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I know, I took my time writing this blog, Sorry everyone. I'm usually better about it. Work has really kept me busy and it's almost impossible to find time. Anyways, yesterday was FHE and we went caroling at an assisted living home. How awesome was that! I was so amazed at how eager the elderly were to hear us sing, and even more to sing with us. We had a lot of fun..Afterwards we went to the institute building and drank hot chocolate. Now I need to tell you I'm the perfect klutz! I spilled the hot chocolate down the front of me. Can you say HOT?! while that wasn't my most intelligent move, it was still good hot chocolate. I taught the lesson, and I chose to talk about the Saviors Birth and how important the savior is. That this time of year we not only need to celebrate his birth but his life. That when we think about Christmas we need to think about giving not receiving, because that's the way the lord lived. He gave us his own life so that we might be saved. No greater gift could ever be given.

Anyways, so that's it from me. I'll try to write again soon and keep you posted.

My love to you all!



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Today I have a lot to be thankful for. I have AWESOME parents who look out for me a lot. I have wonderful friends, and amazing family members that are supportive of my decisions not all of them, but some of the are. I feel bad because my family isn't as close as it once was when I was kid. I remember when we would have meals together, and watch movies together. It was so important that we did these things together. I get that everyone grows up, and moves on. However, I miss them all, I miss how it once used to be. It will never be that way again, I know that but...anyways enough of that.

I had a really fun weekend, I hung out with my room mate Diana, my friend Leslie, and her sister Ashlee. What an amazing weekend! I was really tired, and I've been trying to get more sleep. So, we were sitting in the car, and out of no where I was like "I think I'm gonna try to get more sleep tonight, more than I usually get. That's just a suggestion to myself". Okay so I didn't really think it was that funny, but the "That's just a suggestion to myself" thing had everyone in the car laughing. I started laughing too...but I really was making a suggestion to myself so...oh well...even when you are not even trying to be funny people think you are.

The rest of the weekend was a lot of fun. I have amazing friends, they all make me laugh REALLY hard...

So, that's about it from me...I hope everyone has an amazing and wonderful Thanksgiving. We ALL have so much to be thankful for, and I hope that all of you are able to see the wonderful blessings each of you have in your lives.

Love you!



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So, I had an Awesome weekend. I went to St. George with my parents to see my Brother Bill and his family. I had a Blast, I love my nieces and nephew. The girls kept asking me to tell stories, because I tell them all the amazing blonde moments I have and for some reason they like it. haha go figure. On Saturday Morning after I told the first round of stories, my niece Paysen woke me up and told me that she had a story for me. She's only four so I was really surprised, but excited to hear that she had a story for me. So, she sits down on the floor and crosses her legs. Then she starts "Once upon a time, Brexton(her little brother) got lost. We couldn't find him anywhere. Kierra went without shoes so we could find him, and it was really hot outside. Sage(next door neighbor) told us we had to call the police, and then Kierra was still without shoes so she hurt her feet really bad. Then we found Brexton, the end". I laughed so hard through the whole story, because here is this four year old telling me a good story. Needless to say she was so cute, and so funny. Love that kid, love all the kids. I'm really glad I went.

I also have a lot of respect for my brother. I used to think he was WAY protective of his girls, but when I went out in public with them I could see why. I felt protective of them myself, because of the stares the girls were getting. It creeped me out almost, and bothered me all at the same time. What I mean by that is, my brother wanted to teach girls about Gun safety. So, my Dad took his guns and we went to the range (FYI, you don't want me on your side if we go into battle. I can't close my left eye without closing my right...ask anyone who knows about guns you should be able to close your left eye when shooting otherwise you are WAY off target). Anyways, while we were there, creepy guys were staring at them and it just really bothered me a lot. They seemed to really enjoy going to the range, but I was distracted for sure. All in all though, I think they learned more about guns then they ever expected to, I guess if you hang out with my Dad for an afternoon, you will one of the following things:


I think he's really passionate about them, just ask him I'm sure he will tell you. Or he will show you his awesome pictures, which lets face it, we can all look at those all day long. I often stare off into the pictures on the calendar that he gave us last year for Christmas. I'm going to be sad when next year comes around, because something tells me we aren't going to be getting a new calendar with his pictures. A girl can hope right? Maybe he'll read this blog and get the hint...haha

anyways, that's it from me for now. Hope all is well with you, my thoughts and prayers are with you!



