Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Fourth of July!
It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and my hopes are that everyone is enjoying some time with their families.
My husband and I are taking it easy and enjoying Ken Burns Presents The West. Really this is a very interesting series. It is amazing to see how this country has changed throughout the years. It is both interesting, inspiring and at times heartbreaking.
Yesterday was the Prescott Frontier Days parade. It is a pretty awesome culmination of the Prescott Frontier Days events which include a rodeo, craft fair, lots of tourists, and a rodeo dance. We didn't go. I feel kind of bad about that, because it is nice to get out and about, but honestly if you don't go early, you have to keep wandering around in order to see the parade well. Plus money is pretty tight, and I have a hard time hitting a craft fair and not buying something. ALSO there is an awesome little candy store called The Treat Center in the square that makes THE best flavored popcorn (their jalapeno is insane!), and I find it almost impossible to go in town and not purchase a big honkin' bag of it. Probably not good for my waistline nor my wallet, but when I buy I do try to remind myself of popcorn's fiber content. :) Next year we'll hit the parade again. I promise!
I was up early enough, but I was getting my fruits and veggies from Bountiful Baskets. Apparently I was pretty stealthy when I left too, because when I slid back into bed an hour later, my husband asked if I was getting up to get my veggies. My husband and I spent some time chilling out in the cooler home temperatures and then shopping a bit and using up a rewards card from Lowe's. My husband picked up a great grill a couple of months ago, but we couldn't afford a cover. Thanks to our Visa's rewards program we were able to pick one up yesterday. This way he can keep his new grill in shape. Just in time too since we are in Monsoon season! We also had enough credit on the card to get a pole for our hummingbird feeder. This totally thrills me because it gets pretty hot here in Arizona, and it will be nice to give the hummingbirds a treat. We had been setting the feeder on our deck, but nasty ants kept making their way to it. Little red stinkers!
Well, before I go, I thought I would post a link to a video I found for Ragged Old Flag. No idea of this will be embedded for long, but it really is so moving. They play this at the rodeo when they present the American Flag, and it gets me every time! Don't even worry about the video, listen to the words.
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Welcome to my mind...
What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)