Thursday, March 25, 2010

.springtime in Utah.

I love that all of these pictures were taken on the same day. And even in their poor quality you can clearly see that the weather here is all over the place...bipolar if you will.
The morning commute brought snow
Afternoon was all blue skies and sun
Evening brought in heavy laden clouds. Rain glorious rain!
My brain has lately taken to imitating nature....its all over the place. Today for example I completely forgot to pick Jill up for work. Who does that? I mean we have been in a routine for over 2 years, and suddenly one day out of the blue I forget. I remember a time when I could keep everything neatly organized on little mental lists, and I was good at it too. I never forgot deadlines, or appointments...those days are sadly gone. As with most things associated with growing up, it just gets more complicated. So although my life has grown with more "To Do's", my brains capacity to deal with them has not. The pretty organized lists are long gone and in their place is a jumbled mess of thoughts, feelings, appointments, schedules, and details that I can't seem to put in their proper place. Come back my brain that was so effective at organizing...I miss you.

Friday, March 19, 2010

.just in case.

Just in case you thought that West Jordan was a thriving metropolis(not that it is, but just in case you thought it was)...this is what I saw during my run Tuesday. That's right people, this beauty is what I ran behind for about 1/2 mile, waited with at the light, and than crossed 90th with. It made me happy! So much seems to be changing and so fast, that it was just nice to see something as simple as a horse on the sidewalk. Funny the things that can make one happy...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

.i've been rejected.

It's body may actually be rejecting me. First it was my face: seriously it hasn't been this bad since...forever. Now it's my legs: who says you can't run 4 miles after months of doing very little cardio and not be sore. All I know is that today my legs feel like they've been removed and replaced by something unnaturally stiff and sore. I'm hoping that the ol' legs will be back in time for an end of the year run up to Snowbird this Sat.
On a happier, less whining note, Roy is now snuggling up to his new baby. A Specialized SL2 S-Works Taramac. That's right...after many months of saving we were able to fulfill one of Roy's dreams. It was love at first ride! So now we are looking forward to warmer weather for other reasons and with much more enthusiasm!

Monday, March 15, 2010

.what the heck??.

Recently at work we had a new hand dryer installed in our bathroom. Call me old fashion, but I really perfer towels over the blowing air any time. So it comes as no surprise that I'm not a fan of our new hand dryer. To add to its appeal, it's one of the new SUPER CHARGED, DRY YOUR HANDS IN 2 SECONDS, HOLD ONTO SOMETHING OR YOU'LL BLOW AWAY! kind. So instead of the quite mopping of paper towels, you get a sound akin to a jet engine taking's honestly quite distracting. Can't we just go back to basic paper towels?

In other completely non-related news.

Apparently I got my weekends messed up because this weekend was no bueno for washing cars and the such. We woke up to beautiful ominous clouds and I was excited...for surely spring cleaning your car takes second place to a wonderful torrential downpour.However, that excitement passed when we walked out of the oval to a wintry blizzard. Spring rain I'm okay with, but what the heck with the snow...I just don't know if I'm up for any more of it. Luckily, we only had to brave the storm while walking to and from our car at the Home and Garden expo, but more than the storm we braved the crowds of people at said expo. Roy was showing obvious signs of crowd fatigue after only 30 min, and I wasn't doing much better. However, we finally managed to walk the entire expo and see lots of cool things.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


some of my rumpled thoughts of the day:

good books: I just finished reading "Anne of Green Gables", and I loved it! It was nostalgic and imaginative. But really what else could it be with a main character such as Anne. I wish I had read this book sooner.

hairy legs: It's the shocking truth, sometimes (a lot of the time) I lack the motivation to shave my white legs. It truly drives me nuts to have unshaven legs, but sometimes it's just too much aggravation to spend that extra 10 minutes in the shower.

box elder bugs: These are the bane of my existence. I can't stand these little black and red pests. Every year around this time, they can be found scattered on my south wall. I feel no remorse when they are crushed underfoot...seeing as they multiply exponentially.

my face: I realize this is a vain thread here, but really I wish I had skin that didn't still think I was a teenager. Lately makeup hasn't even been able to cover the imperfections.

perspective: Having just made a big deal about my face, this may seem laughable. I'm not always good at this, but perspective really makes things incredibly bearable...and for that I'm grateful!

dirty car: Fran is in need of some serious deep spring cleaning.
gorgeous weather: With a weekend of blue skies I might be able to get to that car cleaning without feeling like it's useless.

the gym: Until we get a little further along in this spring weather, the gym (and Jill) will be keeping me company at night. Morning exercise is a futile attempt and often nights it is.

sweets: Lately, I've had an insatiable appetite for sweets. Anything I can get my hands, which explains why me and the gym are becoming great friends.
and so it goes....cheers!

Monday, March 8, 2010


I've been blocked lately...I have loads of things to share, but what I possess in info, I lack in desire. Today I will make an attempt of updating, and perhaps that will than spark future posts of greatness.

Our business is making progress. Few things feel as grown up as getting your own business cards. I would show you how sweet they turned out, but I can't seem to get a good photo of them. But just know they are SWEET!

Also on the business front...our website. I'm in charge of this beauty and it's all outside of my comfort zone. I'm not a natural by any means when it comes to web design and such. In fact if I had done it all on my own our website would be non-existent. But thanks to the generous help of friends (g-ward and haley) and family (Lena and Tim), we are getting closer to a functioning site. Here is just a gander at the homepage (Lena was also our master photographer, making Roy's silhouette the star). We are getting pretty stoked (and nervous) about our up coming summer. We already have 5-6 races that we are timing...without even advertising. We will be staying busy getting our feet under us this year and becoming even more comfortable with the system. I'm really proud of Roy for really getting this going (and being such a great running model)....what a guy!!!

Among other news of importance...

We (and when I say we I mean Roy) re-caulked our shower...finally. I just couldn't take looking at that nasty shower anymore. I had wanted to take it on as my project, but after stubbornly cutting and pulling and chiseling away at it for sometime and getting nowhere I relinquished the task over to Roy. I think I would still have been laboriously working that caulk out if Roy hadn't. Thanks babe!

We have also recently added to Roy's hobbies. He has taken up speed skating, and is pretty stoked for the challenge. I can't blame the Olympics entirely because I may or may not have suggested that Roy should try it out. Apparently, it's natural for cyclist and speed skaters to transition back and forth. Roy goes nuts in the winter when he can't ride his bike, so I thought it would be nice if Roy could have a winter sport that he could do that would coincide with his cycling in the summer. Hence Roy is now the owner of his first pair of speed skates. I've really enjoyed seeing how excited he has gotten about them. He gets them out and tinkers and adjusts them....learning the lay of the skate as it were. I love that he takes everything in...I would just be excited about new skates and never take the time to adjust and figure out how they of our many differences.

I think that should suffice for the Hoffman update for now...hopefully I won't feel so blocked in the upcoming weeks.