Sunday, February 25, 2007

100 Things About Kate (Written by her Mom as if she were Kate)

I love big cats…lions, tigers, jaguars, cougars…
My favorite animal is a “cheetah-tiger.”
When I was in the mall with my mom, she let me wish with a penny in the wishing well. I wished I was a cheetah tiger, and then I closed my eyes and waited patiently for it to happen.
I hate it when people touch my hair.
I am intensely afraid of things that are unexpectedly loud…
package bubbles.
I was 5 pounds 3 ounces when I was born.
The people at the adoption agency nicknamed me “peanut” because I was so tiny.
My sister Morgan prayed for a little sister (a lot) and that’s why I have my family.
My family loves me.
I love Mrs. Johnson!
William Brown is my favorite friend.
I have a special place in my heart for people with physical disabilities.
I’m amazing at the x-box.
I love to read, and I often read in the dark at bedtime.
My brother loves it when I read to him.
I take very long, hot baths with LOTS of toys in the tub.
I don’t like to sleep on my bed so I sleep on the floor.
I have autism…and my Mom and Dad are proud of the way I adapt to the world.
I have never played with dolls or barbies.
I love to climb.
I have been known to climb onto the roof of our house, to the top branches of the tree (over the road) in front of the house, and on top of the roof of our tree house. This rarely scares me, but it always scares my mom.
I get frustrated easily.
I need food or I lose control of my emotions.
I can sit in crazy positions for long periods of time.
I love Sizzler.
I love shrimp.
I love broccoli.
I love triscuit crackers.
I put WAY too much sugar on my breakfast cereal.
I have a beautiful singing voice.
When the tooth fairy recently forgot to give me money, I said, “That’s okay. I bet she was very busy today because lots of kids lost their teeth.”
I lost my teeth very early—my first at age four.
Rocking soothes me.
Swinging soothes me.
The x-box and Nintendo soothe me.
I love my “boo”.
I call my favorite blanket my “boo” because Morgan used to play peek-a-boo with me using it.
Now even little Worthy calls his blanket a “boo”.
I love the way my boo smells.
My boo smells like “Lotion and Tuxi.”
My boo soothes me.
This is my second boo, and it’s falling apart just like the first one did.
My nickname is Katie-bug.
I love to wear gloves, even when it’s hot outside.
I love to wear my red-footed p.j.s that are ridiculously worn out.
I love coats and shirts with hoods.
I wear hot clothes in the summer time.
I love my Daddy’s songs.
My dad can talk me into things that my Mom can’t.
I love being in charge.
I love to cook.
I love to garden.
I like to watch animal planet.
I adore my cousin Riley.
I believe everything Riley tells me.
Riley has magical powers, including things like laser beams.
I’ve still never seen them but I know they exist because he told me so.
I love to pretend I’m a statue.
I love to fit in extremely small places.
Sometimes that freaks my mom out.
It freaks my teachers out, too.
I hate primary.
I cope with primary by either (a). screaming and crying, or
(b). zoning out (my mom calls this “going away”).
I love to swim but not in cold water.
I love puppets.
On school mornings I’m impossible to wake up.
On vacation days I get up early.
My left and right feet don’t match.
I have very weak teeth.
I love Heidi.
My mom loves Heidi.
Heidi has loved me since I was two months old.
People think I’m spoiled sometimes.
I’m not spoiled, I just have a really hard time when my routine changes or when I don’t feel in control of my world.
I have a hard time with transitions.
I was very difficult to potty train.
I still have issues sometimes with #80.
My mom feels guilty about being so hard on me about #80, because now she knows that it’s very common in autistic kids.
My mom feels guilty about a lot of things!
I love Pink Panther.
I love Tom and Jerry.
Boomerang tv is my favorite.
I’m always embarrassed after I calm down after a fit.
I often don’t remember why I was upset.
I love my 2 cats, Tuxedo and Fred Weasley.
I love my dog, Lou.
I get nervous in gyms because I don’t like the noise.
I don’t like elevators.
I have figured out how to handle elevators: I immediately drop to the floor and lay flat until the elevator stops. My mom and dad (and other people) find this entertaining.
I love visiting the city.
But stoplights make me think of Judy, the lady who does my hair.
So when I was younger and we were in ANY city, I used to say nervously, “Are we going to Judy’s?”
My mom is amazed I haven’t broken any bones.
I love my cousins and my grandmas and grandpas.
I like to ride Worthy’s bike but I don’t like riding my own.
100. MY MOM LOVES ME!!!!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

