Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Great Group!

There was Mom and Grandma, Nancy and Kim,Janice, Gina, Pam, Stanage, Angie, Peggy, Pat, Tonya

and me! Oh... and Pagli, Rio and Hazel.

More Big Ass Birthday Pics

The house was wonderful... roomy and cool... and just a block from the ocean... but with a pool and ocean views from every deck, it was hard to leave!

My Big Birthday Bash

Pictures speak louder than words... suffice to say, A good time was had by all!

It was a great week at Isle of Palms with all my buds!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Camping and Canoeing in Escalante Canyon...

So, you asked... How did I survive the camping trip experience???
OK!!!! Big hat and lots and lots of wet wipes!!!
Canoeing was a blast after we got the hang of it on a very fast river last week. I ended up at the stern position and kept us pretty much in the middle of the river. We stayed in the canoe, which was a real win!! No spills into the cold river!!
Our campsite was beautiful. Nestled in the cottonwood trees in a awesome red rock canyon.
It rained on my little blue tent the first night... and while I didn't sleep too much, I sure enjoyed the experience!
We hiked into the canyon and saw lots of wildflowers and petroglyphs on the rock faces.
Great company, good food, lots of fun!
Will I do it again... if someone asks, for sure!

May 31.... Summer is here!

Hi Everyone!
I've been busy as a one-armed paper hanger since market! Am I selling much???? No....
Am I trying to take care of my customers in a big way... Yes!! It'll come back... sometime...
So... I was home at market and took this pic with Me, Mom and Grandma. Mom has lost over 40 pounds and wanted documentation. Grandma just turned 94 and is still a peach!! I'm just hanging out with some good genes!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone!

It's cold and dreary here in Colorado this morning, but our spirits are full of cheer!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Shoe Shopping Experience

Saw a pair of Dansko sandals I loved at Nordstrom. Waited a few weeks and when I went back they had sold out of the style... Came home and got on the internet. Not on Zappos, my favorite shoe-shopping site... but with Google I found them on a site called "" The price was right... I've got other Danskos and thought I knew the exact size, so I ordered them up!
Got here in just a few days with shipping I paid for.... Guess what? The shoes didn't fit... I go to exhange them and another guess what? 6pm doesn't do exchanges. I'm stuck. I have to pay shipping to return the shoes and then if I want to order another size... I pay the shipping for the new pair!! LESSON LEARNED!! Stick with ZAPPOS!! I wrote 6pm to tell them I wouldn't be shopping on their site again and that I would advise my friends about their poor customer service... so "buyer beware". I'd stick with Zappos for sure! P.S. I am still looking for a pair of Dansko Dellas Black in a size 41!! Probably need to cruise The Rack.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Charleston Pics

The whole gang at Joseph's for breakfast on Sunday morning.Our digs on the beach at Isle of Palms

Racers at the Piggly Wiggley before sunrise!
Fun on the beach after the race and after a liquid lunch!!

Cooper River Bridge Run 10K Charleston

We're all home and recovering from our weekend in Charleston!! What a blast!! We always have such a good time and this year was no exception! A perfect house on the beach at Isle of Palms, perfect weather after Thursday's downpour cleared up, a great day for a run on Saturday and tons of laughter, food, fun and drink....
Oh my!!! Angie and I beat our last 10K time by 6 minutes!! Whoo hoo!! Pam, Gina, Joyce, Ron & Jerry all had good race times and Stanage walked the course in record time as well. Debbie, Fred, David and Dick held down the fort while we ran and were ready to party when we got home!
A good time was had by all!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bonnie is in Colorado and we've been having fun!

We haven't stopped since she got here on Wednesday...
Playing with Pagli...Shopping... Hiking... Skiing with Angie in Vail... Movies...Bands in Louisville... Brunch and the ballet in Denver today... I love having her here as always. Tonight I taught her to make risotto... Yummo!!! She's a quick study!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March comes into Colorado like a lamb...

What a nice Sunday... my sweet puppy was licking my face at 6:30 am! I was planning on sleeping in a bit... but no such luck... after a walk around the park, the coffee pot was on and my day in full swing... Met Angie at 9am for a nice long walk at Bobolink. We got in between 6 and 7 miles, so we're more than ready for Cooper River... Then our usual Starbucks stop for a well-deserved latte!
Yummo! It was cool and cloudy this morning, but the day turned sunny and warm. I shopped with Peggy for carpet for her re-do then came home and bathed Pagli. Gotta get him all handsome for Bonnie's arrival on Wednesday. Now if I can just keep him clean until then... Since it's been so dry out here, it's also very dusty and his white fur just absorbs the dirt like a sponge! Then a little time wasted on Facebook and the day is done... whew!!!
Where did the weekend go??? Back to the grind tomorrow!

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day
Alex on his last trip to Colorado... about 4 years ago