Friday, October 30, 2009

Work Halloween...

So we have (l to r) a Dr, man in drag (woman in black), person too lazy to get ready for work, a baby, a customer service rep, and comfortable person.


I FOUND MY BATTERY CHARGER!! I went out on break to get my Gospel Principles book in my car and there I found it. In between my driver's seat and the seat buckle. Too bad I didnt have the camera in my purse. OH well. I can still charge it when I get home to use tomorrow!! YIPPEE!!


I have lost my camera battery charger. I don't know where it is. I had it when I came back from Seattle. I remeber charging it at Lexy's house and I think I charged at parents. I remember plugging it in at my house but it is no where to be found. Lexy doesn't have it and my parents didn't either. I have checked my outlets but nothing is there. It is very annoying because there are so many pictures I want to take but can't. Thankfull I charged up my old Kodak battery and will use that. It is so bulky compared to the point and shoot of my Sony but it will do in a pinch.

Also. Today is dress up day at work. I am a vet (aka werewolf specialist...go team jacob)!! I am also excited because at lunch I get to go to Chuck E Cheese to play with Marlee, Emma, and Wyatt. Thankfully my bossese are cool enough to let me take an hour long lunch and make up the half hour at the end of day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

greatest lines of all time...

I LOVE reading Nie. She is just great (also love her sister at CJane). On Nie blog today this following was written:

I was downstairs and overheard Mr. Nielson upstairs attending to two screaming girls in the shower. Then he said:"Oh girls, guess what? The devil called and said you guys were doing awesome."

Mr Nielson is great. I loved it. "The devil called and said you guys were doing awesome."

Growing up in a house with four sisters, I know how true it can be.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Post turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president.
The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''..
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was.
The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with'.

Monday, October 26, 2009

what I wanna do...

When I pulled into the parking lot at work, I saw the sidwalks were just coverd in leaves. When I was walking to the door, I kept thinking how fun would it be to rack up the leaves, and just fall into them. Just the amound on the sidway would make a HUGE pile. I then started kicking up the leaves and wishing I was walking out the door instead of walking in. Today's weather is changing from fall to winter. Tomorrow's high is only supposed to be 40degrees. Today is slightly cloudy and supposed to be warm but so far it is cloudy and cool. I just want to be a kid

what a weekend..

Friday was a pretty easy evening. TJ had a groomers appointment. It is a mobile grooming service. She just comes to my house and plugs in her van and get to work. It was nice not having to worry about dropping him off and picking him up three hours later. She just showed up, plugged in her van and got to work. About an hour later, she knocked on my door with a clean TJ.

After baths, TJ goes crazy. He runs around the house for 15 minutes or more. As soon as the groomer was done, Jana showed up so I left TJ to run around and we went to dinner at the Saigon restaurant (Chinese buffet) . It was a great time to talk to Jana.

After dinner I did a little cleaning. TJ didn't like it because of the vaccumm but he will get over it. I went to bed early thinking I will catch up on some missed sleep. However, I wasn't smart because I left my alarm on. So up at 7am after hitting snooze.

I got ready to go. I was going to Boo at the Zoo with my sisters. TJ was going to stay in Caitlyn's backyard and play with Boomer. Because I feel bad for leaving him on the weekend, TJ and I made a special trip to the dog park Saturday morning. It was a wonderful fall morning. It was chilly..borderline cold. There was dew on the ground and the sunrise was being covered by clouds. Becuase we arrived so early, no one else was there.

After running around the dog park for an hour, it is time to go to Boo at the Zoo. The kids get a kick out of it and even I enjoyed it. You walk around the zoo and different business have set up booths to pass out candy. Wyatt was a PowerRanger, Emma was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Marlee was a spider, and Lily was a fairy (Lily is friends daughter).

After running around the zoo for a couple of hours, we head to Sizzler for lunch. This was the third time in my lifetime I have evern been to Sizzlers. The salad bar was amazing but charging $2.50 for a drink is just crazy!!

