Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I wasn't very happy at the prospect of spending lots of money on tires, but the image of my car spinning around in circles from a blown out tire on the freeway with my two girls in the back seat kicked my hiney into gear. (I realize this is unlikely to actually happen. I just have an over active imagination that likes to turn worst case scenarios into most likely scenarios.)
The bright side is that Les Schwab is now having their free beef thing now where you get free beef with your tires. When I heard the commercials I pictured Les Schwab's normally empty and pristine tire show case filled with freezers full of beautiful pot roasts, prime rib, and steaks. (My over active imagination also likes to imagine unrealistically good scenarios from time to time as well). Unfortunately "free beef" refers to beef jerky and summer sausage. I was quite disappointed (I had tentatively planned on rib eye steaks on Sunday).
Bart is away for the weekend, so last night I was watching TV and got a case of the munchies. I saw the box of "free beef" and figured I'd try the jerky. It was tasty, but I also noticed mustard in the package. The mustard intrigued me. Why mustard? Do people eat mustard with jerky and summer sausage? I had never heard of such a thing. Curious, I opened the mustard and dipped a piece of jerky into the mustard. I have to say, this mustard is the BEST mustard I have ever had. It's INCREADIBLE.
Suddenly my trip to the tire store was totally worth it....now I just have to figure out where I can get the mustard by itself. I can't exactly afford tires every time I want more mustard. Does anyone know where I can get this stuff? I haven't been to the grocery store since I discovered it, so it may just be right there, front and center in the condiments isle, but if not and you know where I can get it, please, let me know.
P.S. Beef Jerky tastes pretty good with mustard.
P.P.S. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this...the mustard and jerky may be gone before Bart gets home. Without this post, he would never know they ever existed.
P.P.P.S. Do you have to refrigerate summer sausage after opening it, or is it like jerky?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
A good time was had by all :o) And in case you were wondering, my daughter's hair really is uncontrollable. If there is anyone who believes they have the secret knowledge to taming this mess, please, I am VERY open to ANY advice or suggestions!
For Valentine's day itself, I made these bookmarks for immediate family. (Sam, Holly, Charles, Heather, and Geneava....I forgot to bring them up to the party, so I'll either mail them, or bring them to Moab for the race...sorry!) If you are a sibling and didn't get one (other than the aforementioned siblings) let me know because I mailed them to you!
And molten chocolate cake.
(Bart and I were most excited for this one...it was a recipe I had never tried before. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. It was good, just not quite what we were expecting...oh well.)
And this is one of the 100 beautiful blooms in a bouquet Bart got me. I love them!
It was a lovely Valentine's Day.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
One of the members of their stake presidency called them this morning to make sure everyone in their ward was okay. And then later my parents saw his house on the news! Mud had come in one side and out the other early this morning. He must have been calling from a remote location.
So far my parents' house is okay, but the streets are literally rivers. My mom was taking my sister to take the ACT and they had to cross Oceanview to get her friend that they were giving a ride to. Most of the pictures of cars crashed or on top of other cars are from Oceanview. As they got to the college where they were taking it, there was an 18 inch river in front of the school. My mom thought, "I can't let them walk through this, they'll be swept away." So she had to drive through it! Prayers for everyone back in my hometown would be appreciated. You can see some pictures here. Stupid arsonists.