Wed Jun 01 2005 14:45 The Outlaw:
You Are The Outlaw
"Sure, I'll do it. My way."
Just because you do not conform to the same laws and rules as everyone else does not mean that you are a bad guy. You travel your own path, separate from those around you, with your own reasons for doing what you do. Because of this and your own nature, it goes without saying that you are generally misunderstood. That does not matter much, though, as people love you for being who you are. You are pretty well set in your ways and have no real intention of changing. This can come across as a flicker of arrogance if your not careful. You do what is right for you, and God help anyone who stands in your way.
Which Classic Story Role Do You Play?
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(5) Wed Jun 01 2005 15:10:
On Monday David, Julie, Aaron, lily, and I went to Park City to the outlet malls. I got some really cute things at Gap and Banana Republic. They were having a sale. I felt bad for spending money but I really needed new clothes b/c I haven't really bought anything except a couple shirts and a pair of jeans since before Lily was born (besides Maternity clothes, but that doesn't count). And lily is 9 mos old now so I really did need new clothes, at least that is what I am telling Aaron.
Then David took us to Baja Cantina for dinner. I was very tasty as usual. It is one of the better Mexican restaurants in the state of Utah which isn't saying much.
Fri Jun 03 2005 13:52 1 wedding and a funeral:
Yesterday we attended Aaron's cousin's wedding. It was very beautiful, and the sort of wedding every girl dreams about. I am not complaining about mine b/c mine was great, but there are some things I wish I would have done differently or I would have done if I had the bling.
Julie babysat Lily last night so we could actually enjoy ourselves for the sit-down dinner. Thanks you Jules! It was lovely. Tonight is girls night out with Aaron's mom and all the sister-in-law's. David's got baby duty tonight, but he owes it to us b/c Aaron helped him set up for a Bridal Fair once. Before we leave we should take our loyal babysitters to dinner for all the free favors.
Mom is in town for Melea's funeral, so I get to play with her too. It seems like when you get company, you get lots of company all at once.
Mon Jun 06 2005 17:00:
Today it is raining, again. It is June and it is cold outside.
(9) Mon Jun 06 2005 17:39 Life as usual:
Everything is back to normal now that our company is gone. Mom was only here for a day but she stayed with Julie. Rick and Sherry have left freeing up Lily's room, and we (or should I say me) are very happy to put Lily back in there. While she was sleeping in our room with us, she was sleeping horribly.
One night she woke up 3 times from 2:00-3:45. And she does this thing where she stands up peeking over the bars in her crib making you feel like crap for not getting her out. It could also be the crying that drove me to give in to her as well. I don't know if it is her being in an unfamiliar sleeping place or if it is just that I can't hear her cry as much in the other room.
Nonetheless, she got me out of bed too many times while we had company. It is especially hard on me when Aaron is out of town (which he was for his brothers and dad's annual fishing/camping trip) not that Aaron will get up with Lily anyway, but just knowing that there is no support if you needed him or that he was there for emotion support makes it doubly hard.
I remember when Aaron was gone away for dental interviews and Lily was newborn and she woke up every single hour. I wanted to go sleep in the other room, but I didn't b/c she was still young. I have determined that since she is such an easy going gal, her sleeping is less than stellar. Oh well, at least she is a cutie.
I have a confession. I am writing it here b/c I know Aaron won't read it. I bought some more shampoo and conditioner. It is Wella and I love it. At least it was on sale 3 for $10. Aaron gets mad b/c nice good quality shampoo and conditioner is my huge fetish, and it can get costly.
My ramblings have now gotten excessive. Sorry.
Tue Jun 07 2005 15:57 Rant and Rave:
Just like Sumana, I really hate it when people invade my sonic space. Especially since I have a neighbor that loves to blare his rap music to share with the whole neighborhood. Case in point, yesterday morning at 7:15 AM, bass starts, weed whacker turns on. Kristen has a hard time getting back to sleep on one of the only days Lily decides to sleep in till 9:30 (probably b/c of her sleep deprivation while family was in town, and she was in tow.) I mean who mows their lawn at 7:15 AM on a Monday morning while blasting rap music. Hello? Do you have no respect at all? Even when it started raining on him and he had to stop his yard work he still kept the music on. Finally I went out there to see if I could see him and ask him to turn his music down, but it was coming from the back yard and I couldn't see him. Oddly enough, he turned his music off literally one minute later around 9:00. It put me in an irritable mood.
