Friday, November 11, 2011

10 things

1. sandra dallas is my new favorite author. i read persian pickle club years ago, but haven't read anything by her for years. just finished "whiter than snow" and "the diary of mattie spenser" and had my annual good cry.
2. my favorite shlumpadinkas (translation: relaxing yoga/sweat pants) are holey and i am in need of attractive new ones. i'm thinkin' these or maybe these? hmmm. suggestions? please?
3. survivor is as good as season 1. jim is a bully, dawn is THE woman, and cochran is growing on me for stickin' it too the pretty people. i used to think brandon was a creepy wierdo, but his "protector" role over the vurnerable cochran had me doing the silent cheer.
4. i miss michael scott.
5. i ran over a cat. and it made me sad.
6. in related news, i really like driving fast on the narrow curvy road i live on. it's fun. but it has it's consequences.
7. i miss alaska, the blue mountains, and all my friends from both places. but coalville is a great little place, with lots of great people. i am happy here.
8.veterans day is my favorite. north summit elementary put on a wonderful assembly. the kids sang and there were old men in uniform. love a man in uniform. patriotism makes me cry these days. i have known men who have died in this war. my friend trish is now a single mom her husband was killed in february, and a high school friend recently died in a helicopter full of navy seals in afghanistan. i cannot have dry eyes when little kids are singing the national anthem. i am turned back in time to when mike came off that plane. soldiers rock. especially mine.
when i lived on base in alaska it was impossible to enter a building with out a soldier sprinting to open it for you. even at the gas station. every night at 5:00 they would play revelry over the loud speakers as they lowered the flag, and if you were outside you'd stop what you were doing and put your hand on your heart and wait for the song to end. even the little kids running around the neighborhood new what to do. we live in the best place on earth, guarded by the best people in america.
9. for the first time in 10 years, i get to have thanksgiving with my parents and my sister.
10. pinterest. you must try pinterest. it is a place to categorize and save every cool idea you can think of. i have learned how to get rid of armpit stains, make a lamp out of old books, and fix my hair in a lovely, messy, up do. so go. go on. go now. get outta here, and pin something.


Kritta22 said...

I, too, miss Alaska. Like enough to want to go back!! I realize it wont be the same as before because people have moved but I did enjoy the soldiers helping you open the door, or how if you needed anything people didn't ask what do I get out of it.

I like the old navy ones cause they are half the price and you can get two!!

Are you going to see breaking dawn??

Emilee said...

Um, you know I have to get behind the Notre Dame Sweatpants. Those are the ones you need.
Mimi came home with Veterans' Day pouring out of her whole self. It was so much fun to experience first-grade patriotism. Made me love America even more.

Strupp Family said...

I also love patriotism. I watched this video someone posted on facebook that all the soldiers were surprising their kids, wives, parents, etc. when they got back from deployment. Cried like a little baby. I love it.

I think I like the American Eagle ones better. Even if they're more expensive. Plus Old Navy doesn't fit me very well. Their pants are always too short. You might not have that problem.

I think I don't know how to use pinterest. But the things you've found sound wonderful.

Come visit again.

Shannon said...

We miss you too Mags! I love the Notre Dame yoga pants.

annelisa said...

Now you need to read Prayers For Sale! It ties into the Diary of Mattie Spenser. And it's really good.

Marilyn Lewis said...

Have you read "Tallgrass"? That was one of my favorites!

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