Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last Night and Today

well, i went to a progressive dinner last night. i got complimented on my outfit and my glasses. the food was good, but i guess i messed up when i told the people with salads to bring them to the first house instead of the second house. other than that, everything went really smoothly. this is only the second progressive dinner that i've been to and the first one was in a branch and it seemed really haphazzard. i don't know, maybe i was just overwhelmed. i was still pretty new at the time. anyway, i got to talk to some friends and hang out with the ladies outside of church. that is always fun. one house that we went to had a shelf with some games on it. i was impressed. settlers, upwords, risk, killer bunnies, scrabble, othello. lots of thinking games. personally, i don't enjoy killer bunnies, but whatever. anyway, the theme of the dinner was home and garden. the first house had a few garden boxes and a lady talked to us about gardening and fertilizing. she seemed miffed when someone contradicted her about manure, but it went no further than the first comment, so we all just looked past it. the next house had some neat wall designs. the lady had done venetian plaster, i think. it looked neat and had some leaf impressions in it. she talked about how she did it and how much her supplies cost her. she would tell us how something cost so much and then she said what she used, which was a lot cheaper. i like it when people tell you how to be frugal. the last house was so beautiful. i think someone called it a "show house." i didn't play volleyball or croquet or even sit in the gazebo. i just sat on the lawn furniture and talked to my friends. we decided that we are gonna see harry potter and the half blood prince together when it comes out. i probably won't go to the midnight showing, so my friend will have to watch it twice. not that she would mind in the least. so that's what i've been up to this week, so far. today i'm gonna make my sister a lily apron. i'm gonna try gathering it, which i've never done before, so we'll see how it turns out.

10 comments:

Puphigirl said...

Which sister is getting stuck with the lily apron?

greenolive said...

yeah, Do I get an apron?

Aaron and crystal said...

A progressive dinner sounds like a lot of fun... was that a mini enrichmnet activity?

Puphigirl said...

Are you playing favorites with the apron?

Ruthykins said...

yowza! alright puphi and greenolive. tell me what your favorite colors are and i'll see what i can do. emma, you'd better let me know too. the apron is for rachel

greenolive said...

so why was Rachel gonna get one and not me? Well I like navy blue, red, or pink, and stuff like that. I think Rachel's your favorite now because she lives so close to use.

greenolive said...

I don't know why I typed use. I meant you. I must have been distracted with the boys or something.

EmmaP said...

um...hello! did you NOT see MY comment on Rachel's Facebook about a month ago??? I was "hinting" that I really needed some new aprons... so here I read your blog and was HOPING it was for me! ;) hehehe...just kidding. i will now go and google "lily apron"... hmmm..

me - i like browns with blues, greens with reds, blacks with whites... I'm not racist! ;)

Ruthykins said...

emma, find out if the style is one you even like. last time i gave you aprons you gave them back to me about a year later.

Duke said...

well as long as you are taking orders. I'll take an apron....I'm a sister in the church does that count? haha

No I don't mind seeing Harry Potter twice at all!

The dinner was fun. I always enjoy things like that. If I remember to go to them.

and your outfit was super cute!!!