Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I also blame "Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin. I borrowed the audio book from the library, and listened to it at night while I cleaned or folded laundry. I even put it in my iPod and tried to listen to it on the plane ride to Texas. I didn't like it. It made me super uncomfortable, and was just really weird to listen to. I wasted another 3 weeks on that audio book, and didn't even finish it.
I also blame my Droid X. It's really sad, but I noticed that I stopped reading as much after I got a Smartphone (sooooo ironic, right!). It turned my brain to mush. Instead of reading before class starts (Oh yeah, I also blame going back to school!) I check my Facebook. Instead of reading on long car rides, or in the doctor's waiting room, or while I eat (or sometimes, instead of talking to my poor Huz ::sadface::) I played Angry Birds/ Sudoku/ Abduction!/ Alchemy. Instead of reading a chapter before bed, I caught up on the blogs I follow. My Smartphone made me a dummy. I feel sad about that. I've seriously only read like 4 books since I got the phone (in July). That sucks.
I guess I'll just have to finish out the year strong (I'm reading "No Greater Love" by Mother Teresa right now and really love it!) and start over again in 2011! That sounds like a good year to read books. And now, I'm warmed up! :)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
These are pics from Bakerella's blog. I absolutely love her. She is amazing. And, I guess she has amazing friends, because these Christmas decorations are fabulous! I would love to decorate my house like this. But then, I'd never ever want to put my Christmas decorations away!
Thank you guys for reading my blog. It's been a fun way to share and feel connected to my friends. I really appreciate the comments, encouragement, inspiration and hugs I get here and from all the blogs I follow. And even though my life is not terribly exciting, and I often talk about nothing in particular, you guys make me feel loved. Thanks!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Anyway, my church did a Bake Off Auction this Sunday. A bunch of ladies and gentlemen in the church baked some delicious goodies which were auctioned off to raise money for our Christmas production. And the baker of the goodie that sold for the highest amount got a really cool custom apron. It was a lot of fun.
There were some delicious-looking goodies there. The smell was amazing, and I wish I could have tasted a bit of everything. I wanted to bid on them all!
My contribution was two dozen "Breakfast in Bed" themed cupcakes. I made Peaches and Cream cupcakes with diced peaches and a creamy center, topped with home made vanilla buttercream and a peach (see how it looked like sunnyside up eggs?! ::wink::) I also made French Toast Cupcakes with home made maple buttercream and hickory smoked bacon on top. It was so fun to put my display together and make it look like a real breakfast! And, it was really cool to hear people's comments about how creative and fun they were. I was really proud!
My cupcakes didn't win, but they did make $40 for the fundraiser. The winner was a five-tiered strawberry short cake (tall cake?) that sold for $100! It's okay though. When you're earning money for a great cause, second place still tastes sweet. ;) And there's always next year right?!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
"What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?"
Not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love
Make me whole
I think I’m finally feeling something
‘Cause just ok
Is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life
~ Matthew West
When I was little, I tried to wash my face like that. I scooped up a bunch of water in my hands and threw it up at my face. It did not all of a sudden go into slow-mo and make my face clean and beautiful. The water made the soap go in my eyes, I felt like I was drowning for about 3 seconds, and my mom got super-duper mad at me for getting water all over the bathroom.
Is it weird that I think about these ladies and their face wash commercials every time I scoop up water and try to wipe the soap off my face? (I'm still too scared to try splashing it again. It would be really embarrassing to drown in my own sink).
Friday, November 19, 2010
The three boys.
I'm pretty sure we'll be finding blocks and balls in random places for the next week.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
On the left in her own hutch is Jude. She's still recovering from the spay, but I think she's feeling a little better every day. She moves around more and just begs to be petted and picked up. We can't pick her up for another few days (sadface), but we sit next to her hutch and talk to her and pet her and give her treats. She loves attention.
