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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Helloooo out there in Blogland!

Not dead here. Aw go on, you say? It's true. My bones are still kicking around this old earth. If I were being paid to blog I'd have been fired by now. Someone needed to coach me through the initial stages of bloghood. Shame on you for not!!! My current excuse is that my laptop is permanently sleeping or someone euthanised it when I wasn't looking. At any rate I have to share --- and in spite of having grown up with Bert and Ernie I don't share well with others! Hey, speaking of Bert and Ernie!!! I want a cookie! Send COOKIES!!!! So today we did the family thing in Utah. Ah the family thing...ya gotta love it. Actually today we were welcoming my sister and brother in law home from their mission/adventures in Uganda. Now huddle up for this one--my B.I.L. Doug is an anal WAIT!!!! DID I SAY ANAL????? I meant AVID journal keeper. He has volumes and volumes and bookcases full of these intricate entries. Rumor has it that when he gathers his clan (they number in the dozens now) he READS out of these journals to them....six years ago on Christmas, when Noelle was born yadayadayada---(I think his journals are one of the coolest things about him, actually, And he is way cool--been in our family since I was 9 for heaven's sake) Well, for the last 7 years he's been journaling on his computer. A few weeks back he put all 7 years on a thumb drive. Smart move????? Au contraire, naiive reader!!!! Some nasty bandit Ugandans broke into their house and snatched away that thumb drive which was resting inconspicuously in a brief case side pocket!!!!!! Are you just gasping???????????? I nearly wet myself at this point in the story being the English writey bookish sort that I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor poor poor Doug...It knocked all the wind out of his sails for journaling. Well, I GUESS SO!!! But the rest of the story is that a missionary couple is bringing the computer home with them soon, good son Darrin is going to take it to work with him at the F.B.I. (Can you hear the cavalry sounding in the distance???? Oh reader! Let it swell in your breast!) and they're going to extract all 7 years. I'm sobbing here...Isn't that a great story? Aren't you glad I'm back??? Now comment and I'll write more and you'll comment and you'll send COOKIES!!!!! Right???? Oh, I have so much more to say. Another time. Au revoir.

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley