13 August 2005
12 August 2005
earlier i was sitting here reading my email. i decided to leave the front door open so that the last bits of summer breeze could run a muck in our house, while drinking my most favorite wine in the world (louis tete beaujolais villages 2003). partially watching when harry met sally on tv, and waiting for my dinner to finish cooking....i just simply love summer evenings.
on a completely crappier note i got a freakin' photo radar and red light enforcement ticket in the mail today. sean tried to make it sort of funny...but lets face it. it's not. and it's even less funny because it's the second one that i've gotten. i know i'm sure that i'm not getting any sympathy from anyone right now because you're most likely thinking "well maybe you should stop running red lights" and obviously that's true. but it's not that i'm some crazy out of control driver. i just really really HATE those stupid cameras. i'm not arguing that i didn't run the red light. OBVIOUSLY I DID. i'm just really really annoyed by the whole thing. i have a lot of reasons which i won't go through because no one wants to hear me complain. i'm just really really annoyed that every day i have to pass through 5 cameras simply to get to work. i'm all for having safe drivers on the road but the reason that i'm annoyed by this is because sean and i really have no money right now...which is fine, we're being taken care of....but i'm PISSED that we're spending money that we really don't have to pay off this stupid photo red light ticket. i'm just tired and i hate wasting my money. lame. that's all i have to say....lame. mostly it makes me upset because it effects sean. now there are things he can't have or do..the cat can't go to the vet, etc etc... sometimes life is beautiful...sometimes lame.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 9:50 PM
10 August 2005
the other night sean when sean and i came home we herded three...or four very large cows back into the correct pasture before walking in our front door.
i finally saw the new charlie and the chocolate factory on IMAX and i loved it. i actually found myself laughing out loud. the experience was made all the better by the fact that sean and i went with deanna, anne, capp, amanda, and ross. it was a great night.
yesterday i started a huge art project on my desk, i hope to finish tonight. it's raining right now...apparently it's the "monsoon" season here in colorado. but i'm not sure how i feel about calling this a rainy season...the weather here is just weird and that's all i have to say about that. but for now i'll drink my chai and return to my art. peace.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 6:04 PM
13 June 2005
when a song speaks to me...i could listen to it over and over and over for a week. it's not that i listen to it until i don't like it anymore or don't want to hear it anymore, it's just some collision in my life with where i am and what that song is and feels like and the emotion that it pulls out. sometimes it's simply the music and the way it rises and falls.
this makes sean crazy. he doesn't understand how i could sit and listen to the same song over and over again. once a cd has played once through, he needs to move on. put something new on. i'm sure this says a lot about who i am and who he is, but that's not really what i'm getting at. i don't know what i'm getting at... sometimes i just need the repetition in my life, or maybe the comfort of knowing where the music is going? no...i dont' think that's it....it helps me think, work things out in my head. at times i get so worked up in my head that nothing can come out. i think it helps me process. helps me to put things in order, get things out, let things go.
the song currently playing over and over: FAIR by REMY ZERO
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 10:13 AM
04 June 2005
this seems to be a time of much changing. i am getting ready to go to school in the fall...well wait, it starts a little further back than that.... amanda graduated from college last month, so she's back with the parents and working at a great breakfast and lunch place called lucil's which serves new orleans style food (the beinges - i can't spell it but they are doughnut type things that come to your table hot and fresh and COVERED in powdered sugar - are amazing..i could probably eat them everyday) so now that amanda's done with school we have lots of time to hang out, which is great. we have to fit it all in right now because she's moving to london this fall....much changing. also, our very good friend deanna, and our very good friends anne and jonathan are moving to denver!! sean and i are looking forward to having them close by again. they bring joy and laughter and comfort (and love) to our lives. sean and i have found a new place to live and will be moving at the end of june. we're moving into boulder and we look forward to being closer to family and work and everything. sean is looking for a new job, and i am getting ready to go to school in the fall... much changing. as far as the animals go...kenna will be living on 100 acres of land where she'll be able to run around again, and our cat will be living in the young life house where his job will be to catch mice.
