Friday, January 27

Gotta Get My Stuff Done

I went to a Service Excellence meeting at work yesterday. During the meeting they showed this clip as an example of what not to do. The funny/sad/scary thing is that THIS is my life!!! (The only exception is the Twilight Zone marathon- for me it would be a NCIS, Bones, Criminal Minds or Downton Abbey marathon.)


Thursday, January 26

A Whole Lot of Random

It's been a few weeks since I updated, mainly because nothing all that exciting has happened. How not exciting is my life? I'll demonstrate via the most recent pictures on my phone.

School started again. I'm taking Math 1010, which is pure evil. I'm also taking a public speaking class, which I actually enjoy.

Socks loves to snuggle in the wintertime. I love that about him.

I read the final book in the Nightshade series. I loved it! You can read my review here. I've read a bunch of other books too. This just happens to be the one I have a picture of myself reading.

My friend Rae and I went to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D a couple of weeks ago. We went to Mimi's beforehand. The service was terrible but the Brie and Artichoke dip was divine.

I hate Valentine's Day but these Star Wars valentines are made of awesome! Way to go Target!!

Another picture of snuggly Socks. There's a possibility I'm the crazy cat lady.

 We finally got some snow!! Yay!!

Getting my silver highlights covered up. I'm much too young to be this gray


After much resistance I caved and joined the black hole that Pinterest. I'm obsessed.

There you have it- my oh-so-exciting January.

Wednesday, January 11

Honored

Today I stood on a sidewalk, out in the cold for over two hours. I didn't have a coat because I'm a ditz and left it in the car. But for some reason I was not nearly as cold as I should have been. I'm pretty sure the reason was because my heart was overflowing with gratitude for a man that I never met. A man who gave his life while trying to make Ogden a safe place to live. 

Today I had the honor and privilege to watch the procession for fallen Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom. I did not know Officer Francom but in the last week I have been touched by him and his bravery. The funeral was held at the Dee Events Center which is located not far from the hospital I work at. A group of us from the hospital wanted to show our respect so we walked up to Harrison Boulevard to watch the procession as it left to go to the cemetery. What an amazing experience. The entire procession route was lined with flags. There were thousands of people lined up on the route as well. 


The procession began with a bunch of policemen on motorcycles. Then Officer Francom came by on a fire engine. The large, noisy crowd became immediately silent as the fire engine came into view.

The fire engine was followed by hundreds of police cars from all over Utah and surrounding states. We met a woman who was counting and she said there were 907 police cars.

The Patriot Guard Riders were there to honor Officer Francom.
The last police car was from the Ogden City Police Department. I don't know if that was on purpose but it was very appropriate.

It was such a humbling experience to stand there and witness the support. At one point a policeman in one of the cars told us thank you for being there. I was overwhelmed by his thanks because our being there was the only way we could think of to say thank you to all of them for their service. I was brought to tears many times today and will remember it always.

This a beautiful video that someone put together of the days events.

Saturday, January 7

My Favorite Books of 2011





These were my favorite reads in 2011. I posted the reasons they are my favorites here.

Monday, January 2

Twenty Twelve

I'm not really a resolution maker. I hate feeling like a failure when I don't keep them so I've given up on making them. I try to have a mission statement instead. Here's my inspiration for this year-

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou