Monday, December 20, 2010

These are some pictures of the Halloween party we did at my in-laws. It was fun, and I made all the food for it and everything. Don't worry becca, I will include recipes later. its not like I don't have the time...

just a regular veggie tray

A ranch bacon cheeseball

and some awesome smoking punch

and apple jello with gummy worms.
I haven't really been up to much of anything. I found out I was pregnant in the middle of november, and then on Saturday, I spent almost all day in the er. I almost lost the baby. I am still bleeding and am on bedrest until I stop bleeding. I'm still bleeding today, but thankfully, its not very bad. When i first started bleeding, it was like a gushing flow. I don't think I have ever bled that much before. It was really scary.
Ok. So for some recipes I promised Becca
Chicken Pillows
1 can of crescent rolls (they work better if they are room temp)
1-2 cooked chicken breasts, diced small
1 box of stove top stuffing
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Mix the chicken, stuffing and cheese to make the filling.
put a generous spoonful in each crescent roll. wrap around the filling to make a circle.
Roll in milk and then breadcrumbs. Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
They are good by themselves, but I really like them smothered with chicken gravy.
Cheese Ball
2 packages cream cheese
1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix
1 small jar of real bacon bits
1 package of shredded cheddar cheese.
Mix the first 3 ingredients with a mixer. Roll in the shredded cheese and refidgerate.
serve cold with crackers.
I'll write some more later. I'm really tired right now, sorry.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I have a LOT of catching up to do...

For our Anniversary this year, we decided to go to Lagoon. Neither one of us has been there in years. It happened to be my bro-in-law's Lagoon day for school, so we got in for way cheap. It was fun, though I really think that as I get older, I don't like thrill seeking rides anymore. I didn't like the Wicked and the Spider and stuff.

They were doing frightmares, obviously.

oh, that is out of order...This was at In N Out

All of us in a haunted junk yard...heh heh.

I heart this one!

Oy. I have millions of pictures to upload, but I haven't taken them off my camera and out them on my computer yet. I've been lazy, very lazy. Anyway, I have to go, my computer is dying...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I got transferred to work in the Murray Sam's for a month. I haven't worked for over a week...the boss there says there is no hours, so today is my first day back, and I think I'm going to quit in a few weeks. As soon as I have found something else. I'm desperate enough that I think i may even take a stupid seasonal job for now until something better comes. I wish I had a job that was reliable and didn't screw me over.

I've been depressed the last little while. It's a lot of bad things happening all once, I guess. I haven't really felt like doing much of anything, or talking to many people.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crappy cell pics

I know the quality of these are lacking, but these are off my cell phone. These are of that house fire that was on the news on the 2 of Oct. It was literally 5 houses away from us. Coming up from 201, I was beginning to think it was our house that was on fire. it was an interesting night to say the least.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Brian was wanting to watch Lord of The Rings. I am absolutely dying of boredom. These are the longest movies ever. *Sigh*

Anyway, I am happy to say that Brian may have finally found a good job. It's at Easton Sports and it is where my brother-in-law works. It is only temporary for 90 days, but if he does well, they will keep him. He makes more than I do, and it is full time which is great for us. Their health benefits there are pretty deecent, too. I hope this works out for him...these last few months have been the worst we've has as of yet. Having heatlh insurance back will be a good blessing.

Work has been going fairly well lately, too. I am still looking for a better job, but there is almost nothing out there and what is out there, if you have no experience, nobody wants to hire you. I have applied at a bunch of places and I haven't heard back from any. It is frustrating.

Aw. Sad part in the movie...Frodo just told Sam to go home.

I got to go to the dentist and get a crown. My back molar is broken in 5 places and apparently if I don't get it done, it could crumble. I've rarely had a problem with my teeth and it makes me a little nervous...I've never had a root canal. Maybe they'll let me listen to my ipod. I don't like the sound of the drilling. It grosses me out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it just me or has the world gone crazy?

sorry I haven't updates in like, well, FOREVER. I have been busy, I promise, but I will do my best to catch you up. I have like a bazillion pictures to update, but that will have to wait til later. So the last time I posted was when we went to Logan to drop my sister off...and holy lots of pictures I will update later.

