Thursday, March 14, 2013

Long awaited new obsession... Samiee Style

WOWZERS!! it has been ages since Swera and I have posted on this blog.... it is almost like our adult lives have totally taken over.... oh wait... that is precisely what has happened... CRAP! anyhoo, I wanted to share my latest obsession. Now, the whole wide world knows I am madly in LOVE with my beagle baby Dayzie Maye! Well, I am happy to announce that Dayz has a baby sister! I would like to introduce Miss Clareece S. Hedgehog!
 This is Clareece fresh out of the bath
 She likes to snuggle on my belly
 after running the hedgie version of the Indy 500 around the living room she is tuckered out

You haz meal worms for me? Yes?

Clareece is a 4 month (almost 5 month) old female, albino, African pygmy hedgehog. She is still a little timid, but in the month that Charlie and I have had her she has come a LOOONG way. She has a quirky personality (just like us). She enjoys running on her wheel in the middle of the night, doing laps around the living room, chewing Dayzies' dog bones and being rocked like a baby. Her favorite treat are meal worms (yuck). You can follow her adventures on my Instagram:Samieedee. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Awesomness that is TOP GEAR

Of late I have been a bit obsessed with the BBC show Top Gear. I love the adventures they get in. The challanges they have, and their banter.

If you haven't watched it yet... where have you been! They have 18 seasons on netflix!

You best start watching!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sarah's Week 17

Day 113 - Sunday April 22,2012 - I enjoy the power of resting. I got heat stroke from my day in the sun, which then led to a migraine, so I spent today in a sleepy stupor, but it really was the best medicine. That and ALOE VERA! Day 114 - Monday, April 23, 2012 - I love getting lost in a new book. That happened today when I started a book Allison recommended to me. It is a young adult fiction, so it was easy to get into and moved at a quick pace. At this rate I will finish it in like a day! Day 115 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - Today was my last training session with Susan, and I am just so grateful for her. She made my workouts fun, and she taught me so much. Thank you!!! Day 116 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - Today was Professional Administration day, and as such the department got us Pizza for lunch; and our supervisor got us all tulips and thank you cards for our hard work. That made my day! I love flowers, and I love having them at my desk! Happy day. Day 117 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Tonight I made Lemon Cake Cookies for my co-worker's birthday tomorrow, and the biggest compliment I could get was the fact that my Dad didn't want to share his cookie. He said it was deformed and so he would have to eat it! I like it when people enjoy what I make. Day 118 - Friday, April 27, 2012 - I loved that I got to spend an hour and a half in a book store just looking around and trying to figure out what type of book I’m in the mood for. I love used book stores, and I enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by so may books! Day 119 - Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Today as I have a lazy day here at the computer I have really enjoyed the way the sunlight catches plants. It is just so beautiful, and I can’t capture in in pictures or in warmth. It is just beautiful and I am grateful for this time of year, and the enjoyment in the sun!

Sarah's Week 16

Day 106 - Sunday, April 15, 2012: I went for a run this morning and finished it by walking a mile back to our little home via the beach. It was so wonderful and peaceful. There is a calming effect a morning stroll at the beach can have, and I LOVE IT! Day 107 - Monday, April 16, 2012: Being in airports always makes me feel like I’m on an adventure, and I love adventures. Today was no exception. Luckily I wasn’t randomly selected to be searched, but I felt bad for the lady in front of me and the man behind me who were selected. I feel blessed with good luck today! Day 108 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012: It felt really good today to feel needed. I got to the office and quite a few people asked about my weekend and said they missed me. I like feeling appreciated and like that people noticed when I wasn’t there. Day 109 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012: Today I am really grateful for the ability to find humor in stressful situations. Tonight I took a test to be a Concord City Police Dispatcher, and the test just got ridiculous by the end. Luckily I chuckled to myself when it got really bad. I did my best and that is all I could do. There was no need to be overwhelmed or overly stressed. I am also really grateful for my dear friend Melissa Kroll. It is her birthday and I love her! I am grateful she is on the earth and that I get to call her my friend! Day 110 - Thursday, April 19, 2012: Today I purchased our tickets to Alcatraz for this weekend. Saturday is my Dad's birthday and he's never been to Alcatraz, so that is my present to him! I love the idea of being able to share something historical and cool with my family! Day 111 - Friday, April 20, 2012: Today I covered the front desk for a lady who wasn't able to come into work, and I was EXTREMELY grateful that the phones didn't ring the entire hour. People came in and I helped them, but no crazy calls, which makes me happy! Day 112 - Saturday April 21, 2012: Today was Dad's 53rd Birthday and we took him to Alcatraz. It was such a wonderful family day. From the BART ride over to the Ferry to exploring to dinner, it was a wonderful time to be together as a family. My family is really awesome and I'm so glad I can be near them and spend time with them. If only I could say that everyday. =) PS... I am still disappointed in the new blogger. I have now figured out pictures, but posting still seems to be an issue!

