Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blasted rain

If any of you had rain yesterday where you live, you have me to thank

I had the audacity to wash my car

Don't you worry though, Mother Nature sure taught me my lesson (again...)

I'm putting it up on to sell is so that I can really work towards getting a new one

That and I think my brother would really appreciate it if the car wasn't in the parking lot at work anymore

It's been about a month, so I figured I gave the mourning stage enough time and now it's time to move on to the...

What's the next stage?

Acceptance. Oh yeah. (I do love Google)

I felt the denial, the anger, bargaining? Does going to a dealership and almost making very dumb, rash decision count as bargaining? 

I'm going to say yes

Then we have depression

I was going to say I wasn't depressed over it ever, but then I remembered the feeling after leaving the car dealership sans new car

There was definitely a bit of depression mixed in those feelings

And now acceptance

I think the acceptance kicked in awhile ago, I just haven't done anything about it

Until now

Boyfriend helped my wash my car (which now is slightly pointless, thanks M.N for the rain) and we vacuumed it out so it looks all clean and pretty 

Now all that's left to do is post it and wait for the calls to come pouring in

That is what they're going to do, right??

I sure hope so

And with that I must go find my pillow and mattress 

I hope you all have had a wonderfultabulous day :)


Friday, June 24, 2011

Time to get out my dusting rag again...

So ummm...


I don't know if you remember me, but I'm actually the owner of this bog

I know, weird

I didn't realize it had been over a week since my last post...

Life has been C.R.A.Z.Y

Seeing as how it's technically summer, my life should have calmed down at work by now

So we make my week into an equation

It would go like this:

Monday - Worked in Mama Smurf's yard until I went to bed


Tuesday - Boyfriend and I go to Institute (a church class) that starts as soon as I can change from my work clothes and we get home at bed time


Wednesday - Kind of crazy all day cause it's mine and Boyfriend's days it was the birthday of one of my bffs and her husband was at work and family lives far away, so me and other bff rescued her and celebrated with her so she wouldn't be all alone on her birthday...needless to say, another late night


Thursday - We had a scone night at my sister's house...she makes us homemade scones...they are to die for!! Yeah, it's fun :) 


Friday (aka Today) - Stayed at work until 8:00 helping Papa Smurf stock animal feed and fertilizers and stuff cause he has an even worse back than I do


Hot shower, comfort pjs, mini ice-cream bar, and a very very sore back

However, there is an upside to the equation

Mr. Boss Man gave me the day off tomorrow!! Woot!!

I will work a few hours to help out with lunches and stuff, and it'll give me a good chance to do some research for a new business Papa Smurf wants me to set up

In other news, Boyfriend says this: 

"Good night blog world, Boyfriend says it's time to go to bed. Congratulations on being in the blog world. Zzzzzzzzzzzz...."

I guess that means it's time to go to bed :)

Hope you're all doing well!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The pen is mightier than the sword

What about the keyboard?

I was going to go into this big huge discussion about why the pen is mightier than the keyboard, but my mind came to a blank

I've had a headache off and on all day and it's the pits

I am tired of headaches

Too bad I can't chop off my head and get a new one

I don't think Boyfriend would approve for some reason or another

I had an appointment today with a lady today

It all sounds a little cooky when you say it, but she does BodyTalk

Essentially, she talked to my body and gave it permission to heal

I've heard a lot of success stories from it, and my sister met a lady that has had success from it

And I haven't been able to go to the gym for almost two years

Needless to say, I'm getting desperate and I really hope it works

I have so many posts to post, but I'm getting annoyed with blogger and I don't want to put a lot of mental energy into something that's just going to get lost in cyber space

Anyway, I must close now

My head is going to explode

Have a good night :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just fluff

"People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake."

I don't remember who said that, but I do remember it's in Winnie the Pooh

And today this week has been one of those weeks

I feel like I have fluff just floating around everywhere in my brain

That would explain why I wasn't able to get a decent grade in my stupid math class the past two semesters

I know I have a lot to share from my hiatus, and I shall get around to it

But right now I just can't think straight, and it's taking all I have to form complete sentences, have them be proper, and spell straight

That's asking too much!!

(one night later...)

Boyfriend and I are finally watching the last season of Gilmore Girls

I've been putting it off because I hate when Lorelai marries Christopher

But in order to see her and Luke get back together again, I have to watch the Christopher debacle

My OCness won't let me watch just the last episode

It's bothersome

You see that "get skinny" bar up there?

Well turns out it's no longer necessary

Boyfriend's sister is no longer moving up here now...ever...I'm not sure which one

So, that will be removed from my blog

No skin off my back though, seeing as how it didn't do me any good...

