I haven't really been up to anything too exciting lately, just migraines and baby-sitting. That's about it. I think I might finally be getting over the cold I got clear back at the beginning of February. . . I wonder if the constant coughing could be a trigger to the migraines? I hadn't had a migraine (a really nasty one) for about a year, but at the beginning of March I started getting them about once a week. Weird. Anyway, that's about as exciting as my life is right now. John is good. He dropped out of school because the DATC was stupid and decided not to offer the associates program like they had been telling him for the past 1.5 years. They made him very angry so he left class and withdrew from school and now he has to enroll in a real college and hopefully we'll be able to get him through school before it's time to retire.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Well March madness has begun here at work. For the first time ever I filled out a Bracket. Now I know that my pick for winning the whole thing is a stretch, but you got to stick with you team win or lose. Anyway, I Picked U of U as the big winner. I won’t bore you with the rest of the details unless someone asks. It’s been really entertaining to have all the guys give me a hard time about my chooses, but having never cared before I think I have done ok. Besides I really don’t care about the Prize at the end. One of my bosses family all fill out brackets. The winner gets $50, and a big trophy with a basketball player on it. They keep the trophy till next year. It’s funny because my dad loves sports, but March Madness wasn’t a big deal. I remember A woman I dated She and her family got so excited this time of year. There were fights and hard feelings about games. Wins and loses were such a huge deal. I would just laugh and make fun of them. Anyway, to everyone out there who cares may the best team win. LOL!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Hey there. It's Friday the 13th. Did you know that 13 is my favorite # and Friday the 13th is my favorite day and that Friday the 13th is among my favorite horror movies, and if I could I would live on the 13th floor and I would have 13 cats and Drive a VW Bug with a 13 painted on the hood and I would own 13 pairs of shoes and be able to read 13 books a day and remember the plot lines, I would make 13 Billion dollars a year and own 13 private islands. I would also have 13 private jets and 13 various sports cars. I would always drive 13 miles over the speed limit and some day I'd get pulled over by 13 cops and be sentenced to 13 years in jail but I'd get 13 years of probation for good behavior but then I'd skip the country in one of my 13 private jets and spend 13 wonderful decades in the south of France where my only decision would be which of my 13 bikinis would I wear because of course I would only weigh 113 pounds. But then after adopting my 13 German babies I'd take them to one of my 13 islands and teach them that red is blue and blue is orange and that there is only one number that counts and that is 13. But since that wont happen for another 13 years I'll just stay here and enjoy the fact that it is Friday the 13th.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Today is March 12. Today is a Thursday. Today the sun is shining. Today I woke up in a bad mood. Today I can't remember what it feels like to breathe through my nose. Today I'm wondering if Zombification is covered by workers comp. Today I don't feel like doing anything. Today I am reminded to enjoy every moment because it may not come again. Today I'm letting go of regrets because you can never go back. Today I am missing the women who have vanished from my life. Today my soul is heavy. Today I cried. Today is the one year anniversary of my Michelle passing away.
There are so many words that are in my head that want to express how I feel today, but my fingers and this paltry keyboard are insufficient for my needs. It's a jumble of letters and feelings that fill my thoughts that all come out sounding like this when I try to write: iehrjkhsekfhy owiaeyf ifhiyetu iohyf jdfhkjheuih fr;s yhfuhs;eifhdjff h jkdh (#%&@&#%&@RUI FH UIEUr89uiehf 8 uieru48 5y%&*& *% 597u iut thjdslejtiy ghn!! Or there is the more primal urge in me that just wants to smash something.
It's strange to me how one family has effected my life so much even though I only lived with one member of that family for 6 weeks in this long expanse of life. I have never felt such joy or sorrow as I have with being associated with the Huppi family. I think that when Mel died it was my first "real" experience with death. I say this because even though I have dealt with death and even had my own grandfather pass away not to long before I left on my mission, they were mostly old people who it was okay if they passed on and I was detached from the situation. But I remember the day President and Sister Robinson came to the door and informed Michelle of her loss. I felt it too. The days and weeks that passed were painful to me. The work was hard and I think that is also my first real brush with depression. Michelle put on a brave face, and together we did our best.
Since that day I have dealt with the deaths of many close friends that have brought me to a new low in life. Where I now understand the word Tragedy and how it can affect one so deeply.
When I was told last year that Michelle was in a coma I wanted to not believe it, I wanted so badly for the information I received to be wrong. How could something so terrible happen to someone so wonderful. I had received an email from her just days before, bragging about how great things were going and how happy she was… how could this be true!? Three days I waited all while trying to contact those from the Mission who also knew and loved her. Each day I cried, each day I prayed... and in the end Michelle was taken away.
