Monday, March 26, 2012

Some new organization

I have been keeping my necklaces on a pile in the medicine cabinet. It has not been working to well. I have been thinking about what I can do to make them easier to get to and used more often. 

I finally decided that hanging the necklaces would be the easiest and best thing to do. I don’t have enough room in the medicine cabinet so I needed another place. I thought about using a wall but don’t want hairspray on them. We have a linen closet in our bathroom and I thought that the inside of the door would work great.

I used some Com.mand Ho.oks I already had (they are really for Christmas lights but didn’t work for what we wanted so I tried them here!). You can get them at Wal.mart.

I put them on the door and used the rectangles to space and line them up. (I did wait the hour it says on the package to be sure the hooks are set.)

Then I hung up the necklaces. Ta-Da!!

So far the only problem is  I forget they are there and fling the door open (then it makes a lot of noise). But I think that will get better in time! (There is also room for more!!!) 

Total cost: 0$ (but if you have to buy the hooks it will be lsee than 5$)
Time: 1 hour (but only because I had to wait the hour for things to be secure!)

under 10 1 hr 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

"It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. … If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I mean is. . .

I have had several thoughts swirling in my head lately. I have been thinking about openness, birthparents and persistence.

The one thought that keeps coming back to me is when people say-“I don’t know how you do it. I could never go through that.”  We have all heard it and I know I have said it. But when things happen that are tough, don’t most people step up and do what needs to be done?

I remember about three years ago, we went to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my parents. My mom had invited several people from their Ward (LDS church congregation), some Jake and I knew and a couple people we didn’t. Somehow we got talking about needles. (Still not sure how that happened but anyway. . .) One of the ladies is diabetic and has been giving herself insulin for a long time. Another lady said “Well, I hate needles. I could never do that!” and she said it many times. I kept thinking- really? When faced with a choice between dying and a needle you are going to pick dying? We even asked her what she would do if she became diabetic- she really didn’t have an answer.

I was about to start fertility treatments and I knew that needles were involved. I am not scared of needles but when I have to stick myself.  .  .let me just say it wasn’t my favorite thing to do but you do what you have to do when it needs to be done.

Lots of people are going through tough things- failed placements, expectant mothers who choose to parent (or choose another family), financial issues, underemployment, sickness and a host of other problems. When it comes to tough times, you do what you have to do.  Many times there really isn’t a choice. We have all heard “quitters never win and winners never quit”- but in the middle of the trial, I really want the trial to be over- quitting looks pretty good (and lots of times it really isn’t about winning or quitting) because the trial will be over.  Some days the trial is easier to deal with and other days you pray that you can learn whatever you need to and do it quick.

I think people are really trying to say "I admire your courage during these tough times." Or they might be trying to say "I am sorry you have to go through this."

So let me end with this- If you are going through though times – I am sorry you have to go through this and I genuinely hope things are better soon!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy being Irish for one day if you don't get to be Irish everyday!

Monday, March 12, 2012


(Read very quietly so the germs don't hear!!!!)

I think I spoke a bit too soon.

I have had a horrible cold and the flu and bronchitis. Luckily, with medical attention, I am on the mend. This sickness has been tough to get rid of and is hanging on. Every day is a bit better and (hopefully) I am on the mend.  

So if you feel kind of bad and then start feeling better and think you are over the sickness DON’T TELL ANYONE! The germs could be regrouping to really knock you flat!

Jake has been great to keep everything going so I could get as much rest as possible. We have had lots of chicken soup and other sick people food. He has kept us in tissues and ibuprofen and got what ever I needed.

Hope you stay healthy!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

“God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland