…Hit the “next blog” button? You get to see all sorts of random blogs. I’ve been doing it quite a bit lately and come across some really interesting stuff. I’m amazed at how many blogs are in languages that I don’t know, and in how many languages blogs come in. I also found it surprising how many “Christian blogs” there are out there. Of pastors or just strong believers who want to share their message. If you have some time, use the button. It’s interesting.
…Been confronted with a potential friendship that you don’t actually want? There is a girl who is really, really wierd. And not wierd in a good way. She is just bizarre. She used to be in our ward, but is now in another ward. She likes to come “visit” our ward a lot. Then she just invites herself over to people’s houses. She showed up on Christmas Day to this other family’s house! It’s odd. I find myself avoiding her because I just don’t want to deal with her. I feel bad, like I’m not being a “good Christian”, or a friendly and accepting person. But she just has so much baggage and I don’t want to have that extra stress in my life! So I have excuses for why we can’t go swimming at her condo, or I have to go to the mother’s room to feed the baby when I see her in the hallway, or I just walk in another direction. All the while, I feel guilty.
…Refused to answer the phone for an entire day because you just didn’t feel like talking to people, then when the phone doesn’t ring the next day (all day!) you wonder why no one likes you and wants to call you? Maybe it’s just me.
…Had such realistic dreams at night that you wake up confused between the dream and reality? In high school once I dreamt I was hanging out with my friends and decided to join them in smoking. It was so real, so vivid, that I could clearly smell the cigarette smoke. I could taste it in my mouth, and I remember coughing. I woke up with this horrible taste in my mouth, and I was so confused that I almost called my bishop to go confess and repent!! Since I’ve been married, I’ve had dreams where my husband left me, or he did something terrible and I’ve had to leave him. The other night I actually had one where I had to wait for him to go to work and take the kids and leave. In the dream, we were staying at a friend of a friend’s, my mom was there (and very negative about Ches), and then Parker started walking. I insisted that I had to call Ches and tell him because even though we were having problems, he still needed to know about this milestone. I woke up feeling the pain of a failed marriage and wondering why in the world I would dream that. Sometimes these vivid dreams are really funny, othertimes not so much.
…Eaten an entire batch of brownies in one evening? On Sunday a teenager in our ward brought over a plate of brownies for me because I had picked her and her two younger siblings up as they were walking home from school a few days earlier. Now, it’s been extremely hot, and this family lives right around the corner from us, so they are quite literally on the way. It’s so not a big deal. I have the extra room for three more people, so why not? She was so grateful she made me brownies. Of course I shared them with my family!! But I still ate the majority. And they were gone by bedtime.
…Actually counted how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? My brother and sister and I did on a long car ride once. It was in the hundreds, I remember that. I also remember that it made our tongues tired because when you are eating a Tootsie Pop, you aren’t actually licking it the entire time, you know? You stick it in your mouth and suck on it a lot more than you lick it. And then we were posed with the question of whether the lick had to consist of the entire circumfrence of the Tootsie Pop or of just one side of the Tootsie Pop. So I think that the commercial actually had it right when they said, “The world may never know.”