Friday, July 24, 2009

Because I Live in Boise


This morning, I thought I would make the most of my day. I got up at 7:15 and did the grocery shopping, came home and gave the kids breakfast.
I even cooked squash, beets and chard just to get ahead of the game.

Then, to add the final touches to a productive day, I went to Irish dance practice for an hour.

I was on top of the world. Until I came home and finally sat down to the computer.

I totally forgot it was Pioneer Day. Completely. In Utah, it's a holiday state-wide. Here in Boise, we can barely remember it exists. Idaho was founded by pioneers, but for some reason, we can't remember that very well.

So my family isn't really celebrating- unless you count cooking vegetables, and for me, that probably has to count for something.

We do live in one of the oldest houses in our area, it will be a hundred years old in six years. Does that count? I know, not really.

I could pretend that my book signing tonight has something to do with Pioneer day. Maybe if I could hook up the cart to my miniature horse and ride to the signing, that would be something. I might even get people to stop by just to see my horse.

But Hastings is way too far away, and on a busy street. It's just not going to work.

Oh well. If you do happen to live in the non-celabratory area of Boise, stop in. I'll be at Hastings on Fairview and Cole from 6-9. Come and see me.

I decided against wearing a bonnet.

4 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Happy Pioneers Day! And wow, you got up to cook squash, beets, and chard? What's a chard?
Though I think you'd look darling in a buggy pulled by your miniature horse, sporting a new floral bonnet, I'll forgive you for settling for something more respectable an authorly-ish. =]

Laura said...

Uh, I stole the picture from the internet. My computer crashed in my office, so I didn't have access to the family photos. I'll have to go back and look to see if we have any that are actually our horse and cart.

Chard is like spinach. Beautiful in quiche. I love it.

Good to hear from you again!!!

Sahara said...

Happy Pioneer Day! It's too bad the Stake doesn't do much for it! I guess maybe the ward paty tomorrow night was planned to coincide-you think? By the way,. my sister has ordered several copies of "Alvor" for her library in Weber County, UT!!!!

Laura said...

Oh, the ward party. Yes. I guess I put that out of my head because my husband has a work party at the same time.

I'm so glad to hear that your sister is ordering Alvor for their library. Thanks for helping me spread the word!!!