Thursday, November 24, 2011


I love the holidays! I've honestly been looking forward for this time of year since last Christmas. I love everything about this time: Christmas music, Christmas decorations, Thanksgiving food, Thanksgiving break, snow, cold weather, family, and Black Friday!

This Thanksgiving is exciting because it's the first one with just Michael, me, and the pups. Basically our first "family" Thanksgiving. We have all the delicious food ready and I'm looking forward to feasting for the next couple days. We bought the dogs some tasty new treats for the event and we'll give them some turkey for dinner :). They are spoiled and fat. This morning, Michael and I started our cooking feast by getting the turkey ready. It was a lot of fun... which I would never think since cooking has usually been stressful for me. It was fun to inject the turkey with broth and then spread butter all over it. Well funny story. So here we are, getting ready to put the turkey in and Michael goes to get the plastic bag thing that the turkey goes in. I pick up the greasy, wet turkey while Michael holds the bag open. I drop the turkey into the bag, and next thing you know, our turkey rips through the plastic bag and it goes flying to the floor. I love having broth and stuffing on my floor. We both looked at each other, laughed, and then got annoyed that our turkey was on the floor. Thank GOODNESS our dogs were outside. That would have been a disaster if they were inside. After a minute of regrouping, we finally got the turkey in the bag and dressed it again.

The bird is in our oven, cooking. Later we're going to make some sweet potato casserole with marshmellows, green bean casserole, rolls, and salad.

Nuff Said.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Home Sick

No, I'm not "homesick"... well, fine I am. I mean to say that I am AT home, sick. I finally decided to take a full sick day and recover. How's that going you might ask? Not too well.... I still have so much to do. The dogs ran out of food last night so this morning I made them some yummy chicken with carrots and potatoes :). I actually liked cooking for them. I also got some dishes done and cleaned the kitchen. I did some part-time work and now I'm sitting again, after folding laundry and making the bed, to do more part-time work. I don't ever think I will enjoy a "day-off" or "sick-day" until I'm really old. And by that time I'll either be retired or dead. or both. I miss the good ol' days in high school where my day off consisted of playing crazy-taxi on playstation for hours. Or playing the SIMS on my computer... for hours. Or sleeping. Or reading. Basically everything but what I've been doing today. One good thing about staying home today is that I free up time for tomorrow!

Catherine, Michael, and I will be going Thanksgiving shopping tomorrow. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited. I haven't cooked a Thanksgiving dinner yet, so I'm hoping to make my cooking debut next weekend. I love Thanksgiving and I love eating Thanksgiving food. I also LOVE Black Friday! I can't tell you how excited I am. I get to do all my Christmas shopping then :). It's also a day where Michael doesn't stand behind me and say, "Oh, do we need that?" 5 most annoying words. Michael and I want to get some tasty recipes to make yummy food for the dogs. I know, people think that I'm a little over board with my dogs. I don't think I am. They are part of my family and they have distinct personalities. They aren't just mindless animals content with whatever comes there way. They have feelings. Anywho, I don't want to start my "animals have feelings" debate. I am a proud pup mom and I can't wait to spoil them next week.

I hope that we can find a camera next week during Black Friday. I think we have a warranty on our old one.. but we can't find the box. I also think that it expired a couple months ago. Hopefully there will be actual pictures of us on here soon (especially since I want to take our Christmas Card picture soon!). Here's the thought for today:

something I keep trying to tell Michael

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I've had the head cold for a couple days now. I'm ready to rip my nose off and suction out all the mucus. I'm also looking forward to a nice sleep that doesn't have me waking up all throughout the night because I can't breathe through my nose and I accidentally close my mouth. I should be at home resting, but it gets sooo boring there by yourself. It's so weird how I say that now. I usually jump at the chance to stay home and do nothing but now that I earn my sick leave... I'd rather not waste it. I mean, what if I get something horrible and really do have to stay home? Right? Because that happens often enough?

Now I'm thinking that I should have stayed...

I need one of these. And maybe a trashcan strapped to my waist? Perfect.

