about 2 months. We spent time together almost everyday and got to be quite close. Unfortunately, I got a feeling that it just wan't right, so I broke up with him this weekend. For sadness! It's been hard for me because he is the first guy I've dated who didn't, either lead me on and break my heart, or try to manipulate me into what he wanted, whether or not I wanted the same thing. He respected me, my feelings and desires. How am I supposed to give THAT up!? Does it really get much better than that? However, I do believe whole-heartedly that Heavenly Father plays a part in my life and I trust him; so I'm trutsing that what he has in mind really is in my best interest. In the mean time though, life REALLY stinks!

So that's my life in a nutshell right now. Now I've just got to figure out what the next step is and how to take it. So.... I'm off to the next phase of life, here goes nothin'!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life got really hecktic REALLY fast!

So, life just got really busy with in the last week, and it will continue so for the next couple. FFUUUNN!

Last sunday, I had an appointment with the bishop, in which he gave me a new calling. I am now the 2nd counseler in the Relief Society. I havne't been released from my former calling yet (as a language missionary) because the bishop has to inform the bishop of the spanish ward that I won't be a missionary anymore before he can release me. The whole RS presidency was reorganized and we are all speaking on sunday. So, I've got to write a talk.

Then, mom and dad found renters for the basement - but they want to move in on monday. That means I get to move everything I own up stairs before then. I don't know where it all came from, but I have managed to aquire quite a bit of stuff... oh dear!

All while trying to write a 20 page paper and turn it into an oral presentation so that I can graduate in two weeks!

Needless to say, I've got a lot on my plate! I guess I'd better hop to!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hello again

I, like so many others, have been a way for a while. School keeps me pretty busy and I never have fun pictures to post. Never the less, I thought I would write a little note just to let the world know that I still live.

I started interpreting at the hospital about a month ago, and I got once a week for four hours. It is unpaid, but I think it will be very valuable experience. When I reach 100 hours I will recieve a certificate saying that I am a certified interpreter with IHC (Intermountain Health Care) I don't think that any one else in the world will recognize it as anything valid but it will at least show that I have experience - I hope. At any rate, I think it will be a confidence booster for me if nothing else.

I'm currently enrolled in my last class. This is a bit of a unique class; all I do is research. I meet with my professor once a week to give a report and recieve guidence - make sure I'm doing my assignments right - and I spend the rest of the time doing research and writing papers. I have two 5 page papers and a 20 page paper to write. I've finished one 5 pager. the teacher lets us choose to do an oral report on the second one if we want, I opted for that on my second 5 pager and I give my report tomorrow (June 3) after that I get to start my 20 page gem - can I just say how excited I'm NOT to write this thing! Oh well, what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger. Hopefully I'll come out of it alive! :) Assuming everything goes according to plan, I'll be done somewhere around the 24 of june - yup, you heard me, DONE!!! GRADUATED! NO MORE SCHOOL! (unless I chose to)

well, that's about as much of an update as I have for ya so... until next time!