Friday, November 27, 2009

Yes, Virginia

Trisha reminded me of this, so I did a search and am sharing it with everyone.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Wishes

HAPPY THANKSGIVING..........Here is a recipe I received from my sis and wanted to share with you for the holiday.

1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.
Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
Slide  lemon  halves  under  the  skin  with  the  peel  side  up, one on
each side.  This way the  juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.
Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes.   Remove cover and continue
to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.
If you've followed these steps correctly, your turkey should
look like the one in the picture.
Bon Appetit!

Thanksgiving Turkey

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Miracle Thought:

The Greatest Contribution
The greatest contribution you can make to this world is to better yourself. God works directly through you, so his work is an outcome of the person you make yourself out to be. Marianne Williamson talks about dealing with your issues and knowing that you're healing the world.

I receive an email from Marianne Williamson through Oprah. She has such good thoughts for improving your life. I have decided to start posting these to share with all of you.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let’s go to Texas

I ran into this video about the Texas State Fair, the Capital of Fried Foods. Who wants to come…..?

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Sleeping Lady

The Sleeping Lady

Legend tells us that a millennia ago, the Great Land known as Alaska was inhabited by a race of giants.  Among these people was a beautiful young maiden and a handsome young man whose devotion to each other was admired by all the villagers.  Wedding preparations were underway when word reached the village of a warring tribe approaching from the north. 

After a village council it was decided that the young man would bring gifts to the invaders to show the peaceful and friendly intentions of the villagers.  Keeping herself busy while waiting for the young man's return, the maiden eventually grew tired and laid down to rest.

Soon after, word reached the village that the invaders rejected the offer of peace and a battle ensued in which the young man was killed.  The villagers, gazing at the sleeping maiden, did not have the heart to wake her. 

So there she rests today, still waiting for news of peace and the return of her love . . .

Sleeping lady 1

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I look at all of the quilt projects on line. 

And I wonder why I am sitting here…..

Cause I got projects of my own.!!!!!!!!


I have a widget from  It shows the weather in different cities and turns dark at night and daylight during the day.  And I was wondering…..

Why is it light in Boise and dark in Brigham.  they are just not that far apart.

By the way, it is 41 degrees in Boise, 37 degrees in Brigham, and 25 degrees in Anchorage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Do you want to moved to Alaska? 

This is taken approximately eight miles from Anchorage at the Glenn Highway Weigh Station, pointed west, toward Anchorage.  The camera provide a very nice view of the Glenn Highway and the entrance to the weigh station.

Yesterday the highway was snow packed.  I am wondering if this is as good as it gets.

Here was downtown Anchorage yesterday

Anchorage 4th and d640

And here it is today…..

Can you say……. SNOW

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Countdown to Surgery

I am having a countdown to surgery.  About a year ago I met with my cardiologist concerning an echocardiogram that was done.  The opening on one of the valves had narrowed.  Last spring there was another echocardiogram done and the valve opening had again narrowed. 

We scheduled another echocardiogram this fall, which is not all that unusual.  The studies have been about six months apart in the past.  Well the opening had narrowed even further so a transthoracic echocardiogram.  These is where a probe is passed down your throat to better measure the valves from the back side. 

I don’t know what the measurements were, but the did an angiogram.  That must not have been very good, because she did not even wait for me to come in for an office visit.  We discussed the test and the doctor who did my previous surgery, who is Dr. Bull.  He now heads the transplant team at the University of Utah and works at the VA Hospital. 

So I decided to go with the surgeon at Ogden Regional Hospital.  Of course, I want to do some research on these doctors before the appointment.  I am scheduled to meet with him on the 19th.

Now that I have reached this point I can relax.  I don’t have to be concerned that something is going wrong and my doctor was not catching it.  Although I have not had that concern with this cardiologist.  She is right on top of everything. 

So don’t anyone worry.  I am good, just a little tired.  I am able to do nearly everything I could do last year.  I do have a little trouble shoveling dirt, but people keep telling me I should not be shoveling dirt anyway.

Thanks for all of your good thoughts.