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Design and stuff…

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So way back before I went all emo and decided to hide from the world for a while I was going to start a graphic design business with a friend of mine named Genevieve.  Well, I came out of hiding and we started talking again and once more we are back to the “Let’s make awesome logo’s and websites.. ”  So, currently that is where my mind is at.. that and make Christmas Card Templates.. yeah, honestly I have no idea why.. it’s October.  But.. I did design TWO today.. yes.. two.  And they look snazzy.  I stole the idea for the “joy” one from TinyPrints.com but I think mine looks better… it’s more retro fabulous!

Tonight was awesome!  My favorite answer for the “What is your favorite Book of Mormon Scripture and Why?” Was.. “‘And my father dwelt in a tent’ because it’s EPIC!”  The booths were awesome and I won an Italian Cream Cake from the cake walk.. My husband was making fun of me for not having won a cupcake when the “big” walk popped up.. and you can imagine my happiness when I took that beautiful cake and showed it to him and said “Keep your cupcake SUCKAH!”  Ha!

Rice, the Universe and Everything..

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So, I am determined to do two things.  One, cook like my mom and Two, save money on food.  It turns out that those two things go together.  Let me first clarify.. I can cook.  I make yummy things when I do cook.. I just rarely DID cook.  But now I’m like “Oh baby oh baby show me the gravy” Yeah, it seems that when you want to save money cooking becomes fairly important.  Regardless, today was the FIRST time I ever made rice.  *runs for cover* Ok.. like I did the whole “instant” rice thing, but today I did the “real” rice thing and let me tell you.. it was freaking awesome!  AWESOME!  That paired with my Mom’s recipe for Puerto Rican beans.. let’s just say I was a happy person today.

Random Fact – I’m half Puerto Rican.. yes, I know I’m almost albino..

In other news Caitlyn got her school pictures and she looks SO FREAKING CUTE! Honestly, I have no idea how I popped out such an amazingly beautiful child! Just look at that pretty little smile!  It has WIN written ALL OVER IT!  I need to write this out.. that way I balance the fact that I told her I was going to .. and I quote .. “beat her butt” all night long.  Her and the dog apparently think it’s a great idea to stand right next to my chair and play.  She gets so loud that people on the phone hear her better than they can hear me.  For the record.. I do not beat my child, I only threaten.. which obviously isn’t working because she’s like “Whatevah, whatevah, I do what I want!” Ok, not really.. but honestly.. she knows I’m all talk and no play.

Seriously though, I”m a bad parent.  How do you not LAUGH at some of the things your kids do?  How do you remain “serious”  For example the other day my daughter was talking about sticking something in her butt.  I couldn’t help but laugh.  Or perhaps the time she told me she wouldn’t call her kindergarten teacher “exquisite” because she was “old”  Priceless.  Or that time I was getting my college classes and she looked at a large girl behind us and said at the top of her voice “WOW MOMMY THAT LADY IS FAT!” at which all I could say was.. “MOMMY IS FAT TOO!”  Yep, I’m a bad parent.

Rock Band

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Is Rock Band an appropriate Family Home Evening activity?  I figure it’s art appreciation?  Yes?  Maybe someone could make some awesome Mormon Rock tracks? (I think that was just an oxymoron) Regardless I have to plan a family home evening for tonight that involves my family, my sister and her kids, and my mom.  I’m not really sure what to do.  Thank goodness me and Google are on such great terms.  I have some MAD google skills.  I wonder if you could write that in a resume “Work Experience – Can find information on any topic that is relevant on google in less than 30 secs.”  Yeah.. I’m not sure that would go over well.  Oh, I should mention my DREAM JOB is available right now.  Too bad I have no work experience.  Yeah… the thing about graphic design.. I’m totally self taught.  I’m not sure any serious employer would be interested in a girl that doesn’t have a degree in Design or Art of some sort.  What do I have?  I am two credits short of having an Associates Degree in Music.  With.. um.. like 128 hours of coursework.  I’m not lying.  Something weird about being a college drop out with a 3.8 GPA.  It’s like.. “Hey, I’m a college drop out.. I’m smart.. I SWEAR!”  Who knows, maybe when I pay off my student loans I’ll go back and finish.

So, this weekend was pretty cool.  Saturday morning was spent with the family playing Rock Band.  Caitlyn pretended to sing.  It was a great time.  Church was fantastic yesterday and then after church we had company over until late that evening.  Oh, the home teachers came before I got home, as did my visiting teacher.  Yeah.. busy day.  I thought the dog would have a seazure.  He was like “People!  Oh my gosh PEOPLE!  People, people, people.. make the scary little people go away!”  Poor puppy.

Oh, I should mention how funny and fantastic my friend Gina is.  I was talking to her about weight loss and she said something to the effect of this “Leah, don’t be cruel.  Our thighs have been together for years now, it would be wrong to separate them now.  They have molded themselves to each other, felt a closeness not many people experience… don’t make them seperate, not now”  I love her.