Back home, it was time to take a nap. TJ and I curled up on the couch with the sunshine coming through the windows. I really didn't sleep but zoning out was good enough. After while it was time to go to paren'ts to watch the BSU game. I had watch some shows (Top Chef, Project Runway, etc) and type my Sunday School lesson before the game. Thank heavens for Tivo. I am too cheap to get cable because I can ask my parents or sister to record it on Tivo and watch it there.

TJ and I looked adorable in our BSU gear. His bandana is the cutest. I need to sew the sides to prevent fraying. Just one more thing on my craft list.

So BSU won 54-9. Score should have been high for BSU. Why we can't snap properly is beyond me. Dad and I lasted through the first three quartes fine. He feel asleep first during the 4th quarter and I soon followed. I didn't get home til 1230 and I feel right into bed.

Sunday morning, I woke up to TJ vomitting in the cornern. No more pork bone for him because this happens every time.

After cleaning up TJ's mess, it was a dash to get ready. I wore my new black sandals. Thank heavens for heaters in cars because my toes got cold (I woke up late today as well so I grabbed the sandals because they were the closes black shoes so today my toes are even colder).

The lesson went suprisingly well considering it was the God and we had a small class. I found out the other teacher was released from the calling so now I have to teach every week until another teacher is called. That may take awhile but I am up for the challenge.

After Church (and a quick trip home to change and pick up TJ), it was off to parent's house to work on the bedframe. I have finished sanding the side rails and the footboard. I started on the heardboard, but decided to go to see "The Hangover" with Jana, Beth, and Gina instead. It is such a funny movie.

When I get home Sunday, I go straight to bed. Being so tired, I forogt to turn on my alarm. I woke up this morning at 645 and had to hustle to get ready for work. Thankfully I made it out the door on time but I hate starting my day that way. Especially today. I am wearing sandals because they were my first pair of black shoes I could grab and my toes are icecubes.

Friday, October 23, 2009

oh how I wish it were saturday...

When I woke up this morning, I thought "What a wonderful day to start a Saturday." I continued to lay there. I was snuggled down into my blankets. I could feel the cool breeze coming in through the crack in my window. TJ was curled upt next to my tummy. I continued to drift in sleep when I heard the shrill buzzer from my alarm go off. I was cursing myself that I ddin't turn it off last night.

So I roll over to turn it off and through the murkey hazy my eyesight is I see the letter "F" as in Friday. I than try to feel for my glass and successfuly drop them inbetween the table and bed. I just decided shove my face next to the alarm to read the day. To my dismay, it said Friday Oct 23rd. UGH!! I let my hand fall from the alarm and just lay there in bed praying I read it wrong.

I feel TJ move and snuggle into the small of my back. How good that feels. He is a little furance. I am tempted to call in sick and just fall back into bed. (If I called in sick at least I would get paid a full day.) But I need to save the sick days.

I struggle out of bed and go get ready. I stumble out the door and to my car. Thank heavens for seat warmers. As I leave the complex, I do not see any school kids waiting for the bus. Yes I made it out the door a few minutes early but there is still a couple of kids. I continue to drive. When I am on the on ramp to the freeway, I start switching stations on the radio. There is NO TRAFFIC!! I am again convinced today is Saturday and my alarm is wrong.

A couple of dj's said "happy friday" so I guess it is true. Finally at work, Iwas telling a coworker how I believed I was at work on a Saturday and they told me they had a similar experience. Today I am chalking up to either alien abuductions or twilight zone or something.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


On Tuesday, my boss went around the office and talked to each of us the employees. It is being asked of us to reduce our hours by 2 1/2 each week. Reduce without pay of course. I have mixed feelings about this.

First is YIPPEE!! I get to come in late or leave early.

Second is "Great another pay reduction" (It is just a 5% pay decrease just disguised. Another coworker made the comment to me that "I would rather take reduced hours than reduce pay." My response was "They are same thing." She said "Oh. I guess you are right. This sucks." Ah yeah it does suck.)

Third, I wonder what are the salaried people doing? They don't have to worry about hours so are they taking a 5% pay decrease?

