Monday, April 28, 2008


So in a recent newsletter, they profiled a site called So I went over and checked it out. It's freakin amazing people! Ok, so you sign up. And for every postcard you send, you get one back! And not from the same person you sent to. Someone else sends you one. It's quite amazing actually, you can list a little about yourself, what languages you speak, and you can mention if you want postcards with a specific topic (which isn't guaranteed). But it's all done based on ID numbers. Each card is assigned an ID number, which you write on the card before sending it. And then when you receive a card, you register that you received it via the ID number on the card.

I've received 3 cards so far. One from Taiwan, one from Finland, and one from Michigan (you can choose whether you want cards from your own country or not.)

I absolutely LOVE snail mail, so this is just so awesome! And the postage stamps are pretty cool too.

So check it out if you want! And if you're into photography, go to and sign up for their newsletter. They are great! Short, to the point, and written so regular people can understand (and they're funny too).

Peace out peeps!

Friday, April 18, 2008


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These tulips are pretty much baked now. But they were pretty last week. Nature is so bittersweet, isn't it?

Today I thought I had to be somewhere and I really didn't, so I was out and decided to stop at a park to chill. When I worked (for realsies, not my SAHM-job) I used to go find parks near my offices and go there to eat lunch in my car. I'd eat, then I'd put the seat back and take a little snooze. I loved it during spring when I'd roll down the windows a bit and there'd be a breeze. One of the places was actually a church, deserted during the day, and next to this huge field. So I'd hear the wind, smell the weeds, and hear the birds. Just enough white noise to send me into a little nap.

It was sort of like that today, except the wind was noisier and kept blowing this effing sign and making a clanging sound. And I didn't eat anything. And the back of my head REALLY hurt when I woke up. But otherwise, it was just like that church parking lot.

It's just weird to go from on-the-go-do-this-do-that to having these lulls where I have time to do something, but I don't want to, I just want to relax. Then I feel lonely and unneeded. WTH??? I swear, if anyone ever figures out my effed up brain, please be sure to let me know, won't you?

Well, I have an eye exam to study for. Cross your fingers! ;)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

10 and MeMe5

Yesterday, my oldest E turned 10 years old. That time went so fast! He's almost as tall as me already too. He's a decade. He's in the double digits. He's stubborn (like me). He loves to read. He's still learning how to be a good person (isn't everyone though?). He's more giving and generous than he used to be. I love him so much!

Ok, enough sap.

MeMe Quiz: So here goes--the rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people, posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged.

Now for the fun part: =)

-What was I doing 5 years ago?
Pretty much the same thing I do now, sadly. Nothing overly exciting!

Five things on my to-do list today ( or things I did today):
1. Watch Juno
2. Pick up kids
3. Toss the birthday wrappings
4. Try to avoid the leftover cupcakes
5. Grill some chicken on the new BBQ

Five snacks i love:
1. Chocolate
2. 7 layer dip & chips
3. honey mustard pretzels
4. brownies
5. pop tarts

-Five things i would do if i were a billionaire:
1. pay off car
2. buy another car to replace our older one
3. maybe move to a newer, more energy-efficient house
4. travel to other countries
5. definitely give to charities

-Five bad habits I have:
1. Cussing
2. I'm impatient
3. nagging
4. (one's a secret)
5. I tend to cut people off when they're talking. I don't mean to really.

-Five places i have lived:
1. West Valley UT
2. West Jordan UT

-Five jobs i've had:
1. Cashier at Eagle Hardware (now Lowe's)
2. Fashion Bug
3. medical insurance customer service
4. dental insurance customer service
5. Mom

-Five people I don't know very well and want to know more about
(a nice way of saying TAG!):
1. Michael Calanan (not sure if he will, but hey, never hurts to try, right???)
2. Kacy
3. Gloria (if she hasn't already done it!)
4. Rhian
5. Rachel (also not sure if she will, but maybe! lol)

That's all for now. I have 5 things I need to do. ;)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Isn't this pretty?

I got it from I wish I was talented like that! lol Granted, it's a glitter graphic, but it came from somewhere, right?

And this one:

And this one:

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I truly...

do not know how single parents handle a household. I am thoroughly exhausted by taking care of 4 people and it's starting to show in my response time to requests for extra pillows, juice, even just meals.

B is doing well. He didn't need any pain medication today. He volunteered to go with me on my errands to get out of the house for a bit, then we went to lunch. It was probably too much for his foot, but when we got back, he napped and seems to be fine.

This evening his brother and his wife brought over some DVDs for him to while his time away recovering, as well as some Coke and licorice. It was nice to have them over, even if the house was a mess (see above mentioned exhaustion).

I've been Spring cleaning my computer stuff. Contact lists on flickr, kind of closed down my myspace page in favor of this blog (though I LOVED the background I had set up over there, gotta see if there's a way to put that on here), deleted blogs I don't read anymore and those of people whom I respected at some point but turned out to be sort of snobs. Paring down the distractions, I guess you could say.

Painted a little bit of wood this evening to sell in my etsy shop. A cute chunky style dragonfly which I ended up getting on sale. It'll be hard to let that go, but I think I can manage. I'm really enjoying this little side endeavor. I also have some ideas for decorated picture frames, so I'll see how those fare in the shop.

Tomorrow I will be doing laundry, dropping off a roll of fisheye photos to be developed, and chatting with my girl Rhian hopefully, though I just realized she is most likely without internet still. Speaking of Rhian, she recently became a Fashionista for Scrap in Style TV. I'm so excited for her! I miss chatting with her though, so I hope she gets internet soon! (hint hint!)

What else...what else. No pics this post, but hopefully I can have some for next post.

E's birthday is coming up and right before B's surgery he offered to have E's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. And guess who's been too tired to even call and ask for pricing? Tomorrow. For sure.

Well, I guess that's it for this round.

Peace out!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I added...

a couple things to my etsy shop. Go check it out if you want. No pressure.

That's all I have the energy to say right now. I have to go to bed. Feeling really worn out and weepy and just frazzled a bit. Stayed up a few extra to make sure B is asleep after a nasty pain flare-up in his foot. Think he stood on it too long. Delayed reaction to that. Nothing I could do but ice and time. I think. He's asleep now so it seems to have worked. And the percocet of course.