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Friday, April 30, 2010

New Blog Tradition: 5 Question Friday!

So! I started to do this earlier this morning, but got sidetracked. Here I go again! I came across a blog a few weeks ago Every Friday she posts 5 questions to answer on Friday. Hence the 5QF...
1. If you could, would you go back to high school?
That's a big HELL no. I have some pretty great friends from high school and often miss high school athletics. But it was such an awkward, uncomfortable time. I'm a much different person now than I was back then. I'm confident, happy, and most of all, an adult. I figure I can live vicariously through my children when they hit that age. ;o)
2. If a genie appeared and granted you two wishes, what would they be? (And, no saying "more wishes.")
Not going to lie.. money! I would love to have enough set aside to buy a house. But, I would make sure and ask the genie for a sound $250k for a nice, new home. The other would be for an all expense paid trip around the world for the husband and I once the children are older. I would love nothing more than to visit as many countries as I can.
3. What kids show do you secretly like?
Well, it's really no big secret to some, but I could watch iCarly all day everyday. I'm so glad Shannon is more interested in that show than Hannah Montana.
4. What is your beverage of choice?
WATER! I drink a few glasses first thing in the morning, then a few more throughout the day. But, if I had to choose something else, it would definitely be Dr. Pepper!
5. What is something that you would change about yourself (or are working to change in yourself)?
My weight. It hasn't been this big of an issue to me since I was in high school. It's kind of silly. I'm more concerned about my weight now, than I was when I weighed 35 lbs heavier. Maybe it's because I'm so scared I will ever weigh that much again. I'm not sure. But I've been TRYING to watch what I eat overall. And, I go to the gym regularly. Well, I try to, it was kind of hard when we were all pretty much sick or recovering from being sick for two weeks. I also became a Beachbody coach, so we will see where that takes me!

Slow ending to a fast day

The day didn't start off so well. Well, last night didn't end so hot either. I think miss Erin finally fell asleep around 0230 this morning. I did my "usual" routine of waking up no later than 0715 to get Shannon ready for the bus. Erin was up with me, we got Shannon on the buss by 0750 and we were back to sleep by 9. I woke up around noon, by that time I was totally freaking out. I had SO much to do in order to get ready for the party at our place. I don't even remember what I started with. But the break I took from like 1-2 on the computer didn't help anything at all. We were out the door by 2:30 to buy presents and a cake, I already had everything else. We arrived back at the house by 3:30 and I put the finishing touches to the housework.
The Utah birthday party for Erin went great. I wasn't that stressed and things went really smooth. We had the in-laws over as well as my friend and her son. Erin immediately dove into her cake, but it didn't last long before she was screaming for me.
So now it's about 8 pm and we are relaxing. The girls are watching tv and I'm blogging, of course.
I took a few pictures of pictures today. I had a paper bag with some pictures of my dad. I really miss him. Moments like today just make me wish he was still around to see the girls grow up. His illness made me think even more about how important it is to take care of your body. Regular check-ups and a healthy diet are the way to go, with exercise too of course.
I can't wait to be in California, 4 more days left in Utah. Then, 3 wonderful weeks in northern California.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weird Addiction

Alright ladies, it's time I confess. Granted I already told a couple people yesterday. I think it's time for an intervention...
I am addicted to purchasing, and then clinging onto, tote bags and perfume. I bought my second Del Sol canvas tote bag yesterday from the kiosk at the mall. But, the day before I looked online at Del Sol, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, and a few different stores looking for my next fix. Oh gosh! I didn't even think to check Amazon!
Perfume, I have about 6-8 perfumes I wear at any given time. But, I do have one I only use for the special occasions. It was purchased in 2000, so yes, I know it has probably lost some of it's kick, but it's still my favorite. We found it at the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. I got the pink one and my mom picked out the green one. This was my first "grown up" perfume, did I mention it was also a Christian Dior perfume? This set me up to be COMPLETELY spoiled when it comes to perfume. Our first Christmas, my wonderful husband surprised me with DKNY Be Delicious, the one that looks like a green apple. My absolute favorite casual or everyday perfume is Black by Kenneth Cole.
Yesterday, I was at the mall and went by Nordstroms to pick up some Jo Malone perfume my mother-in-law ordered. It's right next to the Chanel, Dior, Coach fragrances, all the pretty, colorful bottles...
These are my simple confessions as a "shopaholic," now I'm back to being the frugal housewife ;o)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hump day hunk of the week #3

Chris Evans from the Fantastic 4 movies and Not Another Teen Movie. He has also been cast as Captain America for the upcoming Captain America movie.. yay! I will definitely see that one..

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Coming out of a funk

This week has been fairly easy and it has gone by quick. But, it hasn't been a very pleasant week at all. I thought we were all getting sick on Wednesday, when really, it finally hit us all on Friday. Stomach flu was in full force here on Friday. The baby and I were both sick, stuck to the couch. Saturday, we felt a little better, even went downtown for a while. By the end of the day, I felt like complete crap. I had to go to the clinic by 7 pm. They found I had 2 infections, anxiety, and reflux, tons of fun! So, Sunday and most of Monday was spent feeling like crap. By the time Monday afternoon rolled around, I finally felt like doing something.
Aside from being sick things seem to be going very well. Shannon is doing wonderfully at the new school. Husband is doing well in the "country." Erin is approaching her first birthday at a rapid pace and I'm just trying to keep up with it all!
I have been trying to take this time I have while the husband is away to focus on myself and my relationships with my daughters and friends (and other family members as well)! I have been going to the gym as much as I can. I can't work out really until I'm a bit better but I'm thinking of inching back into it. I also became a Beachbody coach. I have my own website and everything! I'm really excited to see what this can do for me and for others as well. I hope my trials and tribulations can help inspire others to do the same. If you want, feel free to check out the site
Well, that is all for now, gotta hit the hay!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'll think of a title later

