Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 2 of the Dream Journal

So last night I had a few dreams...and some of the turned into weirdness that doesn't really make any sense, so I'll start with the one I remember the most:

Dream #1: I dreamed that I was sitting in church next to this lady's kids. They were two little girls and they were playing with silly putty. I'll admit, the silly putty game got a little out of hand and they were waiving it all in my face, so I took the silly putty away. The older little girl said that "Anna" was gonna start crying and Anna got up and went to her mom and started crying. Her mom then took the silly putty away from me and told me I was too young to understand and that I shouldn't be disciplining her kids. Ouch.

So let's have some background to this story...At church on Sunday there was this family sitting behind us with two little kids. Their little boy (who was probably about 6 or 7) was throwing a huge fit about anything he could think of. At first it was because he wanted cookies, and then it was because he didn't want to share his cookies with his sister. He was also kicking the walls and kicking the bench we were sitting on. This went on for a good hour (I mean, how long can a kid complain about cookies?) and he was not being quiet about it. The room was pretty quiet, so I'm sure everyone could hear him. The whole time all his mom was doing was saying "sh" and "I'm gonna put you in the corner." Even he didn't believe that she was actually going to follow through. My mom would have pulled me out of that room so fast I would have forgotten what I was whining about. Needless to say, I wanted to kill the kid and so I had to try really hard to just be patient and realize it was not my problem...I guess I still haven't learned my lesson. Darn silly putty.

Dream #2: This dream is about my friend Bonnie...I think....I don't remember it really well because I'm still thinking about that darn silly putty dream, but I just remember we were on the bottom of a grocery cart (you know that bottom shelf that sometimes little kids sit on? What, you didn't do that when you were a kid?) and she was telling a funny story and we were laughing hysterically...There was one other person there with us but I can't remember who...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dream Journal

So I'm just about to start taking finals and graduate from law school. Yes, I survived and it's a miracle. Unfortunately, my brain is freaking out. As a result, I have terrifying dreams. Here are the latest:

Dream #1: I have just a few minutes before I have to take a final exam. I immediately remember that I have not been going to class all semester, and I'm just going to wing the exam with some notes I got from a friend at school. Too bad it's not an open-note test. So I'm frantically trying to memorize as many cases (law cases) as I possibly can and in walks the teacher. It's time to go. Then I realize that I haven't downloaded the exam software (yes, in real life we have to have special exam software on our computers to make sure we aren't cheating) onto my computer and it's going to take me a few minutes to do. I'm so distressed at this point that I wake up from my dream. It took me a while before I realized it was just a dream and that I actually HAD been going to class...I also immediately downloaded the exam software onto my computer.

Dream #2: I have to give the graduation speech at school. I have just a few minutes before I have to stand up in front of everyone and I'm just barely getting started on writing it. Balls. I woke up from this one pretty quick - again, I was super stressed out and had to tell myself over and over again that I was not actually speaking at graduation.

So what I know from these dreams is that I'm super stressed about school, I feel unprepared to graduate, and I'm so used to procrastinating that my brain thinks I do it all the time now. Way to give me some credit.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Can I just say how much I LOVE Christmas? Seriously. It's the best. Right after we have a day of Thanksgiving and are able to think about all the things we're grateful for, then we have a whole SEASON of giving to give to loved ones and to people who are in need. We also get to celebrate Christ's birth spend much-needed time with our families.

This year, Paul and I get to go home to Oregon to be with my parentals and I can hardly stand that it's only three weeks away! I'm excited to be in the cold, rainy, foggy weather and look at Christmas lights and drink hot chocolate and be all bundled up and cozy. I'm excited to have a fire in the fireplace and to sing Christmas songs and play the piano at the house. I'm also excited to watch old Christmas movies that my mom makes us watch every year...and maybe some new ones, too.

I just feel so happy and content right now. I'm sitting in my happy little apartment with my perfect wonderful Paul and thinking that we are so lucky to have so many blessings in our life. We have good friends and a good ward and Paul has a good job and I'm learning so much at school and we have so many opportunities in our lives to progress and learn and become better.

I love love love love love life.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Sometimes I just want to do this:

Instead of this:

And I'll tell you this for sure, when I study I definitely do not feel as happy as this kid. TOTALLY misleading.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Break

Halloween sugar cookies.

Pumpkin spice candle.

Reading Dracula instead of studying.

I love you, life.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Dear October,

Clean house. Cinnamon candle. Rainy morning. Snuggled in a blanket.

I knew you were gonna be good. <3

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dear Life

You have me pretty busy these days, but I am still finding time to enjoy the little things.

For example, I noticed that it's getting a LOT cooler in the morning. This makes me extremely happy because it means that "Fall" is coming. Well you know that I live in Arizona, so there's not much of a Fall here, but I can still enjoy the 80-90 degree weather way more than 110.

 You know what else I like? Apple cider in the grocery store. And pumpkins. And scented candles. I will miss the leaves changing color and the crisp, cool air that Fall usually promises, but I suppose I can do without it. 

Here are some other things I've been really happy about lately:

 Paul! He makes me really happy and he makes my life so easy.

No-bake cookies. Delicious.

I'll All the stuff I'm learning at school...seriously. I have NEVER had a problem with having headaches before (I'll be honest, I thought people mostly made them up), but this semester I get headaches nearly daily. I blame it on the fact that I have to learn so much in so little time.

Halloween is coming soon...I love this holiday. I'm going to watch "scary" movies like Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic. Love.

My momma is coming this weekend! So excited. She won't be here for long, but we get to go to Oregon for Christmas and I'm pretty excited about that. We just bought out plane tickets yesterday.