Ode to a Husband

Monday, July 20, 2009

Although I lack the capability of writing anything poetic, I will still count these next few sentences as an ode, seeing that they are the thoughts of my most bewitched heart that have me so captivated by my charming husband. JO is THE BEST when it comes to random acts of kindness. He does so many of them throughout the day that they often become lost as common or expected gestures. So I decided that I was going to keep track of my husband acts so that they would not go unnoticed.
Act 1. A couple weeks ago we were getting ready for church and I, in passing, mumbled that I needed to get batteries installed in my dead watches. I came home later that week to find 2 watches sitting on my dresser and a note that read “Now that they’re fixed you have no excuse not to wear them! You look classy with a watch on.” So I wear them because classy is what a girl wants to be.
Act 2. JO goes to work every morning at 6am, meaning he has to be up by 5:15. He still manages to find time to take out the trash and recycling before leaving and I don’t even ask.
Act 3. We were at the beach Saturday and when we got back into the car he had a missed call from the Elders Quorum President asking him to come help a lady move. With no grumbling, he called right back and was disappointed when he found out they were done moving and he had missed out on an opportunity to serve.
Act 4. There is a pin that holds the curtains in our bedroom up. One of them had fallen out and I had been too lazy to put it back in for a couple of days, causing the drapery to hang awkwardly. I can home from work and when I went to pin the curtain back up JO had taken the initiative and already done so.
Act 5. He’s going with me to the Jason Mraz concert in the Hollywood Bowl in October! We’re both so enthused but he let me spend the money to go to the concert.
Act 6. JO always tells me that I have the best ideas because no matter what the task is that I give him, he says it’s a challenge and it makes him grow. He never grumbles, but always strives to be his best. And I don’t always have the best ideas but he makes me believe they are…
Act 7. Every dinnertime meal, we say the blessing and afterward JO leans over and gives me a kiss and says “Thank you.”

More could be said, but that is just a piece of my every-day bliss.

We also had the opportunity last week to attend the Laguna Art Festival
Pageant of the Masters
with my family. My mom, sister and I went a couple of years ago and it was there that my love for the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens first appeared. If you have never seen it, its is quite a spectacle and more magicical when you're standing there infront of it in the quiet morning amidst the London fog.
This years theme was "THE MUSE." It was amusing. We were glad to have a cultural night out.
Thanks family!

Have you ever wondered…

What it looks like inside the Chinese Graumans Theatre? Well, JO and I have and we decided to resolve that wonderment on Saturday night. It’s fantastic! It’s just one big giant movie screen, with red velvet chairs, high ceilings, Chinese lanterns, oriental paintings and filled with the most enthusiastic crowd I have ever been a part of.
We saw “The Half-Blood Prince” within its confines and it was quite magical. The only complaint I have is that the arm rests did not recede so I was not able to cuddle with JO. BUT it was still enchanting nonetheless. Our next movie ventures are as follows:


My favorite book of all time is coming out in theaters and I have been waiting for it for so long and it’s been in the making for over a year and I’ve been tracking it on IMDB and its rating has always been R but last week they changed in to Pg-13 so now I can see it and my most favorite actress of all time, Rachel McAdams, is starring as Claire and I’m so excited I can’t contain myself and I just hope that the movie is as enthralling as the book (out of breath)!!!!!!

Also, my latest idea is to become a freelance writer because I love writing so much. I miss writing papers on the collegiate level. I miss research. I miss putting words together to make an eloquent verse or profound statement. Maybe I should go back and get my Masters… Maybe once JO is done with his BA.

This American Life

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

JO and I have become addicted to the NPR show
"This American Life."
Before listening to this show, my thoughts about NPR could pretty much be summed up in this pic:
However, after being tempted time and time again by the enthralling stories presented on this radio network, my views of NPR have changed. For those of you who are unfamiliar with THIS AMERICAN LIFE, it is a radio show hailing from Chicago whose aim is to piece together a wide varitey of stories from the American people. Each episode has a theme and a variety of stories on that theme. Some are funny, some are political, some are bogus, some are sad. It is by no means BORING. And the best part about the show? It's free! Go to itunes and subscribe to the podcast or download the podcast on their website. I will give my recommendation. JO and I are rather fond of episode 291 aired on May 8, 2009. It's called "REUNITED." Check it out...

This might sound mental but...

Monday, July 6, 2009

A full on librarian.
Not the classic librarian though that's boring and decrepit but the New Age librarian that's conservatively fashionable and outwittingly smart.
Why be a librarian, you might ask.
There are many benefits:
1. Short work day
2. Get holidays off
3. Get all summer off
4. Get paid more than a teacher
5. Work with students
7. I can be a good mom and wife at the same time! Tada!
If my dream of being a librarian doesn't pan out, then I guess I wouldn't mind taking up a job writing articles for Wikipedia. That would also be ideal.