Sunday, November 11, 2007

today i heart

AAA for coming and unlocking my car that i locked my keys inside of.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

i neglected to share the fact that i had dinner in a pumpkin on sunday!!
and it was definitely document worthy!
yummy yumness!
plus it is tradition, which im happy to say has gone on even though some of the original participants have moved away.
i had it at emily's house (without emily) but dont worry, i didn't break in; her parents invited me.
not the same without stace there to tease and emily there to tell funny stories.
still, good times! and the pumpkin did have a face (its in the directions!)
oh, and we had homemade bread too. :D
...i know your mouth is watering right now...
i had leftovers yesterday for dinner. mmm.

"As you make your way through this hectic world, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up"

i bit into a jalepanio pepper tonight by accident.
HOT HOT HOT!!! (plus the oils make the heat spread, which is even worse!)
thank goodness for ice cream. ice water. ice cubes. and milk!!!!!

my talk for sunday is on the importance of the sacrament. i have a lot of good stuff but its like a new jigsaw puzzle right now. all the pieces are there but they are not put together. i dont mind doing that. but when i think about the length of time i will have to speak, that is what makes me start to freak out. but as the saying goes, "come see, come sway," and what i say i say and there are about 3,000 sundays in the average persons lifetime so this will just be a drop in the bucket of sundays :D. nothing like perspective. or something...

tomorrow im going to the park. ferns park to be specific. at least thats the goal. if i get there expect pictures. it looks really good! (the grand reopening is in december fyi).

yeah, this is not so newsy newish. but it is 1:29 a.m., so ask me tomorrow, not today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


this week is really busy.
getting my car stuff taken care of.
possible concert...
im going to the temple on thursday! that is the biggest (to me) thing happening this week.
my mission/farewell talk is on sunday-fam ward...9:30 a.m.
i start housesitting wednesday for a couple weeks.
saturday im going to tracy to visit kokob and we're going to SF and im so excited to see her!

this is short. its late. kind of...the time change is throwing me off a little. so i think its later than it is right now.
and i have been doing a lot of random need-t0-get-done stuff tonight, along with working on my talk. i got some news sunday that has really overwhelmed me. and when the last thing i want to do is think about it, its all i can think about. so i could use some cheering up in any form right now.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I'm willing to take my chances...

cross this one off the list!
-move my stuff to a new storage unit.
you would not believe how happy this has made me.
i wasn't happy before hand. not mad though. annoyed? frustrated? the feeling of knowing you have to do something you really don't want to do when that thing isn't even really hard.
i hate everything involved with moving. it puts me in a bad mood. i like things to be neat and organized and moving is the opposite of that. its something i procrastinate on. and this is not a good time to procrastinate because the more i put it off the more i knew i needed to do it and stressed about it still not being done.
linda thought it was funny because i wasn't saying that it was something i didn't want to do but she could tell because i kept putting it off every time she brought it up (she was going to let me use her van to load everything in to just make one trip). and so yesterday at dinner she solidified a day (saturday) and today (saturday) she asked me for a time frame. and i needed to do that so and have someone else in on this so it would get done.
and it only took like around an hour tops to load, drive across town and unload it into the new unit. my new unit is SO much better.!
1. cheaper 2. safer with security gates/cameras 3. clean 4. more out of the elements than the other.

i got a fatty letter of mission stuff! it came yesterday and i was driving home when linda called to tell me i'd gotten a letter from the mission department. idk why, but for some reason i thought that maybe it was a rejection letter (following up the acceptance letter i sent). but it wasn't. silly me...that 10 min it took to drive home seemed to take forever.
and i am reading stace's MTC binder...and it is seeming more real every day that goes by. oh, and im going to post some stuff from the info i got ('cause im not going to send it, but i'll bring it at thanksgiving).

i have more, but tomorrow is sunday and i need to get to bed. but wait! i get an extra hour! everyone does...unless you happen to live in a place like arizona (or indiana) where they have strange customs like not going by daylight savings time. ;)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

today on my break i read a talk by Elder Bowen, called "The Atonement can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives from the October 2006 conference (its the issue i have in my car). it was a really great talk; just one of those that has stuck with me for the rest of the day and was really thought provoking. and made me think about a lot of things.
oh, and he talked about idaho falls and i could totally picture the areas 'cause ive been there!

a couple quotes from his talk...

