Wednesday, August 26

Coke and Saltines
is what my diet consists of today. I've got... flu-like symptoms, we'll say... that I'm trying to kill, (hence the coke). I'm out from work today and I should probably stay near the bathroom. I have until 4:00 pm to get better, because that's when I start training for a new job, and after that I have enrichment. This is just a little post to kill some time since I have to be home right now, (which isn't even my home, so there isn't much for me to do).
So... here is my ABC quiz...

A - Age: 21
B - Bed size: Twin. Or however big the floor is.
C - Chore you hate: Probably would be cleaning the bathtub and/or toilet. I've also never been a fan of touching dirty dishes. I'd much rather unload a dishwasher than load one.
D - Dog: Siberian husky, (hopefully someday)! Or Shasta (chow), or Kit-love (lab/retriever?). Also, yellow Labrador puppies are just so cute.
E - Essential start your day item: Merle Norman powder.
F - Favorite color(s): Blues always. Also, right now, purple. And lime green.
G - Gold or Silver: White gold? Is that cheating?
H - Height: 5'2"
I - Instruments you play: (sort of..) Piano, trumpet, guitar (a few chords :), drum set (minimal :).
J- Job(s): Office Assistant at Headstart (BORING :), Cute Girl at French Pastry Café (starting today :), Cheerleading Coach at various Elementary Schools in Carlsbad (starting in a few weeks :).
K - Kids: Not yet. (Thanks heavens! I can't even take care of myself right now! Plus, I need to find a man first. ;)
L - Living arrangements: Well... I'm house-sitting until the first of October. So, we'll say.. "hunting".
M - Mom's name: Vicki
N - Nicknames: Kayla, MJ, Mic, Mac, Mic-uh-luh, Mitcheeayla, Micki, Moo, Micki-moo, Miweener, Ms. Jean, etc.?
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Not for me. Once for Marce's birth.
P - Pet Peeve: I have quite a few of these... but all I can think of is... Sneezing, especially more than once.
Q - Quote from a movie: "We'll probably go over there right after we bury your mom." [Garden State (clean)]
R - Right or left handed: Right.
S - Siblings: 4 sisters and 1 brother.
T - Time you wake up: M-F 6:20 am, Sat-Sun 7-10 am.
U - Underwear: American Eagle, although I'm looking to branch out... It will be a good day when I can wear G's.
V - Vegetable you dislike: Beans, including: pinto, black, red kidney, white beans?, and any kind refried beans. Also, raw cauliflower.
W - Workout style: Well, I like surfing or slacklining or playing some sort of sport for a work out, but that doesn't happen as often as I'd like, so yesterday I started this... Running (3x a week)... Abs, legs and arms (at night before shower)... Hopefully it sticks!
X - X-rays you've had: Teeth
Y - Yesterday's best moment: Giving my co-worker a pamphlet on the Restoration of the Gospel. That and standing on the swimming pool steps in my running shorts and a hoodie last night. I love heated pools. :)
Z - Zoo favorite: Giraffes.? I haven't been since I was 3 or 4?

Wednesday, August 19

had a birthday today! Happy Birthday Landon! This STUD turned 14 today. What a hottie, huh? (The one on the right)
Sorry, I didn't find a better picture and I didn't have time to crop out the sleeping beauty.

Monday, August 10

This girl
had a birthday August 9th! She is now 15! Happy Birthday Tibi!
For my wonderful sister I've decided to post a few things that I love to do with Tibi. (I miss you so much Tibi!)

Birthday Beauty
  • Watch "Get Smart"
  • Take her to soccer/softball practice while we sing Taylor Swift or Wicked at the top of our lungs
  • Cuddle :)
  • Make oven pancakes for dinner
  • Go to Lin's to buy frozen chimichangas
  • Blog hop
  • Play soccer at the park
  • Share clothes
  • Many more things that I'm too tired to list.
I love you Tibi! Happy Birthday!

Friday, August 7

I got STUNG!
by a STINGRAY! (one of these suckers!)


Ouch? Yes! It hurt. Here is the story...
I went to buccaneer (south Oceanside) beach to go boogie with some peeps (Zac, Adam, Will, Heather) from the ward. This was on Thursday July 30th. We ran out with our boards and had some fun in the water. I caught some white wash for a bit and then we went out a little farther to actually try and catch some waves. I haven't done that for a LONG time and it was tiring! Heather (cousin) and I got tired pretty fast so we decided to head in for a while. I rode some waves in and started walking up to the beach. As I was walking up to the beach I stepped on what felt like an arm. "Ew", was my first thought. "Did I just step on an arm? A small slippery arm? A child? Drowned? Ew." Keep in mind all of those thoughts went through my head in a nano-second. Instantly after I stepped on the slippery arm, something stabbed me in the front of my ankle. "OW! What the heck was that?! Maybe when I stepped on whatever it was, it flipped up and hit me... No way! That was WAY to forceful of a poke to be accidental.. Oh, I can't walk.. I'm limping." I call out to Heather to take my board for me as I keep walking up the beach. She takes it, notices I'm limping and tells me that I'm bleeding. I look down to confirm. Bleeding, yes, but I'm more concerned that it's getting harder to walk. I felt like my ankle was swelling. The feeling of venom. Painful swelling. I got to the beach and leaned on the rocks. Heather went and told the lifeguard and came back to help me to him. I told him what happened and he tells me that I've been stung by a stingray. Told me they hurt pretty bad. Started asking me all sorts of questions.. Where are you from? Are you allergic to bees? Do you have any allergies? How do you feel? I'm answering as best I can. Starting to feel light headed. I tell him. He has me sit down and wraps my ankle. Feel like I might throw up. I tell him. He says it's okay. Feeling REALLY light headed. My head is getting really heavy. I can barely hold it up. He continues to ask me questions. At this point he is just trying to keep me conscious. Taking my pulse. Still asking questions. I can see the feet of the people I came with surrounding me. I feel dumb and a little worried that I look ugly. He continues to be a dove while we wait for other lifeguards to show up. When they get there I start to feel better. The light-headedness slowly goes away and the heavy head as well. My ankle is still in pain though. They put a hot pack on it. That helped SO much. Dulled the pain. They tell me I need to go home immediately and get my ankle in nearly scalding hot water. So Zac (friend) drives up onto the beach with his Cherokee (I know he felt cool) and carries me to his car. They took to to his Gma's house and carried me to the tub.. Tears were streaming down my face by this time. The hot water pack was luke. We sat there for a while, but everybody still wanted to swim, so we went to Marc's condo. They swam and I sat in the hot tub. That's my stingray adventure! It hurt for the next few days and I got more than enough attention from those guys the rest of the weekend. The wound just looked like a nail hole. I don't know if it will scar. Next time I go to the beach I'll be sure to do the stingray shuffle!!! Good thing I'm not afraid of things in the ocean.. at least I wasn't before! I might be a little timid for a while. Here are some pictures of the adventure...
Heather, Gimp, Adam

Laughing it off. (Probably trying not to cry :)

Photos courtesy of Zac's waterproof camera.

(I'm glad he didn't get any of me when I was sitting down with the lifeguard. According to Will I was "green".)

Monday, August 3

FHE @ Ponto Beach
Snapped this pic while playing bocce ball at family home evening. What a beautiful day and wonderful world!


Photo courtesy of my ghetto phone camera