Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Just a few random photos & facts to share tonight...

I've been intentionally vague about job #2, but here are some things that come out of there.  Let me tell you, this place is hard on a paycheck!  We had the Jambalaya tonight & it was pretty damn good!  Because Kendall does not eat pork, I used roasted garlic chicken sausage that I picked up at Fry's.  Those little Kancho treats are tasty, too!  Can't read a single word on the label, but the chocolate with the strawberries in it is heavenly!  Oh & the wine?  I have this customer who took a wine tasting class & he says they are fabulous.  I can tell you that the Santa Alicia is, indeed, fabulous.  I have not tried the other yet.

I don't have many flowers in my yard right now (money & time are in short supply) but these iris' keep me happy!  I've had the plants for probably 16 years.  They have moved themselves along the fence & no longer live where they were planted.  I never thought that iris' had a smell...until I took this photo.  They are fragrant & so delightful!  What a treasure!

My little Mia pee-a dog was being especially photogenic tonight.  Usually she sees me with the camera & just wants to play...charges the camera & makes photos unbelievably bad.  But tonight she was calm & almost posing.  This is the dog that cost us a freakin' fortune, but how can you not love that face?

My uncle came to visit this weekend & brought us some oregano from his garden. Sweet!

This is my yard yesterday.  I feel horribly guilty every time we water it.  Yesterday I had to water it by hand because a) it was not our watering day & b) if the grass waited one more second for water it was going to blow away with the wind.

In a perfect world, where money is no object, my front yard would look like this one.  This photo was snapped off is spectacular in the summer!  It's pretty spectacular here, too.  In case you're wondering, it's on Majestic, up in Boulder Point. 

Yeah, she's beautiful!  Kendall had her senior photos taken the other day by Michelle Koechle Photography.  (Kendall is a Senior Ambassador for Michelle).  They did what Kendall says was a super cool grunge/prom dress kind of shoot in the ridiculous wind we had last Friday.  Kendall went to Tirzah Salon to have her hair & make up done prior to the shoot.  She really loved what the gal did with her hair.  And she LOVED the shoot with Michelle!  I cannot wait to see the photos!

Another shot of the iris' in my back yard.  I love that hand on the rock.  And just so you know, I personally picked out that rock & had it delivered to my house when Kendall was two.  Along with, I kid you not, 16 tons of sand.  I still have the sand, too.  As a matter of fact, my husband just asked me a few minutes ago what I planned to do with that sand.  My answer?  I have no idea...yet.  I'll spring it on him when he retires!

And because this is my blog, I'll leave you a parting photo with cheesy old me, heading to job # 2 this past Sunday.  Speaking of job #2, I'll be cutting back to just a few hours a week while I learn all the minute details of my new job #1.  The fiscal year ends June 30th, they're implementing a new financial program & all hell is going to break loose.  So I cut back to 4 hours a week at job #2 starting next week.  I actually tried to quit.  The manager talked me out of it.  Probably a good thing.  I do love job #2.  But #1 & #2 are a lot to handle under the best of circumstances.  So we'll see where it goes.

Adios & goodnight.  Talk to you soon!

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