Showing posts from July, 2007


Sorry I haven't had time to update for a while. Austin and I are in the middle of desperately searching for a new place to live. We have to be out in about two weeks, and we don't have anywhere to go yet. We've been looking at a few places. We hope to have a contract in the next couple of days. On top of that I'm trying to finish up my last two weeks of class, finish tests for my job interview, and everything else I normally have to do. Like trying to remain sane.

Tagged pt 2

I forgot to tag other people. Well, since Cheryl already tagged most ppl that I know that have blogs...I tag Lynette, Heidi, Seth, Austin (whom I will force to make a blog), and Justin.

Frankie Says Relax

On Saturday my husband did the most absolutely amazing thing for me: He made an appointment for me to get a massage. It was my first ever professional massage. I was nervous, but I was brave and stripped completely. It was absolutely incredible. It felt so amazing. I can't believe the hour went by so fast. Thank you honey! I really needed it because I had been having extreme neck and shoulder pain and on Saturday it got much better. Since then, it has once again worsened. But I'm still so appreciate of my honey who loves me.


The Rules: Players start with 8 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts. Players should tag a few other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Cheryl has tagged me, so here it is:

1. I like to call myself the "walking contradiction." This is because my personality is very contradictory. Case in point: I can't stand my house being messy, but I'm too lazy to pick up on a regular basis. I can let it get dirty to a certain point and then I have to completely sterilize it top to bottom, a process that takes several hours for my 850 square foot apt. I'm also a perfectionist, but I've learned over the years I couldn't handle the stress of being a perfectionist and so now have almost gone to the other extreme. I also love to be extremely organized and I get very upset when things aren't, but at the same time junk piles up around me until again I can't stand it and must organize, la…

Shaken Up

I could've killed a child today. I'm not talking about my nephews who were actually much better behaved today. On my way home from Tyler & Cheryl's house, two kids ran out into the middle of the road while I was in the middle of making a turn. I slammed on my brakes. I didn't know whether or not I had hit them. The kids were fortunately not hurt. I don't think I had hit them after all. It made me realize the difficulties of seeing children from a car. It also made me realize that this is something I would break my no-spank rule for. The danger is immense for kids that run out into the street. Cars sometimes do not have time to react. I'm really glad that I saw them in time.

On a lighter note, the kids were well behaved today. I had a lot of fun with them. We did the Hokey Pokey, went to the park, did exercises, started making an "All About Me" book, and had storytime. I have successfully reached the end of my first week with the boys.…

Is This What Being a Mom Is Like?

I gotta admit it. Today was rough. Three children constantly asking for my attention and asking me to help and fix them with everything all at the same time. Crazy. It's a really good thing I was blessed with a lot of patience. Though that patience was tried today. Of course, I still remained in control. It's hard cuz the kids expect me to be able to do everything, which of course isn't possible. I can only do my best, which is what I did.

On an unrelated note, it finally rained giving scorched Utah some much-needed moisture and a brief relief from the unrelenting heat. Of course, it's going to be hot again tomorrow. Good thing I finally bought some comfy long shorts for me to wear when I go over in the mornings.

I really love my car. It drives so nicely and it's SO NICE to finally be in charge of my destinations again.

Sweating in My Garments

It's so hot outside. You'd think now that I have a car, I wouldn't walk anywhere anymore. But that is not the case. I choose, deliberately, to walk home from school at three in the afternoon. By the time I get home, I'm a sweaty mess. Just another reason to NOT wear makeup. Thus the clothes get thrown off so I can cool off in the comfort of my dark apartment where the sun, mercifully, does not shine. Did I ever say that I love summer? Well, I do, just not between the hours of noon and five. If I had a full-time job, this wouldn't be a problem, but since I'm still the college student I find myself out and about during the scorching hours. Speaking of scorching, when oh when will it rain? I really need my summer rain. Not only does it cool the temperature, it is so fun to run about getting completely soaked head to toe. This only applies to summer rain. Other seasons need not apply.

It's hump day in my first week as Tyson, Preston, and Mason'…

Day One

I successfully survived my first day as nanny. Tyler & Cheryl's kids sure are a handful, but you've got to love 'em. I probably wouldn't be quite as exhausted if I managed to get some sleep tonight. Hopeful my exhaustion helps me to get some sleep tonight.

We had fun today. I took the kids to the park and we pretended the playground was a boat exploring Africa & Antarctica. It was fun, but extremely hot. The kids colored and Tyson made me a butterfly hair clip out of construction paper. So cute. I made the kids breakfast & lunch and I read them Austin's favorite childhood story, "Liza Lou."

Amazingly none of the kids killed each other under my care. Boys can be so rough, especially when there's three of them and they all want your attention at the same time. It was cute how they were fighting for my attention. Of course, we'll see once the novelty of Aunt Tracie coming over today affects their enthusiasm.

Bottom line: I surviv…

Reflections on Buying a Car

So, I FINALLY have my car. Sheesh. What a process. I'm really excited to once again be the owner of a car. No more being carted around! No more begging for rides! FREEEEEEEEDOOOOOOM! (said in William Wallace voice) I haven't driven that much yet. But I love driving it. It is so choice. (Ten bucks if anybody besides Heidi or Austin knows that quote.) So, I was thinking I should start writing again. I mean, I used to write in my lj (livejournal) all the time before dating Austin. Now I never write. And it's not like I really don't have the time. I really do. And let's face it. I can type amazingly fast. Like a tiger.

So back to the car. I bought a 2002 Mitshibushi Lancer. It's shiny and blue and doesn't rain on the inside. I have yet to name it. Those who want to name it, feel free to give suggestions. I will shoot them all down. (Because my ideas will always be better.)

Last Friday was my last day at BYU Broadcasting. I am sad in a …