Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Is there method to the madness?

This last week has been CRAZY! The Halloween party went over very well, at least in my perspective. It at least seemed like everyone who came had a good time, consumed a few calories, jived a little to the music, and enjoyed the awesomeness of the Snow house. I mean, our house is usually a crossroads for all types of people, but this was probably the biggest number we've actually packed in there all at once. Ok, "packed" is a strong word. But it was fun. I've attached some pictures of some of the attendees in their costumes. None of me. :) Sorry...(but not that sorry).

Adrianne's bridal shower was this last Saturday, too. I decided that my calling in life is planning and throwing parties. Not that I'm superb at it, but I really enjoy the details of things like this. Yeah, I get a little stressed, but seeing the final product and people enjoying themselves, that's just gold for me. We had fun at the shower...Adrianne with nine pieces of gum in her mouth after answering the "How Well Do You Know Michael" questions incorrectly was quite funny...she won't tell you that, though. :) And she'll be married in a week and a half! Where did this year go?!

I think I'm losing my mind...isn't the Daylight Savings in the Fall supposed to be the good one? I have not adapted well to it! Everyone was so excited to get an extra hour of sleep, but at 4:45am on Sunday, I was wide awake, my body telling me it was time to get up like it usually does around 5:30. No amount of chastisement made my body slumber again in those wee hours. So, I did what any normal person would do, should they find themselves in such a predicament: I baked. Ok, that's probably not "normal," but it needed to be done anyway for our family dinner. I came away from the kitchen with a batch of rolls and a chocolate marble cheesecake. Wow, not only did I not have good sleep in me, but I've now found myself amidst 239847502983745 calories. People, this is not a good combination. Luckily, I had to go make myself presentable for stake conference, so I didn't have time to consume any of these devilishly good items (if I do say so myself...). Ok, that was a tangent...anyhow, the sleeping hasn't come any more easily in these last couple days. Yesterday I woke up about an hour earlier than I would have cared to, and today, about two hours earlier. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?! Don't answer that...

In other news, my dad has been sick with a pretty bad flu for about a week. I don't think I've ever seen him this sick, including the winter fifteen years ago when we were building our house and we all got some awful virus during the holiday season when we lived in a motel (that was a dark time in our lives...). I talked to my mom last night, and she says he's on the mend now, so that makes me happy and a little relieved. It's weird because I always thought of my dad as some sort of invincible warrior (and I still do...), never having any problems, never suffering from any mortal afflictions. As an adult, I guess I can see that he's got his own set of problems, just like the rest of us. Apparently he's subject to the same human-ness that we all are.

Stake Conference this weekend was quite enlightening. All of the talks made me want to step back, rethink, and step up to a better me. It's always good to get the extra nudge every once in awhile, when you know you've been a slacker at some of the little facets, and you try to steady yourself and get moving in the right direction again.

My roommate of two and a half years is moving out. :( Oh yeah, and she's my sister, too. :) I'm sad that she'll be leaving, but it's good for her. She likes to get out and try new things and meet new people. Provo has kind of taken a toll on her because it's not exactly her scene. But she's got a new job up in Salt Lake and will be heading up there in a couple weeks. While I do lament her departure, her bedroom will make for a nice miscellaneous room...piano, computer, filing cabinet, treadmill...I have plans for that place! My room will seem vast and cavernous when all of the moving is complete. I'm thinking about buying myself a new bed.

Last night at FHE, we had open mic night. I was talked into singing a duet of "You Are My Sunshine" with Rachel. I usually handle public performance pretty well, but I got so nervous that I almost forgot the words! Then I started getting that nervous shake while I was standing on the stage...luckily we made it through, for the most part unscathed. The follow-up private performance back at our place was much better.

Ok, if you've made it this far in my blog, I commend you. It's just been a few days, so there's lots to catch up on!

Sarah, my sister, finds out on Thursday if she's having a girl or a boy. My hope is for a girl, mostly just because we are already 0 for 3 on a niece. I have this gut instinct telling me it's a boy, though. We'll take whatever we can get, though! I haven't been around a baby for an extended period in quite awhile, so it will be fun to have a new member of the family. I hope that he or she doesn't decide to be born while I'm in Abu Dhabi next March!


Blogger Bodilly said...

That sucks she's moving out.

November 6, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Blogger Shawn and Brittany said...

You do a great job at planning parties...I still want some cheesecake!

November 6, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Blogger Adrianne Wilson said...

Good blog. NO PRE PEDICURES!!!!!
AHHHHHH. I never see you because my life is cra'zay but I get to see you tonight. Could you put my stamps together cause I am a failure, spelled wrong.

November 8, 2007 at 4:41 AM

Blogger Aaron & Devony said...

Annie, I love your thoughts on life. Thanks for posting them. Also, um, why are you going to Abu Dhabi? Explanation please?

November 19, 2007 at 8:05 AM


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