I also wonder what they company is looked at before they asked us to reduce hours. The sales teams didn't take a pay reduction with the rest of us because "more was asked of them. It isn't fair to ask for more work and less pay" (even though that is exactly what is being done to customer service). Did the pay decrease effect them this time?

I know it is selfish of me but I wish I didn't have to do this. They did say it was voluntary but that impression that was given. How can I say no when I have a coworker sitting next to me? I know it is a way to help save jobs but I still think of me first.

Oh well. It is what it is. At least I have a job and thankful I am not in the unemployment line.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New project...

Now that the spice cabinet is done, I have been itching for a project. Well..I found it last week in the shape of pine bed frame. It was just stained and I thought it would be great to take and repaint. Yesterday I had a free afternoon so I loaded TJ up and headed to my parent's house.

Thankfully it was a mild day so I was able to sand outside. I didn't have to do it by hand either. Dad has an electric sander which made the process that much quicker. I was only able to get the side rails done before daylight ran out. Sunday, I should be able to get the headboard and footboard sanded. Next Wednesday/Thursday is painting day. That means I need to decided on paint/pattern before than!! YIKES!! I am not that decisive.

I know I want the base to be cream so I can match my dresser. I dont know what I am want to do. This will be great because it is lower to the ground and I can just use the mattress top. I can put my box foundation in storage. (Currently my bed isn't on a frame because the frame makes it too tall. The Box is on the ground and mattress.) This frame will give me that storage space underneath.

Lets keep our fingers crossed that it comes out ok.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

me and michael....

On Saturday, I watched Oprah (from Friday) on my sisters Tivo (Thank you Chris for saving this for me). On Oprah, Mr Michael Buble was on. He has broken my heart because he has a new girlfriend :( But my heart was slightly healed when I learned he had a new ablum out. The previous post is the first single of the new CD Crazy Love.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new song!! Can we say "new theme song"? It is completely describes how I have been feeling about about being single. I have been amazed about how I have been ok with being single lately. I again credit it to all the empowering things I have been doing (fix flat, put together desk, actually use proper tools, etc). While in Seattle I was talking with wise man by the name of Steven. I was telling him how I used to look for someone to replace my father. Two things wrong with that. 1) Dad is too great to replace. No man is as good as my Dad is. 2) Instead of wanting someone to "take care" of me, I need to find someone who compliments my personality but not afraid to be different and challenge me. Dad and I are very similar. I have proven I can take care of myself. I don't need that (but yes I would like that. Who doens't want to be taken care of occassionally?).

But thanks to Mom and Dad for teaching me so much!! Thanks for the shoulders to cry on and the love and understanding you demonstrate everyday. Thank you for making me feel loved, needed, and wanted. I love you and glad that you are my parents.

My favorites lines are:

I'm not surprised.
Not everything lasts.
I've broken my heart so many times I stopped keeping track.
Talk myself in.
I talk myself out.
I get all worked up, then I let myself down.

I tried so very hard not to lose it.
I came up with a million excuses.
I thought I thought of every possibility.
And I know someday that it'll all turn out.
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out.
And promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get.
I just haven't met you yet.


I might have to wait.
I'll never give up.
I guess it's half timing,
And the other half's luck.
Wherever you are.
Whenever it's right.
You'll come out of nowhere and into my life.

I just haven't met you yet..

I'm not surprised.
Not everything lasts.
I've broken my heart so many times I stopped keeping track.
Talk myself in.
I talk myself out.
I get all worked up, then I let myself down.

I tried so very hard not to lose it.
I came up with a million excuses.
I thought I thought of every possibility.

And I know someday that it'll all turn out.
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out.
And promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get.
I just haven't met you yet.


I might have to wait.
I'll never give up.
I guess it's half timing,
And the other half's luck.
Wherever you are.
Whenever it's right.
You'll come out of nowhere and into my life.

And I know that we can be so amazing.
And baby your love is gonna change me.
And now I can see every possibility.


But somehow I know that it'll all turn out.
And you'll make me work so we can work to work it out.
And I promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get.
I just haven't met you yet.

They say all's fair.
And in love and war.
But I won't need to fight it.
We'll get it right and,
We'll be united.

