Saturday, January 23, 2010

Memory Post

1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you.

3. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

4. Please do this on your page too, so we can all share in the fun times together :-)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Roller Coaster!

What a week this has been!!! I literally have felt like I've been on a roller coaster this week. Since now that I work-out all the time and am constantly thinking of aerobic routines I have to relate everything I do to working out. For instance, you know how one way to get a really good workout is to switch back and forth between high intensity and low intensity moves? Well, I wonder if the same goes for emotional workouts. Do you think it is healthy to to exercise yourself emotionally by switching back and forth between high and low emotions???? I hope so because that is what my week has been like.

I have gone from being so excited and happy and thinking I have the best life in the entire world, to completely frustrated and angry and unhappy the next minute. Looking back on my week I have realized that I probably acted foolish in certain situations to bring on my emotional roller coaster so I guess the important thing to realize is that I can learn from my mistakes and try to not repeat them! I also have been reminded this week of what things in my life I can control and what things I have no control over at all!

I have had to learn the hard way, but it sure was worth it to learn early in life that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that everything happens for a reason. Now, just because I learned this lesson and I know that it is true does not mean that it is easy to always understand. I am constantly having to remind myself!!! Sometimes it is Randy that has to remind me, he always just seems so easy going and relaxed and he is always having to knock some sense into me!!! I don't know what I would do without him...have a nervous breakdown I guess. It really pays off to have a husband who is a pro when it comes to psychology, it's like having my own personal therapist!!

In case you all were wondering what caused my emotional roller coaster, the contract fell through on our house this week and I am so frustrated that I can't even begin to tell you without wanting to punch a hole in something, or someone! So, I won't get into any details but just know that I will probably be pretty crabby the next little while until we can figure out our next steps to take with our nightmare on Elm street! Yes, that is right, our home is on Elm St. and we have joked from the beginning when we had so many problems building that it was a nightmare on Elm Street. I feel that nightmare on Elm street would be a very appropriate nick name for that house, even though I loved living in it, it will always be remembered as a nightmare!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Do you ever just wish you were absolutely fabulous and amazing at something? Or maybe you can't relate and don't have to wish because you already are! For me, I feel that I am good at lots of different things and I consider myself pretty blessed to be able to be a well rounded person in many areas. However, I have really been thinking a lot lately about all my different talents and about all the things I have done in my past. As I think back over the last ten years of my life it seems like I have tried many, many, many different things and I get pretty good at it and then I just hit this plateau and I just can't seem to get past that mediocre mark and into the amazing category!!!

For example, I played softball in grade school and jr. high and I always thought I was pretty good. I did great at the position I played and I had a good understanding of the game and I could think quick and make pretty good plays, but I just couldn't quite bat very well and I think that is what kept me from playing any further. So then I played the piano and I thought I was an okay pianist but I just got to this certain level and couldn't quite play any better no matter how hard I would practiced, so I quit lessons. Then I played the clarinet and I was one of the top of my class for a few years until I got to a certain point, or my mediocre plateau I like to call it, and I just couldn't excel anymore. So I went on to something else, and something else after that, and the cycle just keeps going!!!!

Well, I have really noticed lately how a lot of people I am surrounded by are just AMAZING at certain things, whether it be playing the piano, singing, being creative, cooking or just having an amazing personality that everyone wants to be around. What is it that makes these people just amazing at what they do? I mean really amazing!!! I've thought and thought and thought about it and I just really wish I could figure out how to get past my mediocre plateau with at least one thing in my life so I could say, I am REALLY amazing at something!!! I guess I'll just have to keep trying different things until I find that thing that I am REALLY AMAZING at!!! One good thing about being on my mediocre plateua, I'm always trying new things, meeting new people, and having lots of adventures a long the way.

So for all you mediocre people out there....enjoy the adventure, it builds character (as my mom always says)!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I survived...

I survived my first two fitness sessions!!!! I think they went pretty well, considering the circumstances. I couldn't get my mp3 player to sync with the sound system and had to improvise with borrowed music. So, I guess I'll just have to buy myself a new ipod!!! Other than the music thing I think it went well. I don't know about the ladies who joined my class but I sure got a good workout. I am soooooo sore from all the practice and workout sessions that I just feel exhausted. Once I get some more routines planned and have a good feel for it all I think it will go pretty smooth. So, stayed tuned for more updates!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year....not quite sure if I'm happy about it

I know you all are just dying to know how my Christmas went, right??? It was great!!!!! We had a great time with family on both major arguments, no major tantrums from children, and Santa brought everyone what they really wanted most!!!! Well....I can still think of many things that Santa didn't bring me but they are just worldly possessions that I probably don't need anyway.

It has been nice the last week or so because Randy has had a break from school and I've gotten a break from the kids!!! He is so good to play with them and keep them busy so I can just get things done. Only one more week until he goes back to school :( However, at least he passed his classes last semester so he can go back!!!!! One semester down, 5 more to go!

So the new year is here and it has brought with it lots of good and bad things. I'm not so sure I'm happy about the new year because it just means that time is flying by, my kids are growing older and I am getting older! But, at least I still look like I could be in high school so guess I shouldn't complain.

I guess this is the time of year that most people are making resolutions. I have decided to NOT make any resolutions!!!! If I don't make them, there is no breaking them right??? However, I read a quote the other day on the top of the month of January on a free calendar I picked up and I think I will just make that quote my motto for the year:

"Let us live so that the spirit of our religion will live within us, then we have peace, joy, happiness and contentment, which makes such pleasant fathers, pleasant mothers, pleasant children, pleasant households, neighbors, communities and cities. That is worth living for, and I do think that the Latter-day Saints ought to strive for this"
Brigham Young

So, that is what I'm going to strive for this year! Focus on my religion and just try to always do good. I find that when I am a slacker on my religion....everything else in my life goes to pot!!! So much for making resolutions, it looks like I just made one. I guess I better stop typing now before I make any more!

On another note...we have possibly good news. We got an offer on our house!!! Yes, it is much lower than what we owe on our home. Yes, our home isn't even valued at what we owe. And sadly yes, our only hope to sell is if our bank allows us to do a short sale. I guess it is our only option left in this crappy economy. So I guess I am happy but still frustrated that we have to practically give away a perfectly wonderful home. What is sad is that we can't even get half the home where we live now for the price or our home in Missouri. I guess that's life. I just need to be grateful we have an offer. We still have a long road ahead dealing with the bank so all your prayers will be much appreciated!

I have also decided to take up another job on the side. Starting on Monday I will be teaching Yoga/Pilates and Bosu/weights at the new gym that opened in my town. I'm really excited because it forces me to stay in shape....something that I have been a slacker at since having children and it gets me out of the house at least once a day. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mother, but sometimes I just need an outlet!!! I'm really excited about this but also stressed at the same time. Sometimes I just enjoy doing exercises but the added stress of having to teach it is a little different. So, wish me luck!!! I will definitely need it this next week!!!!!

I hope you all have a great 2010!!!!!