Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Silly me..

I spent the night at my parents house. Because I am flying out tonight, Dad drove me to work so he could just drop me off at the airport after work. Last night I broke the rules. I let TJ sleep on the couch with me. The leather couch my mother loves. I have so gotten used to TJ sleeping at my feet, it is hard to fall asleep with him not there. So I spread out all the blankets to make sure TJ didn't sratch the leather.

So I wake up this morning and get ready for work. I make sure I am ready at least 15 min early so I can cuddle TJ. I am sitting there rubbing his belly and near to tears!! I will miss him so bad. Then I say goodbye to Mom and nearly cry there too!! I am such a bawl baby!

I am sure when I say goodbye to Dad I will be near to tears too. I wonder why I wawnt to cry so bad. I need to be a big girl about this because I will be back.

BUT I AM SO EXCITED!! SO SO SO EXCITED!! I have already printed my boarding pass. Only 11 hrs til the plane pulls away from the gate!! SO SO SO SO EXCITED!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

pity party is over!! (for now)

Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about being single and not having any children. I have been gradually accepting it and feeling that it is ok. I think it all started when I changed my tire by myself. I have always looked for guys who can be handy man and coudl take care of me. I have been using the tool kit in my house to do a lot of things. I haven't needed a husband to do that. I DID IT! ME MYSELF AND I took care of it. Especially changing the tire finally proved that I can take care of me. I CAN DO THINGS!! Yes it would be nice not to have to do things
like that but just knowing that I can is so empowering.

My dad taught me how to change my oil this weekend. It is a task I will let him continue to do but I know that I will not have to wait on him or pay someone $30 to do it. I KNOW HOW!! I KNOW THINGS!!

I was being home taught by Bro Higgins about the importance of righteous women (preaching to the choir, right?). We got a little off topic and started talking about being single (he has a daughter in the same situation I am but she is 28yrs old). There I realized that I have put too much importance on being a wife and mother. I think that came out wrong but they are not the only things that will define me. Yes I really want to be a wife/mom but that is not the only thing to measure life by.

If I was a wife/mom, I wouldn't have been able to go visit Sam in Seattle. I wouldn't have been able to go to Portland last year with Libby or go to New York City with Jenny. I wouldn't have been able to go to as many concerts (Josh Groban, Dierks Bently, Gary Allan, Breaking Ben, etc).

I know that being wife/mom will happen in time. I know that if not in this life, it will be in the next. I am not allowing myself to enjoy me now because I am so focused on what I don't have. I am great person. I am helping nuture my nieces and nephews. Why I look at the time spent with them with negative thoughts is beyond me. I am influencing who they are becoming. I am making a mark on this world. When I leave, there will be pieces of me left to remember. I am not going to fade. My nieces/nephews will remember how much I loved them and how I was a cool aunt who would wrestle with them and take them to aracdes and play vidoe games and order junk food and let them stay up late.

They will know how much I loved my family. They will know that USA is the greatest place to live and they will know to repsect those in our military for keeping us safe. My niece/nephew's will understand the importance of repsecting and loving your parents. I will have taught them how to be fair and "play nice". They will know how to respect animals and to be kind.
I am not saying I will always be happy about being single but I am seeing that it is ok. Being single will not kill me. There is nothing wrong with it. There is nothing wrong with me. I need to love me more and realize it is not the end of the world. I just need to learn more things so I can teach more.

I will have those days that I will feel like the world is coming to an end being single. However those days will pass and I will see that I survived. I will surive hey hey! (Thank heavens for Gloria Gaynor) I am a strong person.

I appreciate all the support people have given me. I know it has taken a long time but it is finally sinking in!!


So the other day I received confirmation that Gary Allan will be coming to town on December 6th, 2009 at the Taco Bell Arena!! I will be purchasing tickets tomorrow!! SO EXCITED!! I love his music and lust after his body!! December will not come quick enough!!