And I know that we can be so amazing.
And being in your life is gonna change me.
And now I can see every single possibility, mmmm.

And someday I know it'll all turn out.
And I'll work to work it out.
Promise you, kid, I'll give more than I get,
Than I get, than I get, than I get.


You know it'll all turn out.
And you'll make me work so we can work to work it out.
And I promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get.
I just haven't met you yet.

I just haven't met you yet.

Ohh, promise you, kid, to give so much than I get.

(I said love, love, love, love...)

I just haven't met you yet

being adventurous

I am not a very adventurous person. I don't skydive, try funky foods, or take fashion risks. Fashion wise, I stick to solids. I really don't have anything in my closet that is a pattern. I think I may be two shirts shoved in the back. I just dont like to draw that attention to myself.

However that mentality is changing. I am itching to try new things. Nothing drastic or anything but just adding new pieces. Today is the beinging of those additions. It is a new pair of shoes. They are American Eagle flats made of plaid fabric. I got them at Payless on clearance. They were only $2.50 (1/2 off because I got another pair of shoes). I originally thought I would use them to run TJ to the bathroom. But when I saw what I was wearing this morning, I thought it would be a good time to experiment.

Today I am wearing a bright pink cardigan and white tank underneath. The pants are a wet sand color (that is the closest way to describe it). The shoes are a brown, cream, raspberry plaid. A great step for me to do something different. It is amazing how the small things can make a huge difference. Just knowing I took a chance makes me feel so good. Below is a similar shoe (more pink, brown, and base color is cream not white and most imporantly..NO BOW!). Hopefully you get the idea.

Monday, October 19, 2009

smelly stuff...

I just want the world to know how much I love my perfume. It is Moonlight Path by Bath and Body Works. I have been wearing this for years. I LOVE IT!! Thank you Jasmine for giving me your splash and shower gel because I was running low and you just saved me money. I am so happy you think it smells like a grandma on you because I love it on me. I just got a whiff of myself and ahhh... it is heavenly.

According to the notes of the frangrance are:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Mandarin, Coriander
Mid Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Tuberose, Ylang, Lily of the Valley
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Vanilla, Amber, Musk

My nose picks up the Rose, Musk, Vanilla, and Violet. LOVE IT!!

I gotta new attitude!!

I am been in a perpetual state of grateful lately. I am not complaining, I am just suprised at myself. I have been looking around and thinking I am so blessed. I am really loved by Heavenly Father.

What really set it off today was work. I actually got up on time and didn't dilly dally getting ready (Again I did make up and everything. That is 4 business days in a row wearing make up to work. I had the attitude the people I work with weren't important enought to do my makeup. To do makeup requires getting up even earlier and losing precious minutes of sleep. How backwards my thinking was. This may sound warped but by using that excuse, I wasn't thinking about me. I was thinking about the sleep. I was thinking about coworkers. But I wasn't considering how I would feel. Why should I ever get ready for someone else? Shouldn't my first consideration be me and how I would feel? So now I am important enough to get ready for.)

I make it out the door a few minutes early and didnt hit the start of traffic like I usually do. I didn't end up saying "stupid $%&#*%%^%^&!@*#$ drivers". I didn't start the day full of rage. It was a pleasant exprience.

Work is going well so far. Very thankful for the window. Today has been so lovely. The sky is varying shades of gray. You hear the rain drops and occassionally feel the rain. The bark on the trees are a deep brown..nearly black. What a great constrast to the happy yellow of the leaves. They remind me of mixture of orange juice and lemonade. Just a happy color. The combonation of the three is truly remarkable. There is no way this all (earth, seasons, life, etc) all happend by a happy accident in the universe and we all crawled from ooze. (Speaking of I am not triggered to a happy childhood memory. Do you remembe the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles the movies? I actually own them on DVD. I think I will have to go watch one when I get home).

I am so glad that I live where and when I do. I know I complain alot but I do love living here. To see the change in the seasons and to be near my family is the greatest things. To play in the leaves with my niece/nephews and to take TJ for a walk in the sunshine is wonderful. We are truly blessed to live here.

