Friday, October 28, 2011

Not an Exciting Post

But there will be one soon.  

This post is about writing in my journals.

Gosh, I love writing in a journal, because then you can get everything out and it's completely honest and you can spill your guts and it's like "ok there now I don't have to tell any one else any of this stuff."  Though you may if you desire.

But I honestly hate going back and reading a lot of my journal entries because I sound like such an idiot.  When I go back and read them I just think "Man I hope no one ever reads this I sound like such a freak."  It's enough to make me want to burn my journals some times.  But I think I have figured out why I sound so stupid so often in my journal entries.

It's because when I'm writing in my journal, most often I am just staring things in the face, I'm not trying to see around problems or potential problems I am writing down just exactly what's there now and how I feel about it.   And I can see how some things had started to overshadow what I should have been seeing from the start.  How I should maybe more carefully consider everything and not obsess over one dumb thing.  And I should stop being so selfish.  


Gratefully my friend/roommate Adrienne pointed out that she feels the same way about her journal entries and the way she sees it is that when our daughters are going through similar things we can pull out our journals and show them we understand and then give them our knowledge on the subject.

He's singing in this picture.  I'm Melting as I take it.
Oh and I just want you all to know that I am completely in love with Adrian.  Seriously, he's the bestestestest.  And I'm excited to go watch him sing with Mens Chorus tomorrow.  Yeah because he also has the best singing voice ever.  I love him!

The Moral of this story is: Try not to sound so stupid when you write in your journal everyday for a year, you'll regret it later.  ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

All That Free Time

I don't know why it bothers me when people ask me what I'm going to do with all my free time now that I only have one credit for the remainder of the semester.

I mean it doesn't bother me to the point of anger and I have to yell and scream at everyone.  Or I even act annoyed by it.

No it's just that... think about it people, I kind of was spread thin there for my first half of the semester.  11 credits and 2 jobs and other obligations plus trying to fit in things I love and want to do (because that's healthy).

Getting rid of those 11 credits is not really going to leave me with lots of free time but just allow me to allot more time to things that I really like to do.

Anyways that sounded whiny so here's a list of things I am going to do to occupy my "free time"

  • READ
  • WORK
  • Scrapbook
  • Craft projects
  • Volunteer more
  • GYM 2 hrs everyday.
  • Work on my Resume
  • Observe at the schools
  • Work on lesson plans and tests
  • Write on my blog more
  • Cook more
  • Clean more
  • Shop more
and my personal favorite
  • Play with Adrian more
He's never carved a pumpkin before...We're going to next Sat.  I'm so excited for him! I love carving pumpkins.  Almost as much as I love him.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've Got Another Confession to Make

So last week on Tuesday was the Foo Fighters Concert.  So Adrian and I went to Salt Lake for the day.
It was really fun.  Here's our day in pictures.  Also we went to Olive Garden and ate a lot of cheese.  A lot of cheese.  It was so good.  But I didn't take any pictures of that.  

I have the best boyfriend ever.  Adrian is the bestest!

The Salt Lake Temple...when you go to Salt Lake you have to go to Temple Square.  Otherwise you miss great opportunities to take pictures like this.  And you know other stuff.... :)

Oh we're so happy enjoying the concert together.  Though that lady in the back looks angry.  Haha C'est la vie!

"I'm Dave Grohl, I'm the lead singer of Foo Fighters and I'm sideways."

"I like to rock hard and party on dudes."

"This is me with some of the members of my band.  We're awesome!"

Still enjoying the concert together.  Also I was enjoying his scruffy beard.  Too bad we go to BYU and he has to shave it off all the time.  But good thing he still looks good without it  Haha no We love BYU and I love his face beard or no beard.

Possibly the best picture of a concert ever taken ever.  Don't steal it because it's mine.  I took it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nobody Likes You When You're 23...

Today has been a great day.

Boyfriend bought me lunch.  And he came and saw me after Men's Chorus even though he thought I needed to sleep but I just wanted him to come over anyways.  He's the bestest.

Jenna gave me a chocolate nut covered caramel apple.  Quite good quite good.

Lotso people texted me Happy Birthday!  And my family called me!

