Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cubbies Spring Training

I went to the Cubs and Reds game yesterday with the Project Services team. Thanks for inviting me to go Karie! Good company and good people watching! Noodles were yummy too.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Hollie and her team took 4th place :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spot's new collar

When I went to the Aloha Festival a few weeks ago I bought Spot a hawaiian collar. Lenore has been asking to see a picture of him modeling it so here he is.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Window Decal

They must really love Hello Kitty.

Don't get me wrong I love Snoopy but would not put a huge picture of his head on the back of my car.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What! Discontinued...

My favorite hair spray has been discontinued! I have always been able to get it at Ulta until a few weeks ago. I found it at Beauty Brands last time I needed a new one. Beauty Brands started their annual $6.98 hairspray sale yesterday. I went tonight to stock up on TIGI Catwalk Enviroshape and to my sadness there is no more:( When talking to the store manager she recommended trying another hairspray by TIGI called Vivacious S Factor. Ok, for $6.98 I will try it; the problem with this one is normally it is $26.98! The one I used to buy is $14 but always bought with a coupon at Ulta. It I like this one I am going back for at least 10 more before the sale ends.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I went to Wine Styles on sunday with Sandi. They have free wine tasting on tuesday, friday and saturday. I am not sure if there is one of these stores on my side of town, this was off Northern and the 101. I wanted to try the Chocolate wine. I bought a bottle, chilled it and sampled tonight. Tastes like drinking a chocolate milkshake.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Nothing beats a chocolate See's lollipop according to Jacob. Well, that is until he throws it on the ground. We went to Grimaldi's for lunch, Sandi and Adrian wanted to try the buffalo chicken pizza, I do not recommend this one. The white pizza is the best. Chicken buffalo had diced celery, chunks of blue cheese, hot sauce and chicken strips.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Spring Break for me

My brother in law sent me pics of the kids at Sea World today. He told me Hollie wants to be featured on the blog. Monday they went to Legoland, had a blast and everyone got sunburned. Tuesday relaxing at the beach and shopping, today Sea World, tomorrow they come back to Phx for the night and then head home. Glad everyone is having a great time on vacation, wish I was there.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Make yourself comfortable

My sister and brother in law are taking the kids to San Diego and Legoland. Before they left this am we went to Bruegers to get a bagel. Looks like he is at home.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

AZ Aloha Festival

The best shaved ice is at Happy Honu! I had a banana with blue raspberry, yum!

Laura is busy working but what is Desi doing?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Need a new appliance?

Arizona will have $6.2 million to give away. The idea is pretty simple. The more energy savings you are able to produce from that appliance, the bigger the rebate.
The state is still working out the details and the dollar amounts, but the rebates will be built around the Energy Star program.
The Cash for Appliances program will continue giving money back until the $6.2 million is exhausted. It's expected to start up in the next few weeks(April 12).

Monday, March 8, 2010

For Pet Lovers

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.....

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however, Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. I have been using the bathroom by myself for years - your attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first. Then go smell the other dog’s or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

(1) They live here. You don't. (2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are easier than kids because they:(1) eat less,(2) don't ask for money all the time,(3) simpler to train(well. most of the time),(4) normally come when called,(5) never ask to drive the car,(6) don't smoke or drink,(7) aren’t interested in wearing your clothes,(8) don't have to buy the latest fashions,(9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and finally,(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Training game plans put on hold

Why is it during the week it is mid 70's and sunny and Sunday rainy and high of 60? The plans to go to a spring training game in Tempe are on hold for now. I went bowling with KAB, girls and her mom instead. We has a lot of fun and I broke 100 on the second game:) Cosmic bowling was the first hour we were there and then the lights came on. Doesn't everyone bowl in pink boots?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Reagan on a $50 bill?

Interesting article:

David Knowles Writer

(March 3)" -- Reviving a controversy about which American historical figures deserve to be honored on the nation's currency, a North Carolina congressman is proposing replacing a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with one of conservative icon Ronald Reagan.

"President Reagan is indisputably one of the most transformative presidents of the 20th century," Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican, said in a letter to his fellow members of Congress. "Like President Roosevelt on the dime and President Kennedy on the half-dollar, President Reagan deserves a place of honor on our nation's currency.

"This is not the first time McHenry has lobbied for Reagan to take Grant's coveted place. In 2005, McHenry introduced a bill in Congress calling for the switch. That measure never made it past the House Financial Services Committee.

Previous attempts were also made to have Reagan take over for Franklin Roosevelt on the dime, as well as to take Andrew Jackson's place on the $20 bill.

"I'm outraged," Joan Waugh, UCLA history professor and the author of "U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth," told AOL News. "I think it's a bad idea, and particularly troublesome coming from Southern Republicans.

"The commanding general who led the North to victory in the Civil War, Grant was not a beloved figure in the Deep South, Waugh says. "But for the rest of the country, he was an incredibly popular two-term president."In the years since his own two terms in office, Reagan has been honored in myriad ways. An airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier and a federal building in Washington all bear his name. As 2011 will mark the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth, admirers like McHenry are attempting to increase such formal praise.

In February, a bid to rename Northern California's Mount Diablo after the 40th president, and the state's former governor, failed when the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors rejected the measure. In a survey of historians conducted in 2009, C-SPAN found that Reagan ranked as the 10th most popular president, whereas Grant came in at 23rd."

I wonder what the cost associated with this would be?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dr Visit

I was told I should take a multi vitamin, vitamin D3 and fish oil every day. Ok, I can do that I think. Bought the vitamins today, now I have to remember to take them. I was also told that I should/could loose about 13 pounds. I am not too happy with him and plan on exercising more.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another new m & m flavor

Strawberried and Peanut butter

I could not resist trying this, they are pretty good.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I was looking to see if Kutlass was going on tour and if so would they come to Phoenix. To my surprise they are also going to Roswell, N.M. Since when is Roswell on the tour circuit?

Roswell, NM
It Is Well Tour with Kutless, featuring ChasenGrace Community Church 935 Mescalaro Rd Roswell, NM 88201map it
7:00 PMtour website
Phoenix, AZ
It Is Well Tour with Kutless, featuring ChasenMaricopa County Fair1826 West McDowell RoadPhoenix, AZ 85007map it
8:30pmvenue website

I like the song "What Faith Can Do" http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/kutless/what_faith_can_do.html