I am just hoping the weather stays like it does all day. I would love to go home and open the blinds and windows and let the fresh air roll into my home. To curl up with fleece blanket and TJ and read a good book or watch a movie. How lovely that sounds!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

what a wonderful world...

This has been a great weekend. The highlight of the weekend was learning Michael Buble has a new album out called Crazy Love. Wal Mart didn't have it when I made a midnight run but Hasting here I come tomorrow on my 1st break.

Friday was awesome because I won a free pair of jeans. I then went to dinner at Jana's house and had taco's. After taco's, we went to the pumpkin patch again. This time it was with Emma and Wyatt. Once we were finished with the patch, Caitlyn and I went to Applebees for happy hour. If you ever need a quick snack, Applebees has 1/2 price appetizers from 3-6 and 9-11. You can make a meal of their appetizers. My favorite is the spinach dip and now their chili cheese nachos.

Saturday morning, I picked up a pine bedframe that I need to sand and repaint. It currently has just a finish on it and needs an update. I will paint it cream and use gold accents to match my dresser. I also got a corner desk to put in my craft room. It is totally awesome. I have everything organized and it looks so much bettter than a bunch of boxes and bags sitting on the floor. I will post pictures once my battery is charges.

After making the run to Boise, it was off to Lexy's house for a jewlery party. After the party, I babysat Emma while Caitlyn had to work. The weather on Saturday was a repeat of Friday afternoon. Just lovely. I finally got to watch Supernatural. After Caitlyn got home, it was another run to Lexy's house because she has Supernatural on Tivo. Thank heavens for sisters who love me and have Tivo.

Sunday was a lazy morning. I did some scrapframing (similar to a scrapbook page but it is in a picture frame instead). I skipped church. I just wanted a relaxing morning and that is what I got. I did some landary while scraping. I then headed over to parents house to make soup and attempt homemade bread. When we had the crappy weather, I thought how good it would be to come home to hot soup and hot homemade bread. Today that finally got fulfilled.

I have seen my mom make bread a hundred times but it still intimidating to me. But with her occassionally looking over my shoulder, I got it made. It will have to be a Saturday at home project but I will do it more often.

So homemade soup was delicious. I invited over family who enjoyed it. Below you will see the fruits of my labors. Making it myself brought back memories of Mom making it when I was younger. Instead of covering it in seran wrap, she would drap a towel over it. We would than use an electric knife to cut it. Those were good today!

As always, Marlee and Emma were being silly (Jana and Wyatt went to Beth's house for dinner). I caught a couple of cute pics with my dad's camera (the one I covet a Nikon is awesome.) I love these two little girls!!

Marlee is now walking and is having fun.

Emma no longer just smiles for the camera. She has to ham it up.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Today is a new day" Chicken Little

Today has been a wonderful day. The sun in shinning. A slight breeze is in the air. The temperaturs are cool but not cold. Perfect sweater weather, a complete 180 compared to what we have been getting.

I am so very thankful for my window seat at work. It makes the day so much bearable when I can look out the window and see the orange/green/yellow/ruby leaves move and to feel the sunshine. I wish I was outside but if I have to be to work, this is the place to be.

So just sitting here and working on auto-pilot, I started thinking about some of my favorite movies. Just random thought so Megan. Movies like Mummy, Wedding Date, Shag, Someone Like You, and most importantly Chicken Little. Yes the Disney CG version with Zack Braff voicing Chicken Little. I LOVE that movie. Repeat LOVE THAT MOVIE!! I made a friend sit and watch it with me after I got it for Christmas. Yes I asked for it for Christmas.

I don't know if I just know how Chicken Little feels. How it seems he is always brushed aside and not taken seriously. I dont know. I just bonded with that movie and it makes me laugh every time. It is great because I am getting my nephew into it as well.

One of my favorite lines is from Chicken Little. It is when he is up to bat and everyone says don't swing becasue they think he will strike out. He just straightens his helmet, takes a stance, scowls & says "Today is a new day."

