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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Watch out!

I picked up my new prescription yesterday and thought I'd read through the info they include with it.  As you may know, I have a tumor on my pituitary gland that I have taken medication for for the better part of 25 years.  We switched to a new one that hasn't been available until recently.  It's supposed to be better and with less side effects.  This is what the info said:

Possible side effects are constipation, dizziness, headache, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, swelling of hands or feet, trouble breathing, chest pain, itching or rash, depression, fainting, irregular heart beat, hallucinations, cough, or confusion.  Warning:  it also says that I may develop behavioral changes such as an increase in aggression, gambling or sexual urges.  Well, if you happen to see me angrily headed to Las Vegas with a pimp in the car, call Wayne.

Friday, July 15, 2011

This Year's Flowers

These are in my flower pots in 2011

I planted these Black Eyed Susan vines this year. They are so cute. The centers just look like polka dots but they are shaped more like a trumpet. So far they are growing about 6" a day. I have had to cut them back 3 times.

I thought these were so delightful and put them in planters on my deck. The tag said they bloom all summer. I got a few weeks out of them and then they went into hibernation. Aren't they amazing? I can't remember what they are. My fingers are crossed that they will once again give me a show.

Little yellow daisies are a happy, happy flower

Non-stop tuberous begonias like shade, and my deck table is the right spot for them.  They are also one of my very favorite flowersI know, I seem to have many favorites.

These little beauties bloom without fail and are one of the staples of  my flower potsThey come in so many colors and are called Vinca.

African daisies are just abut the cutest flower around.

I also have the usual pansies, geraniums, petunias and primroses and zinnia.......yea, I live in a flower garden and I love it.  When I die, don't put me in a fancy coffin, just a wooden box covered with flowers.

Friday, July 08, 2011

4th of July, 2011

We had our traditional 4th of July at our  friends (and Colett's in-laws), the Yarros, at their cabin at Wallsberg.
They had built the pond a couple of years ago, but this year it was stocked with trout which Wes, Wayne and I tried our hand at.  I had two bites but didn't land one and the guys each caught one.  I had never really gone to the back side of the cabin to see the architecture before, but it is very BIG and very beautiful. 

Isabelle said she had been practicing to row in the swimming pool and by golly, she was amazing.  She scooted around the pond with ease.  Emerson hates dirt on his hands so after he got them dirty, he just held them like this.

Millie didn't know there was mud around the lake and ran into before she realized her shoes were caked with it.  Notice her expression?

Matt and Colett all tanned from their Mexico vacation and from laying,  lying sitting around the pool.  I didn't show them my neon white legs.

Emerson's hair is generally not curly but the humidity from the lake made it curl up and he is showing me the mud he got in the boat.  He  didn't freak out and finally accepted that sometimes we do get dirty.

Colett and Nick.  I had to click fast to get Nick.  He is not a poser, but should be.  Isn't he darling?

We have very few pictures of the 4 of us together because I'm usually the one taking the photos, but we got Wes to take this to prove that yes, we do all hang around together.

Wes is not with us on too many holidays because of his firefighting job in Park City, but for some reason, he is usually off for the 4th of July and we get to party together.

Besides dinner, fishing, dancing and fireworks, the Yarro's also set up bounce houses for the kids.  E loves them.

Colett and I didn't know it at the time but we color coordinated for the picture.

Plaid is "in" as you can tell.

Emerson takes his turn fishing.  The cottonwood trees had covered the pond in cotton so it was not easy fishing today.  We will have to try another time.
We ended the night with some fireworks,  pie and a little rain shower.  It rained last year too.  It seems a little odd for the desert in July but it wasn't bad and we had....once again....a great time.

YOO-HOO LAURA LOCEY....this photo is for you.  It is Isabelle with Clark Gable's grandchildren Clark and Kalee Gable.  Kalee was on the TV reality series with Paris Hilton.  I don't know if I spelled her name correctly. Clark just filmed a movie in Italy and is ready to do another one. He has also done modeling and was on the cover of a cereal box when he was younger.  Not name dropping here, I just did this for Laura because she is such a fan of Clark Gable and everything to do with him.  Click on the picture to enlarge it and see if he looks anything like his Grandpa. I believe he is quite a bit taller than Clark was.

                                       Happy Birthday America, I love you!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

One of My Favorite Days

              It's National Chocolate Day.  I think a lot of people will join in this celebration.  I know I will.