Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The End

Of Utah!! Yahoo!! We are moving on the 27th and just wanted to put a plug in for those of you in Utah, or those of you who have friends and family here.

We are having a yard sale on Saturday April 24th from 10 am to 4pm. We are selling books, dishes, kitchen stuff, books, decorations, furniture, bedding, appliances, books, everything :)

Then everything that DOESN'T get sold... we are having a red tag sale/ goodbye party from 5pm to 10pm that same day. Basically everything that doesn't sell is up for grabs, and if you feel guilty for taking stuff for free we will have a donation jar that you can slip your change into.

We will have pizza and cookies at the party too so you can just come and say hey and goodbye before we move to TN if you want. Its all taking place at our house: 442 W 200 S Provo.

Otherwise- next time I blog it will be from the Eastern time zone. Yahoo!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Easter!!

I wanted to get this up before the move (a week from today- yay!).

Easter was great! We had smoothies for breakfast, watched conference, had Easter candy for lunch, watched conference, then had an AMAZING dinner, talked with Adams sister and didn't change out of our pjs ever! Love at home holidays.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Goal

Adam wants to go golfing for his birthday which means that I need something other than jeans, which I don't have. Which men's this morning I got to go SHOPPING!!

I went into Charlotte Russe (I love them) and the sales lady came up and asked me, "Need some help?" I hesitated and then with a laugh said to her:
"I am usually one of those people that HATES being helped while shopping. But, I just lost a tone of weight and I don't know what size I am or even what style I am looking for!"

So while I browsed some shirts, she went around and told every other sales associate in the store that I had just lost 50 pounds, and I spent an hour in the fitting room trying on every shirt and pant in the store :)

When I left they all waved at me and said, "Well congratulations! You look so amazing!"

What cracks me up about all of this is that they had NO IDEA what I looked like- before. They may not have even thought I was thin when I walked in but because I told them I had WORKED for my body, they were very congratulatory. Anyways- this leads to me getting to brag which I will do by picture.

One year ago- APril 2009. I looked like the following. I was VERY pretty.Today- April 2010 I look like this.I am pretty. I am fit. I am HEALTHY.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What we have been up to

Right. So it has only taken me a million and a half years to post again. Yahtzee. Arg! Life gets busy, and we sold my computer and so I don't have a lot of time or space mind that now that finals are here, to write. But I am taking an advantage of a slow morning at work and I will just list (because we all know how much I DEARLY love lists) all of our happenings lately.

1. Instead of Adams mission reunion we got together with his favorite mission friends that are still in the area, had dinner, and sat inside our house and just talked and laughed while one of Adams friends tried to convince us that Arrested Development is better the 30 Rock. (Didn't work.)

2. We had a GREAT Easter at home. We watched conference, ate yummy food, took naps, and Adams sister, though she had her appendix taken out the day before came over and talked and had smoothies with us. (pictures to come of course.)

3. I have made my weight goal. Last week. I weighed in at the big 140!! yay!! (Also- pictures to come :) Now I just have to not BLOW it while I try to maintain

4. All the books are packed. All the pictures are packed. All the decorations and all my crafty stuff is packed. Half the kitchen is packed, and half of my living room is things to sell in a garage sale or donate
4a. APRIL 24- 9 to.... 4 or so? We will have a yard sale! I will make a post about that later but hey- if you need books or kitchen stuff or dishes... come on over!

5. Adam celebrates the LAST class of his undergrad tomorrow. YAY!! Then the final grind starts, and then the move stress and then we will be in TN and then summer will come and we will just be so HAPPY!!

6. We have had multiple lunch and dinner dates with good friends to say hey and see ya later. Were talking desserts, brunches/ brinner, the Cafe Rio, Zupas, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, lots of talking and laughing and my ever so favorite- LOADS of hugs.

7. I started training my replacement at work while everyone else quits for the end of the semester. Which means last week I logged about... 5 hours of overtime? I should work a NORMAL week this week, and then a...25 hour one next week. (Which lets face it- that will help with the moving stress.) And then next Friday I am done. Yay!

Otherwise... Adam is studying and trying not to hate life too much. I am trying to organize a move across the country while hating myself for being so sentimental because we have LOTS more stuff we need to get rid of but I cant make myself part with any of it. We are living off of mac and cheese but somehow when we put on Scrubs and sit down with our respective bags of Easter candy and listen to the nice pitter patter of the rain outside- we can't hate life.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Just For the Women

I was blog surfing with a friend of mine today when she showed me the following. I about peed my pants when I read it, right at work, so I HAD to post it here. Don't stop after the first paragraph- I PROMISE you will NOT be disappointed you read it all.

This is from me to you, because it is how every woman feels every once and a while. Enjoy my female friends!


This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best webmail-award-winning letter.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,


I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from 'the curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong', or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bulls---. And that's a promise I will keep.

Always. . .
Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX