Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dear Blog, #1

Dear Blog,

I had a wonderful day today. I woke up, got the kids ready for school, dropped them off, then took a walk with my friend Deborah. Allyson was going to come to but her kid was sick so she had to stay home. After my walk, I talked to my friend Tama on the phone. We decided to go into town together. I know that sounds like we hop in the covered wagon and ride down a dirt road for two hours in our aprons and bonnets. We did some shopping. I got two new table lamps for the nightstand in my bedroom. They are really pretty. I bought them at Real Deals. Then we went to lunch at Thai Chili. I order the Tai Pad. It was good. I had leftovers. I ate them already. Then we went to Walmart. We looked at the flowers in the garden section and talked about which ones we wanted to plant this year. I had to buy some husky pants for Boy #2. I don't know why he has gained so much weight. He doesn't eat too much. I do admit that the boys need to be more active. They are turning into "vidiots." At least that is what Mini Me calls them. After Walmart we went to the Encore shop. Tama got a great deal on a pair of sandals. I almost bought a dress, but then I put it back. When we came back from town I went the tanning salon. Don't give me a lecture. I don't want to hear it. I'm going to Hawaii in April and I don't want to be pale. My 60- some year old mother-in-law goes tanning too. So there. Then I picked up the kids from school. They had a great day. Their teacher sent me a thank you note for teaching art in their class last week. That was nice. The kids wanted to go to Gofer, but I said "no." Maybe tomorrow. When I got home Hannah, my cousin, was there. She watched the kids while I washed and vaccumed the car. I got some of that spray stuff that makes your tires look really black. It's cool. I listened to my new Sheryl Crow cd while I cleaned out my car. My favorite songs on the cd are "Peace Be Upon Us" and "God Bless this Mess." Amen and amen Sister Crow. After I got the car all cleaned up, Hannah watched the kids some more while I went to church for a meeting. It was a meeting for all the adults who teach the children on Sundays. We talked about how close children are to God and the different ways that we can show them love. The speaker, my personal friend Kelli, referenced Gary Chapmans book "The Five Languages of Love." It was really inspirational and then we had brownies. I'm home now. Hannah is gone. The kids are in bed. Mini Me is in my bed. I am already thinking about all that I have to get done tomorrow. Top of the list: Lunch with friends. Bottom of the list: Laundry.

Thanks for listening,
Annie

16 comments:

  1. wait. so you DON'T have a bonnet and pioneer dress that you put on to go to "town"? and i always thought that's what the girls wore out there...

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  2. ooh, i want the new sheryl crow cd. and i really want to lecture you on tanning. but i won't. cuz you have your agency.

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  3. That's my kind of day. Except that our tanning salons look something like the seventh circle of hell and i can't even set foot in them. So I'm paler than I've been in my entire life at this very moment.

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  4. I will tan too in a few weeks, so... I won't be lecturing you either. :)

    What a great day. I wish I could go to lunch with you.

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  5. Oooh! I love "The Five Love Languages" books. Big favorite here.

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  6. I couldn't help but overhear your conversation with Blog.....
    You DID have a wonderful day!
    I love Pad Tai.
    "Vidiots" is funny!
    Did Sheryl join the church?
    I love both of those songs too.
    I heart you honky.

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  7. We did have a lot of fun!! I still can't get over those sandals! That never happens. More fun for today!

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  8. I have The Five Love Languages book but I haven't read it yet. I guess I should.

    I won't lecture about tanning either. I used to do it all of the time.

    Have fun in Hawaii! I was so pale when I went to Hawaii last year. I was hawt.

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  9. I NEVER go to tanning beds. I do it the old fashioned way, you know...in the backyard.
    Do I have guilt? Yes. Tanning beds just gross me out for some reason. I don't know that it's based in reality, but they just do.

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  10. I heart the fake n bake. :)

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  11. psst. Annie. You are going to the tanning bed so you won't be so white that you burn easy. You need a little base or you will turn into a red tomato and you won't have any fun for you will hurt so very bad. Worrying about being pale is vain. It's all about not getting sunburned. Sunburns cause more skin cancer.

    Remember, you are a healthy and safety nut ;)

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  12. I double heart the 5 Love Languages. I use it in family therapy a lot. It teaches tolerance for difference more than anything, so it works.

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  13. Have you had the Swimming Angel at Thai Chili? It's deelish.

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  14. I won't lecture you about tanning. Actually that is one of my pet peeves. If I want to get wrinkles prematurely, that is fine by me. I would rather be tan as a 20 year old haha!

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  15. Now THAT was a very productive day! :)

    Have you gotten your bonnet washed and hung out on the clothesline yet? Tee hee! ;)

    I actually own a clothesline...and I like using it for my best clothes! (I also own a couple pioneer dresses and bonnets, because I was a "Ma" on one of those Trek things!)

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  16. Hawaii? Did I just hear Hawaii? If you need a date to the Luau, just give me a call!

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