Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sweets and Sours...

hi there friends! it has been awhile since i have done an edition of my sweets and sours!
* my friend who got tickets to the presidential inauguration... never got in! he said that out of the 240,000 people that had tickets, 5000 of them didn't get in! he was one of the 5000! poor guy! i guess they had to re-arrange space and realized they had misjudged the room. the great thing is that he still had a wonderful, life changing time!
* my house is such a mess! i am feeling a little overwhelmed as to how to get it where i want it! i am trying to do a 30-45 minute power clean a day. each day i am going to choose a different room... we'll see what happens!
* last weekend we were able to attend a missionary farewell for Maurice and Susan Thomas. Maurice was the Bishop of my singles ward many moons ago. we all were so close in that ward it was like a second family! for me, it was my family! we have even had several reunions since this Bishopric was released! there were about 20 of us that came for this special occasion! it proves to me of the astounding influence we have on one another! it has been 10 years since their release and look how many of us were there for them!
* kevin is back on track with his new shift. he is now working a 4am to 4pm shift and i love it! we go to bed at the same time and get up around the same time too! i actually feel like i am married! because i get to see my husband! wahoo! :)
* i finally took all of my Christmas decor and tree down... yesterday! i know! it was tempting to just put hearts all over the tree and call it good. ha!
* i am pretty excited! i ordered some new address labels for kevin and i! we ran out this Christmas, so for about half of the cards i sent i used some of mine and wrote kevin's name in! poor guy! i don't want him to think that he is an after thought!
* i had a really cool dream last night about an old friend of mine. he actually was my first love. anyway... i dreamt that he was going away (maybe on a trip.. you know how dreams get a little fuzzy in the details) and wanted to come and say goodbye. we are both married now, but we just wanted to sit and chat, reconnect and thank each other for the influence we each had on each others lives. it was a really great dream! this morning when i woke up i felt like we had talked! what a peaceful feeling!
* my friend jami came home from the hospital yesterday! she has been in salt lake hospitals since before Christmas! jami has been through so much in the last 1 1/2 years! i hope she is on the mend and doing better! i am hoping to go see her sometime next week!
* i have been reading a book about cleaning and organizing this week. i am hoping it will give me some great ideas for how to get my home back in order! so far, the tips have been super helpful. now... to apply!
* i have a really cool wedding date tracker on my facebook page! i have been married for 2482 days!!!! how cool huh? i am trying to figure out how to get something like that on my blog... :)
well, i better go shower and do a few chores today!

Friday, January 16, 2009

random thoughts...

hi there! i have so much rambling on in my head...
i thought i would share it with you!
* i am really enjoying my project 365. it has been fun to document my life like that!
* i played bunco this week and it was great! we weren't able to play last month, so it had been a really long time since we had all been together! i was the highest score! wahoo! that hasn't happened in a REALLY LONG TIME!!
* saturday was my little brother's birthday! he is 30! i can't believe it! my mom and i went down to visit with him and spent almost 4 hours there! it was so fun! i made a crossword puzzle and a word search puzzle! my mom and i each made a list "30 things i love about sam"! that was cool... a little emotional, but good! and i brought every picture i think i have of him! from baby to a few years ago! it was so fun!
* i have texting a good friend of mine lately. and it has been fun! random chats all day... make me laugh!
* kevin is back on days!!! no more noon to midnight! he is officially working 4am to 4pm! that is good, cuz that means we will be going to bed at the same time (ish) and getting up at the same time (ish). i love that! and we will be able to have dinner together and maybe watch a tv show or 2 together! normal... what would that be like!? :)
* work is good, but we are going to be working graves friday and saturday night... the upside to that is that i have sunday and monday off!
* sunday is the missionary "farewell" for a very special couple! the bishop (and his wife) of my old singles ward is going on a mission to norway!! how cool is that! i am so excited for them! anyway... i will be attending their ward on sunday for that!
* my christmas stuff is still up! i am hoping to get it all taken down this weekend sometime! i will be sad to take the tree down. i really love my tree... but the rest ... ready to say "see ya next year! " hee hee!
* i just found out tonight that one of my favorite scrapbook magazines, simple scrapbooks, is not going to be published anymore past may! i am very bummed! i have enjoyed getting it over the years!
* a friend of mine just found out that he got tickets to the presidential inauguration! whether you support our new president or not, i think this is a pretty cool honor to attend!
* at work we are trying to raise money for a military family organization. we are going to have a "treasure trade" sort of yard sale thing in the break room tomorrow. i made 60 cards to sell. i put them in variety packs of 10 cards each! i hope they sell. it is a good cause!
* i had a pedicure today! i love getting "new toes"! it is such a good feeling!
* i know i have talked about facebook on here before... but i am having so much fun with it! not only am i finding friends from high school, but from my home ward too! it has been great to re-connect with all of these old friends!
* lots of new great shows are on again! some nights i have up to 3 shows! wow! too bad i can only record 2 at a time! hee hee! i am watching : biggest loser, bachelor, american idol and a new one called... the secret life of the american teenager.
have a good weekend! :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

my little brother...

is 30 years old today!!!!

wow... that makes me old!!!
time sure flies when you are having fun!
and we sure have had some fun!
love you sambob!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

project 365...

i am taking part in the project 365 in 2009!
this is going to be great! the idea/concept was created by becky higgins and you can learn more about it here.
i am modifying the project somewhat for my own needs. but here are the basics!
i will be taking one picture every day that represents something about that day or my life in general. i have created a new blog to help me document these snippets into my life! you can check that out here!
let me know if you decide to do this too!
i am so excited!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

happy new year! 2009!!

happy new year!
i hope that 2009 brings each of you happiness, health and laughter!
my motto this year is:
"Life is Divine... in 2009!"