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


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 348

Well... I have pretty much blogged about the most exciting part of my week. I didn't really get to celebrate Halloween because I was so busy with work. On Halloween day, I work from 8am to 1am. Yeah... it was a long day. I did however get to celebrate a little bit by going to Witches Night out with Heather and doing Halloween dinner for the kids with my family on Sunday. So at least I had that. It was fun with Heather not only because we never go out and do fun things... the few times we have hung out has just been hang out at her and Dave's house... but Heather and I made our tutu's together before going out. So that was fun too. I had never made one before, but I loved how mine turned out and it was exactly what I wanted. Heather did great buying the colors.

Oh, also... on Friday before Halloween, they had the trick or treating at work for all the kids of everyone at work. They did it on Friday so that it didn't distract from quarter end (which was nice. I didn't pass out candy last year and I didn't pass out candy this year either. I know... I'm terrible. Just call me the grinch. The only kids I know that come through are Tyler's kids. They know me because of all of my years working with Tyler and horse back riding at their house and taking their family pictures and so on and so forth. So they ran up to me when they saw me so they could show me their costumes. It was cute. I of course didn't have candy to give them... but I told them they could draw on my board... and for some reason that seemed just as exciting as candy. Weird. Anyway... they were SUPER excited when they saw that I still had their drawings up from last Halloween. That is how much I don't use my white board. ha ha. So my favorite is that Ty wrote "Hello future Ty" ha ha... knowing that I probably won't erase this either. Although... this took over my entire board this time... so maybe I will erase some of it. We shall see.

Besides that... I have just been working. Sad... I hate not having anything fun to report in my confessions. I at least got to go back to train with Josh this week. I didn't like missing a week. I wasn't supposed to go Monday either because it was the last day of the quarter, but I snuck out and hoped that everyone would be too busy to notice. I mean... I don't feel too bad about it, I didn't take a lunch break and I knew I was going to be at work until all of the work was done (which ended up being 1am)... I just didn't want to miss leg day.

Another thing that happened this week is that my visiting teachers from my new family ward came over to see me. They stayed for 3 hours. ha ha. I didn't mind. I knew one of the girls because we were both in the singles ward together and the other one was a married girl that I obviously didn't know... and we did most of the talking. Anyway... it was nice to make a new friend in the ward since the ward still feel so strange and foreign to me.

The only other fun thing about this week was today. My boss sent us to a movie for an after q-end treat. We saw the Accountant and it was SOOOOO good. I loved it. Had a little twist at the end that I didn't expect. It was a fun movie. I would totally want to watch it again.

That is it! So short this week. I'm just too tired. I'm tired from work, I'm tired from training with Josh and I'm mentally tired from the election. I can't wait for it to be over so that I don't have to hear about it anymore... except that I know I will still have to hear about it for a while, but I really hope that people just accept whatever happens and move on with their lives so we can all be happy and live in peace. ha ha. I'm just so over it.

So I guess a vacation is coming at a perfect time huh? Yeah... I think so too. My boss is really freaking out on me about the trip about me getting kidnapped or killed. I wouldn't be nervous about this trip if everyone else were not so nervous for me. It should be fine... I'm just not looking forward to the long travel there and back by myself. Ugh! I guess it is better than not going.

Another week gone and the weather is still great! Not mad! Hope next week is a little more exciting. Probably won't be but here's to hoping next week is more than just work and the gym.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Photo of the Week 346

One of the many sunsets I watched from the office as I worked overtime all week.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leila Girl

Even though I know she only likes me for my purse... I'm ok with it for now.... because she is so gosh darn cute! If that is the only way to win her over... I'll take it! Wish I got to see her and all the Wrenn's more often.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Dinner for the Kids - Take 6

We didn't do the Halloween Dinner for the kids last year, but we were back at it this year. It wasn't quite as epic as the last Halloween dinner we did, but it was still good and better yet, tasted good. I feel like this year my addition to the meal was the biggest let down. I knew Kristy was making Spaghetti and we didn't need to bring dessert so I couldn't really think of anything to bring that would go with the dinner... except breadstick bones. So that is what I brought. Except that my breadsticks didn't end up looking that much like bones. Oh well... they tasted good. They all got eaten up quickly. Hopefully next year I will have a better contribution to make up for this year.

Kristy's Spaghetti monsters were really cute... and tastey.

Chad and Clara brought jello brain.

My dad cut a jack-o-lantern into the watermelon... which HAD to be tough.

My mom brought a cute pumpkin veggie tray and the highlight (I thought) the day of the dead fruit pumpkin! It also made for a great Center Piece.

Kristy also made her witch fingers again.

It is a fun tradition and I am glad the Kristy includes the rest of us in the tradition. Halloween day (today) I am still at work. Been here since 8am and probably won't leave until 1am. Fun stuff... I know. Not that I had any fun parties to go to, but I really like Halloween and love dressing up and am kind of bummed when I don't get to. Last year I didn't either. Looks like I need more friends. This year I didn't have a choice with work. I'm glad that I at least got to celebrate a little by this fun dinner with the family and Witches night out with Heather on Saturday. Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Witches Night Out

Saturday I went with my cousin's wife Heather to Witches Night Out at Gardner Village. Gardner Village is just a little village of shops/boutiques and craft stores and food shops and there is a restaurant and theater... so they have lots of different events throughout the year at the village. This is one of their biggest. They have 2 weekends in the month where TONS of people all come to the village dressed as witches. They had food trucks and music and dancing and of course... you shop. Heather and I mostly just wanted to go to dress up and go... do something different and fun. I had always wanted to go and finally was going to.

