"Some temple-going members have been driving to Provo, some 14 miles away..."
So my question (to those of you who are LDS and have real drives (or airline trips) to make) is this:
Do you hate us?
To be fair I'm pretty sure that driving distance did not factor into the Church's decision to build a temple in Payson--I understand that the Provo temple is one of the busiest in the world and they are simply trying to lighten the load.
You are right, except that Twitter has Tracy Morgan, the British Monarch, and Anderson Cooper and I've just always (since sometime last year) wanted to follow them on Twitter.
What can I promise you if you should decide to follow me on Twitter? Not much. I promise 1 Tweet a day--I think I can do that. Maybe someday in the future I will really pick it up (don't start holding your breath now though), but for now I just want to know what Stephen Colbert is saying.
Anyway, should you want to follow me (and I can't say that I know why you would) you can find me, and my one tweet, here:
My sweet, sweet cousin and her husband are hoping to bring a precious little baby into their home through the miracle of adoption. As part of the process they have create an adoption blog which you can visit here (I am also putting a button on my sidebar should you want to refer someone to my cousin at some point down the road). They can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send them all your prayers, good thoughts, and happy hopes.
I am just back from Aspen Grove where I enjoyed a long weekend with this view:
I'm really not sure how I'm going to recover.
I Love it.
It is the perfect length, a great color, and has a really nice fit.
It has snaps at the back to control the amount of leg that you want to show off that, as an added benefit, prevent me from taking stairs two at a time or taking long ungainly steps--too bad it doesn't prevent slouching as well.
I'm considering wearing it everyday this week.
And it is on sale here.
Wish they were selling those legs along with it.
1. Read the Old Testament (was going to pick the New Testament because it is shorter but I decided to go with the OT since we are studying it in Sunday School this year)
2. Read the Book of Mormon again
3. Read the Gospel Principles manual.
4. Drink 5 cups of water daily--I know that it is supposed to be more than that but I am a water drinker so I'm just trying to be realistic--and so far it is working out for me
5. 3 30 minute workouts a week (to start in February--cause I'm lame like that)
6. Declutter my bedroom (I've decluttered my bookcase, I've decluttered my blog following list, and now it is time to move on to the real clutter problem in my life)
7. Organize clothes--get rid of what I don't wear and what I don't love
8. Create 4 new music mixes
9. Read 12 nonfiction books
10. Complete Young Women Personal Progress
11. Learn to sew a pillow
12. Learn to sew a skirt (I've had the material for a skirt and a pillow for over a year and have done nothing with it)
13. Write and mail 12 thank you notes (because mail is wonderful and thank yous are wonderful)
14. Send Christmas cards
15. Compile a collection (40) of tried and true recipes (1/2 of which will be vegetarian)
16. Complete Christmas shopping and wrapping before December 1st
17. Declutter bedroom (cause I will need to do this at least twice this year so I'm putting it down twice)
18. Organize clothes (again I'll need to do this at least twice this year)
19. Wake up, shower, get dressed at 7:30 every Sunday--I have the dreaded 1pm worship time on Sundays this year and I know if I don't get up Sunday mornings will just be a waste--worked so nicely this last Sunday that I'm thinking of not dreading the 1pm time slot
20. Read each month's Ensign cover to cover
21. Eat 2 fruits and 2 veggies everyday--I'm going to struggle on this one
22. Read 1 poem a day (love, love, love doing this)
23. Memorize the Gettysburg Address (I knew it once and thought it would be nice to know it again)
24. Memorize 1 poem
25. Visit 1 spot I've never been to before
26. Take a hike with my family
27. Visit a museum(s) 6 times--at least 3 different museums
28. Bake fresh bread weekly
29. Wear lipstick
30. Visit the temple at least 24 times this year
Sadly I've been plagued by the theme song from The Smurfs and do not feel I have been very productive.
(Were did that song come from? Not who wrote it, but how on Earth did that song get into my mind?)
The song has me thinking, though, about all those wonderful cartoons that I grew up with: Rainbow Brite, The Care Bears, He-Man, She-Ra, GI-Joe. Those were good times.