Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Blast from the Past

Yesterday, a woman who graduated from the same high school as I did in Texas came to town. We have been conversing on a myfamily site that we both belong to, for alumni of our high school. So we had to make arrangements to meet in person. So, she flew down from Alaska, and Clyde and I drove up to north of Denver to meet her. We had dinner at CB&POTTS, which was the location of James and Solitare's wedding rehearsal dinner last summer. And the only place that I knew to eat anywhere in Denver!

I had a lot of fun talking about people from high school, and getting to know what she likes and does now. I had a lot of questions about Alaska, since I've never been there, but would like to go someday. Now I know someone there to visit! And who knows, maybe next time she comes to Denver, she'll have more time and can come down here and meet the horses.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Last Sunday, it was 70 degrees here. Warm and sunny. Spring had arrived! It was so nice! Even the grass was starting to turn green. Then......it got colder....and colder. And yesterday, we got the blizzard. Blowing snow, cold temps. And it did that for almost 24 hours. Officially we got about 10" of snow, but with the wind, it was deeper in some places.

The horses had to be fed.

The sun was trying to come out this morning when I fed the horses, but the temp was still only 9 degrees. Very, very cold after all the warm temps last week.

And, finally, the sun did come out, and we have blue skies again!

Now, I haven't seen any cars on the road out of here, but there were two tracks this morning, and I saw one SUV come up the hill from down below. I just don't know if they came all the way in from the paved road or got turned back by the drifts. I'll have to go out later and find out. Clyde's plane was canceled this morning from Charlotte because of dense fog there. Now he's coming home late, and we just have to figure out if he can get here from the airport. Not likely, if I can't get out.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mea Culpa

Guess I started a tradition last month, and completely forgot about it this month...So for this month's birthdays.

First I forgot my granddaughter. She turned a very grown up 5 this year, and is so excited that she's starting school this September. Plus she's getting a brand new baby brother next month!
I sure hope she had a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Now for my daughter. Shamrockgirl had her birthday on.....guess when????

That's right, St Patrick's Day, that's why she's Shamrockgirl! And guess what? This is the third anniversary of her turning 29. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too!

And guess what? I won't be forgetting the April birthdays after that!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Weekend

This past weekend was a first for us. It was the first time that CJ spent the night with us. M and G spent Friday night and Saturday night, and CJ came up for Saturday night. This kid has no fear of anything except the dog, and he is like a tank going thru the house. He climbed up in my old wooden rocking chair and rocked it so hard it fell over backwards with him in it. He got up and left. The chair's back is broken and if Clyde can't fix it with gorilla glue, then I'm out a rocking chair.

On the other hand, M had a hard time this weekend. She wasn't the center of attention this time. She threw a temper tantrum over the color of her ice cream bowl. When Clyde picked her up to put her to bed without the ice cream, she kicked him where it really hurt, he stumbled into a wall, and now has a broken little toe on one foot. We are splinting it to the other toes with vet wrap (horse bandages) since that's all a doctor could do. And it is really black and blue!

Tonight, we're taking it easy, and relaxing from the strenuous weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Update on Mitch

Yesterday, Mitch went to another doctor. This one thinks he has Reynaud's disease. That is a disease of the bloodvessels that causes them to constrict and restrict the flow of blood to the affected areas. Mostly it affects hands and feet, but it can also affect just the hands or just the feet, or even only one or a couple of the toes and fingers. You can read more about Reynaud's disease here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/raynauds-disease/DS00433. So now Mitch is starting on medication for that. If it doesn't work, then I guess they will have eliminated another possibility. Sure hope it works!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Downfall--Girl Scout Cookies

This is my downfall. I just love Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies! I have loved them all my life, since I sold them as a Girl Scout when I was a kid. Back then, the box was bigger, the cookies were a white cookie with the chocolate mint coating, and the box only cost $.50. Yes, that's right, fifty cents a box. Did I just age myself here? Yes, it was in the late 1950's, and I would take my cases of cookies and walk around the neighborhood, knocking on doors, and asking if they would like to buy some cookies. No order taking, you got your cookies right then. What seems amazing now, was that I would cover my block without taking a buddy or anyone else with me, and nobody thought anything about that! Times have changed!

Now, I buy the cookies, and in two days, I have eaten two boxes of Thin Mints. That is my downfall. I will eat these cookies as long as they are in the house. In the past I have frozen them, just to keep them around longer. Now I limit myself to two boxes of Mints, two boxes of shortbread, and two boxes of the peanut butter sandwiches (but those are for Clyde, not me.). And the mints are all gone......until next year.

I think the Girl Scouts should sell cookies year round so that when I want a box of Thin Mints, I can just go buy a box. What do you think?