Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did you read it?

Check out what I thought, and maybe get some free art...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Two Questions and One Suggestion…

Would you ask for an onion bagel with strawberry cream cheese on it?

Neither would I.

But one of my co-workers asks for it every time someone goes to the bagel shop.

And I don’t understand that. Onions and fruit don’t seem to be a winning combination. I've been tempted to ask her about it, but that just seemed weird to me.

So, I keep my judgements to myself...well, to you, and myself.


Do you know what the following license plate frame means?

“I’d rather be…live… and alone with Melissa Etheridge.”

What I don’t understand is the “live” part. The opposite would be “dead and alone with Melissa Etheridge” and who would want that?

I also thought that it might mean “live” and in “live and in concert,” but that’s a given. I mean, if you’re with someone, you’re both “live,” right? And if you’re alone, can it be considered “live and in concert”? I’m thinking, no. You’d just be “live”.

This whole thing completely confused me, and I spent the rest of my drive in a daze.


Okay, and now for my suggestion.

If you haven’t already, stop by the 8th International Art Competition slideshow and see the amazing art from LDS members around the globe.

There’s something for everyone!

And maybe next year, I’ll have the chutzpah to submit something.

And maybe you will, too!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Random Thought… Really, Really Random…as in, What are you smoking, Liz?

We all have power.

We think we don’t; that we’re just victims of circumstance. Or of some past choice we made that we can’t escape from.

But that’s all a lie we tell ourselves.

And we tell ourselves this lie for two reasons: 1) we’re afraid of change, 2) we’re afraid to fail.

It’s that simple.

Now, as a responsible adult, you’ve made commitments that you shouldn’t break. Bills you’ve agreed to pay, tasks people are counting on you to accomplish, people you’ve covenanted to love, etc.

BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t use the power within you to change your course. Circumstances don’t have to change for you to change!

The way I see my life from the way I saw it last year around this time is drastically different. And if we were sitting together on my couch, I’d tell you all about it over cocoa. But trust me, I see my world differently. And it’s WAY better!!

I want you to think of one more thing in regards to power:

Power = Perspective.

We get trapped in our perspective. We think that this is the only way to see things. It is our reality. But, our reality is not the Universal truth. And if it’s not Universal, it can be changed.

If you understand that, YOU can change.

I’ve been thinking recently about what “truths” I live by that aren’t Universal, and therefore, aren’t really true. And then, I’ve been trying to get rid of them and alter my reality (without the use of drugs, thank you).

And although it’s hard work, it’s SO liberating!

You should give it a try…

Monday, March 9, 2009

What I learned from my first Sunday in the nursery…

1. Operation “Sunday Uniform” is now in effect. I spent most of the time trying not to flash the kids, avoid having them touch my shirt with their cracker slobber, and wishing I had worn sensible shoes.

2. Whereas before I would sometimes be exhausted from church out of boredom, I now am going to be exhausted by playing “Try to dodge a ball thrown by a 2 year old who has no sense of distance, speed, or momentum, but somehow has excellent aim for the face.”

3. I think I’m going to feel better about the fact that I don’t have children of my own. I’ll get to hug kids, help kids, and get their parents when they need a diaper change. And, I’ll also feel relieved knowing that I can go home and just sit in silence.

4. You can tell a lot about a child by the time they’re in nursery. It was like being in a mini version of “The Breakfast Club.” And I had fun speculating on their futures (while hoping that none of them actually will have to spend time at Saturday detentions when they are in high school).

5. Sometimes a cracker makes things seem not so bad.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

They don’t want trash, people!

What I saw in the DI bin when I went to drop off my donation*:

1. Old magazines. And I’m not talking about old Ensigns, but magazines like Better Homes and Gardens from 1994.

2. An old, stained (and I mean STAINED) blanket that looked disgusting. (I wouldn’t even bury my turtle in it.)

3. Old sneakers with a hole on one heel. (Do cobblers work at Deseret Industries?)

4. An obviously used pillow. Eww!

5. A lampshade. (If you could call a frame with threads of fabric on it a lampshade.)

6. Floppy disks. (Really.)

7. A stuffed animal with what looks like puke on it.

Boy, do I feel sorry for the folks who have to go through all this junk. (I wouldn’t touch it without gloves and a mask.)

I left wondering what in the world people were thinking when they piled this crap in the car and hauled it over to the bin. It all belonged in a dumpster, if you ask me.

*If you’re wondering what I donated, (you probably don’t care), it was a dinnerware set (for 8) that was in excellent condition. No chips, no cracks, no scratches. Perfectly re-giftable!