Showing posts from October 13, 2013

October Challenge #18--How have you changed in the last 5, 10, or 15 years?

Over the years I have changed quite a bit.  Oh wait, does this mean how I have changed?  Or how my lifehas changed?  Maybe a little of both?

In the last 5 years:

I started school, got my RN, totally changed careers and stopped working at the place I would be forever.
I started working at the hospital in the Labor and Delivery department, started working on my Master's degree, and started working as a clinical instructor.
I visited Hawaii and I'm off to the Oregon Coast next week.
I lost my mother, my father-in-law, and the husband of a good friend.
I gained a new son-in-law, Zane, and then he moved my Tasha to San Diego.
I became the ward choir director.
I gained 50 pounds

In the last 10 years:

I ran my first 5k race, and didn't die!
I became a grandmother.
I lost my son.
I took my family to the Cayman Islands.
I learned that sometimes "everything is going to be ok" means that life is hard but I can handle it.

In the last 15 years:

I'm not sure that I can even …

October Challenge #17--What are your favorite/least favorite chores around the house?

Chores around the house - is there really a favorite?  I know that there are some that I don't TOTALLY hate, but for the most part I could go forever without doing household chores and never miss them!  I'm pretty sure that the reason I dislike chores so much is because I am a frustrated organizational failure.  I have deep desires to organize, but I fail miserably at executing the organization.  Thus, I do NOT have a place for everything and I have to make decisions about where to put things every time.  This sends me into a panic, so I avoid it!

Here is a very basic list of chores and my feelings about them:
Laundry - I don't hate laundry, but I do seem to procrastinate doing it until there is nothing left to wear!  I kind of enjoy folding clothes as long as I do it while sitting on my bed watching something fun on television.  However, after the clothes are folded the need to be put away - and that is what I hate!  Weird. . .
Dishes - As long as I don't have to cook…

October Challenge #16--What is your love story?

I have probably posted my love story before, but I love thinking about it, so I'm going to tell it again!  

I was good friends with Brian who was the Regional Young Adult representative.  At that time the Young Adults were a very large group who had frequent activities and at least one dance a month.  These activities were all well attended and there was usually around 100-150 Young Adults attending the dances.  

At one activity the speaker made a comment in his talk "We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth".  We took that very seriously and adopted the phrase "we need 12 hugs a day to remain mentally stable" as our theme.  Throughout the entire community Young Adults were asking, "have you had your hugs today?" to every person they saw, and then would give them a big hug.  
One evening Brian brought his friend, Kim, into the Pizza Hut where I was working.  I had not met him before, but it…

October Challenge #15-- Record something that happened in the last week.

My dad will turn 80 years old later this month – what a monumental feat!It is especially amazing since he honestly planned to only live to be about forty!I will be out of town on his actual birthday so we decided to celebrate a little early.
Robin had a GREAT idea for a gift.  We designed a t-shirt that said, “I just turned 80.  If lost please contact one of my girls” and then it had a picture of all of us, including Julie.
Of course I offered to do a slide show.  Ashley did most of the labor searching the scrapbooks and scanning pictures of dad.  Then together we put together the slide show with some of dad’s favorite music.  It took a ton of time, but it was worth it.

Roxane offered her home for the party.  She got him some practical gifts like a toothbrush, toothpaste, as well as socks and shirts. 
We had a wonderful time!  Dad’s brother Verle and his wife Leone joined us for the celebration.  We bought pre-made hoagie sandwiches and sandwiches from the deli along with pumpkin pie and…

October Challenge #14-- What is the story behind your name?

According to Behind the the Meaning & History of my name is:

October Challenge #13--What do you like/dislike about your body?