I agree 100%. No matter how bad yesterday was today is a new day. It may be worse or it may be better. We need to put the past behind us and look forward to today. We don't have to look forward to tomorrow. Just looking at today is good enough.

I know that I have been one to keep grudges. In some recent...thinking I realized how foolish that is. What is the purpose? Why do I do it? There is not one single purpose or reason why I should keep the grudge. I do it because it, in a real warped way, makes me feel more important. I can always say "see what I have been through". I am just keeping myself bound to the past. I need to forgive and ask for forgiveness for what I have done. I need to get over it. I have noticed a gradual improvement in this. I remember being a great grudge holder. I blame this on the incredible memory I have. I can seriously tell you some of the stupidiest facts or a fight verbadem my sisters had 3 years ago.

But no more. I am improving me. I must say that for the past week I have gotten my bum out of bed and actually put some effort into looking good for work. I do my makeup and all. It is amazing how dressing the outside makes you feel good on the inside.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

falling into fall

I am in a love hate relationship right now. I love that it begining to feel like fall but hate how COLD it got!! If there were just a few more cooler sunny days it would be easier to bear. Today will be the perfect fall day. It is a combo of sunny & cool and cool & rainy. Thank heavens I have a cubicle by the window at work so I can see the changes.
I really love the colors in the fall. And when it rains, the colors are even more vibrant. Halloween is approaching very quickly. I am so excited to see Emma as Dorothy and TJ as Toto. TJ and I were out for a final potty break befor heading to bed when the moon was so pretty. It has some clouds surrounding it and occassionally a cloud would pass in front. I thought it would be the perfect Halloween moon. Sorry the pic didnt turn out as great but you get the idea. Now I need to figure out what I am going to be for Halloween.

Portland here I was!!

I grabbed my old Kodak camera last night to take some pictures of the outstanding fall colors (my point and shoot Sony I left at Caitlyn's on Monday). I downloaded the memory card last night and I found my trip with Libby to Portland from Memorial Day 2008!! Isn't that crazy!! it made me laugh some of the pictures I took (those are not posted here).

We were driving when I took this. So pretty to see the storm coming in.
Me standing in the Pacific Ocean. It was cold!!

So pretty.

See the snow?

Doesn't the shell look like a butterfly? Kicking myself that I didnt pick it up and take it home.

Looking to downtown Portland. Standing near the OMSI building.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When the weather looks gloomy like it is today, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch old movies. Today especially calls for soup in the crockpot and homemade bread in the oven.
Thank you for the picture.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Forgive the scary human face. But I realized that TJ and I have been family for 6 months. We found each other on Thursday April 9th. Below are some of our adventures (mostly summer/recent because older pics at home and I am at work).

Taken Sept 29th. Just chillin' at home

When window is open, TJ loves to lay in the sill and watch the neighbors.

How CUTE is that face?

TJ LOVES cars rides. I am learning to keep the car warm with the window down. While in Seattle I got a magnet that say "My dog is my copilot".

TJ just running at the dog park. Everyone at the dog park thinks he is the cutest & softest dog.
Riding in the bed of the pick up when were were caming at the Sand Dunes.

TJ riding in the truck (laying on the arm rest) on the way to Silver City.

TJ doesn't run....he bounds.

TJ loves to play with Boomer.

He gets spoiled.

He doesn't like his picture getting taken. (too bad I say).

Yes his collar has been changed to Seattle Seahawks. Nothing can get more manly than a football team. Besides, he was man enough to wear pink.

Having fun playing in the sand at the Sand Dunes.

With a recent haircut.

He lets me know when he doesn't like something he was fed (which is very little.)

His head looks HUGE!

Best Friends Forever TJ and Boomer (Caitlyn & Brandon's dog).

TJ's loves his chew sticks (taken when camping).

I am so grateful for TJ. I am no longer lonely and I feel so much more valued. It is nice to be needed. He depends solely upon me to provide for him. He makes me laugh all the time and I love the little guy. Plus the unconditional love he shows me is the greatest thing. I know I sound like those really crazy animal lovers...those who dress their dog everyday or use a stroller for an aminal who has four legs..but trust me I am not that crazy [yet :)].
Leelou Blogs

So forgive all the posts today but work is really slow and I need to occupy my mind somehow.

