Monday, July 14, 2014

My First Post as a Contributor to Stroked to Life

I wrote an article today on the blog Stroked to Life. I wrote about my feelings of grief on the 30th anniversary of my father's death. Regular readers of Art History Alli know how much I miss my dad even though I have zero memories of him. 
If you choose to follow the link, I hope you read my words with the hope and gratitude they were written in.
I tried to pretend this day was like any other day, and it worked until I took my lunch break and got on Instagram. My amazing sister posted an adorable photo of herself as a baby with my parents. They all look so happy and young. I am so grateful to her for posting that sweet memory. 

I struggled the rest of the day to not cry and then I had an amazingly inspired conversation with my boss, which I talk about in the article. She asked if I was going to his grave tonight, which is something I didn't think of doing. I stopped by there after work and even though it was over 100 degrees, Dad's grave is shaded by a beautiful tree. I sat there next to the grave and wrote my post for Stroked to Life. I felt loved and inspired and like my dad was cheering me on. It is an honest post of how I have dealt with grief my entire life. 
Grief is a process and a constant battle but I am grateful for what it has taught me. We are not victims of grief but champions of hope and perseverance.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Happy Independence Day 2014!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I didn't get a lunch break today...

So I ate a box of Milk Duds instead. #healthychoices

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Green Smoothies are Delicious...

... If you like drinking salad.
Maybe it's an acquired taste I have yet to acquire.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

I Heart Summer

We started the day with a 5K and ended it with an 80s dance party with my BFF and her family. Life is wonderfully fun!!!! I ❤ Summer!!

A Great Way to Welcome Summer!! Color Me Rad 5K #doradstuff

If you don't like the weather...

... wait a few minutes (or days) and it will change. It's hard to believe how cold it was just 5 days ago when it's 95 degrees today!! Happy First Day of Summer 2014!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

46 Degrees in June

Today is June 17, 2014 and it is 46 degrees in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is pouring rain, the streets are practically flooding, and I don't want to get out of car and run the 50 feet to my apartment. Sad thing is I kept a rain coat in my car for emergency but I took it out just last week thinking "it's Summer!! No need for a back-up coat any more!!"- ya right!! It's snowing in the mountains!!

Boo... 46 Degrees... In June...

Silver lining: this will help with the drought and fill up our reservoirs but...

... I can see my breath

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Seething: part 66 of a 444 part series

I can't stand it when people waste ice. When I'm at 7 Eleven, it drives me nuts when I get behind someone at the soda fountain who takes forever filling their Super Big Gulp cup full of ice, dump almost half of it out, then fills it with a little bit more ice. What?!! Are they scientifically measuring it? Are they counting exactly how many cubes of ice they have?! Agh!! Do they not realize it takes FOREVER and a line of people starts to form as they are filling, dumping, and filling again? Maybe it's some sort of sick ritual.
And it's not just at the Sev, it happens where ever there is a self-serve soda pop fountain (Cafe Rio, Crown Burger, Maverick, and even at VRx).
I don't understand these people!! It is super simple to get the right amount of ice the first time- you stop filling it when your desired amount of ice is in the cup. If you do get a little too much, dump a little out, but please don't go back for more.

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