Friday, October 31, 2008


This week has been insane at work. As I've been trying to play catch-up after missing 5 days for Grandma's funeral and then taking on new responsibilities, while trying to juggle my current responsibilities until the new hire starts next month, life has been crazy and I've been feeling very overwhelmed.

Well, today, I finally got redemption for it all. Keith and I were able to get tickets to see Wicked for our anniversary. Tickets went on pre-sale for my work, for one day only. I signed up to get a promotional code and when the sale started at 10am it was nothing but chaos. The website was anything but functioning. It was seriously overloaded and the phone lines were always busy. Not only that but by mid afternoon, word had gotten out that there were no more then single seats available except for a Sunday show. So not only was I a little stressed and frustrated, I didn't have much time at work to really be dealing with all of that. We had a nice catered luncheon for Halloween and I had a stack of work I was trying to whittle my way through. With it being month end there was extra tasks that needed to be done before I could leave for the day. So I had pretty much given up hope that we'd get tickets. Maybe we could try after work, or maybe we could try and get tickets when they go on sale for the general public in December. But I was done.

Then it happened. I got an email from Keith saying he was able to get us 2 tickets together. I was so excited!! That totally redeemed my horrible week and I am just so excited to go with Keith. I have seen Wicked only one other time, in Chicago on our honeymoon. I'm very excited that we will be seeing it to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.
Thanks Boo!

Friday, October 24, 2008

So Long but Not so far Away

Hi Friends,
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. My laptop was invaded by about 26 viruses. Luckily Keith has a friend at work who willingly rebuilt our computer, which we compensated him handsomely. But it was so much cheaper then buying a new one and it's faster and better so it's practically like a new computer.

Also, a little sad news, but my Grandma passed away. It was really hard and I've never quite experienced anything like that. My mom, who is an only child, was on vacation when she died and Holly and I basically stepped in and helped my Grandpa with everything. I'm really glad we were able to do that and I'm so grateful for my family. I won't go into all the details but it was nice to spend time with family and reflect on memories of Grandma that I had forgotten about. And the graveside service was beautiful.

So back to life and work, it was good to have time off but it's nice to be back to a routine.
TGIF... LOVE Fridays.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rainy Days and....Saturdays???

Today Keith has gone to the BYU game with his friends. It's a late start so he'll be gone till about 10pm tonight. It's cold. I ran errands this morning and got some new running shoes. But now I don't feel like doing anything, even though there's cleaning and laundry to do. It's dark outside. I turned the heater on in my house. When did winter get here? I'm bored....

Curse you Ty for leaving your red vines and Haugen Daus on a stick at my house. I guess I just found something to do.

Oouuch Part Two

This morning when I got to work my arm was really itchy. I pulled up my sleeve and my arm was an oval shape, bright red, swollen mass of yuck! It's got to be at least 3 inches in diameter. What?! Ouch! It itches sooooooo badly!! I took an Allegra-D and then ran to Rite Aid to get some Benadryl cream. The cream is really helping with the itching. But man, when is this going to go away? It's been over 24 hours now. I think I may be having an allergic reaction to this sting. I managed to survive the work day without passing out and my boss had 911 on speed dial just in case. But this is really miserable. How I blocked any memory of previous bee sting(s) out of my mind is beyond me. This is 10 times worse then a mosquito bite.

On a lighter, and stranger note, Keith and I were watching a movie tonight with a friend and halfway through the movie Keith gets a call from his dad telling us to get down to Dick's Market to help him buy some steaks. Um...okay.... I don't know if it's the narcotics talking from his recent hand surgery (had 3 bones and a ligament removed.... OUCH!), but he urgently persisted us to come and "bring as many friends as we can." Okay this is really weird. So we get in the car and drive over to Dick's. This is where things got beyond weird. The parking lot was chuck full and there were hordes of people going into and leaving the store. It was like the last day to shop before the store closes for a natural disaster. It was really so strange. We finally found a parking spot, pushed our way into the store and back to the meat counter only to discover Keith's dad was not there. He had already gone home. Apparently they were having "Midnight Madness" and huge sales. His dad wanted us to buy him some steaks because they were limited so many per person. Well when we got there we found out the steaks had been sold out for almost 30 minutes. But it had been less then 30 minutes since we'd received the call and left for the store. And the lines to check out went halfway down the store aisles; some even wrapped around past the bakery. There were so many people you couldn't get around at all. It was the strangest experience. Seriously, is the economy so bad that we are spending hours on a Friday night at the grocery for a few good deals? I mean people's shopping carts were overflowing. This one lady had like 12 bags of potatoes. Now is that really necessary?

Thursday, October 9, 2008


It was so nice outside today. Colette had a baby shower so I was on my own for lunch. Since I didn't bring a book to read I thought I'd just walk around and get some exercise. Well on my way back to work I felt this pinch on my arm, next to my elbow. There was a bee stuck in my arm! Hello! I flicked it off and then the pain really set in. I mean, I can't remember the last time I got stung by a bee. I felt so violated!!

That's what I get for trying to get exercise. :p

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hallow's Eve

I thought I would post some pics of my cute new Halloween decorations. Some of these are from last year. Target has some super cute stuff out right now. I got the little cat, pumpkin, and ghost there, along with the Halloween bead tree pictured below. I wasn't going to buy anything and save my money for Christmas decorations. But as you all know.... I just can't help myself. :)

This last picture is of a pumpkin candle-holder; there's a hook in the back with a spot for a candle that you lower into the pumpkin. This was a house-warming present I just got from my honey's supervisor and one of our really good friends. It's sooooo cute! This picture doesn't do it justice. I absolutely love it!! And Halloween. It's the best. Can't wait to carve pumpkins!! We're going to line them up on our deck. :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Someone's Having a Birthday

Today is Keith's birthday. The big 3...0. I'm so excited for him to open his presents!! I took today off work to clean the house and get the food ready for his party. We are expecting a group of 50 friends and family. I hope he has a good time, which I'm sure he will. There will be lots of food and the BYU game on in the background. What more could he ask for? ;)

I love my husband.