Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Fun

Here's what greeted me on Wednesday when I walked into the CU Bookstore. I guess Ralphie won't be running the field at football games this fall!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for friends who will do crazy things with me, like buy a recorder so together we can learn how to play them. Here's to good friends and good music!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Make-it Monday

I made two chalkboards this week, using chalkboard paint on a clipboard and on some chipboard inside a wooden frame. I like the way they came out, even the little wire chalk holders.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mesa Trail Hike

This morning we got up early and went for a hike on the Mesa Trail, beginning at Chautauqua Park.

We kept our eyes open for bears and mountain lions, of course! I love the sign that tells you what to do if you encounter a bear or mountain lion:
*Do not run, scream or turn your back.
*Make yourself look as large as possible
*Put children between adults
*Speak firmly and back away slowly
*If attacked, fight back

Thankfully, we saw none, but we did see:

spectacular scenery

gorgeous flowers

some interesting fungus

a rufous-sided towhee

and the eastern plains

We decided against breakfast at the Chautauqua Dining Hall because who wants to carry a tray of buffet food AFTER you've hiked? So we ended up at The Buff. Yummy as usual, and we were so hungry I forgot to take a picture of our wonderful food. So, here is the end of our breakfast, and it was only 9 AM! We still had a whole day ahead of us. Can't beat that!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fun

God Loves Me Best: A Reality TV Show

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I went to a bookstore yesterday to buy a couple books for a baby that will soon be born. However, the books I wanted were not available. The books, But Not the Hippopotamus and The Piggy in the Puddle, are two of my absolute favorites for little ones! But they are so difficult to find anymore. So, I am thankful that the store had two others that I just love, Miss Rumphius ("You must make the world a more beautiful place.") and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb ("Dum ditty, dum ditty, dum, dum, dum.") I still have that last one memorized! And I am thankful for the couple who is excitedly awaiting the birth of this baby.

Monday, July 20, 2009

40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

I remember the moon landing as if it were yesterday. Can't believe it's been forty years. How time flies.
"....gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious. ... My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity." ~ Edgar Mitchell ~

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walking in Boulder

Today we had an interesting walk to town.
First we saw this warning sign:
With temps in the high 80s, that's hard to believe.

Then we saw a very color coordinated young man:
Shirt, shoes, and shopping bag!

But then we saw the most amazing tall tree walking slowly down Pearl: Click on the photos to enlarge and see the detail! And check out the folks who seem totally unaware.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Funny

What makes Tom smile????
How cute is this!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the fact that our many hours in urgent care today, complete with blood draws and an EKG, did NOT end up in the Cardiac Cath Lab!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Make-it Monday

Three ATCs I made this past week........

...and one that my aunt made for me! Isn't it great?!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fun Friday

Why do I think this is fun?

Do geese see God?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Yes folks, a new feature on Bella begins today. Thankful Thursdays. Just what am I thankful for? Lately I have tended to thinking of all things horrible, bad, unfair, and this does me (and anyone near me) NO GOOD! Every day I shall think of things for which I'm grateful and then once a week I shall report on some of these and hopefully this will eventually pull me out of the rut of despair.

This week I am thankful for a loving family, great friends and reconnecting with old friends by finally breaking down and joining Facebook.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Name those Places

We have covered a lot of ground the past week so I thought it might be fun to have you "Name those Places" that Bella and Dear Husband have been. Here you go:

Place #1

Place #2

Place #3

Place #4

Place #5

A set of four handmade all-occasion cards to the one who is the earliest to correctly identify the most photos by 1 am, eastern time zone, July 14, 2009 --- and no fair participating if you were ON the trip!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Make-it Monday

A magic wand, for someone who needed one! (Their's had been taken.)

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