Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's the spinach salads

A conversation with a 1st grader with /r/ difficulties:
1G: Miss Wobutson, yu ams look stwong. You've got lots of muscles

Me: Thank you, that's because I exercise and eat well. I really like riding my bike. Do you like to exercise?

1G: (with big eyes) Yep, we went to the pak the othu day and wode bikes. My mom is, um, a little bit big and wants to get, um, small, so we wode bikes.
Sure beats the conversation at Christmas time when a 2nd grade boy told me that I had a "Santa belly." I'll take Popeye arms over Santa belly any day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm famous!

Well, not really. But I was included in Melanie's blog. That's as good as being famous, right? I've so enjoyed reconnecting with best friends from a previous life. I feel like we've picked up just like the last 7 years were erased. What a blessing!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Bobbsey Twins, dresses, and gum

Friday night while Asia and I were hanging out, she got a phone call. There was a hair emergency in our ward. My dear friend, Josie, got gum stuck in her hair and it wouldn't come out. Asia saved the day by giving Josie an adorable A-line bob, just like mine.

So today I wore my gum swallowing dress, and she wore her gum induced hair style, and we took a picture after Primary
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Decisions have been made

Being a planner, my heart finds peace when plans are laid out and set in motion. I can still hear my mother If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

After over six hours of interviewing this week, I have accepted a position with a school district in Virginia. Coming from a small district with only 10 speech language pathologists, I'll be joining a team of 230+ SLPs. I was quite impressed with the SLP administrators and the supports they have in place for their clinicians. The school district is very forward thinking with their use of technology in the therapy setting, which causes my eyes to enlarge with enthusiasm!

So, I will be saying a tearful farewell to my Riverside abode on June 5th and spending a few months with my family in San Diego County. I'm looking forward to some bonding time with my youngest siblings, as they were 8 and 10 when I last lived near them. An added benefit is that after having me under her roof for about 2 months, my mom will be more willing to have me move across the country. ; )

I'd like to make a road trip to Provo/Salt Lake in late July to visit friends and family. Then stop in Colorado to visit a college roommate. Let me know if you have any recommendations for a cross country drive. I thought I would allocate 2 weeks for traveling/visiting.

My goal is to arrive in the DC area by August 1st and use the next 24 days to get settled in and thoroughly explore the city. My mom has a list of must sees. Can't wait! Well, as Dad would say, I bet I can. Let's watch.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mad Gab in real life

Adrianna invited me as a guest to her friends' wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. After the touching ceremony, we gathered for refreshments while we waited for the reception. The waiter came round with beverages for us. Here's the conversation that followed. (Italics=internal dialogue)

Jocelyn: Hmm, I'm thirsty. I wonder what kind of drink is in that glass. It looks like some sort of cola. Excuse me. What kind of drink is that?

Waiter: *unintelligble*

Jocelyn: Sorry, say it again?

Waiter: Hi-C

Jocelyn: Hmm? I don't think I've ever seen Hi-C Fruit Punch at a wedding. I wonder if it's a cocktail. I've seen Hi-C mixed with vodka before. Hmm. Is it alcoholic?

Waiter:(with confused look) Oh, no. No alcohol.

Jocelyn: Oh, I'll have it. Thank you I've never seen brown Hi-C before. How odd?

Waiter: It's unsweetened. Would you like some syrup?

Jocelyn: Unsweetened Hi-C???? I've never heard of Hi-C being unsweetened. Aha, that must be why it's brown, of course. Sure, I'll try some syrup. How much syrup do you add to Hi-C. It's usually pretty sweet. That seems like enough. Hmm. New experience. Thank you.

As I took a sip, I realized that the waiter had not said "Hi-C," but "Iced Tea." They sound remarkably similar. Perhaps this would be a good card for the board game: Mad Gab.