Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
So I've been having this pain in my abdomen on the left side for about 4 1/2 weeks now. We can't find out what's wrong with me. We've even done an ultrasound. The blood test results came back and show there is some sort of infection, but what? How? Why? I guess they want me to go get a another test done. As you can tell, I'm not too happy about all of it. I hope I can only have good news after this next test. If it's just an infection, at least it's treatable. I feel bad for my poor grandma who always had abdominal pain her whole life but no diagnosis. So I guess we'll see.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
I know there are those of you that don't get state holidays off, such as the mail men and yes, you Charlie. I may be a cardboard cut out, but hey I still work my "A" off on the days that aren't holidays. (Yes I'm referring that statement to you dear and to my brother, Marty who always make fun of government workers. Very funny.) For my actual day off, it was great! I was able to sleep in, or at least until the cats were scratching at my door and making all kinds of noise. I took my time putting clothes away, mopping and vacuuming the floor, took Jake school shopping, cleaned my sliding glass door, and watered and groomed my plants. (Which I might add I don't do as often as I used to hence why it was such a big deal to do in the first place.) Savannah and I blew bubbles outside and she chased them on our new grass (yay!). Of course my hubster was at work and school all day stuck without a phone so I didn't get to talk to him much :( but that makes me look all the more forward to seeing him when he gets home tonight. All in all it was relaxing and I got a little bit of chores done at my own pace without pressure, now if only I could have a day off during the week every week without having to make up the extra time for the paycheck, I'd be there in a second! Who wouldn't?
Friday, July 22, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
I took a picture to make them last even longer.
Saturday we spent most of the day together going to new places and new experiences. We went to the Gateway to see War of the Worlds and then walked around the stores for a bit. It was so dang hot and I guess they were having the days of '47 that night so we didn't stay long. He then
took me to Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian restaraunt. Talk about a lot of meat! It was very tasty and fun to experience. They would bring a different item just off the grill to your table and slice it off a skewer right there for you. Sometimes it was pork, sometimes beef or chicken. And sometimes it was juicy sweet pineapple. Makes me want to go to Brazil. They had so many flavorful salads and meat, but I think the dessert was what was most exotic. Couldn't put my thumb on what type of fruit they had in this parfait, but it was soooo good. After dinner we walked around Trolley Square which I've only heard about and never been to. It's more of an adult mall than a teen mall, so it was actually quite relaxing.
We talked about what we should do for our next anniversaries in the years to come. We joked about how Michael would love that restaraunt and would walk out of there so full. It was really good to recreate ourselves and reflect back on our marriage as well as forward. What a
Two Years & Counting
So my and Charlie's wedding anniversary is up and coming this weekend. It seems only yesterday that we were standing there in front of the cute little judge in that cute little courtroom. Simple and sweet. (Little meaning cute and cozy, not little as in not big and fancy.)
Thursday, July 14, 2005
5:30 a.m. Wake up, get ready for work.
6:10 a.m. Take Michael's friend home on way to work.
7:00 a.m. Stop at Walmart for diapers (I noticed Savannah was almost out last night) and birthday gift for a relative's party on Friday.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Not too busy day at work. Decided to just let Michael stay with me until he had to go to work since we were running late (Michael has work from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the building next to me. During the morning while working I usually call Jacob to make sure he does his chores, ask him to take something out for dinner after I have decided what we're having and to check up on Savannah before he takes her to the sitters. I usually always check our bank account online first thing too, making sure there aren't any weird things happening. 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. commute home.
5:45 p.m. Greet Savannah with hugs and kisses, ask Jake how his day was.
6:00 p.m. Take laundry downstairs and say hi to hubby as he is working on homework. 6:05 p.m. Make dinner.
6:45 p.m. Serve dinner. We decided to eat in the downstairs family room so we could watch the last movie we rented, Coach Carter, while we ate. It was pretty good. During the movie I get up and down several times to check on Savannah as she goes from terrorizing one room to the next.
8:45 p.m. the movie ends. We all take our dishes up to the kitchen and go out back to watch the new sprinkler system in action.
9:00 p.m. I quickly do the dishes and clean up in a hurry to get Savannah off to bed.
9:30 p.m. I rock Savannah for a few minutes and lay her down. At last, she is in bed! Time for myself? Hah!
10:00 p.m. I sit on the bed for about 20 mins and watch Everybody Loves Raymond and wait for hubby to come to bed.
10:30 p.m. I pretty much pass out.
6:00 a.m. Wake up.
6:45 a.m. Leave for morning commute. Stopped and got the dirty car washed, it needed it bad! 7:30 - 4:30 p.m. Busy day at work today. During work, I called doctor in the morning while at work about my test results. Canceled Savannah's portrait appt, decided to take her to a new place. Entered some stuff on my online account register.
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Commute home.
5:15 p.m. Savannah and Jake hello and of course Savannah always asks for a treat the minute I walk in the door, kind of like a dog. LOL
5:30 p.m. Finish up the checkbook assigning categories and fixing amounts so it's all current and up to dat.