"The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever."

he also cited Pres. Packer, "There is no habit, no addiction, no rebellion, no transgression, no apostasy, no crime exempted from the promise of complete forgiveness. That is the promise of the atonement of Christ" ("The Brilliant Morning of Forgiveness," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 20).

and he also added Alma 7:11-13.
my scripture for the day.
i love the gospel, i know the church is true. every day has challenges and opportunities.
im grateful that we have inspired church leaders and to know my Heavenly Father loves me. and i know he loves everyone. thats a comforting thought. He knows me, even with all the millions of people and what is going on in so many lives and situations. yet he knows me and he hears my prayers and knows how i am feeling and my intents and goals, struggles and successes, and He has known me forever. and then i think about how He knows that for every single person that same way, and we are all loved by Him.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." -Carl Gustav Jung

today i got really mad. furious actually. it was something i was writing about at work. i can't go into detail but what made me upset is that it happened HERE. where i live. even after getting this job and realizing there is more crime here than i knew before. but this person had done the same thing over and over and had no remorse at all. luckily i finished typing and reviewing it right before lunch and then i could leave and clear my head (for a 1/2 hour) which wasn't long enough 'cause i was still really upset when i got back. so i went and vented to nat. and then she vented to me and we were both in a bad mood. but then i reminded her that she has tomorrow off. and she reminded me that i get off early tomorrow.

i got a wedding invitation from my old fhe bro, brad. they are so cute! and i was sad because their reception is 3 days after i leave and it is close enough to go to. :(
and ashley's in in december.
and ryan's is in december.
and another friend in february and one in april.
and more friends getting engaged all over the place.
im not going to say it. im not going to say it!

moving on...
linda gave me halloween socks tonight!
i found my car charger for my cell phone.
the fern's park rebuild starts tomorrow! but i can't go tomorrow. im going to the optometrist. but i plan to go sometime thurs-sat. and i will have some documentation!
oh, and we had to turn in stats for the last two weeks and nat came to me afterwards and told me that in the last 2 weeks i had typed 19 more reports than the other 2 secretaries. k, i know that might be unnecessary spotlight attention (even though this is MY blog) but lately i feel like i have been slacking off some-prob 'cause i have endofjobitis, but i am still trying but sometimes i feel like i just can't. like when there is a homework assignment that has to be done and you know you need to do it but its close to the end of semester and its spring almost summer when no one feels like doing work? (okay, the season is off, but same feeling). so that was good to hear. and there are no feelings of competition at all. far from it, so thats not the reason i write it either. it just made me happy.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

i wear a 38 in European shoes. a 37 is a little snug...darn wide feet.

i HATE ants with a passion!!!

moving stinks.

i love autumn.

i am trying to figure out what color would be good for a wall upstairs. 1 wall. and no green. no red. we are thinking a shade of tan. this is a busy landing so as boring/normal as tan sounds, i think it might be the way to go. plus, with all the redness of Coke, the tan won't overpower the red.
stay tuned. it is being painted today (not by me though! teehee!)

Yes, I am currently a walking time bomb, or merely just a totally stressed out nervous wreck.

on a happier note, i met up with fran after her show at the opera house tonight (the music man) and we went to applebee's. i love talking to her, and she is great and i love it when we can hang out. it was great fun. and good conversations. we both agree we need "our girls" or "our girl time," which has been lacking because a lot of the girls we used to hang out with moved away at the end of summer/start of fall. so it was extra good to get together.
we are going to the corn maze monday. and if you want to go let me know! we are trying to get some people together. but it is monday night aka fhe, but its our own made up fhe! and i can even bring treats.
anyways, it was a good ending to a stressed out and everything else day (see the title of this post). and now im going to bed. and i get to sleep in! and tomorrow is going to be a busy day cause im going to move all my stuff to my new storage unit. joy and joyness :/

something that works: when N told me to make a list, i told her i had, but i felt like i still wasn't getting anything accomplished that i could cross off my list. or even some days like i was going through the day not really accomplishing anything, even for as busy as i was. she said when i get to that point, make a list of everything i have already done that day and then after i have made the list, cross all the items off, showing myself that the day has not all gone to the willies of the world and that i have been productive.

