Thursday, February 26, 2009

I hope my will is in order!

Today is the day... the one I would rather sleep through... Today is the day I have to go get my teeth cleaned at the dentist. I would rather go to the OB-GYN, Toys-R-Us, a pet store,and the ARMY. I hate going to the dentist! I have a teeth cleaning, but it usually leads to more... I cry when I have fillings! I have some rotten teeth going on right now and I have actually had a tooth ache. Can anyone say ROOT CANAL? I think this stems from a childhood full of silver teeth. It was nothing to go to the dentist and have 5-6 cavities at a time. I am just sick about this. I probably won't take a xanex today, but one is guaranteed for the day I have to actually have my teeth drilled and filled. I am such a baby.
Think of me as you go about your happy day...
DYING in the Dentist's chair!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Laundry to do...
Kitchen to clean...
Bathrooms to scour...
Groceries to buy...
Dinner to make...
DVR shows to catch up on...
I think today I am
NOT going to get ready...
NOT going to leave my house...
NOT going to be productive...
NOT going to care!
( see backpedal post)
UPDATE: I got my Brothers & Sisters episodes watched...and my man called and said he was on his way home. Just taking the rest of the day off- GREAT! Where am I going to hide the breakfast dishes! I have got to bust a move. This is what you call BUSTED!

Monday, February 23, 2009

There is someone I would like you to meet...

Here she is... Brandy!
My darling little sister is all grown up and has started a blog...
Let me tell you about her..
She can sing ( I donated all my musical talent to her)
She has naturally curly hair
Her wedding was like one you see on a soap opera... over the top
She is a interior designer extraordinaire!
She is married to a totally hottie
She has two DARLING little boys
She is a scrapbookin' freak!
She lives three doors away from our other "non-blogging"sister
She is so dang cute and funny and just the best!
Check her out here, leave a comment and make her feel welcome in the blogosphere!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My life with Meg...

Yesterday was Meg's 1st grade PATRIOTIC program at school...
We knew the songs...
We had the red shirt, denim blue sparkly mini, white sparkly tights and cute boots...
we had practiced the part...
My stupid camera was about out of batteries so I only got a few LAME pictures.
When will I learn?
The very best part of the whole thing was the convesation we had as we were getting Meggie ready for school...
Meg: Mom, I am so tall I have to be on the top row.
Me: That is great, Meg... That way everyone can really see you.
Meg: No... the best place is the bottom row- that way the audience can see your whole outfit!
I am so proud!
I told Caylor that little story and he made sure he told her how he could see her whole darling outfit... He is the best dad ever!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Thankful...

This past week I have had Thankful Thursday EVERYDAY!
Here is my story!
Last week my mom, Viv, came to my house to offer support to a girl in her neighborhood and church. The girl, Natalie, is 24 years old... has two daughters ages 16 months and 4 months... that right there would push me over the edge... just wait it gets better.
Natalie was raised in foster care... her biological mother is crazy! When Natalie was 4-5 months pregnant she had to have her gallbladder out. Her husband took her to the hospital and never showed up again. He is some kind of gang banger living in Salt Lake City... LOSER! They are now divorced. She had nobody so she did call her mother for help. Her mother lives in Southern Utah and brought her there to stay and re-coop. One night they got in a fight and the mother started kicking Natalie in the stomach (remember she is pregnant) and so Natalie pushed her off... the mother flew back and fell. She then called the police and had Natalie arrested for domestic abuse... Natalie couldn't make bail so she sat in jail for two weeks. She was then homeless. She and her 9 or 10 month old baby lived in the care and share in St. George for 21 days. She then called a Mormon bishop who helped her get into a rental trailer in my mom's ward. Viv was in the room when she had her baby and has tried to help her get back on her feet. Two weeks ago the baby, Falicity, got sick and was life flighted to Primary Children's Hospital where she had open heart surgery to repair a major birth defect. She wasn't supposed to live through the surgery. While the baby was in PICU my mom and Natalie stayed at my house. My heart has broken as I have watched this darling girl suffer. She is absolutely alone in this world save a few ward friends and people that have reached out to her. Her baby got out of the hospital last Saturday. When I went to St. George she was staying here in Salt Lake with the sister of the Bishop that got her out of the Care and Share. She was supposed to go back to St. George today, but the baby got a cold and is back in Primary Children's Hospital. I hope and pray that she is okay... I am going down today to take Natalie some treats and friendship.
WOW... This is a LONG drawn out story... and I have given the Reader's Digest condensed version. I am so thankful for my life and my own problems. I can't imagine how hard it would be to have a baby so sick... now add without a husband or mother or sisters or any family what-so-ever. Last week I cleaned out my closet and gave her a few things.... you would have thought it was a Neiman Marcus shopping Spree... she was so humble and appreciative! She has NOTHING and is SO grateful for all that she does have. She is a great mom and a really nice, funny person. I have so many things to be thankful for... Holy Cow... I am crying again as I write this. The one thing that has been going over and over in my mind is ... Because I have been given much, I too must give! I am not writing this to get money or sympathy or comments about how great it was I had her stay at my house...but to really publicly be Thankful for all I have!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today I followed Tiburon's lead and did the color test. I have known about this for years...since I was in high school and I sooooo believe in it. The first time I took it I was 98.9% yellow. When I was teaching school red became a little more of my personality, but I have always been mostly yellow. I have a little bit of blue and usually NO white at all. This little online test that I did today doesn't give you your % of the other colors, just the dominant one! If you aren't familiar with this... you need to take it. It is really funny. I bought the book and think it is so right on!
Yellows (Motive: Fun) 85.13%
Yellows are motivated by Fun. They are inviting and embrace life as a party that they're hosting. They love playful interaction and can be extremely sociable. They are highly persuasive and seek instant gratification. Yllows need to be adored and praised. While yellows are carefree, they are sensitive and highly alert to others' agendas to control them. Yllows typically carry within themselves the gift of a good heart ( this was my profile from the test...below is my own take on it...)
Each color has good and not so good qualities... here are all the colors and some basics of each:
Red: motivated by power... very organized and business-like, self starters, but sometimes a little too power hungry.
Yellow: Motivated by FUN! The party of life! Lots of fun, very charismatic, quite positive... sometimes a little shallow, centered on instant gratification, and flighty...not too organized.
Blue: Motivated by relationships. Very loyal... and worried about people. Very dutiful and worried about doing the right thing. Sometimes can be too hung up on the task and can also be self-righteous.
White: Motivated by Peace. Peace-keepers... want to be left alone and DO NOT want any conflict at all! These are sometimes very creative and seem to be in a world all their own. The down side to this color is they are silently stubborn... you CAN not force them to do anything they don't want to do...
Thi is such a fun little test, but also has really helped me in my relationships with people. My man is a red/blue combo... that with a yellow is interesting. The book even talks about different colors and their relationships. I am not a self-help reader ( it just isn't fun enough for me..haha), but this book is awesome.
P.S. Tiburon was red... go over to her blog and read her profile...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Food, Blogging, Drinking, Eating...what could be better?