this time of changing is hard for me...well actually this time BEFORE things actually change is hard for me. the in between time. i know we are being taken care of and watched over, and so i strive to learn how to trust and relax. it's not easy.
on a completely different note, i was in PEPPERCORN the other day (a store on the pearl street mall - just jam-packed with everything from decorations, to plates, pot and and pans to cookbooks, and linens.) and i was passing by the teapot, tea cup area where there were tons of different jams and lemon curd and biscuits and teas and it made me think of laura cosby. (laura - continue to bless people with tea time, it is a much needed thing (: know that you are loved and missed here.)
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 12:23 PM
03 May 2005
today i spilt an entire venti drink on some poor unsuspecting lady. i did this during the first 3 minutes i was at work. the rest of my day followed accordingly. so yes also today...feeling like a moron.
sean and i leave to go to denver and then colorado springs tomorrow morning. the final destination being the zoo in colorado springs. amanda and her friend ross are going as well. i've been looking forward to it since sunday (when we decided to go).
after the zoo ross has some appointment or something down in the springs, and sean might have some guy buy his car. then sean is off to take the grandparents to the train station, and i have a shower to go to for a bride-to-be (:
i'll go, but...
so sometimes i agree to do things, but only if i can make some rules that must be followed. like once i was really tired and i didn't want to go to the grocery store, but sean really wanted me to come with him (you can tell these are really interesting, important-for-you-to-know kind of stories eh?) anyway, i agreed to go as long as i didn't have to take my sunglasses off for the entire time we were inside the grocery store, and as long as i didn't have to talk to anyone in the aisles.
i agreed to get up early on my ONE day to sleep in to go to the zoo with everyone as long as i could wear my pj's all the way down to the springs, and maybe even into the zoo.
other big news:
1) our fish are schooling
2) we're not going to buy a house
3) we hope to sell sean's car tomorrow
4) kenna rolled in a whole lot of poop.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 10:16 PM
29 April 2005
tonight i ate dinner at sean's parent's house. when i got there it was happy hour, which included a whole party by the time i got there. dad, grandma and grandpa oldroyd, grandma dunn, evan and joni, and jerry and missy. (jerry is evan's best friend, and missy is his wife. sean was gone working and mom was at a church meeting.) everyone is in town for the big day tomorrow...amanda's graduation! so after happy hour ended evan, joni, jerry, and missy all took off to go out to dinner, while the rest of us set the table for dinner.
dinner was wonderful. it was only clark (sean's dad) and all the grandparents, and myself. grandma dunn (charlotte) told stories of being a little girl, and of the depression, and of her late husband hampton. grandpa oldroyd told stories about his mom and dad and his grandparents. grandma oldroyd was a constant commentary on the evening, and on the cats, and of the day, etc, etc.
i felt so blessed. i simply soaked in the stories of my new family. they won't be around forever, and i love spending time with them. i love that i get to know his grandparents, and listen to their stories, and know about their lives. and i feel so honored the way that they pour out their love to me. when i came into the house tonight grandma dunn was in the other room so she didn't know that i hard arrived. once she noticed she said (now you have to say this in a little old ladies voice...but a little old SOUTHERN ladies voice) , "ohhhhh. .. well when did you get here? well you just come over here and give me a hug."
