Wednesday, June 19, 2013

There's been stuff happening at my other blog.  They are contemplating a conversion to a pay site, like wordpress.  It's been roughly a year since I posted here.  I don't know what exactly will happen with xanga, but I can say I will really miss it if it goes, but that's ok, because I have no problem with blogger.

I started applying at various districts for substitute teaching in the fall.  I hope I can go through the process correctly.

I miss Elizabeth, who is at girls' camp.  I'm happy she went, though.  She is a wonderful daughter.  I felt bad that we couldn't find the pillowcase she decorated with markers.  It's possible she left it at her dad's.  She said it was in her room, but I couldn't find it yesterday.  She had a pillowcase, though, it's just that everyone else seemed to have the ones from the night they were decorating them with markers.

I've started dunking Mini in little tubs of water out back so she can stay cool.  She complains a bit, but cooperates.  She always grooms herself after, and I think she enjoys it.

I moved Elizabeth's xylophone into the computer area so her room has more space.  I found a bookshelf for Nicholas's room for $5 at a yard sale last month and it was a good thing.  It's taller than me; he really needed it. 

When I went to go drop him off at scout camp, he was complaining the whole way there that he didn't get the merit badge classes he wanted and he wasn't sure he really wanted to go.  I hope he changed his mind once he saw his friends there.  He seemed to not be terrible excited when I left him at the church.  I hope he can earn some merit badges there.  If he gets all six, he will only need seven more to earn his eagle, along with an eagle project, and we have a few ideas we've discussed that would be possibilities.  For example, Elizabeth has a ton of stuffed animals we could donate to fire stations for children, like the Standard's did a few years ago for one of their eagle projects.

The leaders told him if he wanted he could sit in on some of the other classes, though, so I guess I will find out what happened soon enough.  I told him that just because he didn't get into any robotics classes when he was a scout, it doesn't mean he can't teach classes like that someday to other scouts.

Christina's friend Danny went with her to apply for jobs the other day when she went to volunteer at the library.  She had her wisdom teeth removed yesterday.  Her dad took her and got the prescription, and she had dry heaves, which is why they say no food or liquids six hours prior.  She was sleeping a lot afterward so I still haven't been able to reach her by phone.  I called once last night following the phone message from the oral surgeon saying call if we had any questions.

I should go to the temple again this week; maybe tomorrow.  I have an appointment with Christina to see a college financial advisor.  I don't even know when Christina will be back, actually.  I went to a free workshop on Saturday for one, so he was signing people up afterward for free consultations.

It would be nice if I had a crystal ball, but where would the free agency be if I did.  I guess it's better to not have a crystal ball.

Annette said she is Mrs. Potiphar in the production of Joseph and His Magic Technicolor Dreamcoat.  I'm glad she found something that she enjoys doing like that to stay busy. 

Elizabeth started babysitting for some people who moved into the area recently.  She is off this week, but last week she went there twice or so, and also the week before.  It's a long day, but they have a pool and a very nice home.  It's keeping her busy now that there's no band camp going on anymore until August.

I remember those olden days when we used to go the pool and stuff.  I think they kind of stopped wanting to do stuff like that before last year, I guess.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's been three years since I posted anything.  What I liked about that last post is that bike rack.  I don't think I will ever see so many bicycles at a bike rack like that.

I have been working in the kitchen as a production assistant.  I also started working at Little Caesar's Pizza as a crew member.

I'm holding down the fort, so to speak.  I'm keeping the house running to an extent.  The Lord has really been merciful, and somehow things haven't been breaking down around the house.

I had a few rough times in the fall with my car, but even that's been ok now, lately.

I'm still the Relief Society pianist and ward single adult representative, 30+.

I've been doing ok.  One summer I did tons of quilting, one summer I visited my mom in Florida.  In 2010 I went there for Christmas, and last year I attempted getting caught up with scrapbooking, well, glorified photo album-ing, I should say; our albums utilize background papers which may or may not enhance the photos.

So this summer I have sewing projects I could be doing, and I could continue to catch up with scrapbooking.   I also have the pizza place job I can continue with.

The garden is fine, and I've had a cat now, since March, whose owners moved back to California:  Minnie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jyväskylä is like a college town. I have a cousin who lives there. Here is in the center of a square where there were musicians playing. Not long after, when we returned from mini bus/train/trolley/streetcar-type tour we saw these same musicians in a different spot and one was playing a nyckleharp.

Here is footage from Tallin, Estonia. People were dressed for a Renaissance type festival to go with the style of architecture in town. It's from our trip this recent July.

Monday, August 03, 2009



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Here's a group photo from the Cypress Stake Single Adults conference at Camp Olympia that was entitled, "Strengthen the Body; Enliven the Spirit".

There were about 70 people who registered. This photo was taken following the Sunday morning testimony meeting. I'm the fourth from the left in the second from the top row.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I went to our stake singles conference and thought the swing was one of the highlights. I was a bit hesitant at first as to whether I should attempt it, but it was really so much fun. I got the movie of one of the people who went before me so you can get an idea of how it worked. Right when I was ready to go on this the guy was asking me, "Are you afraid of heights?" several times. I actually had my second thoughts, even, but it was really not scary, actually.

Here's a movie of someone going before me, so you can get an idea of what all exactly the swing was actually like.