Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008


I saw way more of New Jersey today than intended (I hate mapquest) but hearing Bruce Springsteen singing "Dancing in the Dark" on the radio seemed appropriate and made up for the twenty bucks of gas I wasted driving all ovah the Garden State.

Hostess gift

I'm going on a road trip tomorrow to visit Neighborly Neighbors and tonight made them some cloth napkins as a hostess gift. I haven't seen them in a year so it will be fun to catch up and see the girls (#4 -- gender unknown -- is due in 6 weeks)!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More(mon) misconceptions

Written by my co-worker:

Two guys and a girl were walking behind me. The girl was talking about how she could make $10/hour at home doing data entry. Guy #1 said, "Well, have you heard about Jet Blue? They've targeted the Mormon community and have Mormon stay-at-home moms answering their phones." Guy #2 said, "I didn't think they used technology." Guy #1: "Yes they do. I think they're just more they don't drink or smoke." Girl: "It's not that they don't drink. It's just that they don't drink to get drunk."

Please pass the pass along cards.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The tackle

I've been pretty good at conquering "The Weekly P[roject]" (look to the right). I finished sewing the dresses, painted my kitchen, hiked at the campout (well, I walked to the Visitor's Center and back). This week I'm tackling the piles. This is a stack of bills/junk mail that I just shredded.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Burn, baby, burn

I'm not technically a pyromaniac, but last night I threw everything I could get my hands on (plates, cups, wood, paper) in our raging fire. Then we noticed one of the wood stumps had a big nail in it. Then we realized it was part of the bench. Do you think anyone will notice it was tampered with?!

That's camping!

Guessing game

The first person to guess how many days in a row I wore my t-shirt wins a prize.

Camp Joseph '08

Vermont. Hiking. S'mores. Fires. A sky filled with stars (amazing!). A dedicated missionary couple running the camp. The pond. The river. Singing 'round the campfire. Marilyn playing her guitar. Telling stories. Going on a bear hunt. Helping each other put up tents. Babies crying in the night. Kids running wild. Resting. Relaxing. Nice bathrooms. Bugs. Bug spray. Sunburns. Sunscreen. Trail mix. Hot dogs. Sharing food. Dutch oven. Frisbee. Whiffle ball. Fun. Friends. Memories. NO rain!

That's camping.

Camp Joseph memories (3)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ready for Camp Joseph


Question from my coworker: What does your kitchen clock look like?


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Camper

I'm getting ready for the Ward Campout at Camp Joseph in Sharon, VT. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with the rope. Clothesline? Knot practice? Leave it home?

Olympics memorabilia

I found this box in my crawl space and dragged it upstairs so I could look through it.

I found some metal McDonald's plates, lots of magazines, newspaper articles, an official flag, and a cool banner that I bought back in '84. One night (probably the week before the Olympics started) I saw a news clip about the company that made the banners that were hung all around Los Angeles. I thought it would be cool to get one of the actual banners so I drove to the company/warehouse (in some random part of L.A.) and bought one. I have this recollection that it cost around $50.

I also bought a poster (I distinctly remember it cost $2 and then quite a bit more to frame) which has been hanging in my apartment(s) ever since 1984. I'm proud of my L.A. roots!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A is for Apron

I painted this shelf the color of the trim on my kitchen cupboards and hung my aprons on it. Some are vintage, some I made, one my creative cousin made, and one was a gift from friends. Aprons are all the rage these days, you know. Just ask June Cleaver.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm not the only Big Red in the house

My fridge is in the living room because I painted my kitchen. I was going to re-do my checkerboard floor but am having trouble finding the right linoleum (or whatever it is) so will move Big Red back in the kitchen until I'm ready to tackle the floor.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

2nd Aunt

I met my cousin's delightful daughter Jamie in December of '06 while we were both visiting New York City. She immediately called me her "2nd aunt". She flew into town this morning and will help her brother Tyler drive home to Denver (he's been working in Boston this summer). We spent the day in Maine. Tyler and Jamie are really cool and we had lots of fun on the abbreviated (no L.L. Bean) Ellen Patton Tour of Maine.