Saturday, June 20, 2009

My lovely life!

Well, I am proud to say that I have not had an emotional breakdown since Christmas. Good thing the doctors found out I had PMDD otherwise life would not be fun.

I am actually really loving life right now. While at home waiting for people to call regarding my job applications I spend my time reading, painting, or, recently, making hemp necklaces. My current project is making one for my friend Melanie with a mother of pear pendant that will be attached to it. Monday I will start running again. Each time I try I keep getting derailed. First my exercise buddy had a biking accident and ended up in intensive care (she is fine and on solid foods again. I am actually going to help her recover, mostly by hanging out with her while she does physical therapy) then they asked me to work weird shifts, then I almost got hit by a flying branch during a freak thunder storm, then I hurt my foot...you get the picture. So I am starting again Monday. Meg is really my inspiration because I want to get to the point where I can run Marathons.

I have found something that tastes better than Jamba Juice. First off, I do not like dairy in my fruit smoothies, I like fruit and if I want it to be creamy, avocado. So I buy frozen fruit, add a little orange juice, and the flavor just jolts me. It is like rainbow sherbet and eating a fresh plum all in one. Plus it keeps well and is easy to make. My current smoothie keeping my eggs company in the fridge is watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, and some mixed fruit. I really like the watermelon, especially seeded watermelon, it gave it a really refreshing taste. Next time I am going to put some cucumbers and celery in with a few carrots. The problem is I ate my cucumber last night because I was craving something crunchy...same with the celery.

I get to see mom, dad, josh, and Grandma and Grandpa next week so I am super excited. What makes it even better is that I got the days off from work.

Another amazing thing, the weather here! It has been almost non stop rain and thunder storms. I could do without the wind (see above for tree branch incident) but the weather! I took a few photos with my cell phone of the mountains one morning. Take the Y and the houses out and you have the misty mountains from Lord of the Rings.

Oh, I have little animal friends now. There is this sheltie terrier mix that I play with on my way to the store and a few kitties that I play with on my way to campus. One of the cats reminds me of Mr. Peaches (Beautiful cat but strange...) so I call him Mr. P, it is a bit more manly. I have nick named the other cat Alaska because she attacked my Alaskan brochure one day. And then there is my favorite, the deer on campus that come so close that I can almost touch them.

I am a bit of a loner I must say but I really like it. It is very peaceful and my friends do stop by occasionally just like I stop by their places. I am storing up this peace because in the fall I am taking 16 credits along with working as well as helping Ethan out with classes. Apparently he values my opinion, I don't really know why...

I will post more pictures up here as soon as I take some. I plan on taking my camera with me on my Monday hike after my jog. That is if the weather is good. If not, my Monday hike will turn into a stroll around the streets of Provo with my umbrella and camera.

In the date department I am lacking. I am surprisingly shy around guys that I like... never really had that problem before. And since the guy I like is shy...you can see where that goes. He and I are friends but he doesn't talk much and keeps trying to get me to tell stories because apparently I am very entertaining to listen to. When it is just him and I hanging out he is a chatter box but when we are around other people...not so much. I work with the other guy so I'm not even going there, until my shift changes anyway.

As I write the wind is blowing, the air is thick with moisture and electricity, and the sky keeps getting darker and darker, almost as if the world were swimming deeper and deeper into the ocean.

I always have my umbrella with me now, even on sunny days because those days have lately been turning to rainy days. I am going to get a smaller one though, the one I have is a bit conspicuous.

Well, that is all from me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Photo Update

Basically here is a photo update of a bit of my life.

This was my Birthday, Taneth and Ashley decided to suprise me and my roommates got me out of the house to make that cake for me, they cut a long cake in half and put pudding in the middle so it was double layer and so yummy. Above is the cake





This was on my Birthday with my two best friends Ashley and Taneth. Taneth believes he is gods gift to women and sometimes men...don't ask why.








