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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010: The Loot

We didn't take many pictures. It's my fault. I forgot my camera was in my purse so instead of looking there I looked other places and couldn't find it. :(

Steven and I have so much fun when we open Christmas. We save all year for this day! Christmas is way more special to us than our anniversary. Weird I know but that is just the way we are.

Squid got a fort. I got a TV! Steven got a kick ass four wheeling helmet and golf club! Oh and those sexy jeans compliments of the Radical Steve-o.

Have you ever had an exciting secret that was SOOOO hard to keep. I do. . . .

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I love my new blu-ray! It is kinda weird to get used to. The picture is awesome! Time to buy more Blu-ray DVD's!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Mine was fantastic. How was yours?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Going To The Gym

I am going to head over to the gym. I have a new movie on my iPhone so it should be fun on the Elliptical today!

Wish me luck. I'm going to the gym in a snow storm....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Secret

I have a secret blog that I rant out about my workouts, insecurities and weight gain/loss. Today I will tell you a secret from my secret blog.

When I am working out on the Elliptical/Bike/Treadmill the space inbetween my fingers sweats. To the point of it dripping down my arms. My wedding ring does fit a little 'looser' now that I have been working out.

Weird right??? Yeah I think so to.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sitting In My Robe

Today is going to be a lazy day. I had one day off in the last 8 days! I have worked my A$$ off the last few days. Yesterday was a horrible day at work. People were coding, others were on hospice and dying, family members were flocking in non-stop, charts needed auditing, Medicare paperwork needed to be done, the fax machine was throwing up more work for me to do, doctors needed to be called, CNA's needed a swift kick to the ass while others needed praise for their good work, call lights were going off, pain pills were needed, enemas were being requested, my feet were aching, and everyone wanted to ask me questions.

All of it was worth it at the end of the day when I was told I AM one of the GOOD nurses.

It was also worth it at the end of the day when I saw my super awesome husband and super hyper Squid.

They make it awesome!

I really do love my job. I have moments of stress but I really do love it. I have patients that I absolutely love. I have awesome nurses that work with me. We all work as a team. I am never alone with my fellow nurses at my side.

The administration just turned over. I never thought there were any problems with the last set of admins but after the switch I can feel a good change coming. Not only that but I feel like the things I have to say matter. They actually matter!!

I still want another part time job. I have a lot to learn. If I could get a PRN or part time job somewhere else I think I could learn things at hyper speed!

There are so many different things I learn everyday at work that I never knew about when I was in school.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Possible Resolutions and Goals

I NEVER keep my resolutions. I try, but it never works. This year I have a few things I would like to try and do.

Here are some of them:

Make a Vintage style 1920's dress. I think it will be a a huge accomplishment but I think I can do it. I would have to do all the stitching by hand.

I would like to finish painting my house! That include the whole upstairs walls, ceilings, doors, molding and garage doors, and front doors.

I would like to put up a glass security door so Squid can look out at the happenings of the neighborhood.

I would like to try and start on the basement.

I would like to rip up the carpet and put in Walnut flooring.

I would like to finish the quilt I am making my Gma. She loves my quilts and I really want to finish this one. I am hand stitching memories into the squares so it is taking a lot of time.

I would like life to settle down.

Do you have a list of things you would like to have done in 2011?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Tree

When I was growing up our family would load up and drive (what felt like forever but I'm sure it was less than a hour drive) to a Ma and Pa tree farm. We would run around for hours until we found the perfect tree. Dad would cut it down and tie it on top of the 'Yellow Submarine' <--a yellow Volvo station wagon.

I loved the smell of the fresh tree. It would make the whole house smell like pine. Now I have a pine scented candle to create that illusion. It is not the same.

I remember the cats would drink the water out of the water pan/tree kickstand.

Now we have a fake pre-lit tree. I have sold out for ease of work.

Hopefully when we have kids we will chop a tree down for them. At least a small tree so they can experience the awesomeness of picking out a tree.

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I love the Elliptical at the gym. LOVE IT! I feel amazing after I use it. What is your favorite thing to do at the gym?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Secret Blog

I have a secret blog. . . It's called Poppy Seed Muffin Top. I started it as a diary of my weight loss adventure. It is completely vulnerable and raw. I love it. I keep it a secret for that reason. I'm not sure if I want others to read about my biggest fears and insecurities. Not only that but I posted my weight!!! Yikes! I hate scales but I had to do it so I could gauge my improvement.

What would you do?  Would you post it for help and support or would you be afraid it would be read by others and mocked by those you know???

Nativity::The Start of My Collections

I have wanted a nativity for a while. I never buy one because they are so expensive but last night my Mother-In-Law gave me a cute nativity that she made herself. Now that I have a cute nativity I kinda want to collect nativities. Some people collect snowmen and other santa's. I like to collect Willow Tree angel ornaments but I may have found another thing to collect!!! We'll see eh???

I love all things Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Temple Square

First off I just want to say congrats to Melissa! I know how much she wanted this baby!! I hope your 9 months are amazing and exciting!

So last night we went to Temple Square with my Brother and his cute little estrogen filled family. Sorry Josh! I really hope the next one is a boy for your sake!!! ;)

If you are around the SLC area you know that we were in a giant cloud. The fog was so bad we couldn't even see our neighbors out the back door. The fog made for a beautiful night at Temple Square with the lights and temple. Our camera died after only one picture so here are the only two pictures I have of the night.

I am so bummed I didn't get any pictures of Savy or Mae Mae. The girls were so cute! Mae was bundled up in blankies and Savy was in her 'rainbow bright' jam jams.

So as I said here are the only two pictures I have. . . . Poor quality...yes...but it was done with my iPhone.

Friday, December 3, 2010

22 Days!!!

Steven and I save all year to spoil each other at Christmas and even though we save all year we still sneak and go over budget. It is ridiculous but this is what we wait for all year. I can't wait for him to open his presents Christmas morning. He will be so excited. I could just sit and watch him have Christmas and never get one single gift. It is so fun!!
I hope to go to the Temple to see the lights soon. We have gone every single year since we have been together. 

What is your favorite holiday tradition?