Really Fast!  

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Around the world. If you don't know that game it's okay. It's kinda of stupid but addicting just like bunko! Anyways, I played it last night with my singles ward, and LOST every time. Of course you're supposed to be able to run, and I'm not quite there..

So, I'm back to not getting enough sleep, I swear I'm an insomniac. I'm killing myself by only getting 3 and 4 hours a sleep a night. I just don't know what else to do. I don't do well on sleeping pills, so that's out. I'll just have to start forcing myself to get home and get sleep.

I'm looking forward to going with my parents to see my Brother and his family this weekend. It's sad when you start counting down the days.. haha! I miss my brother and his family, and I'm WAY stoked.

Anyways, this was all I could think to write. Life is too crazy to mention in this blog. I'd probably bore you, so to save you the trouble of being bored I'll keep it short and sweet!

LOVE you all!!!!

Interesting Week  

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Last Week, the company I work for had a private concert for the CEO. Now mind you, this was a private party and not fully supported by the company, just the CEO Patrick Byrne. Anyways, at the party they had Jason Mraz perform. Now I thought that was WAY cool! So, I show up, get right up front. Then I get a crummy picture like this:


I thought it would have turned out better, you can't even tell it's Jason Mraz. I was so excited about the concert, and I was a total blonde and only took ONE picture of him. Mistake I will never make again.

Also, this week at work there were two singers who came in who are in the There names are Joey and Rory, they were on "Can you Duet". They sure can, and I can testify of that. They performed live right outside our office building, to a small group of us. I thought it was so cool. This is them singing in the Overstock Commercial:

It's so cute! This is one song people have said they love:

Anyways, here's me meeting them:


I was posing for another camera so that's why we're facing a different direction. I just think it's cool I got to meet them.

Anyways, that's the exciting part of my week. The rest of my week has been pretty dull. I am however looking forward to going to St. george with my parents next week to see my brother and his kids. I"m really excited actually, because they are far away I feel like my nieces and nephew don't know me. I guess the same could be said for the nieces and nephews I have here in Salt Lake. I just wish my schedule weren't so demanding. I've been busy every day this week, including last week. There is always stuff that has to get done. Plus I don't ever want to be a burden to my family by just showing up at their door. I see Dee a lot, but she doesn't live that far from me. I also wish the economy were better, you know?

Anyways, that's it from me this week. I've had all kinds of fun as you can tell, too bad next week won't be as fun.

New Week  

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so, I have been so busy at work lately I haven't had time to write the comings and goings in my life. I used to live in Tooele with my parents, and never once was I as busy as I am right now. There is just so much going on in my life it's hard to think about. I have Institute on Wednesdays, Thursday is Volleyball for both my stake and my old singles ward. Monday nights are family home evening nights, Sunday nights are game nights with the ward which my room mate and I often host. Friday nights friends come over because they know I won't turn them away. so, really the only nights I get to myself are Tuesday and Saturday. Even then, that rarely happens too. It's not that I'm frustrated or annoyed, it's just hard to imagine that this is all possible.

Anyways, Monday was really cool. It was our ward Halloween party, and let me just tell you, it was a Blast! I of course got there at 3 to help decorate because I'm on the activities comittee. Wow, it was so amazing! We had pumpkin carving, dancing, tons of food, and my favorite the pie throwing. it was just so much fun watching that...especially everytime everyone got hit in the face, I lucked out...yaya! Anyways, my pumpkin won for most creative. I gave mine green hair because I used the green frosting on it. I was just trying to be creative, and it worked...haha! I'll get a pic of it and add it later this week. Needless to say that even though this party went well, I was so exhausted and tired by the end of the night I could barely walk. I felt like I was ancient, and I could barely walk it hurt so bad. Funny thing though about the party, I have a fog machine that I brought in. I plugged it in, and it was only on for 2 minutes, and the fire alarm went off. I unplugged it and took it outside, but we couldn't get the fire alarm off. Then somehow they figured out how to silence the sound, but the lights kept flashing. It worked great in the dance room, because we needed a strobe light..haha! Either way we couldn't turn it off completely and had to leave it for the people in the morning to figure out. Kinda funny huh?

