30 October 2008

5 Reasons to Make My Life More Interesting...

...Because someone will read stuff like this. :) I was tagged, and since I haven't had the energy to post anything for a while, this seemed easy. :)

What are 5 things on my to do list today?
1. Get out of bed (was almost late to work)
2. Don't eat any solid food today (colonoscopy in the morning)
3. Go to the gym
4. Read the girls a story
5. Go to bed early (fun day, hu? I even made Gormet Mac 'N Cheese. Sweet)

What are my 5 favorite snacks?
1. Chocolate
2. Cheddar Sun Chips
3. Ice cream
4. Chocolate donuts
5. Dark chocolate

What 5 things I would do if I were a millionaire?
1. Pay off debt
2. Build a house (including furnishings)
3. Build our parents' houses (including furnishings)
4. Put away money for kids
5. Spend a year in Europe

5 places I have lived:
1. Pocatello, ID
2. Cubbuck, ID
3. Wakabuck, NY
4. Winterture, Switzerland
5. Sandy, UT

5 jobs I have had:
1. CNA (nursing home)
2. CNA (hospital)
3. DI - that was fun, really.
4. Dental assistant - more fun
5. RN - not so much fun as fulfilling

5 people I tag:
1. Miss M
2. Jenny L
3. BJo
4. Daryl
5. Melissa H

27 October 2008

Weird, but Interesting!

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Yaeh and Iawlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Who needs spell check?!?

22 October 2008

Inside Her Head

I would love to see inside Eliza's mind and how she processes information. The following is from a conversation between she and Daryl:
E: I don't want you to die
D: Well, why not? (where exactly can you go with that, right?)
E: Because girls without dads have to live with mean step-moms and have to ware raggs and work as maids and clean the house with a mop.
D: Well, maybe your Fairy Godmother will bring you a Prince?
E thinks about that for a minute
E: What about mom?
D: Maybe the Fairy Godmother will bring Mom a king!
E: (pauses) Naw, she's better off with a normal husband like you.

I couldn't agree more :) xoxo

19 October 2008


I guess telling "Our Story" is fun. Enjoy.

(Why does it look like I'm partially cut out of this picutre? I just noticed that)

1. Where did you first meet your husband?
We met through He was one of my first contacts (he contated me) and we chatted for a month before we actually met in person.

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband?
"Hi, Daryl?" After he knocked on my door, and I opened it, to pick me up for our first date. I don't remember what our first on-line conversation was.

3. Where was your first date?
We went to the Bengal Cafe on ISU campus to listen to a musical performer (who was really quite entertaining) with some other friends of mine. These other friends were supposed to be meeting guys there, too, so I invited Daryl to come with me. I didn't want to be the only one there without a date. Turns out, the other guys didn't show, so it was Daryl with 3 girls. :)

4. Where was your first kiss?
On my cheeck... :) really. Oh, you mean a geographical place? I actually told him I didn't want things to be physical between me and another person for a while, and he respected that. He gives the best hugs. :) After we had deceided to get engaged, he had just talked with my dad and was still kind of nervous. We were helping my sister move and he walked me to my car. I turned my head to kiss him on the cheeck at the same time he turned, and we ended up kissing on the lips! We both jumped because of the unexpected result and laughed. I drove off, but he kissed me good-bye properly that night. :) I didn't mind.

5. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?
It was unintentionally long. We were waiting for a sealing clearance from the First Presidency so we could be sealed in the temple. His ex-wife didn't make things any easier, either. We were engaged on Feb 14. The sealing clearance came on 8 September. We were married on 16 September. We were hoping on July, moved it to May, then just waited...until September. It really was a great time to get married; not too hot, not too cold.

6. Where did you get engaged?
See the Valentine's Day blog post :)

7. Where did you get married?
Jordan River Temple.

8. How did the reception go?
We had two open houses in October, one in American Fork and one in Pocatello. They were simple but fun. I was just glad to get the whole thing over with and move on with being a family. It's great to be able to be with your best friend, forever.

9. How was the honeymoon?
When the sealing clearance came, we just wanted to get married already! So, we just picked the next Friday. I didn't have to work that weekend and Daryl was just in school, so we had Saturday and Sunday to ourselves. :) We just stayed in a local hotel, then went home Sunday afternoon and went back to school/work on Monday. We keep saying we're going to go on a "real" honeymoon/vaccation (sans children), but it hasn't happened yet.

I tag Melissa and Alida ;)

15 October 2008

Black Morning

Ok, so the title is a bit "blah" but follow me for a minute.

First of all, my alarm goes off at 3:45am, because it's Wednesday and I'm supposed to go to the gym before I catch the train to go to work...Yah, that didn't happen. I reset my alarm for 5am then listened to D toss and turn. 'Why is your alarm going off so early?' I was supposed to go to the gym. 'Does it always go off that early?' Only when I'm supposed to go to the gym. 'We need to put pictures of the house on our listing.' Ok. I never went back to sleep. I might as well have gone to the gym. At least then I'd have an excuse for being tired.

