MIA

>> Monday, December 29, 2008

Sorry to be MIA so much these days...I thought being on vacation I'd be caught up with all my blogging but with the holidays (and all things associated with them), wacky weather, and my computer out of commission (using hubby's right now) it's been a bit challenging.


Thank you all for your patience with me these last couple months or so. I feel like a total flake but I hope to be back in action and in routine again soon. I know I've said that before but I will be by. Promise.

I hope you all are enjoying the season, whatever you celebrate and that 2009 is healthy and prosperous for you!

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Poll is closed, results are in!

>> Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Results being both unofficial and official. I went for my sonogram yesterday, which was very exciting!

So the unofficial results are as predicted by readers:
25% voted a boy; 25% voted twins and 50% voted a girl.

Officially, I will tell you this first off I am NOT having TWINS! Big phew! Although, that would've been fun. Twins don't run in either of our families so I didn't think along those lines much - well, maybe a little. :)

Now, boy or girl? Well, a whole lotta you thought girl (including me) not just here on my blog but at work, in my family, etc. Anytime someone I knew said "boy" I thought really? You sure? Well, the 25% of you who said boy and the rare person I spoke with who said boy are...

Right.

I'm having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so happy and excited and certainly looking forward to his debut next spring. What will he look like? What will we name him? Anyway, now call me biased but I believe he has the most perfect profile ever. Take my word for it k? ;)

I'm not ready to share his pics at this point, at least publicly, but can I just tell you how amazing ultrasounds are? All the detail they can capture from so many angles and just to see him moving around inside was so amazing and beautiful. His hands, his feet, his heart, everything - it put me on cloud 9 all day. Still am.

We are so happy to be the proud parents of a baby boy. No doubt he'll be much loved. Maybe just for fun I'll have to dress him as a girl just once....ha ha! Just kidding!

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A Special Love Is...

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dedicated to the love of my life:



Thank you for your support, your presence, your wisdom, your tears (and wiping mine), your laughter, your hugs, your kisses and your love. I can't imagine a day without you. Happy Anniversary. I love you forever.

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If I had three thumbs...

>> Saturday, December 6, 2008

...I'd give three thumbs up to each of these products below.

Have any of you tried Laughing Giraffe's Vanilla Almond Snakaroons? We found our first package at Whole Foods but our raw vegan store also carries them. Oh boy these are snarfalicious! Yeah, sure you can probably make these yourself for a fraction of the price but I'm not sure they'd be as tasty besides it's fun to buy something a little more decadent. We pick these up from time to time as a special treat for ourselves. I just wish these stores would stock more of them because they go fast! They taste kind of "buttery" not sure that's the best description but these macaroons have a richness to them that's different and better from standard macs. The first time I tried these I nearly fainted. Okay, not really but they're that good.

Now, on to raw chocolate. I've tried different brands - some tasty ones and not-so tasty ones. Today, we were at the Raw Vegan Source (the raw vegan store we frequent here) when they literally received their 1st package of Gnosis Chocolate by Chocolate Girl, aka Vanessa
(many of you may know her on GITMR). Oh I couldn't wait to try these since I've heard so much about them on GITMR and elsewhere. So I can say we were the first of their customers to ever purchase Gnosis Chocolate from their store. My first taste was of the Cool Peppermint. I love mint with my chocolate so this was a must-try and believe me, you will not be disappointed if you like dark chocolate and mint. Not too minty and not too sweet and the chocolate itself was creamy and smooth. Not bitter at all! That is the #1 plus for me when it comes to dark chocolate. We also picked up the Simplicity bar which is your "basic" dark chocolate bar - it's not basic in flavor. Again, just creamy and smooth without any fancy flavors added. If you get a chance to try these DO!

Yummeeeeeeeeee!

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One Two Buckle My Shoe

>> Tuesday, December 2, 2008

One: I updated the poll to the right by changing the end date. Two weeks left to vote boy, girl or twins! My ultrasound is scheduled for the 16th so after that day we'll make an announcement. Tee hee! Aren't you excited? I AM!

Two: Interesting article if you care to read called "Diet's Impact on Fertility." Take what you want from it but overall I agree that diet has a HUGE impact on fertility.

