Crinkled Oranges

Monday, February 8, 2016

I thought

the girls would be interested to know that the bike is still right where it was when they were here at Christmas.

 It has been locked on the corner of Canyon Road since at least November, or that is when I first noticed it. 

Isn't anyone missing a bike?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

St George has

been the perfect healing place, though I haven't been real exciting company for Charlene.  In between two naps yesterday and one today, we managed to go to lunch and dinner.  It is fun staying at her St. George house.  It is beautiful.

 Here is where she does her work from home down here

and this is the view outside the window.
 Everything is so bright and sunny that my pictures are terrible.
 Back to winter tomorrow.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I got

To wash my hair yesterday and got my staples out.  I was very pleasantly surprised that I don't have a big patch of no hair.  We're headed out of winter and down to St. George for a conference for Gary.  I'll get to see Charlene's house for the first time.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Bloomed just two days ago. Perfect timing.  My cousin gave it to me at Christmas.   I'm feeling good and blessed by everyone's love and prayers. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

It has been

a great snow day.  A great day to stay inside because of snow.  Gary wasn't so lucky.  He had to leave for Syracuse early this morning for a robot convention and won't be home till later.

But I've been happily on my pain medications (resulting in no pain), cuddled up in a blanket in my coral and teal craft room, watching a marathon of "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered."  It is a Hallmark special series, but I have never seen it before.  It is delightful and quirky and perfect entertainment for a snowy day such as this.

Now Gary just needs to arrive home safely and all will be well.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Style trend.  Large ear muff with glasses over them.  All went well. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ashton is officially

a teenager today!  When we talked with him we reminded him not to act like a teenager even though he is one. I have no worries in that regard, though.  Ashton is about as level headed and grounded as they come.

Here is the transcript of my interview with Ashton in December.

What has been the most exciting thing for you this year?  His team being undefeated in the basketball season and coming to visit Utah.

What do you enjoy doing most in your free time?
Playing basketball (When we talked with him tonight we found out that,for his Birthday celebration, all his cousins and friends are going up to play basketball at the church and then going back to his house for pizza)

Favorite subject in school?
Math.  He and 4 friends did very well in a math competition this year.

Favorite Books?
Books of Umber (Sci-Fi fantasy) and Harry Potter.  I asked him if he still went to bed and read every night like he used to.  He said that he doesn't much any more because he realizes that sleep is more important than reading at night.  (Pretty wise, I think)

What are your favorite sports?
Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, and track

What do you want to study in college?

If you could talk with someone who has died, who would it be?

Favorite Color?  Purple

Favorite Food?  Parmesan Pork, Picanya (Beef)

What do you appreciate about your family?  My Dad.  That we are all nice to each other.  (Wishes he had a brother)

What are you looking forward to? Summer vacation

Favorite thing to do with friends?  Gym and Basketball

Where do you feel most spiritual?   In the Temple

We are so proud of Ashton 
and the amazing young man he is!

Happy Birthday, Ashton!

and hugs to you.