Lefty & Fifty-six

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Witch's Curse

When you Hear the word Opra what do you think of ?
Now, be honest...

I Am Not A Fan,
I guess The Opra's I have attended have been really
1. Boring
2. Not understood
3. Hurts my ears

But last night......
Gilbert and Sullivans

Ruddigore/or The Witch's Curse

It was presented
by the Zero Budget Production in conjunction
with the University of Utah Opera and Music Departments.

It was Funny, in English and hysterically
performed by
a very talented cast of college students.
click here to read more about the play.

Courtney Camp had the lead female role as
Rose Maybud (villiage Maiden)
I have known her since she was 8 yrs. old
Seriously, she has a beautiful high soprano voice
She was darling in this role, it was perfect for her talent.

I was so glad I went to this Opra...
If all Opera's were like this one, I could convert!
Well...Probably NOT...

I wonder if they made a movie on this theme?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Generations of Women

Now that I am in my MID-LIFE of my
mortal existence here on earth,
I take time to reflect on the experiences I have participated in..
The journey has been GOOD
It has given me GREAT JOY
I have Wonderful FAMILY and FRIENDS
I have been blest to be a part of Eve's DNA Pool (Mother of All Living)
This past week was the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh

Who are behind.. (or I like to say, on the left side) of these
powerful men who participated in this conference.
I admire each of these women for their own personal identity.
Most of them could be leaders in their own countries.
Here is another set of women who are becoming the future.

My daughter, Ariel and her friends
(she is the shortest one, ninth from the left)
These women are all single and have yet to make their mark in this world.
I expect mighty great things to happen with these beautiful successful women.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's OK..

...To Feel Like This...

Then I remember James Taylor's song:
"Up on a Roof"...

When this old world starts a getting me down,
and people are just too much for me to face.
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs and all my cares just drift right into space.
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be and there the world below don't bother me, no, no.

So when I come home feeling tired and beat, I'll go up where the air is fresh and sweet.
I'll get far away from the hustling crowd and all the rat-race noise down in the street.
On the roof, that's the only place I know, look at the city, baby.
Where you just have to wish to make it so, let's go up on the roof.

And at night the stars, they put on a show for free.
And, darling, you can share it all with me, that's what I said, keep on telling you
That right smack dab in the middle of town , I found a paradise that's trouble-proof.
And if this old world starts a getting you down, there's room enough for two
up on the roof, up on the roof, up on the roof.
Everything is all right, every thing is all right.
You got the stars above and the city lights below, let's go up on the roof.

Then I know,
I can conquer anything!

It's OK..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Top 10 Reasons...

I have lived in Utah now, for 3 full years.

I am loving it here.
Here are my 10 Top Reasons why....

10. Rural-ness (if that's a word)
1. Family & Friends

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dinner Tonight

I worked a very long physical day today.

When I got home, I was ravished with hunger.
Lucky for me there was
one fresh chicken breast in the refrigerator and a
summer garden to pick my vegetables and herbs from.

I pounded the chicken flat and
poured olive oil on it and
a mixture of dried herbs, rubbed it with minced garlic,
then panned sheared it on a med heat.

Chopped tomatoes and blanched a zucchini,
Sprinkled the veggies with fresh chopped herbs.

You could call it: Chicken Marsala,
but it doesn't have the mushrooms or the wine.

I think I will call it:
Chicken Courgette with Solanum lycopersicum

Now go figure that one out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

These Guys....

Ok, most of you know that I have been job searching for months and
then got hired at BYU Bookstore in the E-Commerce Dept.
It is a job that is very physical, I have lost 12 lbs.
(it has taken me about 3 weeks) I guess you
could call it a "perk"?

I'm not sure that starting in this dept at football season was a
good idea because of this one item that is sold on their web-site.
The orders came pouring in.
Here it is:
This sold as a $20.00 dollar shirt for $5.00

Here is my story about that shirt.

I was asked one day if I would be interested in working
some extra hours in the silk screening dept.(In-house)
I agreed and the next day, started folding
those shirts with these fun, crazy men.
Little did I know that these guys would would make
that boring chore so much fun and here is why....

(left to right) Spencer (student, from So Cal)
Rory (head master printer)
Sam (Minnesota, student) Bruce (grew up in the OC)
I want to thank "These Guys" for making work bearable!
Go Cougars!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I have been learning to quilt for the past 15 months. I have really enjoyed my quilting "block of the month" classes at American Quilting in Orem Utah.

This quilt is a sampler, it took me 10 months and 10 hours
to make and sew together.
It now, is waiting to go to the machine quilter...

I am not the biggest fan of american fabric or design but I must say; I really like how this quilt looks and looking forward to giving it to someone...?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Years ago, I decided to visit all the "Orange County Piers" in one day.
It was going to be an adventure...
I had lived my life "behind the curtain" for 38 years and had never
visited all the Piers on the coastline of the best surfing in the world.
I set off early morning to visit and walk the Seal Beach Pier.
Seal Beach is a charming small community...really no surf, but
the quaintness of cute cottage homes nestled
along side of retail storefronts make it fun for a walk.

Next moving south along PCH I came to
Huntington Beach Pier (Surf City USA)..my hometown
Big Pier, Long Pier, Historical Pier

Then onto Newport Beach Pier. This place is always busy with
bikers, roller bladers and of course an array of beauty bodies!
This is where I found
my.... "Woodside"

I walked into this bike shop and set my eyes right on this beautiful cruiser..
I knew that I could not live without it, it was going to be my bike!
( I think it was really the toy from my childhood that I never got...)
Loaded it in the Volvo Cross Country and away
I went to visit the Balboa Pier.

Ended the day by walking in the sand at San Clemente Pier

A Long day of just fun and excitement,
the family was quite surprised at my new toy,
we love riding this
little bit of sunshine!

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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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