A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 324

Another week just flew by. Seriously... I don't know where May has gone. I don't feel like I have done much which makes me sad. I'm just too tired all of the time.

Let me try and think of what I did this week. I got a pedicure which was nice and much needed.

I hung out with Kyle on Friday. We went to go get something to eat and then took it to Rock Canyon Park and I set up my hammock and Kyle sat on a blanket and we ate and chatted and watched the sunset.

Saturday I was supposed to get in a half hour of cardio but wasn't feeling great so it didn't happen. I did go up Provo Canyon to hammock with Amber and that was pretty great. If I'm going to just be laying around, it might as well be in a hammock somewhere beautiful. And right now... the canyon is SO green and beautiful. I need to go up there regularly. The rest of the afternoon and evening was at the lake. It was a very relaxing day... spent outside... can't complain about that.

Sunday was the usual church and family day. Always nice.

We have had some killer sunsets and killer lightening storms. Love it. Nature is great.

I finally started working on my book from my trip to the Philippines and Bali. I know... a year later. I thought I should at least get one done (still need to do Brazil) before I go on my next trip next week. Anyway... I got about half way through the book and was really happy about the progress. Then the other night I was trying to add new pages and it wouldn't let me and then when I logged out and back in thinking it was saving my project all along as I went, I saw that NOTHING was saved and those hours of work on the book were wasted. UGH!!! SO frustrating. It already took me a while to get it started, to start all over again is very discouraging. Seriously. Thankfully I worked on it long enough I can mostly remember what I did, so hopefully I can remember everything and can get back to where I was quickly. I'm still frustrated, but I have started over and got a chunk done tonight and I know FOR SURE that it saved this time. Hopefully I can get it done before I leave on Wednesday... that means I need to work on it a lot this weekend. We shall see.

This morning I helped with "Bring your kids to work day" which took up half my day and I got to be outside. It was a nice break from my normal work day. Just helped the kids with games and getting them where they need to go and this and that. It was nice.

This week I watched the entire 13th season of Project Runway. I hadn't seen that show in a long time, so when I saw how many season that were available on Hulu...I got pretty excited and just started with the most recent season. Watched it all and it was great. Love that show... always makes me wish I had the talent of sewing and designing like that. Amazing talent. Other than that... just watched my other shows which pretty soon will all be ending. It's that time of year.

Other than that... per usual the rest of my time outside of work has gone to my personal trainer. I have only lost 3 more lbs this week (I was hoping for more like the first week) but at least it is going down... and I think that I have lost inches, I will have my trainer measure me again after my work out tomorrow. It's not as miserable as the first week, but it is still hard. I'm still tired, especially on the days that I get in two works outs. My meal plan changed a little this week which was nice... and I'm staying strict to the plan. That is the only way you get results right? Hopefully I can keep things under control while I am on vacation. I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried about it a little bit. I will have a heart to heart about that with my trainer as well. Anyway... it's hard and exhausting but I'm still doing it. I can do this. Only 9 more weeks to go! ha ha.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Photo of the Week 322

With all of the rain, comes some pretty sweet sunsets! Here is one that I captured the other day. I saw the sky was looking pretty, so I drove up the street to the Slate Canyon Trailhead. Glad I did. It was a good one!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ready for Summer Hair

I had mentioned in my confessions that I got my hair done. I wasn't going to post a picture, but Nicole took this one right after she finished my hair and recently posted it on her new hairstyle instagram.  As always... I just really love how it turned out, so I'm posting it. I love the rich colors and that I have lightened up for summer, but still am staying true to being brunette. Nicole is awesome at what she does.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring Storms

We have been having a TON of rain these last couple of weeks. And this last week in particular we have been having some cool thunder and lighting storms. I LOVE it.

Saturday night MacKenzie and I were up late watching tv. Right when we turned off the tv and decided to go to bed is when the awesome thunder and lighting started. So... instead of going to bed, we grabbed a blanket and sat on the front porch for a good half hour or so and just watched and listened and loved it. It was intense! Nonstop the entire time we were watching. The thunder was so loud and the lighting would light up the entire sky. It was awesome. Totally worth staying up longer for. I even was able to catch a picture with my phone... which I am never able to do. SO GOOD!! Love these simple moments in life.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hammocking Big Springs

It had been a while since Amber and I had hung out, so we decided to meet up Provo Canyon at the beginning of the Big Springs Trail to hammock and talk. It was the perfect day, temperature was perfect, there was NOBODY around, we were set up right next to the creek so we could hear the sound of running water and everything is SO green right now. I would say it was the perfect afternoon hang out catching up with a friend. I love that Amber loves to be outside as much as I do... so even a quick hang out to catch up is in the mountains in a hammock.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Paddle Boarding Utah Lake

Since I went to test out and buy a paddle board a Utah Lake... I feel like I have become BFF with one of the guys that helps run the shop, Trevor. My friend Kyle has too. Kyle went with me to test out boards and ended up buying one as well. So now we go hang out with Trevor at the Lake. We have exchanged numbers, we text. I'm also helping give ideas of how to make that part of Utah Lake a hang out spot... they have already put down sand... more improvements are coming. Trevor is also improving the website and I told him I would take pictures of all the boards so that he can put it on the website.

The day ended with all of us sitting on the new "beach" and watching the sunset.

I really do love making new friends and connections. When I came back on Saturday... one of the girls that works there introduced herself to me and when I told her my name she said... Oh yeah, they told me about you. Ha ha... I hope that is a good thing. What a cool/fun group.

Here's to a summer full of paddle boarding here at Utah Lake and whenever else the crap I want. :)

Friday, May 13, 2016


Misophonia, literally "hatred of sound", is a purported disorder in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. It is also called "soft sound sensitivity syndrome," "select sound sensitivity syndrome" ("4S"), "decreased sound tolerance", and "sound-rage". Misophonia is not recognized as a disorder by standard diagnostic criteria, and there is no evidence-based research on its prevalence or treatment.

I am POSITIVE that I have this. This is probably why going to a cube from an office was harder for me than most others. This is probably why I don't like most of the people around me... because I have to listen to their chewing and slurping and loud typing and crunching ALL DAY and it drives me CRAZY. Seriously... not an exaggeration, I get bad feelings towards these people even though I know it is irrational. That is why I am totally sure that I have this "brain disorder". This is why I have to have my headphones on ALL day and even then I can sometimes hear it over my headphones. I just recently found out about this, but as soon as my friend (who also has it) explained it to me, I knew I had it.

I have a hard time in movie theaters if it isn't quite, I get super mad. If we are watching tv together, or a movie... especially if I have never seen it before... don't you dare chew on something loud by me or I will get angry. It is mostly food related for me... but other sounds affect me too.

It is actually more common than you think. I have talked to other people that are just like me. So it's good to know I'm not a lone. I'm not crazy. I just have this thing.... sorry.