30 October 2008

My Life

Ok, so has anyone seen the show, Kath and Kim? Well, it’s hilarious and I love it. It’s basically about a mother and daughter who are kind of stuck in a weird fashion funk, and think that they are really hot, but they are really big dorks. The daughter has just decided to separate from her new husband because he expects her to do things like microwave dinner every once in a while. She can’t handle it, and she decides to separate from him. Anyway, Kim, the daughter, says that she doesn’t want to do work because she’s a trophy wife, and she is too busy being a trophy wife to be working on a Tuesday.

You know how everyone you meet asks you what you do in terms of work, school, etc.? Well, I am graduated, and I don’t have a job (but I really wish I did). My new response to everyone is, “I’m a trophy wife!” I substitute teach 2 or 3 times a week, but other than that, I am just a trophy wife.

Anyway, since I have been a trophy wife, I have had to try to fill my time with things I normally wouldn’t consider. I bought groceries at the beginning of the month, and I have been cooking dinner this whole month (big mistake, I hate cooking, and I make a huge mess when I try).

Two weeks ago, my good friend Laura (I was a nanny to her children for 11 years) came in to town fore a nursing conference, and we met up in Salt Lake for lunch and dinner. Besides taking me on a shopping spree to Anthropologie (she totally spoils me, thanks, Laura), she recommended a few things for me to do while I am in my trophy wife stage. She recommended that I learn to knit. We were walking through Anthropologie, and I kept seeing cute hats and scarves, but I just thought to myself, why pay $128 dollars for a piece of yarn, when I can learn to knit, and make it myself. Coincidently, my friend Lindsee e-mailed me that same day and asked me if I wanted to learn to knit. Last week, Lindsee tried to teach me, but that didn’t go so well—I could only knit a line, kind of. Luckily we will be getting together twice a month for her to help me. Thanks, Lindsee!

Laura also suggested that I read the Twilight books. A few years ago, I saw Twilight in Barnes and Noble and I thought that it looked interesting, but I never bought it because I was too poor, and I was too busy with school to read leisurely. Well, since then, these books have become really popular and it seems like everyone insisted that I read them. I’m not one to conform, so I decided that I wouldn’t read them. Well, coincidently again, after Laura suggested that I read the books, my sister-in-law, Gini, came down to visit from Idaho, and she brought me the first book to read (Thank you so much, Gini). I thought that I would maybe get around to reading it after I finished some of my other books that I was already reading. Well, on Monday the 20th, I picked it up and read a few pages. Four days later, I had finished the first book. This was probably the third best decision of my life. I absolutely love Twilight! Is it bad to be married and to be in love with a fictional character at the same time? Because I am. I love Edward Cullen! Mac was happy that I found something that I loved so much. On Friday, he came home from work with the complete set. I finished the second book, New Moon, on Saturday, and I was already started on the third book, Eclipse by Saturday night. Mac basically did not have a wife for the whole weekend. I am trying to pace myself with Eclipse, because I want to save Breaking Dawn for my plane ride to Seattle next weekend. I was even hoping that I could stretch the book out to read on my other plane ride to Arizona in another 3 weeks. I don’t see this happening. I could have Eclipse finished by tonight, and Breaking Dawn finished by Saturday.

When I go to Arizona in three weeks, I will be arriving on the night that the movie Twilight comes out. The girl I used to nanny, Carly, and I are going to the midnight showing that night (Sorry Gini, I just don’t think I would be able to wait until a later date to drive up and see it with you…you understand, right…). I can’t wait!

I can’t believe how obsessed I am with this book. I can hardly sleep at night. My mind keeps wandering, narrating the book as I think it would happen. Then, I have dreams that I am Bella. Then sometimes, I really think that I am Bella. I think I need help, but I don’t want any. I love it too much! Who knew that i could be obsessed with a book about vampires?

So, that is what I have been doing since being a trophy wife. What? I'm pathetic? Whatev.

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25 October 2008

It's a Sick World

Due to a stalker who is obsessed with my husband, and clearly can't live with the fact that he is married to a woman, all comments on my blog will now be moderated. Honestly, whoever left me a comment two years ago about blogs being completely safe, and me being over-protective...seriously, wake up!

Get a Life...

...and go to hell, anonymous, pervert commenters.


14 October 2008

Trip to Arizona

Last week we went to Arizona for my friend Kelly’s wedding.

I was so excited to get out of Utah for the week, but once I got to Arizona, it didn’t feel like home anymore, but Utah doesn’t feel like home either. I’m a home orphan.

Anyway, we did have fun, though.

I was able to see my kids (the kids I was a nanny to for 11 years). I miss them so much and it is hard to know that they have a new nanny. Let’s be honest, though, I’m still their favorite! I think it's because my jokes are so funny.

I can’t believe how big they are. Carly (the oldest) is 15 now. I started babysitting her when she was 3. Jack is now 13. It’s weird to think that I used to change his diapers. A year had past since I last saw him, and I was in shock when I heard his deep voice. My little Abby (Munchie, as I call her) is so big, too. I have been babysitting for the Robertson’s before Abby was even born. My first year of marriage was super hard because I cried every night because I missed them so much.

On my birthday I was able to hang out with one of my favorite friends, Holly (I hate that my birthday always falls on or around conference weekend). I miss her so much, too. She is my one friend who I can tell anything to, and completely be myself. I had not seen Holly since my wedding 2 years prior, and it was like no time passed at all.

Holly and I like to joke that she is my lower half and I am her upper half—she completes me, and I complete her—(if you know Holly and I, no explanation is needed for this one). Mac had never seen me have so much fun with a friend. I think he was happy to see me so happy.

Mac was able to see first hand some of the crazy antics that I am capable of, and I think him and Ray were a little embarrassed.

Sometimes Holly and I like to walk through crowded malls with our hands adjoined.

And nestle by the fires.

And jump.

Anyway, Holly’s my favorite.

While we were in Arizona, Mac met this puppy:

He really wants him. They love each other. Mac + puppy = Puppy Love. I think Mac wishes that I could birth English Bulldogs…..maybe I can.

We were also able to see my sister and her kids, Colter and Cash. I had never Cash until last week. She birthed cute kids. So did my brother’s wife. That’s a lot of pressure (maybe birthing English Bulldogs would be a good thing).

I still have no job. Cool. I will be substitute teaching in the meantime, though. Tomorrow I am teaching Spanish to 8th graders. Woo!

Good thing my dad gave me a gift card to Barnes and Noble for my birthday. Now I have 4 new books to help to pass my times of boredom. One of my books is 752 pages. Turns out, I’m pretty smart.

Can someone please invite me to a Halloween costume party? I have a fantastic idea for a costume and I need to use it before anyone else does.