Friday, February 27, 2009

Just Some Random Tunes for Today.

So I have a lot going on today so I thought I would just post some random tunes, but hey, there are twice as many! I am however going to start adding a bonus for whatever I download or add to my list for the week as well.

1. World Destruction- Time Zone
2. Cannonball- The Breeders
3. Prescilla- Bat for Lashes
4. Hey Jealousy- Gin Blossoms
5. Knock 'Em Out- Lilly Allen
6. Makes Me Wonder- Maroon 5
7. All These Things I've Done- The Killers
8. Devil Inside- INXS
9. Somebody Told Me- The Killers
10. Dashboard- Modest Mouse
11. Starlight- Muse
12. Revenge- Ministry
13. Zombie- The Cranberries
14. Days Go By- Dirty Vegas
15. True- Spandau Ballet
16. Ulysses- Franz Ferdinand
17. Everlasting Love- Howard Jones
18. Russian Radio- Red Flag
19. Need You Tonight- INXS
20. Whoo! Alright- Yeah... Uh Huh- The Rapture

Bruises- Chairlift,
Alone- Heart (After hearing someone perform this last song on AI this week I was kicking myself for not having this on my list in the first place, LOVE THIS SONG!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Leaving on a jet plane....

A few weeks ago I wrote on my blog about how I needed a break. Well my sister who works for an airline called and had arranged with S to take me away for a weekend. She and I are going to San Diego tomorrow, and I am SO EXCITED!! Imagine it if you will, no kids, no husband (sorry S), no making dinner, no getting up to get everyone to school on time, no cold weather, no dealing with the sickies, no work. Just sitting on a beach (weather willing) and reading a book. We are going to do some touristy things too, but it is mostly about relaxing. I literally have never had a break away from everyone for more than one night, and I don't think that you can count staying in a hotel in Provo for a mothers of twins conference as much of a break either. That I am sorry to say is the only time, since I have been married, that I have actually spent away from my family. Yep that is the grand total. One night in a lousy motel in Provo Utah! Sad huh? So you can see why I am looking forward to this weekend with so much enthusiasm. The only thing I am really worried about is the flight. I don't fly well! I get a little air sick, and nerves DO NOT help. I am not afraid of heights. I have discovered that what I am truly afraid of is plummeting from 30,000 feet wrapped in the equivalent of a steel coffin! I have some anti anxiety medication that I plan on taking that will hopefully not make me have to be carried off of the plane, I am truly hoping that it will do the trick. Well every one out there... WISH ME LUCK!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hey all you out there that keep reading this! I know you are looking, because I can see you on the live traffic list. If you are going to read more than once at least list yourself as a follower! Especially if we are friends!!!!! (You all know who you are!) It makes me feel like I am not just doing this for nothing! And thank you to the five of you who have bothered to list yourselves!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I am trying to decide if I am too thin skinned. I had someone say something to me last night that really ticked me off. It was a pretty dumb comment but truthfully I am offended because it was just flat out rude. I have had problems with this person before, so it is hard to keep in mind that this comment may not have been intentionally hurtful. I can't avoid this person, no explanation, it just cant be done. I also have spent way too much time in my life worrying about not saying things back that could be hurtful. It is hard when she obviously doesn't give me the same consideration. She doesn't appear to care whether she hurts my feelings. What's stupid is that the comment she made wasn't even particularly hurtful, it is just another in a long string of them. I have been hurt far too often. I am getting really tired of this. I need to decide if I am going to give in and be just as petty and hurtful, or am I going to continue to be slapped in the face whenever she is around. The only other option is to completely distance myself and hope that the consequences don't hurt even more. I just don't know what to do... sometimes I think she is so hard hearted that she wouldn't even notice anyway. It is so thoroughly depressing to have someone, anyone, treat you this way.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wedding Tag

Wedding Tag
I got this off of a friends blog and thought it would be fun, since I cant think of anything else right now.

