Monday, October 27, 2008

Naughty, naughty...

Yes, yes. I know. It's been a while since I have updated. I have good news though! I am excited about just about every facet of my life right now. New things are on the horizon and I can not wait!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The winter blues...

So here it is, the middle of October, and guess what we Utahns have already experienced? The first snow! That's right! Saturday, October 11, 2008, the world decided that our hold on nice weather should be temporarily discarded. Granted, it is getting warmer again, but... Snow? Really? What about Autumn?

Anyway, the change in weather and my poor immune system decided to attack me all at once and now I am sick. No fun! Ah well, just plow through my days until I can drink soup and watch movies all weekend. That sounds fun!

In other news, I got my costume for All Hallow's Eve. ;) I be a pirate, matey! ARRR! Generic, I know, but the costume is cute. Ron and I are going to Alex's for a costume party on Halloween night. I've always stayed for trick-or-treaters, so this will be my first actual Halloween party! Woo! It'll be like any other of his bi-weekly parties, I'm sure, only more full of witches and wizards and goblins and ghouls!!!

...I love the holidays.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ah, the weekend!

I feel utterly and completely spoiled.

Great week at work.

Manicure.

Pedicure.

AND I'm going to get my hair done with Kandice tomorrow!

...I'm such a girly girl...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Exhaustion

Have you ever felt that fun little fog invading your mind?

Sure, you're a bit tired. You didn't get quite as much sleep last night as you should have. You worked out extra hard. You had a very long day at work.

Not that.

Have you ever been just completely emotionally drained? Your brain feels like it just wants to shut down for eighteen or so hours. Your mind guards against the thoughts that batter at you over and over again. You feel as if you will collapse any minute.

Not physical fatigue.

It's not fun.

I thought a lot about Mom this evening. I miss her so incredibly so. It's hard to imagine never seeing her again. It's hard to accept that I will go through the rest of my life without ever again hearing her laugh. She had such an infectious one. She could make my day with a smile and a laugh.

Keep watching over me, my guardian angel. I love you more than even I fully comprehend. I will think about you, listen to your advice and live the way you taught me to live every day that I am here missing you. You always were, and always will be, the light of my life. I will make you proud.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Overindulging

Overindulge :
o·ver·in·dulge (ō'vər-ĭn-dŭlj')
To indulge excessively.

And I couldn't be happier.

It all started with a long night of too much sleep which I sorely needed. After taking a friend home who had stayed overnight, I decided that it was time to take a little time for myself.

I started with a coffee from my favorite haunt, Beans and Brews, and took a drive up to Big Cottonwood Canyon. I spent an hour sitting on the hood of my car in a little place off the beaten path about halfway up the canyon. I had one of my mixed CD's playing, and wrote in my journal for most of the time, then I just laid back with my eyes closed and soaked up some good ol' vitamin D.

When I finally packed up to leave the canyon, it was already about four o'clock. I figured I would go grab a little bit to eat, but as I was passing Sugarhouse Park on my way back in, I decided I hadn't had my fill of the chilly Autumn air. I found a picnic table right next to the little creek that runs through the park and read a new book that a new friend suggested to me. He was right, Eragon the book far surpasses Eragon the movie. I am enthralled and can not wait to finish this and the next two in the series.

Now? My husband is home from work, finally, and we are going to go out for a date. Dinner, a movie perhaps, maybe bowling, maybe mini-golf... Who knows? All I can say is...

It was a good Sunday.