Saturday, February 23, 2013

Monster Car.

In many ways our 1998 Hyundai Sonata has become the monster of our life.

In one way, it is like a Ghost car. It is so often in the shop that we often wonder, "Do we even own a car?"



For another it could be considered a FrankenCar: with so many of it's original parts falling off and being replaced with "newer" ones. Some days it seems like it's just held together with twist-ties and prayers.



Our car is like a Vampire, only is sucks away our money instead of our blood. We've pretty much re-bought it three times through the cost of repairs.



But of all the monsters, our car is mostly a Zombie Car. This car has come back from the dead so many times! I guess we should be grateful for that.

Boo. Zombie car.
Here is a gross picture.
Zombie!
That's all. Car troubles are not our favorite.





Friday, February 8, 2013

Gossip.

Hi friends. Thanks for the positive response to my prior post. I have discovered that honesty really is the best policy, even when it's scary or makes you look like a meanie poo poo head. ;)

So if you were a reader of the previous post you'll remember that I came clean on my 2013 resolutions, one of which was to be "less judgey" of people.

Ok guys, let's be real. This has been the hardest goal of all time. It is insane.

I really didn't realize how much this was part of my life until I voiced that blog post and sent it out into the world. Because I'd declared it publicly it was on my mind as I went through the next couple days and I noticed right away how much gossip exists in my daily life.
At work my coworkers all want to talk about each other. I've worked there longer than anyone else, so even my boss will come to me to vent. My front desk manager has become one of my very best friends, and as such we have a hard time not comparing notes on every single person in our lives-husbands included. (Sorry hubey!)

At school I get super judgey in choir, because you know, choir's ma thang, and I get all twitchy about when it's not being done right. haha. I'm even judgey of my choir director. (WHO AM I?? WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME??!?) Boom. There. It's out. I am a judgey Mcjudgeface.

And don't even get me started on Fast and Testimony meetings. Let's not even go there.

***Can seriously NO ONE in Provo understand what a testimony is???!???***

Ok...so...Just wanted to pop in and say, "Heeeyyy...I've got a serious gossip problem."

In Junior High me and Xan (I think it was Xan?? Correct me if I'm wrong) would say,

"The first step to recovery is addmitting you have a problem!" And then we'd wave our hands in the air and shout,

"I HAVE A PROBLEM!"

This is what I'm doing right now. Loud and proud.

I was going to put a picture of someone raising their hand,
but this one was funnier. 
So there's the first step I guess. And the second step is to change your habits. The hardest part about this, I've found in the last week or so, is not being able to control other people wanting to tell you things. 
I am a good listener. 

...That's not a valid excuse, but I am. So...That's that. 

I'm still not sure how to successfully veer a gossip-y conversation into a non-gossipy one. At least now I can tell the difference. 

Anyways, that's the update. I'm trying to think nicer thoughts and say nicer things, but I guess it really comes down to just being less fascinated with everyone else's lives. haha.  I need a hobby. 

So there you have it! Update on resolutions part 1! 

In regards to other resolutions, I have been baking more and I did do a workout last week which was KILLER! 
Note: Don't stop working out for two months and then expect to just pick it right up again. Your muscles are going to HURT! 

Maybe I'll write another post about spiritual updates. ...Maybe. ;) Stay tuned.