Friday, April 29, 2011

Wishes for the Weekend

So I am sitting at work with a brain that is fried. I have a ton of data entry to deal with and I'm not looking forward to it. I am really tired because I went dancing last night, but I'm totally okay that that. I LOVE dancing and I needed the relaxing, fun evening with friends. wishes for the weekend:
  • warmth. I'm not getting this wish seeing as how the next 3 days is supposed to be unseasonably cold with a Hard frost on Sunday morning. Not fun guys, not fun. The good news is that as of right now it's supposed to be BEAUTIFUL next week. Let's hope that holds true.
  • I'm wishing for a calm, relaxing weekend. I have little to no plans this weekend and I'm very excited about this because I need some calm "me-time" to get some of my to-do list done. We'll see how that goes.
  • I want to go see my friends' baby. She was born yesterday (4 weeks early!) and I am so happy for my friend.
  • I am hoping my pot roast dinner on Sunday night turns out.
  • While I am excited to have "me-time" this weekend, I also want to play with friends. I do have some plans for this evening...but I'm hoping to see some friends tomorrow night as well. Guess we'll see what happens.
I'm sure there are several other wishes for my weekend, but seeing as how I'm running on limited brain power right now and all of that brain power is being used for work we'll stop there. I hope you all have a splendid weekend. Loves!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Good Things and Bad Things

Hi Guys. Guess what? It's almost the weekend!!! Huzzah for that! Anyways, I'm full of all sorts of things today so here goes..

  • Good thing: Sister B found shoes for her wedding. HUZZAH!
  • Bad thing: I have not found shoes for the wedding. :( granted, i have 7 more weeks to figure that out.
  • Good thing: we talked LOTS of wedding things and are sort of getting somewhere?
  • Bad thing: there is still SO MUCH to do and only 7 WEEKS until the big day! (FROM TODAY!)
  • Good thing: rehearsal got changed on Saturday so my whole day won't be spent at the studio
  • Bad thing: I have no plans for this weekend. I want plans. 
  • Good thing: because I have no plans I MIGHT be able to get my house clean! It was so clean a month ago after I did my Spring Cleaning needs some help again.
  • Good thing: I haven't eaten any sweets (yay no sugar diet!) since Monday. I'm awesome.
  • Bad thing: work is stressing me out (new system is going to KILL me!) and I REALLY wish I could eat my weight in chocolate right now.
  • Good thing: I look cute today.
As you can see, the good things definitely outweigh the bad...and in the meantime I am trying to live by this motto:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

High on Laughter

Sister B and I went shoe shopping again last night. We're still pulling a big fat nothing when it comes to shoes for her wedding. We keep thinking we've found something and then they don't have her size or the right color. It's so lame-sauce! Here's hoping we find something tonight. :P

When I took her home last night we ended up sitting in my car for over an hour talking and having SO MUCH FUN. I love that girl. I am so glad that I'm related to her. She rocks my socks.

Look how cute these  bookmarks are:
I totally want to make some of them. I'm always looking for cute and easy to use bookmarks.


I love this quote. Isn't it just the greatest? I want to live my life right that once is enough for me. I went to a funeral yesterday for an amazing man. He most definitely lived his life right enough that once was all he needed to do things right.

I am SO ready for Summer. Summer = sunshine and butterflies. I need some sunshine and butterflies right about now. My brain is so scattered with all sorts of things with work and oh my goodness....craziness!!! :P

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tender Mercy Tuesday - 19th Edition

After the shortest relationship I have ever had happened in the past 2 days I have found that I really am so blessed. The tender mercies of this weekend and last night have overwhelmed me.
  • My dear friend Bassbob called me within 10 minutes of getting off the phone with Fryman. Honestly, I was just starting to feel sorry for myself and he pulled me right out of that slump.
  • My other Bob friend (Becky Bob) has been a great friend. We've always been good friends, but in recent weeks our friendship has grown and we talk via email and text messaging almost daily. I love her. 
  • I wouldn't have the above two things happen to me if it weren't for the amazing technology of this day and age. I love that I am blessed to be here NOW when all these things are possible.
  • I am going to a funeral today, and while it is a sad moment to say good-bye to someone at the same time this man lived a full life. He was amazing and he is in a much better place now.
  • I still feel peace. Even with Fryman totally making a 180 degree turn and changing his mind on how he feels about dating me....we're not completely throwing it out the window. There is still a chance but like I said last night, I'm not holding my breath. 
  • Patience is a virtue that I obviously need to keep working on in my life.
  • Work has been crazy, but even with it being crazy I find time to hang out with my friends and do fun things. I love it.
  • My new ward is pretty cool. Still getting to know people, but I'm excited about it!
And basically, this sums up how I'm going to deal with life right now:

Monday, April 25, 2011


Thank you guys for being so cute and supportive and excited for me. It's always a nice feeling to get comments and to have people share in on your joy.

