Sunday, April 5, 2009

So we thought we'd be domestic...

Conference weekend for Mormons is pretty well consumed by listening to the words of the prophet and napping. That's how my Saturday went - conference (+nap), running, conference (+nap). For men, it's even more consuming with an additional session on Saturday night. Don't get me wrong, it's more enjoyable for me than actually attending church - and the talks are FAB, but it makes for two long days (of slothful, lazy bliss). For Lynsey and I, however, we managed to find some domestic activities to keep us busy on Saturday night.

We started out by hitting the Roberts (remembering that they have this HUGE ladies night out event on conference Saturday after we had arrived). We decided to brave the crowd of moms and kids to get our crafting supplies for the evening's festivities. Perk to this outing being that I won a bead spinner (no clue what the perk to actually having a bead spinner is, but thrilled to win, nonetheless). We spent far too long perusing the printed papers, and I dropped far too much dough, but I just couldn't limit myself! I'll take the matter up with the Budgeting Gods later...

We then hit the Home Depot and realized where all the hot guys hide out on the weekends. I never thought I'd say this, but my sister has it so great actually working there! I think I saw several guys I would have gone out with, or would have hit on, at the very least. After walking the length of the store a few times, we left and found ourselves at the WalMart. I got the hankering to make cupcakes, and I had neglected to get some glue applicator sticks at the Roberts.
Words cannot describe the kinds of things you witness while shopping at WalMart. I joked with Brian on Friday night that he must be allergic to white trash because his allergies flared up once we got inside the store (did I just admit to shopping at WalMart two nights in a row??). The caliber of people who shop at WalMart crack me up, ranging from the annoying teenagers who just want somewhere besides home to chill, to the inconsiderate families who just can't manage to make room for one more person in the aisle. Anyhow, we settled on easter egg cupcake papers and devil's food cake and headed home.

While the cupcakes were baking, I taught Lynsey the delicate art of magnetry. I never thought I would be imparting crafty wisdom to another, but since my ever-so-thorough tutelage from Leigh, I am a magnetress of unparalleled proportions. Turns out, Lynsey's not too bad either. The cupcakes turned out remarkably (I'm even thinking about telling Martha Stewart about my endeavors in the kitchen) and the frosting was oh-so-creamy. We even learned that the adhesive we used in the creating of the magnets is industrial strength - most commonly used to bond cement or metal or repair conveyor belts. So glad we're using it to attach paper to glass (no wonder it smells worse than perm solution - perhaps we were a little high on fumes).

We even topped off the evening watching Food Network Challenge: Miley Cyrus Sweet 16 Birthday Cakes. What can I say - we got sucked in; I can't be held responsible for my viewing behavior.

What a fantastic Mormon girl retreat (unplanned). I felt so domestic and productive - after running almost 8 miles (my personal record), it felt nice to give in to the Mormon girl stereotype (no matter how brief) and embrace my pioneer roots. I'm sure the ancestors are proud ;)

4 comments:

leigh + brian said...

Ahh those magnets turned out so cute!! Good job! By the way brian called me the other day and told me he went to walmart out in Arkansas. He said it was WAY ghetto! Way worse than ours! Ha ha! I'm sure his allergies were flairin up!

Jody said...

Wow, way to go! I love the magnets they are so cute! Make some for me while you're at it! LOL! Wish I had time to be that domestic!

Ashlee Garn said...

AWESOME! I'm actually rather jealous I wasn't invited. Wait, you were jealous of my impromptu trip. So we're even right!? :)

Heidi said...

You crafty critter you!