Monday, June 9, 2008

THE Dairy Queen



I love those moments in life that could fit perfectly into a disney animated movie. On Saturday afternoon we were finishing up 16 hours of cub scout camp over two days, in 100 degree weather, when we decided to take the cubbies out to DQ. Let me back track a little to set up the scene...
Anna had a busy week. She worked Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Three 12 hour shifts in the ICU with patients calling to attend to their every need, even if it meant re-arranging the pillow. But it's usually not that bad. Most of the time it involves cleaning up vomit or poop. And after her day, which involves nothing more than one 30 minute break when she must cram in lunch and all personal needs (and she still calls her husband), she then has the half-an-hour drive home in Tucson traffic. For all future visitors to Tucson, beware, this is traffic inferno. In fact, I think Dante received inspiration for his Inferno while having a vision of the future traffic in Tucson, or so the rumor goes. Anyway, Anna slept heartily Monday night and woke up at 6 Tuesday to head off to young women's camp for the next three days. She was THE leader on duty, in charge of everything and everyone in the ward. The three-day stint ended with an overnight hike out on the mountain with a furious, cold wind knocking down the girls' tents. Then she was whisked home only to jump into cub camp on Friday and Saturday. Oh, and in between this, she took a midterm for her online English course. Somethings are inherently exciting in life. Online English courses are not. So this brings us back to the story's climax of my own Dairy Queen...
With windows rolled down and the sun following suit, we headed West down Prince Road (ironic) to Dairy Queen. Unsure of its exact location, we kept a lookout. But with the week in the sun, we were simply lethargic. Kind of like when the Utes battle against Bronco's Sons of Helaman. So as we and the cubs were melting away in our four-door, pontiac grand-am, our vigilant Queen spotted DQ on the left-side of the road. With more energy than a firecracker, Anna shot out her arm and yelled out like our very own Mowgli in Jungle Book would do, "Dairy Queen!!! There it is!!!." And that, ladies and gentleman, was my golden moment in the setting sun. There to my right was my sweating Dairy Queen, who has worked harder in the last week than I ever have in my life. After pulling out the drive-thru, you can guess, we lived happily ever after...
...until our ice cream ran out.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow, Annie--you Amazon woman, you! What a crazy week . . . I'm excited to hear more about it! I bet you were a total blast at both camps. I'd love to be a camper with you in charge. But I bet you're also enjoying your own bed & indoor bathroom this week!
Love you,
Carrie

Martha said...

FINALLY another post. But I forgive you now that I know what life has been like for the Hansens. Anna I think you earned yourself a spot in the celestial kingdom that week! You're amazing! And I like your new blog look but miss the picture of you guys on the beach. Yes. I am a blog stalker. But you would be too in my situation.

NanaH said...

My goodness Anna, what a week for you. The Church sure spots the good workers! If you want something done find the busiest people and have them do it. I'm sure the young women loved you. The cubs also. You both need a break.

Jen and Ty Martin said...

Anna- I cannot imagine a week like that...I think I would fall over after the first twelve hour shift of poop and vomit cleanup. I have had fun looking at your blog and catching up of your life! I saw that you are friends with Roger and Kelly Bentley. They were both in my ward at BYU before Ty and I got married (you probably already knew this but Mike Maughan and Roger were roommates). You will have to tell them hi from me! I hope married life is treating you well! Ty and are joining the Ariozna crowd and moving to Flagstaff in August!

Camille said...

What an exciting week! Anna, I hope your camp went well. I'm sure you and Spencer were great leaders for the Girls Camp overnighter. You guys better plan a relaxing time away soon!

Canadian Princess said...

You're so sweet Spencer...And Anna'a week is more than impressive!!! Way to serve!!!