So on my break this morning, I ran over to Hastings and go the new Breaking Benjamin ablum entitled Dear Agony. They have already released 1 song call I Will Not Bow and I love it!! But it is Breaking Ben so why wouldn't I love it!! It sucks because the CD player in my computer at work is broken and they wont fix it. So I am stuck sitting here looking at the album just wishing I could hear it. At lunch I am headed straight to my car and sitting there for the 30 minutes listening to the ablum. Thankfully I will be at my parents tonight so it will be a definate add to the mp3 player for the flight. Did I mention that I am flying to Seattle tomorrow? I am SO EXCITED!!

quick high lights

There hasn't been a post in a while so I thought I would do quick update.....

I AM LEAVING FOR SEATTLE TOMORROW!! WOOT WOOT!! (Can you tell that I am excited?) Just need to get through work today and tomorrow than I am free til Sunday. Sam will
pick me up from the airport. I will be wondering the streets of Seattle on Thurs/Fri by myself
because Sam has to work but lets keep our fingers cross that Clint doesn't. Even if he does, thats ok. I survived New York City at 19yrs old with a naive 20 yr old, I can survive Seattle at 25 by myself.

Saturday, Dad, Caitly, Emma, and I headed up to Silver City for a picnic (or as Emma says is the cutest thing). We got a there arnound 1000 and have a fun time just walking around. The campgrounds there were full with Boy Scouts. One leader was an ahole because he parked in the middel of an intersection that blocked the path to the restroom! To get to the bathroom now, you have to walked around the Suburban in waist high weeds!! JERK!! Other than that it was fun to see Emma jump in mud puddles and pick up rocks and put them in her back pack. She was always very insistant on carrying the back pack herself.

I have been to Silver City MANY times but never went to the cemetery. I finally went to the cemetery. It was heart breaking though. There were so many chidlren, some just a few days old and some just a few years. The headstones were beautiful and the fences around some of the graves had such pretty details. I nearly cried there but I was able to hold it is so I wasn't such a bawl baby!!

Saturday night was a fun time. After compeleting some errands (running to the store, giving Tj a bath because he was DUSTY, etc) it was time for a nacho bar with the family and the BSU vs BGSU game. Nachos were awesome because they were loaded. Nacho cheese (the good stuff) and seasoned meat and tomatos (the best because home grown) and olives and green onions and sour cream!! Terrible but DELICIOUS!! To make them even better BSU stomped BGSU. I hate Mark Johnson from KTVB being the announcer. He is retard!! Much prefer ESPN but I will take what I can get.

Sunday wasn't our day for football though. Seattle lost at home. 25 to 19-congrats Bears. Sunday was productive though. My dad taught me how to change my oil. Dad said I woulnd't want to do it regularly and he was right. However I feel better knowing I know how to do it.

After changing the oil, I cooked dinner and it was really good. It was fried potatoes and grilled pork chops. I am getting the hang of grilling which makes me feel even better. Everything was cooked through and not burnt (which is my norm on the grill so there is improvement). The
potatoes were nice and crunchy.

Once dinner was done it was time to play with Wyatt. He was such a boy playing with the cars and wanting to kill the bad guy. I can't believe how big he is getting!! He is 3 years old and the cutest thing ever. He had a blast playing monster.

After playing with Wyatt the Amazing Race premiered. It was great. For the first time, a team was eliminated at the starting line. It was a husband wife team of yoga instructors. They annoyed me from the begining so I am glad they are gone. There is a team of poker players who I hate already. They told everyone they were social workers so everyone thought the poker players were noble. Well the cat is out of the bag and the poker players ticked everyone off and the other teams are vowing not to help them. If I were the other teams, I wouldn't help them either if I learned they had lied to me. So the race is one and cant wait til next week.

Speaking of teams, Survivor was crazy too. The drama was off the charts and evil Russell found the hidden immunity idol WITH NO CLUES!! I hate this guy because he is so slimey but it sounds like his tribe makes are on to him so hopefully he goes quickly. There are ways even if he has the hidden immunity idol.

I didnt watch Supernatural this week because I was at my parents house. It is being saved on Tivo at my sisters house. It is sitting there next Vamp Diaries. Hopefully I will be able to watch them before next Thursday but it isn't looking to good. Maybe I will try to watch them on Hulu...
Busy at work training a new girl which is limiting my time to post. Just getting ready for Seattle!! Tomorrow I fly away. Just need to finish packing, get TJ's things together so he can stay at my parents house, clean the house, and get my mp3 ready for the flight. Plust I need to remember to pack the small stuff like battery charges, camera, pillow, etc.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I am so excited for Seattle!! Can not wait to see Sam!! Another bonus is that Clint is up there so I can see him too. I did a little research and have a few must visit spots. If anybody knows where else I should go, please let me know!!

