Wednesday, January 20, 2010

'Wave on Wave'

Warning picture overload!!
This past weekend a couple of friends and myself attended the Pat Green concert at the Grizzly Rose. Let me just preface this by saying the last three PG concerts I have been to they have never failed to be a 'top night'. This concert was no different. There were a group of about 10 of us that met up at my house for some pre-concert fun. We had a blast stomping around my apartment in all of our cowgirl/cowboy glory. My dad stopped by to drop my brother off and he even got in on some of the action, hah.
W, my dad, me.
J got in on this photo!
Some of the girls in their $hitkickers!
W and I ready to rock out!
Once we arrived at the Grizzly Rose we were raring and ready for a grand ole time. We two stepped and danced with all the cowboys who were in town for the stock show, it was so much fun! My brother, J, was less than thrilled with the crowd but he managed to entertain himself for a bit. All in all, it was a fabulous night, which made for a REALLY lazy Sunday!! We went out to breakfast at IHOP (classing it up) and then headed home where W and I did not leave for the entire rest of the day. Even though our apartment looked like a bunch of crazy frat boys had partied there the night before, we didn't move off the couch. What a great time and I am already looking forward to Pat's next show in Denver!! Love, Love, Love!!! Happy Hump day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Anything else!?

So here I am happily working away at my office job, just type type typing away. Suddenly my cell phone rings and its my dad. Never a good thing. He definitely had a lower tone in his voice and I knew something had either happened to one of our family pets or something happened to my mom. This time it was my mom. Apparently she had slipped while out walking the dogs and sliced her pinky and ring finger open pretty nicely. I'm not really sure how you accomplish this task but it was certainly S-P-L-I-T open. My dad had a late meeting which meant my lucky little tush got to go pick up a throughly medicated mother from the ER. YES!!! Let me tell you how much I love spending quality time with a medicated mother, haha! I swooped her up and we flew off to the pharmacy to continue her drug induced happiness, at this point I really didn't care what was making her nice, I liked the stuff! So we spent a good hour in the pharmacy filling her prescriptions while she chatted everyone and their mom up...lovely. I finally dropped her off 3.5 hours after the ordeal had begun and my oh so helpful brother comes trapsing in my parents house straight from Boulder. Check!!
I am finally on my way home last night after an exhausting day when W calls and is complaining quite a bit about the level of naseau she is feeling. GREAT!! Can't wait to get home. She tells me she is laying on the bathroom floor she feels so sick...holy cow. I get home and get her some sprite and do pretty much all I can to help make her feel better which was wildly unsucessful, but what are you going to do. Man oh man, what a night.
My mind was racing a million miles a minute last night and could not fall asleep until well past my bedtime, which in turn made for a bit of a rough start this morning :( But today is a new day and things are going to start looking up. W tells me she is feeling much better today and we are hoping to have her completely off the pain meds by Fri. As for my mom I'm saying keep the woman medicated. Haha, j/k. She seems to be doing fine today and will be a little bit of rehab involved with the muscles etc. However, if I could spend my time with her like that all the time, where do I sign?!
I'm just going to keep looking at my pictures of Hawaii from last May and dream of the cold beer on the booze cruise and tropical drinks. Here's to a better tomorrow!

Here's to a fabulous hump day and better times! I need a glass of vino or 2, pronto!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toxic People

You know we all have them in our lives. Those people that just seem to suck the life out of you and you are left did that just happen?? One of my New Year's resolutions is to remove the toxic people in my life. Part of this 'quarter life crisis' is finding out who I am as an individual. That may mean growing out of friends, relationships, etc and becoming my own person. Seeing as I went to school in state (go rams), and once I graduated I returned to Denver, I have basically stayed in touch with most of my college friends. I love them all dearly but lately I think we are all feeling the strain of the 'real' world per say. With friends getting into long term serious relationships, engaged, married, babies, etc. Sometimes I think it is hard to remember what you had in common back in college. Are you picking up what I'm throwing down?? I will forever and always cherish the memories we all created together and they will always have a special place in my heart. However, as time goes on and each of us come into our own I don't think it is a bad thing to not have contact with them every day or go out for margaritas EVERY Friday afternoon. I just don't think that is in the cards for me right now. I know that as a human being we crave the attention of others but as I grow up a little bit I am realizing that it is a good thing to have some alone time. Some time to reflect on who you are as a person and what you want out of your day to day life. I don't want to be petty and worry about what so and so said to so and so. I just don't want to be involved. At the end of the day as selfish as this sounds, YOU are the most important thing. YOU need to take time out of your daily schedule and do things that YOU want to do and not do it because someone else asked you to. Obviously as we all grow up this priority of yourself will change so why not take the time to figure it out now. Be a little bit selfish and occasionaly do things just because you want to do it! My dad was constantly telling my mom, 'don't sweat the small stuff honey'. I know this is not that deep by any means but there is a heck of a lot to learn from those six words. Take things for face value and enjoy the time you do have with your friends, make it quality time, not quantity time. Just a little something to think about on this somewhat rocky journey. So next time you are in your jams at 9:00 on Saturday night and a friend texts you to go out...think twice about why you are really obliging to that cocktail filled evening. Do you want to do it? Or are you just feeling a bit guilty?? Think about the toxic individuals in your life and try to gracefully move away from it, I promise it will feel much better at the end of the day.

Whew what a post...Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Are we having fun yet!?

