Thursday, July 29, 2010

Swimm ing with Sharon

This coming weekend, July 31, There will be a Ray Rasmussen Family reunion.  Lorna and her family have organized this get-together.  Fortunately, and unfortunately, the water pump on Lorna’s car went out on the freeway near Honeyville, Utah.  What that meant, was lat night I got to spend the evening with Lorna, Sharon and her daughter, Pauline, her husband (sorry, I am not good with names), and lots and lots of grandkids.  They camped at Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville.

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First we needed food.  Here is Lorna and Sharon pushing the grocery cart together.  See, I even brought my recycle bags.

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We went to the local thrift store hoping to find swim suits, but no such luck.  All they had were 2-piece suits, and I am not going there, let alone Sharon.  I could not resist a couple of pop-up books for Sharon.  One is Noah’s Ark, with all of the animals.  The second book was a giant book with Warner Brother cartoon characters as babies.  She loved both.

Polly’s husband grilled chicken for us.  It was the best ever.  Next time they come, I am going to get them to bring a couple of bottles of that sauce.  Dinner could not have been better.

Then we went swimming.

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Polly and her husband are so great with Sharon.  They helped her “swim” around the pool most of the evening.  Jessica, Morris’ daughter, also took took Sharon a lot.  They went into the cooler pool and swam and bounced for quite some time.  I think Sharon enjoyed it more that me, which is great.

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Here is Polly, Jessica, Lorna, Sharon (in front) and Polly’s husband (sorry).

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This is Jessica, her husband (sorry), their son and another of Lorna’s grandsons (sorry)


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At the end of the evening Jessica’s husband helped Sharon out of the pool.  They were standing there enjoying a moment when I rushed over for this picture.  He is such a great kid.

Sorry about the names, I should have written them down.  But I didn’t.  But I could not wait to do this post.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Take Him Back

I Took Him Back To Wal-Mart

My husband and I fought constantly,
Why I married him, I’ll never know.
For all those miserable years I said
My hubby has got to go!

Tried poisoning cakes, stripping brakes,
Salting his pork chops with lime.
Wiring his chair, igniting his hair
Even though playing with fire is a crime.

But I failed at each plot ‘til I suddenly thought
Of a way that would set me free!
I got rid of him for good and, know what?
They couldn’t do a thing to me!

I took him back to Wal-Mart!
They’ll take anything back you know!
They said they couldn’t recall selling him.
But they must have if I said so.

They just credited him to my Visa and said,
"Ya’ll come back now, ‘ya hear?"
They were so nice, polite, pleasant and insistent,
I took back his mother the next year!

They’ll take anything back at Wal-Mart,
Though it’s broken or rotten or sweet.
And know what else? This time of year
You don’t even need a receipt!

Friday, July 23, 2010

She did it anyway

This morning Trish helped me get the branches out of Dell’s truck.  I should have taken a picture so you could see where we started.  After we emptied the truck, I drove on over and got a scoop of topsoil for the garden.  Trish and I are going to work on it for a little while every morning and every night.  Does that count as aerobic exercise??  Here is what we brought home.

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Aren’t you proud of us?!!!  One little step every day.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brave Girls

06 09 10_0005 Christine and I are going to Brave Girls Camp on Tuesday.  Christine purchased an apron that we could decorate together, and we purchased matching fabric.  Here is mine  I can’t wait to see Christine’s apron.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


The problem with living alone – who do you blame for loosing your shoes?

New Day

I just went onto a new antidepressant.  It seems to be working better than the old one, but I don’t know if it is anticipation or actually working.

Now if I can just learn to stay focused on what I am doing.  I turned off the TV and put on a book on tape to minimize the distractions.

Distracted again.  Anyone have a recipe for baked beans>??>?