i love my husband, and my life is overflowing with the blessings of family.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 10:29 PM
on thrusdays i open the restaurant with matt. every thursday he asks me if i'm tired. (from my morning job). and i always ask him if he enjoyed mall day. (he delivers water during the day, and two thursdays a month he has to deliver to the giant mall, which he despises.) a little before 500 when we open the restaurant i always ask Sean and matt, "hey guys what do you wanna run tonight?" meaning what special sauce would like like to sell/make that night. matt never really chooses he simply makes a sarcastic joke about the fact that we tend to run the same sauce over and over and over. sean always chooses. yet still, we ask the same questions every week. this is thursdays.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 12:27 AM
26 April 2005
heidi works at the restaurant. she's wonderful, full of life, very funny, easy going, tell-it-like-it-is kind of a girl. i enjoy working with her. so the other day, at job numero uno, everything i touched i felt was a disaster. everything kept leaping out of my hands and crashing to the floor. drinks were spilling, milk was steamed to overflow and scalded. my head felt like one big fog. and i felt as if i was in an awful never-ending marry-go-round of a work day. and this was all on top of the fact that i HAD to find someone to cover my shift so that i could see my sister graduate. (well sister-in-law...but that sounds so sterile.) when my shift ended i proceeded..or should i say attempted to write a note to one of my fellow co-workers to try and beg him to cover my shift for graduation. and i was a bit of the way through when i wanted to use the sentence, "i'm sorry i realize i'm a moron and forgot to ask for the day off." except for the fact that i couldn't remember how to spell moron. right then and there i decided, enough is enough. i mean there's feeling like you're stupid and then there's feeling like you're stupid. but when you can't spell moron? i hope someone sees the humor. well, i had two choices....i could wallow in my self-pity and STUpidity, or i could just laugh about it. well one doesn't just go 21 years not knowing how to spell and not think it's funny. so obviously i saw the humor. and what did i do? well what everyone should. i explained the situation to just about every one of my fellow co-workers, prefacing it with the fact that apparently "the theme of the day is, I AM A MORON." it made people laugh, as i hoped that it would. when i arrived at job numero dos of course i proceeded to tell heidi about it. she laughed and we shared some more stories about our complete and utter failures in life. she doesn't think less of me because of my moron story...she simply appreciates the truth and laughter about life. as do i. i mean, who knows if i've even spelt it right yet.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 11:15 PM
(this started out as a post about what tv shows sean and i watch, but crap man...that was so boring. so i erased it...and this is what came out next.)
i wish i had something more exciting to post about this evening, but apparently this is as exciting as it's getting today. i really have nothing witty, intelligent, minorly entertaining, sarcastic or overly dramatic to say.
i look forward to wednesday. every monday and wednesday sean and i eat breakfast together. i love breakfast. i love sitting at a table with someone else who's sleepy eyed and has bedhead. there's no other meal that's as intimite as breakfast. you really get them, no frills, no make up, just pj's and bedhead. and sometimes bad breath. breakfast is true love. love is just flowing from person to person, and everyone's too tired to cover up the things that they later hide from the world, or each other. people are more gentle with eachother. some things i feel are just good in life. breakfast is simply, and quietly...good.
tomorrow we buy fish.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 10:34 PM
everyone should read the book HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by sandra cisneros, or anything by her. a short story, anything. she is amazing, thought provoking, makes you look at life in a new way. real life, not pretty life, not ugly life, just real life. she is brilliant. go, read, be changed.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 12:46 AM
25 April 2005
the long awaited day. the day off. i struggle with the day off, mostly because i realize that we really only have one each week, and therefore MOST of my life is not a day off. i don't want to live for the day off, i don't want to simply skip 6/7th's of my life simply waiting for the 1/7th. alas, i really enjoy the day off.
so what did i do with the day off? well...i slept in. then sean and i drove to a lady's house to pick up a dining room table she was giving to us. after that we headed off to go to the restaurant. sean had to pull some things from the freezer and put them in the fridge. we stopped off at chipolte to share a burrito (couldn't eat whole ones because we were meeting grandma and the parents for dinner). we stopped at a card shop to buy some cards for amanda's graduation then next we headed to bookends to grab a cup of coffee, where we met scott allen outside writing and watching the hand-stand girl on the pearl street mall. there wasn't much time to talk because of dinner with grandma. when we finally arrived to meet grandma she was of course excited (as were we). she had made dinner for sean, myself, and mom and dad. and there was some mumblings between grandma and mom either about that grandma had HAD a dream, or that in her dream-world sean would sit down at the table and eat the meal and say, "OH GRANDMA, that was so wonderful. i want to get the recipe from you." mostly i enjoy this thought because well...for a few reasons. the first being, doesn't it kind of make sean sound like a 1950's housewife? and two, of course sean would love anything that his grandma made for him. after dinner sean and i collected the fish tank that the parents were giving to us and headed home.
