so i've been thinking a lot about cats lately, and i'm really growing fond of them. jesse has a cat named chloe. she isn't the prettiest of cats but i sure do love her. his mom and his brother are the only other two who actually do love her. i really wish more people loved cats like the three of us love chloe.
meet debbie, my new best friend. she's real swell.
You all know Julian Smith, this is my favorite. Everyone else has posted this week, I felt a little left out. So here's a gem to lighten your spirits this chilly Thursday evening... Enjoy.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you live in Utah.
If you’ve worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you live in Utah.
If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Utah
If ‘vacation' means going anywhere south of Salt Lake City for the weekend, you live in Utah.
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Utah.
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Utah.
If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ and back again in the same day, you live in Utah.
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both unlocked, you live in Utah.
If you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Utah.
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Utah.
If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph — you’re going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Utah.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Utah.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Utah.
If you find 10 degrees ‘a little chilly’ you live in Utah.
This made me laugh. Who else remembers trick-or-treating in a big, puffy coat? But this year we must pray to the snow gods to bless us with some of the frozen stuff, so we can use our "driving in the snow" skills. Except for Amy. Her driving is scary enough on the dry road! (jokes, jokes... We love you and your little smart car)
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! and... Happy finals week! (I got a 93 on my special ed final... yeah, I'm not that special afterall)
well kids, this week is almost over and that means school is almost officially done. i have my last final tomorrow. its math so i'll most likely fail. its fine though. because i know that as soon as its over, my school stress is gone until january 9th! but until tomorrow....
if you need some help getting rid of that stress, make some yummy desserts.
obviously it'll help.
and if that doesn't do the trick, there's one more thing you can do...
this works. go ahead. give it a try.
see, don't you feel so much better now? this little kitty does.
and so does this one.
i'm sure he's stress, but this really has nothing to do with anything. i just like cats today.
All things attractive or cute must go! Snow pants and Overalls are really more appropriate for girls to wear. Or even those guys who value their tight colored jeans. Good thing it's winter and I can just wear boots over my super attractive legs.
It has become a HUGE controversy at the "I". i am seriously concerned for some of the people who run this schools lives. People literally fighting about it 24/7. Check it out:
To be honest, I could care less. I'm going to wear them anyways. They only enforce it in the testing center which none of my tests take place there. They say that they haven't changed the rules, but they have. But honestly, we can't wear capris, flip flops and such and we all agreed to go with those rules, so why is this one such a bigger deal? It builds character to actually do what you are told whether you think it is stupid or not. If it is that much more important to you to look good than to follow rules, then go dress like a whore. What does that say about you in the long run? You can't follow a simple rule like this then how hard is it going to be for you to follow the rules of heaven when we die. It's NOT A BIG DEAL!!!
stop fighting. We're Mormons. COME ON!
anybody who knows me, knows how i love my rings. i always wear rings. i'm always getting new ones and losing the worthless ones, and i'm always wearing at least 3 or 4. some are ugly, and some are lovely.
(please ignore the ugliness of my hands and focus on the fact that i have lots of rings)
i've had my favorites, and those are the ones i wear the most. but i've recently been given a new ring, and it's probably my most favorite of all. wait...probably? no. most definitely.
i think i'm okay with sticking to just the one from now on:)
THE MOST FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH WORD is shit...thats right, shit! You can smoke shit, get shit faced, buy shit, sell shit, lose shit, find shit, tell people 2 eat shit, forget shit, some people know their shit and some have shit for brains, there's lucky shits, dumb shits & crazy shit, there's bull shit, horse shit, chicken shit, deep shit, the wrong shit, the right shit & not enough shit, weird shit, scary shit, up shit creek without a paddle & sometimes everything you touch turns to shit. You could pass this along if u give a shit or not if you dont give a shit. Hope you have a shit free day but remember ........ Shit Happens!!!.......... Go on pass this shit on :-)
Sometimes I get super bored, or i'm just straight up avoiding my 6 page paper due tomorrow. Regardless, I find ways to entertain myself. So you see, there is this big bowl of candy filled with kit kats, milk duds, and whoppers. Obviously all of the kit kats and milk duds are gone. So I came up with a little game for my father...
