Thursday, March 24, 2011

Never a dull moment

Okay I just have to say that I went to bed last night, and went to go grab my glasses and instead I grabbed my sunglasses I truly thought that I was blind for about half a second. Then this morning I was writing on the board in one of my meetings, and Instead of writing hymn I wrote him. Never a dull moment.

I found this today and thought it was kind of funny.
Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
4.Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5.Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6."There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
7.Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8.What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9.Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10.You will forget all this.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Break is over!

This break has been the most needed break. I am beyond grateful for the down time I had! I'm no looking forward to going back to school and work at all! But 6 more weeks left. I hope it goes by super fast too, because I can't wait to go to Hawaii, and then go home to Florida!!

Anyway the rest of my time in Phoenix was perfect! I spent more time out in the sun, and by the pool. You could say that I got a little tan while I was gone. But what the funniest part was it that I tried to get on a floaty without getting completely wet, and failed! It was so funny. I got out of that pool so fast!

But we went to the Rangers game on Thursday night, and the rangers lost pretty bad, it was sad. There was a little boy sitting in front of us that was really into it. Had a cute little fitted baseball hat too. So cute.

I just love baseball

Then Connie's brother came over to my aunts house afterwards and we watched Nacho Libre, good thing I was in that kind of mood, because I only get in a Nacho Libre kinda of mood like 3 times a year if that! 

Friday I was really sunburnt so I didn't go out in the sun, and I went to the mall instead, but I didn't buy anythin Lasik g!! Fancy that! It was a real mall too unlike St George, and I still didn't buy anything!  That night Karen had surgery so I took her to the place to get it done, and then I took her home, it was pretty funny since she was kinda on drugs. Not too bad just a little loopy in the head though. I went to Mesa and hung out with Connie's brother Steven we drove around I got Chik-fil-a!  My favorite fast food restaurant, that St. George doesn't have! And we stopped by the Mesa Temple at like 12:30 at night, it was nice to hang out with basically another family member. 

Saturday my aunt and I went and got massages, and pedicures and went to lunch. When we got there, they wanted my aunt to sign a minor release form because they thought I was under 18.. yeah I'm almost a Junior in college, you'd think I'd show some age or something by now. It will pay off soon.  Afterwards, I headed back to St George. Made it in 6 hours! Woo record time. beat the clock by 27 minutes according to mapquest, and that was hitting traffic in Vegas, and a bad accident in boulder city just past the new dam.

It's good to be back! I love the red rock here! It's just beautiful, a little cooler that Phoenix was, but it will warm up before too long! Connie and I went to Toquerville last night to sleepover at my grandparents house, and then to there Stake Conference to listen to Elder & Sister Holland, also Elder & Sister Worthen of the 70. It was awesome. You can't really explain it, but the spirit was so strong. I loved every minute of it. Elder Holland thought that Connie and I were Children. What's new with that though. Everyone always thinks that we are young. We had a nice lunch with my grandparents and headed back home! 

Break has been great! I loved it. 
The church is true
What new?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Razerback tan lines

Today was the first day in I couldn't tell you how long that I didn't have to wake up to an alarm! It was awesome. I even got to eat breakfast in a timely manner, and not in my car on my way to school! I got to eat a blueberry muffin. My favorite :) I managed to get on my new bathing suit (yellow with white polka dots) after I did tons of homework, and lay out by the pool. I tried to get in the water, but it was a little too cold for my likening, but I will try again tomorrow! 

I started reading this book called Remind me Again Why I Need a Man. It's good so far. Humorous really, and I would recommend it. But I am only three chapters in.

Took a break, and decided to go on a bike ride. I had a map full of bike trails, so I went on a mission. To try and find them. On my way I encountered a bee to my shoulder, no sting, just the whole body slammed into me. I bet that bee was pretty startled. Then I stopped by a park where I saw a few little kids playing catch. Those were the good days! But now I have the pleasure of having razerback tan lines on my back from my ride today! Can't complain at least Im getting my vitamin D!

