Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Since we were up in Glenwood Springs before Christmas, the tree and all the decorations were left up to our girls. We came home to a beautifully decorated house. Maybe we should do this every year! Have had some time to play in "my room" and since Lizzie needed a gift for a dorm friend, I made her a bracelet in the young lady's favorite colors: blue and green. I really liked the way it turned out!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
On our walk we saw a sign for a restaurant that said "Resto-Lounge." We laughed about what that might mean as we hadn't seen that before. However, within ten minutes we saw another "Resto-Lounge" sign and thought we better get a photo of it. And this in a little town of about 8500 people. Seems these Resto-Lounges are taking over the valley. What exactly is a Resto-lounge?
Friday, December 21, 2007
It snowed about 3 inches during the night and this morning but we decided to walk to downtown anyway. Took a picture of the Bail Bonds place near the jail. Seemed like a sad Christmas joke. Then walked over to the Hotel Colorado for some hot chocolate. Tom met another one of his weird friends there. And of course there were plenty of swimmers in the Hot Springs. I always think it's funny to see the swimmers doing laps, and the lifeguards wearing ski parkas! Ahhh.......I love Glenwood Springs!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Walked downtown today and met two cute penguins, just before the snow arrived. We watched the snow slowly head this way, covering the mountains. But it doesn't look like it will stay in town. That's OK by me. I like it when it stays in the mountains for the skiers and boarders.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tom and I decided to take the California Zephyr from Denver to Glenwood Springs this time. What a lovely adventure! It took 12 hours from the time we left our home in Boulder to the time we arrived at our Glenwood Springs home (by car, usually 3.5 hours) but it was such a relaxed trip. Certainly beats fighting the traffic on I-70. We had to wait for the train to arrive in Denver so we found a lovely cafe, Common Grounds, had lattes and read the papers. Then, back to the station where we waited --and read--some more. Finally got on board and had quite spacious accomodations and beautiful scenery. Even had a lovely lunch in the dining car. All in all, well worth it! And I made quite a dent in my latest read--Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
My little niece, Sarah, was in town for her 11th birthday this year. The first time we'd be able to celebrate with her. Unfortunately, one of our daughters ended up in the emergency room and then had to have surgery so we missed the party. Here is the bracelet I made for Sarah. In her thank you note she said that the bracelet is cool! Glad you like it, sweetie pie. And the red bead is a family "we love you" bead. That's why there's just one.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
by Hermann Hesse
You simply don't know what to believe, but you're willing to try anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you've spent some time in every camp. But you still don't have any idea what camp you belong in. This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It's time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in ferries.
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at the Blue Pyramid.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
The next step in the tag booklet I'm making with the Artist's Circle group was really fun to do. Spray shaving cream into a pan, drop some ink on top, swirl a bit---and then lay the previously coffee-stained tag on top! I love the way the tags came out. I did each color separately and used Ranger inks.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Canova's marble statue of the daughters of Zeus is named "The Three Graces." The three are said to preside over gatherings for the delight of the gods and are said to represent Joy, Beauty, and Elegance. http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/12649-popup.html
We have four Graces in our family and three were together this year for Thanksgiving. I'll let you decide which one represents joy, which one beauty, and which one elegance.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
|You Are 5: The Investigator|
You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.
You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.
Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.
At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.
At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.
Your Fixation: Greed
Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent
Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed
Other Number 5's: Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Hiked up to Hanging Lake today with Tom, Arianna, and Mallory. Weather was perfect: 70 in GWS, no clouds, just a deep blue Colorado sky. Took us 70 minutes to get to the lake where we were greeted by two very friendly Stellar Jays and an American Dipper. Played around the waterfalls, watched the trout, just enjoyed an unbelievable almost-November day!
Took us about an hour to hike down to the car. On the way back to GWS we parked at the Hot Springs and walked back east on the bike trail next to I-70 to get up-close and personal with a herd of Bighorn Sheep. Awesome!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
|Your Birthdate: January 1|
You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.
Your strength: Your supreme genius
Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity
Your power color: Gold
Your power symbol: Star
Your power month: January
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
A suspected drunk driver was arrested Monday afternoon after going on what police called a "banzai run" the wrong way up the Grand Avenue wing street off Seventh Street.
Michael Dufresne, 25, of Aspen was arrested on suspicion of driving under restraint, harassment, felony menacing, criminal mischief, false imprisonment, aggravated motor vehicle theft, reckless driving, DUI, hit-and-run and second- degree assault.
"Monday afternoon at about three, a gentleman decided that he would try making a banzai run up the wing street," Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said. Wilson said Dufresne was traveling the wrong way up the one-lane, one-way wing street next to the Grand Avenue bridge.Dufresne allegedly crashed a white Mercedes Benz SUV into one car under the bridge, severely damaging it and pushing it into two other cars that suffered lesser damage.
According to Wilson, a tourist couple came out from the Springs Bar from lunch to find their vehicle damaged by the suspected drunk driver and asked, "This doesn't happen here all the time does it?"
As for the tourist couple's question: "No folks, only when they let the gentlemen loose."
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
'Out' of the cloth: Perspiring priest caught jogging nude
Fish reported on flooded Nebraska highway
And now my favorite:
Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'
All three on one day!
Monday, August 6, 2007
Attn. My Dear,
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1. YOUR FULL NAME_____________________________
2. YOUR HOME ADDRESS._________________________
4. A COPY OF YOUR PASS PORT____________________
6. YOUR CORRENT HOME ADDRESS,________________
5. YOUR CURRENT OFFICE OR HOME TELEPHONE._____
Reconfirmation of your address is that, forward it to the FEDEX COMPANY immediately you filed it ok thanks.RegardMrs. Ca Sandra Sharon Counsellors at law
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I have always thought it would be fun to have a flamingo in my yard, or maybe a whole flock of them. Under I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, beneath a section of the east-bound side there is a flock that appears every spring. I always look for them when driving back to Boulder, but it's not exactly a spot to just stop and take a picture. Over the weekend at the Carbondale Mountain Fair some folks were running around the fair, randomly planting these words in various places. So, I've changed my mind about the flamingos. Now I want yard poetry.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Looking through my photos I couldn't decide which one would be most symbolic of our state. And then I came across the following shot, from the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen-- my favorite Colorado song.
"And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high;
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky.
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply;
Rocky Mountain high Colorado."