Thursday, July 30, 2009

Play VS Reality

I've been unemployed for a couple months now and I haven't really been worried about it.
At first I was pretty stressed about finding another job and such - but I'm past that now. I have been doing projects with mom and sister, traveling places, visiting friends, playing with the nephews, and just all around not seriously searching for a job.
I have decided that I should probably start doing that though. I want to move to a new place - Knoxville just isn't where I want to settle down. I guess I'd best start researching again as to where would suit me best to live.
I'd rather accept reality and get a head start on things than get bit in the butt and regret all the playtime I had and procrastinated.
Here's to no more procrastinating and starting to find the next adventure in life.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


For those of you who don't know - I'm what is popularly known as a 'Mormon.'
I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The other day I was out with some friends who have different beliefs in life than I do and we started having a small discussion about religion. It was pretty interesting to hear what they had to say. We all definitely agreed on the fact that throwing your religion is someone's face is not helping you convert them to it. It's really doing just the opposite. But by just living a good life and doing what you believe - that's the best thing.

I then thought about past friends and discussions on religion. And I've definitely realized that it's easier to follow my beliefs and the follow what I believe is right/wrong when I'm around those who believe differently than me. They know my reasons and they respect them and that's the end of it.

It's the friends that also "believe" the same things as me, but act and do differently than what they've been taught and/or what they believe is the right thing. As an example I can say, "No thanks. I don't drink. It's against my religion." But then having those "jack-mormons" there, they just laugh and don't care. It's their religion too and they are drinking anyway. So then it's easier to succumb to things because they believe it, but they are doing against it.

Having friends of other faiths makes me feel as though I need to be an example. I need to actually act and live what I believe is right so that I can show them what I believe. I can't claim to be a 'Mormon' and then do things contradictory to the beliefs because that shows a terrible example. It wouldn't be living my religion at all - so how can I possibly claim that religion if I'm not living any of it's teachings?

So - here's to everyone I know and meet that either are or are not of the LDS (Latter-Day Saint)faith: I am a member of the 'Mormon' church and I'm going to try to show that through my actions. I would hate to have anyone meet me and then be completely surprised that I'm 'Mormon.' I am not perfect and I have a lot of things to change, but I am working on it and will try to be better.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Joys of Summer

Aw... the nice sunshine.
Relaxing out by the pool, surrounded by pretty and brightly colored flowers - reading a book while the kids splash in the pool. The occassional splash reaching outside the pool to cool me off just in time to keep me outside without having to submerge myself beneath the cool water.
The mornings of having a delicious breakfast (or somedays more of a brunch) on the porch while again enjoying the beautiful flowers, nice sunshine and distant sound of birds.
The wonderful picnics at the park with tasty watermelon and sandwiches.
The nites of seeing the stars and fantastic lightning bugs flashing off and on among the trees and bushes.
The weekends of camping, the days of sunshine, the months of vacations, and the relaxation of not having to get up early or go to work.
Oh - the joys of summer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Car ride with a bug

On the way to the park - I could've sworn a big bug flew in the open window. But I couldn't see it on the floor while driving. And it was quickly forgotten once we got to our destination.
While driving back home - I heard it. And then I saw it walk across the floor of the passenger side, fix it's wings, and then fly out the window again.
It was as though he flew in haphazardly, layed on the ground (whether napping or unconscious) for awhile, and then left again. It was a safe and clean place for him to hang out for a bit. Strange.

But then it reminded me of the part of "You've Got Mail" when Kathleen Kelly says: "Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are.”
And I decided that the beetle/bug/thing was just hitching a ride because he was too lazy (or maybe tired) to go all that way alone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Slacker in the posting...

This is my 201st post - I believe.

I used to do posts much more often - not very entertaining ones, but at least it was something I suppose.
But lately - I haven't felt much of doing that. I don't feel like I have anything to say. At least not anything to post publicly (haha).
So I suppose after getting to 200 posts on this blog... it may start to slow down quite a bit. Sad really. I was hoping to do so many more. Perhaps I will do better as things start to pick up.
My days consist of attempting a 'to-do' list that will probably never get done (mostly research and long-term projects). And also an attempt at entertaining two little boys (which is GREAT birth control, if I haven't mentioned that before). And other than that... not a whole lot.
I've become a home-body. I don't go out much. I like to stay in bed and somedays I really have a hard time getting up in the morning. No serious reason to, so why not stay comfy in the blankets? But I always do - at some point, usually around 9:30 when the little rascals show up.
I guess I have a few things in the works for entertainment soon... and then perhaps I'll tell you all about it. Until then - go read a good book instead (that's what I do a lot of).