Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Royals

In a world full of frustration and craziness, all eyes will be on Will and Kate as they start their journey together and perhaps fulfill their prophecy. I for one, will not be watching as I did Will's mother's wedding so long ago and even though here, on this side of the pond, we cannot relate to all the pomp and circumstance, I appreciate this diversion from my everyday life. I wish them a lifetime of love, respect and sanity.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Life List

There's so much going on lately that I could write several posts and take up about 5 or 6 weeks worth...but I won't cuz I'm to lazy, instead, I'll just write a goes....

Raquel got a car and not just any car, a car that my mother in law bought 5 days before Raquel was born...yup, it's a 1993 Mercury Topaz, top of the line (for that year) with 32,000 miles on it and in mint condition. It even has a little statue of Jesus on the dashboard, that I so fashionably attached a FFA flag to his hand. So now, my car isn't used for a mobile office anymore, nor does it reek of livestock and have a continuously layer of farm dust on it...It's just MY car again!

I'm officially buying College stuff, like, extra long bed sheets and comforters and mace.

Raquel, my very anti dress daughter picked out the very first prom dress she saw and we both like it....who knew?

We found a possum living up in our tree and Eric is beside himself trying to catch it. Even though he's slower (the possum) he seems to be a little more adaptable.

Easter was uneventful and I made a little mini ham for just us but I still had to endure all those scary pictures of Jesus.

Although we and when I say we, I mean Eric, has finished the little staircase it made the rest of the carpeted staircase look ugly, so, we are beginning to rip out ALL the carpet and finish it in wood. Now when my squirrelly grandsons tap dance on the staircase, it'll be music to our ears....NOT!!!!

Our house is starting to resemble a dairy, a goat dairy to be exact. We are feverishly pasteurizing goat milk and making the most delicious garlic and dill goat cheese on the planet. Thinking about renaming the house to Maison de fromage de chèvre...House of Goat Cheese!

Signed up for water aerobics again and although I haven't gone yet due to cold evening weather, I'm sooooo looking forward to putting on the slenderizing bathing suit that cost me an arm and a leg...hopefully, thinner arms and legs.

....And I'm crafting my arse off, making whatever comes to mind...and that is what I'll be posting about soon.

What have you all been up to?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my friends in the blogging world,

from yours truly


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

College Pics

I finally have my camera back which leads me to think that Raquel is gonna need her own camera this coming Sept.

Cal Poly SLO Campus which sits in a valley surrounded by lush (right now) green hills

the dorms

does she fit in?

I'd say YEP!!! Go Mustangs!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just the Two of Us

Just resting up from a frenzied weekend. Raquel and I left for San Luis Obsipo on Thursday morning and came back home Friday night. The college of her choice had an open house all this weekend and the only days she could go were Thursday and Friday as she had to be in Fresno on Saturday. The open house was very impressive and I just couldn't believe how organized and well orchestrated the event was. Raquel met with her Ag teachers and was surprised to learn that she actually knew one from all the livestock events she's been involved with over the past 4 years.
She changed her Major from Ag. Science to Ag. Communications, but knowing her, she'll do both.
Ag. Communications is right up her alley. It involves Animals, Food,Writing, Art and public speaking...all the things she enjoys. Yep, she LOVES public speaking which I found out is people's #1 fear. This surprises us because as a kid, if we were at a park and other kids came around, she'd wanna leave or, if she needed another packet of ketchup from the McDonald's counters, she wouldn't go get it...until people left the area....Who knew?

We had a great time the two of us traveling along 101 hwy singing country tunes and talking 'bout college, guys, Ag. and life. How she got so smart is beyond me and after visiting the campus for the 2nd time, I'm more than sure she made the right decision. As soon as we came home from up north, she had to repack and head on up again with her FFA officer team to Fresno for the State Conference where they will vote on the next FFA State Officers. She will be busy with evens, activities, meetings and I hear a concert with Gloriana (never heard of them) and Cheryl Crow...I heard of

Anyways, Eric and I have been on our own for a couple of days with more to come as she doesn't come home till Tuesday and just let me say that it's really strange and really quiet around here.
As we were eating dinner last night, just the two of us, I said, "so this is how it's gonna be huh?",
his reply," Yep babe...just you and me....forever" San Luis Obsipo is only a 4 hour drive....I bet I can make it in 3 1/2....I'm just sayin'

ps. I have pics but not the camera at this time...perhaps later~

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Horsing Around

This weekend, Brenda and I ventured on up to San Juan Capistrano to check out a horse show. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and big puffy clouds. The area was just gorgeous with it's rolling green hills and bazillion dollar

There's lots to see at these events besides horses....there's dogs

Mexican Hairless ones

And Lexi, our friend Tom's dog who does tricks

There's art, like these life size sculptures

and this gorgeous mural made from strips of torn magazine

and then there's me (on a very windy day) and Tom. He was Raquel's 1st riding instructor. He still teaches, but he's also a polo player and sells very high end saddles and YES, I did go brunette but I think it faded

and last but certainly not least or the reason we were there....the jumpers

...and if it looks like a fairy tale ending to a wonderful was.

I'm just sayin'

Monday, April 4, 2011

Seeing Red

I have a pair of reading glasses in every room of my house and of course they must match the decor to whatever room I'm in...seriously, I'm not joking. Found a fabulous store in Palm Springs this past weekend called "The Alley" and found these beauties for my kitchen...

It's the little red things that make me happy~