Friday, October 19, 2007

Should have got my teaching certificate.....Or A Friday that is turning into a Monday.

Well this Friday has turned into a Monday. It is the last day for the lady I job share with (Cyndi), and the one who I job shared with 2 years ago (Patty) has been here a week trying to get caught up on the changes etc. Last night Patty's daughter in Michigan had a brain aneurysm and she will be flying out tomorrow. I told her I could cover 2 weeks full time to see what happens. So this is where I am job wise. We have no hosts to help after hours or week ends yet. Was told we would have one come in this week end....guess who that leaves to train the lady in the office. So far in the last 3 years I have trained 4 people and 3 have been my bosses (I don't want full time so keep getting to train whom ever is willing to work full time to be my "boss").
Otherwise it is great in Yuma. Has been in the low/mid 90's and cools down to mid 60-70 at night. Oh we have had one baby sidewinder found in the park. One scorpion (I was the lucky one who spotted it last night at dusk while Don & I were walking)and one Sun Spider which is poison's, Yes Patty I still enjoy the sunshine!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Try this

Place X on things you've done

Smoked a cigarette X
Drank so much you threw up X (Once was enough)
Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
Been arrested
Gone on a blind date
Skipped school X
Watched someone die
Been to Canada X
Been to Mexico X
Been to Florida X
Been on a plane X
Been lost X
Been on the opposite side of the country X
Gone to Washington, DC X
Swam in the ocean X
Felt like dying
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Recently colored with crayons
Sang karaoke
Paid for a meal with only coins
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't X
Made prank phone calls X
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
Caught a snowflake on your tongue X
Danced in the rain X
Written a letter to Santa Claus X
Been kissed under the mistletoe X
Watched the sunrise with someone you care about X
Blown bubbles X
Made a bonfire on the beach X
Crashed a party
Gone ice-skating X
Been skinny dipping X
Gone to the movies, paid for one ticket, and then snuck into another theater to
see a different feature afterwards

1. Any nicknames? Mar

2. Mother's name? Grace

3. Favorite drink? Diet Pepsi

4. Tattoos? I don't do needles!

5. Body piercing? ears

6. How much do you love your job? It's a job.

7. Birthplace? Salem OR

8. Favorite vacation spot? Coasta Rica (or a cruise ship)

9. Ever been to Africa? No

10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes

11. Ever been on TV? Yes-Square Danceing

12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No

13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes

14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door

15. Favorite salad dressing? Honey Mustard

16. Favorite pie? Pumpkin

17. Favorite number? 11

18. Favorite movie? Recent..Hairspray

19. Favorite holiday? Christmas

20. Favorite dessert? Pie

21. Favorite food? Mexican

22. Favorite day of the week? All are great.

23. Favorite brand of body wash? Nexus shampoo.....

24. Favorite toothpaste? Colgate

25. Favorite smell? Gardenia

26. What do you do to relax? Read

27. Do you have a message to your friends reading this? Enjoy today.

28. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Still enjoying retirement.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

3 Blue Sevens

Last night Wes and Harlean asked us to go to Bingo with them. We never win but enjoy their company so said yes. Got there a bit early so passed the time with the slot machines. Don hit 3 7's on the red, white and blue machine for about $60. Then hit 3 Blue Sevens for about $150. Time for bingo so about 3/4 the way through there is a game with 7's red, white and blue. You guessed it Don bingo'd on the blue seven, another $200. Marlyn had a good time...........

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Life is Wonderful

Spent last week end in Bisbee, Az. seeing oldest daughter and family's new home and helping take out some LARGE juniper that blocked views from both living room and bedroom. (OHHH SO NICE not sidewinders or scorpions found in them.) Nice house that hosts many birds in yard (yes we saw a Cardinal in yard and the first one we had ever seen was in their home in Mass)
In the last month have seen both daughters and family plus my brother and sister. This is really better than we did when we lived much closer to them in Oregon.
Snowbirds (and friends) are returning to the park in Yuma. Went out with about 15 to dinner last night, have a couple over tonight for dinner. Yes winter season has started.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Spent the last 2 weeks of September with my youngest daughter and family in Oregon. Son in law had back surgery. Thank goodness he is doing much, much better. Will take a bit to recover from a month of pain and little activity. Did get a chance to visit with some family and friends while I was "home" plus soccer game and gymnastic meet.
Came home to cooler weather (high 90's) and more snowbirds returning.