Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Cough and Sneeze and Gasp and Choke

by Shel Silverstein
"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is. . .Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

I wish that I was feeling better...but I'm not. I am skipping church so I don't infect all the little children sitting around me. It's been really boring, I've watched a lot of TV, I haven't watched mid-day television for a long time but it is amazing what they have on TV these days! Tyra Banks has a trashy talk show. TLC has a show about women giving birth, that's just weird! Who'd want a camera crew filming your birth?! And the poor camera man is wishing he would've accepted the gig at his local news station. Judge Judy is still around....are you serious?! It wasn't all bad I got caught up on my E! News and I was able to see how all my dear celebrities are doing. Plus I got to watch a bunch of What Not to Wear re-runs and my favorite was Joan Rivers and her Fashion Police Team critiquing the red carpet gowns for some award show! Boy does Joan Rivers get a lot of botox!

But overall Jed took care of me, he did all the grocery shopping and made dinner. He's been really great, but now he's catching what I is so unfair.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jed and I Made a Baby!

It's not what you think! My officemate at work is having a baby so we had a baby shower at work for her. My boss suggested we play "WACKA-BABY" (a baby Piñata). So I volunteered to make the baby Piñata! I went home and told Jed all the things we needed to do and casually threw in "Oh and we need to make a baby this weekend". It threw him off guard a little but he was happy to help ;). He didn't help very much--but come on, men can't contribute much to making a baby. He helped me blow up the balloons, I taped them together and started the Maché.

It was kind of messy, it was time consuming and took a few days. We had lots of fun joking about "our baby"
After the paper maché, Jed helped me spray paint it.
And the final product!!

Our Baby!!
One a different note, we drove out by the Turnagain to check out the ice. The tide was low, so we got a great look at all the Ice.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Can Someone Turn On The Lights?!

This is Fairbanks which is further north and darker than we are here in Anchorage...but it is still the same with the sun only rising a little above the horizon and then slowly going away. I feel like this two minute clip is very similar to my actual day! I turn around and the sun is gone before I even know it!

But Winter Solstice has already passed, so now we are again gaining day light. It is slow...we'll gain about 2-5 minutes of daylight a day until. So to answer all your questions yep it's dark, it's cold and I am really glad Jed gets that cruise benefit!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday Hike

Since I finally got a pair of warm snow boots we decided to go on a hike. When we left Anchorage it was 5 degrees outside...not super cold especially if you're hiking around...except it was about 0 degrees when we parked, and about -10 degrees as we hiked down into a canyon . We weren't properly dressed and had to end our hike sooner than we were planning. But meanwhile, my eyelashes and Jed's beard started to freeze. It was a fun day! We came home and had some super hot chocolate.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 In Review

Last year was a crazy year and it all started at Midnight of 2009 when Jed kissed me! That kiss triggered a whole chain of events for the rest of the year. The picture above is Jed and I in Payson Canyon just a few days before New Year's. I would have never guessed by 2010 I'd be living in Alaska and married to him.
This year I left behind my BYU-Approved housing and my great roommates for the "Mormon Mansion"Jed and I fell in love.
Jed spoiled me by taking me on two cruises to the Caribbean.
I drove 3,000 miles up the Yukon with Mama Beck.

I moved to Alaska.
I got a new job.

I got engaged!
I got a beautiful new red bike!
and I got married!
It's been a wild ride in 2009!
I can only imagine what 2010 will have in store!