Listening to: Dierks Bentley - Free and Easy
May 28 Saturday
We took the kids to like 10+ yard sales that morning. We were between 3300 south and 1700 south on the east side, some ppl had some good stuff, some juss had pure junk. I didn't find anything really pressing and the ones I did want were prolly sold early on. I ended up with an Ikea end table, frying pan, cake pan, steak knives, those square frames I wanted, and some pictures. I went with $30 and came back with $10-15. Evan insisted on 'bargaining'. I'd only want one thing, but I had to choose other things juss so he could bargain so I did come back with some stuff I dont really need, but whatever. He felt better.
(insert: Its interesting the ppl you meet while yard sale searching. You got the lonely ones that want to chat, the drunk ones that are trying to sell loudly, the older people giving advice, the younger ones that dont care what you do, the ones that juss want to bargain all day, the way too helpful ones, etc. Its so funny.
Well, we came to a house/driveway with two older ladies and one older man sitting in chairs talking with all their stuff on tables in front of them. They didn't have a lot of kids stuff I told them I'd juss go check it out while Evan and the girls stayed in the car. So I showed up and these ladies immediately started flocking me. They wanted information, gossip, what I was after. I started to tell them that I juss got a new house and I didn't own much. Soon after Evan and the girls showed up. One lady randomly asked if I had walked (cuz I couldn't purchase any of their furniture without a car to take it somewhere) and I told her that I was with Evan and the kids. Their demeaner changed quickly after that. I was no longer the teenager with no money or interest in their items. One lady says to the other "When I first saw her I thought "oh she must be 16, she doesn't want a kitchen table and chairs, but then when her whole family shows up and maybe they do need a table and chairs with the five of them" The other lady agreed and such "I thought that too". Ya know, they're having this convo right next to us while we search as if we werent there. I didn't correct them or say anything to indicate that we weren't a family. I juss let them assume and continue with their gossip.
After the chat between themselves one lady immediately starting telling me what I -need-. She points at her stuff one at a time and tells me I need it and why. 'You're going to need a table and chairs, and this storage rack for food storage, and one of these rugs for your floor, and you'll need this towel hanger..." blah blah. I was telling her I already had a kitchen table and other basics. But she finally stopped pestering me and let me look and when I decided there was nothing for me I told Evan and he started rounding up the kids to take them back to the car. Now that I think back on it I seemed very...affectionate toward Evan and the kids putting my arm around Evan and then helping round up the kids to leave. The kids went to the car ahead of me and one lady stopped me and said "your little girl was looking at this, did you want to get it for her?" It was some breakable wind chime thing that me or the little girl had no use for so I'm like "uh...no thankyou, she'll be fine without it..." After the little girl comment I was in a giggle fit all the way to the car. The family comment was amusing too, but that last one took the cake. I'm kinda flattered that they think that a girl looking so young could pop out three beautiful girls, but alas, I have not. I still have giggle fits thinking about it.)
Then we cooled the night down with a movie at the dollar theatre. The super long LA Battle movie. Prolly not the best to watch when yer sending a soldier to Iraq in two days and knowing your bro in law juss joined. We were going to go to the drag race but it was raining so we chilled at home.
May 29, Sunday
Nothing special, the usual church, nap, and dinner at Gmas. We watched Jasper (Jeds dog) go in circles and jump super high and play ball, it was very entertaining. I think it got to the point that 'playing' became 'animal cruelty' with the two boys playing keep away and shining lights on the walls. We left when Neal did. We played some games and watched TV before bed. My stomach was not feeling well. I felt like I was going to throw up and I dont ever throw up.
May 30, Monday - Memorial Day
Still didn't feel that well in the morning. I could've gladly laid in bed all morning. But Evan planned, scheduled, and wanted to go hiking with Shana and Danny and their friends up behind Red Butte Garden. We went halfway up with them once, but they continued up to the 'living room' without us. This time we were going all the way to the living room and back down in the mud, rain and snow. Not a good weather memorial day esp for hiking, but whatev. Evan knows I'm not so good at hiking and super slow and it was made a lil' worse cuz I didnt feel well. He kept trying to rush/push/pull me. I'm not very coordinated so I stumbled a lot and used my hands while he put his hands in his pockets and simply walked up the mountain in his sandals and shorts wearing the backpack. I hafta say it kinda shot my self-esteem pritti quick. The ridge line was the hardest as I was trying my hardest not to twist my already weak ankles. We got to the living room and sat on the snow covered chairs and froze our butts off while trying to eat lunch. Then they decided to go down the steepest way in the mud so I was trying to be careful and slow coming down. I think that hurt the most. Not the best weather, not the best hiker, not the best physical condition, not the best self esteem, not the best company.
Anyways, by the time we were done we werent talking to each other. Too tired. Great time for a nap. I juss felt gross tho, I wanted my hair cut and a shower. He tried to get me to sleep, but I juss couldn't with so many things I wanted to get done that day. And I was kinda tired of him... So I went and got my hair cut. I found a frame for that soldier poster I gave Min. Yay. Accomplishment. I went to ShopKo and found a pink colander and measuring cups. I support Breat Cancer Awareness. I also got some mixing bowls for my kitchen. Yay for sales. I was super excited about that colander tho... Looking at so many colanders and not willing to pay that much or want that color. Then I went home and showered and did some muddy laundry. I laid down for a bit and then texted Evan in a much better mood, but still in pain and didnt want to move. He did a daddy/daughter date with Marissa for her Bday so I didnt feel too bad ditching him.
May 31 Monday
Did the bills at work today. I think I cut my hair too short, but oh well I dont really care at this point. It'll be back the same way in three months. Hopefully I cut off all the 'wavy' hair left from my perm. But then I decided to take my passport photo with my short hair. Ugh. Whatever. Evan and I are getting passports for a cruise that we may someday take. Ate pastrami sandwhiches and I talked to Min about her moving while Evan played on the compy. Turns out the army isn't cooperating with the moving schedule and might not move her for another week or two. Ugh. Which means I have to wait longer. Who knows whats going to happen tho. Ended the night with Birthday Party ice cream. My new favorite. mmm Its like a party in mah mouth.
Looking for a pressie for Fathers day. He wants a camera but I'm at a loss at which one to get him. I gotta make sure I'm even upgrading from his last one before I start looking really. I'm not sure how much I'm willing to spend on a camera. I'm trying to get Dal in on it with me, ha, right. Dustin and Sarah are getting him a handprint shirt. Min is leaving. Mom gets him the boring essentials that he doesn't buy himself. I'm looking at office chairs from KSL and no idea about a camera. I want to get both but its a lot of money...
My period is soo coming. I can smell -everything-. My tummy gets hungry and doesnt feel like eating anymore after a couple bites. Everything tastes a lil' funny. Note to self: Do not smell things before eating it. It juss ruins everything. I got all palm sweaty. Random pains in my...below my stomach, but not cramping yet. Don't feel like doing anything or making any decisions and very disagreeable. C'mon, Lets juss get this over with.