November 27, 2010

Paradise Lost

So today I was busy helping set up the South Stage at this years Festival of Trees. FOT is a fundraiser for Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. My friend Aimee is a board member and I have been on her committee for the last 7 years or so.
Anyways. I digress. After 3 hours of stage set-up we were done and it was lunchtime. Just down the street is a Paradise Bakery. It was cold and gray outside, so soup sounded perfect. I got the "Signature You Choose Two". This entailed choosing from soup, salad and sandwiches. I chose soup and salad. I talked the guy at the cashier into giving me a cookie with it...the sandwiches all come with cookies...what gives? As it was, my "signature" combo was $ a cookie should automatically be involved kwim? Well, I added a small soft drink because I was desperate for some Dr. Pepper energy and about $11.50 later I was thinking I just should have gone to Lone Star and gotten a steak...jeez. Ah well. Live and let learn...

November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgivng. 
 This has definitely not been the best of years for me, but I'm striving each day to find things to be grateful for.  I'm so blessed to have my children.  They are my light.
I'm thankful for my extended family who have been such a huge support to me.
Mostly I'm thankful for my Heavenly Father.  He has been so kind, so giving and especially so loving.  I can not even begin to number the tender mercies He has given me.  I am so grateful to Him.  And as this Thanksgiving transitions into Christmas, I hope all of us remember how much we truly are given, and how much God wants for us to be happy.  I love you all and wish you a day filled with reflection on the blessings you do receive.  Happy Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2010

Holiday Cards

So lately I've been thinking about Christmas cards.  I've always been pretty good about sending out my cards by the 2nd week of December.  I write a little newsletter updating people about my family.  Last year things were kinda sticky-I made a top-ten list for each member of my family, 'cause really did I want to let people know I was in marriage counseling?  Hell no.

Well, I have NO freaking idea what to do THIS year. Hallmark doesn't exactly have a card for woman-who's-husband-is-a jerk-and-is-seperated-but-is-giving-her-husband-till-the-end-of-the-year-to-decided-if-he-is-going-to-pull-his-head-out-of-his-butt-and-take-care-of-his-family-responsibilities.  Yup, I looked.  NOTHING!
We definitely are not TOGETHER, but we are not officially DIVORCED.  In 6 weeks anyways I'll know for sure, right?

I'm secretly hoping DH (DAMN Husband) will tell me he definitely wants out, 'cause I'm sure as hell ready to move on.  I'd much rather be by myself than with someone who disrespects me and lies.  It will be something I'll really have to pray about if he decides he wants to stay.  I really don't want to be hurt anymore, which is what it boils down to.

I'm not saying I can't forgive and that I have done nothing wrong.  I know I have faults and shortcomings, but I am willing to work on those...but what can you do when the other person is so odious as to say he won't do anything anyone tells him to do (i.e. marriage counselor,clergy, own family) and that he has NO problems?  Pray for him.  I do.

Maybe I will send out New Year's cards.  Because by then I'm hoping I'll know for sure which way 2011 will be heading :)

November 16, 2010

Friday Confessional- The SUPER Early Edition

Friday Confessional is hosted by GLAMAZON (whom I hope will forgive me for not having her button in my post, 'cause I'm not tech savvy like that). Yes, I'm early, 'cause this week is BUSY, but you can link up (her button's on the right, right over there...).  ------------>

I confess: 


-maybe not livid per se, but down right upset

-I was really looking forward to taking my daughter to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for her birthday present

-Guess what I found out?

-Harry is naked in two scenes
-yup, NAKED

-I am so disappointed in Hollywood 

-these scenes are not necessary

-if they get away with this in Harry Potter, can you IMAGINE what they'll do in Twilight's Breaking Dawn?  

-it's irritating, just irritating.

-But I must be strong and stand up for what I believe in-even if I stand alone.

November 15, 2010

Monday Mingle 11/15

Happy my Mingle on.  Link up with Jennifer at eightyMHPmom.

November 10, 2010

Christmas Catalog Coolness/Craziness

It's the most wonderful time of the year.  An over abundance of Christmas Catalogs have made thier way into my mailbox.  I thought it would be fun to host a meme about cool or crazy things you've found in your holiday catalog perusing.  I know I will have plenty of food for my recycle bin, but oh, it's fun to look............Hey everyone link up!

November 8, 2010

Monday Mingle Old School Style

Monday mingle is hosted by Jen at eightyMPHmom

This week’s questions (submitted by Amy from Mevolving):
1. What pet have you always wanted? Yes, include the sublime and ridiculous as well.
2. What is your most recent favorite book and why?
3. If there is one film that you think everyone should watch what is it and why?

I'm sick today so I'll just type my answers

1.  I've always wanted a dog, but not the mess involved....that's not asking too much is it?  Plus I thought if I got a BIG dog it would force me to get some exercise...cause they need to be walked and all.  Hmmmmm.

2.  The last book I finished was "Stop Dressing your Six Year Old Like a Skank (and other words of delicate Southern Wisdom)" by Celia Rivenbark. It was a super quick and funny read, but I must warn you she used the "S" word from time to time.

3.  I recently watched "Bright Star".  It was really interesting and kinda sad (an account of John Keats, the poet)-but do YOU have to watch it?  Only if you want to.  Ohh I would also recommend "The Young Elizabeth".  

I wish you all a great day.   Go on and link up.   Keep up the good work, and hopefully I'll have my voice back by next week :)

November 5, 2010

Friday Confessional

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I confess:

For the first time in 8 (yes, EIGHT) years I opened my door to trick-or-treaters


this was because
I had a huge bowl of Halloween "goodies" -remember I don't do candy

We went to my brothers trunk-or-treat and passed out like 15 treats-we got rained out

I didn't want left-overs

I turned on my porch light

the kids came

Oh some really cute tiny ones dressed as bumble bees and lady bugs whose parents reminded them to say "Thank You".

But then I got some rude ones

they tried to smash my jack-o-lanterns, BUT

I was on the look-out and scared them nearly crapless


I guess Halloween CAN be fun!

November 1, 2010

Monday Mingle 11/1/10

Happy Monday Everyone! Welcome to Monday Mingle.  Monday Mingle is hosted by Jen At Eighty Mph Mom.  Today's Qustions come from Cluttered Brain.  PLEASE LINK UP and view their vlogs today :)  And this video was the best I could do, you understand, right?  Okay, good.  Love you all, keep on keeping on!