Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thunder and Lightning!

The Storm is here! It is crazy, lightning and thunder all over the place. Love it! The windows are shaking and the rain is pounding on our ceiling... love love love it!
I haven't kept up with this in a while. Let's see this weekend was quite busy we had to plan an activity every day. We had an Ultimate Frisbee game, Bonfire(with ghost stories), the rodeo plus a barn dance, and on sunday water games, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid.

Funny story: At the Rodeo right before I had to sing... I was given permission by my boss to ride his dirtbike to go get something. But the first time I have ever messed up on a dirtbike sadly, I barely hit his truck with the bike. Ha ha. The only thing that was hurt was my CTR ring. It was smashed to the point that it was cutting off circulation to my finger. Oh joy! ha ha. I sang the National Anthemn with my finger swelling like a balloon. Then after they used plyers to twist it the other way, causing it to get smaller. So with the help of lots of lotion and 3 people I was able to get it off my finger. Now the ring fits my pinky. :)

I went to church on Sunday. I liked it a lot because they 2 Elders serving in their ward spoke. They talked all about being positive. I am realizing here at this resort if you aren't happy, nobody's happy. If you keep a positive attitude and focus on the good things on life then you will keep moving forward. If you are negative, you just sit still in a spot of boringness and frusturation. So I choose to be happy.
I met this nice lady from Belgium & France. Since I work at the buffet as front hostess, I see everyone come in for dinner. This lady and I became great friends. She wants to exchange living places, ha ha. She is probably 60 years old, not married, and she loves to travel. We exchanged emails and she wants me to come visit her. Or she wants to come visit California. She lifted my day up so much. The people you meet and bond with really do surprise you at this place.
I have made some really great friends here and I love it. 2 of them Kiersten and Natalie are planning on living in Hawaii with me in the winter, along with Karaska. I am saving up money to do it, and I am so excited.
Today I went ATVing, that was a kick.
I really do love this place and all it adventures I am coming across.
Oh yeah and I dyed my hair Dark Chocolate Brown! Surprise! ha ha. I love it. My hair was pretty much orange because the other color went out, so I wanted something new.

I am coming home on the 10th of June to the 17th...so I am way pumped to see everybody that is home! I have missed you all dearly.

I am going to try to attach pictures to this post, we will see how it goes.
Well I love my family, and friends, and everybody just so you know.
Remember to love life always and the gifts you are given.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Attacked by a Bedframe!

Alrighty so life just keeps getting better. In order to do errands we had to drive it to St. George. I was able to enjoy In and Out, and a mango madness smoothie that was amazing!
I worked my second night as hostess and it went smoothly, thank goodness.
So last night was my first night with hanging out with the locals. They play basketball every tuesday and thursday night, it was enjoyable. Except usually here the guys all play and the girls just cheer them on. So lame! So a few of us girls would play our own game into their games. Their idea of going to get food late at night(unlike us which is iHop or Village Inn) is to drive 30 minutes to a gas station and buy food there. Interesting. Also their idea of fun is "Bunny Bashing" where you take a big truck with lights and park it in a field. Then you take golf clubs and attempt to chase the bunnies and bash them. Apparently it is quite difficult. I don't think I would be able to do that cruel act. Ha ha, but they come up with interesting fun activities. They are all cowboys with big trucks.
This morning I was getting ready for work minding my own business. There is a full size bed frame leaning up against the wall by my bed. Well let's just say it fell on me. It slammed into my back and shoulders. At this moment I sit at my desk with a bag of ice and meds in me. It got me pretty good. I am pretty sure I will have a massive bruise.
Oh and I played Toni another game of ping pong. Right now we are 2 and 2. I am curious on who will win the tie breaker. We both get way intense into it, and the guests enjoy watching us. We are their entertainment. :)
Well I better get going, so I can sit here and complain about my pain, ha ha.
Oh one more thing, I am now a nanny for the resort owner. She has 4 year old quadruplets. I watched them yesterday for a bit. They are so cute, and they warmed up to me real fast. I get to drive them on their Rhino(nice atv) all around the resort to show them the horses and the petting zoo. We went on the swings yesterday and got ice cream. I nanny on my free time during the day. It is pretty sweet.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Heigh Ho...Heigh ho...it's off to work I go...

