Meet Origami Foodie

I am Annette, code name Origami Foodie.

I joined Origami Foodie Profile PicFaVe Mom and her crew after being social media maven for My Sister In Law’s Kitchen with–you guessed it– my sister in law. When she moved on to being a super-amazing nurse, I couldn’t leave blogging behind.   I share my own brand of foodie here, an origami foodie.  Paper is in our lives everyday and origami crafts it into more than a recyclable.  Everyone can make it.  Anyone can enjoy it.  Tessellations, kid projects, gifts, decorations, modular and extreme, paper becomes so much more with a few folds.

I don’t crush on origami alone.  I am foodie in the more traditional sense too.  Sure I cook, but my family eats out more than the recommended daily allowance.  Still, I enjoy grocery shopping and cook book clubbing.  My relationship with food is as complicated as any romance novel–which I read loads of those, but only the clean ones– from bulimia in college to parenting with chocolate chip cookies, and struggling to know “healthy” eating.  Yet, food and I came to terms with each other.  I don’t obsess and it doesn’t taunt.  And we both try to be on time for dinner.

The rest of me…

I am a woman who chose full-time mom as my career, because tactical support is a recognized profession.  In the Salt Lake City suburbs, I am responsible for the care and feeding of 2 teens and a sportsman husband (that’s code for gun-enthusiast).  UT born, but raised everywhere else.  I graduated from Brigham Young University (with a degree I never intended).  I helped a different sister in law found a local charter school.  Now I secretary for another charter school board (‘cause I am organized like that).

Most of my life is about serving God in any way I can to thank Him.  That includes being a scout leader, organizing welfare projects, tying quilts for the homeless, pulling handcarts through WY in a pioneer dress, sharing His word,  teaching youth groups,  assembling hygiene kits for refugees, and many other activities that uplift and strengthen.  I practice yoga (don’t tell  ReJenT and  FaVe Mom I wear yoga pants to it).    I fight winter blues by XC skiing and drinking hot chocolate.  One day I will be a member of the D.A.R. #LifeGoals.  I obsessively plan every minute of family vacation (‘cause I am organized like that too).  Board games and tavern puzzle collection is another hobby of mine, but I only play with the former.  And yes, I own a cat.

FaVeMom

I live between our Nation’s Capital and North Carolina, love daisies, giraffes, purple, polka dots, Diet Mountain Dew, Doritos, and guns. Not necessarily in that order. I’m Catholic, a wife & a mother. I know that I’m very unoriginal and fit most cliches. I won’t try to deny it if you ask me. Ill-advised, indiscreet, and injudicious individuals infuriate I.

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