Starting the month off right

What a way to start off the month.? I had planned on introducing National Adoption Awareness Month and tell you about the projects I have in store.? I had also planned on starting up my new blog round up widget and collecting all of your lovely purple blogs.? I’ve seen so many!? Thank you all.

However, I volunteered to work at the church today. ? Making Lefse.? I had no idea what an ordeal this would be.? With a 3 year old in tow no less.? Let’s recount my day.

Pounds of potatoes riced last night (which I didn’t participate in): 100

# of packages of lefse made (2-3 in a package): 180+

# of hours I stood making lefse: 7

# of times I’ve made lefse before: 0

# of rejects I had: 1

# of tantrums the child had: 1 (when his dad finally showed up to take him home)

# of glasses of wine I am going to consume tonight: 432

13 Comment

  1. Jenni says: Reply

    What on Earth are “lefse?” I’m off to check Google…

  2. My husbands family is from Norway and lefse is a staple. Traditionally… at Christmas she served it with all the other goodies. Time consuming to make but always made with love. What Ace wouldn’t give for some of Ganny’s lefse!
    We miss her!

  3. Jenny says: Reply

    Aren’t you a Goddess! I’m already accepting the fact that I’m the laziest volunteer mom ever. But that’s OK, I was a bad bridesmaid too. πŸ™‚ I was always the one who complained about the dress price and didn’t want to make favors for 150 people.

  4. I have no idea what a Lefse is, but it sound like a lot of work.

  5. Lefse? At least I’m not the only one without a clue – but it doesn’t sound like fun.

  6. serena says: Reply

    ya sure ya betcha. πŸ˜‰ Thats one thing I haven’t attempted yet. We are going to a lutefisk dinner in a few weeks. Yes, there is a sons of norway in Anchorage! who knew?

  7. DebiP says: Reply

    Lefse…warm… mmmmm…only had it a few times but boy do I remember it…you go girl…I am not the volunteer that you are thats for sure…

  8. Elle says: Reply

    Lefse is a Scandinavian flat bread made from potatoes. Imagine a really big, really thin tortilla but you spread butter on it and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. That’s Lefse.

    Our church is a primarily Norwegian Lutheran church as opposed to our previous primarily Swedish Lutheran Church so this church bazaar stuff is all new to me.

  9. Jenny2 says: Reply

    Uff-da, my Norwegian husband’s grandmother would like to trade me for you.

  10. NEAL says: Reply

    You’re KIDDING me!!!

    ONLY 432 glasses of wine?

  11. NEAL says: Reply

    my html joke didn’t work.

    grrr ….

    Take dva:

    *insert text here*

  12. I have set the blog to purple and used your badge/link for NAA month.


  13. Harlequin "King" Jetta says: Reply

    And you should enjoy every single one of those glasses and tell bad jokes about Norwegians because that’s what we Swedes do.

    Oh, by the way, you are an amazing patient volunteering saint (I’ve yet to sign-up as a helper at preschool), not to mention awesome cook, I think … when I grow up I want to be like Elle.

    And now I’ll go change my blog colours to purple just for you.

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