I love it when I get invited to speak at baptisms! It's so exciting for me to be able to deliver a Spirit-inspired message about the momentous decision to be baptized into the Church! It always makes me feel like I'm getting baptized myself all over again! Today, Jeany got baptized, and tomorrow, through the … Continue reading Spoke at a baptism today!
After a good appointment with my psychiatrist and a good day with my spouse, I decided to go climbing. I wasn't sure about my knee, but it held! It felt great to climb again! I just did a simple traverse and a couple of bouldering problems, but I was able to climb without pain in … Continue reading I climbed today!
I'm listening to an LDS Hymn called "If You Could Hie to Kolob" and it's absolutely beautiful. I got the entire hymnal on CD (14 CD's actually) and the music is calming. Soothing music is definitely something I need after yesterday's fiasco. What a circus! A deposition gone awry because I was the star of … Continue reading LDS Hymns
I turned my iPad Mini on this morning to find a message from one of my best climbing buddies asking if I could give him a ride to the airport. AJ, who taught me how to sport climb and set routes, was in need of my help, and I told him I could be there … Continue reading AJ went to Texas today
I dug out my Training For Climbing book today by Eric Hörst. It has an assessment on pages 21-23 that I did to see where I'm at. I could use a lot of improvement in all three general areas, as I have strengths and weaknesses in all three. In a little while, I'm going to go … Continue reading Eric Hörst’s “Training For Climbing”
First of all, I've been trying to lose weight, but my weight hasn't budged in about two months. Second of all, my "regular-sized pants" (which I wear with a belt) fit well, but they get uncomfortable if I have to sit for a long time. You get it, right? So, I went to WalMart yesterday … Continue reading The most comfy jeans I’ve ever owned
Wow, have I ever had a stressful week! Without going into all the details, I will say that I do need to get back to climbing for distress tolerance purposes! My knee has good days and bad days, and my wrist is in rough shape, but I have to get back to climbing. I just … Continue reading Hey, I’m still here!
What a perfectly mind-bending narrative! I love Neil Gaiman's novels and short stories! The twists and the turns and the psychological trips that he weaves into his writing are phenomenal! This book is well worth the read! I know there is a Starz series on TV based on the novel, which I have no desire … Continue reading Finished “American Gods” this morning!
I've been reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods (Author's Preferred Text) for the last few days and it's a fantastic novel so far! It leaves you asking often, "And then what happened?", as Neil Gaiman would put it. It's a page-turner for sure. I've been at my mom's helping watch my nephew the last few days and … Continue reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
If you have overwhelming emotions, I would highly recommend this workbook. I'm going through some medication changes and my emotions have been running high, to say the least. This workbook teaches skills to help cope with those emotions that are beyond the boundaries and into the extreme ranges. As soon as we get the medications … Continue reading The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook