Friday, August 29, 2008

Ode to Katie

Katie came to visit last week for 8 lovely fun filled days. Well....we had planned on doing more active activities while Katie was there but ended up with some more low keyed fun that proved to make some unforgetable memories to add to our long list of good times. Katie and I became friends in first grade at Buckeye/Blue Oak where we spun endlessly on the bars, double dutch and chasing the boys off. After school if we were not over at one anothers' house we were chatting for hours on the phone about who knows what!! I like to look back when I was a chatty phone person, I must've chatted myself out from all the long hours we spent on the phone. As we grew up our interests changed and I became obsessed with horses and spent my every waking hour doing horses while Katie expanded into choir, yearbook and other scholastic activities. We still got to spend a glorious week together every summer on Katie's family skiing vacation where we got caught up on what was going on in our busy lives. High School came and went, college arrived and we went to opposite sides of the lovely sate of California and had hit and miss contact when we would actually be home visiting at the same time. We then graduated college, got "big kid" jobs and ended up back at our parents house saving our pennies. Laughing at where we had ended up compared to what we had planned way back in our ambitious youth about what we would be doing at the ripe old age of 25! Just in case you were wondering no we did not plan to be college graduates in the fields that we had found ourselves in and residing back in our parents homes where we couldn't wait to get out of after high school!! Don't get me wrong we had traveled, experienced all kinds fun and interesting things in our lives but somehow managed to be back at square one. Now we have reached full circle by becoming closer friends again, calling to just check in on what boring adventures we had that day and sharing crazy memories of our youth and now our adulthood. Everyone should have a few good friends to share those good and bad moments with!! So Katie thanks for the laughing till I cry fun and crazy times that I can look back to when I am thinking how boring and normal my life is!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All About Me

This is how the game works:Use Google image search to answer each question. Then, out of ONLY the first page of results, choose your favorite or most random image. It's kinda weird, but kinda fun. Let me know if you do it too or if you need some clarification.

My Age:

A Place I have Traveled:

A Place I want to Travel:

Favorite Place:

Favorite Object:

Favorite Food:

Favorite Animal:

Favorite Color:

The Town I was Born:

The City I live now:


Past Love:

Best Friends Nickname:

My Screen Name:

My First Name:

My Middle Name:

My Last Name:

Bad Habit:

My first Job:

My Grandmothers Name:

My College Degree:

What I am doing Right now:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Working From Home

This month so far I have been able to work from home quite a bit which is really nice becuase of the following:

1. I don't have to get dressed for the day and can stay in my PJs.
2. I don't have to worry that my dad will see what I also have opened on my computer screen.
3. I can lay on the couch and watch tv while doing my work or talking on the phone.
3. I can watch what the rest of the neighborhood is doing while I am away at the office all day!

So if you stop by I will not be dressed, hair or makeup done and my house will be messy because why clean while I am working.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Southern California

Yes, we went on ANOTHER trip to visit family, I think that is all we do during the summer but at least we get to go to fun places to do it!! So this time we went just for the weekend to be there for Jesse's Uncle's ordination. It was a wonderful time and everyone was soo excited for the Olive family!!! We also got to go to Universal Studios which was a lot of fun to see since I have never been. It was better than I thought and I am not really a small theme park attender, I prefer big and fast and scary versus slow and enjoyable. Anyways, we did get to ride some fun rides and it was fun to watch the younger kids all excited about going on rides. There of course was a lot of card games to be played which I LOVE so we had fun and I even got a little Rook in as well which I am not sure I fully understand so everyone still helps out. But it is a married only game which is funny because not everyone's spouse plays but you must first be married to be taught how to play. Funny family traditions that I love!!!