Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Can't help but think of this movie when it rains, 

and rains, 

and rains.  

It's burned into my memory since I saw it in middle school.

Warning -- Makes  Jane Eyre look like a happy tale. . . . 

Monday, May 16, 2011


Can't resist posting these photos everywhere.

The suits are a result of Josh's too-tight-Sunday pants that we've had to paint on him each week, 

And the fortunate happenstance that Mr. Mac had a BOGO!

There is a little problem with our timeliness in purchasing suits, 

As it occurred one week after the new baptism boys wore suits to church and the bishop commented on it.

Now I look as though I'm making my teens compete with the 8 year olds.  

Ah well . . . 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I can't believe how much couponing use to be a part of my life!

But looking forward, I need it to be a part of my life again.

So to inspire myself I started with a little trip to Smith's, 

where I saved 85%.

That's 3 boxes of cereal, 2 shampoo, 2 packs of soap (8 bars each), 5 tooth brushes, 10 Quaker snacks, 2 Body Wash for $11.37

Maybe I'll keep at it for awhile

Monday, May 9, 2011


The first thing I do every morning is . .  .

Grunt at Jeff to give me the remote.  

Jeff wanders off to shower and get ready, and I turn on the TV.

And I always turn it on to the Today Show.

(yes, except for Saturday and Sunday)

I like the first 90 minutes of the Today Show. 

I like getting all the NEWS as I wake up.

But as of June, I'm not going to be watching like I use to.

In fact, I may find a new way to wake myself up and get moving.


Because Meredith is leaving.

But that's not really the problem.

It's that Ann is replacing her.

Aaaaggghhh -- 

That Ann Curry drives me nuts! 

I just don't think she's sincere.  She uses a different 'pity' voice when she's trying to suck someone's story out of them.

(Josh and Ethan think I have that same voice change when I try to teach someone something -- ew!)

Starting my day with Ann is just not going to work for me.

I will cross my fingers that Katie Couric gets her own morning show so I can survive.  But I'll sure miss Matt . . . . 

Yup, I'm just this nerdy to care about the Today Show!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thanksgiving 1/2

Wow!  My 3rd half, and it was harder than the first.  This was a pretty rolly course and the snow at the beginning was not particularly fun for me. 

But the company was good and they kept me going!

I refuse to talk about the marathon . . .  this race just didn't go THAT well.