Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Well 2009 is almost over & this will be my last blog of the year. It's 11:30pm and I decided to stay home alone this year...compared to last year when Jack talked me into going to the Maswik lounge and I spent most of the time either dancing with Neil or taking pics of everyone. I had fun then but just wasn't in the mood for it tonight.

I guess I would say that 2009 was not one of my better years; but of course there was some good to go along with the not-so-good things this year. But then again there is still plenty I would like to change in the coming year like:

stop procrastinating
be less negative/picky at work
sell some of my jewelry
Do more with the zazzle site
get more organized
save $$/stop wasting $$...need $$ for trip in June
lose weight...about 40-45 pounds
eat healthier
hike into canyon more
keep a better sleep schedule

you know, all the "normal stuff" that people usually make resolutions about....and then break about a month later. LOL

Ok, my back has been aching for most of the day, which hasn't happened in quite some time. I didn't lift anything heavy today so the only thing I can think of that I did differently was spend the night at Brenda's last night. I can't remember at the moment if I had a backache from the other times I stayed over at Brenda's.
Guess its time to take better care of medical/dental issues too...and 2010 might be a good year for that.

well its now 2010. Time for me to get ready for bed and I'm hoping my backache is gone when I wake up later.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Xanterra's holiday party

Xanterra had their holiday employee bash last night. What more could you ask for then a room full of friends & food. I also won a rice cooker...I've been wanting 1 of those for quite awhile.

Leonard kept trying to run me over with his drink cart.

Setting up for the event

Usually we had a big ice sculpture, but this year we had carved fruit instead.

Desserts~I had some chocolatey cheesecake, that was way to rich & chocolatey. Yes there is such a thing as to much chocolate.

couple co-workers @ Maswik and a few people that live in my dorm.

Brenda and I with Santa. Not sure who Santa was this year as the old Santa retired (in FL, I think)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I always loved the way ice looked hanging down the sides of buildings. Found this down near BA.

Yes, we do get snow down in the canyon. A day or 2 after this pic was taken, it was so foggy that you couldn't see this spot at all.

Look-out studio always makes for a good pic~even covered in snow

Jon (JP) took this picture of the snow-wizard.

Brenda took this picture. Guest started calling it a "Gnome", "Father Christmas", and a "wizard". The next day the wind blew him over.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

11 down & 1 more to go

Yup, its December again, almost the end of 2009. We got snow the weekend before December but it pretty much melted now...but still cold & windy....around 50 degrees during the daytime, but when the wind gets to 15 mph like they are this week, it can feel colder and I can still whine when I get cold.

Patty is moving to Parrish,FL tomorrow. So in this pic she is "trying" to teach Bob how to assign stations & breaks for the lineservers. Bob will be Yavapai's new FOH manager.
The schoolyard was FULL of elk, the whole field must of had about 3 dozen of the critters all at 1 time there. I got this pic as I was on my way to Patty's going away party.

So now that Yavapai is closed again, I'll be back at Maswik for the Winter, working as a lineserver. I have asked for my vacation time to be in December. Don't plan on going anywhere but the time off to organize my room more will be good.
But I told Patty, to plan on me knocking on her door in FL, either Dec 2010/Jan 2011. So Susan if you're reading this...I'll need your address so I can knock on your door too.
About the only thing special this month is the Christmas Bazaar at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan on the 5th (and I'll be so glad when its over) and then the employee christmas party on the 15th...which I have already asked for the night off just so I can go.
1 thing about the winter season~its easier to get days off when you ask for them.
~* almost forgot*~ I actually went christmas shopping today...for my ex in-laws (of all people) so much for my reputation of being a scrooge. Actually I don't even remember the last time I bought them anything. But for whatever reason they have sent me cards and stuff quite a few times this year & last year. Luckily the gift shops have a 40% dicount going on right now. I bet they will be surprised this year.