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Ups and Downs

Over the past few days, I have been navigating the ups and downs of some major lack of husband loneliness.  Some of the days have been successful.  Some have not.  Here's a peek:

UP:  Going to Lagoon with Keeley.  I was so happy that Keeley was willing to take a day off from being a mom and hang out with me.  We went to Lagoon and had a blast.  It was super hot, but we kept ourselves cool by going on water rides throughout the day.  Our luck at the beginning of the day wasn't so great, but eventually we got into the swing of things and walked on almost every ride!  We did every ride we wanted to several times and just enjoyed girl time.   Observe:

DOWN:  Dinner for 1.  To keep myself busy, I sometimes try to cook myself nice meals.  This one did not work out so well.  I tried to broil salmon.  I love salmon, so I was way excited about this dinner.  The salmon, while it was cooked and tasted fine, it did not LOOK fine.  I'm not sure what happened, and everything literally fell apart when I tried to flip the thing and, well, just look:

Can we say epic fail?  I think we can.  This has to be the ugliest thing I've ever cooked.  I also tried to make a glaze to go on it...mega epic fail.  Overall, this was just awful.  I'm done talking about it.

UP:  Hanging out with my sisters.  Last night (after crying over the salmon) I decided I needed to get out of the house and do something, so I drove down to Provo to have a sleepover with my sisters.  Unfortunately, none of my pictures of this event turned out.  Boo.  We went to our friend Paige's softball game and then hung out back at Kim & Kristy's apartment.  It was a blast just to lounge and, you know, be with people and not by myself.  My sisiters are so dang awesome.  Kristy just got back from Uganda so it was especially great to see her again.   Hopefully I will get to hang out with them again soon!

UP:  Going to breakfast this morning with Andrea et al.  Andrea turned 24 today (on the 24th), so she is having a 24-hour bash!  I participated in event #1: Breakfast at Gurus in Provo.  I had cream cheese stuffed french toasts, which was pretty dang good.  Here we are basking in the glow of fun and friendship:

DOWN:  Lounging around with my three "best" friends: the couch, my laptop and no-egg cookie dough:

I don't know if you can see it...but there is definitely a couch butt-imprint in this picture:


What happens when you spend hours sitting around on your butt by yourself?  You eat.  A lot.  To combat this (and to leave the apartment at least once in the day) I have been going to the gym every day, but I'm going to have to do some SERIOUS work to make up for this evening's cookie dough binge.  Gross.

So, moral of this story is I'm having some ups and downs this week, but who doesn't I guess.  I'm counting down the days until I can see Daniel again, and I'm working on not turning into a bump on a log...but it's hard.  



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