I thought it would give me motivation, but yeah...apparently it wasn't enough

Moving onnnnnn...

Back when Peach and her Hubby went to Mexico and I was in charge of her blog, she brought me back a "thank you for babysitting bloggy blog" gift

(yes, I am aware that trip was ages ago...Spring hit and I haven't had time, as I'm sure you're aware)

Pictures are as follows:

Cute, huh??

One of these days I'm going to empty out my wallet and use the new one, and I'll use my bag at church

Then for my birthday Boyfriend gave me a $50 gift card to Amazon (score!!) and a cute picture frame that I don't have a picture of and I'm too tired to go take a picture of

Wait, I might be brilliant...hang on...

Never mind, the internet hates me tonight

Let's just say it's red, has the "Love envieth not..." quoting on it, and it has a small square in the middle

I heart it

And Mama Smurf gave me a cook book and...*sigh* I don't remember

I want to say it was purple

And sister Becca gave the newest copy of Chronicles of Narnia


I've had a non-stop headache for the last 3 days and that makes me no think straight

And with that, me go sleep

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend 


Thursday, June 9, 2011

In hiding

If Mr Boss Man asks...

I was not eating these delicious strawberries...

Or these scrumptious tomatoes...

Just so you know

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What do you find when you come home from work/school/gym/carnival/circus...whatever the case may be?

When I came home from work today, I found two furry little feline friends catching some shade rays (yes, it's real...get over it) in my back yard 

The best part about it?

They didn't budge at all when Boyfriend and I got out of his car, or when Papa Smurf got out of his truck

Not even when I approached them to take their picture

Papa Smurf told me to not worry about scaring them off and deep down I knew it wasn't necessary because as soon as Mama Smurf got home...

And boy howdy was I right

She got out of the car, saw the deer, and it was like the Tasmanian Devil had taken over (okay, maybe slightly not that bad, but the imagery was awesome)

The funniest thing was watching the deer and how they did not care one iota 

It wasn't until she ran into some tomato cages and the sound scared them that they even startled at all

And it wasn't until she was about 2 inches away that they even left

Next thing you know, the lamb, the lion, and the deer will all lay together

Friday, June 3, 2011


Did you know that today

Is National Donut Day?

You didn't?

You are welcome

Go and feast, young grasshoppers

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Who wants to play tag?

Ms Dazee is having a little tag game and I was tagged

Which means, there are some questions to answer:

Do you think you're hot?

I worked out in the yard today and got my garden planted, so I got pretty warm. Does that count?

Upload a photo that you're using right now:

I, like Dazee, am slightly I'll just take a picture of what I'm doing right now

Yes, you're jealous. I know. 

When was the last time you ate chicken?

Yesterday actually. Boyfriend brought me a grilled chicken salad cause he loves me :)

The song/songs you've listened to lately:

I previewed some of the tracks on Brad Paisley's new CD...a Death Cab for Cutie song...and a mix they play at work cause I went there to get stuff for the garden

Eight blog friends:

Powdered Toast Man
Stewie (the question is are you going to actually do it? :)
Fugal (and will you do it?)
Mal (or you?)
Boyer (this is a good idea...I can see if my friends read my blog :)
Amanda (I'm sneaky like that :)

You don't have to tag people, I won't make you. I just had to make a list of people because I'm obsessive compulsive like that... :)

Who's listed at #1?
An amazing woman who just made a big move and just trying to find a decent, good looking man for goodness sake!! :)

Say something about #5:
Fugal...we've been friends since we were about 9. Now she lives about an hour away so we hardly ever see each other. But when we do, it's great!!

How did you get to know #3?
To be perfectly honest I don't remember how I found his blog. He's pretty funny though, and does good trivia that kicks my trash

How about #4?
I met Stewie in 7th grade English class when she asked me for a pen and thought I was a freak when she saw just how many pens I had...

Leave a message for #6:
Dear Mal, 
You're amazing and wonderful and I'm glad we're friends. Have a great day!!

Love, Me

Have a lovey-dovey message for #2?'re beautiful. ;)

Do #7 and #8 have similarities?
Hmmm...well, they're both friends with one of the most amazing persons in the world!! ;D They're both incredibly smart and gorgeous...pretty much they're both just awesome.

Okay, I am done now

I got the garden planted and done

Now I just need to wait for Boyfriend's shift to end so I can go pick him up

He did give me his car for the day after all, so I figure the least I can do is not leave him stranded at work

I know, I'm incredibly nice, you don't have to say it :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weeds, cars, and ice cream

I worked a little bit in the yard tonight, trying to get our garden ready to plant

I've been meaning to do it for I don't know how long

But when it rains every single day of your existence? It makes it really difficult...

