Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks.

The last couple of days I have been going through a lot of the things I am thankful for and fortunate I am to live the life I live. After reading others lists of thanks, I couldn't help but write one up of my own.

Family: Whether I like it or not, they will always be there for me. Recently, I have found that family is really what gets you through the rough times and will always support you. I love that we all get along even though we are all so different.

My Feet: I am really hard on my feet and expect them to just keep going even when I don't protect them the way I should. They give me one of the greatest joys in life, my ability to run. I don't know what I would do without that.

Unemployment: Yeah, this is a little opposite of everyone else, but there have been some very positive things about my unemployment experience. I have been able to do projects I have been putting off and also I have been able to pay attention to areas in my life that have gone on the back burner because of work. It has been a nice change of pace.

The Girls: I don't know how I would get by without the advice and hilarious commentary of those two. Daily facebook emails and weekly lunch/dinner. They keep me sane.

Friends: From roommates to high school friends to everyone in between. I am grateful for all of them. I think I go to the grocery store way more than necessary, but it is usually with a different person from Melrose every time. High school friends for those times when you just need a little trip down memory lane. And to all of my other friends...they all keep my life interesting.

Utah Football: The highlight of my fall and something that will always bring us together. How could I not love it?

Talents: Over the course of the last month I have tried to work on developing my talents. I am thankful that I have the ability to cook, decorate, take pictures, and even clean (yes I find this to be a great talent).

I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and can enjoy everything they are thankful for :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Last night I had the opportunity to go see a sneak preview of Four Christmases with Stacey. Since it was a sneak preview we weren't allowed to have our phones. I know what you are thinking "Kate went more than 15 minutes without her phone?" It can be done. I digress. After the movie, I scurry to turn on the phone to see if the world kept revolving even though I was not apart of it. It did. And I had 8 text messages to catch me up. I got one from my mom saying "Hey can you come by before you go home?" Though,the thought did cross my mind, I didn't even ask why. I just replied "Yeah."

The whole way to my parents I kept thinking 'I sure hope everyone is okay. She would have at least called if someone was in the hospital or died, right?" Short panic attack ensued thereafter.

I walk in the door to find quiet... after a cheerful hello. phew. Quick glance to the left, red roses. Hmm...'are those for me?' They were!

Supposedly it was supposed to be a surprise, though I would have figured it out, even if my mom didn't tell me. Maybe he reads my blog, or maybe he just likes me. Either way, my living room is cuter now that it has some roses added to the decor. :)
Like the vase...?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thoughts of the day...

Being that I am still unemployed, run a lot, pretend to study a lot and have a lot of time to do nothing...I have a lot of time to think. These are my thoughts for the day. If I get the motivation, I might do this more often.

  • I am really out of it when it comes to music. I love Joshua Radin, that is enough for me.
  • I decided I need flowers. Recently, I saw this enormous bouquet of flowers sent to someone. They were gorgeous. I was jealous.
  • True Love: Your girlfriend wants to go for a run, at night. You ride your bike next to her to make sure nothing happens to her.
  • The mind has so much more endurance than the body. I would work out a lot more if the body could keep up with my mind.
  • You don't realize how much you like to work until you don't do it. Don't get me wrong, this free time is great. But a feeling of people needing me is also a good thing.
  • I think I'm allergic to my own sweat. After I work out, I have rashes on my face and neck. If it wasn't so disturbing to look at, I would have included a picture.
  • I want to go Christmas shopping, but there is always something to do for school. How is that even though I don't have a job, I still feel restricted? lame.
  • I'm in the mood for cheesecake. I think I'll make a low fat version, who wants to eat it with me?
  • Lastly, it is only Monday, but guess what, its rivalry week. I'm excited.

Study Substitute...

1. Where is your cell phone? Under that stack of papers that have taken over my table.
2. Where is your significant other? which one? just kidding :)
3. Your hair color? Dark Brown, but naturally I am a blonde, shocking I know.
4. Your mother? Is amazing.
5. Your father? Is random, which makes him quite hilarious.
6. Your favorite thing? To run.
7. Your dream last night? It wasn't last night, but a couple nights ago I had a dream I was a cop and I actually killed the mother of the some mafia gang and then they were out to kill me and they gave me like 10 minutes to call my loved ones. My mom was insanely calm. Thankfully I woke up. eek.
8. Your dream goal? To be a mother and do some photography
9. Room you're in? Kitchen. This table and I have become pretty good friends.
10. Your hobby? Running, Photography, Just being with friends (is that considered a hobby?)
11. Your fear? Hmm...not living up to my potential.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Married, not in school (woohoo for graduating in 4 weeks), and being a mom would be nice.
13. Where were you last night? The parentals house, mi casa, and number 6.
14. What you're not? submissive, usually.
15. One of your wish-list items? my own apartment, with a new HDTV. I feel like a man when I say that.
16. Where you grew up? Good Ol' SLC
17. The last thing you ate? Tollhouse Chocolate something something.
18. What are you wearing? A red hootie, black pants and flip flops, what else?
19. Your tv? Lame. Sorry Bubs, I wish the tv was better.
20. Your pets? I don't have any.
21. Your computer? Is pretty cute.
22. Your mood? A little anxious today.
23. Missing someone? always.
24. Your car? Is even cuter than the computer.
25. Something you're not wearing? socks.
26. Favorite store? Downeast Outfitters...or that is where most of my clothes are from.
27. Your summer? Definitely one for the books.
28. Love someone? Of course.
29. Your favorite color? RED
30. Last time you laughed? This morning.
31. Last time you cried? has been a while.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


With my new acquired free time I have decided to improve the decor in my apartment. After about a week of no work, I decided I was not allowed to go to home decor stores such as Home Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond or Target alone. I tend to overspend on not completely necessary items, but I think my creations have been masterpieces regardless.

First Project: New Kitchen Table Centerpiece

I went to Home Goods/TJ Maxx to see if I could find a couch cover because I think the green couch is super comfy, but not the color or pattern I had envisioned for my living room. Anyways, while I was there I kept walking passed this giant tea cup...I couldn't resist. So, I bought it, and then put cinnamon pine cones in it and called it good. Though I get teased about it daily, I enjoy it.

Second Project: Couch Cover

I swear I went all over the greater Salt Lake area to find a couch cover that wasn't $200 and that wasn't uglier than sin. I found one that works, but I am not totally in love, yet. I have to make some adjustments and add some red pillows to complete it, but this is what I have thus far.

I think I need to study more or just stop spending money :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rockin' Out on Halloween

On Halloween a bunch of us from Melrose decided to go SkyBox for the institute party. So, Chad, Lilliam, Amber Linn, Chris, Jennie and I ventured to the Gateway and met up with half of the East High graduating class of '04.
(Not the most flattering picture of me, but it shows the costume)

Jennie, Chad, Lilliam, Me, Amber Linn, Chris

For $5 we could play all the arcade games we could imagine, pizza we could stuff our face with and then a dance floor to dance off all the calories from the pizza. It was fun to see everyone and their dog, even though my own sister didn't recognize me.

After SkyBox I met up with Dustin since I hadn't seen him in a while. I still don't know how that kid has enough self confidence to do the things he does...he was an angel, walking around in his underwear and high heeled boots...yeah...all you can do is shake your head :)

This is Matt...I saved his life several times this night. Good thing he is cute, otherwise I might not have been so generous.