Monday, April 26, 2010


Holy smokes! 2 weeks from Today is the start of finals week, yes FINALS! Where in the world did this semester go!?! I can't believe it's almost over! It's quite bitter sweet. I love school, but yes, i'm starting to get a little burned out, a break would be nice right about now.
But It's been an awesome semester! I love summer and i'm excited to go home and be with my family again.. but i'm going to miss all our adventures!
Summer means no more late night spontaneous drives to Globe to get a frosty from Wendy's, no more scavenger hunts - almost getting kicked out of Walmart, no more haircutting by moonlight. Goodbye mattress surfing, pranks, trips to the mountain, scootering to Burger King, tubing down the canal.. finding snakes, owls, squirrels, and beavers. Farewell Sunday Night game Nights, Disney Scene It competitions, chalk drawings, forts, waffle Saturday's, flying kites from the back of a truck, car chases, bonfires, haunted houses, kayking - and the many adventures that come with that. See ya later trips to the river,cramming in cars, awkward conversations, star gazing, craw dad fishing. No more girls nights where we sit and talk for hours and hours which leads to laughing for hours and hours. Goodbye to some of my favorite people who I don't know if i'll ever see again. Goodbye Thatcher.
But on the brighter side I can take a break from all the DRAMA, PMSing roommates and friends, and everyone thinking they can't get along with other people.
Oh so maybe I can welcome summer after all. It will be good, but I still don't really like thinking about it. haha. But now it's crack down time, 2 lab practicals, 2 quizzes, 5 tests, a few more homework assignements, 5 finals, and a whole heck of a lot of fun and stressful times and the semester will be over. Wow. I swear it just started.
But the end also means the beginning! Welcome family reunions, swimming, being with family, working, making money, Havasupai, baseball, free laundry, real food, Matthew, seeing Eric for the last time for 2 years. Maybe even the lakehouse, water skiing, and a cousins weekend!
So this semester has been good. Lots of good learning experiences, in many aspects, lots of good friends, lots of good fun, lots of good adventures, but HERE I COME SUMMER! Bittersweeet.

Monday, April 5, 2010

and the sickness came and went...

Once upon a time there was a day called Sunday, March 28, 2010. The day was a glorious one in the town of Thatcher, AZ. It was a beautiful day outside and church was awesome. I love fast Sundays! When the great day turned to evening, Cynthia's hometeachers, Dallin and Jonathon, came to my house to give a wonderful lesson. The first half, the only part I was really mentally there for, was good. But in the middle of it all some weird things started happening to me. I, all of the sudden, lost all energy, became really tired, got a massive headache, and had no idea what was going on around me. It was so weird because it all came on soo fast. After the lesson was done they left. I tried to get up to get some water.. but that didn't end too well. I got really dizzy, the whole room was spinning and there was black spots blurring my vision. So I just decided to lay back down. After a few more seconds, I still felt miserable. I kinda half whispered that I wanted a blessing. Kate and Cynthia got up and literally ran after Dallin and Jonathon to stop them. They came back and they gave me a blessing. It was probably one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. When it was done I didn't all the sudden feel great and wonderful, I still was half dead. But I was reassured that all would be well. I knew the words of the blessing came from Heavenly Father because some of the things that he said, Dallin had no idea I was going through. He did say I would get over the illness and my body would become stronger.. it just didn't happen right away. He also said something about getting up the next day refreshed and ready for what was coming. I had been stressed out because I had a lot of things coming up that I wasn't very prepared for. But Monday came and I was calm all day long. I used all the spare time I had to get ready for what was coming, and I wasn't stressed out. It was great. Plus. more that I will keep to myself. It was such a great experience. It is so awesome to know that I have a Father in Heaven who is so aware of me and all that I am going through, and through the Priesthood I can receive blessings from him. It's also such a blessing to know so many worthy pristhood holders who would come over in a heartbeat to give blessings. Everything is just so perfect and great.

Well ANYWAY (I tend to go in to more detail than I need to.. oh well.. i'm pretty sure there is only like 5 people tops who know about this thing). so Monday and Tuesday came and went. I didn't really do anything, I didn't really have any energy. It kinda wasn't that fun. Well then Wednesday afternoon I thought I started feeling a little better. A couple people were going to the canal and putting their feet in because the sun decided to shine a LOT that day. So I was sitting there, feeling the best I had all week. We went over to the other side, right by the bridge in the front of Goodman's and, just like before, all the sudden I just felt everything going down hill. I went and laid in the grass and watched as the whole world spun around me. Kate and April went to get me a waterbottle, but when they came back I couldn't even hold it up.. I had no grip. It was soo weird. So after a long time of me laying there we all decided I should go back to my apartment and lay down.. only it was kinda far away. So Jared picked me up, but all that movement and the headache mixed with the dizziness just made me nautious, so I got back down for a minute then both April and Jared helped/dragged me to my apartment. I felt helpless.. which is not a good feeling at all. I laid on my couch and was out. Which is weird for me. I slept for like 2 hours.. it was a weird sleep, I was kinda still awake because I could hear the things going on around me, but I was still completely out. I don't think I could have responded to someone if I wanted to. I woke up around 9 and felt extremely tired, yet better at the same time. Raegan gave me some Vitamin C pills and I was ordered to go to bed. I don't know what time I actually went to bed, but I think it might even have been before midnight! I woke up Thursday and felt stronger, I wasn't normal, but on a good route there. I felt better and better throughout the day and have been fine ever since. It was soo weird, let me tell you! I don't know what happened to me, it was all so strange. But it's ok.. because i'm better now!
Now looking back on it there were some funny things that happened... one morning I went to plug in my straightner and had to unplug something from the outlet. But either I just couldn't grip it, or I didn't have enough strength to get it out, or something, but Rachel had to do it for me. haha. Then one night I went over to Brenna's to get my keys from her while she was unpacking. She was setting a bag of clothes onto her bed, but she missed it, so she was trying to get it on, I tried to help her.. but did nothing because I absolutely had no strength in me. She was just all, "sheesh, didn't know my clothes were THAT heavy." haha. Good times!
But one thing I did learn was that I have the greatest friends in the world. They helped me out so much! They really did. I can't even tell you how many texts I got everyday from like 10 different people, asking how Iwas feeling and things like that. In those few days I heard things like.. "Wow, you look awful", "you really should see a doctor", "you have a fever", "You better not have mono, Woman!", "You better be in bed by ten tonight!", "Please get better soon", "I don’t want you to be sick anymore", "Hannah it’s not cold, something is wrong with you", "you look like you’re going to cry", and "You still look sick". Sometimes it got annoying and I wished they would stop telling me that.. haha. But really it was great to know that so many people cared and were interested. One thing I don't really like is people doing thigs for me, especially when it's because I can't do them myself. But everyone offered to help and do things for me all week. I just am surrounded by the greatest people! I love them all!
Now there you have it. The sickness that came and went.