It has been an exceptionally busy few weeks. I have been meaning to write a new entry for a long time but life and sleeping seem to always get in the way. I don’t think I’ll be as exact in my time recollections as usual.
The biggest event in our life since last time is a new baby!
On April 25 my first nephew was born! Little Cove Yoder entered the world and made an Aunt and Uncle out of myself and Josh. We will be going to St. George this weekend to see him for the first time. We are so excited!
Last week my friend Darcy found out about, and instantly decided to enter the Ultimate Utah Wedding competition. The entry requirement was a 2 minute video about why you are the biggest Utes fan. So Wednesday night I went over and spent a few hours recording all the Utes things in their house. I then spent almost every moment that I was not either at work or asleep from Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon getting the video ready, because the due date was Monday the 30th. Well, all my hard work paid off. They got the entry submitted and received a call on Monday informing them that they have been selected as finalists. They will be appearing on Good Things Utah Tuesday May 8th with the other selected finalists. After the finalists are announced it is public vote that will decide the winning couple. So as soon as the voting information is announced Tuesday I will post it here so all of you can vote and support all of my hard video editing work! 😉 …and my friends!
Here is the post I wrote regarding Friday the 13th in April, I never finished it and got it posted with my wonderfully busy life, but I want to share it anyway, even a few weeks late.
Friday the 13th. It was a wonderful yet very interesting day. My mood was swinging all over the place all day at work. I was invited to go get a Wal-Mart pedicure during lunch and agreed, mainly because I have never had one and I needed a pick-me-up. My coworker made appointments for four of us, but when we arrived there were already four people there and only three people working, so after two chairs had opened up and two of the girls were sitting down, the remaining two of us decided that we could not wait for any more seats because otherwise there would not be enough time to get done and back to work on time. So instead I bought the Hunger Games. I own the second and third books so I decided it was time to get the first one. In the end I was glad that I did not waste my money for that to be my first pedicure experience. The two girls who did have pedicures complained about the poor service and horrible job that was done at this location.
By the end of my emotionally turbulent work day I was in very high spirits. Lots of loud bantering and everyone playfully making fun of everyone else (but mainly me, ha ha). I was very glad that I managed to become very happy because Josh and I had plans for the evening.
Josh picked me up from work and we drove to Layton for an all you can eat sushi dinner. We ate a delicious and amazing selection of sushi. It was fabulous. We ate a selection of Nigiri sushi: tamago, unagi, inari and tako (for both of us this was the first time eating octopus, delicious and extremely chewy). We also had 4 different rolls. King Kong, Playboy, Vegetarian and Idaho. We both agree that the King Kong was the best of everything we ate. Josh and I normally do not do “all you can eat” things, but sushi is expensive and we were excited about being able to get as much as we wanted for one price. Sadly we would have been better off just ordering some sushi and eating our fill and leaving. The last sushi roll that we ordered was the Idaho, and it was ordered because we needed to buy one more roll to make it so that we ordered the same amount of food as we were paying for. However there is a policy that if you order all you can eat, and you do not eat all that you order, thus wasting food, you are charged extra for what you don’t eat. So we are both very full by the time we begin the final roll, 4 pieces each. Josh eats his four pieces without issue. I eat one, then the second, and then I stared at my last two pieces for a few moments. Josh offered to eat one of my last pieces, I know he was just as full as I, but I said that I would really appreciate him eating it. I put the last piece in my mouth, and after chewing I just could not swallow it. I should have spit it out, but I took too long attempting to swallow instead of giving up instantly. So I sat there chewing until I began to heave slightly. Josh noticed and told me to go to the bathroom if I was going to throw up. I was unsure where the bathroom was and with a quick glance I was pretty sure that if I made the attempt there was minimal chance that I would make it. I tried once more to swallow and out it came, into my ready napkin and onto my plate. This is my first experience vomiting in a public location and I was very embarrassed. I drank a bunch of water and after we left the restaraunt we walked around a bit in the lovely spring air before driving back to Ogden. We drove straight to the WSU Art Building for the BFA gallery opening to support our fabulous friend David Powell in his graduation. It was wonderful to get to see Dave and Janelle again, plus all the friendly faces whom I have not seen in such a long time.
The progress on weight loss has not made much progress at all and will have to wait for another time to be updated, as I had it all typed up and accidentally deleted it…and I don’t want to find all the numbers again right now. But here’s a photo from a few weeks ago to make you smile and keep life moving in the right direction. Josh decided to try out a new summer style with less facial hair.
Also, earlier this week was the birthday of Josh’s mom, Betty. We bought her an electric weed whacker. She seemed to love it, as she promptly trimmed the carpet and Josh’s toes. 😉