100 Things About Morgan

100 things about me

1. I love volleyball!
2. My nickname is moog.
3. I am taller than my mom!
4. I am constantly checking my e-mail.
5. My favorite author is Shannon hale.
6. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice.
7. My favorite T.V Show is heroes.
8. My favorite book is Eragon.
9. My best friend is Bailey E. Meyer.
10. My favorite class is Home Ec. (I have it twice a day)
11. I love to play settlers of catan with my Mom and Dad.
12. My all time favorite candy is Nerds.
13. I am working to become a pitcher in softball.
14. I can’t fall asleep unless it is completely dark. (So that means I can’t fall asleep until my parents and siblings are asleep.)
15. I love to travel and see new places.
16. I want to go to Italy someday.
17. My favorite food is Italian.
18. My favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.
19. I love to read.
20. I love to Quilt.
21. I love to cook.
22. I have small feet.
23. I hate how my mom will not leave me alone about the guy I like. :)
24. I am really mad that my parents are on a diet, because that means we don’t get clam chowder or bacon any more.
25. My favorite series of books is the Goose Girl series.
26. I am saving up for a flat iron.
27. I love to take baths.
28. I love to swim
29. Ever since I came to middle school, I have gotten nothing but strait A’s.
30. I am the oldest cousin on both sides.
31. I am the oldest kid from two oldest kids.
32. I love to talk.
33. I love to scrapbook
34. I love Little Worth’s vocabulary.
35. I love it when my sister is happy, because that means everyone else is happy.
36. I can’t wait until I can drive, because then I can drive to Monticello. (My BFF moved there this year.) :)
37. My parents say that I like “Freaky funky fonts.”
38. My room is pink and green, and all my friends are jealous.
39. My worst habit is biting my nails.
40. My favorite memory is playing in the mud with Bailey.
41. I HATE Peanut butter. (or nuts of any kind)
42. One of my favorite candy bars is Reeses.
43. My favorite color combo is pink and brown.
44. I own tons of lip gloss, but it is never enough.
45. I just barely learned how to dance the Macarena and line dance.
46. I love wearing my pj’s.
47. I baby-sit a lot, and I love it.
48. I like to change my handwriting.
49. I paint my nails every Sunday.
50. I HATE going to Sunday school with guys.
51. My parents are mad at me because I am not putting my crush in my 100 things.
52. My favorite genre of books is fantasy.
53. My least favorite class is Spanish.
54. My pet’s names are Lou, Tuxi, and Fred.
55. I am a pyro. :)
56. My favorite animal is a Dalmatian.
57. I like to walk around town in my slippers.
58. I LOVE to go shopping!!!
59. My mom is really mad because I can win solitaire really easily, but she hardly ever does.
60. I hate to clean the bathroom, but I have to do it every week.
61. I love to go camping.
62. I spend almost every weekend in Monticello with Bailey.
63. I have always wanted to go to Spain. (Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink)
64. I like to write.
65. I like to wear dangly earrings.
66. My biggest fear is strangers.
67. I like to listen to my i-pod in my spare time.
68. I like the fact that my mom has the same shoe size as me.
69. I have my daddy’s laugh. J
70. I love the rain.
71. I love the smell of rain.
72. I love it when it rains and the power goes out.
73. I love the sound of thunder.
74. My brother and sister are afraid of thunder, so I make them “Thunder Tents” to protect them.
75. I hate that Kate hates loud noises.
76. I love fireworks.
77. I don’t understand what is so gross about bugs and rodents. (except for poisonous critters)
78. I love to be alone and think to myself, but at the same time I love to be around my buddies.
79. When someone is sad, I try my hardest to make them happy again.
80. I love to take pictures.
81. I love to be in the mountains.
82. I love to go on hikes with my grandpa Winston.
83. I love to go fishing with my Grandpa Worthy.
84. I love the soundtrack of Phantom of the Opera
85. I love to laugh.
86. I have a birthmark that looks like a strawberry on the back of my neck.
87. I want to learn how to play the guitar, but that is what I said about piano when I was 7, and I haven’t really improved since then.
88. I like to watch the old T.V. shows like M.A.S.H., Hogan’s Heroes, Star Trek, and MacGyver.
89. My favorite actress is Keira Knightly.
90. I was born in Logan, Ut.
91. My favorite College is BYU.
92. My mom wants to know who I like, but SHE WILL NEVER KNOW!!!!!!
93. I am a geek and a fashion freak at the same time.
94. I will never need glasses or braces. J
95. I have never broken a bone in my body, and I have only been stung by a bee once.
96. My favorite day of the week is Wednesday, because I have YW.
97. I have thick hair thanks to the Asays. Thank you grandma!
98. I love the smell of summer: sagebrush, freshly cut grass, BBQ, flowers, tomatoes, etc.
99. I love how the trees in Blanding look after it has just snowed. It looks like everything is made of white stone.
100. I am proud that I made this list all in one day.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Kate Doesn't Love Getting Her Hair Done