I resigned my cell contract and we got new phones. We decided on the Blackberry Curve and to tell you the truth, I'm rather happy with it. Now that I'm used to the full keyboard, I think it the best thing ever.

We also had to go and get Brian's car re-registered and renewed. I really hate inspections and the like because inevitably one of our cars always fails one or the other. Thankfully, all we had to shell out this time was 8 bucks for his windsheild wiper blades. His car is so old (1993) I'm surprised there was nothing worse. Last year we had to fork out almost $600 to get it to pass...stupid exhaust manifold piping. Anyway, it was nice to have one think kinda go right this month.

Now that Brian has quit Toys R Us and is working with me, we can barely afford anything and if we can even pay rent we're feeling lucky. Money has never been this tight for us before, even when I was laid off. It has definately been an interesting few weeks. At least we can pay out tithing which I am glad for. As long as we pay our tithing it seems that we have enough money to pay all of our bills with the exception of rent.

I think I also have an abcessed tooth. My tooth hurts like holy crap all the time and its getting worse. So, I'll need to find a dentist soon and hopefully I can get in within the week. That will be fun...I have no dental insurance and no medical insurance so I'll likely have to pay through the nose. *Sigh* I will likely have to get a root canal and those are expensive. I also need to get my wisdom teeth out. I suspect they are causing ALL of my dental problems of late...Stupid teeth. Who needs them anyways?

Work has been the worst of all though. There is another lead who is making life hell for all of us. I can barely handle talking to her let alone looking at her without having to supress my anger. She is a know it all who doesn't know a thing about anything. Thankfully, I will be transferring to another store and I really hope that the transfer comes soon. This gal kinda got my other boss fired and, well, she has the tendency to piss everyone off.. She makes my life twenty times more difficult than needs be. oh, and she has taken over all my responsibilities. Yeah...real nice. *itch...

In addition to that, my hormones have been all over the place. I'm exhausted all the time and I cried the other night because Brian didn't say good night before he came to bed. Its ridiculous and I think it is tied to my stress at work. Stupid lady from hell. No, I'm not pregnant...having a normal cycle now. It is amazing what stress will do to you. As a result, I'm looking at the job market, again. I hate my job.

I went on a 10 hour bus tour with my sister last weekend. We went along the pony express route and lunched at Camp Floyd. It was actually rather fascinating...the sitting for hours was lame. We went almost to nevada and back to SL. It was interesting and I learned a lot I didn't know. Though this may not sound fun to you guys, I enjoyed it because I like history. Again, like a bazillion pictures i need to post.

There is a stupid dog barking down the street and it is driving me nuts, so I am going to go now.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mini Vacations Rock!

We took Kim up to Logan yesterday and decided to spend the night. It was great to have a vacation no matter how short it was. We helped kim move in and unpack her dorm room up at USU. It is very tiny and very cramped, but it is college housing. There was a really cute guy that helped her find her room and everything and he was talking with her today...I told her she should totally get her number.

We went to the Logan Temple and saw the Tabernacle there. It is pretty niceup there. Nice enough that i wouldn't mind moving there and going to school myself. We also took a walking tour of historic main street. There is a little zoo in a park there that is mostly birds and turtles, but they do have two cute wallaby's. We went to the local diner for lunch and went to Wal-Mart about 8 times. And we took like a million pictures, but for some reason blogger and facebook both won't let me upload pictures today, so i'll try again.

