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Getting Close

So it has been well over a month since I’ve even taken a few minutes to journal. That is the one thing that I would go back and change over the past few months. I wish I had taken the time to write much more. Apparently my Twitter integration on my website has been down for about that long, so those blogs haven’t even been posting!

Things are going good. Megan and I are getting married in 8 days and 14 hours. I really can’t wait for it all to be over and for us to be married, sealed together for time and all eternity. I probably could have done without all this hoopla, but I’m fairly certain that if we can make it through all this mess we won’t have much of a problem with life.

I’ve been really busy at work. I haven’t been able to catch up since we got back from West Virginia/Pennsylvania. I’m trying to hold my emails to 630-something and I still have about 300 that I haven’t even read. I’m really trying to do my best to get caught up before I leave for the honeymoon as I don’t want any of that being in the back of my mind while we are relaxing.

Speaking of the travels, we had a great time and loved all that time together. I still can’t believe she wasn’t sick of my by the end of the week.

I finished reading the book Sister Dowden recommended, Beloved Bridegroom. I found that it was more of a temple prep book than a marriage prep book as it was more focused on the marriage of Christ to His church, us. I did really enjoy it and there were some great comparisons to the marriage that Megan and I will be entering into next week. I found many of the old traditions very interesting to learn about.

I’ve started reading this new book, First Comes Love, which President Clegg gave us. It has some good advice in there, but I haven’t really come across anything new. Sometimes it is just good to hear the same thing again. I know I can be a slow learner.

I’m so lost as to what to do for our honeymoon. I wanted it to be a surprise to Megan, but then I decided to let her in on the basics of the plans to make sure it was what she wanted to do. Of course, she says whatever I plan will be fine. The plan is to drive up the coast and stay at a few different places. I was thinking on my drive home tonight though that maybe we shouldn’t spend two nights at three places and instead we should spend three nights at two places or something like that. I don’t know how often we’re going to want to be changing locations. Maybe I should just pick a central spot and we can be done with it too.

Megan received her endowments this past Saturday.

Megan made President Smith cry when he learned that we both had been true to the law of chastity. He said that so few people at our age, even members of the church, have been able to save themselves for their marriage. I can’t imagine it any other way.

We haven’t been doing very good with out question book and probably aren’t going to get through all the questions before we get married unless we really get our act together and start getting through them.

I’m not really looking forward to this weekend or many of the pieces of next week. While it will culminate in a great event, I’m going to go my first Saturday without seeing Megan for most of the day. She has bridal portraits and so will be getting hair and makeup done before she takes them in the early afternoon and then has lunch planned with her mom and Sally. It will probably be late afternoon or early evening before I even get to see her. I know I have lots to do around the house, I’m just sad. The other thing is that I probably won’t get to see her at all next Wednesday and Thursday. She’s going to have a bachelorette party on Wednesday night and then Thursday will be busy with getting things done for the wedding. I understand I’m supposed to pick her up on the way to the temple on Friday morning, but can you seriously imagine me going from Tuesday night to Friday morning without so much as seeing her?

This could be too much for me… I’m going to cry myself to sleep now.


So I have been taking the approach of my tweets counting as my end of day blogging now that the auto digest is working. There are, of course, things that don’t make it into tweets that I could blog about though.

Let’s see. Christmas is here and upon us now. It is Christmas eve and I have spent this one in the utmost capacity to go against Christmas by sitting around by myself and watching a movie. I did actually enjoy the movie, The Invasion. It kept my interest the entire time and had a good story line. I would recommend it.

I left work around one this afternoon and have pretty much already gone crazy with not knowing what to do. I really don’t think I can handle essentially a six-day weekend. There are four days left and I have a feeling they could be kind of long. My parents asked if I was coming down to open presents in the morning and I pretty much said no. One, if I do get up that early in the morning, I’m not planning on being in Fallbrook and two, what would I possibly do if I was there all day long? I suppose I would find something to do, but lounging around my own home sounds good to me. I guess I’ve really captured the spirit of the season now – I really want to be alone!

I had a craving for hot chocolate this morning and we had none in the office, so I took a road trip to the store and got some. I got all the fixings as well: whipped cream, cinnamon, peppermint syrup. If I may say so, we made some dang good hot chocolate this morning. Starbucks has nothing on us! We can leave out the part where I knocked over the DVD display at the checkout with my basket.

Batch surprised me this morning with the car charger for my iPhone that I had been eyeing. It has two USB ports so you can charge two things simultaneously and it comes with both an iPod cable and a standard mini USB, which will charge both of my phones. I can then also use it for headsets, my centro and whatever else charges through USB which seems to be more and more everyday.

I spent some time shopping after the temple on Tuesday, but really only got Susan taken care of. I don’t know what to get most of my close friends as I just don’t know what they could practically use. I think it is kind of sad when we get to that point in life where we either don’t know people well enough to think of something they could actually use or when they already have everything imaginable that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars or more.

