Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Marvels

once upon a time there was a girl who worked customer service. her boss decided to take an extra day for the holiday weekend. her co-worker decided to go on a work trip to NY and her other co-worker felt sick and went home early. this poor girl had to work ALL BY HERSELF, ALL DAY LONG, in a NOT SO WARM office, with COLD TOES, and she had to go to Physical Therapy. sad day.

in the end, she couldn't come up with something for the monday marvels post. next week will be better. heck, tomorrow better be MUCH better or there will be kicking and screaming....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

I am not going shopping today, I refuse to go out and deal with the scores of people doing crazy things (plus i wanted to sleep in. :o) )

I hope all y'all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Here's today's Friday Fill-ins!

1. Wait! Wait, don't forget the real reason for the season.

2. Breakfast this morning will be followed at once by lunch, so much so that it will be Brunch!

3. The trouble is my knee is bothering me and i'm not a fan.

4. My family celebrated Thanksgiving many miles away.

5. With a faint pop I tore my ACL sometime this summer.

6. SwingKid's hints about my Christmas present have been shadowy and ominous.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to decorating the apt for Christmas, tomorrow my plans include the Holy War and eating turkey! and Sunday, I want to enjoy the last day of my 4-day weekend before heading back to work!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's Wed-friday!

oh man. I am so super ready to be done with work today...i really want to leave early. like, SO BAD! gets quieter and quieter as the day goes on and I am so ready for it to be over.

Is it bad of me to wish that none of my ballet students show up tonight? That would TOTALLY make my day the BEST DAY ever.

well next to yesterday morning where I got french toast and good morning kisses from SwingKid....sigh. Also, I am tired. I want my bed...RIGHT NOW!

that is all....hopefully they let  us go early....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Marvels - Thanksgiving edition

Today's Monday Marvels is all about Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving. It's a great time to reflect on what one has been given in life.

so here's a few of the things that i am super grateful for this year:

1- My awesome family. I don't get to see them very often, but I love them all the same. They support me in all that I do and that is wonderful. I'm rather excited to go see them in 27 days!!

2 - The Gospel.  How I love the gospel and the light it brings into my life. Whenever I'm having a hard time my Savior is there to lift me up and out of my pain. He is my rock, my Redeemer. I love the Book of Mormon and enjoy reading it. I get excited to listen to the words of the prophets twice a year and look forward to instruction from these men of God.

3 - SwingKid. Sure, we've had our rough and hard times. Things are not always flowers and butterflies, but I wouldn't want it any other way because I love how he loves me. I am so grateful that he supports me in my hobbies and in my trials.

4 - Friends. I love all of my friends. I love my real-life friends, my blog friends, my facebook friends. All of them. Every one of them at some point has been a strength to me in my life and I am grateful to have always had good friends to guide me through life.

There are so many things  I am thankful for and these are just a few. What are you thankful for this year?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pre-Thanksgiving Friday

Oh man, I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I get PAID to sit around and eat turkey, stuffing, pies...YUM!! :o)

1. We need more sunshine and less coldness.

2. SwingKid did the cutest thing last night, and it made me smile.

3. If you want I'll jump for you, because I can jump now, even if it's not very high or very good...

4. I am really excited for Thanksgiving  because I am getting paid to take a vacation. WOO HOO!

5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think that this seems pointless and I 'm so confused as to why this would be on here....

6. Any holiday that has good food, friends, and family makes for a happy holiday.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a date with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include teaching ballet, BYU football, possible pancakes with Chilly and relaxing and Sunday, I want to sleep in please!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One of those days...

So last night I was PMSing something awful. I seriously was not a happy camper. Being the stupid girl I am, I went shopping trying to boost my spirits (a really, REALLY stupid idea) and things did not go well. I went to DownEast Basics because they have some super cute long sleeved shirts that I wanted to look into purchasing. So I picked up a few things and got into a dressing room. NOTHING looked good. It was extremely depressing. After 1.5 hours of shopping and having only a 30% success rate I gave up and started driving home nearly in tears.

I called SwingKid and ended up at his apartment where at one point I ended up curled up on the couch in a blanket trying to be happy. SwingKid knelt at the edge of the couch and asked me if I was tired, unhappy, pmsing, or angry at him. I wasn't angry at him, and I made sure he knew that. I wasn't exactly sure what i was feeling, but he then proceeded to ask me what he could do to make me feel better. I thought it was so sweet! He made sure to shower me with compliments and kisses before making me go home and go to bed.

