Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tragedy and Triumph

I've been crying for about an hour while hubby held me. While I feel better emotionally, my eyelids feel like sandpaper and my migraine from last night is threatening to come back. *sigh* At least hubby said I could wake him up for more cuddles/holding when I need it ... or if I need something else. Ahem.

Work is okay, but this week hasn't been very good. I've had a lot of foot pain, but figured out it's because my desk area hasn't been set up the same since we moved it into the bedroom. Foot pain is a big deal at my job because I use a foot pedal to control the playback of the doctor's recordings. I've adjusted things a bit and they don't hurt as much today. Thankfully.

My sister called several times yesterday -- she's having blood pressure spikes severe enough to black out her vision. I kept telling her to go to the ER and quit calling me until she does. She didn't have time; her son got baptized today. *sigh* So I'm worried about her a bit. She's one of my very best friends and I don't want anything to happen to her or Dizzy or Bru or Ra or D.

Another thing that set me off was my sister-in-law's sister-in-law (we're not related, but i've known her for ... gosh ... 7! years) just had their first baby about 10 days ago. She developed mastitis and her OB wouldn't see her but prescribed her antibiotics. By the time she got to her PCP this week, he had to refer her to a wound specialist for a necrotic spot on her breast. The wound specialist wouldn't touch it and referred her to a plastic surgeon. Half of her breast had died. They had to do a partial mastectomy last night and she has multiple drainage tubes. She'll have to have one or two reconstructions, but all she's worried about right now is her baby -- who is at her mother-in-law's (my sister-in-law's mom's) house for the time being. They haven't even closed the wound -- they're going to take another look at it tomorrow and make sure they got all the necrotic tissue out.

I don't spend a lot of time with her, but she has been so sweet and understanding with me, and her husband is like a little brother to me. My sister-in-law was one of my good friends in high school and her mom is like another mom to me, and has my Munchkin calling her Gramma. They've had a lot of tragedy in the last couple of years -- a daughter-in-law died, then her husband (their son) died, and dad has had a heart attack or two, topped off by bladder cancer. Through it all, they have been so loving and sweet to me and my family and very concerned about me during my surgery last year. I love them all so much and my heart just is broken over this.

Of course, I learned about this today at my nephew's baptism/birthday luncheon. Good gravy, he's a sweet kid. I'm so proud of him for making that choice. Their whole family has been active in the church off and on his whole life, but he decided he wanted to get baptized and he wanted his dad to do it, so they've been going to church and my niece (almost 12) has been, too. And she is just beautiful -- becoming a lovely young woman. It was a wonderful experience to be there. Hubby was one of the witnesses.

All in all, I'm grateful for the Gospel and the Savior and His loving sacrifice for us. I don't know how anyone gets through life and the tragedies and trials that befall us without Him and the knowledge we have of our divine potential to be with Him again someday.

So, all in all, I guess I'm okay. Need to finish making dinner and feed the Munchkin and get some work done so I can wake up hubby later for more ... lovin'. May the Lord bless you.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Hubby loves sushi, but our fave place is expensive ($60 for two), so I found instructions and recipes on line, bought the stuff, and that's what we had for dinner tonight. It turned out pretty well, although I really do need a bamboo mat to roll them tighter. And probably some actual Japanese rice instead of the sticky rice we have (which is long grain).

For his, I sliced salmon very thinly and soaked in lemon juice for 4 hours. It kills the bacteria and "cooks" the fish. For mine, I made orange teriyaki chicken by slicing the chicken very thinly and marinating it for 4 hours in a mixture of equal parts teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade, then cooked it ... so good. hubby liked that, too. Munchkin doesn't do sushi, which is fine, so I heated up some frozen mac and cheese from stouffer's for her. mwahahaha. She likes it. And I didn't have to fight her on the sushi. So bonus. (I did make her eat some chicken). Add thinly sliced carriot, cucumber, and avocado, and it was yumm-o!

That was probably the best part of the day. I'm not going to get into the rest.


Gotta get to work. *mwah*

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lebanese blood line

It's not bad enough that I have a mustache and chin hairs, which I spend a good deal of time tweezing every single day. No. Now I'm getting CHEEK WHISKERS.

Being me is very gross sometimes.

Now, where was that number for electrolysis? No way I'm letting the laser hair removal folks near my *face* with the lasers that burned my nether regions. (which, BTW, I still like the brazilian! :P). Drat. Can't find it. Anyone know a good one in Utah County?

On another note, Christmas is coming. Hubby and I are talking about it. In two weeks, we'll get a very nice sized check from the Stouffe credit union for the Christmas cash we've been putting away out of every paycheck for the last 9 months. He asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Well. I want a diamond anniversary band, white gold, channel set diamonds. So I showed it to him and he got all excited. For you to know why this is a big deal, you would have to know I convinced him to do something he didn't want to do for my engagement ring. But when the two choices for him to buy the huge diamond are for him to A) get in a closed ring and fight, hoping to win the purse or B) pull money out of his 401k and you are just too practical to let that happen, you try to convince your guy that option C) inexpensive stone in white gold, is better. He's regretted it ever since, so what I showed him today really got his attention.

He won't tell me what he wants for Christmas, but his brother and I did just buy him a computer for his birthday, which is in another month but he hates celebrating, so I'd planned to do something early anyway, and his brother wanted to do this, but we had to pool our resources to do it. This means in two weeks, we'll be able to play WoW together! hahahahaha. So maybe he's not getting anything for Christmas ... lol. just kidding. I'll figure something out.

We're getting the kids some Magnetix for each of them. They fought over the nice set at our neighbors' house, so I know they like them. We're doing a gift card for Small Fry for clothes because she's growing and her mom can have fun shopping with her. mwahahaha. And we'll get some clothes and maybe another videogame for Munchkin. We are not bringing Small Fry out again until next summer. Hopefully by then we can pay off the credit card we put her trip on this year. Gah.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Yep, that describes me.