I can't wait to move out of this house. Those neighbors have been blasting their music for too long. When I was pregnant and exhausted on Sundays I would try to take a nap, and sometimes they would turn on their music and prevent me from sleeping. And it is something about rap that travels so far, I think it is the loud bass.
(6) Thu Jun 09 2005 17:16:
Julie and I took the WebMD.com quiz on ADHD. It said we both had severe ADHD, but Julie even more so. If I have ADHD (which I don't really think I do besides the fact of having a desk job is difficult for me) then everyone probably has ADHD, and if everyone has it then why isn't everyone on medication, and if we all need to be on medication then why would God create us flawed? Seriously, though I was thinking about Tom Cruise's interview on Access Hollywood and how he denounced Brooke Shields for encouraging mothers who had post-partum depression to go on Paxil. He said she was being irresponsible promoting psychotropic drugs. I don't know what the answers are, but I do know some people need drugs and some people take drugs without needing them. Any thoughts?
(2) Thu Jun 09 2005 17:29 Pure Bliss:
Going on walks in gorgeous weather
Family...I love you guys
A great movie
Getting cute kisses from Lily
Getting cute kisses from Aaron
Reading/listening to a good book
When someone cooks for you
Going into Lily's room and seeing her standing, waiting for me to come get her with a big smile on her face.
Getting something for free that you don't expect
Getting to watch your favorite show
Getting to sleep through the night
Getting to wake up b/c your daughter needs you
A good home cooked meal
A good fine dining meal
A good work-out
Finding out something about yourself you didn't know
A hardy laugh
A hardy cry
Feeling your baby kick the first time in you
Having your first child
Having any child
Just a few of my favorite things in no particular order.
Fri Jun 10 2005 16:58:
Speaking of getting free things, I got a free salad from Cafe Rio today. Aaron and I are making ribs tonight. Get out your floss. He was so cute prepping them. Aaron watched the Alton Brown show on BBQ dry rub, and he made his own and made a sauce as well. I hope it is yummy, which I am sure it will be.
Also, we had fun with John and Susie Monday night. I wish we could go to the cabin with them but Aaron works tonight and Sat morning.
Happy 23rd Birthday Booner! even though you don't read this.
(2) Mon Jun 13 2005 15:19:
When I was a little girl I thought I made up the phrase "None of your beeswax." When I think it was Alyson said I didn't I ran inside the house to grandma Walch and asked her if I had made it up and she said no. It was peculiar b/c I didn't remember hearing it before I made it up.
(11) Mon Jun 13 2005 15:30:
We had Julie's 20th birthday party yesterday at my dad's house. It was fun and Dad made his special spaghetti sauce. Dinner and cake were great. Aaron snuck Lily some bits of chocolate cake. She loved it, but thank goodness there was no upset stomach that night. I hope she doesn’t develop a milk allergy b/c my niece Kate had it and it was so hard to feed that child anything without dairy.
Yay Spurs! They totally whipped the Pistons last night making it 2-0. I know they are going to win the championship. I only watch basketball with Aaron if it is the Spurs and if it is the finals.
In other news, Aaron is almost completely finished with BYU. He just has 2 religion finals left. Yippee.
On Monday at 5:00pm June 27th the Whitney’s are having a Utah farewell picnic (for us who are moving)at one of the canyons yet to be decided by Jon who is also going to let me know food assignments for everyone, so mark your calendars...the Oman might be coming too. I will update everyone when I find out where and what to bring.
Wed Jun 15 2005 12:05:
This morning I woke up at 7:00am refreshed. Maybe it is b/c I went to bed at 11:00 instead of our usual late night 12:00-12:30. Around 7:15 I peeked into Lily's room to see how heavy she was sleeping to see how long I had to get ready before she got up. When I opened the door, she was already awake and sitting in her crib playing with her hands. (She often likes to look at her hands and revolve them around and twist and turn them to observe them. She also likes to do it in her car seat and plays with the sun rays.) I wonder what time she really woke up and how long she usually waits and plays before she starts crying for me to get her out of bed.
A break through with Lily is that she has slept through the night, yes from 7:00-7:00 several days in a row now. Oh happy day! it just took 9 1/2 months. Now I kinda miss snuggling with her before I go to bed for her midnight feeding. You always want what you can't have...
