Saturday, August 28, 2010

Finished Phebe

This is Phebe. Step by step. She took a week, but I think she was well worth the effort.
My (doll) family is growing.
I'm have so much fun making "babies."
It's Saturday and all is right in my world.
"The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." Oprah Winfrey

Monday, August 16, 2010

Salt Lake County Fair

These are pictures of the things I entered in the Salt Lake County Fair. I got a ribbon on everything I entered. 5 Blue ribbons and 7 red ones.

It was great fun to see them displayed at the fair.

Proof that my crocheting is not a waste of time. Besides it keeps me from killing anyone.

Now I'm going to mail the yellow Barbie dress off to a friend in the Barbie group exchange. That's another way I have fun with my crocheting.

I'm working on my African Flowers for that exchange now.
Gotta get back to my crochet hook.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gift to me.

I got the pictures uploaded. This is the trip I gave myself for my birthday. I drove up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the tram at Snowbird, Utah, USA. I enjoyed it so much.

The first 2 are before entering the building to the tram.

The last 2 are where the tram stops at the top of the mountain.

I'm still figuring out how to add photos. But I'm getting better.
It was a beautiful day.
Yesterday Russell and I went out to Wendover, Nevada. We had a very nice trip. Neither of us won any money at the casinos, but it was still fun.
For my birthday 4 of my 7 kids called. Chris wished me a happy birthday a couple of days before. So I got good wishes from 5 of the kids. Not bad!
My blackberries are wonderful this year. I have to pick them today.
And I have another tomato to pick today.
Life just keeps getting better.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tomorrow is my birthday. I have nothing planned.

Today, I gave myself a from me to me present. I took myself to Snowbird and rode the tram. The canyon is so beautiful. (Pictures to follow.)

I got thinking about all the things I used to enjoy. Going up the canyon was one of them. I decided that if I want to do the things I love, I'll have to do them alone.

My darling husband works out in the weather all week and by the weekend he just wants to sit around the house and relax. Since my retirement, I am home most of the week. By the weekend I want to do something away from the house. I decided that there is no reason I can't do what I want during the week while my wonderful husband is working.

All of my kids work. My girlfriends are either working or moved away. Hence I will have to go alone.

So today I did. I met some very nice people at the top of the canyon. Jim and Patty from the Bay Area. (That's around San Francisco, California.) I talked to Jim the whole time we were at the top and on the way back down on the tram.

He's afraid of heights, too. So we got to talking while everyone else was looking off the top. (Beautiful view.)