I kinda thought winter was over. Most of our snow was gone and it was almost 60 yesterday. So of course it’s snowing. A lot. All morning. It’s spring break here, so I’m happy for the kiddos that might be out enjoying it, but I’ll wait until tomorrow to see what we end up with.
It put a damper in our house projects, so we’re hunkered down for the day. No more roof climbing for MK until it’s gone again. I keep hearing the plow go by, and dreaming of a warm sunny beach.
So what do we do? Plan a trip, of course!
I’m so lucky to be married to someone who thinks just like me. Aside from having a cold last week, we’ve planned out a couple of really great months. Instead of getting too frustrated by house work, we’re just going to break it up in between good times!
Sybo – we almost went to see Peelander-Z last night! Decided at the last minute 10 bucks each was a bit much, ha!
It’s been a while since I mentioned my favorite thing, and suddenly there was a bizarre movie on TV that reminded me, zombies! Is there such a thing as a Mormon zombie? According to this little pic there is:
Since I’ve gotten back from Austin,
Five New Things He’s Done:
- Demolished a fireplace, floor to roof.
- Climbed all over the roof.
- Increased my bedroom, 20 square feet.
- Relocated an electrical outlet.
- Cleaned the house while I was sick!
Things I wish I’d seen/Bands I’m looking forward to checking out at some point.
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Here are all the bands (that I can remember) that I saw at SXSW 2010. I need help with Tuesday/Wednesday…
If you went, tell me what you saw/like best.
The Cool Kids
The Morning Benders
We Are Country Mice
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now!
Plants and Animals
Kill The Noise
Matt Pond PA
Jakob Dylan w/Neko Case
I like to read. I’ve had a book list every year I’ve had the blog- until now. And it’s not like I even noticed. Why not?
Because I just read my first book of the year.
I mean, we’ve been busy with other stuff! I stopped keeping track of what was going on, but I can’t remember if I’ve read a book in a while. So maybe I’ve read one or two, but don’t remember what they were. For the sake of keeping this little space n the internet dragging for myself and the thousands of you getting discouraged each day I don’t have a fresh new post up, I’m going to try to get it going.
The new Droid I got helps. I read my first book on the plane to and from Austin. And have many more available. I also have my Park City library card, and although it’s small there has to be something in there worth checking out. (get it, check out? Nevermind.) So I’m challenging myself to start now, this late in the year, and read the average of the last three years of posted books. I’ll let you know what that is when I go do the math.
’07 – 47
’08 – 23
’09 – 43
So that should be easy. 38 books.
Help me! Suggest things you’ve read that I should check out.
Do I have to hide my pantry? I don’t think so, not as long as I keep it clean.
And especially when this is what I’m working with:
So we ripped the lame plastic fake wood doors down. I painted the trim and the inside support beams. And I like it. This color is my current favorite, I also painted both our railings/banisters with it (the dark grey/blue) and keep looking for what else we can use it on.
So yes, you see my cookbooks and the tons of coffee we drink, but I don’t mind.
I need floor mats/dish rags/oven mitt type accessories that match that color, keep an eye out for me.
The good, the bad, and the family…
Five Things I Can’t Wait For:
- Dancing with the Stars. Ugh. So bad admitting it.
- This snow totally needs to melt. Over it.
- My mommy and brother are going to visit!
- I’m going to TRY P90x.
- We’re tearing this house apart. More big projects!
So super happy to be back for another week of music, fun, sun, and friends! We’ve already seen some great music this week. Every time I come back I feel full and blessed – I have great friends! I have an awesome husband that sends me out here, and I have a little bit of good luck to find a great place to be and great opportunities to see shows.
Austin is such a beautiful and amazing city. The weather is great. Downtown is something else with so many people, and SXSW seems to have really expanded and managed that expansion well.
LC is keeping a journal for us this year, and JC’s pictures are coming out so much better than mine that I’m going to hold out on telling you all about my days until I can cheat and steal their info and pictures.
Utah is a funny place, make no doubt about it. After living in Seattle, San Diego, and Austin, well, Park City is special. I love my home town, it’s the cool hip island in an ocean of talk about ‘special undergarments’…I’m gonna let you look that one up yourself.
What I will share with you this week (while I’m on vacation!!!!) are some things I’ve noticed about ME here. Your location undoubtedly changes you, I’m proof.
How I Know I’m Becoming A Utahn
I quit working out last summer, and was really burnt out from the effort I’d put in before that. So it’s been a loooong break. I lost all my muscles. But moving to Park City beefed me way up. While bike riding and beach volleyball is fun, I wasn’t really getting a good workout with any sort of activities in San Diego.
But now I shovel snow.
I think real activity/doing things is a better body workout than going to a gym. It’s how we were made. My hard work after a snow storm is (probably only for this year) a super fun thing to me. It’s fun to go out in the snow and come back inside hot and cold and exhilarated all at once. And I’m ending up with muscles, total bonus. MK too. We get out there after a big storm and clear our decks. Utah is for workouts!