1. Where did you and your husband meet? We were set up on a blind date, see they do work sometimes!
2. How long before you kissed? I think it was about date number 4. It was the first time I asked him out on a date.
3. Who kissed who first? He kissed me and said later that he was really nervous.
4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged? 5 weeks... yes that is right... 5 weeks.
5. How did he propose? He asked me to marry him at the Sabaros Pizza at the ZCMI mall. (There is a long story behind that)
6. Did he pick out the ring or did you? We picked it out together.
7. Do you still like the ring? I no longer have that ring. He got it reset for our tenth anniversary! It was very sweet. You have very different taste when you are 19 years old, that is my defence!
8. Where was your wedding and reception? We were married at the Salt Lake Temple, and we our reception was at Stevenson House, it was a beautiful little reception center on the east side of Salt Lake City.
9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor? I had 4 brides maids, and my best friend Elizabeth was my maid of honor.
10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses?Mauve, they were very 90's.
11. What was your bouquet made of? I don't know some flowers that I didn't like.
12. Who gave you away? I guess my Dad, we don't really do that in temple weddings.
13. Did you cry during your wedding? Yes like a big baby. Ruined my makeup too!
14. What style was your dress?Princess cut bodice, full skirt. The fabric is what I loved, white satin with a white floral print.
15. Was your wedding kiss sweet or sexy? Very sweet, kisses through tears always are.
16. Who caught your bouquet? Cant remember... might have been one of my bridesmaids.
17. What flavor was your cake? Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I had one bite of it and my family ate the rest while we were on our honeymoon.
18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely? Nicely, until I wiped a little frosting on his nose, then he retaliated.
19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding? Didn't have dancing at our reception.
20. What did you serve your guests to eat? Cake and punch, boring huh!
21. What did your friends do to decorate your car? Oreos and duct tape.
22. What was your favorite wedding gift? Its been too many years. I do remember we got a lot of clocks though.
23. What was the worst wedding gift you got? Lemon yellow towels.
24. Where did you go on your honeymoon? Park City Utah, it was cheap but fun.
25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding? Probably would have had music and dancing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Random ten friday

I keep wondering what the soundtrack to my life would sound like. Music is one of those things I just can't live without. I am not a huge fan of jazz, and country is just junk as far as I am concerned, classical is OK but I really need something I can sing along with. I am a rock girl at heart. I was raised in the rock and roll era and my parents were true rock fans too. I wonder if I was to choose my favorite song from each year of my life what would be included? I will have to look into that for a future blog. 
I hate Valentines Day! I really do! It is the most useless holiday, that and Mothers day. I don't see why people think that one day of romance is going to make anything better in their lives. If you aren't going to treat your loved one the same way every other day then what is the point. Why set aside one day to treat each other well, why not do it every day. I think it is just an excuse for florists and candy makers to make a buck. Does anyone actually know who St. Valentine was anyway? I also hate buying and making out all the stupid little valentines for my kids to hand out!
Bye the way the great photo provided for my first ever wordless Wednesday was provided by my talented husband! He has quite the gift for beautiful photography. Thanks S.
I hate cleaning, I can think of ten things that I would rather be doing and on that list is the dentist. I do clean, don't get me wrong, I just hate every minute of it. As a result my house is pretty cluttered. Buying a bigger house has helped a lot with this. Of course this also means that I have twice the house to clean. We are hosting our dinner group this next weekend and of course everyone will want to see the new house, so that means that EVERY room will need to be spotless. I am not looking forward to this! One good thing is that the hours at work seem to have dropped off so I wont have too worry about having the time to clean. There is a woman in our ward that does house cleaning and I am half tempted to see if I can pay her to come and help me. Is that terrible that I would rather pay someone else to clean when I know I can do it myself?
1. Alive and Kicking- Simple Minds
2. Strip- Adam Ant
3. I'm Too Sexy- Right Said Fred
4. Criminal- Fiona Apple
5. Halloween- Ministry
6. Posed to Death- The Faint
7. Wild Boys- Duran Duran
8. Misery Business- Paramore
9. Ment to Live- Switchfoot
10. Jane Says- Jane's Addiction

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

TV time again...

Shows for the week.
The Big Bang Theory
Medium (so stoked that this has started again)
American Idol (already picked my favorites)
Leverage (recorded anyway, havent got around to watching many of these yet)
The Mentalist
Law and Order
Life on Mars
Ugly Betty
The Office
Burn Notice
Eleventh Hour
Dollhouse (new Joss Whedon, I can't wait!!!)
Battlestar Galactica (Last weeks was AWESOME!)

Bonus: Moonlight (just found out that SciFi is running reruns of this show)

