Saturday, May 31, 2008
The recipes I have seen call for Everclear...I used not so great vodka before. This time, I bought Everclear and got a bit of guff from the guy at the liquor store asking me if I was having a garbage can party. For those of you that have not been to one....it involves a new garbage can, kool aid, citrus and everclear plus the other booze people bring. You mix water, and all the other stuff and it really does taste like alcohol infused kool aid...ah,, college memories.
Here is my second try with Everclear.
My neighbor brought me a bunch of flowers last week. I planted these.....
and still have this many left. Um, I guess I need a few more containers. I do have potting soil but no more planters.
Tomorrow......another day to get planting pots.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Trying out my sunglasses.
Then Dad, the kids & I want for a wee hike up the butte behind the hotel. Phoenix in the distance.
A clear view from the top. Gorgeous!
A wee bit more swimming and then we headed home the hang out and spend a quiet Memorial Day at home. We sure did enjoy a great two days together with Dad & Linda!!!
It was a bit overcast on Friday afternoon but the kids still spent a bit of time in the pool. Afterward we went to dinner at a tourist spot with a great view called Rustler's Rooste Steakhouse. On the way in the kids saw a steer.
There is a slide from the hostess station to the tables. Hannah, Simon & Grandpa took the slide, Linda & I took the stairs.
At our dinner table.
The lights of Phoenix and the sunset in the distance.
Wish I had had some tequila. ;))
Sunday, May 11, 2008
A group shot with Grandpa & Grandma Linda.
An illustration of the inside of the dwelling.
A great Mother's Day photo of the 3 of us.
Dad & Hannah at the winery. A nice view. The lunch was good....even though we haven't been for 9+ years, the timing of the dinner service was as interesting as ever.
Finally, a photo of Dad & Linda.
A great Mother's Day!
On Saturday Heather came over for a sewing lesson. Here is her first project....a Travel Tissue Holder. She also finished one of the grocery bags I made a few weeks ago!
Simon passed another milestone....he lost a tooth. His FIRST tooth!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
A new addition to the kitchen. A iHome iPod player/radio/clock. Sounds great now that I have washers to use under the screws. I HATE when you buy something and you have to go buy one more piece to finish it. Would it have been so hard to include 4 small, little washers??
However, a good invention is that the remote has a VERY strong magnet so you don't lose it if you use the refrigerator to hold the remote.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
We got there and it was crowded....but we got a few tastings and sat on the lawn to drink some wine and have some bread. This is a photo of the "normal" tasting room from my seat on the lawn. The weather was really nice...in the 70's and sunny.
A view of the vineyard in the background and the hills behind.
The wine was ok (I don't know a lot about wine but I know what I like) but there was another winery, Page Springs Cellars, that had tastings and sold their own wines. Their wine was MUCH so some chardonnay was bought.
However, the best winery was the one we hit on the way home. It is San Dominique Winery. It is small and quaint. If you drive up Interstate 17 from Phoenix, you will see this sign at exit 169 that advertises wine but you think, hmmm...not so much However, the food and the wine is really good!
One thing I do remember from our stops was the port. Amazing port. Well, we stopped by on our way home and had to buy a bottle of port or two. I can't wait to find a nice occassion to open a bottle and sip on its contents.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
I subscribe to Redbook and remember this cover. I thought Wow, she looks really good for being roughly my age and 3 kids. Good for her....
Uh huh, here is the BEFORE photo. She still looks great but more normal...you know, the almost 40 back fat, the crow's feet around her eyes, normal sized arm, etc.
And we wonder why there is such a problem with our women/girls and body image. Jeez, if a gal who looks great in real life has to be altered for a "women's magazine" targeted at her peers, what chance do our young girls have??? Oh that's right, plastic surgery.
Ok...getting off my soap box now.
Photos taken from this website.