I'm giving myself a day off. I have no great story to tell today...so here are some snippets about what's been going on around here lately.
-- Steve's birthday was Monday. One more year and he'll be really old. I sang to him. He didn't like it =)
-- It was around -9 last night. Time for the random freezing of our shower pipe. Steve just called and told me he heard on the radio that all residents of Roosevelt are supposed to keep a small stream of water going day and night so the pipes don't freeze. Last year, during Sacrament meeting, water started pouring through the ceiling of the kitchen at church. The rest of church was canceled.
-- As of this last week, I've lost 30 pounds this year. (Thought it would look like more.)
-- I'm published! Sorta. I wrote in to Glenn Beck's magazine last month or the month before because a pig-man writer was saying how abused men are when their women are pregnant...that men are the "real heroes of Labor Day." I was feeling vengeful. This months volume of Fusion arrived and there was my email, with the writer's comment on my email. Took up a whole page. Now I need to reply to his reply.
-- We watched the movie Christmas Shoes on Lifetime last week. Has anyone seen it? The one with Kimberly Williams-Paisley? Sheesh. It was so freakin sad! If you want a good cry, watch it. (I'd say it was up there with Charly on the weeping scale.)
-- Saturday night we went to the University Mall in Orem. I wanted to get some perfume or something for one of my Christmas presents. What a nut house! I came out with the other stuff I wanted, but no perfume. I went to all the stores with good smelling stuff...but after the first three sniffs--everything started smelling the same...and not a good same! Anyone have any favorite smells? (Casey, I thought of you as I got to the honeysuckle...and not in a creepy way.)
-- I was really annoyed at the News last night. Their top story was about a bunch of puppies that someone threw away in the dumpster...12 of them died. Okay, yeah...that's really sad and I love puppies. But earlier in the day, I heard about an actual baby BABY that someone put in a dumpster in New York! Am I crazy to think that would trump a story about some stupid puppies?!
-- I've recently discovered that I LOVE Taylor Swift! My little sister gave me her c.d. on Thanksgiving. It is SO good!..especially if you're female. It makes me happy and gloomy and mad and reminiscent. I could listen to it a million times and not get sick of it. It reminds me a lot of Deana Carter's first c.d...just one I'll never get sick of. (You can find most of the songs on YouTube. Also, look up "Taylor Swift Christmases When You Were Mine." It's a really good song.
-- We joined Sam's again! It's been far too long...a whole year. Something possessed us to join Costco this past year. Lame! Sam, we will never stray again.
-- Our ward Christmas party was last Thursday. Four words...the elders planned it.
-- Monday, I got a package from my mom that was a big box of presents for her grandkids. UPS came in a U-Haul!! How funny is that!?
-- Biggest Loser ended last night. Bummer. I think they should make that show a year round thing. I think it keeps people on their toes!
Now I'm tired of writing. So, the end.