Monday, January 31, 2011

spiritual prayers

"The most meaningful and spiritual prayers I have experienced contained many expressions of thanks and few, if any, requests. As I am blessed now to pray with apostles and prophets, I find among these modern-day leaders of the Savior's Church the same characteristic that describes Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon: these are men whose hearts swell with thanksgiving to God for the many privileges and blessings which He bestows upon His people (see Alma 48:12)." David A. Bednar, "Pray Always," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 42–43

January is such a bluh month

I will be so glad when Jan is over. Well not much has happened this month. I guess maybe that is a good thing. I do sure miss the sun. but was so glad it was out today. I am truly very greatful for so much thou. But i do, to say, it feels this cold weather will never go away. I am freezing 24/7. Its like 30 degress all the time. I am really a warm climate girl. i think i am moving away to a warm temp area, JK! I do love Idaho it is truly beautiful, the mountains and all.
Oh i did forget to say that my camera broke in the middle of this month and so now i have no more pics, until i get it fixed :(

Thursday, January 27, 2011

flat tire xmas eve new years eve

Okay on Christmas eve i was going to work on bam i got a flat tire. I have never changed the tire on this car and tried to get the jack to work but it was no luck. it was such a weird jack, i called my brother to come and help me. But i stood there in the parking lot like a lost girl in need of some help. finally someone came to my rescue and came over and helped me(just a stranger). I did the whole thing for me how nice and i thanked him so much. As he did it i washed intently so that the next time this happened i would be able to just do this myself. I took my tire the following week to get it fixed, but it was so not fixable. and it cost way to much money for a new tire and they couldn't find me a used one. I didn;t know what i was going to do so i would just wait till i got my next check and the following monday get my car fixed. So i just drove on the spare. So on new years eve(i have bad luck) all of a sudden i just new what it was i had another flat tire i pulled into Khols parking lot and sure enough, i am like of crap the spare is on my car what am i to do.My friend Liz listen to me for a bit while i just about had a melt down in my car, was so sweet to call some places for me. In the end at the time i decided to just leave my car in the parking lot and i got my brother to come and get me and take me to work. So for a weekend i had to get rides to work and home. well my friend Kasey was able to get me a good deal on tires threw his dad which i am so greatful for and it helped me so much on the cost. So the following monday i had to go get one of the bad tires from the car and have the tire place mount a temp tire and than i went back to put in on there in place of the bad flat tire on the car. I was determined i was going to change this tire. My mom was insistant upon i needed a man to do this and i was like no way i do not need a man to do this. So first i tried to play w the jack and i tell you i watched closely but i totally forgot as i am looking at this dumb thing how you work it. so i tried to loosen the lugnuts and had no luck they were stuck on tight. And i was freezing also. My mom kept saying there is a man over there maybe he can do it. He finally came over and i gave in and said here can you do this, i was so tired of being cold it was like 30 degrees out. He had a hard time figureing the thing out too but got it and it took him 30 mins to change my tire but all in all i am very greatfull that i didn;'t have to do it. I paid him some money as he was supposed to be putting flyers on cars in the parking lot for his job and instead he helped me. Maybe liz can teach me how to change my tire on my car she knows how to do everything!
Oh all in all i got brand new tires on my car and better not be getting a flat for a long time!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Years Eve!!

On New Years Eve i went out w 2 of my friends, Sapna & Far. I had to work that day. As we were going out in Boise i didn;t want to drive home to get ready so after i got off work545 i got ready at work(touched up and changed clothes). My friend came and picked me up(oh i didn;t have a car) from work. We went to this Mediterranean place in Boise(16th & state) to eat dinner. Which it was really good i am waiting to go again w them one day!!!. Than we went sure what we were going to go do. We had talked about bowling before but there really wasn;t any places in the area we were in. We decided we would go to the SUB(student union building) cause they have bowling and good clean things to do. Well we got their there was a big group already there. i found out it was a YSA activity(young single adults) well we were all single adults and those 2 are under 30 just not me. My 2 friends aren't LDS but have high standards. We just decided we would just join right in w the fun. we went to get ice cream and i ran into 2 ladies i know from macys(my customers) one i knew her husband was the bishop of one of the YSA wards and the other i found out her husband was in the bishopric. I had a nice chat for a while w them. Decided i better get back to my friends w my ice cream. We are silly girls and after we took pics we went up to check out what was upstairs. We joined everyone in the ballroom and just danced for couple of hours. i just let go and enjoyed myself, i think my friends thought i was crazy. I am crazy lol i don't hold back and just have fun. We had so many laughs and i will tell you that was some exercises. I wasn't very responsible about how i was going to get home, as i didn;t have a car at that time of night. My friends couldn;t take me home. I was going to have another friend take me home but i was going to have to have them take me to downtown Boise which wasn't far away. I just didn;t have a good feeling about it at all. So i got another friend(kasey) to take me home, which was really nice of him. I didn;t really feel it was that great of a choice too(maybe selfish of me to ask) but my fault for not getting it together before hand and i knew it was the better choice of the two. It really wasn't a celebration at midnight but that is okay. But it was a really fun night in all!! after i danced all night i was all red in the face!

