Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Ta-da! This was a 8" cranberry, turkey, lettuce, and cream cheese on white bread. Yum.
When I walked around the corner after I ordered I found some great things...
This is always my motto.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
-Have you talked to Mom today?
-Oh, well I was wondering how she's doing because she decided to put Jordan on (I can't remember what it was called) for his kidney. (Maybe it was liver.)
-Yeah, well I guess she's nervous about it because it's on Aunt Nancy's cry day.
-Yeah, well I guess it'll just give her more to cry about.
...What?! Who in the world is Aunt Nancy and why does she have a cry day?! I felt a little insane just listening to the conversation. Especially since the girl was saying everything in a really peppy voice; not what you'd expect in reference to Aunt Nancy's cry day.
May something like that never be said of me.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Nazi Germany Easter propaganda poster.
Chris: Anna, did you use the good brown sugar?
Hehe...Eventually we decided we had to stop having book club. Emily just couldn't control her temper.
Mother Teressa with the children.
Okay, well, I'm really tired of waiting for pictures to download, so maybe I'll pick up on this fun again some other day.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
2. I still have not found the mysteriously-misplaced Christmas presents and it makes me want to cry at night.
3. Last night I had a dream that I found the Christmas presents and I was very happy and relieved, but then worn out and very sad when I woke up and realized it was only a dream.
4. I can't even remember where I found them in my dream which was probably the whole point of the dream.
5. I have homework that I should be working on right now instead of writing this.
6. I'm hungry.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1. Let's make gingerbread houses!
2. I might have lost everyone's presents except for Nathan's. Umm... for real. Maybe you can all start praying that I will find them again.
3. Hooray for getting to go on an airplane ride to Virginia with Bryan instead of all by myself. I never knew why people hated airplanes until I had to fly from Oregon to Virginia all by myself a couple years ago. SO BORING.
4. Hooray for the new house! I am very excited to see it and be in it.
5. I am hoping for a white Christmas. I don't think I've ever really had one. Even the few times it's happened in Oregon the snow melts after a few hours and it's all slushy anyway, so I don't think that really counts.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
-red fingernail polish on my fingers. Bryan and I babysat Abbi and Charlie last night and Abbi informed me that she wanted her nails painted. While I was painting her finger and toe nails I thought I might be a fun/ cool aunt and paint mine as well. I remember now why I never paint my nails. Reasons: #1. I have triangle toes which have really small toenails and my pinkie toenail hardly has a nail at all so when I paint my toenails it's like painting my toe. Luckily this time I only painted my fingers. #2. My knuckles are too fat and my fingers are too short to draw that much attention to them. #3. I don't wear enough make up (only mascara once in a blue moon and sometimes clear lip gloss being not enough) to wear nail polish and I end up looking fashionably out of balance when my fingernails look ritzy and my eyes look washed out. #4. I can never wait long enough for the fingernail polish to dry and last night I got some red fingernail polish on my one and only pair of jeans. #5. Red fingernail polish might make me look like a cheap you-know-what...
-no breakfast in my tummy even though I have been up since 7:30am. And now I'm supposed to be somewhere.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
2. I do shave my armpits. I just didn't respond to Chris' post on it a little bit ago because that was the week or so when you will all notice that I don't think I posted on anybody's blog since I was so swamped with my class and my job and everything else in life.
3. Our car broke. But it turned out to just be a bad connection to the battery. Hooray for only a $7 part!
Monday, November 17, 2008
1. Today he sang the Spice Girls song "So tell me what you want, what you really really want" to me when we were leaving our apartment. I don't remember why. Chris- remember when we were singing Spice Girls during Settlers that one night? Except I was really hopped up on drugs and you were just hyper.
2. Today when Bryan and I were in the car we were listening to a country station, but it was turned down low. When some random song came on Bryan turned it up a lot and started singing along, but not to be funny. Who knew?
3. Last night I got on the Martha Stewart website to get more craft ideas for Christmas and after the page had been up for about 2.5 seconds and my eyes were still looking at headings, Bryan immediately pointed at a video clip and said, "Play it!" Martha taught us how to dress a turkey. (Although she says it's really "undressing" the turkey since they're rid of all their feathers and everything.)
