Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tender Mercies

Today is September 11th.

I have to share my own personal Tender Mercy that happened today. I really wasn't thinking too much about today. I mean, of course you stop and reflect, but not only because of tragedy. September 11th is also my parents anniversary . So today, as I went into my patient's room to help her get up, it was near 540 am/840 am est. At 847 am was the first strike. She told me her personal connection with 9/11. We both barely passed French class, and she was the student of the French teacher, Barbara Edwards, who was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. And also, her aunt was working in the World Trade Center . In the twelve years since that awful day, I have never met anyone with a personal connection before. And as we were talking about this the time approached. It was special. Also as we finished she was flipping through the tv and she was so happy a certain tv station was on with her favorite tv programs- In the heat of the night, and Walker, Texas Ranger.  Silly, I know but my heart warmed.. knowing those were my mom's shows :). So that's all. It's one of the many reasons I love to blog, for moments like these.

Happy Anniversary-42 years. Love and Miss you both, everyday.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Finishing up August

So for the last week August, it ends with a bang! For my Friday, it starts with an afternoon trip to Costco. I can't believe what I saw?! No Freaking Way!
Yes. Christmas decorations just in time for September. Now where is the Christmas music? And yes I wished the cash register Happy Holidays, probably the first. You can't be too early.  ;)

After a mini trip to wholefoods and I was all set. I've discovered a love for dark chocolate w/sea salt and carmel. At wholefoods it was called salty dog or wet dog, LOL. But trust me, it's good!

I think Facebook is like gradeschool! For instance, seeing in my newsfeed mutual friends attending a party by another mutual friend... and then seeing- You Are Not Invited. Nice. Sigh. Not that fish taco night was going to be my social event of the week, it's not. But it would have been nice to see friends I haven't seen in awhile! Pssh. Oh well.. I made my own fish tacos ( I think they're better anyway) From Our Best Bites.. and since we're friends, I'll share the recipe- it's so good!!
No Cilantro Ranch, but Guacamole, heavenly- and here's a tip if you are scared to fry fish. Try the frozen beer battered fish and bake to instructions. Easy Peasy.

So after my fish taco dinner, I drowned my sorrows in Dirty Diet Coke and read a book listening to the rain.. it was great. The book is called A Way Back to You. Read it! Don't feel sorry for me...
Think Peggy Sue Got Married- Great Book!

Saturday was Diego's Baptism and Alison's brothers wedding reception- I love how creative it is! A candy store/ ice cream cart!! And a photobooth! I was at Target that afternoon trying to shop for a $20 budget wedding gift, and then I saw the registry. The bride and groom asked for an iPad!!

I thought this was good. Love PW.
I bought the bag and no tissue. So... I improvised with a thought in plan ; )
I'm here to make wishes come true. LOL!

Is that not awesome?!
Time to get loot :)

Congrats to the Bride and Groom! Hope they are not too mad :)

Getting eaten by shadows. With Theresa at BP! Friends 22 years and counting.

And... Brad Paisley!!!! Yee Haw! ; ). It was an awesome concert! I was up in those rafters again, but Brad was cool. He came to the back where we were and sang to us!!! The poor folk, LOL.

So as you can see.. Cinderella wasn't invited to fish taco night , but she had a ball . :p

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Late July and August... Last Minute Road Trips.

Another chapter of my exciting life...More to come. At least there is pictures ;)

Road Trip!!

On our way through the St George Gorge ;) 

I decided for road trip... Because I can. And hey, I needed to go to Mrs Freys for Cucumbers. 

Finally went into Tai Pan Trading. Fun store! I found a picture of my London... I was good and did not buy. I was on a budget.
We discovered this spit called Swig!!  If your in town make sure to stop and order a Dirty Diet Coke!
I might have a drinking problem.  ;)
While we were in St George, there was freaky thunderstorms with torrential downpours!! Almost broke my umbrella ! It followed us home....

See?!! Wahoo!!! :)

Thank you MaryHelen for my pickle lessons- I need picture lessons too. I tried and tried to flip to no avail. But aren't the pickles pretty? I am enjoying the canning!

This is my almost finished project. I just need to save money for the frame to match. $ 10 art from Rome!

And lastly Pinterest Success- birthday in a cup!!