Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun...Except For The Monsters

I love to dance. My teenage years were filled with dancing and fun. This weekend, more particularly Saturday, I spent a lot of time in a dance studio tap dancing. I miss it so much. After spending 2 1/2 hours with my friends Andrea and Cassie our task was accomplished. That task was putting together a dance to perform at a ward talent show. We were all hot and thirsty. I got the "raw" end of the deal and have some new friends that I call 'the monsters". My dawgs were hurting with some major blisters on my heels.
Sunday, I ended up ripping one of the blisters on my left heel and it hurt. Being the smart people they are, my parent suggested mole skin. It helped me during Monday not to feel as much pain. What also helped was wearing shoes without backs.
Now we are to Monday night. The talent show went well. I did not forgot the moves to the dance. That is the positive. Here is the negative. I think I had blisters on top of blisters because "the monsters" ripped again. This time they are bright read, juicy, and sore. I know, too much info. I am hoping to get a picture of the three of us in our costumes to post on the blog so that you can see me happy even though "the monsters" were there. I cannot wait to do some more dancing. Maybe this time I will wear different shoes. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Activities, Reunions, And Conference

My life over the past couple of weeks has been pretty busy. I have not had much time to post about the happenings of my life. I'll start with last Saturday.

This Saturday provided a first for me. I attended an Elders Quorum activity. Only a few girls were invited to help with this activity. It was so much fun. The guys spent the activity making blankets, eating pizza, and watching football. It was a great activity and I hope to get some pictures of that soon to post on here. They made six blankets in a couple of hours. After that activity I went to another activity where more blankets were being made. These blankets are for a community blanket drive. This all led up to the General Relief Society meeting. That was amazing and I got so much out of Pres. Uchtdorf's talk about not being so hard on ourselves.

This Friday, October 3, I was able to travel to American Fork for a mission reunion of the Illinois Chicago North Mission. I met up with a companion, Celia, and we went down together. It was so great to see some of the people there that have had such an influence in my life. My mission president's wife is amazing and I was able to have a very heartfelt talk with her. What an example. We did not get to bed until 3 a.m. that night. It was fun but I am still tired from that.

The next couple days were General Conference. I got so much out of the sessions. I truly enjoyed the first session. The talks given by Elder Wirthlin, Elder Perry, and Elder Uchtdorf really helped me to understand more of what I need to do better in my life including having more hope, finding joy in the journey, simplifying my life, and that we are going to have hard time in our lives. These were just a few of the points that I got out of conference. I would like to know some of the other things that people thought of conference. Please comment below on any of the things that helped you.