Monday, October 31, 2011

Interpreting rocks!

A few snippets of things I've interpreted so far this semester:

 Rats ass
 dammit, damn, damned, dangit (all to see if they were interpreted differently)
 mother f*&%er wherein I signed "mother swear" 'cause that's totally equivalent ;)
throw him under the bus

I know there are more but I am drawing a blank, boo. Comment with some good stuff you have interpreted or witnessed recently :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Growing pains

This was me the first few months of the new move and the new job. It is hard getting through so many changes. Everyone here wants me to succeed, to do a good job but it was coming at me at every angle and I couldn't handle it. So I stood up for myself and said, you are all great but back off.
 And they did, hehe imagine that. I still get lots of feedback, I still get mentoring and get pushed out of my comfort zone but it's more manageable now. I know we will all learn from each other, each person involved in the community, that I have had contact with, has been awesome. I will be a better interpreter when all is said and done and I know (here comes the conceited part of me) the community will have been better off with me being involved too.

just added this photo because I want this watch, it will be mine someday :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Allive! She is alive!!

Hello all :)

Lots to blog about but only 7 minutes to do it. Let's see....

~moved 300ish miles south for a new job.
~love new job.
~interpreting community and deaf community have been amazing thus far :)
~my husband has been amazing through so many trials and he never complains about my venting in relation to the job mentioned above (helping establish a new job and rules has been hard).
~the kids seem to like it down here, I love them for being such great sports.
~pics next time, I swear ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I miss wanting to run. I love running, really I do. The last year, or so, I really have no desire to workout at all. I want the running bug to bite me again, I almost signed up for two races just to force myself to get out the door but I don't want it to be just another chore. Anyone have any tried and true tricks to get you going again? At this point a 5K would be so great for me but I just don't wanna.

I'm hoping the warmer weather will help, we will see.

Monday, April 18, 2011


So I didn't finish off my January goal and I seemed to have lost February and March too, hehe. Sorry about that!!

I have much to discuss but am too lazy tonight :)

I passed my certification!! I'm now an official novice interpreter in Utah. Woot!
I will be taking the educational interpreter test next week!
I started a 90 day workout challenge and then gave up on said challenge.
We started a new points system for the boys, they love it and we love it.
L went from blonde to red to orange/pink to brown.
M is determined to be taller than me by the time he reaches his 11th birthday (August 12th) he has like 8 inches to go, think he'll make it? ;)
LittleMan has become quite the LittleGentleman, he loves to open doors for us and close them, carry anything in my hands, etc etc.

Ok, enough of a summary for now, hopefully I'm back again soon and not 3 months later :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5 things day 12

Yeah, I missed a few days, oops.

1. I'm so grateful for do overs.
2. So grateful for televised and online courses so I can spend more time at home healing with my family.
3. professionals helping us when we aren't sure what we are doing.
4. electronic devices helping us get through 3 hours worth of appointments with 2 active boys.
5. sleep

Life is crazy busy and it's just going to get more so, I still have the goal of posting daily but it's not the top priority and I'm not going to feel guilty for missing a few days :)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

5 things day 8

I will be adding photos to posts as I come across ones that suit my fancy, just so you don't think it will be totally boring from now on, hehe.

1. Productive cleaning days, still a long way to go before I'm happy with the state of the house, but it's looking so much better :)
2. Cheap hair dye, though I think L isn't so happy with the new color, hehe.
3. Freedom, we are sure lucky to live where we live.
4. Laptops, mine wants to die, but I backed up all the documents and photos from mine. I'm just happy to have one that works most of the time.
5. The gospel, I don't talk about my religion a lot on my blog but I'm very grateful for it.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm sure grateful to my readers too :)

Saturday, January 08, 2011

5 things day 7

Today I'm going to post some goals for the year, I'm grateful to have the ability to make these goals and for the support of my husband and family and friends in achieving these goals.

1. Acceptance, accept me for who I am, love me for being me.
2. I am going to enter the lottery for the St. George marathon, it's time for another big tough goal.
3. I am going to run the Utah Valley half or full marathon, haven't which yet decided.
4. I am going to certify as an interpreter of American Sign Language.
5. I will graduate from UVU with a Bachelors degree in Deaf Studies.

This year is so going to rock!

Friday, January 07, 2011

5 things day 6

Hi friends :)

1. I'm grateful for friends that help me out in a pinch, Natalie and Nathan saved the day!
2. A nice warm bed.
3. My cats, they are annoying at times (Miss Snake barfed again!) but I love them.
4. Work and a brain that works, today just rocked!
5. Inspirational quotes I can get easily through Twitter....for example....
Inspirational Quotes
A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. -Nancy Reagan

Good stuff :)

Thursday, January 06, 2011

5 things day 5

You thought I forgot, didn't you? You silly readers ;)

1. My husband
2. Determination
3. Team work
4. Togetherness
5. Endurance

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

5 things day 4 :)

Hello again :)

I'm sure having fun with this, hehe.

1. Bedtime
2. Fast food, too much of which we have eaten this month, boo.
3. Professors that link you to free online copies of the reading materials required for the course.
4. Brown walls just the right shade :)
5. Sleep, didn't realize how much I loved it until it decided I didn't need it.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

5 things day 3

1. Repentance
2. Knitting
3. Forgiveness
4. Cell Phones
5. Blimpies close by! yay :)

I've really enjoyed thinking up five things I'm grateful for, for the last three days. I just feel so much more peace and calmness now.

Monday, January 03, 2011

5 things day 2

Today has been long and tiring! But of course I'm grateful for stuff :)

1. Printers at school so I don't have to figure out how to fix mine at home.
2. A local library, I borrowed 4 books :) (which probably wasn't a good idea since school starts in two days)
3. My friendly co-worker that gave me her extra Dr. Pepper when I was feeling run-down at lunch.
4. A fun topic at work and a fun job where I can act stuff out :)
5. Love.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

five things challenge

I decided that in order to start the year off right, I needed to think of things I've been blessed with. Today I was reading on Ravelry (only the best knitting/crochet website ever!) tonight and someone said that for the month of January she always posts five interesting things she has done or wants to do, every day. I'm going to post five things I'm grateful for and/or interesting things I want to try, every day in January. I missed yesterday but that's ok.

1. Three beautiful, healthy children.
2. A house to live in.
3. A car to drive.
4. A job that I enjoy.
5. Friends that support me whether they agree with my decisions or not. :)