Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I did all of the cooking the day before.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Not sure how to make the link look right, but if you want the recipe, here it is:
Monday, December 14, 2009
So, on Saturday I was having lunch with E and B in Subway when this song came on. I am not sure what embarassed them more, the fact that I could, and did, sing every word of the song, or when I started to dance. I tried to keep still, but it was impossible. If you are (or were back in the day) a George Michael fan, you will especially like the video at about the 1:56 mark. Enjoy.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
In case you wondered, yes, I can see and hear you!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This morning when I came home from the gym to find that I had a frozen pipe and NO HOT WATER. Apparently my pipes didn't appreciate the overnight low going below zero. I shouldn't whine because I did get a hot shower at the gym. But I was in sweaty gym shorts and a tank top and freezing my tail off. I am finally warm but remembering that I don't think the temperature should be allowed to go below double digits.
Monday I got to play stay at home mom with three of my favorites, Ada, Miles and Baby Gavin. I had big plans to meet up with my favorite stay at home mom and let the kids run wild while we chatted. When I woke up Monday morning and saw that it had snowed about a foot I was concerned, but figured the snow would stop, the plows would come out and all would be well. Every time Miles and I checked the windows, it was still snowing. At some point I gave up the dream and resigned myself to staying inside where it was warm and safe. The kids and I had a fun day but it would have been even more fun with friends.
For various reasons I have not been running outside this winter. I decided it was time to stop being a sissy and get back to the great outdoors. My plan was for Thursday to be the big day. Once again, the weather gods have interfered. The prediction is for an overnight low of zero. I realize that the predictions are not always exact, but even if it is a few degrees warmer than anticipated, I am pulling out the sissy card again.
Have I made anyone miss Utah winters yet?
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Serious talk over turkey.
My mom worked long and on the placesettings. Aren't they great?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I reviewed the book The Sparrow a few months ago. Children of God by Mary Doria Russell is the sequel. It follows the story of Emilio, the survivor who made it home from Rhakat. Against his will, Emilio returns to Rhakat with a group that includes Jesuit priests, entrepreneurs, and a mercenary. The book was good, not great. Children of God had more 0f a focus on science fiction and less relationships.
My favorite part of he book was this conversation with one of the priests: "There's a passage in Exodus where God tells Moses, 'No one can see My face but I will protect you with my hand until I have passed by you and then I will remove my hand and you will see my back. Well, I always thought this was a physical metaphor but now I wonder if it isn't really abut time. Maybe that was God's way of telling us that we can never know His intentions, but as time goes on...we'll understand. We'll see where he was: we'll see his back.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It seems like with all of the talk about the "economy" and low consumer spending, wouldn't customer service and loyalty be especially important. Maybe Shopko missed that newsflash.
I would like to say that I will be permanently boycotting Shopko, however, the pharmacist there is my favorite and once I'm there, it's just convenient to do other shopping. So the truth is, I will probably keep going back. Maybe you all could do me a little favor and boycott your local Shopko on my behalf. Please.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"These jeans are a few days old. But the top is probably fresh because it gets to the point where even I can't stand the air around me. I don't know, my personal hygiene – it's so disgusting!"
Maybe that's why I've never felt the love. I'm not into dirty boys.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
This is him getting ready to rumble
And this is what he looks like in action.