Seattle Space Needle or Columbia Center (similar to Space Needle)
Waterfall Gardens
Underground Tour
Lincoln Park
Pike's Place/Wharf
Seattle Aquarium
Pacific Science Center
Qwest Stadium (even though they are playing away I still need a picture)

Sunday, September 20, 2009


So Friday was an intense game between BSU & Fresno. It was down in Fresno. We won but it was a crazy game. Final score was 51 BSU & 34 Fresno. Recap here.

Sunday was a let down. Seahawks here playing 49ers in San Fran. Big stakes here because bragging rights are involved. Dad and I root for Seahakws & my bro in laws are 49ers fans. Last year we each won against each other. However 49ers won in Seattle and Seahawks won in San Fran. Too bad this year wasn't a repeat. We lost 23 to 10. I watched game at bro in laws house because Dad was traveling. Recap here.

Something you need to know..

I was actually studying for a lesson the the Millenium for the Gospel Principles class I teach every other Sunday. I was looking for some quotes to spice up the lesson and I came across this:

"Women who are unable to have children and single women can find fulfillment by working with children in a variety of ways or by doing other things whereby they can give of themselves in service to others. Women who do such work can find joy in it and bring happiness and wholesome influence into the lives of children, especially those who have been denied a mother’s love.

President Brigham Young comforted those childless women who had been faithful to their temple covenants, saying: “Many of the sisters grieve because they are not blessed with offspring. You will see the time when you will have millions of children around you. If you are faithful to your covenants, you will be mothers of nations. … Be faithful, and if you are not blest with children in this time, you will be hereafter” (in Deseret News [Weekly], 28 Nov. 1860, 306)." From "Lesson 14: The Latter-day Saint Woman,” The Latter-day Saint Woman: Basic Manual for Women, Part A, 97"

And it just touched me deeply. I knew all this before but it is just something I needed to hear again. I related to this so much because of being surrounded by my family. I am babysitting so much and even have a weekely date with my nephew while his mom is at school. There was a little girl in the hallway at church today. She was so upset and she came up to me and I was able to help her.

I just need to really have faith in my Heavenly Father and remember he knows what is best for me. I need to may a conscience effort to know/practice it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Being single...

DISCLAIMER: I wrote this a couple of days ago but are just now getting arround to post it on 9/24.
So I was going through Picasa the other day with my mom. She saw all the shots of TJ and made a comment that made me giggle (and to be honest hurt a little). She said "He will be the most photographed dog." I will agree with her. I do take tons of pictures. Have I seen her coo over the pictures of my sisters babies and not mention how that baby will be the most photographed baby? I know that she didn't mean it that way but right now it just seems that everything is pointing to the fact that I don't have the baby and/or husband.

I know it is eluding me because I want it so much and the next person to say it will come to you when you let it go will get a fist in the jaw. I understand that concept but everytime I have practiced it (or at least tired too) it hasn't been successful. I than see parents abusing their children and why wonder? Why does that baby have to suffer? Why is such a horrible person granted such a wonderful gift? I know the answers to most of the questions. I also realize that I need to have more faith in Heavenly Fathers plan for me. I need to have more faith in myself. I am not a bad person who is undeserving of these things. That is not why I don't have them. Now if I can just get my head and heart on the same page, life would be simpler. But I am again looking at the quote: "Women who are unable to have children and single women can find fulfillment by working with children in a variety of ways or by doing other things whereby they can give of themselves in service to others. Women who do such work can find joy in it and bring happiness and wholesome influence into the lives of children, especially those who have been denied a mother’s love.

