Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Speaking of Ring Out Wild Bells...we sang that as the closing song in Sacrament Meeting yesterday. I usually hate it - it is sooo not a congregational hymn, but yesterday I must admit was much better than usual. Sure, the congregation didn't have a clue about the words or the rhythm, as usual,but the organist did. Brother Toy played it fast and loud - the song was fairly rolicking. Rebekah turned around after the meeting was over and pronounced it "hardcore". Thank you, Brother Toy.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I do like a good point and shoot camera, because that's the kind of girl I am. I used to have a Kodak EasyShare - several years ago - that's the camera we took to Europe...but then the rechargeable battery started to get less dependable. Then came the Nikon. On the one hand, it's great that the Nikon is prominently featured in a song ("I got a Nikon camera...") but that doesn't make up for the dark, fuzzy pictures.
Bring it on Kodak.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I made three aprons this morning - before the boys woke up. This evening I managed to finish one and NEARLY finish 3 more. I still have the waistband to blind stitch on those 3. I didn't add any fancy pockets (I've never found pockets either necessary or desirable in an apron). I did add piping to 3. Because I could. All the aprons I made today, except one, are reversible - because that's how I roll.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The wedding is over. The reception is over. The cultural hall was cleaned up. The church kitchen was cleaned up. Cars and vans were loaded up and stuff hauled home. Somehow we ended up with the leftover wedding cake. There was a LOT of leftover wedding cake. We froze the top layers for Nathan and Rebekah to have at a future time...we froze some more to be served as dessert on Wednesday (when they get home from their honeymoon and open presents)....but that still left an awful lot of cake.
- Orange Juice
- Wedding Cake
My guests didn't manage to make too much of a dent in it. Whatever is left tomorrow is going...going....
Rebekah's dad called me this evening to offer us some of the leftover goodies from the wedding. I told him no - unless he wanted to take some cake off of our hands. He gracefully declined...his co-workers will be reaping the rewards of my "no" tomorrow at work.
Maybe I should post it on Craig's List.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This morning we had an all classes seminary breakfast. It's the last day of classes before Christmas break, so we got all the students together - I'm not sure what the final head count was - something like 60 or 70 kids...a goodish amount.
My assignment was to bring orange juice and an electric griddle. I hauled them down to the van this morning, then backed out of the garage. As I was just about ready to shut the garage, I had a thought come to me "Pam". I put on the parking brake, jumped out of the van and grabbed some out of the bunker.
As I was bringing my stuff into the kitchen at church 10 minutes later, one of the first things that was said to me was "you didn't by any chance think to bring some butter or Pam??" I was happy to say yes.
The Spirit whispered "Pam".
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
- I've been sewing, daily sewing...but since I'm making gifts, the pictures will have to wait.
- snow...not much, just enough to cancel seminary yesterday. Warmer weather is on its way.
- did I mention that I've been sewing?
- cleaning house...with Alex, my helper elf. Trying to make the "fuzzy housekeeping" not look too fuzzy.
- cooking - a little Christmas cookie cooking is in order. A very little. Maybe just a batch or two.
- Before I do my baking, I'd better go grocery shopping.
- David flies in tomorrow night!
- Keira, Nathan, Jonah, Laura, Spencer, Zach, Tia and Suzanne arrive Friday!!
- Wedding on Saturday morning
- Reception Saturday afternoon.
- Reception is over around 5pm - then we can relax and have fun.
If I get the chance, I'm going to try and get my hair cut sometime...I need to cut the boys hair before Saturday....I have two more seminary lessons to prepare...my country's 500th anniversary wedding to plan, a wedding to plan, my wife to murder, Guilder to frame for it....I'm swamped.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I usually try and send my cards out the week right after Thanksgiving . Not this year. This year I'm just happy that I remembered that I had already bought cards.
Family letter insert: lame, lame, lame.
Lame, but done.
I have the first batch in the mail. Now Steve gets to address his cards....yeah, I don't do his. Brilliant strategy on my part. Brilliant.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
It amazes me that I can never get my office/craft/sewing room completely organized. I guess I could if I took all the craft stuff and fabric out...but barring that, I'm not sure it could ever be completely done - and still be usable.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Yesterday I posted about Steve's birthday and all but stated that "51" is a prime number. It is not. David knew it - his little poem in the comments was quite clever, and nicely didn't exactly say "Mom, you're sooo dumb".
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
He's just plain prime.
Happy Birthday to one prime piece of real estate.