I just had a nice long conversation with Fryman.

Sigh. Boys are so....confusing!

He called to tell me he's just not feeling right about us dating right now. He hated saying it, I could totally tell. He's not sure if it's just feelings of being scared of committing to a relationship or if it's more of a this isn't going to work with us right now...but regardless we're stepping back.

like way back.

like, we're not dating exclusively, we're not going to see each other this week. maybe we'll go out next week, but i'm not getting my hopes up.

I knew this was a possibility based on some of our text messages today. I'm not going to lie, I hate it. I had such a peaceful feeling about us dating yesterday and to have that dashed to pieces - it hurts. Granted, it takes two people that both are feeling right about the situation to make a relationship work. I guess it hurts the most because I did let him kiss me and I felt so good about taking that step.

But what's a girl to do?  I can't force him to do something he doesn't want to do. If it's not right...then it's NOT RIGHT. And the peace I felt...I knew that it was a peaceful feeling in that it was okay. That doesn't mean it was going to mean an instant relationship or anything. I am just full of sad right now. I wish that it would have worked...I wish dating was easier.


Dating Battle Stories: a THIRD date!

Lines of Happiness - check
Waves of Awesome - check
Cloud 9 - double check

Fryman took me out on a third date this weekend. (first of all, this was kind of a big deal/sort of scary for me. I haven't been on a third date in a LONG time.) (second of all, i'm not going to tell you about the date with the Argonaut after all. It was okay. I knew I didn't want to go out with him again a week ago and had already decided that that night would be our last date. Needless to say I was happy to get home after the date.)

ANYWAYS back to the THIRD date with Fryman!

We had a blast going out to eat (i'm pretty sure we could just sit and talk forever. we always are at restaurants for ages) and then we went back to my place to dye Easter eggs. Then we decided, sort of last minute, to go see The King's Speech (PG-13 version) at Thanksgiving Point. It was being shown on the Mammoth screen. That screen is HUGE. It was a lot of fun and the theater was basically empty, which was all sorts of coolness.

After the movie we came back to my apartment and did some low-key cuddling while talking on the couch. He stood up to leave and I gave him a hug. We had a moment and then he kissed me goodnight.

Yes, he kissed me.

Last night he came over for dinner. We had some great conversation, actually went down to BYU campus to walk around the duck pond and the cute new trail they put in. We have really good communication and we talked about what kissing means to both of us and have decided to be exclusive in our dating. So I guess you could say I have a boyfriend. :o) ha. that sounds weird. Anyways, Fryman is great. He makes me feel wonderful and I want to be a better person when I'm around him. He calls me beautiful and compliments me and my many talents.

And that folks, is why I am full of happiness while being awesome on Cloud 9 right now.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He IS risen!!

This is simple, beautiful and incredible. On this Easter Sunday this video perfectly expresses my thoughts and feelings. I hope you all have the most wonderful day. Much love!

Friday, April 22, 2011

hi day off. It's nice to see you

I'm so excited that my day off is here today. I live for my days off these days. They are my manna from heaven. So wonderful.

I'm sure you're all wondering how my date with the Argonaut went....I'll let you know later. k? In other news I have a third date with Fryman. I'm stoked about that.

Moving on to some Friday Fillin's for ya....(it's been a while guys! I miss these!)

1. Pardon me, but I really think you have

2. right now fresh fruit at Sunflower Market is a good deal.

3. I was surprised to find that I really like this cake: 

4. Flirting with boys is one of my favorite forms of entertainment.  :o)

5. Hi, my name is Alishka and I'm a dating maniac.

6. I LOVE and ADORE summer afternoons.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my bi-weekly games with friends, tomorrow my plans include baby showers galore and Sunday, I want to enjoy my Easter Sunday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thoisday Thoughts and Things

Hi guys. Can I just tell you how happy I am that it is Thursday? and that it's my Friday? Oh man. It's been a very busy week filled what with learning a new ERP system at work and all. My brain HURTS. Changing over to a new system is all sorts of crazy.

