Monday, January 24, 2011

What to do without David?!

Last week I was without my husband from Tuesday morning until Friday night, as he has a business trip in Texas. In fighting the urge to sit around doing nothing, just feeling lonely and pathetic, I decided to make myself as busy as possible!

Tuesday consisted of:
-Take Dave to the airport
-Go home eat brekkie, and plan for my crazy day
-Go to the bank (yay for paychecks!)
-Take wedding dress (finally) to the dry cleaners
-My car to Jiffy Lube... it needed a refill on it's juices
-Study Scriptures
-Work in a 4th grade class
-Go with Steph to pick the Lexus up from Provo (it needed some fixin')
-P90X... I almost didn't do it... but finally convinced myself it was in my best interest
-Write in my journal
-Talk to Dave
-Sleep better than I have in months!

Wednesday I didn't work, so I was determined to finally make our apartment look like a home. We've been here for almost 6 months, it's time our pictures are finally on the walls! After doing P90X and studying my scriptures like a good girl, I went to work and here's the outcome:
This is where the project started a few days before. I was sick of the green towel lying on the floor getting nasty, saw this at Costco for $9.00 and said "This is going in our entry!" Good bye nasty green towel!
Yay for the Spokane temple to say "Remember who you are!" when we leave and welcome us when we come home.

Hey! We can hang up our coats instead of throwing them on the arm of the couch. What a brilliant idea!
This mirror is my pride and joy right here. I took a break from putting pictures up to take stuff to D.I. and return stuff to Walmart. I almost bought a mirror at Target earlier in the day (Dave's been wanting one), but decided it was too small. After returning stuff I walked through Walmart to see if I could find a mirror at a decent price. I saw this and angels started singing! It matches our clock and it's the perfect size for above our couch. I got home and thought about waiting for Dave to put it up, but wanted to surprise him with it, so yes, I put this 5' beast up by myself! To my great pleasure, Dave loves it!
This was a gift from Dave's friend Jess. Yay for us! :)
Beautiful clock from Kim and Sue Clark. 

Can't go wrong with The Family, A Proclamation to the World , and our Saviour. I did struggle with these two. Let's just say there are a few more holes than needed behind those pictures....

Maggie Dog. Jessers dog, but I think Dave loves her almost as much as he loves me.... ;)

David and Kimball Romney Family at it's start.  This is on a pretty big wall, so we're planning on putting up a few wall accessories on either side of it.

That was my exciting Wednesday. Thursday was a fairly normal day. Work, P90X, Scriptures, Journal, Sleep... Then came Friday. Oh I had so many plans Friday and was in the midst of them (practicing my flute) when I suddenly thought about my phone. "Where is it?" I wondered. I then had this horrifying image of me putting it into the pocket of a black sports jacket, then later deciding that jacket needed washing, and sticking it in the washer. Nowhere in my memory could I see myself taking my phone out of the the pocket before I put it in the wash. I frantically ran to the washer, which was on it's final spin cycle, threw it open, reached in, found the jacket... no phone, searched through the other clothes and finally found it at the bottom of the washer. Knowing that if I pushed any buttons it would short out, I gently took the battery out and then went at it with my blow drier. After I spent some time, trying to make sure I got all the nooks and crannies of the phone, I tentatively put the battery back in and turned it on. It woke up, but I could tell there was still quite a bit of water under the screen. I was supposed to be picking Dave up in a few hours and received a text that he just got on the plane. I hurriedly texted him back to let him know the precarious condition of my phone. I then decided to check out it's calling abilities by calling my voice mail. I could tell it wasn't looking good when it sounded like the voice mail lady was speaking under water. Not long after the underwater voice mail lady my phone went crazy and died. In desperation, hoping I hadn't killed it, and looking for a way to laugh about the situation, I posted my brilliance on Facebook. Thankfully my best friend from college, Brooke, was online to make fun of me and my mission buddy, Brittany, was online to give me constructive advice such as: put it in a bag of rice. I thought that sounded silly, but apparently it's supposed to draw the extra water out. Thus, I sent my phone in for a rice nap.

Rice Nap

It's amazing what rice can do! Once I woke it up from it's rice nap it was working pretty well, but still had a few glitches, I put it down for another rice nap, and as of Sunday afternoon it's been at peak performance! Rice works miracles, it's amazing. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Things I Love...

I LOVE my husband!
  • I love spending time with my husband. Reading together, watching football, going out to dinner, even just sitting on the couch in contented silence.... I can't wait for him to come home every day.
  • I love a clean bathroom. I deep cleaned our bathroom yesterday and it makes me happy every time I go in it!
  •  I love clean floors. I also mopped our kitchen and entry way floors. It's amazing how a clean floor makes everything feel so much happier
    • I love actually getting enough sleep. As I was still half asleep this morning I thought about how I used to sleep-starve myself and that now I am sleep-nourishing myself and love it!
    • I admit... I love days I don't work so I CAN sleep in!
    • I love sleeping in and still being productive throughout the day..
    • I love chocolate and peanut butter. I think I'm addicted. 
    • I love STUDYING my scriptures and having time to spend and hour or more with them!
    • I love teaching. I'm preparing a Gospel Doctrine lesson for Sunday (Dave and I just got called as teachers) and I'm so excited about it!
    • I love my family. I'm so grateful I am a Madsen AND a Romney. 
    • I love my new coat. Dave gave it to me for Christmas. :)
    • I love missionaries. Sometimes I wish I could go back and serve again... David and I have a few more years before we can go, but we will! Patience... be a member missionary!
    • I love being fit. I'm not right now, but I started working out in December (we're working on getting started again) and it felt SO GOOD to do workouts that make my legs feel like jelly and make me feel like I'm going to throw up. There is something strangely satisfying about that.
    • I love BYU-IDAHO. I'm all finished, which I am grateful for, but it was kind of sad not going back this semester.
    • I love Greenbrier. (For those who don't know, I lived there for 4 of the 5 years I was at school.) I find myself missing it quite a lot sometimes. 
    • I love reading books of my choice. Just finished 3 Cups of Tea right before Christmas. I highly recommend it! I'm now reading What the Dog Saw. (Dave got it for Christmas, it's a good one so far!)
    • I love texting Rachel and Brooke song lyrics that only we understand. "I can't wait to hibernate!"; "Backpacks are my favourite food, they put me in a wonderful mood!"
    • I love sunshine. I drove to the bank today and regretted it. It's warm for a winter day and there are beautiful blue skies. I could have easily walked and think I should have.... 
    • I LOVE LIFE. It's great. I could keep on going, but I think I'll just end with that. :)