I don't know why -- I slept 9 hours last night. And had a 1-hour nap with hubby this afternoon. But it's time to work and I'm dragging. *sigh*

We did have a crazy day. It was Munchkin's teacher's birthday Saturday and, as she was gone Friday and I'm head room mom (GAH), I took care of getting flowers and a treat for the class today. I had help, one of the other room moms. She's pretty great. She took a posterboard to the class on Friday and had them make the teacher a card. Very cool. So, we had to go to two stores, and then home to put the flowers in a vase, and then to the school. Then home, then hubby's work so we could talk to HR, then two different Chinese food places to try and find him BBQ pork (it's his chocolate -- 'nuff said), and the grocery for milk, then home where I frantically searched for the account number to our savings account through his work. After an hour, I found it. We need to withdraw some of the money to register the car, but found out we can't take it all out. It's actually two accounts; one tagged is for Christmas, which has more money in it, but we can't touch it for 3 more weeks, at which time they send us a check for the entire amount. The other one is the actual savings account. We've taken it all out to help pay the car registration. Wooo. Owell. In three weeks, I can start Christmas shopping with cash in hand. *THAT* is awesome.

Then I snuggled hubby for a while. The pork just helped him snap out of the funk he's been in since last Thursday. I've been trying to get it for him since Friday, but no dice. Owell. Fell asleep, got up and picked up Munchkin from the bus stop, played WoW for an hour or two ... read with her, did homework while I was playing. Then hubby got up and kicked me off the computer (sniff) so he could play, and Munchkin and I put away laundry while I started washing some more.

All in all, a fairly busy day, so I do know why I'm tired now, but have 4 hours of work to do. I'd best get to it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday and Saturday

Not my best days. Between emotional eating and crappy things going on with our friends (including an early miscarriage by the couple we game with), I ended up buying the ice cream and eating a lot of it today. BUT our other good friends had a baby Wednesday, and I just found out tonight. So excited!!! They had a miscarriage last December and she never had a period after that. lol. Mom and baby are doing well, she seems in good spirits. I'll probably make cookies or something tomorrow and take them over and see them. hehehe.

ANYWAY. I didn't work out due to the foot, but I am going to on Monday. And I will be better tomorrow. I have to.

Saturday Suckfest

Yeah, that's how I feel about editing some of this crap today. I only edit on Saturdays, and I'm usually okay with that, but seriously, I couldn't sleep last night, I'm tired, and the MTs are making stupid mistakes. *some* of them are fine, but we have one person making the same mistake in every freaking report. I've left them notes for the past 3 weekends, I've told my supervisor, and I just now ended up emailing the entire team about it, because it is a HIPAA violation. We obviously don't want the fines. I'm fixing it, but puhlease figure this out!!

I'm impatient apparently. That translates to more than just work, where sometimes I wish I could leave notes saying, "quit now. you are too stoopid to do this job." BUT I NEVER WOULD SAY THAT, and I get all giddy when they send through clean reports. I get happy for them. So yeah. I guess I'll snag a jolly rancher and grind out my frustrations on my teeth instead of telling people to take a hike ...

Friday, September 21, 2007

I didn't hurt myself today. Yet.

But the day is not over. Oy.

Hubby told me to take it easy and not work out. I realized he was right. I did run an errand this afternoon to the healthfood store, but when I considered going to Wal-Mart afterward, my foot said no. So I came home instead. I made dinner and granola (yummo, thanks for the recipe mom!) and had a nap on the couch with my foot propped up for two hours.

Looking at it tonight, I may get to keep the nail afterall. Bad owie though. Not going to get graphic. (say Thank you Stewie!).

Munchkin hiked to Timp Cave with her 3rd grade class yesterday. Today she says her hips hurt from the hike. I bet they do. She had fun, though, and ran into a stalagmite (is that right? the one hanging down from the top of the cave) so she keeps telling people it attacked her.

She's not related to me at all. Clumsy indeed. Hubby changed the dishwasher, and I steered clear of the glasses and said they were evil. He said they weren't, that I was just playing with them too much. I said they were too evil, and jumped right off the counter and attacked me. Seriously, Munchkin is definitely MY KID.

Got in trouble at work today. Not going to get into it, but man, I can't wait for spring to come so we can put this place up for sale. Hope it sells fast so I can cut to part time work and/or change jobs.

AND, I asked my BIL (hubby's bro) to help me get hubby's b-day present, and he freaked. Hubby needs a new videocard which I was planning to buy, and I guess BIL has plans in the works. *sigh* I'm s'posed to be off work now and get on the other comp, and he's supposed to be home from work so we can talk about it, but I've been really distracted. Between my friend L at work and I having interesting conversations about very personal things, and DisGrace emailing me about probably getting a job with MQ (rival company; mamabear works there), I haven't been nearly as productive as I needed to be tonight. Owell.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Man, I'm still a clutz.

Sunday, we went to hubby's parents' house and I helped cook. I also gave myself two steam burns on my right hand.

Yesterday, pulling the chicken pot pie out of the oven, I discovered my oven mitts had a hole in them. I burned myself again. On my right hand.

Today, I was changing the dishwasher. I picked up a cup that had been inside one of our heavy-bottomed blue glasses, and the glass was sort of ... stuck to the cup, but I didn't have a grip on it. Well, it fell off the cup and landed ON MY BIG TOE on my right foot. I was relieved the glass didn't break. Until the pain set in and I looked down and my nailbed was bleeding profusely. Ow.

I didn't swear. Not once. Any of the times I hurt myself. Go me.
Food diary, 20 Sep 2007

Breakfast: Carnation IB w/ caffeine packet; OJ
Snack: Pretzels; one stick of cheese
Lunch: LC french bread pizza; jolly rancher
Snack: LC roasted potatoes and cheese (not my favorite)
Dinner: Pork chop, ramen, and green beans
Snack: Choc chip cookies with milk; OJ

(In my defense, I did drop a heavy-bottomed glass on my toe while changing the dishwasher and making dinner. IT HURTS and is quite swollen and bruised. I wanted ice cream, but we don't have any, so I ate 3 cookies instead. *sigh* not sure I'll be able to work out tomorrow, but that's life)

I did the 1-mile walk again. Two days and I feel different. It can be a cheesy DVD, but at least I am MOVING again. Going to finish out the week with that and then add some other stuff, harder videos, next week. I know I don't look different and my clothes are still too tight, but I feel more confident. Sexier. Happier. Confident enough to walk around the house naked this morning (after I took the kid to school! hush!), which sure got hubby's attention. And I love being able to put a little sticker on my calendar that means "I worked out today!" Hubby even noticed *yesterday* I was happier and feeling better, so he worked out before he came home this morning (his sister has a stair climbing machine, so he went there).

