Day 13: A guilty pleasure

Reality TV. Definitely. The biggest offender being:
That's right, I love the bachelor.  Kinda bummed about the next bachelorette being annoying dentist Ashley H. from Maine.  Did anyone really even like her?  Whatevs. I'll probably still watch.

Another one is eating ice cream straight out of the carton.  With a fork.  It's just better that way.


Happiness Happens

And now for things that made me happy yesterday:

Temple date with the husband.
Photo from facebook, courtesy of Ms. Julianne Hansen - She gave me permission to use it and pretend I took it though.

Spending time with Nats.

Texting Tawni and exchanging news of weird happenings in Joseph City.

Yesterday I also experienced my first ever Big Mac... but that doesn't necessarily make the happy list, because I wasn't all that impressed.  I would take a chicken sandwich from BK over a Big Mac any day.

And some other random things that have made me happy lately:

Sam started reading the Harry Potter books! YAY!.  Currently on The Sorcerer's Stone 

Watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.

Only 19 days of school left!



Day 12:  A song that was played at your wedding

I do not remember very many songs that were played.  (Someone please tell me why my memory kind of sucks when it comes to my wedding day?)  Well, I remember this song, because it's the only one Sam and I danced to. It's not even "our song."  We don't even have "a song."  This is Zach & Kourtney's song.  I remember Kourtney telling me that Zach asked her if we were stealing their song.  And Kourtney told him she was just letting us borrow it.  That makes me think of My Best Friend's Wedding... Anyway, this is one of the songs that I remember.  


Day eleven

Day 11: A picture of you taken recently
This was on my birthday.
What can I say... I'm kind of a cheese ball sometimes.


Day 10

A photo of you taken over 10 years ago.
Get ready for some serious cuteness, people.

I know, I was adorable. =]
I also know I'm pretty bad at this "30 day" thing and it's probably taken me more than 30 days just to get to day 10.



Oh Carrie Underwood.  Seriously, you have given me so many reasons to wish I could be you.  First of all, look at that hair!  It has inspired me on several occasions, even though my hair could never be anything like that.  There are other things that amaze me about you:  your beauty, your talent, your perfect teeth, your style.  I think you're the best thing to come from American Idol.  But you have really outdone yourself this time.  This recent performance tops the list of reasons I want to be you.  Two words:  Steven Tyler.


Just One of those Days...

I've mentioned before that I don't like whiners.  But for this post, I'm going to tell you about my day yesterday, and it will undoubtedly come off a little whiny.  It was just one of those days that makes you want to rip all your hair out.

4:30 - 5:30 a.m.:  Sam's alarm goes off.  I wake up and take Zoey outside and Sam gets ready for work.
Sam takes off for work and I'm already back to sleep with Zoey curled up right next to me. (Don't judge me for letting the dog sleep next to me.  If I put her back in her crate at this point, there will be no more sleeping for anyone.)
7:30 a.m.:  I hear Zoey moving around and turn to see her NAKED.  As in not wearing her doggy diaper that was on her the moment we got back inside from our potty trip at 4:30.  Did I mention she is in heat and it is disgusting?  Hello, spot on the sheets that I just de-spotted and washed two days ago.
8:00 a.m.:  Work on homework.
8:30 - 9:50 a.m.:  Eat cereal. Then waste time on the internet
9:50 a.m.:  Get the spots out of the sheets.
10:00 - 11:00a.m.:  Get in the shower.  Running late by this point. Get ready for school.
11:05-11:25 a.m.:  Finally leave for class after Zoey takes her sweet time doing her business outside.  Hit pretty much every red light (including a pedestrian crossing light) from here  to school and get stuck behind slow drivers.  Tucson drivers suck.
11:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.:  Get to class and learn that some of the homework I did was more of a "for your own good" assignment and not one that we needed to turn in.  Hooray for wasted effort.  Class starts and we have a ton to catch up on.  We're a day behind, so lots of lecture and note taking today.  Freak, it's cold in this classroom
2:15 p.m.:  Get out the gps, punch in the address for the Vehicle Emissions Test place and get sent in a huge, unnecessary loop.  Wasn't paying attention and turned right instead of left.  Shoot.  Might as well get some gas.  Only $3.33 at the ampm - not too shabby.  But they have a 45 cent charge for using your atm card.  Stupid.  Did I even save any money?
2:45 p.m.:  Found the emissions testing place and wait about 10 minutes in the "express lane."  Pass the emissions test.
3:00 p.m.:  Get home.  Something stinks.  Get Zoey out of her crate and take her outside.  She barfs twice and then does her business.  Come back inside and realize I forgot to put the milk away when I made my cereal.  It's been out for 6 and a half hours.  Yum.  That's not what stinks, though.  Check the crate and find more barf.  Zoey crawls under the couch and barfs again.  Clean up all the barf and put dirty stuff in the washer.
8:00 p.m.:  Sam gets home and we discover more barf (or maybe it's poop?) under the bed.  I make him clean it up because I've done more than my fair share today.

I'm stopping there.  You get the idea.  


BIG News!

I'm pretty sure we've told most of the family and a few friends this, so now I'm allowed to share it with the blogging world.  It's something that will change our lives... forever.  It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, and something that I'm super excited about, but really nervous about at the same time.  I've been preparing myself for this for a while now.  I know it will be hard and I will probably cry a lot and lose some sleep, but it will all be worth it in the end.  Are you ready for this news?


The waiting list for the dental hygiene program has gone down from 3 years to 1!  Apparently with the economy being the way it is, a lot of people have had to drop out.  Then when they let some people on the waiting list know they could start the program, a bunch of them had to back out because they couldn't afford it, were pregnant, etc. 
What this means:
  • I will be completely done with school in 3 years instead of just starting the program in 3 years.  
  • I can start a career sooner.
  • I have to be prepared sooner than I had anticipated, and I have less time to prepare myself for what it's going to be like.
  • I'm even more nervous about how hard it is going to be, which I did not think was possible.
  • I won't be able to get pregnant this summer, like I was hoping (even though Sam was still on the fence about having kids already).  We'll have to wait until I'm done with school.  Sad.
So that's my news.  Hopefully I tricked some of you into thinking I was gonna have a baby, because that was one of my goals for writing this post.  I like to think I'm funny and tricky sometimes.