Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's the little things that count........

So today I went to the bathroom in piece by myself and stayed there a few minutes extra, it was a good day! I decided not to let all the other stupid little things that happened ruin my day. (Easy you say, they were not few in number) My oven broke so I called a guy to come fix it..... long story short I paid $60 for him to tell me it wold cost me about the same to fix it as it would to get a new one, all of that only two days After Pres. Day, a big appliance sale day........ I packed up Elena and Anthony a drove to my mother in laws house to get some stuff, I got home to realize I missed one thing I really needed, so turned right back around and packed up the kids again and went again. Then I went to a place, Christopher got off work early to meet me there to get some passes we bought, I had checked before on the website says they are open until 7 today, get there at 6:30 and they are closed, we all went our for that. Also paid my house payment late, but I thought I got it in the grace period, nope get a call today that I have a late fee. Any way point is there is good in all these things..... I wont list them all but like the oven..... I have the money to pay for it so.... I should be happy for that. After we went all the way to the closed place I switched Christopher cars he took the kids home and I ran a few kid-less errands. Anyway, what I am saying, or trying to, is these two things:
One: I can complain about the bad or I can be grateful for the good. and
Two: Worse things have happened, to me and others, so in the big scheme of things does it really matter?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don't have a title.....

So here is something I have been thinking about. Do you extend a courtesy to someone who doesn't do the same to you? Hard to explain but lets say someone is a crappy gift giver, I like giving gifts that have meaning or are actually something I think the person wants to receive, but if someone alsways just gives me whatever, or something that doesn't require any thought, like money, which isn't bad, do I still go through a lot of trouble to get them an awesome gift? Not sure if that is what I am trying to say. But in general do you do things for other people who don't do them for you?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

25 years old.....

So I turned 25!...... well felt just like turning 24 or any other number. I think, of course I don't know, that it wont bother me much when I turn 30 but who knows. I think it wont because everyone I associate with is in mostly the same stage of life as me but older then me by 5 or more years. My neighbors and women in my ward are mostly 10 or so years older then me with either kids my age or a little bit older. I am the youngest of my sisters (I am not trying to make you feel old). Just everyone around me is older so I may be getting older but I am will always be the youngest of the old people :-)
So this got me thinking, I am gonna make a list of things I want to do before I turn 30, not really a bucket list just things I want to be able to say I have already done when I am 30. So I want to hear what things you all did/would put on your list. This post isn't going the way I was thinking and I am tired so I'm done.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Okay yesterday was the last day of my "experiment"/ detox/ diet/ veggie cleanse, whatever you want to call it. Here is a recap:
*I ate new things I have never tried before.
*I made salsa for the first time, it wasn't that good but then again I don't usually like homemade salsa because it has too much cilantro, and what do I do but put too much.
*I made homemade veggie soup for the first and second time and both times it was yummy! Later I added chicken, not bad either.
*I learned how to broil, never have done that before. Broiled peppers, pineapple, chicken, all were good.
*I lost 5 pounds
*I went 14 days without sugar, salt or any kind of fat, butter, oil, all of that.

All in all I think it was a good experience. I learned a lot and tried new things, the challenge now will just be to keep up with the four cups of veggies a day. But ins't putting what you learned into real life always the hardest part?