Thursday, July 31, 2008


I arrived home from vacation with 9 days of dirty clothes to find a broken washer. Three days (now 12 days of dirty clothes) and $400 later it's fixed. Yikes. Oh, and the day before I left on vacation, I broke my vacumn cleaner. Yipee - I'm on a roll.

Conversation with the repairman:

Well, it looks like it's your motor. Is this same time tomorrow good for me to come put the new one in?

Well, actually this time was not my actual appointment time. They called this morning and moved it from 10 am to 3pm, and I have 11 days of dirty clothes.

He came this morning at 9am. :0)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I just spent 7 days at my parents house with a constant 27 people and up to as many as 42 people. Several years ago when I couldn't get down on the ground (or back up for that matter) I quit sleeping in a tent and started staying at the local motel. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. I just count it as vacation expenses.

There were 27 in the house and the little one said, "I'm crowded, move over."
So they all moved over and one got up...
There were 26 in the house and the grandma said, "I'm going to tell a story, move over"
So they all moved over and one went to his tent...
There were 25 in the house and the fishermen said, "We're tired, move over"
So they all moved over and 7 went to Panguitch...
There were 18 in the house and the twins said, "We're bored, move over"
So they all moved over and 2 went to play...
There were 16 in the house and the sisters said, "We're old and tired, move over"
So they all moved over and 9 teenagers went to the park...
There were 7 in the house and the uncles said, "We're busy, move over"
So they all moved over and 4 boys went on a hike...
There were 3 in the house and the grandpa said, "I'm grouchy, move over"
So they all moved over and 2 got mad and left...
And grandpa just sat and smiled...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Madagascar is one of my favorite kid's movies. Madagascar 2 better be just as good!

'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' Trailer
'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' Trailer


On our way back from vacation, we stopped at Cameron so my husband could finish a teleconference meeting. He had experienced some outages in some remote places we had driven through so didn't want to lose his connection again. I went into the Trading Post to "shop" but only ended up buying a cheap bracelet. An hour later I went back to the parking lot to see if the meeting was over. I noticed a group of foreign young people gathered around the front of my truck. One boy was taking a picture of my front license plate, which is in fact not a license plate, but a dealer's decorative plate, which for some reason we have not removed yet. This decorative plate has a bull on it because it is the dealer's logo. I thought it was funny that this kid was taking a picture of it.

I found out that the meeting was just ending, so my husband and I went back into the Trading Post to eat lunch in their dining room. We ordered Navajo Tacos. Oh. My. Gosh! Those were the best Navajo Tacos I have ever had! Unfortunately they were also the biggest. I swear that we both ate for 20 minutes and our plates didn't even look like we had made a dent in them! We finally gave up because we were so full. I guess we should have either shared one, or gotten the "Mini Navajo Taco" instead. It was a dollar cheaper, but the word "mini" made me think it would be too small, and since everything in the Trading Post was so expensive, I thought the food would be too. I can't wait until next year!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008


1. Fly to Hawaii and do a cruise around the islands
2. Learn another language
3. Learn the pedals on the organ
4. Go on a mission
5. Finish remodeling this house
6. Lose 50 pounds
7. Give up sodas
8. Write my life history
9. See a Broadway Musical
10. Travel all over the USA

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Okay, since I can't come up with good original blogs, I will fall back, once again to stealing someone else's idea. Amberlilies, Delirious, and Inklings posted on their favorite things. Here are some of my favorite things, in no particular order:

My husband, dark chocolate, Diet Pepsi Lime, having lunch with my friends, dinners with my children and grandchildren, road trips, ice water with lots of ice and a cold water bottle ready to fill the cup back up, working at the temple, the scriptures, Harry Potter books, Harry Potter books on CD, Jim Dale's voice as he narrates, going to the movies, the view of the mountain and city from my backyard, the mountains, the desert, the smell of sagebrush after it rains, Friday-night-date-night, blogging, reading other people's blogs, emails, family chat with my brothers and sisters, summer visits with my family at Mom and Dad's, my parent's town, rainy nights, the whisper of the spirit, Quesadilla Explosion Salad at Chili's, rocky-road ice cream, New Mexican food with green chile, jeans, sandals, pedicures, a text message from my husband, watching my grandchildren playing with each other, the colors blue and dark cherry red, ATVs (alas!), jackets, jacket weather, playing the piano or organ, writing special programs, sight-seeing, puttering around my home, the moment my husband comes home from work, talking on the phone to my kids, other people's birthday parties....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


You know my life has to be boring. If you don't believe me, read the 2 posts below. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


Conversation with my gastroenterologist after my colonoscopy:

Him: You had 2 polyps, so we'll send those off to the lab. Come back in 3 years. Any questions?

Me: No. Can I go now?

Him: Yes, hurry and run before they find you!

Me: ???


I have a rash on my arms and legs. I have no idea how I got it. I've had it for 3 weeks. I wondered if it could be from the new Dove Cucumber and Green Tea soap I started using, so I quit using it. Still have it. So today, I stopped using the Bath and Body Works Honeysuckle lotion. I also stopped using the Dial Shower gel that I bought that has exfoillating beads in it. Now I think - is it an allergy to something I'm using? Or is it stress?