Friday, August 15, 2014

Dirty Lie!

Picture of the Day for 8/15/2014. I downloaded the MapMyWalk app to my iPhone to track the route, time, and distance traveled for my morning walks (when I forgo the gym). It's been less than a success. For my most recent walk, it informed me that I had walked 0.13 miles in 40 minutes. I think that translates to 5 shuffling steps per minute. Apparently, the app believes I'm an infirm 95-year-old. That's all a dirty lie! I walked at least 2 miles if not more during that time. And, I can assure you that I'm not an infirm 95-year-old.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rattlesnake Rapids

Picture of the Day for 8/14/2014. I accompanied my niece and her family to Lagoon (an amusement park for my non-Utah readers). 

My great-niece Hayley really, really, really wanted me to go on Rattlesnake Rapids which is a ride where you are absolutely 100% guaranteed to get drenched. 

I absolutely 100% did not want to get drenched first thing so I declined. 

I absolutely 100% enjoyed seeing everyone else get drenched.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Popcorn Treat for the Chickens

Picture of the Day for 8/13/2014. A neighbor invited me over for lunch today. We see each other at church, but never really get a chance to talk so it was nice to have time for a "real" visit. I had heard she raises chickens so I asked to see them. They came running when she walked out the back door since I suspect they knew they were just about to get a popcorn treat. It was very cute.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lazy Person's Egg Salad

Picture of the Day for 8/12/2014. I adore egg salad. I don't even mind whipping it up as it's not an onerous chore, except for today. Here is the extreme shortcut I used. I cut a hard-boiled egg in half and smothered each half in mayo and mustard and then sprinkled salt and pepper on top. Not a bad alternative.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Navajo Time Travel Romance

Picture of the Day for 8/11/2014. So, yeah, I'm currently reading a time travel romance set on the Navajo reservation written by a woman from the Netherlands...

This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who knows me...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Turn Left at "Casserole"

Picture of the Day for 8/10/2014. My sister was writing down some driving directions for her daughter (my niece) Michelle and inadvertently wrote down "pass casserole" as opposed to "pass by Crestview Elementary on your way to Larson Way." Granted, my sister was extremely frazzled as this was just one day before her daughter (my niece) Corinne's wedding, but that doesn't mean I won't make fun of her!

I'm actually a big fan of casseroles because they are the ultimate in comfort food. I kind of like the thought of neighborhoods filled with casseroles to the point they are used as route markers. Yum.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Worst Self-Portrait Ever in the History of Self-Portraits

Picture of the Day for 8/9/2014. I've been cleaning out some boxes and came across a sketchbook from when I took an art class about 15 years ago. We were asked to do a self-portrait and as you can see from the picture below this is the worst self-portrait in the history of self-portraits. I burst out laughing when I saw this.

In my defense, this was at the beginning of the class. I did get better. I actually learned how to draw a pretty decent eye.