Thursday, February 28, 2008

Winding Down

I'm tired, in fact it took me 5 tries to type the word "I'm" at the beginning of this sentence. I woke up at 4:45 and thanks to a mewing cat and a snoring husband I couldn't get back to sleep. So I got up and clocked in to work. After that was done I wasted a bit of time, then watched No Reservations which was okay, but kinda slow. I should have just taken a doggone nap. I kind of took the day off from homework as I am a bit ahead on my reading, at least I am ahead for Friday's reading, and from here on out things are going to get majorly ugly as far as school work goes.

In church this past Sunday a talk was given on the talk from conference by Dallin H. Oaks entitled, "Good, Better, Best." So tonight I am putting this into practice. I am tired and want to sleep but Bonnie D. Parkin is going to be speaking at a stake enrichment night. Then Harold scheduled home teaching and one of the families that we visit (we are companions due to the ward missionary calling) agreed to let us see them and we haven't been able to get into their house before.

Good: Getting some sleep.
Better: Going to hear Sister Parkin.
Best: Going HTing to a less active family who has finally agreed to let us in their home.

I'm feeling good about the decision, now it's time for my second wind to kick in because I am dragging.

They are having a graduation fair at school this week. I get to go order my cap and gown tomorrow. Hard to believe it, but this old girl is finally graduating.

On that note, the old girl part....The other day I entered one of my classes and a couple of the older ladies were talking and they turned to me and asked how old I was and I answered, 38. Then I asked them how old they are and they answered 40. I was astonished. They seem a lot older than that, okay not A LOT older just kinda older. Now I am worried that I look as old as they look or seem to me. I think they may seem older to me because they have significantly older children than I do. They must have started younger than I did. But I can't help thinking that I am fooling myself when I think I don't look my age. I am okay with being 38, I really am. I guess I just thought that most people figured I was a bit younger than that. 35 maybe? I would be okay with being eternally 35. I don't think I have issues with getting older, but when stuff like that scene in class happens I wonder if I am really freaking out about aging.

When I told this story to a HT family last night they said I don't look 35, but they could be just saying that to be nice so I would cut Harold's super long HT lesson shorter.

Time to start taking Centrum Silver and investing in Oil of Olay I guess.

11 comments:

Brittany said...

i think you can pull off 35 easy. you do look young! good job and choosing the better part. i really liked that talk a lot. i'm still learning the lesson though...

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Remember cuz, you are "only as old as you feel!" Which means you are probably 50! At least you have not entered the dreaded 40 zone like me! I take comfort in the fact that Dane is 4 years older than I am and will be 44 on Saturday!

Seriously, you look great and you have such a fun personality that it will never matter your actual age, people will always think you are beautiful and fun!

Juliew8 said...

The other night I was telling some ladies in my ward about how Adam and I hooked up. I told them I was 5 years older than he and their jaws dropped to the floor. I was so happy because he is 33 and looks young, does that mean I look young too? I think you and I have good genes in that area, atleast we have some good genes.

Cote Corner said...

Even if you did look 38 (which i don't think you do)it's not like 38 is old!! What is it dad always used to say?? 50 your getting old, 60 your old, 70 you're really old and 80 you're lucky to be alive!! :) see.. you don't hit any of those!

hyker said...

I don't think you look old...of course I'm basing that solely on pictures because I havn't actually seen you in sometime.....but I really do think there is some truth in "you're only as old as you feel." So if you feel like you're 35...then you go girl!

mom/Janet said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, when you had your birthday in October I guessed you would probably be turning 35. Actually, I think you hold your weight very well but then again, 38 is not that old. Enjoy the moment.

mooney said...

I have never met you, so I cannot comment on how old you look, but keep in mind that 40 is the new 30. So in reality you are really only 28.

Wise deceision on going home teaching over sleeping. I think that is great that you go in. I hope that it went well, and the family lets you come back. Maybe if you promise them a shorter lesson next time. Treats are always good. :)

Katie and Gary said...

38?! Noooo way! I would have never guessed! (feel better now?) You really do look great! Don't laugh but I've been noticing my aging process in my pictures. Damn gravity.

Katie and Gary said...

Sorry I said d-a-m-n....not the "best" choice of words.

Masters Of Disasters said...

I think you look young! But now I feel old because I have been using oil of olay for a while.

Em said...

Freak out, Jeanna! You're 38!? I can't decide if you seem younger because you just look/act younger, or if it's because you always seemed close to me in age and...am I really close to 38??? Anyway, wowsers. You rock! I want to be like you when I'm 38!