Something has gotten into my husband. Also, he might be a bit more like Chris than I originally knew.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Whoremongers and We
By Kathleen Mayer
I have often wondered how it could be
That with such a clear date they could not see
That in so short a time Christ would be
How could they in foolishness be so shortsighted
Thinking their wrongs were somehow righted
And that their brethren were foolishly excited
That no Christ would come among them
How could they mercilessly torture and fight
Those who had waited to see the great sight
When in Zarahemla on that day that was night
Christ would be among them
And how could they spit and mock and scorn
While those who were faithful stood by to mourn
For all had so clearly been forewarned
Soon Christ would be among them
Didn’t they know that their fierceness would fail
And the one who would come to pay their bail
Was that very same savior whom they should hail
The Christ who would come among them
They did not see and they did not trust
That on the morrow the miracle must
Come to pass and destroy their blood lust
Christ would be among them
And on the morrow they hid in shame
Knowing that only they were to blame
For the destroying of their good name
For Christ had come among them
The whoremongers and we would be
Wiser by far if in faith we would see
That no matter the time frame in which we plead
Christ has and will come among men
(Written February 9, 2007)
I will admit that there may very well be mixed up references to different signs given and if anyone can straighten me out I would appreciate it. I am especially unsure about my reference to the day that was night (or was it a night that was day... or both?) mixed with the instance where the wicked were killing the innocent because the innocent wouldn't fight back and then finally the wicked stopped, but not after a lot of men were already killed. Same night? Not the same night? Even in the same book of scripture? Obviously I have not yet a master scriptorian. What an unimpressive way to end this post. Still, I think the message I am sending is pretty clear, which I will express more simply here now. I'm always so amazed that the people in the Book of Mormon were so foolish about not expecting Christ to come in the so near future when, after all, didn't they notice the little asterisks telling them how many years away they were from Christ's coming? I think about that sometimes when I'm reading and I think the only conclusion I have yet reached is that I am bound to be one of those fools unless I work at being better a little better.
A Concise History of Thanksgiving
by Katie Mayer
Once there was a turkey
Turkey, turkey, turkey
Once there was a dinner
Yum, yum, yum
Once there was a hunter
Bang, bang, bang
How smart was the turkey?
Dumb, dumb, dumb
Also, today I have thought up a Thanksgiving poem for this year. It of course in no way compares to the genius of my teenage Thanksgiving glory, but here it is all the same:
Gather ‘Round the Table
By Katie Lewis
Gather ‘round the table and
With bowed heads thank the Lord
For blessings and for bounty
Which no mortal could afford
For luxuries of peace of mind
Of loved ones and of health
For these are things
Which to man brings
His greatest precious wealth
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Anything less than the best is a felony.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The sequence of the video is as follows:
-Abbi doing sustainings
-Abbi saying a prayer
-Abbi telling Uncle B ("daddy") to fold his arms during the prayer
-Abbi finishing the prayer
P.S. Chris and Anna- You will appreciate knowing that before Abbi started conducting church services in our living room she was sitting next to me while I showed her pictures of you guys on Anna's blog. With no help from me she pointed to Anna and said "Anna" and Chris and said "Joe." May you never feel forgotten.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
WHY do you MEOW and MEOW like that?
Neither I nor the moon
Like that tune
I learned this song last year when I was working in the kindergarten classroom at the BYU Child and Family Life something-or-other (the BYU preschool). At the time I thought it was a pretty terrible song, but upon hearing it every day for a month I couldn't really help learning it. Now that I've got my own preschool class I feel pressured from time to time to sing seasonal songs with them and since Halloween Cat was the only Halloween song I knew I thought I'd at least sing it with them once to keep myself from feeling guilty. Unfortunately, it caught on like wildfire and I quickly surrendered to my students' request to sing it. I felt somewhat guilty/ selfishly satisfied when I put my aide in charge of singing with the kids today (I was busy doing other important things) and I heard her singing Halloween Cat with them. Now she will be plagued with the song! Bwahahahaha...