In looking over blogs to update my own, I came across this button. It made me giggle at first but I totally agree with it. It is up to us (aka me) to make the changes I want. I shouldn't just sit and let life dictate what will happen. I need to put on my shoes and make the changes happen. I just got a pair of sandals I have been coveting for years but could never find them for cheap. When out shopping this weekend, I found them for $8 at the Macy's Clearance Center in Nampa. My time has arrived and starting today I am going to put forth some effort (I didnt wear the shoes because it was too cold but Sunday no matter what, they will be on my feet). I actually got up and did my hair and makeup.

I dragged myself out the door early (see post below for how well that worked out). I will go home and actually make a good dinner (not a sandwhich and I wont go to parents either). It is my time and I will make the most of it. [hopefully :) ]

Talented Ms Megan

This morning, I went to get gas. I paid in cash but didn't need as much fuel as I purchase. So I run back into the store to get my change. When I come back out, I go to open my door and it is locked. Locked and running. I make a quick call to my boss because I am sure I will be late to work. Thankfully a clerk was by the pay phone (cell in car) and I asked if he know a taxi's phone number.

He was waiting on a taxi and agreed to split it with me. So I go to Caitlyn's house to use my spare house key she has to get my spare car key at home. Caitlyn was such a nice sister that she even drove me back to my car.

I get to work at 8am (just a half hour late).

Fast times

So the weekend was a blast. Saturday was super long and super fun. The Farmers Market was a little depressing because it was all pumpkins and very few vendors. It was really cold but it was nice to snuggle into a sweater. Plus it was a new sweater I had just gotten and I LOVE IT!!

Another great find this weekend was a collar for TJ. I was at Shopko (were I got the sweater) and was cruising their clearance waiting for a friend to get off work. In the pet section, there on clearance was a collar for TJ. It was a SEAHAWK COLLAR!! To make it even better it was only $0.89!! LESS THAN A DOLLAR!! Regular price was $8.99! How awesome is that!?! I purchase the three there. No other teams that I saw.

Speaking of Seahawks, we FINALLY WON!! And what a way to win. 41 to 0 against the Panthers. I didn't watch the game but I will look it up online. Hasselbeck was finally back so that is a huge relief!

The cold weather continued all day Saturday. When we went to the Pumpkin Patch, it was coat weather. Emma and Marlee seemed to have a good time. Before the Patch, we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. The chicken fried sirlion was suprisingly good.

Saturday night it was time to go and party with Jasmine for her birthday. It was fun times with the girls.

On Sunday was Marlee's first birthday party. She was kinda cranky but Lexy and Chris put on a great time. There was finger foods and cup cakes and pink everywhere. Marlee preferred to walk around using the bags as purses instead of opening up her gifts.

Friday, October 9, 2009

busy busy busy!!!

I am really excited for tomorrow. It will be a very busy but fun day. It all beings with the dog park.

TJ and I go there on Saturday mornings anytime we go to the Farmers Market. e can use the restroom. We went to the Farmers Market before the dog park earlier this summer but it had disatrious results. I was buying something and I turn away for 20 seconds. In that 20 seconds TJ had made a deposit right there in the middle of the walkway. It was so embarrassing to clean up. Now we hit the dog park first to avoid scenes like that.

Speaking of Farmers Market, I have missed going. I haven't been since the begining of September. I am excited to see what they have. The season is winding down and the end of October is the end of the Market til spring.

After the Market, I will be headed to Lexy's house to watch Wolverine. I purchased it long ago but haven't had to watch it. I wasn't able to watch it in the theater because my old movie watching buddy has all but disappeared. I am really excited. Hugh Jackman is my future husband (as soon as I convince him to leave his wife and share custody of his kids and runaway to Aruba!).

After the movie is over, to the pumpkin patch we go with Emma, Caitlyn, and Brandon. I think Wyatt will be with his dad but that means we can always go on a second trip. After the Pumpkin Patch it will be quick trip home to get ready and than headed to Jasmine's birthday party!!

