Monday, June 16, 2014

long time no post_2: less big updates, but no less IMPORTANT

These are not as life-changing (as far as we know), but they are updates nonetheless.

  • We participated in a ward Iron Chef activity (the ingredient was ginger, and we made a pear ginger upside-down cake. It was good, but one thing we learned was that neither of us really likes ginger that much.) We're hosting the next one, so we got to choose the next ingredient: balsamic vinegar. FYI: a little strawberry balsamic vinegar is an AWESOME addition to strawberry smoothies.
  • Jon and two of my BYU roommates from the Bay Area threw me a surprise birthday party. I was completely surprised and we had a great time hanging out, swimming, grilling, and getting quizzed on all things Joss Whedon. (I wasn't allowed to participate in Name That Tune. Too bad, I so would have won.) Also, my face was photoshopped into many Whedon production posters, which was hilarious.

  • I started my first quilt. It's made out of fabric samples from a fabric sample sale. Hopefully it will be awesome. I don't love quilts, on the whole, but the fabric is pretty and it's not a big quilt, so hey! Three of my favorite things: easy, pretty, and custom.

  • I showed Jon "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." He had never seen the whole thing all the way through. That is a classic.
  • I read a lot of Wheel of Time and some other stuff too. I started Carrie Fisher's autobiography and "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
  • Our new complex has a pool, which I can't use by myself because POOL SAFETY, but I do sit out and read sometimes.
  • I took a prenatal yoga class. Turns out I can move in ways I thought were over for me for awhile yet, but only if I work up to them. Also, WHAT is the point of pinching one side of your nose shut while you breathe, and then switching it up a bunch? The only thing that does is make me have to blow my nose. I usually fake it and breathe through my mouth during that part.
  • We have a meyer lemon tree at this place. That juice makes really good lemonade and also is really rich. I was unaware.
  • I got an old sewing machine from my grandma. She hasn't used it much and definitely not for a long time, so it needs to be oiled and cleaned. YouTube and I are going to try it on our own, since it's kind of expensive to get it done. If I give up, I'll take it somewhere, but so far I'm optimistic.
  • Did you know you can make sauces out of mascarpone?
  • We had some people over to play Betrayal at House on the Hill, a game we learned about from one of Jon's friends. It was fun but the more boring part of the game took FOREVER and the more fun part was a snap. Maybe next time it will work out the other way.

1 comment:

  1. K I love that you mentioned Iron Chef on here. Also I've been on the fence about learning how to quilt, we'll have to talk more details about quilting :)