Wednesday, January 26, 2011

One Day at a Time

One thing I have discovered: if I get sleep, my life is good and happy. I can take whatever's thrown at me. When I don't get sleep, one little comment from can make me feel like my world is going to end and I "downward spiral". Bear is getting to enjoy this and learning to send me home to sleep when he sees it coming on. Right now, I have sleep and I'm very happy.

The ring is still not here. It's a complicated process. Bear's dad is supposed to get a picture from the jeweler today and Bear is supposed to approve it. Hopefully it will be here by Valentine's! And the wedding plans haven't progressed much. We're trying to decide if we want to have the reception the night before, so we can leave for St. Louis right after the temple, or just get it all done in one day...we're trying to figure those bugs out. And we've narrowed down our reception buildings, but still haven't decided on a certain one yet. My grandma's wedding dress got delivered to my mom, and apparently it fits Tashi, so it should be okay on me too. I've only seen pictures, not in person, but my mom says it's in really good shape (and I trust her because she's a fabric expert). But the lace has yellowed. My mom says we need to try and get special permission from the temple. Hopefully they'll let me. At this point, we're asking people about decorating, catering, the cake, and photography, but no definite plans yet. But my roommates are planning on taking me to D.C. at the beginning of April for a bachelorette party. If we're lucky, we'll get to see the cherry blossoms!

I'm keeping up with my classes and assignments of all kinds - especially if I read my scriptures first. I haven't missed a single class except for when I was sick and so I feel like I'm understanding everything. So life is good. Except blogging unfortunately has to be at the bottom of my to-do list and never gets done. I wish I could blog everyday. :(

When I feel bogged down by everything (I just need to go to sleep), but I also remember the talk by D. Todd Christofferson from the CES fireside on January 9th - which ironically was the same day I got engaged:

"In the 1950s my mother survived radical cancer surgery, but difficult as that was, the surgery was followed with dozens of painful radiation treatments in what would now be considered rather primitive medical conditions. She recalls that her mother taught her something during that time that has helped her ever since: “I was so sick and weak, and I said to her one day, ‘Oh, Mother, I can’t stand having 16 more of those treatments.’ She said, ‘Can you go today?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Well, honey, that’s all you have to do today.’ It has helped me many times when I remember to take one day or one thing at a time.”

The Spirit can guide us when to look ahead and when we should just deal with this one day, with this one moment. If we ask, the Lord will let us know through the Holy Ghost when it may be appropriate for us to apply in our lives the commandment He gave His ancient Apostles: “Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient is the day unto the evil thereof”

I hope this helped your day in some way. I'm planning on buying a digital camera from my refund check! I'm so excited! And I'm so excited for Valentine's day because Bear said he's going to surprise me! I love being engaged :) Leave me comments!


Richard Renee said...

Grandpa and I are very excited for you! This is something-our oldest grandchild is getting married. Everyone wants to have a wonderful and memorable reception with all the works but as great as they are, the simple receptions are the ones enjoyed the most. That way there is way less stress involved for everyone. But you get to choose-it's your wedding. I am sure it will be wonderful. We love you!

Gina said...

I bet you are wishing time by, like I would be in your situation.