Friday, March 28, 2008

Library Thing

I like books. Nay, I LOVE books. You could say that I am a Bibliophile. It is my goal to have a small library and SHELVES. I found this site and I am having a great deal of fun with it. The limit of books for the free account is 200 and I know that I have about 800 so I am going to have to upgrade to a paid account.

FYI, there will be a party when I near 1,000 books. Friends and family will be invited to my party and will be asked to bring me a gift of a book. If the book is a duplicate of a book I already own, it doesn't count. The person who brings the 1,000th book will get a prize and will be honored as the donor of the 1,000th book.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How many fingers do you see?

I need glasses. The nice eye doctor says I can use them for reading, sewing and driving. I don't have to wear them all the time. Take that eye doctor I saw 6 years ago. I pulled out my old glasses a while ago and noticed that they are terribly dated. 6 years ago they were the cusp of eye wear fashion, now they are lame. We will be picking out new frames tonight, they of course will be trendy and dated in a few years. C'est la vie!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen!

We are singing two songs in Sacrament meeting this morning one of peace and one of JOY! I love them. Even though it is cloudy and grey what a wonderful day. I am including the lyrics because they describe my heart this morning.

O Morn of Beauty - Jean Sibelius

O morn of beauty, morn of gladness!
Awak'ning joy, dispelling shades of night,
Gone is the gloom, the sorrow and the sadness,
Now breaks the day of peace and light.
Sing and Rejoice with joyful alleluias,
Sing alleluia, alleluia!

The days are past when souls were wrapt in mourning,
The earth awakes with vict'ry as her strain,
Lift up your hearts and greet the glad day dawning,
For Christ the Lord is ris'n again!
Sing and rejoice with joyful alleluias,
Sing alleluia, alleluia!

Let the Trumpet Sound - Natalie Sleeth

Let the trumpet sound, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let the earth resound, Hallelujah Amen!
Let the people sing, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let the heavens ring Hallelujah, Amen!
Now and ever blessed are we
Christ has won the victory!
Let the world rejoice, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let the chorus voice, Hallelujah, Amen!

Christ the Lord, is risen on this Easter Day.
From his mortal prison where three days he lay.
Love has come down to roll the stone away;
Gone is now the sorrow, Dawns the joyful day.

Let the trumpet sound, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let the earth resound, Hallelujah Amen!
Let the people sing, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let the heavens ring Hallelujah, Amen!
Now and ever blessed are we
Christ has won the victory!

Let the night be gone, Let the daylight dawn,Hallelujah, Amen!
Let the world rejoice, Let the chorus voice: Hallelujah, Amen!
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Hallelujah, Amen!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Business of Being Born

I just watched The Business of Being Born . It was so wonderful. I thought I would be angry but I am more thoughtful. Thank you to my two earthly angels; to Cindy who was my doula at my hospital birth and to Betty my midwife for my two homebirths. Thank you for helping me find myself. Thank you to my 3 children who are the reason I am who I am. Amen.

A picture of Nutmeg just after birth at home on my crazy zebra sheets with her born at home bracelet.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Why the image of a commonly eaten junk food that is often passed off as real food? Why because that is what was clogging my kitchen sink. For which I had to endure 18 hours of Draino fumes and pay $69 to the plumber. FYI if there is a lot of mac n' cheese in your disposal, when you turn it on it doesn't dispose, it just sucks it all into the drain where it sits in your u-bend and clogs up your sink.

The good news is I know a plumber so I knew who to call and I think $69 is a reasonable fee. Also, there is only one person in the house who eats "smack" and it isn't me.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hug your babies...

A little lost boy was found outside of my house today. He rode his trike about 3 blocks around the corner and up the hill and on to the MAJOR road near my house. He was probably 2 certainly not yet 3. The people who found him knocked on my door since the kids were playing outside to see if he belonged to me. He was IN the road. Luckily his mom came just after the police arrived. Unfortunately I did not know where he came from. I was afraid that he lived in the mega condo-plex behind our house. We might never have found his mom.

So pick up your babies and hug them tight, and please tell them not to ride in the middle of the road.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Ok, so I like SOME poetry

Mi amiga takes exception to my feeling for flowery rhymes I seek to vindicate myself.
I really appreciate carefully crafted prose. If you want to say something just say already quit pussyfooting around it like a wimpy old lady. I am aware that this is a shocking revelation in my personality, it shocks me too. A girl who likes period dramas and embroidery would seemingly be a fool for poetry. I, however; skip whole sections of books where a poem or song is retold. I do like some poetry like the kind that don't use sentences but just string words or phrases together.

Here is poetry I can handle

So much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white
-William Carlos Williams

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Haiku ( I really love haiku)
The Highwayman - Noyes
and I can indeed enjoy a rhymed couplet (they aren't long enough to make me glaze over)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Chicken boarding school??

I love fresh eggs. Moose used to work with a guy who kept chickens and for a couple of years we were treated to free farm eggs. Eventually he stopped keeping chickens and I was left to buy my own eggs, there was a farm nearby that sold them, but they stopped.

My neighbor says that then they bought their house there was a paper that said "no chickens" on it, but I never saw such a rule. I don't know if our yard is big enough anyway. I think I will call the county and ask. Not that Moose would EVER let me have chickens on our tiny lot.

I have 2 friends that keep chickens and I am envious. Our babysitter (daughter of one of the friends) suggested that it wouldn't be anymore work to take care of 6-8 chickens than it is to take care of 4 and hinted that maybe my chickens could board at their house. I told her maybe she should check with her mom before she offered that, also It didn't sound fair that they do all the work and I get the spoils, though of course I would pay for feed.

Then I got to thinking, wouldn't it be cute to get chicks in Easter baskets? Then I looked on Craigslist and found chicks for sale.

So I am just wondering, anyone out there who wants to board some chickens for me? I would like to get Araucanas for the pretty eggs but if that won't jive with your flock I could change my mind.

The first bloom

Violets are my favorite flower, followed by lilacs, lily of the valley and tea roses. Very old fashioned, I know. This is a blurry picture of the firt violet in my violet patch. The first bloom of spring!


We have a wonderful new droid in our home. Its number is COD4 and he washes my dishes. He does it very, very well. Moose sacrificed from his computer cache to buy this for me. Turns our that the old dishwasher that never cleaned was just a bad model. So I am not crazy and I DO know how to load a dishwasher.