Friday, July 17, 2009

I have a problem

I need to get stressed.

That sounds wrong...right? Right. Well, the thing is- it's the end of the semester and I'm not stressed. Most people would think I'm blessed. Here's where the problem comes in. I SHOULD be stressed. I have a ton to do. However, I'm just not worried about it. Why do I want to be stressed? Because I have NO MOTIVATION to get anything done! Oh well. Thus, I continue with my regular..."I'm in the lab and will write a post" blog.

We graduate in 6 days. 6 DAYS! Marvelous.

We got asked to house sit for a counselor in our ward. They have a hot tub. I'm pretty excited about that. I think Clay's most excited to watch the dog =) WHICH reminds me.

Our friends got a cat. Can you see where this is going?

The story goes like this:

Our friends buy a townhouse. We are all excited...go over there and SURPRISE! They have a cat! How exciting. Clay pretty much immediately got attached. "Hun, do you see this? She's so cool! Do you see how friendly she is?" With a ginormous smile on his face. I say, "Yeah- I'm allergic...but thanks" Of course...his response would naturally be, "Come and hold it"

"No thanks"

This conversation pretty much happened the whole night. He keeps saying, "But hun, people are allergic to different breeds. I'm sure you are not allergic to some sort of cat..."

As I sneeze, and feel my throat itch, I say..."Well hun, up until this point- I have yet to be around a cat that I'm not allergic to- sorry". What does he say? Well of course, "Well, you haven't been around ALL kinds of cats hun..."


So anyway. We go to our OTHER friends house, who has kittens. I admit, the kitty's are dang cute. Yet, again...I sneeze. Not just once. A lot. Of course, Clay says, "You were probably just allergic to the grey one"

I'm not even joking about this conversation. Clay wants a cat. I told him that it will be a long time until we can get we'll talk about it later. That seems to be the best response in times like these when he reveals he wants another animal. These conversations have happened when he talks about wanting a bird. Except that I tell him no.

We are seeing Harry Potter tonight and I couldn't be happier. I kept forgetting all week that we were going (you see, we bought advanced tickets) until today...I keep thinking about it, and I'm super pumped. Not to mention all the sweet previews we'll see. I LOVE previews. They get me all excited and gitty. Even though I never see the movies until like...a year later on dvd. I will be sure to give you a detailed review of what I thought...

Summer is so wonderful. I kinda dread winter. I really need to get some more cute boots. Otherwise I just might not be able to get up in the morning.

We are reading Catcher in the Rye right now. I am totally loving it. It reminds me of SO MANY PEOPLE from high school. Not in a bad way or anything. I just get taken back to those times...I have a specific person in mind who I think of as Holden Caulfield. I wont say who though. And I've only read 1/3 of the book- so don't go giving away the ending now.

I haven't really done our dishes FULLY for like a month. That sounds HORRIBLE. Which it is. Trust me. But the truth is, it's not AS horrible as it sounds. Firstly, we use a lot of paper plates, and we eat at Clay's parents a lot lately. Secondly, the key word is fully. See, I have time here and there to do dishes...but never enough time to do them ALL. So I do a few "loads", also known as the amount that can fit on our drying rack, and then I run out of time or get tired and so leave the rest for "tomorrow"...which turns out to be next really, the dishes on my counter aren't a month old...but I really feel like I haven't had a fully clean kitchen for a month. I'm a nasty unsuccessful homemaker...I know. Our bathroom desperately needs cleaning as well. Yikes. Maybe I should take a week before I start working and just clean clean clean.

One last story. Today I have a laptop and three books in my bag. It is HEAVY. I go to class, my teacher returns my knit dress I made to me, and I of course, try stuffing it in my already stuffed backpack. What happens? BAM! Zipper breaks. So...what do I do all day? Walk around carrying my backpack like a newborn baby. I'm not even joking. My friend in my class laughed her head off at me when she saw me. And because of that, I started laughing my head off...even after she wasn't walking with me anymore. That's right, I was walking on the sidewalk with TONS of strangers, holding my fat backpack like a baby, laughing...but trying not to laugh, so probably making really funny looking faces, ALL BY MYSELF! I'm pretty much awesome. I know.

Alright. I guess that's all for now.



oh my gosh- your backpack- awful! Well you don't need a new one, cause you're all done now! Almost! Wish I could be there for your graduation, I'm so proud of you- love you

Conger's said...

You make me laugh. Sorry about your backpack- but it sounds funny. I saw Harry Potter today too! You will have to let me know what you think!

Megan and Greg said...

I have totally laughed by myself in public. It is an awkward sort of feeling. And I have DEFINITELY been there with you with the constant "I'll get to that tomorrow" routine. Been there, done that too many, many times. Warn before you tell about HP, I don't know when I'll be able to see it. Hopefully tomorrow, but I'm not countin' my chickens. 6 days. Holy COW. That's awesome. Congratulations. Sorry I won't be there. I'm gonna stick with Ames for awhile longer. Love you!

Courtenay Beth said...

I am laughing out loud right now....hahahahhaa!!! I had a broken backpack my second year in college, and I rode the bus to and from school, and well everywhere for that matter...and the zipper would totally give out all the time, one time I was running to catch the bus, a sight to behold when wearing a heavy backpack anyway, but it busted open in the middle of the street, and I mean the MIDDLE of the street. The bus left me, sweating, scambling to pick up all my things and not get run over, embarrassed, and totally t-o'd! HAHAAAAA! You make me laugh. Don't even worry about not doing dishes, if I wait long enough my snuggle buns of a husband does them for me...I'm so wicked! Also, went to see HP tonight, LOVED it, but needed more to feel satisfied, can't wait to hear your review!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Murphy's Law is that if its gonna happen it always happens when you need it most. Funny story, and I am so sorry about the back pack. I can totally relate to the laughing as I have done that many times. I would love to be there when you both graduate, but I guess I am going to be home. I am so happy for you. I love you grams

Kristi M. said...

Jeff is mildly allergic to cats mainly. The weird thing is that we got a long haired kitten when we were first married and he never had a problem. Same thing with our dogs. They never had a problem with her but other cats were always a problem. So funny about the backpack. Good thing you are almost done!

Sharon/mom said...

that was hilarious, you are a great story teller! I loved it. Dad says you guys need to move onto a piece of property just outside of IF that has about two acres and let Clay have his little zoo. :-) Rebecca said Harry was great! I will probably have to go by myself, unless I can think of someone to go with. I love you!!am so excited to see you this week. We will be arriving on Wed. We will leave boise after breakfast. We'll go to Rebeccas. I'll talk to you about it tomorrow if you can.