President Brigham Young comforted those childless women who had been faithful to their temple covenants, saying: “Many of the sisters grieve because they are not blessed with offspring. You will see the time when you will have millions of children around you. If you are faithful to your covenants, you will be mothers of nations. … Be faithful, and if you are not blest with children in this time, you will be hereafter” (in Deseret News [Weekly], 28 Nov. 1860, 306)." From "Lesson 14: The Latter-day Saint Woman,” The Latter-day Saint Woman: Basic Manual for Women, Part A, 97"
I don't want to sound like I don't love Tj. I do. I am also convinced that HF connected the two of us. I know you think I sound crazy but I think that HF can communicate to us through animals. He stopped the lions from eating/attacking Daniel. I am sure He helped in the Noah's Ark. Tj has demonstrated this great insight 2 times. Usually when I cry, Tj actually runs & hides (typical male :D). I was laying on the couch just lamenting my single status a couple of months ago. And from nowhere Tj comes out of hiding from underneath the love seat and jumps up and lays on my my side. He than lays his head on my check. He just stays there. What makes this crazy is that I was just wishing I could get a hug!! Tj has never laid like that again. (ok he did once because I physically made him but after 30 seconds he was gone).

And the other night I was bemoaning singlehood again (notice a theme?) and I was being particularly vicious to myself (when aren't I?) and here comes Tj. He just jumps on my lap and lays his little head right underneath my chin. When he is getting his belly rubbed, he will lay his head right over my heart. I LOVE when he does that. It just makes me feel so loved. But last night right underneath my chin was the best. When I would exhale, his ear would twitch. Tj cant stand air around his ears, but he still sat there.

Magnificent Megrah the Snake Charmer!!

While Tj and I were apporaching our car, I noticed a SNAKE in the middle the of sidewalk. I freaked internally because I didn't want to make a fool of mysefl just in case someone was watching. It started to slither in the grass TOWARD MY HOUSE when I took the picture. I was thinking that the snake might find a hole in the wall and get into MY HOUSE so I did the stupidiest thing and grabbed the snake by the tail and tossed it back to the sidewalk. *insert full body wiggle with the hibbygibbies* It than coiled up and struck out. Thankfully I was a couple of feet away so it didn't matter but now I had a dilemma. I couldn't leave it in sidewalk unattended so it could slither back into my house. I grab a wicker basket and try to scoot it along but the basket is too short. I run and grab the broom. I knock it off the sidewalk and into the drain. I get the willies just thinking about it!!


As TJ and I were leaving the house yesterday, I say this praying mantis hanging out on the side of my house. So i move it from the side to the flowers on my door step. I figured it would be gone by the time we got home, but to my suprise it was still there. It was so pretty so I had to stand outside taking a dozen pictures of mantis. The green against the purple was espeically lovely. I am sure I blinded the poor thing but when I left this morning, it was still there.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday Summer Farewell!!

Today was another day I wasn't able to sleep in. That is ok because I was off to babysit. It was going to be me and Marlee for a few hours. Chris was working and Lexy had to go in for overtime. Unfortunately, they had an overlap in schedules so it was Auntie Meggie to the rescue.
Saturday Marlee was especially lovey to me so I doubted it would be that way on Sunday. Boy was I wrong. Even before her mama left, Marlee was lovey to me. Just laying on my chest and giving me kisses. I love this stage. They don't know what tantrums really are, they don't talk back, and they are easily entertained!!

Marlee, Tj, and I had a hoot playing on the floor and especially peek-a-boo. She would squat behind the coffee table and than pop up really fast. It was the cutest thing.
We practiced walking and had a great time petting Tj.

After Chris came home, Tj and I were off to Mom & Dad's house. The Seahawks were playing St Louis Rams at home. I was still psyched from the BSU game so I was ready for some football. I was even able to do a load of laundary this week so my Seahwaks shirt was nice and clean.

I was a couple hours early but that let me catch up on my TV shows. I got Project Runway and Top Chef out of the way. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers was playing. I had some time to kill so I turned it on and took a nap. I was asleep for a few mintues before Dad and my Uncle Cliff came in. So we all talked for awhile and played with Tj.

Then the game started. I was in the middle of cooking macaroni salad for the family bbq. At the start of the game, I was very concerned that we would lose but we were able to pull it together and win 28-0!! What a great weekend for football!!