I ended up sending a package to Tara with a box of note-cards, cookies and a Target gift card. It looks like FedEx failed in their job on this mission, so on the bright side, I won’t have to pay for the overnight shipping costs. I am a bit frustrated that I worked so hard to rush and get the goodies to FedEx by the cutoff Tuesday though. If I wanted it to show up Friday, I could have taken my time and finished everything I wanted to do. Oh well. It is in Jacksonville, FL as of 1:15 this afternoon, they just didn’t get it to her. I hope she doesn’t think I forgot her tomorrow.

I just realized that if I had Christmas cards, I could work on sending those out tomorrow. But yeah, I haven’t even purchased those for this year yet! I have a feeling I’ll be hitting up a lot of sales on Friday, for both myself and for gifts!

I guess that’s about it for tonight. We’ll see what fun tomorrow brings.

Twitter Updates for 2008-12-20

  • has been cleaning, doing laundry and pulling weeds all morning. 4 days to Christmas and I still don’t have a tree. #
  • who has a truck or roof rack and wants to help me go get a Christmas tree? #
  • finally made some of the pumpkin spice quick bread (I made it into cake) that I bought a while back. I’m not a fan of the pecans. #
  • Branch Christmas party. Taking pictures with Santa. @ Avenida Presa & Calle Viento http://loopt.us/qr_4dA #
  • Albertsons really needs to keep the self checkout open past 10. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-19

  • Just rode big thunder mountain railroad 3 times in a row! #
  • just got home at 1:45 from Disneyland. Work might not be so fun in 5 hours… #
  • Houses have ice on roofs. A bucket of water in my backyard has a layer of ice on top. in Murrieta, CA http://loopt.us/iC6Kxw #
  • Headed home. I don’t think I have any plans tonight other than taking it easy. Maybe a movie. #
  • I love that the less time you spend on the computer, the less there is to do! #
  • So I don’t watch tv for weeks and there is nothing on my dvr. Have there been no new episodes due to Christmas? #
  • Had to make pancakes for dinner after the great smell last night by La Brea Bakery at Disneyland. going to watch Flawless http://is.gd/cDgg #
  • If the previews are the best part of the movie, I’m in for trouble! Let’s hope flawless is better than the previews before it #
  • I feel like I’m ready to tackle the cold. I’ve got 4 layers on top! I have a feeling it will get cold when I climb into bed. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-18

  • Who wants to go to disneyland with me today/tonight? #
  • Goingto costco. This might not be the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get gas. #
  • 45 minute wait at jiffy lube! I even called just before coming and they said no wait. Way to spend an afternoon off. #
  • Yep. Still sitting at jiffy lube! I left work early for this? in Murrieta, CA http://loopt.us/5zT5uA #
  • Finally leaving jiffy lube and getting ready for disneyland! in Temecula, CA http://loopt.us/lxDb5w #
  • Watching the Christmas parade while standing in line at the bank on main street. Someone needs to fix the lights on the christmas tree! #
  • Nope. Sounds great to me. You can come join us at disneyland. #
  • Checking into the hollwood tower hotel. I wonder if I will be checking out in the morning. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-17

  • Could lay in bed and listen to the rain all day. Why go to work? #
  • Is all of Murrieta without power? #
  • Finally time to get the pics together for Megan and the newsletter. This could take all night! #
  • doesn’t look like I’m going to Disneyland in the morning, I can’t find anyone to go with. Tomorrow night for sure though! I have to work? #
  • snow in lake elsinore? Why not Murrieta?I’d go play in it right now! I want to build a snowman! #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-16

  • Glad I’m not shopping at UTC today. The cars were backing up into the road! #
  • Looks like it’s too late for a fresh cut tree. Back to the drawing board. What’s the best place NOW to get a christmas tree in Murrieta? #
  • I totally haven’t had anything chocolate covered yet today! I’d better get going on that. Where to go… #
  • It’s like Christmas! Susan found a box I couldn’t find when I moved, so now my set of glasses is complete and I have 3 sets of silverware! #
  • What’s with all the sirens again. Tonight? #
  • Some weird looking float just went down whitewood. While it had flashing lights, I don’t think it was the source of sirens. #
  • Taco tuesday here I come #
  • Finished hanging all of shelly’s art for tonight. Headed home and to bed! #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-15

  • let it rain , let it rain, let it rain! #
  • A little envious that my vacant neighbors grass is nice and green again while mine is brown/dead. #
  • Is kind of chilly. Car says 48 and I’m waiting for the heater to kick on. #
  • Always amazaed at how so californians don’t know how to drive in the rain. CHP radios on solid with traffic. #
  • Where does one get a live (fresh cut) Christmas tree in Murrieta/Temecula? #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-13

