Monday, February 28, 2011

Chopsaw + Tauna =..............

Since my hubs has traveled a lot
I've had some extra time on my hands.

I had a choice, pull up a chair to the fridge and
eat nonstop.
Or I could do some crafts.

Let me just say the following pictures may induce
nausea if your name is Kristina.
Don't read further....your retinas may get burned.

I'll start by saying I'm so over winter!
So even though I have 3 feet of snow outside and a drift 9 feet tall,
I'm trying to "Spring" up the house.

A little St. Patrick's Day Subway art.

Top O' of Mornin' to ya!


I have never made letter blocks before, but decided all I needed to be able to do was run a chopsaw.
Mission accomplished.....fingers intact.

And then I figure why stop with St. Paddy's Day?...


I had seen this dimensional wreath here done for Valentine's Day.
I wanted to do Easter.



So even though the weather outside is frightful.....
I'll pretend it's almost Spring.
Now, I'm off to do some Easter Subway art.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Google is SO {AWESOME!}

I was able to go to GOOGLE and type:

"where's the safety lock to my husbands chopsaw?"

AND IT KNEW!!!!

I was able to learn how to de-activate the safety device!
(and I didn't have to bother him while he's attempting to get through customs from Canada.
I've been known to text him and ask him similar questions while he's gone.)


If GOOGLE knows that.......
wow, the possibilites are endless!

On another note:
I've been keeping score.

My hubs travels a lot.

Days so far this year................57

Of the days he's been with Marriott..35

Of the days he's been with Tauna.....22

It's gettin' old!

"oh and honey, I hope you didn't need that 2x4 that was in the garage...."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm {NOT} a Decorator!

My walls are pathetic.

If they had a diagnosis....
they would be in a coma.

I don't know how to decorate.

But when I see something I like I can copy.

I have no idea where I got the idea for a frame within a frame,
but I like it.

Then I did a Valentines post to my hubby.

I sorta accidentally typed a quote I ended up thinking was really
profound.

So I did this:
 

I also bought a new bedspread and throw.
 

Howie really shouldn't leave town so often.
I have a habit of getting into trouble.


And on another note....
Candice went snowboarding yesterday.
She came home saying she had wiped out.
She showed me her wrist.
I just looked at her and told her "I've seen worse, it's not crooked. Put your big girl panties on and deal with it."
I did tell her to take some motrin, although I didn't open the bottle for her
(Cuz I put the hell heal in healthcare)
And I'm compassionate like that.


Today it's looking sorta swollen and maybe a eensy teensy bit crooked.

Ya, fracture.

I'm such an awesome mom/nurse.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

I DID NOT buy this!!!!!

I went grocery shopping yesterday.
(Because my life is exciting like that.)
I thought I had put ALL the groceries away.

Evidently not.

I did NOT buy this.

If YOU want to buy this item.....

It can be found in the toilet paper section.

Monday, February 14, 2011

33 YEARS!!!

33 years ago you called me
and asked me out on a date.
(Well actually our first date was on the 10th.)
You had a little gray hair then.

(You have a bit more gray hair now.)

Best phone call I ever received!

I'm not sure where the years went.
But I'm thankful they went with you!

My life is awesome because you are in it!

I love you!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't ya hate it when...........

Don't ya hate when you want to sit down on the couch
and there isn't any room
cause someone's hogging the space?

Ya, me too.

On another note, one of the cutest ladies I've never met tagged me on her blog.
Mumsy is truly DARLING! Go check her out!

I'm supposed to tell five things I won't leave home without.
Then I'm supposed to tag five people to do the same.

OK, five things I won't leave home without:

#1: My purse.

You can click on the picture if you want to and you'll see a quarter I taped to the door, for comparison purposes.
That thing is massive and there isn't anything that I can't put in it.

#2: Imitrex.
This is a miracle drug for migraines. I get a migraine probably about 20 times a month. Perfumes will get me everytime. I keep Imitrex in my car, my first aid kit, camper, church bag, locker at work...you get the picture.

#3: Dental floss.
I can't STAND things in my teeth. I must floss 3 or more times a day.
I sorta start to hyperventilate if I can't find any.

#4: Carmex.
If you've ever heard that it's addicting, well it's true. I need an intervention.


