Pining for…

While internet window shopping for Andy’s birthday (why is that boy so hard to buy for?) I accidentally started shopping for myself. Oops! But here’s what’s currently on my wishlist.

Grace Bonney’s new book:

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This RumbaTime Glitter Watch:
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Roman Shades for the kitchen:
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Fantastic Totokaelo Necklace:
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Okay, back to shopping for Andy. I learned very quickly to make him give me a wishlist. When I tried to guess what he’d like it was always a fail! He’s so particular!

xoxo-Kimberly

feel my pain find me time

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It all started last weekend when I woke up Saturday morning around 4am with horrible pain that ran from the base of my neck all the way down my spine and around under my right shoulder blade. I honestly don’t know what the heck I did to myself!

Sunday was even worse. Andy literally had to lift me out of bed because I couldn’t bend in any way. The pain was excruciating but I kept thinking that it would work itself out. Well, it didn’t.

Two days later Andy had finally convinced me to see a doctor. I was prescribed heavy duty pain killers, muscle relaxers and rest.  I also started sleeping with an ergonomic pillow which seems to give me some relief as well. It’s now almost two weeks later and I’m feeling much better. The pain is still slightly there but thankfully I can bend, turn my head, and get myself out of bed.

Anyway, my point is- I need to make my health a priority and work on keeping my body healthy and strong and stress free!! I’m convinced that my back and neck pain has been caused by sleeping with a stressed out mind and a weak body. The doctor asked me if I was stressed and I said, “Well no. Everything seems fine. I’m taking 20 credit hours but…” he cut me off to tell me that sometimes we really don’t realize just how stressed we are. He’s right. Stressed doesn’t have to mean frazzled. It can mean that I simply have a lot on my mind- a heavy burden I’m carrying around up there at all times.

Combine that with the fact that I no longer have the strong core muscles of a dancer or the flexibility to handle sleeping in funky positions that I used to and that leads to pain. So what’s a girl to do? There’s not much I can do about the 20 credit hours except continue to try to do assignments ahead of time to avoid last minute stressful crunches but I can work to get my strength and flexibility back.

So I need to work out. But when? Why does there never seem to be enough time in the day to do the things we really want to do? Because I really want to work out. And why is my husband always so smart and saying things to me like “I guess we just have to make time.” And why is making time so much easier said than done?

ps- “I Like it Like That” Hot Chelle Rae hits ITunes October 4. Is it nerdy that I’m totally counting down the minutes until it hits my IPod? I don’t care. Admit it- you sing along too.

a little getaway

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Andy planned a little getaway for us last weekend….to Wyoming. That’s right folks. Pinedale, Wyoming to be exact. And I was pretty psyched about it. We went to Pinedale specifically to eat at the Wind River Restaurant & Brewery And the food was definitely worth the drive. We stayed at the Hampton in Pinedale which was so gorgeous I kind of just wanted to move in there permanently. The next day we took a little drive on over to Jackson Hole. We puttered around the shops for a bit, grabbed some lunch and drove home by way of Soda Springs. And yes we did stop to marvel at the man made geyser. Not quite the same as Yellowstone but a decent pit stop in its own way. A day and a half later we were back home and ready to face the week refreshed.

That’s pretty much all I got right now. No time for crafty posts or fashion posts or anything of the sort these days. Now back to homework!

xoxo-Kimberly

we’ve been doing stuff

Well, I thought I should get on here and do a quick update.

Andy sold his truck:

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and then we bought a new/old one. It was a fun adventure going down to Salt Lake to buy it but that’s a story for another day. This truck makes me think of my dad:
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We also bought a new gas oven, which we love! Our old oven had a glass cooktop that was cracked across the length of it and two of the burners only worked on high. So when Andy suggested we use some of the truck money to invest in a decent stove, I quickly agreed and we managed to cash in on a Labor Day sale.
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Andy and Corey have spent the last couple of nights staining the hot tub. It needed some TLC. Now we just have to decide whether to keep it or not. It’s kind of high maintenance, however it has been nice to have. Last year I even had a doctor prescribe that I sit in it for a half hour every night for two hours! Well, she said “hot bath” and I heard “hot tub.” Same diff, right?
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We also managed to get some peas and beans planted for the fall. We may have been a little late in getting it done but hopefully we’ll still get something before the first freeze:
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We’ve been enjoying our freezer meals quite a bit. It’s been very convenient and as you can see, we still have plenty more to last us a while!
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Lastly, see the dog run? Obviously we bought it thinking we would use it all the time. However, we never use it. So the plan is to sell it and put a garden shed in its place. Andy’s been drawing up plans for one that will fit all our garden paraphernalia, bikes, and possibly our camping gear. You know, so the garage can be just for manly car stuff, haha. But of course, plans for a garden shed have been added to a long list of to do’s, so it may be a while before one actually materializes.
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That’s about it for now. We’ve been busy but we’ve managed some fun time too. We went to see The Help last week and really enjoyed it. In the last month we have also fit in a bike ride, listened to our audio book, tried a new restaurant in Salt Lake, bought tickets to the X96 Big A** Show for Andy’s b-day, went on a drive to Bear Lake and ate at La Beau’s, and on Saturday we’ll be heading up to Logan to visit family.

xoxo-Kimberly