Friday, October 26, 2007

"Developing human relationships will take you much farther in life and give you a much stronger base of self-identity than defining yourself by your talents or interests. "

Thursday, October 25, 2007


i took some pics tonight at emily's house...she had a get together to hang out and play games and stuff. she goes into the MTC october 31st! k, one pic is the nice smiles and all that, and then i have to have a silly picture. so lindsey and i switched places so we could get both kinds with both our cameras. haha!
she is going to be an awesome and wonderful missionary. AND our missions are neighbors...she is going to be in slc south and im in slc!

okay i just tried to add some more but they wouldn't upload. blah. i will try again tomorrow.
i am really craving someone to hear someone play the guitar in person right now. i have been all day. today was a crazy day at work. but it was good. there was a LOT of laughing in it. those make good work days.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

There is no way. So you keep on eating those delicious things. That's right, eat all you want darling

so, its reading things like the following that just make my day ...

B: "His one eyed one legged, hunched backed cancer ridden girlfriend was named Lucky."

J: "Whaa whaa whaa - whatever."

okay maybe you had to be there.

but that got me to thinking about funny quotes, and in particular Jack Handy! he is hillarious!
his site is :
but i also really like this site 'cause it has a ton of quotes too:

my absolute favorite is this one. i dont know why but i laughed so much my stomach started hurting. 2 roommates + 5 jack handy books+ 1 late night = 1 freakin hillarious night!

"If I was being executed by injection, I'd clean up my cell real neat. Then, when they came to get me, I'd say, "Injection? I thought you said inspection'." They'd probably feel real bad, and maybe I could get out of it."

and some others just for kicks and giggles...

“If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them.”

"I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway. "

"If you go flying back through time, and you see somebody else flying forward into the future, it's probably best to avoid eye contact. "

"You know something that would really make me applaud? A guy gets stuck in quicksand, then sinks, then suddenly comes shooting out, riding on water skis! How do they do that?! "

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

i think i need a planner. and i am making another list. gotta love those. i am not really a list maker. however, if there was ever a time for lists it is now.
work is good. i have the best supervisor ever. i feel so lucky to have her (esp compared to my previous). she comes to my rescue. being at work the majority of the daylight hours, it makes a huge difference to have someone who listens, calms me down when i burst into her office freaking out or listens again (and laughs sometimes) when i need to vent about something (work or non work related). she works with me, and when something comes up she is flexible and takes stuff in stride (as well as stressing out occasionally, but that gives me an opportunity to help her so even though i dont like her to stress either, im glad it can work both ways).
i have been trying to figure out my whole schedule for work and when i am leaving and looking at my options and all that.
i got some mission clothes. i went shopping with betty on saturday and we got some good stuff. she is determined that i have "cute" missionary clothes-not the frumpy stuff you sometimes see on sisters. it was good to go with her 'cause she could tell me what stuff would be okay and what stuff i wouldn't be able to wear, and i got honest opinions from her. i went with linda in the afternoon and got a couple things. i pretty much just need boots, another good pair of shoes (brown) and a heavy coat, for the main clothing items. both of which i'll probably end up getting in utah or idaho before i go.
and i got to see kokob today!! happy day! we met up at starbucks before work, and then after work we met up again with some of her old co-workers (again at starbucks) and it was so great to see her again. gosh i miss that girl! we had FUN times!
i need to get a pair of shoes out of my storage unit. for the third day in a row.
i need to be "well versed" in the temple handbook- do you know how much that stresses me out?? do i have to have sections memorized? be able to quote it? will i be quizzed about what quote is on what page? how many sections the handbook has? this is where i stop thinking and just start reading it-again. my interview is on sunday.
i saw transformers on saturday. for all the hype it got i wasn't as impressed as i thought i would be. a couple things bothered me about it. i also watched the first half of with about 15 people carrying on 4 different conversations.
i really want to do something fun for halloween. so far i have heard about a party in vacaville this weekend. but nothing for next week. halloween is on a wednesday anyways, so that puts a damper on things. i am going to the optometrist that day. ha, what a party that will be!
as for other stuff happening in my transferring my records back to my family ward <3 so i will start going there this sunday or the next. i wrote about work. im going to idaho for thanksgiving. i miss my friends and family and wish i could see them all before i leave! i will get to see some of them. and i have gotten to see more of them over the past couple months, for which i feel very lucky to have been able to do.
and i guess overall even though im excited to go on a mission i have also been very overwhelmed and stressed about it. today was a good day in that i got some advice i really needed.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

i got my mission call! i'm going to salt lake city spanish speaking.
it is not slc north, south, or temple square (as i have been asked).
my area covers part of utah, some of wyoming, and a little bit of nevada.
i report to the mtc on november 28th.
i'll be there for 3 months learning spanish before i go to my area.
i'll write more on this later, i only have a few minutes, but i just wanted to let
anyone knows who checks my blog where and when im going. :D