Yay for baby! Or babies. :)

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Another Baby Update

>> Monday, December 1, 2008

Sorry for the absence dear friends and thank you for your concern as well. I'm truly fine. I don't have much of an excuse for not posting or visiting many of your blogs other than taking it easy. I had full intentions of catching up on all my blog reading over the Thanksgiving weekend but obviously that didn't happen. I've been working a little more these days trying to get all of my work done so I can take lots o'vacation through the holidays but it's challenging at times. My downtime consists of just chillin and not much action. I know I've said I'll be by your blogs and I mean it; I'm just slow these days.

On to the update:

My belly is G-R-O-W-I-N-G! It's all good though. I've only gain like 7-8 pounds over these four+ months but I feel at times like I've gained 20! Depending on what I wear can you tell I'm pregnant - just beginning to show really. I did have to invest in a belly band and some maternity clothes because regular pants were becoming uncomfortable. People who know I'm pregnant can see the changes, strangers or acquaintances might just think I'm a little chubby. ha ha!


This morning I noticed something with my hands: veins. They were HUGE! You know with the increased blood volume coursing through my veins no wonder they were bulging. It was was fascinating and gross at the same time. Now they seem pretty normal. Phew!

At my last ob appointment, the assistant was in charge of finding baby's heartbeat. Kudos to her for finding it (snap!) just like that. She noted while listening to the loud beats that we have "a strong baby." I love that! What I love more though is hearing the heartbeat. Since I can't see or feel a baby just yet hearing those heartbeats mean the world to me.

Speaking of feeling baby, I should be feeling those karate kicks soon! Also, we hope to learn the gender of little bebe sometime this month. I'll adjust the poll I've got going when the appt is set. You'll all be the 2nd to know...er, 3rd or whatever. :)



So in the end, me and baby are strong and well. Yay! With special thanks to my hubby I think we're doing everything right so far. I can't complain much - I mean no morning sickness, no major discomforts, etc. Sure, I get tired, sometimes cranky, sometimes an occasional backache - oh and congestion! I got a stuffy nose but I guess that comes with the territory. What's funny with that is when hubby and I went to the garden a couple weeks ago to put it to sleep for the winter (a future yet belated post), I started getting the sniffles - I mean as soon as we got there, sniff sniff. I thought it was some sort of allergy to the garden (i.e. mold). By the next day it seemed I had some sort of horrible head cold but all in my nose. I blew my nose so much the skin got chapped. Beautiful. Turns out I had swollen mucous membranes. Mmm... Anyway, I still get stuffy on occasion but it's not severe like the first time so that's good. But really, aside from that this has been a really good pregnancy and I'm very appreciative. To the mothers who've had hellacious pregnancies I applaud you for perserving and toughing it out - just don't hate me.

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Friday Night Video

>> Friday, November 21, 2008

One day I want a cat as cool and "clean" as this one:

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It's Birthday Time!

>> Monday, November 17, 2008

It's YARDSNACKER's birthday!!



Happy birthday love.

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Oups?

>> Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hubby and I were at the international market one day perusing the aisles and came across this:


Typo you think? Hence my typo with the title. :D

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Wanna Laugh?

>> Saturday, November 15, 2008

Now this has nothing to do with anything but it's a video my sister sent and it had me rolling. Tears even! Maybe you'll find it funny or maybe not but thought I'd share anyway and this way I can watch it whenever I need a good chuckle.

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Baby Update

>> Monday, November 3, 2008

To start, thank you all who've left many well wishes and supportive comments on the news of our expanding family. You truly are the best. Many of you have asked how I'm feeling these days so here's an update:

Everything on the pregnancy front is GOOD! Can't complain much really. No morning sickness for this girl however I've had my fair share of bloatiness (I know not a real word). Too often I have that feeling of I'm (sorta) hungry but
nothing sounds good. Hubby helps me out (a lot!!!) making sure I'm getting food in my tummy. It's not easy sometimes I'm sure because when I do eat I feel so full. Ridiculously full. Other times though, gimme food! ha ha! But really things have been going really well.

And for those wondering, I haven't been strict with my diet as far as being vegan or veg
etarian although many times it is vegetarian but other things that aren't so vegan sometimes find their way onto my plate. But I'm also not going about with the mentality of "eating for two" (it's not even possible anyway!) or eating burgers and fried fat. Bleh. We are still trying to keep it healthy, which usually includes something raw and just going with the flow. Maybe as my appetite improves I'll do more raw and less cooked but for now it's whatever baby dictates.

Trips to the doc (midwife) have been positive. We're going to an awesome birthing center with great great people. I mean everyone is so nice, including the other "clients" (they don't call us patients). They take their time with you at each appointment and answer all your questions without feeling rushed. And they do what you want to do with your pregnancy and birth, which is very comforting.