At the top of the two story cottage is The Boss, Hef (maybe we should start calling him Jefe). He's always up there, surveying the land, checking out his kingdom... and trying to be the first one to spot when a treat is on it's way. If he hears the fridge door open, or the rustling of packaging, he's runs up there.
Holly kind of blends in, but she's at the bottom of the cottage, just taking it easy. She gets a lot of beauty rest. She likes to lay in her bed and not be bothered. And if something doesn't go the way she thinks it should, she'll stomp. She and Veruka Salt have that in common. I wonder if Holly wants a bean feast.
Sometime soon, we'd like to get a third story for the cottage hutch and have all three bunnies bonded so they can live in there together. Jude's hutch is our outdoor one (The Buns' cabana if you will. They'd go in and drink water or grab a snack while playing in the yard) and I'd like to get it back outside asap. Crossing our fingers that bonding goes well after Jude heals completely!
Friday, November 5, 2010
My loving little baby bunny is in her hutch, eating strawberries and bananas. Those are sweet treats to Buns. I think it's like giving ice cream to kids who get their tonsils out. As long as she's eating and keeping up her strength and getting better, I'm happy.
We were up early this morning and took Jude to the clinic for her spay appointment. I was really super nervous leaving her there, and almost cried on the way home. I know I'm crazy. I was a nervous wreck all day. I'm afraid of what I'll be like when we have a human baby. Yikes.
We picked her up about 8 hours later, and I could tell she was tired and in pain and out of it from the meds. Her eyes were half closed, and she was trying not to move. And she didn't try to lick our hands so we'd pet her. I was really sad. We're instructed to keep her in her hutch, in a dark and quiet place with soft blankets and towels, her hay, water, and a few treats that she might enjoy, and keep her calm. We're doing our best to comply and let her have time to rest and heal. Huz wants to go check on her and bug her every 10 minutes. He's just concerned. He's a Crazy Bunny Guy
Jude's moving slowly around her cage. We put everything she needs really close together so she wouldn't have to move much, and I think that's helping. I feel so bad that she's in pain. It makes me want to cry just thinking about it. I almost chickened out at the last minute and said "Do we really need to spay her? Our other bunnies are fixed, and I won't let her wander off or anything!" Huz reminded me that it's the responsible thing to do for Jude and her health. I know he's right.
So she has to stay in her cage by herself to heal for about five more days. And she can't be around the other buns for about two weeks. We will definitely be spoiling her and making sure she's as comfy and happy as possible.
Feel better my sweet little Bun!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Holly HATES being away from her house. So being in a new environment was probably pretty stressful for her. Jude was trying to lick her and sniff her through the slits in the wire door, and really wanted some love in return. Holly was just like "get me out of here". But, she didn't seem aggressive toward Jude, which is progress! Yay!
For a few hours, I bring both bunnies on the couch with me. I pet them and talked to them and let them interact with each other and run around a bit. I didn't see any biting or fighting. Jude tried to groom Holly, and Holly tolerated it nicely. We all hung out and watched Glee together, and it was really nice.
Last night, They stayed in the 2 room hutch for an even longer period of time. While I cleaned the kitchen, did dishes, folded laundry and hung out in the living room, they hung out in their divided cage. I stayed up pretty late, and napped on the couch, listening for them. There were no signs of aggressiveness, and they seem to be adjusting nicely. (I think Hef was a little lonely in his hutch by himself though. He was monitoring the Ladies' activity as much as I was. He would look around all sad like "Hey? Where are my girls?" and every time he heard a noise coming from the Girls' hutch, he'd climb to the highest part of his hutch and try to see what's going on.)
So today, I took out the wire door dividing the hutch. There is just one big space for Holly and Jude to run around in and play. I've been monitoring them for a couple of hours. They've been napping and eating. Holly has been letting Jude groom her, and hasn't tried to bit her.
The biggest test will be when we try putting all three of them in the big two-story hutch together (that's where we hope they'll all live eventually). Holly and Hef can be pretty protective of their space, so it might take a little longer to get everyone comfortable with that. And, I am a little concerned about re-introducing them all after Jude is spayed next month. (She'll have to be by herself for a while to limit her running around so she can heal).