It really was fun to be able to get away and have a little us time after not having much with living with the parents, you know? It is very tiring and stressful here sometimes.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I was going to craft tonight, but the gal that was going to come bailed, so now I'm left with nothing to do and I spent money I probably shouldn't have spent. Now I'm in a depressed-ish mood and don't really feel like doing anything. To be truthful, I've been looking forward to this all day. I haven't actually had girl time for awhile so I was excited to hang out and get to know Brian's friend's wife a little better. Most of the girls I know have families of their own and have busy lifes, which I understand, so I don't hang out with the girls much. Perhaps I will just craft tomorrow instead before I have to go back to work on Thursday. I have a lot of pictures that need to be scrapbooked and put away, and some frames that need to be made.

Perhaps I can find something to amuse myself online somewhere...

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Well, Brian is now unemployed. My boss is going to give him a job, but that won't go through for a week or two. It is going to be hard to go back to not having any money to do stuff. All our money has to go toward paying bills. On the bright side, I only have to work in Provo for two more days. Then I get to work here in salt lake again. I am so happy. The drive down there is miserable and hot and slow.

I don't know what is going to happen, but hopefully everything will go well. It has to...I can't take anymore stress.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken

In association with my previous post, I have decided to begin my recipe thing I talked about forever ago. The first is Sweet and Sour Chicken. I got this from my mother in law, and I love it!

4-6 chicken breast
1 small bottle Russian Dressing
1 jar Apricot preserves
1 packet Onion Soup mix (or you can use 2-3 tbsp beef boullion and 2-3 tbsp dry onion flakes. That's what I do.)

Place the chicken in the bottom of the pan or crockpot. Mix the dressing, soup mix, and Apricots and pour over the top.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour until chicken is done. Crockpot- high for 4 hours, or low 6-8 hours.

Serve over rice with steamed veggies on the side. Delicious!

It's been awhile

Well, I decided not to take the job in Provo. Brian and I prayed about it and stuff, and we don't feel like now is the time for us to move. At least that far away. Also, a manager in particular (I'm sure you guys can figure out who I am talking about) at the Sam's club there treats me like I don't know anything. He tells me I need to show leadership skills and he is going to ask my team how they like me and how they think I am doing. I don't even work for him, so it is really none of his business. He just makes me so mad. Anyway, I don't want to have to feel like i am going to be in trouble for everything I do or don't do to his standards. He's the kind of guy that would call my district manager if he thought he was right and I was wrong, and I really don't want to deal with that kind of stress being a new manager and all. It's not worth the pay for that. Especially because of all the trouble we have had with Brian's work lately, too.

Brian's aunt and uncle came up from Pheonix this weekend. His Grandma and Grandpa moved here from Pheonix maybe a month and a half ago? something like that. It was actually very nice to meet them. I haven't met many from Brian's side of the family. They live all over the place. :D We're having a BBQ with all of them tomorrow night that should be fun. Bri's grandma just had surgery too this last week. She had her carotid artery scraped out, but I was glad to see that she was feeling better today. We took her some flowers and stuff. I think she liked them. She is very quiet, but i like her a lot.

It has been a long week. So much has gone on all over the place that I feel like I am barely catching up with stuff. I dislike working so far away. By the time I get home i literally have to go to bed so I can get up early the next morning and do it all over again...bleh.

I've got to start cooking a lot this week. When Kim leaves to go to school, I will be cooking for just me and Bri everynight and some nights I don't want to cook cook, you know? I'd rather have something i already made and pop it in the oven from the freezer. Brian used to do that for me when we were on our own, so I imagine he can handle that. ;) It will be nice to make things my way again.

Friday, June 25, 2010


is exactly how I feel about everything today.

I'm glad that Brian is feeling better. We ended up having to take him in early in the morning hours on Thursday because he was so sick. The Dr didn't know what he had, except for he had all the signs and symptoms of appendicitis, but his blood count came back normal. It could just be that his appendix flared up and went away and then flared up again. Weird, huh?

