Monday, September 29, 2008

I must be getting old...

Here, I'll type in larger print!!!

I bought myself a new music player, so I'll have something to listen to when I go to the gym or ride my bike, and I need to have my teenager there with me to explain it all as I set it up.

Maybe I'll just tell him what songs I want, and let him do it all. He was more anxious to get
it out of the box than I was! (surprise, surprise...)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'll show you my first...

If you'll show me yours!!

No, not like that!!

I just thought it would be fun to see some "firsts", or
hear about them if you don't have pictures!
This is my first house... well the first one I remember living in anyway.

We moved here at Christmas 1971- I was 4 years old. I remember starting school while living here. I learned to rollerskate down the driveway, but there was a gate at the end so I didn't go rolling into the street. This picture was taken within the last 10 years or so, when I went back to Magna, of course it's not quite the same... the trees are much bigger.

Up the driveway to the right is the detached double car garage - at the front of which was a sort of root cellar. We stored potatoes and carrots there in the sandbox, and pulled them out when we needed. Behind the house is an enormous garden.. well it was a garden when we were there. My dad has home video of my mom out there in curlers - hollering at him for sure, for taking her picture up to her ankles in mud. We got irrigation water for it, so we kids often played there in the concrete ditches, more home video of that..

I remember having chicken pox here, and missing the Halloween festivities at school, that was a bummer! My mom made a quilt for me while we lived here - I remember it being set up on quilt frames in the front room, and crawling around underneath it.

Also in the same room, there was a big flourescent light fixture, with a glass cover, not like the plastic ones today. My little brother, Nathan, came in with a flat basketball one day. Since it wouldn't bounce, he decided to throw it up! Well, of course it hit the glass light cover and down it came. He shielded his face with his arm, and got a lovely gash on it, which he still might have the scar from today! It may have been the first for my accident prone brother.

While we lived here, I also got to take dance lessons... (the only time in my life!) I took tap and ballet, ( more home movies...) and took part in a recital, dressed up with Mickey Mouse ears, orange shorts with suspenders and black pom pom trim on them. Too funny!

Anyhow... I've had fun reminiscing.. I'll tag anyone who'd like to do it.. tell me about the first house you lived in, and things you remember while living there! Leave me a comment telling me when you've posted! Have fun!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Note to self... Watch your step...

Friday night we had dinner as a family at Nello's in Ahwatukee ( for you non-locals.. try that on for size...). Afterwards, Mark took the girls home, and Bren and I headed off for the Desert Mountain vs Mesa High game. My cute neighbor's handsome son is Qback for Mesa so we went to support him!

After getting stuck in some stoopid loop... for 15 minutes.. we finally got to the game around halftime - crowded parking lot, but found a space. We went and found Sassy, and some other friends and watched the 2nd half.

Going up the steps, I nearly tripped, but managed to get up with no problem.
We thought we'd leave with two minutes left to beat the traffic (the Jackrabbits were getting creamed..)

Bren went down first and wanted to go say hi to his friends in the band. I started down, with my waterbottle in hand.

Let's just say the next minute was a blur... I went down a few steps, and somehow missed one, and down I went... like slow motion, I couldn't grab the railing because my waterbottle was in my hand. I somehow twisted my whole body around and landed flat on my back at the bottom of the stairs! Bren came back to ask if I was okay.. I was, thankfully, with no twisted ankle.
My ego may have been bruised a little..
Next day I ended up with a HUGE bruise on my hip, almost my thigh.. gosh it was beautiful! It is a lovely shade of purple now, about 4 inches across, by 2 inches high!
I will spare you a photo...

The silver lining to this purple cloud is... I think if I'd fallen 3 months ago and 25 pounds heavier, I wouldn't have survived it so well..
I'm grateful that I've been able to get some weight off and feel alot better!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Did you know that dogs snore? This is what I see when I turn to my right, whilst sitting at my computer. When I have a day off, like today, he follows me around the house, and must be in the same room that I am. I'm sure it messes him up when I am all over the place cleaning house!
Anyhow... he lays there on the floor... and snores.

At least he is not pooting.. right now, anyway.

What do you see when you turn to the right...

Friday, September 05, 2008

What to post, what to post??

I'm feeling way less than brilliant today! Glad that it is Friday.

Oh.. I suppose I should post my Peep Meet picture.

For those of my local bloggy friends, I visit an online group
regarding Reality TV shows, but they also have an Off Topic group.
People (peeps) from there who travel often arrange a peep meet with someone

from the board who lives in that area. My friend Paul came to Phx with his Lovely Wife Sandy for a family function, and I met up with them for lunch! We dined at The Spaghetti Factory in Phoenix and talked about all sorts! They are moving to Reno soon, so maybe I'll see them again! Thanks for taking time out to visit me, Paul and Sandy!