Monday, September 29, 2008

Mediterrean Meal

My first attempt at a Mediterrean Meal.
Greek Boy says on a scale of one to ten it was 2 thumbs up

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Map My Walk

My new favorite website is Map My Walk

I no longer need to drive the path to figure out distance, super cool!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Next HCBC Competion

Calling all Hot Chicks, it's your next photo challenge:

On Wednesday, October 1 before 9 am publish a before and after picture of yourself. The only rules are that the pictures have to be taken on the same day and must be taken September 26 through October 1 (come on show us your ugly side).

This will be judged by Alice (The Hot Chick who refuses to join) there are three awards are up for grabs:

1. Oh my call Extreme Makeover, you are the biggest transformation
2. Even when your not your hot
3. You are Ms October

Good luck all :)

Oranges (Dallin and Sophia circa 2003)

The joys of living in Arizona, picking the oranges and then juicing them. Dallin's first job too :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

U6 Soccer

At this age (under age 6). Less important is the game: more important is the snack schedule, the team name and fashion. Thanks Aunt Megan for the cool bows (modeled her by two cousins on the Yellow Princess Team)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Boy oh Boy

Monday after work I decided to walk 4 miles (my effort at carpooling and a great way to force me to get exercise). I am hot, I am sweaty. I am wearing black yoga pants and a black tank top. My hair is piled on the top of my head with a clip to hold the bangs back (Ok, are you getting the picture - she's not cute!).

I counted 4 cat calls, 1 car blinked lights at me, 6 honks and 2 boys at the bus stop asked why wouldn't I ride on the bus with them. 13 stupid boys in 5o minutes. Maybe all boys are dumb.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Every room starts with an idea. The idea in my guest bathroom started with this artwork.

From there it became the travel bathroom and the following clocks were installed (missing is the City signs under each clock. Athens, Oklahoma City and Phoenix)

I have been looking for a table for months. This weekend I scored!!! I not only found the coolest table (a suitcase with legs) but great suitcases to go with it. (The bottom one holds the towels, the top one hold the toiletries)

The best is the toilet paper holder on the back of the toilet.

It is now almost the coolest room in the house! And I cant wait for my next visitor, great surprise in store :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Just in case you are lost

Look for the you are here dummy sign,
taken less than 10 miles from my house in Mesa.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Two fish were swimming when they saw a piece of meat dangling before them. The younger fish darted toward it with an open mouth. The older fish cried out, “Stop! You can’t see it, but there is a hook inside that meat. It is connected by an invisible line to a pole outside the water. There is a man holding the pole. If you eat the meat, the hook will catch in your jaw and the man will pull you out of the water. He will cut you open with a knife, roast you on a fire and eat you. Then he will throw your remains to his cat.” The young fish stopped. The two of them swam away. But when the young fish was alone, he thought to himself, “Let me investigate for myself how accurate these claims are.” He went back to the meat, swam around it, above and below it. He swam as far as he could in widening circles around the meat. After a long search, he said to himself, “I’ve looked far and wide, and I haven’t found any sign of a man, a pole, a knife, a fire or a cat. In fact, I’ve found no trace of anything outside this water we live in. These must just be stories.” He went back to the meat and ate it. The hook caught in his jaw, he felt himself being yanked out of the water. He saw a pole, a man and a knife, but at that point his knowledge was useless.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dumb Ads Annoy Me

Ok, really. I use Edge shaving cream and all of a sudden the scent creates a spraying of green people up my nostrils that turn out to be hot chicks dancing in my nose. Really?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blogger tip

Last December after I was done painting my house with several gallons of different color paint left over Grant suggested that I save the paint in canning jars. His justification that with the different colors it is super easy to access and fix wall dings.

Best advice ever! Have touched up walls with ease and no stress. Thanks Grant!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mom at Soccer Practice

Soccer season is underway
3 kids: 5 practices a week
(Game update: Brittney was keeper for 2 quarter and team tied 0-0, Jessica scored 4 goals and her team lost terrible, and Melody's team won 4-0)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kim and Laura Show-Stuck In Traffic

This episode happens when Kim and Laura are stuck in traffic.

I love Bartoli's

For years I have gone to the $1.99 Dy Cleaners (I have bene going for so long that when I started it was the $1.35 Dry Cleaners).
Two visists ago I decided I needed a company that paid more attention (you know over starched shirts, one or two shirts lost etc.)
Megan referred me to Bartoli's.
The first visit was so good (and by the way it only cost $2.12 per shirt). That I took 22 shirt (don't even ask) yesterday.
About an hour after I dropped off my stuff I get the following call:
"Hi this is Susan from Bartoli's you just dropped off a bunch of stuff (oh no did I leave my work badge)" "I was noticing that the seam is coming out on the jacket, would you like me to fix it?" " An I see that you are missing a button, we can fix that too" "See you on Tuesday"
I am so in love, what the heck have I been missing all these years?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The photo that almost got submitted

Dear David Thomas,

This is the discrete photo that almost got submitted for the HCBC contest, while amusing it did not honor your dedication to your wife and her bff. It didnt show the great fun we are going to have in 30 years when purses become the norm and we people watch while buying shoes. The one I opted for celebrates this time we have to look forward to.

Thank you in advance for your great judging skils,

Dear HCBC,

Sorry you are going to lose


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What were you doing 20 years ago?

How about an outdoor concert with in Park City, UT?

Loved the company,

Enjoyed the brownies,

Hated the Oldsmobile

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Progress of a Sev 1

For 11 hours today I got to play Sr Leader to David's Manager on Duty. The journey documented in photographs shows 2 conference calls at once, great stress (note at this point in the Sev 1 the glasses get removed), to amusement (or is that just slap happy), finalized with the relief that Keri-Ann now owns it.