Work went by without incident...for the most part. There is one lady that we just hired that I cannot stand. She refuses to listen to me because "i'm not her boss." When my boss isn't there, I am her boss, so she'll have to get used to it. She witches about everything. And she plays the pity me card all the time. They lost their house and they both lost their jobs, but that's no excuse for playing the pity me card. I bought lunch today and she was whining that she didn't have any money to buy anything. Then she tells me to buy her lunch because she has no money, and obviously I do because I bought lunch. I was mad. I may have bought her lunch if she hadn't been so rude. You don't just tell people to buy you something. So I told her i didn't have any money to buy her lunch with because I have bills to pay, too. She got pissed, but seriously.

One of the Manager's for Sam's side is being really vindictive lately. We had an accident and runined their year + accident free days and he's been on a relentless tirade ever since. He's putting a security camera in our kitchen and he thinks he can send us home for making mistakes or doing things we shouldn't do. We don't even work for him. Somedays I wonder what his deal is.

Oy. I'm typing so late because I can't sleep. I have so many things running through my mind tonight. I can'tget it to shut up. People at work tell me things because I am a "boss," i have a lot of personal things going through my mind, and I have been thinking about a conversation I had with someone earlier today. I really hate it when your mind thinks faster than you can keep up. I think that is why I can't get to sleep.

I guess I better try. I do have to be back to work bright and early...Bleh

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I was going to spend the day packing stuff to go to storage, doing laundry and getting my bedroom reorganized, but no...Christy's little guy has to go get stiches. He fell and hit his head on her bed frame and now he needs stiches. Poor little guy. So I have Alex, her older one here with me and he is watching Bolt.

Brian was up all night throwing up so neither one of us really got any sleep. I'm hoping that it is just food poisoning and not an actual bug. Everybody here was just sick with all that crap, and I was lucky enough to miss getting it. :)

I managed to split my toe ope today too. I hit it on my mom's china hutch and it split right open and bled a lot. We're all doing real good I really should go and get some stuff done while Alex is preoccupied, until he gets bored that is.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Longest Day of the Year

Believe you me, it has definately flet like the longest day of the year. Sadly, not the nice sunny days will become shorter bit by bit til its dark at 4 in the afternoon. I love the long days of summer, though I think this has been the worst summer yet, but I can still plan for some fun.

I had a better day today. I think that having a few days off to recooperate will do the trick nicely. It will be like a mini vacation that I really needed. I'm planning on crafting a bit because I have a lot to catch up on and not a lot of time to do it. I think that my stressful days (and past weeks) are soon to be calmer. I spent the last few weeks in and out of the dr's office trying to see if the lumps in my boobs were cancerous. Thankfully, they are nothing to be worried over, and I just have to deal with some irritating pain in the area. I was stressed like you would not believe!

I was talking to a gal today about babies and what not. Its funny how some people think they have you pegged for certain things based off your personality or your religion. I hate how people think that you shouldn't have a baby because you can't afford it, or because you're not old enough. How the heck do they know how much money I have or how much I make a year?'s none of thier business. For those who wonder, we make about 40k a year (which is what my parents raised 4 of us on) and when I get my raise/promotion we will make close to 60k a year. Personally, I think that is plenty to raise a kid on. It also irritates me that people assume that I will stay home with my kid and raise it just because I am LDS. If I could, I would, but with my new promotion, I would be STUPID to stay home. I'll be making the most money, so If one of us were to stay home, it would be brian and we would still make close to 35k a year from just me. Not that any of this matters because I'm not pregnant, nor have I been lucky enough to be pregnant yet. But Brian and I have thoroughly thought this out and budgeted (thanks to rough estimates from the siblings who already have kids) accordingly for when and if the time comes. I think I am going to make the Pregnancy topic off limits because people can't help but always give their advice and their ideas.

Anyway, tired of people telling me how I should do things and when I should do things.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What's in a Title?

