Friday, September 28, 2007

Photos of the Week

Since I'll be gone for a few weeks, I've added three Photos of the Week today to keep ya'll busy. Have a good time! Vavavoom!

Picasa & Flooring

I know I haven't given the "flooring update" as promised below. So, yeah, here it is...the finished flooring and the new rug which I adore from Lowes. The new floor, while gorgeous when clean, quickly gets dusty. I'm not sure if it's the dusty world of Utah that is to blame or if it's the boiling water canners billowing water deposits in the air. More than likely, it's a combination of factors. In any event, the Pergo flooring is gawwwwjusss.

And Picasa -- Google's image manager. VERY sweet program. Easy photo manipulations and collages, publishing to blogs, email, tracking and management, etc. Just a brilliant program. Go here to try it out: It's the best freebie program I've tried in years.
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It's Getting Chilly

  Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I've been busy with so much -- lots of canning (it's that time of year, but luckily that time of year shall soon pass!), my sister being in town (little road trips and whatnot!), preparing for a two week trip to Minnesota, longer work hours for an impending deadline, etc. So, sorry to neglect you, dear readers.

This photo is right outside of Bryce Canyon in Panguitch, Utah. The farmer must not have known of the impending freeze. In any event it made for lots of purty icy photos. We just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Two hours later when we passed the field again -- no ice -- no sprinkers -- and no icy beauty.
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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Winds Were A-Blowin'...

Just a quick embarassing story for ya'll:

Yesterday we were out on a wee little ghost town and rock hounding expedition with a friend of my hubby's. Every so often when you're ~out there~ you need to...ahem...use "the facilities". A true call of nature, ya dig? My usual way to accomplish this task when an hour's drive from anywhere with a porcelain god, is to open the side doors of the Jeep to block the view from at least two angles, wait until no one is behind me and then drop the undies and crouch down to pee. A fine and dandy way to accomplish the task at hand...usually.

Yesterday's wind was fierce. I opened the front door and it blew back toward me. Fine, I opened it all the way and figured when I was crouched down, I'd hold the door open. I had to do without the passenger door. Fine. Not many peering eyes around least none that I noticed. I let go of the door to drop the undies and a HUGE gust blew...the door slammed shut and caught the majority of my skirt, too. There I am, undies at my knees, my skirt stuck in the door and up around my bum. I try to open the door. No go. I pull harder. No go. Great. Now what? I check the lock. Nope, not locked. I pull harder. No go. At this point I'm fearing that we will need to abandon the skirt in the door when we leave. Ok, I call to Ivan who was quite a distance away.
"Come here!"
He's looking at me through the glass. I'm trying to signal over the top of the Jeep. He gave me a puzzled look and then came over. He's no slouch when it comes to using muscle power, but he had to YANK a couple of times to get it to come loose. Freedom!

Just a crazy situation. I'm so happy to be free!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cutest little guy (girl?) evah!

  How cute is this new resident at our place?? Not sure if it's male or female yet, but it's darn cute no matter the sex. We weren't 100% sure that the llama mama was pregnant -- you really can't tell. No baby bump. Nuttin'! From what I've heard the only way you can tell if a llama is pregnant is that the breeding male won't mount a pregnant female. Since I'm not out in the field with 'em all day long, I had no idea! So, yeah, cute, cute, cute.
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