at home kenna was VERY interested in the new fish tank that sean and i were setting up. even hours after it was set up (no fish in it yet mind you) she would run to it and watch it intently, while clawing it with one paw. so since she had gotten herself all wound-up about the fish tank she was equally as spazzy about everything else in the house. mostly but not only...the cat. no matter what command we gave her, it all ended up the same...kenna would run and bite the cat. very odd. it was during this moment that my husband decided to sing something which went like, "matilda, matilda, matilda, matilda!" why, well...no one is sure. it was short, and he only really went through what i can assume to be a few verses before coming to an abrupt ending. all this going on while the cat is running around the house like a maniac. he's been acting strange lately. and by strange i mean behaviors such as: biting the wall and refusing to stop no matter what i did, and trying to gnaw on the floor...why we're not sure. and yes before you ask he is being fed. a few days ago he lost his collar and so he's had to be inside. which causes everyone to go crazy, mostly sean and i. today we bought him a new collar...we debated for a while about buying him a pastely pink collar just to spite him, however reconsidered on the basis that then everyone would simply think him a girl, and settled on maroon. i realize it may sound mean to do something simply to spite your animal, but i feel it is necessary that everyone understand that our cat, although we do love him, is a punk ass.
okay, humm...that's about it for the day off. short, sweet, and out with a bang.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 11:08 PM
24 April 2005
"it's my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." <-- thoughts? reaction? agree/disagree? who do you think said this?
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 12:37 AM
okay i just got home from work so try and stay with me here..
well, i realize it's been a bit since i've had a post. i HAD an amazing one, wonderful, a thriller, heart pounding, edge of your seat, tear-jerker, laugh out loud kind of a post...but something happened and the site was down so it just erased my post and pissed me off. therefore, in protest i've refused to post for the past couple weeks. obviously my boycott has done wonders, i'm a real people mover if y'know what i mean.
basically the post was about what books i'm reading, what music i'm listening to, what movies i think are amazing, etc. SO i suppose i'll just give you the really short, and COMPLETELY inadequate version of the above mentioned creme de la creme of posts.
well, right now i'm reading GREAT EXPECTATIONS for humm...probably the 5th time in my life. wow, no that's not true...okay so this is probably the 3rd time. i know, most of you would say that it's boring and strange, or depressing, or that you just don't enjoy dickens. HOWEVER i just love this book. i'm not sure what it is about it, but i just love it.
as far as what i'm listening to...it's all over the place right now. little alkaline trio, an amazing bouncing souls/anti-flag split, maroon 5, modest mouse, flaming lips, death cab for cutie, jimmy eat world (their older stuff prior to bleed american), mike felumlee/dan andriano split, the chinkees, no use for a name, hi-standard, tiger army, madd caddies, u2, miles davis, OH and the soundtrack from garden state, and on and on. of course there's always a little jack, dave, and waterdeep.
and movies, movies, movies...right now hands down, no questions asked, the movie that i think everyone should see is GARDEN STATE. i don't even really want to talk much about it, i just loved it. it was....amazing. check it out, tell me what you think. tell me what you thought of the music. etc, etc.
so there ya have it. there are other things going on in life but we'll get to those later. i mean, common now, we're only getting over the whole boycotting of this thing..we'll see.
again....i'm just not spell checking anymore...takes too much time and simply discourages me from posting at all.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 12:33 AM
04 April 2005
i should be in bed. i should be asleep. i wasn't going to post. let's be honest...i don't really ever post. i'm not going to apologize again...because it will only keep hapening. this is just the reality of a blog for me. it will be sparatic. so for those few of you who read this out there...well done, and thanks for stickin' with me.
