3- I currently work at BYU in the purchasing department (oh, it's as boring as it sounds); however, I am not a BYU employee. I am actually a church employee. Translation: I don't get tuition benefits. Lame! But the good news is, I can use the locker room. I just have yet to do it.
4- I have a weird, slightly OCD tendency when I am eating. I have to chew an even amount on both sides of my mouth. For example, I was just eating some delicious nerds, so I poured a handful out on my desk, and selected two at a time that were the same color and of similar size, and chewed one on either side of my mouth simultaneously. There was an odd number of nerds in the handful, so I put one back.
5- I have never had my ears pierced. Initially this was because I was not allowed to have them pierced until I moved out/went to college. By the time I was old enough to do it, I didn't care anymore, so I just never did it. My three older sisters all had theirs pierced as soon as they moved out, and my dad joked that they were out of the will. Maybe, someday, we'll find out he wasn't joking...
6- If not for the miracles of modern orthodontia, I would have some seriously heinous teeth. I first started going to the Orthodontist when I was 5 years old, because I had an under bite (translation: my top teeth were behind my bottom teeth when I bit down). In the interim years I have had 5 or 6 different retainers (I lost count). The best was the one I had in fourth grade: the year they first told me I could customize. It was hot pink, glow in the dark, and had a picture of a kitty on it. Seriously stylin'. I've also had 4 oral surgeries. One was to attach a gold chain between my braces and an adult I-tooth that was coming in at an angle. The other three were all related to my implant. That's right, folks, I have a fake tooth. Fortunately, though, through it all, I was never subjected to head gear.
The picture below is of the tower I created to act as a tripod so I could get a halfway decent picture of the garland. It was all for you, Nancy, since I know you expect great things from me now, and I wouldn't want to disappoint!
After I was done with that I started working on my wire family tree. I got the branches formed and bound. I still haven't gotten pictures yet, so this project is sitting in unfinished limbo until then.
By the end of the day the door painters never came. Brian called, and apparently they had some trouble getting the paint (whatever that means), so they're coming this week sometime. Pretty ridiculous, huh? He told them they'd have to work around us this time, since they didn't feel the need to tell us before I took a paid day off work. But, hey, at least I was productive on my day off.
I got this guy on my trip to Gardner Village with my Mom and my sister. But it seemed a little sad to only have one Thanksgiving decoration so I decided to make a wall hanging (which included a late night run to Roberts, where I ran into Karla!). I wanted a font that was tall and skinny, with serifs and high-situated cross-bars on the "H" and "A". I couldn't find one to fit that description, so the letters are free hand. I drew the pumpkin from one of my glitter pumpkins (those are still up, I guess they count as a Thanksgiving decoration too!), and the acorns were purely from my imagination. I like the way it turned out, but it feels a little insubstantial just hanging on the wall. I think I might frame it or something. Any suggestions? It still seems a little sparce in the front room, so I'm thinking I'll make one of these felt leaf garlands. I'll keep you posted.
*Sorry for the less than stellar photography. The light is best during the day when I'm at work...
Aren't they pretty? It's a company called Mud Australia, and they are of course, located in Australia, but it looks like they sell their products all over the world. They come in a variety of colors. It says they sell them in a place called Cielo Home in Paradise Valley. Any of you AZ people heard of it? I might have to check it out when I'm down for Thanksgiving.