Oh my gosh! I didn't realize it had been so long since I last wrote...I think my hair grew about 18 inches!
Ha ha ha...
Okay, so maybe I've actually gotten my hair CUT since the last time I wrote...and maybe I'm just shown here with my new Jessica Simpson hair extensions. Maybe.
The moral of the story is that I'm going to try to write more...but if I can't...at least I can write to showcase the days when I resemble a rodeo queen...=)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Posted by Janine at 4:46 PM
Friday, July 20, 2007
Just a quick shout out to Kristi and Val...who are the greatest friends ever! We had so much fun this past weekend, kicking butt on Guitar Hero, hiking in the mountains, playing games, going to the parade, and road tripping it down to Denver to see Harry Potter! I love these girls WAY too much...and every day I get to hang out with them is one of my best days ever! I'm just lucky to have them!!
Posted by Janine at 10:12 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Holy moly...doesn't it seem like when you're waiting for something good to happen, the clock seems to stop completely? This whole week has been that way for me...=( Finally, however, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel...
VALARIE IS COMING TO VISIT TOMORROW!!
Woohoo! Kristi and Val are my two oldest and greatest friends. Of course, by oldest, I just mean that they've been my friends forever...(even before we came to Earth, I'm pretty sure)...and not that they are old. Because of course we are all very young and spry. And always will be. Stop assuming that we're old. Jerk.
Oh wait...back to the girls. Val's arriving tomorrow for a fabulous girl's weekend with me and Kristi. We're going to be partying in Denver, playing around in the mountains, playing Cowboy Golf, slumber partying it up...the whole deal. We only have three days but we'll squeeze as much fun as we possibly can into those 72 hours! Of course, if we had nothing to do but sit around all day...I'd still be having the time of my life with those two. They're the coolest!
I'm so so so so so excited!!
Posted by Janine at 2:04 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2007
So...the other day...maybe last week, I was at the store and I needed a new t-shirt for some reason...just a spur of the moment, it didn't really matter what it looked like t-shirt. And I found this green shirt. And I bought it. And...driving home, I thought "You don't have one single green shirt...and there's probably a reason. You're going to hate it! What a waste of money!"
As it turns out...it's like my new favorite shirt. I just love it. I don't generally like to talk myself up...(yeah right!)...but it's a REALLY good color on me. I'd like to wear the shirt every day for the rest of my life...but I tried that once with a sparkly unicorn shirt when I was 8, and my mom kind of got mad at me.
Moral of the story...just because you don't do something now...doesn't mean you won't love doing something. Trying something new could be the best thing that ever happened to you!
Posted by Janine at 3:07 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Last night I took my nieces, Brittany, Shelly, and Sydney with me to my ward's Family Home Evening. The youngest of the three, Sydney, is eight. She's a little bit boy crazy...always has been. Close to the end of the evening, one the boys in one of the student wards was talking to her, and she somehow fell in love. It happens to the best of us...a cute boy shows us some attention, and BLAM!, we're falling fast.
Well, needless to say, when a crush has been developed...there is only one thing to be done. Steal that cute boy's hat. Admit it...you've done it. It seems like such a harmless thing...there is no way that he will know our true intentions...and yet, he'll see how fun-loving we are...AND we get to carry around his smelly old hat. It's the perfect plan!
Her would be boyfriend caught on quickly, however, and chased her around the room, yelling "who's flirting with me??" Of course this delighted her to no end...playing chase with the boy of your dreams...what could be better? Well, chasing turned into wrestling, wrestling turned into more chasing...and needless to say, Sydney...like any girl would be...was in 7th Heaven.
I thought about the evening as I drove the girls home...and listening to them all giggling about Sydney's escapades, I realize that girls really never change. We may get older and pretend that we're wiser...but really...it's all about doing whatever we can to get a boy to chase us. And if we can get him to think that it was his idea...well, that's even better.
Posted by Janine at 7:51 AM
Friday, May 25, 2007
Remember when we were kids and we did whatever we could, in a picture, to look as ridiculous as we possibly could? The dumber we looked, the better, right?
I wonder when the switch occurs where we transform from that little kid, to people who take and then delete the same picture over and over again...trying desperately to look perfect. Oh...maybe that's just me...=(
It seems like the former way of thinking makes for a less stressful photo shoot...I need to return to my roots, I think.
Just a thought...
Posted by Janine at 10:05 AM
Ahhhh...Memorial Day. It's the magical weekend that kicks off camping season, and honestly...the best time of the whole year. If I could camp all the time, I would. As long as I got to come home for a shower from time to time...=)
Sometimes I miss living in the big city...sometimes I feel the need to explore and get away from home...again. But every summer...scenes like this one remind me why I love Wyoming...and why it really is the best place on earth.
Posted by Janine at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I go through torment every morning trying to straighten my hair. I've paid a pretty penny for straightening creams, gels, sprays and serums. I probably spend about 45 minutes getting ready Most of the time my hair is just "okay." Sometimes I'm super happy with it, and sometimes I want to rip it out...but usually...it's just...blah. And nobody ever compliments it, except for once in a blue moon.
Recently, I woke up late, and didn't have time to straighten my hair. Instead, I let it do its own thing, and went to work with curly hair. It took me about 10 minutes, total. Most people at the office thought I'd gotten a perm, (a perm????) and some knew it was my natural look. Regardless of where they thought the curls came from, the overwhelming consensus was that I looked great...they were jealous. People didn't stop talking about it all day long.
So...of course I've worn my hair straight every day since.
The bottom line is that nobody wants what they already have...no matter how great it is. It's a horrible human trait...but it's undeniable.
Mostly...we're all just idiots.
Posted by Janine at 3:17 PM