Monday, December 29, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cookie Exchange

This year was our "2nd Annual Cookie Exchange". My mom, sisters and I get together and bring a dozen cookies for each guest to take home. The cookies should be homeade but don't have to be a new recipe. We exchange recipes and serve brunch while chatting and tasting any extra cookies. If everyone could make it I would be making 9 dozen cookies - Yikes! This year we missed a few and so I made 6 dozen cookies and came home with 6 dozen different cookies. Among the cookies were Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss Cookies, Peppermint Melt-Aways, Coconut Peanut Butter Bars, Press Cookies, Mint Chocolate Wafer Cookies, and Cranberry Orange Pinwheels. Mr Wright and I divided them up and delivered them to our neighbors. It was nice to have a variety.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Why do we pick our scabs? Our bodies are amazing. When we fall and scrap ourselves up our body knows to start healing itself. If we clean the wound and protect it, it will form a scab and start the healing process. But many of us pick at our scabs and prolong the healing time as well as many times create scars.

Why do we pick at ourselves? The atonement is amazing. When we fall and sin it is there for us to heal. If we repent and change our behavior we form a type of scab and start the healing process. But may of us pick at our scabs and prolong the healing time. Others pick at faint scars that are left from years earlier. Scars that the Lord can't see anymore but we let ourselves see them still. The hardest part of repentance is the picking of scars and scabs...forgiving ourselves.
As explained to Simba in The Lion King, the past can hurt - but you either learn from it or let to control you. uh or something like that

Monday, November 24, 2008

Eight is Great

I have been tagged!

Shows I like to watch:
1 - The Office
2 - Dexter
3 - Raising the Bar
4 - Law & Order SVU - even though Lane has a crush on Olivia
5 - Brothers & Sisters
6 - Sons of Anarchy
7 - Fringe
8 - ER

Restaurants I enjoy:
1 - Cafe Rio
2 - Market Street
3 - Restaurant Morelia's
4 - Texas Roadhouse
5 - Rio Grand Cafe
6 - Iggy's
7 - Applebee's
8 - Rafael's

Thing that happened today:
1 - Woke up late for work.
2 - Gave my husband a shot.
3 - Grabbed some toast, milk and a banana for breakfast.
4 - Packed up leftover for lunch.
5 - Listened to "Radio from Hell" while eating breakfast on the way to work.
6 - Checked my emails and opened mail.
7 - Worked on daily deposits.
8 - Right now - listening to music as I create this blog.

Things I look forward to:
1 - Kissing Lane hello.
2 - Girls night out with my sisters tonight to see "Twilight".
3 - Thanksgiving celebrations...aka food...aka pumpkin pie.
4 - Christmas Carols.
5 - Spring.
6 - Clean sheets.
7 - My husband singing to me.
8 - Good hair days.

Wish List
1 - Children. - Maybe I just mean a child. I may have jumped ahead a bit.
2 - That my mashed potatoes would have turned out yesterday. (I know what you are thinking..."How can you mess that up?"...right? I don't want to talk about it - those darn potatoes.)
3 - Sweet dreams...are made of these. Who am I to disagree?
4 - No more dusting and cleaning.
5 - I had more time.
6 - I had more friend on facebook than Lane. He keeps reminding me that he has more. Dang it!
7 - I would have keep up on my Spanish.
8 - Peace on earth.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Great Quote for Those Tough Days

“It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Did You Know?

Turkeys can have heart attacks. Groups of turkeys, sometimes known as a rafter of turkeys would drop dead when the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier nearby. Apparently turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining. Excessive turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so enormous that the turkeys sometimes fall over. The Pilgrim Fathers would not eat lobster because they thought it was a giant insect.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Random Thoughts

As Mr Wright and I watched TV recently, I started to think...stop laughing.

The program had a character that was terminally ill and was on her death bed in a great deal of pain. She wished she could end her life to be free of the pain but she was Catholic and knew that doing so would send her straight to hell. She asked her friend to do it for her since he was not Catholic.

Here is where my thoughts lead:

If she believed that she would be damned for committing murder or in this case suicide, why was it okay for someone else (a friend) to commit the crime just because he didn't believe? Wouldn't everyone be punished the same way, despite their believes? Does this mean if you don't believe you will be free from consequences? Do other people really believe this?

I got the "it's only TV" look from Mr Wright - but someone wrote this, someone thought about this - right?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Coming Clean

I am ready to come clean about something. I am a closet blog reader. I have publicly made fun of all of you for some time. I mocked your openness and I mocked your vagueness - all while I checked daily for any updates. My addiction to the soap operas you all call "Life" has created a huge desire to join. To come out and declare "Blogging rocks!".
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