5:00 - Still didn't want to get out of bed. Finally rolled out at 5:35. Freshened up, got dressed, hair in ponytail, through a lunch together...obviously missed my train, so I'm driving, hoping there will still be a parking space, enjoying the morning radio.

6:10 - A handfull of parking spaces left. Yesss. Park. Recline the seat and lay there, listening to the radio until 6:35 and I step out of the car into the dark, dimly-lit parking lot and look down at my black shoes on the dark asphalt...realizing I have black scrub pants on...and my black fleece jacket. Nice. No worries, I have mace! my ski coat (doh!)! I start walking faster. I needed the exercise. :)

6:40 - clock in, safe and sound.

Welcome to my world.

07 October 2008

My Version of Clean... not like Martha Stewart (read the blog about sheets). Nope. Laundry sometimes means wash what you can so you can have something to ware the next day (may even involve mixing colors - gasp!!).

Last weekend, up at my parents house, L had a diaper blow-out. So as I'm putting her clothes (and car seat cover) in the washer, I can't justify running even a small load with only 4 things in the washer! So, I stripped then (after putting on my pj's) went and confiscated D's and E's clothes. There. Totally justified water consumption.

That was Friday.

Saturday morning: D, did you put my phone somewhere? No. It's not in your purse? You'd think, hu. It's...not...oh crap!!

Running to the washer did little to help the fact the washing cycle finished more than 10 hours prior. Yah, my phone was at the bottom, falling out of my pant's pocket as I whipped them out.

WHO HAS THE CLEANEST PHONE?!?!?! Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah. It's so clean it doesn't even WORK anymore! Now, that's Clean.

And that's how you do that, and get a new phone. LG Rumor, as shiney green as my favorite Prada purse. Oh Yeah!

03 October 2008

Poor Service, Again

In a frenzy last night, leaving work early for a doctor appointment, only to sit for 60 minutes in the waiting room then having the appointment take longer than necessary (though I won't complain at that; it's nice to feel heard), but getting home late and sending D off to pick up a Uhaul trailer so we can move my sister's furniture for her to Idaho today... (gasp! Deep breath)...while I'm counting money with the PTA president, D calls looking for his driver's license. Yup, one of the ironies about removing your license from your wallet one day because you don't want to take your whole wallet, then forgetting to put it back. Nope, I've never done that. Plus, the kids are hungry and won't let me forget it, while I'm trying to count 5000 $1 bills!!

Anyway, it's almost closing time for the Uhaul store and they needed a driver's license to copy. Understandable, but the kid said, "As long as you're back here by 7pm (closing time) I can help you." So, he's hurrying home, grabs his DL, gets back there at 6:59 on D's watch. Daryl says, "Can I pick up my trailer please?" The kids actually said, "No, dude. It's 7pm" then showed him the time from his cell phone.

D's -issed at this point and says, "Look, all I want is to take the trailer with me tonight." And the kid says, "You'll have to come back in the morning."
"But, I'm here right now. Come on."
"You need to leave or I'm calling the police." And before D could do anything else, the kid actually dialed 911! D left at that point, and we got a phone call about 30 minutes later. :) The officer was really nice and told D that it was a dead case (meaning there wouldn't be any citations) and hung up.

My dilemma came when I didn't want to go back to this place, but I had made the reservation on-line and the reservation department assigned my reservation to this particular store, so I had to pick my trailer up from them or if I cancel on the day of pick-up, I'd be charged $50. So, I'm thinking...I'll just go in the morning (without D, of course), get the trailer and be done with it. So, I get up and pull into the parking lot at 7am and go the door as the kid unlocks the door. He doesn't let me in. "We aren't going to rent to you." Oh, what about my reservation. "I cancelled it last night." What about the cancellation fee? "I didn't charge you, even though I legally could, I didn't charge your card."


I sure as hell didn't say Thank you, I just turned around and drove away. What the...? Would it have hurt anyone to keep their computer on an extra 5 minutes to be helpful to a customer? We found another place, and good thing it was first thing in the morning, cuz I'd hate to make someone stay late at work! Freak! How about, next time someone comes to the operating room and I say, "Nope, sorry. You're 1 minute late. I'm not going to help with this one. You'll have to wait until tomorrow. Here's a band-aid." He didn't even offer a band-aid, he freakin' called the cops!! Ugh!

Mack, add this store to your list. Don't black the whole Uhaul, just the store on 53rd and State. Dumb kid. Daryl, intimidating?? ;)

(Deep breath) I ran out of 'happy pills' last night, but got some this morning, so I'll be okay.

People, just don't be stupid. Where's the love? Hu? Just be helpful to each other. That's all. It's not too much to ask. Really. :)