I started my job last Monday. I am supervising juveniles who have been court-ordered to complete community service. I find projects for them to do within the community (like pick up trash or paint over graffiti) and then make sure they do a quality job to earn their hours. On Thurs/Fri of this week I went to a training for all new state employees. They gave us temporary tattoos, ironically, right after giving us the talk about "professionalism in the workplace" which includes no visible tattoos.
Also to obtain this new job I had to have a Utah drivers license.
Yessssss. Say goodbye to the mugshot. Although, to be fair, it has served me well in being a great conversation piece and I still keep it in my wallet for good times.
We are finally starting to get settled in here. It's funny that by moving to Provo we have been visited by family almost as much in these last 2 months as we did in the 2 years we lived in Tucson. This weekend my sister Chanda had business in Salt Lake, so we met up at Ikea in Draper for a little shopping/bonding. I scored the deal of a lifetime:
I have been wanting this chaise lounge for ohhhh about 3 years. I found it in the "as is" section for only $10 because it was missing the cover. Pretty sure they forgot a zero on the price, but I went and asked one of the employees and they said "yeah I guess it is 10 bucks, pretty good deal." I was actually going to pass it up because Joseph has taught me well "don't buy things you don't need simply because they are a good deal... that's how hoarders are made." But Chanda reminded me that it was worth more than $10 in firewood alone so I should do it. This is why sisters are good to have around!
So here it sits in our living room while I figure out what to do with it... and I am now one step closer to being featured on Hoarders.
Last but not least, tonight I invented the most incredible dessert ever. It has only 2 ingredients and the prep time is about 4 seconds: