Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weaving and Mending.

You may already know.. I've been living up at Redfish Lake this summer, working full-time, as a Nanny. I've been here since the end of May, and have one week left.

Where has the time gone??

I'm finding, as I have more and more life experiences, that time is always relative, and whether it is observed or not, looking back, it always runs out more quickly than expected. This can be pleasant, or not. For me, it always is a taste of bitter-sweet. One when tasted multiple times becomes a kind of beautiful. A flavor that makes a person want to weep and rejoice at the very same time.

In a bitter-sweet way, more sweet than bitter, this summer has been a summer of healing, and growth. Physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, spiritually, family-ally... in every 'ally' way. I would touch on all these ways but alas, time is short and it would be wise for me to get to sleep soon.

My Grandmother once shared with me, from an anonymous author,
"The weaving and mending of lives that some may become perfected is the challenge of our talents and the joy of eternities." 
This has been the theme of my summer of two thousand and ten. Weaving, and mending. Mending, and weaving.

Goodness, My time is running out.
Time time time.

As this summer comes to a close, I want to weep and rejoice. I also have a taste of a bitter-sweet; The sweet definitely outweighs the bitter.
I'm weaving and mending. Mending and weaving. and it. is. beautiful.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am grateful.

I am grateful for many things. Today, I am especially grateful for...
  • My parents, for their unconditional love and support. With EVERYTHING. They always know what I need and are so very good at loving me. 
  • My siblings. They are my best friends. :) I got to talk with them all today, and I get to have a plaaayyyyyy date with them this week! I cannot wait.
  • The wonderful example my Grandmas have set for me, of strength, love, and light. 
  • Music that makes my soul dance.
  • The smell of rain.
  • Good shampoo!
  • The love the Lord has given me to share. 
  • My job. The family I work with is amazing, and it will give me what I need so I won't need to work during the school year. 
  • Jerome. It's taught me to take it easy. As easy as I can :). I'm always out and about, doing way more things than I should be able to handle. Living in Jerome has helped me take a step back. I've learned to actually smell the roses. 
  • The opportunity to sing in Church today! It's not until 5:00pm.We're singing 'Be Still My Soul' and I'm glad to share the spirit that comes with that lovely song. 
  • Love. again. The love I have for my friends, my family, those I work with. The love others have for me, especially my Savior. Love makes my world go round.
  • My flip-flop tan line. It's the first legitimate tan line of. my. life.
  • I am grateful for the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • I'm grateful for the knowledge that I am a child of God, a God in embryo.  
  • My roommates, and the wonderful girls that come in my room just to be there. It is so splendid having them around. They are my new favorite friends :).
  • Goodness, I am grateful for Smiley faces. :)
Hmmmm. I'm just feeling grateful today. :)

Belly-flop Contest.

Rebecca Ann Carlisle ties for first place in the Redfish Employee Belly-Flop contest. "This can only mean one thing," the lovely belly-flopper declares, "I am going to continue to do great things!"

Image found here. :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I am so so so very hungry! It's a little after one o'clock in the morning, and really, I need some fooooood!

Here at Redfish, I do have an adequate supply. . . they feed us three hearty meals a day, in my room I've got Chocolate Cheerios's, Cheese-it's, Dr. Pepper, Marshmallows, cookies, water, whole wheat Club Crackers, everything a girl could ever wish for. Really, there are PLENTY of munchies. The only problem is. ..

My wisdom teeth were just extracted on Friday, and it HURTS and is NOT GOOD FOR ME to eat all the crunchy munchies!! Oooooh. Can you imagine the injuries???


That is my frustrated stomach.
I guess I'll just have to wait to please it in the morning.

Really, I am SO SO HUNGRY!

(Rumble, rumble, rumble. . .)

Goodness, I just hope I can go to sleep with this irritating belly of mine.