Worthy, Kate and I spent several days in the great North this week. It was nice to stay with family--Tim and Nancy were our hotel on Wednesday night, and we stayed with Lindsay and Walter Thursday night. We love our family and it's fun to have an excuse to visit.

We took Kate to the Moran eye center at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake. She has two issues with her eyes. One is called amblyopia, which is commonly called lazy eye. Her eye is capable of working, but the brain has learned to bypass it. One eye does all the work. The problem is, the "lazy" eye eventually stops working at all. Both of Kate's eyes are bad (even the "good" one, so that makes her eye issues even worse. Her eye has recently started wandering off, too, because it's not doing anything. So the doctor gave us a STRONG prescription for glasses (apparently the glasses she has been wearing are about 1/2 as strong as they should have been) with orders to wear them all the time. I'm sensing a battle coming on... The other eye issue is called anisometropia, which essentially means that her eyes are very different in their abilities. Kate just seems to never catch a break.

Speaking of never catching a break, we visited Judy at Baraka on Friday to get Kate's hair fixed. This is NOT Kate's favorite! She hates it with a passion I cannot describe. You would have to be there to understand. Actually, though, she was a trooper this time. She did have a fit, but not until the very end. Kate decided to get her hair relaxed this time instead of getting braids. She's pretty proud. She said, "now my hair is like Morgan's".

The best part of the trip was spending parent time with Kate. Our kids always enjoy having a little bit of time with Mom and Dad and no other kiddos.

Yesterday Moog played volleyball in Cortez all day. Her team did well, taking second in the tournament. Morgan had awesome serves (she has to stand all the way against the wall and it's still a powerful hit to the back line) and some amazing plays at the net. She does a great job, but even better is the fact that she's passionate about it. It's fun to see her so excited.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Explanation of Post Below

Kim encouraged me to generate my own list of "things about me." I have written it and posted it below. I have to let you all know that there were some things she did not want me to leave in my list, but I exerted my right to free speech and left them in place. I hope you all enjoy reading it. There are certainly things that make me chuckle in the list. It was a good exercise and I would encourage all of you to make an attempt at creating your own list.