I made my favorite cake! What comfort it is knowing that it wont all get eaten when I come home the next day!! I CAN EAT HOW EVER MUCH I WANT! 

Karen and I went to the gym, and  then to the spa. I tried out this bed thing that's like a mini sauna. You lay in it, and it gets really hot, its super hydrating for your skin. Pretty cool. It got up to 118 degrees, and when I got out, I didn't realize that I would be dripping haha.

I made Bow Tie pasta Salad! It was a success! I decided to put craisins in it this time, which made it yummy! We had a dinner and a movie in tonight. Watched Fried Green Tomatoes. Highly recommend it! It's based on the south, the KKK is sort of involved, and two best friends that make it through the tough times together. Funny and sad. No romance. Come to think of it, the movie kind of down plays mean. AKA they are scum bags to these two best friends. I guess some things never change. I'm totally kidding. They had good guys in their lives in the movie, just not romantically.

Tomorrow: Pool & Baseball game: Rangers & Padres! Can't wait!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Made it to Phoenix!

Good Morning World!

So I woke up this morning and drove off to Phoenix!! I'm so relieved to be here! It's already been great! I was on the rode at about 7:15am. I made good timing, and I would have made better if I wasn't hypnotized by the road and miss a turn! But that's okay. It woke me up! I made it safe and sound. In a timely matter. Tons of cops on the road too! Made me so paranoid even though I was only going 5 over! When I got to Vegas I saw a really bad car accident on the other side of the median, and shook me up a bit, but I can always count on my Papa to answer the phone when I need someone to calm me down. 

I stopped by Karen's work (the hospital) and met a few people did some show and tell, and then I came back to Karen's where I met Mr. Whiskers! He's so fun to play with! I forgot how much I love cats! I got some homework done, and tried to lay in a hammock which was unsuccessful so I came back inside. 

For dinner we went to this yummy Thai Restaurant called Satara. When you walk in, there are cabinets for the regular wine drinkers with their names on them and everything! I thought it was so funny, but the food was soooooo delicious! We got this pineapple fried rice, and it was amazing! And some crab appetizer that was cheesy and full of yummyness!

We redboxed Life as You know it. Such a funny movie!

Okay two things:
I am grateful for two things at this particular moment

Two in particular. One and her name is Connie Sanchez. She is my best friend, and I think I'd be such a loser without her! She is the type of friend that I need, and I'm so grateful for her. We always keep each other on the ball, and even if we mess up, there's no judging, most of the time there's the type of ice cream we get. If it's healthy or not..hahaha. We are always laughing and having fun no matter how long the days are. We can always laugh. She's the greatest, and I love her so much.

The second is Michael Begg. He knows how to listen to me when I just need to talk, and then he knows when to talk- that's a skill one must acquire to be around me on a regular basis. But we both support each other in whatever we do, and we're not afraid to tell the truth if we don't like something the other is doing. It's great. He's one person that I look up to. It's crazy how you're blessed with certain people at certain times in your life. I'm beginning to see why as I look at the bigger picture. 

The Second thing I'm grateful for at this moment is my education. I'm so passionate about learning it's no wonder that I am going into education. But I have really learned the value of knowledge, and have gained an appreciation for it in my life.

Oh...Brace yourself

I got into EFY! :) YESSS! I'm so relieved

Life is great. Just remember it's all about your perspective. Let the little things make your day, and the bad things be brushed aside. The choice is up to you. -Gabbi

Saturday, March 12, 2011

So I've been a slacker at this

It's almost been a month give it two more days. I should be a little better at this. But until now,  I have had no time to just write something about my life. I seriously get up at six or seven in the morning and don't stop until eight or nine and sometimes ten or eleven. The past two weeks have been so ridiculously packed with stuff.