#5: My phone.
Not because anyone ever calls, but because it has a camera on it. I may or may be guilty of taking pictures of people at WalMart.

OK, now that I've read that I realize that I might not be as normal as I thought.

Mumsy said she never leaves home without her husband. I thought that was so cute!
I would love to say that.
But considering he's been gone for the last four weeks, that would mean I wouldn't have ever gotten outside to enjoy this beautiful sub-zero weather.

I am passing this on to 5 people.

#1 Wendy. Because I can't resist! And I'm a giver.
#2 Connie. Because I want to know if you are abnormal too! (Please be abnormal!)
#3 Keeley. Because she's young and I wonder if I carry more/less than her.
#4 Gigi. Because she seems to be so put together she wouldn't need a purse.
#5 Ann. Because she has little kids and I bet it might have a binkie in it.

It will be fun to see what other people come up with.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Epic FAIL...FALLS! { AND an UPDATE!!!}

In the last 10 days I have fallen THREE times!

"hi my name is Tauna and I flunked charm school."
"Hi Tauna."

Fall #1: After work, outside of the Emergency Room.
I go to work at 6:00 AM and leave at 6:30 PM.
We had a day of freezing frigid weather.
Ice had formed on every verticle and horizontal surface.
The kind of ice that needs a jackhammer to get off the windshield.
Two steps on that stuff and I was down.
Just like in the cartoons...feet flying!
Other than my very-much-there-der·ri·√®re hurting,
I was fine.

Fall #2:
The cement steps in my back yard.
I thought I had good footing.

I was wrong!

Once again I was the Cartoon Network.
Feet flying.
This time landed on my elbow.

Fall #3:
The Grand Finale!

Falling in church.
Not outside either!
I was going down stairs to an empty classroom.
It was crowded.
I thought I was on the last step.

But I wasn't

It wasn't pretty.

Did I mention I was in a church?

In the process I re-bruised my elbow.
Hurt both wrists.
Skinned my knees,
and sprained my ankle.

Oh my CANKLE!

Can I hear an "Amazing Grace" right now?

My body is like HDTV right now.
Vivid colors of black and blue.


I know all of these will heal...
...except my PRIDE!

Winter, I am so over you!

Now for the update!

There is a knock on my front door.
I'm thinking "hmmmmm, some cute college boy wants me to buy a security system."
He introduces himself as Emerson.

"Hi Emerson"

He's holding pink bubble wrap.
He says "my mom is Saime and she says you've been falling a lot and you need this!"
It was all I could do to NOT squeal! I'm sure I would have freaked him out.
He's a student here at BYU-I.
We visited for a minute and I sent him on his way with a little chocolate!
SO CUTE!
Thank you Emerson and Saimi! You made my day!
I'm going to have to take a picture of me with my elbows, rear and ankles wrapped in this stuff!

I'm kicking myself cuz I didn't get a picture of him holding the bubble wrap so you could see how totally cute he was!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SURVIVAL....a few tips.

It takes a crazy special kind of person to live
in sub-zero temperatures.
There are benefits to living where it gets to -33 degrees.
(See yesterdays post.)

We don't grow cockroaches.
Or big spiders.
Or snakes.

In fact, some of our people are short.

I am terrified of all of the above....
except the short people.
(Cuz I'm a short people.)

In fact, Lisa Loo just may have a point.
People living here will live longer, ya know how freezing extends the shelf life of food and all.

I have learned a few things about surviving here.

Not only can you survive...

...you can THRIVE!

Amen.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby it's COLD OUTSIDE!!!


My temperature gauge said -21 BUT with the windchill factor it was -33!

School cancelled.

Truck wouldn't start.

ER quiet....
(except the idiot knucklehead parents who brought their one year old in with a fever.
The child was dressed in a onsie and had a blanket around it.....toes hanging out!)


Even KittyKitty has frosty whiskers!

(Bad cell phone picture.)
The Groundhog says we'll have an early Spring?
Prove it!
PRETTY PLEASE??????????????

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome February!!!

Last night our "high" was -16 and schools all around are closed.

Don't let the blue skies fool you.
It's a lie!

The best part about February 1st?????
January is over!
Amen!