Friday, April 30, 2010


I have this idea I just started. I am trying to get a group together of friends who want to make things for orphanages all over the world through LDS services.  They always need all kinds of toys and clothes and teach you to make them so I started a little club to go a couple times a week called the OrFUN Crafts and Service Club!  I think it will be fun... plus help orphans! :)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

This week I was on top of a chair trying to get something from my glider room and I got dizzy and fell off the chair and into my shelves.  I hurt my shoulder pretty badly. I may have torn something... I am getting it checked out. Also twisted my ankel and hurt my wrist worse.  Luckily all of this was my left side so I am not completely incapacitated or anything, just pretty gimpy and REALLY hurting.

WHY am I such a klutz?!

Anyway, we will see if my shoulder is pulled (I hope.) or torn later this week.

Now I am watching Jungle Book with little bro, BoyKid who has moved home for the summer (And I am still living both places).  I have a major headache though. So I am hurting in lots of ways right now and my mind is elsewhere (okay, I admit it. It's on MyNigerian..)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

keeping dating rules

If one of my friends said THEY were "in love" with some guy from Nigeria and wanting him to immigrate to the US I would think they were at best jumping the gun and moving to fast at Worst being played by a dangerous scammer.  SO I honestly understand the feelings of my friends, and love them for worrying.

HOWEVER, I'm not going anywhere, I'm not sending him any money, (nor has he asked me to) and all this will likely be over the next year or 2 so not THAT fast. 

Also, my rules, my dating rules, have only been BENT not broken.  Still require meeting and dating in person before anything in person. I just happen to believe strongly, and yes, I have been praying about it and feel as though I should most assuredly continue this relationship, that it WILL be serious and don't think it's that big of a deal to call him my boyfriend.  All it does is makes us more, well "exclusive" and and I know I am not wanting anyone else.

Anyway, just wanted to clarify a few things.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Better than Meds

Today I am carding wool.  Well, not so much carding as cleaning as I am just doing it with my fingers, but my plan is to have some fresh fluffy wool to my my core wool in Needle Felted creations!  I ordered Roving (the colored wool) and am excited to MAKE something.  Honestly I have been doing so much better, Depression-wise and I don't think it is due to my Cymbalta, Welbutrin, or Abilify, though I am sure they help.

1. My Psychologist, Holly, has me doing SOMETHING creative for at least 1/2 hour a day to escape from pain and stress.
2. Ola, My Nigerian.

Quilling, needle felting, planning Steamed Cabbages, drawing... these things don't actually make me not hurt (sometimes they make me hurt more... at least my hands do) but they seem to help me feel better emotionally, even from just a little half hour session of  it all.  Helps to have a project, like I do when I can go to work.  I like my work.

And MyNigerian, well, I am amazed at how happy that guy makes me.  He makes me happier, braver, more able to cope.  He encourages me constantly and is a wonderful spiritual example.  I think I'm going to marry that boy eventually. He's amazing. AMAZING!  And look at that SMILE! *Le Sigh!*

Today has been a hard day for me.  It's beautiful and springy and I should have been at church but instead I felt crappy as can be.  Hurting, and sick... throwing up with a migraine.  I didn't go to church. Didn't do much at all.

I still feel bad, but I read MyNigerian's most recent letter, did some wool, watched Bewitched, and I am feeling at least a little better. <:O)

Friday, April 16, 2010

31 and more than that butterflies

I am here at work writing a 3 hour daycamp on butterflies for 5 year olds. That's a lot on butterflies! We are making butterflies out of coffee filters, butterflies out of paper plates and toilet paper rolls, butterflies out of paint, catapillars out of paper chains, and the catapillar to butterfly life cycle out of pasta.. and ourselves. TOO MANY BUTTERFLIES for one day!

A few days ago I turned 31. THIR-TEE-WON! Whiskey Tango Fox Trot?! I'm old. (However, I have a super awesome boyfriend, so I don't much care. (Yes, MyNigerian)) But the day was pretty awesome.  My mom, BoyKid, Rinny and I went to Macaroni Grill for lunch. YUMMY!  Then, I went with the sybs to Color Me Mine. I made a gnome and a light switch cover for my glider room.
Then my whole fam went that night to Divine Comedy and laughed our heads off.

So there you go... my day. And my birthday and yes, I am still sickeningly in love with MyNigerian.

OH! And I got 3 new hermit crabs! That brings my new colony to 5! Maroon 5, Weezer, Archie McPhee, Jack, and Tolei!  They are all quite characters, too!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My First Time... no not THAT.

Okay, here goes.

I am OFFICIALY Ola's girlfied.  He asked me. I said of course yes. We talked. I did the little "in a relationship" thing on Facebook. I said I loved him. Guys, I have never said that before to a boy.  I have said it ABOUT them, like "I think I may have loved him." but never "Ola, I love you." until today.  He said he loved me a little while ago and I finally said it back and really meant it.  I DO love him.

