{the story of a girl}

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Closer to Fine

I'm feeling good this morning; calm and happy. One of the beautiful things about spring is the essence of hope that seems to permeate all things. It's simply impossible to be cranky and bruised when the world around you is coming alive again. When the air is saturated with the scent of orange blossoms and cresote. Especially this year when the desert is impossibly green because of the winter rains. I can't wait to hit the lake wake boarding, to drop the top on the Beetle on the way into work in the morning, to lie by the pool on Saturday afternoons.

Spring is a feeling of freshness and newness. It carries with it a hint of mischief and the promise that anything can happen. So keep your eyes open- the adventure is just beginning.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter baskets

My dream Easter basket:

* Sidewalk chalk- I'd really give the kids in the apartment above mine a run for their money regarding sidwalk art
* Crayons- Seriously, who doesn't love a brand-spanking-new box of Crayons?
* Reece's Peanut Butter Eggs
* A kite
* A good, clean chick-lit novel
* Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
* This cute little cosmetic bag to go with my new purse



Monday, March 17, 2008

A bit bruised...

I had my heart a bit bruised last night. I've known the "ouch" was coming, it was just a matter of when. I have to say, I'm not as hurt as I'd thought I'd be. The odds were against me on this one from the word go and it would have been impossible for me to change the outcome. Even so, that fact doesn't completely negate the ouch factor nor make me not wonder how the universe can be so unkind at times. But life isn't fair and we don't always know why things happen as they do. That's what faith is for.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I treasure moments when I am completely content. They don't occur often so I take them where I can find them. This past Saturday, my best friend Erin and I had just returned from the Renaissance Festival and where lounging around on my couch, lazy from sunshine and good food. We were talking about her soon-to-be-born baby boy, about her surety I would end up with a certain guy, etc. The living room was sun-warmed and peaceful and I had my hand on Erin's stomach feeling my nephew-to-be kicking me and I realized, "this is a perfect moment." It was the most amazing feeling to, for once, be perfectly content.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Spring Break

Spring break officially begins in 6 hours. Of course, I don't get time off work, but I don't have class, either! I had a bit of spring fever last weekend but it was chased away by the unseasonably cold temperatures this past week. It's supposed to be in the 80's this weekend so I am fully expecting another attach of the fever. And to celebrate, I have a few things planned:

* The Arizona Renaissance Festival- I love the festival and go about every other year. Good food, FANTASTIC people-watching and some pretty unique treasures.

* Girl's Night Out- Yep, we are doing another one. This one is bigger and better than the last and it's going to be a good time. Although, most people would think that six Mormon girls don't really know how to have a good time. Oh, if they only knew.

* Spring Training- I've loved spring training since high school (here's why) and it's never really spring without taking in a game. I'm a Padres girl at heart but just might have to cross-over to the Mariners if I end up in Seattle for grad school.
* Hike Usery Park- Despite my best intentions, I've still not been up there hiking yet this spring. Something always seems to come up that keeps me from going. Maybe this weekend I will finally find the time.

Happy Spring!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

all tied up

I am so nervous, anxious, twitterpaited, smitten, worried and terrified that I could throw-up. Please let all this end soon.