Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Head is in May

Last week, I decided it was time to turn my calendar from January from February. Big step, I know. I don't understand why I always struggle to make that change, but I do. That was always my grandma's excuse for missing my birthday. Totally understandable as the years progress for me :0) Right after I pinned the calendar back into the wall, it fell down. Grr. So I pick it up and push a little harder with the pin. The next morning I happened to look at the calendar, it was May, not February. Whoops! Apparently the pictures looked a lot alike. I'm not blaming myself for anything, I'm just realizing that my head is in May.

I'm going to KENYA!!! Me and my oldest brother, Russ, are going to visit my parents. I am so excited. We've been trying to figure the details out for the last 2 weeks and yesterday the tickets were purchased. We even have a small layover in PARIS!! I keep getting closer and closer to touring that city. Russ is 17 years older than I am. I have never spent time with just him, it's always been with his kids or with his wife. What a treat for me! Oh, and getting to see my parents - yeah, it's going to be good. I haven't seen my parents in over 2 years, which is a really long time. I will probably help them pack a little, but hopefully give them one last hurrah before they come back to America.

I need to remember to keep my head here in February and take care of my running responsibilities - I get to run 4 miles tonight - and hope that the next 12 weeks really fly by :0)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pita Chips

I enjoy pita chips and humus. It's a delicious meal. Yes, it is a meal. Just like Chips & Salsa is a meal (which I had about 3 times this week)

To save money, I learned how to make pita chips. It's so reasonable. You buy the pita bread, rip it into pieces, place it on a cookie sheet, spray with PAM - Olive Oil, then put a little salt on it, and put it in the oven at 325 degrees for several minutes - 20? when the chips are hard and brown (not black). Then you dip!

My favorite humus right now is roaster red pepper. Yum.

And I do purchase pita chips occasionaly. I'm not that good at saving money. :0)

Treat Drawer

Last week, I got a magical Valentine's package from one of my sisters, that contained a little baggie of candy bars. A little piece of heaven. So I took it to work for breakfast, and lunch, and had a great day.

Not finishing the bag, I left it in a drawer at my desk, and left for the weekend.

On Monday, I was feeling a little hungry. Needing something work related, I opened a drawer and to my great surprise, there were my magical treats! I truly had forgotten that they were there. How could I do such a thing?

But I can't put any more candy there, because I will remember from now on my plan of "forgetting" the candy and being "surprised" when I see it again.

Right now, I'm wishing I didn't eat it all :0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Why are flowers so magical?

This morning, when my roommate was leaving the house, she found some flowers on the doorstep:

To: Julie Taylor & Roomies
May these brighten your home this Valentine's Day! ;)

How precious is that?
I honestly have no idea who left these flowers, but I am just flattered. I wish I knew it was so I could thank them. Whoever it is has a little chunk of my heart.
And it's okay that it wasn't just for me, but for the roommates, too.
Very kind and sweet.

That combined with the text at 7:00 from my brother in Maine who must have forgotten that he's a few hours ahead of me AND the great lessons in Church about Christ & love, it's been a good day. Not to mention the delicious leftovers from last night's party. Yum. A big hip hip hooray to all those who came!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Binder Clips?

My friend has lost a TON of weight while on the HCG Diet. And although I don't approve of this method of losing weight, I am happy that she's getting where she wants to be. Anyway...with all this losing of weight, it seems all her clothes are just falling off her. So much so that her skirts no longer fit. Instead of buying a new skirt, what does she do? She uses binder clips! Apparently they work as a nice belt, except for the huge pleat that I'm sure was created. Luckily she had some laying around the house! Why not suspenders? Why not safety pins?

We went to Ross Dress for Less. We remedied the situation.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I feel okay about sharing this.
At work, we get a lot of weird emails. This is the most recent one that we have been laughing about all day. The title of this post is the subject line of this email:

I am church member in Pakistan and I am find any church member in Australian girl get marriage with me if any church member girl in Australia is ready to marry with me plz contact with me in my e :mail
I demand only church member girl.
I know book of morman is to be the word of god and prophet Thomas s monsom is living prophet .
my name is james
cell : 00923212510182

Please do not call or email :0)
I'm just proud of this kid for knowing what he wants. I'm going to more specific in my prayers.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Harry might have a little bit of competition. His name is Jack Bauer.