And I found this article on Yahoo. Good tips. Mental note: Get more FRUIT!

----->The summer's over, and with it, any need to show up in public in a bathing suit. But before you layer on the sweaters -- and the pounds they can hide -- check out this advice from Daphne Oz (yes, the daughter of Dr. Oz, RealAge medical advisor and Oprah health expert), who's just followed her first book, The Dorm Room Diet, with a down-to-earth sequel: The Dorm Room Diet Planner. After years of adolescent struggles with as much as 30 extra pounds, Daphne started to lose weight in high school -- and went to college determined: She not only avoided the loathed freshman 15 but lost 10 pounds. Talk about A+ work! Here are her top stay-slim tips, no matter what your age:

Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily, including one glass before every meal.

Avoid emotional eating. The next time you reach for that cookie, ask yourself whether you're being prompted by stress, hurt, depression, boredom, or even joy. The purpose of eating is to fuel your body, not temper your feelings.

Always have breakfast. It gives energy to your body and brain, and keeps you from going into starvation mode and binge-eating later.

Schedule time to eat. Plan on three meals and two fruit or veggie snacks every day. Look at your schedule for the day and block out windows of time to eat; "not enough time" is not an excuse.

Count to your age before you "cheat." Anytime you find you are about to eat something that's not healthy, count to your age. If you still want a bit after your countdown, feel free; you've made a conscious decision to indulge.

Ditch the defeatist attitude. Everyone falls off the bandwagon sometimes. The important thing is to get back on. So when you succumb to that late-night bowl of ice cream, don't think, "Well, I've already been bad, so I might as well finish the rest of the carton." Instead, enjoy the occasional indulgence and resume your resolve.

Get off the couch. A daily exercise routine would be ideal. But even walking up a few flights of stairs for a face-to-face conversation is better than instant-messaging.

Avoid processed snacks. Always try to have a piece of fruit rather than processed snack foods, especially late at night. If fruit alone doesn't cut it, try adding some peanut butter. If you need a sugar fix, nuke a handful of dark chocolate chips in the microwave for a few seconds and dip your fruit into that.

Sounds simple. It is. And Daphne's proof that it works.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I changed my mind

If the phone rings, I want it to be one of the other room moms, deciding she wants to be HEAD room mom, abdicating me of any and all responsibility. HA!


My mom told me my dad isn't eating when she's out of town and not there to remind him. The fridge full of food she bought him before she left was rotten when she got home, and the day she came back from her business trip, he'd eaten exactly two granola bars. The man has hypoglycemic issues and has had them as long as I can remember, so he knows he needs to eat. He's never been great shakes at taking care of himself, but he would usually eat more than that. He decided on his own he's getting fat and needs to diet, but starvation isn't how to do it. He has dementia but since he's only 63 (his brain age is 20 years more than that though), he and all his buddies figure he should be able to care for himself.

Seriously, when I get reports on patients who aren't eating and they have food in the house, the next step is to admit them to a nursing home. He can't be alone. She travels all the time. I don't know how on earth she's supposed to do her job, which requires a lot of travel, and he gets disoriented when they travel a lot and he obviously can't stay home alone anymore.

Hope their plan for her to live here in their new house and still work in Oregon via telecommuting and traveling up there one week a month works out. Then my sister can make him eat. hahaha!
Food diary, 19 Sep 2007

Breakfast: Nestle Instant Breakfast, 8 oz OJ
Snack: One cheese stick, 5 pretzels, 15 goldfish
Lunch: LC veggie eggroll and rice (which was GOOD), cookie
Snack: pretzels, goldfish, 1/2 pb sammy on ww
Dinner: Homemade chicken pot pie (chicken, black beans, mixed veggies, onion, with a yummy crust -- i realize not exactly health food, but it was good! and i didn't eat the whole thing, although I definitely ate too much)
Snack: Peach smoothie

Eating smaller meals seemed to help me stay awake at work without the need for caffeine ... hm ... As soon as I ate dinner, I was tired. Gah.

I EXERCISED THIS MORNING! (copied the below from my entry on the losing it club's blog today)

----->After making (and eating) various types of pies and cookies and learning to make pie crust and other yummy but FATTENING things and eating way too much of all of it (hello, a deep dish peach pie made with fresh peaches was not meant for one person, but I still ate most of it over the course of a few days!), and having not exercised in a zillion years, I am so flipping frustrated with myself. I've been hovering between 242 and 245, so at least I'm not back up to 253 (gack). So I got up this morning, took kidlet to school, and came home and EXERCISED. Granted, it was only the cheesy 1-mile walk with Leslie Sansone, but I did it, start to finish. Hubby was playing WoW behind me, and he said at the end, "I'm so proud of you." What a sweetie.

Of course, his muttering the other day about how we both need to lose weight after we both said something about (ourselves, not the other person) needing fatter clothes but not wanting to buy bigger sizes helped me get moving at least. And he's started doing pushups again. So that's good.

Anyway. I'm working on the eating better thing, too. It'd be easier if chocolate tasted like brussel sprouts ...

And even if I do end up preggers at some point (which at this point is looking iffy -- gotta go see the docs/midwife in a few months if I'm not), I need to live NOW and be healthier NOW so I can take care of myself and the baby if/when he/she arrives. Y'know? Derf. Sometimes I'm stoopid.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Food diary, 09/18/2007

Breakfast: two eggs and 2/3 c cheesy hashbrowns, water
Snack: 100 grand bar, jolly ranchers
Lunch: LC burgundy beef (which was gross), milk, and choc chip cookies
Snack: pretezels; LC lasagne (leftover from sunday night at the in-laws, which was good); COKE (sooooooo sleepy, need caffeine!)
Dinner: Meatloaf, potatoes, lima beans (full!)
Snack: Cookies. GRRRRR.

Indiscretions lately have included most of a peach pie I made with fresh peaches last week, half of a watermelon this week, the cookies (oh boy I love cookies), and way too much of the meatloaf tonight.

Apparently I have to track my food intake again or I will not be responsible and will eat junk all dang day. grr. It was one of the things I did last year that made me successful in my goals. Thus I am recording everything that goes in my mouth with the hopes that I will embarrass myself or decide I need to be more responsible or something. *sigh*
1-The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? Ed McMahon -- I dig that answer.

