Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Comonplace Book

On the last day of my English class this semester my teacher told us about the neatest thing! It is called a commonplace book. We had been talking about keeping different kinds of journals and she educated us about this book.

As it turns out, sometime in history, men used to carry around these little black books in their pockets. They were called commonplace books. Whenever they were in the 'commonplace' and they heard something notable of interest (a quote, joke, anecdote, etc...) they would write it down in their little black book.

Now this idea fascinates me! There are so many things I hear everyday in the 'commonplace' that are notable and I think to myself, "Wow! I really like that, I want to remember that ___!" But I can never seem to remember! So today I have decided that I am going to go to Barnes and Noble and buy myself my own commonplace book to keep in my purse! Or course it will probably be pink or something else girly, but it is the same idea!

A Domestic Craving

So for a couple of days I had been having this craving to me domestic and bake something. Well, yesterday I called my mom and we tried to figure out what it was that I wanted to bake (since I had gone through all my cookbooks and hadn't found anything I wanted). FINALLY, we decided that making 30 Day Bran Muffins would be a good idea.

Well.... I learned a very valuable lesson yesterday... here it is:

Don't bake something you don't have a bowl big enough for!!

Yes. I am feeling very stupid. About halfway through my baking fiasco I realized that my biggest bowl was definately not going to be big enough. So I attempted to finish in two bowls and kind of combine them. Well eventually I made it work, but there was a giant mess left behind for me when I was finished.

So I have learned my lesson forever! And I thought anyone reading this would appriciate me passing on my amazing knowledge for the future. :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The End Is Near

It's official. I only have 2 school days left of this semester! I am so excited! Poor Adam still has a couple weeks, but the end is drawing near for him as well.

Well we found out where we are living for the summer. The apartment complex is called Turtle Creek in Henerson, NV and it looks really nice! The pool is amazing and we are way excited!

We are leaving in less than 3
Crazy! We are still looking for someone to move into our house and we will have to move all of our stuff to a storage unit. I guess if no one moves in, there will be a place for family to stay when they come visit!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

An Answer

So for some crazy reason, I thought my (what I thought was bizarre) hot dog headache connection was over. So... the other night, my loving husband made us hot dogs for dinner. Well, needless to say, I shouldn't eat hot dogs anymore (no matter how much I like them). Another ginormous migraine later, I felt like I should educate myself on where this strange connection comes from.

Alas, there was an answer! As it turns out, processed meats (like hot dogs) are high in sodium nitrate, which is one of the main migraine food triggers. Some people actually refer to their headaches (just like mine) as the hotdog headache! Crazy huh! So anyway, I discovered that I should now cute back on fast food and foods that are made from processed meats (hot dogs, sausage rolls, frozen hamburgers and meatballs are a few examples)

So I just thought I would share my new found knowledge with all of you! I will definetely be smarter about my eating choices from now on!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A New Beginning

So lately everyone seems to have thier own blog and so we wanted to fit in! :) I never feel like we have anything exciting enough to put on our family website so I decided I would create one for our mundane day to day lives.

Life here in Provo hasn't been too exciting lately... we have just been trying to keep up on school and work. I have two weeks left of school and Adam has about three, so we are getting really excited! Most of the end of semester assignments have been handed in and here is little left to do before finals. Thank Goodness!!!

We have just put up our house for rent so that we can get everything taken care of before we move to Las Vegas for the summer. We leave in less than a month! We are very excited for this new adventure in our lives. I still need to find a job out there, but hopefully that won't take me too long.

Well, I guess that is all we havie going on this week (see, I told you we aren't exciting!), but we'll keep posted any life changing events ;)