Sunday, November 30, 2008

The highs and lows of Turkey day




























Can I just start by saying how much I love Thanksgiving? How fantastic that we are encouraged to eat so many delicious things in one day!




Well the festivities started at Dad and Christy's house. I would have to say my favorite dish is a tie between the whiskey carrots and the raspberry almond cake. Mmmm. It was fun seeing everybody I really like just sitting and talking with my dad. He could be talking about work and machines going down and management techniques and it totally fascinates me! I love it!


Thursday was a little sad for me. It was my first holiday experience without my little babies. I did however make some fantastic french toast for caydance that morning. Then I got the girls all dressed up pretty to go out with their daddy.



Richard went to visit his family in montana for the feast but sent me beautiful pictures along the way.


Moms dinner was also delicious. I would have to say my favorite was the cranberry maple sweet potatoes. And thats a huge step from dispising the orange root! I did get to spend alot more time with my baby sister Kenzie who is totally not a baby anymore.



Last night I decided to make my very own Thanksgiving dinner for the first time so I could share it with the girls and Richard. I made stuffed mushrooms(which look more like baked potatoes in the pic.) Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheddar garlic biscuits, and cranberry sauce! Grandma B treated us to pineapple upside down cake as a thank you for sharing.


I'm thankful for a lot this year. For the girls be super cute and healthy. For lots of friends and family. And for my realization of self reliance. It's been a much better year than I could've imagined. I however am not grateful that nobody ever comments! Is anybody even reading these things?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My internal clock needs batteries.

I started training at the USPS REC on Monday. It's pretty sweet so far. I know a few people who work there already. I'm making a few new friends. I'm surprised to see how stressful sitting all day can be on your body. My back is screaming for some Advil and a heating pad as we speak.

So my training schedule, for the first 2 weeks, is 6 PM to midnight. I thought that sounded pretty awesome. There were a few things I didn't consider. For example I realized that since I was pregnant with Athena there have been few nights that I stayed up past 10. So when I reach that mark I still have 2 hours to go. Then I have the wait in the car while it thaws, the drive home, the inevitable wind-down period, and I finally fall asleep somewhere around 230. Then I wake up at 630 to get the girls. To top the whole thing off nicely they have been fighting a massive cold.

So I'm going on my 4th night of practically no sleep. It's obviously taking it's toll. I'm an emotional wreck!(LOL MORE than usual I mean) And it's like I have no control. My body needs a hard reset. Where's the sleeping sand when you need it?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm about to get busy!

I am so excited! I start my new job at the SLC REC Post office warehouse on Saturday. I will be happy to be making more money to pay off my debts and start saving or the fabulous things I want in my future. I also like the feeling of knowing that I am providing for me and my girls. It makes me proud.

Brad decided it would be best for us to be only coparenting business partners for now. So we don't really talk and don't see eachother. It makes me a little sad but I am already seeing an improvement. I think it will make life easier in the long rn and maybe make for a better friendship down the line.

Caydance has become mommys superhelper. She is constntly rinsing dishes, throwing out diapers, or shaking baby bottles. She has suddenly become much more playful and interactive with Athena. Her recent obsession is putting up the Christmas tree which I told her we wouldn't to until Thanksgiving and have to remind her of everyday.

Athena has decided to start talking like crazy!! Well I guess it's nore cooing and gurgling than anything else. She's much more alert and is growing into her own little personality. A smile is almost always on her adorable little face.

I have been so so lucky to get not one, but TWO getaways in December! On the 6th I am going with a group of friends to stay in a condo in Park City to celebrate our friend Fivas turning 23. (Many thanks to Heather or providing daycare.) The weekend of the 13th Richard and I are going to Wendover for drinks food and fun! I am quite excited!

MOMMY! Mommy tagged me!

Rules:
1) Post rules on your blog
2)Answer the six "8" items
3)Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment

8 Favorite TV shows:
~Grey's Anatomy
~House MD
~Bones
~Nip/Tuck
~What not to wear
~Shimmy
~Buffy
~Gilmore Girls

8 Things I did yesterday:
~Picked up the girls
~Ate La frontera left overs
~Washed dishes
~Cleaned the kids room
~Bought apples and a vegi tray
~Dropped the kids off
~Watched Shimmy
~Hung out with Richard

8 Things I look forward to:
~Starting my new job!
~The holidays with my new little family!!
~Going back to school.
~Getting out of debt.
~My 2 vacations in December
~Athena crawling. How cute will that be!
~Thanksgiving dinner x3!!! Yum-o!
~Getting back to my skinnier happy self!

8 Favorite Restaurants:
~Red Lobster
~Johnny Carinos
~Z tejas
~La Luna
~Citrus Grill
~Costa Vida
~Macaroni Grill
~Leatherbys

8 Things on my wish list:
~A better friendship with Brad.
~A home of my very own!
~The time and money to go back to school.
~A happy future
~A smaller tummy
~A big happy family
~A savings account with an impressive balance
~Inspiration to find a passion

8 people to tag:
~Ummmm I don't even know 8 people or if I can re tag someone so "I'll get back to ya"(Palin style)
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Job and a sick day

I finally made it around to the meeting for the USPS. I have an interview tomorrow and my friends that work there said they hire everyone who passes the background check. I was thinking long and hard and I don't remeber any felony kidnapping charges or identity theft so it looks like I'll be starting on the 22nd. It's about time ya?

I have come down with the worst cold ever. The sniffle isn't so bad. The cough is barely there. But I feel like I ran a marathon or something. Every muscle just aches. Grandma B stocked me up with Nyquil, Airborne, and chicken noodle soup. Something is bound to fix it.