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.