Lefty & Fifty-six

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

As I look back on this year of sadness, (loss of my father-in-law) and the joy of birth (new babies born and announcements of pending births.) Life is rich with the complexities it offers.  My resolution for the coming year is to have a positive outlook on the my little world and the huge world in which we all live.  See you in the "09". :)

The Best Interest Rates in 50 years!

That's the lowest rate in 50 years...that's what the Realtors and the FED are saying..ahh..
 that fifty something again. It really, is not, bad, now is it?

Monday, December 29, 2008


I have been incredibly busy the last weeks of this holiday season.
I wonder every year when I will not have anything to make or do or go to...(hopefully never).

It will take me into the end of January to blog all the events and fun stuff that happended over the Christmas season. So get ready set GO..

Here is the Fun, Happy and Interesting Book Group of women that I belong to, and the blog site you can follow.

Don't we look festive in our seasonal attire?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Senatetress (royal political princess)

Could that be the title given to 
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg?
She just turned 51 (Nov.27)
She has the political ancestry
She has  a law degree
She authored these New York Times Best sellers: 
*A Patriot's Handbook
*The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
*A Family of Poems: 
*My Favorite Poetry for Children
*Profiles in courage for Our Time
She may be a liberal but I would vote for her.
Go Caroline!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow is Falling

Winter is officially here!..It is 5 days early, but whose counting at this point of the year.. 
We want a White Christmas right?...
We do need a water supply to quench the thirst of all those Southern Californians, not to mention they have to water all that lush 
beautiful green landscapes they view at this time of year!

Oh, do I sound a tad bitter?  
*I get to go ski twelve minutes from my home!
*The sledding park 3 minutes from my home!
* 10 minutes to the lake, where we can ice skate!
*Sliding down the driveway..

Isn't this why I moved to Utah?
......bring it on!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let there be JOY!

Today I viewed this beautiful music video.  If you haven't caught the spirit of the season.

I bet that made you feel pretty good? 

I think I'll relax with one of my favorite books.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ring Around..

Last night I was out late on a date with the swede and saw the most amazing sight..
Can you see the ring?

Beautiful, yet we know what is coming...a white christmas! 

Monday, December 8, 2008


Mary, mother of the Christ child was an elect woman. 
 Scriptures and Scholars from different religious backgrounds 
have had these thoughts about her.

-"One does not have to wonder at her declared "favor with God."-Richard Dana
"and behold, he shall be born of Mary, ..she being a virgin, a precious chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the son of God."(Book of Mormon/Alma 7:10)
" Can we speak to highly of her whom the Lord has blessed above all women? There was only one Christ, and there is only one Mary. Each was noble and great in the preexistence, and each was foreordained to the ministry he or she performed. We cannot but think that Father would choose the greatest female spirit to be the mother of his Son, even he chose the male spirit like unto him to be the Savior.. (Bruce R. McConkie)

Thank you Mary for your devotion, sacrifice and the love and care of the Savior.

Kirk Richards

Liz Lemon Swindle

Joseph Brickley


Which picture do you like best?

Friday, December 5, 2008

I love Dr Ozz

Today I learned from Dr Ozz that when you turn 50 yrs of age you control of 80% of your longevity by your lifestyle! 

He gives a checklist for anti aging. Check it out.

I am trying to include 9 handfuls of fruits and veggies,
along with eating a spoonful of tomato paste each day...I''ll let you know if my skin improves... YUM!

Family Picture Day

Because I am 50, I have experienced many family photo sessions.  

I first took my daughters to Olin Mills studio's.  For some weird reason, the girls never wanted to go and take the "glamour shot" portraits? Go figure, with the high level of estrogen that flows in this house and the dozen or so mirrors around?(not to mention the ego's that abound..)

We have had the expensive professional sessions, the beach & ocean scenes, the back bay scenes.We have had the park backgrounds, the fake screen backgrounds, whatever it takes to make us look beautiful and happy!

Here is the latest photo shoot we took while in Texas. In previewing these photo's I laughed till I cried. It was a family memory NOT to be forgotten.

*Did I mention that it was a windy day?

*This how we felt after 20 different poses,

*The #1 Best in Show
 It was a Great Day!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I really have loved and cherished the holiday season that is upon us.

Here are some images that I remember as a 
child growing up in the 60's.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Journey to Texas

There were mixed emotions from the "girls" about our 2 day down and 2 day return trip to Texas. 

 It was a loooong road trip, we did have an adventure and I thought it was well worth the time and the effort to go and see some of our countries beautiful and miraculous National Parks..

Cave & Rock Dwellers of Mesa Verde National Park

 I am standing in Four Corners: Utah/Arizona/New Mexico/Colorado

Delicate Arch/Arches National Park
Joel, Katlin and Dallas

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I'm back but wow am I busy with the holiday decorating...
I'll return later with some fun happenings of the trip and maybe a "sneak peek" at the festive decor.
Oh yea..what happens when you leave home for 9 days??
Give up?

I'm sending off an old friend..my GE Eterna Refrigerator
and getting a new GE Refrigerator(no name yet) 

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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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