Sep 21, 2010

Fishy Business

Our landlord/upstairs neighbors, like to cook fish. Last week it smelled up our whole apartment! I'm not a fan of fishy foods, or fishy smells. I ate a tuna-fish sandwich for the first time this year, and that was kinda pushing the comfort limits. The reason I bring this up, is... I'm looking for some advice here ladies.. I've tried this...

And the very popular..

It smelled GREAT for a few hours, then the scent died off..

So I went and tried the real deal, Old Fashion candles. The scent is amazing, but not strong at all. Its Ginger Peach from Pier-1.
Where do I go from here? I need a strong,delicious smelling candle to rid the fish smell from the house. I've heard about Gold Canyon candles, and Salt City.. Any advice would be GREAT!!!!

Love you all, Chels

Sep 20, 2010


So we've got this fish, named Neil. We knew he was special from the moment we picked up his plastic cup. So beautiful and blue! I just adored him. Jord bought him for us, along with a spiffy tank, pebbles and a cute sign that said "NO FISHING".. (super cute, right!)

I fell in love as we strolled around the store buying soap and toilet paper. I couldn't wait to get Neil home and into his new tank!! We hit the check out and the checker-outer literally dropped the ceramic sign into the plastic bag, of course it hit the bottom and shattered.. Boo. We drove home. The second Neil was in his tank he started doing back flips (now that he had the room to wiggle around). We fed him some pellets and he gobbled all 6 of them down, I thought he was starved and I had half a mind to call the Fish department at wal mart and be upset for starving my poor little fish. Then I noticed Neil was throwing-up. Great, we bought a bulimic fish. Not a good sign, After a few days he relaxed and the spit-up-fits stopped. We've had him for about a month now and I'm a little concerned. He spends a lot of time "Playing Dead" He stops wiggling his gills and just lays on the bottom of the pebbles. Is he sleeping or trying to kill himself? Last night he displayed a new trick. He swims to the top of the bowl and then power slams his head right into the pebbles! The pebbles are all out of order now, and I'm pretty sure he has permanent brain damage. And I think this guy might be having an effect on Neils Behavior...

Sep 8, 2010

Payson Lakes

Most people see Labor Day as a great holiday and an opportunity to get away and relax with the family. This year Jord and I looked at it from a different perspective. Instead of fighting to get the weekend off of work and hang out with the families; we bucked up, and went in for a full shift. Working a holiday might sound dreadful; but for Time and a half, its not that bad :)

On Tuesday we got to celebrate the holiday and relax. We went camping up Payson Canyon at Payson Lakes. It was beautiful with all the changing leaves. One perk we defiantly enjoyed was an open (empty) camp ground. We saw one other camper there.You better believe we got the best camp site! It looked a little something like this...
There was a nice shady area, and it wasn't too far from the bathrooms (YES, it had real bathroom, with no doors and everything!). As well as a little 5 min stroll from the beautiful lake.
Jord decided it was time to show off the rock skipping skills. He gave a great step by step tutorial ( Left->Right)

Step one-Place yourself in a rocky area
Step 2- Find a flat-ish looking rock
Step 3- Get a good baseball stance
Step 4- Swing back your arm
Step 5- LET IT FLY, but keep it flat..

Apparently we need to keep practicing because my rock skips look like this...We cooked some delicious dinner
Saw some pretty amazing wildlife.. Including, Wild Turkeys,Bear Warnings, Cows, ducks and a witty dear who walked within 15 feet of our camp site!

After the camping trip, I was telling my uncles that we went camping up there, they kinda laughed and said, "Chels, you know there are around 300 bears up that canyon alone and they've closed that campground several times this season because of Bears wandering around the area.."
Maybe next time we will go camping somewhere else.