Fo' real....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Movie Mania

So many good movies are coming out soon!!! (and by soon, I mean next year).

#1: Immortals
It's rated R... so maybe I'll wait till the edited version comes out? Anywho, it's very 300-like. I heard that the actual story line sucks, but it's very visually appealing. Good enough. I don't go to the movies to think; I go to relax and enjoy myself.

#2: Snow White & the Huntman

Honestly, this movie looks freakin AMAZING. Kristen Stewart doesn't seem like a bad Snow White, but I feel like they could have done better. W/e, Hemsworth more than makes up for it :).

#3: Hunger Games
I have yet to read the books (next on my reading list), but the story looks exciting. I'm debating on waiting for the movie to come out first before I read... This movie also has a Hemsworth in it, perfecto.

I really wish someone would remake the Eragon movie... and then finish the series. I'm on the third book and not too excited about reading the last one (which recently came out). Michael read the fourth one already (he finished it in less than 24 hours after it came out) and wasn't too happy about the ending. I heard the last book of Hunger Games is the same. I hate having books that end poorly. It discredits the author and makes their work tainted. But w/e, I'm not an author, I don't have the patience to write a book.

If anyone has book recommendations, I would love to hear them!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Lately I have been SUPER moody and really irritated (yes, that's possible). Unfortunately, the poor souls who read my blog have had to go through my rantings about how I either want to kill someone or hurt them close to killing them. Let me make this clear: I have never killed anyone. And I probably won't. Unless you hurt my dogs (Michael you can hurt, but I would feel sorry for you because he can bend you in half and break you).

Anywho, so today I want to talk about how much I love my body. Hahaha, you're probably thinking "Wow, she's stuck up". Or maybe you always think that. W/e. This morning I actually got up and took my dogs on a walk/run to help Leia out with her anxiety (the internet told me that more exercise should help... we'll see). While near the end of the walk my stomach started to hurt HORRIBLY. I was due for my period (sorry to anyone out there with a weak stomach), so I got scared because the pain resembled the pain I use to feel in High School whenever I got my period.

So here I am, 6:20 AM struggling to get home. The funny thing about this is I was only half a block from my house, but when you're in THAT much pain, every step feels like an eternity. So as I'm walking, I start to throw up everywhere. And by everywhere, I really do mean everywhere. Sidewalk, road, people's front yards, a car I think.... it got nasty. The nastiest part though, I had to drag my dogs away from the throw up because they would lick it off the road (or off my face...). I finally got home, got up stairs, and just worked hell on my poor toilet. I called Michael to help me out, but poor guy has never been through one of these episodes. And he was half awake. Well I finally get the mental ability to take some hard core cramp medicine and I lay down on the ground with my heating pad on full blast. Let me just tell you, it's in those moments, where the pain just doesn't feel like it will stop and where the pain is so intense you consider shooting yourself in the foot, that you realize what real strength is. I'm not considering myself a super strong person physically (I whine going up stairs), but I do think that I am mentally strong and I'm grateful for the times that make me that way.

After the whole episode (which lasted about 30 minutes), I sat on the ground feeling 200% better. Honestly, anything after that would have been 200%, but w/e. I felt great, and I LOVE my body! I may not have tight, sexy abs or nice toned legs. Heck, my arms can lift me if the wind blows fast enough, but my body is still amazing. It lets me do so much and makes it possible for me to live the life I live. I can play with my puppies in the backyard, run outside with them, go hiking outside in beautiful Utah. I can work and do what they require of me (hopefully...). I can speak with relative ease (unless I'm excited). I can see funny shows and beautiful scenery. I can hear good music and funny jokes. I can feel my husband when he gives me a hug. I can smell his amazing cooking. I'm not ever in pain, unless I'm exercising, but that's different. I can eat awesome food and not worrying about getting sick from it.

I hate being sick. I hate being strapped down to a bed in pain. I love my body for making it possible for me to do the things I love and I hope that when and if I have daughters, that they love their body for what it can do, not for what it looks like.