Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gosh, This was WAY Fun!

I meant to do this a long time ago...I saw it on Anisa's blog, but just never got around to it. Since nothing is going on in my SINGLE life, this is what you get??? Enjoy!

1. The Fridge...Did you notice the retro Budweiser on the top shelf??? It's all for show PEOPLE! That's a collector item. Please remember that my roommate is a boy - I do try to keep the fridge somewhat organized.
2. Closet...I love COLOR - can you tell. I do own some black - they are on the other side of the closet...But since I am a "spring" my clothing color palate is all these bright colors. They say "spring" gal's should not wear black, or at least save it for the bedroom if you know what i"m saying... Useless information - you know me!3. The Sink...the joy of having a dishwasher. Oh wait - I am the dishwasher. I think it's punishment for always throwing a fit when my mom asked me to do the dishes as a child???4. Toilet...Now this toilet is my own personal toilet. I am the only one that usually uses it, unless my roommate, Cash wants to make me mad. Occasionally he'll come use it, and not spray after - I guess I'm glad he at least flushes??? Again, more information you don't care to know! (Dont' think that I didn't think about taking a picture of me on the toilet - gross! But so FUNNY!)5. Favorite Shoes...Hot PINK CROC'S - all the way baby. Now don't think that I wear them out in public, cause I don't. Only once in a great while...but the minute I get home they get put on!6. Favorite Room...My bedroom! Although, I hate the windows, but what can you do? Other than the windows it's my favorite!7. What my kids are doing...They are swimming around in some man's area, or a cleaner explanation is, they are just chilling in Heaven, patiently waiting. I have such obedient children.
8. The Laundry room...Yes, you are seeing that right - it's next to the oven. The other half is down in the storage room. Loads of fun - no pun intended! Get it, "loads" - never mind?!?!
9. Self-portrait...How fun was this - a favorite past time of mine!
10. Dream Vacation...Disney World - where I'll be in a few weeks - so stay tuned for blogs and pics on that Spring Break adventure!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dating Stinks...I'll leave it at that????

This is too funny!

I quote from a book, Dating Makes You Want to Die: (But You Have to Do It Anyway)

“First thing first: It’s important to remember that being single is not a death sentence that your mother makes it out to be. Sure, at your age, most of the good men and women are already snatched up by people more together than you, and you’re not getting better – you’re getting older. But hope is not lost, miserable single person. Let’s look at a few characteristics that define who you are and what’s horribly, horribly wrong with you – and show you how to fix them.

Should you hate yourself for being single? (Side note from me, Libby - only when my family is constantly asking me why I'M SINGLE....Then yes, I start to hate myself.)

Somehow we’ve all been programmed to believe that if you haven’t already gotten married on a Disney cruise, (LDS Standards – Mormon Temple) popped out two children by thirty, live in a subdivision, and plan all-inclusive vacations to Mexico, where the only exotic people you meet are from Idaho, there is something wrong with you. Well, okay, so your mother probably thinks there is something wrong with you – but that doesn’t mean you should. Why in the world are you supposed to hate yourself because someone with nothing better to do hasn’t asked you to get married and live a boring life watching cable on your La-Z-Boy? No. You should love yourself because of this.

Single women have everything going for them – there is a world of possibility ahead of them. Every single man you encounter knows he can try to get into your pants without getting smacked down by a boyfriend/husband. But talking to these eager men about how you hate yourself because you’re single means that you will always, always be single. They won’t jump up and say, “You hate being single, too? Let’s make babies together, hot stuff!” No, they will back away and talk to the confident single girl who seems like she might be fun to hang out with.

Sure, you want to share your life with someone. That’s a nice thought. But hating yourself because that hasn’t happened yet only leads to overeating, depression, and wearing sweatpants everywhere you go. And you can let that happen only once you’re married (Side note from me, Libby...NOW THAT'S FUNNY!). Being a downer means that other downers will want to be around you, and doubling that Prozac prescription is pricey.”

The book goes on, and keeps me laughing!!! Just thought I would share this with all you out there who are married, and didn’t get the chance to be in a 28 year old (SINGLE) person’s shoes.

FYI: I WILL NOT JOIN ANY DATING WEBSITES – I HAVE NO DESIRE!!! (Those of you who have pushed me onto them...You know who you are in regards to me dating…)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm Turning Green

I love the color green, I love to wear green, my eyes are green - yes green, my bathroom is green, someday I would like a green kitchen, and most important the world is trying to go green! I want to be apart of the work of going green, not because I love the color green, but GREEN IS GOOD!

Lately I have been feeling the need to "Go Green" - recycle, compost, save energy, etc. About a month ago something came over me with paper - I was throwing out a lot of paper from notebooks and files. I felt really bad about it. I grew up recycling paper and aluminum so I knew better than to throw out all this paper. Well to make a long story short I did some calling around and found some recycling bins in Cedar City. I now have separate garbage bins designated to different items for recycling. As of now Cedar City has bins for paper, plastic, and aluminum. Each week I empty my separate garbage cans and take the paper, plastic, and aluminum to Cedar City and dump them in the bins. (Actually I give the aluminum cans to Cash so he can take them to his friend and get money...I know I need money but the amount of cans we go through is not even enough to buy me a six pack of soda - the aluminum bin actually takes a good month or more to fill up.)