I know it seems impossible that anything more could be said about this stupid song (it's hardly even a song- more of a chant, really), but I must also add this one last little tidbit about the song. The beginning of the song has much the same rhythm to another terrible song I learned at the BYU preschool called "Bubble Gum." This song goes:
Chewy chewy chewy chewy chewy bubble gum
You get the idea. When I was working at the BYU preschool in the kindergarten I was often running errands and would be in and out of the classroom a lot. In consequence, it not only took me a while to even pick up on all of the words to Halloween Cat, but also got stuck in my head in fragments all the time. Due to the similarity in tune/ rhythm, the song often got stuck in my head as:
Chewy chewy chewy chewy chewy Halloween cat
This morbid version of the song prompted the 4th of July edition which I will conclude with.
Fourth of July Cat
written by Katie Lewis
Fourth of July cat
Fourth of July cat
Why do you explode and explode like that
Neither I nor the kids
Like that splat
Fourth of July cat!
Happy haunting to you all!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
P.S. I registered to vote today! Whoo-hoo! If anyone else would like to register to vote, go do it right now because today is the last day to register if you want to vote in the upcoming election.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
1 Nephi 1-3
1 Nephi 4-6
1 Nephi 7-9
1 Nephi 10-12
1 Nephi 13-15
1 Nephi 16-18
1 Nephi 19-22
2 Nephi 1-3
2 Nephi 4-6
2 Nephi 7-9
2 Nephi 10-12
2 Nephi 13-15
2 Nephi 16-18
2 Nephi 19-21
2 Nephi 22-24
2 Nephi 25-27
2 Nephi 28-30
2 Nephi 31-33
Enos- Words of Mormon
3 Nephi 1-3
3 Nephi 4-6
3 Nephi 7-9
3 Nephi 10-12
3 Nephi 13-15
3 Nephi 16-18
3 Nephi 19-21
3 Nephi 22-24
3 Nephi 25-27
3 Nephi 28-30
4 Nephi - Mormon 3
...and I was looking for a picture of nachos to put on this blog (I am so bad at getting pictures off the internet- obviously) which made me even hungrier.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
5 things I've done in the past 10 years
1. Graduated from college
2. Gotten married
3. Bought the coolest/ classiest tealish chair in the whole world for only $5 at a garage sale even when Bryan threatened to not carry it up the 3 flights of stairs to our apartment for me. (Don't worry, he did.)
4. Dressed up as a box of floss... with a very thick sweater on
5. Read the entire Chronicles of Narnia
5 Things I wish I could do today
1. Run rampid around Provo (or preferably someplace cooler and more fun) with Whitney and Marae
2. Ride somewhere in Radley and the star with Alexander the Grape
3. See baby Charlie smile at me again like he did earlier
4. Fly to Nebraska with Bry Bry and spend all evening playing Settlers with Chris and Anna and play with their cute baby Soapy
5. Watch more Gilmore Girls
5 Foods I wouldn't want to do without
1. Pomogranate seeds
4. Mom's homemade pizza crust
5. Goo Goo Cluster ice cream
5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire
1. Quit my job
2. Buy another hand towel for the bathroom
3. Pay Brawny and Marae to play private concerts for me daily... or at least weekly. It's really not practical to expect to be able to track down Brawn on a daily basis.
4. Pay off my student loans
5. Go shopping... so often
5 Places I have lived
1. 916 Laurel Lane
2. 305 U-Hall
3. Terrace 12
4. Terrace 1
5. 324 Wymount Terrace
5 Jobs I've had
1. Fruit stand attendant at Becky Albeke's U-Pick Fruit Farm
2. Captain Catering Katie (BYU Catering)
3. Rivercrest Daycamp Counselor
4. BYU Preschool/ Kindergarten aide
5. Montessori head teacher (toddler classroom)
5 People I tag
(That means you're supposed to do this on your blog now.)
1. Anna Lewis
2. Lisa Lewis
3. Alison Lewis
4. Emily Kimes
5. Whitney White
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This illustrates very nicely the point of this post. I had no idea until Anna (sister-in-law with lettuce-covered baby) told me and then Bryan confirmed that nobody knows what to give me for presents. Then just last week Alison (sister-in-law with pierced ears) asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I had no idea I was such a problem! And so, with Alison's permission to make such a post without coming off as greedy (haha- as if I don't want so many presents- of course I do), I have decided to list for you some things I have been thinking of that I would love to receive year after year like Kendra's pigs.
