Friday, December 26, 2008

Year in Review....

The year is coming to an end and it is generally a time people look back on the previous year and reflect. These are some things that have happened this year, a la Lisa.

  • I have lived in 4 different locations this year
  • Got a clean bill of health (yay!)
  • Saw an upside down street sweeper
  • Painted my bedroom
  • Bought matching bedroom furniture
  • Changed jobs
  • Changed plans...several times
  • Was Relief Society Secretary
  • Asked a guy on a date
  • Survived a near death experience
  • Was excited about the Presidential Election
  • Became more comfortable in my own skin
  • Made new friends
  • Had 3 different roommates...current roomie rocks!
  • Came to terms with, accepted and embraced my girlishness
  • Saw Les Miserables for the 6th AND 7th time
  • Learned that chivalry really isn't dead after all
  • Became terrified of driving in the snow
  • Moved on...really moved on
  • Had a wonderful Christmas, thanks Lisa!
  • Bought a 5 volume set of Louisa May Alcott books printed in 1901 for $30
  • Really decided to go back to Grad School
  • Laughed
  • Cried
  • Injured myself
  • Bonded over scones
  • Had regular brunch dates with an old friend
  • Said goodbye to good friends
  • Saw Brian Stokes Mitchell in concert with Edward Hermann
  • Finished all 6 episodes of 24
  • Took a road trip

All in all, it's been a pretty good year. 2007 was a difficult year for me, so I'm very grateful that I had this time to regroup, heal (mentally/emotionally and physically) and move on. I feel really good about where I am in my life and the plans I have for the future. It's a really good place to be. I don't think I've ever been there before and it's good. So Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Random Pictures

Lisa and I got the perfect Christmas Tree. We decorated our apartment and I love it. We had friends over the other night and we played games. It was a good time but after they left Lisa and I were a little hyper so we started taking random pictures. They're silly and strange but we had fun.

Isn't our tree pretty?

These are our Blair Witch pictures...don't we look scared?

More Blair Witch

When I saw this picture I was laughing so hard I almost puked. Some people pee their pants, I almost lost my dinner.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Life is funny like that...

Two posts in one day?! I know, amazing, right? Anyway, I have been re-reading the good ol' blog here and I have to admit, I'm slightly embarrassed by some of the things I have written. I'm mostly embarrassed about stuff I wrote back in the beginning. I mean, really, did I have to quote those cheesy songs? And of course, now that I remind you of it, you all are going to go back a read them just to see if it's really as bad as I say. Trust me, it's bad. But if it were just the stuff from back in the day i guess it wouldn't be too bad. I can laugh at myself. I can say, wow, I was slightly melodramatic and nuts. I can say it. But the "Late Night Rant", that was two weeks ago. This guy that I'm talking about...the one that I'm confused about. Huh, not so confused anymore. It's like a switch has been pulled and I wonder what I ever saw in him. Don't get me wrong, he's a very nice guy but just not for me. I look at him and I honestly wonder where the attraction is/was. So I just wanted to let you all know that I am not pining for him. I mean, of course I would never pine to begin with, right?

It's a little late

This is a little late in coming but in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the Holidays in general, I felt it appropriate to express my gratitude for the blessings in my life. This list is kind of a throw back to this list and this list.

I am thankful for.....

1) good health. It's been a long time coming and I still scare myself sometimes with thoughts of relapse but it hasn't happened and I feel better now than I have in years.
2) a wonderful ward. I've been in my singles ward for a little over two years now and I love it. The people are so great. Not only are they all smart, funny, caring people, they are wonderful examples to me of faith and spirituality.
3) my patriarchal blessing. I read more and more as I get older and life gets more confusing. Every time I read it, I learn something new about myself and the plan the Lord has for me.
4) my scriptures
5) the Gospel
6) I'm thankful that I have an older sister that I want to call when I have exciting news or I need to talk about something. She is an amazing woman and I hope to be more like her.
7) My relationship with my mother.
8) my love of reading
9) my love of learning
10) music
11) My roommate. We're so similar and yet so very different. She's making me learn and change and grow. She calls me on my ridiculousness and yet still loves me
12) My cozy apartment. It's nice to have a place that I can call home and actually feels like home.
13) surviving near death experiences
14) Laughter. I love to laugh and I haven't done a whole lot of that in the not so distant past. I'm thankful for friends that make me laugh and that laugh at my silly jokes
15) my younger brother and 24 marathons
16) my piano...even if it is a little honky-tonk
17) passion. I am now convinced that I life without passion (about anything) would be boring
18) My ability to feel and to love. Sometimes it feels more like a curse but it is who I am and I don't want to change that
19) Men that honor their Priesthood. They make me want to be a better woman
20) Good memories
21) Traveling

I'm thankful for many things. Lately I have felt like I am overflowing with love for the people around me...yes, I said overflowing, hyperbole is my friend these days. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that has placed these people in my life.