Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blissful Weekends.

  • For the first time in a long time, I have accomplished everything on my to-do list. Woo!
  • I found my glasses. And yes, they were with my favorite sweatshirt and tweezers...
  • I went to get all of my car work done, and it all together cost me $0. That's right! $0!!!!
  • I bought a calendar today for .88.  That's right! .88!!!!!
  • I got my diploma (yes, it's true, I finally got my diploma) and some old family photos framed and matted for so cheap too! Buy get one free on the frames, and they used scrap mattes from old projects for cheap too!
  • I got perform some service, which always contributes to a wonderful weekend.
  • I took a relaxing shower and even straightened my hair to see how long it is...and oh my! Is it ever so long!!!
  • I have been keeping up with all of my New Year's goals.
  • I had two separate circumstances where two gentlemen complimented me on my smile.
  • The sun was shining in beautiful Seattle.
Now, I just need some people to come and enjoy a weekend with me. I will try to not run errands while you are here. Okay? Thank you.

PS...Joe and Alicia will be here visiting in less than two weeks! Things on the to-do list: Library visit, Tilth and Farmer's Market to buy Sunday dinner...YUM!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today's Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of...



It's not the grey skies or rain that gets me. It's just that every time I hear it, my mind automatically finishes the phrase with meatballs. I guess one of my favorite childhood books will never get out of my head...I like that though.

Now, who's ready for story time?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Friends Know Me All Too Well...

Conversation via text...

(Voicemail from Imri asking if I have plans for Wednesday night)

Me: I think I may be having the elders over at 7, but I can always move the lesson. Plus, they have forgotten the last two times, so it's 90 percent not going to happen...What's up?
Imri: That's right! We can still do that, but I was wondering about maybe going to Ikea for school research? 
Me: Of course!
Imri: Awesome! We get to interview people and employees about the self-checkout! It should be fun. I owe you big time.
Me: No worries. It will be fun!
Imri: Talking to old people...I thought you'd be all over that.
Me: It's my specialty...

Seriously though. I love talking to old people. I love that my friends know that and want to include me in such happenings....YAY!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tonight's dinner was brought to you by the color...


I didn't do it on purpose. I promise. But when I cooked my dinner and picked my pyrex for some unexpected whipping, and then I finally, after carefully weighing my options and realizing that OJ would balance out the heavy food I was whole meal became orange.

This made me very very happy. After all it has been my favorite color for the past 23 years. It's the little things in life.

It's not as gross as you think it is. Mashed sweet potatoes...yum. yum. I created the recipe myself...but I am still not a culinary artist.

The weapon (or Pyrex of choice)...none of this was deliberate...I swear...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A different kind of Lost...

On Saturday night, I was watching Lost with Imri and Rachel. My left contact began to really irritate me to the point it was starting to become red and watery. I went upstairs, took out my contacts and put on my glasses. I wore my glasses for the rest of the evening. I think I may have been drugged by the brownie ice cream sundae I made for myself, or by the Dick's I ate earlier in the evening, because I don't remember even taking them off or even going to sleep that night. Do you ever have times like these?

I feel like this happens to me more often then it should. Like my favorite sweatshirt, which I am now assuming is with my glasses. Or back in May when I couldn't find my keys. I can't find my favorite pair of tweezers, which is also probably in the same place as my glasses. When I meet people, I think I black out whenever they say their name, because I can remember the whole converation minus the part where they tell me their name. Sometimes I cannot remember a whole day, or where I am supposed to be going.

So I obviously have a memory problem. I have been trying to work on it. Creating lists, and increasing my Omega 3 intake, but it is obviously not working. Oh well.

Needless to say, my glasses have been gone for 4 days. They are cute and purple, and, suprisingly, look exactly like the ones this little boy is wearing in the pic at the top. He looks much better in them, and I need to have my eyes blink in more pics too.

If I somehow, wore them to your house, and I don't remember leaving them there, which happens quite a bit, or if I don't even remember being at your house, let me know? I can't wear contacts to work since I work in a lab, so right now I am without any vision out WA.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Waving My White Flag

I am a stubborn person. I have been since Day 1 of my life. This Lost challenge that I have put myself up to, has caused me a great lack of sleep, junk food cravings and a numb mind. The show is pretty good, and I have really enjoyed watching it...

BUT...I can't do it anymore.

The episodes were adding up more quickly, with the finale episodes being twice as long, and certain episodes having two parts...I just could not justify doing it any longer. I am not a TV watcher, and I have watched more TV in the last 5 days than one should ever watch. My eyes are still glazed over, and my desire for a Diet Coke is still stronger than ever, BUT those days are over.

I am so happy to be back in control of my life. I may be stubborn, which is how this challenge came about, but I am more passionate about being in control of my life. Now it's time for me to make my to do list of everything I need to get done that I have been putting off.

I still want to watch the show, but at a more leisurely pace, with people. So, if you would like to Start on Season 3, Episode 4 with me, let me know!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

LOST until further notice.

Yes, I have jumped onto that band wagon. A little too late if you ask me. I am under a great deal of pressure to get it all in, so I might be unavailable until further notice. I did my math this morning and I am under crunch time to get it all done in time:

4 seasons = 83 episodes
I've watched 13.
70 episodes to go.

I have been averaging 6 episodes a night (yes, I am fully aware of how embarrassing this is), and if I continue this pattern then I will have watched 42 by Wednesday. I am also eating lunch at my desk, so I can fit in 1 episode while I am at work during my lunch break: 4 episodes (I have a business lunch tomorrow).

Now I am up to 46 episodes. If you need to find me on Saturday and Sunday, you can find me:

a) At the Sister Beck fireside at 5 PM, Saturday.
b) At church on Sunday.
c) In my bedroom working on the other 24 episodes I need to work in.

I am up to the challenge and will not fail! So if we have plans, and I cancel, please don't take it personally. I can start having a life again next Wednesday, Jan. 21, after the LOST premiere.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Sleepyhead" - Passion Pit

Dear Mr./Mrs. Squirrel,
I saw you on my roof this morning. We made eye contact, and when I pointed at you and cursed you, you growled at me and ran back into our roof. The thing is, your scratching, burrowing and hissing/growling above my room is causing me to lose sleep. Can we create a schedule so that we can share my house: you can have the day time and I will have the night time? I hear night time is the best time to gather nuts. The point is, its because of you I couldn't sleep and I ended up watching 6 episodes of Lost last night. Now I am on episode 7 with a lack of sleep, and the sounds of your claws and hiss occupy my head instead of a song. We need to figure out something ASAP.
Your bitter roommate,
Erin Leigh

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Confessions, Part 1

Seriously. I love him. I have since I was in 7th grade, when Sheena let me borrow her CD, which I then dubbed onto a blank tape. It's weird, I know, but his albums are just so good. Okay, now it's time to throw my lab protective eyewear back on, which makes you want to leave the one your with and start a new relationship with me.