1.31.2011

Good News

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Lots of good news this week.

Sister Jessica is safe and sound in Jerusalem. After being in Egypt this week during the riots, she is back in Jerusalem and I am so relieved. (I never thought I would admit being relieved for my sister being in Israel, but I am.)

I won the weekly Mario Kart tournament for the first time in a long time, thanks to Baby Luigi and P. Diddy Donks. My homies.

We went to Macaroni Grill on Saturday to celebrate Kevin's ORCA grant! (I didn't know people actually got those...)

A huge tradeshow I have been working on for weeks is finished, and I didn't have to go. Success.

I finally got around to painting some chairs I am attempting to upholster. (I will let you know if this ends up being good or bad news).

I still get nightmares, like a little kid. Am I alone in this? I wake up with my heart pounding, completely terrified. The good news is that I have Kevin now, so when I wake up I feel safe again. I also came to the realization that the scariest thing about bad dreams, is the unknown territory. You don't know where you are. I hope I am smarter in real life than I am in my dreams. At least I'd like to think so.

Lindsay shared this article on FB (friend me you guys!) and I really enjoyed it. You probably will too.

Kevin and I are on our way to becoming fancy! We have now upgraded from eating on the counter to the couch. Baby steps.

I think I am going to have a real vacation in February. Like with a plane and everything.

And even though all of these things are small, they make me feel like even though things haven't been perfect the past few weeks. (In fact, some of my most stressful times ever), life has a way of giving you hope even when you expect things to go wrong.

And I know things are going to get better.

17 comments:

She Loves To Make said...

Those are good things! I would be relieved too if my sister made it out of Egypt! Scary!

Half Dressed said...

Glad your sister is back safe! All these things that are happy are really great :) Where are you thinking of vacationing? Sounds fun :)

L x

Caroline Henley said...

love all the "little" good things that are going on for you! vacations are always a reason to get excited (even if they involve getting in a car and going somewhere!).

and YES I totally still have bad dreams too! I'm on your level girl!

Shalyn said...

What a happy post- so much to be greatful for and look forward to! Glad to hear your sister is safe! And winning Mario Kart? AMAZING. Not to brag or anything, but I am the master at that game:-)

I get nightmares too- mine are weird, though...I feel like a wake up (I am always in my own room) and I see a man standing next to my bed. So freaky!

Cant wait to hear about your vacation!

kara lynn said...

so glad your sister is safe. i had a friend there as well and i was so nervous for her!

Mallory Camille said...

I love that article, soo interesting isn't it? Glad to hear all your good news, can't wait to see those chairs!

Alex said...

Hooray!! Sounds like you're in a great place.
P.S. I want that pink door!!

Sist and Sist said...

sounds so great! so glad your sist is safe! sists are the best!

Diana Smith said...

YAY love reading good news!

Ana* said...

What a great list! I love these good news. Congrats to Kevin and yay to your sister being safe.

7upkels said...

I hope you shared all of these points during good news minute yesterday in Relief Society :) And WAY awesome Jessica is in Jerusalem! So neat.

Christa said...

I loved that blog post about the mormon house wife blogs. It made me happy to think that our simple home making lives are inspiring and uplifting to others. Where are you going on vacation? I think we're going to DisneyWorld in April. I can't wait!

kylee said...

so many fun things to be excited about! what i wouldn't do to take a real vaca right now. anywhere with warm sun would be heavenly.

_kArLy[*] said...

tell your husband congrats! thats so exciting,and i couldn't think of someone else better for it! you guys deserve the best! I do have one question, where do you edit your pictures? -karly

emmakaren said...

Your awesome factor just raised by about twenty percent because you play Mario kart.

Jessica said...

Mands! YOU WENT BLONDE!? I just read over your week of posts and what the shnozzzz, it looks great!
Thanks for mentioning me on here, you are kind kind kind. Also, you met GIA! Ahh, I have so much to ask you. But just know, I LOVE YOU!

Sheryl said...

oh please say your real trip is to dc. please oh please.