Friday, November 02, 2007

It's Friday Y'all!!

Woo hoo! I love Fridays- mostly because it means I don't have to wake up early tomorrow.
  • You know how I made the goal to wake up and hour before the kids to read my scriptures and run? Yeah- well, scratch that. I can't do it. I hate waking up as it is. I'm not an early morning person. I didn't like going to bed thinking "Ugh. I don't want to go to sleep because then I have to wake up..." I did do it for a few days. Now I just read my scriptures at breakfast (thanks for the idea Nancy!) and run during Livie's nap. It's not ideal, but it works, for the most part. I at least do it a few times a week which is a few times more than I was doing it. I'm also running in another 5k next weekend. I think God should give those that study the scriptures an automatic perfect body.
  • Kelsea and Karlea will be coming next Thursday for a 5 day visit. We're very excited! We'll be having a family triple birthday party because they're birthday is Nov. 16 and Alec's is Nov. 14. I've gotta figure out something to get them because usually we send Toys r Us gift certificates. I know all 3 of them are getting mp3 players and Alec is getting a guitar. He's very excited to take it to Vegas for Thanksgiving so my brother can show him how to play some. Any ideas for 2 8 year old girl's birthday presents??
  • Sei's getting a root canal today. :(
  • I am proud of myself. I haven't eaten any candy since Halloween nite. I'm trying to lose a few pounds before Thanksgiving. I feel sooooo.... blah.
  • I think "the blahs" are going around Blogworld in a major way. Everyone seems blogstipated big time. I know I don't really feel like doing ANY-THING. My days seem to lather-rinse-repeat. It's the same thing everyday. Gee- it's a wonder why I don't feel like picking up the toys all over the floor- I do it all the time. It gets old. I can tell Sei gets frustrated when he comes up and the downstairs living room is a mess. Yeah- it's because I've already picked it up twice and vacuumed- you just can't tell. Ugh.
  • I went to see what ads were available for me a to do at Blogvertise. Yeah... I won't be writing about this.
  • Are my blog ads bothering y'all? Tell the truth.

Have a great day!!

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Dana said...

1. That would definitely be incentive to study the scriptures multiple times per day!

On the blog ads, they don't bother me a bit. If it helps you out, I'm all for it!

(wow, I've never been first commenting here. Feels kinda wierd!)

Suzanne said...

LOL at that ad!!! You're right, many bloggers seem to be in a slouch, I know I am. Yay for continuing to run and not eating Halloween candy. If you keep that up then you won't need God to give you a perfect body by reading the scriptures, you'll do it on your own!

I don't have any suggestions for 8-year old gifts. Are they into a particular tv show or movie right now? You could get something themed from that! :)

Yvonne said...

Oh, Tori, you are too fun. Way to go not eating the candy! I wish the ready the scriptures would give us a perfect body--I always thought if I would truly feast on the scriptures and nibble on the food (instead of the other way around--I tend to do too much nibbling on the scriptures and feasting big time on anything I can get my hands on) I would have that great body!!!!

Good luck with finding a gift for the girls.

No, your ads do not bother me at all--and THAT'S THE TRUTH!!!

(Thanks for the info on Heath Ledger!!! You are a walking trivia wiz)

Jean Knee said...

ads are okay, do you get bonuses for comments or clicks to the product? because I do both.

Tori :) said...

Dana- I know! I'd be a studying fool!!

Suzanne- I guess they're actually turning 9, but I think they like Hannah Montana. Good idea!

Yvonne- I sound a lot like you when it comes to nibbling and feasting.

Jean Knee- I noticed you always comment and I appreciate it, but no- I get paid the same whether you comment, click or totally ignore it. So, feel free to ignore them. I wonder if I should disable comments on the blog ads altogether??

Lauren said...

Oh my...thank you for not blogging on THAT add. I am still blushing from the All Day Twilight Series Discussion ;) haha!

Your ad posts don't bnug...we love you!

Hmm, do Kelsea and Karlea like Hannah Montana? It seems like all little girls do...unless they don't haha.

I am gonna run a 5k soon too! Good luck!

Tori :) said...

Lauren- They do like Hannah Montana even though she drives me KRA.ZEE. So, I'll have to look for something along those lines. Thanks!

Amanda said...

Tori, I dare you, no, I double dog dare you to do that ad! LOL Just kidding, it would make Lauren blush. ;) Your blog ads don't bother me either. I think it is cool that you can make extra money just by blogging.

I have definitely had the blog blahs. Feeling torn about a lot of things right now.

I love the idea of scripture readers having perfect bodies! That would definitely be great incentive! I can't wake up early either. I have to get up at 6:00 on weekdays and I refuse to get up any earlier!

No candy since halloween night! Woohooo!!!! You have more self control than me!

Poor Sei!! Hope it isn't too bad for him!

Let me know what you find for the girls. My twins will be 8 in just a few short months! Ahhhh!

S said...

