Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I've been Tagged

My sister tagged me and I'm bored waiting for the ham to finish warming in the oven before I go to the potluck at school tonight. Here we go...

8 Shows I like to watch...

1. Jon and Kate plus 8
2. 30 Minute Meals
3. Frasier
4. Golden Girls...I'm such a nerd to admit that but it's true. I want to be witty like Sophia when I'm old.
5. Oprah- if I was ever home to watch it
6. Semi- Homemade with Sandra Lee
7. Ellen
8. Pretty much anything on Food Network

8 Things that Happened Yesterday...

1. Grandma Sullivan fell and broke her hip
2. Rescheduled an interview for my boss
3. Went to school...pathology class
4. Read Twilight and discovered they talk too much like teenagers
5. Got to work on time
6. Finished laundry
7. Talked to JD
8. Talked to Tiff

8 Places I like to Eat (in no particular order)...

1. The Sandpiper
2. Meadow Creek Lodge
3. Grandma's kitchen (I miss that)
4. Texas Roadhouse
5. Cafe Rio
6. Mine or JD's house...we both love to cook
7. Jaker's
8. Johnny Carino's

8 Things I'm looking forward to...

1. Meeting JD's family
2. favorite holiday
3. My new niece or nephew arriving in this world...healthy
4. Finishing school
5. Starting nursing school
6. JD's proposal...I know it's coming but it's a surprise
7. My wedding day
8. Another weekend in Idaho soon

8 Things on my Wishlist

1. A happy family
2. Successfully completing massage therapy school
3. A healthy niece or nephew in May
4. My mom to be well again
5. My grandma to be well again
6. To get past the holidays without having to enter the mall.
7. Go to the Rachel Ray show
8. Go to the Oprah Show

That is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I'm not going to tag anyone becuase I have seen this several times on the blogs I read but if you want to do it...I tag you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where does the time go?

I can't believe it has been nearly 3 weeks since I last updated this blog. To be honest, I look at everyone else's updates but I can't update at work (dang restrictions on the web) and since my laptop was stolen I don't spend that much time on the computer at home. A shout out to my roommate Kelsie for letting me use hers.

Things are still going great with JD and I. He went with me Idaho last weekend for my cousin Chad and his new wife KayCee's wedding. Friday night we got a call from my sister to come to the Colonial Theatre so everyone could meet JD. Poor guy was so nervous anyway and he got the whole Sullivan clan thrown at him all at once. It helped that he had met Tiff and Ryan already a few weeks before but the rest of the gang was there, less my brother and his family. Everyone sure did like him...NO SURPRISE to me, of course and now he is over the nervousness I think!!?? This weekend is my turn to be nervous when I meet his family.

We went to see Mom and Hal on Saturday afternoon. It was good to see mom up and around. She is still semi-recovering from her snowmobile accident in April but overall is doing well. After we visited mom and Hal we went to Chad and KayCee's wedding. It was quick and very nice ceremony and quite a party afterward. I didn't know most of the people that were there but that was no surprise since they both grew up in Shelley. I even got to dance with Chad for a little bit. I still remember him as the blond haired little boy named he is a grown man with a wife...CRAZY!!

Tiffany and Ryan came up from Utah for the wedding too and Tiff is starting to look a little bit least in my opinion. Actually it was probably more the shirt she was wearing that made her look pregnant but I am excited for her to start getting that cute prego belly. Have I mentioned how excited I am that I'm going to be an auntie again??!! I've ordered a niece but we'll see if I get what I asked for. Contrary to what Tiff believes I will love the little runt even if it is a boy...I just want to buy cute pink clothes for a girl.

Sunday we went to church in Monteview and then I cooked dinner afterward. I made these wonderfully, yummy pork chops called Honey Crusted Pork Chops or something like that. It is a recipe that JD got from him mom and he made them for me the week before and I LOVED them and wanted dad to be able to try them. Dad loved them too. I love to be in the kitchen and cooking for people so it was a great thing for me to be able to do that and I like to know that dad has a good home cooked meal at least occasionally. He has lots of good friends in North Fork that invite him to dinner but just the same I got to cook this one for him.

