Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fantastic Friday


















Yesterday proved to be a day of days!  I had such a nice experience that I had to blog it.  First, I had my first NPU student come to my desk for Financial Aid help because my boss says that I'm officially trained. The gal's situation was easy enough for me to solve, and it was such fun to interact with a student.  Then after work, I traveled about 5 miles south to meet a gal about a television that I spotted on Craigslist.  I've been "shopping" on Craigslist for about 18 months now, but this was my first actual in-person pursuit.  I talked the gal down a bit so I saved $10 and she threw in a DVD player, and now we have ourselves a big, but working television!  The kids think that it's Christmas.  Next I changed our room around just a bit by moving a bulky night stand out and letting the girls take it to their room.  It's amazing how even the little rearranging of a room can give me a greater spring in my step!  Try it!  This next endeavor is my favorite.  I am no longer a "recipe off of the bag" chocolate chip cookie maker!  I haven't been happy with how my cookies have been turning out lately, so yesterday I tried a new recipe from my trusty First Covenant Cookbook.  I am now a Mike Buer chocolate chip cookie recipe follower!  Thanks Mike!  Everyone agrees that they are yummy!  As if the day wasn't successful enough - I ended it with a Settlers win against Dave and our friends, Oscar and Lina!  Goodnight!

Posted by: Anita

5 comments:

Dan Sands said...

Mmmmmmm Natalie! I want your cookie! Can I come and eat it? Your day sounded so good and I can smell the cookies. Always thinking and praying for you all! The Sands Family

Sandra Ostercamp said...

Loved your post. I was happy you had such a good day. I continue to feel you will be a great asset to you work office. Loved the picture. Mom O.

Tim and Krista Bailey said...

I'm so glad you had a nice, fulfilling day. The cookies look delicious. I'll have to check the recipe out in my Covenant cookbook. :) I miss you all!

buttercup said...

I totally agree on arranging the furniture--it's like you have new stuff!! We just re-arranged about 3 rooms in our house : )

Jon Oettel said...

Well, not to put down your settlers ability, but if I were there... just kidding! It is nice to read your blog, Lacey and I have it bookmarked and check it every now and then. Ahna is doing well, she is now almost 5 months old. Time does indeed FLY! God Bless, we love you guys! Jon, Lacey, and Ahna Oettel