Thursday, December 4, 2014

Minnie Mouse Watch

Picture of the Day for 12/4/2014. In honor of my mother who wore a very cute Minnie Mouse watch into her 80s, I purchased my very own Minnie Mouse watch upon a return trip to Downtown Disney last night. I proudly wore my new watch to work today.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Footstool for Milady's Purse

Picture of the Day for 12/3/2014. I attended a business meeting that was held in a very posh restaurant located in a very posh hotel in very posh Beverly Hills. I probably violated all sorts of codes of etiquette by casually slinging my purse over my chair. For the rest of the women in attendance at the meeting, an individual footstool was provided for each purse. I guess for the very posh ladies who traditionally dine here, they don't want their designer handbags resting on the floor. Call me a hick, but I never knew such a thing existed before today. I know I definitely looked like a hick when I got up to take a picture it. Now that I know the proper protocol, I'd like to return for a do-over as I am actually in possession of a designer purse.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Listening to Jazz Music in Downtown Disney

Picture of the Day for 12/2/2014. I flew down to Southern California for some work meetings this week. I inadvertently made a reservation at a hotel a few minutes away from Disneyland. When I checked in, I saw a flyer listing the free shuttle schedule to Downtown Disney. I arrived just a few minutes before the 7:00 p.m. shuttle was about to leave so I thought, OK- why not?

As I was exploring all the shops and restaurants in Downtown Disney, I checked out the menu at a restaurant called the Jazz Kitchen. The food looked good so I thought, OK- why not?

I ended up being seated right next to the stage where a fabulous musician called Barbara Reed was singing and playing the piano. She was taking requests so I asked for something bluesy. Barbara complied by singing a song called "Hey Lady, Your Husband Is Cheatin' On Us." It was fabulous! I spent a pleasant hour there eating a great meal while listening to Barbara's music.

When I left Salt Lake City this morning, I never would have guessed this is how I would spend the evening. This is what happens when you go, OK- why not? A happy accident indeed!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hanging Upside Down

Picture of the Day for 12/1/2014. Well, here's a sight I've never seen. My parakeet Malcolm was hanging upside down from the top of the cage. I'm not sure what Cora is up to. She's probably trying to gnaw her way out of the cage. They are hooligan birds I tell ya. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hard At Work

Picture of the Day for 11/30/2014. I wasn't inspired to take any pictures today so I'm relying on some photographs of my nephew Rob hard at work performing service on his mission. These pictures and the following note come from the Deckers, a married couple who live in Gallup, New Mexico and are also serving the Navajo people in nearby Fort Wingate where Rob is currently stationed:

We went on a service project on Friday. We were hauling wood from the Zuni mountains to people in the branch who needed wood. On the reservation, many folks rely on wood to heat their homes during the winter. Elder Collins is a hard worker!  I was duly impressed!

Doug and Barb Decker






Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Christmas Speech and Language Book

Picture of the Day for 11/29/214. Aside from spending Thanksgiving evening at my sister Paula's house, I pretty much spent the entire holiday weekend glued to my laptop proofreading my sister Robynne's 128-page Christmas Book for Concepts, Language, and Articulation and preparing it for publication to the two websites where we sell our workbooks. I'm not prejudiced at all when I say it's a pretty cute book! It has fun activities that are appropriate for all school age children, not just those who need speech and language help. And I'm not making a shameless, self-promoting plug at all when I say that you can get it here for just $9.50!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Alien Death Ray

Picture of the Day for 11/28/2014. It looks like a death ray is shooting down from the moon in this photograph. Something that should be investigated by UFO investigators!

Sadly, this is not actually an alien death ray and the producers of Ancient Aliens won't be knocking on my door. It's merely the reflection from a streetlight that's just outside the frame of this picture.