Friday, February 27, 2009

Final Februray Friday- Fill-in

wow....that's a ton of alliteration. I'm so cool. p.s. for all of you google/feed readers out there: the background changed again. it's really springy and cute. I love it. :-)

1. I'm fabulous, I'm tired, I want a nap.

2. Why do I have a bazillion cute skirts and not a bazillion cute shoes to go with them?

3. How does this graduation thing work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put contacts on my eyes.

5. I consider myself lucky because my sister is coming to live with me this summer!

6. One day we’ll see sunshine and flowers and NOT snow.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a wedding reception for a good friend, tomorrow my plans include something fabulous with SwingKid and Sunday, I want to watch the CES Fireside!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Brainstorming help

Hey y'all. I need YOUR help. My 23rd birthday is coming up (11 days) and I want to do something really super fun for it. I wanted to go to Disneyland but the lack of plane tickets to L.A. and the fact that blocking for my senior project is the same day restricts that want.

So now my dear blogger friends, I am coming to you for suggestions. SwingKid wants to know what I want to do and I am drawing a HUGE blank. Your help in the matter would be appreciated. Thank you.

Monday, February 23, 2009


i was tortured today to the point of tears.

my knee is doing much better, but only after it got bent and pushed farther than ever. I seriously cried today.

It hurt like nothing I have ever felt in my entire lifetime. sigh...i only hope it continues to improve over time and i can dance again.

Seussical the Musical

So on Monday evening I went up to Orem to a junior high up there where one of my little junior ballet company girls was performing in their school musical. Their musical of choice? Seussical the Musical.

I had never seen this musical before, but oh my gosh. It was hilarious!!! I laughed so much!
My ballet student did a fabulous job as a bird girl, but some of my favorite parts included:

  • the drama teacher going off on her personal rants about play etiquette in a VERY junior high teacher voice at the beginning of the play. me and my two other ballet students had so much fun making fun of her.
  • the giraffe. definitely should win the award for best costume EVER
  • seeing said ballet student after the play. She had NO idea we were coming, so the surprise on her face was so cute!!
After the musical my other two ballet students (President and Vice-President of the Ballet company I teach) and I went to Macey's for an ice cream cone. Oh the fun we had! My favorite part???

"But a very cute moose. Make all the boy moose go 'WHAAAAA.' " HA HA HA HA HA...oh man. (name the movie!!)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Finally Friday!

I loveth friday. really, truly, deeply do....I love friday.

1. Give me a camera and I'll take pictures. or...put me in front of a camera and I'll model for you. Actually...I prefer to model thank you.

2. Whenever I think of him, my heart races and I get all dreamy like. sigh.

3. I wish my knee was 100% better RIGHT NOW. However, it is not and I'm just going to have to deal with that....yeah right.

4. My CPK Chicken Waldorf Salad with Balsamic salad dressing was the last thing I ate that was utterly delicious. (I almost put something scandalous here...but I didn't. :) )

5. To live in this world one must but breathe.

6. Other than this one, ? is the last blog I commented on. I actually have no idea. It's too early to remember where I last commented. Someone awesome though, and most likely one of the peeps from my side bar... take a look, those people ROCK!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a date with SwingKid to "Cougarettes in Concert", tomorrow my plans include teaching ballet (from a chair...again...) and Sunday, I want to go to a farewell for my bestest friend, my hero!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


It's Thursday. I love me some Thursday.

Just a quick little update about my knee - it still hurts. Okay, besides that rehab is going swimmingly. I have a love/hate relationship with the training room. Lately more hate then love. It's torture in there guys, PURE torture. After they warm-up my knee and ultrasound it (not like having a baby ultrasound but rather sending waves into my leg to the muscle/ligament) they play with it, or massage it if you will. It hurts. Then I have to swing my legs at the end of the table and that is NOT a happy thing to do. After all of that I have 3 exercises I have to do to help strengthen my knee one of which is to ride a stationary bicycle for 5 minutes. This exercise is the WORST one that I have to do. I swear I'm going to keel over and die during that exercise. Then it's back to the table where I get an ice massage (oh not happy day) and taped and wrapped back up. YUCK.

However, I am walking normal (well, attempting to, the doctor ordered it) and trying to not be in pain, but that only works sometimes. I'm hoping to be back to more normalcy soon, but we'll see what my knee decides to do. Until then... HAPPY THURSDAY!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

He's BACK!!!

