Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend comes with celebrating Dad's birthday. And I did...
I'm pretty sure Dad and Mom were smacking their lips...
Fried Chicken and Waffles from Hash House A Go Go.

 With good company...thanks Joelenne for coming.

The food there is so good...but huge portions. Perfect for sharing.  :)

Our drinks are so pretty. The Watermelon Lemonade is a keeper.  ;)

I wish I had taken pictures...but after we went to a store called Nordstrom Rack in Henderson..what a great store! Its all clearance from Nordstrom, I love it! We got some cute skirts. Oh well. And after..we saw The Lucky One..and the best yet, my friend Barbara..and her mother Barbara came in!! She sees me and shouts CINDY LOU!! And of course I yell BARBARA JO!!! :) So much fun being with good friends. And the movie was sooo good. Nicholas Sparks= Good Chick Flick. Ha!

Saturday was a nice day...I took my first foot photo. It didn't quite turn out like the ones on Pinterest.
But you know, its nice to laugh in a cemetary for a change. :)

I wrapped up by visiting the temple. It was a good ending to a great day.

Sunday..wasn't as nice.  I went to the other cemetaries where my grandparents are buried to pay my respects and place my decorations. Which went fine. When I went to Palm, at first I couldn't find my grandma's little grave marker, its so crowded there. But it was funny, as I stopped to take off my sandals to walk in the cool grass I found myself right in front of the marker! After I was done, I walked around the cemetary, stopping at the children's cemetary and as I started walking back to my car, I found myself walking into the mausoleum there. This is what I found...

The second page of the card reads- I guess when I was younger, I didn't realize how much I needed and depended on your experience, your caring and most of all, your love. But now I do realize it. And I thank you Mom, from the bottom of my heart.

Well after I read that, I erupted in a pool of tears. I have done so good lately and then there are days like today and I felt so alone. I am so glad that I have such a support system in my friends. What made me feel like that..well I can't really say except I was thinking how much I just miss all my family in general...thinking about what we would be doing on memorial day..having a bbq, watching a movie..or maybe doing nothing at all. It was just so sad at the time to think about that. After I did, call a friend,  I felt so much better after talking to someone. The grieving process for me comes in waves, no matter how many years pass by. But it gets a little better.

Earlier This Week.

This week was busy, but fun! Started with work of course, and that turned out alot better than I thought it would. And i'm so glad about that. Wednesday night me and Lilly finally got to go to The Smith Center and saw Mary Poppins.

 Oh my Gosh, these were our seats!!! I can't tell you how amazing our view was.  Having handicapped seats does help. I could even see their faces!
I LOVED this show!! The music I just sang right along too...brought me back to my childhood. I just loved everything. And I was just so wowed by The Smith Center.
  It totally lived up to its up, WICKED!  :)

  Before the show I made dinner for my neighbors,

                                                            Isn't it pretty? Recipe to come...

The Red White and Blue Salad

1 pkg spinach washed and drained
1 pint of strawberies hulled and cut up
1 pint of blueberries
1 or 2 green apples cut up
1/4 of a sweet onion diced
1 small pkg praline pecans


 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to taste. I also added 1-2 tbsp of Splenda or whatever you like to use. It needs a little sugar!  Enjoy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another Big Step...

I got my tickets today!!!
I am so stinking excited...

My Happy Dance....Yeah!!

So...I didn't want to post..ahem, gloat just yet. But I will here!!! Funny thing when I have only had four hours of sleep, I can drive like a champ..spelling, not so much! So as I was ordering my ticket online here's some of my dialogue...Me- "Oh SHOOT!" The Crew.."What Happned?" Me- " I can't spell my name!" Hehehe...funny stuff. How many days? Not quite 90..sigh, need to sleep. And..I got a nice evaluation at work....Ciao!

Here are some hand gestures....its clean! :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


So, today was a little hard. Grandma has officially moved. And i'm officially on my own. Ok, I have been on my own, but now it just feels official I guess. I have some pictures, time to share.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Maggiano's for an early
birthday celebration, she's turning 89 on May 9th!
Oh my. Yumm Yumm Yumm!!

Birthday cookies, but boy we had PLENTY of desert,
Bird just chilling on my driveway.
I was going to delete, but its funny. We're both mugging for the camera, Lol.

Cinco de Mayo festivities celebrated here. What a busy weekend!

Cinco de Mayo weekend my friend and I went to Lindo Michocan for the first time. It was really good Mexican food, although I will always be loyal to Macayo's. They had live Mariachi's that were literally in back of us, kind of hard to hear..."WHAT DID YOU SAY?" We ate freshly made guacamole and munched. I went to my phone to tag my friends where we were, meaning the restaurant. And what option pops up....Hookers for Jesus. Yes, its true!! Theresa wanted to tell our waiter, I said..lets not. Guess what his name was? Jesus!! We were laughing so hard. I guess you needed to be there. This was the weekend I was going back and forth to grandma's as she packed up things and then I had two other jobs I was doing too...and I can proudly say I am probably the only person in America that actually walked out of the Avengers opening weekend. I think I should have watched, Thor, Captain America...Iron Man. Yeah, what was I thinking? And..I had to check on the lady I was taking care of. So I had an excuse. Here's some video from the restaurant..

The last few weeks, I've been helping grandma with some little things with packing a little for her house. The time flew by! The friday before she went, I had a dinner party at my house. It was fun having everyone over. I had help in the cooking department from a friend's husband that owns a catering company. Much appreciated since, I did wake up a couple of hours before. :) I have a few more pictures, that will get uploaded soon, i'm having some issues right now. But let me end with this. As I left the airport, I did shed a few tears, but I know grandma is a phone call away and will be living with her son's family. And its all good. I will finally get to visit Texas..and Southfork. Me and mom were big Dallas fans. ;) As I was riding back to the hotel where my car was parked I heard this song on the radio, and I realised things will be ok. It makes me happy.