2-When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Depends on how close the corral is.

3-In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? Depends on who I'm with. Sometimes, I'll just sit silently, but other times, I jabber on and on ...

4-Do you take compliments well? Try to.

5-Do you play Sudoku? I have. I like it.

6-If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? Probably.

7-Do you like nipple rings? Not so much.

8-Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Clear Creek, which the 5th grade at Munchkin's school does. Dunno if we'll be here in two years for her to do so, but I remember having some fun.

9-What was your favorite game as a kid? ... no idea. I hated playing games because my brothers would beat me if I won, which was highly unlikely since one of my sisters cheated at everything.

10-Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? I did. But realized my beliefs are too important.

11-Do you like to pursue or be pursued? Hubby and I play this game ... ahem.

12-Do any songs make you cry? Hymns, usually. Some song by Rascal Flatts. And our wedding CD.

13-Are you continuing your education? Not right now, although I'm considering asking my college band director for a loaner oboe to see if I can play!

14-Do you know how to shoot a gun? Yup. My first apartment (which was in a seedy spot in town) got broken into. Twice. Within a week. I was broke, don't know what they'd thought they'd find. Went shooting with my neighbor, plugged away the center of the target, and posted it in my front window. I also got two dogs. I never got broken into again. Then, years later, I went shooting with my bro at a shooting range. The owner saw me blow the head off the silhouette and asked me to teach the women's gun handling course. The irony? I've probably only gone shooting 5 or 6 times in my life.

15-If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grab? kid(s), purse, keys, flash drive.

16-Do you think more about the past, present or future? mostly present. still think about having more babies though.

17-Favorite children's book? Don't have one at this moment.

18-What color are your eyes? blue.

19-How tall are you? 5-5

20-Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? ... not to my recollection.

21-Where was the furthest place you traveled today? the post office? Noooo ... we went to Springville for the Stouffer's outlet store.

22-Do you like mustard? Yep. Like dijon.

23-Do you look like your mom or dad? Yes.

24-How long does it take you in the shower? 15-20 minutes, unless I'm not alone.

25-Can you do splits? Could as a teenager.

26-What movie do you want to see right now? Bourne. Balls of Fury. Star Dust. Rush Hour 3. HP5. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (broke = movie deprived).

27-What did you do for New Year's? Oh my heck, I can't believe I did this ... New Year's Eve I was with hubby, but New Year's Day we went to his friends' house and played the WoW board game (and that was back when I really hated the game and resented every minute he played it!). I wasn't impressed with the board game, don't recommend it.

28-Do you think The Grudge was scary? Didn't see it

29-Do you own a camera phone? Yep.

30-Was your mom a cheerleader? No

31-What's the last letter of your middle name? E or H or S, depending on which name we're talking

32-How many hours of sleep do you get a night? 6-8, but I nap frequently

33-Do you like care bears? I have one ...

34-What do you buy at the movies? Sometimes popcorn and a drink, sometimes candy, sometimes nothing, except usually something for the kids.

35-Do you know how to play poker? Used to. Haven't for a long time.

36-Do you wear your seatbelt? Yep.

37-What do you wear to sleep? Underwear. Usually.

38-Is your tongue pierced? No.

39-Do you like Liver and Onion? No.

40-Are you in love? Yep, I have a fabu hubby and things are going really well right now ... love him more all the time.

41-Do you like funny or serious people better? Depends. Are they really funny, do they think they're funny, are they only funny because they are cruel? I like having fun with people, and sometimes serious people are way more fun because they are not MEAN.

42-Ever been to L.A.? Yep. Saw Phantom there.

43-Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? I don't download.

44-What do you and your parents fight about the most? We don't. They give me money, I eat their peaches, we're all happy. (just kidding. We really don't fight, but that's because my dad doesn't see much of me -- if we spend much time together, he doesn't treat me very well, so I don't try and spend a whole lot of time with him. Mom is one of my bestest friends though).

45-Are you a gullible person? Maybe.

46-Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? Well ... I didn't have a SO for a long time, and I was happy before, so I bet *if* something happened to hubby (heaven forbid), I'd figure out a way to be happy single again, because I doubt I'd ever want to remarry.

47-If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? President of the United States. HA! Um, something that pays a lot of money and I don't piss people off and I can still be honest and LDS. lol.

48-Are you easy to get along with? Depends on who you ask.

49-What is your favorite time of day? Depends, but either when I'm alone with hubby or when we're kicking back with Munchkin, and I'm *not* stressed about work, OR if I'm having alone time and able to sleep or have a bubble bath or something.

50-Would you rather sleep alone or with someone? With hubby. We sleep better apparently.

51-Would you give up the one you love/care for the most to become immortal? Uh, no.

52-What animal are you most like? a cat

53-What kind of tea do you like the most? Herbal lemon for sore throats.

54-Do you laugh at peoples' stupidity? Sometimes.

55-Do you feel guilty for doing so after you're done laughing? Yep.


The panda cub (scroll down).

I muttered something to hubby the other day about needing winter clothes to fit this body and not wanting to buy clothes in a bigger size, and as he struggled with his own zipper, he muttered something about the fact that we both need to do something about our weight.

So I made cookies last night. Helpful.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Checks and banking woes

I hate when I'm stupid.

Seriously. I'm a genius about some things, but sometimes I am not very bright.

When Small Fry came to visit, the girls were not getting along. So I moved my office into the corner in the master bedroom and gave the office to Small Fry. During the move, I remember picking up my box of checks and thinking, "don't wanna leave those in here." Didn't think further than that. I think I used another book of checks out of it, but I don't know where the box went and haven't given a second thought to it since. So last week, I wrote the last check in the checkbook and went to find checks. Not in the office. Not in my "bill-paying folder." Not in any of the boxes (I've gone through them several times, just haven't unpacked them yet -- another derf! moment).

So I finally remembered to call the bank tonight to order new ones (one of the things I love about WAMU: Free checks). The last check number I wrote? 2650. The next check number on their records for the next order of checkes? 2651. Gah. I'm seriously out of checks. I have been frantically looking for them since I got paid Friday so I can pay my tithing!!! Good thing I can pay all the bills online. RIGHT? I just don't usually. lol.

