Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I went to see a wonderful nurse pacticioner named LeeAnn Gundy. The sweetest woman ever. As terrified as I was she talked me though every step. Then she had my blood drawn(3 vials!) to run a whole bunch of tests. But at least I was rewarded with a earlier showing of Eclipse, so that made me feel better. Then on Thursday she scheduled me for an ultrasound to look at my ovaries and uterus.
Today, I went in to get the results of those tests. I've been diagonsed with PCOS. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It leads to weight gain and infertility and a bunch of other crap. My cholesterol is also a little high. So I know have to be on medication for pretty much the rest of my life. With help from this medication it should allow me to have children. We shall see. It should regulate my moods and hopefully help me loss weight.
Not the end of the world, I know, but it will be an adjustment. The pills are huge! I also need to change my diet. We will see how it goes.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Last Friday night, several girls from work along with boyfriends and spouses went bowling. Thunder Alley as it is known. It was so much fun. Especially with this group of people. They are so funny. Ever trying bowling left handed? Yeah, neither have I. But the hubby did for one game. Hilarious. I tried once and my ball almost landed in the next lane. It's always nice to hang with people who have a sense of humor.
In between all of that I've been working a lot lately. Not that I mind. Just helping the boss play catch up. It's always a good time.
On Saturday, me and bosslady went to cheer on the SLC marathoners and did some shopping. I was able to get a few ideas on how I want to decorate my family room..
Hubby has a doctor's appointment on Thursday so we will see how that goes.
Monday, March 22, 2010
A couple weeks ago I was lying in bed and had a strong sense of my mortality. It was like a huge weight has dropped on me. I saw black, darkness, a void. Like when this life is gone, there will be nothing. I'm not scared of death. I think I'm more scared of being unproductive and useless in this life.
I'm not trying to say that my life is not a happy one, it is. I sometimes just feel like I'm not living up to the expectations that people have for me. The reason that bothers me so much is not because I have to be perfect for everyone, but because I feel like I want to live up to them. I wanted to be successful in these things.
My brain is an interesting place.
Next thought on my mind: Can I really start running again?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I also made yummy honey butter to go with it. I found the recipe at this blog.
Wanna know the secret ingredient that restaurants use in honey butter? Of course you do:
I need something to go with the potatoes. Hey, I'm not trying to insult potatoes here, I could eat them alone always, but I didn't want them to feel alone. So I made an impromtu Chicken Cordon Bleu. I just lightly seasoned grilled chicken in a pan (which by the way has become my new favorite way to cook chicken), then I warmed up some ham and then placed swiss chesse on top. Yummers!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
This unfortunate circumstance how forced me out of the Las Vegas Ragnar. It's really sad. I've been training sense July. Oh, and it's Vegas.
Oh well, there is nothing that I can do. What a bummer. Hopefully, the That's What She Said team will take lots of pictures.
Go team! T-minus 4 days.
Tonight, my recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman. As the title of my post suggest the recipe is called "Marlboro Man’s Second Favorite Sandwich." I've made the first favorite before. And while is was good, it is fattening.
The green stuff is avocado. I like avocados so there you go. This turned out really well. I was really happy how good it turned out. Hence the pictures. Thanks Pioneer Woman!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Anyway, the reason for my posting is this YouTube video that has been shown in some schools. I've seen a couple of videos like it, but not this one. It's called "I, Pledge." The video is made by the BO administration and it features many celebrities talking about how they pledge to do some nice for others or good for the Earth. Whatever, haven't we all been told we should be nice. (Until we realize that people suck and no one is as nice as they seem.)
I have two major problems with the video. First, is all the celebrities. I have no respect for celebs. They are all immoral hypocrites. Even though I know it happens and will always happen I don't think it is right for kids to worship them. This video is just reaffirming that sad reality. Don't get me wrong, it's okay to like the "work" they "do," but idol worship is a bit much. I believe that parents need to teach their children this. I know responsibility is hard, but isn't that one of the challenges of being a parent? Why not try and get parents involved in making a I, Pledge video?
Secondly, I have a very big problem when during the course of the video a couple of the celebs pledge to serve Barack Obama. That is exactly what they said: "I pledge to serve Barack Obama." I find this disturbing. No one should every pledge to serve any politician. You can pledge to serve your country or your fellow man, but never one person. Would you pledge to serve George W. Bush? Hell, no. And no one would have put up with that if it was said a year or more ago. This is no better than my in-laws neighbors telling them they have an obligation to serve the LDS church because they were baptized. You shouldn't have to be manipulated to believe in something. Irritating.
