general conference weekend

so, it’s general conference time, again.  i love it.  this general conference was really good.  a lot about family, marriage, and serving.  it was the church welfare’s 75th anniversary, and it was neat to hear so many people address what the church does for the world.  my boy had tickets for the conference center for saturday afternoon and sunday morning sessions.  so, we went to those.  then, he dropped me off at katherine and joe’s to watch sunday evening.  katherine made some delicious corn and leek filled peppers, with couscous and homemade cornbread [she’s such a chef.]

you can read the entire conference here, and these are some of my personal favorites: elder cook, president eyring, president monson [saturday afternoon especially], elder scott [always], elder holland [always- and especially if you are a non-member trying to understand what general conference is exactly]

sunday evening we went to my grandparents house for a little family home evening [boy drove up to meet us for that.]  it was great talking about the importance of family while being surrounded by family.

this week’s recap:
– i found what my internship is exactly.  i am a co-curator of a warhol and murakami exhibit coming out sometime in august.  i helped choose the pieces for that on friday. [so cool!]
– weather was awesome all week, until sunday [when it snowed]
– i am awesome at “just dance” [the wii dancing game]; i am only so-so at the kinnekt dancing game
– i made a quiche [so good] and chocolate and m&m cookies  [see pictures below]
– three more weeks of school [but only two more weeks of classes]

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festival of colors! [sans photos] and new resolutions

i ended up going to festival of colors yesterday.  there’s a huge krishna temple in spanish fork, and every year they have a color throwing to celebrate holi… a krishna holiday [i think]. i don’t much about the holiday, all i know is you dress in all white, get scented/colored chalk, and throw it on people. it was way fun.  i went with boy, his siblings, and a couple of friends from my old ward.  there were some hilarious times- mostly between us and children [yes, seven or under].

sorry i don’t have any pictures, yet.  there all on boy’s camera.  but there were some good ones. trust me.

last night i went emergency grocery shopping with boy for the things he needs today: cereal, frozen pizza and pringles. [wow. such a guy.] it made me remember how sad it is to not be able to cook.  so, i decided today that i am going to have a sunday dinner, every sunday, where i make something for reals. so far, i have compiled recipes for mediterranean risotto, my aunt’s yummy pasta salad, sausage, chard and lemon lasagna, gruyere and parmesan souffle, backed rigatoni with tiny meatballs, quiche lorraine and chicken tortilla soup. sounds delicious right? i also want to bake desserts that i have never tried- pies, cakes, fudge, chocolate dipped cookies.

so here’s to a colorful weekend and a delicious future!

best weekend ever!

i ran my half-marathon [13.1 miles!] it only took my 02:13:48.  if i didn’t have to go to the bathroom, then it would’ve only taken 02:10:48.  stupid bladder.  but i felt so good! [today, not so much]

here’s jen and i at the finish line.. an hour after our finish.

also, i heard back from my internship!  i got it! you are reading the words of BYU MOA’s new contemporary curator’s intern.  that’s right.

goals accomplished.

happy new year!

this inspired my current new year resolutions:
. i will do something out of my comfort zone, every day
. i will read more books, and less facebook updates
. i will have genuine conversations, not just talks
. i will have real relationships
. i will do yoga often, getting in touch with myself
. i will exercise more, and rely on endorphins, and not sugar, for my high
. i will stop eating sugar
. i will have 5 fruits and veggies a day
. i will smile everyday, even at strangers
. i will have a 4.0 this semester
. i will dominate a half-marathon
. i will think less and live more

random thoughts

currently, i am content, neither ecstatic nor depressed.  it’s a nice feeling.

in an attempt to better prioritize my life, i’ve logged off facebook until after finals (next friday).  instead of wasting my time doing nothing on that, maybe i’ll be more productive in other aspects of my life: blogging, cleaning my apartment, cooking/baking, scripture/ Ensign reading, and just reading in general.  I’ve also wanted to re-start yoga.  maybe that’s what i’ll do in the mornings instead of facebook stalking people.  yes.  good plan.

any book suggestions?  any music suggestions?  any favorite yoga programs?

sorry it’s wavy.  i got out of the shower and decided to not do it.

i’m bored with my hair.  i’ve tried dying it, growing it out (including the bangs), and changing my part.  any thoughts?

i’ve decided to start a “no make-up” monday.  it’s going well.  also, i want to stop wearing mascara and only wear lip color.  i saw it in the j.crew catalogue, and i fell in love.

i haven’t shaved my legs in a little over a month… too far?

sorry about this rant.

xx