Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tonight ...

I took my young women here.

I had been looking forward to it for awhile.

thought provoking,

I am grateful for people who are such beautiful examples
of grace through difficulty,
and for their willingness to share their stories
to inspire and buoy the rest of us up.

Monday, September 27, 2010

My New Happy Place ...

I want to live in the library at
Trinity College in Dublin.

Don't these pictures just make you want to sink
into a comfy leather chair with one of these old volumes
and never leave?

I Have A Confession To Make ...

I broke down and listened to Clay Aikens Christmas album today.

I couldn't help it.
I know I am not supposed to listen to Christmas music yet,
but I heard one song when my ipod was on random
and was sucked in.

I PROMISE I will not listen again
until the day after Thanksgiving.

Please forgive me.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Am Pretty Sure That I Am Being Stalked ...

by Hall & Oates.

Their music has been following me around ALL week.
It has been played multiple times on
the radio a work.

Twice this week I went to the grocery store,
and both times one of their songs was playing.

And today I put my ipod on random
and the 1st, 3rd, and 7th song that played
were Hall & Oates.
And I have over 5700 songs on my ipod ...

Are you as creeped out as I am?!?

Dear Hall & Oates,

Your kiss is not on my list
and you do NOT make my dreams come true.


Because I am a maneater
and my private eyes are watching you,
I would kindly ask your music to quit following
me around.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dear Mother Nature,

Today is the first official day of fall.

And I am ready for it!
Bring on the crisp Autumn air,
and all the beautiful colors.

I love FALL!!

Fall Enthusiast who wants to make sure you really heard her ...
Not winter ...

I included the picture to make sure you didn't get confused
like you have in years past.

Like that one year where it was 80 one day,
and the next day I was scrapping the snow off my windshield.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Do You Think It Is Possible ...

that Tim Gunn was driving a silver Toyota Tacoma
in Provo today?

Because I swear I saw him!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just In Case There Was Any Question About My Athletic Prowess ...

Tonight I took the Young Women to play
bean bag baseball with the residents of a senior center nearby.

I was beat by a blind woman named Margaret.

I'm not kidding.

On the way home one of the girls said
"Sister Chalk, I think it was really nice of you
to let Margaret win."

I just smiled and nodded my head.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tonight I Spent The Evening ...

with my boyfriend ...

Brian Stokes Mitchell !

Just him and me
and a piano
(and about 1200 other people).

He came to sing me all of my favorite
Broadway songs.
Stars, Dulcinea, Wheels of A Dream ...
(I emailed him a list of my favs last week and
he was happy to oblige,
except for he didn't sing that excerpt from
Legally Blonde like I asked!)

And when he sang
"Some Enchanted Evening"
he totally winked at me.
(I totally saw him do it from my seat
high in the balcony.)

My fav moment was when he sang Soliloquy
from Carousel.
Love that song.
(I also loved it when Ben Newton sang it
oh so long ago at the Macys Theater competition
when I was a junior in high school
ALL the girls were SMITTEN with Ben Newton!
I wonder what happened to him ...)

His last encore was my all time fav ...
"The Impossible Dream".

If you ever drive by me and I am sobbing while I drive
there is a 99% chance that it is because I am listening to
him sing this song ...

Thanks Bri for a great night!

If they ever make "Obama, the Musical"
I think you'd be a shoe in!