They completed my lab work this last time and everything came back A-OK except for my iron levels. Way too low. No surprise really. First, most people who know me know my iron levels are on the low side to begin with. Some of you might be familiar with my blood donating attempts and having low iron posted here and here. And second, being pregnant...well, if I wasn't getting enough iron to begin with then being pregnant I'm certainly not getting enough now that I need more. Ugh! Even before we knew this outcome, Sam's been wonderful making me meals that are rich in iron so lots o'spinach and other greens (kale anyone?). But to ensure I'm truly getting enough iron I took the advice of my midwife and picked up some liquid iron. Not exactly tasty but not offensive either. And hey, it's all plant-based and easy on the body.

Now we're working on making sure I'm getting enough protein. Hubby just picked up some hemp protein powder so we'll be incorporating that into both of our diets actually. I don't think I was one who needed a lot of protein daily before pregnancy but now I do.


So many things to remember or be mindful of now that you have to think about the life growing inside you. Making sure you get enough iron and protein and taking your prenatals, getting enough sleep or rest, eating. Again, so so so thankful for hubby. He is my gem and I'd be helpless without him. I love you honey - more and more every day. I think my heart is about to burst!

So at my last appt, we got to hear little babe's heartbeat! Oh my gosh! Didn't go there expecting that to happen but wow, can't even describe the emotions I felt. I was overwhelmed. It was beautiful and special. We only got to hear a few beats here and there as baby was moving around not liking the intrusion.

I want to give a special shout out of thanks to my beautiful SIL and sweet Angela for their gifts to me. These books will keep me busy and well-informed - I need all the help I can get! So thank you ladies! I love you! Also, another shout out of thanks to Annie. You are a dear and very thoughtful as well. Much love to you!

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Trippin'

>> Saturday, November 1, 2008

Here's a post I'd been working on for awhile (er, 3 weeks) before life started going in every which way so I'm finally getting around posting - it is more for my own purposes than for you to feel obligated to follow along. Feel free though! Just don't let your head slam on your keyboard.

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Earlier this month (it's been three weeks now), hubby dropped me off at the airport so I could spend a few days visiting my family in AZ.

It'd been quite awhile since I've flown anywhere, which means even though I was aware of the various security measures in place at all airports I had never experienced many of them until now. Actually, it was no biggie placing 3 oz. or less liquids in a quart-sized ziploc bag or taking off my shoes at each security check-point except they were just annoying. It's amazing how one person can ruin easy traveling for the rest of us (actually it's amazing how one person can spoil a lot of things for the rest of us...).

The part that got me was where I needed to go in each airport. I
seriously needed someone to hold my hand and help me because apparently all intelligence was left at home or maybe that's by design of the airports. Seriously, where were the arrows pointing me in the right direction every step of the way? Gotta take a bus here or a train here or a train there...When hubby dropped me off I stepped in a very busy line marked for my airline noticing I was in self-check in - it was where all the cool kids were so it must be right, right? Except I wanted a real person to work with to make me feel reassured but didn't that sort of line. So when it became my turn I stepped up to the kiosk and instantly felt like an idiot. It's asking for info that I wasn't sure I had. I stood there looking at the screen feeling completely lost. I tried entering some numbers or codes I thought it was asking but getting nowhere and taking up time. Finally, after some time and picking up the customer service phone the woman who first directed me to this machine saw I was still at the kiosk and asked how she could help. She noticed that what I had in my hands were paper tickets. Ugh! How could I have been so clueless? So she got me in the right line to speak with a live person, not a computer. Once I had my boarding pass I felt confident again until I reached security. What? I really have to take off my shoes? But they're tied in a double knot! I'm trying to be cool and nonchalant like I've done this before but what ended up happening is I left my boarding pass in my bag which is now on one conveyor belt and my jacket they asked me to remove is on another then they ask for my boarding pass which of course isn't in my hands. Another UGH! So one security guard is yelling to another to check for my pass and ID while I'm trying to gather all my stuff from two lines and not hold anyone else up. I'm sure they sighed or rolled their eyes but finally I'm in the clear and on my way.