Don't be nice because a politician or celebrities tell you to. Be a good person because it's the decent thing to do.
Pledge to educate yourself , through school and independently.
Pledge to be aware of what is going on around you.
Pledge to respect others and others' opinions even when you disagree with them. (Yeah, that's a hard one.)
Pledge to listen.
And always pledge to be your best.
Monday, August 24, 2009
On Saturday night I went with cool boss to see The Time Traveler's Wife. I liked it. This movie is about a man who skips around in time and the woman he loves. It makes me want to read the book now to see if I get the same feelings that I hade with the movie. (Side note: I really love books.) How can I explain it? The movie is not fast paced, but it's not slow either in terms of plot development. The one thing that felt odd was from the relationship between the characters and how it felt like you were jumping into the middle of the relationship instead of seeing it develop. Other than that, well besides how worldly a six year old girl is, I thought the movie was very nice for a chic flick. Oh and seeing Eric Bana in the buff isn't too bad either. =)
Right after the movie, guess what we did? Saw another one. This time we went to see Julie and Julia. If you don't know, this movie is about the famous chef Julia Child and how she learn to perfect the art of cooking French cusine and publish a book for Americans about said art. And it's also tales the tale of a woman named Julie who wrote of cooking her way through Child's book over the course of a year. She started it as a blog then published a book. I really liked this movie. It was extremely cute and filled with witty charm. Both Amy Adams and Meryl Streep did an amazing job. I have heard of some people not caring too much for the back and forth of when the movie switches from Julie to Julia. I didn't mind this. I thought it flowed nicely. The scenes in some way or another related so you could make an easy comparison.
I find it amazing when someone can come up with an idea like that and come out on top. It makes me jealous. I want to be that creative. Do you ever worry that you're not good enough to do what you love?
On Sunday, the hubby and myself decided to go see District 9. A new sci fi movie in which aliens get stuck on Earth and trouble ensues. Kudos to the director of this movie. It had the gritty feel that some news stories have without seeming cheesy. The lead actor played the part well. This is not a hero movie. You know, where the lead character goes out and defeats the bad aliens. District 9 is not black and white like that. I would reccomend this movie if you are into sci fi or action. Violence (awesome, but a lot) and swearing gave it an R rating.
So it was a good movie weekend. Yay!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I love the costumes, they have so much piazz and mystery. We were in the front row on the floor, which can be a dangerous place. Dangerous meaning you may be chosen to participate in an activity. So what might happen is they could shake your hand or goof with you a little bit or they might bring you on stage (this is usually just one person). Well if you know me, you know that the idea of being the center of attention freaks me the hell out. Luckily enough, I was not chosen. So if you don't want that, then sit higher up. Actually that reason aside, I think I would sit higher up next time because you don't have to crane your neck as much.
If you haven't seen a Cirque du Soleil show, I highly recommend it.
Only downside to the evening was when we pulled into the E Center parking lot. These jerk-offs want $10 for parking! I couldn't believe it. How ridculous. Didn't the taxpayer pay for this arena? And now they are basically trying to force people to go through Ticketmaster to buy tickets. Ticketmaster charged me a Building Facility Charge of $3 per ticket, a Convenience Charge of $12.90 per ticket and a Order Processing Charge of $5.10. So that is a grand total of $36.90 in charges. And why is Ticketmaster charging a Building Facility Charge? Haven't we already paid for the building? And should the people performing the show pay for using the building?
My suggestion, don't use Ticketmaster if you can help it. That's what I'm going to do from now on. These venues charge you to death and then they wonder why nobody buys anything.
But go see a Cirque du Soleil show. =)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This year, because I again decided to do the Ragnar Relay (yes, I am crazy) I wanted to try and do a little better. It's not about winning, it's about finishing. Anyway, I started working out and taking a mixture of fitness classes, which includes Step, Pilates, Cycling and Power Tone. I really liked all the classes and I believe those classes have helped me. I also was running. So this year I have been able to run up to a mile before I have to walk. For me, that is a big improvement. I felt like I did better this year and was pretty consistant.
Where is this going, you might ask. Well, we decided to sign up for the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay (did I mention we are crazy?). In preparation for this my husband has began helping me train. He did this last year also, but didn't get the chance before the first Ragnar Relay this year because he was recovering from surgery. His patience is amazing. Isn't is incredible how one person can how so much influence over you (in a good way)? Today and yesterday I have gone about a mile and a quarter before walking.
