Wednesday, May 1, 2013

forgot to post this a couple months ago...

(written on 03/01)
after my first family blog post, it became very apparent that we need to do more things. so we have been doing stuff. 
the other week we went out to dinner and a movie with some friends.  the best part was that it was a restaurant none of us had ever been to and we tried foods that we had never had. they somehow managed to make the best spinach that i have ever had. afterwards we walked over to this historic theatre in santa monica.  they were showing a remastered version of the original "Lawrence of Arabia".  none of us had ever seen it but knew of its impressive reputation. both jared and i love old classic movies, so we were completely down for the 4 hour experience.  if you spend time in santa monica, you should try out this theatre.  it is old, slightly run down, but very nostaligic.  and it was jam packed! a full house. lots of film major types (scarves, fedoras, know the type) but really, just an entire theatre full of all different kinds of movie goers.  the theatre holds several events a month and we are excited to go to another one soon.  we just wish that we had heard of it when ben affleck came to talk about argo at the premiere. ugghhh 

is anyone else a popcornaholic?  i love popcorn. and no matter how full i am, what time of day it is, where i am, if there is popcorn- i want it.  46% of the time i go into the theatre and think "naa, i'm good." but inevitably. one of us ends up going to the concession stands for a big ol bag of buttery kernels of fluffy goodness. the smell gets me every time. makes me miss hillary- we ALWAYS share a popcorn when we go to target together. eating while shopping helps me to not overspend (well at least not on groceries...).
but not to worry, i have become somewhat obsessed with eating raw fruits and vegetables.  i don't necessarily insist on organic (because that's such a sales ploy 67% of the time) but i do prefer local.  last week i made sure to eat tons of raw foods and drink extra water and i felt so good. cleanses are all the rage, but i am not really interested in a liquid diet of grass water or spending 10 days on the toilet. trader joes is just up the street and i love their produce.  they have great prices, from local farmers, their grocers know everything you need to know about shopping, they validate your parking and are within walking distance of target. plus, i admit, i find myself feeling so "california" walking around the town, sun shining on my face, as i carry my fresh groceries in my trader joe's reusable shopping bag.. it's the one time a week i fit in here...
and when i am not distracting my cupcake cravings with carrots, i sometimes craft.  i thought that it would be easy to sew rope onto fabric and make a pillowcase. and maybe for normal crafters it is- but that was not the case for me. finally after using 2 chairs, duct tape and chip clips to hold it steady, i was able to get it all put together. and even though i will have to make another one that i actually like- it was not fun.
 i also thought that it would be fun to get a little kitchen greenhouse to grow my own herbs.  buying all the stuff was fun. but 5 days after i transferred them, they all died... so that part was not fun. i need to read a book. or move. our apartment doesn't get much sunlight...
last weekend we drove down to irvine for the BYU volleyball game.  it was thrilling. and always good to see scotteroo and his family.  i had my first yogurtland experience, saw a couple old friends, and learned that white men really can jump.  that is the farthest south that i have ever been in CA, hopefully we will go back soon and explore newport, san diego, etc.
the weather here has been nothing short of fantastic.  on saturday we had a beach day. i cannot remember the last time i was able to wear just a t-shirt on march 1st, let alone a swimsuit.   it really was the perfect day. we packed up our books, towels and spf.  stopped to support some girl scouts/stock up on snacks and spent the rest of the morning in the sea breeze and sunshine.
sunday i was home sick all day and actually really sad about it. i hadn't gone out and done anything saturday night because i needed to stay home and work on my primary lesson. i spent forever making their handouts, game and treats. but i know that they missed me.

that's it for now...

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