5:50 p.m. Make dinner.
6:15 p.m. While dinner was cooking I actually sat down and drank a half of beer and watched Jacob blow bubbles for Savannah.
6:40 p.m. Hubby came home, we all visited for a few minutes in the front room before dinner. 6:55 p.m. Ate dinner. Had Jacob do the dishes. :)
7:20 p.m. Took laundry down and sorted, started a load of dark colors. (Savannah even helps me do this, it is so cute!)
7:25 p.m. Savannah was a mess from head to toe, so I gave her a bath and got her ready for bed.
8:00 p.m. Put the clothes in the dryer and another load of dark colors in. Folded clothes that were in the dryer from the day before and put them away. Anyway, you get the picture. Yada yada yada yada...and to start out today I already stopped by the video store on my way to work to drop off the movies, and am now trying to decide what to have for dinner so that when I call him in the next few minutes I know what to ask him to take out.
Long story long, that's a day or two in the life of a working mom.
Yep. That's my dad. That's my favorite picture of him. It's funny though. You see a lot of pictures in the old albums of him where you can tell that he's posed for the pciture, but then there are ones that he won't pose for at all, usually the more recent photos.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I don't know what we're doing to celebrate, but I do know that we are going to spend the day together without kids, laundry, or home improvement projects! It's something we need to do more often.
Happy 2nd anniversary Dear, I love you
Monday, July 11, 2005
I think after this is all said and done we shouldn't start any more major projects for a while. It seems to be wearing on married and family life with all the stress of spending and hustle and bustle of working on it here and there. I can't say as if I've done anything as far as the physical side or the brains of the work, but I have tried to support Charlie the best I could. I guess that's why I don't feel very excited to want to make any more decisions for a while like on landscaping. It's as if I'm burned out, I wonder if he realizes that he probably is too? Probably not though. He is more the type of person that likes to have things going on, and I tend to be the one that gets stressed out, so I should speak for myself, but come on, the guy is in school full time, working full time, and is a dad? Need I say more? It's been three months and we are finally at a point of being done! (With the grass part that is.) All we have left to do is plant trees, landscape, and put a fence up. I guess I know this will take some time and some more major money, so I don't mind if we take a break for now.
It's funny, Charlie still hasn't figured me out after all this time. He got all worried thinking I wasn't excited to have the sod in, but my personality isn't an expressionable one like his. He shows his emotions on the outside more than he knows. I simply just take it all in and quietly gloat in excitement like a little kid does on Christmas morning trying not to wake mom and dad. So yeah, he doesn't see me when I look outside before bedtime to make sure it's still ours. He doesn't see me take it in with the little picture from camera in my head. He does see me write about it in my blog, which is another way I show my emotions. Through writing. So yes, I am excited and thank you Dear, for all your hard work. I love you for it.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Found on Wikipedia:
"Happy Valley" is - especially when used with air quotes - sometimes used in a pejorative or ironic sense when describing Utah County, for a number of reasons:
Some studies and antecdotal evidence suggest Utah County residents have higher than average use of anti-depressant medications, especially Prozac ,  Note that other researchers have questioned the accuracy of such reports.  The large number of Latter-day Saints - arguably the highest concentration of the faith in the world - has led some Utah County residents to charge that some Latter-day Saints practice overt or tacit religious discrimination against non-LDS individuals, against persons who have chosen to no longer practice the LDS faith, or against critics of the LDS church.  The fervently conservative atmosphere of the region has found more culturally non-native and liberal Latter-day Saints complaining of discrimination by the more conservative locally-rooted Utah Mormon culture.
In more local and recent items of discussion that have been the topics around town:
I heard that the firework display at the Freedom Festival held at the BYU stadium, in yes,no other than Happy Valley, was presented on Saturday night in lieu of Monday being "Family Home Evening."
Isn't celebrating our nation's birthday as a family good enough to count as an evening spent together with lessons to learn? Although not at home, couldn't you arrive home afterward and then have a lesson and a prayer in relation to what you had just experienced at the festival?
Isn't staying at home on Sundays enough? A local community barred a grocery chain from entering business because they planned to be open 7 days a week and would also sell beer and wine spirits on Sundays.
Ooooh, provide no temptation and there will be none? Isn't it a much stronger person to resist letting go of the rod, than to never have a real test and being able to simply ignore what's evil and in front of them by not putting it there?
Many say the LDS community is much different in the communities throughout the rest of the states. Utah must create some sort of ingenuity that none other can. People think this is the promised land that they themselves are the judgers being so concerned of others
actions yet are hypocritical of their teachings. I know of these people. To give you an example, one I used to be related to. She stated recently not to judge someone until you knew them. Yet she has already made judgements on me and my family. Do these people have eyes and ears of their own? Why are they so oblivious to their own hypocrite behavior? Are they that righteous? What's your view point?