Saturday, May 30, 2009

Relaxing afternoon

I went to the dentist on Monday and it was great! I'm alwasy so relaxed at the dentist, I almost wanted to take a nap. I got my pretty little teeth cleaned with an amazingly strawberry flavored toothe cleaner or some sort that was all foamy and then I got flossed and rinsed. I decided that it's so much easier having someone do these things for you. Sometimes I get lazy and don't actually brush for the full recommended two minutes (like I have the patience for that!!!). Anyway, that was awesome. Then the Dr. S came in to exam the x-rays and poke at my teeth with his mean looking poking stick which is not actually mean at all. After digging around for a minute he says "I think there's something back here" and I'm like "what the heck could be back THERE!" Apparently there was a very small cavity. I'm not entirely sure how this cavity came about but...le is there. There was also another teeny tiny problem-o. One of my bottom pointy teeth has a very badly receeded gum line which means the nerves are being exposed and causing mucho ouchie. I don't brush it or touch it or anything like that because it makes me flinch and that's weird. He said it's bad enough I'll probably have to have a graft but will check it again in six months. I got a new spinny toothbrush out of the deal though because it's supposed to be gentle on my oh so tender gums :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

The author plants a garden

I noticed in my last post (the newspaper article) that the pictures didn't work so I shall tell you what the pictures were. The first one was a trumpet like angels play, the big long ones that seem to have no other purpose than to make the angels look cute. The second picture is of a very old lady, very very old.
Now on to the subject. I have officially finished my first book. I'm going to be writing a children's series. I can't share the book yet because I don't want to, it's going to be a surprise. I can however disclose the title...drum roll please...."Boyd's New School". I'm currently trying to find a publishing company that will publish it!
On to the next subject. I am indeed a supremely amazing gardner. I bought some beautiful flowers and planted them all by myself and I'm going to take really good care of them. I also helped plant the family vegetable garden. We hung pots from the greenhouse ceiling full of tomatoes and peppers and squashes of EVERY kind! I also planted the table in the greenhouse with other vegetables that I probably won't eat because they are growing in the dirt. The garden took quite a while to plant but it was so much fun! I think we're going to have a wonderful crop this year (is that what real garden people say?!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I was looking through some old computer files and came across a silly newspaper article that I wrote in 2006.   It was my attempt at journalism and now, posted here for you enjoyment...the ad.  

The Liberty Herald



Woman killed by flying object

April 28, 2006

By: Cassie Hansen


A native of Liberty Utah, Miss Mabel Peters, was killed yesterday morning when she was hit in the head by a jug of Western Family Brand orange juice that mysteriously dropped from the sky as she was walking to get her mail.  The jug of orange juice decapitated her.

            Mabel Peters has lived in Liberty since she was born.  Miss Peters was 89 years old, very active and in good health.  She met her husband Burt during her childhood; they played together at the Liberty Park often.  They married and had 7 children together. 

            “Mother was such a good person, why did something like this happen to her?” her daughter Anna said tearfully as she talked to our reporter early yesterday afternoon.

            Mabel was an asset to the community.  She was an advocate of horse rights, she held fundraisers to help buy educational material for the local junior high, and she organized community cleaning projects and was a joy to have at the beauty shop.  She frequented Eats of Eden and will be missed by the waitresses there.

            In her earlier years, Miss Peters taught at Valley Elementary in Huntsville.  Many of her students have started a petition to ban flying orange juice since they heard about the incident yesterday.

            “It’s such a tragedy, something needs to be done” said Mari belle, one of Miss Peters second grade students in the year 1984.

            Miss Peter’s children have planned to take legal action against all of the major airlines in the United States as well as Western Family food company

Another of the Peter’s sons, Ralph, told us “the products that are being produced nowadays are just too dangerous to have around the house, or any where for that matter, we must do something before someone else gets killed under similar circumstances” 

            Rest assured that the police are doing everything they can.  They have the jug of orange juice in custody and are looking for suspects.  If any one witnessed this tragic event or can give us any information as to where this jug of orange juice came from please call the police at 745-1111 immediately. 

            Miss Mabel Peters was a good person all around.  She will be missed greatly by those who knew her and those who didn’t.  We would also like to express our sorrow to the whole Peters family.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cookin' with Cass

I've decided to make my own cooking show or at least a web show?! I pretty much rock the kitchen. Saturday was so much fun! I volunteered to make four salads for the big gathering at the park in honor of Kade (who is home by the way). We were expecting a lot of people which meant we need a lot of food. I started the day by making a bowtie pasta salad with taco seasoning (random?). That took a while because I had to make half the noodles then the other half since we don't have a big enough pot. The next challenge was finding a serving bowl big enough to mix it in but we did. After that salad was taken care of I moved on to the potato salad. Again, I had to cook half the potatoes then the other half so it took a while. Eventually the potatoes got done and we found another bowl to mix it in. After the potato salad I moved on to the brownies. Lots and lots of brownies (I think these were the highlight of the event). After making brownies Kade brought a lovely date over and made her dinner so I took Manda and Timini to Chili's so they could have the house to themselves. After dinner it was time to bake the cookies! Four batches of Chocolate Chip and six batches of peanut butter later I was finally done for the day (it was about 10:30 p.m.). Up early on Sunday I was ready to go again! Sunday morning I made the lettuce salad and the fruit salad...went to church, rushed home during Sunday school to start the chicken, heard Kade speak, rushed off again to set up the food at the park and take the chicken out of the oven. At 2:00 everyone came over to eat and visit and it was all ready for them! I should have my own cheer squad because that's how much I rock! So, tune in to my weekly cooking show (ok, so I don't have a weekly cooking show but you are welcome to tune in anyway).
Now I need to figure out what to make for dinner....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Face Craters

I made the mistake of getting two moles (yes, ugly brown dots) removed from my facial region, namely my lateral nostril (on the right side). There were two lovely lumps quite close together so I thought "what the heck, why not get them both loped off at the same time, save some money and another trip back to the derm" so I did. He numbed it up good with a very small needle which he dug around for what felt like 20 YEARS until I could no longer feel a thing. Next came the razor blade...uh hello!? Razor blade...eyes...not a good combination. Anyway, after he sliced them off they went in to their own little test tubes to be sent of for an examination by highly trained professions whom I will call mole-ologists. They study moles in great detail to make sure there is no icky cancer in them. After the moley moles were gone he busted out the "hyfercator" and literally burned my face WITH FIRE! It stunk. Then he put some lovely bandaids on that were quite inconspicuous (not). So the bandaids came off today and what the H-WORD (pardon me) there are two giant holes in my face that are not so attractive. I believe they are red but I could be wrong about this. Anyway, the derm says that they will be scabby then fall off very soon as long as I don't pick them. For those of you who know me well, you know how much I enjoy picking. Luckily since the fingernail removal incident I have no fingernails to speak of so it shouldn't be a problemo (spanish, in honor of Cinco de Mayo). That's the story of the face craters.