Tuesday, July 24, 2007

tag! you're it!

hmm...well, I guess I have been tagged. By TWO people! Thanks Jill and Michelle...NOT! :) Man, I have been avoiding doing it, because I haven't wanted to really sit down and use my brain. When I sit at the computer, I try to avoid using that part of my life. I am like a computer vegetable when I look at blogs, so this is going to be a stretch for me. ha! now, don't I sound like a winner or what?!

Seven things about me that you may know, may not know that is "funny, random, silly, whatever" (taken from Michelle's blog) and "These facts can be happy, sad, or whatever" (taken from Jill's blog). Hmmm...ok.
(p.s. these are in no particular order.)

-i love sound. When I am by myself at home or if Aaron is studying on the kitchen table and it is like I am by myself, I always like having some type of sound going on. For this reason, I have the t.v. on low most of the day or turn on my computer and have music or podcasts going. Like right now, for example, I have an australian radio pod cast with Nicole Kidman as the guest going in the background. Am I listening to it at all? No. But...it is sound. Should we analyze this? Feel free. I have some speculations, but I won't bore you with those right now. Oh wait! you already are bored! :) oh well. I'm tagged, what do I do?
In case you want a cool website to listen to different sounds/music/audio books...go to this site. Aaron showed it to me. It is neat because you search for songs or whatever and then you can make a playlist and then it plays ...it. Pretty complex, I know. It is good because I can listen to songs from High School Musical and other great things :) (me too michelle).

-i just got asked to be a seminary teacher. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was me, freaking out. I use the word "asked" and not "called" because, apparently you can turn these things down. Yeesh. But, alas, I said yes. So, beginning August 27th you can know where I will be every single weekday except school holidays...at the chapel. Class begins at 6, but since I am the teacher (go figure) I should be there at 5:45 a.m.
Wow. I told Aaron a few weeks ago that we should make some goals to be better at scripture study and really study. ha! Well, guess who got a call that VERY NIGHT! :) It's my fault, I know. jk. I really am excited about it...and wow, what an excuse to really get into the scriptures.
I'm just overwhelmed. I mean, I was IN seminary approximately two minutes ago. !!! You know, the STUDENT! And I had teachers like Brother Halverson, who is incredible and knows the scriptures and their applications like the back of his hand! Me? When I found out I am teaching Old Testament I wanted to cry. Oh, wait! Did cry.
Anyway, so get excited. I am.

-i have a love/hate relationship with the phone. I am not a fan of talking on the phone unless I am really in the mood. But I love to text message. What a beauty. You can communicating without really "talking". Love that. Also, if you try calling my house phone, you'll probably get my answering machine (if it is working). Every time the power goes out, it shuts down the answering machine...so, because it has been so stormy for practically the entire summer, we consequently don't get messages. We don't really answer the home phone, b/c we only got it for the internet (which we use WAY too much).
So, if you want to get a hold of us, call our cell phones.
And if you don't have one of our cell phone numbers, well, sorry charlie. Guess you can't talk to us. :)
And, my friends know that I am pretty bad with calling back in a prompt manner. I call back, but don't be mad if it is a day or two later. :) Hope no emergencies happened. Oh! and leave a message if you want me to call back. Oh! and I don't answer numbers that aren't already on my phone...so, again, leave a message. Way too much information.

-i am a procrastinator/deadline/wait until the absolute last minute person. 'nuff said.

-i love naps. LoVe love love naps. One of my best friend's mom always used to take a nap in the afternoon. I love that. I hope I can be just like that when I grow up. It doesn't have to be an hour or two hour deal, even for a half hour is good. I just LoVe to sleep. We could analyze that one too, couldn't we?
My mom always says this "how would it be!?" when she finds out that I have been napping (that word sounds like i'm a little baby or something), and to that I say this: "It is all about priorities. If a nap is important to me, I schedule it into my day." and then she tells me all of the things that need to get done by her in a day, and I again say, "where are your priorities mom? obviously a nap isn't one of them, and if it was, you'd take one yourself." and then we finish our conversation and then I'm tired. So, I sleep...again. It's my priority :) just kidding.

