Smorgasbord of life

I wish everyday was a Sunday....sigh.

Theres a lot to catch up on. I blame it on the fact that over last weekend I had to read Hamlet. Yes, all of it. But in the end, I didn't read any of it. Bronson and I went skiing instead. Responsible, right?

Last weekend, I spent part of the day sewing, part of the day cleaning, and part of the day standing in line to get fabric cut at Joann's. A full 40 mins of waiting. and waiting. At one point Bronson said "I'm going to go look at the threads, just for fun." You know that if he is going to look at the threads, he's completely bored. I don't blame him, I was too. Bless his heart. I think he's still letting me know I owe him that hour of his life spent at Joann's he's never going to get back. I had to buy fabric for pajama pants I am making in my sewing class. Their flannel selection was less than mediocre. And of course, I got a large plaid print, which means my teacher is making me line them up ever so perfectly and with more precision I could care less for. Okay, i'm done venting.

I did sew these pillowcases for our apartment, because I was trying to bring some spring in during these winter months, and the last time I sewed pillowcases, I didn't have enough fabric, so the envelope pillow case just barely covered the pillows. And lets be honest, I am the most indecisive person ever, so I need the versatility to switch pillowcases in and out as I please...because its probably the only thing we can afford to switch around these days.

Something I've been so inspired by mom is her anniversary book she gave to my dad. For 1 year, she wrote down 1 thing that my dad did for her that made her happy. They could have been as simple as taking out the garbage, telling her he loved her, or helping her start the bath at 4am if she had leg cramps. I got to design the book for her, and had it printed at my work. 

Look at them... I couldn't be more grateful for my parents. For teaching me, counseling me, correcting me, listening to me, letting me do what I wanted, frankly, for putting up with me and raising me. It takes special people to have nine children, serve busy church callings, fight Polio every single day, struggle with jobs, raise someone like me, have family time, finance 9 children's piano and violin lessons, and still love each other more and more. I'm grateful I'm theirs. 

One of the things I love about Bronson is his ability to find good deals. But, he's really good at it. He found a coupon to my favorite restaurant (Macaroni Grill), for a buy one get one free. And on top of that, it had to be from the "to-go" menu (cheaper than the real menu), but you get to dine in, awesome, right? Yes, awesome. 

So we got this $30+ meal for only $9
So i got my chicken Milanese and was absolutely surreally happy. 

 And alittle more about food. I have to thanks Mels Kitchen Cafe for helping our marriage still going strong five months later, and not eating spaghetti three times a week. This was her Chicken Tikka Pizza on pita bread, and I LOVE using Pita bread now. It was the perfect crust/bread.

Thats all for now...more to come!

1 comment

  1. Thanks sweet Em's. I was soooooo happy to get that little book printed for Dad. I couldn't have done it without you. I loved how it came together.


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