Sunday, August 24, 2008

6 Random Things

My dear friend Deb tagged me, and as much as I have avoided these kinds of things, I suddenly realized that this is a good time to celebrate the randomness of my life. So here goes:

1. I am a very strange feminist. I believe in equal opportunity and equal pay. I believe in equal partnership in marriage, in work, in church, in family, in education, in sports (go Olympics!). But I am apparently a very traditional feminist because I love making quilts and aprons, and that's about as non-feminist as you get. But I LOVE them. 2. I love to cook. I've always enjoyed cooking, but I'm really having a good time trying new recipes. Tonight I made chicken marinaded in this yummy lemon rosemary garlic stuff, with squash in olive oil and lemon pepper. Then I had to try this recipe for roasted red potatoes with pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette. With corn on the cob from the farmer's market. And homemade ice cream--mint oreo. And to top it all off, I ate by candlelight on my patio. Delightful. 3. I love making lists and crossing things off. I made my own little planner with a page for each day and I have to write things down to remember all the madness, but I love the feeling of accomplishment. For example, by 11:30 am yesterday, I had read my scriptures, run 14 miles, cleaned the kitchen, the bathroom, and my bedroom, done 3 loads of laundry, watered my flowers, made blueberry waffles, and was at the pool reading the book I have to have done by class on Wednesday. It was exhilarating, I tell you. (And a very unusual day. I'm NEVER that productive. For the record.)

4. I change my sheets weekly. It's a firm rule I have. There's nothing like the smell of clean laundry and crisp sheets. And rumor may have it that I have ironed my sheets.

5. I won a major award ("F-R-A-G-I-L-E. Must be foreign). The Helen Papanikolas Best Paper on Utah Women's History award. It was for a paper I wrote on the Representative Women of Deseret. Here is a website I made two years ago for a class.

6. I am SOOOOO excited for this summer to be over and for fall to start. It's been a bummer of a summer, and I say, bring on the Fall. Bring on a new season in my life. I even bought a pair of orange pants to wear to my first day of class tomorrow--the last semester I'll have of class as a student. Ever. Wahoo. Bring it on.

The rules:
1.Link the person who tagged you.
2.Post the rules on your blog.
3.Write 6 random things about yourself.
4.Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5.Let the person know you tagged them on their blog.
6.Let the tagger know when you've posted.

And I tag JBrink, Jenette Kim
Oh my gosh I hate it when people do this to me so just do it if you want to and let me know. Thanks, friends.


Jennifer said...

I'm wishing I ate that dinner with you. Especially since I talked to you while you were making it.

I'm totally breaking these rules. Nanner nanner!

Jennifer said...


Vicki said...

Jenny, your quilt is gorgeous. I like the apron too!

The Wyler Family said...

thanks for playing. it was fun to read about your beautiful randomness! you should start a recipe blog and post all the yummy things you try. that would be fun.

Kristi said...

It was fun to read this and have so many memories of you when we were back in good ole PV7 together. Did you know that your telling Bishop Mullen that Dave Hada and I were dating is what made Dave Hada think he should date me? LOL. He told me about the rumor and then the next night kissed me for the first time. So random. Anyway, try the PB snack before you say much about it. You may hate it, but it's so good!!! Even when I'm not pregnant, it is good. I'll get your email address from Deb so I can invite you to my blog. It's fun to keep in touch.

Jenette said...

Okay, I will do it...if you have time to do, certainly I do. LOL.

Rosander said...

K you so need to help me with the domestic parts of life... I'm a horrible cook!

Anonymous said...

i loved learning more of Jenny Reeder! And i think you are a perfect balance of a strong yet gentle woman. Love you tons!