I think buying presents for kids is SOOOO hard because they already have so much......more than I did fo-sure. But my mother gives big BIG baskets of FOOD. cookies, candies, fruit snacks etc. B creative.
Hey GIRL if you are making money I LOVE the ads. Your BS ability really really impresses me!!! Are we close enough for me to say that?? Ok off to cleaning I go! lather rinse LOL

No Cool Story said...

Hold the phone: Your brother plays the guitar? Mine too!
Does he live in Vegas? Because mine we have the same brother?!?

Triple birthday party, oh that sounds like fun and busy. It's busy fun.

What? you won't be writing about Natural Herbalism? C'mon Tori ;P
Your blog ads are SO NOT bothering me. Quite the opposite, it makes me happy that my twin is making some sweet moolah.

/teary eyed

NOBODY said...

Listen, if Uncle Rico can sell it door to door, I think you can do a blog ad for it. Chicken.

Good luck on birthday presents, I'm NOT help. I hayut thinking of presents to buy. That's why I give out things like cereal and twizzlers.

Uhh, your blog ads don't bother me a LICK. I'm glad you're doing it.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I'm amazed at the kinds of things you have to write ads for. It shows your versatility.

Seriously, do the ad. I would sooooooooooooo love to comment on it. :)

Kayelyn said...

I triple dog dare ya to do THAT ad. Just kidding. Kudos for having your limits.

8 y/o girls might like Polly Pockets, Barbie Stuff, or maybe even money!!!

I like you reason for not eating candy, mine is that due to psychotic behaviors in my mom's family, for which I cannot blog about because they read the blog, I feel too sick to eat; especially candy.

As for your blog ads- I confess I don't really read them.

I don't blog right now due to not having much nice to say, so I am not saying anything at all.

Mel said...

Great job with your scripture study and running! I'm definately feeling the blahs right now. I wish I had read your post before I ate the chocolate donut.

The blog ads don't bother me a bit as long as you don't mind the fact that I don't read many of them;) If it works for you then keep doing it.

Keep posting about the 5K's... I love hearing about them. Good luck with the birthday girls... do they already have Dance Dance Revolution???

aubrey said...

your blog ads don't bother me either. and i love how you said blogstipated. hee hee. have a good weekend!

D said...

So Gina told me to come and visit you because you are a fellow Jacob lover. :) There are less of us than the Edward lovers and we have to band together. :)

My VT companion says that on days that she doesn't have time to read her scriptures she recites in her head a scripture that she has memorized and that's her scripture reading for the day. A good idea except by now I think the only scriptures I have memorized are "And Jesus wept" and "My father dwelt in a tent." So I would need to increase my scripture memorization to make that work for me. :) I've heard of people doing that in the car with their kids to keep them busy...

Stepherz said...

That's hilarious! You mean you don't want to write about ED?

Yuck. No thanks. I wrote about a lingerie company a few days ago and was really uncomfortable with it. But... I guess I lived through it. I tried to focus on the site's rhinestone jewelry instead. ;-)

omar said...

I'm trying to think if there's anything I'm less qualified to help you with than picking out gifts for 8 year old girls...

Nope. Best of luck to you, though.

Ads aren't bothering me in the least.

wendy said...

Sometimes I can't tell that they're ads. i don't mind 'em.

Do you have a treadmill? excellent!

I've been reading the Ensign at lunch...maybe I should switch it up with the scriptures some times...

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Three words to make any 8 year old's face light up with joy.....Littlest Pet Shop.

I'm a qualified toy advisor, yo! I got me an 8 year old girl.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I draw the line at ads for Stripper Pole Central, though. Especially their top-selling line of crusty stripper poles.

I guess we all have our standards.

swampbaby said...

Blog ads? What blog ads? I hadn't noticed....

Nancy Face said...

I saw my name! (Oh, that's Annie's line, hee hee!)

I think root canals are awesome, because they make the pain vanish forever! Yes, I know I'm weird.

I have eaten enough candy and rubbish this week for both of us...ugh. I'm proud of you! :)

Blogstipation is WAY better than that potential blog ad...EWWW! Regular (meaning not blogstipated)
non-scandalous blog ads are fine!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Your ad posts are actually interesting because you try to relate them to your life. I don't mind the ads because I know what your goal is with them. I am excited for you to make the extra money for Christmas!

How did Sei's root canal go?

Anonymous said...

I think you are a sell out for doing blog ads! I don't enjoy commercials at the movies and I don't enjoy blog ads before blog entries. You are the modern day Rob VanWinkle who sold out for the all mighty dollar. You should hang your head in shame:(

omar said...

Way to be brave and call her names while COMMENTING ANONYMOUSLY, anonymous.

S said... smell like urine and nobody or anyone else for that matter will play with you.

Hey was nobody mockin me? Well my daddy is bigger than your daddy....and yours too anonymous wimp.

b. said...

anonymous is suffering from prematureejack....that could put anybody in a foul mood. Not that I would know...