Monday, June 29, 2009

Roller Derby Rocks! and other random news

This weekend was pretty entertaining. The highlight of the weekend really must be the Roller Derby that we went to on Saturday night with our friends Angie and John (he won free tickets). They're always taking us to some random out of the blue sporting event.
 
Roller Derby is one of those sports that you hear about once in a while or see in a bad 80's movie, but doesn't really exist ... Well, apparently it does. There is a thriving Roller Derby Culture right here in Salt Lake City. The League is call Salt City Derby Girls and it consists of 5 separate teams.
 
The rules of roller derby seem pretty straightforward. Each team has a jammer; and if you’re not a jammer then you’re a blocker or a pivot. The object of the game is to get your jammer passed the other teams blockers, while stopping their jammer from passing your team of blockers.
 
We had a lot of fun going out with Angie and John on this new adventure and we were also able to introduce them to one of our favorite places to eat in down town The Desert Edge: Pub and Brewery. We were introduced to this little spot at Trolley Square several years ago by some close friends and it quickly became one of our favorites.
 
Hmmm lets see what else...
 
We got to baby-sit little Natalie on Friday. She is totally adorable and I was super excited to be able to play with her. I haven't seen her for a few months due to illnesses and death and what-not so it was fun to play with my favorite niece named Natalie. And what's more... we get her again this coming Friday while her parents bounce back to Lagoon. Yay!  However, John's dad threatened to take him fishing so he didn't have to baby-sit and leave me home alone with baby, but I'm okay with that too.
 
I've heard rumors that my mini-me is coming to town next month. I'm super excited for my Erin to come even though it'll be sad that I have to work most of the time she's here. I wish I had time off to stay home and play with her, but mother volunteered her to me for the Saturday that their at the temple to take care of my Kitty.
 
other news... John might be up for a new job at the end of the year. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that the old guy finally retires this year.
 
Movies we have seen lately:
 
Terminator: Salvation
Star Trek
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Race to Witch Mountain
Monsters vs. Aliens
Pink Panther 2
Caprica (Battlestar Galactica Prequel)
Holes
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
FanBoys (Loved It!)
 
 .... I'm sure there are more, I just can't remember anymore.
 
and tonight we are going to see Transformers 2 in IMAX

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My roller derby name would be Candy 'N Violence.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why use dinosaurs as spokesmen

Yesterday we had our annual cleaning at the office of our dentist. Dr. Smith, he's a nice man, even though he usually gets annoyed with my husband and his perfect teeth because that means he can't get any money out of him. But me on the other hand, I was cursed with british teeth. it doesn't seem to matter how often I brush them some how they are always falling to bits.
This Particular visit to the dentist brought to pass the cavity. A small one as my teeth go, but a cavity none-the-less and I had to go back today to fix it. I set the appointment for 8 am this morning so that I could just get it done and on with my life so I psyched myself up for this appointment. I got there early enough to nap in my car after dropping John off at work and then I mustered my will and walked in to the office 10 minutes early. I was momentarily delayed in the waiting room and then escorted back to the chair. the doctor stuck me with some Novocain and then the drilling began. Then it stopped. It took all of 10 minutes to fix my tooth and that included numbing time.
Wow, I thought, that was quick. I don't know that I have ever had a 10 minute dentist appointment. I was amazed. But then my bottom lip was numb for the next 4 hours. which was very annoying. It made lunch very hard to eat and water very hard to drink, and I realized that I didn't want water. I wanted a Dr. Pepper. So the search began for change. but alas all I have in my purse are pennies, and there is 25 cents in my drawer but that isn't enough for a drink... and then when all else was looking bleak... I found a can of Pepsi in my drawer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Burried one month ago today

FW: New Message

videoI don't know if this will work. . .

Friday, June 12, 2009

What should I blog about ...

Should I back-track and talk about the fantastic weekend I spent in Washington State with my sister, my Megan and some new friends??
Or should I tell you about how awesome I think my Wii Fit is even though I haven't touched it in over a month??
Should I say how I had FINALLY felt well and normal and was planning on attending church on Mother's day, and how I had psyched myself up for the prospect and convinced myself that I was okay not being a mom and I wasn't going to cry and flee from mother's in the halls??
Should I talk about my heart was broken by a Blonde who had to go away even though we thought we needed her to stay??
Or an even smaller blonde that isn't going to remember her mom??
Or of the dreams I have where Lari just wont hold still in her coffin and keeps messing up her hair before the viewing??
Should I talk about the slow ebbing away of my sadness only to be replaced by a depression that has soaked into every fiber of my being so that I have no desire to do anything... but that voice inside me that tells me that I have a long way to go so I can't give up yet??
Or the dreams where people I love are dead and I wake up in tears?? Or that I wake my husband up in the middle of the night and make him reassure me that Jessica hasn't died??
 
hmmm.... no. I just need to go forward. I think I'll just let the month of May pass into the histories or memory that fade with time and are replaced but brighter memories.
 
Lets see ...
 
Last weekend we went fishing. John caught a fish.
 
 
 

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.

I have been MIA for the past few weeks. It seems that losing Lariann has hurt more then I ever imagined it would. I have just been so super depressed and that has equaled out to no real internet time because my nose is buried in a book. I have discovered that as long as I'm reading a book I'm not thinking about my little sister, her husband, or her little girl. My husband and I have been put into the baby-sitting rotation schedule for little Lucy so we have her every Wednesday night for a few hours while her daddy is at the fire station for training. Which on one hand is Awesome! because I love my Lucy. But on the other hand it's super sad because she acts so much like her mommy and we're usually at their house. It's hard being at Lariann's house knowing that Lariann will never be there again. Sigh.

