Wednesday, April 26, 2006


One of Kristen's favorite books is "The Secret Life of Bees" by Susan Monk Kidd. She has wanted me to read this book for some time. I was resistant for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is that I am petrified of bees. I mean seriously has anyone ever seen "My Girl"? Bees could swarm at any moment when you are searching for a mood ring and you could die!!!

I for love of Kristen gathered my courage in my hands and embarked upon reading said book. I have to tell you that I finished it last night. If you have not read this book I would suggest that you give it a whirl. It was a beautiful story about women and finding mother's in our lives and within ourselves. By the time I turned the last page last night I felt like my heart was being squeezed so tightly by joy. The title character's name is Lily and she just makes you want to be friends with her. I give this book two enthusiastic thumbs up! If someone who is scared of bees can give this book a chance and learn to love it, believe me you can too.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Weekend in Review

This weekend I had the unfortunate experience of having to work on Saturday. When others were surely sleeping in and reveling in the start of the Easter weekend, I was at work from around 8:30 to 3:30. I was there to oversee some movers that I had hired who were rearranging our office to accomodate some new people we just hired.

The end result for me in the move puts me in what was formerly the supply closet. Happy day indeed when your office is a closet (at least I got to keep my stapler!)

Sunday was a wonderful day. I went to church with the fam at 9:00 a.m. Quote of the day goes to HB. He wasn't in the cheeriest of Easter moods. When I leaned in and said, "What's wrong? Didn't the Easter Bunny find you this morning?" His reply was, "Yes.....and he dumped all over me!" Easter pearls for the annals of time.

Easter dinner was lovely, Candy and her family joined us, along with my Grandma Dorothy and my Mom's brothers Gene and Jeff. Candy delighted my heart by bringing us some cupcakes in the shape of easter eggs decorated by her, and made with her AMAZING frosting. MMMMMM, let's just say I had two, and I don't even feel bad about it.

Followed up dinner and a good hang out with the fam by heading out to the Kristen and Jon's where Kristen, Jon, Erin and I read some Easter scriptures and had a wonderfully uplifting conversation.

All in all it was a beautiful weekend like most Easter's always are and I eagerly await next years extravaganza's, when we will have Miley and Aaron's new baby to play with. Perhaps we will even fit the puzzle that Penee gave to the baby this year, even though she is still in Utero. Good times!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mmmm Toast

So I went to Walmart on my lunch break. Indeed I can often be found at Walmart at lunch. I debated within myself as to whether I should go out to eat, but I powered through and decided to go buy some nutritious fare at the Walmart. Cheaper and better for me I dare say.

I finished shopping and still had almost a half hour left of my lunch. As I was driving to the park prepared to park my car and commence reading "The Secret Life of Bees". I was suddenly hit with the craving to eat a bagel that I had just bought. I really wanted one, but I also really wanted to go to the park. It was at this moment that I thought of how amazing a Toaster that had a car adapter would be.

I mean seriously, how many times have I been on a road trip or in some other situation where I just think some toast or a pop tart would hit the spot. Doesn't it always seem like those sorts of cravings hit right when you are driving and can do nothing about it? This kind of drama could be avoided with a toaster adapter.

Does anyone know if this actually exists? Even an adapter that would plug into the car and then you could plug anything with a standard plug into it. How delightful whilst driving to be able to straighten your hair, Plug in the bread maker for some fresh bread, and then toast it?!? Am I right or am I right?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Take the Lead? If You Insist

It's not a secret that I love movies with dancing in it. Really any kind will do. "Beat Street", a little known gem, full of break dancing, but I couldn't help myself and it even made me cry. "Center Stage", couldn't be helped had to see it. "Strictly Ballroom".. nothing further needs to be said on the cult gem, clearly it's a classic.

So naturally when I hear of a delight that has both dancing on one hand AND Antonio Banderas on the other, what can I do but put my hands together and run off immediately to see such a flick.

If you need me look for me tonight at "Take the Lead".