Monday, 9 August 2010

More Family Activities

It's been goes my exciting life! My foot is still sore and fat, although it has improved. We took our annual trek to Adventureland and we did have fun in the humidity. I'm still liking the roller coasters best. My grandson Nathan (in orange) is fearless. He rode the Inverter which has prolonged periods of upside down, which I don't enjoy.

I read a really good book by James Lee Burke, The Glass Rainbow, his best in awhile. I saw Inception which is good, but not sure I totally understood there a book?

My house continues to be a quiet and lonely places, memories everywhere and although they are good memories, they make me sad because there won't be anymore like them. I'm trying to focus on the future, but it's hard.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Family Photos

Here's our 4th of July family photo. And here are two future cowboys, my grandsons Grady and Maizen riding Wilson.
In other news, my big foot is better, meaning it hurts much less but it's still big. Sigh.

Monday, 19 July 2010


Our family went on our annual major league baseball trip to St. Louis (Cardinals) this weekend. Richard organized our first trip 12 years ago. We have gone west as far as Colorado (Rockies) and east as far as New York (Yankees). Pictured is our traditional family tee shirt, designed by one of my daughter's friends. Click to enlarge the picture.

We had a good time as usual. And it was HOT which is typical for St. Louis. There are pictures on my Facebook page if you are interested.

In other news, see my big foot! In a brief moment of uncoordination, I managed to fall off the curb as we were walking back to our hotel after the game. So today I've been limping around, no permanent damage but so embarrasing and no one is here for me to whine to, sucks to be ALONE!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Des Moines Skyline

Hello from downtown Des Moines where I am attending a three day HIV counseling training. One day down, two to go. Actually it's not too bad and I get CEUs (continuing ed)

Early this AM I locked the keys in my county car and had to call my boss at 5:30 AM to find out if there were spare keys (there were). I may have to bring her cheesecake.

The All Star Game is tonight...that makes me sad.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

On the 4th

I just put out my garbage and then took it back in because today was garbage day, not tomorrow.

I got my Scrabble tile on Saturday. Isn't it cute? The vendor gave it to me for half price because of the "rude woman" incident. (See previous post)

We had our usual family picnic on the Fourth. It didn't rain but was really windy, still, we had a good time. In the morning Emily, Erin, and I walked in a 5K. I guess Emily ran, they were both way ahead of me. I did it in less than an hour which was better than last year for me. My sore legs on Sunday reminded me that I should probably do a little training before the event.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Getting Smarter

I went to the AANP conference in Phoenix AZ last week. It was a good conference, beautiful facility, good food, learned a lot.

My hotel was very nice but they only had wired internet and unfortunately I didn't bring my trusty laptop. Instead I brought my cool new ipad which has only wireless. So I was dependent on my trusty iPhone for internet. Too tedious to blog on the small screen with my old eyes

My return flight was cancelled which I didn't find out until I got to the airport on Sunday morning. I spent Sunday in the scenic Airport Best Western. They had a restaurant but it was closed. I had a tasty supper of chips and diet Pepsi from the vending machines. They did, however, have wireless internet.

When I got home I found a message on the answering machine from the airline letting me know that my flight had been cancelled. Would it have been too much trouble for them to email? I would have seen that before I left my Phoenix hotel. The joys of air travel.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Busy Weekend

I missed blogging yesterday. I've come to the conclusion that I just don't have enough to say to blog every day, so I won't!

I had a busy weekend, the weather was cooperative. I have a large pool of standing water at the bottom of the hill in my backyard. There were a couple of ducks as well. Can hardly wait for the mosquitoes.

Saturday, Erin and I went to the Farmer's Market. I was going to buy a cute charm made from a Scrabble tile. I had set it down to get money out of my purse when a women reached around me and grabbed it. Really rude!!

Saturday went to a Kernels game with Emily and family. It was a nice night with fireworks after the game.

Sunday Emily, Grady, Sarah, and Nathan and I went to Toy Story. It was just as good as the others. Very cute! We saw the 3D verson, but I don't think the 3D added that much to it.

As usual, I didn't do any house cleaning. So sad!