Monday, February 27, 2012

New obsession

I am one prone to obsessions. I have many. If you know me at all, you may be aware of some of them. For instance, there is polka dots, planning my future wedding (no, there is no ring on my finger), nail polish, and making lists, just to name a few. And now, I have a new one. It's called indexing, and it is amazing.
Last night for our ward Relief Society activity, we learned how to index. Indexing, if you haven't heard of it before, is transcribing records, such as censuses, death records, birth records, etc. Doing this aids those doing their genealogy. It's a really simple way to do some family history. It really is the little things that count.
If you want more information on how to start, go to, then click on "indexing" at the top. And away you go!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Summer at Tiffany

Since my reading for classes was a little light earlier this month, I decided to take advantage of it and read something for pure enjoyment.
A while ago, I picked up Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart. I couldn't resist the pretty cover. Plus, I am really into memoirs and biographies lately.
Summer at Tiffany is the story a young woman (Marjorie Hart) and the best summer of her life. In the summer of 1945, she and her best friend for college decided to move to New York for the summer and get a job. They end up working at Tiffany (yeah, amazing right?). This was such a delightful read. I would definitely recommend it.
I do give a word of caution though. While you read this, you will wish that you were born fifty years earlier, when you could wear white gloves, and when you could get lunch for less than $1.00. Seriously.
Do yourself a favour, and read this one.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hello Again

Wow. It has been a while.
I believe this has been my longest hiatus yet. I remember the days when a day without posting on this blog was like a day without food -- I felt very incomplete. Lately, I have been filling my life with so many other things that posting on the blog has been pushed to the bottom. To my dear friends who tell me to blog more, I apologize.
So, what has been occupying my time for the last two and a half months?
School. Lots and lots of school. This semester, I have really had to kick it up a few notches, so school has been taking top priority. And it's totally paying off! Who knew that going to all your classes and doing your weekly readings could help out so much?
Christopher. Christopher and I are still very happy together and enjoying our time together. We recently celebrated eight months together (it seems like nothing, but feels like much longer). That boy sure knows how to keep a smile on my face. I am certainly the very luckiest.
Family. I have been able to spend more time with my dear family. I have been relying more on my parents than I did when I first moved away from home. I am so blessed to have good parents that will do whatever they can for me - whether it's picking me up from the store after a big grocery trip, proofreading my papers, or sending me a text to let me know they care. My brother has also been spending more time in Calgary, which has been so great. I have also been able to spend some time with my sister and brother-in-law and my favourite little nephew. Joey is just the best little boy. He is six and half months and growing and growing.
Yoga. This semester, I decided to try out the free yoga classes that are offered at the university during the lunch hour. It has been amazing. I have not felt as good as I do now for quite some time. Not only is yoga a great workout (trust me, I sweat!), but it gives me a lot of time for self reflection and allows me to relieve some of the stress that I am feeling.
Life is good. I love it. Of course, it still comes with its challenges and there are always things I would like to change, but I am happy with it.