Thursday, March 31, 2005

i heart the library.

Libraries have only gotten better with time. Last night I finished a book, Roses Are Red by James Patterson, only to find out that the killer was still on the loose. I actually love "to be continued" books. (If anyone ever wants to talk about these books, I'd love to.) So, I figured I'd run to the library and get the next in the series.

First, because of the marvels of technology, I was able to check (via the internet) if the book was even there. It sure was, there were 4 copies available. Apparently this book once was in high demand. I could also check for another book I had been waiting to read, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. It was not in, but I could put it on hold. I love the internet.

I drove to the library, got my book and a couple other James Patterson titles. Our library also has an art exhibit that is changed monthly. This month, the high schoolers had some of their art displayed. Most of it was really good. There was a wide variety of art: purses, pottery, paitings, photoshop art, etc.

I ended up hanging out there until it closed. There's nothing quite like the library.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

easter recap

Saturday night my family (mom's side - mom & duane, dylan, his g-friend nancy, tanner, and maggie) came over to spend the night. We made some chislik, pizza, and had snacks while the kids (& kyle) played monopoly. The rest of us sat around and chatted until it was time to prepare the Easter baskets. I will say nothing else just in case my 7-year old sister ever reads this. But, the Easter bunny (or bunnies) did a great job with the baskets. I got a new purse with a bunch of Easter candy inside.

We got up early on Sunday to start the food. Then - a circus, as 8 people tried to get ready for church in our townhouse. It was a race against the clock. But, we made it there with about 3 minutes to spare. During the service, my mom kicked over her coffee and it just kept running on the concrete floor. And since we were right up front, everyone got to see the mess... Can't take her anywhere.....

After church, we had a great meal and then (dun.. dun... dun) the EASTER EGG HUNT!!!!. Kyle and I hid the eggs all over the house. Each kid got to find 18 and they found all but one. Mom put a $2 bounty on the last egg. So, the whole house was in a mad rush to find the last egg. While this was happening, the upstairs toilet starts to overflow. And I mean waterfall overflow, not a small trickle. No one would stop looking for the "golden egg" to help me out, so I'm standing in an inch of water with wet socks yelling for help. It was a mess. But we finally got the water shut off and kyle plunged the toilet for about 20 minutes until he finally dislodged whatever was stuck. Gross. And Maggie, the youngest, found the egg and took home the money. Good girl. Way to show everyone up.

It was an awesome Easter - we're hoping they'll all come back soon!

Monday, March 28, 2005

i am ariel.

Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

It didn't hurt as much as last time.

When we were playing raquetball Friday night, Kyle hit me in the face with his raquet. I had a bump and bruise on the middle of my forehead. Kyle pretended like they were unnoticable...or maybe they just were - to him. But, when my mom came for Easter, she noticed. I thought that someday it might be easier to play with boys. Guess not.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Are you sure it's not Saturday?

Ever wake up and realize that the last thing you want to do is the only thing you have to do today? I so did not want to go to work today. Yet, here I am. I think if I would've batted my eyes a little more, I could've gotten Kyle to call in sick for me. But, he was not sympathetic. So, to cheer up, I thought maybe a little blog session was in order.

Last night I played raquetball with my workout buddy, Tasha. We are finally starting to not suck bad. We only kind of suck. But, the ab workout from laughing is probably a better workout than we get playing.

We also had our Growth Group (aka Bible Study) last night. We're going through Genesis and got through Chapter 2 last night. It was very interesting. Our teacher went to Bible school, so he has all these great insights on why the Bible is written like it is. For example, did you know that the 2nd chapter of Genesis is actually a form of Hebrew poetry? I didn't. Which explains why it basically repeats everything in Chapter 1, but with a little more detail. And it's not a chronological account, which I thought was very interesting. I really enjoy learning this type of stuff. It's good to do an in-depth study on a book that you try to base your life on.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I am your target market.

I buy into the hype of everything. Pampered chef (was there life before a $20 spatula?), time shares (so what if we're now $10,000 in debt - we have built-in vacations!), the home shopping network (only three payments of $39.99?!). So, it should've came to no surprise to me that I was totally "gotten" by a commercial. Here's the story: On a recent trip to Kmart for chapstick (this neck of the woods is VERY dry - and winter makes it worse), Kyle thought maybe he'd just go with the traditional cheap stuff. Here's the conversation:

Me: You know, I heard the new Neosporin LT is really good.
Kyle: Oh yeah? (Upon spotting the box) It's a little spendy.
Me: I'm sure it's worth it, it works great.
Kyle: Who told you this?
Me: I saw it on TV
Kyle: Are you serious?!
Me: Yeah, it works. And hey, it's neosporin.
Kyle: Are you serious?!
Kyle: (Shakes his head and walks away)

It was at that point that I knew I needed some help. Is there a support group for something like this?

Starting the Madness

So, i'm at work and my friend Angela emails me "you should start a blog." So, here it is. My adventures in Wyoming.