Monday, March 31, 2008

Baby Squirrel

Last weekend at about 2am Sunday morning Dan & I woke up to what sounded like the chirping of a bird. My cat delights in bringing live animals he has caught into the house. I have woken up to many live and dead birds. I went to rescue the chirping critter from my kitty only to find it was no bird at all but an adorable and quite alarmed baby squirrel with its eyes not even open yet. I took care of him for two days. Nursing him with kitten replacement milk formula every hour round the clock and even took him to work on Monday to continue my vigil. He survived wonderfully and I was able to hand him over to a rescue place for further care and hopefully release. He was so cute and cuddly and I miss the little guy terrbily. I would love to have kept him but I am quite maxxed out on pets at present.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


My little nephew Dax is having his forst surgery today to fix his cleft lip and palete. He is such a cutie. Poor little guy he is going to be so miserable for awhile.

3 years...

Wednesday 3/19 was our 3 year anniversary. I love Dan so much and I am so happy to be married to him. It has been such a wonderful 3 years.
To celebrate we took a little trip to the coast. Alas, as it seems to be every year around this time, the weather was nasty. We went to the coast and to Heceta Head. We also hit the Sea Lion Caves(I had never been there before) and to Mo's for dinner(mmmm... clam chowder). It was so much fun. Dan got me a pretty heart necklace too. He couldn't wait until our anniversary because he was just too excited about it so he gave it too me the Saturday before. I got him a pneumatic stapler, I know what you are thinking "wow, that is so romantic!" but thats Dan for you, he is all about the tools.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Oh! what did I do to myself...

Ok last night I decided I wanted cute sideswept bangs. I have actually been longing for them for months now, but I keep chickening-out when I go to do it. But last night was different, I got out the scissors and began hap-hazardly hacking away. It was not pretty! I began to despair. Thankfully Dan can in and saved me from doing anything worse. He gave me a few suggestions which I tried and I think it turned out ok. I'm not sure yet if I like bangs on me(plus it bugs me having hair in my face) It's not so bad, it will grow out anyways. But when I get it just right I think it looks kinda cute.

The weird thing is, nobody has even noticed my hair is different. I thought it was pretty drastic for me.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pride and Prejudice

So on Valentines day I rented the DVD Becoming Jane. It was a lovely movie about Jane Austen and I just love Anne Hathaway. Although I think it was a kind of sad ending, I still really enjoyed the story and watched is several times(especially the dance scene. Why dont we dance like that nowadays? It is so romantic!) Anyways, now this has sent me into a kick of all things Jane Austen. I couldn't find my copy of Pride and Prejudice so I went to the used bookstore and bought 2 more copies(so I would never be caught without one again). I then preceeded to read it twice through and to re-read the good parts a third time. Then I watched Pride and Prejudice(the Colin Firth version) twice through. Yes, all 6 hours of it. Which put me in the mood to read the book again and then of course, last weekend(while Dan was camping with the scouts) I watched the whole thing again. I'm not as fond of the new Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice(It's just too rushed, I need 6 hours of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth). But I would have probably watched that too if I could have got my hands on a copy. So I am about to finish the book again for the third time(can you believe I am still not sick of it?!) and would probably read it again but I must restrain myself. I don't think an obsession is very healthy, plus I really have lots of other work that needs to be done. But I still plan to read. I just got Emma, and Persuasion which I have seen the movies but surprisingly never actually read. I am also going to get a couple of the Pride and Prejudice spin offs that explore Mr Darcy's perspective. And away I go to lose my self in the world of Jane Austen.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


No, sadly I am NOT pregnant. But it just baffles me. It seems like the entire SC4th ward is pregnant, or just recently gave birth. Seriously, I have never seen anything like it. It's almost like it is actually contagious! I wish I could catch it. Not for lack of trying. I can think of at least 8 girls that have gotten pregnant since Dan and I have been trying and I am pretty sure there are more than that. Which makes it all the more frustrating. This month is our three year anniversary; everyone keeps wondering when we are going to have a baby, but most of all myself.