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i should write about conference weekend. i want to. but i wrote 14 pages in a notebook front and back about my weekend in utah so im all written out. (it was a loong layover. some "big wig"-according to an airline worker- disrupted all the flights coming in and out of the airport and backed everything up).
my sister's blog has pictures (i took one) and a summary of what happened...although i mainly went on to see her pics, so as for accuracy, idk. jk! im sure she did a great job and will be able to say that with confidence once i read it ;D
it was great though. just what i needed. until the next mini vacation. which might be short or long, depending. everything is still up in the air.
i am going to 2 wedding receptions this weekend!
i went to ikea yesterday with linda and i am not going there again for a LONG time. linda got a bookcase which may end up being more trouble than its worth. haha. well not haha. if she has to return it im afraid im not going back with her.
i made dinner tonight.
its going to rain.
i got to talk with a really good person today and it was great and gave me some new perspectives and things to think about.
as for highlights from conference weekend:
(oh, i drove down with jake, russ, and jill and then flew back on sunday)

*first of all, seeing kokob (before we left) and getting starbucks and catching up. she also took jake and i to the airport to get the gmc we rented for the drive. she was a lifesaver!

*oh, and nat for letting me get off work a couple hours early! i was stressing and was going on 3 hours of sleep from the night before and 2 energy drinks. and had a ton of work left to do before i could leave.

*driving down went a lot faster (i think its 'cause i got to sleep this time haha. but it ended up being just 9 hours). we got some snow going through the mountains in ca, but after that we were good. that night it snowed 6 inches! so we definitely made a good choice to leave earlier rather than later.

*general conf itself and being in the conf center for 2 session (both on saturday) and being with the best people watching it sunday morning :D loved it. took some good notes. will have to read the rest of sunday afternoon 'cause i missed part of that session.

*seeing everyone i saw (i would name names but i think i would leave people out) and got to hang out, spend time, and talk with. that was seriously what i really needed 'cause i have missed everyone SO much and i loved it. johnny. and stace, brian, carissa, alice, jake, kokob, kristen...okay i wasn't going to do this so i'll stop. i didn't get to see camille though :(

*and i got to meet some great people as well. friends of friends mostly.

*i got to see that stace was not malnourished (because i haven't been in az cooking dinner occasionally) so either she has been 1. eating a lot of ramen (but she isn't white like the noodles), 2. bribing her roommates to cook for her (or maybe they are taking pity on her) or 3. she might actually be cooking some food! teeheehee. -sorry stace if you read this. i had to throw that in ;D

*there were some hilarious stories at the mission reunion and just in general. omgosh i laughed so much. plus randomness, like brian sitting on my feet!

*the ride to red robin w/ teresa, that was a really good conversation for me. and she likes quietdrive and has the rocket summer + more so that was cool.

*listening to motab in person. they sound amazing. and the young women choir for the saturday afternoon session sounded great as well.

*driving to provo and seeing carissa (she gets an extra 'cause we went to provo to see her) and tasting her homemade french onion soup, which was delish btw.


*playing the grand piano. i now have 2 songs (one to learn and one to improve on). i want one of those-a grand piano. or a baby grand.

*waffles for breakfast sunday morning (thanks to brian's mom, who is wonderful. plus for letting us stay at their house).

*going to the london market. my irn bru had to go to az with stace since i couldn't take it on the plane since i wasn't checking my bag. i did bring a boost bar and that seriously saved my life as i sat in the airport.

*sleeping & naps :D or semi naps. all of the three and everything in between.

* more...oh! does every mission have a mission song? not just a hymn they like but one reworded specifically for their mission? curious. 'cause the oregon portland mission does and they sang it at their reunion.

it was coold there. no snow though. there was rain on saturday.

also, does the church use a specific airline to fly general authorities and missionaries etc from place to place, or do they just look for the best deal out there at the time?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

i leave to go to utah TODAY! (seeing that its 1:13 A.M.)

i just need to get away from this place for a few days.

