Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Returning from Texas to Nevada then Utah

Great Texas BBQ with Allen's daughter: l-r Sarah, Katherine and Alicia

Gatesville High School 1962 graduating class

Our host's little ranch with his own lake and lots of cattle
Sunset in Texas
Classmates visit and renew old friendships

Friday, October 20, 2017

Las Vegas to TEXAS

Meeting the daughters in Texas, it was a long day of travel...
Texas here we come
Las Vegas traffic-heavy duty
View of city from airport
Taking off on Frontier Airlines
Lots of clouds

Texas a few hours later

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Creative Aging Conference

Got asked to speak at a conference this weekend on Words can Heal describing how journaling and poetry can help us understand our feelings better and bring healing. It was fun and I love to teach. Then got introduced to lots of great ideas to implement in my life. Here's some  photos from the Conference held in St. George, Utah.

Held at Dixie State University, lots of artists and caregivers and discussions
I organize a display for our local poetry activities
Trying to create interest in attendees to join our poetry society
This sculptor works in metals with welding and doesn't let his wheelchair stop his art
Cowboy poet, tells his story in music-lots of fun, there was art too.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Autumn Leaves at Kolob Reservoir

Kolob Reservoir about an hour's drive from St. George
Lots of yellow aspen leaves everywhere

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


You never know what each day will bring. Last week one of my molars in the back of my mouth that is covered by a crown started to ache. Well, come to find out it is infected and needs professional help. More than my regular dentist provides, so it was time to make an appointment with a root canal specialist.... today was the day. I kept telling myself "You can do this..." And I did. Really liked my doctor who happens to be a graduate of my alma mater BYU and has a sense of humor. He's also fast and in no time at all, he had numbed my tooth and went to work without removing my crown, while I watched HGTV with earphones. Boy, does that help to keep your mind off what happening and the doctor saying this will pinch a little as he numbs your jaw. Afterwards I had a crooked smile but I was alive! Will come back in two months to finish it up. Modern technologies are great and I still have all my teeth mostly filled with root canals and crowns. Tomorrow will be easier.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy October and Fall is HERE!

It's that time of year...
Pumpkins everywhere...
Different colors and shapes
Caryn and I enjoying lunch outdoors in Santa Clara
Our favorite home decor story Uncle and Aunties....
Time for fall decor and Hallowen stuff
Fun fantasy figures-too cute
Pumpkin scarecrows
Black cats everywhere...
Time for autumn themes