Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ooooh, Aaaah, it's all pretty til someone loses an eye..

We were warned...

So we headed off to the fireworks... Franklin Covey baseball stadium or thereabouts. We sat just on the outside of the ball field to the east on Main Street. This area was all roped off and we had to get there from the back way. As we headed over to sit on the grass, a police officer doing his duty came over and said "You must stay on the other side of the sidewalk, because this is the fall out zone" You might get hit by falling debris. We all were like, ok man, whatever. So we moved back, but just barely. We all thought to ourselves this is a great spot, not too many people around, we will have fabulous view, and will be able to make a quick get-away to avoid the traffic. Of course, nothing could harm us, we are invincible; they are just trying to keep everyone safe.
The fireworks were fantastic and the view was beautiful, but just before the finale, surprise, surprise, a big peice of falling debris hits me smack dab in the face. I was looking straight up in the air watching the show, and it hits me right in the eyes. My face, and hair are covered with ash and of course my eyes got the brunt of it. I bravely said, "I am fine,I'm fine" as my eyes start burning and tearing up. I can't see and I don't want anyone to know how bad it hurt. You know sometimes we think we know better than anyone, and we learn the hard way to follow the rules. Don't worry my eyes are fine and I fully recovered, and luckily no one else was hit by anything. But,I think next time I will listen when someone tells me "This area may not be so safe."

Two Hot Chicks

Hide, Hide from the Sun!

24th of July Pioneer Parade, we all had fun!

A "Hot" 24th Holiday

Are we nuts or what? Today we decided to go to the 24th of July Pioneer Parade. What a crazy idea; no, actually we had a great time, other than the getting up at 6:00AM part on a sleep in day. The day dawned bright and beautiful, yes, even that early. We headed out and went straight to the store to get munchies so we could survive the waiting time. We bought $20.00 in munchies, can you believe that? Just to feed 4 people. So much for my healthy eating...
We met up with our Parade partners and headed out, we actually found shaded parking only one block from the parade route. We walked a short distance and found a great place to sit, between two trees that shaded us for most of the time. The parade was ok, the company was better. Of course the kids loved it. I saw some friends in the parade, took a few pictures, and ate too many unhealthy munchies. The tempurature soared and we were in the shade until about the last half hour, Then the sun decided to keep rising and then it got HOT...It felt like someone turned on an oven. I felt sorry for all the folks who were sitting in the sun the whole time. I remember one year we went, it was so hot we were rubbing ice all over our bodies trying to stay cool. I am sure that was quite a sight.
After the parade we went to lunch at KFC, yummy, I only ate a little, no surprise I was mostly full. I wonder why? Oh yeah, eat less. We then headed swimming. Now, that was nice and cool. We swam for about 3 hours and had lots of fun. Now we are headed for a BBQ with friends and then fireworks. Over the course of the day, the temps. soared to over 100 degrees. But we enjoyed the day and I am looking forward to the cool of the evening. Our plans and fun were HOT, HOT, HOT!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mistakes learned the hardway...

Ok, so I wrote this fabulous blog the other day and then had to step away from the computer, BIG MISTAKE!! My daughter who was babysitting, was concerned about the baby touching the computer, decide to log me off and shut it down. In turn she lost my blog. I know, I know, my fault for not saving. Well gee whiz, I am still learning and did not know. SAVE EVERYTHING!! Ok, now I know....I am very frustrated and have tried everything I know to try and find it, but alas, it is gone forever.....
What I had written about was my lack of sleep and the puzzling reasons behind it. I have yet to solve my dilemma. I went back to the Doctor today and she tells me everything I am going through is very normal (for a woman approaching middle age) and I should not be worried about anything. What does she know, she is barely 30years old. What does she know about middle age? I sat there and cried, She had the audacity to ask if I needed something for depression or moods. That made me cry harder. I said NO, I just don't want to get old. I am not ready!! I still feel young, all my friends are younger than I am. I am still young on the inside. My body just doesn't seem to agree with my brain. is my Knowledgeable Doctor's advice...Eat Healthier and Get Exercise. Gee whiz, I could of told anybody that. It is just a lot easier said than done. I suppose I am going to have to give it a go. It is going to be a long hard road, but I hope I can make it. I guess if I want to have a younger body, to go with my younger brain, I will have to give it a try. Wish me luck!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Family day at the Lake, watch out for Fishies...

This is picture of our Family, minus one....

Our traditional butt pose

Ever feel half smart!!

Ok this is easy and not so easy, for someone like me who is so computer illiterate, I think I am in trouble, but hey,I can live and learn. Have you ever felt like you know things to a point and then you can fake the rest as needed. That is me, half smart. I know a lot of things and there are a lot of things I don't know.
Computers have always fascinated me. They offer so much and open a world far beyond my feeble imagination. The internet is a danger zone and yet on the other hand it is everything you could ever need. I can see how people get sucked in and never leave the screen. It is worse then the television. And much more addicting. It has helped me in more ways I could possibly imagine and yet is has brought a darkness into my life, that I don't how I can ever escape from.
(Wouldn't you like to know) I can keep in contact with friends, with enemies, strangers and new people, I have yet to acquaint.
So this is the beginning of a journey for me; blogging on the internet. Hopefully it will be a winning and exciting experience. I will have to make time for me to get on the internet as often as possible, I hope that I can acess my blog spot at work, it would be so much easier. Otherwise I will have to make the time at home, and those moments are hard to come by. I feel guilty sometimes when I sit down at the computer to check my e-mail, I feel like I should be doing something else. Housework, kids projects, Relief Society stuff, visiting, husbands needs, I could go on and on forever. What I need is a place to just spout my feelings, frustrations and wants and needs. Not like any one out there really cares, or can do anything, but it will hopefully feel good and maybe improve my typing skills in the process.
So far now, this is the beginning , join in for the ride, comment if you like, or just read the ramblings of a 40 something women who needs an outlet. Over and out, or as my Trekkie Husband would say "Engage".

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is so cool, I just learned how to do a blog Thanks my friend