Today, is a much better day. I'm wearing one of my cute new shirts, new earrings, and I actually took time to do my hair. Even though I was limited on my time. I have plans to make things happy in my room tonight (it's a DISASTER) so as to help boost my spirits whenever I get home. PLUS tonight is SYTYCD night!! WOO HOO!!

I can't help but sing this song everywhere I go today:

I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight.

I feel charming,
Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I'm real.

See the pretty girl in that mirror there:
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress,
Such a pretty smile,
Such a pretty me!

I feel stunning
And entrancing,
Feel like running and dancing for joy,
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Marvels - Laughing Edition

Okay. So, SwingKid has shown me some really fun YouTube videos as of late. I thought I would share them with you so they might lift your spirits on this Monday Morning. The second one is very clean...and humorous, but some people might find it...odd? Do not feel obligated to watch it. Have a great Monday y'all!

Friday, November 13, 2009

FRIDAY the 13th!!

This is the 3rd Friday the 13th of the year 2009. Kinda intriguing! The first one I tore my MCL, the second one I had my Senior Project go on stage and here we are, the third one of the year. Hopefully things go well today and nothing seriously awful happens. (although the 2nd one wasn't AWFUL...just a little scary for me, but it turned out good!)

1. The last band I saw live was Yanni.

2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie, cranberry jello salad, and football!

3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is almost done, I just have to place an order online.

4. Thoughts of my knee being 100% better fill my head.

5. I wish I could wear my skinny jeans, but they won't fit over my wrap for my knee.

6. Bagpipes are part of my heritage, and my High School.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to whatever SwingKid plans for us, tomorrow my plans include making SwingKid dinner and taking him to Ballet Showcase and Sunday, I want to read more of Lady of the Forest!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I heart Thoisdays. Always. I always hate Wednesdays. (if you hadn't noticed that by now, then you're really slow and I apologize).

Anyways - yesterday ended up not sucking too bad. SwingKid didn't have to spend the evening in the library, so we picked up a pizza and salad from Walmart and settled down to watch Confessions of a Shopaholic. That movie is SO darn funny! I had seen it before, but SwingKid hadn't and he really wanted to watch it.  After that was over we watched this week's episode of Castle and the SYTYCD episodes before I fell asleep on the couch.

So even though the day-time part of my day was no fun and really not my favorite, my evening ended up being extremely pleasant.

Random piece of information for the day - I've  been getting A LOT of hangnails lately and it's driving me crazy. I hate them with a passion. They hurt so bad!

Also - Physical Therapy yesterday = death. I had to walk BACKWARDS on a treadmill. Do you know how hard that is to do? It made me think of an awesome dance done on treadmills, but that didn't make it any less scary.

AND..................That's All Folks!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


ornery – or⋅ner⋅y [awr-nuh-ree]
1. ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper: No one can get along with my ornery cousin.
2. stubborn: I can't do a thing with that ornery mule.
3. low or vile.
4. inferior or common; ordinary.

Man Alive. It's only 8:15 and I can already tell that today is not going to be a very good day. I could tell this when I finally rolled out of bed this morning.

Reasons why I'm ornery:

1.I didn't want to get out of my warm bed this morning. SwingKid couldn't give me a good reason to get out - so I stayed there until 7:15 trying to decide how long it would take me to get ready. I did it in 30 minutes in case you're wondering.
2. I woke up to my knee being NOT HAPPY. It HURT this morning. I took some ibuprofin as soon as I could, and it's only now kicking in. YUCK.
3.  I have physical therapy today. If my knee continues to be like this then PT will be NO FUN at all.
4.  I want to sit home and read - but I don't have the time. :P
5.  Breakfast and me have not been friends lately. I don't feel like cooking, I'm not a fan of cereal, I HATE oatmeal (as much as I'm trying to enjoy it) and there are only so many bagels and cream cheese you can eat in a week. Suggestions on easy breakfasts that won't make me gag??
6.  I'm breaking out. I am not a fan of breaking out. I hate it to tell you the truth. :P
7.  Because Sister B is going to a concert tonight and Roommate R has to work, we did SpoonMe last night (which, b/c I am a dance instructor I got FREE spoonme, so awesome!) but that means that there is NO SpoonMe tonight which is something that I ALWAYS look forward to on Wednesdays. Now what am I going to do???

and I'm sure the list is to keep growing...I'll update you if anything else happens to make me hate today more than I already do...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

chick flicks and my dreams

So last night my Roommate R and I got together at my apartment and watched The Proposal. It's a very a predictable movie, but oh so much fun!

