Thursday, December 20, 2007
When you live in far East Mesa (the Land of Green Rock as I like to call it) the crazy old people encounters are year round, as their lovely double-wides surround my neighborhood. On the street adjacent to ours there is a particularly extra crazy old person, I'll call him Stew.
The first time I saw Stew I had to stop and stare because it's not every day that you see a man in his 80's ridding a bike with a very large basket on the back supporting an even larger canopy. I wondered what he was doing and then carried on with what I was doing. After, many Stew sitings (in 100+ weather) I realized that he was picking trash up off the streets (with one of those trash pincher thingies). I thought to myself, "O what I nice old man, using his time to help keep our neighborhood clean."
Now that I work at Kids Corner before school I am always driving home at 8:30. This seems to be Stew's scheduled time for 'cleaning' the streets. As I approached my house the other day I saw Stew out in front of my neighbor's house. As I got closer, I realized he was digging through his black garbage can! He was pulling garbage out of the can and placing it in his basket!
I am not sure what happens to man to make him want to dig through an other mans trash, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with age.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Notice that in all my excitement for Christmas I have not completed my painting that I began in October. I need to decide on a color for my plant shelves and get them done. I'm thinking maybe red.
Today Dave and I went and picked out a Christmas tree, brought it home and decorated it. I think it is so beautiful. But when comparing it to last year's Charlie Brown tree anything does.Last year's tree sure did have a lot of character though. Dave and I thought that it was perfect for our first year of marriage. We learned from last year, that Christmas trees are expensive, so we saved a bit more, and were able to get a tree that's branches weren't quite so sparse.
Only 16 more days until Christmas!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
These rocks were so cool, and what's even better, they have a really cool name; hoodoos.Preston wondered off the trail and tried to make it to the balancing rock until my mom decided that it wouldn't sound so good on the six o'clock news when they asked her why her son had fallen from the cliff and why he gone up there. To which she would have to reply I told him to.
At the top, Weever's Needle looked so cool. After, many many years of not liking the desert I'm starting to think it's not quite so ugly after all.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
1. Deep Dark Secrect: I've never really thought of myself as much of a secret keeper. In fact, I've always been horrible at keeping secrets. Ever since I can remember I told people what was in their Christmas packages, where some one was hiding, and everything else that was suppose to remain undisclosed. Something most people probably don't know about me though is that no matter how much I say I hate "girly" things like dressing up, dancing, or talking on the phone, I am really starting to like to shop. Oh no, I can't believe I just admitted it.
2. Favorites: I love finishing things, school classes, books, projects, ect. I love spending time with Dave and family. I love when Dave cooks dinner for me and tucks me into bed. I love my bed, I love sleep, ...I think I'm really tired.
3. Fears: Ever since I was really little I have had a dream where my house burns down in the middle of the night and I run as fast as a can to save my scrapbook, journal, and scriptures. Every once and I while I still have this dream and it still freaks me out just as much.
4. Habits: I have this really weird habit of making my bed just before I go to bed. All day long it sits there with the sheets twisted up, pillows on the floor, blankets half way off the bed, and then right before I go to bed I suddenly have a need for it to be perfect. I walk around the bed several times making sure the fitted sheet it securly wrapped around each corner, that the top sheet and duvet are are centered just right, and the pillows are nicely fluffed lying side by side inside their pillow cases. And then just after I'm done Dave comes flying in the bedroom and flops down on the bed, errr.
5. Talents: To be totally honest, I've always felt quite talentless. Deep down though, I know that's just not true. One talent that I do believe I posses, and have always been proud to have, is the ability to play like a kid. No matter how old I've been I've always loved taking off my big kid jacket and playing like I was 5 again.
6. Things I'd like to learn: I like to learn things. A couple things I'd like to learn how to do are sew, html, how to decorate cakes better, how to grow a garden, and lots of other things that aren't coming to me right now.
Well now I guess it's my turn to "tag" people.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It's time for a celebration. After 4 months without kitchen lights I finally have light in my kitchen! Dave finished installing recessed lights in our kitchen yesterday and I am so happy. It was a little nerve racking cutting holes in our ceiling since we didn't know exactly what we were doing. After hours of measuring the exact location for the lights Dave began to cut. Moment later he quit. When I re-entered the room and asked why he had stopped he told me that he had hit a stud. Turns out that was an important bit of information we left out of our measuring calculations. An adventure into the attic, a bit of remeasuring, and some spackle took care of that problem. They are now done and look so awesome! And what's even better, I can read my recipes when I cook now. Which is a very good thing. Now we just have to finish patching the holes from Jason and I's light incident.