Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I know I said that I wouldn't be posting anything on here in the next little while, but I just got uber duber excited for graduation and decided that I need to write about it. (That and I don't want to be working on homework. Blogging is a great distraction).
I have been in college for 5 years, studied for tests in 44 classes, and have attended 13 semesters to earn 2 majors.

And I am almost done!

Two weeks from tomorrow I will be in the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in cap and gown receiving my degrees (or at least the folders that will hold them after my grades come through). Wow. I can almost feel the relief that will rush through me as I know that I am done. Completely done. 100% DONE!

...for a while...

I start my graduate program in the Fall. August 23 to be exact. Hmm...was it the best idea to go straight from 5 years in my undergraduate to 2 more gruelling years in a graduate program? I suppose. After all, my program has 100% employment for their students after graduation. Plus, I truly love speech pathology and cannot wait to become a licenced SLP-CCC.

As much as I enjoy the time Bob and I spend in our little apartment, I look forward to the day we can move into our own house, paint it in fun, bright colors, buy matching furniture, and get an adorable puppy. I'd also like to go to the store and be able to buy raisins regardless if they are on sale and we have a coupon to go along with it. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Bob and I will always be bargain shoppers, but a splurge every once in a while sure sounds nice!

I look forward to not panicking each month waiting for 'ladies time' and wondering if I am pregnant. With both of us in school for another 2 years, a baby would be very hard to take care of right now. We don't have insurance, we live in a 1-bedroom apartment, and we do not make enough money to support a little one. I am excited to be a mom when the time is right, and unfortunately, that time won't be right until the fall of 2012 (at least). It just sucks that all my friends and siblings are having babies right now. It is making me REALLY baby hungry. Especially for a girl. But the time is just not right. All good things will come in time, and a baby and puppy go along with that.

Despite all the things to look forward to in the future, I am happy where I am now. I know that after Bob and I have kids our lives will never be the same. I am enjoying all the time that we are able to spend together just the 2 of us. We are taking this time to grow closer together and make our relationship strong. Life is good.

Oh boy, tangents are fun! Back to the point of this post: graduation. Still excited to be done. It makes me think back to my high school graduation. Now THAT was something to be excited about!
All that stands between me and graduation is 4 papers, 1 assignment, and 2 final exams. Now if I can only find the motivation to finish it all! One day at a time, right? Right! Now please excuse me as I go procrastinate some more on Facebook.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Good people of Utah, the time to rejoice has come upon us. The sun is beaming, the flowers are blooming, and I am smiling.

Spring is here!

(Hehe... I'm so funny)

I cannot guarantee my loyalty to this blog in the near future for I would prefer to spend my time in the great outdoors. The semester ends in a few weeks, and if you cannot find me rollerblading in Sugarhouse park, I'll most likely be typing up one of the 5 papers I have left before graduation. I'm sure I'll pop in every once in a while to catch you up on those random life happenings. Until then, I hope you all enjoy this amazing weather as much as I do.

Less than 1 month til I'm here. Oh boy, OH BOY!

Friday, April 2, 2010


In honor of Easter this year I will be breaking out my most amazing culinary skills to make the ultimate Easter-y treat:
(Aka: Peeps Sushi)

My coworker told me about this fun recipe and I just have to try it! The Easter Bunny will be so proud! Just be careful when making these. You will want to eat them all. Do not. The sugar rush just may kill you.

Here's what you need:

Here's how you make 'em:

Step 1: Slice around 1 1/2 inch wide rice krispy treats (packaged or homemade). Or just make them as wide as the fruit by the foot.

Step 2: Decapitate your peeps using a sharp cleaver knife. Cut off more neck than you think is appropriage. Don't be shy.

Step 3: Roll the rice krispies and fruit by the foot around the decpitated peep head (the head will stick out a little).

There is no art to these fine treats, just get creative and do what you need to to make things work. Check out the picture at the top for more Peepshi rolls you can try.
More a more detailed step-by-step guide, go to the Serious Eats website. They also have a lot of other tasty treats for you to try! ENJOY!