Friday, November 30, 2012

First Care Package

Go Postal and I have a date tonight that starts with a trip to Baby's R Us. We have been there before together...but it's different this time, we are shopping for Wade. He needs a soft photo album and a new car/tractor to go with his quilt that will be sent with his first care package. I think that store will have an entirely new appeal this visit. Can I park in the expectant Mother's spot???

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old Eyes

I have been dreading this day....but it's time to face the facts, I need bi-focals. But I really don't want to wear I am trying out concentric bi-focal contact lenses.

Hopefully my brain will get used to the retraining involved quickly.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

A bad cold virus kept middle sister's family in Georgia this weekend so we will look ahead to our Christmas gathering to catch up. We did still have 13 in the barn for the mid day feast! And we were thankful for great weather. On Friday we got to take everyone on a plane ride over Boonville. It was the first time the boys had flown and they were thrilled to pick out the cabin, church and other landmarks from the sky.

We also tried to get some current photos to send with Wade's first care package.

Mary and I made our Black Friday pilgrimage to Target. The hour and a half wait to check out gave us plenty of time to catch up. Now I am just tickled there are two more days to the weekend!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nothing like a deadline

We are having all my family in about 40 hours from now but Go Postal insisted on getting the molding up in the sewing room. I do LOVE the yardsticks. It was way easy to find the studs....when you know they are every 16". We needed some trim to hide some flaws in the Sheetrock but they weren't quite enough. So we improvised with some crown molding too. The room is still a big unorganized mess but we are getting there. But tomorrow night, I must clean and start cooking!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Zion NP

A conference in Las Vegas gave us an opportunity to visit of my favorite places EVER! This canyon of sandstone cliffs was formed over millions of years by the Virgin river. I wanted to take Mike to Angel's Landing. I first discovered this hike on the first Mother's Day I spent after losing Mom. I was also out for a conference and started up this trail by myself. I have never been on such a challenging or rewarding hike. After climbing about 1400 ft across very narrow spines (aided by chains) you reach the top and can see the entire canyon floor. I took Dad back the next year and now about ten years later I got to show Go Postal.

We still got to see some Fall color near the river and saw mule deer, turkeys, fox and chipmunks. Now on to the wildlife viewing Las Vegas.