Friday, November 28, 2008

I really shouldn't have read these books...

So while I am shopping Monday night, I decide to pick up a copy of "Twilight". I got tired of waiting for one of Mel's friends to drop it off. I took it home and started reading a bit that evening...It is now Friday morning and I have finished "Twilight" and "New Moon" and am going to have to brave Black Friday before going in to work to pick up "Eclipse". Mel, Nate and I went to see the movie Wednesday night after church was over. I enjoyed the movie but as any reader knows...
I did not enjoy reading "New Moon". I found it so difficult to read through her pain. I was so thankful that Mel had already told me a bit about their future or I might not have made it through. Even so, it was difficult to read through my own tears. I really do get caught up in books too easy.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I love facebook. I have connected with people I knew in grade school, both high schools, other towns that I have lived in, relatives on every side, and so many others. It is such an easy way to communicate. It has saved me from having to make at least one phone call a day. Case in point...our primary pres was sick yesterday and so I conducted. Later in the afternoon she was on so we chatted for about 2 min and I got her all the info she needed. I also can see what is going on in others lives without having to call them up and I can see the pictures they post. It is like blogging at times...except that many of my friends on facebook are men and they aren't really into the blogging thing like this. I reconnected with a friend from middle/high school whom I haven't talked to in 22 years. She is now an art teacher in the school system. I found another friend from grade school who used to tease me something fierce about being a member of the church and wouldn't you know...he joined 4 years ago. Paul is on it too. He has connected with friends from school and from his mission and we both are friends with our children's friends. Sometimes I find out more from facebook than I do from people. Not sure that is good. I know I sound like a commercial. I am just amazed at technology. I never thought I would talk to many of these people again in my life and it has been so fun to do so!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Life Today.

I know I should be blogging about the amazing things I heard on Glenn Beck this morning or the terrible service we have experienced at restaurants this last few weeks but I would rather talk about my family. Ben earned a Book It award for Pizza Hut so we went tonight...then we spent over two hours on homework! Mel and Sam worked. Mel is off to her friends house where they are getting geared up to see the midnight showing of "Twilight". I know, it is a school night but... and Paul, Nate and Sam are off moving a stove for one of the rentals in the freezing cold. It is supposed to get to 5F. That is mighty chilly. The popcorn sales are in so now I get to stare at it until Thanksgiving...which we are not being traditional this year. I have to work the day before and the two after so we are settling for pizza, popcorn, pop and football. Doesn't get much better than that. I am also on a countdown for Steph to get home. I am thinking of beginning the "Twilight" books tomorrow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Finally Got Tagged!


What is your salad dressing of choice? Really chunky blue cheese.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? La Fiesta in Sioux Falls...but I have to remember to take a jacket because I always get chilled.

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Fettuccine Alfredo.

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni, olives and extra cheese.

What do you like to put on your toast? Real butter and sometimes apple jelly.


What is your wallpaper on your computer? Fiddler Lake in WY where we camped with my aunt this summer. Amazing place.

How many televisions are in your house? 5...None with cable and only two have converter still has rabbit shouldn't that count as only 1 or 2 really???

What color cell phone do you have? silver


Are you right-handed or left-handed? right

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Teeth, tonsils, and 5 children.

What is the last heavy item you lifted? A box of rocks. Seriously, we are redoing the rock cycle exhibit at work.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Yes, a bite from a black widow...and a few other times.


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Absolutely not...I think it would change the future too much.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Elise maybe?

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000? $1K? No way!


How many pairs of flip flops do you own? 3 or girls would argue that...they think some of them are theirs.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Ben and I went on a tour of the police station for school...does that count?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Retired with sufficient means.

Last person you talked to? Nate...he is getting ready for school.

Last person you hugged? Paul when I got home last night from church.


Season? Fall

Holiday? Easter

Day of the week? Sunday

Month? Sept.


Missing someone? Steph

Mood? Overwhelmed..My house is in need of a real cleanup but with work and after work activities...I haven't had a chance..

Listening to? The sound of Nate's shower.

Watching? My words show up on my monitor.

Worrying about? The new rock exhibit...tonight's staff meeting...when I will have time to get caught up around the house, money, things in my kids life...etc.


First place you went this morning? it will be to drop of Ben.

What can you not wait to do? Travel again.

What's the last movie you saw? Get Smart...which I didn't watch too closely but Paul was watching it in our room.

Do you smile often? Yes

Thursday, November 6, 2008


The interstate is closed across South Dakota. Deadwood got 4 feet with 70 mph wind gusts. It is snowing here now too. Winter has hit! I have nothing more to say. I was disappointed with the election in general but I agree with Glenn Beck that we must hold to our values but also unite and support out President-elect. I just finished watching "John Adams". It was a mini-series put out by HBO. I highly highly recommend it!!