Saturday, February 28, 2009

Did it again

Well on Thursday I went down to Flagstaff, on 1 of the rec center trips. When we stopped into Safeway for about 45 minutes, I ran in Fantastic Sams next door for a haircut. They only charged $13 and now I don't have to fuss with it for work anymore.

So Brenda took the top pic yesterday while we were sitting outside of Brandt Hall enjoying the sun and I took the bottom close-up pic myself last night when I got home. When I got off the shuttle at Maswik before heading home...2 managers said they liked the haircut.

Now if I ever get around to it I'll dye my hair to cover the white....LOL

Saturday, February 7, 2009


My ex-husband used to tell me that I lived in "The Land of Later" because I would say I would fix something, cook something, make some project, or clean something up...later. Sometimes it seemed like later never came around.
I either never had time to fix or make whatever it was, I said I would...course it takes me 4 times longer then most people to do anything even when I do it. Or I have a habit of spreading myself to thin...meaning I want to do a hundred things all at once and then get to overwhelmed with stuff to do.

So today instead of going to Tusayan to look around gift shops for something I don't really need and can't really afford anyways, I'm gonna stay home & spend the day by beginning to clear out my room...or at least clear off the stuff thats been piled on my bed all week (I ended up sleeping on my floor for a few nights cuz of all the stuff on my bed)

Presents – if someone gives you an unwanted gift and there is no polite way to refuse, accept gracefully and respect the other person’s feelings. But remember it is your home and if you do not like something, it will drag your spirits down every time you look at it. So dump the guilt and let it go.
Have I used it in the past year? I'll Be ruthless with paper. Put junk mail straight in the recycling and decide how long to keep newspapers... Remember no-one has time to read everything. Donate unread books to library.
Is it really garbage? Broken things Give yourself a deadline for broken items to be fixed, if not discard them.
Do I have another one that is better?
Should I really keep two? Fear The "what if" thoughts are some of the hardest to deal with. Then the thought crept into my head, what if the new one breaks down. A useful tip is "one in, one out"
Does it have sentimental value that causes me to love it? Sentimental items Be sentimental but selective. Choose a pretty box in which to keep sentimental items. Put photos into albums ( or special folders on computer) only keeping the best ones and let the others go.
Or does it give me guilt and make me sad when I see the item? *I'm going to Clean my rooms of everything that does not make me SMILE.

walking to Brenda's favorite tree spot

Well here's Brenda adjusting something on her camera. First time she has been to the rim since her ordeal in the hospital. She walked the trail from the Shrine to the rim without using her oxygen (yes I brought it just IN CASE it was needed)

The PT guy, Tom, had told Brenda to wear a scarf on the walk & she did admit that it helped alot. 1 pic, she is sitting and just enjoying the view watching the storm clouds. Other picture she was just walking towards the tree as I clicked my camera.

As you can see the clouds were getting darker and it seemed to me, like there might of been a snowstorm over at the North Rim.
We were outside walking for about 1 1/2 hrs or more...the wind started picking up as we were heading back to Brandt Hall. The computer said it was supposed to rain and/or snow this weekend...but so far~NOTHING, in fact the sun is shining. I swear that sometimes the weatherman must use some old "crazy 8" ball to predict the weather.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This was taken from inside the van, while on the rec center trip.
At the end of the day I went with some friends downtown. They wanted to visit some yarn shop near the courthouse. Right next to the yarnshop is an amazing art gallery. I fell in love with this table and couldn't resist getting a picture (for which I was told that the gallery doesn't allow pictures being taken). But there were paintings/drawings that were also amazing.

Just thought these fire hydrants were cute...they were around the corner from the yarnshop and some yummy bakery.

My friend, Debbie was sitting outside of the yarnshop eating ice cream.

You know when you're in Prescott, when you see the rock formations. I took these out the van window as we were driving by. Would be cool to drive yourself down and get out to walk around...I'm sure all the shadows among the rocks would make really cool pictures. Geez when did I start falling in love with rock piles???

Brenda's fairies

Winter Fairy~Brenda put this adorable fairy in the fund raiser last month. Christine who works at the clinic won it and fell in love with it and now everytime Brenda goes into the clinic, Christine asks if Brenda has made anymore. Christine is trying to convience Brenda to sell them...along with little storybooks to go with each fairy.
These are the 3 lastest fairies that Brenda has just finished.

Hard to believe that these were made from the same basic mold. Depending on how Brenda decides to dress them up and paint them, they always come out different with their own little personalities.

sunrise tour

Seeing as my computer mouse wasn't working for awhile, I decided to go on an early morning tour. The sunrise was pretty but my hands froze.
I loved watching the clouds turning colors

Oscar was our tour driver this morning...He even told our small group about all the wildlife that you can see around the canyon, including the one & only "teddy bear" in the park...himself~~LOL

this 1 seems fuzzy but I can still notice a bit of the river

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I'm finally back online

My computer mouse had died on me for almost 2 weeks...the batteries had leaked all through the mouse and so it stopped working. I finally went to Prescott yesterday and bought a new wireless mouse. I even had 6 days off work in a row..while the computer was down (talk about going nuts~I start back to work tonight)

So without a computer, I went to bed little earlier at night and got up later in the mornings....well execpt for the morning I decided to go on the "sunrise tour". It was a pretty sunrise but my hands froze.

Now just before my computer mouse died, I got a letter in the mail from the court in NH, saying that the state of NH and my ex-husband were taking me to court on Feb 10th...course most everything I needed for court is on my computer or in e-mail. So I went to the park headquarters twice to print some stuff out.

I started spending to much time thinking of the kids and the ex and dumb court stuff while my computer was I started blaming my stress on "computer withdrawal". Boy oh boy, it's nice to be back online. I guess that if I ever do go to another park, it will have to be a park with internet access for sure.