Friday, January 16, 2009


I lost 2 pounds yesterday. It must have been all that *thinking* about exercising that I did. Also, I went from easy to medium on guitar hero world tour. Look out world, here I come.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Garbage Day!

We have lived in our house for almost three years. Garbage day is and always has been on Thursdays, with the exception of the holiday days when it pushes the garbage day to Friday...but this is rare. So...when I'm sitting on the couch this morning and I hear the garbage truck coming...I run to the door, throw off my socks that I'm wearing with leggings, throw on some shoes and run out the street with my garbage can in tow. The garbage man, bless his heart, is on the other side of the street actually dumping garbage cans that people have left at the top of their driveway, forgetting to put them out on the street...I couldn't believe it...he actually took the time to walk up to their garage, grab the can and dump them. So, I'm standing across the street, shouting above the sound of the truck..."Have you already dumped our side of the street." No response, he hasn't heard me. I wait until he's on the other side of the truck, again I SHOUT, "Have you already dumped our side of the street?" He says no...hurray, I haven't missed garbage day. But, I realize that I have exited the house with no bra...and the cold weather has turned me to RT. Hands across my chest, I hurry back in the house, boobs jiggling a bit. I'm sorry garbage man...I am totally inappropriate and realize I now look like a frumpy housewife...but thank you for dumping my garbage. :)

Fat girl *thinks* about exercising

So...when I wake up in the morning and step on the scale, this picture is how I feel, minus the desire to workout. You would think this would be motivation to get my butt on the elliptical and just"do it." But for whatever reason, it's just not. I spend my entire day thinking, "I should go work out." But instead I find other things to do, like blog, surf the net, putter around the house, start a load of laundry...I couldn't possibly find the time to work out, could I? and for some reason I am always shocked when I step on the scale to find out I haven't lost any weight...come on, I skipped lunch...ok, so I did eat a JCW's kids meal for dinner, and several bags of fruit snacks, BUT HEY GUYS, I SKIPPED LUNCH. I am thrilled with the fact that I've lost 25 pounds since August, but when you have 70 more to lose, it doesn't seem that satisfying. It means I'm only a fourth of the way to my goal...yes, I can do math...thank you Springville High. Is losing weight enough motivation? or should we rather be motivated by being healthy, knowing we aren't going to die if we are healthy and work out, instead of being motivated by the white linen Bebe pants that have been in the back of my closet since the day we got married?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

99 bottles of beer on the...oh nevermind, just 99 random things:

There are 99 things here, and the things I've done are bolded.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band - guitar hero absolutely counts, I play the guitar and I'm the lead singer...but I suck!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a Meteor Shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - does tithing count?
7. Been to Disneyland - more times than I can even count...LOVE it!
8. Climbed a Mountain - there aint no mountain high enough...
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo - in my shower
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris - Vegas counts, I know it does! ...and The Paris in Las Vegas Diet Coke products.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child - see me later about this one. :)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables - do weeds count, because I've had some salads that tasted like weeds.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - if you are my boss, ex-boss, or future boss..please disregard this.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a Lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping - please don't throw was when I was MUCH thinner.
27. Run a Marathon (5k)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - does Las Vegas count? I think it does!
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - single day cruise ships...I think those count.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community - not only did I see it, but I shopped and ate in it too.
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted - the Bishop who married us(who is a family friend) hand drew a picture of Kenny and I as a gift for our wedding.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - scuba certified
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie - I was in a little tutorial video for Franklin Covey
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - or 5
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - yes, but I don't do it anymore...they can't find my veins
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - I HEART Lauren Conrad
92. Joined a book club - joined and then dropped out before the first book because I didn't think reading the Ensign classifies as a "book club."
93. Lost a loved one - too too many
94. Had a baby - I wish
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - I think it's more like floating.
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee - only once, and I think it was actually a wasp

Turns out I'm only 50% experienced in life...good thing I have at least 50% of my life to live!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunbeams - Week 2

Kenny's turn to teach...phew! This week will be a breeze. We had both procrastinated studying for our lesson...oops! Saturday night we had friends over for games and food, and during game time, I looked over at Kenny and he was studying for the lesson...what a good boy. ok, all is good...this will still be a breeze. We get to church...sunbeam bag in tow, uh oh...we forgot the puzzle. Kenny ran home to get it, while I enjoyed the rest of sacrament meeting. Uh oh, we forgot to get a picture of Jesus and Heavenly's ok, we'll grab one from the library before we go to sharing time...everything is good. Sharing Time...I get 5 of our 6 kids, while Kenny gets one REALLY unruly little girl and a sunbeam, who I think isn't in our class. Sharing time starts...he's still there. " Does anyone know who this is? I don't think he's in our class. No, it's not Cameron..." Ok, so he belongs in another Sunbeams class...and no, he's not moving out of his chair to go sit with his class...fine, sit with ours. The unruly girl and the mystery child won't stop bugging each other...licking each other, climbing under the seats, etc., so Kenny moves the unruly girl to his big kid chair, and he takes her ultra tiny, too small for a 6'4" man chair. Well...wiggly, wiggly girl, wiggles right through the back of the chair and onto the floor where she hits her head and starts crying. I whisper to Kenny, trade seats with her... By now the mystery child has moved a row back to sit with his brother, where he is threatened by the Primary President to put his flashlight away, or it's going to be taken away. Meanwhile I have the cutest, quietest little girl sitting on my lap, playing with my watch, adorable boy on one side playing with the same watch, and another adorable girl sitting on the other side of me, playing with my hair. Please note that ALL of our Sunbeams are adorable...even unruly little girls who are lifting up their dresses, putting their feet on their chair, and scratching their bare thighs. PHEW, we made it through Sharing Time... which was followed by a lesson, stickers, puzzle, two trips to the drinking fountain, one trip to the girl's supervising, one trip to the boy's bathroom, Kenny supervising...his trip didn't go quite so easy as mine. Something about our adorable little Sunbeam coming out with his pants down and his diaper in his hand, followed by a panicking Kenny looking for his parents, snacks, thievery, crying, trips to the moon, ring around the rosies, and coloring. I need a smoke. j/k I've never even smoked a cigarette...but I can imagine that if I would have...this is when the cravings would have come back. But the best part is, we get to do it all over next week. I truly do love our Sunbeams and I've very thankful for this calling. They are already teaching us patience and love.