How is that we are already 11 days into the New Year!? I guess time flies when you're having fun...right!? I feel like I have been running around with my head chopped off lately. Between tending to a not so abiding patient (W) and the crazy work place I don't think I will survive 2010. I love being busy don't get me wrong, I think I would go crazy if I didn't have plans most of the time, but sometimes you just need to sit back and relax. Although this weekend was very laaazy I still felt like I had a bazillion and ten things going on in my head that just had to get done.. I H.A.T.E that! Oh well, what are you going to do about it, so you may as well just embrace it while you have the time to. Haha.

I have started my half marathon training (kind of) once again. I am actually just trying to get in shape so I can begin the real training but everyone has to start somehwere I suppose. Being couped up in the house for most of Saturday I needed a breath of fresh air. Outside was beautiful and the sun was shinging bright. So I decided to bundle up and go for a run along the cherry creek. I loved it!! I was out for almost and hour and really just tried to enjoy being out there with no place to be. I'm beginning to really enjoy running and am looking forward to doing more of the long runs, especially when the weather warms up!

Along the running note, I am in a total music slump! Yuck! Usually I will listen to a playlist on my ipod or just bring my iphone and listen to a pandora station, but man oh man I am BURNED out!! Do any of you have any awesome running song suggestions?? Really motivating and upbeat!?? The help would be greatly appreciated!

W update: She is doing great with minimal naseau and not in an excrutiating amount of pain...keep those fingers crossed!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Wow what a week! All I have to say is seriously TGIF! Not only am I having to work a full work this week, which I have not had to do since 3 weeks ago, but W also got her tonsils out on Wednesday! O.U.C.H. Monday and Tuesday were spent cleaning the house and preparing to have her locked inside for at least a week if not more. We wanted everything to be nice and spic and span so she wouldn't have to look at the dust bunnies while watching television. Haha. So far we are on day 2.5 I guess, and she is doing really well. Both myself, her doctor, and W were all very concerned that she would have a bad reaction to the anasthetic and result in a not so pleasant recovery, however, I am pleased to announce that she is doing great!! Granted, the surgeon told her that she woudl more likely than not begin feeling a whole heck of a lot crummier around days 4, 5, and 6 but so far so good. The fridge is stocked from top to bottom with apple sauce, pudding, jello, smoothies, ice cream and all the other liquid treats you could think of. My aunt and myself have been caring for W, but let me tell you she is not the easiest patient. She is a nurse and is used to caring for the sick people not being sick herself. I came home Wednesday afternoon from work and sure enough she was up hanging out at the table with my aunt like nothing had ever happened. I have threatened on numerous occassions that she needs to stay in bed and rest and let me get things for her, but man oh man that girl is STUBBORN!! I'm sure by the time she gets to feeling a little better she will be used to the complimentary wait staff (AKA myself) around the apartment not want to go back to the way it was before, haha. I will keep you all updated on the healing process but keep your fingers crossed there is minimal swelling and we will be up and about shopping this weekend. (a girl can wish right?) Now just because I hate posting without any pictures, and she would KILL me if I posted one of her right now, I'll post one of better times. Enjoy your weekends everyone and stay warm!!

In no time flat I'm sure we will be able to consume pizza like this again :)
Nothing beats a little Vegas trip!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ringing in the new Year with some Nuggets

Sorry ya'll, it seems I have gotten tied up in a little thing called life and completely neglected my blog! New year though, and a fresh start! I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a great New Years! I for one had a wonderful Christmas. It was nice and relaxed without all of the crazy family drama that usually comes with the holidays. I spent X-mas eve with our good family friend and went to a delicious Maggiano's family style dinner with her brother, niece, grandparents and W and I. It was so great. We all left a few lbs heavier and a great joyful spirit! Unfortunately W's holiday work schedule gave her Christmas Eve and Christmas day to work so she was pretty limited in her activity this year for X-mas. We definitely made the most of it! X-mas day we opened presents (santa was soo good to me) and then I hung out with our family friend and watched the Grinch before meeting W at my parents house. So many of you read this blog and actually know me in person and know that my mom is a few notches of normal, like quite a few notches. Even around the holidays it can get kind of hard to spend a significant amount of time over at their house without some kind of blow out. This year we just did the dinner and bascially parted ways, however, not before seeing what Santa brought to our parents house. Get mother wrapped a box for all 4 kids filled with (drumroll please), 100 1 dollar bills. Apparently she thinks I frequent some kind strip joint or other not so classy joint and needed the one dollar bills, honestly who knows. My brother, being the comedian that he is, grabbed a stash of his bills and threw them all over our dining room yelling "I'm makin' it rain". At that point W and I knew it was time to part ways and head home. What can I say it made for a great laugh!

Onto New Years. I. HATE. NEW. YEARS!! With a passion. I believe it is an overrated holiday where bars charge a ridiuclous cover charge and every guy at the bar is on SERIOUS creep mode! I dislike it strongly! I had seriously considered purchasing a glass of wine and just hanging out in my hot tub, but I was talked into venturing out into the cold and crowded streets of downtown Denver....BIG MISTAKE!! We ran into some drama (shocker) and W, myself, and one other friend spent midnight in a cab trying to find an open McDonald's. What can I say I live a really glamorous life! Haha. It wouldn't be a new year without a delicious nugget from McDonald's. :) The rest of my long weekend was spent relaxing and cleaning our apartment.

Sorry for the ridiuclously long post ya'll, I needed to catch everyone up! Happy New Year to everyone and can't wait to see what this year has in store!

One more thing congrats to Miss Kaneil, who recently got engaged over the holiday. Can't wait for the awesome Nashville wedding!!