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Friday and Saturday Fun

Had a fun Friday night and Saturday, which I was definitely in need of. Friday I went with some friends to the Living Traditions Festival. It's held downtown at the Library and City/County building, and celebrates crafts and culture from all over the world. We got to see traditional Sudanese pottery being made, Bosnian wood-carving, Native American pottery, Swedish weaving and crafts from several other countries. We tried food from Scotland (meat pies), Tonga (BBQ'ed chicken), Thailand (Pad Thai and fried bananas), and Spain (Basque churros). The evening was topped off with a free concert by a Cajun Zydeco group called The Pine Leaf Boys, who were just awesome. People were dancing and having a great time. It was a really pleasant evening.

Saturday morning I got up early to meet the Ward and participate in the annual 5K Fun Run/Walk at Sugarhouse Park. It was a beautiful morning - sunny, clear, not too warm. I even bettered my time by 10 minutes over last year. Then we all had breakfast together under the pavilion. From there I left with one of the girls to come back to my house, where we made 2 dozen cupcakes to hand out in Relief Society today, celebrating the May birthdays. The cupcakes worked out well and it was fun to visit with my friend Sally.

By late afternoon, I was exhausted, so was able to take a 90 minute nap. That rarely happens, so was a real treat. Later I went over to Angel's. We had KFC grilled chicken for dinner (YUM!), visited, and watched The Scarlet Pimpernel (the one with Jane Seymour).

It just ended up being a really pleasant couple of days, and I think I was in desperate need of it. So a shout out to all my friends from the ward for helping to make it such a nice weekend. Good times, good friends, good food - doesn't get much better than that.


Nice job on the Fun Run sis! Glad you had a fun weekend and I'm glad I got to talk to you tonight. Love ya
!nge said…
I love The Scarlet Pimpernel and really the one with Jane Seymour is the only way to go. I still have my coupon for KFC. How was it? Worth standing in line for?
Tracie said…
Most definitely on both accounts.

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