Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the blog post of many, many things (a.k.a. procrastinating writing my novel)

1. i am doing NaNoWriMo this month. i've added a word count progress bar on the right side of my blog. hoping to type 50,000 words by the end of the month. wish me luck.

2. how to host a spooky spa party for younger daughter's 8th birthday: when elder daughter asks if her friends can come over, say do they want to help with a party? also, invite your brother and his girlfriend. then have everyone else do ALL THE WORK.

3. daylight saving time unfolds a bit like the FORTUNATELY, UNFORTUNATELY children's book. fortunately, all my kids were in bed by 7pm the last two nights. unfortunately, they all woke up at 6am. fortunately, it's light outside when elder daughter walks to the bus stop. unfortunately, it's dark before dinner. fortunately, we got an extra hour of sleep on saturday night. unfortunately church still starts at 9am. i think the practice should be abolished along with the incorrect use of the apostrophe.

4. will someone please buy the man who runs at 5am at the american fork rec center track some new pants? he's worn the same ones everyday for the past five years—which wouldn't be so bad except they're about 4 sizes too small, and pulled up at least 4 inches too high, showing an unsightly chunk of hairy white ankle and not leaving anything to the imagination in his nether regions. maybe he wouldn't breathe so loudly if he had a pair that fit better. no one should have to deal with this at 5am.

5. younger daughter's baptism day was one of the happiest of my life for many, many reasons. i might have taken more pictures had i not been deathly ill. i think when my head cold clears, i'd like to blog more coherently and deeply about it.


  1. It looks like E had a great birthday and she looks so beautiful in her dress! :)

    I'm sorry you're sick. Head colds are the worst. I hope you're getting better, even if it's slowly.

    And, I 100% agree with you. DST should be abolished along with the improper use of the apostrophe. This will do a few things for us. No more mistakes by people calling it Daylight Savings and no more comatose Jenni for the months between March and November.

  2. I laughed out loud when I read, "Maybe he wouldn't breathe so loudly if he had a pair that fit better." HA HA.

    I had such a great weekend and I felt like you and I got a bit more quality alone time than normal, which is pretty unusual and awesome all at once.

    Hope you're feeling better...

  3. Down with Daylight Savings! If Benjamin Franklin told you to jump off a cliff would you do it?!? That's what I say to DST supporters.

    Um, loving the photos! You're amazing. Especially the girl in blue who is being looked at. That's my fave.

    And I KNOW you can make 50,000! Keep plugging away!

  4. I'm about to cry that we couldn't be there. So beautiful. Emma is glowing.

    I do have to remind myself that we can't do it all now, but it is depressing that we missed a beautiful day.

  5. Both parties looks amazing & congrats on the baptism!

  6. What the heck? Or should I say what the he**?*Where'd your other post go? I wanted to comment on it.

    Ha ha.

    *JK You know I don't swear... obviously **=ck.

    Seriously though, I think books in public school libraries should be appropriate. With that said, I also think parents should be more aware of what their children are reading and also teach their child what's appropriate for their family's standards. If that wasn't what they wanted, the daughter should have said, "Hey, I'm not going to read this book, it's inappropriate." In college I had an English teacher that showed us R movies and I just told her they made me feel uncomfortable and left. Yeah, college is a little different, but it's still the idea that you can't eliminate the world's exposure on your children, but you can teach them to make good choices. Whether or not they do is a totally different story...

    I also think Casey Anne's experience is a little different. I would have been furious if Clara had a book like that.

  7. I love the spa party and the invites. So much fun! And congrats on the Baptism.

    And I would like you to know that you have efficiently given me an apostrophe complex. I've always felt quite confident in my usage, but now I'm always skeered.