Today as I did a word scrambler I noticed that the same letters that spell “Prototype” also spell “Pretty Poo”.

That, I think, explains a lot.

I also noticed the latter first.

That, I think, also explains a lot.

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The bro: When I wake up my face hurts.

(Understandably as he had surgery a few weeks back. I sympathize.)

Me: I’m sorry bro. I woke up last night because my uterus hurts.
The bro: (frowns) I didn’t want to know that.
Me: … it actually still really hurts.
The bro: tmi! TMI!!!

He didn’t have anything to complain about after that.

Facing the facebook facts! It’s snowing!

It all started as a beautiful, but windy, sunny day on Tuesday 4/14.

I don’t know why, but I find it hilarious that the weather app says it’s dreary. ~Nichole

Then, the storm came in. It has been snowing pretty consistently since it started yesterday.

Fact from Facebook: It has snowed more in spring this year than it did all of fall and winter! ~Rody

In fact, it has snowed so much in the last 24 hours that lots of people have gotten on facebook to express their feelings about it!

If it’s going to snow, I want presents. ~Rebecca

Which was my thought exactly. These past seasons it has snowed in Utah: the day I got back from California back in November right before Thanksgiving, and then not again until Christmas Eve. I want presents.

Snow is not a present. Hmm… unless it’s a snow cone. That can be a present. ~Me

The snowflakes were so large this morning that it was like they were pieces of paper falling from the sky. I told my little brother this and he looked up the largest snowflake on record: 15 inches. “See!” I told him, “Paper falling from the sky!” He then took a piece of paper, his math assignment, and let it float to the ground. I picked up the mock snowflake and exclaimed, “Math homework! I hate this snow!”

Dear Utahns: You complained about not having snow this winter? Here: I’ll dump it all on you now!! 70 in January, and snow now. Why? Because screw you, that’s why. -Mother Nature. ~Conveyed to us via my sister Elona.

This just goes to show that we don’t have to have snow in fall and winter for our water. We can get it all in the spring!

Aw Utah, I wouldn’t take you any other way.

I really want to name one of my children Trouble. Another will be Random. I think the third (triplets of course!) will be Mischief.

Also, these will be their first names, so when they’re asked if Trouble (or Random, or Mischief) is their middle name they can say, “No, Trouble is my first name, I go by my middle name.” 😉

I’m going to be an awesome mommy!

Trouble

I’ve been in bed a lot lately so last week I watched the entire Anne of Green Gables series. After successfully persuading a grouchy old lady to her point of view, said old lady tells Anne:

Yet man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:7

I just love that so much because we do have a lot of trouble in this life don’t we? And, if you’re anything like me, most of it we cause ourselves! Yet I love that as we have trouble we can always rely on the Lord. He doesn’t always (almost never??) take our troubles away. Rather, at least for me, he strengthens us to move through them.

I got really sick last week, just five days after my gallbladder surgery. My mother and father didn’t know what to do for me. At 3am Wednesday morning I asked for a priesthood blessing. I was so miserable; I wanted to be healed so bad. But instead of healing, I was blessed with strength. I was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, and by Thursday afternoon I was ready to rip out the IV and stagger home (and by stagger home I mean: lay in the back seat while Mom drove us home). I only just started eating solids again a few days ago (I ate an entire banana on Sunday!), so healing has been slow. But through it all I was never scared or worried: I mean, your parents being stumped on what to do is usually a scary thing! But I knew I was in the Lords hands, and he was strengthening me. While I was in the hospital, to help myself deal with the pain and nausea I kept counting backwards in my head from ten. In my favorite book series, The Amber Chronicles, Corwin says, “The hardest thing about time is doing it.” Yet the Lord reassured me through it all that I was going to get better, and to just take it slow. And here I am, eating bananas, cereal, and real chicken broth! 🙂

It gives me comfort to know that God knew we’d have trouble and sorrow in this life, but that he also provided healthy ways for us to deal with it all. Later on in Job, Job says that though his friends scorn him (and all the other stuff he had happen to him!), “but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.” (Job 16:20) God always hears us and knows our needs, and if we endure to the end, in the end He shall wipe away all tears from our eyes. (Rev 7:17)

The BRIT diet

I’ve been very sick lately, and as a result I have been eating extremely mild foods — been on the clear liquids diet thrice now! (The Italian Icee has actually been a great “clear liquid” for me. They’re very mild. Apple Juice was even too much. So I’ve been chowing down on jello, Italian Icees, and root beer popcicles. Interestingly enough, the root beer popcicles have been the mildest clear liquids for me, and very delicious. 🙂

Anyway, every time I think of breaking back into the solids I think of the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). Only for some reason in my head it always comes out the BRIT diet. Every time I get to “A” I think it’s “I,” and for some reason just can’t think of what that “I” is supposed to be:

  • Ice?
  • Italian Icee?
  • Ice cream?
  • Italian soda?
  • Isaac Newton? Wait… That’s not right!

Perhaps it’s BRIT because I want to be British right now? Then the T would definitely stand for tea! Peppermint tea has been great too.

Note to Self

Record my giggles. Get a player with a motion detector. Hide in rafters at EA Maxis before I leave.

Bwa ha ha ha ha!