Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm a nerd!

I have been on some really wierd kicks lately. I don't know if it's the depression of it being "January" or what? January has to be my LEAST favorite month of the year. I HATE IT. I always feel sad that the holidays are over and "in search" of something to look forward to. I always feel annoyed that it's too cold to be outside...but stressed that it will soon get warm enough to feel wierd wearing a sweatshirt to cover up my newly added winter "flab". I always feel the pressure to set all these goals...start exercising again...blah, blah blah. January is so not fun.
---I have also been doing things completely out of the ordinary for me. Like reading?!? A TON. For those of you who have read my "crazy things" down the side of my blog...you will know that I HATE anything that is fictional or make-believe. I can't even watch movies that could never "really happen". I'm odd...I know. BUT....I started the Twilight series and I AM HOOKED. I was not so convinced as I read the first one....even calling my friend Brittany in the middle and saying "Oh please? are you kidding me! Vampires....he wants to eat her!...this is ridiculous!" But now....holy crap, I cannot put them down. These books are like 600 pages each and I started the second one on Sunday evening about 10:00 p.m. I finished it this morning. One day people...one day it took me to read it...and I have a demanding infant on my hands! Granted I stayed up until 3:30 a.m. frantically reading.....but it is so good. I'm sure a lot of you totally agree. Embarrassing as it is to admit...it totally makes me want to kiss/attack my husband! ha ha ha ha. I swear....I will read a chapter and then look over at him (silently begging him to cuddle me or kiss me or just do something..... ANTYHING ROMANTIC like Edward....he is getting so annoyed:) hee hee. Anyhow...the reason I am stuck blogging this evening is because I finished it too quickly and I have yet to borrow the third one...I'll keep you posted!
---I am also anxious and in constant grueling anticipation of graduation. Help me! It is like a huge fat X on my calendar that marks a day which will cause my life to change immensely! Kind of like when I bought a day planner last year...turned to March 28th and casually wrote "DUE DATE:)" like it was just another appointment to keep. I wish I could just relax and enjoy my last few months here....but it seems like everything I do is just leading to the "last time" I will be here...or do this...or see that! aaaagghh. I could scream. I don't necessarily Hate change....especially a change like my husband graduating from law school and getting a real grown-up-person job. BUT....a Life Change like picking up my entire life as I know it...best friends...ward...church calling...teaching job....students....colleagues....Von Maur...Pottery barn kids a few block away...Vala's Pumpkin patch...and just driving away like it never happened. Unimaginable. Actually I did that when I moved here...and it was hard. That is a change that could cause similar symptoms as the stomach flu for probably a month I'm guessing:) I am scared to death!!! How long will we live at my parents? Out of a suitcase...with every belonging in a storage bay? Where will we live? Are we going to rent, buy, or build a home? How in the world am I going to survive NOT having a job for the first time in my entire life???? That is soooooo not like me. This change is just laying in wait.....and it's all I think about. For heavens sake...I had a break down last night and yelled at Jarom about renting a U-haul. This is not until May 10th people....and my brain starts panicking like it has to be all figured out TODAY! Anybody know the name of an over-the-counter drug that could cure "CHANGE OF ENTIRE LIFE ANXIETY?!?"
---So, of course, I think of things to keep me busy. One crazy thing about me (again, if you've read the side comments you already know) is I LOVE holidays...so that is always a positive thing to keep me occupied. January is lame...but February...now that means Valentines Day and another holiday to get wrapped up in. I just love it. I, of course, couldn't wait clear until the 14th for a reason to have a "themed" get together....so Superbowl 2008 is at my house this year. Football printed napkins, plates, bowls, a Humongous football shaped chip bowl and all. I even found this cute tablecloth that looks like a football field. Does anybody else love holidays? Or maybe just things to celebrate? Nothing is better that getting together with big groups of friends or family to celebrate something... I thoroughly enjoy it:) Maybe it's just the decorating....or wandering the isles at Target looking for the supplies. I'm always for a party! Who knows....I'm a nerd as the title says.
Happy Wednesday!

6 comments:

Kelley Howe & Family said...