Hopefully everything works out, and all three of our Crazy Buns will be head over heels for each other. ::fingers crossed::
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Bonding with a third bunny is a little more complicated. The dynamics are totally different. Hef and Holly's whole life as been turned upside down. And poor Jude just wants to be friends. It's taken more time with this bonding experience, but I know it will be worth it.
During the evening, Huz and I (or just me if he's at work) will open up the Buns' hutch doors and sit on the kitchen floor. When they're ready, they come out and walk around, come get a treat from us (usually some cilantro, or a grape, or a piece of dried apple or banana) and run around the kitchen. Well, Hef will run around. Queen Holly doesn't even want to leave her bed sometimes. Actually, I give her credit. She's been coming out to play more often. And Jude will explore a little, and then then come sit on my lap. Then, get brave again, go out and explore a little bit more, and then come back and lie next to me. It's adorable.
So, through these carefully monitored playtimes, we've made some progress. Hef (the most dominant bunny) no longer snaps at or chases Jude. He will sniff her, lounge next to her, and I even caught him licking her fur once! (but I think it might have been because she dribbled some grape juice on it by accident ::shrugs::) Jude is very careful around him, and will approach him gently, sniff at him, and attempt a little cuddle. But if he moves or she hears him make any noise, she'll run like hell. Sometimes, one of them will accidently make a quick movement, which will startle the second one and make him/her jump back quickly, which makes the first one freak out and run.... and they both end up running in opposite directions at top speed over nothing. I'm glad they're getting to know each other, and neither is outright attacking. I choose to see it as a positive sign.
Now, Jude's attempts to win over Holly have not been as successful. Holly has always been very shy and timid. But, with a new girl hanging around, we've seen that she can get a little aggressive as well. If Jude comes near her, or her house, she'll try to bite her fur. Jude immediately runs away. I've kept a really close eye on those two, and won't leave them alone together. I'm hoping that eventually, Holly will get used to Jude and they will all get along so well that we can keep them in one hutch.
This pic was taken yesterday. They were distracted by some yummy cilantro and forgot to be suspicious of each other for a minute.
Huz and I decided that we just fell in love with sweet little Jude a bit too much to place her with someone else. She belongs here with us, and this is her home. We're so happy to have her (and we realize that adding another bunny makes us completely certifiable. We're cool with that.)
In case you forgot, I checked with our vet, and it was going to cost $500 dollars for us to get Jude spayed there. Yeah, you read that right. 500 benjamins, c-notes, bucks, smackeroos, bones, clams, greenbacks, dead presidents...that is a lot of sweet moolah. So, I made some calls and found the Palo Alto Spay and Neuter Clinic. They gave me an estimate of $85. So now we have a Spay Day set up for Jude. I'm really excited about that! (I don't think Jude shares my enthusiasm).
So here begins life as we know it... with three bunnies!
Welcome to the family Jude!
Friday, September 17, 2010
First of all ::drumroll please:: Jude is a girl! We took her to the vet for a check up, nail trim, and to get her sexed and see if by some good fortune she was already fixed. The vet said she is a girl and not fixed. =( So, I'm trying to make calls and get info about low cost spay clinics in my area (it will cost $500 to get her spayed at our regular vet).
It's super important to me that Jude gets spayed both so she doesn't end up contributing to rabbit overpopulation, and so she has a long and happy life with a lower risk for cervical and uterine cancers. Hopefully I can find a lower cost clinic soon!
