Monday, April 27, 2009

Another Momism

I have remembered another momism that my mom uses frequently.
"This too shall pass." Granted I am pretty sure that she didn't coin this one herself, she is the only person that I have ever heard say this, with possibly one exception. That one exception is very vague in my memory, and could quite possibly be a dream.
This too shall pass.
Like my attention to finishing this blog. I think you get my point.

yet again

I had to take another sick day today. I remember one time that my allergies were this bad and that was over five years ago. Blah.
Thats all.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


My mom gives out great advice. This phrase is one that I heard many many times growing up.
"When in doubt, don't."
This phrase has served me well all my life. I use it a lot when I am shopping... that shirt just doesn't seem as cute when you apply it.
Anyway. My mom said it to someone and it was a great way to keep her from being to impulsive. Like marriage impulsive. It really wasn't meant to be.
Thats all!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I have been scheduled so much at work lately that I woke up with a migraine. I called in sick. My mom works on the same unit that I do and she was the one that answered when I called. She said that I would be fine, and I said no. This is what they get for scheduling me so much!
Anyway. I don't have to work now until sunday night so I will just lay lowish until then.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I have a thing where I feel an urge to always have supplies on hand. It doesn't matter what it is... just to have it on hand is enough. I have at least 6 months of toothpaste and toothbrushes in the closet. The same with other toiletries. I am pretty sure that I have at least three bags of peanut m&m's in my cupboard... for when I am going to make cookies. I have no plans for that... but I also have at least three bags of chocolate chips. For the same reason. Cat food... kitty litter... notebooks... paper... pens and pencils... note cards... Seriously. The list goes on.
This morning I was putting my easter candy in my backpack. I have a zip lock bag with chocolate in it for when I am working and having a hard time staying awake. My mom laughed at me and said I was a horder just like my dad. I have been thinking about that comment all day, and then it dawned on my why I have a compulsive need to always have things on hand. Did I mention that I buy it when it is on sale? My dads parents are from the depression era. My grandma saved everything and always has what she needs on hand.
Its totally a genetic thing and not at all my fault. At least that is what I am going to keep telling myself.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I realize that I have been slacking off a bit when it comes to the old blog. Mostly its because I am lazy and when I blog I like to pay complete attention to what I am writing. For example, just now between complete and attention I got distracted by the tv... I am watching The Office right now and well... really tv just distracts me.

In other news...

Last night I went to Hubbard to hang out with my friend from work. I wasn't planning on coming home that night because we were going to watch movies and have a girls night. I did fall asleep during the second movie. I know, I'm so awesome, I can't even stay awake for two movies. Anyway. This morning when I got up I glanced at the window and thought, hmmm... Sarah's windows get really fogged up in the morning. Then I looked again, and I could hardly see across the street for the amount of snow blowing. Thats right... SNOW! I waited another hour and a half or so to see if it would let up. It didn't. Should I mention that I was wearing jeans and a cardigan and flip-flops last night? Yeah. All I took with me was a tooth brush and sweat pants. I convinced Sarah's daughter Megan to clean my car off for me because she had both boots and a coat at her disposal. I then ran like mad to my car and jumped in. I remembered that I had put my winter mittens in my glove box. I am so glad for that invention! I put my mittens on my feet and blasted the heat. There is an obscure highway that I had to take to get to the interstate. It is about a fifteen minute trip normally, twenty miles or so. That trip took 45 minutes... on an un-plowed road. Thats not actually that bad. Then I was about to try to get on the interstate and it was deeper and mushier, and there were like three cars ahead of me that were off the road, so I 86ed that idea and went to the Kum&Go that was right there. I braved the snow again in my shlops and ran into the store to get some info. The guy in there said that the interstate was really bad, and there was a trooper in the ditch and he didn't reccomend taking that road. So I asked if taking highway 69 would be a bad idea because that also went south right through Ames. He said that it would be a really bad idea because they don't keep it up during the winter at all. So here I was basically stranded in the middle of nowhere Iowa in a blizzard. I called my roommate to see what it was like in Ames, and she said it was just fine... it was just starting to snow. I ended up loitering at the gas station for about an hour or more trying to decide what to do. I finally called my roommate and had her look up road conditions for highway 69 because they had closed the interstate at this point. She said the website said that the 69 was bad but passible. I called my dad and told him where I was at and what road I was taking so if I ended up in the ditch he better be prepared to come and get me out. I got gas and left the gas station.
The second leg of my journey was not at all as bad as the first. 69 was much better than the other highway- one lane was plowed and the lane I was in had had cars drive on it so I was driving on pavement at least. I made it from Jewell to Ames in about another 40 minutes.
I called my dad and told him I made it home safe. Then I went home and put on dry clothes, slippers, and made hot chocolate.
What a fun weekend.