Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My pledge to the world

For the past couple weeks I have been dealing with some real complainers/whiners. I wont go into detail, but needless to say the constant complaining has nearly put me over the top.
For the most part I feel like I am a pretty positive person and I don't think I am entitled to any special treatment...but today I caught myself complaining about things here and there....Urch!!!! Not okay! I refuse to be like these oh so wonderful people who always find something to complain or whine about.
So to all you out there who are listening and care...or don't even care, but still listening...I pledge from this day forward I will not be a complainer or a whiner. I will make the best out of what life gives me and I will do it with a smile on my face and a positive attitude. Not to say I wont fight for what I want, but I refuse to do it whining and complaining.

My new mottos to live by:

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

morning commute + bad weather = a waste of time

Just got to work after spending over two hours trying to get to school today. By the time I finally got to school my one class for the day was over. What a waste of time and gas. Isn't winter over yet?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

To say the least we were very spoiled this year for christmas.
Trev's big present was an iphone.
On my wish list were those reebock easytone shoes that supposedly tone your butt and thighs (cross your fingers...i'll let you know how they work.) I also got my all-time favorite gift that will never get old. A facial. :)
This was Trev's valiant attempt on trying to wrap my present...lets face it is not one of his talents, but I appreciate him taking the time to wrap my present. He was downstairs trying to wrap this for about a half an hour
Gifts from our families included rockband, leather jacket (for me), sport coat (for trev), super nice backpacking gear, flight and hotel to arizona (i'll explain later), well needed odds and ends, and gift cards. Thanks moms, dads, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings!

We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas...well, maybe except for not having to throw up all night. Of course our first Christmas night together we were sick. Trev was feeling a little sick earlier on Christmas and when we got home the poor guy threw up. Only after saying I didn't even remember the last time I had thrown up did I feel a little quezzy and join my husband's sick state. It must have been a 24 hour virus or something because the next day we were fine. Gotta love our great luck!

New Years Eve was spent with a few of our good friends Logan and Lisa and Matt and Amy. We went to Tepanyaki and Sherlock Holmes. Not your typical New Year's Eve celebration but we had a good time together.

A couple months ago I told Trevor he could buy a motorcycle, but when he brought it home and told me how much it had cost I made him take it back. Typical woman who can't make up her mind, I know. To make it up to him I bought tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals football game in Arizona. We couldn't have asked for a better time to make a trip to Arizona. What a well needed WARM vacation from the cold weather!

We went to the Phoneix Zoo (which, by the way, is SO much better than the Hoggle Zoo).

Went to dinner with Trev's mission companion.

Visited the Mesa temple.

Just hung out and relaxed.

And of course, went to the game. Trev was like a little kid going to Disneyland for the first time. (For those of you who don't know Trev is a HUGE football fan.)

It was fun to get away and spend time together without the hustle and bustle of real life.