Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Well, I have about the WORST allergies known to man. At least that I know of. I finally gave in and started taking allergy medicine (over the counter). Before i started taking the meds, I sneezed unstoppably. AND my nose is SO stuffy that it always feels like I need to sniff snot, blow my nose or whatever. And when I sniff, or blow, it sounds like an elephant. Literally. Clay told me yesterday that I sounded like that thing people use as musical instruments, which they used to be laundry scrubber things...where you rub something against them and they make a funny noise. That gives no good explanation. Okay- I just found this picture. I know it's silly but THAT is what I'm talking about. He said that I sound like THAT, when I sniff my nose up- when people rub sticks against it or something. Lovely.
So anyway, I blow my nose about 50 times a day, and that is no exaggeration my friends. It has gotten so bad that my nose is completely callased (however you spell that word) and I wake up with crusties outlining my nostrils. Attractive, I know. When I blow my nose, barely anything comes out and I am still stuffed. UGH! The meds aren't helping with ANYTHIGN but the sneezing. That's IT! I'm seriously considering the shot. Any opinions on that? Just keep in mind, my quality of life has seriously gone DOWN because of this horrendous hay harvesting season.
Well, last night we went on a date! I was so excited. We went to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (Clay was the one that asked me to see it with him- he is so sweet. Trust me, he's not some sensitive chick-flick lovin guy. He asked cause he knew I wanted to see it:)) and then we got snocones from Snoasis:) YUM! Red raspberry and cream. Can't get much better than that. The movie was good, not as good as the first one, but still good. Both of us liked it...didn't think: LOVED IT! It was just, good. I'm wondering if I'd like it better watching it with a bunch or girls. Probably.
Well, that's our life. Love you all!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
WELL- I am off to do dishes that have piled up for probably a week. Seriously. Ugh.
Monday, September 15, 2008
1) Clay is taking the class. I am a freakazoid about cheating and am probably way too paranoid when I don't need to be and honestly, I think it may tamper with our relationship. (And I think Clay will learn better if I'm not around for him to rely on...)
2) I only have this semester and next semester left (YAY) and my scholarship isn't set in stone for next semester yet. I have to get a 3.85 this semester to get full tuition NEXT semester. Keep in mind- next semester it really doesn't matter what grades I get because it will be my LAST semester, and I won't be needing to qualify for any scholarship for the next semester. Get it? I'll only have to PASS my classes. If I drop one class, I will only take 15 credits this semester, which would enable me to focus more on this semester's classes, hopefully making it easier for me to keep my scholarship.
3) Dropping this class would cause me to have 19 credits next semester. (YIKES! I know)
4) I feel kind of stupid and wimpy for dropping a class...a little scared to take 19 credits next semester...but concerned for all of the above.
5) I DON'T KNOW! Please give me any advise you have...I know it will probably come down to me praying and feeling what's best. But I really would like to hear what you have to say.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, I got released from being Ward Mission Leader (Clay wasn't released, he is still Ward Mission Leader) and got called to be a Gospel Doctrine teacher! YIKES! It's actually really amazing. I have always- and I mean ALWAYS dreaded this calling. Clay and I have taught a few lessons together and I hated it, because we had to specifically decide who would say what, when- it was way too difficult, besides the fact that I was teaching a ton of return missionaries that know the scriptures WAY more than me. Well, when the councilor asked me to be a gospel doctrine teacher, I of course said yes, and automatically got nervous. Well here comes the amazing part. As meetings and Sunday went on, I started feeling more and more at peace about it. Suddenly, I was almost excited for it! Right now, I am actually extrememly excited for it. Heavenly Father is obviously helping me feel this way because before I was called, I was terrified! The nice thing is, I only teach once a month! They have like 4 teachers or something- so we rotate. I am teaching this Sunday though. Yay for me!
Right after church we headed to the Leslies! It is always a joy to go to the Leslies. What with the great food, the great company, the cuteness of the girls, the many many routines of the family, the beautiful house, all of it- such a joy. It really is hard to pick which part of the evening was my favorite. There was dinner, delicious as always (roast, mashed potatos, rolls-yum); family home evening, where we all crowded around the piano and sang as heart-felt as we could "The Start of Something New"-a high school musical original of course- and where Anna tought a lesson about Christ and the woman at the well, and the lesson on the Living Water, also where the Leslies showed us all the scriptures they memorize each week, that they don't merely speak them aloud, but rather perform them with quite the impressive enunciations and volumes; there was of course, eating the treat- where Gracie refused to have the ice cream tub moved from her side- it appeared to be a comfort for her to have it there; then of course, you can't miss "Family Fifteen"- for those who are unaware, every night the Leslies have family 15 where they clean up the house for 15 minutes before they go to bed- we helped of course, and it was just as fun as ever! There was music going on, Gracie laughing and dancing, Rebecca and Darin telling Anna that we weren't done, oh- it was just great; or there was card playing after the kids went to bed, where the women (of course) humbly won the game of Rook while the men (of course) sadly kept getting more and more negative points:) Like I said, it is always a joy to go to the Leslies. My explanation really doesn't do it justice.
