Monday, November 19, 2007

It's a....Baby


Sad, I know, that our doctor couldn't tell us whether our spaghetti squash was a girl one or a boy one. Believe me, we tried everything we could to get the baby to move away from my belly button--almost to the point of me passing out (literally).

I guess I could say something logical and mature like, "Well, at least we have what looks like a healthy baby" or something like that. I'm sure I'll feel that later, but I think I'm going to stay with my disappointment for now.

Condolences may be sent to the comment section of this blog. Thank you for your support.

By the way, neither of us has won the bet. (Christian: girl, Sadie: boy). That means that I don't get shoes from Target and Christian doesn't get the jacket from Costco. At least not yet. But I think those shoes will look a lot better in March anyway.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Save Money. Live Better.


I wish I could take credit for that title, but I just read it on my Wal-Mart receipt. But I believe it. I am not an advocate for Wal-Mart, but I do shop there from time to time. And really I am all about saving money. I'm not quite as proficient as my sister Daisy, but to me saving money is almost like a game.

For my latest version of this game, Christian helped me create an Excel Spreadsheet (computer nerd) with all my meals on one side, all the groceries I need to buy, estimated cost, quantity, actual cost and total cost. And he pushed all these neat little buttons so it calculates it for me--magic. I don't even have to use my fingers to add and subtract and carry the one.

Now that I have this cute little program, I've suddenly become one of "those" people who can't answer fast enough when the cashier asks "Do you want a receipt with this?" Then I race home and tally up everything I spent.

Sound like a nice plan? It is. But like with every other nice plan, I get a little carried away with it. This week my goal was to spend less than I did last week. I spent over an hour in the store--scrutinizing every item. Sadly, I had conversations like this:

Can the kitchen really last another week without Lysol?

If only Christian would brush his teeth less, or at least
use less toothpaste when he does brush

These animal crackers are cheap, but can I make a meal out of them? Who am I kidding, of course I can.

How necessary is it to eat THREE meals a day?


In any case, I finally made my way out of the store and with $20 more than I had last week (and YES, I DID buy the toothpaste and the cleaner). The bad news is that while Christian and I won't starve, we may be eating cereal two to three times a day (with an occasional meal of bread and rice). But I'm not complaining. Not yet, anyway.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

In Case You were Wondering

I used to think that being "tagged" on blogging was sort of dumb, but my brother-in-law Shayne tagged me, and he is just about the coolest person I know (besides Derek Jones), so if he can do it, then I probably can, too.

Places I've Worked:
1. Avalon Hills (a live-in treatment center for girls with eating disorders)
2. LaBeaus Bear Lake
3. Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen Law firm
4. For my brother Isaac (He used to get paid $5 to fill out these questionnaires he got in the mail. I agreed to start filling them out for a small percentage, but I don't think I ever got paid.)

Places I have lived:
1. Logan, UT
2. River Heights, UT
3. Farmington, UT
4. Garden City, UT

Guilty Pleasures:
1. Eating oreos before lunch
2. Falling asleep while watching a movie
3. Ordering appetizers
4. Going to bed before 9:30 p.m.

Favorite TV Shows:
1. Jeeves & Wooster
2. Hercule Poirot
3. Little House on the Prairie
4. Jeopardy

First things I thought when I saw/met my significant other:
1. He's cute
2. He's too good for me
3. I'm thirsty
4. Who takes a girl home at 10:00 on their first date?

Favorite places I've been on vacation:
1. Costa Rica
2. Brasil
3. Kauai
4. Santa Clara and/or Livermore

Favorite Restaurants:
1. Little Caesars
2. Cafe Sabor
3. Chipotle Grill
4. Roys

Favorite Books:
1. Mere Christianity
2. Pride & Prejudice
3. Walk Two Moons
4. Life of Pi

Talents:
1. I'm really good at dusting
2. Blogging
3. Being pregnant
4. Eating cereal

Things I like:
1. Talking to Daisy on the phone
2. Baking
3. When Christian gets home from work
4. Planning projects that I want to do but will most likely never get to

Things I dislike:
1. Cleaning the toilet
2. Spiders
3. Laundry
4. Saying stupid things on accident

Goals for the Future:
1. Have a baby
2. Know a lot of things
3. Run a marathon with Christian
4. Learn to reupolster my aunt's chair

I tag Edgar Lipsey

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Minnie the Moocher

It's a Thursday night--not even 9:30, and I'm under the covers getting ready to watch Jeeves and Wooster with Christian. Life doesn't get much better than this.