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I can't remember the last time I was as bored as I am now. I've done laundry, attempted cleaning, took a nap, watched TV, researched some things on the internet, ate cherries, and finished reading Breaking Dawn. I'm officially out of things to do. So, beware! This is one of "those" blogs.

First off, I've casually mentioned that Cory and I are planning a trip to Hawaii in December. It's no special occasion, we just really, really want to go. I'm not going to really talk about it until I have the receipt of purchased tickets in my hand. We're almost done saving the money we'll need and unless something really big happens, we're going. I just don't want to jinx it because it seems too good to be true :)

Anyway, in researching things we want to do while there, one of them of course is to see the USS Arizona. I know it's quite an experience. Honestly though, I'm really scared I am going to have an "episode". If you've known me longer than a few hours, then you know my biggest fear is deep, murky water. Or better yet, the huge things IN the deep, murky water. Just seeing a picture like this:
scares the crap out of me. Also to give you another reference, I almost hyperventilated watching Cast Away when he's floating in the ocean with all the whales. Just thinking about it makes me shiver. I hope I'll be able to handle seeing a huge ship under water, because it really is something I want to experience while we're there. 

Switching gears, life is great here. Cory still loves his job. He said to me the other day, "You know what? Work is long, and some days are boring, but I never dread having to go." Then he grinned. We're both so happy he's been blessed with something he enjoys. Even if it does require him to get up at 4:30. In other news, I met with an adviser as SLCC last week. Turns out, I will graduate there in December! I'm really excited to know that I don't have another full year to go. I still won't transfer to Weber until next fall (tentatively) so I get an extra semester off to refuel. That will be nice. 

We're heading to Jackson Hole Monday and won't be back until Friday. Then Saturday we're leaving for Manti for a wedding. Before we depart on our adventures, I would like to leave our blog with the thing that's been on my mind the most:

It's so easy to condemn others. How quickly we tear them down, hoist ourselves above them, shake our heads at their actions or covet what they have. But does it make us feel any better? Never. Instead we need to discover and acknowledge their talents, stand shoulder to shoulder, reach out a hand to help, and realize how blessed we are regardless of what others have. So much time is wasted on wishing things were different; wishing things were "better". If we take a moment and arrange our priorities to what really matters, then we'll be much happier.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad that someone has the same fear as me about the water!! I was in Hawaii and forced myself to walk slowly through an entire store of nothing but pictures of underwater creatures and everything, I don't think I took a breath the whole time I was in there!! you'll have to let me know how you handle that when you go :) Have a blast!!!