Now we are back to life, back to school. I have been to all of my classes except one, which is in about an hour. So far I really like all my classes, amazingly enough! Don't get me wrong- they are going to be horribly hard, but I am currently in my positive mode- which gets me thinking I can do this!
Well, that's all for now. I love you all dearly. Chow!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Palin, lost, normal house, us bank music, upstairs banging, oreo truffles, new outlook on winter and school, midnight sun
Well- the above was everything that ran through my head that I wanted to update on- I didn't want to forget any of it, so I listed it all down. I thought I'd erase after I was done writing, but I figure this way, your HOOKED! haha. Anyway. I will go out of order.
Right now I am listening to Enrique Iglesias. I have no idea if that's how you actually spell his name...I wonder why? Because I would never CHOOSE to listen to Enrique with my sane mind ever. Why am I listening? Think back to a year ago about this time. Yes, fall semester- new students=US BANK blasting it's music for ALL to hear! ALL day long! Yes, you remembered right, we live precicely NEXT DOOR to
This leads me to what else I am hearing. BANG BANG BANG. Right above my head. We recently had neighbors move in upstairs. (Unfortunately they took the place of our beloved friends who just moved away a few weeks ago..) Anyway, their bangin away at somethin!
The college life. People say that I will look back on these days and thing fond memories...I'm not positive I will be fond of these particular memories...
Anyway, life's been just dandy. Nothing too exciting. We finished LOST. Therefore, put all the furniture back in order. The house looks MUCH cleaner:) The end was good- SPOILER ALERT***I am very happy to see that Jack and Kate end up together, but it seems that they fall apart as well. I am so curious. What the heck happened to the
I read Midnight Sun, well the partial draft anyway. For those of you silly people who didn't take my advice to go to the website- Midnight Sun was Stephenie Meyer's project she'd been working on since like...New Moon or something, just on the side, for fun. It is "Twilight", but in Edward's perspective. I guess she gave a copy to a few select people, and somehow it got LEAKED! Well, Steph was way upset about it and felt bad that all her fans were looking, dishonestly, to read the draft online. She doesn't know if she will finish it anymore because it's like- whats the point, everyone has been reading my imferfect unfinished work! Well, she decided to put it on her website! 264 pages. or something like that. Well, it only got up to the point of RIGHT before they go to the medow for Edward to show her how his body glitters and stuff. So all that's happend up to this point is Bella knows he's a vampire, and Edward brushes her cheek with his hand. Ugh. At first I was SO excited that I got to read for free and so soon, but then I was SO mad once I was done because I wanted MORE! It was surprisingly really wonderful. I loved it. It only took me like 2 days to read when I wasn't doing anything else!
So I've decided something. Being that this is probably going to be my last winter living in Rexburg, I decided to try and make the best of it. Last winter especially, I was HATING every second of the blistery cold and icy roads. Well, this year- I am going to try and love the snow, and be happy to wear cute hats and scarfs, and my wonderful coat- and just love the winter. This is a bit far-fetched...but we'll see if I can do it. I've also tried to decide to love school again. I did at one time....the love somehow turned to...hate. Well, I've decided to just love it again! We'll see how it goes- school starts monday!
This morning I watched Gov. Palin's speech on youtube, and part of McCain's. WOW! I LOVE HER! I think Palin is SO STINKIN AWESOME! She just seems way real. I also heard from my co-worker that her line about pitbulls and hockey-moms was completely spontaneous and unplanned. Supposedly her screen with her speech was messing up and going way faster than it was supposed to and skipping sentences, and so she just went with the flow and made funny lines like, "you know the difference between a hockey-mom and pitbulls? LIPSTICK!" so funny. Anyway- I really like her. I think she is very knowlegable, and exactly what we need in the white house. Right after I listened to their speeches I put their little sign thing on my blog- I just love the idea of someone in SUCH support of energy independence and lower taxes, and someone who is just REAL, not so washington elitist, of being in the whitehouse. I am SO EXCITED TO VOTE! ( I never have, you know)
Lastly, I made "Easy OREO Truffles" from kraftfoods.com today. Here is my craptastic pictures of them.
Do you like how I tried to be artistic? Yeah...didn't work. I just need a thousand dollar camera and I'll be set:) Oh- if you try to make these, the directions say "mix" the oreo crumbs and cream cheese together. Well, I didn't know what that meant, so I used a hand mixer. WELL, then I just used a wooden spoon and stirred myself until it was combined. Much better result. The hand mixer made chunks, and it was really hard to make the truffles. The wooden spoon, myself stiring, created a creamy chocolaty mix. They are very yummy, VERY rich. Very easy!
Well...that's pretty much my life! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!