A few weekends ago we met up at the mall and we shopped for a hat and tights. Later Heather bought a bunch of tool so that we could make tutu's before we went. That was my vision anyway of the cute witch I wanted to be and I told her what colors to get. So we made them and then headed to the party.

I was shocked how crowded it was. It started at 6 and went until 11pm. We didn't buy much. We both got a top... and I probably wouldn't have gotten mine if my cousin Dave didn't tell Heather to buy me something. Then I bought a pumpkin spice trifle. That was it. Other than that we just walked around. We had fun chatting. It was fun to people watch and to see everyone's different version of a witch. I liked our's the best. ha ha.

It was fun. So glad that Heather wanted to go. We should have out more often... especially since I don't have many other friends to hang out with these days... especially since I just lost my newest friend (who was supposed to come with us) to a boyfriend. Oh well, such is life. Cousins are great and they stick around. So hopefully more of this in the future.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 347

It's confessions day again. The weeks seem to go by so quickly. Remember when you were a kid and time seemed to go by so much slower. Why is that? Is it because you don't have to worry about as much and are just having fun? Don't have work and responsibilities? I mean... you stay busy... but it's a different kind of busy than when you are an adult. As an adult it just seems like the years just fly by and you look back on a picture and think... what? That was 10 years ago? Where did the time go? At the same time... I look at pictures during different times of my life and feel like I have lived a bunch of different lives that don't flow together because of being single for so long and so many people coming and going from my life. It's kind of strange actually. Besides loneliness and longing for companionship from a relationship of a spouse... I think the hardest part of being single for me is not having any consistent people in my life. Of course that is the beauty of family right? They are always there, but it is kind of not the same once you are adult because all of my siblings have families of their own... so I have made friends in my life my family... but they don't stick around and I get hurt and feel abandoned. Like even my newest friend that I was so excited to have. All of the sudden she got a boyfriend and I was out of the picture with the snap of a finger. It's hard for me to have to go through that over and over and over again... so the older I get, the more I start to see myself close off from people, which isn't good. A lot of people my age do it. I understand why... because I do it, but I think it takes a tole on all of us.

Speaking of family... a lot of this last week has been with family, which has been nice. I blogged about the big surprise birthday bash that we threw for Kristy and Jess. Friday after my trainer, I spent the rest of the night with my sister's Jamie and Lori decorating the house and blowing up balloons and trying to get as much done for the party as we could. Saturday all day was the same. Prepping... until we went to go pick them up for the series of events. It was such a fun and action packed day. So fun to go from one activity to the next. I think what made it even more fun is that my family NEVER does this sort of thing. I think because of that, it made the day that much more special. Even though I live in Provo, I got to do some fun activities that I hadn't done before. Now I can say I have done Get Out Games and FastKart Speedway. So fun. And the party with the kids was a blast too. I really just love my family. Everyone is great and I enjoy spending time with everyone. I wish it happened more often, but that being said, I think that everyone has made an effort to be there when it counts and to all be together once a year it seems. So that is great.

Sunday Jamie and Dan and kids left to go home, but Lori and family was still in town and we all had dinner at Kristy's house after church. My parents kitchen is being remodeled, so we will be at Kristy's house for probably a month before going back to my parents house. Of course I will be gone for part of that.

I can't believe my trip is coming up so fast. I guess I did also buy my plane ticket a month before my trip which makes it a lot shorter to wait... but still. I always feel a little nervous when I am doing long flights out of the country by myself. I know it will be fine, but it is just nice to have a travel companion you know? Especially my way back... it will be pretty miserable. But it of course will be worth it in the end. I of course have no plans for when I get there and it won't feel like I am actually going until I am on the plane there... but it is happening... and it is happening soon.

Monday is when my crazy work schedule started. Let me tell you... it hasn't been very fun. It's been pretty exhausting working at least 12 hours everyday, if not more. It has sucked all of my energy that I have. They didn't even want me working out with my trainer this week so that I would not leave work. So I had to switch my last week with my trainer to the first week of November. It will be hard week with not only not being able to work out with my trainer, but eating junk everyday... because that is what we do during quarter end. They feed us so we won't leave. Ha ha... it's good food, I just feel like crap by the end of the week because I usually eat a lot healthier and exercise more. I have been doing the best I can though. Doing what I need to do to stay on top of everything. Work and my health. After work on Monday I went to go hang out with my family and say goodbye to Lori and family since they were leaving the next day. It was nice to hang out with the family after a long day at work.

The rest of this week... honestly, I have just been working. Trying to at least get to the gym on my lunch break... but working working working and then I get home between 8 and 10. Fun right? Not only do I have to stay on top of my regular work which doubled when I was the only one left doing it, but I have a massive project with a deadline as well. I'm getting it done... like a boss. It will be nice when they hire someone else and I can start to train them knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Not that I can't handle it... because I can and I am... but you know, I want to feel ok about taking my vacation. ha ha. I am going to be SO ready for this vacation. 2 weeks off is MUCH needed right now. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016