Saturday, August 29, 2009

Coming Soon

On September 25th The Dollhouse season two airs. I love the show and am super excited to see the twists it takes this fall. :) I love Joss Whedon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I wanted to be doing the San Francisco Nike Women's Marathon, however, I have been unable to raise all of the funds needed. Instead, I will be running the Boise City of Trees race and will plan on fundraising for the San Francisco in the fall (2010).

It has still been an awesome experience and I will continue for this cause. As of right now, I have $1000 dollars raised (waiting to be posted) and have commitments for another $1200. I am going to be $1800 short of my original goal of $4000 but it is still a lot of money that will help save lives.

I start fundraising for my next event in November. Please keep this in mind as you begin working on your 2010 budget. It is a great way to have a positive impact and any donations are tax deductible. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this cause.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pack Rat

Our family (the Bunns) are known for keeping things around "just in case" we ever might need them. Strangely enough, this often results in a phenomena known as clutter. Steen and I, after a pleasant laid back discussion, decided to downsize. Below is a list of some of the stuff we are getting rid of after the first round (at least seven rounds still remain):

8 hobo spiders were killed during this activity (one of which was a giant hobo)
7 boxes of cloths to Idaho Youth Ranch
1 box of cloths to Plato's Closet (consignment store, the money goes to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society)
2 boxes of books to Idaho Youth Ranch
2 boxes of art supplies & books to NHS
1 box of broken items to the trash (recyclable items were pulled out first)
1 box of toys to Idaho Youth Ranch

Hopefully, this makes it a little bit easier for round two (tackling the office... duh duh duh).
I boxed up two totes of stuff that I couldn't bring my self to get rid of. I will look through it again in a few months to see if I can get rid of a little bit more of it, but in the words of Bob (What About Bob, Bill Murray), I am taking baby steps. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family Time

I have a confession... we never sit down at the table to eat dinner as a family. Steen and I were talking about things that we can do to make our home better and that was the one thing we decided we were slacking on.

Now, we are eating dinner at the table and trying to instill in Spencer good communication skills while we work on his table etiquette. It has actually been a lot of fun. We saw the first payoff yesterday when we were at Carrie's house for dinner. He asked, "May I please be excused from the table?" before getting up and he also helped clear the table. I was proud. :)

(Picture shows our first family dinner this summer: tropical grilled salmon and tilapia, green salad, & corn).

Four Eyes

Spencer had to get eyeglasses. He was really excited about it at first. He chose his own eyeglasses which were "sporty and Harry Potterish" (his words, not mine). Everyday after ordering them he would ask when we could pick them up. Five days later, we did. The excitement lasted a half hour. Since then it has been a continual battle to get him to wear his glasses. Hopefully, he takes to the idea soon. When he asked about contacts, I told him we would talk about it when he is in seventh grade.

I do wonder why he got his teeth (weak enamel) and vision (myopia) from my gene pool. Aren't they supposed to use the "best" genes from the parents? :)

Lasik Update

Lasik Recap:

The procedure took about 15 minutes. It wasn't bad, except when cutting the flap for the second eye the doctor said, "Oh crap." I freaked out, but he assured me that it was just something that he dropped. :) My sight was blurry but it didn't hurt until about 30 minutes after the surgery, as we were sitting down at a restaurant to eat.

At the restaurant my vision got worse. I couldn't even see my food to put it on the utinsils and my eyes started hurting. It felt like there was ground up glass underneath my eyelids. Finally, after eating half my plate with tears falling from my eyes as seasoning, we gave up and went home.

I took a Tylenol PM in the car and then took a nap from 12 PM to 6:30 PM. I woke up seeing as good if not better than I ever did with contacts and my eyes no longer hurt. Since then, although my eyes are dry and they get tired more easily, I have had no pain. My vision is 20/25 in one eye and 20/20 in the other and the doctor said that he expects both to be 20/15 or better when the swelling goes down and healing takes place.

Overall, the experience has been great. I can see. I would highly recommend Restore Vision Centers (tell them I sent you) for anyone considering this option. If you are, make sure you take out at least $2500 for you flexible medical spending plan. It will cost between 3 or 4 thousand dollars. Make payment arrangements early, and then budget for lots of eye drops for the next six months. It is well worth the money to see.

(In the pictures: my night time safety goggles, my super cool dark sunglasses, and my beautiful eyes... I have had several people ask me when I would be able to wear makeup again. Seriously, I am considered going with out simply to make a statement. Steen thinks I look possessed and scary. )

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ok... the stage is set:

What: Leukemia Lymphoma Benefit, featuring live music from Tarriii
Where: Liquid in BODO
When: August 11th @ 8 pm
Why: Because cancer is everyone's problem and if we all take action and participate in finding a solution, there is hope.

Join me. :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I ran 12 miles (and by run I mean walk two minutes then run two minutes for interval training) by myself tonight and got sweat in my fresh from lasik eyes... not fun. The sweat actually formed a crust across my eyelashes, making it difficult to open and/or close them. Since I am not supposed to allow water to beat down directly on my eyes, I had to "shower" my eyes individually with saline solution in the hopes of rinsing off the salty crust. This whole "don't rub your eyes for six months" rule is ridiculous. Really, think about how many times in a day you rub your eyes.

Other than that complaint, life is good:
*I go to a concurrent credit conference at NNU tomorrow and then plan to "sort" Spencer's toys, taking some to GoodWill, while he is staying at his cousins.
*I am excited about my running, although I face the coming of Saturday and our long group run with dread.
*School is going to be starting soon and I am beginning to panic as I look at my summer to-do-list and realize that the majority of items have yet to be crossed off.
Oh well. I will bake some pies with Spencer this weekend, have my fundraising night in Boise next week, and get as far as I can on the house every day. Time sure does fly when your having fun.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Good Show

Anna and I went to see Music Theater of Idaho's Les Miserables (school edition) and we were both pleasantly surprised. While the performances of the company are generally enjoyable, they are not in the same category as a typical Broadway performance. What the actors lacked in vocals, they made up for in emotion and dramatization. The set was awesome and I truly enjoyed the evening. I had forgotten how much I love that show. Now I'm up looking at soundtracks on :)