Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catching Up on Life.

Why do I always feel like I have 1000 projects I want to get done, and zero time to do them. I was never this busy when I was at UVU. Thank you University of Utah for sucking up so much of my life. Even though staying busy keeps me happy, I would like to not have to schedule time to hang with my best friend!

Frustrations aside, I feel like I have accomplished a lot this week. I earned some money babysitting (which will immediately be spent on the $90 speeding ticket I was fortunate enough to receive last weekend), I finished The Hunger Games and started Catching Fire, I cleaned my room, I got my institute parking pass, I went to the dentist, I finished all of my homework and got some serious study time in, I helped throw a fantastic birthday party for my dad, and I finally finished my wall decoration project! It turned out just as good as I'd hoped for (I'll be posting pictures once I actually have it hanging on my wall). Several projects down and about a billion more to go. It can be hard to keep track of them all, because once I get one thing done, five more get added to the list. At least I'm not bored out of my mind right?

Not only has this week been a week of catch up, it has also been a week of premiers. All of my favorite shows have started their Fall seasons this week. So far I've gotten to Glee, Modern Family, and Gossip Girl, then I have Big Bang Theory on Thursday and Supernatural on Friday! All three of the premiers I've seen thus far have been well worth the wait. *Spoiler Alert* I absolutely adore the new Glee boy! His name is Sam, Chord Overstreet, and he replaces Finn as the quarterback of the football team. What a hunk! I don't know if it's his boyish charm, or his dazzling smile, but I'm seriously hoping the rumors aren't true about him being brought in to play Kurt's new boyfriend. Even though it's not real, it would still feel like a blow to all us single ladies out there.

The best part of my week, however, was definitely my dad's B-Day party. He turned 49 this year, and even though 49 isn't exactly a mile-marker in a man's life, this year we had extra cause to celebrate. We realized this year my father wouldn't be spending his birthday in the hospital. For the past year and a half, my dad has been in and out of the hospital with two colon ruptures and about a dozen hernias. It's been a trial for my family, but we've kept strong, and now my dad is healthier than ever! We celebrated by inviting a bunch of our friends and family over for desserts and music. It was a huge success, and I got to see a lot of wonderful people I haven't seen in a long time.

That's pretty much it for this week. Hopefully I'll be better about updating more often.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Very Good Night!

Hello my beautiful readers! I am in such a good mood tonight! Sometimes I feel like life just gets so heavy sometimes, and every once in a while, Heavenly Father hands you a really great day to make up for it all. I definitely needed this. Here is a quick recap of today's events:
  1. I was definitely lookin' fly today. Cute outfit, great hair, fab makeup, the works...
  2. I was totally proud of myself for eating an apple after I got home from school, rather than something unhealthy.
  3. I got to go to Costco with my Mamma, which is always an adventure.
  4. My mom just bought The Hunger Games series for us to read. I've been wanting to read those books for about a year, and now I finally get to.
  5. I got more work done on my room decoration project. Yay progression!
  6. The Gossip Girl season premier was tonight, and I found out that Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour from the Harry Potter series) is a new character in the show! Why is that just the coolest thing ever you ask? Well, not only am I completely obsessed with Harry Potter, I just so happened to meet her this Summer when she was in Moab. I have photographic proof. It's on Facebook.
This may not seem like a particularly eventful evening to most people, but it was enough to brighten up my day, and that's what really counts right? Now I'm off to bed to get some shut-eye.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Future Room Decoration: Anthropologie Version

I'll be trying to recreate the small, multi-leveled squares on my wall, but in different shades of blues and greens. Wish me luck!

Labor Day and Such.

Hello again! My apologies for the lengthy gap between this post and my last. It seems like during the day (while I'm away from my computer) I'm constantly struck by blogging inspiration. There are so many deep, thought provoking topics I would like to discuss, but by the time I get home all I really want to do is watch eat, watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, and go to bed. So now you're stuck reading about my Labor Day weekend, and whatever trivial aspects of my life I choose to share with you, because I honestly don't have the emotional "chutzpah" to write about anything deeper.

I you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, because mine happened to be both exhilarating, and productive. I chose to spend my time off of school in Moab, Utah. working a massive Labor Day sale held by the Moab Adventure Center. I figured it would be a good way to earn a little extra cash to help pay for the remainder of my school books. I'm swiftly approaching the depletion of my funds, and I completely emptied my savings account to pay tuition yesterday. Anywho... When I wasn't hard at work tending to the sale, I got to spend my time catching up with some of the greatest people on earth. It was very nice seeing my work friends again. It has been extremely weird going from being around this close knit group of friends 24/7, then moving back to Salt Lake and being alone most of the time. I was very grateful to have the opportunity to see them all again before we all become too busy. There were a few of us missing (Alison... This means you.), but that didn't put a complete damper on the weekend.

I was a little sad to say goodbye to Moab once more, but there has been no lack of projects to keep myself busy here in Salt Lake. I just completed, and successfully turned in, my first paper of the school year.  It was for my government class, and I chose to write about the Muslim mosque being built a few blocks away from Ground Zero.  I figured I would be condemned the least for my opinion on this issue compared to the other issues being examined today.

I've also been working on redecorating my room in the least expensive way possible, which means I will be making all of the decorations myself. Right now I'm trying to tackle a particularly interesting wall display, inspired by the Anthropologie store in The Gateway. I'll post the picture of the Anthropologie version of my wall decoration, so you can compare it to my version once I've finished. Keep in mind that they will be pretty different.  For instance, my version wont be gold or made out of small sheets of thin metal. Instead, my version will contain different shades of blues and greens, and will be made out of foam board, hot glue, and scrap booking paper. Hopefully I wont regret showing you the professional version if my version ends up being a disaster.