Thursday, January 31, 2013
I had the flu for a few days. It was a doosey. Full body chills, feverish sweating, violent coughing, dizziness..... really not fun at all (except for the 6 lb weight loss. Loving that).
I've never had the flu before... and this was the first year I didn't get the flu shot... coincidence?! Lesson learned. I shall no longer listen to my hippy friends and silly internet telling me hoopla about the dangers of the flu shot. Ya know what's worse than all the nasty chemicals in that flu shot? GETTING THE FLU. So miserable.
I'm supposed to be a Master of Public Health. I failed. Next year I'll redeem myself and hopefully never go through this again.
Super grateful that somehow Brian and Bennett and Courtney haven't been sick AT ALL! Doesn't make sense, but I'll take it!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Update: We got home at 1am. So it took 15 hours to get from Chandler AZ home to Bountiful, when it should've been 11 hrs. I'm superduper grateful we made it safely - unlike the dozen or so cars/trucks/semis we saw stranded or being towed out of ditches on the side of the road. Insane out there. Those Snowbirders know where they're doing.... shoulda stayed in AZ til Spring!!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
We're about 2.5 hrs from our Chandler AZ destination. So far, so good! I loved all the travel advice I got from (50+!) friend responses on FB. We've got loads of books from the library, audio books, fun kid-music CDs, stickers, bags full of healthy snacks (enough that we've done zero food stops!), new cute pillows for naps, and these little activity packs I picked up from Michaels. I was there to buy a square hole punch for my new business cards I designed (and am totally in love with) and I found these
$1 themed activity packs. Crayons, stickers, and coloring book. I brought them out at the first signs of boredom, and it kept them occupied for half a hour! Never thought that would sound like a really long time :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
It's just frozen bananas, pureed up in the Vitamix! Better than icecream, seriously.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
I'm really enjoying this URG gig. Some days more than others. When I land a big deal and have a race (or especially race SERIES!) that wants to advertise with us, I literally do a happy dance around the house. The kids love that (but look a little confused..."why did mommy just hang up the phone/get off the computer and start jumping around?!") And some days I feel super bummed cuz I didn't get the response I wanted from a particular Race Director. And I do feel bad for all the people to enter the giveaways and don't win. But overall I'm enjoying this, and it's amazing how everything is working out. It's not so busy that I can't keep up, but just keeping at a perfectly steady pace. I love steady paces. :)
Monday, January 7, 2013
Check this out - free expired First Aid products! BOOM! He brings home the stuff they have to discard. And expiration dates are just a formality to cover the manufacturer's backs, right? Things like burn pads don't suddenly lose all effectiveness the day after those printed numbers tell you it's old. It came in handy today - I burned my hand on a pan (go figure - they're hot out of the oven). And right there on the table was a stack of these little hydrogel soothie pads. I stuck one on, and POOF - no more ouchie. So hooray for Cintas employment! Free first aid for life (though hopefully we won't need it often!)