Friday, June 17, 2011

TGIF

Ah...the weekend.

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...

9 comments:

Jenni said...

AMEN to the Rexburg paragraph. I have the most special place in my heart for it. I feel exactly like you do. That is where Michael and I started and the spirit of that place really is so special. It's hard to describe! You just have to experience it!

YOU GO GIRL makin dinner all the time! That's better than me hahaha! I can't wait to hear your scores!! I bet you're so excited!!!

Good luck in Pocatello. Love you!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle you are doing awesome! Making breakfast and dinner everyday is a big accomplishment for anyone! And dishes! That's amazing that you have been able to do it for so many days in a row! I'm glad you could find some yummy custard to eat. that was really funny about the rexburg remenicing and then clay saying "I hate it!" ha. I'm sorry it's taking forever to get your score back- it will come! All this will be over in August! It's almost July!!!!! You're doing so good! love you!

The Conger's said...

Oh man I miss the burg sooo bad all the time and Ky and I would move back there in an instant if we could land a job there. Love reading your posts, hurray for making dinner! You are great.

Megan and Greg said...

Way to go Dan! I cannot BELIEVE how much I related to in your blog! This was like my favorite post of yours! I have NEVER made nut butters. I thought about it and thought it would be just as expensive and not worth the mess, but I also didn't actually crunch the numbers. Peanuts are cheap, but everything else is expensive. Today I read my scrips for the first time in atleast a month. I was feeling SOOOOO crappy and realized, what the heck? How have I gone this long? And same, scriptures is like my number one "I KNOW" without a doubt type of thing and same- I just get in my rut and don't read. I was watching Jamie Oliver cooking shows NONSTOP for like 2 days and this morning I almost turned him on, first thing for breakfast, but I thought, I can't do this anymore!!! So I didn't. And I've been ESPECIALLY determined about meal making too!!! Crazy similar ideas this week! Sorry about Pocatello, I wish you could sleep in. I have never had frozen custard, or custard at all. I didn't even know freezing it was a thing to do! Sounds good. Dates are the BEEEEEEEEEST. THey NEVER HAPPEN anymore. I wish. It gets so hard. Greg and I never really went, BEFORE Scar because we never had much of a reason to. Now we NEED to but it's hard to plan it out. We're so used to spontaneity. I'm so proud of you for making dinner. That's hard for people that don't have health issues so it's ESPECIALLY impressive of you. I love you.

Megan and Greg said...

Oh yeah, your Rexburg feelings are what I feel for Eugene. Particularly the street I lived on and worked on (which was the same street). Memories . . .

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Great blog!! It always feels good to do things that you want to do that you have quit doing or procrastinated doing or want to do but can't seem to do it. Yay for you in choosing to eat like is best for you! I hope your test results come in soon so you can quit worrying about it. Your dad and I have those tender feelings about BYU. I hope your IV treatment helps to give you energy and all the other good things it is supposed to do! love and miss you!!!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

I loved your post, and I can really understand about the putting things off. When you don't feel well, that is what you do and it is so hard to just do the things you want to do, and then the things you have to do. I think back when I was so crippled up with my achellis tendon and the cast and rashes I had I didn't read my scriptures consistantly for a long time as I felt so tired all of the time lugging the cast. I am so proud of you that you are getting your meals cooked and to clean up that is a biggie, so don't be so hard on yourself. I used to read only a few scriptures when I started to read again. Now I read more. You will get started on things again, just take the time to get really well. I know it is hard, and you are so young and that makes it even harder, as the young are supposed to be full of energy. You are a good, beautiful, and righteous daughter of God and He loves you and we all love you and are so proud of you. In fact you are amazing, getting your CPA so young. Lots of work and committment for that. I know you will get the results soon and it is normal to check the mail, etc just accept it and be happy with yourself as you are truly awesome. Hugs and Kisses It's fun to have happy momeries, that is the way I feel about Thuston and Springfield. Love you

Aliese the Writer said...

I love nutter butters! I wish I could make some. I have never tried frozen custard. Is it like frozen yogurt?

That is so great that you made so many meals and that you didn't eat any sugar! I'm so happy for you! I had such a fun time with you the other day. I love you! :)

HeidiT said...

I feel the same about Rexburg -- would never want to live there forever but I LOVED my time there at school.
I don't know if you like Almond butter but I used to get mine at Winco but it was expensive for a small jar and then I discovered that Costco sells the same stuff in a big jar, so I always get it there now.