Monday, April 28, 2008

The Merry Month of May

May is just around the corner, and I'm already looking forward to June.

I know that it's technically not a good idea to wish one's life away, but I'm wishing May away with all my heart. The wish may even come true halfway through the month when I blow out my birthday cake candles. I mean...if that's even what I end up wishing for. I can't tell you because a birthday wish won't come true if you tell people what it is. However, don't be surprised if you wake up the day after I blow out my candles and the date is June 1.

I digress.

Just for kicks, AND for my own benefit (so I don't forget anything), here what's coming up in May:

May 1: CDL driving exam. Keep your fingers crossed that I pass it. I've improved a lot, but...who knows if I'll have testing day jitters and end of failing because I ran over half a class of kindergartners on their way back to school from a field trip to the park.

May 1: Women in Business board meeting.

May 2: Possible date with boyfriend. If not, and maybe if so, Pie in the Sky with friends. Mmmm. Pie. Yummy!

May 3: A couple possibilities - hiking Bryce Canyon, working, driving to American Fork, date with bf, and/or something else that I can't remember. It'll come to me eventually. I hope.

May 4: If I didn't drive to AF on Saturday, I'll be driving to AF this day, after church, of course.

May 5: Industrial hearing tests in AF. Driving to Tooele. (For you non-Utahns, it's pronounced Too-ill-uh.)

May 6: Industrial hearing tests in Tooele. Driving home.

May 8: Dinner with high school friends. Also, the birthdays of one of my best friends - she'll be 30!! - and a beloved missionary companion who will be turning 31.

May 9-10: Probably a date or two with bf and/or playing with friends/family.

May 11: Mother's Day. Surely, my family will have some sort of celebration for my mom.

May 12: Driving to Price, after church, of course.

May 13: Industrial testing in Price. Driving home.

May 14: Industrial testing at local manufacturing plant.

May 15: Industrial testing at same local manufacturing plant. It's also my birthday. I'll be 31, in case you were wondering. Because I'll be working most of the day, I'm not planning anything special on this day to celebrate. I think I'm gonna be too tired.

May 16: Women in Business luncheon.

May 16-18: One or more of these days will hold a birthday party of sorts with family, probably a date with bf, and more time with friends, hopefully.

May 19: Boss's 40th birthday. My coworker and I are planning a wicked surprise for him. Tee hee. (Wicked = cool, not mean.)

May 21: Industrial testing for local national park rangers.

May 22: Industrial testing for same local national park rangers.

May 23-26: Memorial Day weekend - could entail a trip to Vernal with my mom (I don't know what her plans are), BBQ/camping at home, or the normal weekend activities of date with bf, friends, family, church, etc.

May 29: Coworker's birthday. No, I'm not going to tell you how old she'll be.

I think that's it. I may have forgotten some things (I forgot Mother's Day on my first draft), but you get the idea...I'm gonna be busy in May.

On top of all this, I've decided to buy a condo and will be settling all the details for the purchase and possibly moving during this month. The seller and I have agreed on a price and tomorrow I'm meeting with my lender to fill out a loan application. If things go according to my agent's plans, everything could be finished, settled, and closed in time for me to move in at the end of the month. Don't ask me when I'll find the time, I'm not sure. If the deal goes through, I'll post pictures of the condo as soon as I take pictures of it. That could be next week or next year, so don't hold your breath. :)

Also, Anthony and I are planning on getting together at least once every week for FHE (family home evening, in case you are unfamiliar with this acronym). It's a long story that I'm not going to tell, and I don't want you to read too much into it. We aren't engaged, and this weekend I made darn sure he knew that I don't think either of us are ready to be engaged. Really, we just decided to get together to read the scriptures since he struggles with understanding them, then he suggested that we turn it into FHE while we were at it, so we're also going to eat dessert and have an activity (movie, games, walk to the softball park, etc.). I think it will be good for both of us.

Honestly, I'm not really dreading May, it just makes me tired thinking of everything that is coming up. There are actually some really good things happening that I'm excited about, so I'm sure it will all be very enjoyable (except the CDL test) and I'll finish May with lots of good, happy memories.

How's that for positive thinking??? :)


Cardine said...

FHE is such a good idea for you two. Nice.

