Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just a quick side note

I recently had an experience that made me realize that the world is a very scary place and there is a lot of evil out there. I may not know a lot about what evil there is in this world but I like it that way. I like to live in my little Cara bubble and not see or hear about the terrible things that kids get into these days, what things people my age have done and what ever else. I had the blessing of living a sheltered life, I know it sounds like I am being sarcastic but I'm not. I would rather be optimistic and clueless than pessimistic and smart. The person that I have to THANK for being this way is my mom. She always helped me see the positive side of things and always tried to keep me away from the negative. I have Gerriss who knows enough about the craziness of the world and can protect me from it while I just keep on believing that you can trust everyone until proven otherwise, and that everything is all rainbows and smiles. I can believe whatever I want! So I am just going to forget about the incident that happened tonight and pretend that the world is perfect and safe again. I know what you are thinking. Totally random post, right?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Gerriss' mom sent me this cute email. I loved it so much I thought that I would share it with the three people who read my blog. :)

This is a true story. Dr. KC Tubbs is the doctor, he later joined the LDS church. When he told us this story over a staff lunch, I thought that we would die laughing. Dr Armstrong is from Manti and comes up about once a week to work in the clinic.

By: Robert Armstrong, M.D.

I work part-time as a teacher of family doctors. The program provides training on psychiatric disorders and emphasizes the importance of emotional support.

The new doctors are given plenty of time in clinic to visit with their patients and learn about their challenges.

One of our interns who has never lived in Utah and knew nothing about Mormons is still struggling to understand the cultural climate here. Last week he was interviewing a new patient and stumbled on what he thought was a raging psychosis.

Doctor: "Well, Mrs. Olsen, we've talked about your high blood pressure and your medications. Are you experiencing any particular stress in your life?"

Patient: "Oh, yes! It's the Sunbeams. They're driving me crazy."

Doctor: (very surprised) "The Sunbeams?"

Patient: "Yes, I've never had trouble with them before, but this group won't sit still. They bounce all over the room, and run out the door and up and down the hallway.

Doctor: (reaching for a pen) "Have you told anyone about this?

Patient: "Of course, I told the president."

Doctor: "Really! And, what did the president tell you?"

Patient: "She said Sunbeams are like that. I'm just going to have to learn to deal with them."

Doctor: (concerned that he may be missing something) "I know people who are sensitive to sunbeams. Do they cause you a rash or anything?"

Patient: (confused) "A rash? No."

Doctor: "What's the biggest problem they're creating?"

Patient: "It's the noise. They just won't quit talking."

Doctor: (astonished) "The sunbeams are talking to you?"

Patient: "Well, yes. But mostly they talk to each other."

Doctor: (scribbling furiously in the chart) "I see. Can anyone else hear them talking?"

Patient: (after a moment of stunned silence) "You're not LDS, are you?"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My first day in the Primary

Today was my first day in the Primary ever! It was such a wonderful experience. I LOVE THE PRIMARY! The kids are so cute and excited to be there. Last Sunday I was set apart as the 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency. A bit (A LOT) overwhelming I know. But I am so grateful for this opportunity and privilege. I know I will learn so much and make so many memories with the kids and also with the teachers and other leaders. I have no clue what I am doing or what to expect, but I know that I will be guided and shown what I need to do. I think I will get a Primary songs cd and put it on my iPod so I can learn some of the cute songs that we sing and so I don't look too lost every Sunday. I hope I do an ok job and that I can be at least 1/2 as awesome as the previous 2nd counselor. Wow though! What a day!?!?! I am so excited for next Sunday.