Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good Morning Milo!!!

So my friend's band recently released a new EP and it's amazing! You can listen to some of the songs on their myspace. Just go to music search and type "Good Morning Milo" You won't regret it, I promise! :)

School is starting Aug 25. I am so stoked! I'm taking Biology bc it's a prerequisite I need to get into all the science classes I need to apply to nursing school. And I'm taking photography because it's a hobby I've been wanting to pursue for so long! I'm taking an easy semester with only two classes because I haven't been in school for so long. I don't want to be overwhemled my first semester back. Not only that but I'm also going to adult school in the evenings after work so that I can earn my High School Diploma. High school was really difficult for me as I had a lot of trials that most kids never have to go through. I fell behind and I didnt want to be a "super senior" so I dropped out and took care of my grandpa until he died. I got my GED which is equivalent but I really want the personal satisfaction of having my diploma. Adult school starts on the 25th as well. As for now my friends, it's time for Joycie to lay her weary head to sleep. Thanks for reading another one of my blogs! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

dance madness!!!

Friday night was amazing! My friends are awesome and know how to have a wicked good time! Somehow I managed to dance with my boot on. I found a way to work that thing! YAY!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


so i'm settled into my new room at my mom's place. I really like it here. I have a lot of the same freedom to go and do as I wish like I did when I was living on my own. I decided that with the money I'm saving with rent, I'm going to travel next year. I decided that already but I wasn't sure if I wanted to see south america or europe. The decisions has been made and I'm pretty sure I'll be going to Europe. There are a plethora of countries I'd like to see and I think I'll spout out a few....France, Spain, England, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Latvia. That would all probably take me about a month maybe a little more.
I know I said I was taking a hiatus from dating...but then I realized I had a little crush on someone. I don't really have the energy left to do anything about the crush, as I doubt he feels the same way but it's just annoying in a seems like once i get into that mode where i'm like "okay i'm focusing on school and putting dating on the back burner" POP out of nowhere comes someone. Oh well, I don't want to get my hopes up. I dont need another disappointment right now. I shouldn't be so pessemistic. In reality I should probably put my feelings out there even though I'd be risking quite a bit. But like I've said before there's no chance in gaining anything if you dont take a chance and risk something. Right?
Whatevs, I'm a chicken.

Welcome to the closing.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

time for a little hiatus...

from dating.

I've been dating so many guys lately and one in particular really took a lot out of me. I feel like a lot of guys are liars and don't know how to be real with a girl. I think it's hilarious when they say they don't want any games when it's usually the guys who are playing them the least from my experience.
I've been thinking through things and I feel like I've expended a lot of energy in the last year with the guys I've dated. I dont really have anything left to give right now. It's time to fill my bucket. So as far as dating goes, I won't turn a guy down if he wants to take me to dinner or whatever, but I'm making it clear that I'm not in search of anything serious right now. Like a friend of mine said in her have all of eternity to be married so you may as well make the most of your single days, because those are numbered.


So today is technically my last day living in downtown with Brenna as my roommate. It's been a lot of fun and luckily Bren and I are good enough friends to leave the apartment with our friendship still fully intact, if not stronger than before. It's a bitter sweet experience as we move all our stuff out. The location was great, the apartment was cute, and we worked really hard to paint and decorate the place to make it our own. But at the same time we're also happy to be leaving behind the drama that we had to put up with there and certain neighbors, and we definitley won't miss not being able to find parking when we get home past 10pm.
I feel like living at home, as cool as my mom is, I'm giving up part of my independence again. It makes me a little sad because I really like being independent, but I know that I chose the right thing to do. My mom has been having some health issues again so it's good I'm living with her. I'm the only family she has in the United States so I feel like we need to stick together. Living at home again will be beneficial to me too. Saving rent money means I can finally travel and see the world like I've always wanted to. I'm still thinking about taking a backpacking trip to europe next summer. Anyone looking for a travel companion? lol It also means I'll be able to keep working part time so that I can go to school in the mornings. My mom's place is also a lot closer to Grossmont College so I won't have to commute so far. I know I want to do a lot of things right now, but I can't do them all at once. Everything has a time and place and I think this is where I need to be right now.

I went to institute last night. Elder and Sister North are teaching a class on the Pearl of Great Price and let me just's amazing! I think it's quickly becoming one of my favorite standard works! It imparts a wealth of information regarding where we came from....things that aren't recorded in the book of Genesis. I've been struggling through a spiritual slump but this class definitley helped me out. It's geting me excited about the scriptures. Before last night it had been months since i read from them.

Tuesday I went with my mom to her bible study with her pastor. I kinda just wanted to spend time with my mom, but I think my testimony of the gospel grew. A lot of the adventist beliefs line up with LDS beliefs but there were some things that didn't make sense. I asked certain questions that were answered in a round-about way. What really didn't make sense to me was when her pastor told me that when we die we are nothing. He said our bodies return to the ground and so i asked what happens to our spirits. He said we don't have a spirit/soul unless our bodies are resurrected and God gives us life again. Basically he said when we die we are nothing. The funny thing is, when he said these things, I didn't feel the spirit. That's how I knew these things weren't true. But when I study what we know to be true in the LDS church, the spirit is there. These experiences this week between my mom's pastor and the institute class really helped me find my testimony again. Now I'm starting to remember why I joined the church in the first place. I missed this feeling and I'm glad to have it back.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Moon walker!!!

So I've got my moon boot! :) That's what I call the walking boot I got from the orthopedic surgeon at UCSD Urgent Care today! As some of you may know, I've gone many routes trying to find the medical attention necessary to ensure that my 5th metatarsal avulsion fracture heals properly. I went through CMS and that lady was a _ _ _ _ _ (you fill in the blanks) who apparently misinformed me completely! Then I went thru medical but because I'm not pregnant or disabled I didn't qualify. I asked the medi-cal eligibility worker if I needed to go get knocked up and screw my life up at this point to get the medical services i needed. She laughed and said "yeah its screwed up isn't it?".

Today my mom encouraged me to go to UCSD (it's a teaching hospital) and the services were great. At Sharop Grossmont I didnt even get seen by a doctor. I was only seen by the nurse. At UCSD the doctor and the OS both came and saw me and gave me the number to their orthopedic clinic for a follow up in 2 weeks. Not only that but the on-site CMS worker confirmed that the other lady clearly misinformed me and that I should probably report her.
Oh I also loved how the receptionist asked, "Is this injury a result of can accident?" to which I replied "Well I accidently fell. It's not like i did it on purpose." haha...seriously people. c'mon!

The good news was it WASNT a Jones fracture. It's an avulsion fracture so that means it'll only take about 6 weeks to heal. I'm supposed to keep using my crutches even though I have the walking boot. They said I could bear as much weight as I could comfortably bear. So far it's not a whole lot but it'll get better in time. I feel soooo much better! Oh and here's the pic of one of my crutches! Kim and i went through a bunch of her scrap material and found some cute material to make cushions for the crutches. They're so uncomfortable but the cushions definitley help!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sunday bloginocity...

Today was an amazing day at church! Bishop Petersen bore his testimony and he quoted a General Authority...I don't remember which one. But he posed the question: "Are you active in the church? Or are you active in the gospel?" I think it really got a lot of people thinking. So many of us go through the motions but it's like we're on autopilot. We do things like robots without our hearts and minds truly being engaged in the gospel.
I think one thing I need to learn to go is to let people serve me. Being on these stinkin' crutches really sucks. It was fun maybe the first day. But now it's a pain in the butt because it makes a lot of menial tasks a little more challenging. Like for example, just carrying my plate of food from the serving area to the table. I get really stubborn and I want to do everything on my own because I don't want to become a burden to others, however, when people offer to help I should probably let them. If you don't allow a willing person to serve you, you're denying them the blessings of serving others. I guess I'll just have to swallow my pride and suck it up.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pictures from Sea World I promised...

mi amiga Chrissy...

She moved away on Thursday :( We had one last oo-rah for her on Tuesday at Chilis (cause JR is awesome like that). This girl is flippin awesome and I'm going to miss her lots. She's one of those people who I didn't need to talk to and see constantly to know that she was my friend and that she'd be there for me if i needed her. Even though she moved I know we'll keep in touch. This is us in the car when I dropped her off after Chilis...

me and my bum foot!

So I have my very first broken bone! HAHA.. you can still see the sand between my toes in the pic...
Here's the story...
I went to a bonfire last friday and I thought the water was warm and inviting. I went home and got my swim suit and went in for a nice dip in the ocean. On my way out I was running and my foot hit a hole. I thought I sprained my ankle since i've done that a couple times before on my left foot. I tried "walking it off". I stayed on crutches for a couple days. Tuesday i was able to bear weight on my foot with minimal pain so I ditched the crutches. Wednesday the swelling started to go down and the side of my foot looked a bit crooked. It didnt seem like a sprain to me anymore. I decided to go to the E.R. that night after work. Turns out my 5th metatarsal (the bone on the outside of the foot that starts at you pinky toe) is broken. It may possibly be a Jones fracture which may take up to 6 months to heal. I don't have insurance so I'm going to see the CMS social worker on the 9th. After taht I'll be able to see the doctor again and get the referal I need for the orthopedic specialist. Then we'll figure out what the prognosis really is. I'm praying it's not a Jones fracture...I really don't want to be on crutches for 4-6 months :( At first I was really depressed because this means that was my last ooh-rah for the summer but I'll just have to take up other hobbies and take pleasure in other things. Here are some things I might try...

-Exercise: I will go speed crutching! haha I can do sit ups/crunches and my arms will probably tone up really nice. Plus I'll have one sexy right leg!
-Read the Twilight books. My roomie says they're amazing!
-Photography. I'll figure out how to take awesome pics while balancing on one leg! haha
-blog. i'll be doing lots of that.
-try and talk the pedicure lady into giving me 1/2 price for a 1-foot pedicure! haha
anyone have anymore suggestions?

I've found that I really like using the electric chair at the grocery store! it's a lot of fun! i never want to shop on 2 feet again! Anyway I'm going to go write another blog!