Wednesday, August 29, 2012

5 Random Things

1. Last night, I had a bad night. I was trying to finish the recipe for homemade marinara for dinner, and followed the instructions to blend it all. Only, I learned the hard way that hot liquids in the blender = no bueno. Hot marinara exploded EVERYWHERE. All over me (so now I've got burns on my arms). All over the cabinets. It's probably even on the ceiling. I was so irritated, and definitely did NOT want pasta with marinara anymore. But of course, it's the last stretch until payday (J gets paid once a month, on the last day of the month) and we're trying to be good about sticking to the budget, so it wasn't as simple as just ordering a pizza. Luckily, Justin made grilled cheese. But seriously, it was a bad night.

2. My spiffy new phone came with a free trial of voicemail-to-text. Only, it is so terribly (hilariously) bad that I'm not sure why anyone would ever pay for it! Here's just a few examples:

 My sister left a voicemail saying, "Hey Mere, it's your sister. Call me back!". 
This is what voicemail-to-text came up with:

My sister-in-law Kelsey left a voicemail asking her if we'd already picked the songs for that Sunday's worship service, and if we had, she was wondering if I could email them to her: 

Justin left a voicemail earlier this month asking what kind of ice cream I'd like:

Really...I'd almost rather let things go to voicemail now just to see what kind of crazy thing my voicemail-to-text is going to come up with next!

3. I feel like Lizzy has grown a whole bunch all of a sudden. On Sunday morning, she woke up screaming, and had a really hard day the rest of the day. We were like 'WHAT IS GOING ON?!' But since then, I've noticed that when we're out and about, suddenly she can reach the sinks in public bathrooms. She can get her own water from the faucet on the fridge. And her little bum is hanging out the bottom of her 3T shorts! Luckily, we have a few 4T pairs, and summer is almost over!


4. They found West Nile Virus in Southern Oregon. Of course, they announced it when I was COVERED with bites, and had been just down the road from where the infected mosquitoes were found. So, I pretty much spent the next few days convinced that I was going to be hospitalized with West Nile Virus...because if it was going to happen to anyone, it was going to happen to me. Really, the only advice they've given was to not be out around my knee jerk reaction was to say that I'm not going to Justin's baseball games anymore at all, EVER. But, it's probably much more reasonable to just pack my Avon Skin So Soft and slather myself up (and maybe bring a long sleeve/pants to change into). I'm trying to be reasonable and not a hypochondriac here! 

5. Has anybody out there tried any of the drugstore BB creams? I'm not a big makeup person, but I think I'd like to try one, because it sounds like they're a little more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but a little less coverage (and effort, ha!) than foundation, powder, etc. I'm leaning towards the L'Oreal one because it doesn't have sunscreen in it (sunscreens tend to give me a chemical burn, though it sounds like the amount of sunscreen in the Maybelline one is minimal at best). Anyway, I'd love to hear from you if you've tried them!


  1. Those voicemails crack me up!
    I've tried the Garnier BB cream and I'm in love! I'm not usually a foundation person at all, but this stuff is fantastic. And no sunscreen :)

  2. Lizzie in the prayer circle is so sweet.

    I have tried the Garnier and the Mayballine. I love both. The Garnier is larger and smells amazing. Since I have been out in the sun less, the light is a little too dark. The Mayballine is good too. My skin is pretty sensitive and I had no trouble. Either way - it is great to swipe it on and feel better. Add mascara and some tinted lipbalm - wowza.

  3. Those voicemails converted to text messages seriously had me cracking up. It reminded me of those auto-correct stories you here. So funny!!

    I have that fear of West Nile virus too. Whenever I hear it has gotten closer, I start to freak out a bit more.

  4. OMG-- I was just seriously LOL at those VM to texts! Hilarious!!

  5. I'm also a fan of the Garnier BB cream, it has totally changed my makeup routine.

  6. Those VM texts are awesome! Is it bad that I don't even know what BB cream is???

    1. I had to google it!! :) Then I bought some at Tarjay...only used it once, but I like it!

  7. The voicemail texts made me laugh, a lot. While I was giving Maddie a bottle. NO BUENO. Also so funny. SO very funny.

  8. I die over those voicemail to texts. Seriously. SO FUNNY.

    And lizzy is such a doll in those pictures.


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