Monday, November 19, 2012

A New Member of Our Family

So on Friday morning, I dropped Morgan off at his ride to work and was driving back home when I noticed a garage sale sign. Now, those are everywhere and I rarely pay much attention, but this one caught my eye.

I felt strongly I should stop, but remembered I didn't have any money on me, so I thought about returning later. But then I got another impression to stop, so following the Prophet's counsel "I have learned... never to postpone a prompting" (find the talk here), I turned and followed signs to the garage sale.

Lo and behold, at the very front of the sale stood a vacuum. (Just as background, since we have mostly tile in our house, we haven't bought a vacuum yet. They're expensive! But we have been wanting one so we don't have to borrow my parents' every time we want to vacuum our room.) I asked the lady running the sale if it picked up well and she said it did and then offered me a discount. :) She put the vacuum aside while I ran home to get some cash. And now we are now proud owners of a vacuum. And she was right. It really does pick up well.

Blessings for paying tithing? Probably. Blessings for following a prompting? Probably. But I know for sure that the Lord is aware of me and my needs. Like President Monson, I marvel:

I never cease to be amazed by how the Lord can motivate and direct the length and breadth of His kingdom and yet have time to provide inspiration concerning one individual.... The fact that He can, that He does, is a testimony to me.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Salt water

I believe I was a teenager when someone talked me into putting salt on a slice of watermelon. "It will taste sweeter!" they said.

No. It tastes like salty watermelon.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Internet quotes

So we just saw a quote attributed to Shakespeare that does not sound very much like the Shakespeare we know. (It is beautiful, though.)

Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love time is eternal.

There is a similar quote by Henry Van Dyke:

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.

Does anyone KNOW if that first quote is really by Shakespeare? I want a source for the quote. I actually like Van Dyke's better anyway, but that's beside the point. We just don't think that the first one sounds very Shakespearean.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The happy ending

So seeing how disappointed I was at missing my favorite (maybe - I've only seen it once and that was awhile ago now) musical, Morgan decided to spend the evening making me laugh. We watched a funny movie and then a series of YouTube videos by these guys:

If you just skipped watching it, shame on you. :) Less than three minutes and you'll laugh your head off. And never think of the dentist the same way again.

Then we looked at memes on Pinterest until way too late in the night and laughed a lot more.

Boy, I am grateful for Morgan.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Too late


Okay, not actual tragedy, but something sad.

To me.

I saw "She Loves Me" my freshman or sophomore year at college. And I loved it. And I have always wanted to see it again.

Tonight, we passed a sign on the way to a meeting that said a local high school is putting it on. I got SO excited! On our way back from our meeting, we checked when it would be playing. Tonight. (We passed it too late.) Tomorrow night. (Stake Conference.) And Sunday.