Let me start by just saying that I have never looked forward to a break so badly in my whole entire life. It got so bad, that I forgot that Spring Break was coming up! Then when it came, I didn't even realize it until yesterday when I got off of work, and took a big breath, and exhaled like I had just won a big race or something. Anyway point is, I will be taking advantage of this break I have. I'm headed to Phoenix on Wednesday! I can't wait to see Karen!! I'm going to take my bike with me and ride on some trails and find some hikes and stuff. I'm pretty excited

Going backwards, school is going well. I have all A's and 2 B's. Considering I'm taking 20 credits, I think that's pretty good. My B is in math for educators class, and educational psychology. I wish that I could grasp psychology but I can't! It's probably been my hardest class since I've gotten to college. I haven't had much free time. You know what I do in my free time? Homework, so that technically isn't even free time! Like I said I need a break. My children's literature class is getting intense, it always seems like I have something due the next class. It's so time consuming, but I love it. I'm learning so much about reading and children's reading, and book. My favorite part is reading the books. But what's time consuming is analyzing them.  But I'm getting an idea of what kind of books I want in my own classroom. Speaking of my own classroom, I can't wait to have my own. To decorate, and have my own books! What a great day that will be! I am starting a collection right now actually.

Work. Pasta factory is good. Been busy because of the beautiful weather we have been having! And the box office is good too. I don't work as often there, I wish I did because I love the girls I work with!

Connie and I are still waiting on EFY!! Seriously I don't know what could be taking so long. Patience is definitely a virtue. I think I have gotten a little better at it. But like I always say, it's an eternal virtue that you always have to be working on.

I got my plane ticket home! And guess what?! It was free! I didn't even realize that it was going to be free. I thought I had a one way free ticket, but in fact I had a roundtrip free ticket!! Crazy hu?! I love it! So that's an extra 400 bucks to save! Yeahh!!

As of late, I have started working out again. Because I'm on this new medicine that has the potential to make me gain weight, and I wont let that happen! But Connie and I ran a 5k together!! Go us! And the yesterday we went on a 20 mile bike ride! It was so fun! We started out at our apartment, and went up to Snow Canyon, down through Santa Clara, back down to old hwy 91, which turns into sunset, and then back to bluff and to our apartment again. It just took us 2 hours! That may have been slow, but we were going up hill a lot of ways! It was pretty funny having the two of us do it.

Some nights the girls and I will pull out our mattresses and have a sleepover, it's the best. I love it. Reminds me of high school.  I feel old saying that..

Oh my goodness how could I forget!! Our boys basketball team are PacWest Champs!!! They are in Washington right now playing for the next best championship. I hope they win that would be so cool! I love the basketball team. Actually I just love basketball. 

Oh another thing. Baseball season has started. Yes. One of my favorite sounds is the sound of a metal bat hitting a ball. I'm so lucky to live across from the baseball field! I hear it all the time now! But I went to a little league kind of tournament last weekend, which by the way it was freezing cold outside! But w/ my friend Kyle, and it brought back so many memories of baseball. Kinda made me a little home sick, but that's alright. I hope my kids want to play baseball..I mean I wont force them to do it, but that would be nice. lol

Some funny things that have made me laugh. I fell up the stairs a few weeks ago, and then the next day I walked into the boys bathroom. I would have kept going too if it wasn't for the urinals!

I sliced my finger at work yesterday. It was a deep one too. It's like the worse feeling when you cut yourself, because you can't get it to go away. And they just take forever to heal.

Oh how can I forget to mention the "D" word. DATING. It's not happening. That's all I can say.

We had stake conference last weekend. It was so good. In the Saturday night session I was dabbing my eyes the whole time. They talked about the temple, and families, which got my eyes to leak a bit. Then the Sunday session was good too. I have a new goal. To memorize The Living Christ.

It goes like this:


Anyway, life is good though. I see the tender mercies of the Lord every day. I thank my Heavenly Father for everything that I have. It seems when I am grateful the bad things don't seem so bad. I hope that the next few weeks go by fast, because I am so excited to go to Hawaii. Then the day after I get back from Hawaii I'm going home!! :)