(5) Fri Jun 17 2005 17:35 I'll have the usual:
I have seen lots of new movies lately. In the theatre I have seen Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The girl on there was Emily from General Hospital, so that was a blast from the past (b/c I used to watch the show religiously). It was ok, but not my type of show.
I also saw The Longest Yard which was funny, pretty vulgar for me though b/c the prison lingo was very demeaning and foul. I don't think I would have watched it in the real theatre, maybe dollar or rent, but since my in-laws treated us I can't complain.
I also watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith and I was impressed with the way they had a viable plot. From the previews I was skeptical how they were going to carry out that sort of plot for 2 hours, but it turned out to be funny and entertaining. A little violent. I think Angelina has gotten prettier with age. Sometimes she is just funky looking and sometimes I think she is gorgeous.
I also rented the movie Rabbit Proof Fence from Netflix. It was very sad and moving. A very good film. It is about Australia and the Aborigines and how they used to take away children that were biracial with white and Aborigine from the natives and put them in this camp. It wasn't necessarily to be mean, these people thought they were doing a good deed, but they were so ignorant. They would keep them away to try and breed out the "half caste's" they would call them and thought eventually if they mated with white people enough, the Aborigine blood would be drowned out. It's sad how ignorant people can be.
I also saw Spies Like Us which I had been wanting to watch again since the last time I saw it was when I was little and I didn't get the humor. Some parts are funny, but I still don't love the humor of Chevy Chase, John Candy, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd. I mean I like slap stick, but more the Dumb and Dumber kind. As I grow up my taste has been evolving though. I still love movies like Uncle Buck and Groundhog Day though.
And finally I saw American Graffiti with the young Richard Dryfuss, Ron Howard, and Rookie Harrison Ford. I started it at Alyson's house in KS a year ago, but the DVD was acting up so I finally got to finish it. It is a feel good classic with an amazing soundtrack. I mostly just loved to fifties music. It makes me feel so happy and like society was so wholesome.
So there you have it...tomorrow Aaron and I are going to see Batman Begins, a movie Aaron has been dying to come out. I don't love Katie Holmes' acting let alone how ridiculous and immature she has been acting in her personal life, so we will see. (I have a hard time separating people from their characters but not the other way around. Like if an actor is annoying in real life then I usually think they are annoying in a film.) I love Christian Bale though; he will always be my Newsie and Swing Kid. It has gotten good reviews so far so maybe they went in with low expectations and were impressed. I think I will take that approach for the sake of enjoying myself while I am there.
(2) Tue Jun 21 2005 16:06 Cute as a Button:
Lily is in her cutest phase yet. She is becoming quite the crawling baby. She is the biggest sweetheart and will go to anyone. She is usually pretty cheerful, and loves eating real food that we eat. Sometimes I will fix her rice cereal the same time we eat and she won't touch it. She wants the good stuff and she knows what it is. But I usually feed her mostly before we sit down to eat and so she gets a little of both most the time, otherwise she just sits and growls at us until we give her our food. She loves my egg yolks in the morning and chicken and vegetables from my salad for dinner.
She just learned to clap. She now claps for everything. If you say bye-bye, instead of waving she claps. Just last night though she gave Aaron a faint wave while going night-night. I was pretty excited. She just held up her hand, now she just needs to get down the side to side part.
Another favorite thing she does, and this is to everyone, is scrunch up her nose and make a mean face. I think she thinks this is smiling or something b/c she does it when she gets excited or happy and then she will breathe through her nose fast and heavy. It is pretty cute, and you can imagine how intimidating it is. ;) She does this to strangers and to us, so it is just her friendly way of saying hi.
About 2 weeks ago we started giving her real baths in the tub instead of her little bath chair thingy. It is kinda nice to have it out of the way, but now I've gotta keep the tub sparkly clean and watch her extra close otherwise she pulls herself up on the sides and stands up.
Church is still a struggle for us b/c she doesn't like to sit still and she gets really tired just in time for Sunday School so that and RS are unbearable. Sometimes I just have Aaron take her the third block. She has a friend at church that is 6 weeks older than her that she plays with in the back. They are a cute pair playing. They are both small for their age, but Lily is somewhat of a bully. She will chase Kiera down and take away her toy or binky, try to pull out Kiera's bows in her hair. Kiera's pretty tough though and doesn't cry. I think it is good for Lily b/c she sees what Kiera is doing and it helps Lily learn better. The best is when they give each other kisses. So precious!