If you can't quite read that, it says;
I'm powdery & gritty,
I cost about seven fitty.
I'm in a big box,
Next to a place that holds hard salt rocks.
Aha, it is the laundry detergent.
Can't wait for him to come home and find this little beaut.
It's a good thing I have about 20 whoppers which supplies me with entertainment for the next 3 weeks.
We have our fun.
P.S. Boredom is one of those words where the longer you look at it, the weirder it looks.
this morning i woke up super early and read the scripts with the fam. we do that everyday. and everyday i go right back to bed until the last possible 10 minutes it takes for me to shower and run out the door with an apple. everyday i say i'm going to stay awake the next morning, work out, and take time to put on make up. and everyday that doesn't happen.
today i got out of bed when i was supposed to leave, again.
on saturday i forgot to text somebody and ask when i next work, so today i left half dressed for work in case a quick change on the way home from school was needed. luckily today i don't have to work at all. some days i want to work because i know i need to. but today i was hoping i wouldn't so i could deep clean my room and do lots of homework. so that was my plan for today.
i got home at 11 and it is now 2. i suppose that't not a big deal, but it feels like it when all i've done since i've been home is turn on my space heater, lay on my bed, and stalk about 50 blogs.
this is me wishing i'd just clean my room. (good thing you can't see the full extent of the damage across my floor or you'd be even more disappointed)
maybe next week?
freak. no. today. k i'll do it right now.
after i eat some lunch...
p.s. lauren the videos were perfect for all of us.
we are still best friends. sometimes we suck at showing it though. i know that i am currently the sucky one and it'll probably just get worse. make sure you put a little sticky note in the back of your head that says 'i love ally' because you might need that reminder if i float away from earth. i'm on cloud nine slash cloud love. mushy post? yep. they happen. i cant help it! i'm a little too obsessed with some handsome chap named jesse. i'm in love with him but lets not tell him... :)
now, if i was completely annoying i'd go on about he's the cutest but i already say too much off this blog so we'll just leave it at that.
Thanks for not bleeding every month. You're the best.
Sincerely, a man
Those jeans don't make you look fat, your fat makes you look fat.
Dear J.K. Rowling,
Your books are entirely unrealistic. I mean, a ginger kid with two friends?
At least wear name tags or something.
Sincerely, The rest of the world
I haven't eaten corn in days...
When you're not in the building, we use the mens room because urinals fascinate us.
Please stop thinking you have to be a size 0 to be beautiful. Those magazines got it all wrong, no one ever told them that beauty is also on the inside. Be confident and happy with yourself. Some guy out there is going to fall in love with everything about you.
Sincerely, a real man
Dear Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
Please send me my letter already. I'm tired of the Muggle world.
Sincerely, the kid who still believes in magic
Dear Secular World and Every Guy I've Been On A Date With,
Please stop being so appalled that I'm 24 and have chosen to remain a virgin until marriage. It's not a disease, and I'm fully aware of what I'm "missing out" on.
Sincerely, Clean Vagina
Can you have those "sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no makeup on" days more often? It makes you look way more beautiful than having on all that crap you call makeup.
Sincerely, I like the REAL you.
Wanna hear a bird joke? No?
Sincerely, well this is hawkward...
Dear socially awkward person at the grocery store,
I'm here for you.
Sincerely, Self-Checkout lane.
Dear Food Network,
Please stop mocking my hunger, and making delicious looking foods that I can't create.
Sincerely, A Starving College Student
Sending death threats to Selena Gomez? Really? What are you going to do, hit her with your Hannah Montana pencil case?
Sincerely, you never had a chance.
Awww come on, it's not even hot outside today!
