Wednesday, December 22, 2010
(I even had my camera right there in my knitting bag, and I forgot to get it out.)
We did gifts right when we got there, before we ate or anything, which I think was nice, as it gave us time to ooh and aah over everything before anyone had to get going. Lots of creative, fun gifts! (Kiki, Michelle, and Margie - I have your gifts. Colleen - Sarah took yours. Missed you all!)
We ate, talked, laughed, and generally enjoyed each others company. So many good things to eat!
The white elephant exchange was a tad boring, to be truthful. Hardly anything was stolen, except the adorable Sesame Street shirt - I think we all wanted to take that home, Alisa!
And, I should really apologize...next year, my white elephant won't be in the least bit suggestive or unfit for mixed company. Promise. I'm all done with that. Really. (Not that I was the only offender there.)
We tried to talk about next year, and what to read, but we didn't get far with that. I'll let Sarah fill you in on our plans. Basically, we're thinking every other month, but couldn't decide do we start in Jan or Feb, so maybe we should all weigh in here? I vote Feb, but only because Jan is so very busy for me at work.
Either way, we all need to come up with some great books - so get thinking, ladies!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 13, 2010
12/16 (Thursday) @ 7pm
located @ Stately Jorgensen Manor (that's my parents home) Great Room
A white elephant
A potluck dessert or side dish or whatever (soup & homemade bread provided)
Optional gift exchange
Mandatory good cheer!
(call or email for address/directions)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sarah brought up a great idea that I think many of us were already thinking about. Our lives are really busy and we should be focusing on the essentials in our lives. If we met every other month, we would still have a chance to get together regularly without disrupting all of the important items on our full plates. Meeting less often may perhaps also give more incentive to come if it worked out with your schedule.
So, for our December Holiday Party, you all are invited over to my home for 2011 planning and hot tubbing. We talked about doing it earlier in the month rather than later. What say ye?
Monday, November 8, 2010
It's like Buffy meets Shaun of the Dead, but all proper and Victorian.
I can't really describe it better than that.
Not to mention, I think this one much better done than either of the aforementioned Austen re-writes.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It's a delightful classic! Available in libraries, and on half dot com for 75 cents. Should be easily accessible.
Where would you like to have it? Kiki, we really don't mind coming to you! :) Let us know!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Okay Ladies, If you haven't read the book yet, you've got to get started on this great read! I just finished the book today. I can't wait to hear what you all thought about it. What Haley went through and survived was an amazing miracle. I can't wait to get together with her at the end of the month so we can all meet her and discuss her book! Those of you that got a copy don't forget to bring your books and she will sign and personalize each one. I have talked to Sarah and Alisa who have also finished the book and loved it. It will make a great conversation so don't miss book club September 28th at my house!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
So the previously discussed plan is to have it at my place. I'll be post baby about a week at this point so just ignore the disaster that I am sure the house will be. But, bring your swimsuits if you'd like to go for a dip in the pool and when you get cold you can hop in the hot tub. We can plan the next year.
So if we do it the last Tuesday of the month, it's the 24th of August right? Is that okay? That would be the night before the first day of school... so just an FYI.... If you want to change the day, speak now! :)
Love you gals.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Preheat oven to 325.
1 cup flour
1 cube butter (melted)
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
Mix and pat into 9x13 and bake for 20 min. Let cool.
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups whipped topping
Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold whipped topping in. Smooth over cooled crust.
1 small pkg. chocolate pudding
1 small pkg. vanilla pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
Mix and smooth over first layer.
Put a layer of whipped topping on top, garnish with nuts or shaved chocolate or toffee bits, etc. Chill until serving.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
It's a very short, quick read. Better written than her earlier stuff.
I'm already done, so my copy is up for grabs.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
So we decided that whoever posted first could get to choose instead.
I think we all agreed we should read a classic. We just couldn't decide which one.
After checking both Orem and Provo Libraries, so that those of you who don't own a copy, or don't want to buy a new book, can check one out, I've decided on:
Wuthering Heights (Provo has 6 copies, Orem has 3; you may need to reserve. I have at least 2 copies. Also available for about $6 from B&N's classics series. You could come buy it next Thursday evening at B&N, during Maeser's book fair, and credit the profit to the school. And say hello to me and the knitting group in the cafe, while you're there.)
(I was leaning towards Cold Comfort Farm (less well-known, but only 128 pages, and a truly fun read), but there were only 2 copies at each library. Maybe next time?)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We had Liz's yummy homemade bread sticks, and Karen's homemade strawberry jam and biscuits, some tasty peach ice cream and fresh green grapes, and some yummy dip Sarah made from I forget what, too. (We sort of wished one of us had made a caramel cake or chocolate pie, but we forgave each other - busy lives and all that. Plus, I forgot to get out the butter so it could be room temperature by the time I got home from work,so I couldn't make this caramel cake I managed to find online. Maybe next time.)
And, wow, did we have a great discussion, too! It kept veering off into our own lives and circumstances, but I think that's how it's supposed to go, right? Reading is how we learn to get along better with the rest of the world, and how we learn to cope with difficult situations, as well as being great for relaxing and entertaining ourselves.
For instance, have you heard how Liz got her revenge on her cheating boyfriend back in high school? Or how much Lisa and Sarah just hate all the Mexicans (just the ones they don't know, really)? Or that Michelle's house is the new neighborhood hangout, but all the kids are a bit older than hers, so it's making her nervous? Or, did you know, that BYU has recently discovered that focusing on academics has somehow decreased the percentage of students getting married - something they must try to amend, apparently? (My response to this, "Oh, so now you can not only think yourself out of the church*, you can think yourself out of marriage? Then, I guess I'm going apostate. Except, wait, the Gospel is true, so I can't do that.")
Did we forget to take pictures? Why, yes, we did forget. Sorry about that.
Liz has a cute little something for all of us. Be sure you get yours next time!
We left next month's book choice up in the air. Has anyone got a suggestion? Also, will it be difficult to meet up during the last week of school?
*this phrase, "think yourself out of the church", was bandied about in my teen years quite a bit. It's a sore spot with me. I will likely be posting something on my blog related to this, soon.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I beg of you, do NOT let it be you. Unless you just have nothing else better to do. Or you are just such a HUGE P&P fan that you read everything even remotely related to it.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
and eating at Pizza Pie Cafe (2235 North University Parkway in Provo). It's all about pie this month, funny how that worked out. Second Tuesday in February, February 9th, correct? See you there!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I chose this song because I love Miley Cyrus. haha j/k.... I chose this mainly for the lyrics, they are totally about my life and it's not about the destination it's about the journey. I think she's a cute girl and I actually saw the Hannah Montana movie which was really cute but I probably wouldn't like my daughter to like her. I do like the Miley Cyrus line at Walmart though! Anyway, I heard this song throughout the year and really love the lyrics!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
What book are we reading?
It says on the side bar that Margie is in charge this month, but after last month's locale fiasco, I volunteered to host it this month. I would love to do that this month--- just want to know what to host.
So the second Tuesday is in a week. Does anyone have the list of books we made to read? Should we postpone it a week?
Or maybe everyone else know's what's up and I'm in la la land.
My deepest apologies,