Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I need a quiet day

I can feel the need for a day all to myself. I've had too many busy days without a restful one.

People have been driving me crazy today, and I work in a place where I see people all day long. And I like people. I've just had enough of them for awhile.

I come off as an extroverted person, but I think I am an introvert who has decent people skills.
Am I an introverted extrovert or a extroverted introvert?

I need my day of rest. I need a jammie day.

I think tomorrow might be a good choice. I need to grocery shop and do some chores, but otherwise, I think my time is my own until 6:00 pm.

In other news.... My friends Rock!

This morning, out of the blue, one of my girlfriends called me at work and told me she was making my family dinner tonight. She said she knew I had been working hard and wanted to do something nice for me.

How awesome is that?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I know it's blurry...

but it makes me happy. We'll see how long I can keep it up before he says, "Ew, gross, take it down".

He's something else, that man of mine. I really, really like him.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

See what's playing in theater #5?

Yup! The movie finally got a premeire date. We had a premiere party.

Oh my Goodness! The excitement is just too much to contain.

I have photos up on facebook under Dave's 16th. I think you can go visit it without being a true facebooker. There is also a blog, but I haven't updated that yet.

This film was shot the summer before last, but couldn't be edited for almost a year while my husband worked on another project. So it feels like it's been a really long journey from way back then to now. But it feels really good.

Now we will try to get it out to festivals and do some marketing and try to get distribution. But it feels really good to finally get it out there and have people watch it.

I'm so proud of the hubby. He did good.

Dave was played by Tim Sprigg
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Look who came to visit

The laundry fairy finally came to visit. I found her floating in a load of darks.

She has inspired me, I tell ya. I can now see the laundry room floor!

As a reward, we will watch a movie and fold, fold, fold.

Thank you laundry fairy. We hope you stay.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Can't even think of a title

It's been soccer, soccer, rehearsal, soccer, more rehearsal, hubby busy, busy, busy with movie stuff, more soccer, more rehearsal, work...

Sometimes when too much is happening, I can't think of what to write in my little blog spot.

Oh, I know!! I have a new favorite salad dressing. I will share:

2 TBS red wine vinegar
1/2 C olive oil
a squeeze of honey
2 tsp. chipotle seasoning
garlic powder
salt and pepper.

Blend it or whisk it all together. Let it sit for awhile. Shake it back up before using.

Now make a lettuce/spinach salad and on top place black beans, sweet red pepper, corn and scallions. Shredded chicken if you have it. Drizzle the yummy dressing on top. It is De-Lish!!

This one might take over my taco salad obsession.

Today: Put in a load of laundry, got kids in the car, yelled at them a little, then apologized to them, sent them into their schools. Took a walk. Checked email and blogs.

Now I will shower, do lots of laundry, pick up bedrooms, vacuum, mop and do lots of house stuff since I am not working today! Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Evolution of Dance

This is one of those things I wish I'd thought up.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A preview

My youngest daughter and I have the privilege of acting together in local production of The Sound of Music.

The Von Trapp Family gave a preview last night to a group of community members. They were so very cute!
My daughter plays Marta, second from youngest. I love hearing her sweet little voice and am so proud of her. She didn't seem to have any jitters at all.

I'll be sure to let you see me in my nun's habit. The best thing about my costume is that I get to wear shorts underneath!
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Look how cute I was

I found some old photos that I thought I would share today.

This is my grandpa Ira. He was a little guy, but very manly. Manly enough to live in a pink house. He worked in the paper mills most of his life and played baseball when he was young. He was very good at math.

This is my grandma Virginia. She has the softest skin. She used something with roses in it. She was a very good housekeeper but didn't sing very well. We played a lot of word games and yahtzee and uno.

These were very lovely grandparents to have. I was a very loved baby.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Just to clarify

I just read a post about plagiarism at The Magpie Files that made me think.

Of course, none of us with any conscience will take word for word what anyone else writes and claim them for their own. That's just stupid.

But there are craft ideas, and blog styles, and pictures out there that I am heavily influenced by. If someone asked me if I've ever plagiarized I would be quick to say no. But maybe I have. I'm not sure I could say my blog has a style, so I think I'm clear there, but I have done some knitting or other crafty stuff. I just assume people figure I probably used a pattern. I'm no designer!

The thai food picture that I used below is not my own. I just googled thai food and hit images and chose the first one that popped up. I didn't even think to look at who it belonged to. Probably some magazine. I'll try to go back and find it. If it had been on your blog, I would have asked first and given you credit. But this time it didn't even occur to me to check.

I always try to link articles and acknowledge fun things I find out there in the blogosphere. But the magpie lady gave me lots more to consider and I'm sure I will be more conscientious in the future.

I only started this blog because I enjoy reading your blogs so much. I didn't think it was fair for me to read all about you and not give a little something back. I'm not here to make a buck (maybe someday on etsy? who knows) or write a book or make some kind of name for myself. I like that blogging lets me meet people I never would otherwise. It's about making the big world a little smaller for me.

So, all this to say, my intentions are honorable. Any little slip ups have been due to thoughtlessness, not intentional meanness.

A lot of the blogs I read have a sameness about them. We are moms and readers and crafters and wives and friends and lovers who are happy or depressed or overwhelmed or content. I'm mostly amazed at all of you. You are awesome! So if a little of you seeps in to what you read here, I hope you know that it is because I like you and I think friends become a little like each other eventually.

Now, I'm off to find that thai food picture! xoxo

Monday, April 07, 2008

A new dining experience

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We ran into some friends in the Big City and they invited us out to dinner. My husband, who is meat and potatoes and pizza, said that we would love share a meal, but that they would be dealing with a few picky eaters.

We had just fed the kids Icees and pretzels from Sam's club, so I knew they wouldn't starve and if they tried a little everything and didn't use the words 'eww, gross' we promised to get them french fries later.

So we dined on Thai food and everyone survived. I loved it. I have had pad thai and chicken on skewers at street fairs and such, but this time I had salmon with green beans in some sort of yummy sauce and pineapple rice and fish cakes with cucumber and cabbage in a sauce and Jasmine rice. I'm not a huge fan of Indian food with curry, so when they ordered my meal and saw that it had curry in it, I was a little worried, but it was oh, so good.

It was great to spend time with friends, and eat new foods and talk and enjoy each other. Only three family members needed the french fries, but they were good and tried stuff and had their horizons widened.

I was very proud of my husband, who is the second pickiest of the bunch. He did good.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

April showers bring May flowers

Another reason I love my job... I get to make displays every month or so.

This month I hung my daughter's umbrella and trolled the garage for garden-y looking things. I collected all the books with pretty flowers on the cover, and voila! A spring display.

Now, if the snow will just finish melting, we can plant some real flowers.
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