Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pure Bliss

It is common conception that Hell is hot.
I don't believe it.

Heat I can handle. (I secretly love the feeling of when it's the hottest part of the day in the middle of summer and I get into a car that has been sitting in the sun and it feels like my skin is scorching)

Hell to me is frigid temperatures.
It is an understatement to say I hate the cold. Why I have lived in Utah and Idaho most of my life is beyond me, I must be a glutton for punishment. Actually, I know I am a glutton for punishment, I currently keep my house temperature at a whopping 57degrees!! (I guess my destest for paying the gas bill trumps my disdain for the cold).
But please be comforted there is a happy ending to this story that comes sooner than July! I invested in a little ray of sunshine during these cold dark winter months. And be assured it is absolutely 100% pure bliss!
That is right, I am talking about my dual control electric blanket!
I get home from work, turn on my electric blanket, make dinner (freeze my guts out in my iceobox of a house) and then I crawl into my deliciously warm sheets! It's like getting into a hot tub but I don't have to get wet OR take my clothes off.
It's Love.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In the Mouths of Babes

A prayer by a 6-year-old:

"Dear Heavenly Father, Please help me remember what I learned in church so when I talk to my brother I don't say things like: stupid, you're dumb, I hate you, idiot, name of Jesus Christ, Amen"

.....Well, at least you got it out of your system....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read - I always have.

I think it stemmed from infancy, some of my earliest memories are climbing up on my moms bed at night to listen as she read us books. Now I know a lot of parents read to their kids at night, but this was different, she had 4 daughters right in a row so she read books like: Little Women, The House in the Snow, Emma. I am pretty sure I was 8 years old when I read (well listened to it read) Jane Eyre.

But of all the books I have read, and out of all my favorites I have picked just a few to share with you...
I started thinking about this on Sunday when I was talking to my little Sunday school class of 6-year-olds. I asked them what their favorite book was? They responded and then asked me what my favorite book was when I was 6, and with out hesitation I responded:
I loved this book growing up! To this day my favorite flowers are Lupines.
(I decided not to give a summery of my favorite books, you will just have to go read them, which is the best part anyway!)

This next book was elementry school. I moved when I was in 4th grade and this was the book I saught comfort in:
You would think I would like to run after reading this book, but I don't.
It might be hard to believe but I was really into Harry Potter growing up. In fact I loved the series before it was even a series (well before even the second book came out). These books were like 10 years of my life, my entire adolecence I was attending Hogwarts!

And now, finally, my all-time favorite novel (I can't say book, because I really do love the Book of Mormon the best)......

If you have not read this book I highly recommend it! I cannot count how many times I have read it, and every time I retract something new from it's wonderful story. Situations arise in my life and I can relate it to something in this book, and it always teaches me a lesson.
It's a must read!