Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 124: Little Miracle, Big Comedian

I had NO DESIRE to go to work today. I wasn't feeling great to start but Mondays are just not my favorite day. It took me a while to get out of bed but I managed. Then when I got to work I was really distracted and blue till about 11am. I went into the bathroom and said a prayer, asking Heavenly Father to help me through my day. When I got back to my desk I felt refreshed and encouraged. My day improved (so did my health) and before I new it the day was over and I was headed home.
So thankful for these types of quickly responded to blessings. :)

I just overheard Clinton talking with his mom about a patient he had who accidentally hit himself in the shin with a hammer. He didn't break anything but had a hard calcification under the skin (pretty painful).
Anyway, Clinton, in his best bedside manner said to the patient, "You know, there's been a lot of research about this actually and they say you really shouldn't be hitting yourself with hammers."
And then he started laughing.
His mom asked what the patient said and apparently he wasn't too impressed. lol

Day 123: Color Me Grateful

Had my first official day as the relief society pianist and it went rather well. I flubbed here and there but no one cared and neither did I!
I told Clinton that I can definitely tell my playing has improved but the best part is that my confidence has improved too! I no longer panic when I mess up and my nerves are much less noticeable. I am so thankful for my new calling and the practice it forces me to do. I almost feel like I can say I play the piano well!

I tried to paint my toenails a cheery orange but for some reason the paint was really thick so it went on very gloppy. Obviously it looked terrible ("fortunately" I only pained one foot) so I tried to take it off but the color stained my skin and nails. Well, anyway, I wore peeptoe shoes to church and I had to constantly think about how my feet were positioned to cover my gaingly looking left foot. My toes looked/look like they've been fighting some sort of deathly fungus. I sure hope the color rubs off soon—I'd really like to wear my sandals soon! Lol

Day 122: Food, Movie and Shopping

Clinton and I used Saturday as a chance to see a few things we haven't seen before; like the Saskatoon Farm and Maleficent.
The Saskatoon Farm is a great big nursery and tourist trap. They have cute little shops with all sorts of nick-knacks to ooh and ahh over. The best part...the baked goods. We ordered an oatmeal Saskatoon chocolate chip cookie and a Saskatoon berry tart. Both were delicious but the tart won us both over.
Next we went to Maleficent and I really liked it! Clinton thought it was pretty good (so that means that most people will probably really like it!). It was reminiscent of Wicked and maybe that's why I liked it so much. Anyway, I recommend it, especially of you want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)
Great day with my HB!

Clinton and I went to CrossIron Mills to see Maleficent cause it's a giant mall and we figured we could kill two birds with one stone. Little did I know that Clinton would shop me out.
I sat on a bench waiting for him to finish trying on pants for over 30 minutes. Ha! And I'm the one who goes clothes shopping the most?! Lol

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Day 121: T.G.I. ...Can't Hear You

Friday afternoon was one of THE LONGEST afternoons at work. I was busy and all, but the hours just dragged. Anxious to get home and be free to do what I want for a couple days, I couldn't help but watch the clock. Sure enough time slowly passed, but pass it did and once 430 came I shot outta there like an absolute rocket!
I am thankful for Fridays, and especially Fridays after 430pm. I love having time to myself and my little family. We didn't have any major plans but I still look forward to the time we get to spend together--free from work and other responsibilities.

Perhaps you'll not find this as funny as I did, but I overheard my boss answer his phone and this is how it went.
He: Hello?
He: Can't hear you.
Me: (laughing)
He: What?
Me: Uh...did you really just hang up on them like that?
He: What was I supposed to say?
Me: Most people say, "I'm sorry, but I can't hear you. Can you try calling me back? I'm going to hang up now."
He: Oh, I just have no patience for calls like that.
I had the giggles so bad after that. The way he said, "Can't hear you." was just so blunt that it struck me absolutely funny. lol

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Day 120: All in a Day's Drive

I work outside the city limits in a sort of industrial area. The roads are perfectly straight and surrounded by fields, yet for some reason, the speed limit is 50/kph (30/mph). Nobody observes this speed and you'll usually coast along going about 80kph (50mph).
Well, I had to leave work for a doctors appointment and began my usual clip down the road of 80kph...that is until I saw the flashing lights and someone pulled over up the road a little ways.
That poor ticketed sap could have been me, but fortunately I left work just a tidbit late. I am so thankful I saw the warning today so I avoid a ticket in the future.