SwingKid flew in last night. TOTALLY made my night. It was so worth the pain in my knee to drive all the way to the SLC Int'l Airport to pick him up. It was happy.

Also, This makes me super happy:

It will be semi-warm this weekend, and that is something to rejoice about.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


It snowed practically ALL freaking day yesterday. It was pretty much ridiculous. I wasn't a very happy camper with it all. 

My knee is feeling okay. It stil lhurts, a lot...BUT it's doing better. The worst thing right now is sleeping. I slept awful last night, and right now I'm just praying I cna sleep better tonight. Here's hoping! 

Also...2 more days and SwingKid comes home! I can't wait!!! :-)

Friday, February 13, 2009

wow, ouch, sad...

first of all, i just wanted to point out that i hit my 600th post a few posts ago. Hard to believe it snuck up so fast eh? WOW!

okay, now for the ouch part of my title. i slightly tore my Right MCL today. I was doing a switch tilt leap thingy (in my jazz dance class. sorry if you don't know what that is, most of you don't.) and i landed wrong coming down. Which is a crying shame because it was an awesome switch tilt on the way up. I heard a pop and the next thing I know i am on the floor in a heap crying. I was carried to the training room and the ever fabulous trainer told me I slightly tore my MCL. He said it's really not that bad. Sort of like spraining your ankle, but in your knee. However, it hurts like (excuse my language) hell. I'm in a ton of pain, it hurts to walk and I can't move my knee without screaming out in pain. My eyes hurt from all the crying I've done today and I don't even have SwingKid to hold me and make it better. Curse him for being in Indiana....sigh. I will do my best to enjoy my weekend though. Lucky for me I didn't have huge plans. I WAS going to paint a room on Monday, but that's not going to happen because I can't stand on my right leg very well. If you have any good movie suggestions for the weekend, I'll gladly take them. :) OUCH!

And as for sad...that's where crying and missing SwingKid comes in...but only because I'm in a ton of pain. Lucky for me I should be good to go in a week or so, at least...that's what the trainer told me today. Let's hope he's right.  SAD!

Friday the 13th...

do do do....It's Friday the 13th. ooo...scary? Probably not. However, there is still some Friday Fill-in goodness to spread.

1. It seems like the snow will never go away.

2. Clean your dishes and put them in the dishwasher when you're done, please?

3. If I thought you were going to jump off a cliff I'd advise you to take a bungee cord!

4. Having you hold me in your arms is what I think of most when I think of you.

5. To me, Valentine's Day means an extra special day to show someone you love them.

6. Jesus Christ  gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the ward service project with Roommate R, tomorrow my plans include many different events with Roommate R and Sunday, I want to enjoy my sabbath while eating yummy dip!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

That one Day where we celebrate Love

So.... SwingKid is leaving me tomorrow to go to Indianapolis to help his sister. (I want to hate him, but I really can't. He's going for such selfless reasons....)

Anyways, he leaves tomorrow and comes back on Tuesday...thus missing Valentine's Day altogether. My first time having a significant other on this day and he's going to be GONE. Not that I'm bitter or anything....

Due to this sad, depressing fact SwingKid and I celebrated Valentine's Day last night. :o) After teaching I met him at his brother's house and I gave him his present. It's a 101 + reasons why I love you jar. With over 101 reasons why I love him inside. He loved it. He gave me a single pink rose and then a picture of the Veronica Mars Season 1 DVD because he bought me the first season to Veronica Mars. See...ever since we started dating he's been trying to convince me to watch this show. Well, he took matters into his own hands for Valentine's Day and poof. Veronica Mars is on it's way to my house. We watched the pilot and first episode at his brother's house (who has the first season) so that was fun times. He succeeded in getting me hooked onto it.

Now I just have to survive almost a week without him. I survived Christmas break, I can do this....right?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I am hating on the question "What are your plans post-graduation?" Really people? I'm just trying to get to graduation. I'll worry about my plans later. PLUS it's not like I can get a job NOW for after graduation. Well, I sort of have one...but still.

Other questions that others are asking me or I'm asking others....

"When are you getting married?" - suck it people. I'll decide when I want to get married and it's none of your business why I'm not married yet even though I've been dating someone for a while. (read: SwingKid) Seriously....we'll get married when we're ready and guess what? we're not ready. yet.

