Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween. Don't forget to go through the kids loot and take some for yourself (you know, to keep them from eating to much and getting sick) Moms are thoughtful like that.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pictures and more pictures

Indulge me while I post way to many pictures of our weekend getaway. We had a great time and the weather was AMAZING. We were on the beach in short sleeve shirts and we were perfectly comfortable. No wind and sunny. This kind of weather is rare for the beach in Oct. We felt very blessed.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Over the coast range and through the trees

To Seaside, Oregon we go. To say that I'm excited would be a understatement. I need a getaway in the worst way. Seaside is not the most scenic beach that the Oregon coast has to offer but it's a family favorite because it has a cute little downtown with an arcade and little shops that are fun to go through. It's nice because if it's raining (which it often is this time of year) you have somewhere to hide out. It also has a really neat boardwalk that goes on and on right on the edge of the beach that goes along in front of all the hotels. It's fun to bike on or walk on. We have seen some pretty amazing sunsets from that boardwalk. Maybe I'll get a picture of a good one while we are there.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm on a roll......

A roller coaster that is...

First of all thank you so much Nancy for yet another award this week. It's the "wonder woman" award. I certainly don't feel like wonder woman at the moment but I keep trying and that has to count for something right? If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

There are so many people who deserve this award that it's hard to choose but I would like to pass this award along to Carrie. From what I have seen, she is one heck of a trooper and always has an upbeat attitude. She seems to accomplish more at 9 months pregnant than I have in my whole life.

As far as other things go, I've been hanging in there with my new job. I'm starting to get used to it and am starting to contribute a bit here and there and that is always a good feeling. I finally kicked the creeping crude that I had for a over a week. I was actually able to get some things done around the house this last weekend that had been sorely neglected.

This weekend my sweet hubby is taking me away from it all for my birthday. We're heading for the beach on Friday. I'm really looking forward to it. There is just something about the ocean that has an automatic calming effect on me. We're going with some dear friends and I just know that we're going to have a blast.

Everything else is going fine. I don't have half the things done that I would like to have done by now but I'm working on them so I'll get there. We have the Halloween costume for Blake and will be going to pumpkin patch Monday. I took the day off to have a long weekend and an extra day with my boys.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My very first bloggy award....

What a wonderful way to start my day!! One of my newest bloggy friends Nancy has given me my very first bloggy award. Her blog is a real treat to me as well. Thank you again Nancy. I shall try to be worthy.

Now, I would like to give this award to Yvonne. Her blog is always a real treat to read. She is so sweet and genuine. Even when she is down, she is positive and counts her blessings. Check her out for yourself and I'm sure you will agree.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Negative...who? me? husband informed that my last couple of posts have been a little on the negative side. Well, heck (pardon my French) does he really expect a person to be happy 24/7. Especially since said person was sicker than a dog? I would like to think that most of the time, I am happy go lucky, glass half full, kind of gal. Going through life, counting my blessings and all that good stuff but.....every once in a while I am going to be a crabby, cranky, glass isn't even a quarter full, blech kind of gal and it's going to wind up here. I intended this blog to be a bit of personal and family history because I am a lame journal writer and I want my posterity to know that I'm not perfect. There I said it!! The secret is out Tim so you better cut and paste it before I change my mind.

With that said, I am actually feeling a bit more on the human side today. Not completely well but enough that I have hope that my head won't always have this yucky stuff all clogged up in there. I slept more than 5 minutes at a time last night which helped immensely. Sleep is not over-rated people. See, I can be positive :p

Monday, October 15, 2007


It's off to the doctor I go. I am still not feeling well. Yes, I am whining again. I am on Day 5 of this thing and it's just not getting better. I was down for the count all weekend. I tried to get as much rest as I could but I coughed and coughed so sleep eluded me more than I would have liked. I had a really bad case of bronchitis a couple of years ago and it seems that now I am more susceptible to it. Every cold I get seems to settle down in my chest. New development today is that it's moving North a bit while still keeping a firm grip in the South. I went to work today (crazy woman) and really shouldn't have. I just feel bad because I have only been there 2 weeks. I'm sure they appreciate all the germs. Right?

So, I give...I'm going to the doctor tomorrow unless there is a miracle tonight and wake up all better tomorrow.

On the bright side, hubby has been really helpful (even though I am a horrible grouchy patient, thank you honey) and even took my son to church without me on Sunday and to the ward activity that I missed Saturday night. WHAT??? You heard me. MY husband went to 2 (count em) 2 church things without me. Who is this man and what have you done with my husband? He even got his first calling as the Young Men's secretary. He's excited about working with youth. I know he'll do a great job.

My son has been really sweet as well. When I came home today he hugged me and said "How are you feeling mom?" I told that I still didn't feel very good and he said "Awww, poor Mommy, I'll go get you a cough drop" What a sweetie.

Oh well, all the stuff I am not getting done will still be there for me when I get better. To quote one of my favorite movies " After all, tomorrow is another day"

Friday, October 12, 2007

Did you ever have that dream.....

Where you are running and running and getting absolutely nowhere?

That's how I feel this last couple of weeks. I feel so overwhelmed and so unequipped to do everything that I want and need to do. Full time job (new and stressful but good), later hours at said job (while I am training), less time with family and especially my son, full time callings at church, the house is a wreck, the car needs some repairs and there are projects on top of my projects that aren't getting done.