Clinton was cut off by a school bus today. In frustration he looked up at the back of the bus to give it a good harrumph and was caught off guard by the scene before him.
He said he looked up and, out of that big window they have in the backs of busses, he saw a shorts-covered crotch plastered against the window; the legs in a V-shape up in the air.
He said all he could do was laugh and think, "What the heck is going on in THAT bus?!" Lol

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day119: Comfort and Chuckles

I was talking to a friend of mine today about fear and how it seems there's always someone put in your life who's been through something similar to help you through it.
We both agreed that it's typically not fate that brings people together, but a watchful and mindful Father in Heaven.
I am thankful for the people who have been placed in my life at various times when I needed help or reassurance or a good laugh or cry. And I'm most especially thankful for a loving god who sent them to me.

Yesterday I mentioned to Clinton that we never gave Peter a middle name.
He: Sure we did.
Me: No, it's just Peter Logan.
He: Let's see, how about Peter Poodle Logan?
Me: (laughing)
He: Or it could be, Peter Hogan Logan.
Me: (laughing)
Both great options, but I think well just stick with no middle name. :)

Day 118: I'm a Genius, If but for a Small Moment

I impressed the crap out of everyone at work today by teaching them a shortcut for printing multiplie files within a folder all at once. People were coming out of their offices to see what I had done and told me stories of all the time they'd wasted opening and printing each file one-by-one "all these years". Ha!
In this Google day and age there is just no excuse for not finding shortcuts. I'm just thankful my laziness was so impressive. Lol

I had to call and inform the other tenants in our building that there is going to be a fire alarm inspection tomorrow. I walked down and told one of the tenants but the renters in the middle suite weren't there so I called them instead. Here's how it went.
She: Hello, this is "name of company"; how can help you?
Me: Hi "name of company". This is, uh...I'm sorry who is this I'm speaking to?....
Uh, maybe next time I should NOT call the person answering the phone by the name of the company. Lol

Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 117: Hibernation and Regurgitation

Clinton fell asleep on the couch last night and didn't come to bed till 2am. I slept like crap till he came. That sweet boy opened up some windows to cool down the room and within about 5 minutes of him climbing into bed I was finally able to fall asleep.
Despite the lack of sleep I did fine staying awake at work and even got a little nap when I came home. to bed I go and I'm making sure Clinton comes with me from the start! :)

I was talking to my mom tonight and she was telling me about their drive home and how my dad had food poisoning and was puking for the first 5 hours of their trip. Anyway, this reminded me of when my parents, Clinton and I went to the Oregon Coast the weekend after we got engaged.
It was February and the sea was choppy but Clinton had never been whale watching so we hopped on a boat and hoped for the best. Well, it was raining so we couldn't stand outside to watch the horizon and avoid seasickness. So, within about 20 minutes my dad was puking off the back of the ship, I was heaving over the side and Clinton was favouring a garbage can inside. Mom was fine though.
And to boot, we didn't even see any whales. What an expensive bout of bulemia that turned out to be. Ha!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Day 116: Messages and Massages

I went to stake conference today; it was a special, Canada-wide broadcast from Salt Lake City. There were two thoughts shared today that stuck out to me and I wanted to put them on my blog.
1. "Choose the path of faith", Anthony D. Perkins
I liked this quote because there are times when things are out of my hands and all I can do is trust God. I have to consciously choose that path of faith because the alternative (worry) doesn't help me get anywhere or understand any better.
2. "Remember who you are...and remember who you oughta be.", Linda K. Burton
I liked this because it makes me realize my potential. I am a child of God and I should act that way. :) Act faithfully, act obediently and act Christlike.

Clinton is creative. For example, when I ask him for a back massage I am always surprised what he uses to accomplish this task. Tonight it was the corner of the remote. In the past it's been things such as pens, his elbows, a cellphone, Peter's bone, or any other blunt object within reach. 
Nothing's quite as nice as strong thumbs, but I gotta give it to him, the corner of the remote was pretty darn effective. Ha!

Day 115: Lost in Pancakes

Clinton took me to IHOP for supper last night. He knows how much I love their pancakes and our trip there was on a total whim. What a lovely surprise!! Thanks, Honey!!

Well, I finished Lost yesterday and I gotta say, the ending had ME lost. I spent the next 20 minutes on trying to figure out what it all meant.
In the end, I think the story ending could have been better but overall I liked the show. I mean, I must have with all the time and laziness I dedicated to it. Lol