Thursday, January 27, 2011

Would You Rather...

I've been sick this week and all I've been able to do is to lay on my couch. I've watched more Law and Order then any one person should watch in a single day. And because all I can do is lay dead on my couch I've been blogging a lot. (I just needed to justify all of my recent posts)

Here's a few things to think about:

Would you rather...
-constantly have diarrhea OR constant throw-up?
-be abducted my aliens and nobody believe you OR your best friend be invisible? (either way people are going to think you're crazy)
-slide down a 50 foot razor blade into a vat of alcohol, OR suck all the snot out of a dog's nose until its head caves in?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are You a Narcissist?

Nar·cis·sism
[nahr-suh-siz-em]
–noun
1.
inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
—Synonyms
1. self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.

I went all summer hearing this word. My teacher would say this word ALL the time. It kind of became a Summer Jerusalem Center joke with all the students. However, most of my time during that particular class I was found catching up with writing in my journal or drawing pictures... It's not my fault... I can testify that A.D.D is real. Anyways, I tried explaining what Narcissism meant to Steven and then I realized that I had no idea what I was talking about. I thought Narcissism was someone who liked fire.(In case you are wondering, a person who loves fire is a pyromaniac.) So we looked it up.



Did you know that Narcissism can be considered a disorder?! It's called Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). The narcissist is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness.
Causes:
The cause of this disorder is unknown, according to Groopman and Cooper. However, they list the following factors identified by various researchers as possibilities.

* An oversensitive temperament at birth is the main symptomatic chronic form
* Being praised for perceived exceptional looks or talents by adults
* Excessive admiration that is never balanced with realistic feedback
* Excessive praise for good behaviors or excessive criticism for poor behaviors in childhood
* Overindulgence and overvaluation by parents
* Severe emotional abuse in childhood
* Unpredictable or unreliable caregiving from parents
* Valued by parents as a means to regulate their own self-esteem
Treatment:
It is unusual for people to seek therapy for NPD. Subconscious fears of exposure or inadequacy often cause defensive disdain of therapeutic processes. Pharmacotherapy is rarely effective.

I think I might now a few people who suffer from this awful disorder. (I'm not going to name names here but you know who you are). If you need to talk, I'm here. That seems to be the only logical treatment. God Bless.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dinner for breakfast?!?!?!

Today, for Sunday dinner we had waffles, French toast, homemade magalbe syrup (which is the BEST syrup in the whole world), whipped cream, and bacon. It was SO good! Later, when I told my mom what I had made for dinner, she said, “Yummm, I love breakfast for dinner!”
Here’s my question:
Why is it socially acceptable for people to have breakfast for dinner but not to have dinner for breakfast? I LOVE dinner for breakfast but I get jumped on when I mention this to others. So why PEOPLE?!?!
I’m proud of my crazy eating habits. I have no shame.

Kacy's 18! / Steven's Dance

Yesterday we celebrated my cousin's 18th birthday! We had a surprise birthday at a bowling alley. Gotta love the clown shoes and children running crazy with balloons. (for anyone who doesn't know, I HATE balloons.) I bowled the best game of my entire life. Disclaimer: I am NOT a good bowler. I bowled a 122! I'll be competing with the pro's in no time. The two funniest things I witnessed while at this alley was a baby dipper being changed on the food table (SICK!!!!!!!) And Steven's bowling technique... Only video can express what I saw...

video

That's my husband. And I love him.
(Ps: Dresser DONE!)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

This is our current project:



You wouldn't think it would take that long to put together this dresser, BUT IT DOES!I don't really have room to complain on the matter seein as I have done nothing to set it up. Steven's been working on it even though it is 'my' dresser. When we bought it, Steven asked me if I thought the dresser would hold all of my clothes and his... As soon as he asked that I started to feel a little protective. I looked at him like he was crazy and said that this dresser was for MY clothes.

And that's when it hit me: Why are women so protective of their clothes? Why do women's clothes need their entirely own closet and shelf space? Is it so the clothes can have more air space? It's not like my clothes need "breathing room." Are we back in elementary school and boys clothes have cooties?! Steven actually takes much better care of his clothes then I do. I can't help but think of the closets I've seen: The husbands consists of a couple hangers and a place to hang his belts and ties, but the wife's closet could be considered a spare room.!



Honestly Ladies... Do we really need that much room?!?!?!?! Sometimes I don't understand myself but to answer that question; Yes! Intuition tells me that yes, I need that much room for my clothes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Unleashing The Dormant Spirit

This is a great talk! Check it out:

Advice from Elder Bushe (Unleashing the Dormant Spirit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snAjZ8mfoYw

* Embrace this day with an enthusiastic welcome, no matter how it looks. The covenant with God to which you are true enables you to become enlightened by him, and nothing is impossible for you.

* When you are physically sick, tired, or in despair, steer your thoughts away from yourself and direct them, in gratitude and love, toward God.

* In your life there have to be challenges. They will either bring you closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or they can destroy you. But you make the decision of which road you take.

* First and foremost, you are a spirit child of God. If you neglect to feed your spirit, you will reap unhappiness. Don't permit anything to detract you from this awareness.

* You cannot communicate with God unless you have first sacrificed your self-oriented natural man and have brought yourself into the lower levels of meekness, to become acceptable for the Light of Christ.

* Put all frustrations, hurt feelings, and grumblings into the perspective of your eternal hope. Light will flow into your soul.

* Pause to ponder the suffering Christ felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the awareness of the depth of gratitude for him, you appreciate every opportunity to show your love for him by diligently serving in his Church.

* God knows that you are not perfect. As you suffer about your imperfections, he will give you comfort and suggestions of where to improve.

* God knows better than you what you need. He always attempts to speak to you. Listen, and follow the uncomfortable suggestions that he makes to us--everything will fall into its place.

* Avoid any fear like your worst enemy, but magnify your fear about the consequences of sin.

* When you cannot love someone, look into that person's eyes long enough to find the hidden rudiments of the child of God in him.

* Never judge anyone. When you accept this, you will be freed. In the case of your own children or subordinates, where you have the responsibility to judge, help them to become their own judges.

* If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again.

* Avoid at all cost any pessimistic, negative, or criticizing thoughts. If you cannot cut them out, they will do you harm. On the road toward salvation, let questions arise but never doubts. If something is wrong, God will give you clarity but never doubts.

* Avoid rush and haste and uncontrolled words. Divine light develops in places of peace and quiet. Be aware of that as you enter places of worship.

* Be not so much concerned about what you do, but do what you do with all your heart, might, and strength. In thoroughness is satisfaction.

* You want to be good and to do good. That is commendable. But the greatest achievement that can be reached in our lives is to be under the complete influence of the Holy Ghost. Then he will teach us what is really good and necessary to do.

* The pain of sacrifice lasts only one moment. It is the fear of the pain of sacrifice that makes you hesitate to do it.

* Be grateful for every opportunity to serve. It helps you more than those you serve.

* And finally, when you are compelled to give up something or when things that are dear to you are withdrawn from you, know that this is your lesson to be learned right now. But know also that, as you are learning this lesson, God wants to give you something better.

Thus, we prepare all the days of our lives, and, as we grow, death loses its sting, hell loses its power, and we look forward to that day with anticipation and joy when he will come in his glory.