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Oh so happy!

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10 things that make me happy1.  My man.  Yes, that’s you my Chris, the perfect husband for me.  I can’t even begin to list the good things he does for me, I’d probably have to get a doctor’s permission slip to even do it justice.  (By the way, thank you for taking ALL of the boys to baseball and leaving me here to gather my wits and my whats).2.  Great pens.  I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again.  If I have the need, or that illogical desire to just buy something, the purchase of a great pen will usually fix me for a week.  I have a lot of pens, eh-hem…3.  Back Scratches.  “Ahhhhh….over to the right a little, now the left, riiiiight there, ahhh…” 4.  My children.  After some reflection, and blotting out today, I realized that I really do like, o.k. love, my kids.   There are times when they make me so happy that I’m in tears, usually from laughter, as they share their views of this world, other worlds, and the galaxies far, far, away.5.  An empty, and completely sterile…

“Thus Spake Zarathustra”

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“That’s why they shouldn’t give a monkey a weapon.” --Douglas WilliamsI don’t know too many people, except for my husband Chris, who would spend a portion of their day off watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.  We all got caught up in this oddity/odyssey right off.  From the discovery of the strange black obelisk by a gang of evolutionizing monkeys, to Steve’s (I don’t know what his name was, but I like it) discovery of a bone that he would later turn into a weapon for killing food and then eventually to reclaim the watering hole.  The scene soon ends with the first death by bone attack, otherwise known as “the dawn of man”, then skips to a 1960’s version of 2001 and all to the tune of Richard Strauss’s “Thus Spake Zarathustra.”Amidst our emotional recovery from the bone killing (very furry, not too violent, comparable to a brotherly kafuffle, only ending very, very badly), Douglas spake the following, “That’s why they shouldn’t give a monkey a weapon.” As the movie progressed, and amidst m…

Sick of…

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I took the challenge again from “Mama’s Losin’ It!!”3.) List ten things you are currently sick of.1.  Holes in my kids socks.  I do not darn socks.  I’ve started returning them to their drawer if the holes are only in the heels.  But once they turn into a form of toe-less foot glove, I have to dispose of them.  The boys are running low on socks.2.  Missing bobby pins.  I believe they may have run off with the missing socks, the nail clippers, and Iron Man’s shoulder pads (I guess they’re more like shoulder armor, for Douglas’ toy). 3.  Crumbs in bed.  Isaac, thank you for bringing your toast into my bed.4.  My blood shot eye.  I’m not a Cyclops, I do have two eyes, but one has been bloodshot for about 2 months now, and I’m starting to wonder if I’m just going to look tired for the rest of my life.5.  A two way stop up the street that should be a 4 way stop.  It just should be, end of story.6.  Leg hair that won’t stop growing.  I’ve heard that it even keeps growing after you’re dead! …

Wolfy

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This new poster has a very wolfy, woodsy, furry look to it and I really love Taylor’s hair cut short. Oh, he so looks like a brooding teenage wolf! Not that I’ve seen many, but I can imagine.

Sound: A splash in deep water.

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I took the challenge from the “Mama’s Losin’ it” blog and stretched a few brain muscles.  I answered #3.  If you want to join in, go to her blog for your challenge. 3.) Describe a 'sound' from your childhood. What was it? When did you hear it? What does it bring to mind?A splash in deep water   As a kid we had access to a swim resort just up the hill from our house. It had an indoor and outdoor lap pool, a kiddie pool (ew, not a good idea in the pre-swimmer diaper era, actually, not even then), and a diving tank with a high dive.    In the tennis-shoe-sole-melting heat of St. George’s summer, my sister and I would don our well worn swimsuits and sandals, wrap our terrycloth stoles around our necks and hike up the hill. I had a black and white chevron striped swimming suit for a couple of years before it disintegrated from an overdose of chlorine. Because of it I had the loveliest striped tan under that swimming suit, giving monochromatic proof that the sun does indeed penetra…

Pine Scented Trees, just like the air freshener!

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Mother’s day weekend was spent in St. George with all of mommy’s (my, that 3rd person thing is really hard to escape!) side of grandpas and grandmas.  These pictures are from our attempt, and success, at escaping the already 92 degrees in St. George, by going to Pine Valley.  Beautiful!  Unfortunately, my camera battery’s juices were squeezed dry and I only got a few pics. from the experience.  But what I didn’t get on film, I got a plethora of in relief from the heat and an eyeful of cool glistening water and tall fabulously scented pine trees.  Can you believe they smell better than the pine tree car fresheners?  They do! Grandpa didn’t really want to wear his had, did he? An all-teeth-grin from Douglas.Who’s stronger?  Grrrr… One more item of success while in St. George, was a date to the new Star Trek movie, which was fabulous!  I totally recommend it to Vulcan and non-Vulcan alike!We learned that they actually recorded the scenes on Vulcan in Emery County on the San Rafael Swell…

Blooming in my Bloomers

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Alas!  I can boast a rather beautiful collection of spring blooms!  It took long enough but these beauties were well worth the wait.  I probably look like a crazy person to my neighbors as I wander around my yard checking on the health and progress of each of my bloomers.  This is why I need a really big yard where the neighbors are at least an acre away and hidden by a line of pine trees. The fact that I was still wearing my p.j.s probably didn’t help with the she’s-so-weird issue.This is what’s blooming at Clearfield AFB just across the ravine.  Very cool yet very loud!

Tigers at the Prom

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It’s good to get out of town once in a while even if it is only an hour from home.  My cousin Tessa had a date to the prom and for some reason, believed that I was a master in hair design.  So, off we all headed, down to Alpine to do my wonderful cousin’s hair.  I thank her for her confidence in my skills and if I say so myself, the hair looked great.  It helped that she’s already a gorgeous girl.  Since we were down there we decided to partake of the local entertainment and that was, since the kids are the majority, a trip to the Monte L. Bean museum.  This museum is on the BYU campus and, as I student, I often went there to draw the stuffed animals, or taxiderm-ied animals as some might call them.  Really, how in the world is one to get an animal to stay still unless he’s been shot and stuffed.  Sorry to any of you sensitive folk out there for mentioning such a thing.  There was a large collection of the family Bovidae in the order of the even-toed ungulates (antelope).  A few of t…