As far as banks and financial institutions go, I'm annoyed with my credit union. Not going to get into details, but they messed up my checking account at WAMU. GAH. Owell, mom to the rescue. Again.

Hubby's brother turned 32 yesterday. He's single, and while we were there to celebrate, Dad just kept saying things like, "I hope you're married by this time next year." It was so funny. Because it wasn't us -- their theme with us is "have a baby." *sigh* Anyway. Hubby and this brother are pretty close and they play WoW and talk on Skype together. In order for hubby to be able to play, all the friends are trying to keep me happy, and when hubby's brother found out I was playing, he realized we need another computer with enough memory to run it. So for hubby's birthday (which is in November), he's buying us a new computer ... next week. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I think we're moving my office back out into the living room when we get the new comp. Hubby isn't sleeping well with me typing in his ears during the day. Munchkin still needs to come in here and get me but can't if daddy is sleeping while I'm in here. The whole thing has just been a mess. Might have to do something else next time Small Fry visits since she will NOT let me work. We think we're getting a KVM switch so we can use work's flat screen for the new computer and just switch it out when I'm not working so the kids can play games, too, and hubby can have his flat screen back, which he's been loaning Munchkin for the old, slow, and stoopid computer since the desk we have for it is tiny. Just trying to figure out how to make it all work so he can play and I can still work. We'll see I guess.

Huh. Guess the recliner is going to live in the bedroom ... which isn't so bad.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

College girlfriends

Had food at Chili's with these awesome women. They are cousins to each other, and sat as my second and third chair oboe players for two years (until I dropped out -- then Em got to be first chair. Go Em!). I can't believe I didn't take pictures!. I have not seen these two ladies, my best college friends, since I was pregnant with Munchkin (and she's 8 years old!). Em came to my baby shower. Lindsay sold Mary Kay as one of my recruits for a while, but I quit selling it 5 years ago, and she'd quit long before that. They came to the wedding reception a year ago, but there wasn't really time to catch up.

Well. We only had an hour today, but we decided we had to get together again before another 8 or 10 years go by.

Lindsay got married when I was still in college and had her first baby then. When I was having Munchkin, she and her husband had moved to Wyoming (I think -- can't remember, but it was out of state) and her second baby was born the same day as Munchkin. She's had four kids total.

Em got married, too, and I met her husband a couple of times. She's had three kids! Her youngest is 16 months. They are both still amazingly gorgeous with fabulous figures, and don't look like they've had kids.

The subject of us having kids came up, but Lindsay remembered how hard it was for me to get pregnant the first time. I had two early miscarriages then, and then we quit trying and went on the pill for a long time. I got pregnant with Munchkin 6 weeks after I quit taking it. She said, "well, you needed [Munchkin]." Yeah. Munchkin saved me. Sometimes I forget what a blessing she is, and if I never do get and stay pregnant again, I still need to enjoy the gift she is.

The funny thing is, I wouldn't have been able to get in contact with either of these ladies if I hadn't ditched work one day to run an errand and I ran into Lindsay after I moved back to Utah 4-1/2 years ago. This is the first time we've done anything since then. I've missed them. They're still such great friends. They both knew my ex -- knew me before and during my engagement and were around when I left him. They were with me through a lot of garbage and a lot of heartache, and then we lost touch when I started cleaning up my life. Boy howdy, was Lindsay surprised when I told her I expected to be married in the temple last year. She didn't know I'd been through the temple or anything. She called last weekend to see if I wanted to be in a symphony with her -- but I haven't played since I dropped out of college, and I don't have an oboe, so I said no. She swears that Butch (the head of UVSC's music department, the guy who gave me the full ride scholarship) would give me an oboe to use, and I'm sure he would (he was amazingly sweet to me the whole time I was there, buying me things oboe players need that I couldn't afford, etc.), but I guess I'm a bit scared to see if I still have "it". I've gotten comfortable with not playing. Hubby didn't even know how big music was in my life when I was younger until we went to our family reunion last year and everyone was talking about it.

Ugh. Maybe I'll email her and see if she wants to find out if Butch would let me borrow one to see if I can even play anymore.

Seeing them and being with them made me realize I need to get back in better shape. Not that I was comparing myself to them -- they've always been thin and beautiful, and I'm beautiful, too, just different -- but that I need to take care of me for me. Lindsay's therapist told her that she needs to do stuff for her, and our therapist told both of us the same thing. So yeah. Dusting off the videos.

Done with work. Going to go do something besides sit at this computer and type or edit other people's work, wishing I could tell them "you are too stupid to do this job" but instead compose politely worded suggestions. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I'm being entertained by memes apparently.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line four, and write what it says. It's a tie -- there are two books close to me.

"monoclonal antibody-based latex agglutination (MAb-LA)". It's one of my word books.

"should baptize the Messiah with water." BOM.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?

A wall.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Hannah Montana. I think.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.

11:37. (it's actually 11:38 on the wall clock, 12:26 on the work one).

5. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?


6. When did you last step outside?

This morning.

7. What were you doing?

Taking kidlet to school and running errands.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

work email.

9. Did you dream last night?

Probably, but I don't remember my dreams from last night.

10. When did you last laugh?

This morning. Hubby was being a stinker about something and I went to pounce him but accidentally hit my knee into his thigh. We were both laughing right up until he was in pain.

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

A cork board, a clock, and our engagement photo set into a mat with a lovely poem.

12. Seen anything weird lately?

Ugh. I went to kill a spider in the garage and out exploded babies. EWWW. Dunno if that qualifies as weird, but it's definitely not normal for me.

13. What do you think of this Meme?

It's interesting enough to fill out. Or I could be avoiding work.

14. What is the last film you saw?

Hubby and I watched the second Bourne movie on DVD the other night, and I watched Because I Said So. I'm not 100% sure which one I saw last since it was over the weekend and I was tired.

15. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Gah. I'm lame -- pay tithing (if possible -- depends on how i got my millions, i guess), pay off my debt, buy a bigger house with land, give each of my sibs an equal amount of money, give my parents and hubby's parents some money (probably pay off his folks' house, if not mine too), and probably work on adopting some kids. And we might get a dog.

16. Tell me something about you that I don’t know?

Well ... Someone just called me last week to invite me to be first oboe in a symphony. Had to turn them down since I haven't played in 10 years.

17. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?

Pepsi would be good for you.

18. Comment to President Bush.

Bring the troops home. Bring jobs back to US soil. Keep American citizens' and residents' private information in America. Do something about healthcare. And yeah, I hope his successor changes some things.

19. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Not so much. Visiting, yes. Living, no.

20. What do you want to say to God when you get to heaven?

I just want to be worthy to get there. I don't know what I'd say.

My pets

I know. I'm retarded. Flip.

This little "netherwhelp" is only my pet because hubby had to buy a collector's edition of an expansion of WOW. Seriously, all these "pets" do is fly/run behind me and look cute. This is the first one I got and I probably like it the best.
This is my macaw. Hubby's friend's wife sent me this one.
Hubby's friend J sent me this one. So funny. I have to throw a snowball to make him show up. He also sent me a lot of snowballs, which apparently you can only get during the winter.

Now that I've proved just how much of a geek I've become, I fully expect none of you to ever read my blog again. hahahahahahaa Man this is slightly embarrassing to admit, but there is one pet I can't have that i want. It's even cuter than the netherwhelp. it's a panda cub. *sniff* THAT is cute.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


1. MY ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car):

Charlie Cruiser

2.MY GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie):

Chubby Hubby Snickerdoodle (or Chocolate Chip or Ginger Snap ... none of them are all that Gangsta either)

3. MY “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name):


4.MY DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal):

Green Kitten

5. MY SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born):

Lynne Provo (we'll go with that name -- one of the bennies of having lotsa names)

6. MY STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first):


7. MY SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink):

The Purple Pepsi

8. MY NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers):

George Carlton (or is it Carlton Theodore??)

9. MY WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ):

Duell Farr

10. MY TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... Who remembers their 5th grade teacher's name??? I remember she was a woman and she was nice and I liked her and loved her class, but I don't remember her name. I remember my 6th grade teacher's name because his niece was my friend (and he read my diary and made a smart aleck comment when I journaled about starting my period. hate him for reading my diary -- he never TOLD us he was going to read them or I wouldn't have talked about my period! JERK. Still hate him, and it's nearly 20 years later ...). Wait, was it Tank? Mrs. Tank? nooooooo ... that can't be it ...

11. MY SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).

Autumn Columbine

12. MY CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)

Strawberry Panties (I'm in my G's -- love working at home in my bedroom sometimes)

13. MY HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):

(Favorite TREE????? WTH??)

Pancake Aspen

14. MY YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”):

The Crochet Rain Tour


Yeah, I'm still a geek.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I am a geek apparently

Kaje told me so, so it must be true. And Brother Gregory agrees.

I'm such a geek, I've been trying to get a screen shot of my toon (see left) on here for 15 minutes, but yeah, had to crop the image. *sigh* That is my toon. Ain't I sexy?

My home teachers came over Sunday. Hubby was sleeping -- his shift kicks his butt a lot. So it was just Munchkin and me and the HTs. I've never met one of them, so we chatted for a bit about hobbies. Turns out, he plays WoW. So we started talking about characters and the game itself, and then Brother Gregory got all weird and called us geeks. Then he started asking us questions about WoW and stuff. It was funny.

So I'm doing some minor stuff to my character tonight, and hubby's buddy who lives in Texas pings me, asks how the game is going, etc. His wife HATES the game and hates that he plays games at all and generally makes life miserable for all of them. Much like I did before hubby got me to play. *sigh* This same friend told hubby not to marry me, actually, because I'm not a gamer. Well, when he found out I was playing, he was so flipping excited, wanting me to like the game and not quit and make hubby's life hell again, he started sending me all kinds of stuff on the game to help my character and stuff just for fun (like a little Santa's helper elf from Christmas who follows me around -- so cute!). He asked where I was with certain things and said he'd be sending me more stuff, and then told me they've sold their house and are moving up here in three weeks. Awesome! I can't wait to tell hubby!

Funnily enough, my friend J in Texas is also moving up here (well, to Logan). Next week. We had dinner last Friday (me and munchkin, and J, her hubby, and their munchkin -- my hubby was sleeping again) and had a lot of fun. Wingers ... mmm ... so getting the sticky fingers next time I go there. Can't wait to see her again. (man, I got a lot chubbier since the wedding! maybe i'm not having sticky fingers ...)

Munchkin being funny. She got ranch dressing on her hand and was royally grossed out by it. hahahaha! Man she's cute. :) Love that kid.

I am doing well, happy, content, working up a storm. That is all.

Monday, September 10, 2007

I am NOT pregnant

I thought it was bad when 5 or 10 people stuck their noses in my uterus a few weeks ago and asked if/when we were having more kids.

Thanks, when my body starts cooperating.

To make things even worser, Munchkin asked me if I was pregnant again yesterday.

Hubby's HT companion's wife asked me if I was pregnant a week ago Monday. She brought me cookies. They were good.

For those who are unaware (which is pretty much all of you), I've been nauseated, fatigued, emotional (boy howdy!), and have had incredibly sore and engorged boobs (like, my bras quit fitting) since two days after I ovulated 3 weeks ago. Until Friday night, when I started bleeding. Profusely. At dinner with J from Texas. I was late again. I held it together pretty well over the weekend, cried a little last night, hubby just held me, and everything was fine. I'm not so nauseated, my boobs aren't as sore, and they are back to normal. I'm not as tired either (see the java entry! lol)

So then today, my little brother announced his wife is pregnant with #2 (Japanese niecey-poo just turned one). I am ECSTATIC, right? Just thrilled as can be for them, love them, love their baby, I'm doing just fine, right?

Until my sister, mamabear, called today. I'm sure she has good intentions. I'm sure she was calling to check on me. But suddenly, the longer she talked about me not being pregnant and her baby and little brother's family, the less okay I got. I had a breakdown after I hung up on her. I called DisGrace, emailed her, emailed my mom, just frustrated and upset. And when hubby got up, I made him hold me for a while. That made me feel better.

Then I got a note from my boss declining my PTO from last week when Munchkin barfed everywhere for a couple days and hubby and I were sick in other ways (and really glad we have two bathrooms). *sigh*

Today has not been a very good day.

If we're not expecting by the time we list the house in March, I will be going in to my midwife for tests. We will be listing the house on 3/1, so if anyone wants it (hint hint) for a bit less than the listing price (since if I have to list it, I'll probably call an agent), they should let me know before that. hehehehe!

