Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dear girl in Michaels

Dear tall and too skinny girl in Michaels,

When you bent over to look for paints on the bottom shelf and exposed your lavender lace g-string--it took all the restraint in the world for me to not reach out and snap it. Seriously? Your nerdy brother was right there and could probably see it. Gross. And if that is your boyfriend and not your brother--you need to get another boyfriend because he looks like he could be your brother.

Happy Holidays.



p.s. G-strings were so late 90's

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dowton Abbey

Just saw on PBS that Downton Abbey 1st season will be showing Sunday nights at 9 pm here in AZ starting this Sunday.

I am going to watch it again--this will make my 3rd round.

Why not?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Christmas Story

I'm loving this Christmas story told by kids. My kids loved it too.

Monday, December 12, 2011

For those who are waiting

For those of you who are waiting--I wanted to share this.

This is our new TV. This is the first one we've purchased in our entire marriage. It's the first one I've purchased in my life--I am 36. We've always had hand me downs--and when we upgraded--it was because we got a new hand me down.

We have a lot of stuff like that--like our mattress. We've never had a new mattress, it was always given to us from someone. And now that I say that outloud it seems gross--but we were very particular I assure you.

And it's hard to watch your friends get cool stuff--even just normal stuff like mattresses, and to not be able to get one yourself.

Hyrum worked extra shifts to buy this--and he's wanted one for years---YEARS. But we work hard to not be frivilous with our money. Many a person has helped us out here and there financially, or with service and we could never justify purchasing something that seems to me extravagant as it would be a slap in the face. Until now. We actually have money in the bank--and that is beyond amazing. We paid cash for this. And it didn't come out of any budget allotted for anything else--it was a special purchase.

And it feels good to be able to do it.

So for those who are waiting--in neverending school, or with a new baby, or in that apartment that is too small and in a sketchy area--your time will come. When the time comes you may be in your mid thirties and buying something that seems to be a big deal to you--when it means so little to others. But it will feel good--real good.

To me things are always better when you have to sacrifice--and wait.

Besides--it makes for a great story.

Post Script: As I was reading my entry after I posted it I noticed my hilarious picture. Is that rabbit ears on top of my band new TV??---why yes it is. We are frivilous enough to buy a new TV--but not enough to pay for Cable. Bahhaaa! You can take the girl out of the ghetto but can't take the ghetto out of the girl.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Zeek had a good time on photobooth--he even made himself my desktop wallpaper.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Saturday Night

Nothing to do Saturday night? Go here. It's at Mesa High. It's going to be super fun--I've seen some of the rehearsal and I'm excited.