Good People

Yesterday at church we had special needs mutual come and do the program in sacrament meeting. For those of you who don't know the mutual is what we call our youth group in the LDS church. Usually kids are part of this from the age of 12 to 18. This particular group includes special needs kids and adults. The age range is pretty large I believe I saw a woman up there singing that was probably in her 50's or 60's. This is a really good social group for people within the church who have special needs. 
I think I started crying when they started their first song and finished when they finished their last. It is an amazing thing that this group exists. When I was a kid, people with disabilities were not seen much. They didn't really have them around in school, and when they did they were always separate from everyone else. I don't ever remember hearing about or seeing any kind of church program that was centered around people with special needs. 
This group of people just had an amazing light about them. Someone in the program referred to them as "Celestial beings" and I have to agree. I have never seen such a large group of absolutely perfect people. They sang songs, completely out of tune, they stumbled, and mumbled their way through talks and testimonies, they yelled and walked around at inappropriate times and the whole program was absolutely wonderful. You could feel the spirit that they carried with them even through all the distractions. They had no hesitation about standing up and saying what they believe or singing as loudly as they could. They were very enthusiastic. It was amazing!
It especially touched  my heart because in a few years Lou will be joining this same group. She will be one of the ones being escorted up to the stand to bare her testimony. She already is a "Celestial being". She is already part of the special needs primary for kids up to age 12 and there are a lot of people that attend both groups, so we had a lot of friends visiting yesterday too. 
I went up and through tears of joy thanked the wonderful people who were there to help and teach these amazing people. You could tell they loved their callings and that they loved all the amazing people they worked with. 
My only complaint was that I wish I had known they were going to do the program because I would have worn waterproof mascara!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Some Random Junk

Must go List
1. People who keep parking in the handicap parking spaces at the girls school who don't have a tag or any reason to be there. 
2. Colbie Caillat- This woman is the essence of evil. I can't understand why she keeps being played on my alternative station! SHE IS NOT ALTERNATIVE! Easy listening... maybe... but definitely not alternative! I blame her for the down fall of civilization. 
3. Pizza, see below
4. Who ever was the absolute idiot who had the idea to repeal the tax law that gave people taking care of those with disabilities a tax break! FREAKING MORON!
5. The freaking callers collecting for the Fraternal Order of Police. They have called my house every day for the last month! I told them three times that I couldn't donate and they still have continued to call every day! I finally just stopped answering the phone. Yesterday I broke down and answered and told them to stop!
S and I decided to take the girls to Chuck-e-Cheese the other night. It was my first time there and I was pretty apprehensive. I walked out of there grateful to be leaving. S said he doesn't think it is that bad but I just couldn't handle it any longer. Part of the problem is that I just got so over stimulated. Constant noise, constant movement, kids everywhere, noise, noise, noise!!!! It was just too much for me. Plus I hate pizza. OK so I don't hate it I just would be happy if I never had to eat it ever again. S loves it, if you cut him he would bleed pizza sauce. After 15 years of living with someone who could eat it for every meal I just can't stand the stuff. 
So after seeing my blog about getting away the other day my sister decided to take action. She is taking me out of town at the end of the month. We are going to San Diego and I am so excited. I just want to lay on a beach with a book and not think about anything else for three days!  I just can't imagine... WHAT BLISS!!!
So here are the random ten for the week
1. Beat It - Fall Out Boy
2. More Than a Woman- Bee Gees
3. Only the Lonely- The Motels
4. The Great Commandment- Camouflage
5. Cradle of Love- Billy Idol
6. The Pretender- Foo Fighters
7. Kiwi- Maroon 5
8. Hungry Like a Wolf- Duran Duran
9. Fit But You Know It (Radio Edit)- The Streets
10. Kiss Me On the Bus- The Replacements

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I don't get it.

I was talking to some friends last night and one of them mentioned that she was going to have a jeans party. This is where you go to someones house and try on designer jeans. I said I would come but probably not be able to afford any of them so I probably wouldn't be purchasing. She told me that they were designer jeans for really cheap, like some of them were only $60. I about fell on the floor! When did it become cheap to spend that much on a pair of jeans. I have no judgement against anyone who wants to spend that much on their own clothing but I just don't think I ever would. I really like to shop, I mean REALLY, but I am also a very frugal person. I wasn't raised with a lot of money, if we were lucky back to school shopping involved two outfits at about $50 to $100 per person, and that included shoes. I admit that I do spend a lot more on my kids than my mom ever did but, I am also very frugal with them. I bought almost their entire back to school wardrobe for next year the other day and it was less than $100, and I got three huge bags of stuff. (My job does help with that.)
I think a lot of my hang up is that I don't have problems buying jeans like some women do. I am not a large person and I have no rear end so I don't have problems finding a good fit. I can go into almost any store and find something that fits, and is cheap. Shopping for jeans just isn't something that I have a hard time with, bathing suits on the other hand... well that is just torture! 
Anyway, I went jeans shopping the other day and walked out of the store with two pairs of jeans for about $40. One of them only cost me$10.50 on sale. I don't look like a looser either! (At least I don't think I do.) These were stylish jeans that look good on me. I have even gotten genuine compliments on them since purchasing them. I just cant justify spending so much on clothing. I have a lot of clothes and shoes but I defy you to find anything in my closet that cost more than $30! I guess when you have been raised with not much it teaches you to be more frugal about what you do spend your money on. I say all this now but I will have to eat my words if I go this party and fall in love with a pair that cost $60 and just have to have them. I think S would absolutely kill me! 
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