Lately some moments feel a bit chaotic, but a large supply of chocolate gets me through to the next...dose. I probably am addicted. But again, not caring so much. Easter was Fast Sunday in my ward, and I have to say, I missed the regular Easter messages. We got them the next week, and it was a real shot in the arm. Another much-needed shot came from my dad who reminded me of a quote from Joseph B. Wirthlin: "Come what may, and love it."
In early March, I spent the bulk of a week in Hawaii enjoying a monsoon. Not really, but they had record-setting rain, school-closing floods, news-making hail and lightning, three days/nights of thunder and lightning, and coincidentally our convention workshops were very well attended. I did love the POG and fresh fruit, the everpresent greenery, the views, the birds, the chance to stand in the ocean (just for a minute) and the museums at Pearl Harbor. I hope to return another time with my husband and go see a lot more. I did get a sunburn my one free afternoon (the sun shone mixed with wind and sprinkles) and I have to say UnBurn is a lifesaver.
Work seems to be in a constant state of flux. New leadership, changes, reorganization, moving to a new building later this summer. I'm still here. Most of my friends are too... If I had a large savings account balance, I would consider all options. I might make a good hobo.
The warm weather has brought out the yard beast in Jim. He's been cutting down trees and clearing the back hill and laying sprinklers to beautify our property. Hooray! Our dog loves all the playtime, but he gets in the way...always wanting to fetch no matter what else is going on around him, including swinging axes and falling trees. Luckily he's ok so far.
I have already felt envy or jealousy or one of those other deadly sins as I drive around and see the masses jogging happily down the street. I am relegated to dullish walking or the elliptical (which I do enjoy, but which lacks sunlight or any nice scenery) or biking (soon). My back is evil.
Jon has the most right to complain in our household, though he isn't. He broke his nose Saturday tackling a rugby opponent (three cracks). He'll have to get it re-set in a couple days when the swelling has gone down. YEEOWWWCH! Should be pretty black and blue for prom pictures Saturday...
Keep trying to control that chaos.
Happy Spring! Aloha.
On the deck of the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor
Love the palms!
Owen Wilson, Liam Neeson, look out!!
Look who the Easter Rabbit brought us
Maddie & Miriam
Can't let these good coals go to waste!
Further signs of entropy