Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camera Drama

So, I found the camera. I got the camera ready to take pictures of my new quilt top and our apartment. The batteries were dead. Sigh.
In other news, we met our next door neighbors, who are in our ward (at least they are until July when they move). Their last name is Shakespeare. I am not even making that up. Shakespeare. We should take a picture with them, but our camera is dead.
Photos are still on the "to do" list. Batteries are on the shopping list.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Tribute...

A Tribute to My Cutting Board:
I have the greatest cutting board in the history of all cutting boards. It has a sturdy, bamboo base (apparently, naturally anti-bacteria and renewable!). It has 7, yes that's right, 7 interchangeable, flexible plastic cutting surfaces. The cutting surfaces fit snugly into the top of the bamboo base. Each is a different color and labled with a particular food that may need cutting (bread, cheese, meat, etc...). I never have to worry about onion flavored bread, because my onions NEVER touch the bread cutting board! HAHAHAHAHA. My tomatoes won't get salmonella on any of my other foods because they have their VERY OWN cutting surface, which is conveniently dishwasher safe! (Unlike the bamboo base).
Finally, the greatest feature of all-all seven cutting surfaces store conveniently IN THE BASE! I simply pull out the one I need! It is a beautiful, perfect system. I can even buy replacement cutting surfaces.
That's right. My cutting board is WAY cooler than yours.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Hello All!
So, a while back, I was 'invited' to apply to be on the National Advisory Committee for the World History Praxis (this is a national test for teachers-they can take it to be 'highly qualified' in an area they want to teach). Well, I heard from the Praxis people recently and I have been accepted! This means I will go to New Jersey in July and again in November to work with the committee! Yippee!!!!!
In other news-well, non-news, we haven't heard anything about a job yet, so we'll keep everyone posted. :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunny Arizona

Hello from sunny Arizona! And by sunny I mean, of course, blazing hot! We are officially Arizona residents now! (We even have the driver's licenses to prove it!). It is nice to be getting settled and moving forward.
In the last 2 days, I've had 3 job interviews and a call about a 4th! This is very good news, but also more than just a little busy and stressful. Any one of these jobs would be great-I am looking forward to hearing from people starting next week. Hopefully at least 1 will come through. :-)
Isaac and I are speaking in church on Sunday. What an introduction to the ward! This is a little unfortunate for me-I haven't spoken in church for 7 years! That's quite a stretch and one I was not overly eager to end. But, on Sunday, Isaac and I will be speaking all about fathers and so the "no talks in church" marathon will come to an end! I guess it's a good way to introduce Isaac and I. Although, he's been in the ward for a couple of months now so they all know him. :-)
In totally unrelated news-look at Morgan's blog for some fairly scary pictures of the aftermath of the tornado that went through her little city in Kansas. She and the family are just fine, but those pictures sure remind me of all the things I don't miss about living in tornado country!
Sometime in the relatively near future, I hope to finally post a few pictures of the apartment. As soon as the boxes are all off the floor! :-)