Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So I have begun to compile a list of things that I cannot live without for two years.....
Clothes shouldn't be a problem, I'll take what I can fit and deal with that.
I won't be taking any furniture and minimal linens and not very many electronics so that is easy.
There is one thing I am having trouble if you think hard enough you can figure out what it is......
How many books can I take and which ones get to come and which ones have to stay home and miss the adventure?! This is a very real dilemma here people. I really can't decide!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

cookies, Grails, and tea

I made monster cookies today. An entire batch. by hand. No mixer.(admittedly I had help from Dad with the arm work, though.)If you have never made an entire batch of monster cookies, you don't know what an undertaking that is. So I will give you a clue. It involves 18 cups of oatmeal. Yep, you read that correctly. Eighteen. lets just say that every surface in my kitchen was covered with cookies this afternoon. And I spent most of the evening watching movies(Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Prince Caspian) drinking tea, and getting up every 12 minutes to change the cookies out.

Now we are watching LIFE on Discovery, their new miniseries. Awesome stuff. Orcas have been my favorite animals for a very long time so I am looking forward to that section of the series.

So last Sunday while dress shopping with my sister who is getting married next year, I lost one of my favorite earrings. Favorite ever. They are a pair of copper antiqued owl earrings that I love. I got them on clearance at Target last year and I wear them like five times a week or more. So not being able to find one of them wasn't a good thing. Mom looked online for them but couldn't find them. Not about to be deterred, I looked. Score! Ebay has them from a couple of different sellers so now I have a bid in on them. The only problem is that they are being shipped from Hong Kong so they will take a while to get here. Its worth it to have my favorite earrings back. Now I just need to get new backs for them so they don't fall off all the time......

UPDATE: I have purchased the new earrings and am hoping I didn't just get scammed out of my credit card number and will actually be recieving new owl earrings in the mail soon.... we shall see...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sitting in my new green sweatshirt, content with things....

well. I have taken an almost one year hiatus from this blog. In fact, I am only writing now because I have found a renewed want to blog again. The reason for this renewed longing you ask? It's my birthday. But that is only half of the story. It is my birthday and I just turned 24 and I got a copy of the movie Julie & Julia, which just came out today, from my dearest sister. (Along with some delicious Hershey's kisses that are Irish cream flavored and that my sister and mother have decided are disgusting which I am perfectly okay with because that means all the more for me) the movie is about Julia Child and her life in France and her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julie Powell, a writer who decided to cook her way through that cookbook in one year and blog about the experience. Watching the movie makes me want to do two things: cook my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and begin to blog again.

Since I last wrote, not a lot has happened on one hand, life has happened on the other. I am in the process of doing the Peace Corps, even though I haven't heard from them in months. I am a GSA at Target, which is the equivalent of an assistant manager. Those are the semi good things. The more unfortunate things: I lost two men whom I was close with, my grandpa and my pastor, within a month of each other. Both were sick, one with uncontrollable infection, the other with cancer. Still doesn't make it any more fun.

There. now you are pretty much caught up on an entire year of my existence. Man, I need to do something with myself.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

nothing exciting to report. Working. Reading. that's about it. ooh, I'm going sledding this weekend.....that's exciting.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Holidays are over....

So the holidays are over and we are back to "normal". I don't really have a lot to say. I heard from quite a few of my Hong Kongers. That was really cool, I am glad that they wrote to me. I miss them. There just isn't anything particularly interesting going on. Too bad.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Friends Abroad

Don't get me wrong, I love my friends who are all over the world, and as such, I feel like it is important to keep in touch with them. however, when they are 13 hours ahead of me, it is particularly difficult to stay in touch which has led to me being in a coffee shop at 7 am with all of these people around me who are much too chipper this early in the morning. Don't these people understand that I haven't had enough coffee yet for them to be so chipper?
It's worth it though if it means that I get to talk to my friends, even if it is only for a little while.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I decided to take on the world....

what was I thinking?
I decided to take on the Christmas program....I agreed before I knew all of the stipulations though. I have been given strict parameters as to how I am allowed to do this and I should have asked before I agreed. I have thought of my own ways to subvert the parameters but that isn't the point... I guess that teaches my to agree to do something before I know all of the details. My sister and my cousins Sherri and Stefani and Chelsea have all agreed to help me but it was clear from the beginning that I am the one taking the helm on this one. Which would be fine if I didn't have some many expectations about how it should be done put on me by the ones I took it over from. I just feel like saying, " you didn't want to do it anymore. I am more than willing to take it over but it is going to be on my terms, not yours and if you don't like that then you can get someone else to do it!" But I didn't. I am sucking it up and doing it mostly how they want me to. What a good little follower I am.

In other news, I am still looking for a good job and still working at Target, which is a fine place to work but I can already tell after two weeks that it isn't something I want to do long-term. but it is a great job for the in between, if you will.