Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Pepper

I just want to give a shout out to my D.P. and all the good times it has brought! It's no big secret that I LOVE Dr. Pepper, but it's pretty sad how much I really enjoy it. Some say it's the caffeine addiction, but I beg to differ...there's nothing like the taste of that great nectar! For my wedding I had actually considered having a Dr. Pepper fountain. I'm also fairly particular about the 'kind' of Dr. Pepper that I let touch my pretty little lips. My preference goes in this order: Fountain, Can, Bottle. The sad part is you could blind fold me and have me do a taste test and I could tell you which was which. I crave the fountain..no lie. The bottle I can actually turn away. But it goes even deeper...I have my favorite places to get them to. For instance, Arby's has too big of a straw and for some reason that affects the taste and I just don't like it as much. Taco Bell, Wendy's McDonald's and Holiday gas station has some good stuff all around, taking in consideration all variables (location, taste and straw size as well as price!) When I'm deciding on where to go for lunch I will always take into consideration where this great sauce is served, and I could name every restaurant in the Anchorage area that carries it! But I have to say the all time, most consistent in taste and just down right refreshing is Sonic. They bubble up some good stuff! It's just too bad we don't have one here in Alaska.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day

We had a lovely V-Day this year. It's the first year we have actually celebrated because my brother was here last year and the year before Mike waited until after Valentine's to start dating me to avoid having to celebrate! :) On Friday Mike had these beautiful flowers delivered to me at work. On Saturday Mike took me to Campobello Bistro for dinner. I had a Halibut dish and he had Filet Mignon that tasted like Veal. We had an enjoyable night out.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Long Time

So I'm sure everyone feels as though life is a whirlwind at some point in their life, if not ALL the time, but I tell you what ...since getting married I don't think I've stopped running! It just seems if it's not one thing, it's another. Work is crazy right now. On top of being abnormally busy for a February we have been short staffed for a month, and although more is getting accomplished it does take a toll on me. Not to mention that we have been in constant training mode since August with people quitting and/or needing to be terminated (which as the Office Manager I get the privilege of doing :( ) Which has meant I've been working the last couple of Saturdays. And all of the staff is amazing and is helping out in every way possible, which I'm grateful for, but it's all still a little overwhelming at times! And then there is school. And then there is callings. My average arrival at the homefront is 8:30 p.m. And then poor Mike is the one who ends up having to make dinner, because he gets home earlier than I do and we wouldn't eat until 11 p.m. if we waited for me to get home! I believe I've had some sort of event every night this week, and I'm not as young as I used to be, so I don't bounce back quite as quick as I used to with less than average sleep! Oh...and I was asked to give a talk in Sacrament this Sunday so I've been working on that as well. I'm not complaining, because busy is good....but is it ever going to slow down? Even a little? I keep thinking that once I'm finished with school life will get slower, but I have a feeling that isn't so. Is there anyway to slow down this journey we call life?