Incidentally, I would like to do something for your birthday. I'm not sure what, but something. I'll try to plan around your dates posted here. Thanks for posting them.

Also, I'm not sure if he's a park ranger or what, but I met a guy the other day with one of those brown outfits on that I thought was interesting and crush-worthy. He has my same last name, so if you test someone who fits that description, you can think to yourself, hmmmm, Cardine finds this guy to be attractive and crush-worthy.

tearese said...

wow, what a busy month! Sometimes its nice to have lots of things to do. Good luck on your test!

Alyson said...

Good luck on your CDL test, and on the rest of your busy month. I hope it's not too crazy and that you are able to find a little down time during all the activities.

c jane said...

May 11th Courtney has her baby. Aren't you planning on being there? It's going to be wicked.(Wicked = cool, not mean.)

c jane said...

Also, what is it about your writing that can make me read a post like this whereas on other blogs I couldn't get through the first date?

Are you in the right profession???

Cassie said...

Good luck on the CDL, I'm sure you will pass with flying colors. And you need to let me know your verdict.

James and Melissa's Family said...

Holy Cow!!! You are one busy woman. I am glad that we have planned on dinner early or you wouldn't have had time to get together.

I bet you will pass you CDL with flying colors. When haven't you ever passed a test?!

When did you decide to buy a townhouse? Where would the said townhouse be located? So I guess that means that you have decided to stick around longer or at least your 2 yr. contract with work?

Can't wait to see you next week. I already have a sitter lined up, but I will need to be home by 9 or so. So we can't stay out all night talking, just giving you a heads up. J/K. Anyways see you next week.

julie said...

Cardine, I would love to do something with you for my birthday - thank you! I'll try to remember to look for that guy when I'm testing. you come in contact with this crush-worthy guy very often? *eye brows raising repeatedly*

Tearese, thanks. I'm feeling pretty calm right now, but I think I'm in denial.

Aly, I'm sure I'll find downtime wherever possible. I tend to follow the path of least resistance when it comes to being busy; if I don't have anything planned, I won't go out and find something to do. :)

Cjane, I didn't know I was invited! Yipee!! The Chief is pretty lucky that he'll be a May baby. And, I've heard being in the later stages of pregnancy during the summer months is less than pleasant, so hooray for you! Thank you for the compliment about my writing! That means a lot to mean coming from you because I've always admired your writing style.

Cassie, thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm still finding out how much money I'm going to need up front. As soon as I do, I'll let you know. Should be today or tomorrow. Thanks for being patient with me!

julie said...

Melissa, I must have started my comment before you posted, because I didn't realize you had commented! Oh well. Now you get a comment all to yourself!

Hmmm. I can't think of a time when I didn't pass a test. However, this is a totally different test than I'm used to. And, I just barely passed the driving test when I was 16. So, we'll see!

My condo is right across from the softball park, just east of my mom's subdivision. For some reason, I keep moving closer to my mom each time I change residences! And yes, I'll probably be sticking around for longer than 2 years. It depends on how things are when my contract runs out, but that's what I'm thinking right now.

I'm excited to get together again, too! You know, if we really wanted to stay up talking all night, we could just head to your house so your sitter could go home. :)

Framed said...

I definitely think you and your mom should plan a trip to Vernal. M-Day breakfast, mmmmm.

julie said...

Framed, mmmm, Mday breakfast does sound wonderful. However, I may be moving that weekend, so Mday breakfast may have to wait another year.

I guess life is all about give and take, right?

Mellissa Hunt said...

Could you be any busier? I'm just glad my schedule is nice and slow...once we FINALLY move! I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to dinner next week. After all the stress of this week it will be really enjoyable!

Good luck with you CDL. Taking a test physically is different than taking one mentally, but like Melissa said, there isn't anything you can't do. You are SuperJulie!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Wow, you're a busy lady!

Sometimes staying busy makes time seem to go by faster!

Good luck with that.


julie said...

Missy, SuperJulie??? Hmmm. It has a nice ring to it, even if it is terribly inaccurate. I hope you're able to close on your house tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Farmer's, hi! Yes, sometimes being busy is good. I like to moan and groan a bit because I'm still not used to being so busy, but really I wouldn't give up anything on my plate.