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Monday, March 30, 2015

So I Went To This Party...

Sometimes.... I have no plans for my weekend... and I just never know what will happen.

My friend Kristen had a birthday weekend. Friday night was a dance party at her work and we found these heads. So we tried to take Hipster pictures.






Sunday, March 29, 2015

Holi Crap! I Didn't Go!

Yesterday was Holi.... also known as the Festival of Colors. I had it in my calendar. I always do because I always go. I don't need a Facebook reminder telling me when it is because I have gone for so many years... I know.

However, this year I didn't go. *See what I did there? With the title?... Clever I know*

I partially didn't go because I couldn't find anyone to go with me. The older I get... the more I feel like my friends are over it. I would always be up for going... however, I have been so many times that I didn't put that much effort into begging anyone to come with me. So I skipped this year.


But I always celebrate in my heart... because I do love the festival. Getting messy with color is fun, but I also love that it is a welcoming of Spring and a Festival where people join together and just share the love. Everyone there has smiles on their faces. It's a happy Festival. 

So maybe next year I will be back. Maybe my Holi days are over. Guess we shall see what life throws at me next year. Until then... Happy Holi everyone! Spring is here!!!



Saturday, March 28, 2015

One of Those Nights

I need to work better on my diet.... but it was just one of those nights. At least I have been running almost every day.





Friday, March 27, 2015

The Tonight Dough

Last night I was sitting around with MacKenzie and she had a lot of homework to do and knew she was going to be up late and mentioned that she needed caffeine. I told her that I would go with her to the Sev aka 711 after I took a shower. 

So we ran into Daniel on our way to the car and he wanted to go with us and told us we should walk. So we walk to the sev. When we get there... I wasn't really planning n getting anything. I was just hanging out and keeping MacKenzie company. However... ever since The Tonight Dough came out... I ALWAYS check the ice cream, to see if they have it. I never expect it to actually be there since I have been checking everywhere I go for the last month and a half or so and it's NEVER there. Plus... we had looked up online what states it was released in and Utah was not one of them. 

So I took a quick peek at the ice cream, in the sev down the street from where we live... and there it was! I perked up and had to do a double take to make sure I was really seeing it. I gasped and then squealed with joy. That is not an exaggeration. Daniel and MacKenzie both looked over at me and asked me what happened. I was so excited. I pulled it out of the freezer and said after all the weeks of looking for this ice cream, I had finally found it. I took a picture to send to Allison at work... because she too had been looking for it everywhere she went. We each got one and we also bought one for Allison... because we are nice like that. 

We went home and I dug into it. It is as good as it sounds and as good as I thought it would be. I don't know if it was also so good because I had been searching for it everywhere for so long and finally found it, but it is good. So good, I should have bought two... because when I went back tonight... it was gone. I really hope it comes back. Who knew that the first time I would find it that it would be just down the street from me. Such an unexpected but pleasant surprise!



I'm pretty sure this is the best thing to happen to me all week. I mean... besides going to the temple. Seriously. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 264

It's been a good week. No reason in particular, but I guess I have just been enjoying the great weather and the beautiful flowers.

I have also stayed consistent with running after work... even when MacKenzie doesn't go with me (which I am very proud of myself for). We went Friday, then I went again on my own Monday, Wednesday and today by myself. I think we will go again tomorrow. So the 3 miles is getting easier. Maybe one of these days I will have to change up the route and make it longer? Mmm.... Do I want to run longer than 3 miles? I'm not sure.

I'm not sure what I have been watching. I watched another season of Dr. Who and I still feel the same about it. I took a break from it to watch half of the last season of Mad Men since that is now on Netflix. I also have been watching Repeat After Me with my roommates which is pretty funny. I think it's a new show. I have also watched a couple of movies. One of them was Saints and Soldiers: The Void. Why? Only because I found out that my friend Stacey is in it along with his roommate who is also in my ward, Matt. Matt has been a little harder to get to know because he is so quiet and reserved, but he is super nice. Anyway... they are both from Studio C and they are both in that movie (which was super slow and boring) but Matt was a main character and did a great job. Stacey had a very small role, but also did a great job. Pretty cool to be able to say that you are in a movie. It's on Netflix for anyone to see.

