Monday, October 27, 2008

Happenings & Random Stuff

What can I say? It's been another fun filled week in my life. OK, I'm being completely sarcastic and for the most part it was a pretty boring and lame week. There were a few hi-lights and so I will share. I'm good at sharing! Don't want to hog this all to myself! Plus you need to know that my life is not completely stale and mundane. (Humor me even if you still think it is. I get excited over the small stuff in life!)

My husband Bob (not even close to his real name) had a sleep clinic come to the house and administer a test for possible sleep apnea. They used a finger oximeter to check his oxygen levels through the night. It has been a couple of weeks since this test was administered and so I've thought nothing of the results being positive. The other day my husband calls me in what sounded like a panic and when I asked him what was going on he replied that he had just got a call from the sleep center and they wanted to see him in their office. He then asked me"What do you think is wrong?". . . I sat for a moment in silence wondering if he was for real or what? And then I responded "I think they want to tell you that you have sleep apnea honey. . . I don't think that reading your oxygen levels at night can determine that you have cancer or M.S." That was the end of that conversation. I handled that well didn't I?

Friday night my hubby and I went to my cousin A Little Sussy's wedding dinner. It was a really fun night with great food, great entertainment, great company and beautiful surroundings. She of course was stunning and I'm sure that she will share pictures (who am I kidding? She is a photographer and WILL share. . I think) with everyone once she returns from her honeymoon to Hawaii. (BRAT! No, I'm not jealous. . . I think I need a vacation. Even to my neighboring town would do:) . . . OH but wait!! Read on!!

And then today at work we felt like we had won the Superbowl!! We got an email that we are all going to Disneyland!! NO kidding. Uh huh, I work for the coolest place ever! We not only surpassed a company goal last night but we pretty much blew right past it. (and remember I just started this job like 6 weeks ago! Was that good timing or what?) So in return, the CEO is sending the entire company to the place where dreams come true. Which kind of scares me because I have some pretty crazy dreams! Anyway, this is one of those things that you try NOT to come home after finding out and rub in too much. Kids just don't like it when they know that Mama's going to DISNEYLAND and they aren't!! Oh well, I'll bring them back a a sweet prize:)

Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Have You Ever?

Have you ever had a restless sleep that progressed to the point of WIDE awake by 2 a.m. and so you lay there and contemplate life. And while you are contemplating, you think about some really funny stuff and you giggle a bit (sometimes loudly) and decide that you have GOT to blog about such funny topics. You think to yourself "Self, I should write these things down so that I don't forget them by morning" and then your evil/stupid/forgetful side convinces you that you will NEVER forget such funny stuff by morning. Except you wake up the next morning with only the thought that you should blog about some funny stuff and you can't remember what? . . . . No you haven't? Me neither.

Have you ever spent an hour in the evening trying to console your screaming six year old because an airplane has flown over the house several times and quite low and he is freaking in hysterics because he thinks it will crash on top of you. Then an hour later, you are trying to quiet the same child, who is giggling wildly because he has farted loudly and scared the poor dog, who WAS lying next to him. And for some reason the six year old was finding this extremely funny and would have continual outbursts for about an hour or so, while you threatened him to stop?. . . . Nada? Me neither

Have you ever spent your evening (when not consoling/threatening a child or thinking of funny blog topics) picking zits, pulling out grey hairs and having a hot flash all at the same time? Which you find to be quite annoying because seriously should these two things overlap each other for real or are you just some freak of nature going through puberty and the "the change" all at once?. . . Nope? Same here.

I guess we're even then! Have a nice day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Someone Had A Birthday Shout Hurray!

Check out this cute dog! He just celebrated his first birthday today. NO we didn't have a party and the celebration was kept to a minimum. Momma's got a headache! Yeah, I went to the doctor this week completely healthy and of course caught some bug WHILE THERE (I know, it's so rare to hear such stuff:) It's been cold this week and not only have I struggled to be nice in cold weather, my vehicle decided it isn't going to be nice either. It sounds like it's dying and my automatic window on the driver's side just isn't going down anymore. OH, I could keep going but I will spare you!! (you're welcome) But I've got myself a full blown headache now. I really think you CAN catch a cold from the cold! Do you mind keeping the wild birthday celebrating down please??

Here is my cute baby Beaux the day after Christmas, when we were surprised to get him!

He is one smart pup getting a nice nap on the warmth of my laptop.

When he's not on my laptop, he likes to cuddle on my quilts.

