"In our day to day actions, it is often the small and simple things that will have a long-lasting impact. What we say, how we act, and how we choose to react will influence not only ourselves but also those around us. We can build up, or we can tear down." -Per G. Malm

Friday, February 29, 2008

60 Things About Me

So I saw this on Shanna's blog and Emily's blog so I thought I would do it too. If you don't care that's fine don't read it. I am just killing time until Brock gets home from Home Teaching.
1. A car seat, blanket, a pile of things I need to take into the house, trash, you know the usual.
2. When was the last time you threw up? About 4 or five months ago. We were still at the house I remember.
3. What's your favorite curse word? Probably hud. But I must say shoot alot because Emily said it the other day.
4. Name 3 people you made smile today. Emily, Anna, Joan Newton
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Feeding Emily breakfast and breathing a sigh of relief because my dad had just arrived.
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?Reading my scriptures and eating 3 mini peanut butter cups (my treat for the day)
7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? An ice treatment on my back and watching the extras of Sense and Sensibility.
8. Have you been to a strip club? No
9. What is the last thing you said aloud? Bye, I love you. As Brock was going out the door.
10. What is the best ice cream flavor? Edy's Double fudge brownie.
11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Milk to go with my pb cups.
12. What are you wearing right now? Khakis and a long sleeve pink shirt.
13. What was the last thing you ate? See number 6.
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No but I did two weeks ago. Khols has 85% off items!! YEAH!
15. When was the last time you ran? Well, considering my back situation it's been since December.
16. What's the last sporting event you watched? Does the commercial for the Olympics count.
18. Who is the last person you emailed? My mother in law
19. Ever go camping? Yes, but not much at all since I’ve been married. It is my personal goal to go at least once this year.
20. Do you have a tan? No, I wish, it makes me look thinner.
24. Do you drink your soda from a straw? I don't usually drink soda.
25. What did your last IM say? Don't do it.
26. Are you someone's best friend? I've been told I was.
27. What are you doing tomorrow? Going to Sam's Club with my dad so he can carry all the boxes
28. Where is your mom right now? With Heavenly Father working feverishly.
29. Look to your left, what do you see? Love seat with a scarf hanging over it that needs put away.
30. What color is your watch? Silver
31. What do you think of when you think of Australia? Kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee
32. Would you consider plastic surgery? If I had enough money.
33. What is your birthstone? Emerald
34. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? I try not to frequent them at all but I if I do its the drive thru. It's not worth the unbuckling/buckling of the car seat. 35. How many kids do you want? Well, my original number was9, but that was when I was lots, lots younger. So we'll see what my body can handle. A minimum of three.
Do have a dog? No
37. Last person you talked to on the phone? My daddy
38. Have you met anyone famous? No.
39. Any plans today? Luckily my day is about over
40. How many states have you lived in? 1
41. Ever go to college? Yep
42. Where are you right now? Family Room
43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Bad back
.44. Last song listened to? Opening song on I Robot (It's on TV right now)
. Are you allergic to anything? penicillin, red food dyes, some preservatives, molds, pollens, etc..
47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Shoes? What are those?
48. Are you jealous of anyone? Well, there are qualities I admire in other people that I wouldn't mind having in myself.
50. Is anyone jealous of you? I doubt it.
51. What time is it? 9:11 pm52.
Do any of your friends have children? Most
53. Do you eat healthy? I try, I really do
54. What do you usually do during the day?Normal stay at mom routines.
55. Do you hate anyone right now? No
56. Do you use the word "hello" daily? yes
58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 31
59. Have you ever been to Six Flags? No
60. How did you get one of your scars? I have one on my tummy from when I got my gall bladder taken out.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Riddle me this...

Maybe I have to much time on my hands I don't know, but do you know what is an interesting word? Extraordinary. It doesn't make sense. Let's break it down.

The word extra means: beyond or more than what is usual, expected, or necessary; additional. larger or better than what is usual.
The word ordinary means: of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional: plain or undistinguished: somewhat inferior or below average; mediocre.

So in essence wouldn't the word put together mean more commonplace, more mediocre? Yet it does not. It means beyond what is ordinary or usual: extraordinary authority. Highly exceptional; remarkable: an extraordinary achievement. Please someone explain this method of thinking to me I just do not understand.

Ever Growing

Pardon me a proud parent moment. My little Em is not so little and is growing up so fast. A couple of weekends ago she just started saying all the animal names, she picked up two new signs (stop and go), accredited to baby Einstein, and has added pickle, taco, and snuggle to her vocabulary. Oh yeah, and "ashes" when she plays ring around the rosie with her baby doll. And today she said her first two sentences. She said "where's the ball?" and "there it is" once she found it. Her new favorite thing to do is to climb into her booster seat high chair and buckle and unbuckle herself. Which really means she buckles herself in and starts loudly protesting because she can't get it unbuckled and screams until someone does then buckles herself back in. What a vicous cycle. It is so fun to watch her grow up. It is also scary.
Since the "stair stymie" entry we have now taken down gate. This all came because she learned how to squeeze between the railings on the stairs and was trying to straddle the gate to get down. I figured it was much safer to take the gate down then have her try to get over it and break her head open. But she is doing much better going up and down with out being watched like a hawk.

Thank Goodness For Family

My dad is the greatest!!!! On Monday I was performing an everyday life event that I didn't think would be so difficult or cause such havoc in my life. As I was getting ready to go to my physical therapy appointment I lifted my leg up to TIE MY SHOE!! (not too difficult people) and it seized my back up and rendered me useless. I could hardly stand the pain. So the moron that I am lifted my other leg to tie my other shoe (I might note would not have needed done had Emily not untied them) and more shooting pain and tight muscles. So in the next 15 minutes I hobbled out to my car. Cried the whole time I was putting Em in it. And went to my appointment. Needless to say 2 weeks of treatments and 4 1/2 weeks of therapy and a simple thing as tying my shoe has actually put me in worse shape then the first time. Actually I believe it was an accumulation of events over the weekend but the shoe was the straw that broke the camels back (Literally). Tomorrow I have an MRI to see if I have a bulging disk and then get it all checked out on Monday.
The point of this is that, as I said in my first sentence, is that my daddy is the greatest. He comes down every morning after Brock leaves for work and takes care of me and Emily until Brock gets home from work. I am not allowed to lift or bend which pretty much means I can't do anything for my baby girl. She is having a hard time with it of course and is more clingy and whiny than ever. I must say though that I have been blessed with raising one of the sweetest spirits that Heavenly Father has. When I do my ice treatments she lays on the floor and snuggles with me. When I am in a lot of pain she taps my back, arm, leg, whatever she can reach at the time and says "mamma otay, otay". And the first day she got a pillow for me (with out being asked). My in laws are wiling to take over when my dad can't and Brock has been wonderful; helping with my ice treatments and massaging. I am also thankful to have a husband who holds the priesthood and can be called upon at any time to bless me if needed. Again I say thank goodness for family. If it weren't for them I would be in a real pickle.
I am also thankful for the technologies and advancements in medicine we have today that enable people to get healed. I am looking forward to that. Oh yeah, and I am also thankful for the fact that I have only gained one pound in the last 2 months instead of 20 since I haven't been able to exercise. But I think there is some kind of conspiracy that needs to be looked into. On my scales at home I lost a pound. However, at the doctors office I gained a pound. Hmmmmm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Home Again

My beloved husband has been gone for 2 1/2 weeks for work. And he is home. I am so excited. Emily is too. She has been hanging on daddy for days. The mornings are hard. I have to reassure her that he'll be back that same day. I am so appreciative of him and am glad he's back. Power to those women whose husbands travel all the time. I don't think I could do it.