Friday, November 21, 2008

Expecting great things (and people)

We are getting ready to have Kristen, Eric, and Camie come for a month!  Yahooey!  We've cleaned the carpets, made a bedroom downstairs, and are trying to de-junk some (isn't it amazing).

I'm glad we'll all be together for Christmas.  We'll get family pictures.  Kristen, you choose the colors because your wardrobe is probably the most limited.

We just went to Sheena's band concert.  She has a couple of other good friends who are flutists.  We all met at the Arctic Circle afterwards for a treat.  She and her buddies were having a good ole' time.  I'll see if I can upload some of the concert on here or facebook sometime.

By the way, Big J's had a fire in the back of it one early Sunday morning.  It's been closed for months, and will be for months.  WE MISS IT!  I guess we could go to Richmond if we had to.

Tomorrow is the Utah/BYU football game.  The 'Steaders are coming over at four to watch the game with us.  Ya'all want to come?!? They're bringing hamburger buns and TRIFLE, we'll supply hamburgers and homemade oven fries (from our garden potatoes).  My mouth is watering, and I'm full!

Its been a privilege to go visiting teaching this month.  I've gotten to choose the message from the conference report.  I taped the talks and have listened to them  several times.  The Brethren want us to learn to share, be happy no matter what happens, and be ready for change.  Its very sobering.  I'm glad to be simplifying life, like they suggested.  I gave Elder Perry's talk on simplifying life.

Well, that's it for now.  Oh, yea, Dad and I got a new select air comfort bed.  We each can choose the number for firmness or softness.  This is our second night in it.  I really liked it our first.

Love ya all,

Mom (Susan)

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Bit More

That list was just a fourth of it.  Let's see--clorox our sonicare toothbrushes, mop the kitchen floor, wash and hem up the living room curtains; wash the windows in and out; wash the window screens, paint the house (does your paint ever go white-ish chalky?); paint the swing set that I took apart to do so; go to the temple with my friends in the day; paint the playhouse (that one's been in the works for 15 years); copy off all the family videos from the vhs-c's  our videocam uses; sit and read a book; figure out computer family history, ETC.  

Yea for a full and busy life.  This morning I was going to get 40 pounds of fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast to bottle, but (luckily?) they were sold out--they sold 100 forty pound boxes in a matter of seconds.  I was feeling very tired, so I took a 5 hour nap.  Now on to budget and bills!



Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oh, yes!  I DO have a blog, don't I.

I have lots to catch up on:  bibs for Camie, sewing for Kallie and Sheena, finding out what to update in all my cubbies Cub Scout books, doing something with 3 boxes of apples, doing something with 6 big buckets of plums, cleaning up my papers, cleaning up the basement, getting some more levis from storage that fit Kallie, finding snow pants and a thin coat for Sheen at the DI, downloading photos from my camera and cell phone, finding rechargeable lithiums for my new Nikon camera, mopping the kitchen, cleaning out the fridge, cleaning out the upstairs freezer, cleaning out the downstairs freezer, counting and organizing the food storage room, weeding my flower beds (it's been 3 years since I did!), being a better neighbor, vacuuming the van, teaching Spanish to the girls, teaching Kallie how to crochet, hanging out with my girls, hanging out with my man, figuring out how to modulate between 3 primary songs for the choir, finding the folder with the college girls' addresses to turn into the RS because I'm not getting letters written to them monthly (Feb was the last), weekly cub scout meetings, practicing the organ for church, wanting to paint or draw pictures, wanting to write personal history stories, wanting to write Ensign/New Era articles, wanting to make poetry and games for the Friend, wanting to SING (think Monty Python), wanting to clean out the sewing room so I can get my MAC computer and do all my photos--especially a Grandma Myrt CD, getting ready for the 3rd batch of kitties this summer (now that snow's on the ground), and lots more.