Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Just thinking a lot about my family today. They've been through a lot in past months and unfortunately these times of tragedy are also good in that they make you really appreciate and remember your loved ones.

This is a picture of my brother Allen presenting the flag to my Aunt Joyce at Uncle Dale's funeral. This touches me so....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Nothing too exciting but since this is the closest thing to a journal I keep I feel i need to keep it up.

I have gone walking/jogging 4 out of the last 5 days. Go me. Rested on Sunday of course. Yesterday was really good because I was able to jog twice as far as the last time I went. Any of you that know me know this is big because my asthma has held me back my whole life. It sucks.

Anyhoo, after not working out regularly for seriously like two years except for the sporadic occasions, I am determined to work my way back up to when I used to jog two miles every day.

Back when I was in good shape due to this daily schedule I hiked half dome like it was a 5 mile hike (It's more like 18mi). The next year when I did it I was not jogging on a regular basis due to an ankle injury and oh mann, it kicked my butt so hard. So I haven't done it since (3 yrs?). So...My goal is to get back up to jogging at LEAST 3 times per week so that I can do Half Dome again next Summer and so that Snowbaording this winter doesn't kick my butt like it did last year. And there you have it. Go team.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The other side

My uncle Dale passed away this last Friday of complications from a ruptured spleen due to a nasty fall. Talk about a flury of memories and emotions that have come flooding back from the days when we still had the Taylor family reunion. So may good times. Such good family. Also, a lot of memories of my Dad's passing have surfaced.

I am somewhat jealous of the reunion up in heaven right now. Dale gets to be greeted by my dad, Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Farrell as well as others. Party!

Uncle, you will be missed greatly and we look forward to meeting again.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

tick tock

Do you ever feel like your just killing time to get to something bigger? But don't know what it is? I have had this odd feeling for about 3 weeks now. It's quite strange. Not a feeling of discontentment or anything like that. But perhaps just compliance with what life is handing me right now? Don't get your panties in a bunch, it's nothing major or profound....just weird feelings I guess.

Still in the brain fog and oh so tired all the time right now. But I think it's getting a little better due to the supplements that I am taking to get my blood sugar better under control. Have lost 3 lbs from just that. {happy dance} It's always fabulous to lose weight when you're not trying to by "dieting". And FYI, I don't believe in "diets". I believe in life style. Eating healthier is always a good thing to try but "DIET" adds too much pressure and people give up and binge. Not me. I indulge if I want to or am having a strong craving but ALWAYS try to be mindful of how much and of what I consume. Now, wouldn't it be nice if another 5 lbs came off from these supps and I was back to my pre-marriage weight??? It would be super duper.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pour some sugar on me

Best. Concert. Ever.
Saw Def Leppard last night. Finally got to witness my childhood fav song live. It exceeded my expectations even though Joe Elliot had laryngitis. I tell you what, I can't sing worth a darn when I have it so I was blown away that he could. And it was fun to hit the high notes for him. He would just stop singing and point both hands at the audience and we'd sing it for him. Because of course everyone knew the words :)

Saw some AWESOME mullets. AWESOME. Here's a little taste. I took some video but the base was so heavy it distorts pretty bad. But I HAD to get my fav DL song on video! It was my very first favorite song and the ripe old age of 5 years old :-D

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Has anyone seen my brain? It seems it has gone missing in the last few months. I feel like such a ditz. Anyone have any tips for how to not feel this way? Any remedies that help with cognitive function? I don't really feel like I'm not getting enough what could it be? I'm not pregnant as far as I know. (Had a period 2 1/2 weeks ago) but this has been going on for like 6 months now. Bleh....