I had to go Caitlyn's house for the bbq (so Dad and I missed watching the last quater of our game but we still found out that we won!). The BBQ was a great time. Caitlyn grilled up some awesome hamburgers. Lexy made a delicious taco chip dip, jana brought baked beans, Dad
brought chips, and I brought Macaroni salad. Good thing I missed lunch. For deseret Chef Caitlyn cooked up a apple/peach cobbler/crisp. To top it off she even got ice cream.

What a great way to say adios to summer. Marlee, Wyatt, and Emma had a good time playing in the pool and than running around in their underwear (Wyatt didnt bring his swim trunks and Emma's swimsuit was in the wash). We than moved everything to the front yard as the kids were running around out there (for the front yard, we made them put on clothes). We just lounged in the front yard enjoying the warm weather. I did have a little pang knowing that the summer was over and gone. Just knowing that the time is moving on and things progressing kinda hurts my heart. I wanted time to stop so everyday could be as wonderful today.

It would have been even better if Mom were there but she was down in Orlando for Republican Convention.

[this is my thinking it may be my last time in flipflops :( ]

Saturday is a special day!!

What a wonderful day Saturday was. Friday night I finished paint my spice rack.
I am so pleased with myself.

Saturday morning, I had plans with Caitlyn to go to the Farmers Market. Caitlyn oringally planned to have a Mommys' Day and Brandon would watch Emma. Brandon ended having to work. So instead of shopping with Caitlyn in Boise, we settled for Nampa. We met up at the Farmers Market at 10am. Tj and I went to the dog park prior to FM (aka Farmers Market).
One time we went, Tj used the middle of the aisle as a dump site so the dog park makes sure I am never that embarrassed again!

When I was meeting Caitlyn, I got a suprise. Lexy and Marlee came too!!
I really love the times at the market. It seems to be a sister time.
Not that much happens, it is just nice to be around them.
At FM, there was a new booth selling Whoopie Pies. I guess it is an east coast treat. It is basically a Oreo made out of cake and I think a cream cheese filling. It was really good. Expensive at $2/ea but a 1x splurge is ok. I also got a beautiful purple flower. I already forgot what it is called. According to the vendor it is a fall blooming flower and really easy to take care of. For $2, it seemed worth it. Now my front door looks really cute.

After the Market, we went to the Idaho Youth Ranch Clearance Center in Nampa. You basically just dig through the bins and the cost is by the pound!! The heavier it is the cheaper the cost per pound is. I found many cute shelves and a WICKER PICNIC BASKET!! I have been wanting
a picnic basket for so long but even at the normal junk stores, they still want $10!! I figure I only spent $1 at the clearance center.

After the junk store, Caitlyn and I went to Target. Lexy had to get Marlee home for a nap. After Target I picked up Tj from Lexy's house (ran Tj there after the market so he wouldn't have to stay in the car during the junk store). I had a great lunch with Lexy and than went home.

Thought that I would have a quick nap before Dad picked me up for the game but he needed to run to Home Depot (and thankfully so did I) so we left earlier. The Game was awesome. It was a shut out--BSU 48 vs Miami 0. I thought we had great seats (not THE GREATEST but great). We were shaded and could see most everything.

The woman who sat to my left (Dad was on my right) was there more for socializing than the game. I was REALLY into it. I was jumping up and yelling. Toward the 2nd half, SHE wasn't appreciating the yelling. When I would start to holler when Miami had the ball, she would make a tsking sound and make a production of sticking her finger in her ear and leaning forward.

Was that going to stop me from yelling? Heck no!! I yell at my house watching football so why woudl be keep quite at the STADIUM!?! Thankfully Dad and I found parking on the street so we didn't have to pay $10 for the garages. We made it home by 10pm. For a recap click here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

all by my lonesome, I was lonesome

I have found an old MP3 player the other day. I put in a new battery and started to listen to what music I had. I last listened to this MP3 player when I lived on Juanita in Boise which was 2 years ago (OMG!! How time is flying!!). There are songs that I am still listening too (like Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Gary Allan) but there are some bands I hadn't listened to in awhile. Like Our Lady Peace, Within Temptation, ALL Breaking Ben albums, Evanescence, and Incubus just to name a few. This got me thinking about what I was doing at that time. I had a group of friends and lived with best friend. I thought life couldn't get better. I loved my apartment, roommate was great, work was ok (and will always be just ok until I am independently wealthy), family was awesome, what more could I need?