Anyways, so that's about it...Halloween is on Friday, and I've got an excellent halloween costume idea. My hope is that it works...we'll see...Until then...tata!


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So, I got food poisoning over the weekend. It was Horrible, both my room mate and I were miserable. We decided it was the mac and cheese we ate. Oh well, it's over now and I feel Way better.

So, I'm reading this book called Brisingr (Pronounced Brising-gur)It's awesome! It's the 3rd book to the Eragon series. The movie was stupid, but the books are amazing. It almost reminds me of Lord of the Rings, but it has it's own concept. If you get a chance to read these books I HIGHLY recommend it. They are big books but well worth the read.

So, I was talking to a friend the other day, he's samoan. Well, he stopped off at a gas station in texas on his way home with his Cousin. They were walking around looking at stuff, now my friend is a big guy. Well, he saw this weird food and wasn't sure what it was, so he asked the teller what it was. The only thing the guy said to him was "food very good, you buy or put back!" (In an asian tone). Okay, so they thought he was joking or thought they were in a movie. The guy thought they were going to rob him or something. So, rather than buy something they walked out. So now, every time I talk to him or anyone else that knows the story I say "You Buy or Put back" (really fast).

So, I'm really excited. The CEO of our company decided to throw his own personal party at Salt Air. He's having Jason Mraz play, and we all get to go for free. On top of that he's treating everyone to dinner as well. So, we get free food and an awesome concert on top of that. I thought it was pretty cool. The concert is on the 28th or 29th of October. I'm so Stoked!

So, that's been me this week, I awesome right!? J/K

Love you all!


Boss's Day  

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So, today is boss's day, and we decorated my bosses desk today. Needless to say she was really shocked when she walked in to see this:

Mary Boss Day 1

Yeah, I was crazy. You can't see it, but there are streamers hanging from the ceiling, and little notes inside some of the balloons. I almost feel bad for her, but then she's a good boss so I guess I do. Wait til next week when I show you pictures of our plans to decorate our aisle for Halloween. I came up with the plans for it. We'll see how it goes down or if it will. Whatever happens I'll show you the after effects.

So, things have been really tough, but I've got some really wonderful people in my life who are so supportive and kind. They understand that while I'm not perfect I try to be, and isn't that what we're supposed to be in life? Supportive, understanding, forgiving? I feel like I have a lot of forgiveness to give to others, and I'm trying very hard. While I don't expect anyone to ever forgive me, I would hope that that they would just as I am trying right now to forgive. So, that's the emotional side of my life.

Now on to more funny stuff in my life....

You know you're a blonde when....

Twice you ask someone to hand you something you're looking for, and it's right infront of your face. Yesterday I had this card I was making, and I asked my room mate to hand it to me. She just looked at me like I had grown an extra nose or something cause it was right by my hand. Then after I did that...I needed the glue, and asked her to hand it to me. Again, the glue was right in front of me. Well, she had no words after that...I left her speechless. I think I was just tired or something. However, I can't make an excuse for that, when there is no excuse after the first time you do it.

So, that's been my life up to this point. Just wait...there is always more to come, even stranger things have happened.

General Conference  

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This last weekend was Really awesome. It was general conference weekend, and my ward was asked to sing at temple square. My what an amazing experience, it was hard to stand out there for 2 hours singing the entire time. I lost my voice...and now have a cold. Despite that, I think it was worth it to do it, because the members of the church were so appreciative of us. We sang in harmony with each other because we seperated into parts, and it just sounded SO cool! Anyways, it was definitely worth it to go, and being able to sit in the conference center with President Monson not far from you is pretty amazing!

That's about it from me this week, nothing really exciting going on other than that.


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So, on Saturday it felt like I was living in a dream. I met one of my favorite musicians. Gavin Degraw! I totally freaked out I won't lie. I barely had words for this man, because I was in such shock. I've followed his career since the moment I heard him on the radio more than 5 years ago. So, to get this chance was once in a lifetime. I even took some pictures, I have one on my camera with the two of us. I also have a bunch that I took during the concert where I was standing just underneath his microphone, it was CRAZY! Here is a few pictures of the WONDERFUL meeting.




I look at it this way, it's not every day that you get to meet one of your favorite musicians. I kinda freaked more than I thought I would. I've met my fair share of celebrities, but he....was by far the most amazing! He was so nice, we told jokes and he talked about his brother who does voice overs for A&E. I was completely enthralled with everything he had to say.

