Thursday, March 12, 2009

All at Once, One Day it's Spring (some day soon, maybe)

So I've been pretty amazed lately by the awesome people that I am lucky enough to be in contact with: my roommates, my friends, my family. They're just all incredible, and I am very blessed to have them in my life. I realize that my circle of friends comes and goes in waves. Sometimes it feels like I'm surrounded by people I can hang out with and drop in on anytime, and then there are times when I feel like that circle has contracted. The people in the smaller circle are no less valuable to me; in fact, usually that is indicative that they mean more to me. But I am grateful when those times come that the tide is rolling back in and I'm able to make more friends and expand my circle. And then there's my family. A circle that never contracts, but grows and grows as time goes on. Yes, unfortunately, there come those times that we lose loved ones, but I'm at a point in life where my family just keeps growing: marriages, babies, all that. And isn't it awesome how quickly we can come to love the new additions to our families? It's great. We. Are. Great.

Esther likes to look sheepish for the camera

Times are pretty much going the same as ever before with work and life. Mainly my days shift with the people I see and what I might do with them. Last week I got to see my friend Bethany, and I was SO happy to see her! We went to the mall and made fun of stupid movies by mockingly pretending to want to buy them (and actually, i came really close to buying one . . . hahahaha). Then we got to talking and laughing and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is another one of those things that reminds me that Bethany and I are basically the same person, four years apart from each other. All right, maybe not "THE same" person, but pretty dang similar. She rocks.

For some reason, the roomies thought my hair looked hot this night.
You can't see it, but they're right.

Speaking of stupid movies, I went with my friend Megan to see Twilight in the dollar theater last Monday. We were actually shushed by a movie usher for laughing too hard at and making fun of the previews! I don't know exactly what Megan thought of Twilight, because it was her first time seeing it (my third, everyone . . . golly . . .), but if it was anything like I thought of it, she won't be anxious to see it again except to mock it and giggle. (okay, okay, i'll admit it. there are parts of it that i like. but after a third viewing, those parts are getting to be fewer and farther between.)

Last weekend, Esther went to DC . . . for a very fun reason and weekend which is not my place to blog about. (dang it.) But when Esther leaves, I feel like my social life is completely gone. Total exaggeration, obviously, but it's actually harder for me to find people to see and do things with on the weekends than it is during the week! Something just isn't right about that. Fortunately, Saturday night came along and Jeremie came over! I was so happy to see him after a month of him being away, and he could be leaving again for good this coming weekend, so I'm glad he made the time to come and see me (well, he comes over to see all of us, but i was the only one actually home at the time). And he showed me a video that has made me just want to smile and be happy all the time, and I've watched it once every day since then, and it's awesome. I have since shared it with co-workers and other friends, and I think we're all feeling a little more validated. Jeremie also came over on Tuesday night (once esther was back), and we spent more time just being our silly selves that we are. Hooray for us!

Dallin takes joy in the discovery of a tricycle in the bishop's office.

One last thing: There are two things I don't like about Daylight Saving Time.
1) I lose an hour of sleep by putting my clock ahead on that night.
2) It goes back to being dark in the morning when I leave for work.

However, there are two things that I REALLY like about Daylight Saving Time.
1) It's bright outside later in the day and I get to enjoy that.
2) It's a sign that SPRING IS COMING!!! Woohoo! Come on, we're all happy about that, aren't we?


"A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body." -Unknown

1 comment:

VK said...

Hey You! Just wanna say I LOVE PDST after the first 2 or 3 days when I get used to waking up earlier.
Have a fun spring!!!