Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Our new place is coming along nicely. It's got an extra bedroom, a larger kitchen, and more parking. The bad things about it are the bedrooms are smaller, the dining room is a little smaller. Overall though we love our new place. When we have gotten our place more set up I will try to post some pictures.
Edit: I forgot to add that we had to get rid of Splenda and Sweet Pea. We loved those cats but were unable to find a place that would allow pets. It was really sad to do, but there were some pros to getting rid of them. Less cat hair all over the place, no litter box, no scratching the furniture. Hopefully thy went to good homes.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Steve and I are planning on moving to Ogden this October (if we can find a place to rent for a good price and in a good area too). When we move I'll have to take Frontrunner to Salt Lake, Trax to Sandy and a bus to South Jordan to get to work. There will be a few times I'll drive if I need the car for something. Since we are now a one car family (Steve sold his car to my dad) it makes it more difficult to do everything we both want to do. I've already taken the bus to Trax and then another bus to work a couple of times. Riding the bus is much more calming for me than driving in traffic. When I drive I get a little bit of road rage, when I ride the bus I read a book or listen to my Zune, which is much more calming than getting cut off in rush hour traffic going northbound on I-15. Right now it takes me about an hour and 20 minutes to get to work (when the bus is on time) and when we are in Ogden it will be more like 2 and a half hours, or more.
My step-son's grandmother died on Sunday. It was a heart attack and it was sudden. The viewing is tomorrow night and the funeral is on Thursday. Steve and I are going to the viewing tomorrow after I get off work. This woman used to be Steve's mother-in-law and will always be Hunter's Nana. I feel so bad for Hunter's mom, Brenda. She has lost both her father and mother in the past 10 years and she's only 28. My mom lost her dad when she was 29, but her mom didn't pass away until my mom was almost 46 years old. I could not imagine losing both of my parents before I was thirty. Of course since I am now 30 I don't have to worry about that.
Here's a picture of my older brother (Dustin), his wife (Mindi) and my niece (Violet). Dustin and Mindi are not Niolet's parents. Violet Aurora was born on August 20, 2007 to Paul (DJ) and Melissa Greager (my little sister, Missee). I love this picture and the way Violet is looking at Dustin.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Steve and I are trying to have a baby but I've realized that if I get pregnant in August we will have our baby in May, and that's just a bad month for my family. First you have my birthday on the 5th, my step-son's birthday on the 9th, Mother's Day, my brother, Dustin' birthday on the 18th, his son Jaxon's on the 21st, my sister-in-law Carrie's on the 24th. Then poor Mindi (Dustin's wife) has her mom's birthday on the 11th. May is too full, so if I'm not pregnant by the end of July, hopefully I won't get pregnant until September. I realized that if I hadn't miscarried I would be about 6 months pregnant right now. There are 3 girls from my work that are all pregnant and due around the time I was. Sometimes it's sad to see these girls and their expanding bellies and remember that it could have been me. Most of the time I am just really happy for them and excited to hear about their pregnancies.
I have been so tired lately, I'm not sure my CPAP has been working that well. I have my routine exam coming up and I may mention to my doctor about that. I also think I may have diabetes, like my dad. I was diagnosed with pre-metabolic syndrome, which is basically pre-diabetes. I really need to get in shape, and eat healthier so I can lose some weight. It will make it easier on my body, when I get pregnant, to lose a lot of weight.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Steve ended up finding out that Derek's car only had dirty battery terminals (I think that's what he said, but I know nothing about cars so I'm not sure) and one of the spark plugs was undone. Steve cleaned up the battery and fixed the spark plugs and now Derek's car works better than it did before. Derek was so thankful that he didn't have to buy a new starter for his car he took Steve and I to Applebee's for lunch. Missee and Violet came with too. It was a lot of fun, even though Seamus and Russell (Derek and Ginny's sons) weren't very happy about being there. Russell wanted to go to a restaurant that had a playground. They were a little fussy, Violet was a little fussy too. Then we went back to my parent's house and since I didn't sleep that well the night before I was sleepy and took a nap. Steve took Missee's car to get an oil change while I was napping.
My mom works for NAMI (www.nami.org) and had a training class she was teaching this weekend at UNI (University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and they had reserved a hotel room for her for the weekend. After one night there she decided she didn't want to stay since she slept really badly so she offered the room to us. A free hotel room for the night and a free contintental breakfst? We of course took her up on the offer. We met her at the hotel so we could get the room key and the parking pass. After we had recieved the pass and room key we walked my mom to her car and she said something so funny to us that also made me blush. She said "remember, I'm expecting grandkids." She is so funny! I love my mom!
We are now back home with our two kitties (who missed us greatly, who else can pet them if we're gone?) and our piles of laundry, dirty dishes and other fun stuff that needs to be cleaned. I really need a maid, where can I find one who will work for free?