My Family

My Family

Monday, February 27, 2006

Peace and Piercings

It's been a long time since my last blog...I thought it would be easier to make the time to write every day! Last Saturday (the 18th), I went with a friend to El Paso, TX (a 3 hour trip), to deliver school kits to the Bishop's Storehouse there. It was such a rejuvenation to my spirit to have the time to just play...we spent the day shopping and eating out after our initial delivery. I have seen the carryover of peace and patience that comes from filling your own cup first throughout this past week.
So, the most exciting news of that weekend was that, (drumroll, please), after 34 years, I got my ears pierced for the first time. I am currently wearing a pair of cubic zirconian studs...and am excited for the world of earring possibilities that lie ahead. I have actually dealt with some infection in my right ear. It is amazing how painful such a little hole can be! All seems to be okay now though, so I'll continue to look forward to the end of March when I can change my earrings for the first time.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Mountain climbing

So, it took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to post a new blog to my blog spot this morning. I like to think of myself as quite the proficient technologian, but every once in a while I am reminded of the fact that I have much to learn to be truly classified among the fully Internet savvy.
This week has been intense. Pat (the love of my life) has had an internal audit at work, resulting in LONG hours at work and stress (or pressure as he says) from the potential outcome of the audit findings. Remarkably, we both feel quite peaceful about whatever comes from this...and know that we will find a way to make this a positive experience.
I'm currently trying to find some semblance of order...within my heart and in my mind. I'm not quite sure what it is going to take, but I need a different perspective and view on the world right now. I tend to get hurt easily by things that, by regular interpetation, shouldn't cause worry or hurt. I'm having a hard time trusting anyone outside of my family right now, and it seems every so often I do run into that issue...mostly because of personal insecurities I think. I've grown and changed so much in the past 13 years, but every so often, I find a place where I've got a mountain ahead of me. So, I'll lace up my boots, and pack my backpack, and start on the path upward to conquer this...inner struggle mountain of mine.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The test drive

I've been an aspiring writer for a really long time, so today, I set up a blog to encourage me to write every day. We'll see how it goes.