Saturday, February 28, 2009

What to do...what to do...?

I'm on "house arrest" cause I haven't been feeling well and it stinks! I feel all wiggly inside like I just want to get up and run a marathon. Also, I'm soooooo bored!! I'm not the type of person who can just sit around doing nothing and I'm also not the type of person who will find something to entertain myself during the long, lonely dark hours of the day. Okay, so they aren't lonely or dark because I have my puppy but they are long! Perhaps I should be sneaky and find a way out of the house to go buy some shoes or something...that would help. For realsies though, it sucks! It's such a nice day outside and I want to go ride my horse but will not happen. Hopefully soon though. I hope y'all enjoyed my complaint session, I for sursies feel so much better!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Stand tall y'all

For today I thought I would post a song that is very meaningful to me, I hope that you enjoy the lyrics as much as I do and may you all have a positive day!

by: Susan Ashton
With visible breath, I'm calling your name
With visible tracks, I'm finding my way
With a sorrowful heart, I honor this pain
And offer these tears to the rain
In a moment of truth at the top of the hill
I open my arms and let go of my will
And stand with my face to the wind
With the storm beating down on this sacred ground
If I stand for the grace that I've known
For what I believeThen I won't stand alone
No I won't stand alone
There's a new pair of eyes to embrace all I see
A new peace of mind and it comes quietly
There's a joy in my heart that you've given to me
And I offer this soul's melody
So I beat on my chest till my song has been sung
And I cry like a wolf at the top of my lungs
And stand with my face to the wind
With the storm beating down on this sacred ground
If I stand for the grace that I've known
For what I believeThen I won't stand alone
No I won't stand alone
When the thundering voices of doubt try to shake my faith, oh
I'll be listening from inside out and I won't be afraid to
Stand with my face to the wind
With the storm beating down on this sacred ground
If I stand for the grace that I've known
For what I believeThen I won't stand alone
No I won't stand...I won't stand alone

Monday, February 16, 2009

Le Papillon

I got a new puppy! She's the cutest puppy I've ever seen in my whole life and guess what?! She really really loves me! She's a Papillon which means butterfly in French and I named her Lily. She has big funny ears like Dumbo's, someday soon she'll probably lift off and fly away. She's super tiny but hopefully will grow and not decide to stop like I did :) I went with Lori yesterday just to see the puppies to decide whether or not I actually wanted to invest in one (they were a wee bit pricey) and as soon as we got there I was in love! Here's the crazy in the head thing...Lori had a dream that we actually brought home two puppies and she also fell in love with one and so, as Lori's dream predicted, we are each the proud owner of one puppy. Lori got the boy and named him Nitro, he's totally cool! I just can't get over how cute and lovable and squeezably soft they are. OH! I got Lily a leopard print collar with a charm that says "princess". Lily is intended to be used a "therapy dog" kind of like my horse Kyah is a "therapy horse" and they are both performing their duties magnificently! Now, knowing what I know about scientific things I would like to make an analysis of each of my therapy animals, bear with me because people who are as smart as me tend to get a little boring:
Very Gentle
Tends to understand the deepest most cavernous portions of my brain where my feelings lie
Always covered in a brown substance, scientific evidence would suggest this is a form of mud
Slightly lazy where things such as exercise are concerned
Gray in color which is very fitting since that's mostly what I see because my rods and cones seem to have malfunctioned as some point while I was growing safe and warm inside my mommy
Vertically she is very large making it hard for my tiny legs to get in the stirrups to pull myself up
Works magic every time I ride her
I heart you Kyah!!!

Vertically challenged like me
Also tends to understand the deepest most cavernous portions of my brain
In the process of being trained in the ways of eliminating outside
Likes to sleep with her head nestled safely next to my cervical vertebrae
My first love and only true passion (okay, maybe not my FIRST love)
Gets chilly in the precipitation known as snow
Slightly shy but any psychologist will tell you that this is only temporary as she gets used to her new surroundings.
White in color with slightly differing hues of brown which I do not see correctly
Also works magic whenever she is around
I heart you too Lily!
So, there you have it, in all its scientific glory. My pets are the very best anyone could ever ask for! I can't forget Little Man and Addi either...they are crazy coooooool!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Innocent in a bar

