Shauna J. She's a friend of a friend. Well actually now she is just a regular friend. But she used to be a friend of a friend.
Back when I had a grasp on my life, when I felt I was in control, I started to consider homeschooling Gwen. Meleah told me to contact Shauna. A friend who used to live in Texas but moved away.
So I did contact Shauna. And Shauna sent me the most wonderful e-mail about why she homeschools. It was awesome.
Before long Shauna and I got to chatting about other things. Important things, not important things.
Soon we realized that when she lived in Texas she had had the same floor plan that I currently had. Weird.
Weirder still? When I found out I was unexpectedly expecting, we realized that Shauna's kids were the same gender and spacing as mine.
It was almost creepy.
I like baking bread. Shauna likes baking bread.
I get horrendous morning sickness. Shauna gets horrendously even more morning sick than me.
She's afraid of heights. I'm afraid of planes.
I had to meet her. It wasn't like meeting a totally random, crazy Internet friend. One who really could be some fifty year old creep. Right? I mean, she was Meleah's friend! It was totally different than just meeting some random friend from the internet. Totally. I am anti random internet friend meeting (ahem, Mom) (MOM!).
So when we were here last year going to Disneyland I went and met Shauna.
Loved her. From the get go. She let me sit on her couch and vomit occasionally (as I had morning sickness) while she entertained my children.
So, I was pretty excited that moving to Utah I had a built in friend. One who misses Texas as much as I do. One who can reminisce how awesome Meleah is, how sweet Betsy is, how awesome the Millett's are. One who could lament that Utah doesn't have access roads on the freeways, that there are no gecko's on the side of the house at night, etc. etc.
It's been great! Shauna and I have been tearing Utah apart. We've gone to a cabin, to a farm, to Cabella's.
But the thing is...Shauna J. doesn't eat sugar. As in...ever. Not even in jam. Or peanut butter.
So I had to try it, right? I mean, if Shauna J. thinks it wise to not eat sugar, it has to be wise, right?
Plus she lost twenty pounds by simply taking sugar out of her diet.
So, I pose to you this question. If you had to do without sweets or savories, for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Think carefully.
Because I am much more of a sweet person than a savory one. I mean, I am not opposed to either but the savories just aren't cutting it.
But I trust Shauna J.
Though she does enjoy running, something that I will probably never understand.
(It's okay though, she says I can ride my bike alongside).