Monday, February 19, 2007

February 2007

I guess it's been a few weeks since I posted anything. Well, last weekend I went to stay with Phyllis and the gang in Lake Havasu. Debbie came on Saturday and we went to see what everyone is talking about in Quartzsite, Arizona. The Winter brings about 150,000+ motor homes to this area and a large percentage of those visitors sell things. It's a huge swap meet selling everything from rocks, jewelry, antiques, whatever! It took us all day to look at everything and apparently many of the sellers had left a week or so ago. It's at full capacity the last few weeks in January. Debbie and I found quite a few treasures. There is also an interesting bookstore in town that is owned by a nudist. I guess he wears a g-string when he deals with the public. Of course, I had to go and check it out but he was not in a photo mood (he was actually very rude) so my only picture is with his sign.
On Sunday the whole gang went to the Winterfest in downtown Havasu. It was another shopping experience. The weather was great all weekend, in the 80's. We had some great times watching movies, playing card games and just hanging out. Took the dogs to the dog park. Lola and Lexi don't realize they are dogs so refused to associate with those other crazy creatures. It's very rare that I get to see both Dan and Vince at the same time so that was a real delight.
Came home on Monday and got to watch Mark's dogs as they were having concrete poured in the backyard. Keely is the new addition to the family. I came home from work to mounds of stuffing all over the living room. Apparently, Keely thought I needed some new couch pillows so destroyed the ones she wanted replaced. It was a fun couple of days with 5 dogs!
This weekend I just did a day trip to Valencia to visit Rich and Maria - kid too! Saturday was Rich and Zack's birthdays. Korey had his earlier this month. I took some birthday presents purchased last week in Quartzsite that everyone thought sort of odd but took it in stride as they were from Aunt Laura and she's a bit eccentric. Sunday was spent going to church with Robert and then to Mark and Amanda's. They are busy finishing extensive work on their backyard and getting ready for Mark's 30th Birthday Party in a few weeks.
Today, Monday, I have spent doing my taxes and researching things to do in Waikiki. Sandra is coming from South Dakota on Friday and we are leaving for Hawaii early Saturday morning for a few days. Aloha!!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Super Bowl Weekend

Went to Sacramento for work on Thursday and Friday. The hotel where we had out meeting had some conference where everyone was really dressed to the nines. This woman was selling these hats and those of you that know me know that I love hats. Here are a few of them - they were gorgeous! Debbie came for the weekend from Arizona so I got to keep Stella (the cute puppy). Jenn and Nick had a Super Bowl party so here's a picture of the gang at the party.