So, as if that wasn't the most amazing thing ever, I was told by my Bishop yesterday that I have 10 weeks and I'll be given the go ahead to get my endowments taken out. I have to attend the Temple Prep class at church, so it will be a couple weeks until it starts. However, once I'm done with the class I'll get to take out my endowments. I'm totally freaking out! I'm so excited! This is the best news I could ever ask for, I've been trying really hard to magnify my calling, to attend church, and pay my tithing. I've been doing what I can to do what's right, and I feel that the Lord see's that and is offering me blessings in return. Yeah the hard stuff already happened to keep me on the straight and narrow. It can't always be sunshine and roses, so I'm just really happy right now. I feel so priveledged to be a member of the church. I love my Father in Heaven so much, and love my family and friends with all my heart. Just thought I would share that with all of you..

Love you all!


Nice Weekend  

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This weekend was really nice, I was so tired Friday night. However, I couldn't sleep. I didn't fall asleep until 3am and I had woken up the morning before at 5am. So, needless to say I has almost been awake a full 24 hours. So, the next morning I didn't really wake up until 2pm...SO Awful! I hate waking up later in the day, I never feel good when I do. Anyways, so I just felt like crap all day Saturday. Oh well, cause the rest of the weekend went rather well.

Sunday was the day of my talk, and I woke up early to prepare. I really wanted to do well, it's been 14 years since I last gave a talk in church. I was SO nervous. Then as they finished with the sacrament, and the 2nd counselor got up to introduce all those that would be speaking and singing. I realized that I was going to be, the first person to give a talk...I had 10 minutes, and the sad thing is...I TIMED my talk so I knew it would be at least that long. It was interesting how the words flowed from me. My talk was on opening our hearts to the spirit, and I really felt that I had. I don't think I could have given that talk with out the lords help, and it was great because I wasn't nervous when I was up there talking. Afterwards, the members of the ward came up to me and told me they thought mine was the best one. I didn't think so, but I'm very judgemental of myself.

Despite everything yesterday was a really good day. I hung out with my room mates family again. I couldn't play volleyball, but that's not a big deal. It was nice to watch, cause everyone was having fun. My friend Wendy came with us, and we had so much fun! It was a crazy day, but fun.

I'm excited for Saturday....I'm GOING to the GAVIN DEGRAW Concert! I am so stoked...I LOVE HIM. If I new how to add his music to my page I so would, cause he's my favorite musician of all time. LOVE the guy! If you haven't heard his music, you really's good stuff.

Gavin Degraw

The Date  

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Okay, so I've had quite a few people ask me how my date went on Saturday. Since this was our 2nd date...I think everyone had high hopes. It's funny, because being around this guy he is PAINFULLY shy. Which is fine, but it makes me feel awkward when I'm around him. When I talk to him on the phone, he's really cool and confident which is great...Well, we went to the State Fair the shows we saw were a lot of fun. However, I just felt so uncomfortable the Entire time because he was so awkward. He's such a nice guy though...grr so frustrating. Anyways, Here is a picture that I took. He didn't know what he was really posing for, he just sat behind the board and didn't realize just how funny it looked. I was trying to be funny, but he didn't think it was so funny.


After that, we walked around, and came up on this really awesome Tiger show. It was amazing! They were so calm and cool, and playful with their trainers. It was awesome, this is one of the tigers I took a picture of with crummy cell phone.

Tiger Show

Anyways, so, I think I'm gonna just be friends with this guy. I think it's the right thing to do since in my presence he acts so awkward, and I feel SO uncomfortable. I think even when he asks me out again, which I know he will because he keeps calling me that I'll just tell him that we should really just hang out as friends.

On to other our Stake Conference on Sunday M. Russell Ballard gave a talk about opening our hearts. Uhm...yeah that's the topic of my talk this coming Sunday. I figure, there really must be an important purpose for me to give this talk if members of my ward are going to hear it 3 times this's actually okay, I took awesome notes and will use them in my talk. I'd love to have family there, I've asked my Sister DeEtte to go, but she has the kids that weekend so I'm not sure if she can make it. My parents probably won't be able to cause my Dad works, and I doubt my other brothers can make it. My friend Leslie and her husband will be there, and my room mates mother will be there. I'm really looking forward to it, and especially since it's been 14 years since my last talk. I hope I do it justice.