Sincerely, Soaked shirt
Dear girl with her thong hanging out,
I thought the point was so people didn't know you were wearing underwear?
A fine member of the Church was talking with a neighbor who was not of our faith. When the topic of discussion turned to general conference, the neighbor asked, “You say you have prophets and apostles? And twice a year in a worldwide conference they reveal the word of God?”
“Absolutely,” the member replied with confidence.
The neighbor thought about that for a moment. He seemed genuinely interested and then asked, “What did they say in the last general conference?”
At this point the good member of the Church went from feeling excited about sharing the gospel to feeling embarrassed. Try as he might, he couldn’t think of the details of a single talk.
His friend found this troubling and said, “You mean to tell me that God speaks to man in our day and you can’t remember what He said?”
The brother felt humbled by this exchange. He vowed that he would do better to remember the words spoken by the Lord’s servants in general conference.
We all know how hard it is to remember every message of general conference, and I’m confident that we need not be embarrassed if we don’t remember everything. Nevertheless, there are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations.
In preparation for general conference, let me suggest three basic concepts that may help us to better receive, remember, and apply the words spoken by the Lord’s servants.
1. Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference.
As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing.
Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song. A heart filled with gratitudefor the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation.
2. Don’t discount a message merely because it sounds familiar.
Prophets have always taught by repetition; it is a law of learning. You will hear repetition in themes and doctrines in general conference. Let me reassure you: this is not due to a lack of creativity or imagination. We continue to hear messages on similar issues because the Lord is teaching and impressing upon our minds and hearts certain foundational principles of great eternal importance that must be understood and acted upon before we can move on to other things. A wise builder first lays the foundation before erecting the walls and the roof.
3. The words spoken at general conference should be a compass that points the way for us during the coming months.
If we listen to and follow the promptings of the Spirit, they will serve as a Liahona, guiding us through the unknown, challenging valleys and mountains that are ahead (see 1 Nephi 16).
Since the world began, God has raised up prophets who speak the will of heaven to the people of their times. It is our responsibility to listen and then apply the messages the Lord provides for us.
Our merciful and loving Heavenly Father has not forsaken and will not forsake His children. Today, as well as in times past, He has appointed apostles and prophets. He continues to reveal His word to them.
What a marvelous privilege it is to hear God’s messages for each of us during general conference! Let us prepare well for this great blessing of divine guidance delivered by His chosen servants.
For this is no ordinary blessing.
Teaching from This Message
Read the article together. Encourage the family to identify things to listen for during general conference.
To help young children apply the counsel given by President Uchtdorf, show them a General Authority chart (found in the conference issue of the Liahona and Ensign). Let them know that the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be speaking in general conference. Encourage children to listen to conference and draw a picture to help them remember what they learned. Parents can visit conferencegames.lds.org for more conference activities for children.
Good, Better, Best
By Mary-Celeste Lewis
In his October 2007 general conference talk, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talked about activities that are “good, better, and best.” When he got to the part about “the overscheduling of children,” I squirmed guiltily in my seat.
I knew I was doing too much. I was in school plays, taking challenging classes in school, and was involved in several other activities. I hadn’t been attending Young Women activities faithfully, and my Sundays were filled with the stress of trying to complete last-minute homework. Practicing music and editing the school newspaper had lost their element of fun and had become work.
Elder Oaks’s talk made me take a good look at my schedule. My activities were good, but there were too many of them. I had to choose the best ones. As I tried to decide which activities to forsake, I realized that the gospel of Jesus Christ was the best priority anyone can have. I put prayer and scripture study at the top of my list, and since then, my life has run more smoothly.
Elder Oaks taught me that when we do what the Lord wants us to do first,everything else will fall neatly into place. If I study my scriptures before I play games or even before I do my homework, everything important will get done. When I base my life around the Lord, instead of adding Him in as an afterthought, my life has an added measure of peace and success.
Now I’m very careful to listen to the counsel given at general conference!