Sunday, November 30, 2008
The first hour we went 16 miles (we were stuck behind an overly cautious driver and then sat on this highway). It was snowing and there were a few accidents on #91. My friend was nervous that I got out of the car to take this picture but I wasn't. Nobody was moving. It took us 4 1/2 hours to get home (150 miles). If you do the math, it was an extra 2 hours.
Friday night my friends and I drove to the Joseph Smith Birthplace in Sharon, Vermont for the live nativity. We got there early (my bad) so we watched the Joseph Smith movie and two of my friends were angels in the pageant! After the pageant they turn on thousands of lights. It was a magical evening.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I usually spend Thanksgiving at the LaPierres (this year I’m going away…details to follow) and there is always a big noisy fun crowd! I always take rolls, my raspberry-cranberry jell-O and a game. One year, about ten years ago, before dinner, a little three-year-old boy went from appetizer to appetizer, sampling them all—cheese, crackers, olives, celery, carrots, pickles, dip…well, you get the picture. As I watched him I kept thinking I think he’s had enough of that not-really-three-year-old food. And I was right. We had the blessing. We lined up to get our food. We crowded around the tables in the dining room (all thirty of us) to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with friends. I looked over and the little boy was filling his Thanksgiving plate with vomit!
I yelled, “HAPPY THANKGIVING EVERYONE!!!”
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My parents would give us money for lunch and point us in the direction of the stand that sold hot dogs and hamburgers and they would eat (a nice turkey dinner) somewhere else and we'd meet up after. It didn't take us long to realize we should ask to eat with them and then we all enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal!
I have fun memories of Thanksgiving at an un-crowded Disneyland!
[This post was previously posted on 11/21/07.]
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Good thing the winter is six months long. It might take me that long to warm up.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
My niece is expecting her first baby in a few weeks. [That means Chuck is going to be a Grandpa!] When I heard Rachel and Matthew were expecting a baby I decided I wanted to make a quilt. This might be my favorite quilt yet; I had trouble parting with it today but it is on its way by pony express to the wild, wild west and I hope they love this quilt half as much as I do.
Disclaimer: I hired a friend to do the lasso-looking machine quilting for me.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Coming up in a few weeks: The Legend of the Crown
Monday, November 17, 2008
hot fudge sauce
a smushed head
I can't! But I will remember how delicious the potato leek soup was (I need to get the recipe), how nice and well mannered the kids were, and that they are one of the coolest families I know.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
--I invited a new friend at church over for dinner tonight. She is from Haiti and is very nice. Her English is good and I enjoyed getting to know her better. I always have room for a new friend on my bus.
--One of my friends moved to Korea last year. She emailed me this week to see if she could ship some of her Christmas presents for her kids to me so when her husband is in Boston in a few weeks he can pick them up and take them home. She left me voice mail (while I was in the laundry room). I called her back on a 801 number. I appreciate fancy technology.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tonight I went to eat (at Bill&Bob's) with two friends and when we got to my first friend's house we sat in the car chatting, like gals do. The next thing you know there is a cop getting out of his car and running my license plate. I knew my registration wasn't expired so I couldn't figure out what he was doing. I rolled down my window and said, "Is there a problem?" He said, "Some people have been driving around this parking lot and they have the same numbers as you do on their license plate." It was so weird. The next thing you know the cop says to me, rudely, "Did you hear what I said? Do you speak English?" I told him that I heard what he said. I guess he realized I wasn't who he was looking for so he walked around his "cruiser" and got in. Then two other cop cars showed up and were driving around the parking lot. It was bizarre.
"To protect and serve."
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
This picture was taken today with my friend Jennifer. We were college roommates my sophomore year (her freshman year). And, we were roommates in Boston. She's the one that called me one day over 20 years ago (when I was deciding where to move) and invited me to be her roommate in a two-bedroom apartment in Medford. I remember one Saturday my first summer Jennifer and I rambled on up to Maine for the first time and ate lobster on a picnic table; it didn't take long to fall in love with New England! Jennifer and her family are moving to PA this week. I went to visit her tonight to say good-bye and good luck.