Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My Blessing

So . . . remember how lonely and miserable and unhappy I was the past month? How I wanted someone to talk to—to confide in? How I felt so alone and could only find peace in the scriptures? (Thank goodness for the Book of Mormon!)

Well . . . I've been praying and fasting about whether to continue hanging out with Jeff, and I really feel peace in the idea that God put him here to be my friend/support/listener right now. I don't know or understand where that puts Danzy and/or a mission, but I know that Jeff is blessing my life.

My roommate, Amber Nelson, got engaged to her boyfriend, Nate Waters, last night. they met six weeks ago. Amazing, isn't it? I guess when you know . . . you know and you act on it. She is so happy. :) (So is he.) I am so not ready for that!

Amber Nelson . . . Waters!

My roommate Amber is engaged to Nate Waters! Yay! :)

Monday, September 26, 2005

Omelas

Sometimes I don't like the things that school makes me think about. For one of my English classes, I had to read "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." Have you ever read it? Could you live with that existence? Christ died, so we could all be happy and have eternal life, but He chose. He had agency. The child in Omelas was forced against his/her will. The short story was playing with the idea from the Bible of a scapegoat. Apparently, communities would place all of their sins on the head of a goat and then they would leave the goat in the desert to die.

I got a blessing from my home teachers yesterday. It was amazing how good I have felt since then. I've felt totally at peace and comforted. I am so grateful for the Priesthood.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

marriage aargh

How am I going to pick one day who to marry? I don't have a favorite color, number, song, book, movie, food, or anything. I don't have a best friend. I eat the food I eat, because it is familiar. Is soccer only my favorite sport, because I've been playing it since I was five? I never picked the guy I liked the most to date. I just picked the most persistent or the one I felt sorry for. If they didn't let me say no or I couldn't bring myself to say no, then I ended up dating them.

So, Jeff Collett asked me on a date for Saturday. He said I could think about my answer and get back to him about my decision.

Have I ever made a choice?!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Snuggle time with Mandy

I got to go visit the Cannons and sneak in some snuggle time with my precious kitty, Mandy. My apartment this year doesn't let me have cats, so she can't stay with me. I don't have a car, so I rarely get up to American Fork to see her and the Cannons, so when Amy comes to visit me, she is going to take Mandy with her back to my parents' house.

Monday, September 12, 2005

9-11

9-11 was more than four years ago. Wow.

I got my voice class added finally. I now have a grand total of 19 credit hours. I think I'm insane. Losing my social security card was a blessing, because if I hadn't, then I would have gone right out and gotten a job, whereas now I'm not sure if I can handle a job. Mom and Dad both told me not to get one. I love my English classes!!! I'm torn between wanting to go to the Cannon's all the time to see my cat and feel like I have a family and being a normal, detached college student.

This time next year, Danzy will be home from his mission!

Diana and I have made one friend in our ward—Jeff Collett. He's from Ohio. He seems pretty cool.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

I'm Engaged!


JUST KIDDING!

Joseph fake proposed to me at Wal-mart. :) He's having girl troubles, and we joked that a fake fiancee would be the perfect thing to make other girls stay away. :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Yay Melissa!

Wow. I am in some massively reading and writing intensive classes this semester.

Melissa got the flight attendant job! However at the beginning she is going to have to live in Chicago with Kyle still in Utah. Sad huh?

Mandy hisses a lot more. I hope she gets used to living at the Cannon's, so that will change.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Hello September!

I am going to have to work really hard this semester to stay on top.

Portuguese is going to be tough. My classes are full of RMs. So, they're all fluent, and I feel uncomfortable, because they outnumber the girls like 8 to 1. I have Becca in one of my Port. classes though, which is awesome (Rebecca Warthen). I hung out with Maria Haynie last night. We went to a movie. I got to eat dinner with Suzy and Julia Boyce. I ran into Bethie Willian at the bookstore and helped her buy her books. Seeing friends is good.

I really want to have a bishop I know, like back home, instead of a stranger. I guess it is a test of faith. I need to trust that God is working through the bishop, so it doesn't matter if the bishop knows me, because God does.