Monday, November 26, 2007

Food, Shower, Snow, Shopping, and more FOOD!

Thanksgiving has now come and gone...but that means left-overs. Turkey, stuffing, yams (so good with the pecans and brown sugar and butter and peaches...not really that healthy...). But I am actually starting to get sick of them because I have had a Thanksgiving meal a total of...let me think...4 times now!!! It is so good, but it is getting really old. I am ready for normal everyday food.

It started snowing the evening of Thanksgiving, after we were all stuffed to full capacity and looking through the adds for Black Friday. It snowed off and on during the night and all of Black Friday. It wasn't too bad of made everything all pretty! The only really bad thing was that it was really really cold. We were all bundled up while we were running around town shopping where there were some really good sales. People seriously were crazy and mean and funny looking in the stores. I was laughing at some of them because they were running around with their shopping carts, trying to get everything that they were searching for...but I felt bad for others because even though they were Christmas shopping, they were being rude at times. People sure do get cranky when they are trying to find wonderful thoughtful Christmas gifts...sounds kinda contrary, huh?

Well, my shower is out of commission right now. It has all the new tile up in it, but it still needs the grout done and my new 9-glass-block window still has gaps open to the elements (which are cold, even though it is a desert here). It is looking so good though and I can't wait for it to be finished so me and my roommates can use our own shower again and not friends and family's showers. I got one of those showers that have a large spout that feel like it is raining on actually was about the same amount as a regular head for the shower! Once the shower is finished, that is one more thing that will be off my list of home-improvement items. I will have pics of the finished product next post.

Have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Yard Work and Cleaning

So my friend Leah came over Saturday for most of the day to help me with my weed problem in my back yard. Enormous tumbleweeds had overrun half of the yard. How did it get that way?....I was lazy...NEVER AGAIN!!!!!! I really hate weeds and it is not very motivating when the weeds look like such a daunting a task. We took an over-flowing truck load to the dump of just weeds and more weeds. I can actually see to the back fence of my yard now! This Saturday Leah's dad will be coming over to chop down my tree. I am really sad about it because it is so big, but it is slowly dying, so down it will come.

I am not exactly sure what I am going to do with my back yard yet, but plans are starting to form in my head. I don't want grass because it is too hard to keep it alive here and you need to use a lot of water, which I don't want to pay for. I do want to have flower bushes and roses and some bushes. That most likely won't happen until the spring because it is getting really cold and the forecasters are saying that there is a chance for first snow this weekend.

Well, I'll write again this weekend with picture from the tree coming down and my shower getting redone. Ta ta!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gum and Detention

Working at a high school is always interesting. The kids all run around, jump on each other, have high emotions, get all crazy over the stupidest things, and don't listen to the this case, me. It was very simple. A freshman was about to chew some gum and I asked her to wait to chew it after school (30 minutes from that point) and she kept it in her mouth. Then I saw her a few minutes after that chewing the gum and I asked her to throw it out...she said she swallowed it. THEN I saw her still chewing it and asked her again to throw it out and she pretended that she couldn't hear me...even though I was right next to her. I got a form for her to fill out for lunch detention. And when I asked her why she was not listening to me, she said that she liked to chew gum. ?!?!?!? Why can't they just listen? I guess that is just part of being a teenager...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Replacing the Back Door

Here is what my back door looked like Saturday morning. Gross, huh? It let in one fabulous wind during the made my house really cold! The person who had put this door on many many years ago hung it way was only held in with nails and no screws. And that foggy looking white stuff on the bottom left was water residue that was non-removable.

Here is the door in the afternoon...actually, notice that there is no door? That is Brother Lane who replaced the back door for me. It was really odd for there to not be any door and just a large gaping hole in my house! I was so glad for that door to be gone!

And here is me with the big metal braces! YAY!

The finished product. It looks so great! Now, just to get all new windows, re-do the shower, completely re-do the laundry room, completely change the floors through the whole house, and change out all the cupboards in the kitchen. That should all be done in, let's see...10 years or so?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Halloween Bugs

So, Halloween was a little while ago, but I finally got my roommate to download the pictures from her camera. I was a bumblebee and I convinced my best friend Leah to go as a ladybug. Very fun, huh? I really had fun getting all the accessories and glitter. Leah didn't like getting the red glitter make-up on her face, but she was a trouper! This is how we looked going to the YSA Multi-Stake Dance shindig.

If you look really close, you might be able to see my braces! I will get a better picture up on here soon...when I look presentable and get my roommate to take a picture of me.

The braces, to let you know, were something that I really wanted to do because I have not been happy with my smile and the really ARE crocked, no matter what everyone keeps telling me. I already smile a lot bigger now to show off the metalic effect that my teeth now give off. Sometimes the braces really do hurt, though... Then I get a little cranky and a little whiny. What is really cool about the braces is that the wire becomes straighter when I have hot liquid in my mouth, like herbal tea or hot chocolate or soup. I love it because I already love all those items, so no sacrifice for me.

Thanks for reading my ramblings! Now I am off to work on my back yard and replace my back door so I don't freeze during the winter again.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Yay! It's a blog! :)

Well, my sister said that I should have a blog and I have been thinking of here we are! :) So exciting! This is me about a couple of months ago. I look a little different now because I have BRACES! They have lavender bands on them and they look good! And I apparently very excited because I keep putting exclimations after every sentence!

Anyways, I am a sign language interpreter at a high school and when I started, the kids all thought that I was a student at the school. So did all the people on the city bus that I ride to work. :)

I have no idea what else to say now, so I am going to have to say goodbye for now. Hope you have enjoyed my rambling and come again to my interesting blog!