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March 26, 2008

The Price of Quiet: a little embarrassement

Filed under: friends,my world — Kathy @ 5:16 pm

The policeman tried. When my daughter called to complain, he even conducted a rooster stake-out, parked on the street a few houses north of me with his windows down.

But the rooster continued to crow, outwitting not one but two officers.

A few days later, seeing my next door neighbor holding his baby at church, I struck up a conversation.

me: That’s a pretty cute baby, and what a big boy he is, Eldon. What’s his name?

Eldon: This is Junior, yes, he is a chubby baby. How are you?

me: I’m OK. But I’ve been under the weather a little the last few weeks.

Eldon: Oh, I didn’t know that. I’m sorry your not feeling well.

me: (having the bright idea that I could get Eldon’s help in finding that rooster) Have you heard the rooster in the neighborhood crowing?

Eldon: Yes…

me: well, because I haven’t been feeling well, I rest on my bed quite a bit and listen to that rooster. I know it’s illegal to have a rooster in town. I called the police, but they couldn’t find it. My daughter called again, and they still couldn’t find it. Maybe you could call the police as well. The more complaints they get . . .maybe they’ll find it. But I don’t know who’s rooster it is.

Eldon: (somewhat sheepishly) It’s MY rooster!

Do I have to tell you how embarrassed I was? I wanted to sink into the floor. I really thought the rooster was farther away than next door. Eldon is a great guy. He didn’t know roosters were against the zoning laws here. He didn’t know his was bothering me. He assured me it would be gone in one more day. Then he called me at home later that afternoon to tell me I wouldn’t be hearing the rooster anymore. Oh? It’s under a bucket, he said. And tomorrow it will be in our freezer, he said. (And he was glad he wouldn’t have to go to jail.)

And he was right. I never heard that rooster crow again.

I like Eldon. I hope Eldon still likes me!

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February 21, 2008

You’ve Got a Friend

Filed under: books,friends,websites — Kathy @ 12:04 am
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I like to make lists. I’m patently unorganized, and making lists gives me the illusion that I really AM organized. I recently discovered goodreads.com which helps satisfy my urge to list all the books I read. The site also is meant to help it’s members network with book loving friends, so I thought it sounded fun. I signed up (it’s free) and immediately had exactly 0 friends. So I told Jo about it, and then she joined and I then had 1 friend. Of course Jo immediately garnered 9 or 10 friends. She invited my sister, Stephanie, to join, who did and pretty quickly was up to 7 friends, so then I jumped up to 2 friends.

As I write this, Stephanie has her 7 friends, Jo has 13 friends, and I still have 2. I love my two friends. I would do anything in the world for them, after all, there are only 2 of them. I would make something by hand for them. Or bake something yummy for them. Or chat on the phone in a pleasant manner with them. Or take a trip with them and let them have the window seat. I’m nice like that. To my friends. My 2 friends.

I’d love to have more friends, of course. Who wouldn’t? For instance, I’d love for Stacie, Marianne, Sheldon, Connie, Holly, Lynnette, Rosie, Matt, Jennie, Myrna, Scott, Ross and Leone (even audio books count!), and you too, if you like to read, to be my friends in the goodreads network. Chances are, I’ll still have 2 friends a month from now. But a girl can dream, can’t she?

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So here’s to lists, and books, and friends. I hope to have lots of all three someday.

January 17, 2008

Guild Rat

Filed under: books,friends,my world,quilt guilds — Kathy @ 11:11 pm
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I belong to two different quilt guilds in my area. They are different in format and have different members and I enjoy them both a ton. I had to miss the first one this month because I woke up with a migraine on that day, and that’s the only thing that can keep me from going is if I’m so ill I can’t move. Today was the other guild’s meeting. Every month in this guild someone gets up and tells about themselves using a gift basket they have put together with things that represent themselves. Last month Annette Rose, who works at Stylish Fabrics-Bernina in Logan, Utah put together the greatest basket full of fun things, which she graciously gave to me. Check out this pillow that Annette made, with the crocheted decoration on the pocket. Amazing!

Reminder pocket pillow
The pockets hold reminders, of course, and the cutest notepad in the shape of a dress.

So this month it was my turn to assemble some stuff. This is what I put in the basket, and what it represents about me:

Spotlight basket
  • The children’s book, Mama, Do You Love Me–I was born in Alaska and I love children’s books
  • A magnet about sisters–I have 6 sisters and no brothers
  • A green vintage wall pocket, so cute!–I’ve had a bit of an obsession with the color green on and off throughout my life. I must have been an annoying child when I insisted on using the green bath towell and the green dinner plate!
  • Four fat quarters, two pink and two blue–I have two daughters and two sons
  • A book, “What Dogs Teach Us” –I love dogs and currently have a golden retriever
  • A cat book marker–I also have a cat
  • A package of bookplates–I love to read and love books
  • A little vintage framed embroidery piece–I love antiques, especially quilts and needlework
  • Some perfume and lotion samples–I always wear perfume
  • A CD, All the Roadrunning by Mark Knoepfler and Emmy Lou Harris–I love music and this is a current favorite
  • A package of quilt tape for marking rulers–I love everything about quilting and am a notions junkie
  • A home magazine–my life right now is building my home
  • A car air freshener in the fragrance of “sun and sand”–I lived in Southern California for 20 years
  • A small can of Almond Roca–I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Two small bottles of juice, Martinelli’s sparkling cider and cranberry–two of my favorite drinks
  • A quilt book–I bought this book for myself and then a few months later I bought this book for myself again. I’m absent minded!
  • A book on the history of the Utah Quilt Guild–I’m an area rep for this organization
  • Two movie passes–I love to go to movies and love to watch my Netflix movies too
  • An Apple sticker and the url of this blog–I’m crazy about my new Macbook and this here is my blog

Here are the nice ladies in the guild. I enjoy them so much!

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