I think I may end up marrying MyNigerian if we can ever get in the same location.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter! Happy Conference! Happy in general for a change!

This has been a great week.  Wednesday through Friday was 4-H Leadermete and I learned all kinds of crafts and skills. Saturday morning was the beginning of General Conference. Saturday night we (Mom, Rinny, and BoyKid) had a little Easter party with Megs and Jake. And today, Sunday, is EASTER, the celebration of the Lord's gift to us... and General Conference, a time to sit at the feet of the Lord's own prophets!  VERY fitting.  And all week I have been writing, and falling deeper for Ola, MyNigerian. I am haoppily twitterpated for this wonderful guy.

Things I learned at Leadermete:

Garden Stepping Stones. This was fun and not too difficult and we totally plan to teach this at a day camp at some point.  Mine is a star turned sugar glider.

Basket Making. THIS is my basket! I am proud of it. I like how it turned out though I admit I will not likely do it again, nor teach it.  Well, maybe the skill in another way... paper or ribbon baskets but not real reeds. TOO much work.

Wednesday Night we went on a 2 hour mission at the Christa McAuliffe Space Center!  We had SO MUCH FUN. Oh and we succeeded too, on our mission. Saved the 15 Red Berets! GO PHOENIX!

Thursday Morning, Rinny and I went to Beginning Yoga. OH MY HELL. Yeah, that did not work out so well for me. Pain. Lots of pain.  Still feeling it. Not "ah that hurts so good" either... just OW OW OW! But ummm, Kudos to those who love it. For me? FAIL.

Project Wild Activities. Project Wild is a great program. I think I would like to certify in it.

Beginning Quilling. One class and I am HOOKED. This is one hobby I am picking up FOR SURE and continuing with as well as teaching kids eventually. Quilling, or paper filigree, is SO FUN. This was my little quilled picture.  (It is not great, and rather simple, but it is my first remember!)

Beginning Needle Felting. This is another I plan to do again and again. Finally a sewing/knitting needlework type thing that I can do! STABBING colors into it! VIOLENT yet pretty. NICE.  I made a Demon Sheep named Mortimer. He was supposed to be a pin cushion, but he is mostly just a toy. I also made a wool bookmark with a flying sugar glider on it.  I really like needle felting!  I need to get some wool from work and do some more. I want to do a gnome. It was Megs' idea. I LOVE that idea!  She is a genius at all things yarn.

Thursday night we had an awards ceremony banquet. The entertainment was Vocal Point. They were good. Rinny knew some boys in Vocal Point back in the day. The Sacketts her "2nd Family" were in it.

4-H Goat Program. Stiffened my resolve to own a goat, holy cow.  And for it to enter "Working Goat" competitions. They are the same stuff as dogs do in Agility Training!!!!

MEANT to go to Robotics to get better at our Lego Robotics program we teach at work but I got a murderous migraine and just could not stay. That was no good.

Scrapbooking Photo Cubes. I have place holders for my pictures except for one of Jack but that was fun. I have sides for Lilo, Epiphany, Heber, Jack, Bratanik, and Tortuga. (As they are my BABIES where as my fish, crabs, lizard, and frogs... well, they are my babies too but not My Babies like the gliders, turtles, and gecko.)

Self-Massage to De-Stress Your Life. With my stupid left hand still hurting in it's stupid splint this just didn't work at all. OW.

OH and get this! At the silent auction I won a CRICUT!  I still don't know how to use it right, BUT I think it is going to be invaluable to my church calling and doing my posters!

THAT was Leadermete and it was just great.  Yay for 4-H! I LOVE MY JOB!

LDS GENERAL CONFERENCE was AWESOME.  I felt like so many of the talks were truly meant for me. I LOVE the Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  I love my family and my friends. I am so thankful to be in this church and have a chance to learn and grow. It was just SUCH a good conference. The Atonement is such a wonderful and powerful gift.  Easter is so great.

Last night Megan and Jake came over during the priesthood session. We all talked about Conference  We also went to Noodles and Co for pasta for dinner with Rinny.  When my Dad and brother came back from priesthood we all watched The Blind Side and dyed eggs. We had so much fun.

This morning the fam got up and watched Conference together and had a special breakfast. Rinny and Mom made pancakes into eggs and bunnies. HA HA!  Conference was so good.

We also watched a special on the Touring of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  The whole time I thought of MyNigerian and what an amazing singer and how he wants to be in MoTab.  So I PICTURED him singing and being in it and it made me smile.  I think whenever he finally CAN come to the US he should audition! I think that would be amazing and even though I know it is very hard to get in, I think he SHOULD try.

I think I may be in L-O-V-E with Ola.