Thursday, April 23, 2009

Finally! A good night's sleep

I must admit that ever since we got back from the honeymoon, neither of us have been sleeping well. Tuesday afternoon I was so tired after work that it was almost painful. I slept okay Wednesday night but still had that "I didn't get a good night's sleep feeling" which is something I do not like. That, and being hungry.

Well, for the first time since leaving for the wedding, I practice my sleep hygiene techniques and they made all the difference. Nothing could disturb me. Not even when Colby (who spent the night with us last night) came in to use the bathroom to get ready at 3:45 this morning in preparation for his trip to Jordan.

I feel great. I am doing my sleep hygiene from now on come hell or high water. I refuse to enjoy ill sleep.


Leia Mais…

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just married

I am grateful that Sunday is a day of rest. Yesterday was exhausting. Tina and I spent all day, and well into the night, getting our lives and stuff settled from the wedding and honeymoon. The day began early early and we did not go to bed until well after midnight. Needless to say, or as I have said before, we were both very, very tired.

It was good. We got a lot done and were still able to do much of what we wanted to do as well. I suspect that future Saturday's will not be nearly as busy. I also think that right now neither of us have much motivation to move, but we will cross that bridge once we come to it.

Well, it is now a couple of hours later and we are sitting down to eat some wedding cake. We have decided that it is too good to save for later and that we have to eat it now....

Leia Mais…

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sitting down

Tina and I just got home.  Well, not in the sense that we just walked through the door and this is the first thing I am doing, but you get the picture.  We have been home for a relatively short period of time.

This morning I went through my temple clothes and realized I needed a new tie.  So, we went to Deseret Book to see what they had in the way of temple ties.  While we were there, Tina realized she needed some scripture marking pencils.  So, I bought the tie and the pencils and then we went to lunch.

Lunch was less than stellar.  It was just okay.  We went to a soup and sandwich place.  I thought my sandwich was good, but the soup was wanting.  I mean you'd expect to find actual cauliflower in your cauliflower cheese soup.  Alas there must have been the minimum amount of cauliflower the FDA will allow in order to claim cauliflower as one of the main attractions.  Also, the texture of soup was something I had a hard time getting past.  I am usually not a picky eater, but I just felt like I could not eat.  I thankful Tina shared part of her sandwich with me.

My mom and dad should be here in a couple of hours.  It will be good to have them around and spend some time with them before the big day on Saturday.  We are going to have dinner and hang out with Tina's family tonight and then do who knows what tomorrow.  

I shouldn't say who knows what.  I know that Tina's mom, my mom, and other women in the Idaho Falls area will get their hair done.  I suspect that my heart will continue beating and the process of oxygen exchange will continue to take place in my body and hopefully in yours.

With that said, Tina and are going to meet with her financial planner to combine our finances under one account which will be nice.

Well, that's it for now.  I will be back later.

Leia Mais…

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Busy but having a good time

I was pretty busy yesterday afternoon. After the kids went downstairs, we had our weekly faculty meeting. I resolved myself to go back to my classroom and finish my lesson planning for when I am gone. Sadly, my resolve was not strong enough. Faculty meeting just took it out of me and I could not bring myself to go back there to work. Instead, I decided to go to my house and pack up more of my stuff.

I am surprised at how close I am to being totally packed up and moved out. It has been quite an undertaking. I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the last couple of years and am having a hard time with packing a lot of it up and putting it in storage.

Luke and Bonnie Starr came over last night to visit with Tina and me. We all went to Brick Oven and had a great time. I hope Tina and I will be able to keep doing things with them after we are married. They live in Salt Lake, but that really shouldn't stand in the way.

Last night was my last night in my apartment as a single person. I slept good. Perhaps a little too good considering I did not wake up until 7:15 this morning. I usually wake up around 6:45am, but forgot to switch my cell, which I use as my alarm clock, from vibrate to ring. That simple mistake shot holes in my desire to be to work on time this morning.