Overall it was a great weekend. I still don't have pictures to post, folks, sorry! I know you are just drooling waiting for something to show up on here but I've got nothing for you. Soon though, I promise!

Oh yeah, I got a call when we were driving home from my sister. My mom slipped on the ice when they were leaving the lodge in Island Park and broke her leg. I'll tell you what...that poor lady has had a rough year. She is looking forward to 2008 being over that's for sure. She went to the Orthopedic Surgeon yesterday and apparently she broke the fibula in two at the ankle and one near the knee...OUCH! Hal is a great nurse though and takes good care of her.

One more thing before I go... I got a call this morning from my cousin that woke me up telling me that my grandma had fallen getting out of bed and broke her hip. My sweet grandma, Lois, the poor lady. I just saw her a few days ago and I worry about her almost's my turn, she worried about me all my life so far. She is in surgery even as I type and will hopefully be out by 8 or 8:30 tonight. She is a tough cookie, my grandma and I'm sure she will come out of it ok but if you are so inclined please remember her in a prayer or two if you don't mind. I love this remarkable woman more than anything and wouldn't be the woman I am today if it wasn't for her guiding influence. I love you grandma!

Well it's off to class in a few minutes for me. Only 3 more weeks and I get a two week break from class and a 3 week break from clinic. I'm happy to have a break before the last term of is much needed.

At this time of Thanksgiving...I give thanks for you!

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Updating... finally

I had a late breakfast today with my cousins Andy and Pam and my sister and her husband. It was so nice to get together and chat and Tiff reminded me that I haven't updated my blog in quite awhile and she checks it sis this is for you!

School is going great! I am in my 4th week in the 4th term. Only 16 weeks until graduation! I can't believe it is so soon. I started clinical internship 6 weeks ago and I have really enjoyed it. I give comment cards to my clients and I am always grateful for the comments I receive which will help me be a better therapist. I have started thinking about where I would like to work after I am finished with school. I will just miss the ski season in Utah which is a good time to be working because you can make a lot of money but I am more interested in building a client base while I'm learning more about structural integration and cranial sacral therapy so missing ski season isn't such a bad thing. I have considered working for a chiropractic office and/or renting a space in an office. I would also enjoy working as a teaching assistant at UCMT after graduation as well. Sharing my excitement for the work with future massage therapists and live the excitement of school all over again. I am very fortunate that UCMT has recruiting visits on a very consistent basis so I have the opportunity to interview for jobs frequently when the time comes.
Part of the decision for where I will be practicing will be determined by some other things going on in my life currently and other decisions to continue my education in nursing. I have met the most amazing man, JD Nielson and we are discussing marriage after I graduate in March. He lives in Pleasant Grove and works in Orem as a computer programmer. He is so supportive of my educational goals and I couldn't be more grateful for that. He encourages me to keep going on days that I have just had enough and want to scream because my schedule is overloaded. He actually came over tonight to take care of me because I have a head cold that is messing with me and I stayed home from class so I don't spread my "wealth" to the people in my class. He is just wonderful and everything has been so easy with him. I'm not sure how describe it besides saying it is easy. We can literally talk about anything and he is so mellow which is a good match for my sometimes high strung personality. He is going to be meeting Tiffany and Ryan on Saturday afternoon and the rest of my family in a couple of weeks at my cousin, Chad's wedding in Idaho. I will get to meet his family the following week at his family Thanksgiving gathering in Las Vegas. While our relationship has developed quickly I can only say when you know, you know. I'm sure everyone is thinking...well let's see a picture of this fella that is so wonderful. Well I would love to take a picture but my camera was stolen when my apartment was broken into about a month ago so until I get a new pictures....sorry!

Until next time...