Wednesday, August 27, 2008
After work today I'm going to go tanning (<3), take a nap and then hang out with Casey for a little bit. but I'm already pooped and its not even noon yet! I'm excited for tomorrow because its supposed to be a normal day with nothing special going on whatsoever. i could really use a nap right about now. but writing about the stress really helped. gotta love blogger. lol.
thanks for reading y'all!
See ya next time :)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
[random picture on my computer... true statement]
Last week was a short workweek which was nice. I needed the break. I don’t remember what Casey and I did on Thursday, but we called it a night pretty early because Friday was going to be another early day.
Friday morning, Casey worked for a little bit and then when I woke up, I drove and picked up Casey, we rented a car and drove up to a town called Madera (30 miles north of Fresno). Why Madera, you ask? Well, Casey found a truck online that he was interested in getting so we drove up there to look at it... lo and behold, it was perfect. We drove away from Madera with a big new toy and another four hours til we got home. To fully paint the picture, it’s a 2006 F20, 4x4, diesel, charcoal grey, with an 8 inch lift… Whoa Nelly! :) .On the way home, we stopped in Bakersfield for dinner at P. F. Chang's. It would have been better if I hadn’t felt sick and been so tired but it was good nonetheless. Casey dropped me off at my car and I drove home. (Pictures of the new truck to come!)
When I got home from our Madera Journey, I found that my father had put a lamp in my room (previously I had had NO light in my room besides the window), hung up my cabinet and put a picture up. This inspired me to buckle down and clean. So Saturday I spent all day getting my life in order. I had already planned to spend the day putting my car back in working order. But it took me longer than I had hoped to find the pink slip to get all the legal stuff done I had in front of me. So I got a lot done Saturday. I am now (finally) legally driving my car. My room is SO clean and I love it. I didn’t realize how big my room is. My cat hates it though, she likes when I have my laundry on the floor and she can sleep on it. She walks around meowing all sad coz she can’t find her bed but oh well. I finally got the time to clean my room like I’ve been wanting to, and it’s still clean. I think that’s a new record! ::applause::. It only took all day, I worked up a good sweat too. Afterwards, Casey and I went to dinner and came back to watch the movie 21... (Good flick)
Sunday was a baby blessing. After that I went home and took a nap and then went to Casey’s house for some family dinner and bonding time. It was as fun as always.
Yesterday I left work early because I wasn’t feeling great... I got home at about 3:40 and fell asleep. I woke up in time for dinner with Casey and to watch The Hills and then go back to sleep. Today I'm not feeling much better but I've gotten a ton of work done today and I still have a ton more to do. Tomorrow is a huge meeting here I have to prep for. Tonight I’m babysitting for my mom's friend... hooray for extra cash! Thursday I have nothing on the agenda... probably relax and regroup from my nonstop week so far. Friday is the Jazz and Blues Festival outside the Hyatt. I will be working it as Miss Stevenson Ranch. Saturday I will be doing my recycling and maybe some more volunteer work. Saturday night I’m going out to dinner for my friend’s birthday and Sunday I have two farewells (same ward) and Gage’s baby blessing (sorry Singles Ward… I’ll be back the following week!). Phew… that’s a lot going on in one week. I have some more fun stuff in the works for the next few months… but the plans aren’t developed enough yet to spew on my blog.
I am still working on that recipe book of mine… its mango week on Our Best Bites and I’ve got this super yummy looking recipe I want to try out, but Casey’s not too excited about it. I think I have to just buckle down and make it… I’m sure he’ll like it. You should check it out on their blog. I think that’s all on my end. Thanks for stopping by!
[mommy & me at the mother daughter pageant luncheon]
See ya next time! :)
Monday, August 18, 2008
[the dream fast passes. :)]
We went on the Soarin' Over CA ride (LOVE IT!) and the CA screamin... it was fun but they have speakers between the two seats on the roller coaster and it was WAY too loud. after that we went on this one called Mullhulland Madness... worst ride ever. literally gives u whiplash... not fun... i don't get who's idea it was... and why they thought it'd be enjoyable. We toured a tortilla factory and a bakery and got free food at the end of the tour (who doesn't love free food) We did some other stuff there and went back to Disneyland to change and get ready for dinner. After i changed my clothes, we were still ahead of schedule so we spent some time looking at the shops and saw some awesome collectors pieces that i want to own some day. After we had stalled long enough, we headed to Blue Bayou for our reservations. we were still early but figured, "what the heck" and checked in early. I double checked to make sure we were still listed as premier water seats. and they said we had to request it in person and that the wait would be 45-60 min.... so we told them that we'd play it by ear. 10-15 min later... we were sitting in a beautiful spot near the water... it was so nice! Dinner was amazing and company wasn't bad either ;).