And Happy Birthday to Beaux's sister Bella (Angel's dog) and ESPECIALLY Happy Birthday to my SIL Amber! How is it to be 20?. . . again? (I hope it was OK that I just announced
your birthday and all:)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Because It's The Law That's Why!

Where in the world have I been my whole existence in Utah? Obviously I've been completely oblivious to many of the laws here. It's just a good thing that I found out sooner than later or I might have found myself locked up in the slammer!! Here are some of the Utah laws that I just ran onto and boy am I glad I did!!

It is against the law to fish from horseback.
(I'm not getting the problem there)

It is illegal not to drink milk.
(I think I may have a child who breaks the law daily)

It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.
(note to self- don't detonate that nuclear weapon on your "to do" list)

Birds have the right of way on all highways.
(I have broke this law and have the proof on my Van's grill to prove it. . . don't tell!)

A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
(Oh, the trouble I could get that man in!. . ."Honey, can you come to the bank with me?")

You’re not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.
(more than 3 what? That is one vague law)

It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.
(And if one does do they break their mother's back?)

It’s legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.
(it should be illegal to sell whine with your meal. Now THAT bugs me)

It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
(WHEW! I am so glad I found that out! I was headed to the lake to whale hunt tomorrow!)

No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
(Oh, please! Did they really have to make that a law because it was a frequent practice?)

Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.
(We would hate for anyone to be intoxicated and therefore NOT traumatized by the emergency)

Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer.
(So I'm taking it those high school "Keggers" weren't legal-and NO I didn't ever attend them)

Boxing matches that allow biting are not allowed.
(Awww! they like to take out all the fun stuff)

It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
(Well DUH!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Reason 87 Why My REAL Job Is Behind A Desk

So today was another day of shooting for a company marketing video. After many hours of bloopers and wonderful out-takes (Yee Gads!), I found myself getting delirious. And while shooting, I was supposed to end a sentence with "success with our graduates". Unfortunately, it didn't come out that way and I ruined a pretty good take when I said "Sex with our graduates".

Yeah, it only took about 30 minutes for me to regain my composure and get over the fear of saying "Sex" again. I did try to convince the media team that maybe we should have a second marketing video using that soon to be deleted scene. We may just entice a group to buy that we wouldn't have otherwise . I don't think they found it humorous.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

And it's Three, Two, One. . . Your On!

Here are my two oldest, Jake & Keisha, proving that they shouldn't be in front of a camera!

It's been a couple of LONG years since Keisha somehow got to be an extra in a movie that was being made in the area. She spent her Saturday thinking she was all cool sitting in the bleachers at a park and doing what extras do. . . which is basically nothing. This was great money for her. She does NOTHING really well and so to get paid 45 bucks for it was "freaking awesome!" Fast forward to now and the long awaited movie was finally released. She could hardly wait to see it=her. This was her big chance! We decided to go as a family on Monday night. Let's just say the rest of the family must not have been to excited to see it because our "family night" ended up being me and Keisha.

It turned out to be quite a good movie. Well at least I thought so. The reviews didn't reflect my feelings. I think they may have called it "Forever Wrong" and "Forever Long" . Unfortunately, Keisha was sadly disappointed to find out that she was no where to be seen in the entire movie. That's the tough reality of being one of the hundred extras there!

In other good news for the week, I was excited to see that my favorite dude on America's Got Talent won! Go Neal!! No, I don't watch the show faithfully and find most of it completely annoying. BUT I saw Neal on a commercial early on and thought he was awesome and humble and everything good. So even if the show pretty much gets on my nerves, at least America picked the best person to win it!

And then there is work.Well that is still hogging up most of my time (and thus my reason for random blogging). But I do like it! I can say the highlights of the week were being called Sarah Palin by some attorneys that I walked to the conference room. (The CEO came in after the meeting and told me they had mentioned I looked like Sarah). Can I just say "Whaaaaaaat?" I just don't see it!

And FINALLY, I am hoping some day I know what I want to be when I grow up. I went from florist, to accountant, to now college enrollment counselor and then this week I was asked to be the spokeswoman in a company video. We have started shooting and will continue this week. And I have to say I actually enjoy it! It was more work than I had ever realized to be in front of or behind a camera. We all worked until we could hardly function but it was great!

Stay tuned for when I become famous and you are all clamoring to get my autograph!. . . . Alright don't hold your breath for that one but just pretend and all OK? Maybe stay tuned for when I decide to dress in brown, drive my brown vehicle and bring you presents! That sounds SWEET!