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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The last two and a half weeks

The last two and a half weeks have been busy ones. Here are just a few things that happened:

  • I sent my CEO and President on a business trip and one of them forgot to take their cell phone.
  • Drove to Bountiful to celebrate Caleb’s birthday and had dinner with my family
  • Babysat Lauren and Emily while their parents went to the theater (Emily was in pretty good spirits considering she had an ear infection.)
  • Drove to K-town for a wedding reception
  • Spent 6 hours weeding and planting for a Mother’s Day present (I was sore but it was totally worth it)
  • Manned the information booth during a two day conference put on by my company (7am is not a good time for me to be in charge of giving others information)
  • Set up 30+ meetings for my two bosses
  • Painted (and mailed) a bowl for my newest niece
  • Organized personal correspondence from my great, great grandfather to my great grandfather (Binder #2 of family history is underway)
  • Printed off some new wallet size pictures of my nieces and nephews for my purse (I love that my dad and siblings have blogs so I can find recent pictures of high quality)
  • Began organizing two more business trips for my boss (Germany and Scotland anyone?)
  • Had a cold along with allergies (a whole box of tissue was used)
  • Deep cleaned my kitchen, bathroom, and living room
  • Wrote a letter to a sibling
  • Bought a set of Oneida silverware for myself (a woman my age should have real silverware)
  • Listened to three books on tape while driving and organizing letters (Sarah Vowell and David Sedaris are awesome)
  • Planted flowers in my small patch of ground by my townhouse (the soil was like concrete so we’ll see how they do)
  • Went out to dinner with friends
  • Did all the things I regularly do each day (sleep, eat, work, drive, etc)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Lusting after a vase

I really, really want to buy this vase:

The problem is that I can't really justify spending $365 on a vase. Sure, it's interesting and unique and can fit 47 flowers in 47 little vases, but I just can't justify it. I love the artistic lines, the symmetry, and the classic all white shade. As it is made of Bisque Porcelain, I suppose it would be a bear to clean. "Sigh."