Have you ever wished that you had crazy super powers and could shrink yourself into something so small that nobody could see you or talk to you or do anything to you? That has been my day today. Today was the first time I have felt like I was working for Sam's again and was feeling that same icky feeling and feeling of dread and despair in the pit of my stomach. I absolutely hated my job for the first time in months. It made me question if I was good enough for my promotion. It made me question if I would have the right answers, if I would be a good boss. It was an absolute nightmare. One of the ladies at my work actually told me she was afraid I might have a stroke today because I was so stressed, frustrated and angry. And then I think of how I have 2 days more until I have a blessed day off...and then I get frustrated all over again.

My car blew up the other day, thermostat blew up and my engine was freaking out and there was smoke and the smell of burning metal that only a car can have, you know? So now I am almost a hundred bucks down with a smoking car that smells like burning antifreeze. Yay. To complete it all, the check engine light is on, again. I love my car, I do, but somedays, I kinda wish it would blow up for real.

Bonfired with the friends tonight. It was nice to see them, especially Tony. I haven't seen him since I got married over a year and a half ago. I remember the bonfires we used to have years ago. They were fun and very relaxed. I didn't care if I had to work the next morning early or if I had early church. I'd still stay up til two or three in the morning. Ah, somedays I wish I could still stay up til then. :)

I've been in and out of dr's offices for the past three or four weeks trying to figure out what's wrong with me. So far it's nothing too serious, but then again, who knows. The baby thing still bothers me as its hard to feel like I'm a reject and not have people understand. Everybody always says give it time, it will happen. Which is fine, and I'm sure it will (I hope) but I get tired of hearing it. Then I get all the people who tellme I don't want to have a kid right now, wait til you're older. Thats fine for them too, but I truly feel in my heart that this is the right time to start my family. I've prayed, I've been to the temple about and it feels right...and has for the past year and a half. Time enough to have two babies and I still haven't even got pregnant. I don't like to really talk about it anymore...most people don't understand how I feel, don't want to understand how I feel. Almost everyone I know has gotten pregnant when they want to be. Its like wanting something so bad and you can't afford it ever...perhaps it is my trial in life, learning how to have patience too. perhaps I will close this book for now. Its a heated subject I'd rather not get into.

Sigh. There's a lot more that I want to say, but for the sake of the people who read my blog and for other reasons, I shall write in my private blog and blow off the steam there. I just wrote how I feel today. Who knows, maybe tomorrow will be excellent and I'll be gushing about having a great day. Until then, I'm not complaining, trying to get you to pity me, or even trying to make you feel bad...I'm just telling the truth about how i feel without sugarcoating it. Needed to clear my brain to make room for my day tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm feeling slightly better today. I'm just watching the boys play Call of Duty. It is rather boring. I don't like the game, but whatever. I don't have anything better to do. I'm chatting to people, and writing in my blog.

Things have settled down around here. I've been feeling a bit off the last little while, but I feel a lot better today. I've been losing weight too, which makes me very happy. I think I may push my recipe thing off til next week, I have a dr's appointment to go to, and I don't think I will feel much like making something. The only thing I have stuff to make is a mixed berry pie anyway, and the recipe is in my head...maybe I'll make it anyway. I've been craving a berry pie. I just need some more berries. ;)

I know this post is random and boring, so I'm sorry. I'm just rambling because I am bored.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Still Bummed Out

So I didn't get my promotion. The DM gave it to his daughter under the pretense that she has been with the company longer than I have. Personally, I think that is a bunch of bull. I worked so hard in Murray the last few weeks to clean and make that place sparkle. And it was all for naught. In a way, I feel relieved. There were a few issues there with people that i wish I could say would blow over. Their lead (what I do) hates me and thinks I am taking over her job, which I kind of did, but only because my boss told me to train her how to be a lead. Another guy was just creepy and he made my skin crawl. How do you deal with people like that?