100 Things About Worthy

1. My favorite font is Arial.
2. I still love comic books, but I call them “graphic novels” to sound more adult about my obsession.
3. I am obsessive compulsive.
4. My iPod makes me happy.
5. I abhor racism, prejudice and hatred!
6. I believe my spirituality is not gauged by my political affiliation, my choice of hairstyle, or color of shirt I wear to church on Sunday.
7. My favorite TV show is a toss-up between Heroes and Battlestar Galactica.
8. Some of the most spiritual people I know are not “Mormon.”
9. I wish being a Dad was not so challenging.
10. Yet, I believe anything worthwhile does not come easy.
11. I am truly, madly and deeply in love with my wife.
12. Like Joseph Smith, I would go to the very depths of hell and back for my wife.
13. I love the smell of San Juan County during and after a rainstorm.
14. I am worried that I will be discovered as a fraud someday. Until then I am just going to keep faking it.
15. I have an odd interest in vampires.
16. I have a similar odd interest in the mob.
17. It took me 12 years to earn my Bachelor’s degree, (I am neither a Doctor nor a Lawyer).
18. I love teaching, especially gospel subjects.
19. I am not like the rest of my family.
20. I have no real political affiliation, but I am certain my leanings are more democratic than republican.
21. I love riding a bike.
22. I still yearn to be on a skateboard at the skate park.
23. I am glad I have discovered snowboarding; I just wish I did it more often.
24. I appreciate that my wife makes me wear a helmet when I ride my bike, (even if it makes me look dorky).
25. I have some addictions…golf is one.
26. My wife is another (see #24).
27. Somehow I have managed to remain in good standing with my children. I don’t deserve the love they offer me, but I will gladly embrace it.
28. I love watching movies at the theater, but not “chick flicks” those are for renting and watching at home. Give me action, excitement and loud noises!
29. I love to act and secretly wish I had done more to hone my talents in the theater arts.
30. I love well-done, live theater (Broadway blew my mind).
31. I do not like Fast and Testimony meeting.
32. I like hearing and feeling a sincere testimony.
33. In another life, I would be Emperor of the World.
34. I want to own a truck someday, and not just the Hotwheels model.
35. I love the laughter and smiles of my children. I wish I saw those smiles more often.
36. I am so proud of every accomplishment my children make.
37. I love that Morgan has interests in my music choices.
38. I really love when my two little ones hear a song and shout, ”Hey you have this song Daddy!”
39. I enjoy being the “fixer” of all things. I just wish I really could fix all things.
40. I love that I get my Dad all to myself for a two hour block, from time to time, on the golf course.
41. I wish I could play the guitar.
42. I wish I were as good a leader at home as I am in the office.
43. I am proud to be a Certified Public Manager.
44. I am proud to be nearly done with a Master’s degree.
45. I am easily distracted.
46. I am good at accomplishing my goals…when I set them.
47. I love to travel with my wife.
48. I do not like being a referee, umpire or official of any sort at sporting events. It’s just not fun.
49. I love coming home to my family at 5:00 pm every night.
50. I have weak ankles.
51. I carry two “lucky” quarters in my pocket. They are the quarters from Georgia and New Jersey. The number will increase to three when Utah comes out. The quarters represent the birthplace of my children.
52. At Sizzler I order the Steak and All-you-can-eat-shrimp, not because I can eat a lot of shrimp, but because my daughter can.
53. I love playing Cities and Knights of Catan.
54. Generating a list of 100 things about myself makes me uncomfortable.
55. I love the taste of my wife’s lips, (she tastes like the first time I kissed her).
56. I don’t know how to teach my children to be confident.
57. I don’t know how to do a lot of things.
58. I really don’t like cats (even though we have two).
59. I like making breakfast for my family.
60. I want to look like Brad Pitt: hot body, dashing good looks. Despite my wife’s belief I DO NOT HAVE A MAN CRUSH ON HIM!
61. I like bizarre stories and movies.
62. My favorite short story is “Murder Mysteries” by Neil Gaiman.
63. I enjoy camping with my family.
64. When fishing, convincing Kate to throw back the small fish is a formidable challenge, but fun to be a part of nonetheless.
65. Staying home from work with Worthy is time well spent.
66. Watching Morgan play sports makes me nervous and proud.
67. I like to barbeque.
68. I enjoy learning, but only when it is on my own terms.
69. I prefer to read my news rather than watch a newscast.
70. I watch Sportscenter every day.
71. I am a fan of BYU football.
72. I really want to see U2 in concert.
73. I also want to see Greenday in concert.
74. My wife and I make great partners. We each have a role in this family and together we play those roles well.
75. Studying the Book of Mormon brings me great peace.
76. I want to earn a doctorate degree someday.
77. I know God answers my prayers!
78. I like knowing that George Bush is almost done being president.
79. I dig the way Todd McFarlane draws Spider-man.
80. If I could be a super hero, I would be Spider-man.
81. I have a counting system for dispensing paper towels in a public restroom.
82. I must have a certain brand, style and color of pen in my back pocket at all times. I get nervous when its not there.
83. I still haven’t told my mother about my first kiss, (even though at the time she told me she hoped I would tell her when I had my first kiss).
84. My first kiss was Prom night my sophomore year in High School.
85. I was sixteen (see #84).
86. I kissed Kim, my Prom date (see #84 and # 55).
87. I am a charter member of the Rotary Club of Blanding.
88. My favorite novel is “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. I have read it many times and it still blows my mind.
89. I must have a clean desk in order to write or work effectively.
90. My desk is rarely clean.
91. I want to win the Hideout Amateur some day.
92. I am glad my parents called me Worthy and not Bill when I was born.
93. I am proud of my name.
94. It is great to date my wife every Friday.
95. I am glad she does not allow me to grow complacent about date night.
96. I like the feel of exercise sweat on my own body.
97. I enjoy a good quote. My bulletin board at work is covered with them.
98. My favorite letter of recommendation written for me states, “Don’t hire Worthy Glover!”
99. I currently work in the same job my father had when I was a teenager. Not just the same type of work but the very job.
100. Why didn’t I stop at 50? 100 is far too much to say about one’s self.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

