Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I am feeling better, and much less sorry for myself today. The sun is shining, I went outside and took a walk with Miaya. I vacuumed yesterday, that made me feel better. :) I am going to clean my house even more today. Excellent.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is the finished product. I felt very accomlished after having built this. I did it almost completely on my own. Having a office furniture installer as a husband didn't hurt either. :) He was very cool about it. He didn't hover, he didn't tell me I was doing anything wrong, he just let me figure it all out. And he helped me when I asked for it. It was great. :D If you want to feel good about building something, build an Ikea something. The instructions were all pictures, and pretty simple to understand. They even picture what tools to use. I had fun.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We drove down this road, and it was really muddy.
Moqui Cave. This was an interesting cave. It's one of those roadside oddities. Very cool to see once. I doubt we'll ever come here again, unless we're taking someone there to see it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, we ran around and took care of all the researched stuff from Wednesday. We started the day going to a junk yard to get a full size rim for my car, so we have a full size spare. From there we went to Ogies cafe for breakfast. I love that place. Yummy. After Ogies we went straight to Costco to get my tires checked out. We thought I only needed two new tires, but I needed four. Sucks. They were all wearing badly because I didn't get an alignment after Dustin replaced my struts a while back. Oh whale. Live and learn. We were at Costco forever, because we had to wait for my car to be done, so we looked around. We found a memory foam pillow top thingy for our bed for $158 and if you had a coupon it was 35 dollars off. We didn't have a coupon, but Dustin's Mom did, so she brought it to us. We dilly dalllied around the store waiting for them, and then she said that she could watch Miaya. (While we were walking around, Dustin got a hold of the jeep tire guy, so Dustin needed to go and get them in Roy. :P) So we went home to get Miaya's stuff together for an afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa. They spoil her. She was in desperate need of a nap, so they said she could nap over there. It seemed to work out well: Dustin and I would go and get the jeep tire, Miaya would stay at Ray and Rhea's for the afternoon. The jeep tire business was quick, after the 45 minute drive, and no nonsense. Thank goodness. We get back and Rhea (my mother in law) tells us that Miaya just barely fell asleep. It was like 3 pm! oh deer. Oh, and my car also needed an alignment and when they were trying to align it, they found out I had a bad tie rod. So frustrating. They were quick though.
All told, we spend a whole lot of money, we spent a whole lot of time, we spent a whole lot of energy. It was good to get it all done. I am hoping that after all this, the rest of the weekend goes well, and that we might even throw in a roadtrip to New Mexico for good measure. It's almost 2 in the afternoon, so we probably won't leave today. We'll have to see.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide—
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head:
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.”
Will Allen Dromgoole
This first came to my attention when President Thomas S. Monson quoted it in the January 2008 Ensign. Then yesterday, Dustin's grandpa, Ward, spoke in sacrament meeting. He too quoted it, and I love this poem. It's great. We are all bridge builders.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
After sacrament meeting, our stake president came up to us and said "Is she always such a handful?" and Dustin said yes. Then President Gillette said "She's a cutie, that one." Oh deer. We think she might be teething. She has been various levels of angry all day. We just put her to bed, and she is all snuggled up in bed.