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this song September 28, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 9:29 pm

I really wish SNL would do a spoof on this song. I am so sick of hearing it all the time on the radio. Plus if you sit and think about the lyrics in a comical sense, you could make this out to be about dutch oven or something else just as smelly. And when I say dutch oven, I don’t mean in a cooking sense. Seriously though, we need to make a new video for this song. *sigh* But for now enjoy Jim and Pam….I love the office.


feelings of inadequacy September 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 6:57 pm

Lately I have been overwhelmed by these feelings. I have been on my knees praying everyday asking for help in overcoming this. Today in relief society we had a lesson on two talks.  The first was Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s talk “Notwithstanding My Weakness”, and the second was Elder David S. Baxter’s “Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy”. I Feel very blessed to have the opportunity to read these talks at this time in my life. I have made mistakes and repented, but I have not been able to forgive myself.  It’s hard to remember that heavenly father has forgiven me and loves me. I am so glad my prayers were answered today. These talks have given me outline to follow to overcome my bad feelings so that I may continue to progress. If you have a chance or are ever feeling down on yourself, pull these links out and read them.

Elder Maxwell’s talk is the below link: http://lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb69095bd3e44916a0/?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=6b75fd758096b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1

Elder Baxter’s talk from the Ensign is this link:


lucky to be alive September 14, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 12:32 am

And definitely blessed. Today was intense. I was driving back from spending another week in Las Vegas. Just as I neared Nephi I lost control of my car and spun out. I ended up on the other side of the freeway blocking the lanes of on coming traffic. I was in a big dust cloud and wasn’t sure if the oncoming cars saw me there. Luckily I didn’t get hit and I was able to pull my car off to the side. A very nice truck driver jumped out to help me and make sure I was ok. A couple of minutes later 3 cop cars showed up. They had gotten a lot of calls because people thought I was hurt. I didn’t even get a chance to call the police myself! I am grateful other people were concerned enough to do that for me. The damage to my car was minor. Two flats tires, so I used my AAA to get towed to a tire place. Thank heavens I renewed my membership 12 days ago. So Anyways, after a few hours in Nephi and $52.54 later I was on my way back home. I’m a little sore, but doing quite well considering the craziness I just went through. I think the worst part was calling my mom and trying to calm her down. This is her worst nightmare. She would prefer I fly back and forth to Vegas cause she is always worried that something is going to happen to me on the road. Now all I have to do is convince her I’ll be alright on Monday when I drive back for another day of work. *sigh*


*sigh* September 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 5:57 am

I’ve spent a total of 2 days in Salt lake City in the past 3 weeks. While I am incredibly happy for the amount of work I have been getting, I must admit though…I am beat. I’ll be In Vegas till Wednesday afternoon. I think I may stay in St. George Wednesday night, and then head up to SLC on Thursday. My niece is going to school in St. George, so she and I have been spending a lot of time together. I stop there almost every-time I pass through. She’s having a hard time adjusting to college life so I am trying to help ease her into things. She and I used to be very close, but when she was in high school and I moved she was mad at me for a long time. I am so happy we are friends again. I’ve really missed her. And what’s great is that my sister and I are closer now too. I enjoy spending time with her when I’m in Vegas. It’s a nice change.

Anyways, even though I’ll be taking a small break from work, I’ll be studying like crazy. I am tired of having a monkey on my back named physics. It’s time to get my physics board out of the way. I’m not telling anyone when I’m taking it. I’m stressed out over it as it is, so I’m keeping the whole thing on the down low. If I pass this test, it means big things for me. A possible travel assignment, or other more local opportunities. I’m keeping all that quiet too. I don’t want to jinx myself or get ahead of myself. I just know that I’m at a road block until I get this done.