Wednesday, January 28, 2009

to Heather and Cathy

OH MY GOODNESS! I wish I could have been there. . .so. . .lol: Here's a not-so-good-on-purpose photo-editing so I can pretend I got to see you all!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

For Good - Lyrics - From Wicked

There are a couple/few people in my life that these words really hold true for. .

For Good - from Wicked

I'm limited:
Just look at me - I'm limited
And just look at you -
You can do all I couldn't do, Glinda
So now it's up to you
(spoken) For both of us
(sung) Now it's up to you:

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you:

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend:
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you:

Because I knew you:

BOTHI have been changed for good

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for

But then, I guess we know
There's blame to share

And none of it seems to matter anymore

Like a comet pulled Like a ship blown
From orbit as it Off it's mooring
Passes a sun, like By a wind off the
A stream that meets Sea, like a seed
A boulder, half-way Dropped by a
Through the wood Bird in the wood

Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
I do believe I have been changed for the better?

And because I knew you:
Because I knew you:

Because I knew you:
I have been changed for good.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some pics

Before going to rehearse with the organist for the wedding I played flute at today - - first time I've played a "gig" since I dunno. . .probably 2004ish - first time as a soloist at a wedding - ever I think. Goodness. :)
Jacob and Choco - Thursday night

The Fam before school a week or so ago

Solo shot before school

What I wore to the wedding today.

Just messing around taking pictures. . .imagine that!

My amazing salad I had for lunch today -
grilled chicken, romaine, kale, squash, tiny cut up apple, carrots, cucumber!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Photo Session Give Away!

Carrie Stroud, who takes wonderful pictures, is doing a give-away for a free photo session. . .here's her blog where you can enter:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

28 Days

So - -I kinda made a list - but I could only think of 25 things. And apparently I am too spastic to focus on one thing at a time. I HAVE started/made progress on:
#25 - pick out a dream car/vehicle. . .so far I like the GMC Acadia the most. I did realize that I like Avalanches which GASP are 4-door trucks. Uh-oh. :)
#20 - Develop an "About Me" document that is as inclusive as possible, as I try to figure myself out - -my wants, needs, hopes, etc.
#3 - desk - I've started working on that. . .but yeah; lots more to go to get this thing cleared off!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

29 Days

A quick post between classes. . .
There are 29 days before I go to Deming (AGAIN! YAY). I just had an idea that I should make a list of 29 things that need to be done (or SHOULD be done) before then, and do one each day. (In addition to my resolutions that I've been doing pretty good on). I'm thinking specific long-term house-work type things (ie - go through Jacob's clothes, purge, etc) and even some kinda-silly, but actually serious things (learn how to make not-life-changing decisions) and such.

Ok - kids are here. LAST CLASS of the day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Already In

It's you to me
Your gentle face
Overdue, worth the wait
And out of my reach
But I'm reaching out for you
Me to the night
I say goodbye
The time is up
I fight the time
A needed award
I can't afford
A finished song
One more cord

And it's already in my mind
I'm in over my head inside
And it's already in my mind

Everyone's back
Hearts at war
With all the plans I had before
And I'm losing my grip
But, I'd lose it all for you
So I go driving all around
And I'm denying all the sounds that hit my ear
Drum the beat of a heart I can't defeat

And so it's already in my mind
I'm in over my head inside
And it's already in my mind

Already in
Already in

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So. . .I went to the dentist today. Previously the dentist was a VERY scary experience for me, but today was actually no problem! YAY! And I LOVE what he did to my tooth. LOL. Maybe if I'm brave, I'll post before and after pictures soon. :)

On another "yay" note. . .I AM in fact going to Deming again. . .February 18-22. I fully expect to have an amazing time, and "we'll see" what happens.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Eternal Family

This is beautiful. It is for this year's Primary Theme. I believe it was from . .but I'm not for sure.

Deming Again?

It looks like I may be going to Deming again for my winter intercession (starting Feb. 14). Yay! More details to follow (as I know them. :)

This morning. . .

I ate my cereal, left Jacob eating his grits while I went to work on laundry, came back and this is what I found. Cute.
Jacob's Breakfast Party

Friday, January 9, 2009

I don't want to!

I am in my LAST class for my Master's. I DO NOT WANT TO DO THE WORK. I know I will. I know I need to, but goodness, gracious, it's almost the last thing in the world I'd like to be doing. . .ok. . .I'm sure there are lots of things I would not want to do more than I don't want to do this, but still!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

"And baby Choco will be born in a land far far away"

So - a few minutes ago Jacob (who's in bed) was singing "Da-da-dee-dum- da-da dee da dum" (Disturbia by Rihanna) So. . .then I hear him switch to "Said Samuel, within five years, the night will be as day. . ." and right as I'm you know, filling with maternal pride about my 6 year old singing primary tunes (rather than Rihanna songs), I hear him continue, "And baby Choco will be born in a land far far away." :) Yeah. . .substituting in the name of the toy poodle instead of Jesus. He means no harm. LOL. :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Family Scripture Study - day 2

This is really weird. . .

Ok - so tonight, I'm working on some stuff on the computer, and Jacob comes in and says, "listen to this" So he starts jumping up and down, and it sounds like he has a half-full water balloon under his shirt. I ask him, "what is that?" and he says, "My belly - I've been drinking lots of chocolate milk!" and he starts jumping, and sure enough, you can hear the sloshing. I lift up his shirt, sure enough, it's just his belly. So - - of course, I make a video. . .then I told him he should probably 1)quit jumping and 2)don't drink anymore for now.
So - - turn up your sound, and enjoy. . .lol