Monday, June 20, 2011

Will You???

Why does a body like that have to be SO hard to have after the age of 40?  *SIGH*

Okay, so I may never look like that, but at least I can get my body into shape, right?  Diet, exercise, and discipline. 

All I want is to feel good and to be able to run again!  I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a while now and so there has been NO running for me :(  I think I am FINALLY ready to start up again though.  As long as I take it slow and don't over train, hopefully I will be able to run my favorite 10K race again this Fall!!!  That is the plan :)  :)  :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Childhood Memories of 1400 N.

At first I thought I was going to write a poem.  Then I decided that I would just write all the memories I could think of that were tied to this childhood home.  Maybe someday I will take the list and make a poem, or write a story.  For now the random list will do.  They are in no particular order.  I just wrote down what came to mind as it came to mind.

901 W 1400 N

Light Blue Ford
Gold Mustang
The Ericksen's
Baby Bryan
The Hones
Picking dandelions
Finding ladybugs by the stream
Searching for four leaf clovers
Sledding down derby hill
Biking down derby hill
Gene Elliot Dance Studio
Lions Park
Miniature Golf Course
Candy from the Golf Shack
Grandview Hill
Grandview Elementary
Week Day Primary
Getting my first bike
Learning to ride a bike without training wheels
Riding Bikes
Getting stitches
Big Blue Station Wagon
Blue Toyota Corolla Wagon
Orange Truck
Running through the sprinklers
Calling on the phone to find out the outside temperature
Playing dress up
The red lace dress
The light blue lace dress
Birthday parties
Clothes hanging on the line to dry
Camping at Deer Creek
Heber Creeper
Geneva Park
Geneva Steel
Starting Kindergarten
Mrs. Hawkins
Starting 1st Grade
Miss Webb
Starting 2nd Grade
Shag carpet
Deer Jerky
Big Wheels
Riding inchworm
Hippity Hops
Homemade wood stilts
Dr. Nance
Dr. John
The Christmas House
Nanette’s Beetle
Donny Osmond
Purple socks
GI Joe
Lone Ranger
Sunshine Family
Climbing the lattice arch on the patio
The Dunns
The Olsens
The Clarks
Hotel Balderdash
Santa Clause delivering gifts
White fireplace
Crystal Swag Lamps
Rubber Boots
Turquoise Jumpsuit with Red Zipper
Baby Sister
Dad's Guitar
Pleather Furniture
July 4th Parade at BIC Building
The "Limp"
Grandma moving from Colorado
Downtown JC Penney
New Kitchen Window
Losing my best friend to Orem
New neighbors
St. Bernards

I realize this list means nothing to anyone else but me.  It was pretty fun to see how many things I could think of from SO LONG ago :)  

Monday, June 6, 2011


Is it Summer?  Really?  I think I have forgotten what the FUN days of Summer are supposed to be!  Last Summer was spent dealing with Jake's head injury.  Time in Primary Children's.  Back and forth for check ups after he was released from the hospital, and trying to get settled in our new home.  There was no vacation.  No down time.  No fun.

This Summer isn't much different.  I have been so busy getting ready to teach 5th grade next year that I haven't had time to do anything fun.  Nada.  Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.

To top it off, I only have 12 short days of freedom left before I am back attending another class at the college.  Then I will be trying to get ready for next school year while doing homework and attending class.  What kind of a Summer is that?  Not much of one!

I find life a bit funny right now.  You see, my FAVORITE thing to do is travel.  I love leaving town and exploring other places. . .wanna know something sad?  I haven't been on any kind of vacation (short or otherwise) since January 2009.  What is up with that?  HECK, I haven't even left the city I live in for an overnight trip of any kind since I went to the scrapbook expo in March!  What the?  Man, my life is BORING!

I think I am feeling a bit antsy.  I wish I had the time and the resources to take off and do something fun. We used to try and take a family vacation of some sort every year.  We haven't done that in so long that I think my kids have forgotten what a family vacation is!!!

Oh well, enough of the pity party.  I must remember to be thankful for what I have and not worry about what I don't have.  Right?  Right!

I think I must be getting a little stir crazy.  Too much time working and not enough time playing.  It will all be worth it after I graduate in December.  Right???