Monday, January 14, 2013


  • Good way to start off the week: package from my mom full of leftover Andes Christmas mints. Thanks mom. 
  • For lunch today I ate my favorite food (salad) in my favorite way: romaine lettuce-grilled chicken-bowtie noodles-parmesan cheese with Ken's Ceasasr vinagrette. It's made just like it sounds. Cook it, chop it, throw it together, enjoy!
  • Woke up to pouring rain this morning--a rarity on this, the hot, arid side of the island. Ran out to roll up my windows and close the sunroof on my car (saying my car has a sunroof makes me feel spoiled. just fyi, that's one of only two cool features about my car, other than the fact that it starts, which is the main reason I love it). Got SOAKED in my basketball shorts and sweater. My face and glasses was dripping as I came back into the garage and realized that three men from my ward were sitting there watching me. They were over visiting, at 8:00 in the morning, and all saw me in my morning glory. Awesome.
  • Today begins week two of having a clean room. Although I am very big on keeping my house clean, my room usually gets neglected. Ever since college days when I was literally too tired and busy to care, I have adopted my bedroom as my messy space. I'm trying to be better though, and have succeeded for eight days straight now. Win.
  • I have already done my laundry and finished two chapters in the Tohi 'a Molomona today, and with the rest of the week off till Friday, I have four days with little planned but driving brothers and sisters around and reading the TM at the beach. Another win.
  • I wish people who made satellites or fiber optic cables or phone cards or anyone else in power cared a little bit more about Tonga and made it a little easier to call over there. I miss people SOOOO much, but due to lack of connectivity for phone networks between here and there, the most I can do is pray for, facebook, and dream about them. Schade. 

That's all.

Peace, love,


  1. Rain!!! How awesome! And just fyi - I think it is cool that your car has a sunroof. With a little imagination, and if you squint your eyes just a little bit... Well, okay, A LOT, you could pretend it is Magnum PI's car. After all, he has a sunroof too and a red car, and Tom Selleck lives in Hawaii. Well, LIVED in Hawaii at least while filming that show.:())
    I am so happy that Andes mints make you happy. And I am also amazed and happier that they only took three days to get from me to you. That must be some kind of post office miracle...

  2. On moms comment: Ya, maybe the post office doesn't hate you after all... don't bet on it though : )