Wednesday, November 28

Excuses, Excuses

Well, I haven't posted in over a week and I feel kind of bad about it. Mostly because I was doing so well up until the Thanksgiving break.

Let me just give you a brief synopsis of why I am lacking in my blogging:

Número Uno, I have SO many papers to write!
I have to write:
  • A ten-page analysis of James Joyce's "The Dead"
  • A five-page theoretical analysis of a work I have not even read yet
  • A four-page essay on a specific section of the Doctrine and Covenants and its history (I chose section 49--revelation for the Shakers--if you're curious)
  • An essay on "La Dama del Alba" for Español
  • A delivery outline for a final presentation
  • A preparation outline for that very same presentation
#2, I need to study!!!!
I need to study for:
  • My Marriage and Family final exam
  • My D&C final exam
  • My Spanish oral exam
  • My Spanish final written exam
  • My English final on various literary theories (zzzz...)
#3, We are planning to get a new car!
In the next week are so, we are planning to buy or lease (whichever we end up being able to afford) a car with a warranty. We are considering:
  • A Honda Accord
  • A Honda CR-V
  • A Honda Pilot
  • A Toyota Camry
  • A Toyota Rav-4
  • A Hyundai Elantra
So many choices....

#4, Our apartment is an endless pigsty of doom.
I need ought to:
  • Do laundry
  • Put our tornado of clothes away
  • Unpack from Thanksgiving break (or just leave it for Christmas, ha ha not)
  • Pick up our living room which looks like an explosion of school papers, pillows, and jackets/sweatshirts
  • Clear our kitchen table (which has basically been unusable for months because of the mess on it)
  • Clean our bathroom (or beg Dalin to do it for me...)
  • Get rid of the tons of extra crap that we have...seriously, why do we have so much stuff
  • Simplify. This goes with the last point, but it needs re-emphasis.
Here are some lovely quotes on simplicity:

"Let us turn to the pure doctrinal waters of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us joyfully partake of them in their simplicity and plainness." ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

"Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship—the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace." ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
It looks like I will need to do some mighty praying to accomplish all of these things. 
I'm also recovering from the most obnoxious cough which began (unfortunately) the day that we left for Boise for Thanksgiving break. I promise I will blog about our wonderful holiday as soon as possible. For now, wish me luck! 


  1. testing my comments for Grandma :)

  2. Aaron works at Murdock Hyundai in Lindon if you are interested in the Elantra I'm sure he can get you a good deal :)


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