Monday, February 23, 2009

My finger!

So, about 2 1/2 months ago I was setting a heavy desk up in my room. I was tilting it from its side, to right side up all by myself, when it collapsed down. Lucky, my whole hand wasnt in the way, but one finger did get caught. Everyone keeps asking me if a couple of curse words accidentally slipped, but to be honest, I could say anything for a full 15 minutes. I just paced for a minute or two and then layed down on my bed and let it throb. Almost my entire nail immediately turned black. I couldnt sleep that night cause the throbbing was so bad. The next night was better, but I was able to drain it a little bit, so that helped. It was swollen for weeks!

Well, finally, this last week, the last little bit of the old nail fell off! Finally! Now, I just have a retarded looking little bit of new nail growing, and nothing else. It looks alien. It probably doesnt help that I painted all the rest of my nails a really dark dark red, and that one finger with no nail has nothing on

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Prop 8, and the Los Angeles Temple 2008

So, Remember when prop 8 and the whole gay marriage thing was being debated in Cali, and it passed, barely? Well, the day after it passed, myself along with a few friends were planning on going to a swing dancing class out in Pasadena. When we found out that it cost a little more than the money in our pockets, we were already driving south on the 5. We had the radio on listening to the protesting going on at the temple, so someone got the bright idea that we should go there instead and see firsthand what was going on. We make our momma's proud, huh? A bunch of mormon kids going straight into a mormon protest!

Well, we got there, and things were pretty intense. We couldn't go on the sidewalk on the same side as the temple, there were cops in riot uniform everywhere, and the pacific Islander mormons were there keeping us safe, at the same time as trying to pick a fight. It was pretty obvious though that no one wanted to mess with them if they could help it. They were our angels with attitude!

Well, we sat and watched things from across the street at the 7-11 until the protesters decided they were going to march. When they left someone bought a bunch of trash bags at the 7-11 and we went and cleaned up all the trash and semi to non permanent grafitti that was left behind. I will say this for them, I didnt see anything permanent. It was mostly all chalk that was easily washed away with water.

It was really heart breaking and sobering though to see all of this happen right outside a place that we hold very sacred. I heard that one of the cops said " If someone tried to push past me and get on the property, I wont try very hard to stop them. I hope they burn that place down." I dont understand a thought process like that. It really makes me feel so sad! I know that as we were all picking up afterwards, we were trying so hard to make that place look like what it is. A house of God.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I am Lucky!

Starting over

Ok, so I've been meaning to start up a brand new blog seperate of the one I used to have. I've been "meaning to" for over 6 months now. And finally here I am, the old is gone and in internet heaven, and I've gotten started again.

The circle has come around, and I am back in Southern California. Seems like no matter what I do, I always come back to this area. I'm sure glad I did this time though. For some odd reason, after everything that happened, the one thing that stuck out in my mind was " It's time to go home. Even when home doesnt exist, sometimes its the only place left to go to." So, I came home. Not even sure how I would make it, just knowing that I would. I'm lucky I have some amazing angels in my life that I call friends, cause I couldn't have done it without them!

Well, I now have a great job, I live in an amazing house with an amazing family, and I have the most wonderful boyfriend ever. He really is so good to me, which is a great thing to finally get used to! We met at a Family Home Evening activity at church. I looked at him, thought he was cute, and looked somewhat familiar. I asked him if he went to school around here, cause he looked familiar. He told me that was impossible, cause he's from Canada. One of the guys talking with us made some corney joke about us knowing each other in the pre-existence, and I came back with a quote from Saturdays Warrior..."I've seen that smile somewhere before..." Well, long story short, we went on our first date either a week or two after that, and we've been together from that time till now, 5 months later!

Life is good though. I'm back in school. I've decided to go ahead and get my prerequistites to get into the Dental Hygiene program at Pasadena College. I would try for the USC program, but I think thats gonna be a little too pricey for what I can do. I'm excited, even though Biology has never been my strong suit! I was always awesome at Anatomy, which explains the massage therapy.

Oh, by the way, I'm starting up my massage again! I finally have my table, and all my old equipment, and I gave my first two official massages last night! It was great to get back into the swing of things, and I've realized that its all like riding a bike. I even felt myself doing some massage moves that I didnt even realize I remembered! I gave a few massages back in New Mexico, and that was great and awesome and turned out well, but it was just even more comfortable using all my old stuff that I was used to. So, if you, or anyone you know is wanting to get pampered, or wanting to work out a few kinks, just give me a call! (505) 716-1689