Lefty & Fifty-six

March 2016

Friday, February 26, 2010

"Oscar.. Oscar.. on the wall...

Who will win You.. once and for all....?"

It's really not a tradition
(because I don't want to commit to having one every year)
I will be hosting
Oscar Night
At the Swenson Home

If you are in town or around, stop by and play

for her enthusiasm in making this night exciting.

If you're like most America and really
don't have a clue
as to what and who the nominations are this year...
click here for your own personal ballot.

Sunday March 7, 2010
Red Carpet at 4:00 pm
Awards at 7:00 pm


  1. Step1

    Even if the Oscars party doesn't have a red-carpet roll out, dress

    up anyway. This may be your only chance to get gussied up this year.

  2. Step2

    Dust off that old tuxedo or evening dress from the closet, rent a fancy get-up or go shopping for new duds. Dressing up in formalwear will make you look and feel fabulous.

  3. Step3

    If you're afraid of attracting too much attention, wear that little blackdress left over from holiday parties. Very Audrey Hepburn.

  4. Step4
    Rhinestones are a girl's best friend.
    Rhinestones are a girl's best friend.

    Accessorize with rhinestones, unless you're lucky enough to have the real thing. C'mon ladies, make Marilyn proud.

  5. Step5

    Get creative and dress as your favorite Oscar nominee. This is where things get fun. If arriving to the party as a group, dress as an entire cast. And the Oscar goes to....

This is what I would wear to the Oscars
A neoclassical silk from Vintage Textiles
or this one...
(remember this is costume night)!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sundance, Swede, Skiing, Surfing?

Saturday we took to the slopes on a mild snowy day up at the "local resort"

The swede took off for a couple of runs
by himself and look who came to my rescue..
(I swear, I think it is a requirement to be
"good looking" to get on the Ski Patrol)
Later that day, I caught the Swede trying to surf in the snow???

He wasn't even boarding that day!

It was a fun afternoon, you really do meet some
interesting people swooshing down the hill.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The day after yesterday.

(notice the left hand)
I really don't like to talk about it, or celebrate
it, but I have to say that it was a nice day in my life.

to all my wonderful family and
Facebook friends and work comrades, neighbors and others...
Thank you for remembering me and celebrating my birth!


I was fed a delicious Italian meal and showered with presents.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

TODAY - February 21, 1958

This is the day I was born.
This is the day that my blog name changes to:
Lefty-Fifty Two

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Color Me???

At work , someone made a comment that when
they looked at me they saw "color"

I laughed, I wasn't sure what that meant.
He explained that I had good taste in my clothing color section.


I found this interesting website about what color are You?

This link will lead you to a quick quiz that might
make you look at yourself in a "colorful " way.

What color are you and what color do you think I am?
(hint..I am the color of a ruby)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Great Reminder

My dear friend BethLynn and her husband Paul
were granted a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Montenegro.

Beth Lynn decided to give me the responsibility of
tending and caring for her

When she brought it over, it had 6 closed buds.
Now take a look at it...

I am very nervous about the next few months,
wish me luck..I know it's a plant but..
she has had this lovely for years!
Everyday I look at this magnificent flower,
I am reminded of this wonderful friendship.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

To: "Swede" son with LOVE....

Happy Valentine's Day!

From: Ski Bunny...(MTS)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love Is All Around...

As a young girl growing up in Portland Oregon, it was our family tradition to

fly like cupid and deliver valentines to our neighbors home.

We would ring and run, leaving a valentine and a cupcake.

I didn't continue this tradition with my girls

but, they always got some special valentine from See's candy.

This year I have three grand kids to share my love with.

We ( Dallas, the Swede) took a few hours to put together

some letters of love and valentines to send

to those "sweet" grand kids.

Here is our creative effort.

I think I am being out done...

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I did not know of her until tonight...
I watched Quentin Taratino's "Inglourious Bastards"
and noticed in the beginning credits a Mélanie Laurent starring in this movie.

So what..! you say...
I did a google search and here is what
I found out...
not only does she have my name
(which by the way is French..)

She is born the same day I am!

(I'm 25 yrs older than her)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Queen V

Tonight the Swede and I went
right to the movies after work and saw

"Young Victoria"

The Real Couple..
What an incredible love story...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blue Cheese Lovers Only

This is how to make a white blue chesse sauce or Bechamel

1/4 c. butter
1 c. half and half
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 cloves garlic minced
2 full T. blue cheese

Melt butter in med sauce pan. Add 1/4 c. half and half on low heat.
Sift into mixture 1/4 c. flour. Stir with whisk until thickens.
Keep adding small amounts of half and half until sauce is creamy consistancy.
Add salt and blue cheese. Turn off heat and stir until cheese has melted.

I love this creamy nutty like flavor that adds a suprise to
any boring bechamel sauce.

Lefty Trivia

Is there a quick test to determine handedness?

Try this: Sitting comfortably, fold your hands together and notice which thumb is on top. Lefties will have the right thumb on top.

Hand preference is usually not evident until children are age 4. Some children have been known to exhibit a preference as early as age 2.

I have been asked by many "south paws" is there any left-hander advocacy organizations?

The one I have heard about is Lefthanders International. They are located in Topeka, Kansas and can be reached at the following address: Lefthanders, International P.O Box 8249 Topeka, Kansas 66608 USA

Monday, February 1, 2010

After Party

Dallas was "Happy" on her B-day.(if you have had teenage
girls you know how hard it is to make them happy)
Even though it was Sunday she was very pleasent.

We celebrated at the Sundance Foundry Grill
(check out the camera shy server in the back left cornor)

We came home to angel food with cream cheese and strawberry
Birthday cake!

Here is Dallas at 15

Here is MOM (me) at 15

Here is DAD(the swede) at 15

Ahh..to be young again..

About Me

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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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