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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy 50th!

Sputnik 1

Explorer 1

 I was listening to NPR and Ira Plato was talking with his family of scientist. It was an "enlightening" hour and one that I won't forget because they mentioned two things that turned 50 this year..
Inspired by the launch of Sputnik I an act of Congress creating the National Aeronautics  Space Administration, NASA was formed in 1958

Soon after the USA launched it's first satellite Explorer 1.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Soft As A Babies....

My niece Katie had her fourth baby on Wedensday. She had a little boy and they named him Coleman(like the camping gear brand). Katie had admired(may I be so bold to say) the soft baby angora and cashmere wool sweater blankets I make and requested one for her? oh yeah, her new baby... here's to you Coleman!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A New Experience

On Tuesday I went to the dentist office to get my teeth cleaned and this is who was my hygienist:
A Left handed- Male hygienist!
I bet you haven't had one with your dental experience!

To really know and appreciate Lefties/Southpaws here is a great resource guide .

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cooking has always been an important part of me. 
I am not a gadget magnet but when there is a kitchen tool that is really great, I must have it!

This one was given to me by my mother-in-law who doesen't always like to cook.
 She was at the Orange County Swap Meet and saw this 
gadget and knew that I would love it!

You take your clove of garlic and place it in the yellow tube..roll the tube 
and it has de-skined your garlic clove. 
Take the clove and rub it around the textured part of plate, it minces it before your eyes!
Brush the minced garlic into what ever you need it for ie:  sauces, butter, olive oil dipping...
It is Awesome! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mystery Package

I received an interesting and very mysterious package this week. 

Even the mail carrier was intrigued by the mailing label from...
  Panevezys, Lithuanaia!
I looked at him with intimidation as I signed the certified mail slip, wondering
 who I knew in this country, I was not sure where it was located on a map?

I needed a witness to my demise as I opened the box.(in case there was a bomb or something disastrous enclosed). My husband fit the part.

I opened the box carefully and looked inside...
What was this???
Dead person bones?
Sugar Cane?
It was labeled with Latin words....
I looked on the packing list to get more clues..

My Peony Roots!
I had ordered these roots in June..

I had no idea that I had ordered peony roots from Lithuania!
I now have an exclusive peony garden.

I must plant them now! :)

Friday, September 5, 2008


 I can't stop thinking about the big 50. In fact, I think I maybe settling into it.
 I can't stop it, I can't put time in reverse, so the best thing to do is embrace it
 for with a positive outlook!

Here are a few things you might consider when you reach FIFTY.

I found comfort from those in the same circumstances. 

Find those "Things" that make you feel great...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tomato Season

What to do with a solanum lycopersicum... a tomato.

My late summer harvest of these red and yellow, green beauties seems to be very plentiful. I planted six plants, a combination of beef steak size and mellow yellows, cherries, tomatillos, and your regular garden variety tomato.  Here is just a small platter of what mother nature produced!

I will make sauces, caprice salads, salsa and whatever I can create!
Next year..I think I'll plant a vintage purple!

I'm back and WOW..

Here is what I saw and found in Paris, ( aka: sin city..Las Vegas)

I walked over 10 miles looking at humankind. That in itself is most fascinating yet repulsive. I couldn't possibly take pictures of that..I want to remember the beauty that lies within that busy, crazy, drunk city.

I took the opportunity to peek inside the Winn Hotel. 
It's design is crazy fun and bright colors. 
This reminds me of the  60's Flower Power. 
Mosaic tile floors

It also reminded me of a fun and wonderful graphic designer . 
Go to Floral  Monday, August 25, 2008 
Can you see the inspiration..(I don't know where she got hers.. but very floral, I love it!)

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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