Monday, May 31, 2010

A Couple of Weekends Ago . . .

I got to meet a new niece and nephew. My entire family met up at my parents' house for the weekend. It was nice to see everyone, and it was great to meet the newest members of the family. The kids are not newborns - one of them even talks. She talks quite a bit, in fact. It was an enjoyable new experience to actually be called "Aunt." I'm still working on bribing the one in the picture to say "Hi." Almost every time I see her I tell her that if she says "hi," I will buy her an ice cream. So she waves. I explain to her that that is not what I mean, but I still haven't gotten her to speak that one simple word. Maybe she doesn't know what ice cream means yet. Or maybe I need to bribe her with something even better than ice cream - like chocolate.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Dating Article

I read this and I thought it made sense.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers (and Emilee and Me)

Happy Mother's Day to all of you terrific moms!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Evil Palo Verde Tree

Too late to post much, but I just have to say that sometimes when one door closes, sometimes another opens. Or sometimes you are at least reminded of the possibility of other doors opening, which is great.

On a different note, part of this palo verde tree in my yard blew over the other day. Not cool. So, then I called this one friend of mine - who also happens to be my home teacher, and one of the best I've ever had - and he found a saw. He came over without even changing out of his work clothes, which are not wood-chopping appropriate, and then he proceeded to saw through the part that was still connected, which was not the funnest thing, I'm sure, because the saw was not electric. Not only that, but are you familiar with palo verde trees? They're not very nice. They have evil spikes sticking out, just waiting to inflict pain on whoever gets too close. Friend says a few of those spikes are becoming a part of his body because he hasn't been able to remove them. I did surgery on my finger to remove the one that got me. Anyways, our neighbors no longer have the tree branch on their property, which is good. I found out from my landlord that she did not plant the tree; it just grew there. I wonder if she's set on the tree staying . . .