Monday, September 28, 2009

accomplishing things

i'm officially starting to feel like i've accomplished some things. today i worked an extra hour, i rode the light rail home, got dinner, and started on homework. i got about 50-60% of my re-test done while watching house(good episode, LOVE that show) and did my microbiology lecture task that is due thursday. i also read my assignment for microbiology tomorrow(most of it, i have to finish reading it tonight or tomorrow after i get home from mesa before class). i went for a walk with brother around the neighborhood, we walked about a mile, and talked about the stresses of employment. i came home and watered the yard for dad, and now i'm talking to tawnya online, kind of texting tyler but not really, and considering sleep. i am thinking about reviewing the last couple of lectures worth of notes for nutrition because i have a feeling we will be having a quiz tomorrow, since the test is next week and we haven't had a quiz yet.  anyways, i'm tired & my contacts hurt. (yes, my CONTACTS hurt, not my eyes. shut up) and i'm going to sleep, i think. goodnight.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

it's sunday, already?

i can't believe it's already 7PM on sunday night. today drug ass, and now that the game is on, the clock won't stop turning! haha. :( that means that the week is coming in like, 12 hours. LESS than twelve hours. i have to be up in 11 hours!!! :( the cardinals are stinking up the stadium. thanks to DRC(hopefully they take him out right now). tyler and i made onion rings for dinner, while mom made sliders. it was a really good dinner, but i feel really sick right now. typical. too much grease, probably. haha. i printed off my histology ppt for tomorrow for lab, and now i'm relaxing. i'm supposed to bring my jump drive, but guess what! I LOST IT! ugh. i'm so mad at myself, i can't even explain. so i have to go to wal-mart tonight and buy a new one. most people aren't going to be open after the game is over, since it's sunday and it will be after 8. i have had the laziest day ever today. i've not really done anything. tyler and i got home from his house around 7:30, and we took tucker to the vet at 9. we went and picked up starbucks and gas, and then came home and did NOTHING. got lunch at KFC for everyone at 1 and then picked tucker back up at 3. he loves to be home. he makes us all so very happy when he is here, haha. i'm tired and my body is quitting on me. it's only 7, and i have to go all the way back up to the store tonight!! :(

my anatomy teacher never posted our grades from last monday. and he didn't post up the make-up exam obviously if there isn't anything to make up. i'm pissed. but what are you going to do?! haha. this is a very whiny post today.

don't even get me started on being lectured by my brother about how the "f word" is a bad word, and i shouldn't use it. and how he doesn't like it and doesn't like to say it. and all of this crap. haha. UGH! garbage.

THIS FOOTBALL GAME!!! is pissing me off, too! haha. :( alright, i'm going to quit whining and make myself useful. in babes lap sleeping 'til the game is over. :) goodnight!ish. haha.

PS/ i'm buying the pink one tonight. haha.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


so today i am at work! and i realize that i am again falling behind on my posting. okay i'm not really falling behind, i already fell behind. i'm doing terribly at trying to catch up! i've accomplished my anatomy and my microbiology exams, and i'm still waiting on my scores on though. i did my two lab quizzes monday and got a 100% and a 60%. not bad for feeling like garbage! i'm at work, and it's not SUPER busy, but there is enough to keep me busy. i need to go to the little dorm store down the street and pick up some chapstick! my lips hurt REAL bad!!! (hehe) my throat is like garbage again, and i'm annoyed. it's hurting, and ugh! why?! why won't this go away? :(

anyways! (got distracted by tanae, and now i don't know what i'm talking about anymore). oh btw, tanae calls me Pearl now. haha. because i'm one of her only white friends...i thought that was funny. haha!

so i don't know what else to post about. i have some nutrition homework due by midnight? that's always exciting. and i have been studying stats when i don't have much going on. i don't have any coloring pages due next week, and no quizzes to study for, so that helps!! it's nice to have a break from that. next week: histology...UGH. haha!

softball will be fun tomorrow! we are working on a t-shirt design (beth and i are) and my design is going to be the one we use, but we have to figure out what color the shirt is going to be, now. our team is doing really well. right now we are 3-1. we just HAVE it this season, and everyone is doing really well. our morale is way up, which feels great as a team. hopefully i will start feeling better and tyler and i will be able to go out with the team after games. haha. i just have to shake this thing!

tawnya and i have been talking about hanging out, and last night we were supposed to but she didn't text me when she got off like she was supposed to. no big deal, i just waited until 10:30 and went to sleep. i shouldn't have waited that long, but oh well. that's a whole other complicated deal.

i have to get back to work. this was really random and dumb. i'll try and think of something even more interesting to post about...hmm.

Monday, September 21, 2009

heartfelt bunny

this is my current project. started it tonight, and i definitely won't finish it anytime soon, but it's a nice way to get my mind off of the current stresses of life!!


Beg at top of Head, with A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.

Rnds 6-12: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Beg stuffing Head and Body.

Rnd 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 16: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 17: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sc.

Rnd 18: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnds 19-30: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 31: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Finish stuffing Head and Body.

Rnd 32: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 33: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.

With B, ch 2.

Rnds 1-5: Work Rnds 1-5 of Head - 30 sts.

Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)

With B, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts.

Rnds 3-15: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.
ARMS (make 2)

With B, ch 2.

Rnds 1-12: Work Rnds 1-12 of Legs.

Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)

With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * once more - 6 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * once more - 8 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * once more - 10 sts.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * once more - 12 sts.

Rnds 6-11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.

With B, ch 2.

Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head - 12 sts.

Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each st around.

Stuff lightly.

Rnd 5: (Sc2tog) around - 6 sts.

Fasten off.


With B, ch 4.

Rnd 1: 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of beg ch, hdc in next ch, (2 dc, slip st) in last ch.

Fasten off


Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Face. Sew Face to Head, and Ears to top of Head. Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to Body. Sew Tail to Body. Sew Heart onto Bunny. With A, embroider a straight st nose. Weave in ends.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

mini pumpkin whoopie pies!!

Makes about 20
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.
Place butter, shortening, and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add egg; mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in half the flour mixture, then the milk and vanilla. Mix in remaining flour mixture.
Drop about 2 teaspoons dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies spring back when lightly touched, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks and let cool 10 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets and transfer to wire racks using a spatula; let cool completely.
Prepare filling: In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg; whip until smooth, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
Pipe or spoon about 2 teaspoons filling on the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, keeping the flat sides down.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

busy sunday

things i've accomplished today:
.took tucker to the vet w/dad at 9
.got breakfast w/dad at dunkin donuts
.cut coupons for our shopping spree
.went shopping for lunches & snacks this week w/dad
.picked up tucker from the vet
.watched the home opener game
.made homemade chicken noodle soup
.made cranberry oatmeal cookies
.made granola with dad
.cleaned lasagna's cage
.gave lasagna a bath
.made baked ziti with dad
.went to target w/tyler for tupperware
.cleaned up my room a little bit
.packed up my new backpack for tomorrow
.ordered a new iPod case
.charged my iPod
.paid some bills
.installed new iPod udpate

Saturday, September 12, 2009

more birthday.

cousin made me cookies & got me this book!!!:

my birthday.

my birthday was successful. brother got me a great and thoughtful gift. in a little wooden box with some glass seed beads and a glass turtle charm to make into a necklace! so i have to figure something out to make that super cute!! :) last night was fabulous. our team kicked ASS!!! debbie's kids made me brownies, and we all shared them after we dominated last night. 2-0! the team is on FIRE!!! :)

tyler got me my scooter!!! and dad got me my backpack! the backpack isn't cute, and it's HUGE, but it's awesome. it has a built-in lunchbox, and everything! so i don't have to bring two bags! that's exciting. here those two are, and then i'll take another pic of the stuff brother got me tonight. :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

new major.

i forgot to post about my new major declaration that happened on thursday. it was a really big step for me, but brent at work sat me down and helped me realize what would be better for my strengths and weaknesses. i'm glad i'm still a nutrition major. but i'm no long a "dietetics" major, i'm a "food and nutrition management" major. this is more the business/management side, but i can take it anywhere. community nutrition, school lunch programs, culinary, anywhere. it's hard to adjust, but only 1.5 semesters left, and i will have received my BS in Food and Nutrition Management. i can see it now...goodnight.

...loving this new layout, btw. :)


"That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening. Right then...and every moment afterwards. Look, there. Now. Now. Now."


so...i've been failing intensely on keeping my blog updated. but i hardly have time to breathe.

my life right now is out of control. if i'm not in class, i'm at work. and when i'm not there, i'm on the light rail. dad and brother have been pretty nice and picking me up and dropping me off, but i'm not going to allow that anymore. it's a waste of everyones gas and time and i feel bad. i get home, dead, and eat dinner, and then struggle to find any sort of motivation at all to study. i go to bed, and then start it all over again. haha. chemistry is going to be over tomorrow, and that will be nice not to have to worry about that. but i had to spend this whole weekend doing that.

aunt marsha is here, and aunt lee and the girls and girls came over saturday. mark, lindsey, chad, and zack showed up for a little bit too. we all hung out, but i was way too tired to have very much fun. haha. i was more concerned about falling asleep. i've been waking myself up around 7:45-8 this weekend. that's good, but bad because i need the sleep!!! tawnya was supposed to show up saturday, too, but she ended up working on this project for school or something all night. and then she told me she would come over on sunday at 10, and i never heard from her. it sucks, but i can't really do anything about it, and i'm so drained i can't worry about it a ton. would i like the break, yes. but i don't have time to be upset or anything.

today i've been relaxing and studying for my chem. final tomorrow. went to QT and got an iced tea lemonade with brother. mom and marsha went to go see uncle warren in tucson. i guess he's really not doing too well. that makes me sad, but i'd rather him not struggle too much longer, at the same time. dad and i are going to sprouts and to get stuff for lunches and snacks for work and school sometime, too. i gotta go get my water filled, as i can't even keep track of it all. at least i've accomplished a load of laundry, one down, one to go!

i don't know what in the world else i can post about. my birthday is on friday, and i relaly don't care? haha. i don't have time to worry about what's happening at the end of the week. we start our fall season of softball, play two games, 6:30 and 7:30, and then i'll be so dead i will want to crash. dad and i talked about it and we will just celebrate together saturday, on his birthday. do the present thing and whatever else. i get my first paycheck will be friday, too. that will be really nice. it won't be much, but it's a hell of a lot more than i have right now.

alright, well i must make lunch for all of the boys, switch the laundry, and study more chem. here i go!!