Rose Down

Today we went to Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville. It was a really beautiful old mansion w/ beautiful gardens. The familes that owned it did a really good job. We had almost 20 people go today from Relief Society! That is a great turnout! Wow, I'm really glad, thankful, humbled. It was a great girls day out for all of us and we needed and deserved it! We don't usually have a very cohesive bunch in our RS but I'm feeling it more now. We provided lunch in the gardens. We had chicken salad on crossaints w/ red leaf lettuce, green been salad, grapes, mini-cheescakes, and fresh raspberry lemondade. And after dinner mints. (kind of funny).

My friend Rachel is a plantation home expert. She doesn't play. She led us there and really made the whole trip easy for me and enjoyable for everyone. Of course my dream job is to be a tour guide. I'm always giving people tidbits -- all it is, is storytelling and history which I love.

Love my new laptop. Its name is BA-HEGA. Don't ask me why.



I just got my new laptop today...I have been waiting so patiently! Its so cool! Now that its here I feel like I can get on w/ my life and get things going. I really needed one for the whole job search thing, plus I needed a computer in the house period! And I don't feel comfortable using the one at work where I feel like they monitor my every move. Of course I went into debt to get this but its an investment.

Me and my friend Amy joined weight watchers this week. So far I suck at it! I think I've blown all my points for this week and next! Oh well. I'll keep on trying I guess. Need to get moving though. My goal is to lose 20 pounds. I just need to concentrate on the day by day right now.

I'm tired. I want to stay up and keep playing on my new toy but theres still so much I need to do before I go to bed.

Tonight I made sweet potato souffle' and it was delicious. Of course, I 'm not Martha Stewart b/c when I put the dish in the oven to brown the marshmellows on top, I left them there to long and they caught fire. I screamed when I opened the oven door - there were FLAMES 6 inches high on the top of my souffle! Thank goodness I could blow them all out like a birthday wish from hell. My sister and I gently scooped off the burnt marshmellows and just spread cool whip across the top instead. Well, that idea crashed too b/c that melted too. Needless to say, they were still some darn good sweet potatoes.