Monday, October 1, 2007

i was looking at my pictures from the last utah roadtrip i took and on the way back there i took a picture of this (above). and i got to wondering...who made it and why there?

besides that, i just want to say that it was a good day overall.
i am working on a bad habit.
what it is: trying on clothes and not hanging them back up right away. yes, being a girl i try on multiple outfits ;D
growing up this wasn't a problem (my parents taught me well)
semesters at school varied, but over all i was pretty neat.
lately though, i've slacked off. i think its been in the last year or so, 'cause my apartment walk in closet (the half that i had) would pile up with clothes, all just waiting to be hung back up after i'd tried things on.
but i got into the mindset of it was a pain to hang them back up, or i was a hurry to get somewhere (very true!), or i'd just think, "i'll do it later," and then in the "later" i'd be looking for that shirt that i want to wear...yeah, something had to change.
so i changed (somewhat. this is still an in-process goal)
its so much easier to see what i have when they are hung up.
plus it is neater and i like that too.
and its just a good habit to be in.

i should have a before and after pic... but this is an after. (my clothes dont have so much breathing room haha... looking at this pic. thats 'cause i have two hanging storage compartment things on either side-not included in the pic).

its funny that sometimes when i have so much i could write about, i end up writing about hanging up my clothes.

no mission call today.
i get off in 1/2 an hour.
happy day.
i cant wait.
thank goodness for ipods.
paying bills stinks.
sleeping in is great. i had 2 days and they were both wonderful.
i have a survival calendar on my desk. today's tip could have worked for a past job (at gemini)...except #6 would take a long time because we'd often go at night to label product.

How to Escape if Trapped in a Walk-In Freezer

1. tap everal times on the door to get someone's attention. (okay, i would be banging on that door! who is going to hear a tap!)

2. check the door and lock area. by law, all walk-in freezers must have an emergency release switch on the interior.

3. locate a power switch. some units may have an accessible on/off switch. turn off the cooling element. (no, im going to leave it on and see how much cold i can stand).

4. Locate boxes. tear carboard boxes apart and spread them on the floor.

5. look for insulating materials. lie down on the cardboard and cover yourself with paper, foam, or straw to preserve body heat

6. tap (bang) on the door every 16 mintues until help arrives.

Friday, September 28, 2007

this is an update on what mission papers. this is an explanation to the "have you got your call yet" questions that i have been getting on a daily basis.

yes, tomorrow will be 3 weeks from when my papers got sent in. my call has been issued, i checked with my stake executive secretary. i checked because i was starting to wonder but he said 2-3ish weeks is normal so im not worried anymore about the timing.

BUT is the issue.

my mail is all messed up. i moved about a month ago and had my mail forwarded to my new address. about a week and a half ago i realized i hadn't been getting any fwd mail yet so i checked with the post office and they assured me that everything had gone though and nothing was going to my old apartment address, my mail should be coming, and they weren't holding anything.
fast forward to a few days ago...2 days in a row i get phone calls saying that mail they have sent to me has been returned with "no forwarding address" on the envelopes. i freak out and get mad at the same time because the post office LIED to me (mad) and because my mission call could be sent BACK to salt lake and if that happens i wouldn't end up getting my call for 2+ more weeks on top of the 3 that its been (freak out).
i call my dad 'cause he will know what to do and it will help me calm down. this is in the middle of the day and when i call something hilarious must have been happening 'cause he was half laughing from the start to the finish-not about my situation but whatever was happening on his end. ha ha. anyways, he gave me some good ideas and i felt overall better after talking to him (even though i knew he was distracted by something!)
so, after catching the mail carrier at my old apartment complex (not an idea of my dads though) who was just a fill in for the day and didn't have much to offer, except mail in my old mailbox with NO forwarding stickers on them (the fact that they were even in there was wrong).
so i talked to the apt officer managers and they called the new tenants and so hopefully when my call comes the new tenant will bring it to the apartment office instead of sending it back to the black hole of the post office.
and i have become a mail carrier's stalker. but i have missed the mail carrier for the last 2 days cause she come around 4pm and i get off work at 4ish. but tomorrow hopefully i'll catch her and then as she puts the mail in all the boxes if there is anything for me i can get it directly from her. and if not there is always next week. or the next. after all, steve said his took 32 days to come. i dont want to beat his record though!

and while im thinking about it and because i had to go to the mall this week...

i wish the style of pregnant/babydoll/gathered shirts would go OUT of style already!!!
if you have been fashon/tv/people deprived, this is an example of what im talking about...
and do you think it stops with summer? nooo...sweaters. they even have this style in sweaters! i thought i'd finally escape it when fall rolled around; but no, its still going strong. luckily its not the only thing out there but it sure dominates. let me be the designer. owell. im over it. ;D

"the good has far outweighed the bad. I guess that's what determines a good life. Not that there is no bad—there's bound to be—but that the good outweighs the bad."

that fits. maybe not this week but life in general.