Friday, September 7, 2007

java java java java java java java java java java java

Okay, I haven't had coffee in 10 years or so, but uh, after my cramps tonight lessened, I am suddenly so flipping hyper it feels like I had a double mocha latte with an extra shot of espresso. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Time to try and get some work done. Fly fingers, FLY!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Nothing wakes a parent up like the sound of ...

Puke splatting.

Okay, so that's a bit vivid. But that's how I spent last night: Taking care of a sick kid. Then after hubby got home, he went to the store and bought ginger ale and white bread (for toast) and saltines, and sent me to bed for a couple hours of uninterrupted sleep. He took good care of her, folded laundry, and gave her a blessing, and I didn't even have to suggest it. When I got up, he went to bed and I took care of her and cleaned up the mess she'd made in the middle of the night (we'd taken care of part of it, but I was really nauseated myself, so I couldn't handle doing a good job then). She's feeling much better now and is resting comfortably, but hubby is queasy. He went to work anyway.

I know exactly where she got it: Dizzy, the nearly 2-yo, had it Sunday when we went over for dinner and then Munchkin slept over. Ra, Dizzy's nearly 12-yo sister, had it last night, too. I'm hoping they're all better.

I just wonder where Dizzy got it.

Monday, September 3, 2007

My "Saturday"

Monday is my official day off. I played WoW for a few hours today (and one of hubby's friends came to my rescue to help me finish a quest -- he's such a dork most of the time, but he actually *helped* today, I can't think he's a total loser anymore) while hubby was sleeping and kiddo was at her cousin's (my sister watched her last night so hubby and I could have some alone time -- we haven't had any since our second honeymoon in May). I didn't read any blogs until just now -- so proud of CC and the Boy, laughing because of the coincidence of Bobbie's fruit woes, glad kip was able to stay at church, etc. anyway. Around noon, I picked up kiddo, went to the grocery store, came home and put stuff away, and she played neopets while I played WoW some more. Then I cleaned the kitchen (like, I washed ALL the pots and pans and did the dishwasher twice and stuff!) and made dinner. We ate, I had a nap, and then I cuddled Munchkin until bedtime. I usually end up working some on Monday nights after kiddo goes to bed and hubby goes to work, but not tonight. WHY? Because for some reason, I decided picking peaches at my mom's/sister's house yesterday would be fun. And picked four grocery sacks full of them. And then forgot about them after I brought them in the house this morning so I could go get Munchkin from sister's. So after we put kiddo to bed, I made chocolate chip cookie dough and made it into little balls to freeze (that way I only bake a few at a time and we don't eat an entire batch in two days). I took it to the freezer in the garage and smelled the peaches and thought, "oh crap." I was about to start working but realized I needed to do *something* with the peaches instead.

I made 14 cups of peach freezer jam. I sliced about more 5 pounds of peaches and froze them. And I ate two or three peaches while doing so. We have one full bag left, which I'll be taking to my in-laws' tomorrow. And we have about 14-15 peaches left, which are just too green to do anything with yet. And somehow in the process, I got jam in my hair. Yeah, I'm a wreck.

Anyway. Three hours later, I'm ready for bed. Not working tonight, which means I have to grind the rest of the week out. Owell.

Speaking of mom's/sister's house, hubby saw it for the first time yesterday. Originally, we'd put our house up for sale and mom asked us to move in hers (they still live in Oregon and just bought their retirement home here). It didn't sell, the summer got crazy, and we decided not to sell. So my sister and her husband decided they could move in while they remodel parts of their house, which is a GOOD idea (they have some rotting floor boards to deal with in the kitchen and bath). So they're doing that. I'm not sure we'll ever live in mom's house, but we are putting the house back on the market in the spring. We'll then look for a duplex closer to his work and UVSC so he can get back to school. Hopefully it sells fast. Gah.

OOooooooooo, and my friend/co-worker Jen is coming from Texas this week. We're doing lunch Friday. YAY!!!

In other (sad) news, my dad told us today that my gramma (dad's mom) has stopped eating and drinking. Her 84th birthday was Saturday and I guess she nearly died that night. I don't agree with all the healthcare choices my aunts and uncles make for her; rehydrate her, bring her back, so she can get dehydrated again when she won't eat/drink, and go through the process over and over. *sigh* I don't think it'll be much longer before she passes, but Gramps died almost 4 years ago, and she's been very lonely since then. When she does go, I'll only have one grandparent left, and he lives on the other side of the country and is battling cancer and other things, so I don't know how much longer he'll be here either. *sniff* It makes me sadder to lose him than gramma though ... anyway.

Now I'm really going to bed. Hopefully I'll get up on time and get cranking on work. Wooo.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

AF High, class of 1994

I swiped this from Bobbie. Turns out she graduated from my rival high school ... hahahaha

1. Who was your best friend?
Sadly, my best friends from junior high got all weird my sophomore year, and I didn't really develop a "best friend" after that until *after* graduation. That'd be Jen. I had close, good friends (Renee, Nayn, Janet), but no "best" friend.
2. What sports did you play?
Uh ... Tonsil hockey? Gah.
3. What kind of car did you drive?
Until it got destroyed, I drove Gus, an old, yellow Toyota Corolla. Then I didn't have a car. Then my mom bought a car for my brother and me to share, but he got married and then his wife totalled it, so whatever. At graduation, I think I was driving a 1988 Ford Taurus.
4. On a Friday night what where you doing?
Kicking back with the fam or on a date.
5. Were you a party animal?
Not until college/ex-husband ...
6. Were you considered a flirt?
Yes. My brother's friends dubbed me one of the "Temptress Manipulators" because I flirted so much.
7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Yes, yes, yes.
8. Were you a nerd?
Yeah, probably.
9. Did you get suspended/expelled?
10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Never could. I was in band and we'd play it, but I can't even do that.
11. Who was your favorite teacher?
Lois Johnson, choir director. She's in the MoTab choir again now. Yay Lois! Her or Mrs. Woolsey, English. Neat gal. Or the Ancient History teach. She was pretty cool, too. Ms. Jaussi? I think is how you spell it.
12. Where did you sit during lunch?
Well ... senior year, I was at my boyfriend's house a lot ...
13. Name the school full name?
American Fork High School
14. School mascot?
15. School Colors?
Red & White
16. Rival high school?
Pleasant Grove, but I agree with Bobbie: It didn’t make much sense to me since they were in a different division than us... but it’s been going on since my [older sibs]went to AF so ...
17. Did you go to Prom?
No. My boyfriend broke up with me right before. *sniff*
18. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Hell no.
19. What do you remember most about graduation?
Running back and forth between the band and the choir. Pretending to cry and flicking a tear at the choir, which made them laugh.
20. Where did you go senior SLUFF day?
Hello, senior SLUFF day? Like I was going to spend it with SCHOOL people.
21. Favorite memory?
Wow ... I don't know that I have any. I mean, you either love high school or you hate it, right? I spent more time out of class than in it by my senior year, and still graduated with a 3.8 GPA.

