Saturday, November 7, 2009

Facebook bites or a blog on blogging

So I am trying to do the whole face book thing. I tried to post my status this morning and was told it was too long to post- apparently I am long winded. I just couldn't make up my mind on which pointless, meaningless blurb to post about myself. There is a lot going on in my life I couldn't get it to fit into 2 or 3 sentences! I love the freedom of blogging.
I can type as long as I want.
Why do we have to facebook?
And I must add I feel a bit held back by the fact that my 15 year old son has my comments appear on his wall. I have to watch what I post! Aww blogspot I love you!
I will say face book doesn't put as much pressure on you to say something meaningful or entertaining. I can update with "folding laundry" and that is completely acceptable --yet so lame!!! Sorry to anyone who has updated with "folding laundry" but it had to be said!
And you do feel a certain pressure to change up your play list and background but face book doesn't even allow ANY type of individuality on their site they are all blandly the same. So sad. Too bad there isn't a happy medium.
Oh well I am off to update my background and make a new playlist.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ahh! My internet is back on! Life resumes. Hello Ladies!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Look it's a post!

Just a short one though. I have been trying to do the facebook thing at my bestest friends request (Amber Rose) and so the tiny slot of computer time I allow myself, I spend there. Look me up if you are on Facebook!
I do have to say I like blogging better, but it is way more time consuming.

When we made our move in May our computer died and so for like a month we went without!
Then we just gave up trying to fix it and hooked up our very old lame computer that we had given to the kids years ago. It still works but has none of my bookmarks on it or my passwords remembered!

Life is crazy as usual. My family is having a reunion for the first time in many years. My parents are celebrating there 5oth wedding anniversary and my mom also just turned 75 so they requested something special. We have been working on it for about 2 years now and it should be pretty awesome week long event. I am looking forward to seeing my brothers & sisters, some of which I haven't seen in over FIVE years! We will have 40 cousins to play together it should be some seriously crazy fun. My sister Lorain, (also known as the fun sister) is staying with me, along with her equally fun husband Danny and there 9 children.


I have noticed that I have used the word crazy A LOT in this blog and can't help but wonder the implications.
Yes I am feeling a little bit crazy. Nothing that some chocolate can't cure though!
M&M's here I come!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feeling pretty good

So it has been awhile since I posted and I figured I should update.

It looks like the house situation is gonna work out.
There is a house available in our current ward that is still 5 bedrooms and just a little bit smaller but costs $180 less a month. So that is cool. I must say I have never chosen a house before because of what ward it was in. I have done that with the schools but when I was searching for rentals I seriously couldn't bring myself to really consider anything not in this ward. I have lived in A LOT of different wards. In fact I counted it up and this will be our FOURTEENTH move. 14!!!! in 16 years!!! How am I not insane?! (okay I actually might be slightly insane, but whatever)
What that all translates into (besides the need for Prozac) is I have been in a lot of wards.

Some people might say that in isn't actually the ward that is so awesome but just other things that are affecting my judgement. Now I do acknowledge that I am in a pretty good place in my life right now.
Things have been going pretty well for us.
I just sent my last kid off to school so I have time to myself,
(to think of excuses of why I can't do the laundry)
I have no potty training going on ever again!
Having the kid old enough to babysit
is like the greatest thing ever to happen to me (Date nights rock)
The kids all sleep thru the night usually

But I don't think my good lifeness is affecting my ability to assess the ward situation.
There is just something about this area, the 'Copa.

I really think it is because Maricopa is such a new town. Just a few years ago there was only about 3,000 people here, (about the size of Snowflake, AZ). Then came the housing developments. Lots and lots of them. They estimate Maricopa at about 30,000 now. So that means


Generally people have only lived here a year or two, the old timers have lived here 3 years. I've decided that means

Everyone is looking for a friend.

It has been sooo easy to make friends here. I have never had as many friends as I do here in 4th Ward. The last ward I was in was in a small town where the families had been around for decades. People had had the same friends since high school! Or they would just be doing stuff with their own family. They didn't need any more friends.

