July 18, 2008

It's "Hottie" time in St. George

I received an email from Lincoln Shurtz (Utah League of Cities and Towns)last week about a blog I should visit. I logged on and to my horror, my picture was on the Elected Hotties website - and no less, in a competition with some other city councilwomen from around the state that were truly hot and a WHOLE lot younger than me! sheesh. But in the end, I held my own against those beautiful smooth faces. Let's hear it for the grannies --- yea! FYI - 2nd place

We've had our daughter Jennie's kids with us for the past 2 weeks; I am almost used to the chaos and may keep them for another week. To get wet, we've been swimming out back, gone to the the St. George Town Square & Hidden Valley Park. Jackson has been to scouts, Allie to Achievement Day, Aspen to YW. Me and Hannah and Sophia are just hanging and they play. They're all loving the computer time they get (sorry momma!), the Wii Fit and Wii Sports. We are sugaring them up and they're eating stuff Jennie would not be happy with. heheh. That's what grandparents get to do to get even with those teenage years.

Paul is at Brian Head for Thunder on the Mountain, a Harley ride from BH to Bryce Canyon. Last year we had Ash & Coby, Derek & Stevie with us. Guess this year it'll have to be a hairy leg ride.

Ride to live, honey!

L-R: KB,Erica,Kent& Ronnie Black, Paul (I'm photographer), Derek & Stevie, Ash & Coby Mitchell, Marlin Yates
2007 Thunder on the Mountain

January 20, 2008

I'm baack

My kids have forced me into writing more than one blog a year. sheesh. I am astonished how much time I use in less than "working towards perfection" ways, so I can't complain about not having time. But I can about the lack of ideas.

I am giving a presentation at the Women's conference on how to present yourself, or something on that order. I can't think of a title for my presentation other than How to Present Yourself. Boring. I am now taking suggestions from any and all; feel free to send along your ideas. This is pressing on my mind and those that are the organizers of the event because I haven't gotten a title of the session back to them. Thanks for your ideas! I'm begging....

The World is Spinning Faster!

I have a zillion things on my "things to do before the Millennium" lists. If it is true that we won't die until we finish our work here on earth, then I will truly live forever. Today my goal was to go to Paul's office, work there for a few hours and get him caught up, come home and pay bills, clean, do laundry, fix dinner and then just hang out. So far I managed to do a little laundry, go to the Workforce Housing meeting, then another meeting, then home to crash and burn and now burn daylight and valuable time on the computer messing around with creating a blog. Sheesh. where are priorities? Well, the dirty clothes and bills will be there tomorrow, but since the world is spinning faster and the hours and minutes are shrinking I will waste some of my valuable minutes and possibly hours reminiscing on the lost efforts of the day; better yet, I will reminisce on the wonderful family time we had tonight, the great people I met with today and the exciting developments that are happening in our fair city and the root beer floats that just tickle my granddaughter, Sierra.There is a 7 am meeting at the hospital, I better get some sleep so I can concentrate deeply to understand anything at all that is discussed in the Patient Safety meeting (did you know that the medical profession has a secret language of acronyms that you only understand after an additional 8-10 years of school?)