Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lactose Intolerant


My favorite snack choice as of late is a wedge of the Laughing Cow along with some Triscuits or carrots. It is a great and healthy snack because one of these creamy swiss cheese wedges only has 30 calories! How great is that?!? It is great for a gal who suffers from lactose intolerance, because the portion is just right where I don't get sick. I won't go into the details of how sick I can get if I were to eat a plate of fetucinni alfredo or a milkshake. Thank goodness for Lactaid, the little chewable tablets that I take before consuming loads of dairy. Here's a clip from one of my favorite movies French Kiss, where Meg Ryan's character has consumed too much dairy, oh how I can relate Meg!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sara, "Bevey" Will Miss You!!






As many of you know I have been residing at my brothers place. It was meant to be a temporary living situation until I figured out where I would be ending up more permanently. But since my plans have taken a bit longer than I anticipated I am moving in with my friend for the time being. My little niece Sara has been my roommate, we don't actually share a room, but she is my little visitor. I will come home from work, walk in the door and I hear "Bevey!" She runs up to me and hugs me, gives me a big fat kiss, which is usually sticky because she's been eating, and then proceeds to tell me about her day. I will say, "How was your day Sara?" And she will say in her very adult two and half year old voice, "Oh it was good Bevey, really busy, I played and went to the park and watched Lion King!" You might be thinking that sounds very grown up for a girl her age, but I kid you not, she talks and acts WAY too grown up for her age, it's quite entertaining. Then I will go to my room and get ready to go to the gym. I can count on her coming down in about 3-4 minutes. I hear a knock on the door. "Bevey, can I come in and play with you?" So she comes in and comments on how clean or messy my room is and then will ask for me to put on music and jump on my bed or watch her self shake her cute booty in front of the mirror. She always has questions and very honest comments. She is obsessed with my chest. It's odd, she will always find a way to poke or touch them. The other day I was getting ready for the gym. And she said to me as I was changing and trying to be discrete around her, "Bevey, one day I'm going to have big things just like you." I laughed, I didn't know what to say. But in my mind I was thinking, I pray to God you don't! I know I am not moving far away, but my heart breaks a little when I think I won't see this cute little two and half year old on a daily basis. She brightens up my day with her cookie dance(when she wants a cookie she dances and says cookie over and over), her honest comments, the cute little knock on the door, and her asking me to take a picture of her all of the time. But most of all I will miss hearing my favorite phrase, "Bevey, you are my best best friend!" I better stop blogging or I will start crying! Sara I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dear Mother Nature


Dear Mother Nature,

I realize it is just the beginning of Spring and it is expected that we should have rain during this season and I do expect that. But this morning I woke up to snow on the ground and frigid wind and temperatures. I am very disappointed that you would tease us like this. I should be used to this teasing by now, especially here in Utah, but I never get used to it. Last weekend it was 70 degrees. I put away my heavy coats and boots and brought out my light jackets and colorful clothing, shoes and accessories. This week it is cold again. I am not happy with your teasing and indecisiveness! Please bring me lovely Spring weather. I would really enjoy the 60's and 70's, some rain here and there to help the beautiful green pop back up, and my beloved sun whom I have missed. I am an unattractive shade of yellow right now. I would like to be brown again. I write you this letter in hopes that you will listen to my plea and put forth your best Spring to us.

Sincerely,
Yellow Cold Beverly

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cousins Night Out aka CNO

Every few months it is tradition amongst the Santamaria female cousins in the area to get together and have what we call CNO. We usually go out to eat, go to a movie or stay in and cook. This time we decided to spice it up with pizza and Mama Mia! We laughed our heads off singing along to this ultra cheesy movie and concluded that none of us can sing.




Our home made microphones and ABBA cd's, thank you Giovanna!


Singing our little hearts out!
My cousin Giovanna's dog Murphy was stuck listening to us and kept banging his head against the wall, needless to say I think he was relieved when we were done.
videoHere's a little clip of our off key singing, particularly mine. I think I am trying to harmonize, I have learned my lesson after listening to this. I will just stick to the melodies.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bridget Jones says it best....

In Bridget Jones Diary, the book, there is a paragraph that summarizes how I feel as a woman many times!

Being a woman is worse than being a farmer-there is so much harvesting and crop spraying to be done; legs to be waxed, underarms shaved, eyebrows plucked, feet pumiced, skin exfoliated and moisturized, spots cleansed, roots dyed, eyelashes tinted, nails filed, cellulite massaged, stomach muscles exercised. The whole performance is so highly tuned you only need to neglect it for a few days for the whole thing to go to seed. Sometimes I wonder what I would be like if left to revert to nature-with a full beard and handlebar mustache on each shin, Dennis Healey eyebrows, face a graveyard of dead skin cells, spots erupting, long curly fingernails like Struwwelpeter, blind as bat and stupid runt of species as no contact lenses, flabby body flobbering around. Ugh, ugh. Is it any wonder girls have no confidence?
~Bridget Jones~



Monday, March 2, 2009

Bubble Bath Bliss

One of my favorite things to do lately after coming in from the cold is to wind down with a bubble bath. I used to take a bubble bath once in a blue moon; but now its my addiction. I put on some relaxing tunes, fill the tub up with steaming hot water, pour in my aroma relaxing bubbles, light a few candles and I have transported myself to bubble bath heaven! It relaxes me and rejuvenates me and I can't get enough of it. Here is one of my bubble bath playlists that I just love, enjoy!


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