Anywho...let's get to all my thoughts shall we?
  • My brain hurts. The end.
  • My date with Fryman last night? too short. We both had something (him a meeting for church, me a hair appointment) and so all we did was go to dinner...but it was fabulously awesome.
  • I love getting my hairs did.
  • After getting my hairs did I flirted with Fryman via text.
  • I connived an invitation to his house to watch a movie that I was going to watch at home but my tv was taken.
  • So I stayed up late with Fryman watching Tangled. Love that movie.
  • Nothing happened per se...but he's not a cuddler (he's told me least not until he's kissed a girl.)
  • But we did get to hang out together for longer last night and I know both of us wanted it.
  • Pair it with the Adele "21" album (favorite song? Rolling in the Deep - the music video is AWESOME) and you have the best play list right now for me at work.
  • I'm going wedding shoe shopping w/my sister tonight. We both need wedding shoes. She's looking for flats, and I'm looking for peep-toe heels. :o) Love shoe shopping
  • I have no plans for Saturday night....yet. I'm hoping to do something fun and adventurous.
  • Fun but not adventurous: dying Easter eggs. I WILL do this at some point this weekend.
  • It's my Friday. I'm excited to have tomorrow off. I plan on sleeping in just a little bit, going to the temple, taking a ballet class and doing some grocery shopping/errand running that needs to be done.
  • I won a free hour-long massage a few months ago and I haven't used it yet. I keep meaning to...but keep forgetting to make the appointment. :P I think I'll make time for it in the very near future. 
Whew. I get tired just looking at that list....but good things have happened in the past day, good things are going to happen this weekend and I'm one happy camper. Who wants to REALLY go camping this summer...maybe I should buy a tent and a sleeping bag....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dating Battle Stories: Marathon of Dates Part Two

see part one here

Date #4 - April 16th

My best friend Truit married this great guy. I am really good friends with this couple and I love doing things with them. We have dinner on some Sundays, they went to the temple with me, basically these guys are awesome-sauce.  Anyways, about two-ish weeks ago I was hanging out with them and Truit's husband mentions how he has single friends - specifically his classmate that he studies with all the time. I ask him why he hasn't set me up yet and he promises to get right on that. last week he calls me and we set up the date. Let's call my date Blindman2 (original right? ha ha).

So, I met Blindman2 at Truit's apartment and all four of us went off to Macaroni Grill. I got the same dish as the last time I was there and it didn't disappoint. :o) conversation flowed nicely at dinner and Blindman2 was nice. He's definitely a nerd - but a nice one so it's okay. After dinner we opted to go back to the Truit's apartment and played a few games while chatting. It was fun and Blindman2 was great company. At the end of the date he got my number, which I take as a good sign. He hasn't used my number since, but it has been finals time so I'm not too worried. We'll see what happens. I'm open to having a second date, but who knows.

In the Works:
Tonight I have a date #2 with Fryman and then tomorrow I have date #3 with the Argonaut. Also, remember this post where I mentioned this boy? Well, I finally got BRAVE and sent him an email via Facebook (gotta love Facebook - plus we were friends b/c of the concert) basically asking him to go out to dinner with me. Well...he replied and said.... YES! So, I'm not sure when yet, but we're going to get together and get to know each other better. I'm all sorts of excited about it.

Also, I asked the Australian to go on a real date with me, and he told me he likes me and loves hanging out with me, but he's not in a place to really date me for reals right now. So...we're going to stay friends. I'm okay with this. I'm glad I took the risk to ask him and luckily for me it hasn't changed my friend with benefits (sort of) status that we have. Ha.

Anyways, life is peachy, work is nuts, my sister is getting married in less than 2 months and I am very ready for Spring to be here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tender Mercy Tuesday - 19th Edition

Life is great my friends. SO great. I was talking with a friend that I hadn't seen in a while and they asked how I was doing and I couldn't contain my joy for life. It's been the best feeling ever. Life is just so splendid. I'm not sure what I've done to deserve this and sure, sometimes I get down on myself but I think the fact that I am learning and growing to be closer to my Heavenly Father has helped immensely.

Anyways, I have some great tender mercies for you today!

  • I have been very blessed to be able to be friends with ex-boyfriends. There are rare times that I haven't been able to stay friends with ex-boyfriends, but really, in the long run I've totally stayed friends with ex-boyfriends.
  • I have been a dating machine as of late (a Dating Battle Stories post coming tomorrow!) and this has been SO FUN!
  • I have been BRAVE. (more details on that later)
  • I have the best roommate who helps me be brave.
  • I have a roof over my head far away from any possible flooding.
  • I have a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it was strengthened this week at my normal meetings.
  • Technology is amazing.
  • I have a great job - one where I celebrated being at for two years now this past weekend. :o)
  • It's been rainy and I love the rain. It's so moody.
Anyways...I am very blessed and life is good. What is making you grateful today friends?

p.s. I find it hilarious that it is the 19th edition of Tender Mercy Tuesday on the 19th of April.

p.p.s. It's my grandpa's 90th birthday today! rock on!

Monday, April 18, 2011


hello dear friends. did you have a nice weekend? I sort of did. Mostly I was sick and didn't feel like doing anything. Went to bed at 9:30p on Friday night, sat around all day Saturday (after teaching) until my date that evening. Yesterday I felt better but man, I sounded like a frog! I'm still talking like a frog today, but it isn't as bad.

I think I'm going to take this evening for myself - after the gym I plan on cleaning the kitchen and my room. They so desperately need it.

anywho - I saw the funniest thing today and I needed you guys to see it too. Enjoy this little gem, perhaps it will perk up your Monday. Mine is definitely perkier now that I've watched this. :o)

Friday, April 15, 2011

planless Friday

I have zero plans for tonight. I might end up cleaning my room (doesn't that sound like fun?) or wallowing in self-pity over this cold that is slowly attacking me. I thought it might just be allergies, but the more I have to blow my nose, the more I think it is sickness. Ugh.

Anywho, last night I got myself off my lazy butt and went to Blue Tango. It had been a long time since I had last been and I had a blast. The crowd was awesome. So many cool people were there and I danced several dances. I even saw SwingKid, and no it wasn't weird. We danced a couple of dances, sat in the corner and caught up on life - the things friends do when they see each other! It was great. I really had a blast.

Thanks for all your advice concerning my issues yesterday - I'd still love to hear your thoughts if you feel so inclined.

Finally, I'll leave you the Friday Fill-ins  for the week. :o) Happy Friday guys!

1. For me, it was not a question of when, but a question of how.

2. I really need to go grocery shopping at my local supermarket.

3. Behind the sound of the wind in the trees, I heard the hum of the bees.

4. Go skydiving is something I always wanted to do.

5. When it was over, and after time had passed, I knew it was right to end things.

6. I might have felt lonely at times, but I never felt alone.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night unplanned - something fun will happen!, tomorrow my plans include the normal teaching schedule plus a blind date and Sunday, I want to meet new people in my new ward!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Things etc etc

Hey guys. It's Thursday. I've always loved Thursdays. If you've followed me for any length of time then you know this truth about me. Anyways, I'm full of thoughts today (especially ones on dating) so all comments will be welcome on today's post.
  • First off, one of my internet buddies, Gretchen, is hosting a giveaway. I have always wanted a Shabby Apple dress and I'm really hoping to own one someday.
  • I have been on a lot of dates recently. I am going on a lot of dates in the near future. I like dating.
  • This leads me to ask though - at what point do you draw the line with physical affection? Do you hold hands before being a couple? Cuddle? Kiss? I have some rules for the aforementioned items, but I'm wondering what all of you think.
  • I really am wondering because cuddling with The Australian is going very well and it seems that he likes me a lot and that there is a possibilty for more. I've toyed with the idea of kissing him, but it goes against my rule of kissing someone w/out a commitment factor being there...thougths? 
  • Also, I want to go on a REAL date with The Australian. How do I make this happen?
  • I met the guy from this blog a week ago. I can't stop thinking about him (he made a really good first impression) and I really want to go on a date with him...but I'm not sure how to go about initiating that. Thoughts?
  • Next on my mind with dating I connected with this guy on Twitter who I think seems really cool and I'd like to get to know him more. suggestions? thoughts?
  • is it weird that I want to connect with so many people I meet through the internet?
  • Maybe it's not?
  • I really do enjoy where I am in the dating scene....liking so many boys is fun!
  • However, one boy told me the other day that he would be scared away by a forward girl. Is this true guys? Is being forward awkward? weird? Does it turn you off?
  • Does this mean I shouldn't do anything about the aforementioned boys?
  •  I really need your suggestions
  • Easter candy is my downfall right now.
  • My abs and glutes class is kicking my trash.
  • I'm wondering if I need to try to go to the gym early in the morning seeing as how I'm skipping the gym a lot of days to go on dates.
  • But dates are good right?
  • And waking up to get to the gym at like 5am? not sure that can ever happen realistically...
sigh. too many thoughts guys. too many thoughts.