i should be in bed...i have to get up at 530 tomorrow to work, but such is life. sean is gone up to the cabin with the guys (forrest, alex, capp, mark, scott) so i am home alone. i spent the morning with sean finishing up some grocery shopping for the guys and then i spent the rest of my day with my friend terri. she is a wonderful girl, and we're ridiculously similar in the way we are. she is a true blessing in my life. we spent the day in denver not doing to much, just some window shopping (we are both poor) and got some dinner, then we just hung out here at the house. our house is a mess right now...but she doesn't care. i love when a friendship has that reality to it. terri didn't comment that my house was a mess, not because she didn't notice...but because it's not the reason she likes me. she wasn't concerned that i hadn't washed the breakfast dishes, or that my desk was overflowing, or that i had clothes all over the room. she simply plopped herself down on the bed amidst the chaos and said, "we need more days off".
i am reading a book called THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. it's wonderful. i love it, i can't put it down. it is about an autistic boy. he is the one writing to you. i can't even begin to describe why i love it so much....but you should read it. everyone should read it. maybe you'll hate it. maybe you'll not understand. but i love it. it's real. it's life without the frills. it's not depressing, it's just real.
"All the other children at my school are stupid. Except i'm not meant to call them stupud, even though this is what they are. I'm meant to say that they have learning difficulties or that they have special needs. But this is stupid because everyone has learning difficulties because learning to speak French or understanding relativity is diffucult and also everyone has special needs, like Father, who has to carry a little packet of artificial sweetening tablets around with him to put in his coffee to stop him from getting fat, or Mrs. Peters, who wears a beige-colored hearing aid, or Siobhan, who has glasses so thick that they give you a headache if you borrow them, and none of these poeple are Special Needs.
But Siobhan said that we have to use those words because people used to call children like the children at school spaz and crip and mong, which were nasty words. But that is stupid too because sometimes the children from the school down the road see us in the street when we're getting off the bus and they shout, ' Special Needs! Special Needs!' But i don't take any notice because i don't listen to what other people say and only sticks and stones can break my bones and i have my Swiss Army knife if they hit me and if I kill them it will be self-defence and i won't go to prison. " - the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
i usually would not quote something so large...but i wanted to give you a taste. as i read the book there are moments when he just speaks the truth like above. there are moments where my heart breaks and i just wish that i could hold him. it's a book that makes me laugh out loud, and re-read to laugh again. and as quickly as i was laughing, the next moment i'm in tears. or i feel his claustrophobia, or understand the crowding of incoming information in his brain. it is an insite to autistic children like i've never seen before. a real, in their head kind of view. and i'm floored.
He talks about how he has behavioral problems. and how sometimes he use to worry that his mum and dad were going to get a divorce because they fought often and he says,
"This was because of the stress of looking after someone who has behavioral problems like i have. I used to have lots of Behavioral Problems, but i don't have so many now because i'm more grown up and i can take decisions for myself and do things on my own like going out of the hosue and buying things at the shop at the end of the road.
These are some of my Behavioral Problems:
a. not talking to people for a long time (once i didn't talk for 5 weeks.)
b. not eating or drinking anything for a long time.
c. not liking being touched
d. screaming when i am angry or confused
e. not liking being in really small places with other people
f. smashing things when i'm angry or confused
h. not liking yellow things or brown things and refusing to touch yellow or brown things
i. refusing to use my toothbrush if anyone else has touched it
j. not eating food if different sorts of food are touching eachother
k. not noticing that people are angry with me
l. not smiling
m. saying things that other people think are rude (People say that you always have to tell the truth. but they do not mean this because you are not allowed to tell old people that they are old and you are not allowed to tell people if they smell funny or if a grown-up has made a fart. And you are not allowed to say "I don't like you" unless that person has been horrible to you.)
n. doing stupid things
o. hitting other people
p. hating france
q. driving mother's car
r. getting cross when someone has moved the furniture
i really do need to be in bed. but here's this for what it's worth. what if we were so honest with ourselves and wrote down all our behavioral problems. are we ever that honest with ourselves?
i am not spell checking this post. i hate spell checking. makes me feel stupid.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 10:27 PM
02 March 2005
sean is not reading dostoyevsky's the brothers karamozov. i just thought you all should know. the man reads a lot, he's even read that book already, but he's just not reading it now...so i don't think that it should be on his blog. if he wants to make a whole section about books he LIKES then i'll let it go.
day in the life of the oldroyds:
this past monday sean and i both had the day off. we had plans to go to nederland and just hang out in the mountains. sean, who usually gets up before me...kept on sleeping. which was fine. i had a quiet morning and just hung out with the animals. once sean got up, we just didn't feel as though we had the energy to take a trip, so instead sean worked on his car (which has issues again...but now are maybe fixed? we hope) i sat in a chair in the garage and just talked to him while kenna paced endlessly chasing the shadow of bugs on the concrete, while amos did whatever it is he does.. our neighbor came over from across the street (who had just recently painted our house) because he had a bit of paint on some windows that he was going to scrape off. he stayed for a while to try and help sean fix the car, but was also confused by the problem. while i was trying to entertain myself during all of the listening to the car and shadow chasing i found an unused flower pot and decided that i wanted to do some gardening. so after the car goings on had ended sean and i planted some seeds in a few pots. then sean had to leave to go into boulder (we live 25 minutes from the restaurant that he/i work at) and i was going to just watch a bit of TV while he was gone, but my cold completely overtook me and i fell asleep on the couch at 300pm when i woke up around 600pm sean had made dinner and was just waiting for me to wake up. so we ate dinner and watch the oscars (which we had previously taped).
not a terribly exciting day, but there's us.
p.s. if you read this it's probably because you read sean's blog. so when sean mentioned that he had asked the owners of the restaurant for more work to help with a down payment on a house... what he didn't say is that they responded by saying that they would like for us to take over the restaurant. it's a huge compliment, and we're not ready to or wanting to at this point. but i just thought i would clarify that for you. because knowing my husband he wouldn't ever have divulged that his boss has so much faith and trust in him that he would hand over his restaurant to him.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 11:16 PM
so i forgot to say a couple of things. one: polly shore DOES have a new movie called POLLY SHORE IS DEAD. before you ask how it is.... i haven't seen it yet. also, i performed no spell check on the last post, nor did i read it after i typed it, so...read accordingly. peace.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 6:32 PM
well i'm not very good at this whole thing. i'm not home much, and when i am the last thing i want to do is sit at my computer. i would rather spend time with the animals or with my husband. anyway, i'll keep on going...i mean, why not.
okay, before i go any further i am going to preface this post with the fact that i have a horrible head cold and therefore i am now in the loopy stage in my day, i apologize now. oh, also apparently...word of the day: awesome.
so, what's been going on... my girls and i (my freshman girls) meet for bible study every sunday night, which is awesome. it's only taken me almost 5 months to convince them that it's worth while thing to do, so i'm very happy they've finally decided it is something they want for their lives as well. what else...i'm sick again and/or still i'm not sure which, i've not really been well since our wedding...and now i have a massive head cold. my voice goes in and out at times, but the coolest part of my cold is that i now have deep man voice...awesome. my jobs are going well, nothing to really complain about there. someday however, i would like a job where i don't have to stand the whole time. i really think however deep down inside i'm addicted to applying for jobs where you have to stand the whole time. very strange. i've been working since i was 15 years old, at a grocery store, accommo (okay well that's the only job where i didn't have to stand the whole time), in a kitchen, at starbucks, and now at d'napoli's...all of them standing, minus the one i said i didn't stand...right, okay. for the most part life is good right now. i'm apprehensive about the future...just a lot of big things coming up. not sure what to do with that. OH, and i'm really ready and excited for summer. awesome. sean and i are looking forward to a relaxing summer, and getting to do all the things we couldn't do last summer because we were out of our minds busy. i'm not sure what all those things are exactly, but damnit we're doing them. (ha, woah...got all pasionate about that..) <-- you were all thinkin' it.
today sean and i went out for coffee at a fairly new coffee shop in a new neighborhood which is called the steel yards because it was where the boulder steel yards were originally located. 2/3rds of the (what would you call it...complex? neighborhood? area?) complex is business and the other part is domestic housing. very urban feeling. we had good coffee, and somewhat okay pastries (which i expected..what coffee shop actually has great pastries? it's just part of the deal). the owner of the coffee shop seemed like a very cool guy to work for. moving on. so then we had already dragged our butts into boulder so we decided to just hang out until sean had to go to work, which meant we still had like 2.5 hours to keep ourselves entertained. we walked next door to a dog and cat bakery and hung out with a very old and fat beagle, and a very old but not fat... DANG IT i can't remember what kind of dog it is...you know, like the one in turner and hooch. we ended up buying kenna a lama/sheep like fuzzy toy dolly, and some treats. (pizza, cheese, and peanut butter flavored). i really wanted to buy amos a collar with spikes on it but they didn't have any. unfortunate. don't worry though, i'm going to pets mart tomorrow. then we decided to look at these new lofts that were just finished and should be on the market on north broadway. they seemed nice. which then lead us to wanting to go look at the townhomes at dakota ridge. and then back to the holiday neighborhood. all very exciting. who knows what's in store.
okay, gotta go...i'm going to be late for club...again. geeze.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 6:30 PM
04 February 2005
so here's how my night went:
had some small tables, people were very nice.
a four year old boy gave me a bracelet he made for me while waiting for his dinner.
total and complete lack of knowledge of wine-bottle-opening....
....couldn't get a bottle of wine open in front of a customer, and almost broke the cork. (i'm cool i know)
nice man who didn't laugh when i couldn't open the wine bottle....sat and read a NOVEL so i sat on my butt for an hour waiting for him to leave.
went home (house sitting for in-laws), ate a mustard sauce (w/pasta and chicken) and had a glass of wine. (which i opened the bottle without a hitch....in front of absolutely no one of course...except my in-laws fat cats. ) my good friend terri came over and hung out with me until sean got home.
pretty good day over all...if we forget about the wine incident. which i trust we all will. i mean....i know i have. i mean lets move on to bigger and better things. things with importance to our everyday lives....like when is polly shore going to make another movie? hummm... yeah.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 4:17 PM
03 February 2005
tony is in town for a couple days doing interviews for his summer staff, so sean and i were able to meet up with him and go out to dinner. it was a wonderful time. we went to a little irish pub downtown called connor o'neils. we sat in the back by the fireplace and just ate and talked. we had to position the table just so so that the water dripping down from the melting snow on the roof wouldn't hit us, but mostly that just made the experience that much better. it was comfy and warm and full of people. sean and i both had fish and chips, and tony decided on the shepherd's pie. all accompanied with a nice little cup of potato leek soup. it was the perfect meal for a cold night.
things have been a bit hard for sean lately, and a visit from a dear friend was a clear blessing for him. he woke up this morning not seeming as discouraged about things. he loves tony dearly, and the timing of his visit couldn't have been better. sean and i don't have the time or the money to take any vacation right now, and so this was just a little bit of a break for us.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 3:10 PM
well, obviously i haven't blogged in a really long time. this was one of the reasons i never had a blog in the first place. i felt as though i didn't have enough to talk about to necessitate a blog. which i still think i don't, but i want this to at least be a place for people to check in and know what's going on in my life. so, i'll try and do better.
so...what has been going on in my life? well, last week i turned 21! sean and i went out to the mountain sun in downtown boulder with our friends daniel, forrest and janelle. it was a really nice time. good beer, good friends.
