Monday, March 31, 2008
My Grandma Belliston bought these prints in Paris in the 60's, when she and her sister went traveling together. When she died, she had two sets as her sister had bought the same ones. My grandma had not ever framed them, but her sister had. I got the ones that weren't framed, and I've had them for years. I've been wanting to hang them in my home for the longest time. I finally got them framed (all of them for only $114) and then it took a while to get them up. I love them! I love sitting in my living room and looking at them. I'm not a great decorator. And I can't paint the walls because we're going to move by next Christmas, so white walls it is. But I think they look good there. I'll be posting more of what I have on my walls later today.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
In other news, I am suffering from the worst allergies I have ever had. I cannot taste or smell a darn thing. I happen to like to smell and taste. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
My body was in lots of pain the next day. But it was a good pain. I was glad I did it. They are going to try and get a small group together to play weekly or something. Don't know if I'll go, but it is nice to have that option!! I even went out and bought a basketball so that I would have one. Matt has one, but it is a nice one that he really likes and I wouldn't want it to get stolen/lost at the church.
I took some pictures yesterday and today that I want to post tonight. My blog has been a bit boring of late. I guess that's what happens when my life starts to get busy.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
But I'm having fun. And I have missed having this kind of fun.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
And I bought Enchanted today. It is always really cheap (well, cheaper than other places) at the PX the first week of release. I got it for $13.99. Lucy and I will be watching it tomorrow I'm sure.
I had bookclub tonight also. It is a church group. The first books we're reading are The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I have read them both, but the last one I haven't read since high school. Not sure if I will read it, but we'll see. I have several books that I need to read. I just started The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Haven't been reading too much lately, but I have a feeling once I get into it I will like it. I have just been busy. And I don't like being so busy because I feel like I have so much to do here at home. I'm hoping the rest of the week will be more at home and less going so many places.....
Well, they are having a tournament for all age groups at church this weekend. There is a small group of women (including me) that have been getting together at a neighborhood center (I'll explain that one later) to shoot around and get used to playing basketball. We had a little "practice" this morning, and it was interesting. The good thing: these women know the rules and mostly understand the game. The bad thing: one of them can get really mean. So, we'll see how it goes. It was great cardio for me as I haven't played any basketball for years. I still remember a lot of stuff, and I can still do what I was trained to do, and it was actually kind of fun. If I can get anyone to take pictures this weekend I will post them. Even if I look retarded in them. And I'm sure I'll have some interesting stories....
Sunday, March 16, 2008
(dark chocolat rochers)
All of these are only in France. You can get them online but they cost way more. I am so excited!! Matt was just trying to cut back on his candy too. Oh well. These treats are to eat!!! And lest you think I'm exploiting a missionary, I am paying for all of this. We have it all set up. Next thing I want is a cd of the Prince of Egypt. Of course in French. That was how I learned it, and how I prefer it. It is almost as good as being there. But not really.....
Don't you all wish you lived closer so you could have some??? :)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
1. Weather is nice
2. My birthday comes
3. The sun comes out
4. I don't have to wear pants anymore
5. Cadbury mini eggs and Cadbury cream eggs appear on store shelves
6. My skin goes from pasty white to nice tan.
7. We live at the park (hence the nice tan)
8. I like being warm
9. Nice huge tax return. (it pays to be poor sometimes)
I am actually eating a few mini eggs right now. I will be buying a bag every time I go to the store until they are gone. That way I have a little stock pile that I can slowly work on for a few months. This country really needs to have more Cadbury chocolat around. Much better than hersheys. My dream is to go to the factory. Can't remember if it is in Scotland or England, but it doesn't matter. One day I will go. And swim in crunchie bars........
Thursday, March 13, 2008
And in other (well, to me) craziness, one of my companions from my mission just had a baby boy and named him Andrek. Now, we had a zone leader who was named this, and she just really liked the name. (for the record, I did not like this zone leader. so, therefore, anything remotely associated with him I don't like, including his name) I had to call her and tell her that I would have to call her son something else. I wrote her husband and asked him how he could let her name their son that!! They have a Josh and a Max. Why ruin it with Andrek???? Oh well. I'll probably call him Andy. I had another friend that had an odd name for her baby too. She named her daughter Kaya Mirabelle. What??? People and strange names......I just have had an odd name oh, my entire life. And so I cringe when people try and be "creative" for originality's sake. Or try and spell it all strange just to throw the rest of us off. Not a fan of that. My kids will all have normally spelled non-made up names that everyone can pronounce. Well, possibly a little french spelling....we'll have to see what I come up with for our next kid. (no this is not a hint. just my ramblings about names and all my opinions about them.)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So, if you've known me since I was oh, 12 (I think there's only one of you) as you are reading, you would think you were reading about me. I hated my sister for years. Really hated her. My mother is rude, not terribly nice, and get in peoples faces pretty easily. I was very social, my younger sister was better in school than I was. I still have my dad, but my dad is exactly that. Easy going, laid back.
What occurred to my sister is that there is a pattern. That we are not the only ones. There are others in the same sort of situation that we were in. And sometimes knowing that there are others that have gone through and will go through my situation help me to get through it. Gives me a little hope.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
These cookies disappear so fast when I make them!! Sometimes people think they are snicker doodles. Um, no. Cannot stand snicker doodles. These are soft, almost like eating a small cake. Depending on your humidity level where you live, you can keep them covered or uncovered. Or, they might get eaten up so fast you don't have to worry about it.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Yesterday for lunch, Lucy and I had grilled cheese sandwiches with the soup. That stuff is so rich, but SO good. I have found a recipe for it, but I haven't tried it yet. I don't think I'm going to be sharing my soup either. They won't appreciate like I would!!! I was going to take pictures of my grilled cheese and soup, but I didn't put it in or on anything really pretty (like my pottery for example) so I didn't take a picture. A plastic plate and bowl just isn't very picture worthy. If you live near one of these restaurants, you must go!! It isn't as expensive as it sounds.
edited: after talking to the primary president today, she shared that there are a few in primary that would misbehave to sing a solo just to get the attention. so, i guess i will have to come up with another option. my favorite so far is to sit quietly (as in the entire senior primary) for one minute. and if someone makes a vocal noise, the minute starts over. or instead of that, making them sit quietly for all of singing time. not sure what i'll do, but i'll come up with something.