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Aug. 18th, 2009 | 10:48 am

You guys. I finished a book. I did!!!! I really did!!! So now I'm celebrating by blogging and trying to be a real live person. 
Here are some things that I am excited about.
1. I finished a book (see above)
2. I (well we) bought a funny old house that we have to redo. (Does anyone have any marmoleum scraps/remnants? I'll send you cookies. And other things. Utah is limited in the green flooring category.)
3. I finished a triathlon (my second one. Still in last place but hey, you know. I take what I can get)
4. I finished a book.
I think that's all for now. Elmo is calling.

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Reader of the week

Aug. 14th, 2009 | 08:05 am

Click here.

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Reader of the week in a neighborhood near you!!!!

Aug. 7th, 2009 | 10:12 am

You are all in for a treat:

Look for an interview with this lovely lady early next week!!! Yay!!!!

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PS Hi Goodbye

Jul. 27th, 2009 | 09:45 pm


Do you think I should get a cork floor in my new old house that I am maybe moving into soon? Or do you think it will get ruined by knives and the bottom of chairs? 

Do you think you want to come to Park City Library to hear me talk about books like The House on Mango Street and The Twits this Wednesday at six and if so, what will you wear? What should I wear? 

Do you think you are sad because my friends Siera and Brittney have been waiting for a long time to be the readers of the week but I keep putting it off because of the hot sun and no pictures of them yet but technically you don't need pictures and plus I owe them a book in the mail? and Dallas too? And an audio for Melissa? Is that right?

Do you think it's funny that at the BYU conference I made all kinds of blogging and writing and responding goals and then when everything died down I dug a hole called lost socks and crawled into it? I'm just making my way out. 

Do you like the book Tender Morsels? I'm reading it and I am surprised by it in many ways.

Do you think that eating things like Tempeh and Miso and Tahini and Quinoa is normal? 

Do you know that I also went to the gym today for the first time in MONTHS and swam laps and this one creepy guy kept getting in my lane? 

Do you forgive me for never doing what I should be doing? Because I don't mean to. 

Okay. I love you. I love morning glory. I love snaps, the firework kinds. I love squirt parks. I love chocolate chips and peanut butter. and again, I love you. 

The end.

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Reader of the Week #10

Apr. 30th, 2009 | 11:10 pm

Reader of the Week #10 Baby!!!

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Apr. 22nd, 2009 | 11:29 pm

The sun was out.

Mr. Toddler's temp was down from 104 to 99.

I got my feet buried in the sand.

A good day.

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I'm okay, you're okay.

Apr. 21st, 2009 | 08:55 am

I have been cutting my hair over and over in an attempt to feel better.

Sister: What's wrong?
Me: Nothing.

Husband: What's wrong?
Me: Nothing.

Toddler: No Mommy.
Toddler: Get up, Mommy. Walk, Mommy.

I needed one more haircut.
So I got one.
My niece did it. She's in hair school at Paul Mitchell and she's good. Very fancy and good. if you want to look fancy and good, ask for her. Her name is Mandy.

After the hair was all gone, I stared at myself in the mirror. Did I feel better? Did the weight of hair off my head make me a new person? A renewed person? I looked different. I sucked my cheeks in different. I put stuff in my hair different. Did I feel different?


When my brother saw it he said, "Hey, Ann Dee Benatar," and laughed. I laughed too.
When my eight year old nephew saw it he said, "You look like [enter name that I don't know] from American Idol." I said, "Oh, is he good?" and he said, "yeah. He's good. He might win. But I don't want him to. I don't like that guy." I said, "oh."

My friend Brooke shaved her head the other day. I saw her blog and thought, "See? that feels better. Looking at her feels light and easy." I wish I could do that.

Do I?

Does the outside change the inside? Can physical transformation whether big or small, incite inner transformation?

Do you wish I wore high heels with jeans? Do you wish you wore high heels with jeans? Do high heels and jeans have anything to do with short hair and American Idol?

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You can

Apr. 18th, 2009 | 10:14 pm

Win a book, okay?

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Monkey Bars and Tiffany

Apr. 14th, 2009 | 07:41 pm

I owe some people some Skittles. Yes, it's the audiobook.
It's so weird to actually have the book I wrote on CD. It's also weird to hear the actor's interpretation of Mazzy. Sometimes i forget that the characters in my head might come off different for other people.. Makes me curious.
I have an extra copy or two that I'm thinking about giving away. Do you want it? Might just have some kind of contest or something because I love winning things. I like to tell people I never win anything but it's not true.
One time I won this:

Power 99 gave me the best tape I've ever owned.

Another time I won this:

I didn't actually win the gym, I won a two week pass to the gym which I later found out everyone wins and then those guys with the necks try to sell you stuff. But still.

And especially this other time I won AN ADULT TRICYCLE.

Winning is fun.
Music. Exercise. Bikes. And now an audio book. Maybe?

Speaking of stuff like winning, as some of you may know, I'm trying do a triathlon one day. I've done one before but I came in last place. This time I'd like to come in second to last place. I'm setting fitness goals to help me reach my dream. Besides running, biking and swimming every now and then, my first major fitness goal is to cross one of these.

I can't even go one rung. I'm not kidding. Sad.
Husband on the other hand, can cross in two seconds blindfolded with his arms tied behind his head. Don't ask.
Are you up for the challenge? Do it with me.

Okay. The End.

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Do you know what this is?

Apr. 6th, 2009 | 09:58 pm

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