Well, I just have to make it through today and then I am home free. I think the kids will watch a movie this afternoon regardless of their behaviors. Stick a fork in me. I am done.

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Great News

This is too good to keep to myself. I have some wonderful news, almost as good as the news that I am getting married this Saturday.

Are you sitting down? If you are not, I suggest you find a chair and plant both pockets firmly on it. Here goes. Mom Davis just switched to Mac. This is big. Her life is about to change in meaningful ways.

I joined the The Church Apple about four years ago when I bought a twelve inch iBook G4 laptop. I love that computer. It has had absolutely no problems and has been, by far and wide, the best computer I have ever owned, period.

I must admit that I am kind of concerned about the future of Apple now that Steve Jobs has stepped aside for health reasons. Hopefully we do not see a repeat of what happened after Jobs was fired in the 80's and the company almost tanked.

Well, enough about Mom and her conversion. I am so excited to see it when we go up to Idaho Falls tomorrow evening.

Leia Mais…

Busy Busy Busy

I got my hairs cut yesterday. It was quite an experience. I got to see firsthand what happens when women go to the salon. This is big. Perhaps what I am about to write will involve the revealing of secrets more secret than those kept by the Freemasons.

The secret I will uncover is how women get their hair colored. It involves much aluminum foil and a paste which looks a lot like poi. After the part of the hair is wrapped in aluminum foil, the stylist then dips a brush in the poi and puts it in the hair of your beloved (or at least that is what they did to my beloved).

After the poi treatment, the woman then has to wait. For what I am not sure, but it during that time, if she brought her fiance along to get a hair cut, the stylist works on him. This takes about twenty minutes.

Finally, the aluminum foil is removed and the stylist washes the woman's hair. This is called washing out.

After the wash out, the stylist then applies her secret arts of the scissors. These are carefully guarded secrets, so much so that I was forced to flee the Salon/Lodge. I left in such a hurry that I forgot to pick up the cheese we would be having for dinner. Once I arrived in the safety of my home, I hid under the covers, convulsed with tears.

My hair looks good. Well, it looks about as good as it can for man who is quickly loosing it. Will I go back? I feel duty bound to learn all the secret rituals and rites of the Salon and expose them to the world, bringing them out of murky darkness and into the light of day.

Leia Mais…

Monday, April 6, 2009


Over the past year I have become quite a connoisseur of over-the-counter reading glasses. The reason why I don't get a prescription is because the last time I went to the eye-doctor I discovered I have close to 20/20 vision and slight astigmatism in one of my eyes. He explained to me that this might be the reason why I was experiencing slight fatigue while I was doing things like reading and looking at the computer screen.

I was glad that my eye-doctor was honest, at least with me, and said that 1.00 or 1.25 power reading glasses should solve the problem. Since then, I have been on a quest to find the perfect reading glasses.

The first pair I bought were a pair of 1.25s I bought after my eye appointment. They had more than enough magnification, but turned out to be too powerful. Next, I bought some glasses in the same power from Sam's Club. They did not fit very well but were great to have on hand. Eventually I decided to get rid of them and dropped down to 1.00 power glasses.

Two weekends ago I decided to look at what Wal-Mart had to offer. I found a great pair of reading glasses. I tried them and they had everything I look for in a good pair of reading glasses. They were light on my nose, fit well on the bridge, and were wide enough for my face. I liked them so much I liked two pairs and thinking about using my flex spending money to buy at least one more pair.

Someday I might need a perscription. But if you are experiencing minor eye-fatigue while reading or working at the computer, I high recommend Magnivision brand reading glasses. You can find them at any Wal-mart.

Leia Mais…

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Still Sick

I stayed home from work yesterday with a nasty virus.  I am feeling better but am still under the weather a bit.  Thankfully we have our afternoon meeting and the kids leave at 1:30pm. 

Tina told me that during her first year of teaching she got sick a lot too, but has been much better since.  I sure hope this is true because I have had some really nasty viruses this year.

The good news is I am feeling much better and am confident I will have made a total recovery in the next couple of days.

Leia Mais…