If you only knew what the future holds

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I've decided to make an unconventional Thanksgiving dinner.

All the usual suspects... just in unusual formats.

Here's the menu i got so far:

Turkey subs with stuffing. Sweet Potato chips. Jello shots. Cranberry ice cream with pumpkin streusel on top.

Anyhow, Thanksgiving is two weeks away and I'm excited! But I'm most especially excited for Black Friday. I could use some new dvd's and at Wal-mart's 2 bucks each!!!

Oh and sorry to get so behind on my Attitude of Gratitude

Nov. 9, 2010
-Fun new quilt shop
-Interviews going well
-Key Lime Cupcake shake... amazingly delicious

Nov. 10, 2010
-Martha Stewart and her team that keeps up her website
-Cherry Lane Keepsakes in Provo... I think I could buy that whole store
-Healthy dinners

Nov. 11, 2010
-Sick days with Alaina, Jo, Dee, and Kaley
-Whitney making me laugh... hard
-No cavities

Nov. 12, 2010
-a comfortable bed
-2 new games to add to our collection
-Cary taking care of me

Nov. 13, 2010
-Omni Warriors (Cary's football team--lame name, I know, I made fun of it) being undefeated
-Cary ironing my shirt
-Caramel Apples

I feel the sun creeping up like tick tock

Monday, November 8, 2010

Things I love:

1. Sammy's cupcake shakes. Mostly because i LOVE the sweet tooth fairy's cupcakes that go into the shake (yup, the whole cupcake!)

2. A good workout

3. Warm Apple Crisp

4. A clean house

5. My stool

6. The smell of a new book. Also, curling up with the new book on a rainy day

7. Meatball Sub Casserole. So fatty, so unhealthy... so delicious

8. Cary getting frustrated with me in the middle of the night for not understanding his dreams, and not being able to accurately explain his muddled thoughts.

9. Boots

10. Blankets

We don't believe in heating, just pile on the blankets :)

Attitude of Gratitude

November 5, 2010

-Job Interviews going well
-Hockey games
-Cary buying me the dessert I wanted

November 6, 2010
-Sabrina for making delicious cookies
-Adam and Melissa for a fun putt putt championship
-Lazy mornings

November 7, 2010
-Omni friends, all of them
-Jenn's scones and homemade blackberry jam
-Starting the week off better than last week

November 8, 2010
-Sarah for giving me a ride to work
-The rain
-Book Club

Just come on and come on and raise your glass

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's that time again! November is upon us and
you can either accept or decline this challenge,
but it really isn't that difficult,
and the results are wonderful,
sooo I would advise you
to accept!
It is time for the Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!

For those of you who have not played before, the "CODE" is outlined below.


Each day during the month of November you will send an email to the people you want to include in your own challenge! You only have to send one list a day, so send it to as many people as you like! Each daily email will contain *3* "things" for which you are grateful. [Except for the week of Thanksgiving (November 19th to 25th). All entries this week must contain*5 "*things"].

Definition of "things"- the term "things" is used here to encompass a myriad of stuff including, but not limited to: a certain set of circumstances, an event, an inanimate object distinguished from a living being, possessions or effects, a deed or act, a product of work or activity, an idea or notion, a piece of news or information, a person, a memory, anything that makes you smile.


- The challenge is to come up with 3 ORIGINAL "things" each day. Try
not to repeat entries.

- Your email should be sent by midnight each night. If you miss a day
or two, no biggie, but you have to make it up, no skipping! (Note:
For some of you, this may require accessing your email account on a more
regular basis).

- The challenging part of the challenge: One of your entries each day
must either be the name of a person who you spoke with that day about how
you appreciate them OR an experience involving a person who did something
for you ( i.e. held the door or the elevator for you) and you gave
them a "Super" thank you.

NOTE: A "Super" thank you is more than a simple " thanks" or
"thank you". Let's say, for example (hypothetically speaking,
of course), you ordered a "tricky" order with specific preferences at a
restaurant and the waitress gets it all right! Along with
leaving a nice tip, a "Super" thank you would include remarks to the
waitress along the lines of "thanks so much for getting that right".
"Super" thank you's involve more interaction between the giver
and receiver and are typically more sincere. I think you get
the idea.

Okay, the challenge starts November 1st, which was 3 days ago (whoops).
I will just be including my 3 items at the end of blog posts,
(because I secretly want more people to read my blog)
However you choose to participate... Good Luck!


Please note that challenge participation may result in any or all of the

-you will be surprised at all the Lord has done for you

-angels will attend

-you will feel help and comfort

-(my personal favorite) you may find yourself singing as the days go by

-your doubts will fly

Have fun!

My Catch up:

November 1, 2010
-Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
-Jillian Michaels: for dispelling my own messages of lethargy
-Putt Putt golf championships

November 2, 2010
-Grey's Anatomy (for understanding all emotions)
-My 4 tables of customers for being so generous
-Beautiful days in November, where the air is crisp but the sun is warm

November 3, 2010
-Paul Staples at LDS Employment Services
-Getting to eat breakfast with Cary
-Scrabble: fun, distracting, discouraging, encouraging, Alzheimer's preventing

November 4, 2010
-Gchats with DeeAura that make me giggle
-New projects that make my soul smile, and stretch my imagination and skills (I'll tell you
-Calvin Klein ads

You know I know how, to make you stop and stare

Happy November! Attitude of Gratitude post to come... in the meantime...

I don't know if you have heard, but
******drumroll please******

McDonald's has brought back the MCRIB!!!!

This cult phenomenon hasn't been sold nationwide since 1994, and will be at every McDonald's for the next 6 weeks.

Now, I hope you're wondering why I care? (no, of course I'm not a cult fan)
(in fact, I had never had a McRib when I read all about this)

Well, after reading this statement given by
Brian Goodman, 27, of Grand Forks, N.D., talking about his devotion to the sandwich: "I am a huge fan of the McRib, and I am glad to have it back," he said. "I just happen to find this really gross, deformed pork patty to be delicious." That pretty much says it all.

I was sold. Intrigue set in... could the perfect blend of gross be overcome by delicious?
(Well, if you've had a McGriddle... you can emphatically answer, YES)

So, Cary and I went on a midnight run to McDonald's to find out what all the fuss was about. We were a little disappointed by the line, but after getting our goods we drove to a park and partook of our "delicious, gross deformed pork patty."

CONCLUSION: McRib is not really worthy of the cult fan following or dedicated websites
(see McRib Locator)

However, midnight runs to McDonald's with your s.o.
= a fun date

(I guess all our ideas in high school weren't so bad)