also, i got pulled over yesterday night. first time.
not to leave it all cloak and dagger like that, but im at work.
so i'll write more on that later.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

some weeks seem to last FOREVER.
this is one of them.
its a nails down the chalkboard with drama llamas spreading pandemonium in the classroom at the same time kind of week.

tuesday felt like thursday and it just got better from there! :/
im not even going to comment about work.
except one thing...since i am having a long/bad week its nice to have someone to share it with. although it sucks that they are going through it too but at least when she bit my head off i knew it wasn't me that ticked her off, i was just getting the brunt of it (along with a few other people. and yes, she did apologize the next day). and she understood my times too (like not putting me up front on phones every day like she could have).

and then there was waking up and deciding that even though the day (because of the day before) had premonitions of being bad, i still told myself it was going to be a good day even though there was drama and everything else still in the picture.
and its semi-working. the first day i didn't think so. but then the next day i knew there same drama llamas were there and i still felt crappy but calm and in control and like i know it wont be forever. 'cause its almost the WEEKEND and tomorrow is FRIDAY and everyone can be happy about that. haha.

for me its just been a lot of different things and crazy messed up drama and stressful situations and blahness.
sometimes it just seems like things are thrown at me that are too big for me to handle or are really out of my control but im expected in some way to be able to control them. but i know that no challenge is too great...and no, im not going to get up on my soapbox and go off on this, but i really feel that way, i think its been what has been getting me through this week and maybe the next week too. who knows. its life and there will always be some kind of challenge.
i know that its all in how i handle things and i can get mad or sad or frustrated but still end up dealing with things in the way thats best for me. (and most people dont think of me as getting mad haha...but it has happened!)

anyways. thats it.
and on a happy note...

i get to see emily TONIGHT!
i am having lunch with a friend tomorrow.
tuesday i had the most needed hour of my week.
i bought a new purse (sorry stace teehee, i will have to post a pic. and im still deciding how i feel about it)
and its almost the weekend...the best time of the week!

Monday, September 24, 2007

im going to general conference in utah!
i have tickets for saturday morning and sunday afternoon.
im super excited.
and i get to see a lot of friends & it is going to be so fun. i have missed them a TON.
im driving there with jake and his friend and hopefully one other person and flying back. i have so little vacation time. i found out today that by conf time i will have 12 hours (thanks mono) so that covers friday and the 4 hours i need monday for the flight back. phew.
oh, and for my non-california (and az) family...i had in n out tonight!
it was because of a bet.
linda was certain my mission call would come on saturday. i didn't think so and was NOT getting excited about it that day 'cause i had been expecting it all week. so maybe to give me some more anticipation about going to check the mail (okay, well there was some under the surface anyways) she said that if it was there i would owe her in n out. if it wasn't there then she owed me. wasnt there. so i got in n out tonight (cheeseburger animal style). i would have rather had my mission call (even though it was super good) 'cause we prob would have gone anyways to celebrate.
i wonder what (if) we will bet next....spaghetti factory? hmm....this could be a delish week! haha. no, i dont think any more bets. just my call hopefully.

oh, and for all my woodland friends, the next time you want breakfast, go to El Patio (on Gibson Road across from the County Fair Mall) and get their machaca breakfast burrito! it is the most wonderful thing i have eaten in a looong time! i highly recommend it :D

aww, how cute. yeah right!

mission guesses

my mission call has been in for 16 days. i should get it any day now. here are some guesses i have gotten of where i might go. as for where i want to go or where i think i'll go (* is for repeats). as for me, there are pros and cons to both in and out of the usa. honestly i just want to know where im going and when im going!

new york
patterson, ca
piedmont, north dakota
inkom, idaho
st. louis, missouri
temple square***
west virginia
slc north
slc south
south dakota
huston, tx spanish speaking
east coast
oaklahoma city
jackson city, mississippi
portland, oregon
rochester, new york
cherry hill, new jersey
new mexico

eastern europe
england* (and london south)
british isles
argentina salta
baltic states (latvia, lithuania, estonia)
south africa

  • "You must open your own doors. If they are locked, I or anyone, can give you the keys, but you are the one that must unlock them. You are the one that must make the choice to unlock each door, open it, and pass through."
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  • "You can fail, and be happy...
    You can be unknown, and be happy...
    You can be without significant power, and be happy.
    To live and be happy like this takes skill and practice...
    It takes living in the present moment...
    It takes an untroubled mind."

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    Break the largest of difficult tasks into the smallest of steps and it can be done."

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