My Facebook withdrawals have gone down a bit. I cheated on Friday when I was feeling bad for myself. But I got on, looked at one status, cursed, and deactivated again. Ha! So I’m officially happy with my choice. I haven’t figured out the news problem, so I’m pretty fuzzy on everything happening in Ukraine, but I’ll get on it.

I should be reading Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann, but I can’t get myself to focus on anything. It’s Monday, the first day after spring break, and the air is heavy and a storm is coming and the wind is fierce.

My computer is at the apple store because apparently a hard drive cable is busted. It was only $50 to fix, but then they said my battery is swollen, which is why I haven’t been able to use my mouse pad correctly and why I can’t use it without the charger cable. That was another $150, so oh well. Cheaper than getting a new computer, if the apple store guy is telling me the truth that my computer will be all better.

Tonight Spencer and I will be trained on our calling to be volunteers at primary children’s hospital. It has taken three months because we had to get shots and recent immunization records and more shots and ya dee ya duh. Finally we have our badges.

I organized all of my papers and worksheets from middle school. I know it sounds crazy that I kept all of them. I’ve kept them in drawers for eight years! I stuck them nicely in a binder and it’s been so fun to look over the worksheets. I kept them because even then I thought, “If I want to teach this in the future, these might be good references…” and I’m so glad I kept them.

I’m in a pretty good place with church and everything right now, but I have one little thing to say. When men or women are asked to give a talk on the importance of women in the church, just leave out the whole priesthood part. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “Even though you don’t have the priesthood…” That sounds so condescending. I know I am important to God. We are all aware that women don’t have the priesthood. So don’t say that phrase. Just talk about how awesome women are. Do I sound like I’m nagging? Sigh, oh well.

I’ve written this up in like 10 minutes. I guess I’m just bored and full of thought and blogging is better than doing anything else on social media. In my opinion.

Spencer and I need a few miracles. We’ve gotten one this month. It was a coincidental miracle. One where someone could say, “That’s not from God, that was just coincidence.” Either way it’s a miracle to me and I’m thanking God for it.

Other than that, I’m good. I’m still reading These is my Words. I’m almost done and don’t want to be.

Harrison is in Mexico after two 10-hr layovers just so he could save $100. I wish he would have asked for another $100, but it’s over and he’s in Mexico and I’m praying he is happy. This is the first time my little big brother has been away on his own and I am so thrilled for him.

Have a good day.


  1. Should I send you a PowerPoint presentation on Mario und der Zauberer? I had to hold a presentation about it with a friend (:

  2. I would love to look at it, Ann-Kathrin. 🙂

  3. I’ll go one further: I don’t want to listen to any man talk about women. They’re all patronizing even when they don’t think they are. Ugh.

  4. Okay I send it to you this evening (:

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