All posts filed under: Analyzing Infinity

Yeah! Daylight Savings Time is BACK!

Am I the only person in the whole wide universe (ok… world) who feels that Daylight savings time just flat out feels more normal that what they call “Standard time”?  I just like it better.  It feels natural.  Maybe it fits my circadian rhythms (HA!).  We had a discussion about them this past week at our house.  What?  You didn’t?! Maybe it’s because it means winter is pretty much over and I’m good with that.  I get crazy (umm.. some might say cranky is a better word) about this point and I’m ready to dig in the dirt.  And I’m going to dig in the dirt this year.   I LOVE Spring!  Absolutely love it.  I can’t wait to have the windows open and have a good breeze blowing through the house. I’m ready for Green too.  Green in the trees… more daffodils than crazy early bloomers who thought it was time to bloom and who have now been frozen for their efforts (frustrates me every time!   See… I get cranky.)  But in a few weeks we’ll …

My bucket list

A tag going around facebook had me wondering “What IS on MY bucket list.”  Some of the things on that list are… some of them aren’t.  The great thing is, I’ve done some of the things on the list…. but I’ve added to it.  So.  In no particular order.  My list. Go to Scotland Go to Italy See places that Kevin has seen (Paris, Greece, Singapore) See a Broadway musical (Done!) Go to New York City Go on a quilting cruise Ride a motorcycle – maybe even own one Swim with the dolphins Learn to paint (sort of done – could learn more) Take portraits Have a vegetable garden (why is it so hard to put down the things I’ve actually done!) See the Golden Gate Bridge (Done) Go to Disney (Done) See Niagra Falls (Done) Go on a cruise to Alaska Stay in a Bed and Breakfast (Done – want to do it AGAIN!) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch (Done – WON’T do it again – it SWAYS!!!!) Gone to Washington …

Connect

Whether you set resolutions or not, it’s tough not to reflect at the beginning of the new year.  We look back on the previous year and take stock.  Where were we this time last year?  Are we better now than we were then?  They often lead to what we can do to improve things that might not be as good as we’d like.  I began to think about this a month ago as changes started to happen with my calling.   About the time I was released I saw this post over at I Believe in Miracles where she asks if you’ve picked a word for the year. Just one word to focus on for the year. Hmmm… Oh, yeah. That got me thinking, to be sure. Then there were many other posts as New Year’s Eve approached. As I read this one over at Segulla about “Playing Big” my word started to come into focus. Something I’ve felt lacking in me. I need to connect. Connect through service, listening, and, if prompted, shared experiences. I …

It’s like death and taxes……

Over 2 years ago I was given the assignment to be the president of our church’s Primary organization.  This organization is for children 18 months to 11 years old and there were around 40 children there each week.  I wasn’t prepared for the rush of love that I felt for every single one of those children.  And I knew when I was called that there would come a day when it would be someone else’s turn.   That day was today.  Next week it will be her turn to listen as they sing, “Once There was a Snowman!” lightening fast or “I am A Child of God” as the last song of the day.  It will be her turn to make sure to call on one of the children to say the opening prayer.  It will be her turn to listen as they tell her about their Christmas.   She’ll be wonderful.  I will miss them, but it was time. Next week I will try not to cause too much of  a disruption in Sunday School with my husband.

Are you Bold?

Or maybe not so much… I saw this tag on Della’s Blog and it’s kind of interesting to go through and both see what you HAVE done and what you’ve chosen NOT to do.  Or maybe you just haven’t had the opportunity…. It made me think a little… Ok… everything makes me think.  The things I’ve done are in bold.  Feel free to swipe the tag for your own and take inventory yourself.   1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland  (Would Disneyworld Count?) 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo (How about a solo on an instrument?  or sung a duet?) 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty …

It’s FINALLY here!

  I spent the morning finalizing my research.  Like I hadn’t heard enough right?  I didn’t look at the presidential candidates.  My choice there was decided long ago.  State and local elections could be just as interesting where I am.  So I started with my local newspaper to view the whole cast of characters.  Some of them are indeed characters.  I read through lots of issues on a lot of websites and I’ve made my decisions. This will be the first year that G. will get to vote as well.  It’s been cool watching him put his opinion together on what’s important to him and why he will vote. So what’s important to you?  Whatever it isand whatever your decision… GO VOTE!  You matter.

First Thoughts and Impressions

I love General Conference.  I’ll post more later I’m sure, but the first session was so amazing I just couldn’t wait to post a few of the things that were stand-outs for me.  (These aren’t all quotes.  Some have to do with the topic of the speaker’s talk) When I was little all of the temples that were built at the time fit in a circle on the front of my Book of Rememberance.  Less than 30 years later and that would be an impossible cover to achieve.  Amazing. Spritual Benefits of a Simplified Lifestyle.  I need to simplify my life and there are so many ways I can do this and need to do this.  I took a lot of notes during Elder L. Tom Perry’s talk. Prepare to participate in the Sacrament – (I think I talk a little too much before Sacrament Meeting.) “She put Faith and Hope into action”  – Now that is cool.  I need to do that more. I am so glad that someone over at Segullah issued the …

Don’t hate me because I’m a morning person.

Most mornings I’m awake well before the sun even thinks of getting up. When I’m at Girls’ Camp I even manage to do this without the aid of an alarm clock.  Most mornings I love listening to the world wake up.  Even traffic sounds different in the morning than at night.  There seems to be a hushed quality to it.  I know.  Crazy.  Most mornings I love watching the sky change colors.  No two mornings are ever the same.  Some are cloudy and as the sun rises it burns through in sections giving just a peek at the day ahead.  Some have just a touch of puffy clouds allowing the sun to create something better than a silver lining, a gold lining, as it rises.  Other mornings there is just a bit of mist around some of the fields giving an ethereal stopped-in-time quality to the moment.  They’re just never the same.  It’s awesome. Most mornings I get a chance to read, or work on files, catch up some work, plan seating diagrams, go grocery shopping… take …

Tag! You’re It!

If you’ve blogged for any time at all you’ve heard of tagging… Here’s one that makes you think just a bit.  And just to share the love – consider yourself tagged (that’s how I got it, so it’s only fair! – and let me know if you don’t mind so I can read your reponses.  That’s the fun in these things anyway!) 1. If every job paid $50,000 a year, and you had no physical or mental limitations, what would you do? Probably what I’ve decided to do – Graphics Design.  When I was younger I wanted to be a Robotics Engineer.  Honestly – I’m not sure there is enough visual creativity with that job.  Although I really enjoy reading about where technology is progressing and how it works.  I like learning how DVD’s are made and why the newest memory is faster than the old memory and how many processes it’s able to perform.  Most of what I’ve learned is from reading magazines.  The math I’d have to take at this point scares me …