There is something too, I think about the fact that all the houses are kind of the same. I usually have lived in a sad, run down (cheap) house, and would feel self conscious about inviting people over. But here everyone has a newish house, in one shade or another of tan. At first it was kind of annoying all the sameness, but now I view it almost as an equalizer. I think it makes you focus more on getting to know the person, you want to see differences, so you don't all blend into tan blandness.

It really has been so awesome to have friends to do things with. Game nights, GNO, Ugly dress party! (see older blog) bowling (another blog), Ikea shopping, late night mischief (tee hee) (see Jolenes blog),or just hanging out and chatting.
My new awesome friend Jen and I are planning a 1984 highschool reunion party for next month. Some seriously silly fun.
(If you want to like fur shure be on the guest list give me a howdy in the comments section)

There are some very cool fun people here in the 'Copa.
Check out my blog list to see for yourself.
if you are very cool (or even semi cool) and for some reason NOT on my blog list leave me a comment and I will add you.

I realize now I LOVE being around fun people.
Why has it taken me so long to realize this?
I think I was too busy being stressed out to see it.

Fun is way better than stress

just in case you didn't know that.
So it looks like we will be moving in a few weeks. LAME! I despise moving. AGAIN! But I should be use to it by now.

At least I won't have to give up my 'Copa gals.

Yay for new friends!

And e squeeze to all my old ones I've made in my batrillion moves. Love you too ladies!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So I am feeling very introspective as my blog title suggests yet can never find the time to compose a blog! Maybe it is my subconscious trying to block me. I do feel like I need to blog something new. Need to look at something else when I check my blog.

Life is life

But at least, in all the stressful craziness, I often have moments of peace, where I just know everything will be okay.
(I do mean literally moments like for half a second as I run around crazy with my head chopped off)

The main reason I had to blog is it was time to change my music and I wanted to tell you about my song choices.

I have heard the "Lucky" song as I have stopped by other people's blogs and totally love the song. (does that make me a lame copy cat girl? whatever) I really love the song the harmony, the lyrics -all of it.

The flightless bird is from the Twilight soundtrack of course
(if you didn't know that you must have been living in a cave for the last year)
I instantly fell in love with this song and its quirky, intriguing lyrics but I really liked it when I made my husband listen to it and he kind of liked it too.
You need some background here my husband and I have very extremely different music tastes. Not to say that sometimes I like his music -I am fairly versatile - but he RARELY likes anything I like so that was a major plus for this already awesome song.

Now for the last song -very weird choice I agree. Background needed once again- and related to my husband again. This is the first song my husband and I danced to. It was at a LDS singles dance in the early 90's (1991 ?! I think that is right ouch oldness) and as we danced he actually softly sang some of the lyrics of this song to me.
(as in Super sweet 'Enchanted' scene) which now I must find a link to. this is the one he actually sings to her. this one is the one in the park it is just so good but also he mentions that he doesn't sing -but then when he realizes he loves her he does sing.
If you haven't seen this movie you need to come to my house right now and watch it. I have it on dvr -It was one thing I could squeeze on there with all my SYTYCD episodes!

So of course I get all mushy, I'm not sure why I suddenly went all chickifide on you like that sorry. I guess just being ultra stressed makes me lean on my sweet husband more, which in turn makes me appreciate him more which apparently equals mush.

So that is the explanation for my new, kind of quirky play list. The song list is short because so is my time!

Hope this is all semi coherent.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's the time to disco...

This is what I woke up with stuck in my head.

You have to click on this link and laugh.

My neighbor/friend came over yesterday and she introduced me to

LOVED IT! So funny- so quirky -so silly - so much tissue needed at the end end of the movie.
The above clip apparently is what people from India think we here in America dance like. lol The music from the movie was great -so much fun. The only problem is that none of the songs are in English so you can't really sing along-except for a few lines like "It's the time to disco!". The music make you want to dance.

Here is a clip of what they dance like over in India.

I'm doing some cool moves right now in my den as I type this!

You know you want to join in!

Have fun!

Thanks Johanna :)

P.S. In case you are interested the name of the movie was
Kal Ho Na Ho
and you have to watch it with subtitles.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not soon enough

May is too far away!!!