The Pig List:
-cake decorating tips (the little metal pieces that go at the end of a tube of frosting, not great ideas)
-classic or otherwise great quality children's books
-cute, trendy things that people don't usually buy for themselves because they can't justify spending money on something so impractical
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I hate to go on after that climax, but I must also highlight one other P.F.M. moment from this past Saturday. So every now and then other vendors will approach and ask if we want to do a trade. A few weeks ago we traded a bag of granola for some lavender, lavender lemonade, and snap peas from the lavender booth. (Lavender lemonade= yum yum. It's an absolute must if you visit P.F.M.) This past Saturday a woman from Stubb's produce traded us a bunch of tomatoes and cucumbers and other nice produce for a bag of granola. Anyway, this is a usual thing among us homegrowns. So there we were sitting at our little granola table, chatting it up with the clover honey bee-loving man beside us when along came Navajo Tacos. (They don't have a booth this year, but the long-timer homegrowns with booths near us recognized them when they came near. Kendra also verified the fact.) Mrs. Navajo Tacos cut straight to the point, "Farmer's Market is all about wheelin' and dealin'. How about we give you this lunch sack of apricots that we just picked and $3.00 for a bag of granola." "Umm, sure," I said. So Bryan (official cashier) took the apricots and gave her a bag of granola and in his speed I couldn't tell whether Mrs. Navajo had already slipped him the cash. As Mr. and Mrs. Navajo were walking away I asked Bryan and he said they hadn't paid him anything except apricots. I had tried an apricot by then and they weren't even as good as the ones from skinny, creepy co-housing guy, so I was a little miffed that Mrs. Navajo had wheeled and dealed herself right out of giving us our sweet mulah. I told Kendra about it and she said to hunt them down and take them for all they had! (Actually she said, "Oh, they're really nice people. I'm sure they just forgot. If you see them just tell them they forgot to pay you.") As I was walking back to Bryan and the granola table I spotted Mr. and Mrs. Navajo trying to make a clean get away, but I called out after them boldly. It was a really awkward Umm-I-have-a-question moment. They stopped and I caught up to them. "You forgot to pay us," I spluttered out. "Oh," they said. Needless to say, it was a really awkward next couple of minutes which ended in Mr. Navajo following me back to the stand with a $5.00 bill so I could give him his $2.00 in change. The money traded hands and, alas, all is right with the world.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
-we were stationed right across the sidewalk from the creepy, skinny guy running the co-housing booth
-Lisa came to visit us in her biking shorts and loafers
-a lady who is running for state senate who had a booth across from us was sure she knew me (and I was sure I had never seen her before in my life)
-the state senate lady bought two bags of granola
-the creepy, skinny co-housing guy brought us apricots and they were very yummy
-a somewhat stout lady from the co-housing booth came over to talk to us for a minute and she did a latin dance move when she heard the music coming from the Mexican food stand next to us
Anyway. So Farmers Market was good. Except it was so hot. Ugh. I am secretly a little bit excited for the fall when it starts to cool down around here.
P.S. For any of you who want to come experience the Provo Farmers Market first-hand it's from 9-2 on Saturdays at Pioneer Park (500W 100S) in Provo... (duh).
Friday, August 1, 2008
-potholders (2 sets- ha!)
-paper towel dispenser
-hand towels (so many red ones)
-measuring cups (2 sets- ha HA!)
-a very large bowl
-my favorite spatula
-two picture holders (one of which you can see hanging on the wall in that picture)
-a set of three mixing bowls
-the kitchen chairs
-floor mat in front of sink
-Bryan (who is standing in the kitchen at this moment in a red shirt)
-a whole set of bakeware
Okay, well Bryan needs my help being productive in the kitchen. So I'll have to leave it at that.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
1. Spencer and Whitney- I had to copy your layout because the other ones just had too many bubbles everywhere. What can I say? I am always trying to be like Whitney.
2. There really are so many red things in my kitchen.
3. Lindsay, now you can keep tabs on me and Clarence the Sheep.
Umm... I don't know what else to say, so... the end.