Thursday, April 29, 2010

I gave blood!


So, I have always had a totally irrational, hugified fear of needles. I hate them. The idea of getting a shot makes me a little dizzy and sick to my stomach. I get nervous and get chills. It's not cute.

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!)

Huz went with me and donated blood too. He is so supportive and always makes me feel safe, so it was so great to have him there. Seeing him smile and be proud of me was a really nice prize when it was all over!

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

We made it!

We arrived safely in Texas on Wednesday. For a minute there, I didn't think we'd make it. Huz got SUPER sick and I thought we'd have to cancel the trip. Then, the day we got here, I got really sick. And that totally sucks because one of the perks of coming to stinky Texas (besides getting to see the fam) is the yummy food. I was really sad that I missed a few days of eating deliciousness because I was sick.

We're both feeling MUCH better now and have plans to visit a local donut shop and the famous cupcake truck tomorrow. And we'll get to see my baby sister dance in her spring show. Exciting stuff!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sushi!

Nomnomnomnom!

Huz and I went out for sushi with one of our friends earlier this week. It had been soooo long since I had some soosh that I was drooling before we even got there! I was looking forward to it all day and wore some jeans with a little extra "give" just for the occasion. The three of us ordered together and shared from a big platter:

Fabulous right? But come on.... do you think that is going to satisfy 3 sushi lovers like us? Try again:

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.

Mmmmm..... sushi.....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've been tagged

Woohoo! I was tagged by the fabulous K-Bar of Deep Thoughts of a Not So Deep Thinker. This is my first time being blog tagged. I hope I do this right!

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.
3. Favorite Party Theme:
80's of course... or game night. I love game nights!!!
4. Go to Halloween costume
Wayne and Garth. I'm pretty sure we could find every part of this costume and be ready to go in 5 minutes flat. Sidenote: I totally think Wayne and Garth are our celebrity couple. =)
5. Extravagance you can't live without.
Our projector. We play rockband on it, have movie night, and Huz plays his kill and destroy type of shooting games on it. It rocks!
6. Living Person you admire
Our parents are some of the most kind, loving, wise, caring, most incredible people ever, and I am so thankful for themand my Huz is the bravest, most gorgeous, funniest, most amazing man in the whole world. He's been through hell and back, and has never let anything keep him from loving me. And of course, my husband can arrest your husband... so there =)

7. Greatest Fear?
Oh my gosh... seriously, it's this happening. I am soooo scared of needles. I have nightmares about this very thing happening. I feel like somehow, the needle will pierce through my arm, rip open my veins, and I will bleed to death. ::shudder:: That's probably why I haven't gotten my ears pierced again (I was an infant when it happened), why I don't have a tattoo, and why I'm scared of pregnancy/giving birth. Ugh, I have goosebumps just thinking about it all.
8. Trait(s) you deplore in yourself.
I am a first class procrastinator. I'll totally blog about it... maybe tomorrow9. What talent would you most like to have?
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!
10. What is your greatest achievement?
Learning to be happy with who I am/what I have and not comparing myself to anybody else. I am so in love with my little family, and I'm becoming more and more comfortable with me. I am so appreciative and thankful right now.

Duck... Duck... Goose! I tag:
1. StumpyG
2. Cara

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Movie night!

Huz and I had movie night tonight. We netflixed (netflixeded ?) Wall-E. It was really cute. I liked Eve and the little hair and make-up robot.

But my absolute favorite was the little short that was in the bonus features. It was an adorable little movie called "Presto" about a magician and a bunny named Alec Azam (how cute is that?!). He's trying everything in his power to get a carrot, and is so mischevious! As we were watching it, Huz and I were yelling out "That's Hef! Oh my gosh, that is soooo totally Hef!". I loved it!

Hopefully I can share that Pixar short with you here. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Resurrection Day!

Easter has always been really important and special for my family and me. While growing up, we wore our new just-picked-it-up-from-layaway-at-Ross dresses, went to church to watch the Easter play, had lunch at Grandma's and looked for eggs. I loved having that time with family, and love even more remembering the sacrificial love that Easter is about.

Even after all these years in church, sometimes I still can't wrap my head around how much Jesus loves us. To leave Heaven, come down here in the form of a man with all the temptation and hurt and frustration that being human entails is already a big sacrifice. And to voluntarily be rejected, tortured, hated, have the whole world's sin put on his shoulders, and be killed for them. And then, to conquer death, to raise again from the grave and tell me that because of what He's done, I have life after death to look forward to as well! Just knowing an awesome, all powerful God loves me enough to do all of that... makes me so very grateful.

Thank you Lord for showing me what true, unconditional love really means, and for laying down your beautiful, sinless life in exchange for mine when I don't deserve it.

Okay, so saying all that, I know that Easter is not about bunnies and eggs... and bunnies. But I am a Crazy Bunny Lady, and I love my Buns so much! And bunnies are really cute. So, of course I baked some bunny themed treats for our family get together today, and for Huz's work buddes. I got the idea from here. I think they turned out okay (not as cute as the original blogger's, but still okay). They're vanilla with buttercream frosting with Starburst jellybean noses. Yay for bunnies!!!

Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hef and Holly get a Buñata

The Buns got a special treat Saturday night that they looooooove! While I was out with some of my awesome girlfriends at dinner Friday night, Huz had to fend for himself. He got a burrito from one of our favorite places and brought it home in a brown paper bag (the restaurant sends them in it).

I found the bag on the counter Saturday and decided to make the buns a treat bag. I just put some Timothy Hay (the staple of their diet), some dark, leafy greens, a few pieces of carrot and a chew toy that they like in it and rolled it up. They love tearing into it and finding all the treats! It's like watching kids break open a piñata at a party! So fun!

I recorded them on my crappy phone and figured I would share it.

As you may have noticed, Hef found a piece of carrot and ran and hid. They're terrible sharers and always hide their food from each other =). Don't worry though, because Holly totally found a way bigger carrot right after I stopped recording. Take that Stingy Hef =P haha!

video

Thursday, April 1, 2010