The flight to pit stop
#1 (Denver) was uneventful. The way airplane rides should be. :) Do any of you know how BIG the Denver airport is??? Sheesh. Took a train to get to my gate for my next flight, which was in the deepest darkest farthest point of the airport. For plane ride #2, I was going to be taking a small plane. One I've never been on before. Should I be scared? All I can say is it's a good thing I'm not claustrophobic. What a shock it was to walk up those dinky steps and see how teeny the plane is inside. Okay, back up. Beep beep beep beep. I'm getting ahead of myself. While waiting for my next plane, which was supposed to leave at 2PM, it became apparent this wasn't to be. We were told there was no crew (ground crew? flight crew?) so we would probably take off at 3:10PM. Hmm...okay, so called my parents: I'll be late. Then 3:00 came and went. The next update was they had a pilot but we still had to wait. Another call to my folks: I'm still late. The guy sitting near me in the waiting area told me he had been waiting for this flight since 7PM the night BEFORE! Poor guy. I felt guilty for getting impatient at that point. This guy had to spend the night at the airport because nothing was open and he had no vouchers. Then he was supposed to be on the next flight at 11AM but they overbooked it then he was waiting for the same 2PM one, which was late. How maddening. I felt so sorry for him. Finally, at about 4PM we were able to board but because someone else took my assigned seat I got to sit at the exit. I was an important person now. In charge of tearing out the window in case of an emergency. They ask if you're okay sitting there and able to handle the responsibility. No, I don't mind sitting here - it just means I'm out first! ;) Once we were all boarded and belted in we taxied F-O-R-E-V-E-R. Not sure how long we taxied since I fell asleep waiting. It must've been 30-40 mins (or more?). I kept thinking we would run out of gas just idling. Well, and wouldn't you know it? It starts to rain. So I got to experience it all: a rainy commute in a small aircraft. I'm glad hubby got me some earplugs because it's so noisy on those planes plus it blocked out the rain beating the windows. Made for a bumpy ride. Only a couple times did my stomach meet my heart. Thankfully we landed at our destination (brief pit stop in NM) to drop off a few people and fuel up again to continue our last bit. For me, the next stop was my last stop but for a family on the same flight they were trying to make a connecting flight shortly after landing. However due to the storm and some FAA regulations (something to do with the amount of hours the pilots had already racked up) they canceled all flights leaving that tiny airport. Sad thing is these people were headed to a funeral the next day. Fortunately, everything worked out as they were able to rent a car to drive the 3+ hours to Phoenix. So yeah, we finally made it to our destination in one piece. A little bumpy and noisily but on the ground at last.

By the time I arrived inside the airport I was only three hours late. :| I noticed it was chilly when I stepped off the plane too - like Seattle cold. Big hugs from my parents and then off we went for home. My parents were so sweet to stop at the store on the way and pick up some goodies for me (lots of salad fixin's and fruit). It was dark out now so not much to see on the way home.

Pic of my parents' dog, Sofie. Now she's got the life. :D

The next day we visited and relaxed at home for the most part with a little drive around their neighborhood. It was still a little chilly out but I could see blue sky. That made me happy.

On Monday, my dad and I went on a little hike near their home to check out the petroglyphs. A lot of them are hard to read now but still there along with modern-day ones. hee hee! Hiking around this area is so cool because of the many rainbow colored rocks and many interesting ones too. And of course, the wildlife. My dad quickly spotted some petrified wood, which I took home. I'd show you a pic of it but unfortunately, towards the end of this trip my camera decided to quit working so it's in the shop as I type this. Anyway, if you're lucky and blessed with a sharp eye you'll find the petrified wood and possibly pieces of old pottery all over in those hills. My dad showed me his collections of both. They are amazing!

Can you believe that cactus pear grows wild here? It's everywhere.

And their backyard is a little zoo with all different kinds of birds, squirrels and skunks hanging around. Yes, skunks. Although, I only saw one as it was running across their patio. Fortunately no stinkies from him. I was entertained by the squirrels stuffing their mouths then burying their food I'm sure to only forget where they buried it.

There's also some crazy bugs (and leapin lizards!) hanging around:

This wasp flew off with that huge moth.

Now, here's a funny story: my parents host a gathering at their home every Monday night with some of their church friends and dinner is a potluck. The week before I arrived their potluck consisted of all main dishes (i.e. casseroles) and no salads. The day I'm there for this potluck there was nothing but salads! No main dishes to be seen. ha ha! There was still plenty of desserts so no one went hungry or unhappy.

