Monday, October 27, 2008


So, I've really been feeling the need to write lately. I've got this idea that I think could be fun, but I need help to do it. When I tell people I'm a writer, so often the people I talk to say something like, "Well you should hear some of my stories." I think most of them have no intention of ever writing their stories, but they just want to tell me their stories. So, I'm inviting stories. I'd like to write a fictionalized collection of short stories about being LDS and single. Since I haven't been there in a while and I only have my imagination to go from, if you've got anything you'd like to share, I'd be thrilled to hear it! I will fictionalize the stories, of course, and share them with you before I attempt publication. I'm hoping to get stories that can have a positive spin. Spread the word! And e-mail your stories to!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Eight, Eight, Eight

Thanks, Rach! Let’s play!

Eight TV Shows I love to watch:
1. Heroes
2. Battlestar Gallactica
3. Chuck
4. The Office
5. 24
6. Scrubs
7. Deadliest Catch
8. Science Channel

Eight favorite places to eat:
1. TGI Fridays
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Café Rio
4. Taco Bell
5. Noodles & Co.
6. Village Inn
8. My parents’ house

Eight things that happened yesterday:
1. I took the kids to school.
2. I went to a CLA (computer lab assistant) training session and learned about thinkfinity and social bookmarking
3. I finished the critique I was working on for Covenant.
4. I made nachos and spinach dip for dinner.
5. I wrote a chapter in my latest attempt at a novel.
6. I read Alma 17:13-18 with my kids.
7. I talked to my mom on the phone for ½ hour.
8. I went to bed by 11:00. (amazing!)

Eight things I look forward to:
1. Jason’s play being done so he can take a break.
2. Maida’s production of Grease.
3. Halloween
4. Thanksgiving
5. Christmas
6. Our Sterling Singers concert in the Tabernacle on November 29
7. A trip to Disneyland in the spring (hopefully)
8. Figuring out Jessi’s seizure med dosage.

Eight things I love about fall:
1. Cooler weather
2. More versatile wardrobe
3. Pumpkin bread, cookies, pie, cake, etc.
4. Football
5. Holidays
6. All the baking
7. The scenery
8. Hot chocolate

Eight things on my wish list:
1. A new car, preferably a hybrid that gets killer gas mileage
2. An add-on to the back of the house—4 rooms, including two bedrooms, an office, and a room with a hot tub.
3. New carpet throughout the house, the rest of the house painted and a new floor in the kitchen.
4. A full tuition scholarship for Maida.
5. A quick, easy way to lose weight and still eat what I want.
6. A laptop for each of my kids, tricked out with the things they use the most.
7. Enough money to get my whole family out of debt.
8. A cure for cancer and autism

I tag everyone who reads my blog and hasn’t been tagged yet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Letter F

Here are my 10 favorite things that start with the letter F. (Thanks, Rach! I love to play!)

1. Number one is easy! Family. I love, Love, LOVE my family.

2. Freedom. I love the fact that I live in a country where the thing that holds me back most is myself. I am free to live my religion according to the dictates of my conscience. I am free to vote for whom I choose and to spend my money at the establishments I wish to support. Freedom is awesome!

3. Fiction. (I'm predictable, yes?) I love fiction because it has an uncanny way of telling the truth. I love to read it, write it, critique, and revise it. I love it in book form, play form, and film form. Fiction is awesome!

4. Friends. I have such wonderful friends! I don't see them often enough, but now with the joy of blogging, I'm able to keep in touch! (Plus, I get to write! Yeah, love the blogging thing. But that starts with b....)

5. Fresh Flowers. I especially like daisies because they are simple and happy and they come in all colors. I also like the smell of lilacs in bloom.

6. Fun! I love to have fun with family and friends!

7. Faith. I love my religion. I also love the basic concept of faith--it is the driving force in everything we do. Faith is belief that is strong enough to cause action. It's a simple, yet astounding concept.

8. Feasts. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love food. (A little too much, I'm afraid.)

9. Farthingale. A farthingale is a hoop skirt worn in the 16th and 17th centuries. I would love to make a farthingale for myself someday.

10. Facade. It's a song from Jekyll and Hyde, this awesome little show that's playing at Rogers through November 7th. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Check it out!

I posted a new 1/2 hour activity on my school blog. Check it out. Makes me laugh!