Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Autumn did not last very long... here I am trudging around in snow boots and a coat and hat. I should probably invest in some gloves and a scarf or two. Yikes!

Just for the record I hate group projects. Not because I don't like working with people, I do. It is just irritating to work with arrogant boys who think they're business men. But, I suppose this is an excellent chance for me to have a learning opportunity. I am learning patience, how to think kind thoughts about unkind people, and how to do my fair share and try to motivate others to do theirs. Or at least that's the goal.

Also, there is a current curtain debate at my apartment. Gabe wants energy efficient curtains, I want curtains that aren't ugly. After visiting three major department stores last night I am beginning to wonder if cute, energy efficient curtains exist, or if they're up there with Sasqwatch and Jack Skelly...

In the words of my sister: yup, you are definitely married.

And Gabe's birthday is next week... any ideas? I have the presents I just don't know what to do for the actual event.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ode to autumn...

i love autumn. so much in fact that i wanted to name one of my daughters Autumn. but you cant name a kid Autumn Eaton... its just rude.
but i love the season all the same. i love the trees changing colors. i love the crisp air. i love college football. i love being able to wear my cardigans again. i love all the colorful squashes and pumpkins. i love the pumpkin flavored everything that seems to infest stores. i love going on walks and not being sweaty by the time i'm finished. i love the bold new colors that the fashion arena brings. i love that people dont comment on how pale i am. i love that i can wear boots but i don't have to yet. i love it all.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sister Wives....

there is a new show in TLC that i am kind of obsessed with... in an anthropological sort of way.

it is about a polygamist family in lehi, utah. they don't all wear the dresses or have the tall hair dos but they do practice polygamy.

its interesting to see how they live their lives, and why they believe what they do. i suppose it gives me yet another viewpoint that i do not agree with...

but i now more fully understand it and that is something i believe is important

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Huntsman Senior World Games

I am in an internship class at BYU this semester and our big project was going down to St. George for three days and helping with free health screening at the Senior World Games. Besides missing my husband like crazy (just ask the girl I went with, thanks for all the support Natalie!) It was a lot of fun and I learned a few things about working with older people and in the medical field in general.

For the most part I was handing out fliers at the front entrance of the health screening place. I was the one who had to turn people away if they didn't have the right identification with them. Fun job, right? I think I would rather stick people with needles...However, because I was at the front it also gave me a lot of opportunity to talk to various people, literally from all over the world. Sometimes their English wasn't the best, and it was difficult to communicate, but overall it was interesting hearing different people's backgrounds and recent triumphs (it is a big deal to get a gold metal in one of the rated events, i LOVED seeing these people with medals around their necks and then asking them what it was for and having their faces light up as they told me).

We were also able to meet and speak with John Kayne, a world renouned genetic and DNA researcher. As I was eating massive amounts of amazing Pizza Factory pizza (and I do mean amazing) he was explaining the latest discovervies in linking chromosomes and genetic coding with diseases such as alzhiemers and heart disorders. It was fascinating and I am amazed at how far the medical world has come in the last few years.  

I also went to the thrift store down there and scored a brand new ralph lauren sweater, a skirt, a dress, a pair of awesome church shoes, a cardigan, another nice sweater, a belt, a new pair of sweat pants AND a book to read for the next few days all for less than $25 :)

all in all it was a successful and fun trip, but i wont be leaving my husband for 3 days again anytime soon

Monday, October 4, 2010

it all goes by so fast...

it seems to me like everytime I turn around one of my neices is a year older, my little brothers are starting to grow up and I am learning more and more of what it means to be an adult. I cant believe that the semester is half way over. time really does fly by...
i have been way too lenient in how i choose to spend my time. besides school and work i mostly end up doing nothing... which i want to change. yes, i am incredibly busy as it is but i think if i constructed my time better, things might seem a little less cluttered

goal of the week: get out of the house and into nature