I had my first day on the job for being a hostess. I greet people and hand them a cup before they go in the buffet line. Oh yeah and I take their money. :) Apparently friendly conversation gets you tips, not too shabby. Except you split it amongst the cooking staff so by the time it gets back to me, i can get a lollipop. ha ha.
Imagine having to drive 45min-1 hour to drive to church. Yep that is what we did. I love church so it is definitely worth it. Time flys by when you are with girls and singing EFY music at the top of your lungs. I think all of Zion knows that we love heavenly father! It was Stake Conference, and it was packed. I thought our Stake Conference back home was large, surprisingly these little towns are full with mormons.
Then in order to enjoy the Lord's beauty on the sabbath, we took a 4 hour hike into the park. I will post pictures hopefully tonight. Observation point is beautiful! Then I know you all know, I am not so much a runner. I despise running. Well... we ran half of the way back. And I loved it. Ok, mainly because it was mostly downhill. But I loved it. I don't think I can ever say I had an experience in my life where I loved in that much.
We had a small planning session last night for Memorial Day weekend. We are having a rodeo and barn dance. I get to learn all the line dances this week, that way I can teach everyone else. Also on friday night a bonfire, and a night hike. Loving it!
I don't know if any of you have seen the old movie Sabrina, but I watched it Sunday night and i loved it. It was a little weird at first, but I recommend it. And no I do no mean Sabrina the teenage witch.
Today being Monday, I woke up at 7:30am for our Event Planner meeting. Then had breakfast and got cracking. I took a couple on a tour of the resort with the help of one of our managers. I am still learning the ropes around here. That was an hour long. Then from 10am-12:40pm... I did pool duty! Woohoo. I checked the levels of the the pH and chlorine, and temperature. The best part was the upper pool had been closed and completely dirty. Well today was the day to open it. So I had to vaccuum and get all the gorgeous little buggys off. Funny thing is, I enjoyed it. Weird huh?
I have not had a job yet that I do not like. Tonight I go into town to go shopping for Memorial Day weekend. That is about an hour and half to get there. Yippee!
I apologize I do not have pictures yet to be attached with my blogs. Eventually I will put them up, I promise.
Working the pool has it's funny moments. Two days ago Hailey and I were cleaning the pool and there was this wasp that decided to sit down right on the edge as we were cleaning the bugs. I had this brilliant idea. We trap the wasp with a net, and scoot it into the water, and drown it. So Hailey went slowly preparing for attack...the wasp sat oblivious to the terror that was about to happen...and then she swooped down...the wasp took off like a rocket towards us. We dropped our nets screaming and running to the opposite side of the pool. The wasp was not happy with our plans to kill him. He continued to stock us throughout the rest of the time we cleaned the pool.
Another fun moment... today there was a large group who went swimming while I was cleaning the upper pool. There was a guy from Africa who did not know how to swim. They were all teaching him. It was funny and cool at the same time. He was pretty good by the end of it.
Anyway this busy bee has to jet. I hope I caught you up. Love ya all! Toodles!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another day in the sun...

Waking up early again...was wonderful. I cleaned the pool this morning! Meaning check the pH levels and chlorine and vacuuming it. What fun!
The rest of the day, they wanted me to get to know the resort...so I went ATVing. That was so sweet. We rode for an hour and man it was intense. We went off the roads and they had sweet paths that you could barely fit the ATV between 2 trees and I did it no problem every time. ha ha. Then at the end we took it riding through a mud hole. I was covered!
Then we went shooting with a 20 gage Shot Gun( I think I put that right). We shot clay pigeons and I hit 5/10. For a first time, not bad, I think. :)
Then we went swimming and the pool felt amazing. Dinner is in a half an hour and I swear I need to watch what I eat or I will get fat. The goal is to lose wait not gain.
Tomorrow is church, there is no singles ward sadly. It will be a family ward and it is Stake Conference. I wonder what it will be like.
Well I have to jet. Adios.

And the Adventures begin...

Due to me not having cell phone service... I decided to make a blog. Instead of emailing tons of people or facebooking them and telling them about my many adventures, you can look at it here.

Also I will add picture when I get the chance. But I don't have a whole lot of time on hand, so it might take me some time.

My address here is
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5547
Mount Carmel, UT 84755

I am living in a dorm room behind the pool house. There are 4 bunk beds and 2 single beds in it. I have only a tiny space, and it forces me to be neat, kind of like boot camp style housing. I have been here 3 days and my place is still tidy, go figure. We are required to have our place clean. Ha ha. I know me clean, this will be fun.
Yesterday was my first day of work. I woke up at 6:45 am; surprisingly before my alarm at 7am. Do you want to know why? I will tell you. The sun came through the window and woke me up. So I woke up not in a bad mood, it was me naturally waking up. It was nice. Although I think sharing a wall with the men's bathroom could help with the noise of doors slamming shut. ha ha.

Breakfast is at 8am and then we started at 9am. We got cracking pretty quick. I loved every bit of it. I have to help keep the pool clean. It takes a lot of work. Then we had to make phone calls trying to get our system working for the restaurant. I will also be a host for most of next week. Starting next Tuesday I am at the front desk for 3 days, me being the friendly greeter as our guests arrive.
I went horseback riding. That was awesome. I think I could be a professional. I am pretty sure I am getting tan as the days go on. ha ha. Guess what the best part is? I mentioned on the ride that my favorite part of high school was singing the anthemn at the games and low and behold...they asked me right there if I would be willing to sing the National Anthemn at a couple of the Rodeos they have every Saturday. They have been asking other people to do it but they are always hestiant. I said of course. Ping pong skills came with me to Ponderosa. :) This guy said he was the resort champion...and I beat him. Now there is all this hype about the girl who kicked Tony's butt. Yep that's me! ha ha. Accept we played another game and he beat me, so I calm down my pride. We have a ping pong tournament and pool tournament scheduled. I had a really lucky game of pool and now they think I am good, but I am really not.
But i worked hard core yesterday from 9am- 7pm. My feet hurt a little bit. I had to make a schedule and show my computer skills. Apparently they still like me which is a good sign.I am making friends quickly. There are 20 fireman in their early 20's staying at the resort right now! ha ha so it has been fun. We had a campfire last night and I quizzed everyone on their Disney Trivia. Surprisingly there were a couple of guys who could own at Disney Trivia.
Anyway that was my first day. I am having a blast and learning the ropes.

Oh and I have cell service only when I go into town for church. So if you call or text I may be able to respond on Sundays. If I don't... I do not hate you...I am just a busy girl.