Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Little House on the Prairie. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Every winter I read my boxed set of Little House books. They are well loved, they are bent, wrinkled, (yes, my only vacation is reading in the bathtub until wee hours!) and stained with Mountain Dew. I still love them. They are so descriptive you can just smell the corn cakes, and hear the rain drops. Parts of these books still bring tears to my eyes.
Yesterday, I gave my beloved Little House in the Big Woods to MiaLeigh to read. I tried patiently to explain why I love these books. In an age of cell phones and computers, I constantly wish for their simple life. Life was hard, but people knew how to work hard using their own hands. Family came first, always. There was no choice but to have meals around the table, and everyone was greatful for whatever food was placed in front of them. People were proud of everything they had. (Most of it was handmade.) Kids knew how to entertain themselves outside in the sunshine. Mama's created beautiful handmade quilts and dresses, and handknit socks, all filled with love because they were meant to keep her precious family warm. Shoes were only a necessity special occasions. Oh, I really do think I was born in the wrong time...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dear Winter,

It's never been a huge secret that we aren't friends. I mean, you're nice and all for the people who enjoy the skiing, cold, slipping on the ice, and scarves, I guess. Over the years we've had an understanding. I stay home, and you continue to drop that nasty white stuff to cover the dead grass. So please understand my next comment really comes from a good place. What the HELL happened? Are you ill? Smog, really??? Just smog? I know it's pretty bad air when it hits me clear up here on the mountain. I'm pretty sure I'd rather the nasty white stuff. I know it stings to hear that you are slacking, but I have every confidence that you can do it. Please believe hurts me more than you to say this. Just do it. Bl0w in a nasty winter storm to clear away the air crap so I can get on with my sinus-infected life. Please. Remember you have my respect, just not my love.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey, I'm a celebrity!!!

Just kidding. Really. I gave an interview to the Weber State University Signpost. I originally thought that it was just going to be a one-liner in an article about the internet. Well, I actually got my own article :) Go and read it here, it made me feel famous for a day! Sad, really sad!