Dating Battle Stories: Marathon of Dates Part One

please ignore Sweetums...he was in the original prophecy, but since he has a GF....
So I had a marathon of dates set up, some of the plans have changed, but I figured I needed to post part one soon so that you guys wouldn't be too far behind in my life.

Anyways! Here we go!

Date #1 - April 9th

This date was for Ballet West's Bolero with Norsnob. I wore my sister's Prom dress from two years ago. It's teal and sparkly. Perfect for both me and the ballet. :o) I picked up Norsnob and off we went to SLC. We first stopped at the best pizza place ever: Settebello.  Seriously, you need to check it out. It was sooo yummy. Perfect dinner place before the ballet. Then it was off to the ballet. We were a little bit late and missed part of Sinfoinetta. In the end I was okay with this. It wasn't my favorite part of the program, but was still beautiful. Next they performed Chaccone. This Balanchine classic was AMAZING. I truly loved it. (then again, I love everything about Balanchine). Finally they closed with Bolero. OH MY GOODNESS. I don't know what to say about this ballet other than it seemed to be about 2 mintues long even though it was more like 12ish? I think? I have no idea...all I know is that it was AMAZING. I loved EVERY MINUTE of this piece and the ending...oh my the ending. INCREDIBLE. I hope to see this piece amongst Ballet West's repretoire in teh  future. It was just THAT good. Walking into the lobby of the Capitol Theater we both looked at each other and Norsnob says, "Alishka, I can't stop thinking about Bolero!" I completely agreed. It was just so good. Overall this date was a major 10 on a scale of 1-10 of awesomeness. I saw him at a church activity the next day and he sort of touched my arm and i went to touch his back and it was awkward and he shook my hand and basically it was so full of awkwardness that all I could do was laugh. Roommate A approves wholeheartedly and wants us to go out again. We shall see.

Date #2 - April 13th

This date consisted of me going out with Fryman for dinner. We met on a dating website and wanted to meet in real life. Real life meetings are the best after all. Earlier in the day Fryman texted me and we decided on a Thai restaurant in North Orem. I love Thai food so much. We split some spring rolls and pineapple curry (my favorite!) We were at the restaurant for almost two hours and enjoyed our conversation a lot. I texted him later that evening with a post-date text. We've been texting a lot since then. :o) We already have plans to go out next week and he's already told me how cute he thinks I am. He's definitely interested, no question. We'll see how things go; I don't want to get my hopes up to high seeing as how my past experiences have taught me that when I get high hopes the boy gets a girlfriend.

Date # 3 - April 14th

I was supposed to have a second date with the Argonaut tonight. (remember? the duck pond?) He texted me last night to say he's very sick and asked if we could postpone our date. We're now going out next Thursday. much as I like the guy (he's a great guy) I'm not necessarily super excited to go out with him, but I'd already agreed and I can't back out. I'd look like a flake.

Anywho, Date #4 is Saturday night (as long as it goes through) and I already have 2 dates lined up for next week possibly a yeah. I'm sort of a dating queen right now. Ha. I love it though. I'm really enjoying not being in a relationship and enjoying the slew of men chasing me :o) Until part two my friends....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tender Mercy Tuesday - 18th Edition

Hi there guys. I'm a little out of it today. I sort of somehow missed all my alarms this morning (I remember snoozing twice...) and didn't get out of bed until 6:45am. This is when I leave for work. Needless to say I was ten minutes late and very groggy. I've been so out of it all day long, it's a miracle anything has been achieved!

Anywho...I'm here with my Tender Mercy for ya.

