Sunday, September 25, 2011

We went to my in-laws for dinner today. My husband has been working every week, and we only get to spend about 35 hours with him, we get Saturday nights, Sunday and Monday mornings. My mother in law is an amazing cook, and anytime her son(my husband) wants something she will cook it for him. So last week he asked for her amazing mole (don't ask how to make it because I don't know, I only know that it has chicken, chocolate, peanut butter and some kind of mix that comes from mexico) anyway, it is really good so she made a big meal for us today, enchiladas, mole, rice and beans. We had a mexican feast, and it was YUMMY! While we were eating she asked me if I got to watch the General Relief Society meeting yesterday....and it hit me that I had completely forgotten about it! In my defense I have been sick, and yesterday I spent ALL day cleaning the house so that my husband would come home to a clean home.......foolish! Well I'm glad I did it, but because I was so concerned about cleaning I forgot to watch the Relief Society meeting. My mother in-law asked me to watch just one talk with her today, President Uchtdorf's talk on "Forget Not"
So we sat, and watched it. You can find it all the talks  here
I love General Conference time, it's always EXACTLY what I need to hear....this talk was so powerful for me today. Here are the 5 Forget Nots
1. Forget not to be patient with yourself
2. Forget not the difference between good sacrifice and foolish sacrifice (see foolish, that I was cleaning instead of watching Relief Society general meeting)
3. Forget not to be happy NOW
4. Forget not the "Why" of the Gospel
5. Forget not that the Lord loves you.

"You are not forgotten.
Sisters, wherever you are, whatever the circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you, with an infinite love." Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Take this stress test.....this is what I had to do for one of my classes this week....write down the number next to each event you have experienced lately, and then add it up....the results will be at the bottom. 
 In the past 24 months, which of these have happened to you?
Read each of the events listed below, and check the box next to any event which has occurred in your life in the last two years. There are no right or wrong answers. The aim is just to identify which of these events you have experienced lately. If taking this inventory online, the total should be automatically calculated by clicking on "Calculate Results" button. You may also click "Reset" to take the inventory again at any time.
(You may want to consider extending the timeline (e.g. 5yrs, 10yrs), if you believe it might be more relevant to your current situation

Life Events
Life Changes Units
Death of spouse
Martial separation
Jail term
Death of close family member
Personal injury or illness
Fired at work
Marital reconciliation
Change in health of a family member
Sex Difficulties
Gain of new family member
Business readjustment
Change in financial state
Death of close friend
Change to different line of work
Change in number of arguments with spouse
Mortgage over $100,000
Foreclosure of mortgage or loan
Change in responsibilities at work

Life Events
Life Changes Units
Son or daughter leaving home
Trouble with in-laws
Outstanding personal achievement
Wife begins or stops work
Begin or end school
Change in living conditions
Revision in personal habits
Trouble with boss
Change in work hours or conditions
Change in residence
Change in schools
Change in recreation
Change in church activities
Change in social activities
Mortgage or loan less than $30,000
Change in sleeping habits
Change in number of family get-togethers
Change in eating habits
Christmas alone
Minor violations of the law
Under 150 points- Congrats! No serious problems for you.
               150-199 points-Mild life crisis, 33% chance of illness such as headaches, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, chest & back pain, ulcers
                 200-299 points- Moderate life crisis, 50% chance of illness such as headaches, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, chest & back pain, ulcers
Over 300 points-WARNING major life crisis, 80% chance of serious physical illness
So there it is....I got over 300 points, and this test did not make me feel better! Now the point of this stress test is to hopefully see what you can do to DE stress your life. I'm stressed just thinking about what to do to DE stress! I think I may fail this assignment! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

I have finally decided! Yesterday while spending all day in front of a computer getting caught up on my online class, which is Human Relations and Career Development I decided I'M GOING TO DO IT! The assignment I was working on was on short and long term goals, and I know that we are told from the time we are young to write down what our goals when I was in Young Women they asked us to write down our goals and what we want in a husband,  my list always went like this
                                                 -I want to get married in the Temple
                                                 -I want to have kids
                                                 -I want to be a stay home mom
                                                 - I want my husband to be nice, Tall and blonde with blue eyes(no joke)

This is what I always wrote down, and I got what I wanted, most of it, (other than the tall blonde and blue eyes) haha, but I got better than that I got Rick!) Ok, so it didn't happen in that order either, but what I'm trying to say is that I never really wrote down, or thought about a career (other than to be a model when I was a young teen) I know that being a mother, wife, stay at home mom is the greatest thing I will ever do...but I now understand the importance of an education, and I never took that seriously. I've always had pretty good jobs, working for the WIC program was great, I started that when I was 18 in 1998, the youngest employee in 3 counties of that Health Dept, and I continued with that until 2008, 10 years working for different Health Depts in Colorado and Utah. I know this is getting long....back to what I was saying about writing down my goals, it hit me as I was writing things down for this assignment, the power that writing things down has, when you take it seriously. So I will be an RN. I have been thinking about it for a few years, but never took the steps necessary to make it happen. What I want to do as a nurse is very specific, and may take a while, but I want to work in Labor and Delivery/Postpartum. I want to be around new mothers, I want to help them, I want to continue being a big breastfeeding advocate. So I changed my major yesterday at school,  there are only 4 pre-requisite classes that I need to have done before I can get into the Nursing program at SLCC. I'm am so excited. I know the road will be hard, but so so worth it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

                               I started my Herbalife program this week...I'm excited. In the beginning of the year I lost 10lbs in a month with it, and felt great. Seriously the best products. After all, I need to look good for                           February for the BIG event, that I cannot reveal yet.
                                                            AND....this is on it's way right now

Jillian Michaels scares me....but she knows her workout, so I'm going to give this a try since running is pretty much a big FAIL for me. Get me ripped Jillian Michaels!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I had to add this's hilarious! I'm celebrating today because I got 100% on my first Algebra test....Ok well maybe it's Elementary Algebra, but you guys don't understand, I have NEVER scored 100% on an Algrebra I'm pretty dang proud of myself! My high school years were HORRIBLE! I did not get good grades until my 11th and 12th grade year, and never in Math! I barely passed Math when I was in High School. SOOOO here's to me! Oh and this is my 70th blog post, so If I can hurry and get 30 more posts, I will do a giveaway....a good one, I may have to ask some blog giveaway experts, but I'm thinking MAKEUP, because it is my most favorite thing in the world....and math.....NOT!