I was annoyed with some friends. It seemed that I was always arranging everything. If someone was having a birthday, I would be the to organize the party/bbq, or if we wanted to go out, I would get the tickets. I would pay for tickets out of pocket and expected to be reimbursed. Did that every happen? Not really. I was slowly getting fed up with it all. They woudl all dump emotional baggage on me, but when I tried to offload some of my own, who would listen? No one. I slowly started pulling away until I just stopped answering their calls. I know that sounds cold but I tried talking but never got responses. So I ended it.

So the group of friends was no longer there. That was ok. I still had my family and the best friend. Now I know what the group of friends felt like. The best friend slowly pulled from me.
I am listening to these songs (especially Breaking Ben, Within Temp, Panic @ Disco, etc) and thinking of the times that we were playing Halo or Baldors Gate and having a great time. Or the runs to Jack in the Box becasue neither one of us wanted to cook dinner. Or the time we made bathroom brownies (not like they sound. We couldn't turn on a light in the kitchen becasue that would have given away that someone was home and we were hiding from some people. So we took all the ingredients itno bathroom and use the water/light in there).

There was the Holy Day of Thursday for Supernatural. Last night while watching the premiere all by my lonesome, I was lonesome and wished I could go back to the apartment on Juanita. I understand that people change. I have changed. I just wished I could still have that particular friend.

Supernatural is SUPER!!

The new season so Supernatural aired last night. I am in LOVE/LUST with the stars Jensen Ackles (aka Dean Winchester) and Jared Padalecki (aka Sam Winchester) AND Mischa Collins (aka Castiel). Dean and Sam are demon/ghost/anything go bump in the night hunters. Castiel is an angle who started helping them last season.
One of my ALL TIME favorite quotes in the ENITRE series of Supernatural is Castiel's response to Deans questions of "Who are you?" Cas (nickname given by Dean) says "I'm the one who gripped you tight and raised you from Perdition." You must need to hear how Castiel says it. In a rough stern voice and looking very serious. It is the greatest.
Supernatural gives you a little bit of everything. There is comedy, drama, suspense, action, romance, family connections, tragedy, joy, shock, horror, and everything in between. If you haven't seen it and want to, just ask to borrow my DVDs. Yes I bough all of them. And will probably have to buy a second copy after the first has been worn out.
The show is better than I expected. I nearly cried at two different parts. They just broke my heart. But enough about that. Below are some of my favorite pics.

The car (Chevy Impalla) is just as important to the show as the characters.
Not a scene from the show but still LOVE IT!!

This is courtesy of Chicago Tribune. It is from third episode this season. My two favorite men!

The brothers. LOVE them in the suits (usually pretending to be FBI).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

too bad they are related...

My sister sent my this picture today.
I would say this is the future but they are related.
They are some of the cutest kids.
This would be even cutier if Marlee were there.

Wyatt and Emma.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Breaking Ben!!

Now The dark begins to rise, save your breath it’s far from over
Leave the lost and dead behind, now’s your chance to run for cover
I don’t want to change the world, I just want to leave it colder
Light the fuse and burn it up, take the path that leads to nowhere
All is lost again, but I’m not giving in
I Will Not Bow, I Will Not Break
I Will shove the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away


Watch the end from dying eyes, now the dark is taking over
Show me where forever diesTake the fall and run to heaven
All is lost again but I’m not giving in
I will not bow, I will not break
I will shove the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away
And I’ll survive, paranoid I have lost the will to change
And I am not proud, cold blooded fate
I will shove the world away


I will not bow, I will not break
I will shove the world away
I will not fall, I will not fade
I will take your breath away
And I’ll survive, paranoid
I have lost the will to change
And I am not proud, cold blooded fate
I will shove the world away


Heartbreaks and happiness..

