It's a Twinderful Life

Looking For the Silver Lining in All of Life's Clouds

Life advice.

This morning Steve’s alarm clock on his phone went off a bit earlier than usual. He didn’t hear it until I shook him awake. He then pulled me close for a morning snuggle – one of my favorite times of the day. He’s so warm and peaceful and he always smells so amazing…I wish we could just stay there, wrapped in our deliciously soft and cloud-like sheets and comforter.

The next thing out of his mouth  was so unexpected  and so hilarious that I’ve been giggling about it all day.

“I have to go running…so that I don’t die.”

What the?! Did he just say that? He is the only person (besides my sister) that can be witty so early in the morning, and I died of laughter and thought it was so sweet all at once.

For those of you who don’t know, Steve has Type II Diabetes that we’ve been trying to get under control for a while. We’re usually pretty good about it and Steve tries hard to eat healthy and to exercise often, but the past month or so has been CRAZY with us getting our condo ready to sell, selling it, and then moving in with BreMiah, so he’s been off of his routine. Today was the day he decided to get back into his marathon training (he’s signed  up to do the Salt Lake City Marathon in April 2013), and, in my opinion, it was the perfect statement to help jump start the endeavor.

After thinking about this all day I’ve decided that his statement isn’t just cute and funny, but it’s also good advice for life – we all need to keep moving and stay healthy so that not only do we not die, but we live to the best of our ability! I’m feeling inspired and more committed to moving more and eating like a caveman!

And Sweetie, I don’t want you to die either and am so proud of you for ripping yourself from the warmth of our cocoon so that we can be together for a good long while yet. This is just one of the many reasons why I love you so.

Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!



It’s Thursday, my favorite day of the week. Woohoo! I hope that you’re all just as excited and have something fun planned for the weekend.

We’re getting things ready to move here whilst enjoying our last few days of being downtown-Salt-Lake-City-ites. I didn’t think I would miss our tiny little condo and have been surprised by some of the feelings of nostalgia and sadness that I’ve been experiencing as we get closer to moving day. It’s funny how you end up missing things that you never thought you would. But, as Bre is constantly reminding me lately, “the only constant in life is change.” I’m excited to move on to another life chapter but will thoroughly miss these past 7 years that we’ve spent downtown.

On a happier note, did I mention that Steve and I will be living with BreMiah while we look for a house? One word…PARTY! Seriously, I don’t know if we’re going to be able to handle that much fun in one house, but we’ll try our best.

On to today’s topic – hilarious. I know that I’ve mentioned how blessed I am to have such awesome coworkers. I can’t believe how much I laugh throughout the day – it’s awesome! We can all use a good laugh now and again and, in this vein, I thought I’d share some of the gems that they’ve been sharing lately. Enjoy! (Please note: this may not be as funny to you as it is to me – maybe you’d have to be here to hear it in person? In either case, please accept my apologies if you’re not chuckling by the end of this list)

“Let’s aks the boss.” (Picture a really tall, lanky white guy saying this)


Coworker 1: (Upon seeing one of these in the parking lot) I think they need to come up with a new truck classification for those.

Coworker 2: For what?

Coworker 1: Aren’t the vans with no windows in the back the ones that pedafiles use? They should call it a Pedi Truck. They haven’t really explored that market yet.


(Sung from one coworker to another (who has only daughters) to the tune of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”)

“Denis, the emotionally awkward employee,

Lives with a bunch of girls.

And a day doesn’t go by

When he has to buy some pearls (as in Tampax!)”


(Sung from one coworker to another to a tune that I’m not familiar with)

“I want to beat up Denis.

It’s going to be real fun.

I’ll knee him in the spine

And punch him in the bum.”


Background: We were sitting in a meeting when one of my coworkers volunteered to make an uncomfortable phone call to a vendor that we work with. He was met with this response from another one of our team members.

“You take charge – that’s why I’m so attracted to you.”


I hope you got a few laughs in. With all of the busting up that I do around here on a daily basis perhaps I shouldn’t be so worried about my sore lack of working out lately. You know what they say, laughing is like jogging on the inside. And I say, jog on!


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