Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Friday, December 5, 2008

Death, Gigs, Anti-Stepford-Wife-itis, and Callings

Time for an update, eh?


So....recently we had a death in our family. Our goldfish died. As he was flushed, I cried. I think the last time I cried about a dead pet fish, I was in the 3rd grade. But this was a special fish PEOPLE!!! For our wedding reception, we had live goldfish for the centerpieces. Chad and I took 2 home, as did some guests, including the Knerrs who named their fish, Chad and Jessica : ) Well, Chad's fish, Gus Gus, died about 2 years ago, and I thought it was an omen that Chad would be the first to die....how optimistic of me, I know....but luckily....the Knerrs' fish, Jessica, died first, so the two cancelled each other out. Anywho....my fish, Bruno, died a few days ago....that made him at least 3 and 3/4 years OLD!!! Talk about a record! But as you can see, Bruno was quite sentimental to us....well.....to me. Chad wouldn't even attend the funeral in the bathroom, where I sang, "God be with you 'til we meet again." (Erica....remember our bouncy ball funeral?) He said it was because he didn't want to see Bruno in the toilet, but I really doubt it. Sounds a bit....fishy....to me. Don't you love bad puns?

I couldn't resist capturing my feelings....well....I was kinda bored. Didn't he have a beautiful bowl? EMPTY....like my heart.

I hope you can be still be my fish in heaven. (This is really true.)
Luckily, we still have Dakota!
Watching for squirrels.
Moving on. I got my first paying piano gig! Yahoo! It feels really good actually, since I always play the piano for free....and now I'll be getting paid. You are looking at the assistant accompaniest for Springfield High School's Spring Musical! I'm really excited because I'll be able to be a part of SHS Theater again, at least in some small way. I really would have done it for free, but they offered.....and.....I couldn't say no, because I'm going to have to spend MANY hours practicing 280 pages of music. They'll be performing, "Dam# Yankees." Is it a bad sign that the show title has a curse word? NAH!

Anti-Stepford-Wife-itis. I DO NOT want to clean, cook, or get ready. I am still doing these things....well.....less cooking......but I'm so sick of getting ready! Why did someone have to invent the hairdryer, and hair straightener, and make-up, and all this crud? Why can't we be all-natural like guys? But, sadly, I am SO ACCUSTOMED to smooth, straight hair, and a lightly "painted" face that I dare not go ANYWHERE w/o it. Except for those late night trips to get a red-box or animal crackers (love 'em) where you inevitably run into someone you haven't seen for a long time. Why can't haggard be the new beautiful? Yeah....I don't see that happening any time soon.

So....the primary president must have read my last blog, because I have a new calling. I'm the Primary Chorister! Those poor little children. JK. I think I'm doing okay, and it has been going really well so far. I'm already doing silly things like wearing aprons and conducting with spatulas. We currently have 10 sunbeams, and at the beginning of the year, we'll have 10 NEW sunbeams....oh boy....and that's all I'm gonna say.
Like I said, I was bored, and I don't really like watching TV.

12 comments:

Carina & Dan said...

Sorry to hear about Bruno. I'm really impressed you were able to keep him alive for over 3 years, that has to be some kind of record. Dan & I keep alot of fish; or should I say we have to keep getting fish...because they die... alot. I'm a fish killer. Not on purpose, but dang! fish are so delicate. That is such a pretty bowl though; you should drown your sorrows by going to Petsmart & getting a new fishy friend to inhabit it. Dakota sure is a big girl now.
I'm a big fan of not doing makeup & hair. I hate having makeup on because inevitably I will touch my face & mess it up so it's just better not to bother.
I bet you are a fun primary chorister. Does that mean you aren't the organist anymore or are you pulling double duty?

Sean and Steph said...

Having fish at your wedding reception is the coolest thing EVER! I flippin love it!

Also, I hate getting ready! The cooking I don't mind, the cleaning I'm not that great at, but I'm trying, but getting ready?!?! Awful! Especially since I have to try and look professional every day! Dumb! I also love long, straight hair, but it takes so long! Why can't we just be bald?

Sorry about your fish! Remember Erica's fish Long Life? I always think of him when a fish dies....

E and J said...
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E and J said...

Ok, so yes, I deleted my comment but I had soooo much more to say!!!! First off I'm positive I will see "SweetPea" (the big green ball) again. I also had a fish named Gus Gus and he bit the dust. I was sad until I had, the now famous, Long Life. I wish I was as good as you about getting ready. It seems like I am always on the move as I rush to complete projects. I often go to the grocery store in my sweats in the middle of the day. How sad! Who really wants to clean? I like things clean but not spotless. Nobody wants to be dirty! LOL. I'm really sorry about your fish. =( Oh and Congrats on you paying gig!

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

I'm sorry your fish died! That fish lasted a LONG time. Elisabeth took some home too, and they died YEARS ago! Along with the other fish my parents bought once they got a larger tank and 'fancier' fish.
Congrats on your new calling! I saw you in there the other week and it looked like you were doing a good job with the kids. I bet they just love you - you're so fun and animated. Perfect for the primary chorister. :)

Erin Rachelle Wright said...

You are the dearest thing in the world to me J. I love you! I'm sorry your fish died. :( But I am likewise confident that you will see him again.

Hailey said...

You make me laugh so hard..i love it and further more i love you

Lauren said...

You.ARE.AWEEEEESOME! I love this post so much. I am sorry about your fishy...

At least you have a pretty bowl!

Lindsay Marchant said...

You are hilarious! I honestly think this was my favorite blog post to read ever!!

Karen K. said...

You should write a book Miss Jessica. I'd read it! And, just so you know, Chad-Fish is still alive. He's getting bigger and bigger with all his fishy friends. I believe there are 6 of them in our 20-gallon tank. Someday they'll have to find a new home.

I want to be in Primary with you waving a spatula. You could also write a book about leading the music in primary!

Your photos are great. Who took them? I love the dog pics especially. Your dog is evidently a much quieter squirrel watcher than ours is.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Just caught up on your blogs- You're pregnant! I'd call right now and congrats you but I'm not sure when you go to bed- especially now that you're pregnant! I lvoe you! I'm so happy for you! Your cravings are hilarious! And After reading your cleaning blog- that explains everything- you probably just don't feel like cleaning caues your tired! i'm so happy for you! I know what you mean about going out in public without getting dressed and ofcourse that's hwen you run into people. Jessica I'm so pysched about your pregnancy! And you're doing the musical= that is awesome! That will be a nice distraction for you. I love you! School starts tomorrow, when I feel safe in my school work I'll give you a call- love oyu!

hendersonshine said...

Jessica your awesome! And you ARE doing a great job in primary, I am always fully entertained(in a good way) Thanks:) And congrats on the new little one!!! YAY! Good luck with everything:) Oh and in picture Rob and I went snow-shoeing, and then stayed the night in a little shelter/cabin. It was fun you guys should come with us sometime!