Friday, January 29, 2010

Lessons From The Past Week

1. Even though bread with cheese looks harmless, it packs a powerful punch especially if it is made in a pizza place. My taste buds loved it, but my stomach, not so much.
2. Getting to sleep at 2:00 a.m., after some rough times, and then waking up at 8:15 to get you out the door and to church before 9:00 is not easy or fun.
3. A Sunday full of meetings cannot be looked at as a day of rest in some ways. There was church, a meeting during the Linger Longer, another one after that, and one more after that. Between all the meetings and getting done what was discussed in those meetings, I was sick and tired by the end, thanks in part to #2.
4. Heavenly Father really knows me. I received a blessing on Monday. I was told some things that those guys who assisted with the blessing, did not know about me. In fact, at one point, I just about started laughing when something was said, but I did not want to take away from the spirit that was there. There were things that I needed to hear in that.
5. Family Doctors probably will not ever want to take care of me. Within five minutes of talking with one, he decided I needed to see a GI doctor because he thought all my issues were related to my lovely stomach.
6. Apparently, the “pins and needles” feelings that I have been having constantly since #2, are not low potassium like I thought. I got a call saying that everything in my blood tests came back normal, and I was pretty sure I was really low.
7. I have a wild imagination to feel these feelings, when they are not really there.
8. It takes forever to get into a specialist, even if your body is going crazy.
9. There are some random places on your body that can feel the “pins and needles”. For example: knees, bottom, cheeks, lips, back, neck, and others. Basically I think it has been everywhere but not at the same time. Right now, it is in my cheeks, lips, hands, and right upper quad.
10. Life can be crazy, but you have to take care of yourself first and then worry about the other things that need attention.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reasons I Love My Pillow

This morning, I rolled out of bed around 8:15. I usually try to be at work by 8:40 so that I get a little lunch break. By 8:35, I was out the door and driving through the falling snow to get to work (which is only a couple of blocks away). Once I got to work, I realized that today was not going to be the greatest day in the world. It has made me so grateful for my pillow.

Here are the reasons that I love my pillow.
1. It is super comfortable and makes those last few moments in bed worth the
rush to get ready in the morning.
2. It is durable. No matter how much it gets thrown around, hit or rearranged,
it has not yet fallen apart.
3. It hides sounds pretty good. If I ever feel like a good scream or
a frustrated growl, it always gives me a place to let go.
4. It is just the right size!
5. There is a nook in it, where my head fits perfectly and is formed exactly to
my perfect sleeping specifications.
6. Look at the colors! Need I say more :)
On a rough day, it is nice to know that there is always at least one thing that you can count on to make you feel better.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

If I Could........

If I could make a classified ad right now, or a help wanted poster, this is what it would say:

Ideas for Other Relief Society Meetings (The meetings formerly known as Enrichment)
Activities and ideas that do not take too much time, as most people in the ward are students, but still draw people closer to Christ. They can include ideas with homemaking, self-reliance, spirituality, sharing the gospel, compassionate service, etc. It would be nice to have fun with them too. Keep in mind, this is for a singles ward so ideas that have to do with children, strengthening our marriages, and preparing our families for different events are not needed.
Please post ideas in the comment area. All ideas are welcomed and appreciated.