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Thursday, February 5, 2009
My post is about busy-ness. We have been "busy" lately. I use the quotes because for once we are busy doing things we actually ENJOY doing rather than things we HAVE to do. Here's what we've been up to:
- We went on a 7 mile hike up Farmington Canyon in the snow... beautiful!
- Drove up to Weber State pond yesterday with 2 loaves of bread and fed the ducks which was absolutely hilarious. There were like 50 ducks and they would just swarm around you to get the bread and follow you everywhere.
- Watched American Idol after a 3 or 4 season hiatus
- Watched the Superbowl & the hilarious Office episode that aired after
- Made frozen dinners
- Went to the Jazz game this last Monday
- Watched Kathryn and Danielle on Saturday during Jami's birth, and got to see beautiful Addison!
- Drove around Farmington and Fruit Heights looking at mansions up on the hill. 90% of which were for sale, and 50% of which were bank-owned--no exaggeration! But beautiful homes, which are probably a steal right now.
- Had a barbeque in the snow with Greek Souvlaki that I made myself... it was so good, but I had heartburn for about 2 days.
It is really nice to not be "busy." I feel like I can be available for others more, I find myself thinking about more important things, and I am noticeably more relaxed and less stressed. I take baths, read, work on scrapbooking, write in my journal, and give the dogs more attention. Mike and I decided this is how life should be--enjoyable every day. In the words of "Death of a Salesman," why work really really hard 50 weeks a year for a 2 week vacation? Our new motto is that every week should be a vacation! So, our goal is to do at least one thing per week that we would do on vacation, i.e. hike, camp, ride horses, swim, picnic, watch the stars, sports, museums, bowling, etc etc etc.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Emily and Dave's web site and email are back up again. Somehow the internet erased the DNS pointer that shows the "frogley.name" site where to go. Their account setup on our hosting site has always been a little wierd with some parts of the setup invisible to me for some reason. By working with the hosting company, we were able to get things all setup again, this time the right way. All should be fine now.
In case you haven't heard, we've also been working on getting our projector mounted on the ceiling in the family room. The most difficult part was running the wires. At some point, we had to run wires under the house. After being under the house for about 15 minutes, I decided I couldn't stand it any more. I had to get out. I was feeling closter phobic and I couldn't think clearly. So I got out. To complete the job, I cut a large hole in a wall, drilled a hole from the above ground level, and then send Michael and Steven under the house to get things connected up.
I have to say that it is a new experience for me to ask my children to do something I can't do myself. Does that make sense? While Michael and Steven were under the house, I paced back and forth constantly. I was in radio contact with Michael, and he was just fine under the house, but still, when I know how I felt under there, it was hard to send my kids there. But they did a great job. I took a picture of them under the house, but it's still on mom's camera which is currently on the mountain with her. I'll have to add it later.
Anyway, now all the wiring is done and tested. We're still waiting for the projector mount itself to arrive.
Ok, Lindsay, there you go. I blogged. My first time ever. After all, I can't ask my kids to do something I'm not able to do myself!