Friday, March 25, 2011

They've Been Found!!!!!!!

Prayers have been answered!!! They have been found!!!! They ran out of gas on the side of the road near Las Vegas. Can you believe it??? I'm thrilled! I can't imagine how ecstatic their mothers must be. READ MORE HERE

Monday, March 14, 2011

Change, it is!!

This afternoon the District Manager called for my presence in his office. Well if that doesn't make ya nervous?!?! It's like being called into the Principal's office. Yikes! I new something was up but I wasn't expecting what they told me. I was given praise and such but I am not sure these people know me. They called me organized and a people person. Bahahaha! They need to get to know me better. Anyway, the gist of it is that I am being transferred to a store in Edmonton. It's not too far. Should be able to drive it in 40 minutes or so. I'm just shocked. I didn't expect to be transferred so soon. I'll take it though. I think this could be a superb opportunity! But talk to me in a few weeks and we'll see if I feel the same way then.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sacramento?!? Are you out there?

The missing kids from Lindon, UT have been spotted eating in a homeless shelter in Sacramento!!! We need your help! Keep your eyes open! Please! We can bring them home to their mothers!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Observations of Role Reversal and Aging

Instead of whipping back to the frozen tundra after our dress shopping extravaganza, the daughter and I, detoured to the home town for the night. Dad had to help with the cows and of course that meant I wanted to go. Early the next morning Dad and I headed out into the hills to feed, water and check for newborn calves. There wasn't a lot to do; just 2 round bales, chop water holes in 2 ponds, get the calves out of the shelter, count head, see who is making bag, that sort of thing. We got into the tractor to take the bales out and realized we had no knife to cut the myriad of string on the bales. All we had was the axe to chop the water holes. So, Dad, a better tractor driver than me got that role. I got the axe. When we arrived at the feeding locations I jumped out of the tractor and took the axe to the bale. Chop, chop, chop. Not so good at cutting string with a dull axe and a springy bale. Then on to the ponds where Dad would again hand me the axe to chop out the holes. He stood to the side with a shovel and would scoop out the ice pieces so that it froze over slower. That's when I realized our roles had reversed. I don't know when it happened. The last I remember, Dad would have chopped the holes. Dad would have swung the axe to cut the strings. I would have been the helper. Now I am the strong one. He is the helper. I am the one who wields the axe and jumps in and out checking the cows. It's weird to say.....I am the strong one. I have never felt like I had equal power with my father and now I feel bizarrely elevated. He is still my dad and I will always respect that but when you grow up in a home where the father is the end all be all you feel intimidated; sort of like a shrinking violet. To have my father hand over the axe, stand aside as I worked, and not ask for it back or show me how I did it wrong is unnerving in many ways. The axe has been passed.

Wedding Dress Shopping

The engagement is official!!! We took a quick trip down to Calgary to Beautiful Bride which carries a line of modest wedding dresses especially for LDS brides. Not to be let out of any part of her first granddaughters special day, my mom drove up to meet us. It was so much fun!! It's a good thing I took the camera because otherwise I may have had tears running down my face. Otherwise occupied, I was able to concentrate a little. She looked undeniably beautiful!! She is going to be a spectacular bride. That fiance of hers had better be properly stunned. LOL!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Interesting Facts

I borrowed these from another blogger named Andrea Buffaloe:

1. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
2. Pearls melt in vinegar.
3. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro,
Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
4. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
5. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in
the palms of their hands.
6. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from
the sale of vodka.
7. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog" uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by
Western Union to test telex/two communications.)
8. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without
repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
9. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with
only the left hand.
10. No word in the English language rhymes with month,
orange, silver, or purple.
11. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
12. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from
the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The
horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how
to walk up straight staircases.
13. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie"
(thus the name of the Don McLean song).
14. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
15. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their
unwanted people without killing them used to burn their
houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
16. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th, 1776: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of
the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't
added until five years later.
17. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
18. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen
19. The name "Jeep" came from the abbreviation used in the
army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
20. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the
lowest point in Colorado.
21. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
22. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four
pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of
money in coins without being able to make change for a
23. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck
on 4:20.
24. The only two days of the year in which there are no
professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the
day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
25. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or
26. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
"Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
27. If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will
keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
28. Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
29. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and Vice President Al Gore were
freshman roommates at Harvard.
30. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually
indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they
could be confused at a crime scene.
31. Any month that begins on a Sunday will always have a
Friday the 13th.
32. James Doohan, who played Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott
on Star Trek, was missing the entire middle finger of his
right hand.
33. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile
in every five must be straight. These straight sections are
usable as airstrips in times
34. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.