Unselfish Service

“It is not easy to give up our personal priorities and desires. . . . [But] ‘he who lives only unto himself withers and dies, while he who forgets himself in the service of others grows and blossoms in this life and in eternity’ (Gordon B. Hinckley, Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley [1997], 588).” Dallin H. Oaks, “Unselfish Service,” Ensign, May 2009, 93

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Relief Society

"The great legacy those who went before you in the Relief Society [has been] passed on to you. The part of the foundation they laid for you which seems to me most important and persistent is that charity is at the heart of the society and is to come into the heart, to be part of the very nature, of every member. Charity meant to them far more than a feeling of benevolence. Charity is born of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and is an effect of His Atonement working in the hearts of the members." Henry B. Eyring, "The Enduring Legacy of Relief Society," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 121

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 12-25-2010

Well this Christmas i can say was better than last Christmas but still a hard Christmas. As this year i shared Xmas w my family living at home. A little different than the many years i have had but not bad. Little over a week before Xmas my little baby sis(she is 15) ended up in the hospital and even came close to dying, her blood pressure went so low. It made it sad and a mix of emotions. I was trying so hard to remember the reason for the season Keeping Christ in Christmas this year. I felt i had many challenges along the way but i kept reminding myself the reason for the season and tried to love all, even those that were really mean to me. I was not the only one who had a hard time. I could feel it from many in our family.I felt there was a lot of sadness around. I still tried to stay really positive, even when i felt really down. work was very crazy this year, we were short staffed on purpose, which i felt the wait on my shoulders but i wasn;t the only one. I usually focus on leadership around this time of year but i was told i needed to really work on my own needs at work and take care of myself to keep my performance high, i did but made it hard. We were also very busy this year. I hate to say this but as in retail i am so glad xmas is over.
On xmas eve i came home from work, we ate a ham(which came from a lovely basket w other goodies in it on our door) and some of the family came over. I went to to put my dish together for the next day at like 130am yes am. I was making butterscotch rolls and found our bunt pan was gone and i was out of ingredinents... i needed(brown sugar). I was like crap you can't borrow stuff from your neighbor at 130am. So my bad! Well i foudn a pan i could use. The rolls have to rise over night for sure so i just had to spray the pan and put them in w out the mixture. Christmas morning we opened presents, well becky and my mom did almost w out me, that is what i get for sleeping in till 9:00am but you know what the best Christmas gift is sleeping in on your day off, lol. I went to borrow the stuf i needed from the neighbor," merry Christmas, can i borrow brown sugar?" I had to stuff the filling in between the rolls as best as i could and along the side of the pan. I put it in the oven and well see the pan wasn;t big enough and i didn;t think the filling was going to over flow out the pan or i would have put a cookie sheet under the pan. i opened the oven to check the rolls, and well see the filling burnt to the bottom of the oven and this cloud of smoke filled the whole house and the smoke detectors went off, at this same moment my lovely "funny" mother is freakin out.
we than went to my sisters for brunch w the whole family at 11, well we got there at 1145, but it was no big deal. We ate and than just spent time w the family for a while. (oh and my rolls were gone in 2 secs by the way next time i need to double it)
My friend wanted to make sure i had a really good xmas, cause i told her before i felt it wasn;t going to be a good xmas. She invited me to come over on xmas, so after i took my BFf her gift i went to her house. I spent the rest of the day w her family. Which was really nice. They got a Wii for xmas and i watched and even played it a little myself. Than i went to visited my Grandma and took her, her gift. It was 10pm when i got home, wow what a busy day and i was tired. The next day was sunday the 26th, which i had to work since it was the day after xmas. first sunday i had to work in about 7 yrs i wasn;t happy about it. I went to another ward in the morning and i just had this bad feeling all day i shouldn't be there at work.
Over all i would say it eneded up being a good christmas(my best no but thats ok) for what it was it was a really good xmas. I felt a lot of love and joy that day. I was happy that day!!! Every year gets better and better, as time goes on..i feel the joy spark inside me! merry Christmas!
PS i forgot my camera that day so no pics ops!!