Moments are the molecules that make up eternity.

-Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Saturday, May 23

Try

Every day is like a blank canvas waiting to painted, or in my case, a blog post waiting to be written. I rarely write though. Why don't I write? Hmm... a number of reasons: because when I wrote often I spent too much time at the computer; I find I have less to say- or maybe I feel like what I have to say isn't important... Can you tell I'm blah today?

Blogging used to be therapeutic for me and I had goals to network with my blogs. I became discouraged, and stopped. I have a journal I write in about as often as I blog, maybe more.
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" -You've Got Mail
Most of my days are predictable. And while I like predictability, I know I need variety. Comfort zones aren't necessarily comfortable. Yesterday I visited with some friends about the trouble of being introverted and how it often takes someone else to pull me out- they could relate which made me feel less like a freak. On the way home, Bryn wanted to ride with the top down and listen to the radio. The song "Try" by Colbie Caillat came on. It touched me. I'll share the link to the video- it's worth watching.

Speaking of predictability, I made bread today. It smells delicious. I worked out this morning with Katherine- before eating or drinking anything. I won't do that again. I did drink water during the workout, but my energy stores were depleted too quickly for me to keep up like I normally do. Tomorrow is the last day of week 7 of Piyo. Next week is the last week. I created a calendar for my workouts for the next 16 weeks- alternating Turbo Fire and Piyo (even though Turbo Fire is supposed to be a 12 week program). I'll end on my sister, Rachel's birthday.

Johnny is gone with Katherine and Travis on our ward's Youth Temple Trip to Dallas. Olivia, Ella, Bryn and Samuel are watching cartoons. Our friend, James Talbot, was here playing, while his family also went to Dallas, but he just left to go play at another friend's house. I'm waiting on laundry to finish so I can change it out. The sun is finally out- we've had rain nearly every day for over a month. And when it hasn't rained it's been overcast. There is rain in the forecast for this evening and the next 10 days. It's kept the temperatures down, but it's been terribly gloomy.

Johnny's dad went into the hospital last night. He had shoulder surgery May 1st, and the incision site seems to have developed an infection, which went into his bloodstream. He's not in ICU, and has a good doctor, so he'll go home on Monday I think.

Maybe I'll blog more often. I'll try. Here's the video:

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