Me and my old roommates at olive garden to celebrate Heather's internship at Disney World. From left to right; Jasmin, Rachel, Heather, and me



Below is me and my old roommate Vicka at a baseball game, BYU was sadly destroyed.



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

dropping like flies

Well I am pretty depressed. Two of my friends who I see almost every day got into biking accidents. Thankfully one of them just had minor injuries but my other friend is currently in the ICU with sever damage to her liver. Guess how I found out? I heard her brother in law on speaker phone at work which is why I am now working her shifts. I freaking told her not to go biking. It was raining, the trail she was going on was slick, and I had a really bad feeling about it. I am so worried about her that I can barely keep from crying. She and I have just recently started to know each other well, before we just worked together and joked around but lately...It is supposed to be dry here, it is not supposed to be constantly raining in June.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Running

Well meg, you have inspired me.

Thanks to some of my medication (which I am going to switch for a cheaper more generic brand) I now weigh 160 lbs when I should weigh 145. So I went through my e-mail and dug out a running program that Heidi sent me. I have two friends willing to do the program with me and we are starting tomorrow. However here is where Meg's influence gets me. After I do this eight week program I am going to start training for a 5k and after I do a few of those I want to do a half marathon. I've talked to my friends and they all want to train with me. For us weight isn't a good motivator, accomplishment is. We all love sports so it will be like we are in training again. We are going to work out in the evening and I will always have my pepper spray with me to be on the safe side, plus we are going to stick close to BYU, mainly the routes that go near emergency call buttons. Also we are going to make sure that people that we live with know when to expect us back by. So thanks meg for the inspiration.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 4

Well, I have a few stories. One, my air conditioning is broken. The swamp cooler was leaking so the manager decided to have it fixed. Two and a half weeks later and no go. This led to the second story.

It had been a rough day at work. It was a Friday and it is the summer so in my office it is also boiling. Well, after work I decided to reward myself with sushi. On my way to the bus stop I saw an american red cross blood drive in the wilkinson center. It had been two months since my last donation so I decided to donate. After a rather long wait they finally tested my blood only to find out that I did not have the minimun iron content in my blood, thank you mother nature. However, the story does not end there. They pricked another finger and what do you know, there was enough iron in that capillary. However they did something wrong. For a re-test you are apparently supposed to prick a different hand, they just pricked a different finger. So I had the pleasure of waiting a half an hour to find out if I could give blood. While I was waiting I looked over at the people drawing blood and one particular girl. The thought that ran through my head was "Man, I hope she doesn't draw my blood" well, after they'd cleared me, you can probably predict who drew my blood, or tried anyway.

I was waiting in the chair for 20 minutes while I heard the person tell the girl next to me that she often missed the vein. She missed mine alright, and had somebody else try. After the sixth painful try my blood finally started to flow. They tried to be nice and offer me food but the girl drawing my blood was like, "Dude, that is disgusting, you have oreo on your chest." One crumb was on my chest, oh well.

After that experience I went to sushi and after dinner while I was waiting for my bus the wind was blowing very fiercely. However, as I mentioned our air conditioning in my apartment is still broken so the windows were wide open. As I was peacefully reading on the bean bag chair beneath the window so I could get a breeze a suprise happened. My plant was blown off the window sill and the pot shattered on my head. After I had everything cleaned up I went to the store, bought a new pot, and also an aloe vera plant, and came home.

Then Eva dropped by for a suprise visit so I had to provide food and a place for her to stay. Then she went out with her friends, leaving her stuff in my apartment so I couldn't leave because I would have to lock up.

Finally I got fed up and went to a friend's apartment to hang out, leaving my door open. She seemed very offended that I wasn't home (she didn't tell me when she would be coming back) and said that the next visit she wouldn't leave her stuff with me, mission accomplished.

Moral of the story? Don't let creepy red cross people draw blood, do not sit beneath a window sill, and tell your friend that she'd better treat you with more respect or she would be sleeping in her car when she came to Utah, also she'd better chip in for food.