Last night and this morning were crazy, baby. I went to my LSS (Local Scrapbook Store) to take a class, because I have been asked to teach a class, and have no idea how the whole scrapbook class thing works. I took two of my Ya-Ya scrappers with me. The class was scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. We got home at midnight. The Ya-Yas are crazy girls, I tell ya. J and I managed to get our project mostly done. K did quite a bit of her project, but she bonded with the teacher and spent the last hour quoting from movies J and I had never seen before and laughing themselves silly.
This morning I had a photo shoot at 9:30 a.m. and a story to cover at 10 a.m. Nothing interesting to tell about the photo shoot. But the story was rather interesting the local DUP (Daughters of the Utah Pioneers) held an event at a historic Grist Mill featuring the crafts and craftsmanship of pioneer times. Most compelling was a "Pioneer Fashion Show."
The back coat pictured was worn by the ancestor of the woman modeling it during pioneer times. She is also carrying the shoes worn by her same ancestor. They had a very interesting speaker talking about what was worn, and why it was worn, during the 1800s by American women. I didn't expect much (except a good photo op.) from the event, but the fashion information was really fascinating.
I plucked this ABC list from my niece Karen's blog.
A (Academics) – I have a BA in from Utah State University.
B (Beverage) – I want me some Dr Pepper, or Cherry Pepsi, but I’ll settle for Sam’s Club carbonated flavored water.
C (Chore I Hate) – Laundry, anything related to the bathroom, paying bills. Well ~ pretty much everything, really.
D (Dogs) – Big dogs Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Standard Poodles.
E (Essential Electronics) - My computer, D-Rebel, scanner/printer.
F (Favorite Perfume) – I have lost my sense of smell, so it doesn’t much matter to me.
G (Genetic Flaw) – Allergies.
H (Hometown) - Star Valley WY or the ranch close by.
I (Insomnia) – Only at night.
J (Job) – Mommy, newspaper reporter / photographer, wanna be scrapbook designer and teacher. Impossible dream, author.
K (Kids) – Two boys, 11 and 7.
L (Living arrangements) –Me, my DH, my 2 DSs in a three bedroom circa 1950s ranch style house, complete with deck on the back. “My house, in the middle of the street”*
M (Music) – Dire Straits. Billy Joel, ZZ Top, Van Halen, pretty much anything ‘8s rock that isn’t too bubblegum *but I know it all.
N (Nickname) - You can call me "Al."
O (Opinion) – I get my marching orders Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
P (Phobia) – Driving in traffic ~ I love driving alone on country roads. Crowds ~ which is related to my traffic phobia.
Q (Quote) – “Hey, there’s a thumb in all my vacation photos,” Bobby, age 6.
R (Religion) – LDS
S (Siblings) – Three older sisters and one younger brother.
T (Time I Wake) – 4:12 a.m. go to the bathroom. 5:17 a.m. tell the cat to shut up. 6 a.m. say something unintelligible to DH who gets up at 6 a.m.. 7-7:30 a.m. get out of bed. 9 a.m. wake up.
U (Untold Secret) – Well if I told you, it wouldn’t be untold, would it. But trust me, it would really surprise you.
V (vegetable) – Broccoli, carrots, sweet pea pods, that’s about it, really.
W (Wish) - To really start making money with what is now my hobby.
X (X-Rays) – Nope. Never broke a bone.
Y (Yummy Foods I Make) – “Nothing” according to my sons.
Z (Zodiac Sign) – Sagittarius is my astrological sign and I was born in the year of the Dog.