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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sore bodies, hearts and healing


Do you ever get the feeling you should get back in shape? Then, after getting that feeling, do you do way too many things in one day?
That was my Thursday. Picture #2 up there, was the basketball hoop we shot hoops at at the end of day of learning two new dances, doing a zumba class, kettle bell swings, planks and stretching. 
I'm only now getting over the soreness.
I can still feel it in my legs and for some inexplicable reason my arms are sore today. 

Friday was my nephew's first birthday party! Also, I had to pick my mom up from the airport. She left us for a few days to go party with her cousin. Yes, we were all jealous.

Saturday was... busy. Picture 3 was the sunrise at the temple. I got to do family names for one of the temple workers. 
Then we were going to go do Just Dance for a ward activity. Which is actually THIS Saturday. So we swung by Hatred's and had cupcakes at her yard sale. She wasn't actually there though, so we went to Merr's to hang out. Fast forward 2 and half hours later of chatting and I went to lunch with a friend from college. We'll call him... Billiards. Bill or Billy for short. Since I caught up with Captain a few weeks ago I've decided to be a better friend to the people I've lost touch with. Hence lunch with Billy. 
Then after lunch with Billy I went home, showered, and left for St. Vincent De Paul with my ward. This was my second time going and it was a lot of fun! Although I will admit, serving in the kitchen was less fun than serving in the cafeteria like I did last time. Mostly because I didn't really get to see the people we were serving. I saw a lot of the people from my ward, but not really those who were being helped. I won't lie, homeless people make me feel uncomfortable, and I'm slightly afraid of them. But I've been trying this year to see them more as people, not just as something I want to avoid. I've been trying to look them in the eye and smile or say hello when I pass them on the street. And I have been terrified almost every time. But it isn't necessarily their fault that they don't have some place to stay. If I were them, I would at least want people to see me as human. 
So that was Saturday.

Sunday was a homecoming in American Fork. 
Then Captain and I drove up the canyon for a bit. We listened to Sunday music and talked about life. I keep thinking we're going to run out of things that we think the same way on, but when it comes to matters of the heart, the deep stuff, we think pretty much the same way. Then we watched Meet the Robinsons and showed each other some of our favorite church songs. 
A couple of my favorites are:
 
6' 2" by Marie Miller


I Am by Nicole Nordeman

Sometimes I just need that reminder. I can't count the number of conversations I've had in the car, speaking out loud, praying out loud. 

Also, this song:



So that was Sunday. A little more heart healing, just by the fact that we both are broken. Good friends just save me really. I'm so grateful that they let me rant, they listen to my stories, and they let me be broken and love me anyway. 

It was a good weekend. Not long enough, I woke up SO tired Monday morning. But good none the less. 

This week:
-A dance fight? (Don't worry. I will fill you in after it happens)
-Roommate wedding! I get to go see her married with Dizzle!
-Hot Chocolate date with my mom (see? I will totally take you on a hot chocolate date! You just have to ask!)
-Institute class with the Captain


Goals:
-Run. I seriously need a good run.
-Start planning my NaNoWriMo novel
-Violin
-Finish reading at least 2 books.
-Practice Spanish every day

In case you were wondering, I am currently reading
A Heart Like His by Virginia Pearce
Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan
Meet Your Match by Stephanie Fowers

So far I would recommend all of them :)

Hope you had a great weekend and here's to a great week!

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