At this same dinner, I happened to meet a woman who is a certified midwife. It was so meant to be. This woman had never been to my parents' potlucks before so they didn't know her and of course, I happen to be visiting the day she decides to come over. She was helpful in answering some questions I had and giving me tips. Thanks to her I had nothing to fear when I returned home to go to my first appointment.

On Tuesday to start the day off, my dad and I went to a friend's house who was being overwhelmed with tomatoes (my dad and I both wished we had that problem in our own gardens). We must've walked off with several pounds of tomatoes, mostly cherry toms (that pic is actually of a couple tomatoes from our garden! Two of the three or four we got to pick - grr). They were so good! After, my family and I took in some local museums. History of the founding pioneers of this small town. Many of these men's descendants still call this town home so their names are everywhere. My parents took me to lunch at an organic cafe and shop there. It's so great they had one in this faraway place! I chose a non-vegan meal (sorry folks!); my mom had the same thing as me. And my dad and bro both had a cobb salad. My mom wasn't too keen on her sandwich but I loved it and my dad and bro loved their organic salad. My brother even finished off my mom's sandwich and quite happily I might add. I think mom left kind of hungry. :( But before we left we did browse around in their shop where my folks picked up a few items. They didn't carry many raw items but we did score some raw almonds.

Later that evening we watched the presidential debate. Not very interesting if you ask me. Typica
l debate of talking too much and insulting each other so it's rare I watch those. Told ya I'm not into politics. Can't wait for the election to be over!

The next morning, my parents took me to the airport where we said our goodbyes. Sniff. I'm very glad I was able to visit them and my brother for a few days and even share my good news. It was a good and relaxing time - hopefully for them too. I'll be back folks! Thank you so much for making it happen - I love you!

On the way home from Arizona I saw THREE rainbows. One from the plane (from the wing to the ground) and then two others when I was actually back in Seattle. Purty cool!

It was nice to be back home - I missed my husband! I got to finish out the week still on vacation plus it was my birthday weekend. Then the following week I was on JURY DUTY! I was
even selected. Haven't decided if I'll blog about the specifics or not but I will say it was very interesting to be a juror. I lucked out being on a case that was fairly straightforward and not too long. I was seated on Monday morning and case closed by Wednesday afternoon. I thought we would've been out of there sooner than that but we didn't have a unanimous vote. If you've been through the process before you know what it's like. Frustrating.

Now that I've finally recapped my vacation I realize that October is over. How'd that happen?!

I do have more pics to share from this trip which I'll post separately. This post is more than long enough already.

Happy November!

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Happy Halloween!

>> Friday, October 31, 2008

To all you pumpkins have a great Halloween!

Gotta watch/listen to Michael Jackson's Thriller at least once right?


And then check this out if you haven't already. These prison inmates have their own Thriller dance. Love the dude playing the part of the scared girl. It's amazing they coordinated so many inmates on this dance.



Last but certainly not least, the MONSTER MASH! This song is a must at Halloween.



Now I want to watch Young Frankenstein. :)

BOO!

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Get Ready to Vote

>> Monday, October 20, 2008


No, this isn't a post to encourage you to get out and vote in this year's historical presidential election (although, register NOW if you haven't [or is it too late?] and gear up for November 4th!) but to notice the poll I put up to the right.

Just something fun. And I threw 'twins' in the mix because you never know!

I'm not saying how I'm voting. ;)

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The "Glow"

>> Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I know I'm supposed to be working on a different post - about my trip - but wanted to interrupt that to share something else.

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People into the raw food lifestyle are familiar with the "glow." Maybe you're one who's been told a time or two that you have the glow. It's noticeable to spot a person who obviously is taking care of themselves by what they do and put into their bodies and especially when on the raw food lifestyle. Eating raw foods allows your body to properly process and digest foods plus all the those living enzymes and minerals means less work your body has to do so the result is a beautiful youthful glow.


I have received such comments, which are always great to hear but I have been hearing this more so lately. From people who don't know me to people in the raw food world. When I was at our local raw vegan sto
re one of the owners went on about how I (and hubby too) have transformed since she first met me; that I do have a healthy glow.

However, I have this to ask: how can I have this "glow" if I have been HORRIBLE about eating raw foods lately? I mean, I've been eating quite a bit of cooked food. The Raw Fu challenge seems to be out the window or dramatically off course. Now, I haven't been eating burgers and lasagna but primarily vegetarian with some raw foods. Basically, a very low raw diet. All this cooked food should be taxing my body therefore, eliminating any healthy glow I once had and yet I still hear about this glow I possess.

