Tuesday, January 27, 2009

the neighbor

she lives alone (i think). she is sixtyish...she works at fred meyer...and i used to think she was weird...

back in the days of fall when she would trim her rose bushes down in the dark - and not just the dark, but we are talking 11pm dark. scissors in one hand flash flight in another...i also thought she was weird for turning on a big flood light and chopping fire wood till 10:30 at night. maybe a little more than weird, maybe a little creepy. something about an old lady with an axe out in the dark chopping stuff up is odd.

well creepy weird lady turned to crazy lady when one morning about 10ish days ago or so - while i was making some of the fav. tea before going to work i saw her out my kitchen window chucking eggs at cars. yup! that's right. eggs. at. cars...and not just a couple but an entire carton full...there were something like 35 eggs smashed in the street. wtf.

don't worry it gets weirder...

last weekend i was woken up by skwauking seagulls...about 200 of them...they were acting like someone had just thrown 30 cubes of butter into the street for them to eat...and i think maybe it had even been soaked in some sort of magic "here-seagulls-i-know-you-are-totally-obsessed-with-butter-so-come-and-get-it" juice. cause they were acting like i would act if someone were to throw 500, 1-million dollar bills onto the street. and who on earth would put that much butter on the street you're wondering? yup my neighbor.

she did it the next morning too...

i wish so badly i had pictures to share of all of this, but considering she manages to always come up with something new...like last nights chopping of fire wood - into small starter sticks and then placing them into black plastic planter pots and lighting mini bonfires in the street...i'm sure that there will be more stories to come and i will definitely be sure that my camera is ready to take some photos...

on a side note...we leave for nationals tomorrow...I AM SO EXCITED and so so very nervous. I hope my next post is an exciting one :) wish us look and send good thoughts!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

a brain dump...

it is a new year...and that means a fresh start for me!!

so instead of looking back and thinking about what a bad blogger i have been...and all the other things in my life i have put on the back burner...we are going to focus on the good...the future...the moving forward...no sense bringing up old news - we all know i was a serious slacker of all things important ..but its time to move on...not my chair not my problem, that's what i always say - (sister probably you are the only one in the world that understood that. ok maybe not...maybe katie - you did...)

and just so others don't feel left out - learn about this video its hilarious shit.

anyway long story short...life is good. i feel like for the first time in a long time i am finally back on track...things will take a while to unfold and really its all about baby steps...but i think this year is going to be a very very exciting one!! for so many reasons...

i can't share all of them today...but here are some to get you started- and in no particular order

1. i am back in the gym - i know what!!? wait...i will repeat that in case you thought maybe you went blind for a sec and didn't read that right, or that you had a small stroke and your brain waves didn't process that phrase correctly...but it's true!! commitment to fitness is back and i am totally into it...being back in the gym feels oh so great! i know right? who misses working out??! but i love it...

2. i was asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time ever!! i am thrilled, excited, and beyond looking forward to all the fun times to come!! and best of all its tara's wedding!! aug 8th is going to be a fabulous day!!!

3. sister turns 21 this year...and we booked our hotel rooms in vegas!!! family tradition...big birthdays means girl trip to vegas...and if you even understand how my family does girls trips well then you would know why i am counting seconds for that favorite city of mine!!! we get to stay at paris...and yipeee im seriously so excited!!

4. i started using crest whitening strips...i have been wanting to for a long time, but just never have...one time a long time ago i did the whole professional whitening thing - where you get the bite guard and do that gel stuff...and sleep in it...but it hurt my teeth so bad it was like sharp machetes shooting in my face everytime i breathed in cold air...so i have been scared to try whitening strips ever since...but with a commitment to fitness, a wedding to look forward to and vegas...now is as good of a time as any to give them a second chance...im only three days in...but so far so good. - i'll let you know

5. i leave for florida in 2 weeks from today!! nationals baby...and i can't wait...this year has been such a roller coaster year of coaching...it has been one of the hardest things i have ever done in my life...but on so many levels the most rewarding. those girls bring me so much joy and it will be an experience of a life time to take them to disney world and watch them compete something that has taken us so many hours to construct, build, and perfect. it's going to be amazing...coaching is truly a blessing on so many levels.!!

there is more...so so much more...but so far this year is shapping up to be a great one and i can't wait to watch it unfold - i just hope it doesn't go by to quickly!!

cheers to 2009! (better late than never!!)
and my pledge to doing things i love! (including this damn blog of mine!)