Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Lovely Long Weekend

I flew to New Mexico Wednesday morning, landed in the early afternoon, and enjoyed my family, friends and the warm Spring weather that was found down there.

My Dad turned 60 Wednesday so we took him to the Elephant Bar, a restaurant he liked in the 90's when we lived in Southern California. It was supposed to be a surprise, but he guessed it once he knew what part of town we were heading to. We went to my sister's home afterwards for cake and ice cream and gifts.

I spent the next few days readying the house for my sister's baby shower I was throwing for her. This was no easy task, since the kitchen was still being renovated. There was dust, tools, and all sorts of things everywhere. We were able to limit the mess that ultimately comes with such a project to the kitchen itself, and the shower went quite well Saturday morning.

Friday night I was able to spend time with some good friends I made in Albuquerque last summer. It reminded me of how good a summer it was! I loved it. We had a good time visiting. I will have to plan for more time to spend with them next time I head down there, although that may be difficult as it will be likely I will have a brand new nephew at that point. :-)

Saturday after the shower I spent time with Mom and Dad before they headed to the temple and then went with Emily to her house where I spent the night. We had some amazing leftover potatoe soup (Emily I still want that recipe!) and watched RED which neither my sister or brother in law had seen. Some great moments in that movie.

I slept on an air matress that night. It had a leak, which I found out when my hip was laying nicely on the ground...it took 30 minutes to convince myself to get up and refill the matress.

Sunday I went to Church with the Tenney's and saw an old couple who had been in my ward in high school. It was nice to see them. My parents came over for dinner after Church and then sent me on my way back to Utah.

After having worn flip flops for a good portion of the weekend, I was welcomed back to Utah by cold rain that night and snow yesterday.

At least I had some very good looking guys on both legs of my flight back. Yay for college baseball players...;-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Saturday

I have been blessed...I have a tendency for getting somewhat depressed when I have nothing to do for the entire weekend. Thankfully that was not the case.

Friday night  I didn't have anything, so I got some takeout sushi and watched a movie. The sushi by itself was a bad idea...but the movie was good.

Saturday...I did something I've wanted to do for months. I drove up to SLC and shopped at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft. They are my favorite stores, mostly for tops, and there isn't one of either in the Utah Valley, which makes me somewhat irritated. It was quite refreshing to walk through their doors. It was even better when I walked out of Ann Taylor with $300 of clothes for $20. :-) Woot for sales!

I also visited my friend Kellee from Bama and got my haircut again...btw,  for you non-facebookers, I did Locks for Love and my hair is a jaw length bob. Super cute. It will probably last the summer and I will start growing it out again. It was nice to see her and catch up on things.

I then went to see Persuasion, based on the Jane Austen novel, at BYU. I got there 10 minutes late, but they did a fairly good job of it. And it was rather refreshing at the end when everything ended correctly. :-)

I then joined my click of friends in the ward for the Supermanathon they were doing. I made it for 2-4. We will do Superman Returns at a later point.

A good Saturday, no?

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Considering I worked this morning, it is very strange how wasted this day feels.

I have left the house three times today intending to do something fun or super useful. My original plans for the evening were bamboozled by the rainstorm we got today, which I will NOT complain about. Better rain than snow.

I went to both the regular and the dollar theaters, but there isn't a movie out that I am dying to see...at least enough that I would see it by myself.

So out of those three trips, the only products were me spending the rest of my gift card at Deseret Book on a heavy duty doctrine book by Joseph Fielding Smith cause I'm a nerd like that and getting In-N-Out for dinner.

This last trip I intended to go to Barnes and Noble, but they were closing in ten minutes...I need more than that to get any satisfaction from going there, so I drove on by...and kept on driving...until I landed at the Mt. Timpanogas temple. And here I am blogging. They just turned out all the lights. But the steeple is still lit.

I feel really lucky that this is my assigned temple. I have always thought it to be one of my favorite temples. It's so beautiful.

Going to the temple grounds has been a favorite past time of mine as a single girl. I come to think, to cry, to pray, to just be...It really is a good place to be. I really wish I had come here on one of those earlier trips to do a session. I am certain I wouldn't feel quite so unfulfilled right now.

And that is my post. There, I am not a total waste for the day. :-)

An Eventful Day

Get to work and phones are ringing off the hook, there's a neverending flow of patients, and one of them, while I am helping another mind you, tells me in front of everyone that I should date his son. The doctor, everyone hears this. I am sure I turned beet red. This guy has no shame.

Anyways, the day is just super busy. Get off, get tickets for Tangled at the dollar theater for a later showing (movies sell out at this place...oh, and the tickets were $4...at least it was in 3D...)

Head to the other job, teach, handle payments and other such things, and one of the students suggests that I should go on a date. Her ideas of getting me on one are going to the grocery store and asking a random guy out or making me a profile on match.com. Brilliant. She leaves, I quickly clean and head out early to make the movie. It was full, and the movie was fun, just like the last three times.

Then we played broom hockey. At one of the Olympic venues. A very nice facility! I have a nice goose egg from my major fall of the night, plus plenty of jammed fingers and a bunch of bruises. I had a smile on my face the entire time though, it was a lot of fun. I invited some coworkers and they each brought a friend, so it made it that much better.

I love having full days like these. Wish they would happen more often. Tomorrow should be good. Work in the morning, but a bonfire tomorrow night on the other side of the lake...should be a good time...

(Thanks to Tiffany for letting me know about the blogger app...hopefully you will see updates on here more often...)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm not dead yet!

Sorry dear followers. Not having internet at home makes for a severe lack of posts. My best friend pointed out that she thought Facebook had killed my posting abilities. Not true, I just happen to have a Facebook App on my super awesome Droid cell phone.

Funny thing is, I don't have much to post.

It's still cold here. But at least for the next week it should get above 50 every day. Joy!

I have three cello students, so not much has changed in that department. I am not so sure how long I am going to hold out in Utah. It's cold. Although not so far away as Alabama, it's still far away from pretty much everything and everybody that I hold dear. I am barely making enough money to survive. Sigh...

Inspiring post, no? :) Well, hopefully things will look cheerier in a month or two...hopefully I will 'blog' a bit more as well.