Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday morning began with me leaving early for church. As ward librarian, I have to go early so I can print off the program for Sacrament meeting. Sarah joined my for the rest of church. One of the most interesting parts of church was the Relief Society lesson. The lesson was on the life of Pres. Hinckley and pioneers. At one point, the teacher asked us to all write our names on a piece of paper. She collected them, then invited two elders and one sister into the room. She had them stick their feet in a buckets of water filled with ice. They were really cold. As we all stood, she would read off three names for every thirty seconds the two men and one woman kept their feet completely submerged in the buckets of ice water. After five minutes, you could really tell that they were getting really cold and their feet hurt. As the names were read off, we were saved on our trek through life. The cold feet in ice were to represent the three young men who carried saints across the Sweetwater River. It was a very good lesson. After Sarah and I came home, I made a double batch of cornbread to take to Break the Fast. It was fun to get together and eat with ward members. Jake, Melissa, and Keri sat by us and were very entertaining. Afterwards, Sarah went on a walk while I worked on my blanket. Thus ends the Sabbath Day.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
On Thursday, a bunch of people went to a place called Power Tumbling in Provo. It is a place where gymnasts can practice. It is full of trampolines, bouncy runways, and large foam pits. We placed around, and in the end, we broke into teams to participate in an obstacle course. Just as we were going to begin, I jumped on the edge of a trampoline wrong. Yes, dear readers, I sprained my ankle. It hurt like the dickens. I got light-headed. I limped off and sat down to watch everyone else have fun. When I got home I took some pain medication and put ice on. After a break, I then used a heating pad. I didn't sleep well that night because my ankle kept throbbing. I was awakened by Camille on Friday. She wanted me to take her the doctor's office. I limped there and then stopped by Target on our way back to pick up an ankle wrap. Luckily, the Internet showed me how to wrap an ankle. It took me forever to shower and get ready for my Friday night. Limping along, I drove up to Salt Lake. Ryan and I ended up at Mikey's house. A group of us spent the night watching clips on Youtube. We were watching the openings of old shows like Today's Special, Gummie Bears, Transformers, GI Joe, and other shows. It was a lot of fun and I got to spend time with my foot up on a table/pillow. I didn't get home until 1:30 am.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
-The average human body contains enough potassium to fire a small canon and enough carbon to fill nine hundred pencils.
-Denna Sayles, of Fairfield, California, has four kidneys.
-Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.
-Fingernails grow faster than toenails.
-The human brain can produce enough electricity to power a toy train.
-When Vera Czermak learned that her husband had betrayed her, she jumped out her third-story window. She survived, but she landed on her husband, who was killed.
One can assume that the editors of this book checked the facts before printing them, but I didn't find a statement in the book attesting to their vigilance.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I had some fun this weekend. On Friday night I went bowling with the young single adults. Six of us girls were on one lane with some very fun neighbors. I was taking pictures and turned around to see Cassi, Tiffany, and Camille taking or looking at pictures they had taken. I ended up getting a 55. Sad, but I was excited to break 50. Afterwards, Sarah, Camille, and I watched The Holiday. It was a good movie although there was too much bad language.
On Saturday I rushed home from my parent's house to find Sarah putting together a cabinet for the bathroom. After she was finished, we decided to go have some fun. We called Jake and Amy, and then went to Trafalga for mini golf, racing around the slick track, and cups of dippin' dots. It was a lot of fun. Afterwards, Sarah, Jake, and I talked for a while. At 1 am we decided to call it a night.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I have two interviews tomorrow so I would appreciate positive thoughts from any readers of this blog. The first interview is with a law firm. The other is with the Lee Library on the BYU campus. It would be a wonderful job. I am hopeful but am not getting my hopes up. After Camille and I ate dinner last night, she showed me where the library was. We went inside to find the office where my interview will be and I ended up looking around. What a wonderful building. In the basement there is a small exhibit about World War II. What I found fascinating was several journals. They were all open to various pages. I couldn't help but sit and read everything on those open pages. According to the notes accompanying the books, they have not been published. They were all on loan to the library from the families. What I wouldn't give to be able to read the whole journals. One particular journal caught my eye. As a POW, one man was given the duty, from his LDS group, to be a record keeper. He sketched pictures and wrote daily reports on what was happening in the POW camp. What a fascinating record. Anyway, after we left the library we stopped by the art museum. There is a wonderful exhibit about Christ. We would have stayed for the Impressionist exhibit but it was getting late and Camille and I were getting tired. I plan to get back to the museum this week, probably before or after my interview tomorrow.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
On Saturday, I took Camille to the mall to get her ears pierced. Afterwards we went to the library, then home to watch a video based on a book by L.M. Montgomery titled Jane of Lantern Hill. I started a new blanket while we watched. At night, Ryan came down from Davis County and we went to dinner and hung out for a while. It was nice to see him since it had been a couple of weeks since we had seen each other. He didn't stay too long though; I had a headache and he was tired.
On Sunday morning, Camille and I got up and ate breakfast. As I was getting ready I happened to look at my cell phone. While my alarm clock read 10:15 am, my cell phone read 11:15 am. That's right, we both forgot about the time change for daylight savings. This means that I was late to church (which starts at 11 am.) Camille stayed home because she wasn't feeling well. Sarah left this morning for a business trip to Las Vegas. It will be strange to have her gone for a week. The part of church I was there for was excellent. I received a new calling: ward librarian. The Relief Society lesson was about repentance and forgiveness. After church, one of our home teachers came over to give Camille a blessing. The three of us ended up talking for almost two hours. Joe is a nice, well-spoken man who I can see becoming a good friend to both Camille and I.
Thus ends my weekend update. I hope all who read this update are doing well. Another week stretches out in front of me. Who knows what interesting things will happened this week.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Yesterday was a more interesting day than Tuesday, when Camille and I spent two and a half hours in the doctor's office. Camille hasn't been feeling well lately so she went in for a blood test and check up. Luckily I took a book, which I finished, and a book of Sudoku puzzles. I also made friends in the waiting room. Two sets of missionaries came in along with some nice girls, one who admitted to me that she had cheated on a test. (It will never cease to amaze me what people tell me, especially people I have just me.)
Today I plan to do some laundry, clean the kitchen floor, and work on a short story. I think I finally figured out what is going on with one of my main characters. I figured out on my walk yesterday. Anyway, I will try to keep busy.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
On Friday, my roommates and I took some pictures. Included in this blog are pictures of Sarah cooking and Camille and I. Friday was quiet because I wasn't feeling well. After hearing something upsetting, I had an upset stomach for a few days. On Sunday I drove up to see my parents and the rest of family. We celebrated John's birthday. Mom made a great meal of ribs, potato salad, fruit, and wonderful chocolate trifle for dessert. It was great to see everyone. John and Jen's kitchen is coming along. Lauren now has seven teeth. Amazing!
Josh and Brooke are doing well in their roles of new parents. Tanner is growing although his sleeping schedule is a little off. Jordan and Alison both looked a little tired. Alison's grandfather died and his funeral is on Friday. I still remember when Grandpa Johnsen died and how hard it was. I wish her whole family the best. Jeremy and Britnie are both doing well. Wyatt is apparently teething and Sidney is as full of energy as ever. Mom and Dad are doing well. It was so nice to see everyone and I was home by 10:30 pm.