**video wouldnt upload... i will try to post it tomorrow**
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Oh...Remember the post i made about how i could have gotten a ticket because i got my picture taken by one of those stupid Red Light Cameras... well the ticket came into the mail just the other day... my loving boyfriend didn't want to tell me... but i made him tell me how much its going to cost...any guesses?? $381!!!! I think that's a rip off. but whatever. that means my insurance is going to go up. I got a ticket around Christmas time ... and i deserved it, i was speeding. But since then, I've gotten really good at obeying all the rules. This time... i had to make a decision on weather to stop or not when that light turned yellow. I felt like i couldn't safely slow down ... so i went. obviously that was a bad call. oh well. what can ya do right? Casey's great. when i found out i DID get a ticket... i was pretty upset. And being the amazing boyfriend he is, he calmed me down and made me feel better about myself. :) Thanks Casey!
On a better note:
Saturday is Disneyland. I have to say, its all i can think about... I'm pretty excited. I still have to buy a new outfit for the day. We have reservations at the restaurant, Blue Bayou (the one inside the Pirates ride) That day is also Casey and my one year anniversary (hence the reason we're going to Disneyland). I cannot believe it has been a whole year already. I gotta say... its been a pretty amazing year. I've been spending a lot of time looking back on all the cool experiences Casey and i have shared. He's such a great guy! I'm such a lucky girl to have been able to find a cool guy like Casey. :)
[Casey and i the first time we went to Disneyland together. Feb 08]
Tomorrow's Friday. TGI(almost)Friday. And the day my loan for a new car expires. i decided not to get a new car... i figured, my cars still working fine. After i register it and get the AC fixed... it'll be fine to drive for a while more. It'll be nice not having a car payment for a while. I took the opportunity to get it cleaned and clean out the inside... which was nice because i don't hate it now that its clean. hahah. i just gotta keep it clean and looking semi-nice... and I'll be fine. lol. doesn't mean i still don't want a Jeep... just not now... someday! :)
anyways. back to work.
Thanks for reading
See ya next time :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Balboa was backed up from the off ramp of balboa all the way to the end of balboa. The usual 20-25 min drive took me 2 and a half hours! (Note: My car does not have AC and i left work early because i wasn't feeling well and was excited to get home for sleep.) But my amazing dad totally stepped up to the plate. I called him while i was in the middle of traffic and begged him to turn the AC on so when i came home i would be in heaven compared to the blistering heat i as stuck in at the moment. Well, to my surprise, when i came home i was welcomed with slightly frozen Coke (my favorite way to drink coke) and a wet rag that he had put in the freezer. it was so nice to eel cold. Thanks Dad! :) After getting rested he cooked an amazing Fillet dinner. mmmm. so good. Then i went over to Casey's house and we hung out an then got in the spa for a little. then i headed home and went to sleep. I may have gotten a ticket last night... that would suck but its quite possible. i was heading home from Casey's and the light to turn left from Valencia Blvd to McBean had just turned green so i sped up to go that way instead of strait. well the second i got up to the light it turned yellow but at that point i couldnt slow down or i would end up IN the intersection anyway so i kept going and got my picture taken three times along with the guy ahead of me. so i guess we'll have to see what comes of that. I was so glad to get into my bed last night! lol.
[picture of my sisters and i walking at the San Diego Wild animal park this spring]
to end the post... Melissa tagged me with this mini survey... so I'm officially obligated to do it.Six words to describe my family.
6- did i mention crazy? lol
I now tag: Aly & Jessica K
[picture of my little sister...love her]:) See ya next time
Monday, August 4, 2008
[In loving memory of the ws6 Trans Am <3]
Sunday, Casey and i both weren't feeling great . He slept through church and I woke up about 2:45. It was much needed sleep, but it stinks sleeping through church. Once i woke up and got ready i headed to Casey's for dinner and the usual. Casey said he found a car online but it was in Costa Mesa... field trip! lol. Casey, his brother and myself headed out there. It looked like we were about to buy it but then one thing lead to another .... and we drove away empty handed. Once we got back to Casey's, we hung around for a bit and then i had to go home and sleep for work today...
and here i am... work. yay :(. I have a case of the Monday's. And my stomach still doesn't feel right from Saturday night/Sunday morning. i don't know what it is. boooo...
anyways... busy month:
Next weekend i have another wedding to go to
The next weekend is my dad's birthday and Casey and I are going to Disneyland for our 1 year anniversary
The weekend after that I'm going to Utah with my dad for his birthday
and then its September. whoa! this month is going to fly by! lets hope the weekdays fly by as well lol. guess its time for me to get back to work huh? :)
See ya next time :)