Other news is that we've introduced Jude to Hef and Holly. Huz and I have been sitting on the floor with Jude and Hef and Holly and monitoring their "playtime". Hef and Holls are still very territorial and while they tolerate Jude, they aren't in love with her. They'll be around her for a while (if we bribe them with food), but Hef will chase her away once in a while or scare her. I feel bad because Jude is so loving and you can tell that she is really curious and wants to go make friends with the other bunnies. Since they're not really playing with her, she's taken to Huz and me. She wants to be right next to us. If we scooch away, even a bit, she'll move even closer. She'll crawl into Huz's lap and take a little nap. She loves when we pet her head or ears, and rewards us by licking us and "grooming" us right back. She's super affectionate and very social, and just the sweetest thing.
I've said it before, and it's so true- spending lots of time with bunnies allows you to experience how different they each are. It's been so fun to have an affectionate lap bunny who loves on us right back. I always thought Hef and Holly loved us, but I've had to come to terms with the fact that my bunnies are total fatties. They are very treat motivated and often when I think they're loving on me or excited to see us... they really just want to know if we have any food for them. That's the extent of their interest in us. It's okay with me because they're a lot of fun, and I love them. I'm just glad I finally realize my place in this relationship. ;)
So, tomorrow we have a date to meet a potential adoptive Mom for Jude. Honestly, part of me really hopes that everything goes smoothly and that tomorrow we find her forever home. Jude deserves a place of her own to run around and do happy bunny dances in. And she is such a happy, loving bunny that I know she'll make any Bunny Mama proud. I know first hand that she is a wonderful, amazing rabbit.
I think that's why the other part of me, the selfish part, wants to keep Jude. I feel like WE could make amazing parents to her too. I know we'd do a great job, and I know she's happy here. I love how she comes to the front of her hutch in the morning, waiting for me to pet her. Even when I offer a bit of carrot, or a grape, or cilantro, she's happy to ignore it if I'll just scratch that spot behind her ears. And she LOVES Huz. Loves his lap, his pets, and loves to lick his hand. He's grown very attached to her too. He looks like a sweet little boy when he picks up that bunny and sings "Hey Jude.... don't be afraid" to her. We are smitten. We're both in love with her, and if tomorrow is the day she gets a new family, it's going to be hard to say good bye.
I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings. Now that I'm all weepy, I need to go and cuddle a sweet little bunny.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Recently, they got the little girl a $1K "designer" breed puppy, and the little girl lost interest in the bunny. They were going to go and "release" him in a local park (so not the best idea for a tame rabbit. He wouldn't even begin to know how to survive.) Huz and I took him in and are calling him Jude. We're going to try to find a fabulous home for him.
It's so funny to see another example of how different bunnies' personalities can be! If you don't own a rabbit, it can seem like they'd all be the same (kind of what I would think about fish, because I don't have them). But, they really are different and have different interests, preferences, dislikes, favorite snacks and habits.
Hef spends all his time trying to break out of his house. And then, as soon as he's out, he wants to be in. He is super active, curious and mischeivous. He loves to chew on stuff (whether it's his or not) He really keeps us on our toes. And, he'll do anything for a treat. He recognizes the sound of the refrigerator opening, vegetables being cut, and his bag of hay being opened. And he completely expects to have something delicious presented to him immediately after hearing these noises. He is my crazy little Dennis the Menace Bunny and I love him!
So that's what's new in the Crazy Bunny House. We've got a new addition for now, and I hope this is a new beginning for the little guy. My hope for him is that he gets the perfect family who will love and cuddle and play with him. As I'm typing, he's resting in my lap after the eventful day he's had. ::happy sigh:: This is the life. =)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
(pic from here)
I also brought Cupcakes. I went with a game night theme and made Popcorn Cupcakes. I got the idea from a cupcake cookbook Huz's aunt gave me for Christmas (there are some SUPER cute things in there that I want to try!) They're vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and little marshmallows arranged to look like popcorn. I placed them in the popcorn containers I bought last year in the dollar section at Target. I loved them!
I slipped on my Cupcake Chucks and Huz and I ran out the door. (Only like 45 minutes late, but really, when we're with the P family, that's right on time).