The next position open will be mine first, according to the DM, but it is in Provo, which means that i will be moving back there. While I will have the Provo gals back, I'll miss you guys here. I have a lot of praying and decision making to do in the next few weeks. It would be perfect for us to go there...Brian needs to transfer schools, and I would be making 30-35k a year, but is it the right decision to make right now? Seems how we don't have kids yet, the decision will be a bit easier to make. Living here with the parents is a hard thing to do, and I would like to have my own place again. Living here has made me feel like my life really has no purpose. I just exist from day to day, doing what I need to do without much happiness. Thank heaven for Brian. He makes me so happy. He literally gives me the strength I need to make it through.

I watched Julia and Julie the other day. I know this is lame, but I am going to steal ideas from that julie person. I am going to find a new recipe a week and make it and blog about it. Just to you guys, but I think it will make me feel like I have something to do and something to look forward to doing. life is boring. I do facebook, I read and I work. I need to get out more. I remember I used to drive around just because I wanted to drive around. I would randomly make stupid stuff to eat because I didn't care what was in it or how many calories it had. I would buy a shirt at the mall and I didn't care if it was the last of my money for the week. Oy. I suppose if I were completely blissfully happy I wouldn't like it either. I think that what I am lacking is my sense of being myself. Does that make sense? Living here makes me feel like I have to do things a certain way, be somebody else. I'm done with that.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bummed Out

Everyone is either pregnant or having kids, except me. It makes me feel like a reject among my friends, though that certainly won't be the first time I've felt like that. I'm beginning to wonder if there is something wrong with me. We have been trying for a year and a half to get pregnant and every month, nothing ever happens. Every time I start, I get a pang of disappointment followed by, "Well, maybe next month." But next month it is always the same. I think I will utilize my time instead on making myself a better person and losing lots of weight. Perhaps having a baby is not for me. I've quit school. I'm not really sure what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, but I don't want to demo forever. Perhaps if I get that manager job, Brian and I could buy a house. That would be nice. I have missed having my own space and being able to do whatever I want to do. I've missed being able to pull my craft stuff out for days at a time, and just work on stuff, but here, I have to immediately put it all away. I feel like I can never get anything done. Sorry this is a whiny and pity me post...just feeling a bit depressed today, I guess.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Busy Week

So i just found out today that my boss has not paid me for the last few days that I've worked 8+ hours a day and she's only paid me for 6. I'm missing a whole 80 dollars. That really pisses me off.

I also may be getting a promotion at my work to be a manager like my boss. She thinks I can do it, and I hope she's right. I have been second guessing myself like crazy. I have an interview next week, but until then, I will be working in the murray store (where I will be posted) and stuff taking care of everything. I will be the boss. I think they want to see how I do before they give me an interview. I will have to work 40 hours a week for a salary of 30K a year. I will have to work seven days a week til I get things up and running, and i'll have to work some sundays a month. I was hoping to still have sundays off, but for 30K a year, I think I can handle at least one. ;)

Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know...wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I've had quite the time trying to get pictures to upload, so this is all that i will do for tonight. Most of these are from Wheeler Farm. I will upload more and update you on life tomorrow. For right now, I'm tired. A nice old John Deere tractor. Brian was driving one once and ran it into a builing and dented the building. Needless to say, they didn't let him drive the tractor again...
There are tons of old farm tools and equipment all over the place. I think it is cool that they have so much of the original stuff.
What a big sheep, huh? There was a lamb, too, but it was hiding from us. I think this is one of the biggest sheep I have seen.
This is the milking barn. You have to pay 50 cents to watch them milk the cows or to milk them yourselves. It's crazy. I though it was interesting...
This is the farm house. It has been there since late 1800 something.

There were TONS of geese everywhere up there!

I think this is my absolute favorite of the bunch. I prefer to take pictures of landscape rather than people. I think they turn out better.

I love this tree.

An old and likely broken wagon. Cool though.