It's been a struggle, to say the least, for me to understand why a beautiful person such as her would be taken from her family so suddenly and at such a young age. She was only a little older then me. She was so full of life and love and hope.
I just don't see the plan. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us, and that there is a plan and that for some reason unbeknownst to us it was her time to go. I know there is a lesson in there for me to learn about the eternal nature of families, and of temple work and of being faithful… That doesn't change the fact that there is a hole left in my heart where Michelle used to be.
It's like my poor heart is made of swiss cheese with this hole over here belonging to michelle - and this hole over here belonging to susan - and this other hole over here belonging to valerie - and that whole over there belonging to my sisters - and that other one belongs to rugburn - and that one belongs to my dreams of being a mommy - and do you see these little holes over here, they get bigger as time goes by, they belong to my little "wyatt" or "michelle" that I long to hold in my arms and the hear them call me mommy - then there is that other one that is missing something that I can't decide if I found and lost, or if I have never found it at all.
Today is a day of mourning and a day to reflect on my goals and reassess my priorities in life. Today is especially hard because it is a reminder of things that I don't have that I may never possess. Today I want to remember and be comforted in the promises that death is only the beginning.
I guess the whole point of this is that today I am feeling depressed and that sunny side of life has slipped into twilight. But never fear, the sun comes up every morning, or so I've been told.
Mar 12, 2009
Try to have a positive and optimistic outlook today, dear Capricorn. Adopt an attitude of gratitude and look to see the beauty in everything around you. This is a day to appreciate what you've got - especially the people who love you. Compliment others and let them know how much they mean to you. These words and deeds will have a rippling effect that will bring you a great deal of good fortune.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Rules: It's Harder Than It Looks! Hit Forward, Erase My Answers, Enter Yours, & Send It On To 10 People, Including The One That Sent This To You.
Use The 1st Letter Of Your Last Name To Answer Each Of The Following Questions.
They Have To Be Real Places, Names, & Things. Nothing Made Up! Try To Use Different Answers If The Person In Front Of You Had The Same 1st Initial. You Can't Use Your Name For The Boy/Girl Name Question.
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1. What is your last name? EVANS
2. A 4-letter word: EDGE
3. A boy's name: ETHAN
4. A girl's name: ELLEN
5. An occupation: EXCAVATOR
6. A color: EBONY
7. Something you wear: EYE-GLASSES
8. A beverage: EVIAN
9. A food: EGGS
10. Something found in the bathroom: EXFOLIATOR
11. A place:
12. A reason for being late: EMOTIONAL BREAK-DOWN
13. Something you shout: EEEEK!
Monday, March 9, 2009
1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Cartoons or Stargate SG-1
2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Blue Cheese
3. What's one food he doesn't like? Brussel Sprouts
4. You go out to eat and have a drink? Strawberry Lemonaide
5. Where did he go to high school? Davis High School
6. What size shoe does he wear? 8.5
7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Action Figures
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Pastromi
9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Cerael
10. What is his favorite cereal? Rice Chex
11. What would he never wear? Pink
12. What is his favorite sports team? Toronto Maple Leaves
13. Who did he vote for? McCane
14. Who is his best friend? I am (followed closely by Jacob, Bryce, and Logan)
15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Sleep all the time
16. What is his heritage? Pioneer Stock
17.If you were to bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? Superman Cake... Most likely made of Chocolate
18. Did he play sports in high school? No
19. What is his favorite color? Green
20. What is one unique talent he has? He can pick out a persons weakest point and exploit it until they are little more then a crying pile of goo.... but he doesn't use that talent often.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
"Hope is critical to both faith and charity. When disobedience, disappointment, and procrastination erode faith, hope is there to uphold our faith. When frustration and impatience challenge charity, hope braces our resolve and urges us to care for our fellowmen even without expectation of reward. The brighter our hope, the greater our faith. The stronger our hope, the purer our charity."
An Austrian scientist claims to have solved the mystery of belly button fluff.
Dr. Georg Steinhauser studied more than 500 pieces of lint from his own belly button in making his discovery.
Steinhauser found that the lint is not only compromised of cotton from clothing, but it also contains dust, sweat, fat and flecks of dead skin.
He says belly hair helps to hook the fluff that ends up in the belly button.
Shaving your belly, wearing older garments, and body piercings he says can all help to eliminate the navel fuzz.
Monday, March 2, 2009
3) Others must offer suggestions, I just want to go out, I don't want to be your Social Planner or Event Coordinator.
Do you think that this would be a good idea?
Who is up for it?
What night(s) would be best for you?
Please Respond. Email me, or just comment.