(photo from here)
I had SUCH a great time! We talked and laughed and played and ate like food was going out of style. Huz talked about manly things with the men, and I tried to contol my laughter (without success) with the rest of the cousins. Oh! I also got to hold one of the cutest babies ever! Our cousin G had Baby Mason a few months ago. He is soooo cute, and I got to feed him his bottle for a little while.
All in all, a great night!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I hate laundry. It's my enemy, my nemesis, the bane of my existance. When I finally feel like I've defeated Laundry... without fail, the next day I have nothing to wear and it starts all over again. Blah!
So while all my friends are at The Peach Pit for malt shakes, or the club to shake your groove thing or at a fair or carnival where everyone breaks out in song and dance... or wherever else my insane, Glee-loving brain imagines all you crazy kids with actual lives go... I will be tackling this Bad Boy:
Washed and clean and ready to be folded. At least I have 3 episodes of Mad Men to catch up on while folding... and I can always just put it away tomorrow right?
* Okay, really I procrastinate so much that it turns into laundry week. It's happened to you too, don't lie!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Yikes! It's been way too long!
Of course, slacking off here means it's been super busy in real life in the Crazy Bunny House. In addition to the normal, boring work and everyday stuff, Huz and I enjoyed our anniversary and had a great time celebrating in Monterey.
We went to The City, had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, and saw Sir Paul McCartney in concert (seriously, best concert of my life!)
So there you go. A short update with pictures, but not a whole lot of reading. =)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Two years ago, I married a man who I believe was truly created for me. Nobody else in the whole world could ever appreciate me, love me, and really "get" me like he does. When I make a smart-ass remark or make an obscure movie reference, he is always right there with me and understands. He spoils me, he cuddles me when I'm clingy and need attention, he patiently puts up with me when I'm grumpy (and usually hungry), he encourages and praises me when I accomplish even the smallest thing. He knows everything about me and still loves me! He's seen me at my worst and has helped me to be my best. He still looks at me from across the room like he's seeing me for the first time. My Huz really is perfect for me. And every day, I still get excited when I wake up because I know I get to see him when I open my eyes.
Huz you are my best friend, the love of my life, my partner in crime, my strength, my cheerleader, the father of my future children... you are my heart and you are my world. I love you and appreciate you more than you could ever know today and always.
(so cheesy right?!)
Just like on our wedding day, I would also like to remember the brave men and women who serve our country, protect our rights, and fight for our freedom. I am a proud patriot, and I think our country is great because selfless men and women are willing to sacrifice on our behalf. I remember when Huz was in the Army, and I have so much respect and admiration for those who choose to serve. If you have a mother, father, husband, wife, son, daughter, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling or any family member or friend who has served in the armed service, past or present, please know that I am thinking of them and praying for them today. I am grateful for their dedication and service, and for the support and sacrifice of their loved ones. And I am forever thankful to those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Please be safe, and take a moment to be thankful for all that you have, and remember those who sacrifice so you can have it.
Love, The Crazy Bunny Lady
Monday, June 21, 2010
When I read the birth story of her second daughter, Nella, I cried my eyes out. I cried more than I had in years. Her words and images really impacted me and I was left thinking about her blog for days after. She is so honest and creates beauty with her words. I appreciate her openness and the way she sees things. You can tell that she really loves life and is thankful for what she has, and I really appreciate that.
So, I really encourage you to follow her blog (if you're not already doing so). Just a warning, you may come away inspired or in tears, and probably both.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I was nervous b/c AF came for a visit today and I was feeling totally bloated and gross, but even with that, I lost! The WW leader called my cousin, aunt, uncle and me "The Loser Family" since we all lost weight this week. Yay us!
After the meeting, we did our C25K training. I was not feeling it =(. I'm not sure if it was AF, or b/c my ipod broke ::sadface:: or b/c I didn't eat much earlier (b/c of weigh in) but I did not have the energy. I finished it, but I didn't feel as motivated as before. I'm soooooo glad my cousins were with me because I am sure I would have quit without them motivating me (and singing to me since my ipod broke). I love you cousins!
