Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless wednesday (Almost)

Cats definitely have perfected the art of taking naps haven't they?
Here is my Baby Mask....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Getting Back to Shape....

I recently popped over to Mama Nut's Blog and she is doing this Fat Butt Friday. Well I decided I would join her in the quest to getting fit. I have walked for 7 days now. I did not walk Sunday, because that was my day of rest. Anyway I recently acquired a treadmill. It has been the best things for me. It clocks how long I go, how many calories burned and pulse. If I only had a decent scale...
But I feel so GOOD. Usually when I wake up in the morning, I am so tired. I hop on my treadmill, watch Law and Order SVU and walk 2 miles, about 35-39 minutes. I love the way I feel so energized and I never feel tired after my walks...
Well I found an elephant butt, When you see it, I will be talking about my weight loss and exercise goals. I am wanting to get in fit, I don't have a specific number to lose just getting back into shape. I want to look good for the holidays.
So what do you say my blogger friends? You want to join me and Mama Nut on our quest in getting fit? I'm sure it would be okay with her if you want to borrow the elephant for your blog. Just link back to her site, and pretty please to my site as well. I will get in fit doggone it if it is the LAST thing I do.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Lord loves us!

I'm not sure how many of you who actually read my blog are of my religion but I am going to write this anyway. I need all of you to know how I feel. If you feel inclined to know more about what I have said you can also go to for more answers.

So I was checking Facebook today and I recieved a message from a friend that touched me very much. She told me how much she appreciated our friendship. I only lived in this place about a year, but in that time we have gotten to know each other. Our children have played with each other and we (my friend and I) have had the chance to blossom a great friendship. She mentioned to me that we are "kindred spirits" as Anne of Green Gables would say. Yes, I believe we are. I just want to say, I am very grateful for my time in Provo UT. My husband wasn't always employed well, he suffered a bad injury on his hand which put him out of work, but my LOVE for the gospel of Jesus Christ has increased tenfold. I had the chance of serving the children in my church! No wonder the Lord blessed his children! He loves them as much as he loves us. He specifically knows each one of us and loves us. This I know. Sometimes he sends friends to us in our time of need. Because He knows what we need at each moment of our lives.

I know the Lord loves me. I know the Lord loves us all. Look at the wondrous beauty of this earth. In some places, the leaves are beginning to change. (I don't think leaves fall here in Mesquite, but hey, we'll see.) Let's take a look around us today and see who might need a helping hand or a friend. Really you never know what great friendship will blossom if you never try. It's okay.

Thank you, my dear Provo friend. You know who you are. And could you please try and blog more, 'cause when you do it feels like we are on the phone talking to each other. I need that sometimes.

Hope this entry didn't bore the heck out of any of my followers. Thank you for taking the time and getting to know this blogger for a friend. I appreciate it. Maybe someday we will meet. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SHOUT OUT to Motherboard!

Oh MY! I have been reading blogs this morning, trying to catch up since my lovely internet has been shut off since July 2nd. Not my fault, really. The landlord changed services and the services he went with, we could never actually get Internet to work. So anyway, Motherboard is just so totally wonderful! If you have NEVER read anything from her she is a MUST READ! She talks about how there is his crazy lady that lives inside her head and how sometimes if she is not lucky, she wins some days. Most of the time, Motherboard is in control though. Please read Motherboard's blog entry about Estelle! (Estelle is the crazy lady that lives in Motherboard's brain.) She found a picture that totally screams CRAZY LADY! Take a look at Motherboard! I guarantee you won't want to miss this blog entry!
That's all I have to say for now. I have others thoughts rolling around in my head, but I'll save them for right now. Go read Motherboard! She is an excellent blogger!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009


My current hobby is quilting. Here is the design of my quilt I am piecing together. Isn't is beautiful? I am having so much fun working on it.


Thus far, I have reviewed books and movies. I'm open to review your product as well. Feel free to drop me an email at: oneclutteredbrain (at) gmail (dot) com.

THANKS! I look forward to working with your soon!

Book Reviews.

Image by Christchurch City Libraries via Flickr
Literature Arts and Music Department

Hey! So you clicked on over to see what books I have read.
Good idea!

I have currently reviewed:
"An Angel on Main Street" by Kathy Oram Petersen
"Missing" by Ronda Hinrichsen
"I am Not a Serial Killer" by Dan Wells

I am in the middle of reviewing some first-time authors as well. Daron Fraley and David J.West. I am excited to review their books as well.
I have a more through list of the books I have read on Goodreads.
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!!! :)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Celebration! We are here and finally getting settled!

WOW! It feels like an eternity since I have actually blogged. I am on a computer, (It's my father in law's but we are borrowing it right now) But it feels good to be back. Facebook is back, although I will try hard not to get sucked in this time. HEHE! Really I will do it, I want to be a better housewife, mother, wife etc....
Anyway, I wanted to post some pics of the new townhouse. Keep in mind they were taken in the process of unpacking so there ARE many boxes! Living room is finally cleared out....Thank goodness! Next project--the bedrooms!
We went to our church last week! Good folks live in Mesquite too! People introduced themselves to me, and I cannot wait until that quarterly Enrichment meeting! I need to meet some more Nevada folk. I need friends people!!! (Any of you blogger friends live near Mesquite and want to visit let me know) I should do a blogger luncheon sometime soon!
Already the bishop has asked us to speak in church! Not this Sunday but next Sunday. That was quick. Can't hide now. Gotta attend church now...HAHA! I don't believe our family has ever spoken in church. It should be interesting. It is on Commandments.

Well that's about it. I'll post some of those townhouse pics now!!!
Have an AWESOME day folks!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

About me.

So you want to know a little about this Cluttered Brain of mine?
Ok. I'll tell ya.

  • I am a Dr. Pepper drinking, video making, husband-loving woman.
  • I have been married for about 13 years. 1997. (You do the math) 
  • I am not fond of Math.
  • I have three daughters.
  • I like blogging.
  • I have written 2 novels.
  • I have a tad trouble with editing. But I am working on that.
  • I LOVE chocolate.
  • I like my friends--bloggy and otherwise.
  • I like to dance.
  • I like networking and meeting other people who are interested in what I do.
What you want more?

I don't think I have anymore left in me.
I did a video for this but I pulled it because I figured my "About Me" section needed an update.

  • I like comments. (Don't we all?)
  • I have been blogging since October of 2008.
  • But that post was really lame. I mean really lame. It was back when I knew NOTHING about blogging.
  • I like baking but I HATE cooking.
  • I am really good at cleaning just sometimes not very consistent at it.
  • I like to drive.
  • I would like a fancy phone someday. Perhaps a blackberry, an I-phone maybe. I'm not picky.
Ok. Really. I'm done. If you want to know anything more, Please just email me.

I love EMAIL too.

You can reach me via email: oneclutteredbrain AT gmail DOT com.
Or Twitter @Clutteredbrain.

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