Now when I come home from work, she gets so excited to see me, it is so sweet. She crawls right up to me to pick her up. She has also been letting me sleep through the night. I think we have a keeper. Please let my angel stay this way when she is 2.
Tue Jun 21 2005 19:43 Pleasure and Pain:
This weekend I got pretty sick. I woke up at 5AM Saturday morning to crampy stomach ache and later throwing up. I seriously felt pregnant. It was pretty miserable and I slept and took Motrin and Pepto Bismal to soothe my hurty tummy. I had plans with Julie to go to Park City to the outlet mall, so later in the afternoon after I felt a little better we went to Park City. The drive made me nauseous, but I made it there ok and did some shopping (I got a new pair of jeans that were badly needed, capri pants, and 3 shirts)rest assure everything was on sale.
Aaron and I also made plans with Aaron's brother's and their wives to go to dinner and see Batman Begins. We went to The Happy Sumo for dinner, and I loved it. It was reasonably priced-at least the chicken dishes, and very tasty. Aaron got some good sushi too, which I am not a fan of but like it nonetheless. At this point, after having my first real meal of the day, I was feeling a little queasy. I got through the first 15 mins of the movie when I couldn't take it anymore (I don't know why but the bass and loud music was disagreeing with my body) and I left after making sure Aaron could get a ride home. I then drove my hurty tummy back home and laid on the couch and watched The Aviator with Julie (who so kindly agreed to babysit for us).
Aaron came home raving about the movie, and it did seem good the 15 mins I watched. The Aviator was also very good. I didn't think I would like it but I thoroughly enjoyed it all. I thought the acting was superb, and the story was enthralling.
Sunday I took it easy, skipping church and rested up. Then we went to my dad's for Father's Day and had Marie Calendar’s pie. I wish I was in full health to thoroughly enjoy the German chocolate pie I had, but it was still good nonetheless.
For Father's Day I gave Aaron a new wallet (badly needed) and a new Swiss Army watch. I think he liked both presents although they were very cliché. Hey, I do what works. Oh yeah, we also watched the Spurs game Sunday night, and boy was that overtime exciting. Alas, tonight we are watching the game again which I believe will be the last making the Spurs the NBA Champs yet again. For some reason I hate basketball, but I am actually excited to watch the game tonight. I guess my team has to be in the finals and it has to be the finals in order for me to enjoy it.
Update: I feel better but am still feeling remnants of my belly ache.
(7) Wed Jun 22 2005 10:47 We need another dish-washa:
This morning I was unloading the dishwasher and I found a pair of tweezers in the silverware basket. Sometimes I think my husband is strange.
Wed Jun 22 2005 14:36 Last Days...:
Today is my last day of hard work. I had to go back to full time shifts Mon-Wed, but tomorrow I just have to work 6 hours and Fri 5 hours. Yeehaw. I can't wait to be all the way done with work.
Aaron went to WalMart and got a lot of boxes for moving. We have been packing here and there. On Sat morning we are going to have a yard sale, so if anyone (John and Susie-Joe and Louise) have anything they want us to sell for them-please bring it by. I am hoping that the more stuff we have, the more people will come and the more successful we will be in getting rid of all our junk.
(1) Thu Jun 23 2005 13:05 Beep-beep, Beep-beep, yeah:
So far since I have had my car almost 5 yrs now it has had 2 hit-and-run incidents. And someone thieved the silver thing that goes around my license plate, something that I really liked about the back of the car. It was aesthetically pleasing and now it is not. This, as you can imagine is very maddening. Now I live in UT, you would think that the people that hit you would leave a note. Albeit, the damages were little, but still. You do the crime, you pay the time-or in this case the $. (And if they had left a note then I probably would have just let it go anyway b/c they were honest and the damages weren’t so much that I would make someone’s insurance go up. That way they would have their conscience cleared.) I mean you can't go around hitting people's cars and banging them up and just let them deal with it. And if they think they can hit people and forget about it, they should have their license taken away. And people who think they can just steal altogether are just disgusting. So there. Humph.
(3) Fri Jun 24 2005 12:41 Wha-whoo:
It's my last day of work here forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(3) Fri Jun 24 2005 12:43 Don't forget:
Monday we are having the Whitney picnic at 5:00 pm. Call Uncle Jon to see where and what to bring. I hope to see everyone that lives near come.
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