Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Spirits

The elves came over on Friday night:

Tonight I'm left with this:




Observed at the Booze Barn



















Really, that's the small size?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Let there be light!

Shedding new light on old favorites......

And saving dad from doing some manual labor...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Observed this weekend


Sorry I haven't been posting lately, not to much has been going on.

But I did run across this the other night. Apparently liquor companies are now making candy:

And a new gym opened down the street:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Does what happens at the Indian casino, stay at the Indian casino?


































I has some really funny captions for each picture, but with Blogger's wonky formatting I can't add them. Oh well! But this was my Friday night.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Useless Room- Update 2!

Progress has been made! We have paint and some shelves!

Our custom paint color, matched down at Lowe's........................ (I think it came out great!)














I wanted something different from your regular shelves, so this is what I picked......................









I've wanted this lamp from Target for months, but I never had anywhere to put it, until now :-) ........

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Observed in my Office

This is one way to kill any semblance of productivity I had on a Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Observed at the Booze Barn



Is it really necessary to have a 2' wide strip of raised concrete dots outside the Booze Barn? I cringe every time I roll a cart full of wine, 12-packs, and other glass-encased alcohol goodness over this monstrosity.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Uselesss Room- update

We have a desk. It needs some paint, but it's a desk.

Well, I guess technically it's not a desk...


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Observed in my Office

From my handbag a day calendar..... "Tubular suede evening bag with Rhinestone cap. France, 1930's."
Every time I looked at it I wanted a mocha.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Observed in the Sunday paper


An example of the dumbing down of our culture:
Ratty plaid shirt & sweat pants as "dressy".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Observed at the library

It has been about a year since I've visited our local library. In that time they have completed a major renovation. Needles to say, I was surprised to see the renovation required removal of most of the books.
Some pics of our new library:

















Saturday, July 24, 2010

Observed at Fry's


Whats the point of buying organic if it's wrapped in plastic?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Observed in the parking lot of the hippie market


Political statement?

Environmental statement?

I'm not sure....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Observed in my backyard

I think I spy a penguin!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Useless Room


We have a room that is completely useless. It's just off the living room & currently houses some glass display shelves left over from the 80s. I believe it was originally intended to be a dining room, but our dining table won't fit in there if we have all the leaves in it.



I finally convinced Fred to let me paint it & convert it into a library. He insisted on OK'ing a paint color before I did any actual painting. Funny, I just happened to have a sample of the color I wanted....


He's agreed to the paint color, but I have yet to actually do any painting.... It's too hot to open any windows to air the house out... I've instead been spending time on eBay purchasing more useless junk for our useless room.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday Night Scavenger Hunt

I found this in the mailbox today:














Then I managed to locate this:















I opened it to see this:














And this is my gift:














These are the first items I will furnish my new library with!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Observed on my desk

Thanks to my magic of iOS4 I now have a picture wallpaper on my phone. Here is what I looked down & saw today.



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Observed on Broadway Rd

Really, is this the best name they could come up with?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Observed at Fry's


These cups look so familiar!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today is flag day.

I know this because the boy scouts decorated our neighborhood with flags.

I can't believe there's not an app to blog from my phone. I had to fire up the laptop just for this.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Table for Two

Sometimes staying in is better than going out.
Obviously, the help didn't bother to iron the tablecloth today.
Fred brought me out an ice bucket so I don't even have to go inside for a refill. :-)

Tonight's Menu:
T-Bone
Crab Legs
Baked Potato
Cupcake

We're keeping it simple.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Italian Easter Cookies?

As my quest to bake my way through all of the lemons on our tree continues, I decided I would like some lemon cookies.
I ran across a recipe like this in a number of places. Most people referred to it as a holiday cookie, some specifically referenced Easter. I have no recollection of ever eating this cookie, but I gave it a shot.
I specifically wanted to try this recipe because it called for minimal sugar. Fred has been eating a lot of lemon meringue pie lately, so I thought something with less sugar would be good for him. I got kind of confused by the directions on how to shape the cookies, so I just formed balls & flattened them a bit.
I ended up with round, kinda flat scones. I'm pretty sure I followed the recipe correctly, but I did not end up with something I would deem a cookie.
Oh well, better luck next time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Observed on Warner Rd


Do you think she meant to order HOTTIE?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

late bloomers

I was surprised that the Arizona Republic defines January & February as prime picking season. But, the break room at work has been filling up with lemons, grapefruit, and oranges that people are trying to get rid of, so I guess this must be the season.
I put on the proper protective gear: flip flops, sunglasses, and a T-shirt. Then I made sure I had a frosty beverage handy to prevent dehydration. I remembered when Fred bought this house the previous owner said the oranges on the big orange tree are the best in March. So I started with our smaller orange tree. I picked everything off it. I looked at the lemon tree, but I only picked enough to use in a cake this weekend. I think the lemons will be OK on the tree I until I figure out a way to use all of them.... Doesn't seem like we have as many this year so I hope nothing is wrong with the tree.

Our small tree had enough oranges for one pitcher of orange juice!