Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter: the first Holiday

I was slightly concerned that the day of the Easter Bunny would prove to be a complete food nightmare.  It is my first holiday back after FC, and I was happy it was Easter, and not Thanksgiving!  Easter doesn't seem to be such a "food focused" holiday.  Granted - every holiday/get-together tends to turn into a food festival.  I was able to find a key distraction: The weather was gorgeous, which offered the option of being outside (aka: away from the food) in the sunshine - shout out to vitamin D!  There are a LOT of young and active kids to chase after as well!

I took small portions of my favorite things: ham, cheesy potatoes and scalped corn (I am talking SMALL portions) - and I realized I don't need a heaping plate of the fatty things!  My uncle Steve smoked chicken - it was delicious - seriously.  I ate a LOT of that, some veggies, and huge/delicious strawberries.  I took my time, and tried to avoid the dessert table.  My aunt Linda makes the most amazing pies - French Silk and Banana Creme are personal faves.  That tactic seemed to work.  By the time I was thinking I would just go grab one bite - they were gone.  Shout out to my family for eating them before I could get to them!  I have found that is you head outside as soon as you are done - you have a lower tendency to nibble.  Evacuating is the key to holiday success!

After spending Saturday helping strip cupboard doors (yay!  that project is nearing completion) for my friend Nina (shout out to Steve for helping!!) it was nice to have a tame day with the fam.  We got a good early start at sunrise service at church.  Shout out to Roger Krause for a fantastic temple talk.  He did a great job, and I felt fortunate that I was able to hold back the tears, and get a few giggles.  Although the eggs are no longer green, we went for breakfast in the fellowship hall.  It was great seeing so many people I hadn't seen in a couple of months.  I have also learned that the circle of people reading this blog is a lot wider than I thought it was!  I love that!  I also had a suggestion for a new career: stand up comedian.  I don't know if I think that would be a good fit - but I think it is a fun suggestion!  I will definitely keep that in mind as I try to figure out what to do next.

All-in-all it was a great weekend!  It was so nice to catch up with everyone, and get some new career leads.  Do you have a new career suggestion for me?  I'd love to hear them!


  1. Good job Natalie!

    You did so good. I had to do the same thing yesterday although I worked my cohorts put on a spread like no other! I nawd on veggies and ham when all was said and done when the day ended I felt good not deprived wierd huh? Natalie you are one of the best listeners I have ever met you truly want to hear what people say and you are so nonjudgmental and you see the beauty in everyone human services are the way to go for you. Sincerely lisa and brad too.

  2. I think throughout the last two to three months of your blog - we need to figure out a career for you in the literary arts - somehow, someway there is something out there where you need to showcase the storytelling ability you have :)

    If that does not work - I think you and I should seriously look into driving the beer cart at the golf course :)

  3. I like the idea of stand-up comedian - I think it would work and you'd be great. And, you can say whatever you want, in any tone that you like and everyone will laugh harder.

    I also am a fan of your writing style and really think you should keep the blog rolling, which will lead to your book, which will lead to your reality show detailing your success, which will lead to your own center that will help people find success with the very thing you did.

    That's all.


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