Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Have you ever had it happen where you find something out, you're not really suprised but it still makes you nauseous??

Yeah, I'm going to go puke.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Last night I finished up my first ever yard sale... and it was a HUGE SUCCESS.

I'm not going to lie, it was TONS of work, my feet are STILL sore... but I had a great time when all was said and done.

It took a ton of work to get everything pulled into the front yard, arranged well and priced individually; but I got it done and everything went suprisingly smooth.

I really enjoyed being outside for two whole days straight. I had tons of fun chatting with people, meeting people in the neighborhood, watching social dynamics of families, etc. Is it crazy to say that I enjoyed the social aspect of it?? Well, I did. :)

I also really enjoyed getting rid of a lot of stuff! I was open for a day and a half. Friday morning was all prep, Friday afternoon we were open for business!! I tarped all my stuff Friday night and left it out... then dark and early Saturday morning I was open for business again! It started off a bit chilly (alright, FREEZING outside) but it warmed up and the weather was great.

I sold all day Saturday, after about 1pm I started making everything half off. At four we sent out an email on free-cycle (a email group that can post things for free) and told them everything left at the garage sale was free, first come first serve. I grabbed a few things I would rather reclaim than give away for free and the rest of it was gone by 8:00 pm!!! I don't even have to load anything up for a trip to DI, AWESOME!

By the end of last night I had the garage sale cleaned up, all the stuff GONE!! I also had the garage reorganized with everything that was taken out and the few things put back. I had the house whipped into the same shape... including a load of laundry and dishes!! I picked tomatos and prepped those for the freezer. I did the same thing with the 2 dozen DELICIOUS tamales I bought Saturday from the lovely lady at the post office (see earlier post) and one of my customers at the garage sale.

Last night I was even able to spend some time with my sister... what a great day!!

I feel INCREDIBLY accomplished and am VERY pleased with my weekend.

When I was setting up for the garage sale I was paranoid that I had "junk" and that I was overpricing; but Pops and Abby both stopped by and assured me otherwise. Poppa said, "Sweetheart, this stuff is definately priced to sell." and apparently so!! On Saturday I had multiple people come back twice (or more) and bring people with them. One couple told me, "We have been to every garage sale in Provo this morning and yours is definately the best."


So, needless to say, I'm pleased.

I need to give a shoutout and a HUGE THANKS to Owen, who took his only morning he could have slept in with his girlfriend and instead came to help me lug all the heavy stuff to the front yard. And also to Poppa, who hung all my signs around town and got me change when I was running around like a mad woman trying to get everything priced. Ohh, and Abby and Winter for keeping me company and being such fun "customers." Thanks everyone!!

Today I'm doing a bit more laundy, a bit more ebay, need to run to the post office to mail some ebay/amazon packages I have already sold and then wrapping a present for Hope and Trey's first anniversary. Can you believe that!! Geez, it feels like it's been longer than a year...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Today I was coming out of the post office and an old, tiny, adorable hispanic woman approached me. She uncurled a crumpled paper that said, "Tamales, $1 each", and listed the kinds she offered (chicken, chicken w/ mole, pork or cheese) and that they would be delivered on Saturday.

She looked at me with those gorgeous eyes and wrinkled face and shrugged her shoulders to ask, "Would you like some of these delicious tamales?"

I thought for a minute and remembered that I was once advised to never pass up a lady like this.... no doubt they will be INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS, but she is probably just trying to get by.

I smiled and said, "Yes!" and nodded. She handed me her notebook and I added my name, address, phone number and order to the list.

Saturday I am getting 8 chicken tamales and 4 pork tamales.


Monday, October 11, 2010

I want it to be over

I am very ready for the day when i dont have to do any of this anymore. Im sick of getting phone calls that make me instantly nauseous when I see who is calling. Im tired of the violent shakes that come during or after we talk.
Im sooo sick of him accusing me of being unreasonable or dragging things out so they wont end.
Like i told him today, I want nothing more than for all of this to be over. I want him to quit dragging his feet and let me get all of this settled. I dont want anything else to mandate we communicate, which is why im trying to finish all of this.
Im sick of being put through it. Im sick of the insults. Im sick of the demeaning comments. Honestly, the day I know I will never again have to see or talk to this man will be a day to celebrate.....
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Ohhh, so true!

I saw this status on a friend's facebook this morning.

"I may have forgiven you for everything you've done to hurt me...but my best friends are still waiting with a shovel and a body bag."

I couldn't agree more... although I really HAVEN'T forgiven, and I would I have to add my family into the group with the shovels and body bag.

Honestly, I wouldn't be able to do all this without my amazing group of family and friends.

I feel like when all of this is said and done we need to have a big party. Not only to celebrate that it's OVER, but also to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that put up with me through all of this....