Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Burning Christmas Trees

First, I want to tell Patty Wells, Renovation Chair, how much I love her. Yesterday I got a letter in the mail saying thank you for helping make WorldCon a success, along with a check for $160--the amount I paid for my ticket to the conference. I was so surprised, and so glad! THANK YOU. That will cover LDStorymakers and then some. BLESSINGS.

In other news, I went to my first Christmas tree burning on Saturday. It was a lot of fun--drove out to the west desert and parked in the middle of nowhere (where there would be very few chances of starting any wildfires), roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for s'mores.* Then, we burned about 10 Christmas trees. Each pine needle is like a little fire cracker. They look really cool when they start burning down--like the needles are made of gold.

I loathe the smell of campfire clothes/hair, but it was well worth it. ;)

*S'mores would make the top three cut if I had to pick my favorite desserts. Actually, right now it's probably:
1. Betty Crocker homemade chocolate chip cookies
2. Hot fudge pudding cake**
3. S'mores

**If you perchance want a recipe to any of these things (though s'mores are pretty self explanatory), feel free to ping me with your email address and I'll happily send said recipe(s) over.


  1. I would love the recipe to the hot fudge pudding cake and the cookies too! Who's idea was it to burn Christmas trees? It looks like it was a lot of fun!

  2. That sounds so fun! I've never done that. And I agree about s'mores. Yumm!