Huz and I celebrated with pizza (I made sure it had lots of veggies and I looked up the points before so I knew how much I could have). It was sooooo good, and I felt great that I had lost weight, worked out, and got to enjoy a pizza and movie night with Huz.
My goal is to lose another 3-4 pounds this week!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Okay, if I'm honest, my impression of my very first meeting is that it feels like a cross between AA and Sunday School. I'm not an alcoholic, so it's not like I'm an AA expert. I did go to a LOT of Sunday School classes though. The little "Bonus" stickers reminded me of AA tokens or something. And the little booklet had the lesson of the day (which we followed along with on the big pad of butcher paper the leader read from in front of the class). I almost expected to color a picture of Jesus on a donkey. But, whatevs. It was interesting although a little uncomfortable. Hopefully that was just first day jitters and I'll learn a lot next time.
After WW, we did our C25K training. I have to admit that it's kind of kicking my butt. I thought it'd get easier but now I'm sore and trying to run which hurts even more. My legs and hips literally burn and then feel like jelly after. I'm so glad that I'm doing this with my family, because I know I would have quit by now if it was just me. I'm a quitter. It sucks, but it's true. I played the flute for two months and quit. I made the softball team in middle school and quit. I was captain of the lacrosse team in high school and quit. I started Project 365 and quit.... I don't know why, but I just don't keep at things.
So, after confessing this to my cousin A, she told me she would keep me accountable and help me stay on track. I will not quit, I will not quit, I will not quit. I will train and I will run a 5K on Halloween and I will wear a cool costume and I won't give up before the end!
And now, I will ask Huz nicely to rub my poor, sad, tired, hurty legs.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I'll tell you who! My annoyingly adorable and convincing cousins A & N. Somehow, at a recent family get together, I was convinced it would be a good idea to start walking... and jogging... and eventually running... and maybe do a 5k race... and I think I might have even been talked into doing weight watchers... and I think I gave away my watch too (totally kidding.... they didn't talk me out of my watch. I don't even wear one. Who wears a watch nowadays? Don't we all just look at our phones?)
Anyway, my super awesome cousins and aunt and I are are going to participate in the Couch to 5K program. I am a textbook couch potato. Huz and I eat in front of the tv, use the computer while watching TV, fold clothes and clean up with the TV on.... it's my constant companion. Even when I cut back my TV time, it's still on A LOT! And I hate exercise. Buuut, I love my cousins & aunt and I love finding excuses to hang out with them. So I jumped on board. They are all the most encouraging running (jogging?) mates ever. I had fun and am actually looking forward to doing it again.
Can't wait til I'm a skinny, sexy 5K running Babe!
Friday, June 4, 2010
We love you Holls!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Huz and I went to the hospital at around 3 in the morning, right after Bestie and the grandma-to-be gave us the call (er... text). Bestie's other family members joined us a little while later. I have to say, I was soooooo impressed with her. She totally rocked and kind of made giving birth look like a piece of cake. She is my hero. And her husband was a total rockstar too. I teased him a little bit and said he should be a professional birthing coach and charge people for staying so level headed. This beautiful little family did so well, and I am so incredibly blessed that I get to be a part of their lives.
Seeing the boys watching the baby was wonderful. Huz and Bestie's husband are good friends, and one of the sweetest moments was when they were both gazing in awe at little Love Bug and Huz said to Bestie's husband "So.... that's the little guy that's been kicking your wife huh?" Bestie's husband was too enamored with his new son to really be able to think of a response. It was so sweet.
So, congratulations to my amazing, strong, inspiring, fabulous Bestie on her sweet little boy. I love your little family so much, and you guys mean the world to me. I am so proud of you!
ps: this picture was shared with Bestie's permission. We all know how I feel about people sharing the birth deets before the parents get a chance to. ::side eye::
pps: In the interest of full disclosure.... I totally swiped it from the new Grandpa's FB page... so Gramps, if you don't like that I have your pic, and you read my blog and see this, let me know.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
In no particular order, my list of 30 things I want to do/try/accomplish before turning 30!
