Monday, July 28, 2008

Fabulous Family Home Evening


This is the Idaho Falls Temple, but I really like it--mostly because I took the picture and it's so bright. 


I went to an AWESOME fireside tonight. We had the Rexburg Temple President come speak to us, and that man is fantastic. I seriously was so into the talk that I didn't even realize a whole hour went by. I'm normally so bored I don't know what to do with myself. It was a variety of reasons I think.

Reason Number 1: President Christensen looks like President Hinckley, so that was pretty cool. Maybe I'm the only one to see it, but it made me smile. It's probably the first time I've ever thought of a Prophet without seeing him on TV or having him talked about first. Sad, I know, but also I'd like to think of it as progress.

Reason 2: He was talking about the temple's influence on people who aren't taking it for granted. When I volunteered in the temple for the open house, I was able to see a lot people I knew from school and church, but also a lot of people that I knew or thought weren't members. I was able to see people who weren't probably going to get this chance again, for a while at least, and tonight I remembered how it felt to see people in the temple out of pure joy.

Reason 3: When President Christensen read a few comments from the cards in Perth, Australia, I realized again that the church really is the same all over the world and the feelings there are all the same. 

Reason 4: He wasn't preachy. The whole time I felt like I was just listening to a respected man that had important stories to tell. Honestly I only remember a few direct quote type things from his talk. Mostly I remember just the spirit and attitude of the meeting.

Reason 5: He told me things I didn't know. I called one of my friends right afterwards, left a message for her to call me back, went to a friends house and told her the story, and then when another friend called I told her. It's not even that earth-shattering of a fact, and I bet a few people already knew it. But I didn't and I was so excited. 

By the time I left the fireside I didn't want to go mingle and socialize--even though making friends would have been a great thing. I just wanted to bask in the feeling I had. I knew I had to tell people my story, so I didn't want to sit in the chapel all night. I really felt like I had been to the temple tonight. That's how great it was. 

I need to go to sleep now, but I hope this stays with me. 

Monday, July 21, 2008

Goodnight, goodnight!!

Aww, I miss Susan and Rachel!! I wish I still had the Bathroom Mix CD. But I don't, so I just have to guess what was still on it.

Guess what....I ate a hamburger today. Mmm!!! It was delicious. And I didn't even mind when the ketchup and mustard spilled all down my front. It was so yummy! And my roommate made homemade fries tonight--holy cow, SO GOOD! They were baked deliciousness. 

I'd like to be crafty. I think. Actually I'd like to learn how to do the simple things, like sew a button on. I get the general idea, but it's like wrapping presents. I just keep adding more and more thread (or paper and tape) until I'm sure it's done. I don't need or want to be the crocheting old lady in the back of church, but I do need a hobby. I'm not looking for a new job, but I still fear that spot on applications that ask for hobbies. Why do they want to know that? So they know what kind of fun they're yanking from your day? That's just not nice.  But yeah, I need a hobby. Hahaha, Freudian slip, I first wrote "yeah, I need a hubby." Haha oops :D

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Guess what I've got....

....that's the game the doctors are still playing. They still don't know. But my glucose numbers were really bad, so they're going to test my insulin reaction next week. They found some early warning signs of Crohn's and NSAIDS too. But since I'm starting to feel better, they're not going to do anything about it right now. 

Yeah, so I'm going to finish my sloppy joe and call it a day haha!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Zero sleep, nachos, and car crashes

We had our final clean checks today, and instead of cleaning yesterday, I waited until Shannon got home from her date, at 1 am, and we had a cleaning party. I slept maybe 5 hours total, broken up very sporadically, and I was twitching when I woke up every time. My poor body. I slept through like 6 texts and 2 phone calls this afternoon. After we passed our clean checks I took a shower and took a nap. It was so nice. And then Andrew and his girlfriend made me dinner, and it was SO good!

Then I went to a demolition derby! It was so fun; I had an absolute blast! It was a big group of people, and we even snagged a lady in line so we could get a discounted group price on our tickets haha! 

There were really cool cars there, some crazy crashes and some yummy nachos. I couldn't finish them because there was too much cheese (I know, the power of cheese was too much!!), but what I did eat was delightful! 

And....I'm going on a date! I don't know when, or even who it is for sure, but I'm doubling with my friend and his new girlfriend. She and I hit it off pretty well, at least I think we did. And she's the one that asked if I wanted to go on the date, so she can't hate me!

I'm doing my laundry right now, even though I just want to sleep. Maybe I'll watch a movie or something to keep me up till it's done. I'm going to church tomorrow. Last week of the semester, but at least I'm going!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ah, the power of cheese...

Haha, remember those commercials? Well, it's true. I had a rough day Monday with that rent stuff, so I said to myself, "Go eat that mac & cheese you've been craving for three weeks, what does it matter? Your day can't get worse!" 

So I ate it and felt FABULOUS! It was so good. And then I had a brownie....holy guacamole! So good too! I went to FHE and played Guitar Hero which was surprisingly fun. And, I was the last one to leave. I'm usually the first. 

I've felt great all week! Yesterday and today I've walked to work and around town. I have so much energy! I still can't do a lot of sugar in my diet, but that's good anyway. I tried a Jamba this morning and I'm glad I shared it with Stacey. It was huge! 

So, mac and cheese has healing powers. I've been feeling good for almost a week now. I'm so happy right now! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Money, money, money, money...

 ...and my severe lack of it. I randomly emailed my manager's Sunday night asking for what I owed on my rent and when it was due. I was thinking, $150--tops--and probably not due til September or October or something. Well, I was wrong. Very, very wrong. I owe $545 by August 1st. Needless to say I freaked. After some tears and a nap, I was thinking a little more clearly and I got it down to $272.50 for the August 1st payment and again on September 1st. The September one won't be bad, but this one is scary. But I'll figure it out, I always do. I'm contemplating selling my car. I'm scared to be dependent again on others, but at the same time, I keep saying I'm sick of putting money into it and I'd be able to pay off some debts. We'll see though. I'm not even sure how much I'd be able to get for it.

Blah, being a grown-up isn't that much fun.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lights, Camera, Action!


So this morning I went into the doctor with Kevin and got all hooked up to this real sexy getup so they could monitor the camera that's bouncing along inside of me. 









This is the HUGE pill they gave me. It was about the size of my thumb from tip to first knuckle. But it went down smooooth after I smiled, blew it a kiss and waved. I figure the technician that was going to have to watch this epic 8 hour movie of my insides should at least start out with something interesting!








So yeah, that's been my day. I finished another book. I only have one left from the library--I checked out 5 on Monday. Yeah, I'm pretty dang amazing haha!

Update: I got the computer off of me, and I go back on the 17th for results. Unless there is a cancelation, which I pray there is. I just want to know!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

For Rachel

Hey buddy....here's why I asked about your song, and your apartment. I confess, I do not have a friend going to UVSC, I just needed a picture :)
As you can see, I have LOTS of time on my hands. Plus I took today off, so that just added to my mounds of time. But as cheesy and dumb as this probably is, it was fun to make and I hope it'll make you smile!
Love, me


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