I have horrible dreams lately about people I love dying and I seriously had to wake my husband up in the middle of the night a few days ago to make him tell me that Jessica hadn't died. It makes me fell a little crazy. But at least I can sleep. John on the other hand doesn't sleep much at all, after all, Lari was his baby sister. This whole grieving thing is tough. I hate it.

And to top it all off I'm barely getting over the cold I caught a few weeks ago. Sure the worst of it passed in a few days, but that darn cough just doesn't want to go away. Then with all the rain we've been having in Utah for the past few weeks my allergies are killing me! Ugh! I'm stuffed up, congested and feeling all around gross.

I'm finally finished with this cycle. I have been super crampy all week so I'm glad that's gone now. But now its back on the ttc wagon because we are past our "no zone" months. Meaning that we don't want to have a baby between November-February if we can avoid it. Though we haven't been protecting against it we defiantly haven't been actively trying... the few month break has been nice, and I have to admit that with all that has been going on we haven't really been in the mood for baby making. So here we go again. I have decided that If we're still in the same spot by August (marking our 3 years ttc) I'll be finding a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

There was a recent discussion on FertilityFriend.com about baby names. "What is your opinion on naming twins? Do you prefer similar names or not? I keep thinking about that. If you were to have twins or quads what would you name them????" So here was my response. . .

If you have twins their names should be COMPLETELY different. As should all names of children. Rhyming drives my crazy. Same letters drive me crazy. Same endings drive me crazy. I think that each child should be an individual and not just a name on a list that sounds cute together. bleh!

As for our baby names ... hmmm. The only one that DH and I have agreed on (that hasn't been taken) is Wyatt Justice. Named after Wyatt Earp of course. One of my favorite "old westers". All of our agreed upon girl names have been stolen by my SIL's, i.e. Allison, Lucy, and Grace.

In my personal opinion my children will all have normal names that will not require them to either -- 1) Spell their name to people for the rest of their lives or 2) have to tell people how to pronounce it for the rest of their lives. That just drives me crazy.

And there is also the rule that since DH is Dyslexic the names can't be anything that he can't spell on the first try.

I have been positively forbidden to use the name Margarett(a). Even though that is my Grandmother's name and also Floyd even though that was the name of BOTH of our Grandfathers.

I love old fashioned names. I am so glad that old fashioned names have come back into style the past few years. I will have a daughter named Elizabeth but if it's a fist name or a middle name we haven't decided yet since it is my name too.

There are a few names that we have agreed upon with in the past little while, but they haven't really clicked with us yet. There is Michelle (named after a dear friend who passed away last year) or Lari Ann (named after sister who just passed). But then there are our crazy names like Souske or Kenshin (named after Anime characters) but those both go back to the crazy spelling (their both Japanese) and the DH can't spell so they may just be nick names.

Recently we have has some neighbors name their kids some funny names.. lets see ... they are :: McKoy, Paisley, Link, Jacoby and my personal favorite from a few years ago ... Champ.

But remember this is only MY opinion so I'm not being mean or trying to hurt feelings so don't be offended. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My relative

http://www.mormontimes.com/studies_doctrine/church_history/?id=9127

I am taking a rare opportunity to brag. This article is about a relative of mine. I hope everyone finds the article interesting.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I had been wondering ....


Good News, I'm not crazy, and my U2 tickets haven't been pilfered from my mail box....
 
"If you have selected the MAIL, FEDEX, PRIORITY or EXPRESS MAIL options, and you live in the United States, your tickets will be mailed no earlier than one month prior to the event date."
 
so I guess I just have to watch for these to show up in September.

Today's Capricorn Horoscope:

Jun 10, 2009

Appreciate the good things you have in your life today, dear Capricorn. Don't let another day go by without sitting down and really paying homage to the people who have helped you grow along the way. Go outside and take a walk. Climb a tree or help a young child build a tree house. Connect with the spiritual side of you that finds satisfaction in where you are now, instead of always feeling a need to search for something bigger and better.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I got a fish.





Well the blogs have been dead for a while. With the death of my sister obviously things have been a bit depressed around here. There have been good times, but then we come back down. Last weekend was what I needed. My Dad took me fishing. OK, well he took the whole family, but it was for my benefit. It's been a very long time since I have been fishing. and about the same amount of time since I have been able to go with my Dad.
When I was younger I didn't have the patience for it. I asked my Dad to teach me again. He took us up to the Uinta mountains. Well, That really didn't work out. The lakes still had ice on them, and snow. That meant no fishing there. It was a great car ride though. Anyway we ended up going to Echo lake and fished. Everyone had a good time. I had a great time. I was the only on who caught a fish. My dad cast the line to show me how. The line was in just long enough for me to get the poll, and sit down on a rock when I felt the tug on the pole. I reeled her in. Dad didn't know I had anything until It was almost to the land. It was a 21 & 1/2 in. rainbow trout.It was a great time had by all.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

These flowers smell like buttered popcorn

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tithe - By Holly black

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Book 1)This book I really liked, but I couldn't give it a full 5 stars... deducted a star for the language. It really wasn't necessary and I don't know that I would let my YA kids read this.

I enjoyed the story, the thrill of finding out that one is not what you thought and being able to accomplish something greater them yourself.