Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
1. I am sick of the snow!
2. Grateful for the moisture, but seriously sick of the cold weather.
3. I’m trying to decide if I’m a morning/night person.
4. I can’t figure it out.
5. I think I could be a night person, but my current lifestyle is forcing me to be a morning person.
6. “I feel my Savior’s love…”
7. “In all the world around me…”
8. You get the point.
9. I really like my handwriting.
10. I’m restless and feel like I need to change my personal style.
11. Same goes for my house.
12. But I have no idea what that style should be.
13. I love spinning!
14. I am full of opinions.
15. If you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask for it.
16. Because you may not like what I have to say.
17. I took one of those “political” quizzes.
18. It said I agree most with Hillary Clinton.
19. Except I don’t.
20. Thank you, Dr. Brian!
21. You’re the best.
22. My new celebrity crush.
24. Look at how cute he is.
25. Traction control rules.
26. So does IKEA.
27. If you do not know me, please don’t try to set me up on date.
28. Just because two people are single does not mean they would make a great match.
29. January is the worst month ever.
30. I’m so glad it’s almost over.
31. Seriously, there’s nothing worse than coming down from the Christmas high.
32. Maybe we should start celebrating Christmas twice a year.
33. My shoe rack broke.
34. And my shoes are scattered all over my room.
35. There’s this old man in my ward that is the greeter. If he’s gone one Sunday, I feel incomplete.
36. Fingers do not belong in a flat iron.
37. I’m still trying to learn that lesson.
38. This one is for my brother.
39. I can’t believe you rode the New York/New York roller coaster without me!
40. It’s OK to laugh at yourself.
41. Still on track with the new year’s resolutions.
42. I’m actually quite shocked.
43. I wish Peter Cetera was still with Chicago.
44. I saw a 4-Runner high-centered on a snow bank.
45. Guess where I saw it?
46. At the local high school.
47. No surprise, huh?
48. Sometimes I find clothes in my closet that I forgot I had.
49. Does that mean I have too many clothes?
50. Life is good.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Jar: "I told you not to go into the tree well."
Jen: "That A thing didn't work out so great."
Jen: "I' ve lost my ski!"
Everyone else: Laughing hysterically at the chick stuck in the tree well.
Jen: "Could someone please come pull me out?"
Saturday, January 19, 2008
And that is what happens when I decide I need a bathroom break.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
One summer, my sister-in-law and myself decided to run a local 5K that would be on Labor Day. At the time it sounded like a fantastic idea. I had dreams of crossing the finish line, being 20 pounds thinner, and oh so proud of my accomplishment.
We started our training and prepared for the race. I soon realized that I do not like running. It just isn’t fun! And to make matters worse, I gained 4 pounds! I’m the only person in the world that gains weight from running. And don’t tell me it was muscle gain, because I don’t believe it.
Even though I really hated running, we kept our goal to run in the Labor Day 5K race. Know what I realized about mile 2? Not only is running just not fun, but why in the world did I pay $20 to run this race? Seriously, I paid money to run down the road and get a t-shirt that I’ll never wear. Just doesn’t make any sense to me.
Bottom line…running is stupid.
And that is my soapbox for the day. The End.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The following are true events from my life on Tuesday.
- Tonight, I’m going to a spinning class. I couldn’t be happier!
- A project that I have been working on for a long (LONG) time is finally finished.
- Today’s temperature high was 20. Yes, 20 degrees.
- I have eaten nearly an entire can (6 oz) of honey roasted almonds – by myself!
- I watched a You Tube video of a guy playing Guns ‘N Roses “Sweet Child of Mine” – with his hands!
- I do not know how to spell niece. And yes, I know the i after e except after c rule.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Well, I definitely would have changed that time I got the really bad sunburn at Lake Powell. If only I knew then that the sun can still burn you even though it is cloudy. I really should have put some sunscreen on.
Or if I would have known how really insignificant high school is when all is said and done, I would have taken school less seriously. Why is it that everything during high school is so dramatic?
And there were those times when I probably should have said no to some of those dates. Oh yes, if I would have known then what I know now, those dates would have never happened.
I should have taken that trip to NYC last summer, I should have spoken up when I knew there was injustice, and I really should have been a little more forward on more than one occasion.
If I would have known then what I know now what would be different?
When I think about the memories I lost, the fun I missed out on, the friends I never made, the relationships that never materialized, I’m sad that I let my fear, my insecurities, or just plain stubbornness get in the way. Yes, if I would have known then what I know now I would have acted differently.
Which brings up another question. Would I really want to know now what I would know later? Would I really want to know the future? I think the answer is no. Because the things I’ve learned, the regrets I’ve had, the growing pains I’ve experienced made me the person I am today. I believe if I would have known then what I know now that I wouldn’t be as strong as I am now. Sure, the outcome would have been different, but I’m not sure I want the outcome to be different.
I know that I don’t want to have any regrets, but that doesn’t mean that I want to change the past regrets. I just don’t want any new regrets.
So, other than a few less sunburns and some forgotten bad dates, I think I’m perfectly happy not knowing now what I might know later.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Vincent Van Gogh: "Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, 'What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.' Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope."
Elder Holland: "Please learn to write well and to speak the language with some precision. Edward R. Murrow once said that Winston Churchill won the Second World War by 'mobilizing the English language and sending it into battle' (Edward R. Murrow, I Can Hear It Now, [1933-1945], Columbia Records). Perhaps it will help you win your battles, or get a job, or change a nation. The prophets of God have known that the impact of the inspired, compelling word, spoken or written, is among the most powerful forces on earth. You should discover that too. It has moved their mountains. It will move some of yours. It will illuminate your path.”
Elder Holland (again, because he's just awesome like that): “In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil, and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike—and they will—you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham’s seed.”
Elder Oaks: “Stand ready to accept the Lord’s planning and the agency of others in matters that inevitably affect you. Plan, of course, but fix your planning on personal commitments that will carry you through no matter what happens. Anchor your life to eternal principles, and act upon those principles whatever the circumstances and whatever the actions of others. Then you can await the Lord’s timing and be sure of the outcome in eternity.”
Sunday, January 6, 2008
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