Friday, August 30, 2019


Unexpected, suddenly...rough driving
something is off, not smooth or controlled.
Stop, look and discover flatness where
roundness should be. Tire going down.

This is not good. Time to remember
how to change a tire, good ole hubby
is here but instructions needed and time
soon the flat is off and spare tire on.

off to BIG O TIRES, an hour later
four new tires, bill of $888 to pay
wow-unscheduled expense today
now we’re back in the car rolling on

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Where did AUGUST go?

Just hanging out at home, inside with coolness provided by AC. Enjoying early mornings of walking, journaling and studying. The rest of the day is filled: fixing meals, some light housework, family history research and indexing. No trips planned just being a HOMEBODY. Happy to see that school is starting that means maybe coolness although it's suppose to be 105 degrees tomorrow. But SEPTEMBER will come with new possibilities and more moderate temps. Ready for FALL!

My oldest son Frank V and his son Hakan now 6 ft tall at age 15
I realize I have 4 tall sons (l-r) Jeff 6', Brook 6'9", Dan 6'2" & Frank V 6'5"
I'm short at 5'10" amazing how we all start small as babies then grow taller.
Back in scouting days 1984 or so (l-R) Brook, Daniel, Jeff and Frank V

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Interesting ACTIVITY

Today we had a lecture about local Anasazi petroglyphs and their possible interpretation.

Our presenter showed a video of light and shadow on petrogylphs on Solitice this year
Great attendance as two branches came together for visiting and refreshments after
Volunteers brought healthy snacks to enjoy and we did...
Lots of talking and visiting took place
Our menfolk enjoyed the tasty refreshments and visiting

Our presenter on the left Patricia Kent

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In charge Akemi Cardon

Saturday, August 10, 2019


One of the rewards of a hot summer is FRESH FRUIT. We've been enjoying watermelon, peaches, cherries, plums, raspberries, blueberries and apricots. A new discovery for me that makes a great healthy breakfast is STEEL CUT OATS. Never heard of it before until my daughter in law bought some cooked and frozen at Costco. Well, I found it uncooked at my local grocery store and wanted to try it BUT it take 30 minuets to cook. Who has 30 minutes to cook MUSH? I usually do instant ROLLED OATS but they don't taste the same. So now I cook steel cut oaks once a week and add fresh fruit plus coconut, sliced almonds and milk. DELICIOUS. Try it, you'll LOVE IT!

Try it, you'll love it!

Delicious with blueberries and peaches!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time with FAMILY

Been wanting to see more of my grandkids but everyone is busy with trips, etc. So when we got invited to come to a piano recital for the Karlsson grandkids in Northern Utah we were off.

Dad Jeffrey is recording Edmund's piano solo while mom and Lorien watch
Lorien will be in 4th grade this year and Edmund in 2nd grad
Rachel's mom and dad were able to come also and cousin Emilee
No stage fright at all, Eddie is serious about this piano playing
Lorien had on her special "recital dress" and looks beautiful
Mom and daughter duet was special

Friday, August 2, 2019


This time we are going to Utah Valley via I-70 through Price and up to Strawberry Reservoir to stay in a favorite place DANIEL'S SUMMIT INN by Heber. A lovely place at about 7000 ft elevation with cool breezes blowing and aspen trees out the window. Also a few mosquitoes I'll have to avoid.