*I still feel great. I've lost 2 1/4 pounds and 3 inches so far and I am taking supplements that help me feel so much more energetic because I am actually getting some nutrition. Well, it helps that I eat a little better as well.
*I just completed probably the best novel I've ever written and I am tickled to have it done! It's an LDS romance, you can check my Author Denise blog on updates on that one. I started a new book that should be just as fun. It's got some funny stuff in it.
*I'm not even close to being a grandma yet but I am practicing. I usually steal my neighbor Natalie's baby Michael during Sacrament meeting and sometimes during Relief Society. This is fun! I can't wait to have grandkids. I was just thinking about that last night and planning sing alongs and story times and hikes... I even remembered a silly song this morning that I should probably write down so I don't forget it! I'm getting anxious... :)
*I am always finding great stuff that is so positive! While substituting a high school English class in Nephi I found this one that the teacher had posted on her wall. I liked it because it fit exactly how I always feel about my friends. It's from C.S.Lewis. "In friendship we think we have chosen our peers. In reality, a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another ... the accident of a topic being raised or not being raised at the first meeting - any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret Master of Ceremonies had been at work. Christ, who said to his disciples, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "You have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out, it is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of the others."
*Special note on that: I tell Lylia all the time that God sent her to us. Otherwise, why would I have felt inspired to stop and talk to those exchange student girls last year as we passed their table? Why would I have felt the need to have a girl in our home when we have teenage boys? Why did we choose the Brazilian over the girl from the Netherlands, one of my ancestral homes? And why does everyone think she is my actual daughter? God knew we needed each other. I am so thankful for her and her family. I now feel connected to more of the world!