Archive for February, 2011

Published by Sara on 23 Feb 2011

Paint

Paint scares me to death.  But I was just so bored with the “contractor special” beige lameness of my walls.  So I went to Lowes to get some paint.  While I was there I ran into my friend Heidi who was also buying paint (and is practically a paint expert).  I thought it was fate that I randomly ran into her, so I just made it easy on myself and bought the same color she was buying.  Besides, it is called “sauteed mushroom” which just sounded like a color that suited me.

Before:

After:

Not too shabby!  I like it.  I may even paint some more walls.

Published by Sara on 22 Feb 2011

Woo Hoo!

It’s nice to know that sometimes things aren’t your fault.  For instance, my yeast bread curse was apparently brought on by my flour.  I knew there was something wrong here, so I tested my yeast (good) and changed out my flour.  I bought the most expensive flour out there and voila!  Silky smooth dough.  Aaahhhhh.

They were “phenomenal” according to Neil, who is a cinnamon roll expert.  Yay!

And I am feeling much better since my last post.  I was just having one of those weeks, and of course now I feel like an ungrateful brat.  I have an amazing support system all around me too, I received many loving phone calls, emails, texts and comments.  Just knowing that people care (when really I was just venting), makes everything all better.

Published by Sara on 18 Feb 2011

Irritants

Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows around here.  I have had the most annoying couple of weeks.  I wasn’t going to blog about it but then decided that it’s not really fair to only blog about happy stuff and leave out all of the bad stuff.  And it’s not that this stuff is really “bad”, mostly just irritating.  I also thought that maybe if I blog about it I can go back next week and re-read it and then think it’s funny and think to myself how bratty I was being.  Although when I originally thought about blogging some negative stuff the title was going to be “Dammit all to Hell!!!!!”.  See, that’s already funny just typing it now.  Feeling better already!

So here we go.  First off, I am gaining way more weight than usual with this pregnancy.  Is it my fault? Probably, but I’m going to pretend that it’s not.  So after my ultrasound appointment a few weeks ago I was like “holy COW” I am getting big.  But I feel like if I eat any fewer than 2300 calories a day I am starving.  I have come to accept the fact that I’m sure it is fluid retention.  Also, I can’t go to zumba anymore because it’s too hard to contain the parts of me that bounce around uncontrollably.  Irritating!

I have been trying and trying and trying this week to finally tackle the art of bread.  I have been shown how to do it by several different people and for some reason still can’t make a perfect loaf of bread or rolls or anything.  I have read every tutorial on the internet and followed each recipe exactly.  This makes me angry.  Very angry.  It even gets ruined in the bread machine.  I am cursed.  All I want to be able to do is make bread for my family and cinnamon rolls for my husband because they are his absolute favorite.  Irritating!

Our garage door broke and it cost $135 to fix it.  Also, a heating vent in our car is broken and it will cost $500 to fix.  And it’s hard to ignore the problem with the car because every time you start it, the vent gets stuck and makes a nice loud impression of a machine gun for 30 seconds straight.  Very irritating!

On Valentines day, all the girls in the house were emotional.  Lots of crying and fit throwing (me included).  I remember telling Julia at one point to get away from me because she was making me mad.  I can’t even remember what the problem was.  Bethany just kept saying, “this is the worst Valentines day ever!!”.  In between everyone being cranky we did do our gymnastics and went to Mcdonalds for lunch and everyone was happy during those times though, so the day wasn’t entirely bad.  But after the kids went to bed I went back to being a cranky biznatch just for fun I guess.

We looked at a house last Friday.  I occasionally get online and see what kinds of houses are up for sale around here, and last week I hit jackpot.  So we went and looked at this house, and it was beautiful.  Beyond beautiful.  It made my knees weak with its beauty.  Two waterfalls, double ovens, granite everywhere, coffered ceilings.  Seven shower heads in the walk-in master shower.  Seven!  I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up because it was a hot item on the market, but we were ready to compete for it because it was just the perfect house.  So I got my hopes up anyway.  I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  I even drew a picture of the floor plan so I could draw in where all of my furniture will go.  But then someone bought it before we could.  Jerks.  Don’t they know that this was my dream house?  Extremely irritating.  If you happen to know which house it was, if you could kindly give it the finger as you drive by that would be great.

Oh, and I caught a cold.  Irritating as well!

On top of all of this, I seem to be a medical mystery.  I have some sort of condition that gives my dizzy-type symptoms and makes my brain feel like it’s being squeezed.  It has been going on for close to a year and has been getting steadily worse for the past 6 months.  It makes things difficult for me.  If you have wondered why I haven’t done any cakes or much photography lately, this is why.  It’s just too hard to do now.  Things like shopping are now a fairly difficult chore.  The last doctor that I went to last week (an ENT) just kept saying, “there is something really wrong here” but then couldn’t offer up an explanation.  Early signs of dementia, I suppose?  I do have good days sometimes, and on those days I am going a mile a minute trying to get as much done as possible.  I haven’t told a lot of people about this because it makes me sound a little bit crazy. Oh well.  It is what it is, and it is IRRITATING!!!

Wow, I really feel better!  This is awesome!  I feel like now since I typed it all out I can just forget about it.  I hope you enjoyed my angry rambling!

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