I just liked the way the stream looks with the tree.
Activities barn at Wheeler Farm. They were supposed to have an art show going on, but it was some stupid corporate meeting, so no art show on the day we went. :(

This is the entertainment center we bought for our new tv. It was on clearance for like a hundred bucks, regularly 200. We also bought a blueray player and Brian got a PS3 from his work for free, so holy technology...

This is what part of our taxes bought us. A 47' flat screen LCD tv. It was on clearance. We liked it so we bought it.

This is Brian's turtle. ADHD. He is the easiest to get pictures of. He just sits there. I have to admit, ADHD is my favorite of the two, even if he is a little crazy. :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Long Time No Post

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. My new job keeps me really busy. I only work 4 days a week, but some days, it feels like I work everyday. My boss has made me her lead, which is great. Now she is talking about her leaving and me being a manager. That will be awesome. With that, Brian and I could actually afford to buy a house. That makes me very happy. :)

In other news, I have been busy getting all my stuff repacked and put in storage, finally. It has taken me forever to get it done. I actually got it all nicely restacked and reorganized. I feel like I have actually gotten a lot done. I have a lot of pictures, but I need to actually put them on my computer instead of my camera card. They are from easter and from staying at the in laws when they were out of town.

I think that is all I will write for now, so I'll talk to you later.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What a week

I am SO glad this week is over. Going back to work has been a little rough. It's been hard transitioning to the new company who likes to do things the hard way sometimes. Sam's hasn't been very welcoming toward us either. They all sit and watch us and tattle if someone does one little thing wrong. They won't let us use their break room and stuff, so I have been eating lunch in my car, which is relatively boring and lonely. Today it was cold because of the stupid snow.

My windshield on my car broke the other day too. Now Brian and I both have to replace our windshields and I need to fix my broken tire rod. Somedays, I really hate my car. Thank goodness for taxes...I would never have been able to afford to fix it.

We spent some of our taxes (ok most) on paying our bills down. We spent some on buying a new flatscreen tv and a new entertainment center. We also bought a bluray player that I really like. We've been buying all the new movies as blurays because most come with a dvd copy inside too. I convinced Brian to spend some of our taxes on garden stuff. My dad is going to let us have some of his garden, so I'm happy about that. I've been trying to convince him to let me do it since last year, and since we're living here, he said yes. I'm really excited. We bouht pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, and my favorite, pear tomatoes.

There's nothing else really going on right now, and I do have some pictures i need to post, but that will have to wait. I'll talk to you later!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So, I already have a love hate relationship with my new job. I made my boss mad at me today. She doesn't tell us anything about how they want things done, and when we do it the only way we know how, they totally freak out. She told me rather rudely that i no longer work for Sam's. I felt like saying no duh sherlock...I told her she needed to realize that we can't read her mind. I mean, seriously...sheesh. She did interview me about becoming a team lead, and apparently I wasn't supposed to tell that she interviewed me, so my bad by putting it on facebook. This lady is going to be a roller coaster ride and then some.

Anyway, I've had a really tough and a really long day, and I have another one in store for tomorrow, so I am going to talk later.

Monday, February 15, 2010

valentines day

Valentines Day was pretty good for us. We went to dinner at the Olive Garden and went to the theater to see Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif. All thanks to the gift cards we got for our birthdays. Free Valentines date night is the awesomest thing ever. Seems how I no longer am employed, things have been a little tight, well, a lot of tight. It worries me not to have much money...we have enough to make our bills, and that's it.

These are the flowers that Brian got me. I'm so happy. I'm glad he always remembers that Daisy's the best. They are my favorite, and that I don't like pink or red roses.
They are so pretty. I convinced him to get them early and because they were already wilting, we got them for like 7 bucks, which is perfect for a tight budget.
Ah, such pretty daisies. I like them. And they last forever...

I've always liked the wat the Olive Garden looks on the outside. I like how it looks like a really old building, and that they try ot make it look like its actually not from around here.