I know what this means. Do you?

Okay, I won't make you guess or wait any longer...


I.
Am.
PREGNANT!

So yeah, you read right. Pregnant. Can you believe it? Guessing I'm about eight weeks along so we're looking at a May baby. I meet with the doctor (midwife) next week - it was supposed to be tomorrow but my jury duty got in the way (another post for another day).

The journey thus far has been fairly pleasant. I mean I can't complain about any sort
of morning sickness but have experienced bloatiness. Probably not a word but it works. Anyway, since I started taking prenatal vitamins (vegan) this really hasn't been an issue. I do get sleepy-tired but not too bad since again, taking those prenatals.

S
ome of my laziness/absenteeism lately can attributed to these changes with me. Like I said, I've been on jury duty (and last week at my parents') so when I come home I have actual work to do - stuff I'm paid to do.

Hubby has been so sweet and so cute with all of this. He's always taking care of me, making sure I eat and take my vitamin and that I'm always warm (he bundled me up in my favorite hat [recent b-day gift from him], scarf and down comforter). We could turn up the heater but it's more fun being cozy right now. And of course, he's downright excited to be a Daddy!

Well, that's my (our) big news. Mr. Daddy himself will be blogging about this too if you want to take a gander his way.

More posts/updates to follow. I will probably keep posting here instead of keeping a separate blog but who knows. I need to rework this blog as it is so you'll see some changes one of these days.

As I always say: I WILL get to your blogs soon! I promise! I'm trying to catch up on home life and work now that I'm back in the present so I will be swinging by as I'm always interested in what you've been doing too.

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I Have Landed

>> Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hello Everyone! Just returned from a trip visiting my parents out of state so I have some things to share. Right now I'm just getting caught up on laundry, sleeping and downloading pictures. Overall, it was a good trip but I'm not a fan of airports because this girl is easily confused! However, I do love to fly (and it shows). Oh and I'm not a fan of commuter planes in rainy weather either (and it wasn't over Seattle believe it or not). More on all of this later; just giving you a little teaser plus having this out there I'm committing myself so I don't get lazy.

I have the rest of the week off (tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY! I'm not bashful or anything - ha ha!) so I need to renew my driver's license and play. Starting Monday, I have to report to jury duty. Not excited about that but oh well.

More to follow...

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Sarah Pahlin on SNL

>> Sunday, September 28, 2008

Now I'm not going to go all political here, that's just really not my thing so I won't be sharing who I'm voting for and my opinions of the candidates and/or issues will be far and few between here on my blog. Plain and simple, it stresses me out so I try to live in my rainbow-filled bubble instead. :) But I have to admit Sarah Pahlin's interview with Katie Couric (that's just one part) was very uncomfortable don't you think? Of course there was bound to be parodies. I'm taking a risk that this parody from SNL might offend some people but this was too funny to pass up. So even though I might be tight-lipped about most politics and politicians feel free to express yourself as you see fit. Just no attacking of others or mean-spirited comments please.


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Quiz Time

I spotted this personality quiz at another blogger's blog so decided to take it too. I'd say this is pretty accurate of me. If you want to take the test too the link is at the end.

Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...

NBPS - The Idealist

You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on the hidden treasures of life (the background) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the shapes around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to ponder ideas and imagine the many possibilities of your life without worrying about the details or specifics. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You prefer a structured environment within which to live and you like things to be predictable.


The Perception Personality Types:

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Take The Perception Personality Image Test at HelloQuizzy

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Love Is...

>> Saturday, September 27, 2008

Typically, my "love is" segments don't need any sort of explanation but I feel this one needs a little more than just a display of pics.

We picked up this chocolate torte at our raw vegan store. It costs the same as many of the raw choco-bars and we were told it's as delicious as it looks. Plus with this slice of heaven we get a lot more for our dollars than a small chocolate bar.

On the way home since we didn't have forks I just took a bite. Those are my teeth marks you see. :) We were told the creator of this sinfully delicious goodness is Adam, whom I have not met. He runs a raw bar at another health food store but his dept is only open limited days and hours so we seemed to always miss out. Anyway, we also learned that the kid who works at the raw vegan store (he probably would be crabby I referred to him as a kid but he's about 17-18 yrs old) is actually the one who influenced Adam to go raw. How cool is that? And now Adam is kicking out gourmet foods.

As I bit into this torte I melted along with the chocolate it was so good. And hey, who needs a fork anyway!

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