And then tonight my roommates took me out to eat at Wing Nuts and then ColdStone afterwards.

Am I spoiled or what!?  

I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.

So I would like to take this time to reflect on my 22 List.  What I learned and all that jazz (complete with Jazz Hands).

I didn't finish everything on my list.  I think this has to do with knowing my limitations.  Maybe working to overcome them or find ways to work around them.  Or using them to my advantage.  I really only didn't get to catch a fish or read the whole Bible cover to cover.

It kind of makes me sad, but then I look at my list.  I did at least 20 new things this year.  And they probably all would not have happened if I hadn't put them on a list!  

Making goals works if you write them down!  I know we're always told this our whole lives but this is proof.  And I think there sometimes needs to be some kind of accountability.  I had told y'all I was going to do these things and I didn't want to feel like I couldn't do it and let y'all down.  So I had to do my list and try hard to get it all done.

Another thing you may have noticed that my original list is quite different than what has ended up on the side.  I think this says something about recognizing what is important and being able to change and be flexible.  Some times we have a plan but things just don't work out the way we plan.  We need to be able to keep our chins up and keep looking forward to see how we can do better in the future or adopt a new idea that better suites our needs.  

I think another thing to be learned from not completing my list is that sometimes it is ok to fail.  How do we learn if we always succeed at everything?  I don't know about you but I feel like trial and error is a big part of how I learn.  I need to know what not to do just as much as what I should do.

Now I have been asked if I'm going to make a 23 List.  Maybe I will.  I hadn't really thought about it much, but it was fun to do.  And it's always good for a conversation.  But if I do I'll post it next week.

If you had a list of things to do in one year, what would you put on it? 

I love you all thanks for making my birthday great.  Thanks for reading my blog!

PS While I was writing this I got a text from Adrian to check my door.  And so I did and I found this:

there was a bag of Reese's taped to the door also

What can I say except I have the best boyfriend ever?!  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Surprise

So I made it in the top 40!

Of what?

Of blogs this Russian girl suggested that people check out because she thinks they're interesting.  I'm guessing anyways...I think that the page was translated or something because the grammar is a bit off but look I'm number 37.  That's exciting right!?

Anyways a better birthday post about my goals is coming I just need to do some stuff and I haven't eaten all day yet so yeah...

These are the cupcakes from Kyle's birthday.  So cute and happy.

I love you all!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Old Man is Snoring

It's raining today.  I like the rain.  Even though my toes get cold.

I don't like the rain when I have to walk to and from work in it and I have so many other things I need to do and my hair looks crazy because that's what my hair does.

Oh well C'est la Vie.

In other news I have updated my List.

See my birthday is on Sunday and I'm not going to have time to finish all the things I've wanted to.  

I'll probably post a more thoughtful and insightful post about this year and my list on my birthday.  But just know that I am working on it still and things are coming nicely, and hopefully I can find some  more new goals that I can complete before Sunday.

my huge hideous feet
Like this Friday I'm going Latin Dancing.

I'm super nervous because Adrian can dance and I cannot and I have big feet so I will probably step on him a lot and he'll be like "You have huge feet."  

No he won't say that, and he won't think it either but I probably would if I were him.

Anyways.  I also rolled my R so that was good.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quick Like

This is just a quick update because I have so much to do, but I want to share with ya my happiness.

General Conference was so great.  Did you miss it?  Watch/Listen to it Here

You won't regret it, it's so awesome.  

I was grateful to get to watch Conference with Adrienne (my roommate) (at least while she could be there) and Adrian (boyfriend).

Does it ever get confusing having a roommate and a boyfriend with the same name?  Sometimes.  But is it ever comical?  Always.

Just imagine.

I'm listening to Elder Holland's talk that he gave to the Priesthood.  It's so good and I'm only 2 minutes in.  

I also really liked Sister Dalton's talk.  It made me want to talk to my Daddy, who I haven't been able to talk to in almost a month.  Because every time I call we miss each other.

These are pictures of my room.  Did I tell you I had my own huge room?  It's amazing.  Anyways, Help me think of ideas for decorating.  I did find this one thing I want to try with crayons and a hair dryer.  When I do it I'll show you.  I think Adrienne and I are going to do it soon.