This past weekend I was in sunny, but cold, St. George at a baseball tourney... the ride down and back was consumed with this little jewel... Julie & Julia- My year of Cooking Dangerously

This is a memoir of Julie Powell and her quest to figure out her life. She takes on the "project" of cooking every recipe in Julia Child's recipe book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in one year. It is hilarious! She debones a duck, murders lobster, and all the while is blogging about it. This took place in 2002...she blogged before blogging was really popular. Now her story is being made into a movie starring Meryl Streep. I am so curious about Julia Child now, I want to find some old TV reruns of her show. I didn't know she was 6'2". Who knows maybe I will master the art of French Cooking...NOT! This is a great read! There are so many wonderful passages about the ups and downs of blogging... funny culinary disasters... and just funny life happenings. You can still read the blog here
P.S. Thanks Chalyce for the book! LOVED IT!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I have missed you... I have got so many things to share with you... I hope you haven't forgotten me... I'll see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

He's a keeper!

My Man! He is such a keeper! He is a profound hater of Valentines Day...thinks it is a commercial scam man that sometimes forgets Valentines Day. Last Sunday he had a a total surprise for me... an early Valentines Day gift! Needless to say, I was surprised about more than one thing! He got me an ipod touch and had loaded all my music onto it! So sweet!
My family all got these for Christmas, but I am not really a music junkie... I have my XM in my car and that is good enough for me, so... I just kept my little vintage nano rockin'. The boys have loved theirs and Caylor has become a facebook fiend now thanks to the ipod touch. ( Mindi teases him calling it his blog-lite. He does have a blackberry touch phone, but it doesn't float his boat like the ipod does)
So I have started playing around on it... it is fun and way different than my other ipod. Mitch told me about Pandora Radio and it has rocked my world the last few days. It is like having a massive music collection on shuffle. Songs that I had forgotten about, but loved are the little surprises that just pop right up! Let me tell you... Cyndi Lauper radio is pretty darn amazing! I know I am probably the very last person on Earth to know about this...for I am NOT a techie, but it is the best ever!
So... back to my man... He is the best and I love it when he can pull a little surprise out on me. I am usually a little snoop it takes alot to surprise me- I guess you could call me a busy-body. Caylor is definitely a keeper!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I know someone famous!

I know someone famous! Well... I blog with someone famous & have talked to her on the phone!
Sherry, from Creations from my Heart, entered an apron contest and WON!
Her gorgeous, totally dressy apron appears in this month's Apron-ology magazine!

I told her I wanted to wear it to a fancy schmancy party, but then realized I don't have anything THAT fancy schmancy... It is beautiful! She is so talented and so creative.... I want to be her when I grow up! Congrats to Sherry... What an accomplishment!

I don't think this apron is for when you cook spaghetti sauce...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


The answer to the question you've all been dying to know... Yes! Tanja is just as darling kindof so dang cute and tiny that you hate her and sweet and fabulous in real life as you have come to realize by reading her blog!
I know this is an OLD blog according to Mindi, but I was out of town and basically out to lunch. I stole the photos because I loved the one of us looking to see if we got our best side.
We had such a great time! Viv didn't know what to think about meeting someone over the internet... she was worried that she was going to be some kind of wierdo cyber crazy that was going to kill Mindi and I. I am so glad she wasn't! I am currently trying to get Tanja to move closer, but I think we might have scared her a bit...we were a few of the first Mormons she had ever met. Just kidding.... she is so dang cute and I think she even liked us. Plus... I totally want to be her friend because she was riding sweet in a private jet. The lunch was good, the scenery was amazing, the company was beyond wonderful... a true success! We will have to get her to visit one weekend for a blogger retreat!