One Year Sober!

Today marks one year sober for me. I'm a little overwhelmed, a lot grateful, and slightly mystified. How did this happen? Has it really been a whole year since I've been back in Utah?

Today was a great day! I got my one year chip at AA and had so many people there to support me; it was awesome! I had my parents, Anne, Joey, Tannie, Britt, Jordan, Tia, Tyler, Scout, Taunya, and my roomie. I was so grateful to have them all there and for everyone else who was there as well.

Life is goooooood!



  • I'm grateful that I don't work tonight. I'm a tired girl.
  • I'm grateful that I got to cuddle with Calv all day.
  • I'm grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.
  • I'm grateful that my house has a washer and dryer. 
  • I'm grateful for love.
  • I'm grateful that it was "WOW Wednesday"....52 cent drinks are awesome!
  • I'm grateful for open-minded people. 
  • I'm grateful that the room is booked for our mini vacation. We're all set!
Today was a simple, yet really nice day. I'm going to watch Girl With a Dragon Tattoo while I fall asleep...unless it's so good that I can't fall asleep...I'll be fine either way. 

Peace out!


things...just things.

Happy things about today:

  • when I leave work, my day off begins.
  • i got to see Joey today. 
  • Calv and I cuddled/slept during my break from work. 
  • i got to spend time with Ape.
  • got my laundry finished. well, it's still drying...putting it away is my least favorite part of laundry. gag.
  • i got to admire my coffee table. i haven't actually used it yet...maybe later today.  
  • the weather has been amazing! i just wanna play and play and play, but then i remember i have to work all night and opt to sleep instead. bummmmer. oh well, it's not like working during the day would solve that problem anyway. 
Things that bugged today:
  • my (downstairs) neighbors cranked the heater this morning. so i turned it off. it's 85 degrees outside, heaters inside are very unnecessary. when i woke up, the heat was blaring again. what's the dealio?
  • i'm working another 12 hour shift. they really aren't bad, except that i didn't sleep well so now i'm really tired and it's only 2:30am. 
  • i noticed how awful my toenails look and didn't do anything about it. maybe tomorrow. 
  • i didn't get to go to a BBQ because i had to sleep before work. i also missed a meeting. i'm blowin' it. 
  • i didn't spend as much time as i would have liked outside today. i'm hoping tomorrow i'll get some sun!


happy/grateful list

  • I got 7 hours of sleep. In a row! Heavenly. 
  • Friday night I went to my parents house to see Joey. We decided to go for a drive and hang out...and on the drive, we decided to go bowling! Best decision we ever made. It was just what I needed: some Joey time and getting my ass kicked in bowling...twice! It was a great night. I love that kid so much. 
  • The construction at work is getting less awkward/annoying. Almost done...I hope!
  • Calv is getting cuter every day, I swear. 
  • My new coffee table. 
  • I just cleaned out my truck. Detailed the shit out of it in about 7 minutes. I don't understand people who can spend HOURS doing that....gag. If it's clean, it's clean...get a hobby! ha ha
  • I had the best grilled cheese for dinner. 
  • I read two books this week and I'm about to start a third. 
    • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    • How To Be Good by Nick Hornby
    • and I'm gonna start reading A Long Way Down ...also by Nick Hornby
  • Thanks to Britt for loaning me all of the books mentioned above.
  • Mini-vacation coming up in May! Can't wait. 
  • My parents and Joey came to my house today. It was nice to see them. 
  • Worked extra hours this week....I'm going to go to school in the fall if it kills me. 
  • I will (I hope) get plenty of sleep tomorrow before work. 
  • Got some laundry done. I love clean laundry. 
  • My slightly annoying neighbors informed me they were moving at the end of the month. I tried to act a little sad...but, I'm totally grateful. They're nice and all....it's just their kids and their surround sound that I can't stand! 
  • Today was so nice! In fact, it was maybe even HOT! I can't wait for summer! yay!
  • Weekend grave shifts=less crazy truckers and usually no boss around. I can handle this. ;) 


what I did today:

I've been looking for a coffee table for a while now. I have searched the DI endlessly for months to no avail. Yesterday, I found it. April helped me get it home and then I got to work.


I painted the table gray, the wicker underneath got painted orange, and I modge podged  under the glass since it was scratched. I love it!

Coffee Table: $15.00
Spray Paint: $10.00
Modge Podge: $4.00
How happy I am: Priceless


lovely days

Things I love/loved about today:

  • hanging out with grams today. she's a funny, beautiful gal. i love that i get to have a relationship with her. 
  • i got to cuddle with sweet Calv and read all morning. i woke up at 5am (no idea why) and decided to read; it was blissful. 
  • sweet Taunya sent me a pizza at work. she's the most thoughtful person i know. i love her guts.
  • my boss wasn't an ass today. we actually had a pretty good time. and now he's home and i'm working...so it's a win-win. ;)
  • the first 8 hours of my shift have flown by...thank goodness. now it's slowing down and i can enjoy my evening by blogging and reading. yay.
  • i got to see April for a minute at lunch. sometimes i feel like i don't make enough time to see friends. hopefully this summer i can get a fair amount of playing in before school starts...we'll see!
  • joey and i started making plans for his birthday. i get to take work off and spend the day with him. it's going to be a great day and i'm so grateful that i get to spend it with him. he's the coolest dude i know.
  • that i only have 4 more hours of work until i get to go home and sleep!
  • had a really rude trucker get pissy with me and then came back to apologize. how sweet, right? i really was surprised...and i liked it. 
  • it was beautiful outside. i had the windows and doors open all day before work and even when i got to work. i love that it's getting warm outside. 
I hope today was as lovely for you as it was for me. Peace out!


i'm back

I'm back. I was planning to start a new blog but the thought of doing that made me sick. I have a lot of things on this blog that I love and I didn't want to just forget about it; I'm also lazy. I don't remember the last time I posted; my journal got a lot of TLC in my "blog break", which I'm grateful for. I like to journal but it takes more work than posting a blog. So here I am.

Life is good. Great, actually.

I get to do so many fun things with so many amazing people. I really couldn't ask for anything more. Sometimes I get frustrated that my life seems to be at a stand-still. Then I just look back over the last year and I get to see that, in fact, everything I wanted a year ago has happened plus some!

On Sunday I got to take Joey to a Horizon House Alumni picnic in St. George. I am so lucky to have him in my life; we had a great time hanging out. Plus, he thinks he met a quarterback who is "better than Tebow"...needless to say, Joey loved it. I can't believe he's going to be 19 in a few days! I'm grateful that I'll get to spend his special day with him this year.

Easter this year was a success. It was simple and fun. I got to spend time with the people I love and I worked. Beats the hell out of waking up in jail, still drunk and unsure of why I was there...I'm sure my dad was grateful, too. ha

Last night Enna and I went to Little Women put on by SUU. It wasn't great but it was fun to get out and do something different. I used to love that movie and the book so maybe my expectations were a little warped. The orchestra did a great job..I was a little worried because before the play started they sounded less-than-good, but they were great.

I'm planning a trip to Las Vegas with my bestie. We're gonna sip Cola by the pool and soak up some rays. It'll be strange being in Vegas but I think it'll be a much needed vacation. I'm excited!

I don't really have much to say except that I'm grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. I could list them all but they know who they are. Time is flying! It's almost been a year since I've been back in Utah.

Until next time, peace out.