Last night I babysat Wyatt. Jana had to go consol a friend who found out that her baby was still born. The couple went to the Dr's yesterday to find out the sex of the baby and she found out the baby had already died. To make matters worse, she had to wait til the evening before she was able to deliver the baby!! HOW AWFUL!! I can't image the agony she must have been suffering to all day knowing the baby you carried had died. I couldn't bear it. My heart breaks for the family.
While babysitting, Wyatt and I went to the dog park. It was so funny to watch Wyatt. He was bending over to pet TJ and his gum fell out. Before I could tell you know, he popped it back into his mouth!! YUCK!!
A little while later, he was running and TJ was following him. Wyatt all of a sudden stopped and sniffed the ground. He than went over to a bench and started sniffing the bench!! I asked him what he was doing and he said was being a dog.
Between the antics of TJ and Wyatt, I laughed all afternoon.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I labored on Labor Day!!

It has been a relaxing, tiring, successful, nice weekend for Labor day. I did work most of it. I did the loads of laundary that have been waiting to get done. I deep cleaned this weekend (well I still have to vaccum and mop but that doens't take too long). I accomplished pretty much everything I wanted too. Plus I made $30 at our yard sale. Most of it were DVD I was selling ($1/ea is a great price if I say so myself.) At the yard sale I was selling a crock pot that works but I lost the lid. I was selling it for $2. WHAT A STEAL. This lady wanted to pay only $1!! I was firm on the $2 price because it is still functional. I would love to see anyone beat that price!! But she wouldn't take it for $2 and was being such a jerk about it. With her attitude, there was no way in Hades I would sell it to her so her loss. I would rather donate it (which I am).
I got this shelf from Jana who was going to sell it in a yard sale. I need a spice rack to clear cubbard space so I took it from her. I first got it in begining of July and now it is September and I am just getting around to it (isn't that how it always goes?). So this is what it looked like before I started.

Here it is after I have taken it apart and sanded it.

I have painted the shelves.

And the outside casing.

Here is a better color of the yellow and I am attaching the pieces.

And here it is at the end of today. I still have to do a little more painting with some red and white but it will fit perfectly into my cherry kitchen. I will post pics once I have this hanging.

I picked up a pair of mirrors today at a yard sale for $0.50 but they were gold.
I knew I could paint them. so....

Taadaa!! Don't they look much better. I just took some dark brown paint and dry brushed it to the frames. Look much better in person.
Tj and I went to the doggie park to hang out with Caitlyn, Emma, Brandon and Boomer. Tj never gets in the water. He has gotten in the water voluntary one time. I took out the terry cloth that I have covering my back seat to wash (the terry cloth protects Tj's paws from the hot black leather and keeps him from sliding around. It also protets the leather from his nails).
Just because I took out the terry cloth, Tj decideds to get in the water and look how messy he got. (He got even worse as he continued to run around).
After the doggie park, TJ and I head to my parents house to use their bathtub with the shower head with a hose. TJ is not a fan of baths so I was soaked by the time we were done. But at least he is clean and fluffy. I just washed my sheets this morning too so this is a very good thing.


Jana and I went to the movies last night with Kaylee and Wyatt. We went and saw UP. I wasn't expecting much (it is Pixar but still. I didn't like Shrek or Finding Nemo that much). I was blown away!! It was SO SO SO CUTE!! I don't want to give it away but you all need to see it. Or you can borrow my DVD when it comes out because I am buying it the first day.

But it did make me cry. It made me cry for a couple of reasons. I can't go into too much detail but the first 10 minutes are the sweetest/sadest things. I was SO GREEN with jealousy....OF A CARTOON!! UP just made me yearn for certain things even more and it made me even more thankful for some things I already have.

I know you may think I am crazy to feel like this about a cartoon but it is the way it is. I get tears every time I hear the Star Spangled Banner (well nearly. When I heard Roseann Barr sing it I just wanted to stab a pencil through my ear drum).

Good job to Disney and Pixar with this movie. I LOVED IT!!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Blount suspended for the rest of the year. This was his senior season. He was thought to be in the running but with this no Heisman trophy for him. Read the full story here.


BSU won last night. (insert HUGE sigh of relief here) I was so nervous the entire game. Of course the mess ups by the Broncos (bad snaps, fumbles, MISSED FIELD GOALS) didnt help but we won. I haven't talked to Dad yet to see how it was at the stadium.

