Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage Post #1 - Cachers Gone Wild

My first vintage post, if 2008 counts as vintage. (Check out this discussion about antique vs. vintage if you have any questions about the meaning - I was posting a blog on myspace, however since I am now a facebook devotee I don't visit myspace very often. I would like to transfer all my blogs over to my blogger account bit by bit, so I can eventually cancel my myspace page. So, every so often I will copy and paste one of the blogs here.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Cachers Gone Wild
Current mood: adventurous
Category: Travel and Places

Well to start off with, I think I'm going to start blogging here instead of my blogger page. I don't think anyone ever looks at my blog over there. I don't blame them of course because I don't keep up with it very well.

Yesterday Jason, Mikayla, Eric (family friend), and I attended Mardi Gras: Cachers Gone Wild. We attended the event last year and loved it! We never realized how awesome this years event would be.

When we got there, we teamed up with Mohana and MacFarlane (caching names) to make our day even more fun! This year we were given playing cards with dares and a point value on them. We had to take pictures and try to get the most points in our photos. We sat in a circle with bare feet next to a giant rooster, kissed a bald stranger's head, and ate Mentos with a store employee while pumping a man's gasoline. I have to say that my favorite photo we did was the one where we stopped by a party and asked if we could use their bathtub. The owner wasn't home because it was a surprise birthday party for her. We finished with the picture right as she got home. We reentered the bathtub as her friends escorted her to the bathroom and we all wished her a happy birthday as she asked who the heck we were! The partiers loved it and were snapping pictures with their own cameras!

Out of the 70 teams, we came in 6th place. We had such a great day laughing and having fun! We even found some caches during the event as well!

8:21 PM

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Mini-Goals

Goal number one for March is to get my taxes done by the end of the month. I usually put this off until the first couple weeks in April. It makes my mom and dad nervous.

I really want goal number two to be "take the Explorer in for maintenance," however because we are going on a trip towards the end of March, we HAVE to do that anyway so it's not fair to make it a goal. That means I have to think...

Okay, here it is... it's a risky one. I'll take three pictures of cluttered parts of the kitchen and post them. By the end of the month, I will declutter/organize those areas of the kitchen and then retake pictures to post. I guess we'll all see how that goes!

February Mini-Goal Report

February - both goals completed.

The one goal was getting the Girl Scout bank account in order. I balanced the checkbook and wrote down all the transactions that happened before we had the account. I still owe myself money, but I need to get some checks signed by my co-signer, before I can write anymore.

The other goal was to read two books over 100 pages. I definitely exceeded that goal. The first book I read was "But Inside I'm Screaming" by Elizabeth Flock. It's about a news reporter who goes off the deep-end and has to go to a mental institution to recover. It was okay, but I wasn't overly impressed with the book. Impressed with myself - yes! A 316 page book read completely - it's been a while since I've read one that long.

The other book I didn't exactly finish, but I did read over 100 pages of it. It is the book "Succulent Wild Woman" by Sark. I was inspired to reread this book after a friend from college read one of Sark's newer books and posted a blog about it. I enjoy reading Sark's books. I love her positive outlook and bright artwork that accompanies her books. Her view on napping completely coincides with mine! I also like that I have to think about what she writes, because although I enjoy many of her thoughts and beliefs, not all of them align with mine.

On to March...

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Grocery Ritual

Ever since Moo was little and we come home with the groceries, she sets up her own little store. It's a simple little store. The boxes of pop are set up as the scanner and she unpacks the groceries. As she takes each item out of the bag, she runs it over the "scanner" and say, "Beep!" for each item.

It is amazing to me that at the age of 9 years, she still continues to do this. It makes me smile to see her enjoy something so simple.

Today, she decided to take the eggs from the carton and put them into the egg tray from the fridge. She picked up each egg, examined it, said "Check!", and then put them into the tray.

How God has blessed me with simple moments like these!