Monday, July 14, 2008

This and that...

It is July 14th already....where does the time go?
Since it is July 14th, I want to say Happy Anniversary to Brant and Melissa Quist. Today is there 7th wedding anniversary! Also on July 4th my parents celebrated there 27th wedding anniversary! The summer is always full of weddings which I love!!

So, the summer has been good so far. Last weekend we went to my parents place for the weekend which was very relaxing! I love going there it is like an escape! The pool wasn't ready yet, they are having some work done on it, but maybe next time we will get some pool time in!

This past weekend was pretty uneventful except for our blender incident! On friday Chad decided he wanted to make a smoothy, so he got out the blender and fruit, but turns out our blender doesn't work anymore. So on saturday we were out shopping around and decided to get a new blender. I didn't want to spend like $80 on a blender but also didn't want a cheap one. So we decided to by a middle of the road one for like $50 so if it broke a year or 2 down the road no big deal. So we got home and Chad decided to test it out and make a smoothy. He put all the stuff in and then turned it on. I started to smell something burning, then there was smoke coming from the bottom of the blender. So Chad turned it off and you could hear that it was on fire.
So needless to say we will be returning that blender!! Our whole apartment smelled! And I was worried that the sprinkler system would turn on. I know that the sprinklers are activated by a tempature monitor, but I am still worried it is going to turn on if the smoke detectot goes off and gets all of our stuff wet! question for you is what blender is best? We need a new one, what brand should we get?

Also, I have discovered that I HATE napping! I never used to do it because I always felt it was a waste of time. But lately Chad and I have had sunday naps and I hate them!! I feel useless and more tired when I get up! NO MORE NAPS!!

Oh one other thing.... I got a new calling!! I am excited! I am now the 2nd counslor in YW's. Up until last week I was an advisor in YW's, i've moved up a little, which wont change a whole lot, we have some great advisors who are treated more like counselors anyway but I am excited, and I am excited to have Caverly Smith as the new president! She is a lot of fun and she will do a great job!

OK, back to work...I hope you all had a great weekend!!


Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

we have a black and decker crush master and it's awesome. it's got like 20 settings or something and it works really well.
josh uses it to make smoothies all the time. and the "Cup" part that holds the stuff is made of glass. don't get one of plastic, they'll get skuffed up really quickly. i actually dont even know if they make plastic ones anymore since they are so dumb!

Chantelle and Oscar Abarca said...

I too have a black and decker and we looooooooooove it. WE use it to make smoothies, atole and is the best.
Congrats on your new calling. I am so happy and excited for you-Young womans was one of my best and favorite callings.

Anonymous said...

I loved being Second COuncellor in YW in Cole Harbour...and I am sure you'll do great! Ummm not so good about the blender, we have an expensive one (a wedding gift!) but I don't remember what brand it is!! I know it's glass though, agree with julia about the pastic.

Rob said...

i think chad sabotaged the blender, so that you could get a really fancy one. check and see if there are any blenders with a radio built in. now that would be a sweet blender!!!

The Nelson Family said...

So I am all about the exspensive blenders but I have yet to get the one that I want. We bought one at home depot for $13......everstar brand?? it has a glass jar and cheap blender going....we've had it for a couple years now too....maybe they still have them......if not go all out and get the Kitchen Aid or Cuisianart one.......hope you have fun with the new calling...I'm sure you'll be great!!!

Keah and Michael O'Hearon said...

Congrats on the new calling.....I loved being in YW! On the blender front...we have a Osterizer I think that's how it's spelt! It was a present, but we've had it for a few years, it's been very good to us!

MamaSmith said...

This probably to late, by now... but I have new blender, best one I've ever had. It's a Hamilton beach "wave" action blender. I got it at Canadian tire 1/2 price think I paid $35 for it. The wave action is great, instead of just going around it goes up and down too.