100 Things You May Or May Not Know About Me (With Thanks to Eryka)

So Eryka inspired me again. I really liked getting to know her better with her "100 things about me" post. The best part was her honesty. So I challenged my family to do this activity, and mine is done. (I hope Big Worthy and Morgan will post theirs soon, and I'll help Kate and Worthy with smaller lists). I found this to be HARD. But I'm glad I did it. So, below are 100 things about me that you may or may not already know.

1. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and barbeque.
2. I love the smell of sage brush even more.
3. I'm terrible at math.
4. Kate and I often stay home from church.
5. I have panic attacks on Sunday mornings worrying about #4.
6. I'd rather be home with my family than having an adventure.
7. I love to read.
8. I love to write.
9. I love to scrapbook and keep a journal (blog).
10. I have always hated my skin.
11. I have a lot of respect for my Mom and Dad.
12. I love my sisters!
13. I am grateful everyday that my husband kept chasing until he caught me.
14. It bugs me when I can hear people eat.
15. Prejudice--in any form--makes my stomach hurt.
16. I love all three of my miracle children.
17. I love to travel, and I love coming home.
18. I would rather hang out with my husband than anyone else.
19. I'm terrible at managing money.
20. I wish I'd spent more time hiking with my Dad when I was growing up.
21. My veins have diet coke running through them.
22. I strive to be like Christ.
23. I believe that some "Christian Values" are the opposite of Christ-like.
24. I wish for more tolerance in the world.
25. I wish for less prejudice in San Juan County.
26. I love the smell and sound of the dryer when my house is clean.
27. I love to play in the dirt and make things grow.
28. Daffodils peeking up out of the snow make me happy.
29. I have a degree in early childhood and I feel inadequate as a mother.
30. I wish I could be a better mom to Kate.
31. I love to go walking with my Mom.
32. I love dating my husband on Fridays.
33.I'm glad Worthy's home at 5:00 (family time is better than salary time).
34. I love my dog.
35. My dog is a pain in the butt.
36. I want to own a passport.
37. I love it when my kids say "I love you."
38. I can't wait to not be fat.
39. People think I'm outgoing but really I'm shy and insecure.
40. I have a talent for writing.
41. Someday I'd like to write a children's book.
42. I wish Morgan would tell me more.
43. I have issues with depression.
44. Lack of sunshine messes with #43.
45. It's really hard to admit to #43.
46. I love going to big cities.
47. I'm glad I don't live in one.
48. I wish there was a cure for autism.
49. I love it when I get to drive through Monument Valley at work.
50. I love and respect a lot of the families I work with on the reservation.
51. My favorite t.v. show is Gray's Anatomy.
52. My favorite movie is Return to Me.
53. Sometimes I watch Lifetime television.
54. Don't tell anyone about #53.
55. I love music.
56. I can't stand country music.
57. I might be the only Indigo Girls fan who isn't a lesbian.
58. I love the Indigo Girls.
59. I always order salmon.
60. I don't like fish--except salmon.
61. My little boy's smile is a cure for #43.
62. I appreciate people who are open minded.
63. I feel judged when I parent in public.
64. It hurts my feelings when people judge my little girl.
65. I'm intensely proud of all of my children.
