"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
-Charlie Brown

Friday, July 30, 2010

I would like to take back my previous post.

So as you have read my previous post you know that somehow in my sleep I pulled my blanket out of my hope chest sometime in the night a few nights ago.

I have to say that not having it around for a month has made it less wonderful to me. It will still hold a place close to my heart, but it's not really that soft and not as comforting as it used to be. So back into the hope chest it will go and I'm thinking it'll stay there for good now.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

sometimes "going cold turkey" doesn't work.

This morning I woke up and in the process of making my bed I find a surprise all tangled up with my covers. You might ask what it is? Well, I'll tell you. It was my blanket-the baby blanket that I officially removed from my life a month ago.... well that didn't happen for very long. Funny thing is, I don't have a clue as to how it got out of my hope chest which is buried under some boxes and removed from it and from it's protective plastic. Huh? Oh well. Now I have to start all over again trying to wean myself from it again. This time instead of "cold turkey" I'm going "warm soy burger"
Wish me luck!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm lazy I know.

Today I was at the grocery store walking around the produce department looking for some things to make dinner tonight. I realized that they have pre-sliced and/or pre-shredded lettuce, pre-cut carrots, apples, salads ready to eat, there is even pre-sliced and pre-shredded cheese out there too. I had to buy an onion for dinner and as most people do, I HATE cutting onions (almost as much as I hate cutting raw chicken) so I couldn't help but wonder..... why hasn't anyone chopped up some onions and set them out for purchase? I would buy them up in a heartbeat. I realize how lazy this may make me sound to be but it sure would make cooking in the kitchen so much easier! So to all you inventors (or whatever you would call this) I beg you to sell chopped onions!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun fact about me #4

I love the song "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John. It makes me want to just get up dance a little diddy. Oh, and it's an amazing song for the yell-singing that I love so much. I wonder what I look like from other cars? I guess I'll never know. It's better that way I'm sure!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Every day on my way home from work I drive past this little cornfield. Everyday I see it grow a little bit more and it makes me so happy. I know it's silly to be happy from something as little as that, but it reminds me of the miracle of life. Whether it be a tiny blade of grass, a gigantic tree or a perfect little baby, I'm amazed everyday by this and each time I drive by this field I smile and say a little prayer of thanks for such a beautiful place and life we are all given.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fun fact about me #3

Don't worry. The fun facts will probably keep coming at you for awhile. Maybe they're not so much fun as interesting tangents that I think about.

Anyway.

I have texture issues. There are certain things I cannot look at for fear I may vomit.

Here is a list of some of the things that I cannot look at without retching:

Porous mushrooms
Gravel
Sponges
Certain kinds of metal
Fish scales
Peeling skin
Tapioca pudding

I have found myself on multiple occasions where I unexpectedly encounter one or more of the aforementioned items and it hits me like a brick and I must avert my eyes quickly or bad things happen.
This information is just so you know. No particular reason for you to ever know this, but that's why it's a fact about me.
:)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun fact about me #2

I can NOT stand to wear socks when I sleep at night. My feet feel claustrophobic and it makes me anxious. I can't handle it.
Though I hate wearing socks to sleep at night, I particularly enjoy wearing socks if I take a nap. I don't know why. I just feel more comfy taking a nap with my socks on.
Hmmmmm..... Interesting, I know.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fun fact about me #1

I like my PB&J to be slightly smushed. Like when you were a kid and you had a PB&J sandwich for lunch packed in your lunch box and it came out all squished. I love that. I love it so much that now I smush mine up before serving it to myself.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stadium of Fire 7.3.10

We went to the Stadium of Fire last night. It was the first time I've ever gone and it was so fun. I've always watched the fireworks from outside the stadium but this time I got to see them up close and they were AMAZING! So much better from the inside!!! Carrie Underwood was the headliner performer. We all love her. We voted for her when she was on American Idol like crazy. And since then, we've just loved her! So it was such a treat to be able to see her live. My dad wanted to go so badly, in fact he was the one who so excitedly suggested we go, but morning of the show, he came down with the stomach flu :( I felt so bad. Poor guy. We were able to find someone to take his ticket, my cousin Emilee came, and we had a lot of fun! Since Dad wasn't able to come, we made sure to take LOTS of pictures and videos!

Stadium of Fire Dancers

Lou Diamond Philips hosted the show



Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem and then the Air Force Blue Angels flew over. I LOVE the flyby every year. I don't really know why, but it's always a favorite thing of mine from the holiday.


video

The Osmond 2nd Generation performed a song or two. They're so cute!!!



Carrie Underwood performing. She is so amazing! There were a couple of times I got a little teary when she sang some of her songs!

The fireworks! .

What a great night! Happy Birthday to my Country! On my old Bishop's (Dave Williams) facebook status a few days ago he wrote:

On this Independence Day, let us remember the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom. Let us also remember that America is not defined by the politicians who run it, but the people who love it. These patriotic quotes remind us that patriotism in America does not mean following blindly, but rather it means holding to the ideals that gave birth to this great nation.
I really loved this and wanted to share it with you. Happy Independence day to everyone. I hope it's a great one for you.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Handsome Men's Club



My good friend introduced me to this clip from youtube. It's so funny! It goes along well with my previous post! Enjoy!

P.S. Thanks Misty!