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Friday, March 27, 2009

It's only an hour, come on, you can do it!

Watch this video and get ready to turn the lights off for one hour Saturday night, March 28th.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today is good because...

I just enjoyed the best apple I've had in a few weeks. The best way to describe it is what I read on another blog about someone else eating a very tasty apple...

"Fragrant, tart, juicy, all those usual words we use to praise an apple. A smell one part cider vinegar, one part sun-dried laundry, eight parts apple-y apple. Tart but not citrus tart, with great crunch, and also comely."

It was a baby jazz (so crisp, so juice, so...{sigh}...yum) from Trader Joes. I just bought them yesterday and had no idea it would change my whole day around when I picked them up and tossed (very gently though, don't want to bruise those baby's) into my basket.

I kinda feel bad for the blood orange I have for my afternoon snack (also bought at Trader Joes). It has a lot to live up to.

I'll keep you posted. :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

So, I have decided that at the young age of 29 I am offically an old maid. A couple reasons are that I like to go to bed early (wow, it's late. It's 9 pm and I should be in .... zzzz..... ) and eat dinner early (4:30 dinner, here I come!) and I've been think lately of getting a cat. Yep, that's right, I'm gonna be the Crazy Cat Lady...
I love the plaque on this! Kills me every time. And yep, dating is awkward, fun yes, but awkward too.
So, feel free to call me the old maid. It won't hurt my feelings...I know it's true. :) Should I be okay with thinking of myself as an old maid? Not sure, probably. Do I care? Nope. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

oldies but goodies

Look who I found...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Forgot something

The four people who inspire me to write more and who are some of the best card/letter writers I know are as follows...
1. My sister Sam
2. Jenny
3. Holli
4. My daddy-o
Also, today is National Frozen Food day. I've heard that Amy's Mexican Tamali Pie is amazing! If you have had it or plan on trying it, please let me know what you think! I also really enjoy Kashi's frozen meals and pizza's. Pick up a Kashi pizza and a bag of fresh arugula and call life grand! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A couple of things I wanted to share...

1. Not only is March National Noodle Month, it is also National Sauce Month. What an appropriate pairing, don'tcha think?

2. Today is one of my favorite days of working at the church (followed closely by tomorrow). It is the day that the first grade class is done reading the Narnia books and has a big banquet "feast" dressed up as the characters from the books. The teacher (along with her fabulous crew of aids and parents) sets up the banquet room with fancy dishes and lights and trees and white puffy stuff to look like snow and then has people dress up as the white witch, Aslan, and other characters which have left my head. I'm really not doing a great job of describing this oh so precious event but really, it is oh so precious! I watched the kids pull back the sheet and be announced as they walked into the room, it was so great. The kids were so excited, and I mean jumping up and down and possibly having to pee their pants excited. Anyway, it is so fun and always makes me smile. And it is something that you know the kids will remember forever. I love that piece. Hopefully this will help them keep on wanting to read books as they grow older.

3. I am getting tired of technology. Yep, I sure am. I don't think it's bad by any means and I am certainly not entirely an old maid and think we should just shuck our computers, cell phones and ipods out the second story window. However, I am getting tired of facebook, text messages, and emails becoming the only way we communicate anymore. It seems like that is the only way that some people can say Thank You, Get Well, Congratulations, or Happy Birthday anymore. It just can feel so impersonal sometimes, ya know? Now, don't get me wrong, those are great avenues of communication, they are very effective in their own right and I do use them, but are they starting to replace the art of hand written cards and letters? It just seems like not many people really send cards or write letters anymore. I mean, don't you just love opening your mail box to find a personal card from a friend or relative saying "hi, love you, have a great day" or a lengthy story telling of some crazy incedent that happened to them. These are usually unexpected, for me at least, and it's such a wonderful, happy surprise...never fails to make my whole week when I get one in the mail, no matter what it's for or who it's from. A card just speaks volumns high above what is printed or written in it; it says that the person who sent it took time out of their busy day just for little ol' you. I don't know about you all out there reading this jumbled mess of thoughts, but for me, that is the best feeling. All that to say, I'm personally trying to get better about sending cards via snail mail instead of just saying "Hey" or "Happy Birthday" or "Love ya!" on facebook or in a text. I love those and use them and will continue to use them. However, I just want to try and do more and get back to actually taking a few minutes to use the skills I learned back in kindergarden and write a little note to someone that I love and cherish. Thats all. Anyone got anything to add? I'd love to hear it. :)

Oh, and it helps that lots of places have cute boxed sets of cards on sale all the time. :)

And no, I am not writing this to get people to send me cards! PROMISE!