Monday, June 28, 2010

Make-It Monday

Made a few more coffee sleeves for the cafe. A couple of them are more "masculine" and a couple are in the spirit of the coming holiday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday in Basalt

Went up to Basalt for mass at St. Vincent's today as Fr. Terry was saying mass. Between masses we all cruised around the Farmer's Market and after the 12:30 mass joined up again for lunch on the river.

This lovely lady at one of the booths asked what I was taking pictures of. So I said, "You!" They both got a good laugh out of DH telling them they'd be "on the blog."

Fr. Terry wanted chocolate cake but not a whole piece.
DH wanted cheesecake but not a whole piece. I wanted nothing, but ate half of each! Mmmmmm.......

DH with his cowgirl.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rifle Falls

Today we went hiking up at Rifle Falls. What a beautiful -- and cool, weatherwise -- spot.

I love hiking behind families. It brings back such great memories of hiking with our own kids. Look at that baby pack that daddy is using! So much fancier than the old orange Kelty pack we used.

Some shots of the Falls and creek:

We saw a large nest in one of the trees. Maybe an osprey nest....

Some of the interesting hikers we saw on the trails:

A guy carrying a football.

Young people in very fancy clothes. Really...

A storm rolled in so we decided to head to town. Stopped by Rifle Gap State Park for some photos and to watch the boats.

In the town of Rifle we found this little restaurant:

This town is a bit too cowboy for me. A Calf-A? Really?

Back in Glenwood we stopped for one of these:

Best way to end a hike!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Fun

Saw this bike ornament when I was out and about. What fun!

Also, my last post, the one about the Jazz concert, was my 500th post. When I began this blog in May of 2007, I wondered if I could keep it up. A bit over 1100 days have passed since then so it looks like I'm posting on average every couple days. I guess I have kept up with it.

Why do I keep it up? It's a memory repository and it has come in handy on more than one occasion! I also thought it would be a good way to keep in touch with family, but most who comment on posts are blog friends, or other friends...... so I have enlarged my "family" through this blog. I am blessed!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Regina Carter

DH and I had the pleasure of listening to the beautiful music of MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter and Reverse Thread last night at the Summer of Jazz.

One of her band members, Yacouba Sissoko, plays a Kora which he made himself out of a gourd. A gorgeous, 21-string instrument, for sure.

There is not much better than a beautiful summer evening in the mountains, listening to jazz under a cloudless sky.

Monday, June 21, 2010


So, the race is over. I did better than I expected. Now people are asking if I'll do the Bolder Boulder next May. Probably not. I think I like running for 30-35 minutes and there's NO WAY I could finish a 10K in that time. :-) I might need to periodically find a 5K to run, just to keep me pushing though.

"I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs." ~Jesse Owens

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Strawberry Festival Weekend

This weekend was the 113th Strawberry Festival AND the 125th birthday celebration of Glenwood Springs. Lots to do.

Some parade pix. Lots of birthday cakes, strawberries, and little shriner's cars.

Here are some pix from the festival. See the two ladies with tiaras? They are the "condiment queens." Their motto: Eat safely. Use our condiments!
We bought some chipotle mustard.

And of course, the Strawberry Shortcut Race. It's a benefit for Colorado Special Olympics! We ran into our friends, Amy and Jim from Boulder. What fun! Amy and I ran in the 5K race, (there's also a 10K and a 1 mile fun run), and I finished in 32 minutes, surprising myself. Amy finished ahead of me by a couple minutes. Good job, Amy! We'll do it again next year. Same time, same place.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Fun

When I walked through Sayre Park this morning, it was being transformed into Strawberry Park!
Today starts the 113th Strawberry Days Festival. Many arts and crafts booths were being set up, the music stage looks ready for some entertainment, and I should be able to get some of those wonderful cinnamon roasted almonds. Check out the old fella's shirt --- vintage strawberry!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I love sitting at my dining room table and watching the birds in the morning. This week I was entertained by, among others, a couple of Bullock's Orioles and a beautiful Western Bluebird.

And now for some little creations:
Two birthday cards:

two sides of my very favorite coffee sleeve yet:

One of the fabrics is by elinor peace bailey, and the other is from a dress that I made years ago. When I wore that dress to the bird house at the zoo several hummingbirds tried to get the nectar from the flowers on my dress.

And finally, littlest of all, an inchie:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Something odd here

Does anyone else find this odd? I have cut and pasted this from our parish bulletin and have highlighted in red the weird part.

Ever thought about homeschooling? Or, would you like to be better equipped to help your children with academics or with living their Catholic faith? Consider attending the Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators Conference July 9-10 at St. Thomas More
in Centennial. Go to for more information. Topics include Celebrating the Liturgical Year, Play is Preschooler's Work, and Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day. All presentations will be given by nationally renowned speakers.

Boys and Other Children? Who would those "other children" be? Does the Catholic church have such contempt for females that they can't even say "boys and girls?" What is happening to our church? Aren't we ALL, male AND female, created in the image and likeness of God? This makes me so sad..........


First up -- a few cards I've made this week:
The first is a silly card I made for Youngest Daughter. The other two are for my dad and dad-in-law.

...and a couple more coffee sleeves, to be sent to my cousin in Georgia. She reminded me that I promised her one.... senior moment, I think. Sorry, MK.

I picked up my race package. Lots of goodies, including a green ribbon that says "I did it!" So I'm thinking, maybe I don't NEED to run the race after all?

And then, while perusing for a book I was interested in, I noticed this list of authors of books others had purchased:

Clearly my book's author is in fantastic company! For those interested, it's William Meninger.
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