Thursday, July 31, 2008

Same Moon But My How It Has Changed

I have often heard my Dad say “ Same moon but my how it has changed”. That is how I feel. My darling PC and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. So of course it made me reflect back on the big day. We dated for 2 ½ years so we were sure. I thought I was in love with my PC and I was but that doesn’t even to compare to how much I love him now. We got married outside and knew it would be hot so we decided it would be best to have the ceremony at 7:30 in the evening. A month prior to our wedding I was in a car accident and it was still in a lot of pain and had trouble standing for any length so we asked the Bishop to keep it as short as possible. I don’t know what long is for him ‘cause for short he spoke for more than 30 minutes. It was insane. It is a good thing I was on heavy duty drugs so I could stand but I think I should have taken more to drown out the long sermon. My PC’s sister was singing with the Seattle Opera Company at the time and she sang us a beautiful song. My sister Debbie was the matron of honor and my PC’s best friend Dan was the best man. Christmas was the flower girl and Brent was the ring bearer. They were so adorable. Christmas was excited because my sister let her wear some of her lip gloss and Brent was excited because he got to wear a cumber bunny (cumberbun) with his tuxedo. Same moon but we have all changed. Wonder what great things the next 20 years will bring.

To celebrate we had a dining experience. We didn't just go to dinner, we went to a place in town with linen table cloths, a gentleman playing piano and a main waiter and different servers for every little thing. It was fun and an experience. Then off to see the new Indiana Jones movie. Brent gave us tickets to use at the movie theater.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I Love Living In Freedom

So Brent and I took Miss R to the park this week. We (or at least me) had a fun time. While at the park, some military planes flew over. Some folks looked up and thought it was cool and others just kept on with what they were doing. But for me, it made me really stop and think about how lucky we are. I even commented to Brent how lucky we are. We live in freedom. We can think military planes flying over us are cool or we can ignore them. My grandkids can go to the park and play and not worry they are going to get bombed or caught in cross fire. They don't even have to know what a bomb is. We have safe shelter and food to eat. We truly live in the promised land. Now if I can just figure out what the numbers for the today I am counting my blessings.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Weekend In Paradise

Don and I finally made to Cascade this year. We went up on Friday morning. I cleaned and Don did yard work. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I was running the washing machine and cleaning and the water stopped. The pump on the well had stopped. But we walked up to the neighbors since the pump is on his property and he flipped the switches a couple of times and we were back in business. That night we played guitar hero and watched a stupid movie. On Saturday, we took the boat out. Don drove half of the time and I drove the other half. We rode clear up past Tammarack. We had never seen it from the lake. We were absolutely amazed at the homes that were lakeside. It was like being in Ft Lauderdale again. I named the area New Lauderdale. I so enjoy boating and it was just perfect. I just loved every minute of the weekend. It was all so fun but I really enjoyed spending the time with Don.

My Bike Ride

My daughter in law MK is training for a triathlon. She has been training and has gotten very good at running, swimming and biking. She offered to ride bikes with me since I have a new bike. I was excited that she wanted to ride with me but I was also very nervous. I was worried she would be bogged down waiting for me to catch up and she wouldn’t enjoy it much. That may well have been the case but she didn’t let on one bit and I was happy that someone wanted to ride with me. She was very gracious and made sure I wasn’t over doing. She even helped me out of the ditch pit. Yes I said helped me out of the ditch pit. It is much easier to write this then to tell it as just thinking about it makes me laugh. We were riding along just fine and we took a sharp turn. I was going a little too fast for the turn so I put my brakes on….my very sensitive brakes. Down the ditch I headed. I screamed and was headed for a power poll so I swerved and when I did, the bike pitched me off and I rolled over and back on my feet just in time to see MK come running after me. I was and am fine and we finished out our ride. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to walk when we were through…not from falling but from peddling. I got off and was fine. I could even walk the next day. Hmmm maybe I am not as big of a wuss as I thought.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Fun

A week ago I got a bike from the auction. I was so excited. I have been wanting one for about a year and a half. I stopped riding a bike 19 years ago when we moved on the hill. Don got the tires filled and slimmed and it is ready to go. We went to Brent, MaryKate and Miss R's for dinner then when we got home I hopped on my new bike and went for a little spin. It was like being a kid again. When the kids were little and we lived on flat ground, we rode our bikes almost every day in the summer. I forgot how much I missed it.

