Tuesday, August 31, 2010

hot and humid

yep, 'cause dc is hot and humid. 
i wish i could get out quick.

via go comics.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010

the real reason we look for aliens

oh my goodness!
i remember wanting to get rid of my parents at times,
but alien slaves never occurred to me.

i love calvin's imagination.

via gocomics.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

just be patient until...

Patience is a process of perfection. The Savior Himself said that in your patience you possess your souls. Or, to use another translation of the Greek text, in your patience you win mastery of your souls. Patience means to abide in faith, knowing that sometimes it is in the waiting rather than in the receiving that we grow the most. This was true in the time of the Savior. It is true in our time as well, for we are commanded in these latter days to “continue in patience until ye are perfected.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Continue in Patience,” Liahona

Sunday, August 22, 2010

you have potential

You have the potential to become anything to which you set your mind. You have a mind and a body and a spirit. With these three working together, you can walk the high road that leads to achievement and happiness. But this will require effort and sacrifice and faith.  -Gordon B. Hinckley, “Stay on the High Road,” Liahona, May 2004, 112–15

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010


yep, i need to do this again.

Originally written on 16 september 2007

Sitting on the edge of the boat I let my feet dangle and my head hang over the edge. I looked down, watching the bow cut through greenish blue water and lost myself in the wind. The only sound was the rush of the wind in my ears and the rattle of the rigging. As we tilted with wind, my toes dipped down and cut through the waves. I was surprised at the warmth of the water and let it splash up on my legs. Feeling the movement of the boat and the salt spray wetting my face and hair, it was almost surreal.  It was another world.

Sailing is great. I need a house with a dock and a boat, and I need a handsome, single sailing instructor. I can't wait to go sailing again.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

burdens can be lighter

Why face life’s burdens alone, Christ asks, or why face them with temporal support that will quickly falter? To the heavy laden it is Christ’s yoke, it is the power and peace of standing side by side with a God that will provide the support, balance, and the strength to meet our challenges and endure our tasks here in the hardpan field of mortality.
Obviously, the personal burdens of life vary from person to person, but every one of us has them. Furthermore, each trial in life is tailored to the individual’s capacities and needs as known by a loving Father in Heaven. Of course, some sorrows are brought on by the sins of a world not following the counsel of that Father in Heaven. Whatever the reason, none of us seems to be completely free from life’s challenges. To one and all, Christ said, in effect: As long as we all must bear some burden and shoulder some yoke, why not let it be mine? My promise to you is that my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (See Matt. 11:28–30.)

Howard W. Hunter, “‘Come unto Me’,” Ensign, Nov 1990

Saturday, August 14, 2010

8 mile run

today i ran eight miles for the first time ever in one day and i kept up with everyone in my class.  granted we took lots of breaks, so that helped me to re-charge my batteries.  the weather was perfect for a long run today as well.

it was an awesome day.  lots of unexpected blessings at every turn.

this is just part of our run.

oh and i've discovered the secret to losing weight fast.
pt sessions at 0530 three days a week.

Friday, August 13, 2010

to forgive is divine

This is absolutely amazing. What courage and love this man has.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

recipe for love - my musical history

I love this song!  And yes, I love Harry too.

This was the first song I heard Harry Connick, Jr. sing.  I think fell in love with the lyrics more than anything else, but it was the start of a love affair with Harry's music.  I even took a few months of jazz piano to learn to play like him.

the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uij5s69iEjs

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

bullying solution

that's one way to take care of a bully.

i sometimes wish i had tiger on my side.

via gocomics.com

Friday, August 6, 2010


I'm a big child at heart. I think it's important to stay that way and not lose the wonder of life. ~Pam Grier

We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic. ~ E. Merrill Root

p.s.  i love the little boy on the right.  look at his face...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

waiting for my real life to begin - my musical history

When I was in Afghanistan, I felt as though I was in a bubble and that outside the bubble was the real world, my real life waiting for me to come back.  It was hard to feel so isolated, from everyone and everything that was important to me.  This song really captured my feelings then.

the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tcRlHY-3Q&feature=related
I love this version from Scrubs. They totally got this one right.

the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcsrnT7Tv1o

Monday, August 2, 2010

If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month -- get married.
If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
-Chinese proverb