Wake Up

Do you wake up to a CD, the radio, or a buzzer?

I usually wake up to my phone on vibrate. Who uses a real alarm clock now days anyway? I don’t have any music on my phone, so I don’t get to wake up to music. There are some days, though that I don’t hear my phone, so I wake up to Greg getting ready for school. After he showers and comes into the room, I usually ask him to grab my phone so I can go back to sleep and wake up when it buzzes. I wish I could wake up to some blaring music, but I don’t think Greg would appreciate my music choice. So I just wait until he’s gone and then I blare my music while I get ready for work.



What personality trait would you like to adopt?

Patience…or the ability to not freak out over little things that happen. Patience is something I pray for everyday…patience in my job, with my husband, with people I work with, etc. I’m obviously failing quite miserably, because I have to keep praying for it. But I just envy those who let little things slide off their shoulders like it’s no big deal. I try to…but then things build up and build up, and eventually EVERY little thing is a big deal. Not cool. So that’s a trait that I wish I had.


I was able to go to the temple today. My baby sister is getting married, so she went through today…CRAZY!! It’s just crazy to think she is old enough to get married. It was a good day though. We were able to go out to lunch with my family that was there (mom, dad, Kandyce & Clay, Brady & Ashbee, and McKenzie) plus Kyler’s family. It was good to spend time with them and see them. I can’t wait until the wedding so the rest of the family (ie, the niece and nephews) will all be there.


Dream Room

If you could design a room in your house to suite only your needs, what would it look like?

Good question. I’ve always been obsessed with scrapbooking, so my room would be full of scrapbook supplies. Floor to ceiling shelves of papers, stickers, etc. Even though I don’t do much traditional scrapbooking, it will still be full of stuff to do it. I will also have a new mac on a cute little desk with an awesome printer in case I wanted to do a bit of hybrid scrapping. Basically just an awesome room where I can go to scrap in peace. Oh, and it'd have an endless supply of 'snacks' (aka junk food) and awesome music!


Last Vacay

When was your last vacation? Where did you go?

I’m not sure I’d really consider it a ‘vacation’ but I did go to Vegas December 27-30. We went and stayed at my sister-in-law’s house. Greg, Robert and I went out to the Hoover Dam one day and walked across the crazy huge bridge. Then we were able to spend one night out on the town with Mike and Juanita. Always good people watching times. It was a bit chilly, probably the coldest I’ve experienced down there, but fun times anyway. It was a bit crazy considering it was so close to New Year’s Eve, but fun anyway. That was the most recent ‘vacation’ we’ve been on.


Glad for today...

What are you glad you did today?

As always, I’m glad I went to work. Had I not gone to work today…I would not have gotten paid for 6 hours, and while the amount of money I make for the amount of work I put in doesn’t always come out even, it’s always a good learning experience to go to work and deal with what I deal with.


Snow White's Dwarfs

Which of Snow White's 7 dwarfs describes you best today and why?

For the most part...Happy. A little bit Grumpy, but it was a good day for the most part, so I'd have to go with Happy.

Maybe a bit Sleepy at this point in the day. I am exhausted and not thinking straight, so I'm going to bed after this lame post!



Where did you go today?

I went to church, then I came home. That's about it. I may have walked outside to take our garbage out...but Sundays are pretty low-key. It was okay, because I slept so poorly last night...and I don't function when I don't get a lot of sleep. Also. Today was the first Sunday in 3 years that I didn't have to lead the music (not counting Sundays I missed). I was actually at church...sitting in the congregation. It was awesome!


Bad Habit!

What habit of yours would you most like to eliminate?

Hmmm...I sigh a lot...mostly when I'm frustrated, annoyed, bored, or tired. I find myself doing it quite a bit, and it's really annoying. It does have it's purposes...like if I want others to know that I'm annoyed or frustrated, however, I find that I do it way more for the other two than is necessary. I don't mean to. It just happens!


My Life in One Word

Choose a word that best describes your life at this moment. Why?

STRESSED! Trying to get Greg's job situation figured out...praying that schools will call back...praying that we'll get a job...plus add my health on top of it, and work on top of that...it can get a bit stressful. But I just take each day one at a time. There's not a whole lot I can do about work. I have to go each day. I can't stay home because my body aches and hurts. I just have to keep going. There's also not much I can do about a job for Greg. Just keep praying. I'm sure it'll all work out. One way or another, we'll be a-okay!


Speaking of work...I pulled an all day-er at work. It's been a while since I've done that, and let's just say by the end of the work day...I was exhausted. I think 3:00 is about the time my body really shuts down! But hey, it was an extra 3 hours of pay.


Biggest headline!

What was the biggest headline in the news today & what are your thoughts?

So, usually I spend time on KSL at work reading the news...however, today I was a good girl, and didn't really spend much time. And looking over the news stories (local), nothing really jumps out at me. Therefore, I have no thoughts! :)


Me Time!

How much "me" time did you get today?

Well, between the hours of 8-3:30 (Greg was late picking me up!) I had ZERO! It would be awesome to have my own little cubicle where I could ignore everyone in the building.

But usually when I get home I lock myself in the bathroom for about 30 minutes to read or just unwind from my day.

Then before bed, when I bathe, I take my book and read for about 15 minutes before finishing up there. ahhh...that's the best. I already did that once today, and I'm about to do it again. My body is killing me, and this is the best way to relax (other than SLEEP!)

Hooray for Me Time!



List the sounds you are hearing right now.

Niall Horan singing Little Things (along with the rest of the band...it's just his solo...is it sad that I know each of their voices...ooh..Harry's turn...)

Also, ESPN news in the background. I really miss NFL season. NBA and college bball just don't excite me so much.

Now it's Bruno Mars...Pandora kinda rocks. Good mix of music.

(oh, and I only post so many pictures of 1D because I don't have any good ones of my own to share! Sorry if you don't approve)



If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would you be?

Hawaii! California! England! Somewhere totally awesome that I've never been before, because Utah is kind of boring, and I don't want to be here!


Most Valuable

What is the most valuable thing you own?

My marriage! (Can you own a marriage?) The other stuff I have can all be easily replaced. Marriage...not so much. He's kind of stuck with my forever... (don't worry...it'll only seem like eternity!)


To do (never)

List three things on your to do list that never seem to get done.

*Meal planning
*Organize my house

Yeah....maybe someday!


I got to see my cute little nephew Liam this morning though, so that was fun. Tomorrow is Kandyce's birthday, and they were in town, so we went out to breakfast. There was Kandyce, Clay, Liam, Brady, me and their friend Bill. It was good to see them, and of course to play with Liam. I don't get to see my nieces and nephews near enough. I wish I had taken some pictures, but of course I didn't! Here's one that Clay posted to facebook though.
He's super cute, and loves me. And he also has the same names as one of the member's from One Direction...Liam James...not even kidding! Same birthday too.
Okay, I lied about the birthday. Liam Payne was born August 29, while Liam Bolton was born August 10th-ish?
Also ^^ is 19, while the Liam is just 7 months old. Also, one is British and a pop-star, the other is American and just a baby. (just in case you needed that pointed out)


Last Song

What was the last song you listened to?

Twenty bucks if you can guess the artist. (Lie...you don't get any money!) It was most likely Rock Me, Change My Mind, Cmon Cmon, or I Would by One Direction. I don't remember exactly...but there's an 82.3% chance it was one of those!

and for your viewing pleasure...
you're welcome!


Clean or Not?

On a scale of 1-10, how clean is your house? (10 being the cleanest)

Well, it all depends on what you consider "clean". If you mean like super sparkly, shiny clean...then -5. But if you're basing the scale on an average person's house, I'd go with -4. Just kidding. I'd say like 5? Haha. Our house isn't really dirty. Like, it's not one of those you walk into and cringe, and find ways to cover your nose without being obvious (at least in my opinion!) Sure it's super cluttered (thank you Greg), but it's not gross dirty. We vacuum, wash dishes, take out garbage, etc. This is a tough one...


Saving vs Spending

Are you saving or spending?

Well...I sure try to save. We actually were doing really well there for a while (back when Greg was working and we didn't have to pay back student loans). Unfortunately, we have to start paying back one of the loans, which we weren't expecting to have to do until June, so that's a bit of a bummer. Pretty much my entire paycheck goes towards bills, but I do try to put a little aside..only to end up pulling it back out. But the fact that I'm putting it into savings should get me points! We don't spend near as much as we used to, and don't have a lot of expenses...other than your basic bills. No expensive car loans that cost more than our trailer, no major credit card bills, and really, we don't eat out THAT much. So, we're doing good. I fully intend to start building our savings again when Greg gets a real job.


First Thing

What was the first thing you ate or drank today?

The same thing I have every other M-F ... a glass of milk and a small bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats. Breakfast of champions!


Today started off well. I purchased and downloaded 1D's Take Me Home CD (finally!) and listened to it all morning while getting ready for work. Then there was actually decent music playing on the radio so I could rock out in my car on the way to work. Then came work. The music there kinda sucks. I get that we're associated with the church, but seriously, I need some more upbeat music to work to. Occasionally we'll get some Phillip Phillips and even Coldplay filtered in, but not too often. Needless to say, by noon my enthusiasm dropped quite a bit...wasn't helped by some of the people I was associated with, but what can we do? I did have a lady who comes in about once a week ask me if I'd lost weight. That was nice to hear. She's my new favorite member.


Three Attractions

List three attractions in your current city you have never visited, but would like to see this year?

Well, since I don't really know what there is...I googled it. It came up with nine attractions.

1 - Utah State University (been here many times, paid them way too much money)
2 - LDS Tabernacle (except the picture was the temple, either way, been to both!)
3 - Beaver Mountain (not in Logan...also, too cold...so unless they have something cool in the summer. I may pass on this one!_
4 - Crimson Trail (I guess it's a possibility)
5 - Old Lyric Repertory Company (I'll have to google this one!)
6 - Willow Park Zoo (love the monkeys!)
7 - First Dam (also been here many times)
8 - Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum (never heard of it)
9 - The Riverwoods Conference Center (oooh so exciting!)

So that's the list. Doesn't sound so exciting...so any Cache Valley-ites..do you have any suggestions? We hopefully won't be here much longer, so if there's any MUST SEE attractions before we go...let me know!

(okay, let's face it...now that I've said that, we'll be here for the next 10 years. no rush!)



What is something you have that is of sentimental value?

When Gram passed away, I was able to get quite of a few of her things from her house. I was lucky enough to get her two porcelain dolls that she kept on her mantle. These dolls were my favorite when I was little. I loved looking at them, and was so happy to be able to keep them.

Sorry....my storytelling is lacking today. I'm not going too in depth here! ;)


New Talent

If you could have a new talent, what would you want?

I'd want to be able to sing...really well. I'm an okay singer. I can keep a tune, read music, harmonize, etc. But I'd like to be one of those people someone says, "That girl can sing!" And not be afraid to do it either.

I guess that's not really a 'new' talent...but it's all I got for today.


Favorite Day of the Week

What is your favorite day of the week and why?

Well, we can rule Thursdays out for sure, so I'd say every other Saturday, and Mondays...I really don't mind Mondays, compared to the other days of the week. I guess Tuesday isn't so bad. Wednesday is okay, except I have stuff Wednesday night (which isn't really that bad, but just sometimes it's nice to not go anywhere). Fridays are alright as well...unless I have to work on Saturday, then sometimes they're as bad as Thursdays. So that being said, we'll go with Monday! Congratulations Monday...someone likes you!
Maira Gall