Monday, April 14, 2008

My New Car!!!

It was time to retire my trusty little 1998 Ford Escort. The maintenance to keep her running would of cost more than she was worth. So I decided that if I have to be single right now, I'm going to get a fun car. Why be practical? I have no dependents. No 4 door sedan or mini van for me. I decided to go a bit sporty. But I didn't want tiny. One little fender bender would total something like that. So no Mazda Miata. But I couldn't afford expensive. No BMW or Mercedes either. (OK, so I'm being just a little bit practical.) So here's what I got... a 2008 Candy Apple Red 2dr Premium Mustang Coupe. Here she is... introducing my new baby, "Stella".

Saturday, April 5, 2008

My Parent's Mission Call

For several years my parents have been talking about serving a mission after my dad retired. Well, he retired last June. So a few months ago they began the process and turned their papers in just 3 weeks ago. Now, my dad served a mission in Mexico City when he was 19. My mom on the other hand got married when she was 19. But over the last 15 years she has sent 4 children on full-time missions. Having been one of those children to have been sent, it has been quite an interesting experience to be on the other side of it... the children getting their parents ready to serve a mission. 3 weeks ago we began the long and dreaded wait. Being potential senior missionaries did not exempt my parents from the anxiety of waiting and checking the mail box daily for that long awaited white envelope. But yesterday the wait finally came to an end and all of my parents posterity who live in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at my brother, Brian's, house and called and set up the web cam with the rest that live out of state. And then they read that familiar phrase... "You have been called to serve in the Asuncion Paraguay Temple Mission for 18 months." My parents are going to Paraguay!!! How exciting and crazy is that!?!? So now we begin the process of helping them put their things in order, setting up a schedule for taking care of the house, and any last minute things to help them get ready. Then on July 21st they enter the MTC in Provo, UT and we children can sit back with a sigh of relief and say, "Well, we must have done something right!"

Happy Birthday, Brenda!!!

Just a quick shout out to my sister, Brenda. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Well, it was actually yesterday. Brenda, my parents and I were all at my brother, Brian's, house and my adorable niece decided to dress Brenda up as a princess. As soon as I get a picture I will post it. It's great. Anyway... Happy Birthday, Brenda.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thankgoodness for Working from Home!!!

So this is how I felt yesterday. (Except
brunette, not blond.) Work is just a little busy for me right now. I have quite a few projects that I'm trying to juggle to make sure they all get done. And then my boss is organizing a business forum for June, which is really quite a big deal, and is on caffiene overload while planning all the details and everytime he comes into the office and says, "I've been thinking..." I feel dread and panic knowing that his "thinking" is going to add to my already bulging list of projects I have to do. So by the end of yesterday I was frazzled, exhausted and just wanted to go home. But my stressful day didn't end there. Oh no. It kept on going. So I take CalTrain to and from the city. San Francisco is the last stop on the northbound trains, so if I fall asleep... no worries. But if I fall asleep on the way home... well, let's just say I really try not to. But after my exhausting day yesterday, it happened. I fell asleep. And for a while I was doing OK. Everytime we came into a station I would wake up to see where we were. But as fate would have it, I didn't wake up at my station until we were leaving it. So I got off at the next station and instead of having a 15 minute walk home I had a 1 HOUR walk home. 3 HOURS, people!!! 3 HOURS is what it took me to get home last night. So needless to say after my day commuting into the city yesterday, I decided to work from home today. Ahhhh!!!! I am so grateful that I have this option. There have been days where I litterally work in my pajamas and still in my bed. I try not to do it too often because I am much more productive if I'm in the office. But after a day like yesterday... I need this kind of break.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I guess I really shouldn't be all that surprised seeing as how I work in San Francisco. But unless it's the Bay to Breakers race or the Folsom Street Fair people are usually fully clothed. They may be bizarrely clothed but the important parts are usually covered by something. However, today there was some sort of rally or protest going down California Street. They stopped at the Bank of America plaza across the street from my building and danced and sang and played the drums. I was curious as to what was going on, so I looked out my office window. Most everyone was dressed strangely. From 7 stories up it looked like they were wearing costumes but for what reason I couldn't tell. I am a little too high up to read their signs. And then I notice a costume that looked somewhat different from the others and then I realized what I was looking at. I couldn't believe it! There he was, naked man in all his God given glory! I wonder if he'll get arrested.

My New Toy!

It's not my birthday. There's no holiday. There isn't even anything to celebrate. I just felt the need to treat myself to a new toy. I've been wanting to get a new phone for a while and thought I'd get one of these eventually. But the other day as I was going home from work, I thought, "What am I waiting for? I know what I want and I have the money, so why not just get it?" So I did! And I love it!