Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday night memories

Tonight D and I had FHE, which we haven't held for a few weeks because it's been my turn and I hate planning activities. It put me into a really sentimental mood, I guess, because I had this weird urge to read my own journal entries from back in the day when I was really good at writing my journal. I'm glad that I chose to be an ardent journal writer during that time because it was a big time in my life. I had to make some big changes and some big decisions. It was nice to see that through those big times, I was happy and confident that things would work out because Heavenly Father would be there to see it through with me and He really has.

It really brought up a lot of great memories and it made me realize that I have so much to happy about. I have been blessed in more ways that I can even count. It also made me realize that I need to start writing in my journal again.

Current goals:
Manage my time better so that I can practice self-care and get rid of burned out Jenny.
Go to the gym 3 days a week for an hour.
practice my Spanish.
go to sleep at a good time and wake up early.
Eat healthy.
Cut down on the chocolate.
write in my journal.


  1. You inspire me :) Maybe I'll start writing in a journal too...maybe ;)

  2. This blog is the most astoundingly difficult thing to read that I have ever encountered upon the mighty interweb, font/layout-wise. My eyes strain to the point of implosion, attempting to focus upon the text. I don't even know what this blog is about, because my corneas rebelled and gave up after 2 lines.

    If the cure for cancer lies within, I shall never know.


  3. Wow! I am so sorry, Fish NatIon. I had no idea my blog had such an effect on the reader's eyes! I would hate to have people's eyes exploding all over their computer screens! I have tried to change my blog so that it could be easier on the eyes.

    Thank you!

  4. I liked your font. Fish Nation can go read other blogs if creativity implodes his eyes.

  5. There is nothing wrong with creativity. But light gray lettering, often floating off the side of the page and covered by layout features doesn't help anyone. One can be creative without being atrocious.

  6. I agree with the Lake family. If you don't like this blog, move along to another.

  7. Upon review of Lake Family's blog, apparently by "creativity," she means the lowest level of readability possible. If you want a blog that only your family will ever grudgingly read, then by all means, carry on with crazy fonts, transparent text fields, moving backgrounds, and all sorts of clashing colors.

    However, if you want a blog that people OTHER than your immediate family and besties read, make it as easy to read as possible. Not that I am an expert, by any means. But take a look at any blogs with a significant following, and they all have one thing in common- they are easy to read, with relatively simple layouts. Hideous, eye wrenching color schemes and difficult to decipher text does not = creativity. Contrary to popular Mormon-scrapbook-loving-chunky-vinyl-letter-adorning-frills-on-everything belief, attractive simplicity IS creative.

  8. Fish Nation is simply a troll of the worst kind. Probably unemployed and educated only in graphic design, which would explain his ability and readiness to waste time arguing on a blog that actually IS intended for only friends and family. That's the only explanation I can think of that would excuse his apparent desire to share his web-design "knowledge" with strangers by critiquing material that was not intended for his eyes in the first place.

  9. Nailed on the head. I live in a cardboard box, with only my stolen Apple as a friend, leeching off of any sundry wireless connection I can find. And they don't teach graphic design when one acquires a GED, which is all I have. Do you fear critique of your likely hideous blog, anonymous, and therefore only make your comment in anonymity?

    These suggestions are not me being mean, or a troll, as it were. Just simply suggestions. By all means, return to visual illegibility, as clearly demanded by your troll hating following.

  10. Fish Nation, that anonymous post wasn't even my response; however, I must note that it could be a reflection that perhaps others felt that not only was your first comment out of line, but the following comments were also out of line. I was hoping to be courteous and not mention anything, although I felt your approach was not the slightest bit tactful.
    There are many other ways you could have delivered your message, if you so felt inclined.
    I welcome criticism in order to make changes, but I do not welcome attacks.
    Thank you,


  11. After reading through Fish Nation's comments I decided to skim through a few of his won blogs. I found this under a post titled "Wanting the Impossible".

    "I want eyes that don't suck, that aren't so blurry. I have a degenerative eye disorder, thus they grow exponentially worse, year after year."

    Fish Nation's tact could obviously be improved upon. However, he clearly would like the opportunity to read your blog, which in my eyes (20/20) is sort of a complement. He simply suffers from a degenerative eye disorder that makes it hard to see small print.


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