"Why?" I always hate this question.

"How can I help?"

"Is there anything I can do?" i ask this every month in visiting teaching and others ask it of me...but really....when does one ever have anything you can do?

"How do you know that?"

"Do you really know 'x' ?"

but the biggest one I have right now is....

What do you do for someone you love but is struggling spiritually? Or even, how do you deal with struggling spiritually? How do you overcome your fears and the attacks of Satan?

If you have any insight to this that would be great.

Monday, February 09, 2009


Is it really Monday? It only sort of feels like it should be Monday. Let me illustrate:

Reasons Why it feels like Monday:
1. the weather is definitely making it feel like monday. stupid snow.
2. i don't WANT to be at work.
3. I don't want to teach (actually, this mostly because i'm being observed tonight...I hate being observed)
4. i have the munchies. the monday munchies
5. i can't type at all. seriously. it's a bad typing day.

Reasons Why it DOESN'T feel like Monday:

1. i'm rather chipper today. Granted, I'm chipper most days Monday or not.
2. i got 50 thousand (might be a slight exaggeration) things done during my 3.5 hour break. unusual for one to be so productive on a Monday...
3. I already have my weekend all planned out...even with SwingKid going to Indianapolis for the weekend (I only slightly hate him for it.)
4. i don't think i really got a weekend this past weekend because of being in the theater all weekend.

Okay...maybe it is Monday. My Is list outweighs my IS NOT list....but oh well. It just hasn't felt that much like a Monday. That is...until 20 minutes ago. Sigh. Here's to Monday finishing quickly.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Long time gone...

I feel like I haven't posted in ages...oh wait, I haven't. lol. has been crazy in my life for the past little while, but now it's all over and what happens? I get sick. :P I've actually been sick for about a week, but all the late nights, rehearsals, and moments of chaos have caught up with me and I desperately needed sleep today. So...I slept 12 hours. he he he. 

My girls' show went absolutely fantastic this weekend. They stepped up their performance more than I could have dreamed!! Their Swan Lake lines were perfectly straight, they pointed their toes, and they performed their little hearts out. It made me so happy!!

SwingKid has been a great support through all the dress rehearsals and performances. He came to closing night with me, and it was great to sit with him. He's so awesome. 

Friday, February 06, 2009

February Friday #1

Courtesy of Friday Fill-ins

1. Please don't tell anyone...but I bought a *****. he he he

2. Can you let me sleep in in the morning?

3. The color yellow makes me want to dance, sing, and celebrate life!!

4. I have a craving for sweethearts around Valentine's Day.

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it every night at 11 pm.

6. Eyes are the best feature I have.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my company's show, tomorrow my plans include my company's show and Sunday, I want to I want to recover from being at the theater all weekend!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


but only for a day or two.

once i give my presentation in Dance History in 1.5 hours I will be fairly home free in that class. I'll just have to worry about the midterm and final, which shouldn't be that hard. :-)

Then I have some lesson planning to deal with today, but once that's done life will be easy for a few weeks.

I also need to finish the choreography for my senior project. However, I am SO close to doing this, I can taste it. I'm hoping to teach it this weekend when I have rehearsal. :-) wee!!! Once that's done, I just have to rehearse it and get the style down. Yay!

That's really all that's stressing me out right now. My parents bought their plane tickets to come see me graduate. Awesomeness!!

ALSO! I get to go to the Draper Temple Open House today with SwingKid. I'm rather excited. The last temple I walked through was the Mount Timpanogos Temple way back in 1996! So, today will prove to be an exciting day. :-) Have a great Tuesday y'all!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!!

Well, I guess that the groundhog saw his shadow, or something to that affect. Therefor, we have 6 more weeks of winter. I've already blogged once before about the ridiculousness of us humans basing the weather off of animals, but we still do it. Instead of going off in a rant today on the Mr. Phil, I'm going to sit in my warm apartment in the arms of SwingKid, eat leftover cinnamon rolls from last night, and watch the movie Groundhog Day. I've never actually watched this film on Groundhog Day, but I think it may be a new tradition I start this year. Yay for new traditions.

Also, just for all you google reader peeps, I changed the theme again for Valentine's Day. I'm feeling festive. Plus, I really just like changing up my look. Keeps me entertained. ;)