-i love to surf. the internet, that is. I love looking at crafter's blogs and getting inspired to create my own unique things, (notice my list of inspiration links). I use their ideas as a jumping off point. I love how you can learn how to do ANYTHING on the internet. I wanted to learn how to hem pants, so I searched for it and viola! I see step by step how to do it. I want to make a new quilt, so I search for it and get crackin'. Love that. Love the internet. So does Aaron. Lots of days you can see us at our kitchen table with both of us on our laptops just surfin' (as we fondly call it). What is funny, is that Aaron probably loves it even more than I do. Now that is a strong love. We probably will always have wireless station in our house with laptops by our side. Always.

-last one? hmmm....I better make it a good one. hmmm.... i told you that this deep thinking is hard for me.
Okay, maybe I can combine this one. Life is good. I love the fact that I have the knowledge of the gospel and it touches EVERYthing in my life. I mean, without it maybe I wouldn't have had the desire to really get married to Aaron. We could have just moved in together had a fling and when we want out, we just give back the apt. or house key and leave.
Had we not wanted to develop a REAL deep love and make covenants to be each other's support and promise to grow spiritually together and all that other good stuff, I don't know if we'd be here right now. You know?
Even now...I think to myself, how did we really do it? I mean, I was so fickle while we were dating, back and forth, saying "maybe we should take a breather for a minute..." but, I knew it was right. I had a confirmation that it was right and that we could/would be happy. So, we did it.
Best decision ever. Best ever.
I love having the tools to happiness. I know what to do to be happy. I love knowing. Knowledge is power, isn't it? The hard part is really DO-ing all those things to be happy. Luckily, I married a DO-er. And that I have a support system of DO-ers that inspire me to be better. Basically I am a lucky girl. Thanks team. Thanks for helping me use my brain.

TAG. you're it. I officially tag whomever is reading this blog (and if you've already done it, you don't have to do it again unless you want to or if you want to add anything to your list, feel free. You can have an addendum. Love that word).
BUT! if you must need an official tag...then I tag:
Natalie J. Monson, Sarah Stucks Craig (yes, that means you have to update your blog again), Sarah B. Johnson, Jandee M. Jones, Kirstin W. Starr, Kelly ? Babcock (i don't know your maiden name's initial!), Kajsa Nielson, Melissa Jessop, and Kemy Nielsen Bates (this is an excuse to finally do your blog!). Again, ANYONE who wants to has an excuse to list 7 things about themselves, even if I didn't officially "tag" you. Consider this your tag.

Whew! Breathe first. Now, get crackin'.


aaron said...

love it...

thanks for the love.

great blog. i'll check it everyday!

erika said...

Melissa--I love your blog. I love the way you write--it makes me laugh out loud (or lol for you text messagers). I am going to Dear Lizzie's today to find your cards--they are adorable!

Kristen said...

Wow! Good luck with the seminary thing. Oh my, I am not sure I could handle that. What grade are you teaching?

melimba said...

9th and 10th graders! !!! but, luckily I know a few of them and they are pretty great. So, I'm calming down a bit. :)

Russ and Nat said...

Ok, so all of those unanswered phone messages totally make sense to me now! Some of these things are quite surprising....I had no idea you were a procrastinator!! Love it....and you!!!

Kristen said...

You might be teaching my sister then. She will be a sophomore at O'Connor.

Three Girls & A Man said...

Oh my goodness!! I wish you the best teaching seminary! That would be a very scary thing for me! I am sure that you will have a lot of fun with it though! I love reading your blog, you are so funny!
I never heard back from you about how you know Andrew Ballstaedt...??

marc and michelle said...

Great blog melis! YOu are too cute! I loved reading your seven things and I loved hearing about life. You are so funny and have a great way of putting things. Love the blog. Love you.

Mike and Kelly said...

What is this about you NOT liking beans? Our computer was down so you will have to check my blog again in a few days. Plus I needed a Harry Potter break from life...Hello! Anyway I feel like I know you so much better now. Good luck with Seminary, and no, I will not substitute for you.

The Basil's said...

You crack me up! Good luck with the Seminary Teaching thing-- yikes! No, you'll do great and the kids will love you! You are so awsome!

Tim, Melissa & Dylan said...

Gee, thanks for tagging me. I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with 7 interesting things to share like you did - it was fun reading yours! Definitely a few in the list that helped me learn more about you. You're great!


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