Alright!! Woohoo!!! I am officially on vacation. Salt Lake City, here I come. I am going to spend just over a week with my Tamara!!! During which time, I am going to be visiting my beautiful niece and nephew. Stay tuned for pics of the babies!
So, while I am playing, here is something for you to enjoy. This is just a clip, but here is the Oregon Chorale.
Complete and utter failure. Yup, you read that right. My first attempt at charcoal grilling ended in failure. My folks got me a small grill for birthday, and I wanted to try it. Apparently, I know nothing about grilling. I thought I could, but nope. I got these beautiful steaks to grill, and once I cooked them up on the stove top they were great. Maybe I need to find someone to give me grilling lessons. Oh well, I will try again later!
Okay, I am a slacker! I admit it. I have really done nothing this week. Work, come home, sleep and do it all again the next day. I did trim my hair this week, and asked her to go a little shorter in the back. So, we did! My hair is now just at the bottom of my ears. Of course, I drive down to Corvallis cause I absolutely love my hair dresser!!! She is the best. So, headed down friday night and back on saturday. Came back in time for my friend Keegan's 4th b-day party. What a party! Go Mom!! I finally found time to get into the pool...actually, hot tub first. Very nice...I think I should make this a daily habit.
Still no keys, I will be having my locks changed this week.
Happy Fathers Day to my dad! My dad is, without a doubt, the most amazing dad ever! (Sorry, your dad will never be cooler than mine!) He is such an example of perserverance, love and patience.
Yup, you read that right. Still no keys. They have disappeared off the face of the earth. The good news is that the complex will change the locks on my apartment for me. I am still hoping to find them somewhere.
Okay, have to share this, even though I will probably never live it down. SO, here we go. Long day at work, head to straight to babysit the k's. Get home around 11:15 pm, pull out my keys, and... no keys to my house!!!!!!! I have all my other keys, but not the ring with the house keys and mail key on it. So, you know the drill. Empty out your purse, search your car. Retrace your steps the last time you remember having them...meanwhile, trying really hard not to pee your pants. No keys. Check near the mailbox, no keys. Check near the front office, no keys. Call the emergency # on the office door, leave a message. Call home, rant and rave, still try not to pee. The whole time praying that you really aren't losing your mind but they are actually gone. Throw in the prayer that you either need to find the keys, or lose the need to void! Call a friend (by this time it is 1145) ask to use their bathroom. Drive back over, race up the stairs, ahhh, RELIEF!!!! back downstairs, dump your purse on the floor. Still no keys. Then... Brainstorm! Maybe the living room window is still open. Hopefully I didn't actually be responsible and close the windows. EUREKA!!! Two windows are open, just have to pop the screen, crawl in, and viola!
So, what did I learn, you ask? well, 2 things. First, there is a really prickly bush outside my window. and it really hurts when you butt is in it. And 2nd, breaking into my apartment is pretty noisy! That is a relief. At least if someone breaks in, I will hear it! (I figured if a cat can break into my apartment, then I can too.) A few weeks ago, I really had a cat burglar. A cat managed to paw out a corner of a screen, and crawled in. Freaked me out, early saturday morning, got out of the shower, and there is this cat! He is a pretty cat, but a little disconcerting to have him break in. Oh well, that is story for today!
Okay, today it is official! I turned 25! I have a confession to make... I have been having a hard time with this b-day. My best friend termed it a "quarter life crisis." However, now that I am actually 25, I have been blessed with sudden wisdom. Okay, not really, but I have been thinking about this for the past several weeks. I think part of the reasons I have been struggling are that my "plan" for my life has really not happened. But, in my moments in between freaking out, here is what I have realized:
In my 25 years I have: * been a nanny * worked for Walt Disney World * been a first responder, CNA, EMT-Basic and dispatcher * lived in somewhere over 15 different houses * become an auntie * lived on my own, with roommates, and with family (and those I count as family) * made friends * kept most of those friends * learned how amazingly cool my parents actually are * and much more
Most importantly, however, it is not what I have done that makes me who I am. No matter what, I am a daughter of God. I have a loving Father in Heaven who knows me... really knows me. Better than I know myself. awesome.
Anyhoo, as far as my actual birthday went, I spent the day at work (I know, not so fun) then ran over the tech rehearsal for the chorale. Our concert is coming up next weekend, so we sang for 3 1/2 hours! And let me tell you, it is fun to have a choir sing Happy Birthday! I got a grill from my folks (yep, I get to learn how to grill) and all the accoutrement's needed.