Boyfriend was kind enough to help me out a little bit even though he can't do much cause of his stupid health problems

Ya know, working at a garden center taking care of plants every day leaves very little desire to weed and do all sorts of yardsy stuff

Don't get me wrong, I love plants and I love when yards get all put together and pretty and done up and stuff...but I hate the maintenance behind it

So, I have decided that one day when I own my own home and I'm rich and stuff I will pay teenagers to do the maintenance part of it so I can just do the planting part and the making it look it look beautiful part

I think that sounds like a wonderful idea

So this past week life has had a lot of ups and down...kind of like the wicked roller coaster ride at lagoon type of ups and downs

Not fun

Last Thursday I went to the credit union to see if I would be approved for a credit card (my second ever...and I got the first one I had applied for shortly after I got the second. Needless to say I'm a newborn when it comes to the world of credit cards) 

I had to apply for a non-visa so I could pay my tuition (the first card) but it didn't have a great interest rate so I decided to apply for a second one to have for emergencies

Anyway, I got approved for the card and it has a MUCH better interest rate than the non-visa card

Giddy with excitement, I left the branch I was at to go to the other branch to have them give me my card

I couldn't be happier, I was on cloud nine and things were wonderful!!

(this is the part of normal stories when bad things happen...I'm glad to know my life is normal in that sense of the word)

Going down a hill towards the branch my car died in the middle of the highway...and with it my heart

I pulled over into the middle lane, thinking it couldn't be that big of a deal (my car does die on me on occasion) and waited for my saint of a brother to come help me 

(I may or may not have been panicking in my head the whole time...I confess to nothing)

Whilst I was waiting I kept trying to start my car, but I couldn't even get the engine to turn over...and it was then I knew I was in trouble

Eventually some very nice boys came and pushed me over to the side of the road so I didn't have to wait in the middle and be honked at by people because, well, hello!! I was in their way and could I just please turn into the store so they could as well? Because I obviously wasn't stranded and my car was obviously working and my hazards obviously weren't on and I was obviously just trying to be rude

(seriously, a lady honked at me and raised her hands as if to say "hey!! Why in the heck are you not turning??" finally she realized why I wasn't turning and just turned anyway...but it annoyed me all the same)

Anyway, the saint of a brother showed up, popped my hood, and looked at me and started speaking in Greek

At least, that's what it felt like anyway

He started using technical mumbo jumbo like timing belt and pistons and water pump, cam and crank seals, blah blah blah

Now, I know some things about cars...but the stuff he was talking about? I had never heard of


In. My. Life.

(since this happened I have looked into the timing belt and lo and behold they recommend you replace it every x number of miles [depending on the car] and I'm slightly bitter that when I took it into to get lubed all those times no one ever mentioned a single word because turns out a lot of the problems with my car recently are because of my timing belt issues...murmurmurmur...)

Anyway, long story short because the belt broke there were other items that broke and since my car has a lot of miles on it already (196,***) it's worth less than what it would cost to fix it (aka $3,500ish...)


So, it sits in the parking lot at work until I can figure out what to do with it...(aka sell it on KSL for what I can, or just send it to the junk yard)

I tried to do a trade in with a dealership, but they only offered $500 and I wasn't financially prepared to buy a new car right on the spot, so I told them I wasn't interested

My car is worth way more than that anyway...I'd say it's worth $50,000 

Doesn't sentimental value count??

Add that to my soap dish holder thing coming out of the wall in my shower and my cell phone dying, and it's just been a greeeeaaaat week

On the upside? I just bought a laptop (it was on sale for a really REALLY good deal...only $350 and now my life will be somewhat easier), I bought a TV (again, good deal...I'm starting to love Memorial Day sales :) ), and I have a nice, clean, non-scratched phone

But it has been a of those weeks where you just want to come home and at ice cream

I haven't eaten it every single night (which may or may not be because I just don't have a lot right now) but I certainly have wanted it

However, after the long day at work and working in the yard I felt like I deserved to treat myself to a little bit of ice cream heaven

Mint chocolate chip ice cream fat boy? Thank you for being there for me in my time of need

And with that my friends, I must go to sleep

I have more yard work to do tomorrow morning before I can truly start to enjoy the fruits of my labors

And before I can eat some more ice cream

p.s sorry about the rambling friends...I guess that's what I get when I'm on hiatus for so long...