Sunday, November 29, 2009

At the Car Wash. . .

A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to wash the car. So I drove down the street to the car wash, and put in my quarters and started the high pressure soap. As I started to spray my car, a homeless man walked by and stopped to yell something at me. I asked what, because I couldn't hear him, and he walked closer still talking. So I stopped spraying and asked him "what" one more time. Then I heard him say "will you please spray me on high pressure?" I asked if he was serious, and he said "yes, spray me hard." So I did, not remembering that I was using the soap. But he said thank you and walked away. Now, I don't know what is worse, the fact that I soaped a bum or the fact that I kept asking him what, inviting a potentially scary person into a car wash bay with me. Either way, I thought that was probably one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me.

Even stranger. . .I saw him the next day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's About Time!

I know, a little late, but Congrats to Megan (Mike's sister) and Tyler! They got married at the end of October and I think everything turned out perfect. They got married in the Daybreak Temple and it was so beautiful. I didn't ever go through the when the open house was going on, so it was really great to be there with them on their day. Also, she was the only bride that afternoon, so it was really intimate and nobody was rushed. We had the whole temple to ourselves.

The happy couple!

Megan, Katie and Rachel

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Do You Ever Have Those Days?

So, as much as I love being here in California, there are some days when it gets kind of lonely and I find comfort in my new friends, Stacy and Clinton. From TLC's "What Not to Wear". I love the show and look forward to it. Well, on one particularly gloomy day, I was watching said show and had to leave the room. So I paused it and went to do whatever it was, but when I came back to my friends, this is what I saw. . .

I couldn't help but laugh out loud, and then think to myself that I have no real reason to be feeling the way I was. I got myself up (after the show, of course) and remembered that I have so many things to keep me busy, and so many things to make me happy, and of course I am thankful for all of them.

This picture has been cause for many conversations lately, and I am glad that the TV paused where it did. This woman was excited because someone she knew was getting a make over. It wasn't even her! In my life I need to appreciate the little things and enjoy the things that make me happy. I am pretty sure I won't be running around screaming with my hands in the air, but on the inside, this is exactly how I feel. No, not every second of every day, but I try to feel this way at least once every day. Some days are better than others, but I have been blessed with so much that I can't help but give back by being happy and trying to make those around me feel the same way.