Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Of course....

Of course the week I'm going on vacation to visit friends I haven't seen in a year, i get sick. I've been able to work 50-60 hour work weeks, working overtime, weekends without getting sick but the moment I go on vacation it hits me. I'll never understand how you can be congested but also have a runny nose at the same time. I don't get it. Yes, thank you irony. I am not amused.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wasn't meant to be

I suppose I wasn't meant to post this post. That is the second time i've written it, completed it and then lost it. POOF! the Internet, blogging people have decided not to allow this particular post to enter the world wide web. I'm sorry. it was actually a pretty good post, if i do say so myself. It was about moving and housing and not moving and friends and life and parents and the incredibly obnoxious and irritating way they are always right. SO if you want to know more, you're going to have to call/email to find out what i'm talking about because i really don't' think my computer will be able to take another mysterious, disappearing blog entry. Well, my computer could take it...i don't think my patience could take it. so in the interest of saving my computer from a ghastly death perpetrated by a sledge hammer or some other such heavy, destructive object I close this post.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Happy 100

A new twist on the "My 100" list. This is My Happy 100. 100 things that make me happy. I will have you know that this list took me all morning. I kept coming back to it. It's kind of sad that it took me that long to think of 100 things that made me happy. I'm going to try to think of at least one thing every day that makes me happy.

1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.
2. Calling someone and having them answer with just a "hey" because they know it's you.
3. Kelky
4. the tingling feeling you get from chapstick when your lips are really dry
5. smooth, clean shaven legs-without any nicks
6. new shoes
7. polka dots
8. coloring
9. waking up and realizing you have another hour to sleep
10. waking up and realizing that you can sleep as long as you want
11. flowering trees
12. summer evenings
13. the first snow
14. scarfs
15. finding $20 in your winter coat pocket from the previous winter
16. fresh flowers
17. gooey brownies
18. cooking for friends
19. movie marathons
20. Gilmore Girls marathons wth Sara
21. Lost marathons with Christopher and Rebecca
22. Old beat up trucks
23. Ikea catalogs
24. Pottery Barn catalogs
25. Bed, Bath and Beyond.
26. Roadtrips with friends
27. Getting lost with friends
28. Acting like i'm 13
29. "popcorn popping on the apricot tree"
30. Ma!? Bam-pa!? Mommy?! Daddy?! Kelky!?
31. Reconnecting with old friends
32. making new friends
33. talking until 1 am with good friends without realizing how late it actually is
34. Laughing until you cry
35. Re-reading old journals and realizing that you have learned something...however little
36. Sitting on the beach at night
37. Sitting on the back of the houseboat as the sun sets behind the red rocks
38. Girls night out
39. Girls night in
40. Getting lost in a good book
41. Barns and Noble
42. Old Books
43. New Books
44. Any book
45. Full bookshelves
46. Pictures of friends and family
47. Thought provoking conversations
48. Silly conversations
49. lingering conversations
50. Homemade Chicken noodle soup
51. the smell of clean laundry
52. the sound of rain oustide my window as i fall asleep
53. solving a problem
54. finishing a project
55. going to an interesting class and engaging in an intelligent discussion
56. friendly debate/conversation
57. Friendly silence - being comfortable with a person that you don't have to speak
58. singing
59. finally nailing that difficult piano piece
60. unexpected validation
61. dancing like it doesn't matter
62. deep cleaning every once in a while
63. making lists...duh
64. marking things off my to-do list
65. falling into bed after a night out with friends
66. a smile from a friendly face
67. hearing "i love you" from anyone
68. a favorite song
69. beautiful harmony
70. beautiful melody
71. dressing up
72. lounding in fat-pants
73. hanging out with my siblings
74. rollercoasters
75. talking on the phone for hours
76. loosing track of time because you're busy
77. unexpected compliments
78. Nostalgia
79. letting loose
80. monkeys
81. puppies
82. cheesy 90's pop music
83. warm bread
84. laughter
85. three day weekends
86. Paris
87. London
88. St. James Park
89. lazy staurdays
90. The Pie Pizza
91. Kyoto
92. Pagoda
93. clean sheets
94. clean boy smell
95. White Cherry Blossom-Bath and Body Works
96. innocence of little kids
97. warm fires on a cold winter night
98. campfires
99. trips with friends
100. crunchy cheetos

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Utah Weather

Did I miss the memo? It's snowing today and I had no idea it was going to snow. I was under the impression that it was going to be nice weather for the rest of the week. When I left the house this morning it was a nice spring morning. Not too warm but not cold. It was crisp. The sun was shining so I wore flip flops, walking shorts, a t-shirt and a denim jacket. Needless to say, I am not dressed appropriately for the weather. By 11:00 it was raining and by 12:30 the rain had turned into snow/sleet. It is now 3:15 and it is snowing. Nothing is sticking to the ground but little white flurries are falling from the sky. I'm glad i have a heater under my desk at work. I am definitely a warm weather creature. I looked up the weather next week for's going to be in the mid-upper 70's! Beautiful, beautiful warm weather. I'm excited.

Utah weather patterns are interesting, to say the least. We get snow in July and 60 degree weather in December. I shouldn't be surprised by this spring time snow storm and I'm not, i'm just disappointed. Rain I can deal with. Rain is a spring phenonemon...but snow?! No. Snow should be restricted to the late fall/winter months of November, December, January, February and early March. And I mean early March - as in the first week of March. I don't mind the appropriate season. It should not snow April - mid October. It just shouldn't.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It's Vacation time..