Physical therapy for my knee is going REALLY well, after only 4 weeks I'm able to bend my leg to a 117 degree angle. It's getting there, and I just have a little way to go...I'm so excited! I actually find myself enjoying physical therapy. I used to think they were set out to torture me, but I see now that it's for my own benefit.

Anyways, so that's it from me this week. I'll let you know how the talk went.

Good Times  

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So, This week and last week seem to have gone by in a blur. I made so many decisions that could be considered life altering. I chose not to be a trainer at work anymore. I think the decision was mostly based off of my values, and that I respect myself enough not work in a department that finds it easy to ignore and disrespect others. While they may or may not deny the allegations of Discrimation, it was infact a huge reason why I chose to leave the department. I still work for Overstock, but currently work with our partners. I don't see it as a step down, because as Stormy sees things, we're all equal in the company. "It is what it is" I say.

Anyways, I found out on Sunday that my actual calling in church is Activities committee,'s the kicker. It's the stake activities committee, and we are a part of 9 different stakes. Which all of this is just SO crazy. I have my first meeting tonight...I'm a bit nervous, it just seems like a huge calling for little ol' me to have. It will be good though.

Then, on Tuesday I found out I get to give a talk in church on September 21st. My talk will be on "Opening Our Hearts" which is a talk that Gerald N. Lund gave in General Conference in April. So, I have about a week and half to prepare this talk, and I'm praying the lord will get me through. I knew it would happen, just wasn't prepared for it to happen so soon. Oh well, it's all good.

Also, I have a second date with that guy this weekend. I sort of already told him that I'm starting to like him, but that I wasn't sure what to do about it. Do you know what his exact response was? "Well, how about this, what are your plans for This saturday". Yeah we're going to the State Fair, and I'm looking forward to it. I'll be hanging out with him tonight at our Stake Volleyball game. We'll see how that goes.

So, that's it from me...I can't think of any other news...Life is what it is...we have more important things to focus on in our lives to worry about things we cannot change. I'm gonna start adopting that in my life, and hopefully I won't stress out as much. We can all hope, right?

Randomly Funny  

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so, Today has been a very interesting day.

I had to use the ladies room this morning here at work. I work on the second floor, and have to go a ways to get to use the facilities. Anyways, I get out there and there was a gentleman cleaning the ladies room. So, I couldn't go in. So I decided to take the huge staircase down to the first floor. Since I'm not fully functioning yet, it took me about 10 minutes to get down there. By the time I got down there, the guy from the 2nd floor had made his way down to the 1st floor and was cleaning the ladies room there. so, rather then take the stairs back up, I just took the Elevator, why couldn't I have done that in the first place! GRRR


Toilet of Life

In other news, the rest of my weekend was awesome. On Saturday I hung out with my sister and my Mom, that was a lot of fun. We went to Michael's, Dee pushed mom in a wheel chair, and I got to push the cart. I got support and so did Mom. Anyone that says you can't take disabled people shopping never went shopping with us. (uhm, Mom you aren't disabled). The craft we were going to do couldn't be done until Monday. However, I had plans for Monday and didn't get to make mine. Luckily I have a very nice brother in law who is comfortable in his manliness and he did my craft for me. So, to my Brother in Law Chad, thanks for helping Bro!

The rest of the weekend was fun and relaxing, I went to Orem and hung out with my room mates family. We stayed the night Sunday night, and I got to sleep in the coolest room with the most comfortable bed in the world. Just going there feels like I'm on vacation at a resort...I get to play Pinochle, (3 handed and 4 handed). They always have tons of food, and play tons of games. They even play TONS of Volleyball which is my favorite sport. I'm so jealous of them, because they have this awesome Volleyball set up in the back yard. They have a beautiful Deck, and the weekend was perfect even despite the rain.

This weekend I have a date with a guy in my ward. I was supposed to go out with him last Friday, but I was seriously not doing so well. I'm glad I'm doing better, and I'm excited I'm doubling with my room mate so I won't feel so awkward. YAY!

so, that's it for me for now. I'll probably have more to add later down the road. Love you all!



