Although, it's not really THAT great being that I'm not sleeping in Saturday. On the contrary, I am getting up EARLIER than normal....gotta get to Pocatello to get my blood pumped with Vit-C and other goodies. It takes about 2 hours or so...and then the driving alone is 2 hours all together...so it kinda takes half my Saturday. Oh well. Clay and I will probably take a nap when we get home...which is always nice.
I'm eating frozen custard. YUMMO! It's leftover from our date :) Clay and I basically never go on dates...it's not a good habit we've formed, but when we do go on dates, I'm pretty excited. If Clay thinks of a date, he wont tell me what it is...today he took me to Rexburg to this frozen custard place that he heard about. Pretty tasty if I do say so myself! Not to be a snob, but I'm pretty sure I've tasted better...but don't get me wrong- I'm still happy I have it to eat!
When we were in Rexburg, I was so happy. I just kept sighing...and saying things like, "Oh I love that sidewalk. I used to ride my bike to school everyday on that sidewalk by Porter Park. It was my favorite." or, "Can we drive by campus?" or, "I will always have a sweet spot in my heart for Rexburg." Then Clay chimes in with, "Why? I can't stand this place. I can't stand the stores, the driving, the students..." haha. I think I just love small towns. I love that I was able to ride my bike EVERYWHERE in Rexburg. And I love the people and students! It's got a good energy and spirit that town. AND- what I kept saying to Clay was, "This is where WE grew up together"...you know- it was our beginning, our roots. Even though the weather SUUUUUCKED, Rexburg definitely will always have a tender place in my heart.
Well I got all my studying done at work today, and so I had some free time tonight. I thought of just watching tv, cause I really didn't feel all that great...but the truth is, I just was kinda sick of watching TV. I mean...not really, cause I love tv. I'm not one to pretend I don't have time for tv or it's below me. I am a tv fan. But I just felt so unproductive, and kept thinking of this project I have had the stuff for and been planning for MONTHS. So I decided to buckle down and just DO IT! I'm so proud of myself. It will be done tonight, and I will post pictures tomorrow. Yippee!
Another thing I'm proud of- I made dinner Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! And I cleaned up the kitchen afterwards on Tues, Weds, and Thurs! Okay AND I made shakes for us every morning. This may sound like a normal dealio for some of you- but for me, this is like EPIC! SERIOUSLY proud of myself on that one. And I really was planning on doing it again tonight, except Clay had the Rexburg plans. And seriously, I just can't believe how much better I feel about myself when I do those things. Makes me happy.
I have a confession. I totally haven't been reading my scriptures...doing personal spiritual time or whatever...for like a long time. I keep making it a goal to do...but I just haven't. And the bad thing is, that's like one of the major testimonies I have in this life...is the power of daily scripture study. Well anyway, today I finally read an article in the ensign and the corresponding scriptures...and I just always am amazed at how I ever stop these things. I just feel so good, uplifted, and happy when I read the scriptures or articles from the apostles and prophet. Why wouldn't I do it everyday? And feel that way everyday? I dunno. But I'm really hoping I get myself back to it.
My score for my last exam should hopefully come within the next two weeks. I'm really hoping next week. But who knows. It's driving me crazy. I check the mail like 3 times a day. Literally. It's ridiculous. Even if I get the mail on the first check, I still check it 2 more times thinking maybe it was yesterdays mail even though I know it's not, but like...I dunno I just can't help it. I check it when I get home for lunch, when I leave for lunch, and when I get home from work. Crazy lady I am. I'm so nervous. I think I'm struggling with studying my upcoming exam just because I'm so nervous about my score for the last one. Bleh.
Anyone experienced in making your own nut butters? Don't bother leading me to a site or whatever...I'm just asking incase anyone I know personally has something like REAL and honest to tell me about it. Just cause you know...I have found that popular blogs can kinda glamorize things...and I want an honest opinion. From what I read, normal blenders can't handle it...but food processors are perfect for it. Unfortunately, I don't have a food processor! I've been scoping out craigslist...no such luck. Cause here's the deal...I buy these nut-butters from like, the health food store and stuff...and they are SPENDY buggers. So I was like...geesh...after I buy all these natural nut butters, maybe it would've been worth it to just buy a food processor and make my own. But then here's my other question...is making your own really that much less money than buying it? I haven't run the numbers or anything...so if any of YOU have, let me know. I really really want to make my own hazelnut butter...cause THAT stuff is like...real real expensive. And then of course, whats the best food processor. I think most of my fam uses the cuisinart one...which of course is the most expensive. But I've seen lots of people liking less expensive ones...people who have even claimed to make nut butters with them! ANYway...
Aight. I'm off to watch some television and eat the rest of this yummo desert. OH YEAH- another thing...I didn't eat any sugar or gluten Mon-Thurs either! That was good too. Till next time...