Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hasta Luego Suckers

7 days of this

Monday, February 25, 2008


(not the best pic, but you get the idea)

And so, as I sit here at my desk staring cross-eyed into the deep abyss of my computer screen (with the top button of my pants comfortably undone), I find that it is indeed again Monday. The only reason that today being Monday is okay with me is the simple fact that I am one day closer to my Hawiian vacation retreat. Thursday is the day I am REALLY looking forward to. Thursday. Monday is simply a notch in my ladder, a bump in my road, a noodle on my fork (what?), and I'm alright with that.

I worked on my quilt this weekend. In fact, I got it all pieced and sewn together. I took me about 2 hours to get the first block assembled since I'm something akin to sewing impaired, but thanks to the help of my dear spouse (who sews like the wind) I was put on the right track and away I went!

I cannot guarantee that the seams are all 1/4 inch, nor can I guarantee that I cut all the squares out exactly right (I'm not the best measurer), but it looks quilt-esqe and is quilt shaped so I'm counting that as a victory.

I am kind dreading what the quilt ladies say when I go back for my 2nd class... I'm afraid I'll lash out in defense of my seams and say something like "well at least I still have all my own teeth". Pray for me, it could get ugly.

Moving on, I also cooked dinner like 3 times this last week! Hooray for the 2nd trimester!! Yesterday I made marinated steak kabobs which were ah-mazing along with some delish asparagus and a baked potato. Yes, sometimes I even surprise myself. Click HERE for the recipe.

And that's what it's about right? Never in my life did I think I would quilt or cook a nutritious and delicious meal, yet here I am, and baking a small person to boot.

Oh, and I ate an entire bag of mini-eggs by myself.

Talk about multi-tasking.

Go me.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Le Bebe

Pregnancy Craving #1
mac&cheese with peas and some pepper
I know,
so gross, but sooooo good
and the peas totally make it healthy
I promise

a view from the top
things are growing around here!
(and it's not just my waistline sadly)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

question of the day...

Why am I only busy at work when I don't want to be??

Thursday, February 14, 2008

St. Valentines-comedy or tragedy?

You know that state road 92 the news kept talking about?
the one up by Highland/Alpine?
the one that got CLOSED??

guess who was on it?
(and my mom who was a few cars ahead of me)

to amuse myself while stuck in the car for 3.5 hours
I decided to do a photo essay

The Blizzard of St. Valentine's EVE

visibility was high
can someone tell my why these people have created 3 lanes out of one?
(i was swearing at this point)
(and honking)
(the only real lane was the one i was in)
(half those people slid off the road)
(serves them right, idiots)

totally excited about life right now
(see my iced-over windows?)

at this point I wanted to shoot myself...

I survived
and i have a testimony of a full tank of gas
4x4 drive
trail mix
my phone
my mom
and my Hub
who had to be talked out of coming to rescue me

i don't have a testimony of
idiot Utah drivers
people with Florida license plates
Utah Highway Patrol
or the lady in the Astro van who cut me off twice

I finally blew through my front door in a tornado of pissy anger

only to be met with warm food, a hug and a smooch,
and a trip to Hawaii in 2 weeks

Happy Valentine's Day Lova

you rock my world


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Satan's Candy

somehow this found it's way into my cart
somehow I ate half the bag already

somehow I am sick

Monday, February 11, 2008

For Enquiring Minds

Well first of all, thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post.

Your comments were vonderbar, I loved all of them. It makes my heart feel warm to know know that we have people who love us and are genuinely excited for the arrival of this wee one.

We (being Hub and I) are, of course, over the moon.
P.S. I've always loved that phrase.

And now to answer a few questions:

1. yes I have been sick, it sucked, but I feel much better now, thank you.

2. Hub is indeed very excited, except he talks to the baby in a really annoying voice (on purpose) of which I'm trying to put the kibosh on. Sounds a little like Charlie the Unicorn.

3. We have had a few ultrasounds and have deduced that our baby has ADD the way it was waving his/her arms and legs around. But still, loveliest sight I have seen in my life thus far.

4. Gus could care less at this point. His life revolves around pooping on the patio (because there's too much snow on the lawn), and licking himself. Babies are far from the mind. We shall see though, whenever Sweetcheeks comes over he is VERY interested.

Speaking of that girl, she hung out with me on Saturday.

And really into my bookshelf

doing some light reading?

she recommends My Antonia and The Eyre Affair
both very tasty

i love that kid

ps, it was Kari's birthday over the weekend
if you get a chance head over and wish her a happy one

Happy Late Birthday to KK!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Houston... we have a HEARTBEAT

Guess what today was?

Today was my 12 week visit.

Today I heard the heartbeat of the little guppy I've been carrying around for 3 months now, and it was positively musical.

My secret is a secret no longer.


Monday, February 4, 2008

to buy or not to buy???

We need to buy a house. I feel this urge most strongly.

When we were wedded, we had planned on buying fairly quick, in fact, we only signed a 6 month lease on our townhouse because of this. Then, the lending market fell out, then the housing market went stagnant, then we just got busy and decided to wait.

Now, a year and half has gone by, our dog-child has grown significantly, and I fear we have almost outgrown our humble digs as well. Suddenly it seems I am very aware of the crying baby next door, or the fact that our neighbor never shovels anyone's walk but his own (and a path to his cars, so WEIRD) even though we have two single women on our row, that our "yard" is pitifully small
and full of poop under all that snow (you can't scoop it if you can't see it!), or that I can't stand one more Sunday in our most weirdest of weird wards.

Either way I have deducted that now is the time, like Christian Bale once told me in Newsies, to seize the day!! That and interest rates are at 5.5%. Nice.

However, how do you know which house you should buy? And why isn't there some kind of guide to mortgage lenders called "securing a first time home loan for dummies"? Why does it have to be so complicated?? Huh Avril?

And I still wonder if we should wait even longer. Are housing prices going to continue to level out?

Maybe I should go get my palm read, I need to know these things.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Weekend Kickoff

My cube looks like a sticky note graveyard
I think I need to break the addiction

best discovery since I gave up the hooch (DP)

(CO Bigelow Apothecaries spf 15 mentha lip balm stick)
saving me from the winter chap
it's like $8 but so SO worth it

Other things:
Lost-kind of sucked last night
Didn't tell us one thing we didn't already know
and only 8 episodes this season
i hate the writer's strike


God Bless 4-Wheel Drive

I managed to piss off two people at work today
don't worry, they're over it
and of course I was right

my mom is making little smokies for the Superbowl party
(even though I like neither team)
and yes, that does excite me

Happy Friday!!