1. Citizen Kane, 1941. (X)
2. The Godfather, 1972. ( )
3. Casablanca, 1942. (X)
4. Raging Bull, 1980. ( )
5. Singin' in the Rain, 1952. (X)
6. Gone With the Wind, 1939. ( )
7. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962. ( )
8. Schindler's List, 1993. (X)
9. Vertigo, 1958. (X)
10. The Wizard of Oz, 1939. (X)
11. City Lights, 1931. ( )
12. The Searchers, 1956. ( )
13. Star Wars, 1977. (X)
14. Psycho, 1960. (X)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968. ( )
16. Sunset Blvd., 1950. ( )
17. The Graduate, 1967. ( )
18. The General, 1927. ( )
19. On the Waterfront, 1954. ( )
20. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946. (X)
21. Chinatown, 1974. ( )
22. Some Like It Hot, 1959. (X)
23. The Grapes of Wrath, 1940. ( )
24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982. (X)
25. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962. (X)
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939. (X)
27. High Noon, 1952. ( )
28. All About Eve, 1950. ( )
29. Double Indemnity, 1944. ( )
30. Apocalypse Now, 1979. ( )
31. The Maltese Falcon, 1941. (X)
32. The Godfather Part II, 1974. ( )
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975. ( )
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937. (X)
35. Annie Hall, 1977. ( )
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957. (X)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946. ( )
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948. (X)
39. Dr. Strangelove, 1964. (X)
40. The Sound of Music, 1965. (X)
41. King Kong, 1933. (X)
42. Bonnie and Clyde, 1967. ( )
43. Midnight Cowboy, 1969. ( )
44. The Philadelphia Story, 1940. ( )
45. Shane, 1953. ( )
46. It Happened One Night, 1934. (X)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951. ( )
48. Rear Window, 1954. (X)
49. Intolerance, 1916. ( )
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001. (X)
51. West Side Story, 1961. (X)
52. Taxi Driver, 1976. ( )
53. The Deer Hunter, 1978. ( )
54. M-A-S-H, 1970. (X)
55. North by Northwest, 1959. (X)
56. Jaws, 1975. (X)
57. Rocky, 1976. (X)
58. The Gold Rush, 1925. ( )
59. Nashville, 1975. ( )
60. Duck Soup, 1933. ( )
61. Sullivan's Travels, 1941. ( )
62. American Graffiti, 1973. ( )
63. Cabaret, 1972. ( )
64. Network, 1976. ( )
65. The African Queen, 1951. ( )
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981. (X)
67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966. ( )
68. Unforgiven, 1992. ( )
69. Tootsie, 1982. ( )
70. A Clockwork Orange, 1971. ( )
71. Saving Private Ryan, 1998. ( )
72. The Shawshank Redemption, 1994. ( )
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969. ( )
74. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991. (X)
75. In the Heat of the Night, 1967. ( )
76. Forrest Gump, 1994. (X)
77. All the President's Men, 1976. ( )
78. Modern Times, 1936. ( )
79. The Wild Bunch, 1969. ( )
80. The Apartment, 1960. ( )
81. Spartacus, 1960. ( )
82. Sunrise, 1927. ( )
83. Titanic, 1997. (X)
84. Easy Rider, 1969. ( )
85. A Night at the Opera, 1935. ( )
86. Platoon, 1986. ( )
87. 12 Angry Men, 1957. (X)
88. Bringing Up Baby, 1938. ( )
89. The Sixth Sense, 1999. (X)
90. Swing Time, 1936. ( )
91. Sophie's Choice, 1982. ( )
92. Goodfellas, 1990. ( )
93. The French Connection, 1971. ( )
94. Pulp Fiction, 1994. ( )
95. The Last Picture Show, 1971. ( )
96. Do the Right Thing, 1989. ( )
97. Blade Runner, 1982. ( )
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942. ( )
99. Toy Story, 1995. (X)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So last night I got to go to my Cousin's house. Which was tons of fun. After making homemade pizza we all played a game. My other cousin and her husband, and their awesome son was there as well. The game we played was called "imaginiff" It has questions that you ask and everyone had a number and then you pick the number that best fit the answer to the question. So the Question was, "If one of you was a mime, who would be trapped in their invisialbe box forever." Everyone laughed and picked me right away. We all laughed about me being trapped not saying a word needing help. Also me writing invisible signs for help and so on. I then said "Well, that's all funny until I run out of air in my invisible box and die." I laughed so hard I cried and so did everyone else. The mental picture of me slowly suffocating away in my invisible box as a mime. My cousin wanted to blog about it as well. I just had to share that funny moment with everyone at my expense. Anyway, we all played and had pizza and had a great time. Thanks again for having us all over.