I made it to the Provo City Center Temple yesterday! This temple feels like home to me, and looks like something out of a fairytale. You know… I don’t know if anybody else does this, but… I’m very good at viciously beating myself up over things. At this acquired skill, I am the master. Every flaw, every shortcoming—trust me, I am well aware of them … Continue reading Your Best is Enough
Paul and I made it to the temple on Tuesday! YAY!!! I came home totally renewed. A feeling of melancholy that had been hanging over me, was lifted. There is just so much *hope* there, and light. An interesting thing happened to Paul and me there. We were approached by a lady who said, “You two are just so cute!” Paul and I had been … Continue reading The Bert to my Ernie
Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, after the children had gone to bed and Santa had visited, I found myself dog tired. Dog. Tired. I took a few pictures of the wonderous scene of toys and gadgets that Santa had left for us, and took a deep breath in an attempt to breathe in the moment and hold it in my heart for a … Continue reading On Christmas Eve
Look at that GORGEOUS sunrise!! Gorgeous. It literally took my breath away. I got up all early this morning, and watched the sunrise from Paul’s gym as I worked out to the magic of My 600 Pound Life. Little did I know, I’d get my first official death threat today. It’s just a special reminder that life is wonderfully unpredictable. So there I was, driving … Continue reading Life is Wonderfully Unpredictable
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y’ALL! 🎉 Did you know that not only is this year 2020—the start of a whole new decade of possibilities—but it’s also *leap* year?? How cool is that? I can’t fully explain *why* but, that just lights a fire in me! And now, one of my goals for this new, fantastic year, is to finish the first draft of my second novel, … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR! A Mighty Welcome to Year 2020!
There she is. My sent-to-production brain baby. I remember when I finished the very first draft… I never imagined it’d get this far. I really didn’t. I had hope, but that was literally all I had. A hope! A wish! Never underestimate hope. When that hope is lit up with the fire of *work* and a refusal to give up, *anything* is possible. And the … Continue reading I Love My Sent-To-Production Brain Baby
Yesterday, I reached day 1,111 consecutive days of at least 1/2 hour of scripture study each day. I am not a perfect person—one unscheduled visit to my home will show you that; you should ask to see my bedroom, where I hide all the laundry that I haven’t put away… on second thought, don’t do that. That’d just be uncomfortable for both of us. But … Continue reading 1,111 Days