In explaining all of this I have one question.: Does it get any easier? It feels like I'm not making any process. I am not a natural runner. Running in this heat is also very difficult I don't know how some people do it. I don't plan on doing any marathons, but if I could run a 5k I woukld be pleased. One problem is that in order to do this I need to be motivated (I also accepted bribes). Meaning I have to run with someone else (e.g. husband, friends) or else I just can't get into it. It's a bad personality flaw I know, but until reading becomes a form of exercise then that's what I got to go on.
But really, does it get any easier?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Mmmmmmm, tasty chocolatey brains.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The second show is called Cake Boss. It is like Ace of Cakes, but it is in Boston. It is because of Cake Boss that I have also started watching Ace of Cakes. I love watching them makes all those cool cakes. One day I am going to get a fancy cake like that, because everyone should have one at least once. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the cake makers on Ace of Cakes are high. Maybe they are just WAY relaxed, but I still think they are smokin' a little somethin' somethin'. (If you know what I'm sayin', do you?)
Both of these shows are on TLC.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I also like Gangland (although each episode is kinda the same). But I think it is in part to the narrator. His voice is very....capitivating.
That is all.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This first picture is at the starting line. The girl in the blue shorts is our first runner. We call her K1:
The second picture is our second runner, Meg. Awww, no fancy nickname for her. She kicked ass.
Next is our third runner (yeah, I can count), Jessi. Look at that beautiful scenery.
Here goes our fifth runner, J5. See fancy nickname. Now you may be thinking, "Hey, I thought you could count. I do believe a 4 comes after 3." Well, fear not I am aware that the fourth runner is missing. That fourth runner is me. And there is not a picture of me running. That would be cruel to force on the masses, such an image that would be.
A6 is our last runner in Van 1. Wow, he was good. He just kept on trucking. Our van rocked!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
He also signed a t-shirt. I need to get a picture of that and put in on here.
On Saturday, we went out to a movie, "The Hangover." It was freakin' awesome. I laugh so much through this movie. Before we went to the movie, the hubby and I went out to dinner at Biaggi's. It's an Italian restaurant. It was quite tasty. I did find something new though. It's called black fettuccine.
Monday, June 8, 2009
This first photo is of the newlyweds exiting the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple where they where married and sealed for (according to the Mormon faith) time and eternity. That is a long time. Hope they really like each other. =)
This next one is a picture of my parents and the bride and groom in front of the actual temple. Apparently the doors you see below are locked and no one goes in or out those. So the couple goes into the doors (above) and gets into the temple that way. So I've been told.
Next we have the "ring ceremony." Do I hear you asking what the hell does that mean? Well, let me enlighten you. It is kind of a new thing that the Mormons do after they get married. If the bride and groom so choose, the gather family and friends who were not able to go into the temple with them and they exchange wedding rings and say a vow type thing to one another. Well, at first I thought it was for us heathens, to say, "hey, look, we did get married." But after sitting through this thing I realized that it is just as religious as if it was held in a church. That is all they talked about; how blessed a couple is to be married in the temple. Wow. I guess my marriage is just a sham. Oh, sorry, but I digress. Moving along...
This picture is of the gigantic wedding cake that my BROTHER pick out. My new sister-in-law didn't care. He is so crazy. But it was delish! (Side note: See boss lady, you could totally do that, practice, practice, practice. You have the talent) It was so pretty. The chocolate was like fudge. It was so rich.
Here, the groom gently feeds his bride. I told him I would beat him if he shoved it in her face. I hate that. It is sooo hickish. Her family was trying to egg her into doing it. Dumb. Wedding dresses have been ruined by doing that.
This is the bride and groom figurines that were choosen. Trust me though, she did not have to drag him. They both were running to the alter.
Me and my hubby. I must say that I loved that dress. It is really cute. I don't know how well I wear it, but I still like it.
A shot of one part of the wedding cake.
This is the pasta salad that I made for the rehearsal dinner. It is pretty yummy if I don't say so myself.
And here is the fruit pizza that I also made for the rehearsal dinner. And it was wonderful. And I'm not the only one who thought so. =P
So there is the day that they waited two years for. Congrat you two.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
These pictures here are of the birds nest in our cherry tree. Robins, my husband hates them since they like to eat all the cherries. Well, actually, the robins don't fully eat the cherries, it's more like they pick at them and throw them on the gound. Bastards. =) And that is sad because we have some tasty cherries. Yum!
And this is the planter that I am keeping on the porch. For cute! =)