Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Things I Love

For some reason I've felt very... what's the word... sentimental maybe... I'm not sure why! But maybe I'm growing up a bit - heaven forbid right?! In any case, it's made me want to just talk about some things that I love... some silly, some serious - yet all things that make me smile!

1. My nephew baby A! I love that boy so much! Nothing makes me happier than seeing him at my door, or him seeing me at his door and having his eyes light up and a huge smile spreads across his chubby little face as he screams and runs to me with his arms stretched out waiting for me to snuggle him! Anytime I need a picker-upper I go to see baby A. He makes me so happy!

2. The Fall! Today has been my favorite day for a long time weather wise! I love the crisp cool air and I love seeing the colors changing on the mountains outside my front door! I also love wearing sweaters! I'm sure lots of you remember the hideous gray sweater I have clung on to for the past 4 years ... well, to Leslie's delight - I bought a new one! Yes... it's gray, but it's much cuter! :)

3. Candy! I know it's lame! Especially because I'm living the WW life right?! But - I can still have a piece or two occasionally. I have just discovered the essence of fall time in one little hershey kiss.... a Pumpkin Spice hershey kiss! Believe it! Can I just say that they are amazing! This flavor in general is one of my favorite fall things - Krispy Kreme makes these donuts that are awesome - only this time of year. As well as my all time favorite Kashi pumpkin spice flax granola bars! Tasty! If I drank coffee - I'd try the pumpkin spice latte at the local coffee shop. The flavor is great, it's so warm and fall tasting. So yes, you can find this flavor at the nearest Target! (Unless you live in O-town where they do not have them. I bought them while at Target on a lunch break)

4. My church calling. Call me dumb please... who knew eight 3 and 4 year olds could make me so happy! My Sunday's are only exciting because I never know what's going to happen in primary! But, on Sunday we practiced songs for the upcoming Primary program (admittedly my favorite sunday of the year) and my cute little sunbeams try so hard to sing all the words! This sunday we practiced a song that isn't in the regular primary hymn book but it's one of my favorites for sure! The only parts my class knows are the beginning "If the Savior stood beside me would I" and that's where it ends until the VERY end when they sing at the top of their lungs "Watching over me." Bless their hearts, it makes me tear up every time. Plus, who wouldn't feel loved when you have to sit in the same spot every week so some clients can hold your hand while others sit on your lap and others have to sit right next to you and then confess their undying love to you... it's precious! I love it!

5. MUSIC! Big surprise right?! But really I love any kind of music. I have a confession to make - this morning on my drive into work - I turned on Christmas Music! I know - it's not even October yet... but, the weater warranted it! I only listen to it on cold days - until about November 1st and then it's on until I'm done with it! Some of the greatest music written is Christmas Music - why do we only listen to it for 25 days??? I do love it!

I think this fall will be good for me! Let's hope right?!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I know I know

It's been a while since I posted - but I've been feeling very blah lately - so for an update you get another lame list/tag... thanks for the tag K... I appreciate it!

What time did you get up this morning? 7:00a.m. - oops!
Diamonds or pearls? diamonds are good - but I'd love me some pearls
What was the last film that you saw at the cinema? Traitor
What is your favorite TV show? So you think you can dance
What do you usually have for breakfast? A granola bar and water usually
What is your middle name? Renee
What food do you dislike? Mushrooms
What is your favorite CD at the moment? Duffy right now - or RENT or Wicked... I'm a music whore what can I say!
What kind of car do you drive? a Honda Accord SE
Favorite sandwich? any that I don't have to make :)
What characteristic do you despise in others? Selfishness
Favorite item of clothing? used to be my maroon pants - member those Les? Now, my yoga pants
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? NYC!!! or Greece
Where would you retire to? to my Aunt's vacation home in Black Butte Oregon
What was your most recent memorable birthday? None were really exciting - this last one was pretty good though
Favorite sport to watch? football, baseball, hockey, basketball, softball - i like sports!
When is your birthday? August 7th
Are you a morning person or a night? I am neither
What is your shoe size? 10
Pets? A dog of course.... One day I'll get my own, until then - I share Toodles
Any new exciting news you'd like to share with us? I'm going to see Rent this month?!
What did you want to be when you were little? a backup singer for Barry Manilow - no lie!
How old are you today? 27
What is your favorite flower? calla lillies - hint hint
What is a day on your calendar that you are looking forward to? Christmas
What is your full name? Jennifer Renee Doty
What are you listening to right now? my office mate talk on the phone
What was the last thing you ate? a green skittle
Do you wish on stars? of course...
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? tickle me pink... i like that name
How is your weather right now? overcast, it's going to rain and I do love rain!!!
Last person you spoke to on the phone? Chris F.... gotta love work.
Favorite soft drink? Water - I'm off the sauce!!
Last place you ate out? Cheesecake Factory
Hair color? blonde for now
What was your favorite toy as a child? My barbies
Summer or winter? meh... both suck... winter??
Hugs or kisses? kisses
Chocolate or vanilla? chocolate for sure!
Coffee or tea? Meh... I like chamomille tea when I can't sleep
When was the last time you cried? I dunno - it's been a couple of weeks
What is under your bed? nothing!
What did you do last night? watched 3 episodes of my guilty pleasure show...
What are you afraid of? being bitten by a shark, or a rattlesnake!
Salty or sweet? Sweet.... but Salty certainly has it's place in my life
How many keys on your key ring? 1
How many years at your current job? 4
Favorite day of the week? Saturday - good friends, my baby, and fun!
How many towns have you lived in? a bazillion - yes, that's the real number
Do you make friends easily? I think so
Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? yes
What is the last book you read? Mama might be better off dead
Where is your cell phone? On my desk
Your significant other? No such person!
Your hair? blonde and straight in a ponytail today
Your mother? super smart, straightforward, a good friend and grandma
Your father? makes the best cookies, loving, gentle, such a great grandpa!!!
Your favorite thing? Music is my favorite thing!!!
Your dream last night? I didn't have one
Your favorite drink? I'm a water girl....
Your dream/goal? buy a place in 3 years... yes, I'll be 30... sick!
The room you’re in? My office
Your hobby? music, scrapbooking, crafts of any kind, friends, yoga... soon pole dancing
Your fear? spiders, sharks, snakes.... the 3 S's
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Doing something I love, and in my own casa.
What you’re not? a good lier!
Muffins? poppyseed
One of your wish list items? new camera
Where you grew up? everywhere, mostly in Utah though
The last thing you did? return some phone calls and emails
What are you wearing? a super cute new outfit!!! denim trousers, wine colored shirt, black jacket... I do love shopping
Favorite gadget? My pizzle (that was for Moosie) Ipod of course
Your pets? I love toodles - he loves my dad and friend more.... traitor
Your computer? laptop...
Your mood? bored
Missing someone? yes
Your car? again... Honda Accord SE
Something you’re not wearing? socks
Favorite store? Target... No really, I love target
Like someone? I like lots of people, but not in 'that' way....
Your favorite color? today it's tickle me pink
When is the last time you laughed? last night