Sarah's Week 15

Day 99 - Sunday, April 8, 2012: I am really grateful for my ward. Today we had our Easter Break the Fast and I love how food brings people together. Talking and eating are wonderfully social, and a way to create and strengthen friendships. I loved seeing that especially on Easter Sunday! Day 100 - Monday, April 9, 2012: I like when you wake up in the morning and feel like you have a purpose. I feel that more on Monday mornings than any other time. Knowing that you've had a break from work, and it is time to get back at it. I like actually enjoying work! Day 101 - Tuesday, April 10, 2012: I like having the missionaries in my home. Mom is trying to start a weekly appointment with the missionaries where we will discuss the scriptures and the gospel. Missionaries really do bring the Spirit with them, and it really made our house a home. Day 102 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012: I really love suitcases! They mean traveling, which means excitement, and I felt all those feelings as I packed my suitcase for my flight tomorrow. Day 103 - Thursday, April 12, 2012: I love the day of a planned adventure. I love how time flies and I love how the whole day feels exciting. Well at least that is what happened today. I went to work, finished packing, and got dropped off at the airport. Then I landed in PORTLAND!!! And found Annie and her Mom!!! Yea!!! Day 104 - Friday, April 13, 2012: Today I got to spend the day with Annie and friends. I am so grateful for the decompressing affect we seem to have with one another. It just feels like home when I am with these guys and I feel so blessed to have them in my life. Day 105 - Saturday, April 14, 2012: I love the beach; even if the water is freezing cold. I love the feeling of being at the coast and seeing the beginning of the vast sea. I feel like a little kid again and try to run from the waves before they soak me. (Most of the time I fail or get distracted; so I get more wet than I planned.) I am so grateful for the joy at beaches.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sarah's Week 14

I have to say that I REALLY DISLIKE the new layout for the blog. I am not technologically savvy and I have uploaded a picture twice, and it won't load. Also... what it looks like when typing is not how it shows when posting. The spacing and lines are way off. Also how the crap am I suppose to spell check with this new layout! ... There I am done grumbling and I will think positively! Day 92 - Sunday, April 1, 2012: Today I am also grateful for General Conference, and for the opportunity of learning from modern day Apostles and our dear Prophet. They speak for our well being and our continual learning. I just feel so blessed to have the knowledge and testimony I do have. Day 93 - Monday, April 2, 2012: I love how quickly the Spirit enters our home when we are reading scriptures and praying. It really is the small stuff that matters the most! Day 94 - Tuesday, April 3, 2012: Today I was grateful for the parables in the scriptures; particularly the story of the widow's mite. It really seemed to touch my Mom and started us on a great discussion. The scriptures are awesome and very much written for us today! Day 95 - Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Today was a blah day, and sometimes I really really like blah days. I like not having to do ANYTHING. Stillness is nice! Early bed times are better! Day 96 - Thursday, April 5, 2012: Today I am grateful for music when I run. I really can focus and go longer when I have music playing. It helps make a difficult task not so difficult, or not seem so long! Day 97 - Friday, April 6, 2012: I love and am grateful for understanding supervisors. Yesterday after work I received a letter from the City of Concord saying I passed the initial check and that they wanted me to take the written test. I felt bad for my current temp position, because I hate asking for time off, but my supervisor was really excited for me and helped rearrange my day so I could still get 8 hours of work. Day 98 - Saturday, April 7, 2012: Today I am grateful for living in a state with a coastline. I got to go to the Santa Cruz beach today and hike around parts of Half Moon Bay. I loved it and can’t wait to go back! Coastlines are just beautiful.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sarah's Week 13

Day 85 - Sunday, March 25, 2012: Today's Relief Society lesson seemed to be just for me. It was just what I needed and really was something I needed to hear and apply in my life. I am grateful the Lord is mindful of me, and inspires those teachers to follow promptings!
Day 86 - Monday, March 26, 2012: Today I was so grateful for a dog that snores. It was a better ab workout then anything I've done in the past while. Sooooo funny!
Day 87 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Today was awesome because it was completely busy the whole day at work. I love feeling productive and I love being crazy busy, so... today was awesome!
Day 88 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012: Today's tender mercy or blessing was Subway cookies. It was really stressful at work today and not in a good way, and everyone was on edge. It's incredible what chocolate and cookies will do for my mood and stress level!
Day 89 - Thursday, March 29, 2012: Today was awesome! I cut 20 seconds off my mile, and I lowered my weight on my dip assistance! I love making progress when you're not expecting it, but when you need it!
Day 90 - Friday, March 30, 2012: Tonight I went to a birthday party and I wasn't really feeling social, and every time I wanted to just hide out on my own, friendly awesome people would talk to me, and make me comfortable. So today I'm thankful for awesome people.
Day 91 - Saturday, March 31, 2012: Today was the first day of General Conference! And it was incredible, just what I needed. Happy tears both sessions and the News Report in between!