1. celebrate my Huz turning 30!
3. become and stay debt free
5. earn my Bachelor's degree
6. learn to use my sewing machine and make something for each of my godkids
8. travel to Japan
9. Visit Las Vegas
10. bond all three bunnies together!
11. read the entire bible
12. sponsor a second child through World Vision
13. see Prince in concert
14. look into adopting a child to start our family
15. participate in a race/walk/ or run for a cause I believe in
16. declutter my life and house and recycle or donate the things I don't need anymore.
17. take a self defense class
18. make a family tree
19. write our Love Story
21. organize my recipes
22. learn Spanish
23. get into Grad school
24. organize a clothing drive for CPC
25. go on a mission trip
26. get in the best shape of my life and feel fabulous in my own skin
28. own my very own gun
29. be in the habit of tithing/donating at least 10% of our income, saving 10%, putting 20% toward retirement and living off only 60%
30. climb Half Dome
So much to do! I better get started! =)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Really? The two things I hate doing the most in the world? And you want me to do them at the same time (instead of doing my two favorite things- eating ice cream and watching Glee?) Sorry MIL, but that's the worst idea in the history of ever. Thanks though.
But, I do have a two year pre-paid gym membership (what was I smoking again when I thought that was something I'd totally make good use of?) so it would probably be a good idea to get my cute not-so-little buns on a treadmill.
So I went. And it sucked. But not as much as it could have. I have found that being prepared helps. I love drama and playing dress up (after-Thanksgiving-dinner fashion shows were a HUGE part of my and my cousins lives. Just don't ask when the last one we did was... it's probably more recent than you'll feel comfortable knowing about.)
Anyway, I got my iPod ready with music, grabbed my "I totally belong to this gym, I even have a towel with their logo on it" towel, filled my cute water bottle up and climbed on the dreaded elliptical. I'd be a lying liar if I said that the 45 minutes flew by... but having the right music really did help. I'm not a huge fan of Ke-money sign- ha, Beyonce or Lady Gaga during my regularly scheduled activities... but once I am on that machine, it's like I'm channeling them. I'm a fame monster! My body IS too bootylicious! And I totally wake up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy!
Oh, I would like to use this time to scold the girl who was on the machine next to me. Hey you, Smug Jerk In The Tiny Shorts! Yeah, I covered the screen of my machine with my towel, and I hope you didn't like it! Keep your eyes on your own screen sister! It's not a damn race. Yeah, so what you ran harder than the fat girl wearing 2 sports bras struggling to breathe while whispering Destiny's Child songs on the machine next to you.... but that's only because we weren't chasing the paleta man! Pavlov's dogs have nothing on this drooling chica when those bells toll!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I'm sorry Huz, but if I could, I would totally make our kitchen like this. You already know I'm halfway there. Out of my love and devotion to you, I still try to pretend that my kitchen should be suitable for a grown up.... but deep down in my pink little heart, I want this! Pink hair, pink stand mixer, pink tile, pink apron, cupcakes everywhere... I'm in love!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I'm also excited because I'm picking up some cupcakes from Jen's Cakes. I love Jen's cakes! We first met Jen when we picked her to bake our wedding cake almost 2 years ago. Since then, we've used her for Huz and my birthday cakes, our goddaughter's 1st birthday cake, baby shower cakes, my cousin's birthday and wedding cakes.... and other events that I know I'm forgetting at the moment. Anyway, the point is that I looooove Jen and her fabulous cakes (and so does everyone else who comes to our parties and tries them!) She is sweet, and has the cutest little family! And yummy cakes of course.