Major talking point at work today is the cheap shot Blount threw to BSU player Hout. Yes Hout shouldn't have been taunting Blount but Blount shouldn't have thrown the punch. Violence is not the answer but it is unvoidable in a sitution like this.

If you are interested in ready the story, click here for Idaho Statesmans article or click here for videa/story by Yahoo..

Thursday, September 3, 2009

wrong or right?

Is it wrong that I hate Dad right now? He is going to the opening game of BSU football vs Oregon Ducks. He got season tickets (against his will) for birthday and Christmas. I get to go to the game on Saturday on Sept 12th against....Miamia Oh if memory serves me right. SO EXCITED!!


Yesterday, I went for one last run down the Boise river with Mom. We get on the river at 530. It was a little cooler weather than we expected but that is ok. We we set off. There were only 2 rafts behind and a group of kayakers. For the most part it was just me and her.

Toward the end, ther river has two islands in it, and that creates thre different channels you can go down. I was toward the right side of the river and Mom was on the left. The far right channel was to shallow to go through so I aim for the middle channel. The water has other ideas. I get carried away to the far side of the island on the left. And I mean right to the edge.

There are these branches that are hang over into the water. I am trying to stop and putting my foot down but I can not get a grip. I grabbed an overhangin branch but the water was too strong and my hand just slid down the branch. I see a thicker branch coming towards me so I stick my feet to push it out of my way (THANK HEAVENS I was wearing watershoes). I was able to push to brach up but it still large enouh to push me partcially underwater!!

I get to the side of the large branch but than another branch is coming up. I tilt my head back and the branch just misses face but catches hat and rips it off my head. After that I am clear of the branches and floating in open water. I look back to get my hat (I couldn't leave it behind. I got that while on vacation in LA with family when I was a JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. That hat has been everwhere with me). I grab my hat and look forward to see where Mom is and notice things are a little fuzzy. I slap a hand to my face to feel for my glasses and THEY ARE GONE!!

CRAP!! I have lost my glasses. In my defense, this is the first pair that have been lost since I started wearing glasses in the 8th grade. I have broken plenty of them but they were all able to be repaired. SO now I have to drive home squinting the entire way. That gave me a headache but I made it safe and sound. Thankfully I know I had an older pair of glasses in my sock drawer. I actualy find 3 pairs of old glasses. They were my oldest three pairs but that is ok. Thankfully it is the time insurance will pay for new frames and lenses.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I see the moon and the moon sees me...

So last night I was having a pretty good pity party at home. I was taking TJ out for his potty break and saw the full moon (or at least it looked full to me). A jingle popped into my head that I learned from girls camp:

I see the moon and the moon sees me...
The moon see the one I long to see...
So God bless the moon and God bless me...
and God bless the one I long to see...

So that just kinda fueled my pity party even more. But I was determined to crash the party so I started thinking about all that I am grateful for and the blessings that I have. In no particular order:

-my parents (do I need to explain all the support they give me and how loved I am?)
-my sisters (they always keep life interesting and love and support me)
-my nieces & newphews (for tolerating their old aunt who demands hugs and kisses)
-TJ (enough said)
-my car (it gets me to and from without any difficulties and doesn't suck too much gas)
-my house (i love it and it keeps me sheltered from the heat and cold)
-idiots (they keep me employed)
-my calling
-Josh Groban
-girls camp
-Gary Allan
-Man Wall
-junk stores
-my kitchen (favorite room in my house becasue it is so pretty)
-bed (faborite place)
-falling leaves
-Dr Pepper
-Sunday comics

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

OMG!!! GARY ALLAN IS COMING!!! it isn't the most reliable source (it is another blog) but they linked to his website (which I cant access from work) so as soon as I can, I am giong to to verify. But according to the blog, it will be on December 6th in the Taco Bell Areana. This is on Sunday. The day I am coming back from vacation. Good thing I already had Monday 12/7 off!!! Who is excited?! ME!!!So I just have to drive myself to SLC and be back in time for the concert!!! This would be the third time I have seen him in concert. I was going to go down to Jackpot to see him but it was just too expensive. I will post my own pics of him when I am at my parents next. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Gary Allan (if you had any doubts)..


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