I have been slacking a little bit in writing my tender mercies in my journal, so I had a really hard time remembering something to share with you today - and then it hit me. I have been so blessed to have technology. It is probably the one thing I'm not always publicly grateful. However, think about it! The blessings of technology abound in my every day life. The fact that I even have an alarm that doesn't require a plug or a sunrise to be used. I have multiple ways to communicate with my family - INSTANTLY! Just last night as I was watching the news, a guy was using Skype to report on a meeting in China - from China! Live! It was incredible. I really don't think about it enough, but technology blesses my life in multiple ways multiple times a day.

What has been your tender mercy this week?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday afternoon nap dreams

I took a nap yesterday afternoon. It was glorious - for the most part. I say for the most part because as my phone went off with a text from my roommate, I got pulled out of the MOST bizarre dream I have ever had. So, I wrote down some thoughts on this dream, I've recounted it three times (to Roommate A, to her ex-boyfriend and Blindman, and finally to The Australian.) but here it is for all of my posterity and friends and random people to see. I'd love to hear your thoughts on what this dream might mean.... :o) Also, stay tuned for some awesome posts this week...if I can find the motivation to blog. :o)

So in my dream I'm at my parent's old house in Payson, but it's not quite in the same location. We're more in the countryside. ANYWAYS, I step outside and there's this woman standing outside staring at me. I offer her a brownie (or she offered me one? that part is hazy) and then she says, "do you want to see a prophecy come true?" Of course I respond in the affirmative. She tells me to look to the East and as I do I see a cloud turning into a horse w/a rider on it. He rides as far as I can see to the West and then within a moment or two I see it coming back and disappearing into the cloud storm in the East. A few minutes later it happens again and again and again. I start freaking out and I run inside to grab my mom, Brother C and Sister D. I yelled at them to get on Facebook (everyone talks about things on Facebook!) and the news so we can figure out what is happening.

Then I took them outside. (This is where it gets WEIRD!) So we go outside and the cloud-horse/rider had a lightning bolt thing going on and the next thing I know this horse and rider cloud is turning into a real horse/rider and as he rides across the sky he falls off the horse. The man looks Mexican and as he gets up he starts speaking in a  language that I don't recognize. He tries to talk to me and all I can say over and over is "Can I help you sir?" He rides back up this mountainside that is like right next to our house and disappears. In just a few minutes a whole bunch of people on white horses start riding out towards the West out of the mountain or something. They are all different ages, genders and nationalities with these weird green glowy eyes. As they get closer we can here them changing things like "don't forget.....remember need to do this....." (i obviously don't really remember what they were saying. but it was odd)

I was then jolted awake by a text message from my roommate and as I tried to pull myself from this weird dream all I could see were the green glowy eyes.

So yeah, that happened. I keep thinking about it. It was the oddest dream I have ever had in all my years of dreaming.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

once there was a snowman....

Even though it hasn't started snowing...yet...I am still singing this little song from my childhood. Sigh. I am very much ready for spring. Although I know I shouldn't be surprised by the snow. I find it funny how many of my friends on Facebook claim that all the snow we've had in late March/early April is soooo unusual and that it must be the Apocolypse or something because OH MY GOSH it's SNOWING. Hate to break it to ya guys, but snow in late March/early April is VERY normal. It snowed 8 inches a week before my college graduation in April of 2009. It HAPPENS. ALL THE TIME.

ANYWHO. Let's get on with the more exciting things okay?

  • so first off, work has been insanely busy this week. Seriously. I am haivng a hard time believeing that it is already Thursday! Oh how time has flied!
  • My copy of Tangled finally arrived the other day. I'm pretty sure Roommate A and I are going to watch it tonight.
  • I am going to a concert/dance party tonight. I'm rather excited to attend!
  • I've won 2 free books this week! TWO! one from Emily and the other from Goodreads. I can hardly believe my good luck
  • My mom gave me a grow your own grass kit for my birthday. I planted the grass on Saturday afternoon and it has already started to sprout! yay! I love grass!
  • I know really awesome people. This makes me happy.
  • I had THE best dream last night. I dreamed that I was with a boy (not sure who) and the next thing I know he has tenderly taken his hands and put them on my face (sort of like this [also, doesn't that picture just make you swoon? I just love me some Richard Armitage) and kisses me. It was the best kiss ever. I only wish I knew who it was kissing me. I want to find them and try it in real life.
  • I am such a girl.
  • I am okay with the above statement.
  • Tomorrow is my day off. I love days off. I have a few fun things planned tomorrow including sleeping in, going to this temple and taking a ballet class.
  • I have 3 dates planned in the next 10 days. A fourth one is in the works. 
  • Can I just tell you how happy it makes me that I have so many dates planned? I am not going to lie, I am loving dating right now.
  • I definitely feel blessed. In so many ways am I grateful to be living in such a time as this.
There you. A bunch of randomness for your Thursday afternoon. Have a great one guys!

