the post man came to our door today to deliver this package. it was completely unexpected. inside was a bunch of stuff from my parents (that they didn't want around any more), mostly credit card offers. next time we go down to salt lake, we are going to stop in to use their shredder to shred them all, since we don't have one, and aren't really sure where around here might have one.
as we were getting into the car this morning to go to church, we looked over and saw this gold van just sitting in the next parking lot over (its connected to ours). i'm not quite sure what to make of it, or even what its for. and yes, those are gold painted tires.
We got some new bookshelves today. i was going to take a picture of them, but they are black, in a dark house, so it wouldn't turn out well. instead, you get this wonderful picture of boxes that are now empty and on the shelves
All summer long, we've been hearing pigeons in and out of this alley way (that our apartment goes all the way around, so we can't get away from the sound) one day, when we were looking at them, we noticed they seem to be a lot bigger than any other pigeons we've seen. they were almost chicken sized. here is a poor picture of the chicken pigeons.
I've been meaning to try this recipie for fabric softener for a while, but never have. it was really simple, just baking soda, water, and vinager. it smells somewhat vinigary, but it said you could add some essential oils to make it smell better. i haven't tried it yet, but i can't wait to see if it works.
We wanted to get out of the house tonight, so we went window shopping at a few different places. we eventually ended up at k-mart and were amused to find this. when drew came to rexburg so we could get our marriage licence, he had brought with him a HUGE thing of cheese balls. probably twice the size of this one. we had some fun reminiscing, and had to take a picture of them.
we had a ward activity at the Bishop's house today, and we were both feeling up to going (though later left somewhat early as we were both feeling out of it). people were supposed to be able to float down the river, but no one really went while we were there.
I spent a large part of today fighting with my stomach, and otherwise trying to ignore it by reading. here was my literature of choice for today. on an upside, i also had work, and was sick all day at work too.
With the warm days and no AC, we decided to try saving some money on washing and drying by getting a cloths drying rack. it actually works pretty well. plus, i re-discovered evaporitve cooling. it helps to make the area cooler, just because the cloths are evaporating. :)
i came to work today, and had to keep yelling out "excuse me" as i was biking through this line and they kept looking at me like i was crazy. and i probably was. unfortunately, this line was right in my path to get to work. i can't wait for EFY to be finished.
Over the weekend i started working on making just one of these squares for a quilt. lets just say it didn't turn out quite like i thought it would (it didn't even end up looking like the frog shown here), and i won't be making any more
Drew unexpectedly got the day off today (problems at work, not his choosing), so we decided to take a trip to Payette and see his family. one of my favorite parts of the trip is seeing all the windmills on the way there
to get out o the house today, i went to walmart. it was extremely busy at the cash registers when i walked in for my two items, so instead of just heading right out, i wandered the store a bit. i wandered through the paint section, looking at colors that i would like my apartment to be (instead of cookie monster blue), and came across these. i forgot to take a picture of them in the store, so i took one here at home. no matter what i did with the picture, it turned up horrible quality. its supposed to be a green color, almost a light sagey green, but not quite.