Sunday, February 28, 2010

We're MOVING!!!

I'm tired of Colorado and so we are moving back to Utah!

HAHA, totally just kidding...

But we are moving....AGAIN!!!! (UGH). I've decided that enough is enough! Paying almost $1100 for a one bedroom apartment is absolutely absurd! our first apartment was a one bedroom and it was only $550 a month. You can get a new 3 bedroom townhouse in Utah for $1100 a month!! Our apartment is a money pit! it's nice and fancy BUT we (meaning Tristin) are students and right now I'm more interested in a savings then living in a very fancy neighborhood and apartment.

so we will be moving again. This will be the 4th time in the 3 years and 2 months we've been married. Yes, we would have lived in 4 different places come June!

Don't you envy us right now? You shouldn't if you do! Moving is a pain in the backside and I'm NOT looking forward to doing it again! But it will be worth it if we can save hundreds of dollars a month.

Besides, all I really need is food in my fridge, clothes in a closet and a roof over my head (Oh, and my intelligel mattress for my tired and aching body. I LOVE my bed!!)

So that is the latest with us! Obviously I'm not too thrilled about this but that is life and sometime life requires change, a little bit of sacrifice and a little bit of sweat.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Obsession of the Week....

Every met one of those people that can listen to the same joke over and over and over and still laugh at it every single time? I'm one of those people.

Earlier this week I saw this video (and a few more like it that I'll also post) on my best friends blog and I thought it was just so freaking hilarious! Obviously I looked for more videos that were similar to it and then shared it with everyone I knew because I'm slightly obsessive like that (is "slightly" the right word?).

I wish there were people out there that actually spoke and had facial expressions like this guy!

Hee-ya!! LOL

Sunday, February 14, 2010

WELCOME HOME HONEY! Here, Have some E Coli!! You'll love it!

Tristin is home!! Can you believe it?!?! I can NOT express how happy I am to have him home! Life just got a little more bubbly for me....if you cant tell!

One of the first things I told him were "you can never leave me again!" which is absolutely ridiculous to say because he has to do this again next year and I know that. But he's home and I am so over joyed! I love that man so much!

Unfortunately our reunion was not just between myself and the man of my dreams. A few little stragglers join our private circle of happiness.

Meet Mr Flu and Mr Coli. Mr E Coli!

Flu virus: top e coli bacterium: Bottom

Yes, the flu/cold/weird-thing-I'd-been -suppressing-for-3 -weeks had finally broken completely free and reeked havoc ALL OVER my body! I had to cancel all my appointments at work for the next 2 days and return home to a husband who was probably planning on spending that time trying to mentally situate himself in his unfamiliar lifestyle. Well WELCOME HOME HONEY!!! Now you have to take care of your sick wife! e coli then decided to present itself to my weakened immune stystem and set up camp a day after mine and Tristin's romantic reunion. Unfortunately he wasn't the friendliest of bacteria to my body! 3 days later and 5 lbs less I can finally say I am on the rise to eating food and being healthy again.

Tristin is not, however. He woke up this morning complaining of a sore stomach :(

Thankfully he's not to the point where his body is aching and he's shivering uncontrollably. right now I think it's more mild (and thank the stars for that!!!) Please pray that it doesn't get worse!

So how's that for a "WELCOME HOME TRISTIN" gift? And to share my bug with him on VALENTINES DAY! How romantic am I???!!

I did not really imagine our reunion looking like this at all but a sick reunion is better than none....I guess. I wish it hadn't gone down the way it did but in the end I dont care because I'm just so elated he's home!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Seriously So Needy!

Allow me to vent for a moment. I hope you don't mind. I'm so sick and tired of Tristin being gone on his meditation retreat! I say Enough is ENOUGH!! this past week our distance has worn on my patience. I am officially patience-spent and semi cranky/whiny/ wanting to kill something! I've held a spider hostage in a glass cup for almost 24 hours now. Pretty morbid, I know. However, I'm not going to kill it although I DID say I want to kill something. I just keep forgetting to take it outside and right now it's too cold for me to leave the apartment. I hope it has enough oxygen to live til the morning. I named him Jim.

Meet Jim. He's my hostage. And yes, I catch spiders with a card that has a cartoon spider on! Quite comical and slightly weird


As far as my time with Sopfia goes, lets say our honeymoon stage is over (for me, that is)! I do not have enough arms to do the things I need to do and hold her 24/7. Oh heaven, what am I going to do when I have kids?? I need to go back to taking care of plants! They don't need attention.

I can't stand needy animals because I'm such a sucker for their longing eyes and sad faces. I normally give in and give them what they want which, in most cases, is my attention. However, I just don't have the time to give my undivided attention these days.

Here's an example of what I mean by needy:

The other night I was walking to get something. The cat was watching me from the floor with a calculating expression on her face. All of a sudden she pounced on my legs while i was in mid-stride, clung there and then propelled herself from my legs to my shoulder where she dug her claws into my skin and held on there until I supported her weight with my arms. I have 3 puncture marks in my skin on my neck from where she hung from. NOT EVEN KIDDING! At first I thought she was attacking me until I realized what it was she really wanted. Apparently Sopfia wanted to cuddle and be held right there and then. She didn't want to wait and what Sopfia wants, Sopfia gets!

Is it possible to feel smothered with attention from a cat? I didn't know cats were so needy!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


The stars must not be aligned for me these past 2 weeks since I arrived from Utah because last week I had a cold...and made people at work sick by my constant sneezing and sniffling. This weekend past I started to feel better and was doing okay until I woke up Tuesday morning feeling as sick and a half-dead dog! I had gotten the dreaded flu AGAIN!!! It will be my 3rd time in 6 months getting the flu.

I tried going to work by I was so cold and my body hurt too much, so I then went back home to a fringe fulled with nothing but emptiness. I learned an extremely valuable lesson this week:
*It's a lot harder asking for help than giving it*
This is what I mean by that. I was so sick and so sore all over that I couldn't even get up to go to the store and buy food, never mind make any. I was all by myself with no food in my fridge, no hubbie to help and no mother to help nurse me back to health. I was as useless as a rock.

I contemplated asking for help but was too prideful to do it. After 6 hours of feeling sick and starving for food that would possibly make me feel even more sick, I decided I had to do something. So I swallowed my pride made the phone call for help. I called a friend in the ward and asked her if I could borrow some of their food. It was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to ask for. She was more than happy to help and brought me some soup and fruit to my apartment. She even offered for me to stay at their house so I wouldn't have to be alone. I had to decline the last offer because I wasn't reading to make more people sick.

The next day I woke up feeling 50% better, no headache, no temperature, no NOTHING!! It was UNBELIEVABLE. I was able to go to a full day of work and even make it to Young Womens. When people saw me I think they had a hard time believing I was sick in the first place.

That night when I got home I had the sweetest note on my counter from another friend. She had dropped off some soup for me AS WELL as did my dishes because I was too sick the day before to do anything. I was so overwhelmed with the kindness people showed me that I almost started crying. I kept asking myself, "how on earth am I going to pay these people back for what they've done for me?".

I feel like I'm a very lucky person and that the Lord sends us angels in the form of people and friends. Not only did I get a lot of help from friends but I was blessed to only get the 24hour flu. I think the Lord knew that I probably couldn't handle anything more at this time.

So, if anyone has any ideas on how I can thank these people, please feel free to share your thoughts with me. I'm all ears.

How has the Lord sent you angels in your life? I'd love to hear your story if you'd like to share it.