Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Glamorous Life

Here are some things that have happened this week.

-I've wiped snot from Jemma's nose because she and Jonah had colds.

-Felt sick to my stomach for 2 days straight.

-Walked through a spiderweb and got a spider on me. This is the 3rd time I've done this.

-Went to the park with the kids, where on the swings, Jonah has a great conversation with our friends Ronan's and Waylon's moms that included:

  • "I threw up on the couch." (He had in fact done this, but it was over a week ago because his dad fed him too much junk food. The moms then were probably afraid of him getting their kids sick.
  • "Jemma doesn't have a penis." (Very true, but I don't know where it came from.)

-Tried to sleep through Jemma talking in her sleep. Yep, she talks in her sleep. Last night she mumbled for a little bit, then out loud said, "Mommy, I pooped." I guess that's what a 2 yr-old dreams about.

-Swept up a million leaves from the back porch. Okay, that wasn't bad. My friend Jacob came and helped and it only took an hour. BUT, there were a ton of huge spiders and considering that was only a few hours ago, there should not be so many leaves already. Seriously, why do they keep falling?

-Cleaned up Jonah's throw-up. He was really tired and was having a tantrum and he still has this cough which triggered his weak gag reflex. It wasn't that much, but it was on my arm because I was holding him at the time. Yeah, I know, I live a glamorous life.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I got tagged

What was I doing 10 years ago:
um, I was 10, so probably exploring in the woods behind my house, annoying my sister or trying to get myself an invite to go swimming in a friend's pool

What is on my to-do list for today?
get dressed (maybe....i admit, that it's 2 in the afternoon and I'm in basketball shorts and a tanktop...I love my days off!)

What are 3 bad habits of mine?
1. Not calling people back (sorry)
2. Not putting away my clean laundry
3. Never finishing books that I start

3 Things You might not know about me:
1. I took Karate for 7 years
2. I love math and science
3. I would love to be an opera singer

Four Movies/TV shows I love:
1. The Office
2. School of Rock
3. Meet Me in St. Louis

Four Books I Love:
1. Harry Potter
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Twilight series (I know, I can't believe I'm admitting it)
4. Tie between Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird

Four Jobs I’ve Had:
1. Nanny/Babysitter
2. Waitress at an assissted living home
3. Habilitation Provider
4. EFY counselor!

Five Places I’ve Lived:
1. St. Louis
2. Westford, MA
3. Mesa, AZ
4. Provo, UT
5. Encinitas, CA

Five of My Favorite Foods:
1. Chips and Salsa
2. Carrots/Peas with Hummus
3. Chocolate
4. Chicken Panang over rice
5. Fruit

Five Bloggers I’m Tagging
1. Aubrey
3. ?
4. ?
5. I'm not sure who really reads this, has a blog and hasn't already done it. oh well

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Short Hair

This past winter term I took marriage prep. No, I'm not looking to get married anytime soon, but it was Dr. Barlow's last semester teaching. I loved the class, it was great and Professor Barlow professed a lot of great things.

One thing that he told us, was most boys at BYU prefer girls with long hair. Well, with that in mind, I'm stickin' it to the men at BYU! I have joined the short hair club and I like it.

I don't understand why men want women with long hair. They are just asking for high maintenance girls and then they complain when they take so long to get ready. Not all girls can wear short hair and I feel for those who can't....Actually, anyone really can, if they are confident enough, it doesn't matter. Don't boys want confident girls? Don't boys want practical girls? Short hair is practical.

Here are some reasons short hair is great

1. When my hair is wet, the back and shoulders of my shirt aren't soaked through.
2. It takes about the 3rd of the time to blow dry and then doing it takes about and 8th of the time.
3. I can wear cool earings and you can actually see them!
4. I will pay less for shampoo and conditioner.
5. When I lay down, my head doesn't hurt. I don't have that uncomfortable bump that I used to have with my ponytail. It's much more comfortable going to bed.
6. I won't have hair elastics around my wrist. I can actually wear a bracelet! Now I can get rid of the tan line I've developed from always having one or two around my wrist.
7. People will like me for me and not for my hair. (I don't know if that was a problem before, but now I'm 100% positive it isn't a problem now)
8. When I get a drink from a drinking fountain, I don't have to hold my hair.
9. Babies can't pull my hair
10. The back of my neck won't be all sweaty (maybe that was too much info, but you get the point: short is better!)

I mean no offense to any long-haired girls. I think long hair is beautiful, but it's a pain. I'll leave you with proof that short hair can be beautiful...okay, beautiful women can look beautiful with short hair.