Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Loving Facebook

I am totally in love with Facebook. It's so great! I've reconnected with hundreds of old friends and been very pleased to see what they're doing in life. Some of the people I haven't seen or heard from since junior high have turned out to be such wonderful people, and I would never have guessed that from who they were back then. I guess life can be a very good teacher. I have also loved seeing that some of my old connections in places I've lived have become connected with friends from other places. It's interesting to me when I click on a person's contacts and see what contacts we have in common only to find that someone I knew from one part of the states knows another person I met later in life, like in college. Whenever we moved, I always wished that my new friends could meet my old ones, and now I see that happening from time to time. Very cool. Anyway, I was jazzed today to find out that one of my old friends from gymnastics is married to a guy I had a crush on in all of junior high school, and they didn't even know each other at the time, but met later in high school, after I'd moved away to another state. I was literally bouncing off the walls with excitement at my discovery.

Anyway, Facebook is awesome! Love it, love it, love it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Come On, Let Him Actually DO Something First

I think everybody is going a little overboard about how historic this election with Obama is. The guy hasn't even started his term yet officially. He hasn't done anything, except get elected. So all of the commemorative coins, being able to buy his acceptance speech on DVD, and all the news media about how historic this all is has really been getting on my nerves. I recognize that the first black president is historic in and of itself, but let the guy prove that he's worth all of this media hype before he goes down in the history books as this amazing person. When he finally does something worthwhile, maybe I'll begin applauding this "historic" occasion, but as of right now, I'm pretty skeptical. Especially with FOCA on the table. I think the only thing historic about that is that it shows his complete lack of character. But then again, in American politics, having lack of character is nothing new...

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's a New Year

I realize that January is already half over, but since I have these goals floating around in my head, I figured I should get them down somewhere. Maybe if I share them, I will be more motivated to follow through. I'm such a nerd, though, I'm warning you. I categorize my goals, just to make sure I don't forget one.

1. Utilize the YMCA and go over at least 3 times a week for an exercise class of some type.
2. Walk to and from school with the kids.
3. Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. (I really don't drink enough water and am always feeling very dry and dehydrated)

1. Read scriptures every day.
2. Pray morning and night.
3. Hold FHE (Family Home Evening) weekly.
4. Have regular family scripture reading and prayer (daily).

1. Read one new book each month.
2. Write in journal once a week. (daily is simply too hard for me).
3. Write my book 4-5 days a week and finish by July 2009.

1. Balance the checkbook monthly, as soon as the statement comes.
2. Stick to the budget (and get my dear husband to follow it also).

That's about all. For our family, we are working on getting a food storage together. We also need to gather up other preparedness essentials for our family, like diapers, wipes, and other toiletry items. Plus I'd like to go through our 72-hour kit and update it. And we need to get those water barrels filled, starting this weekend.

I'm determined to do better this year than I have the past two. Wish me luck!


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