Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanks For The Love, Tiff

I just want everyone to know that I was blessed with one of the most amazing friends ever, and I've known her since I was a kid. Yesterday I was talking to her on the phone, telling her my dreams of being a blog star. This is what she said about me on her blog!!!

Hey Jessica! You told me that you wanted your blog to be one that was read by tons of people and commented on by even more! That you really wanted to be somebody. I wanted to let you know, you are more than 'just somebody' to me. You are a best friend/sister, and a wonderful example of how I want my life to go! You've always been there for me, even when I was less than pleasant, and you never gave up on me when it was easier to just walk away. I love you more than you will even know. You're a daughter of God, and a truely good one! You're more than 'just somebody' to God, and you are more than that to me!!

Thanks for the love, girl! I love you too!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back In Bit-ness

Ok, people. My little sister just convinced me to try again at the marathon training thing. If you didn't already know, I tried a couple of months ago to start running. However, my heart rate gets quite high, and I get very out of breath when I try to run. Here is how she convinced me:
(In text messages)

Mel: When is that marathon? And how long is it?
Me: I'm not running it..
Mel: Why?
Me: My heart doesn't work as well as it's supposed to.. But if you want to I'd cheer you on!
Mel: Well that's lame. I was gunna start training today to go with you
Me: I'll walk/jog it with you, but running is not physically possible for me
Mel: When is it? If its soon I wont be able to run it either but I could walk/jog
Me: Moms birthday.. Sept. 19.. (New text message): You going to run it?
Mel: I want to but I wanted to go with you
*At this point, I realize she kind of wants this as a sister bonding thing. When I first asked her to join me, she said no, but now she's saying she wants to go with me. *Tug at heartstrings..**
Me (the pushover): I can try, but it really scares me when I run.. Maybe we could do a jog/run combo instead of walk/jog
Mel: Ok! You gotta start training though to get your heart strong
Me (trying to get out of it): I'll try.. It would be cool.. You know a marathon is 26 miles, right?
Mel: Ya I know! I'm starting training today
Me: Ok

Oh, the things I do for her...

Friday, January 09, 2009

Seriously, Dreams, Knock It Off

I've decided there must be something wrong in my subconsciousness. I constantly have really bad dreams. The last one I told you about was humorous but also quite violent. Violence and death seem to be my dream theme as of late. I constantly have dreams that someone is trying to kill me, and I have to run away. Sometimes I dream that I am the scary one. The other night I dreamed I was a murderer, and the night before that I turned into a monster (or something else really scary - I couldn't see myself) right in front of my niece. It scared her and she started crying. I was only trying to hug her, but my appearance scared her half to death. Last night I had a dream that my husband divorced me and wanted to marry one of my best friends. (That one had a happy ending though, thankfully. He changed his mind and got back with me in the end.) Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night needing to piddle, but I am just too scared to get out of bed (at which point I make Mark get out of bed and walk to the bathroom to turn on the light for me, or else I start crying (I'm totally serious about that)).
Do you constantly have dreams that scare you? Or is it just me? Does anyone know any "mother tricks" to help me have better dreams more often? It makes the days a lot harder when I don't get very good sleep. It's a good thing I don't have kids, or I would be one cranky mama.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A New Year

So much has happened since I last posted. We got home from Portland safely at about 2:30 in the morning. At one point we almost got hit by a semi, but Mark's brother was an excellent driver and kept us safely on the road without hitting the semi.

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We spent it in Logan with 2 of Mark's brothers and their families. 6 small children in total. Little kids are so cute! One little girl was too tired to open presents. She said so herself, which was pretty funny.
Christmas weekend Mark and I went to SLC to spend a little time with my family and wish my cousin a happy marriage (congrats again, Tera!). That was also a good time.
We got Rock Band from the elves, a wet-dry shopvac from Mark's mom, clothes and plentiful other things from my parents, a game and gift card from Mark's dad, and we got a couple more video games for ourselves. Overall, we got spoiled. Thank you everyone!

New Year's Eve was celebrated at work. Not too exciting, but at least it was busy so we could make a little money. Also, I got my midnight kiss. :)

2 days later, Mark and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We're still together and quite happy!

Today school starts again. Wish us luck! Only 4 semesters to go.