Oh No! Don't slide backwards!! No Brakes!!I did take the Ski School on the bunny slopes. I ended up ditching my class because I just wanted to ski. School and I never really got along to too well, I learn better by doing. I learned that man-made snow is about as soft as concrete, only colder and wet. After spending many turns sprawled across the path, I finally got the hang of it. I made it all the way down the mountain twice without falling!
Finishing up my last run, just as we were getting ready to leave, I overcame my fears and bombed the steepest, longest hill in the park. I decided that if I fell, I fell and oh well...I was going for it. I swung down and started picking up major speed, telling myself to leanforwardleanforwardleanforward.
A kid biffed it right in front of me and I knew I was going to crash straight into him, but I maneuvered past him and made it to the bottom safe and sound.
What Edeninc Means
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
I would rather have flowers.
I eat popcorn and candy 1 piece at a time.
Who are "They" and why do I care what they say?
I broke it.
Books sit unread on my shelves, mocking me.
I could knit you a hat.
I wish I was a cat, that's the life!
Once I didn't have anything else to repent of. It didn't last.
I want to trust Him, but I'm scared of what He'll tell me next.
The power went out. Made me wonder if we could make it without it.
I miss Oreo.
I'm glad we finally have a kitchen table.
We pay to talk to her, but I think she's kinda batty.
We hang pictures way too high because that's where the leftover nails are.
When I feel like misbehaving I read PostSecret, and know I'm not alone.
I don't think there is a cure for cancer.
I wish I knew my grandfather better.
I remember the mustard on your face and laugh.
Why is it ok that it hurts?
1. to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo
2. to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate
3. to admit of; allow; bear
4. to continue to exist; last
5. to support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding; suffer patiently
6. to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness
1. To carry on through, despite hardships; undergo
2. To bear with tolerance
3. To continue in existence; last
4. To suffer patiently without yielding
1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
2. face and withstand with courage
3. continue to live through hardship or adversity
4. undergo or be subjected to
5. last and be usable
6. persist for a specified period of time
7. continue to exist
D&C 24: 8
Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days.
I also actually did work today. Remarkable I know, but understandable considering the circumstances. No one to chitchat with about nothing, so I had to find other things to fill the long work hours. Learning to use my Facebook page, the SuperPoke thing is cool. Approved for cashback bonus points, nice.
Next on the docket, tickets to the great white north. I'm becoming a traveller. Who'da thunk?
Went home sick on Thursday and sadly missed my pool match, Friday came on a might quicker than expected. Though that may have been the 5-6 shots of NyQuil I had. And the memory foam mattress (side commercial: I highly recommend you invest in this little invention. I can actually sleep through the whole night with it!)
Friday I did make it in to work sometime after 11am, but to no avail. The Fed-Ex I needed did not arrive and I just infected my work area and coworkers for no reason. I did get rid of the box-o-SunChips that had been cruising around with me for, oh, say 2 months. Hey, they were free and I passed on the freeness to my fellow corporate slaves.
Saturday I was a bit on the manic side and hopped out of bed at around 10 am and....DID THE DISHES!!! And laundry! Wow. I even wiped down the counters and scrubbed the stove top and swept the floor! Go me! (For you folks who think that these everyday chores are not an accomplishment, I would like you to remember who is typing. Pat on the back for me!)
D came home from some Scout thing and we ran a couple errands and ended up at a discount furniture store that he heard about on the radio. This place had all the furniture that they have in model homes, so it's fancy stuff but they can't sell it as new. Anyways, we had no goal in mind, just wandering. And there it was...A solid wood, pub height kitchen table with two solid wood chairs. It needed a new coat of finish and the some leveling, but we scooted out of there with a very solid and gorgeous little table and chairs for.....$264 with tax!
D says it might be some fancy Honduran Mahogany wood, it is unlike any wood I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of wood. It had deep reds and oranges mingled in the burls and knots. Like I said, it's gorgeous. We get it home and I smash my thumb between the rail and the table trying to finagle it in the front door. Man Down!
D decided it needed a laquer finish because it was only finished with a penetrating oil, not enough to protect it, so off to Lowe's. We also looked for some bathroom shelves, because I have this odd desire to be organized and not have my things in cardboard boxes (I have yet to achieve this in any home I've ever lived in). Yes on the laquer, negative on the shelves, but I did find a shoe organizer that would be suitable for part of my growing shoe fetish.
Back home and I learn how to finish a table. 320 grit sandpaper and no paw prints. I do the second coat, basically, all by my lonesome (and now it needs another coat bcuz I'm not pro). The fumes are giving me a quasi NyQuil high, so we scoot out again to look for chair pads. Nothing at TJ Maxx, but Bed, Bath and Beyond rings true to their name, once again. Yea on the shelves! Also some cute chair pads with antislip stuff in a burnt umber hue (check your Crayons for a comparison). Placemats on clearance and we are outta there. I would like to say at this point that the last placemats we owned were given to us for our wedding. I myself had never before purchased a placemat, so this was an accomplishment in itself.
Sunday morning and time for church at the glaringly early hour of 9am. Ironically, or not so, my fever spikes and I am listless. Being that I teach 5 rambuncuous 3-year old's in Sunday School, my current state of physical well-being was not conducive to survival. Basically, I ditched. I crawled back into bed and woke up around 10:30a. D, however being the stalwart member of the Lord's true church, went to represent our family. Good man!
I did make it up out of bed and managed to notice the shining sun and warmness outside. I opened every window in the house, let the cats meander into the backyard and did what any marginally sick woman would do on such a beautiful Sunday morning. I painted my toenails. Sparkling Red Comet! Nice!
D came home and guilted my ditching by telling me that everyone asked about me. Hmphf! He is such an amazing chef, he made chicken enchiladas with green sauce from scratch. I helped by grating the cheese. (not so difficult with the fancy pants new food processor I got so I can make salsa with much more ease, but I digress.)
After this scruptious meal, I am determined to put the words "Easy to Assemble" to the test. I open the box with the new bathroom shelves and start pulling out pieces and more pieces and some more pieces. There were also screws and fancy parts and not so fancy parts and, of course, the oh-so-useful-tool, the alan wrench. This bent hexagon of steel is the nemesis of all would be assemblers. It is small and slippery and painful to use. Why don't they just make all the screws Philips-head and say on the box "Requires Philips-head screwdriver to assemble" Honestly, how many people do not have a Philips-head in their house? If not, they shouldn't be trying to assemble anything becasue they lack the basic tools to live by.
Anyways, after much struggle and frustration and dropping the oh-so-useful alan wrench and more than a few screws, I DID IT!! Bathroom Shelves Done! Go me!
I also assembled the, no-tools-required, shoe organizer. Which is now in my closet holding 16 pairs of my shoe fetish. This also means that I got rid of all those shoe boxes from the top shelf in my closet. Now I have more room for my sweaters and hats and the rest of my fetish that did not fit on the organizer. More room leaves only 1 option; must be filled!
All in all, a pretty productive weekend considering my near deathly illness state.
Stay classy San Diego, and thanks for stopping by.