I am having the hardest time focusing on anything of any importance lately. I need to go on vacation and luckily i week! YAY! Next week Rebecca and I will be going to California for four days. I am so excited, I cannot even tell you! I really need this. My ability to focus at work has steadily declined. My parents are randomly going to Paris next week and I am so jealous! They're staying in the Latin Quarter, a couple of blocks from the Musee D'Orsay and across the river from the Louvre. I'm jealous, jealous, jealous. I loved Paris and really want to go back. But i will have to content myself with Southern California for now. Which, really isn't too shabby.

I went to the dentist this afternoon. I'm finally done with everything. I had two fillings on opposite sides of my mouth so my whole mouth is numb and it was a really long appointment so my jaw hurts. It's awesome. I feel like i'm constantly drooling (i'm not) so i keep wiping my mouth. I look like i have an OCD twitch or something. It's awesome. I'm also really hungry and won't be able to eat for a couple of hours because i'd probably be more likely to take a chunk out of my cheek or my tongue.

Rebecca, Kristin and I are moving closer to getting a place. SO exciting. We have an appointment to look at a Condo/Townhouse in Sandy. With three of us paying rent we can afford a pretty nice place and we're moving to the Sandy area because it's the middle for all of us. Kristin works and goes to school at the U and Rebecca is starting at UVSC (now UVU) this fall in Orem. AND I work at about 40th South. So it's ideal for me. I'll probably be closer to work and if not, i won't be farther away...i'll just be 20 minutes in the other direction. We found this place on Craigslist that is pretty cute and we have an appointment to go look at it tomorrow night. We're also looking at apartments and such, would be tons cheaper but not as much room. Anyway, I'm excited. Rebecca's lease is up the end of May and Kristin's is up first week of June, so I'll probably be moving the last weekend of May. EXCITING! YAY!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Oh the excitement!!


Monday, April 9, 2007

Kids say the darndest things...

It was Easter Sunday so the family came up to my parents and we did hamburgers and chicken on the grill. The grand kids did a little Easter Egg hunt in the backyard (so cute!) and we all just hung out. It was a really nice evening/afternoon. I was outside playing catch with my niece and nephew and Lauren was talking about how she played football at school and all that fun stuff. Then Logan chimes in with, "Kelly, you're taking a long time to find someone to marry." I stare at him and start laughing and he continues, "You should hurry up." He then went on to talk about his other aunt (my sister in-law's sister) and how she was old and not married. I can't remember how the conversation ended but yeah. I actually think it's pretty funny. So if you all know of any single, eligible bachelors...send 'em my way because my 7 year old nephew thinks I need to hurry up and get married!

The offending child...and he seems so sweet, doesn't he?

Friday, April 6, 2007

Gettin' outta dodge

I'm thinking of taking a trip somewhere...not sure where but taking a couple of days off work and just taking off. And yes, I am still going to California in a couple of weeks with Rebecca but I want to do something else too. Any suggestions on fun places to visit??

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Maturity and a few Girl Scout cookies

So last night was the "conversation". As I sat there listening to him talk I realized that I didn't want to tell him how I felt. I didn't want to go there. I don't want all the drama that would ensue. Sorry...not interested. I'll be his friend...his good friend. I don't want to deal with the flirting and the nasty looks from girls, the scowls, flippant remarks and general cattyness. I realized something very important last night. All these girls are going to come and go. They'll float in and out of our lives but until "the one" shows up, they're all variables. I don't want to be a variable. I want to be a constant. At the end of the day, when all the drama is going on and people are being stupid, who do you go to...? your friends and i know that's not always going stay the same either but for now, friendship is better than a relationship. I'm going to try to be a better person and get to know whatever girl is "in favor" at the moment because he's right....I'm not going anywhere.

Being "mature" is so much easier when you have a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies sitting on your desk.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Gift that keeps on giving...

You know, the wonderful thing about migraine headaches...? They just keep on giving. They're very selfless in that way. I felt a pretty nasty one coming on last night as I went to bed so I took half a lortab (i know...bringing out the big guns) and went to bed. I woke up this morning will a dull ache behind and above my left eye. By the time I got to work it was a full blown headache - not a migraine but not just your annoying, run of the mill headache either. It'll probably go on like this for a couple of days. What joy!

Lately I've felt like my world is going to pieces. That sounds terribly dramatic and I don't mean it to, I just don't feel like I have any control over what is going on. Work is still crazy. Not being at my desk for most of last week put me behind, training jackie takes time, and I just can't seem to bring my mind into focus. It seems cluttered and I can't manage to clean up the mess. Lately home is...interesting. When I get home from work, I never know what I may find. A happy family? A disinterested family? An upset, hurt, angry family? I'm looking forward to moving out in a couple of months. It won't make the problem go away and it won't stop me from thinking about it and worrying about it, but i won't actually be living it either. Friends are equally as "interesting". All I can say is that i'm so glad that I didn't have to have that particular conversation last night. I don't think I could have handled it. My nerves and emotions were too raw. I was too tired. Instead, I went out to dinner with Kristen and Crystal and then we walked around Gateway for a while. It was a great evening until my head started to pound and it felt like there were a million cross-dressing little demons wearing stiletto heels and using jackhammers in my head.

I need a vacation. Bad. I can't wait to go to California in a couple of weeks. I really need a break and time to regroup. Life has been coming at me from all sides lately and i just need time away from it all.