Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just a bunch of randomness

I avoided the blog for the past couple of days while my sleep deprived, angry mind rested. You know, like Thumper's rule of "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all."

But I'm feeling better now. I think. Well, mostly.

Jared is managing his diabetes well. He is becoming a master at carb counting. I am becoming more comfortable with the whole thing. Well, mostly.

And then there was Tax Day. Last month we finally got our $1000 in the emergency fund like Dave Ramsey suggests. Then Steve did the taxes. And the $1000 is now on its way to Utah State. Bah. I hope they use it to plow roads next winter. And salt them. So that I can safely get from point A to point B without sliding all over the road again. But it is probably too much to hope for. But I'm not bitter!

Steve took some pictures on our walk the other day. They turned out really good. Here are a couple:

And I got my haircut yesterday. I love getting it cut short (like to my shoulders) in the spring. It is just a shorter version of what I already had, so it isn't too exciting, but it is a wonderful change to me. I'll show you the pic that I sent to Steve's email yesterday. I take horrible self shots and the lighting is bad, but at least you can see the wonderful shortness of it!

Oh! and I found a great quiz. It is called the What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test. Do you love quizes like I do??? Well, this one is easy and painless. You just have to look at paintings and choose the ones you like best. The quiz description states, "A university study has determined through it's experimentations that a person's personality has a lot to do with the style of paintings they prefer." And it is pretty darn accurate, too! I am super impressed with it.

Go take the quiz! Come on, it'll be fun!

Have a great day!


  1. You look so pretty with your new hair cut. Thanks for posting picture of the mountains. They are beautiful. Don't get to see those here in Texas.


  2. Hi Melody, it's great to hear from you! I'm glad you found my blog. It was fun to read your blog and see what you are up to. Wow that must be difficult learning about diabetes and stressful too. I haven't talked with Adana for a long time. I don't know where she is or how to contact her. I would love to know how she's doing. If you find her let me know.

  3. A new haircut is the best. I just got mine done last week. It's just 2 inches shorter, but it feels great. It just FEELS good doesn't it?? lol

    I'm glad the time off is helping. I've had to step away from blogging for a few days too and it's been good.

    Wish that mountain snow in your photos would melt. ;)

  4. I love the new cut. You are adorable.

    I have been keeping him in prayer and hoping he learns quickly. I see so many kids at school who don't manage their diabetes right and they end up hospitalized.

    Steve takes the BEST photos! I'm so jealous of the beautiful scenery you guys have right in your own back yard!

  5. Your Spring Hair-do looks great! I just got my hair done, too.
    (1st time in like 6 months!) It feels good to have it cut!