Thursday, July 29, 2010

Picture of the day

This is for your pleasure, and mine. I call it. "Chronicles of a Sleepy Cat"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A little this, a little that.

Here are a few things on my mind:

1. The tip of my middle finger has been numb since I brought groceries in with ONE trip rather than TWO.

2. I give my last speech today. Thank you Lord God Almighty. I hated COMM 101. Do hate, will hate, forever hate, still hate.
3. Reasons for hating my speech class:
i. I hate technology, submitting my speech online, and video recording the event.
ii. Apparently I hate speaking formally in front of friends.
iii. I'm never prepared enough.
iiii (formally known as iv.). I hate inconveniencing people to listen to my speech because I have to have a 4 person audience.
iiiii. Speaking in front of a small group is way more vulnerable than a large group. I find strength in numbers.

4. On to better, happier things.
5. I'm creating a wandering list. This may be difficult because I pledged my life to my husband who is a natural (but un-admitting) homebody. Our worlds have collided, and naturally I lose. But, I'm still creating it, and making sure that there are places he would want to see. Such as: Tokyo. And the Great Wall. And Hong Kong (I want to be like John Stossel and start a frisbee business in Hong Kong because you can). And I want visit all 7 continents. This one may get a little hairy as far as getting the hubs to acquiesce, but I'll keep you informed.

6. We have also been making a life to-do list. I refuse to be an old married couple just living life with children and no life goals. I refuse. In light of that, we have decided to become SCUBA certified. And with that, I've convinced him to go to the Great Barrier Reef. Score one for B-town. This may also mean that he'll move to the beach one day... I thought I'd never see the day.

7. I'm baking cookies. One batch GF and one batch normal. I am pleased to announce that I can't taste the difference.

8. I'm shooting a wedding in less than a month.

9. My friend Rachael is having a baby in about a month... maybe sooner... who knows. And this stirs ups all sorts of giggles and bubbles in my stomach (I can't imagine what it does for her). The baby name starts with an 'A', and I've been guessing for too long. All bribe money can be sent to me.
10. My kitten is HUGE now. I had to make him a new bed, and he jump onto the window. But he still sleeps belly up, and that makes everything better.
11. I would really really love one of these:

I think that it would look adorable on my kitchen counter. And it's green. And summery. Speaking of summer.... WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?!?!
Come back.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Comstock Family Reunion 2010

A few weeks ago Daniel and I traveled back to Colorado Springs where my family was hosting the Comstock family reunion. Here are a few highlights:

- Uncle Denny was playing soccer (barefoot) with second cousin Emily (not to be confused with cousin Emily who is 3). It was dark, and Uncle Denny was trying his best to dominate, but let's face it... Emily owned. If I remember correctly there were also some (2) frisbees flying around, and it was mass confusion for all that were involved. And then Uncle Denny kicked the ball straight on, and thought he bent his toenail. He went to check, and he didn't. The toenail popped off, only hanging by some skin. It was nasty, everyone stared, Uncle Denny may have scream while pouring on hydrogen peroxide, and may or may not have cursed. I would have. Second Cousin Matt (an awesome nurse) gave him bandaging instructions, and a few encouraging words.

- Young People played the Old People in wiffleball. We won. All three games. There was a ton of smack talk, some unnecessary roughness on the field, and some great plays. In the end, we young people rocked it.

- A group of us (including the Mesward boys) decided to climb Eagles Peak one Saturday morning. It's my favorite hike/view of Colorado Springs. The hike is just long enough to remind you that you're really out of shape, short enough to do in a morning, and high enough to make you feel pretty hardcore for finishing it. I thought I was going to die on the way up... and the way down. But you just couldn't beat the view.

- We ate a ton of really good food. This family is not short of good cooks or good eaters. Lets just say both job were done very well.

We had a really great time. I was thankful for Daniel to meet the extended family, to meet new members of the family, and be reunited in a reunion sort of way. Enjoy some pictures documenting some great moments. Can't wait for the Comstock Family Reunion 2012, Las Vegas.