I. am. tired.

In case the title wasn't a subtle enough tribute, I. am. tired.

I've learned that I can only push my body's sleep and stress boundaries so far before it starts sending warning signals that it will, in fact, shut down if I continue. Shut down = Get sick enough to knock me out for a few days, forcing me to rest and get better. It was reaching that point on the good ol' 24th, but I gave it a few days of nothingness in Idaho. Surprisingly, my sore throat is still around, and my neck muscles are still quite sore.

The last 5 weeks or so have been really, really good. However, I've been averaging approximately 5 hours of sleep a night. My body prefers eight. It's taken its toll, but been very worth it. Sadly, I will not get to sleep on a bed tonight like I'd anticipated. On the flip side, though, my laptop (thanks to my wonderful father) is now updated and secured and all that good stuff.

I like Hometown. I grew up here. I know lots of people here. CollegeTown, though, is feeling a lot more like home these days. It's nice to feel like I want to go home, and to have that be not my family's house. (CollegeTown, by the way, is not really a college town. Thank Heaven.)

Ok. Time for bed. Good night.


What the...?

An e-mail I got from my Elders' Quorum President:

(Subject: Missed You)


I'm sorry you couldn't make it to the Elders' Quorum activity
tonight.It was fun to be able to serve the sisters. Hope all is
well in you[r] life.

What on earth? Coming from the EQP, I might expect "We missed you at church on Sunday." He and I aren't really even friends. We're barely acquaintances. Is he being a zealous EQP? Is he trying to hit on me? What's the deal? I don't get it. I don't really even go to Enrichment, let alone an EQ activity involving washing the sisters' cars. *Shrug* I was on a double date. Hmmm. Double date with The Franchise who happens to be leaving soon.......EQ activity......double date.....EQ activity.....Um, yeah. I think I'll be spending time with The Franchise before he leaves. Not even a hard decision. :)


I just watched my first two episodes of the first season of 24. I can see why almost everyone I know is addicted to it, and I can see why Jack Bauer rocks.

The Franchise is awesome.



I just finished reading the book Inkheart. It's a children's book that has been on the Bestsellers list for a while. My brother and sister liked it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It was ok. It's the story of a girl and her father who are able to pull characters out of their respective books when they read aloud. It was cute, but too long, and not fast enough. The ending also left something wanting. *shrug* I'm done, and now it's time to move on. I'll probably get back into that sports book I purchased not too long ago.

Yes, I purchased a book about sports. I figure it's about time for me to learn a little, since I'm dating Someone who is WAY into them. He seems to be willing to teach me, but I'd like to have at least a basic understanding. It's called The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports. It's great. Despite my father's best efforts (and even, once or twice, my mom's), I did not understand what a down was. Now I do. :) For the first time, probably ever, I'm actually looking forward to football season. This is new for me, but I'm sure it will be good for me. Expanding my horizons, ya know, and all that. It's too bad, really, that The Franchise will be in Houston. I'm sure his experience and expertise would be quite valuable.


Oh? (With raised eyebrow)

I have to think, "Ha! I'll show you, music people!" instead of, "Oh, no! Will I be good enough to make Wind Ensemble and Orchestra?" Thinking the latter so much is not going to bode well.

So there! (At least it's a good start...)


"'Lucius turns and screams.' Ahhhhhhhhh!"

There is a stranger living in my house! She's cute, tan, exotic, wears short skirts, has perfect hair and loves U of U football. This will take some adjusting. She doesn't even feel like a roommate. She feels like someone who's staying here for a few days or maybe a week. This could be interesting. Today was only the second time I've actually seen her, and it was for about 10 seconds. *shrug*

After talking to a co-worker today, I realized that my life is pretty good. She's fighting several uphill battles, and it's about to get harder for her. She's a single mom with two kids. They're visiting their dad for the summer, and one of her kids wants to stay with him. If he does, she'll lose child support, which is half of a house payment. Her mom's getting sicker, and it's getting harder to take care of her. Not only are these taxing on her financially, but she's hanging on by a thread emotionally. I'm sure I'm not even scratching the tip of the iceberg. That woman is barely hanging on, and I don't know how she does it, but she absolutely amazes me. Her courage....just...everything. I really have so much and have been so blessed. I don't deserve it.

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something." (Oops! Quote now corrected.)


Can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?

Ohhhhhhh NO. Of the three of us that will continue to live in this house, I seem to have the strongest perceptions of people. I'm irritated that I didn't get to meet New Roommate in advance, because I probably would have put my foot down and said no. Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions. Maybe I'm not being fair. Maybe I just need to get to know her. At this point, I'm feeling like I would rather have paid extra rent for the month of July. :P Negatively Orange Roommate seems pretty excited about her, and probably convinced Shy House Manager to let her move in, since we "needed" a roommate in four days. Maybe it's just the half-naked, tattooed men (blech!) that are moving her stuff in. No, they're not from a moving company. Even Other Engaged Roommate gave me the "eye." I am SO glad that I now live in a room that has a key to it. Grrr.

Life has a funny way of throwing things at you that you're not expecting. I'm also pretty sure that God has a pretty good sense of humor. I couldn't have imagined that life would be as good as it is right now. Even with my shaky feelings about the new roommate, it'll work out. (I hope she doesn't mind my practicing!) School, jobs, moving, loving, practicing, talking, being with, teasing, tickling, kissing, summer, books, movies, lessons, beautiful weather, trusting, hugging, walking, yeah. Good, good stuff. It'll work out. Life has a funny way of working out the way that it's supposed to, whether or not it coincides with how WE think it should work out.