Sunday, October 17, 2010

Letting Go

The other night, Brent and I watched The Book of Eli. If you haven't seen it, the movie is about a guy who has sworn to preserve the last Bible on earth so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. There has been some kind of apocalyptic event which has destroyed most books, not that it matters since most people can't read anyway. Books are considered a novelty and folks would do anything to get their hands on a Bible and actually be able to read it.

After watching the movie, it got me thinking about my scripture reading - which I haven't been all that great at lately. And I thought- if there were no other distractions, no other books, no TV shows, no movies, no internet - it would be so easy to to read my scriptures.

And then I realized......I'm addicted - to my tv and computer screen. There always seems to be something more interesting to watch on tv or my laptop, something easier and more entertaining than reading. And so I have decided to give up the following things that dominate my precious time:

Private Practice (which isn't even that great of a show, I only started watching it b/c I'm an avid Grey's fan and wanted to keep up with Addison)
Glee (It started innocent enough but has turned into a real sex fest)
Desperate Housewives (See the above comment)
Brothers and Sisters (Again - not even that great of a show, but it has Sally Field in it so can you blame me?)
Reality Telivision is any shape or form (Need I say more)
ET (unfortunately,it's true. I like to stay abreast of celebrity's botched boob jobs and ever changing spouses)
Facebook (Not giving up but limiting time...not ready to give that one up completely just yet)
Random Surfing of the Internet (I am a total news junkie. Limiting computer time to 1 hour a day for email, news, facebook, etc.)

The only show I actually have to see is Grey's, which is not necessarily the cleanest of the above, but hey, I'm a work in progress!

With my newfound time I plan to:

Read my scriptures every day
Finish reading Rough Stone Rolling (Which I started a year ago and never finished)
Keep up with my blog and read other's blogs
Call a sister, mom, or friend
Practice piano

There's a saying that goes "When thinking of your life at the last, it helps you decide what ought to come first." I don't want to look back on my life and see that it has been filled with mindless junk.

And so - here's to new's years resolutions in the middle of October! Cheers!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Restore Sanity!

I wish I could go to this. So I am asking my wonderful sister, Mandy, who lives in the D.C. area, to please go in my place. Be sure to hold a sign that says "Obama is NOT Hitler!" while shouting "Be reasonable!" Other signs I liked were:

You are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to your own spelling.


I disagree with you but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.


Refudiate Insanity!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Life is Good!

Over the last year, lots has happened. Annabeth turned two years old! I was ward camp director. Brent finished and passed all four of his CPA exams on the FIRST try. We got a PS3 and can now stream netflix - lifechanging since we don't have cable. We lost a grandmother and a wonderful aunt with just a few months. Annabeth moved from her crib into a toddler bed. I celebrated 5 years of marriage with the best husband a girl could have. I watched the entire 6 seasons of LOST and it changed my life forever. I got a ticket and had to take defensive driving with some very questionable people. I planted my first garden and edible things actually grew in it! We finally bought a new mattress and ditched the one from Brent's childhood. Brent and I finally finished the BOM after 2 years (only took a year longer than planned ). We watched all three seasons of Arrested Development and fell in love with the Bluths. I was called to teach in Young Women's. We picked out and bought our very own furniture! Annabeth started potty-training. (I still can't believe my baby is old enough to sit on a potty!)

And not too long ago, we found out that we are expecting another baby in May. We are about 9-10 weeks along and very excited.

I am finding that life moves fast, and I have to take more time to enjoy the small things that happen everyday. It's incredible the things you forget when you don't take the time to write them down.

New Beginnings

After nearly a year of being a lazy bum, I am happy to announce that the Barrow Bunch blog has been rescusitated! I'm not really sure where to start after a year of writing absolutely nothing, but here goes.

Stay tuned!