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011

    Dating Battle Stories: Catch-up's been a while since I've posted any kind of Dating Battle Story. I'm sorry. I really am. Life is just crazy busy and I just haven't taken the TIME to blog about it! So let's do a little catch-up since the last go around shall we?

    So I mentioned in a Thursdsay Things post that Tron got a girlfriend that wasn't me. So yeah, that happened.

    I went on a date with a boy from my ward and then I met someone online. We're going to call this dude the Argonaut. Anyways, the Argonaut called me last night to ask me to come to a game night/steak dinner night at his place tomorrow night. Unfortunately, I already had plans to go to a concert thing by Sweetums and friends and since I haven't seen him in ages (or others in his band that I know) and I want to support the cause the are playing for...I told Argonaut no. He was sad, but we made plans to make dinner together next Thursday night.

    As mentioned yesterday I asked out Norsnob to go to Ballet West with me. I'm in the process of trying to find a really awesome, adventurous restaurant to eat at - so if you have any suggestions for something in the Salt Lake area I would gladly appreciate it.

    My best friend Truit and her husband were over at my house last week and while chit-chatting it was decided that Truit's husband was going to set me up with his classmate. We're probably going to double next weekend. Should be fun times, I think. Blind dates are always interesting - but he sounds cool so I'm all over that.

    So there you go. My interesting dating life as we know it. I'm still using the internet - although I'm not sure I'll renew my subscription to ldssingles....but who knows. Maybe? Until the next date happens...keep flirting! :o)

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011

    Tender Mercy Tuesday - 17th Edition

    Good merry morning my dear friends. It's a beautiful day here in Utah and I'm trying to enjoy it knowing full well that by the end of the week it will be snowing. :(

    I have a few great tender mercies for you, so without further ado:

    • I walked out of the gym last night to find a VERY flat tire on my car. I called a friend, but before she and her guy friend could come and rescue me a very nice young man came up to me and offered to change my flat tire for me. He did it so quickly and was so nice about it. I love that there are still Good Samaritans in the world.
    • this might seem odd that I'm putting this as a tender mercy, but it was for me k? I called a boy...who shall now be known as Norsnob (I made that up just now. funny name though right? i like it.) Anyways. Norsnob is in my ward and he is AWESOME. I have tickets to the final performance in Ballet West's season for Saturday night and I needed a date. I was SO NERVOUS to call up Norsnob and ask him out, but guess what? He said yes! (also, I promise to catch you up on some Dating Battle Stories. It's been a while and I have a lot to tell you.)
    anyways, never mind that I only got 4 hours of sleep last night because of my decision to go hot tubbing and watch a movie with my friends, I am HAPPY. Life is good and swell. The End.

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Quarterly Review

    Hello again my dear readers. I know I didn't mention that I was going to do this, in fact I just decided a few weeks ago that I should do this - but I am conducting my own personal Quarterly Review on my Word of the Year progress.

    I hope you've noticed the ever present reminder of my word of the year to the right -----> I have programed that nifty little button to take you to any post that I have labeled as one where I am flourishing. I just took some time earlier this month to go through and see what I have done and remind myself of my goals.

    I already know that there are changes to my goals. I didn't make it to Disneyland for my birthday - and I know I WANT to go, I'm just not sure when yet. Also, I'm thinking I won't be attending the Dance Teacher's Summit. I really want to, but with my sister getting married in June and all the time I'm taking off then, I'm not sure I'll want to take that much time off this summer. We'll see. I'm still keeping it as a possibility. for sure. :o)

    I had the wonderful experience of attending the temple for the first time and doing my own temple work. I wrote about what I felt like I could share here.

    In other news - I have found SO MUCH HAPPINESS within myself. I feel as if my heart has healed. I've been dating like crazy and taking risks right and left. I feel more whole than I have in a long time and for this I am so grateful.

    Honest to goodness, life is GOOD right now. While there are certainly things that I wish I had in my life - I know that I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I am doing RIGHT NOW. This is THE BEST feeling a girl can have, in my opinion anyways.