Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today I was "that" lady

First of all last night was rough.  I have developed a sore throat over the last few days and last night...HOLY COW.  I felt all sorts of sick.  unfortunately however I had a test today at school and was not about to miss it so this morning I pretended I didn't feel sick, took a shower, reviewed...kind of, and dragged my butt to school.

AFTER I took the test (I felt SO nervous about it, but did get an 87%)  I got in the car to drive home and could not pretend that I felt fine one moment longer. I barely arrived home in safety,  walked in the door and immediately changed into my pajamas.  

After a short period of time spent lying on the coach praying Chase would show up with some ice in hand, (I am convinced that ice cream can in fact cure sickness) I realized that I was being very unrealistic and needed to step up, take the bull by the horns, and take care of myself.

SO after looking in my fridge and pantry a few times and realizing that we had nothing that I desired (ie ice cream, hot chocolate, Delicious sugar cereal, herbal tea, orange juice) I decided that I would go to the store.  I also decided that there was no way that I was changing out of my flannel winter PJs....and so, that is how I became "that" lady.

I did in fact get some looks at the store but I am not sure if it was because I live in AZ and it was somewhere near 100 degrees outside and I was in flannel PJs or if was because I had a basket with cinnamon toasters, OJ, tea, hot chocolate, and other sugary things.

And that is how I I became that lady

The End

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What drives me crazy

First of all I have NEVER liked running late.  I feel like I am running late if I don't arrive ten minutes early.  I basically go into a wild frenzy and start running around like a chicken with my head cut off when behind schedule.  

and that is exactly what happened on Saturday.  

Every week we split a bountiful basket with our good friends the Warcups.  I pick it up every Saturday morning usually around 7am.  This is never a problem because I wake up around 6:15, 6:30.  BUT this Saturday I found myself rolling out of bed at 7:15.  Chase looked at me and asked "what time are you going to get the bountiful basket" 

And that's when I went into panic mode.  I proceeded to throw on any and every item of clothing I could find told Chase he had to drive me (I am blind without contacts and decided I didn't have time to put them in...) and called Mrs Kelsie Warcup.  

why did I call her? 
no idea

this is how our conversation went

Me- "Kelsie I just woke up and maybe you can go to the school to pick up the basket you live a lot closer but actually Chase and I are leaving right now to get it and we will get it because I will call and have someone wait if they are willing for a couple minutes sorry if I woke you up you can go back to sleep " (all in one breath)

Kelsie- in a very tired voice "what? okay, thanks Liz"

So I arrived at the elementary school to pick up our basket and finally looked down at what I was wearing.  I had on a backwards inside out shirt, Chase's corduroy shorts, mismatched shoes, and my hair was in a crazy messy ballerina bun that had been slept on. 

The ladies who were waiting for me took one look at me, burst into laughter, and instantly forgave me.  THANK GOODNESS!

the end

Friday, September 14, 2012

You might as well just call me Avril Lavigne

This morning my friend Esther and I decided to Shred the gnar at the skate park on our roller blades.

translation "A snowboarding and surfing term. Extreme riding"  (I know it might not be the right context,  I am not quite cool enough to completely know honestly"

How did it go?  well I didn't fall on my face.  or rear.  Turns out that Esther is actually awesome and made me look like a newb.  But I did get brave enough to drop in (Which seriously is a big deal for me!!!) AND we are heading back again next week! (Maybe a trick or two in the future?)

We did however start to feel a little un cool when the pros showed up in their beanies doing all sorts of tricks (don't get me wrong I dig me some hipster style but we live in Glendale AZ and its over 100 degrees everyday)

 eventually I looked down at my tie die socks and goodwill roller blades and decided to get out of there.  I will say though that those hipster skater dudes were super nice and encouraging...but please let the park be empty when we go back.

Next on my to do list for today was grocery shopping...the BAIN of my existence.  After scrubbing the kitchen, painting my toe nails, and watching THREE episodes of the office... I got my online coupons and list of adds from other grocery stores to price match.

BUT before I dragged my rear out the front door I decided to take of my bad attitude and shove it in the closet.  Maybe I can use it another time...we will see.

So anyways I had a short session of Beatles karoke in my car on the way to the store.  And long shopping trip story short.  I felt like a warrior princess walking around in my wanna be pink converse tennis shoes, and Chase's shirt with my own face on it saving money like a pro.  Who is cool now to cool for school skater dudes?

AND to top my day off I have finally at long last convinced Chase to come climbing with me and get buy one get one free frozen yogurts.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I woke up this morning feeling like P Diddy

So! I was looking over my New Years resolutions that I made this year and decided to blog about it for memories sake.  And I just gotta say that I am not doing all to bad!!