WAIT! When we went on choir tour to Cali and sang outside the San Diego temple and toured the inside before it was dedicated. Loved singing with that choir.
22. Were you in any clubs?
Technically, yes. Acadec and some other stuff for smrt people. But I rarely went (except to Acadec tournaments).
23. Where did you go most often for lunch?
Lunch room or Little Caesar's for garlic bread.
24. Have you gained some weight since then?
*SOB* Yes.
26. Are you planning on going to your 10-year reunion?
It was 3 years ago and I didn't go.
27. Who was your home room teacher?
No idea.
28. Who will re post this after you?
I have no idea.
29. Who was your high school sweetheart?
*sigh* Mike. The dork.
30. Do you still talk to people from high school?
I do still touch base with Jen and Stephanie every year or two. My brother married one of my good friends, so we see/talk to each other frequently, and anyone I haven't kept in contact with, she knows what they're up to.
31. Did you win prom queen or king?
uh ... no.
32. Where did you work at in high school?
I wasn't allowed to have a job. My parents wanted me to focus on school work. HA. I was focused, all right, focused on certain butts ...


Another SURVEY!!!!

*Name one person who made you smile today? Hubby. I saw the roses on the counter and just smiled again, falling in love all over.
*What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? I think I was on the phone with my brother. He called to say my aunt called him last night to tell him about a birthday party for my gramma today (hey, folks, we're not stupid, and we know you have to reserve those rooms at the care center in advance, especially for a party the size you hope to have, d'you think we could get a little more than 16 hours' notice? Heck no ... I'm working today so I'm not going).
*What is something that happened to you in 1994? I graduated from high school.
*What is the last thing you said aloud? "Stop yelling, you're going to wake up daddy. If you keep it up, you'll probably get a spanking when you DO wake him up." (note: he doesn't spank her. I do. one swat on the behind. lol)
*How many different things did you drink today? So far, orange juice, water, and pepsi. Planning on having a chocolate milk thing here in a minute, and will probably drink more cranberry juice today too ... and probably some apple cider vinegar.
*What color is your hairbrush? Black and aqua.
*What was the last thing you bought? Groceries yesterday. Pepsi and meat on sale. Finishing the shopping tonight if I ever get done with work.
*What was the last gift you received for your birthday? ALIAS DVDS! hubby loves me.
*What color is your front door? Tan outside, white inside.
*Where do you keep your change? We keep some in the car, but most of it is in the money jar. or Munchkin's piggybank ...
*What was the weather like today? Sunny and probably warm -- I haven't been outside. I've been sleeping and working all day.
*What is the best ice cream flavor? Chubby Hubby.
*What is something you are excited about? Dinner tomorrow with DisGrace
*When was the last rainbow you saw? About two weeks ago, driving to Orem with Munchkin and hubby. It was a double. So pretty.
*What size shoe do you wear? 10
*Do you have a little sister? No ... but I have two sisters-in-law now who are younger than me. (Mental note: I need to find something to do with Marie ...)
*Are you very random? Flibbertygibbet.
*Do you want to cut your hair? Yes, but I'm letting it grow some more. The last person who did it messed it up, and it needs to get longer before I can call the gal who used to cut it and beg a cut.
*Do you have some bad habits? Probably.
*Do you talk a lot? Depends on how wired I am.
*Do you watch The O.C.? No.
*Does your screen name have an "x" in it? No. None of them do.
*Do you know any Stevens? ... the first counselor in the bishopric is a Steve, I think ...
*Do you make up your own words? Maybe ...
*Are you ticklish? Not anymore. I have three brothers, two older and one younger, and they used to tickle me mercilously. Then, my ex-husband tickled me one day until I had an asthma attack. I quit being ticklish after that.
*Are you typically a jealous person? Depending ... But yes, probably.
*Do you have plans for today? I'm working.
*Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "J": Jen!
*Who's the 1st person on your received calls list? DisGrace.
*What did the last text message you received say? I'm not sure and hubby left my phone in the car.
*Do you have curly hair? It is wavy.
*What is the next concert you're going to? I'm not.
*Who is the worst person in your life? Worst? like most poisonous? I don't even know anymore. I've sort of cut most of them away ... The evil ex probably, but I haven't had much contact with her since we shipped Small Fry back.
*How many times have you cussed today? None. Unless you count the little conversation I had with CC in the middle of the night about single LDS boys being bad words.
*What do you say the most? "No."
*What is the last thing you ate? A chicken panini (Stouffer's) and then a starlight mint.
*Do you have work tomorrow? YAY! No!
*Is marriage in your future? Well, I got married to a great guy a year ago ... and we've been through a whole heck of a lot together (trial by fire, apparently) and stuck through all of it, so I'd assume we'll still be married in the future.
*When was the last time you said "I love you"? this morning before hubby went to bed. or sometime during the day when getting after Munchkin for being a kid.
*What should you be doing now? WORKING.
*Do you have a nickname? Stew, Stewbert, Stewie are the ones I hear the most often these days.
*Are you a heavy sleeper? NO, and it drives hubby batty.
*When was the last time you used a skateboard? I've never ridden one. While I was waiting for the school bus yesterday, I was watching this kid with a split deck yesterday ride around the neighborhood -- looks like fun, I almost asked if I could give it a go.
*What is the best movie you've seen in the past three weeks? ... Sadly, probably TMNT. We haven't been watching a whole lot of movies lately due to money issues. I know we rented another one, but I can't remember what it was.