66. I love to play Settlers of Catan.
67. I wish I was better at remembering birthdays.
68. I'm forever grateful for birthmothers.
69. I often compare my worst with other people's best.
70. I love to go to movies in real theaters.
71. I want a housekeeper.
72. I'm startled when I realize I'm 35.
73. I love to cook for my family.
74. I hate cleaning up after cooking.
75. Clowns creep me out.
76. I'm a big fan of "Wonder Pets" and "Pigglywinks."
77. Don't tell anyone about #76.
78. I hate my feet.
79. I wish I never had to wear shoes.
80. I would usually rather be cold than wear a coat.
81. I love living near family and I wish my sisters lived next door to me.
82. I get scared when I think about Kate in high school.
83. I hope like crazy I'm wrong about #82.
84. I wish I was more patient.
85. It's hard for me to make new friends.
86. I love cheesecake.
87. I'm proud of my master's degree.
88. It bugs me when people judge based on activity in the church.
89. I try to understand people's views even if they don't match my own.
90. I regret not knowing my grandparents better.
91. My husband is my best friend.
92. My husband still gives me butterflies.
93. Storage containers and boxes make me happy!
94. Bubble baths are my friend.
95. I love to hear Kate read.
96. I love to watch Moog play volleyball.
97. Babies smell sooooo good (sometimes!)
98. I'm glad I'm finished having babies, but I'm excited that my sisters aren't!
99. I'm a Mormon democrat and that's not an oxymoron.
100. Most of the time I love being me.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


I love Saturdays. Usually I feel energized because I can actually see the floors and the counters, but I didn't seem to get much done today. I've been reading, which is a guilty pleasure I've been allowing myself lately. I used to be a reader and a writer, in my past life. Babies and a job and life happened, and I'm sorry to say I've just about become illiterate. So, in the name of literacy, I'm reading. The latest book is called The Time Traveler's Wife. Interesting. Anyway, the floors have suffered. Oh, well. They're only floors.

Morgan's young women group has a new theme this year called "Raiders of the Lost Art". She and I attended new beginnings last week, and her crazy leaders were dressed up as Indiana Jones. (For those of you who know these ladies, bishops should know that Shan Redd and Terri Laws are a dangerous combination). Morgan had never heard of the Raiders movies...feel old, anyone? So her Dad has made it his mission to make sure she is schooled in the world of Indiana Jones. Tonight the three of us will watch the trilogy. Worthy was so bent on watching them that he borrowed his mom's vcr when the local movie place didn't have the movies on DVD (We don't even own a vcr anymore). I love my crazy husband.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Kate loves to read

Kate loves to read to her brother, which works well because her brother loves it when she reads to him! We think he's a lucky guy to have his own personal story teller.

The blog has begun...

Hi y'all. I've been inspired by the Glover clan, and I'm starting a Worthy Jr. and Kim family blog. I think this is a great way to share information and keep in touch, but it also provides a family journal. So thanks to Drew and Chrislynn and Tim for inspiring me!

That's all for now, folks...consider this site under construction.