Goal #1- Reading the Ensign every month

While I can not say that I have read every Ensign in the month that it came out I have been reading them.  So I am not considering this a complete failure

Goal #2- Work on an attribute of Christ every month 

I have not stuck to the order of my schedule of attributes but I have in fact been working on this!  woo woo!

Goal #3- Read my scriptures 10 minutes everyday

I am really bummed about this one.  While I do read my scriptures most days I will admit that while traveling I missed a couple days and now and then for whatever reason I forget to read my scriptures on Sunday morning... weird I know. 

Goal #4- Be able to do the splits!

I have not achieved this yet but I am working hard.  I had a minor set back of a broken ankle and could not stretch as much as I needed for a good 6-7 months.  (I know I know every excuse is a choice to fail) 

Goal# 5- Try a new recipe every month

I have totally embraced this one.  I have tried more than just one recipe a month for most months.  I will say that baking may never be a strong point for me but my cooking becomes more and more edible all the time.  I do however have minor accidents in the kitchen A LOT.
i.e. in the last week I have accidentally placed my hand on a hot stove and chopped  a nice gash into my finger.  yikes. 

Goal # 6- Run in a race

This goal will be completed November 17th.  I know I am cutting it close but again... broken ankle. 

Anyways I hope Ya'll are doing great accomplishing this years goals!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I LOVE AMERICA...anyone want to climb with me?

So here I am in AZ

John and Daniel I miss you guys SO MUCH you guys are for sure in my top 5 picks for brothers;)
(see what I did there?)

anyways why do I say this?

I am getting real real tired of going climbing alone.  Not to mention that I would love to top rope now and then.

Please come visit me??

this is not to say that I can't coerce people to come try it out with me now and again. (and It is ALWAYS a blast for everyone guys so feel free to join me)  But remember how you guys are willing to go everyday?

and that is me complaining.

Look how beautiful God made you guys

Don't forget to say your thank yous to God tonight and every night for our freedom

Friday, September 7, 2012

"No, I really do have a machete in the back of my car..."

You know those times in life when someone catches you doing something no one was ever supposed to see?  Like the time I thought Spaghetti cans would make great hand weights for a walk... 
Or! when I shaved off part of my eyebrow (once again hallelujah I didn't slice my face open) 

well today...thankfully no one caught me doing anything weird. BUT I once again got caught at a security check point with a "weapon"....crap 


SO!  I don't know If I have ever blogged about this but long story short.
I once visited my bff in Boise ID 
During the fun filled week a knife ended up in my purse (for cake cutting)
I forgot about the knife and headed to the airport to fly home on 9/11 2007
 A little freaky? check.
Can you guess what happened???
FIRST of all I was "randomly selected for a pat down
during the pat down a beeper went off on the baggage ex-ray thing
they brought my purse over, pulled out the knife and proceeded to question me...

Looking back I strongly doubt they suspected me of anything but they did have to do a mandatory search of the rest of my belongings.  oops.

and just wondering, does anyone know if it is a coincidence that I have never fully made it through an airport without having something searched or tested since?


This morning I headed to help my boss Warren teach soccer at a preschool.  The preschool was at a USAA facility and so to get in you have to show your ID.  Because of this Warren wanted to meet me across the street so I could follow him to the exact place inside of the USAA grounds where we were teaching.  This is how our conversation went

Warren-- "Hey Liz just have your ID out so he can check it.  The security guard will ask you if you have any weapons as well, it's no big deal"

Me--"Okay cool...I actually do have a machete in my trunk"

Warren--"haha alright well just follow me in"

Me--"...... I really have a machete in my trunk"

Warren--"wait you are being serious?"

Me--"I know right...who keeps a machete in the back of their that going to be okay?"


Me--"should I hide it? (in my brain cursing myself for saying this out loud,  what a stupid thing to say right?)

Warren--"No, No! you for sure don't want to hide it"

Me--" (in my brain still cursing myself for saying that out loud) "let me just double check to be sure its actually there" after checking..."It's still there"

Warren-- who is now out of his car and looking in my trunk "maybe we need to start re thinking who we have as our coaches haha"  "This is with a lot of camping stuff I am sure it will be okay"

Me--In my head I am thinking..what kind of camping does this guy do? all that is here is a machete, 2 chairs, and 2 car 72 hour kits. "Okay lets go sorry about this Warren"

Warren explained about my machete at the check point.  The guard checked something in his little house room and let me in...phewsh.  And can I just say that maybe this does not seem embarrassing but it was SO embarrassing...this was my new boss for crying out loud!  fail!

I know what you're thinking...something like "What the heck is Liz doing with a machete in her trunk is she a killer? does she think she might go on a jungle expedition at any moment?"  

welp.. I just don't have a good answer.  We got it for Christmas...and the trunk has until now, seemed like a good home for it.  

                                                                              The End