Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dear Kids,
      I finally got a new phone! My good old brick never turned up, so I went to the T-Mobile store and got a cute little Nokia that takes pictures, plays MP3's, records audio, has a FM receiver, and oh yes, it’s also a phone. I haven’t figured everything out yet, but at least I’m connected with the world again.
      Events coming up: There’s an Easter egg hunt at the Seville this Saturday, March 22nd, at 2:30 pm. Kids are supposed to bring their own baskets. Any kids or grandkids or great-grandkids of the residents are invited. Then, of course, the following Saturday (the 29th we’ll be having our Easter picnic at Allen and Missy’s, at 1:00 pm, with an Easter egg hunt. If you call Al or Missy, I’m sure they’ll have ideas of what you can bring. And the day after that is Maci Sutton’s baby blessing in Pocatello. Dad and I will probably drive there Saturday evening, straight from Allen and Missy’s house. We might even have Grandpa and Grandma Allen with us. Trent and Vanessa’s Sunday block is from 11:00 to 2:00, and I’m pretty sure their sacrament meeting is first.
      The next weekend is Conference, and Dad and I will be at the cabin from Friday night on. I’ll be cooking Sunday dinner there, and we’ll eat about 12:30, between the sessions. So if you’re coming, let me know, so I can make enough food. There might still be snow on the ground! We can go sledding. (Although I think everybody’s getting tired of winter.)
      This morning I visited Grandma and Grandpa at the Seville, probably for the last time. They’re moving back to their house next week, and they’re pretty excited. There’s new paint and carpet, so they wanted me to drive them over to see it today. When we walked through it, Grandma was exclaiming about all the room, and two bathrooms! And all those closets! They’ve been sort of cramped at the Seville, so they’re looking forward to spreading out again. I told them not to fill it up too fast. When they first moved to the Seville, they were both lots worse off than now, so they didn’t mind. But now they’re both doing so much better, they can almost live on their own again. Bonnie’s going to be helping them a lot.
      Kara McGettigan has been asking me when we’re going to get a new kitten, and I finally caved. I told her May, because that’s when the selection is best. (I know any time I go to the shelter, I’ll come out with a cat, so the selection has to be good.) Kara’s going to come with me and help pick it out. And help me name it, and come over often to help take care of it. I tried to tell her that a kitten will grow up, and get fat and lazy like Xena and Rat Cat, but she doesn’t believe it.
      Life is good! Spring is coming! I love you all! Mom