Archive for April 2009

Am I Missing Something?

April 30, 2009

I’m just wondering if anyone else thinks it’s odd that this whole Swine Flu thing has become such a HUGE deal? Because from the numbers I’ve seen, I’m thinking this has become a little (a lot) inflated as far as the seriousness goes. Influenza kills tens of thousands of people each year in the United States… on average 30,000. This Swine Flu, well, in Mexico there have been 160 deaths. In the U.S.? One fatality. And reportedly the majority of confirmed swine flu cases are mild. Kinda like the good old regular flu! If you read the fine print or read what doctors/experts say, the “victims” have mainly been the very young or very old who do not have access to good medical care. So, ummm, yeah. I have a theory of why it’s taking over the air waves and front pages everywhere, and it goes a little something like this:

Nothing exciting (enough) is happening in the world, and there needs to be SOMETHING to panic the public about, and SWINE FLU sounds pretty dramatic.

Maybe if I alert the presses to the condition of my bikini line, we can crank the national terror level up to red, and there will be a new thing to freak everyone out.

I’m just saying.


April 29, 2009

Have you ever known people who on the outside look relatively normal and sane? And then after time, there is one moment of absolute clarity after they say (or write) something that clarifies everything and it hits you… They are totally and completely insane?

Yeah… LOCO!

Rain On Sundays Suck

April 26, 2009

10 days have gone by and I’m feeling unmotivated to post. But I have a feeling that soon I’ll be back to my OLD numb self and be writing about everything from family to farts. It’s gonna be awesome!

Why Didn’t I Think Of That!?!

April 16, 2009


Love bacon and all its goodness? Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Well, you’re sure to love this new product, baconlube™ . Baconlube is a delicious personal lubricant designed to “keep it sizzlin’”. Now you can have your cake and eat it too.

Thanks,, for the continued entertainment and making my life just that much more enjoyable.


April 15, 2009

Why I’m irritated, and in no particular order:

  1. Everyone (except me and one child) is sick. And not just a little trifling cold. I’m talking about one kid who has the croup that requires breathing treatments with a nebulizer, and others who have the flu that has them puking up their guts (I won’t mention the other bodily fluids involved that will require months of therapy to recover from). I’m happy that I’ve seemed to escape unscathed, but it is all getting a little old. I feel like my house is infested with germs (which might explain why I scrubbed the entire bathroom floor with a toothbrush yesterday). I wish I had the luxury of dropping my kids off with someone when they are sick and let that “babysitter” take the crappy shifts, or even for an hour or two just so I could have a break to work out or get a pedicure. A mom can dream :). But then I guess I wouldn’t be much of a mom if I did that. It’s all part of the job, and when it comes down to it, even with the difficult times, it’s worth it :).
  2. I am a dog lover, but haven’t wanted to adopt a canine friend since my beloved Gator and I went our separate ways. Surprisingly, my animal despising husband has been wanting a dog for awhile now. I’ve held out for quite some time, but I now have the “bug”. But I’ve taken my time. I’ve done my research. I’ve wanted to wait until I found what seems like the perfect dog for our family. I felt like, for once, my patience paid off. After over a month of searching online, I found a dog through a local rescue group. Awesome, huh?!? Yeah, except it’s been one *^&@$ week which has entailed a number of phone calls (although I left only 2 messages), as well as 2 emails, and I have not heard back. Nothing. NADA! FYI… if you’re going to run an animal rescue group, putting up adorable pictures of pooches and writing descriptions that pull on the heartstrings of animals lovers such as myself, begging them to adopt and support homeless pets, it might be a good idea to actually let people adopt the animals, OR return a phone call or email. Stupid meanie heads.
  3. Qwest sucks. Except for the lone customer service woman who actually helped me and fixed the problem. To the rest of you, SUCK IT!

Why I’m not irritated and rather content:

  1. I’m not sick.
  2. I just saw WICKED with my wickedly awesome stallion of a husband last night. It was wonderful.
  3. I live in a nice home with a great family, in a country where I can walk down the street and feel safe, and don’t worry about how I will feed my children or myself. In the scheme of things, I’m pretty dang lucky.
  4. I spent about 15 hours, collectively, in a swimming pool this past weekend and even have a bit of a tan to show for it.Life is good.

No Heathen Canines!

April 9, 2009

I found this ad for puppies locally rather stupid, ridiculous, laughable interesting.

Are these puppies missionaries in training? Well, it is true that those non-Christian families usually sacrifice bulldog puppies to Satan.

*#&@ Your Excuses

April 8, 2009

I’m sure it has a lot to do with the way I was raised. My parents were very loving and forgiving, but also held us to very high standards when it came to taking responsibilities for and being accountable for our actions. More so than most of my friends parents.

As an adult, it never ceases to amaze me how many “victims” I’ve come across… how many people, who seem rational and sane, blame their crappy situations on others.

Life can be hard, but everything, good and bad, is always a consequence of a choice that we’ve made. It’s not about “fault” per say, it’s just realizing that the road taken is what has lead you where you are. And there is ALWAYS a choice, or a road. You many not like the options you have to choose from, but there are choices none-the-less. Yes yes, I realize that there are times when shiz happens and is beyond your control. But how you react to the situation is what you do have control over. It IS the choice. It can’t stand it when someone complains about their oh so rough life but refuses to see how they contributed to the situation.

One of my favorite movie quotes is from Cold Mountain :

RUBY: “They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say ‘Shit, it’s raining!'”

I guess not everyone can be as enlightened as I am ;).


April 1, 2009

Stuff has happened and I do have things to write about, but have felt oh so unmotivated to do it. In addition to my lack of drive, I’m not feeling like my normal witty and charming self. Get ready to be only moderately entertained.

The girls retreat this past weekend was a success! At no point during the trip did I ever experience hunger. I think I ate my weight in food, and I often felt like I had just eaten a brick. Good times. I had a wonderful massage and pedicure, and only lost one game of cards. I also watched a few movies, and as always, enjoyed catching up with the women in my family.

Emma lost one of her front teeth. The resulting lisp is pretty dang cute. This photo was taken first thing in the morning, when she excitedly told me about the $1 left under her pillow by the Tooth Fairy.


It snowed last week, and again this weekend, and lo and behold, it’s snowing right now. I wish that Utah would make up it’s mind. Spring? Winter? Spring? Winter? Let me help you out… SPRING!

We enjoyed celebrating my oldest child’s 9th birthday with family. Thanks to those who helped us totally PARTY!

I went to the Blue October concert last night. It was amazing! The venue was cozy and intimate, the band sounded great, and I was with my favorite person of all time. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Last but not least, and this is an announcement that I was going to wait on, but figured what the heck… people will know soon enough. I’m pregnant!

Not. April Fools :).