Work has been very frustrating. It is getting busier because we are getting close to quarter end. Paula has been out all of this week for her daughters wedding which is fine and I knew about that. However, the other one... Sarah... I just never know if she is actually going to come into work or not. I feel like she is not at work more than she is at work... or if she does come in, she is super late. I have been lectured so many times with coming in 15 or 20 minutes late and she gets away with this behavior because she is family friends with our boss. It really irritates me. I know she has health issues... but she could still be working. I feel like she is young and immature and has never had a real job before and is not taking this job seriously. The longer this goes on, the more frustrated I become. This week has been extra stressful because Paula has been gone... and so has Sarah. So far she came in one day and then 3 hours today. One of the days she text me before work and told me if I needed her to come in, she would.... but if not... she was going to go ahead and stay home. So... obviously she could work. She just doesn't feel like it. I couldn't imagine treating my job that way. I even go into work if I am sick. Unless I literally can't get out of bed or if I'm throwing up... that is the only time I don't go in. She makes up excuses about how she is more sick because her roommates kept her up late so she didn't get as much sleep as she needed... or she gets sick from eating gluten or sugar... but she eats them anyway and then gets sick. But whenever I see her, she seems fine... and she is telling me about some boy she made out with. Oh... and her cruise coming up. I'm sure she will be just fine for that. It just makes me mad when people can get away with that kind of behavior and then I am stuck covering their work having no idea if they are actually going to show up for work or not. Today was one of those days. I was covering everything and it started to get overwhelming. I can do it... I can handle it, it's just a little more stressful and I don't get breaks.  Venting session over.

I went to the temple on Tuesday straight after work. It had been a long time since I had been. It was nice to go back. Felt good to be there. I thought by going straight there from work that I would beat the rush, but that was totally false thinking. When I got there it was SUPER crowded. It's ok though... I was in no rush to leave the temple. I liked being there for a while since it had been a while. I guess it was the last week for all the temple workers that will be switching to the Payson temple which is why it was a little crazy? I don't know. I'm glad I went though.

I went to Institute last night. I try and go when Jed is teaching to support him. Also he is a really great teacher. This week the lesson was on marriage... which I thought would be interesting to hear him teach it. It involved a lot of humor. They always are... but this one especially. You could tell it was not something he wanted to teach on. He is great though. I also think he appreciates me coming to support him.

We have kept the tradition of sodalicious with friends on the weekend. We quite like our tradition. MacKenzie and I also saw Insurgent on Friday with Ian. Well... Ian showed up eventually. Mind you, going to the movie was his idea... he just met us there and didn't show up until we were 10 minutes into the movie (not the previews... the movie) ... what's the point of going together if you really are not going together. MacKenzie and I snuck in our Sodalicious into the theater. Such a good idea. We all really liked the movie, but that was no surprise to me. I liked the first one, so I figured I would like the second as well. After that I hung out with Stacey and Matt's puppy until 3am. We are both such night owls... it can be bad.

Speaking of Stacey. He tagged me in an instagram photo this week... some artsy shot in my car when we were driving to sodalicious one time. I had no idea he took it, and you can't even tell it's me (which is fine) but because he tagged me in it... and he is so popular with like thousands of followers, I had all of these teenage girls looking at my Instagram and liking random photo's of mine that night. It was weird. Now my car is famous though. Ha ha... not really. Someone complimented my dreamcatcher in his comments. Man... I know all of these YouTube celebrities around here.... I don't think I would be able to even handle being famous on a small scale. Stacey ALWAYS get's stopped wherever we go. If I ever did though... I hope that I would handle it as well as he does. Anyway... that's my week.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Photo of the Week 262

I love the temple. I also love Spring. I love this picture that I took that perfectly captures both of those things.




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hungry Hungry Hippos... I Mean Humans

Thursday, Ian and I put on another ward activity. This video of people playing real life Hungry Hungry Hippos has been going around and it's catching on and more and more people are doing it... including us. So glad we did, it is SO much fun. Everyone that came had a BLAST! Stacey and I took lots of video's of the event and I had a fun time putting together this video of the activity. If this video doesn't make you want to play, I don't know what would.

Allison and I started the night before blowing up balloons since we knew we had SO many to blow up. The trick after that was figuring out how to get all of the blown up balloons to the church. It filled up my entire car and I couldn't see anything!


Here is the Activities committee that helped put it on.




After everyone was done playing....



My Calling is a lot of work, but it sure is fun too.