----I just re read my post and realize that I sound and that I probably am a little bitter. If you would like to think that I am kind and sweet then don't read this one----
I am having neighbor problems.
From the very first day we moved in our neighbor below us has played her music VERY loud. So loud that I always know exactly what she is listening to. So loud that if the song has a good bass part it shakes our cute little floors.
I made the decision basically from the beginning to let this bug me. At first I tried to manipulate her. I brought her cookies, gushed over her adorable dog, and was a good neighbor. Then, I would just go down and politely ask her to turn it down since Chase has to study and I have to remain sane.
There was even one night when I went down to ask if she could keep it down when she had friends over (it was super late). Her drunk friends were kind of rude, but still, I let it slide and remained cordial.
WELP, finally, about two weeks ago I declared war on her. One morning I just lost it. (I still haven't found "it" but I am trying to Mom, I know she is a daughter of God too) I put my speakers face down into the vents, turned up the bass, and blasted it. I decided to put on some Imagine Dragons and Phoenix, This girl needed to hear something besides the genre "typical radio crap" (that's a station right? wow I'm sounding bitter) Did this work? I don't think she could hear my music over her own.
A few days into this warfare I realized a few things. I was A. probably bothering our other neighbors. B. fairly positive she just strait up didn't care. C. no wonder neighbors from college hated my apartment for all the noise we created. and D. that Chase and I are getting old...
If anyone who happened to live above or below me in the past every reads this post you can count this situation as my carma... and I am so so sorry.
anyways after a very thought out note left on her door and many calls to the office I am throwing in the towel ;) . I am now counting down the days until she graduates Dental School (which is sometime this spring HALLELUJAH).
Chase and I also are considering laxative treats. Hopefully I find "it" soon so I can be reasonable about the constant party happening over here.
I guess first I should say Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!! I hope everyone had a delightful holiday:)
For Christmas this year my parents asked each of my siblings and I to perform an act of service and write about our service in a card telling them about it. Chase and I recruited our friends Mike and Kelsie and made a Christmas basket with a gift card containing what to me is a lot of money, then we gave it to a family in need. I LOVED doing this as a gift to my parents. The entire experience made me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.
I really love my parents, but I also like them.
For my Dad's Birthday (which is also Christmas) I put together a memory book with letters from old friends, new friends, and in between friends (and when I say friends I mean family too). I would like everyone who helped me with this project to imagine me giving them a huge hug and melodically singing thank you (my voice is in fact dove like...).
During Christmas break we spent our time climbing
Shooting (We got a gun for Christmas)
and we ALMOST went snow shoeing around crater lake. For those of you who live near Crater Lake this is a must. During winter months on Saturdays at 1pm they offer a free 90 minute ecology walk around the lake, AND they provide the snow shoes. It is SO much fun.
Chase and I spent New Years Eve in San Francisco. It was a fantastic day. We are however getting old, at about 8pm an Elderly Chinese man took us on his bike buggy back to our car (We are 98.4% sure he kept letting them rip). We then drove about an hour out of San Fran and found a hotel to sleep in for the night. WE BOTH fell asleep before it was 10pm.
We are old...but I am totally okay with it. We had a really fun day and I would much rather wake up early to start the new year than wake up feeling like I got hit by a mac truck.
That finally brings me to my summary of last years resolutions and this years.
I did okay...!
I ran in a race. I tried MORE than 12 new recipes(but at least one every month). I read the ensigns. I did not read my scriptures for 10 minutes everyday. I didn't ever do the splits all the way. BUT I will soon. and I did not consciously work on a different attribute of Christ every month.
But I do feel like I kept my goals in mind and worked towards them.
THIS YEAR!!! 2013!!! WOOO
I want to write in my journal most days
Run a half marathon
Read my scriptures everyday
ensigns every month
Try a new recipe a month
be a better listener
wake up by 6:30 EVERY day. (except if sick)
Okay that's it for the longest blog post ever. If you made it through, I LOVE YOU.