Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Holy cow, I can't believe how slow we have suddenly gotten at work. It's crazy because not many people in this area have been directly affected by the economy yet... And yet business has suddenly gone way the point that I actually get bored at work. I NEVER get bored at work. I always have something to do even if I am being particularly lazy that day and stay signed in to facebook all day. But now, I am actually trying to WILL people to call and make appointments. Not only because I am getting ridiculously bored but also because if this lasts too long it could really hit us hard. I am praying that it doesn't hit so hard that my boss has to cut my salary which is never know. Expect the worst and hope for the best? We think that people are just really holding on to their pennies right now even if they have not had a change in their status or income for fear of it happening to them sometime soon. I thought with gas prices having dropped so drastically that business would have picked up because more people are driving more often....but it actually did the opposite. Let's just hope we're slow right now because it's the week before thanksgiving and people are just pinching pennies for their travels. I don't want to be a Negative Nancy so I'll change the subject..

I am sooooo stoked to go snowboarding in just over a week. Yay! Pray that we'll have some fantastic pow to shred. Also, I am really excited to see my family. My mom turns 70 on the 26th so this is a milestone for her and we get to be there to help her celebrate! My sister Cynthia and her family are moving to Turkmenistan(sp?) after the first of the year so we will get to see them before they head out too. Sissy (as I call her) and I have always had a good bond so I always miss her terribly since they live abroad for the majority of the time, but I relish every moment I get to hang out and laugh with her, her husband Doug and their adorable kids. So so so excited! My sister-in-law Heather Anne is pregnant and due sometime at the end of April (we're staying at their house on this trip) so I am excited to see her progress as well as her of course along with my brother and their kids. So fun! Yay for family vacations!

One of these days hopefully, Tay and I will get to take a tropical vacation as a couple. He's never been to Hawaii *gasp* so I am just dying to take him and especially to hike the Na Pali Coast. Hopefully next year sometime but we're pinching our pennies too so we'll see. Ok...I am done rambling.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Can't wait for vacation

I was just thinking to myself today, "I can't wait to get a little vacation with my Tay next week." Not so much because I'm stressed at work or anything because really, who isn't in one way or another? But more because I'm actually looking forward to the 12 hour drive there. *Gasp!* I know, it's sounds loony but here's why I speak such craziness: Last Christmas/New Years break, Taylor flew out to see me in Utah on Christmas night. We had only been dating just over 3 weeks but it was almost unbearable to be apart already. I know, sooo mushy. Anyway, I usually HATE christmas but the combination of my superhero sister-in-law Heather Anne and the fact that Taylor flew out to spend time with me (as well as see his family) made my Christmas by far the best one i have ever had. We went to visit my grandmother in Idaho, he met my whole family almost, aside from the brother + family who lives in Indiana, and we hung with a bunch of his family and went snowboarding twice. It was sooo incredibly fun. And to top off an already amazing vacation we had such an incredibly fun time on the drive home just talking and enjoying each other's company. So, in the middle of the desert we were just chatting about how much fun we have together and how things just flow and that's when he told me that he loved me. It was so cute because he just stated it so matter of factly. Now, normally with any other guy after three weeks I would have shown him nothing but the back of my head as I was running for the hills, but with Taylor, I knew I loved him too. Yes, that soon...and that didn't scare me at all. I knew I wanted to spend eternity with him.

So Anyway, I am really looking forward to our trip because we get to spend some quality one on one time together outside of our normal daily routines. PLUS, we get to go snowboarding...our drug of choice...sigh.... I'm so excited I could pop

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Can I just say how incredibly excited I am for the snow?? Taylor and I are driving out to Utah the night of the 26th for Thanksgiving with the fam. We're going to snowbird on the 28th to shred some serious pow because as of yet they've recieved 46 inches of snow in some places! Woot woot! Time to dust of my beautiful Burton Feelgood ES and float down the mountains on a cloud of cold yummy goodness. YES!

In other news...I thought this was interesting. Elton John said the exact message the Yes on Prop 8 people were trying to convey. Things that make you go hmmmm.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am so frustrated to the point of tears because of all of the mud slinging and name calling surrounding prop 8. People say we should seperate church and state, but regardless, Prop 8 made the ballot and therefore it was up to the people to vote. Because of my beliefs I voted yes on 8 to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. As a result I am being called a Bigot among other things. I really feel frustrated that people say we all have freedom of speech but attack me for my opinion. I know it's not reasonable to think that everyone will just be respectful of my right to my opinion and agree to disagree but man, it really gets hard to stand up for what you believe when EVERYONE around you is telling you what an awful person that makes you. One of my best friends is gay, and she was saddened when I told her of my decision on how I would be voting.... but we are still friends and hopefully will be for years to come. I find it sad that of all the people who are angry at my vote, she, who has the most reason to be upset, respects my beliefs, understands my reasoning and does not think I am a bigot. She knows I love her and support her happiness any way I can as do I for anyone, male or female who is gay. I am always happy for someone when they find love, happiness and acceptance for who they are from another person.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election DAY!

Can I just say how friggin excited I am that the election will be over after today??? Either way it will be interesting to see how it goes. Oh the anticipation!