Friday, December 19, 2008

Is it just me.....

or is La-Z-Boy's new commercial somewhat obscene? This commercial really bothers me. All the moans and sighs and ahhs. And what the heck are the 2 ladies at the end doing?

Here is the link if you want to see what I'm talking about. I didn't want to put the video directly on my blog.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Milk Jugs

Yeah I know they are not so new anymore...but just as I did when they were new, I HATE them! They have to be one of the stupidest things ever invented. You can't pour milk out of these containers without spilling or having the milk run down the outside of the jug. After all this time we still can't get used to them. However, I really did want to give them a chance before I called Costco to complain, but this past weekend I couldn't take it anymore and I called Costco. They willingly took my complaint and let me know that they get them all the time. I am glad that we are not the only ones that don't like the new containers.
Now, I know that they are supposed to be more cost efficient and take up less space and the stores can fit more in their refrigerators...but it's not more cost efficient for me, the consumer, when milk gets spilled every time you pour.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to School

I am running a gamut of emotions today. I took Aidan to the bus stop early this morning at 6:30 so he would know where it is and up until this point have been excited to have him start middle school in the 7th grade. That is until I said, "Bye, have fun" and watched him walk away from the car with and unsure look on his face, which then started to make me feel unsure. He is my first born. I want him to stop growing up. If I could only turn back time to before Kindergarten to have him cuddle with me and rub my elbows.
I went back home feeling uneasy with an empty pit in my stomach but I knew I had 3 more kids to get up soon and get ready for their first day back to school. I took a shower and got myself ready which helped me feel better. It was a relatively easy going morning. Lunches were made, backpacks were ready and the kids got up when I asked them to since they actually went to sleep EARLY last night.
Ty was home and when it was time to go to school to find new classes and meet new teachers he came with us. Connor's teacher is a friend of mine and I like her very much (he also had her in 2nd grade). He is looking forward to seeing which of his friends are in his class. Finn and Brogan will not be in the same class this year. Brogan is liking that, but Finn is not. Though they have different teachers they are actually in the same classroom that has been split with a divider. Finn was so excited to see her friends this morning and is ready to learn. Brogan had been excited to start a new school year but when it was time to leave them, he had the same look as Aidan had this morning. Unsure. This started to make me feel bad again but tried to convince him he would have fun and he already knew some of the kids in his class.
Ty and I said goodbye and walked away from the school hand in hand feeling sad and hoping for more children to go through this with again someday.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Okay, so my friend Missy told me about these books from Stephanie Meyer (an LDS author) about a month ago and asked me if I would be interested in having a girls night out the night of the 4th book's release (which was tonight). I told her I would like to go even if I haven't read the books, just to get a girl's night out. She is gonna let me borrow her books, but in the meantime, the neighbor girl has the first book called Twilight and I am borrowing it from her. I am in the 7th chapter. In case you haven't heard of this series like I hadn't, it is about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire. I had no idea that there was such a following to this series of books until tonight. This is just one of many websites about it - . About 18 or so girls from our ward got together at Macaroni Grill for dessert, then walked over to Barnes & Noble so that those that reserved a copy could buy it at midnight. It was crazy in there! I have never been to a bookstore when a new book is being released. Young girls to grandmas were there to buy the new book. And when it turned midnight, there was screaming like you wouldn't believe! So if you need a good book to read, this one is recommended. Even I'm hooked and I never thought I would be into a story about vampires.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Come On!

Is it really so hard to not get jelly all over the outside of the jar?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My eyebrows itch...

...all the time. Why? I do not know. Is it because it has been 2 months since I had them waxed and the new hair growing in is making them itch? Maybe Mercedes could shed some light on this situation for me.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


1. What time did you get up this morning? woke up at 7:00, 7:50, didn't really, really wake up/get up until almost 9:00
2. Diamond or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Indiana Jones 4
4. What is your favorite TV show(s)? Grey's Anatomy, Dancing With the Stars, According to Jim, Project Runway, baseball games
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cereal
6. What is your middle name? Ann
7. What food do you dislike? Fish and seafood
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? ? I like a lot of different ones.
9. What kind of car do you drive? Dodge Caravan
10. Favorite sandwich? Subway Veggie Delite - loaded (without the jalapenos and banana peppers!)
11. What characteristics do you despise? Pessimism
12. Favorite item of clothing? Jeans
13. If you could go anywhere in the world, on vacation, where would you go? Europe
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy I guess...that's the only place I ever seem to make it to
15. Where would you retire to? No idea
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 36
17. Favorite sport to watch? Baseball
18. Furthest place you are sending this? Viewers in Calgary Alberta Canada
19. Person you expect to send it back first? Well, I am actually blogging it, so who knows if anyone else will do it
20. When is your birthday? September 27, 1971
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
22. What is your shoe size? 8
23. Pets? Dog named Chessie
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Not really
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A lawyer
26. How are you today? Pretty good
27. What is your full name? Hilary Ann Reilly (and no, I will not blog my whole nickname)
28. What are you listening to right now? Baseball game
29. What was the last thing you ate? Jelly Belly Sport Beans and about 6 Ritz crackers
30. Do you wish on stars? No
31. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
32. How is the weather right now? 75 and windy
33. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Jen
34. Favorite soft drink? Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke and Coke
35. Favorite Restaurant? I don't know...we hardly ever eat out...but I guess I will be boring and say Chili's
36. Hair color? Brown
37. What was your favorite toy as a child? Don't remember
38. Summer or winter? Both
39. Hugs or Kisses? Hugs
40. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
41. Coffee or Tea? Yuck
42. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
43. The last time you cried? About 1 1/2 weeks ago. I was mad at the other babseball board members.
44. What is under your bed? Brogan's baby leg casts, buckets with Ty's stuff and dust
45. What did you do last night? Went to Aidan's last regular season baseball game and his team won!
46. What are you afraid of? Getting in a really bad car accident, deep water
47. Salty or Sweet? Both
48. How many keys on your key ring? 8 on my personal key ring, 5 on my ballpark key ring
49. How many years at your current job? 11 years, 10 1/2 months
50. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
51. How many towns have you lived in? 4 I think
52. Do you make friends easily? No
53. How many people will you send this to? Lots
54. How many will respond? Good question