  • Murrieta PD just cleared the helicopter after searching all the backyards in the area. #
  • Facebook integration with Twitter seems to be broken. I hope they are able to fix it overnight as I quite like it. #
  • Going to try and go to sleep here finally. I hope Murrieta PD has this incident under control now. #
  • How come I have no problem waking up on a Saturday morning, but can’t pull myself out of bed at the same time for work? I just want sleep. #
  • Should probably get out of bed and stop playing bubblets tilt. I still think it is totally cheating! #
  • Allowing loopt to update my Facebook. Let’s see if this works. in Murrieta, CA http://loopt.us/gMDMWA #
  • Retweeting @jennyonthespot: @spchester AHA!!! @twitter: Facebook app offline http://tinyurl.com/6cnr83 #
  • What does a circle mean instead of an E or 3G on the iPhone? You’re in Fallbrook? AT&T is a piece of useless garbage? #
  • 29 of my ancestors, incl. mom, were given the chance to accept baptism as we performed baptisms for the dead at the San diego temple today. #
  • I’ve officially gone Christmas. The decorating is done! 4 bags of mint M&M’s baby! 🙂
    http://twitpic.com/sp52 #
  • The lack of picture mail on the iPhone is a huge setback. AT&T could at least provide automatic forwarding from MMS to an email address #
  • iPhone.Facebook.com is so much better than the Facebook application. You can actually see events, post times are right and more. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-12

  • wants to just stay in bed this morning and not go to work. #
  • Sounds like it’s going to be a small work Christmas dinner tonight. Anyone want to fill some of the seats? #
  • Eating out way too much. Lunch at islands with Alison and @crbatchelor in Temecula, CA http://loopt.us/OqNEag #
  • These clouds look great! Bring on the rain! #
  • The moon looks awesome tonight with the clouds. I could just sit here all night and watch the clouds roll by. #
  • Came home and cleaned the house for nothing before dinner. We didn’t end up coming back here. Probably going to watch a thriller now. #
  • Just watched prom night. Totally predictable and not very intriguing. I felt like I was back in high school with the basic plot. #
  • Murrieta PD is rolling code and talking about Doreen Dr and Longbranch. I hear dogs barking as well. #
  • Rancho Springs has an 18 yr old male stab victim on site. Unknown if related to other Murrieta PD activities, but I assume. #
  • Murrieta PD checking area around Whitewood/Carmel Hill/Doreen Dr for anyone on foot. #
  • Shots fired in Temecula Wine Country – Murrieta PD asked to respond. Sounds like a big night. #
  • More Murrieta pd response nb on whitewood code 3. #
  • Murrieta pd just completed check of doreen dr with searchlights. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-11

  • Chp dispatch asking if 6 Adam has a taser! #
  • Buck is taking us to BJ’s in Temecula, CA http://loopt.us/d0Ygpg #
  • Feels like I have a really long week. Looking forward to a mostly quiet evening. Institute tonight at the Dowden’s #
  • Just got a call with caller I’d of 555-555-1212. Somehow I doubt that is a valid number. Voip systems really could use some checks. #
  • Probably shouldn’t have ate that leftover peppermint bark cheesecake when I was still full from lunch. Ugh. #
  • Getting ready for bed and then going to turn on the tv for the first time this week and watch CSI #
  • I can’t believe Grissom is leaving CSI. The show will never be the same. #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-10

  • should actually be early to his 8 o’clock dentist appointment in Fallbrook this morning. #
  • This can of soup doesn’t even compare with last nights tritip! Office is awfully lonesome today. #
  • That’s quite a collection of antennas you have there mr police officer. I’m sure my plates got run tonight for casing a riverside pd cruiser #
  • Cheating on teal with @crbatchelor at Cheesecake Factory Tyler Mall. New peppermint bark cheesecake is great! #
  • Cheating on Teal. @crbatchelor and I are at cheesecake Tyler mall. Going to try the new cheesecake! in Riverside, CA http://loopt.us/99Y-6w #
  • Extremely stuffed. Shouldn’t have had all that bread! #
  • Didn’t realize how much his gums hurt till he decided to brush his teeth tonight. The not so fun part of the dentist. #
  • Wicked closes January 11th. What am I going to do? #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-09

  • good thing I tested the heater last night. with it being 42 it got turned on this morning. #
  • all the christmas lights are on at the san diego temple this morning. looks great. #
  • note to self. buy 2 dozen doughnuts at krispy kreme and they will pay you a dollar something to take a drink. #
  • just had lunch at chipotle with elders and wml from san marcos post temple. #
  • lunch with missionaries is almost as good as having lunch with my stalker sister. maybe next week. #
  • wonders why he bothers with sites that don’t work right… like facebook! #

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