It's been almost week since he left. And this has been one of the hardest weeks ever. I went 3 days without talking to him and it drove me nuts. I just wanted to make sure he got to his destination safely. He had no clue either he wouldn't be able to call when he finally got there. But all is well in that part of my world again. I talked to him 4 times in the last 2 days. I LOVE my husband.
Today started Shannon's first week at her therapeutic preschool. I have had so much fun with her the last few days. I'm glad to finally be getting my relationship back with her. I also started back up at the gym today. That treadmill kicked my butt! I ran a 13 min/mile though. Not as good as my 12 min/mile a month ago or so, but I'm sure I will do it again in no time. Once husband goes to bed tomorrow, I will be back at the gym! This time I won't come home and head straight for the cobbler though. ;o)
Anyway, I called a psychologist today to set up an appointment. While husband is gone, I REALLY want to take the time to work on me. Physically, spiritually, all that jazz. Doing housework usually outside from the norm has really helped me lately. I feel good at the end of the day knowing either the clothes are completely folded or the dining room table is completely cleared off.
I also have myself convinced I have a mild to slightly more than mild case of hoarding. It's embarrassing. And I really don't want to end up like these people on the hoarding shows. Besides, I think it would help husband to get rid of some stuff too if he comes back and sees I have done the same. This pretty much started for me as a child. I would hang on to EVERYTHING. One time when I was close to 10 probably, my dad told me it was time to get rid of all my "baby toys." So, I went to visit him the following weekend, just to find he had taken all that stuff and burned it all. I found the smoldering ashes, and some remnants as well. So, I really want to know if that possibly has something to do with why I am the way I am. I still have all my stuffed animals I had as a child. I never wanted to get rid of them, because I was afraid some other little kid wouldn't treat it as good as I would.
Anyway, it's getting late. I have to have Shannon up and ready to get on the little school bus pretty early. Hope you all have a good week!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tomorrow, you're only a day away

Crap, today is Tuesday. Tuesday is generally the day before Wednesday. Wednesday is usually a pretty good day for me. By Wednesday I'm probably the most motivated I will be all week. Not this week.
Tomorrow I drop husband off in the morning, and I won't see him again until sometime in June, possibly July. Of course, he had to work a full day yesterday and he has briefings and such all day today. The AF is about to have him for the next few months, can I at least have him for the days following his departure?! The last few days with him have been absolutely perfect. Tomorrow is also supposed to be Shannon's first day of preschool, but I think I'm going to see about moving it back a day. Anyway, don't really know what else to post about. Think I'm going to go back to stuffing my face. I think I've already eaten all the chocolate in this place.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Today = sucktastic

I'm so glad this day has come to a close. It was awful. Neither of us could get a grip on Shannon at all today and Erin didn't even want to be put down. She even settled with daddy holding her.
It was semi-rocky up until Shannon dumped the crumbs from a bag of chips onto the couch. I asked her to help clean them and she flat out refused. She preferred time out over picking up the crumbs. Then, I discovered my brand new Victoria's Secret mascara in the middle of her bed, under the sheet of course. She swabbed it all over her feet, top and bottoms, a little on her face, then on the wall above her pillow. That sent me over the edge. I had only used it twice, and she stole it out of my bathroom. I told her more than once she couldn't use it. I've never put mascara on her, and actually refuse to until she's a teenager. So, given the fact I've been on edge the last few days, I had a meltdown. Husband came out to help defuse the "Jane bomb."
Later in the afternoon I decided I needed a haircut. More or less, I just needed to get out of the house one last time for some relaxation, or so I thought. I told the hairdresser I wanted full color, not highlights. I was reading, and even asked when I noticed just parts of my hair were foiled. And she said, "that's okay, it's supposed to be like that." Obviously still not understanding what I wanted. And I didn't know since I've never really had my hair professionally fully colored before. Well, she ended up putting bright blonde and a darker, copper red highlights in my hair. Definitely not what I asked for. I wanted red underneath with blonde all over the rest.
I'm really hoping I don't have another meltdown soon. Poor husband doesn't need to be dealing with this before he goes. I just hope I can keep more of a grip on my emotions. I kinda started back up again once I saw our friend's obituary. It's real now. Not like it wasn't before, but it's just so unreal. I REALLY hope tomorrow is better. Husband is going to the priesthood session with his brothers and dad. I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing yet. We are going to dye eggs at some point tomorrow. I'm looking forward to that, it was totally the husband's idea.
Well, off to bed I guess, good night world...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

No pranks this Fool's Day

It's been a rough last few days around our household. I don't even know where to start. I guess I'll start with the newest. Husband's deployment has been moved up rather than back. It didn't do a whole lot to me other than numb me a little bit more. When I told my mom she just started crying. I'm still waiting for it to fully set in.
Yesterday morning, we got news that an airman my husband was in class with the most recent time in Monterey committed suicide. He was such a sweet and funny person. He was hilarious. My heart goes out to his family and friends. His death really has caused me to take a few things into perspective.
Anyway, thought I was in more of a mood to write. Especially since this is my first post from my new computer. We bought it more for just a second family laptop. But, I have the world's greatest husband and he says it's mine. ;o)