Friday, July 29, 2005

It's my Favorite Day!

Friday is my Fave Day...

When I was in high school and college there was a song that the radio guys played every Friday at6:30 am...

Friday, Friday, Friday is my favorite day!
Friday, Friday, Friday is my favorite day!

Monday is a bummer.
Tuesday's only fair.
Wednesday's getting better.
Thursdays almost there.
But, Friday, Friday,
Friday is my favorite,
Friday is my favorite,
Friday is my Favorite Day-ay-O!

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Well, I seem to be having a case of "Blogger's Block" I am resorting to talk of the weather...

It's hot.

But I am a desert I don't mind the heat.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Summertime in the "Olden Days"

I was feeling a little bit bummed cuz our dog has a bad infestation of ticks (although she is on a monthly preventative) and it is just gross. At 8 a.m I ran out to Petsmart to buy every tick shampoo, collar and spray on the market . I was grumbling (just a little) in anticipation of the morning ahead....the bathing and cleaning and sweeping and vacuuming etc, etc.

After getting back home with several pesky-pet-products I started to give Kona a bath.
While sudsing her up The Boy came over and helped me a bit with the "rinse cycle"...I needed another set of hands to hold down this beast...she's not fond of baths. The Boy, gravitated toward the hose as we finished and before I knew it he and The Girl were playing in the hose, completely dressed, and having a blast.

The Boy often comes to us and asks us about "the Olden Days", and watching these two squeal and play in the water made me remember some fond summer memories.....for instance, my brothers and I grew up in a house that had a covered patio in the back. My brothers and I would spray it with the hose and it became super slippery. And although we had a pool, my brothers and I would spend hours slipping and sliding until our arms, knees and legs were all scraped up and bruised.

Also, in the "Olden Days", there were fun things like Bullet popsicles...not the new ones that are red, white and blue, but the real and original Bullet...the orange-on-the-outside-red-on-the-inside kind. And "back in the day" you couldn't find them in a store...your Dad had to drive you to the Circle K... and you had to dig deep in the pint-sized ice cream coolers for one. I haven't found them here, but when I went home to AZ in June I found a box at a grocery store and consumed them happily.

Thinking of all these happy summertime memories of the "Olden Years" (you'd think I was 80) made me less irritated with Kona for galavanting into the woods and catching ticks.

How about you? What are your fun summer memories from "The Olden Days"?

Friday, July 15, 2005

Happy Summer Moment

I am listening to James Taylor's greatest hits, making chocolate cupcakes (for a BBQ with friends tonight) drinking a diet Lime Coke, and it's Friday...La Vida Dulce.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2005


I am showing my pearly whites today. Went to the dentist and got them all cleaned up and....drum roll cavities!! For some of you "lucky-toothed" people this will seem incredibly silly...but for those of you who know me and my "dental woes" you know that this is a huge deal! I finally have the "issues", as the dentist would say, resolved, so just for fun I am going to go and get an old filling replaced in September....I thought going 6 months without Novocaine might be like quitting cold turkey so I made an appointment. It's a win-win situation, I get to replace an ugly old silver filling with a pretty new "tooth colored" one, and my dentist gets to take the whole month of August off for vacation to the Bahamas.

So today I might even say that today I have a bird on my finger, except I am feeling a bit like the Cheshire Cat...

I do have to say that I am starting to feel Dental Hygienist was VERY young. She had just graduated this year and this was her first full time job, and she was getting married in September. When I told her I had been married for ten years she gave me that "holy cow" look and then gently tried to brush it off by saying "That's cool!". This happened last month when I got established with a new doc here in town. She was definitely my age or a bit younger...scary.

The only thing that makes me feel better is that my parents will be celebrating there 34 wedding anniversary tomorrow. Now that's old!!! (Hi Dad!)



Wednesday, July 13, 2005

No Birds Today

I should have known that today would be a bit of a bummer when I got up, got ready, got the kids dressed and presentable, and started loading up to go to the dentist, when I realized that my appointment was not today, but tomorrow.

So we had to reschedule what I had planned to do tomorrow and get it done today...

I had been putting off "tomorrow" just by the simple fact that it was to be a "Walmart" day. As most people I know (especially those with chirldren under 12), I have a love/hate relationship that goes with the dreaded Walmart visit. Quite frankly, I'd rather go to the dentist. But sometimes you can't beat the fact that even the Ramen is cheaper...

A friend here told me that there was a Super-Walmart that was not that far, and yet, it was in a different town..."Only about 20 minutes away"--a local phrase that I find myself muttering under my breath as I try to read my Mapsco and navigate down a foreign country road...How I long for the day when I can be driving back roads and short-cuts and actually get to where I am going.....but I digress.

This morning, after driving all over 3 different counties (and I am not kidding) the kids and I never found the Super-Walmart. We did however find a stretch of highway that would take us back to our county and some familiarity: Super-Target.

After taking two hours to get to Target (that is only about 20 minutes from our house), I get my list and begin shopping with two children who are complaining because they "never" get to look at the toys in Target...never, meaning not since last Monday.

Then I got home and the cellular phone issue that our "cellular phone guy" said would be taken care of last month, is not, and we received not one, but two, bills in the mail.

I had a friend in Fort Worth who, when her life was going completely as planned, or if something really awesome happened, she would say "It's like I am walking around with a bird on my finger!" (Think Mary Poppins).

There are no birds today.

Actually, I did buy ice cream this morning...things are starting to look better...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

A Big, Blogging, Blueberry, Day

I have decided to blog....

Now perhaps I can post pictures and instead of everyone having to get emails every other day you can come to the blog when you need an update or a picture fix.

Today we picked blueberries at a blueberry farm nearby. The picture above is of the 10 pounds of Blueberries we picked...The kids (and I) had fun.

So this is the first, of hopefully, many happy blogging memories (note the bit of sarcasm)

By the way....I picked La Vida Dulce...translated: the sweet life....(it's also the name of one of my favorite coffees) becasue I liked can be my tag line....kind of like the Mexican Martha Stewart....only NICER!