other big news in my life is that i have a new job. i am working at d'napoli's (the same little italian place that sean works) two nights a week now, waiting tables. this is one of the reasons i've not blogged much. on tuesdays and thursdays i work 13 hour days (starbucks and then d'napoli's) and then i work the other three days still at starbucks. i am not complaining at all. sean and i have both been blessed with work. mostly, it's just ment less time to do things such as blog.
so not too much has been going on in the oldroyd house. we were taking the dog on long walks about twice a week, but i had to stop going along because my knees are starting to hurt pretty badly from the 50 hours a week i spend on my feet. which, that's gotten me a little discouraged. my health hasn't been great since thailand, what with one thing or another and to have something else that i'm limited from because of my health...it's just gotten me frustrated lately.
our cat continues to harass all other living things, mainly sean and the dog, and any bugs. kenna has become a much more loving dog towards strangers. sean apparently is taking his anger out on the blond haired children of the world, and i feel like i'm an 80 year old woman with arthritis in my knees.
we are also looking into buying a house in boulder sometime this spring/summer. it's a long and complicated process, but we're just trying to take it step by step (oohh baby) (haha i only hope someone else knows that song out there) anyway we're just taking it one day at a time, and trusting God the whole way. we know that we can't get a house on our own, so this is just a great time of listening and obeying.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 3:05 PM
12 January 2005
so today i've been thinking of friends. (i know i've been posting a lot of pictures lately, but i'm sure it's just a phase and i'll soon move on to something new my exploration of blogs.) Today is our (sean and i) good friend tony's birthday. there is so much i could say about him, but i'm sure he knows. today he is 51 years old, happy birthday tony. we miss you and love you tony, and can't wait for your visit.
(from left to right: mark, tony, and my father-in-law clark)
soon i will share some amazing pictures of moi for you all to see. i know...gotcha on the edge of your seat i'm sure.
so in light of talking about friends today i thought that i should at least say a few congratulations. because my gosh, the whole world is getting married.
first off...cory and lyndsay pina we love you both and are so happy for you. we wish we could have been there. we have a guest room all ready if you decide you need a little time away to relax and ski!
AMANDA BAKER AND PARKER....man oh man (parkers getting married!). well congrats. we will be there, come hell or high water.....considering the rain out there hopefully no more high water... ANYWAY. we're so very excited for you.
mike and kaitlin!! way to go guys (: i'm so excited for you!
next up...(oh yes folks, it continues...) jeremy and sarah! jeremy sorry i didn't call you back, but i'm glad you got to talk to sean. and i would just like to remind you of that trip we took down to fresno in your loud jeep just so you could see sarah, i hope you're thankful. (:
(haha, and you thought it was over...)
AMANDA AND ANDREW. congrats not only on the future wedding, but on your little monkey too! i can't wait to come and see you guys when we're in cali. we love you both. hope all is well.
okay, i think i covered everyone. sean and i feel so blessed to be able to watch (well more hear of) all this happiness and excitement bubbling over from our friends. and we would just like for you all to know that you all are welcome to come and stay at our house if ever you come this way.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 11:50 AM
10 January 2005
i thought i should be fair and share pictures of the rest of our family with the world. needless to say i'm sure...sean was just thrilled with my posting of the last picture.
so here is the baby of the family Amos(he has no middle name)oldroyd. he enjoys eating, running around outside. playing with bugs and snow. he also enjoys harssing old fat cats, and waking sean up very early in the morning.
next up is kenna marie oldroyd.(well she doesn't really have a middle name but when i'm really annoyed at her i always seem to want to yell KENNA MARIE....i never actually do but well....now this is just awkward. moving on.) she enjoys rolling in poop, biting the cat, going on walks/runs, sleeping on couches, and eating cheese.
maybe later tonight or tomorrow i'll write about what we've been up to. peace.
Posted by Jules Oldroyd at 8:19 PM