It is surprising now when I go to throw something away I think about it. Also with throwing garbage away I have always wanted to build a compost, now I'm going to make it happen. I have been searching the Internet high and low to learn about composting, and compost bins - they are expensive! I have found one that will work for my budget, and as soon as the snow melts I'm going to go to work in building it. I just feel bad every time I clean out the fridge or just throw table scraps away. Composting is so NEAT! I can't wait to be apart of it!

This is what I found:

• 7 lengths of 2 x 6 lumber, each cut to 3'. Your lumberyard will make the cuts for you. Get exterior wood, like Western Red Cedar. Rough, unplanned wood is fine. The wood does not need to be treated with preservatives - untreated lumber will last many years. • Four lengths of 2 x 2 lumber (or 4 x 4 ), each cut to 4' lengths.
• Galvanized common nails, 2 3/4" long. 28 nails.
• Sharpen one end of each 2 x 2 to act as stakes. A hatchet works best - it doesn't have to be pretty. This will keep your bin in place.• Nail the 3' boards to the 2 x 2's as shown. Leave space between the boards to help aerate the pile. Pre-drilling the nail holes will make nailing easier and prevent the wood from splitting.• Set bin in place and drive the corners down into the ground with a sledge or heavy hammer.
Also two other things that I need to invest in is, a kitchen composter, and a paper shredder. The paper shredder you ask, you can add shredded paper to composts. I will only add small amounts of paper over a period of time, but big paper like news paper, cardboard, magazines, etc will go into a recycling bin.

I'm so excited to start my journey of turning green!!! Don't you worry I'll be blogging more about it! Here are some awesome websites that I have bookmarked:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

If you have young children DO NOT TAKE THEM TO THE MOVIE THEATER!!!

WARNING!!! This is one of my rare little rants - so I don't want any hurt feelings when you are done reading this!

WHY IN THE HECK (I'm watching my language - thank you) would anyone take children to movies that are adult movies. This evening I met up with one of my friends from Alaska, in Cedar. We decided to go to a Matin'ee of "He's Just Not That Into You" and this is why I wait for movies to come out on DVD.

We enter the theater about 10 minutes before the movie starts. It is empty, we find a great seat and patiently wait for the movie to start. People start to come in, old couples, young couples, and then two middle aged women with a FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL! Guess where they sit - RIGHT BEHIND ME!!! The movie begins and after ten minutes the little girl is bored with the movie - she should be, it's a movie for adults! To be the polite person that I am I do the head turn. You know where you just turn your head and sigh. Yeah - that's what I did! This continued through most the movie - the head turning. I almost lost it at one point and turned around and said, "SERIOUSLY LADY!" "Really, you really are bringing a child to this movie!" I didn't, I kept it to myself. However, I thought I'll put this on paper and teach everyone with children to not take them to movies - CALL ME! I will gladly babysit them for you just so I know you are not one of those people who takes their children to a movie just so they can squirm, kick my seat, and talk the entire time!

Lastly, the movie was great, even when I wasn't getting pushed on my chair. It taught me a lot of insight on men, or BOYS, and I will probably rent it when it comes out. Just because there were a few things that I missed during the movie!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Survived My First Week at Work

This is about as exciting as my Blog is getting lately...Let's talk about my first week of work. How exciting! It's just like any other job, I basically just sit through a window and stare at students taking tests. It is quite fun when you have a hot guy with no ring on his finger sitting in front of me being intimidated BY ME! Since I'm so intimidating! That's about all I can give you about the job now, we are still trying to get the center set up, but at least we have a routine down with how to run it now. Here's something exciting I can give you. The testing center made front page of the University Journal (SUU Newspaper) and guess who was quoted in the article twice - you guessed right, me! Kind of lame - I know, but I'll be keeping the article for my scrapbook. I tell ya - I'm going to milk this job for my resume when it comes time to look for a teaching job.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yum, My Random Blogs...

In my wonderful major I have to take Child Guidance classes - these are NOT my favorite classes!  To top it off I have to work 3 hours a week in a preschool.  However, I don't want to say this but these classes, and these rug-rats are growing on me.  What I'm getting at is I have to teach preschool as part of this class, and I have to put together lesson plans.  In this process of putting together lesson plans I have to include a snack.  Look what I found!  I thought this was so amazing and neat!  I love carmel apples, but they are so messy, so if you are doing a snack at preschool, or you want a cool appetizer at Halloween give these a try!  I know, I know, this is so random!  What can I say - I'm a RANDOM Gal!  Enjoy! 


4-inch lollipop sticks
Melon baller
Granny Smith apples (one apple makes about 8 mini apples)
Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
Small paper candy cups

1. First, cut the lollipop sticks in half at an angle (the pointy end will go into the apple pieces easier). With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push half of a lollipop stick into the peel of each ball. Pat the apple pieces dry. 
2. Melt the chips according to the package directions. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips, then roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, or coconut, if desired. Place the mini apples in paper candy cups to set.