So tomorrow we'll pick up cupcakes and go visit the family. And after my birthday.... I'm thinking about making some serious changes. I'm a girl with big dreams you know. I have a lot I want to accomplish, and I know if I set my mind and heart to it I can totally do it. I'm just a total procrastinator and get distracted sooooo easily, that by the time my day ends I'm like "What the heck! Where did the time go? I haven't even started on my list!"
Huz and I really want to make an effort to start living the life we want now. We always say "someday when we get a house" or "In the future when we have the money/time/ finally get around to it". That is just not going to cut it. There is no good reason why we shouldn't start doing some of the stuff we want and accomplishing some of our goals and going after our dreams now. I just need to cut down on or kick my 7th Heaven/ facebook/Mall World/Family Feud/nesting/ vegging in front of the tv/ look up random funny stuff online habit. I'm going to start limiting my time on the computer and in front of the telly (which will be toooootally hard b/c I love to keep up with my friends... both online, IRL, and on my shows)
I still want to blog, and hopefully this change will mean I'll have more interesting stuff to blog about! I want to get better at and spend more time doing the stuff I love (like reading, knitting, gardening, hanging out with the buns, baking, going for walks, volunteering, riding my bike, learning how to use my sewing machine.... see there is sooooo much stuff I'm not doing because I get lazy and sit on my rump! Yikes!)
So, goodbye 25.... it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it! I won't see you again, but that's okay. I know that I will so totally rock 26!
Love, Crazy (old) Bunny Lady!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
But I made it my goal to donate blood by my 26th birthday (which is May 8th), and I really wanted to accomplish that. I figured if I can face my fear and do something to help somebody else, it's a total win win! I also got my O negative blood from my mom... and I've heard that I'm a "Universal Donor", so I feel like it's my responsibility to donate blood to others. (I could totally save your life Sucka!)
It was a little traumatic... the 3 people helping me couldn't find my veins... they tried both arms and were having trouble. I let them know that when I get blood drawn at the doctor's, they usually take it from the back of my hand. The nice lady said "Oh, our needles are too big for that. If we try to take the blood from your hand, it will completely explode your vein".
Uhhh..... thanks lady for completely terrifying me! So then I started crying a little. I totally cry when I get nervous or anxious. So that got THEM worried and they were like "Well, if you're nervous, you can always come back another time.". I was all "You Crazy Heads, I'm going to be nervous no matter what the heck day I come back! I just want to do it now!"
So, I closed my eyes, cried just a little bit more, and turned my head away. It hurt, and I was really worried about moving my arm, but the nice lady talked with me and told me all the gossip. I squeezed the crap outta that little rubber ball, and I filled up my little baggie in no time!
Afterward, everyone around me smiled and said they were really proud of me (and yeah, these were all total strangers!) One lady clapped, and every one was super nice. Now, I know this is not PC, but I kind of think that maybe they thought I was "slow" or really young or something because they seemed really impressed and very happy for me that I gave blood. Or maybe they were just really nice and saw that I was taking pictures and stuff... whatever, everyone was super nice and smiley and I was totally an attention whore so it was all good! =)
I relaxed and had cookies and apple juice in the little snack area and hung out for a bit (that's where the picture above was taken). I got a cool sticker and a red bandage on my arm, and I've totally been showing it off.
And that is the story of how this Trypanophobic donated blood!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Yup! That's the SECOND platter that we shared! And it was all sooooooo yummy and I'm only a little bit ashamed looking back now.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1. Who is your style icon?
Oh gosh... I don't think I really have one (I am sooo not a stylista). Although I do think America Ferrera and Jordin Sparks always look super cute
2. What is your favorite Socialite Lit. Book?
Socialite is practically Royalty right? And Buttercup was a Princess... (haha... is it too much of a stretch?) I'll go ahead and say The Princess Bride.
6. Living Person you admire
8. Trait(s) you deplore in yourself.
I still need to learn how to sew. I want to... It would come in handy. I have visions of creating cute stuff for my house, adorable gifts, awesome one of a kind clothes... but it probably won't happen b/c of #8 anyway haha!