Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DVD Empire

I ordered DVD's for my mom and for my mother-in-law for Christmas online from DVDEmpire. The prices were really good. I messed up a little on my zipcode, so a day later they emailed me and said there was a problem, that my Visa card didn't match my address, so I had to correct that. I had ordered early enough that I could pay for cheaper shipping, but because of my mistake it didn't get shipped in time. So they upgraded my shipping at no extra charge so it would get there on time. I thought that was really nice of them, since it was my fault.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Did my kids have enough excitement?

Wayne was watching a TV show about extreme sports, they were showing young people motorcycling, surfing, snowboarding, etc. Also, I went to Travis and Sara's wedding reception, and they showed all the snowboarding, motorcycling, swimming, that she had done. I started feeling badly that I had raised my kids in a totally boring environment, I had probably stifled them and ruined their lives.

I told Wayne about it, and he made me feel better. I'm the one who applied to be in the Hill Cumorah Pageant cast and got us in 3 times. I'm the one who insisted on the Orlando vacation in 2003. I'm not an outdoor person, but guess what, my kids had their dad to encourage them and take them on all the camping, kayaking, rock climbing and Boy Scout activities. Our kids never participated in team sports (except for the track team) but I suppose they turned out okay anyway.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Robert Redford

Tara was assigned to read "The Great Gatsby", which I read as a teenager. Seeing her reading that book brought back some memories. I remember when I was young I saw the movie, and was totally in love with Robert Redford. He was SO GOOD LOOKING. (He went seriously downhill when he got old, now he has one of the wrinkliest faces ever.) Anyway, he was definitely my favorite actor when I was a teenager, some of my favorite movies of his were "The Sting", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "The Way We Were", and "The Great Gatsby".

Now my favorite actor is George Clooney (hubba hubba).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pet peeve: Kitchen dishcloths

One of my biggest pet peeves is dirty kitchen dishcloths. Every night I try to hang the dishcloth over the faucet, and the next morning when I go in the kitchen it is nearly dry. I take the old dishcloth and old dishtowel and put them into the laundry room. Then I get out fresh ones to use for that day.

Using dishcloths and dishtowels for more than one day makes me gag. If I use a dishcloth for a particularly nasty job, I will even replace it more than one time a day. I don't want nasty things to touch my food or my dishes or my countertops.

And don't get me started on sponges. Using sponges is the most unsanitary thing I've ever seen. They are totally full of germs. Seth and Isaac reported that on their missions to Brazil, everyone there had sponges that were sitting in disgusting puddles on their sinks, and would use them forever. When I go in my ward's kitchen, I see disintegrating sponges that have never been replaced. I throw them right into the trash.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Favorite Blogs

The blogs I go to every day are my daughter-in-law Rachel's, my sister Carla's (My Time to Blossom) and and Totally Ready.

Carla inspires me with homemaking, fashion, and ideas to make my life more elegant and genteel. Totally Ready keeps reminding me of all the emergency preparedness I need to do to get ready for disasters. And I like Rachel's because she tells me about my grandchildren!