Hello peepcicles and now for your enjoyment...the bar story: It was a cold Friday night in Ogden Utah. Lori and her boyfriend Mike and I were just sitting around at the kitchen table chattin' it up and Lori was like "let's go out to the bar and do some dancing" and so we all changed in to our "going out to the bar clothes" and took off in the BIG yellow truck. We pulled in to the Outlaw around 8:00 p.m. and at this point I was so excited because I've never actually been to a bar where you pay $5 to get in and get ID'd and all that. We walked in, paid our mullah and found a table in the back where we would watch the dance floor and all the other people getting wasted. Lori and Mike ordered beers and a virgin pina colada (bring me two pina coladas, gotta have one for each day....of sorry, off the subject a little). We were drinking away when a cowboy guy with stinky breath came and asked me to dance, I accepted and we did the western swing followed by the two-step and then the western swing again. This guy began to get a little creepy. He proceeded to ask me to dance about a thousand bazillion more times and even invited himself to join our table. Lori and I were trying to get him away by going to the restroom and stuff that girls do to ditch weird guys. Now, around this time Lori was probably on her fourth beer and it was getting late. There was a seriously cute guy at the table next to us and he said that if the creepy bull riding, poo poo in the boots guy came back that I was 100% allowed to throw myself all over him (his name was Nick). He was a nice guy. We all danced a little more, Lori was so sloshed by the end of the night and she was HILARIOUS! I've never seen a funnier drunk person in my life. We ended up getting home at 1:00 a.m. and for those of you who know me well, I never stay out past nine. This was a big step. The bar was so much fun and the dancing was awesome. Perhaps I will go dancing again next weekend. Oh! Thank you Crystal for purchasing those fabulous dancing boots for me!

Recipe of the day: Stir 1 Tbsp of Stephens Mint hot chocolate mix in to boiling water and top with approximately 6 tiny marshmallows

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fun with the Lorimeister

WOW! The past week has been probably one of the the FUNNEST weeks of my entire 23 years of life. I've recently "moved in" with Lori the horse lady and it has changed my life....for realsies. We have done tons of totally cool stuff but alas, I cannot list them all but here are a few

  • Cleaning horse poopie from the horse stalls (very cool)

  • Riding like everyday

  • Going to the bar and dancing the two-step and swing (this is an adventure that I will write about later)

  • Wandering the mall for hours

  • Getting pedicures

  • Getting make overs at Dillards (I looked completely FABBBBB)

Lori is so much fun and it's so exciting to get up every morning and wonder what kind of fun adventure she will drag me in to. She's definitely shown this sheltered girl a whole new way of living. Also, she has an absolutely amazing dog who rocks America's face off named Fannie (short for Fantasia). She is a Cocker Spaniel and she loves me. Actually she has become my bed buddy (not in THAT way) she sleeps with me every night. You could say we've hit if off and I think it's going to be a very meaningful, lasting relationship.

Tip of the day: Do not walk through mud and horse nasties in your favorite boots

Monday, February 2, 2009

My new hobby

I was watching the tele the other day, bored as can be and turned to the Food Network channel where there was a show on called "Challenge". It was a bunch of cake decorators trying to make a scene from Cirqu Di Soleil out of cake and it intrigued me so I decided my new hobby will be decorating cakes. I was so excited about this new idea and I ran down town to the kitchen store and signed up for a class. Amanda decided she wants to give her BF a cake for Valentines Day so I decided to see if I could be good at decorating cakes and did a trial run on Sunday. I baked the cake which actually took 50 minutes instead of 30 because I made two boxes. I checked it at 30 minutes and it was wiggly which is never a good sign when dealing with a cake. Anyway, it came out of the oven and I let it cool down before I dumped it out. When I went to dump it out of the pan it slipped right out but then I needed to get it on to a cooling rack so I picked it up and it broke in half!!! I wanted to add a heart shaped layer on top of the square cake so I put another cake in the oven, this time I made it round and it cooked quite nicely actually. When the cakes were cooled I trimmed the edges so they were all pretty and I cut out a heart shape from the little cake and frosted them which didn't work quite like I had planned. Then I covered each layer in marshmallow fondant (wow! making this was an adventure but I haven't the time to go in to detail at this particular moment...stay tuned for more on the fondant experience). I'm pretty impressed with how my first cake turned out. It may not be the most beautiful but but it's not ugly which is all I was hoping for!!! I think I could be good at this decorating thing but we shall see.

Observe...the cake

I will most likely grow up to be a baker of many a delicatessen. Just look at that magnificent, sugary, heart shaped, made with love cake! I wonder if it tastes good....