I think this one is my absolute favorite. The rock work is so much nicer than the brick work.

Such a bad picture of me. Bleh...but Brian took the picture and he always looks so cute.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Being jobless has its perks...

Did I tell you all that i got a job, I just don't start until March, which I kinda think is lame, but at least it is a job. It's better than nothing. I will start at $10 an hour, and will get no less that 25 hours a week. It is less than I was making before, but it is guaranteed more hours, so maybe I will make a little more in the long run. At any rate it will pay the bills. I just took my drug test the other day, and the nurse was warning me about how over the counter meds may cause a positive test and what I turn to Kim, who was with me, and said, "Oh no! They're going to know that I drink coke and take tylenol." She thought it was funny.

Now that I don't have to work for a bit, I don't really know what to do with myself. I've cleaned til I want to never see a dirty thing again. I spent an entire week baking anything and everything I had stuff to make things with. I've caught up on a lot of my crafting stuff. And now I am left without anything to do for another 2 weeks. Hooray for me. I'm about ready to go through my filing cabinet and redo my filing system. That's pretty sad...

Anyway, I had a spare minute so I thought I'd catch you up on how things are going. Talk to you later...

Friday, February 5, 2010


I turned 24 yesterday. I don't really feel old, but it does make a bit sad to realize that I will be a quarter of a century next year. My birthday was good. We went to Chile's for lunch and we bought a new game to play. It's called carcassonne hunters and gatherers. It's just like the regular carcassonne game, but with different pictures on the tiles. I love it. There is one called discovery and one called new world that I want to buy too. Any way, I thought I would show you what my parents got me for my birthday because I like them alot!

These are saucer size plates.
Salt and pepper shakers

A handsoap dispenser

And I actually got this for Christmas, the apple cookie jar

And the apple mugs that I love

But now I need to find one of these to put them on.

And then I started looking at more dishes I want.

I really like this one with the reds and the greens. Perfect for my kitchen.

I just like it.

Who doesn't want/need a nice set of casserole pans?

I'm particularly fond of these oval red ones.

And the ones below it too.

Anyway, I am obviously doing my kitchen in apples. I have so much good stuff now, I can't wait to have my own kitchen again, but I think I will start buying casserole pans and serving platters, because I don't really have any. Looking at all this dish stuff has made me want to cook like crazy. Anyway, I should get going, I have to make treats for tonight. It's my family birthday party, and my side and his side are coming, so I'll talk to you later!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

And Just When You Think Everything Is Going Good...BAM

I got laid off last Sunday. I thought I would be ok with that, I never liked it there anyway, but it still upsets me. I'm really only frustrated that I am not making any money anymore, so we will be on an even stricter budget than before. I did get a decent severance package though, and I think that will help for a bit, and I think I will apply for unemployment soon, too. I was going to post pictures from Brians Birthday which was last sunday too, but blogger won't upload them.

I've applied to comcast, verizon, advantage, jetblue, nintendo, and a few other places. I hope I get a new job soon. We need the money, and I am already going nuts after having a week off work. I think its lame to have so much time off. Bleh.

Well, my adorable neices and nephew are here, driving me nuts, so I am going to go.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I thought I would update my blog today. I have been really busy. Brian just started his new classes today. I am hoping that he will do well and pass his classes and stuff.

We need to repair his windshield. The dang thing cracked from end to end. I'm not looking forward to how much that's going to cost. oy...and then we have to fix the suspension rod and the alignment on mine. And the tags expire at the end of the month...this is going to be fun.

Kyle and Eleonor's divorce is final.

I'm kind of excited. Brian is taking me to Carmen, the opera on Thursday. Tickets are only $3 if you are a student. We have to go to 5 concerts because he has to to get an A in his music theory class. Can you just see me clapping my hands excitedly. LOL. So happy. I've never been to the opera before. I think I will take my camera...

Um, I don't really think that there is much else that I forgot to mention...