Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finally - Some Different Activity

We finally got to do something different - we went to Idaho Falls over the weekend to visit and participate in Caleb's Mel. Priesthood ordination and office of an Elder. We had an uneventful trip over for which we were duly grateful. Always nice to have no flat tires, no snow or fog to drive through and no trouble with the car. While there we stayed in Aaron's apartment and were very grateful for his hospitality. We ate our meals with Annette & family and were also able to visit with young Aaron when he came on Sunday evening to work the next week. We had a great visit - saw Caleb's apartment - very nice and clean - that always impresses grandmas and had brownies and ice cream - that was after the ordination. In the afternoon at Annette's place we had eaten potato bar with lots of goodies and enjoyed visiting with Jared and Amanda. On our way home we stopped at Jared and Amanda's place to see their new (to them) home. It is a very nice home and is great for them. Amanda has a nice large garden spot and Jared has his pasture. Anthony has chickens, which he took great pride in showing us and was able to gather two eggs in his little egg basket. When he saw an egg he exclaimed "Oh my gosh!!" We had nice dry roads again for travelling and as always were happy to see home again. It is going to be a beautiful day and I am looking forward to walking Muffin on the green belt. And I am especially looking forward to working in the Temple tomorrow.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Just Stuff

I wish I had exciting things to post instead of what we are always doing because the usual is visits to the doctors - one kind or another. I had a laser treatment on my left eye the other day to take care of some swelling in the macula. It was a miserable treatment and I was happy I had daddy along to drive me home. They will look at it in 3 months time to see if it helped. In the meantime grandpa gets to go to the heart man tomorrow. We thought Dr. Writer was going to give clearance to Dr. Tansy to do some surgery and instead Dr. Writer wants to see daddy again to talk about perhaps another angiogram first. Other than that we are doing okay. Grandpa is putting up a new hand rail from the kitchen to the bonus room. I will post a picture of it when it is done. I am happy to have access to my treadmill again and having weather nice enough to also walk outside.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Too Much Info

With regard to the Tag - I have lived too long and have too many things to remember and to sort through. I'm probably not a great candidate for the tag game. Today I was thinking about the jobs I have had and I thought about working in the fields, topping beets and thinning apples, and being a waitress/cabin maid for the Utah Parks Company. Much more interesting than the secretarial work.

We had a storm again last night and so this morning it was not a pretty commute to the Temple. I left quite early - about 8:40 a.m. and it took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the Temple, and it is about 16 or 17 miles! I was supposed to stop at the chiropractor but I called them and said I couldn't make it. When I got to the Temple late, there were many other people arriving late also. From Parma it took my friends 2 hours to get there.

We have another storm coming in tonight but I do not have to go anywhere except one mile to the chapel to do my visiting report on the computer. Tonight we took the phone system we bought Monday back to Office Depot and came home with another one. I hate machines that are smarter than I am and anymore that is most of them. Love you all.

Tag from Calista

5 things on my to do list today:

1. Go to the Temple to work
2. Stop at the chiropractor on the way and get my back fixed again.
3. Call Office Depot and complain about the phones I bought and want to take back
4. Call my visiting teaching list and get record of visits done so I can do my report in the computer.
5. Clean the car off so I can go today - got snow again in the night.

4 things I would do if I became a billionaire.

1. Pay off our car
2. Set up some trust funds
3. Take some cruises and tours of places all over the world
4. Work at the Temple

3 of my bad habits are:

1. Eating too much
2. Reading light material instead of good stuff
3. Driving too fast - yeah for cruise control

5 places I have lived:

1. Bunkerville
2. Meridian
3. Fairbanks
4. Rochester
5. Akron

5 jobs I have had

1. Secretary to Physical Evaluation Board, Parks AFB
2. Legal Secretary
3. City Clerk/Treasurer
4. Doing book work for veterinarian
5. Loading printed circuit boards for NCR

4 things people don't know about me

1. I think my life is pretty much an open book. Can't think of anything special .

Tagged: Karen, Kenneth, Stephanie, Michelle - maybe these have already been done - don't know

Monday, February 4, 2008

Grandpa's Ear Revealed

Here is a picture of grandpa's ear after they finished with him on Sunday. They took out all of the stitches and he had a bandage on it still but he didn't like it so took it of. You can see where they took the graft from. You can't really see how his ear looks from the front. It is kind of dished on the outside edge.
Today we had to go to two dr. appointments and one trip to Office Depot. It took most of the afternoon and so we missed going to the Empty Nester's Family Home Evening and had some leftovers at home. It seems like we have three nights of leftovers after any time that I cook something. Such is life.