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I'm in pain, need I say more. I knew the surgery would be pain, but OH BOY! it is bad...I'm trying to be tough. I remember a time when my brother went through Knee surgery so I had an inkling it would hurt, but I underestimated the pain. So, to my brother I LOVE YA more than words can say. I feel your pain.. They put two sugar screws in my knee, and I can feel them every time I move. This is the one and only time I'll probably ever say this...I'll pass on the "Sugar" Thank you.

Anyways, Mom and Dad have been way awesome. They've been taking care of me. It's kinda awesome to see Dad go and get me things for a change. Not that he never has, but it's kind of a constant thing. I almost feel bad for him, that is until he made me the best Ham Sandwhich I've ever eaten. I think he told me how he made it, but boy oh boy....I'll take another any day. In fact we should have a family get together just so Dad can make his Awesome Ham Sandwich for Everyone. We should invite Aunts and Uncles from both sides of the family. Just so that they can all see Dad in the kitchen cooking. haha! I can't get over it. It's hilarious.

In other news I was supposed to do "Girlfriends Getaway" this weekend. I am on the Staff for it, and couldn't go because I had to have the surgery. I hope she'll do this next year, because I would sincerely love to go. They hold it at YMCA's Camp Roger, just past Park City. I'm confident that I'll eventually get to go. I just feel bad because I have friends going who are only going because I was going to go. Oh well, I know they'll have fun...

Also, at church, they've sort of given me 2 callings..not sure they meant to. The first one was to be Public Affairs, and that came from the Bishop. Then the 2nd counselor came up to me on Sunday and asked me to be on the Activities Committee. I can't believe it...I'm happy to do both, but I know that there are single adults who don't have a calling yet. I guess we'll have to see what the bishop has to say when I am able to attend church. Because as soon as I am they are going to give me my calling(s). I love my ward, I have a lot of fun with them, and can't wait to spend more time with them. I just need to get life out of the way first. You know?

Anyways, so that's it from me. I've been sleeping, and eating and trying to get over the pain. Hopefully next week will be more fun.




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Mis-understood lyrics...I just had to add this, it's HILARIOUS!


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Elijah Wood's Dancy Dance...boy this is VERY Scary so be prepared. This one is the same but just music added:


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Also in honor of the U.S. olympians...

Getting Better  

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This week has already started to get better. I had a very good conversation with my Brother Bill this morning. He's very insightful on matters of life and living. I just never get to talk to him so I didn't even know that about him. The fact that people think emotionally and not logically never occurred to me. I think with a lot of logic, and I accept that people can and will be critical of me at times. So, I'm very open to criticsm from others. I hear it on a daily basis so...maybe that's why. I just never realized that I'm that much different than other people. While I'm sitting here thinking logically about things, other people are thinking emotionally about things. I'm just really going to be careful about how I approach people. It's so hard to talk to people about anything really. There just seems like there is so much energy involved in talking to people about things. I guess it's no wonder I often just let things go. It's just too much to deal with. Anyways, it was a very cool conversation, and I would love to have more of those conversations with my brother.

As for the rest of the weekend it was crazy. It turns out that I was added to the rental insurance. So, I'm in the clear on that, but there is a $500 deductible and all I can think is. OH Crap! Oh well, you can only do what you can do. I'm just thankful I'll be able to get something recovered.

Also, Sunday was really cool. My room mate and I were asked if the members of the ward could come over to our house for game night. It was a lot of fun. We played Disney Trivial Pursuit which took FOREVER. We played TV Scene It, and Harry Potter Scene it. After that we watched the movie "Stardust" That was a lot of fun. What was even more fun, was we also went to the park by my house. That was fun because we all got to walk around to talk and get to know each other. I had a lot of fun doing that just because I got to know people from my ward better. I also was given a calling yesterday. My calling is now 'Public Affairs', and it sounds pretty awesome to me. I'm just excited to have a calling now, it's been a while since my last calling so I'm looking forward to serving.

This weekend just really was a lot better, I did have a hard time falling asleep most nights, but that's understandable. Last night was a lot better, and I was able to fall asleep a lot easier. Hopefully it continues to get better.