Jana may be coming with me. Jasmine is one of my favorite coworkers and Sunday is her birthday so of course Saturday night we are partying it up. It is guaranteed to be a great time.

I will be up from sunrise til way past sundown but it will be worth it. Just need to make sure I charge my camera!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

so loved....

Last night I went over to Lexy's house to catch up on Supernatural. It was also Marlee's 1st birthday. I hadn't seen her in a week but SHE HAS GROWN SO MUCH!! Marlee has always loved me. When I would pick her up, he would just lay her head on my shoulder for a few minutes.

Last night it got even better. So when I first picked up her up, she just layed her head on my shoulder for ever. Than we just started to play. Before long, it is time to meet everyone at Primo's for dinner. So we go and eat. At the end of dinner, everyone is saying goodbye. Marlee made me feel so loved because she would let anyone else besides me hold her. She would even through a fit when her parents tried to hold her.

When she would come back to me, she would squeeze her little arms as hard as she could! I just loved it. Everyone else was jealous but that is ok. As long as I feel it, everything is ok. :)

I would have had someone take a picture but my camera battery was dead!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Leaving on a jet plane.. dont know when I'll be back again..
SEATTLE!! Do you see Qwest Field? (Hint: Look for blue)

This is their Central Public Libaray. It is very "green" on the inside.
Pike Place Market (my favorite place)

Qwest Field in the daylight.

Sam and I had lunch here. I had chicken smothered in tomatos/onions. GREAT Tortilla Soup.

Pergola in Pioneer Square.

Ivy covered building in Occidental Park. Man playing beautiful music on violin.
Sidewalk through Occidental Park lines with trees.

Some smoke stack in downtown Seattle. Thought it looked so pretty.

Smith Tower at night.

Live band at New Orleans Creole Restaurant.

Tomo, Hitome, and Steven in Utilikits.
Pike Place Fish fishermonger getting ready to throw the fish.

Fish in mid air (see gray line by the white shovel).
LOVED walking by & smelling the flower stands in Pike Place Market. They were so cheap too!!
The veggies looked so pretty and so yummy. Pike Place Market
Skylight used to illumiate the Underground (don't ever go on the tour it is useless. Go to Pendleton OR underground tour.)
This is the only thing you saw on the Underground Tour that was in the broucher.
Too bad Sam wasn't on the tour. I would have gotten a pic of the two Sam's together.

Flowers were overhanging everything at Pike Place Market.
Silver Robot man at Pike Place Markte (I think there is a schedule for that corner because earlier it was a band.)

Nate & Clint at Steve/Sam's apt.

Me & Clint at Steve/Sam's apt.
Me & Sam waiting for ferry. (Steven has a better pic of us on his Iphone.)

Space Neddle (view from ferry)

Qwest Field (view from Ferry)

Sam not wanting (or liking) his picture being taken.

Space Neddle (view from Ferry).

Smith Tower (view from Ferry).

Me on ferry (thank you Sam for taking pic).

The entire reason we went on the ferry was for this ice cream. It is food for the gods.

I got Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl & Pumpkin Pie. They tasted so yummy!!

Sam got a banana split with Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl & Pistachio & Pumpkin Pie. Steven got a Dulce de something. All was really yummy!

Space Neddle on the way back (view from the Ferry).

Me actually touching the star fish at Seattle Aquarium. It was really cool.

Jelly fish at Aquarium.

Lobster at Aquarium (love the blue)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4th, 2009Steven/Sam's apt complex. They live on top floor in corner left apt.

View from Steven/Sam's apt.

Steven & I on the rough of their bldg.

On top of Smith Tower.

Qwest Field (view from Smith Tower).

Chinatown decorations

Me in front of the Gate at Chinatown

Smith Tower

Chicken Alfredo with toast, side salad, & Mr Pipp at the cafe in the furniture store IKEA.

Steven/Sam both had Swedish Meatballs which were so much better than the chicken.

Full moon leaving Seattle. (yes I cried when I left).

Last look at Seattle.

The end.


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