But...that's not all. When I was done with my little ride, Don and I played nerf........nerf.... Oh I don't know what is called. We put target vests on and had these guns we loaded up with nerf arrows and ran around the yard shooting each other. It was a blast. Unfortunately I think I had more fun than Don because he quit way earlier then I would have. But that is O.K., it was really fun.

Now I am off to find the next game.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun Weekend

What a great weekend. On the fourth we had a little BBQ. Brent, Marykate, Miss R, Art’s dad, brother and his family came. Art BBQed hamburgers on the grill. I was worried it might be too hot (for Art) but it turned out fine. After everyone left Art and I jumped in the car and drove to Eagle Island State Park to watch fireworks. It was a new experience for us. In 20 years of marriage we have never attended the fireworks together here. We have in Cascade and in Placerville but never here. We had not been to Eagle Island since the kids were little. We used to take them there to go swimming. It was fun sitting there reminiscing about all the fun we had with the kids. We got a great spot. There were a lot of folks there. We sat in the general area of the speaker so we enjoyed listening to music before the fireworks started. We watched the kid direct cars to their parking spot and that in itself was entertaining. The fireworks were great. Before they started shooting them off they told the story of Frances Scott Key and what the Star Spangle Banner was about. I had heard the story before but it was a good refresher and the man telling the story was a good storyteller. It really put us in the mood for fireworks. We thought we would be forever getting out of the park with all the traffic but boy did they know what they were doing. We drove right out with no delays. We were more impressed but that then anything.

Then Saturday we spent the day as usual (auction, lunch, errands). When Art came home he suggested we go to a movie. Wooohoo, a date with Art. Jackpot! We went to dinner and hurried to the movie theater. We got there just in time for the upcoming previews. We saw WALL-E. It was cute. Not a lot of dialog. I think they only spoke about 50 words the whole movie. We aren’t movie goes as a general rule but it was sure fun.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Did Someone Say Shoe Sale?

My new free shoes arrived!!! YEAH. I love them. The flip flops are the most comfortable I have ever and I mean ever worn. I can't get use to calling them flip flops. In my day they were thongs. But now thongs are an undergarment. Oh how times change. The jury is still out on the shorts. I still may return them. Anyway it the certificate was for real and I can't be more thrilled. 'Cause ya all know I love shoes. AND...................

I went shopping with my friend Shawna. She was in the hunt for a new dress to wear to interviews. You know I can't pass up a good shoe sale. Dillards was having their 4th of July sale. I bought three pairs of new shoes. They were $7.00 a pair so how on earth could I resist. I also bought a cute little dress for $11.00. Oh I love a good sale.

Now I know some of you are thinking were on earth am I going to put these new shoes. Well as luck would have it, I cleaned out my closet last week and got rid of a bunch of clothes and shoes. It was not an easy task for me as you know I tend to hang on to things. But I got the urge to purge so I got rid of as much as I could. I probably could have gotten rid of more but I had the what if syndrome. You know what if I lost weight or what if I need something dressy or the list goes on and on. But the good part is I have some room for more now.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shoe Update

Since I said I would keep you "posted" on my shoes here is my "post". They were shipped UPS ground last week and should (operative word here is should) be here tomorrow. I have been following the UPS tracking. Can't wait to see them in real life. Two pair of shoes a pair of flip flops and a pair of shorts for $250. Does that seem expensive to anyone but me? Oh well it is free to me. Woohoo free to me.