Well, after watching this movie I went to bed and proceeded to have some really weird dreams. Dreams that consisted of me suddenly getting engaged and then trying to get married in ONE WEEK! I had to do all sorts of things, and there were SO MANY people in my dream helping out with putting the wedding reception together and it was at a house I had never  been to before, but was supposed to be a family friend's house. It was just weird. There were so many things that were weird about this dream it is very hard to comprehend. I woke up and had to stop and think for a minute about where I was and what my life is REALLY like right now. SO WEIRD.

This has happened before - where I watch a chick flick and then my dreams sort of resemble the movie. It's very weird and maybe proves that I shouldn't watch certain movies right before going to bed. he he he

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday Marvels

This  video has gone viral and MANY people have posted it, but I just can't get over how MEAN this UNM soccer player was during the semi-final game! I've heard rumor that she has been suspended from play, but still! This is crazy.

Don't know what I'm talking about?

Crazy, No? Girls can be SO MEAN, but this is just ridiculous.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


It is Sunday. A beautiful Sunday in fact, and so far I have done nothing today. he he he. I love sleeping. I really do.  It's so good for my soul.

I changed my blog look. Its got some cute little turkeys all over now. I do like the pre-made templates, but I get such a kick out of designing my own. I'm going to have to get Photoshop on my computer sometime so I can have fun designing cool things for my blog. I used to have access to it as a BYU student, but since I graduated....I guess I could convince SwingKid to let me at his computer and version of photoshop...hmmm that just might work. So we'll see, for now, I think I'll keep the cute background I have for now.

Nothing else is really new in my life. Rehearsals with the ballet companies are going well, physical therapy is hard but I'm doing really well and my doctor is impressed by how quickly I am improving. I thought it was going to be the end of my world as I know it and that things were going to be SO HARD for a long time, but all I had was rough few days, and then slowly progressing from there. :o) I think it helps that I've had some amazing people to help me out and be there for me. SwingKid has been such a rockstar of a supporter, and then there's Sister B and Truit who helped out a TON the few days after the surgery. Overall, the knee is doing GREAT!!

I think that's all I have for you. Sorry that I'm so boring as of late. I will try to find something to spruce up this blog of mine. I feel like it is dying, but I don't want it to die so I need to find something to bring it back up to where i'd like it. Have a great Sunday all y'all.

Friday, November 06, 2009


2 weeks ago today I was in surgery. Crazy eh? I went to my doc for my follow-up appointment and he said I was doing really well, keep it up and he'll see me in 4 weeks. good thing i didn't have to pay $50 co-pay for THAT. :P

in other news, i got to take the stupid tape things covering my incisions and i found out that they used SUPER GLUE to put me back together. How cool is that? love it. :o)

AND NOW! it's friday fill-in time

1. Plans and schedules make my life easier to handle .

2. I'm happy when things go the way I plan them .

3. The last thing I drank was water. I love water .

4. One of the most valuable things in my life is my family, SwingKid and the Gospel .

5. I like veggies and meat on my pizza. And I will always love a canadian bacon and pineapple pizza. yum

6. Dear November, I like how you've been warm as of late. Please do not snow this month. I want a pleasant Thanksgiving .

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to study night on campus with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include laundry, BYU football, and Ponyo and Sunday, I want to do something different!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday Marvels

Welcome to November all y'all! I heart November. I think November is great. It's a time to reflect on our blessings, a time to eat great food, and a time to enjoy the last few remaining days before winter. Sigh. I think November is quite possibly one of my favorite months. As long as it doesn't snow too much, or stay too cold for a chunk of the month.

November also brings the end of normal college football play (so sad) but with that, brings one of the best games of the year: BYU vs U of U. This is always a great game and this year should prove to be no different.

So for today's Monday Marvels - watch two of my favorite plays from past years' games with the Utes...

in 2006:

and in 2007: