Lefty & Fifty-six

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Vacation Here I Come..!!!!

A much deserved holiday....going to the
outside Zion National Park.


Horseback riding

Water Sports

Be back to Celebrate Independance Day

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow???

This is probably my most favorite time of the year in my garden.
Here is a glimpse of what I see every day as I
nature bloom.

Pumpkin seedlings ready to plant
Pumpkin plant maturing

"Ye Old Vegetable Garden"

Backyard Jungle
I'll have bushels of apples

Alien.......oh my, that is a....

Mammoth Mushroom!

Shady Garden

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Father's day to Remember

When the swede gets an idea for an activity, there's
not much chance of changing his mind....

he couldn't be sold
on doing something else....
He wanted to go skiing on the last day
of the season up at
The "die hards" squeezed in a few runs on closing day of the ski season.

We were out of the house by 7:00 am and arrived at 7:55 am.
Took the second tram up to the top.
(self shot photo on the lift)

It was very crusty in the early A.M. and warmed
up to a nice slush by mid morning.
(Ahhh.... don't think I'll be going again on
the last spring day of the ski season).

When we returned home, the girls and I presented
the swede with dinner and presents.

A Great Father's Day to Remember.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mix salad of Fabric

Can you guess
what this is?
Yes, fabric and templates!

Now, what am I going to do with this salad of fabric?

I am finishing up a year long quilt.
Can't wait until it's done...you are going to love it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flash Back Fun

What do you do on a Saturday night
when it has rained all day?

The Swede and I were
invited to go to
We were starved when we got there...I knew that
I was not going to eat a gourmet or natural food dinner..
so we checked every booth out and I give this one the "Best Presentation".
I really thought the log cabin look was appropriate for BBQ food.

We were told by the "locals" that the scone booth
was a must.. and we could not go without trying one.
It was fattening good!

We proceed to the out door theater and got fourth row seats
for the concert(more on that.. down below)
and the award ceremony of which my most favorite
cousin Leslie, received the "Resident Artist" award.
She was honored for her 20 yrs of talent, directing plays and children choirs.

The Headliner for the evening concert was:
You really had to have been around in
the mid 1970's to know thier music..
**"Dance With Me"**
*"Still the One"*
It was fun and Leslie and I acted like
we were 19 yrs old, singing, clapping
and yelling!

The concert ended around 9:45 pm
so we decided to walk the Miday,
Leslie said that this same carnival company is the
same one the we used to go to when visiting
our grandparents in Spanish Fork when we were young.

This booth was so unique, guess what they sold?

Here we are, ready to have a sweet snack at Teresa's

We ended the night watching the 20 min firework show.
I love small town Fun!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More People to Help

While listening to my local NPR station: KUER, Salt Lake City.
I heard this interesting and intriguing segment on a foundation
within the city that seems like a concept
that just might work for the homeless.

The “chronically homeless” are not the panhandlers we see on the streets. They are Utahan’s who, often because of permanent disability, have been homeless for more than a year, or who have fallen into homelessness at least four times within three years.

Most chronically homeless end up living in emergency shelters, jails and treatment facilities – at great cost to the taxpayer.

  • Children make up the fastest growing segment in Utah emergency shelters.
  • Homelessness among Utah families has jumped 20 percent during the recession.
  • 5 % of the homeless in Utah are original Utah residents.
  • 15% of homeless individuals in Utah live in rural areas.
  • About one-third of the chronically homeless in Utah are veterans.
  • About one-third of the chronically homeless in Utah are veterans.
  • The chronically homeless account for just 10 percent of Utah’s total homeless population, but use more than half of all resources. Housing First solves this dilemma.

  • I ended up reading several articles
    on this man.
    John W. Gallivan
    He is the person who started this Foundation called:
    Crusade for the Homeless

    Read more about him here

Sunday, June 6, 2010

For Finn

This kid is going places....his team won their region and they
are off to the Texas State Playoffs
At 8 yrs old, Finn loves baseball
He is the 1st baseman (by the looks of his pants legs
in this picture he has been sliding on his knees).

Look at his conentration....
Fly Ball...

The Fairfield Astros
(Finn is in the second row, 6th from the left and
my son-in-law is the man on the far right....
he is the pitcher for the team)


Saturday, June 5, 2010

That is what I have started as of TODAY!
(Hope you enjoy your's....)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Life at DeVry University

I haven't posted anything really about my work environment.
For the most part I work with some fun and opinionated people.
No one is really out there, (come on this is Utah...) but there are some
"DeVry Dudes" that give me grief.
The grief I 'm talking about is about....

Without naming every male co-worker....they all have P_ _ _ _ envy!
Kobe, Fisher, Gasol, and that reeaallly cutie,
Sasha Vujacic

I can't decide if I like him better in
"Praying Purple"?

or in bright White?

or maybe the Golden boy look?
I think he became the bad boy of the Lakers especially
after his knock out with Goran Dragic

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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