Monday, January 25, 2010

It's near midnight and I'm too lazy to

make a real midnight snack, so I'm chewing on saltines. Most people would probably never on their own accord eat numerous plain saltines straight from the plastic tube like this. But ya know what. I like how they taste. And yes, my calories may be completely empty, but at least i'm enjoying them.

I'm not gonna lie, these would be a million times better if they had some Light Creamy Swiss Laughing Cow cheese on them. Oh baby, that is the best! I think Derek told me that one of his sisters, either Laura or Stephanie loved it, so I thought i'd give it a try.
It is now my favorite thing. :)
What's your favorite midnight snack?


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I dyed my hair

DARK. It was really starting to bug me that I had this weird mousy brown at the top and then reddish tips. eww. So I took the plunge. I've liked it when I dyed it darker in the past.

The other day I felt this compulsion to dye my hair blonde. It took me about 10 seconds before I remembered I don't want to be blonde. That was so high school :)

Sorry I don't have a picture of my hair. I need a better camera and I need to learn how to download pictures to my computer. Yeah, I'm pretty helpless when it comes to that kind of stuff.

But anyways, yeah, it turned our pretty well! I like it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I love the Rexburg Temple!

It just takes my breath away. I love that I live less than 2 blocks away from this beautiful building. It looks over the little town of Rexburg, and adds a good feeling to this place. I love that I was there when it was dedicated. It's the best thing that could ever happen to Rexburg, Idaho.
Did you know that President Hinckley passed away only a couple weeks before he was going to dedicate it? There was a one month delay and then President Thomas S. Monson had his first temple dedication as President of the church here in Rexburg. It was so neat!
This building is pretty in all types of daylight. An especially breathtaking view of it can be seen outside the boundaries of Rexburg on the freeway. It is this pillar of light on the hill. I'm surprised there aren't a bunch of wrecks , because it is certainly eye catching.

Rexburg really has been so blessed with the addition of the Rexburg Temple. Going there weekly has been a special blessing in my life. It is a source of peace in mine and a lot of my peers lives. It really is wonderful.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Last Week. Math Class...

My peers and I took a survey so the teacher could show us an example of a histogram using our data. She asked for our resting heart rate. When she created the histogram, comprising all of our heart rates, I was surprised and even embarrassed at what I saw.

Mine was 104 beats a minute. Little did I know that the average persons resting heart rate is between 60 and 80 beats a minute.

Not only that, but an athlete's should be significantly lower, so that was strange too. Needless to say, I was a major outlier on the graph, and not in a good way. Ok at first it was kind of funny, but as the class period went on I grew more and more depressed.

What was wrong with me? I try so hard to live a healthy lifestyle, and I have nothing to show for it?

Moments after class ended, I made an appointment to see a physician.

I went to the appoinment, they took a blood test and found that an overstressed lifestyle paired with Anemia was the diagnosis.

Anemia (iron defficiency) can raise the pulse to unnatural levels, which explains the occasional breathlessness and tightening in my chest. I think I've gone untreated for a while. 6 weeks of iron pills should help significantly.

The doctor asked when and how I relaxed. What I did for me? The only answer I could think of was's not enough. I found myself getting teary eyed as the sweet, matronly physician urged me to find time for me, to bring down my pulse a natural way.

Today, I have
1. read the newspaper
2. painted my toe nails
3. looked through a mgazine
4. taken a nap
5. written a letter

No more overscheduling, no more pushing myself to the limits, no more thinking I can do everything I need to no matter how much time I have. And no more scheduling relax time. It's going to be daily and it's going to be spontaneous. Oh, and no more lists! (for awhile at least...)

Ok, is it weird that every time I say or hear the word 'anemic' I think of a frog ribbitting?


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not only is Brooke White beautiful...

but she really does sing so well! She came to the BYU-I campus this last weekend and I saw it with Derek. It was so fun!

Brooke was a contestant in American Idol, the same season as David Archuleta, and she came in 5th. I rooted for her that season. She is so cool. And she's LDS, which is even cooler!

I had forgotten how strong her voice was. She can really belt it. She's kind of my American Idol. She sings, plays guitar, is completely gorgeous, and she's kind of a laid back, hippie personality.

I want to be like her when I grow up.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I am so bad....

Here I am on the second floor of the library supposed to be studying and I'm doing what??? Blogging of course. I literally have hours of studying ahead of me today and yet I have been looking at other people's blogs the past half hour. I am so bad. No, maybe it's other people's fault. Yeah. Hey, everybody! Stop making these amazing, creative, interesting blog entries ok!!! I'm really busy here!!!

Well, anyway, college life has begun again. This time I have all my siblings here with me. It's wonderfully comforting. Instead of looking at all their pictures this semester and missing them, I can just stroll on over to their apartments. It's an incredibly unique situation, and I love it.

I have five classes. The goal is a 4.o so I can get a full tuition scholarship. Derek is in two of my classes so he'll be a great help in that.

I love 3 out of 5 of my roommates. The other two are a little scary/mean. But I'm bigger than them, so no worries.

I will post pictures of my room later when it's all unpacked. I know, Derek, is all done, but girls just have more "stuff".

Ok, I really got to get back to work now. LATER!