Archive for November, 2009

Nevada welcome

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Here’s the sign welcoming us to Nevada. Also telling us not to enter. I’m not sure how to take that. Great Art taken during our Thanksgiving trip to Salt Lake and courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam.

We had a very nice weekend visiting family, seeing LRN1 and, most importantly, going to the temple together. Photo of the aftermath of that event Real Soon Now. Our Thanksgiving dinner featured approximately 24 people, including numerous relatives of our sister-in-law, all of whom were delightful. There was one awkward moment when the sis-in-law realized she had forgotten to cook the turkey, but we worked around it. One of her sisters-in-law had cooked a turkey and brought a bunch of meat over. We all went easy on that meat and it turned out great. There was way more than plenty of everything else, including delicious stuffing (possibly my favorite element of Thanksgiving, other than napping) a very good cranberry jello, and lots of pies. Our turkey finished cooking shortly after dessert was over, and there were plenty of leftovers.

I received notification that LRN1 had added a comment to my previous post sometime in the recent past, but, strangely, I can’t see it today. Maybe tomorrow. Stupid Blogger.

Update: Now it’s there. Stupid Blogger.

Got some things done today. I have to do 24 performance appraisals, and I’ve been dreading getting them written. Finally couldn’t put it off any longer, so I did 12 today and will do the other 12 tomorrow. I’ll start holding meetings with my people on Wednesday. Not my favorite thing, but it needs to get done.

Went to a concert at church last night, featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. It was a very nice way to kick off the Christmas season. LRN2 played the organ for several numbers and did a superb job – lots of nice comments from people. He also sang in the choir when he wasn’t playing. In my completely objective opinion, his contribution was the high point of the evening. They also had refreshments.

Time for Home Evening, so I’ll leave you with some tragic Thanksgiving-related food violence news: a turkey bomb.

See you tomorrow.

Train arrival

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Here’s the morning ACE train arriving at the station several days ago. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone cam and part of my famous Train series. Very artsy.

Great weekend. Didn’t sleep as much as I would have liked, but relaxed just the same. LRN12 spent the weekend with her mom and had a wonderful time. It’s nice to have her back for a couple of days. Tuesday night, she goes back to her mom’s house and we leave for Utah early Wednesday morning. Blogging will probably be light to non-existent, depending on the available of internet connections. I really need to figure out how to blog from the iPhone.

Blogging may not happen tomorrow either – it’s one of my Massive Meeting Tuesdays, and then we want to leave home at 5:00 on Wednesday morning. I pity my Loyal Readers.

We worked out our Christmas activity calendar for December this evening at Home Evening. We pretty much have the usual things planned, but it’s exciting for the plan to come together. We’re just a few weeks away from the Christmas break!

Tonight’s news is more shocking food violence: pasta attack! Can you blame the guy?

See you tomorrow, maybe.

Photography prohibited

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Here’s an ominous sign for us Great Artists. I wonder if publishing this picture could be considered evidence of breaking the rule. Fortunately, the sign was in a museum. In Canada. During our Alaska cruise, of course.

Maybe I should make a Famous Alaska Series for the blog. I could add thirty or forty posts right off the bat, huh? And the hits just keep coming.

No post yesterday. I got busy.

Pretty good day. We got some serious rain in Sunnyvale, not so much here in Lardville. Fortunately, the rain had passed by the time I left the office, and it hadn’t started when on my way in. I’m not too crazy about standing on a rainy train platform. We needed the rain, though.

The weekend has begun! LRN12 is going to her mom’s place for the weekend, which will be a welcome thing for everybody. Have fun, LRN12! We have a High Priests group dinner on Saturday night, which we’re looking forward to. Also have . . . ummm . . . lots of other things to do. Hopefully including relaxing.

LRN1 noted correctly that the New Jersey Turnpike turkey has been captured. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing for his Thanksgiving chances. Maybe he’s like Charlie the Tuna and wants to be caught and eaten. Kind of weird if you ask me. Which you didn’t.

There’s been a shocking recurrence of toilet violence – this time in Phoenix. LRN3 and LRN15 had better be careful out in there.

See you tomorrow.

Salt factory

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Here’s tonight’s view of the salt factory near my office. Picture taken from the train (reflected overhead lights, dirty windows, and all) and courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam.

Good day. Not much happened, but it was a good day. Got home a bit earlier than usual and had a nice dinner with the family. Washed dishes (my current hobby, and oddly enjoyable), chatted with LRN4 while playing Barbies and putting together puzzles with LRN12, and generally relaxed. Give me a night like this any time.

Nothing else to report, so we’ll end with today’s news from the world of athletics: the RPS world champion has been named.

See you tomorrow.

Angry statue

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Here’s an angry statue. I wouldn’t want to meet this guy in the proverbial dark alley. Although, who knows? He might be a lot of fun. Appearances can be deceiving, you know. Great Art taken in Canada during our recent Alaska trip. Part of my famous Statue series.

Another normal day. Got a few things done, left a few for tomorrow. Can’t complain, as usual.

LRN4’s out this evening getting some visiting teaching done. I hope it’s fun. She did a bit of very impressive detective work this morning, looking for another of her visiting teaching people who had kind of disappeared. She figured out where she is! Good job, LRN4! The Sherlock Holmes of Lardville.

I read of some horrifying food violence today, so we’ll end with that: cheesesteak violence. Some things definitely should be eaten rather than being used as weapons. Why couldn’t he get violent with a bologna sandwich, like normal people?

See you tomorrow.