Hi, sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you. Way cute Blog and family you have!!! I use a Canon Digital Rebel SLR. I LOVE IT! Canon is the best out there so even if you don't get that camera I recommend a canon. You can get the rebel for about $700 now I think. My dream Camera is the canon 40D. That one is about $1000 I think. I would love to help you with digital scrapbooking too. It is so much better than doing it with paper...and faster. Email me kelleyhowephoto@gmail.com. I would love to help :) I also have a book that you would love if you are wanting to get into Photography. Let me know.

Jessica Kettle said...

Kristin, I feel so betrayed. TWILIGHT??!!! I thought you of all people would be with me in my anti-twilight movement! haha!
As far as a camera, I would recommend a Nikon D40. It is a little smaller than my camera, a D70 which is no longer made, but as just as many megapixels. It runs about $500, but it is awesome. My friend has it and loves it. Although I am a Nikon Snob all the way, Chelsea and Laci both have the Cannon Rebel and really like it. It is about the same quality wise I think, just different brands and a pinch more pricey. You will NEVER regret investing in a digital SLR. You will love love love it and wonder how you ever got a long without one!
My husband is the best realtor ever! Ok, maybe I am a little biased, but he would love to hear from you! his e-mail is dannykettle@yahoo.com and his phone number is 801-699-3332. He is really great! I will tell him about you guys. =) If you're interested in buying in May, I would call him now and tell him what you are looking for and he can send you e-mails regularly of homes in the area you are looking in that fit your budget and home requirements. I wish we had done that before we moved, it started to get stressful toward the end when we needed to move and didn't have a house yet!
Talk to you soon! Jax is getting cuter and cuter by the minute!

The Larson Family said...

Kristin, That is so funny about Twilight. I hate fantasy also and refused for so long, but once I started I read all 3 in a week and now I can't wait for the 4th one to come out. I am a huge holiday fan also... anything for a party! I bet I probably bought the same football plates and napkins as you... Gotta love Target! Jaxson looks SO stinkin cute in his cubs outfit. JC is a huge dodger fan, so I bought a similiar outfit and hat for Zenock for Christmas. The things we do for our husband's obsessions. :)

The Pettingills said...

Hey if you go to michaels look for a cake pan that looks like this http://www.wilton.com/cake/shapedpans/pdf%5C2105%2D2044SoccerBall%2Epdf. There should be instruction that come with the cake pan to make a baseball or the link above has the instructions as well. It says to use tip #3 to pipe on the red frosting. That tip is a little tiny open circle on the end of the tip. To use the tips you can buy some disposable decorating bags. Cut off the tip of the bag, put the #3 tip in the bag and then the frosting and you can decorate. It says to use Red-Red icing coloring. You can find that at michaels but its really hard to make a really red frosting and you only need a little bit of frosting so I would buy an already made tube of red frosting. The instructions say to ice the cake and smooth it out, you can do this but if you aren't really careful you will get cake crumbs in your frosting. If I were you I would buy a star tip like #24 and star tip the whole cake with white frosting. That way you don't have to worry about crumbs. There is a BIG tip called a "triple star" tip that has 3 star shapes in one tip so it is way faster to do. If you can find that one I would suggest getting that tip instead of the other star tip. Both the #3, #24 tips and the ball cake pan are good to have because you can make tons of simple cakes with those tools. The pan can be used again for lots of different shaped cakes so we won't just use it one time. Anyway, the instructions say to use buttercream frosting. I have the recipe if you want it. Its just a good frosting for decorating cakes but you could just go by like a duncan hines premade frosting and just use that. If the frosting is too thick or thin add a tiny bit of water to the frosting before you stick it in the bag or you can add a little bit of powdered sugar to thicken it. Everything you need for the baseball cake should be at michaels and if its not you can look at walmart in the cake section by the groceries or in the wedding cake decoration stuff by the crafts. I made the soccer ball cake for calebs first birthday before I even finished the cake decorating classes and it was really easy. If you have any other questions let me know.

Chelsea said...

I too LOVE LOVE every holiday! I appreciate that about you:)

Brooke said...

OK, you may have just motivated me to dust off the Twighlight book I bought two months ago and actually read it!! This Edward creature must be something...