I also got a phone call from my surgeon, he's really taking an interest in my case. Mostly because in the MRI it shows that the ligament is completely torn. He wants to talk to me on the phone about all of my options to make sure that I do what's right for my knee. I have to say it will be nice to play volleyball again once this is over. I'm sick of my knee just randomly giving out. It hurts so bad when it does...and it's cool that the pain goes away after 10 minutes, but still I'd rather not have the pain at all. You know? Anyways, that's all from me this week.

Bad Day...  

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So, last week was bad, but this week is way worse. Let me explain...

I went to the doctor to discuss the options I have with my knee. He confirmed that I tore my ACL, and I have to have surgery. Then on that same day I discovered that to fix my car it was going to cost A LOT more than I expected. Then I get a phone call from my room mate. Someone broke into our house. They stole:

My Laptop and accessories
My Digital Camera
The Dr. Pepper I bought that was in my fridge
My room mates DVD Player
Her Digital Camera
Her Tithing
Her Jewelry
two sticks of her deodarant
Her watches

The worst part about that is apparently the insurance company that we requested to have me added some how never added me. So, I may not get compensation for my losses. So, as frustrated as I am about all of that...I have to say...things happen for a reason. Only the lord knows the thoughts and the intents of the thieves hearts. Maybe they were desperate...I don't know. However, I do know that despite all of this I know the Lord will help. I don't even doubt it, and as much as I would like to have my stuff back...I just have to know that things will get taken care of accordingly. I always say "What goes around comes back around". I feel sorry for the people that felt they needed to steal from us. I pray for them even now...

One of the funnier things that happened is I had a picture of this sign that said "Closed For Clining, SORRY!" on the the door to my bedroom. What's funny about that is I had closed the door to my bedroom. Well, they didn't go in my room because I had that sign on my door. I'm thankful for that at least...Cause I had some expensive stuff in there that they probably could have stolen.

Anyways, that's my drama, and now that part of my drama has happened. I'm going to take a break from drama for a while. I NEED IT. I'll probably go hang out at my parents house again..there is relatively no drama there. Unless you count the times Gus (the dog) gets into trouble for using the floors as his toilet.


Posted by brookeaprilrain

SO, officially last week was the worst week ever. Work really stressed me out cause I just screwed up at work. I screwed up with my family, and I won't even go there. Also, to top it off a close friend told me that basically her family thinks I'm a hypocondriac which sucks, cause who knows if they are right or wrong maybe I am and just don't know it. Either way...I had many a sleepless night this weekend. The few wonderful things to come out of that horrible week were:

1. I got to spend the weekend with my Mother...which was awesome
2. I went to my Niece Josie's baptism, she's so cute!
3. I got the new Stephenie Meyers book, I got it for free, and I received an autographed copy.

Needles to say I'm pretty stoked about that last one, I can hardly believe my luck. Anyways, the book so far is really good. I got it Friday night, and I should have it finished up tonight. I haven't really had that much time to read it or I think I'd have had it fully read by Sunday.

Well, this week has definitely started out better. Before I took any actions this week I prayed and asked heavenly father to intervene on my behalf before I made another comment or did something else that's stupid. I just pray he continues to help me throughout the rest of this week. We'll have to see, I know he can only help us so much. He can't run our lives for us, we have to run our lives and it's up to us to choose what he has advised us to do.

Oh funny, and gross thing that happend. I won't be eating cereal in the near future. I was eating a bowl of cereal that I had poured for myself the other morning. Well, I was about to eat a spoonful of it, and there was an earwig in my cereal...OH MY GOODNESS. I washed my mouth out and at that moment, I vowed to examine my cereal before I EVER begin eating it. ugh, it's like this crap always seems to happen to me, like at Marie Calendars I found a used band aid in my salad. Now I don't eat at Marie Calendars, but I do buy her pot pies...haha

Also, last night I had an old friend over for dinner. My room mate made honey ham, cheesy potatos, and broccoli. Can I just tell you...that was an amazing meal! Even more fun we watched this episode I downloaded online of American Gladiators. By far it is the funniest episode I have ever seen in my life. I wish I could attach it to this message but the file is WAY too big. However, there is a link to this really funny thing this girl did in auditioning for American Gladiators. You'll have to check it out.

So, that's been my life so far. I've had so many low lows over last week that I'm just praying for a good week. So much of me says not to put any effort into anything anymore...cause your damned if you do and your damned if you don't. So...ugh I don't know which one would be worse.