This month is getting away from me. I don't have a costume for Blake or even a plan for one. I don't have candy to hand out. I haven't started Christmas shopping. I am coming up short in so many areas. Yes, I know, I am whining. It's just the moment I'm in. It doesn't mean that I don't feel blessed. I do.

To top things off, I'm sick. My chest feels like it has a house sitting on it and my throat is mega sore. I'm not surprise. My son was sick. My immune system usually gets compromised when I'm burning the candle at both ends. I can't even imagine the germs that my hands have come into contact with on the Max (mass transit train) and tis the season for kids to get new bugs going around. It was bound to happen.

Now I'm going to go take my Nyquil and hope for some good sleep tonight. Hurray for Saturday!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Yeah, I know, not another MeMe but

Lammy tagged me and it was the first time I have been tagged and I'm crazy busy and this is an easy out. So....there you have it. Thanks Lammy!

1. What TV show have you seen every episode of? Full House (yes, I know I'm lame) I just love that show from the 80's with all it's big hair and dramatic music.

2. What show makes you laugh until you cry? America's Funniest Home videos (who doesn't like to watch people fall down, admit it.

3.What show do you wish had not been cancelled? Even though it was time for it to go, I wish Friends was still on and could be as good as the beginning.

4. What show do you wish WOULD be cancelled?Just about everything on MTV.

5. Who is your favorite TV characters, either past or present? Gregory House, MD; Joey (from Friends) George (from Grey's Anatomy)

Now I tag Carrie, Robyn and My honey

Monday, October 8, 2007

ABC MeMe tag thingy

I've seen this on a couple of blogs but this one I stole from one of my newer bloggy friend utmommy

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: My hubby
C-Cake or Pie: Cake, unless it's Pumpkin Pie and then there is no contest..
D- Day of choice: Saturday or Sunday
E- Essential Item: Lotion
F- Favorite Color: Red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears
H- Hometown: Chelsea, OK
I- Indulgence(s): Chocolate, Chocolate and more chocolate
J- January or July: January, I like the colder weather
K-Kids: 1 wonderful little boy
L-Life is Incomplete Without: My family
M- Marriage Date: May 11th, 1993
N- Number of Siblings: 1 brothers, 1 sisters
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples (because they are easier)
P- Phobias or Fears: Balloons that pop ( I know, I'm weird)
Q- Quotes: If you always do what you always did, then you'll always get what you always got!
R- Reason To Smile: Kisses and hugs from hubby and son
S- Season: Fall
T- Tag Three +: Anyone that would like to.
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I'm an AirForce brat
V- Vegetarian or Meat Eater: Meat Eater
W- Worst Habit: I can be bossy
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y- Your Favorite Food: Pasta
Z- Zodiac: Scorpio

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday is a special day

Well, I survived my first week at my new job. I can't believe how tired I am. I'm so thankful that it's Saturday and that B let me sleep in till almost 7am.

It's a whole new world downtown for sure. I'm getting used to riding the Max (the transit train into downtown). I think I'm really going to come to enjoy that time for reading, listening to music or whatever.

I think the challenge for me is going to be getting used to the "head down/eyes forward" mentality downtown. It's a very fast paced and busy world. It's been hard to see all the homeless people and not want to stop and "fix" everyone. There is one gentlemen that sits out in the same spot every morning and he's a veteran that needs help. I stopped and talked to him and he's has a place to live but needs help making his rent and getting food. I think I'm going to allow myself to help him when I can. If I have at least one person to help then I think it will be easier. I guess I am what some would call a "bleeding heart". I can't help it.

There are a lot of really cool stores downtown and a huge mall and lots of neat places to eat. It's going to be fun exploring it all. I am going to lunch with a friend that works downtown Monday.

The job itself is going to be good I think. The training and documentation is good. The people are nice but so far I don't have much in common with most of them. None of the people I work directly with have kids nor do they seem to want to. I'm sure it will just take time.

In short, I'm so glad it's general conference weekend. I could really use a refill for my spiritual tank. I'm looking forward to hanging out in my jammies and listening to the leaders of my church. I'm sure there will be something just for me :o)

Monday, October 1, 2007

I'm exhausted

I had forgotten how exhausting learning could be. Today was my first day at the new job. Overall, I would say it was a positive experience. So many new things, new people, new surroundings etc. My poor little brain is full. My whole schedule will be different for the next few weeks so it's going to take some getting used to. I am now officially a "mass transit" rider as well. It is nice to be able to save on gas and wear and tear on the car for sure. I had time to read the paper as I rode in and as I get more comfortable I will be able to read scriptures, books, listen to talks and music on my IPod. It will be a nice bit of "me" time for sure.

I might be M.I.A. a bit for awhile here and there as I get used to the new schedule and try to fit everything in so if I don't make it to all your blogs, don't worry, I'll get caught up at some point. After I am trained, I will be working earlier and getting back to a more normal schedule...I hope.

Super Student of the Week

Last week Blake was chosen as The Super Student of the Week. His preschool teacher doesn't give these out every week. A student has to have a really good week with his behavior and his "work" in order to receive one of these. Blake was so proud of himself. He got to pick a special prize as his reward and he picked a little airplane.