Sandblasting is the New Microdermabrasion

April 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm (Weekend Fun)

We spent the weekend camping at Little Sahara Recreation Area. It was fun to spend time with my Brother-in-law, his wife, and my nieces and nephews. The down side was that it was so windy that we didn’t stay as long as we planned.  For starters, all the dust, sand and whatever else was in the air really aggravated my allergies so I was just a big drippy nose and a pair of itchy eyes the entire time.  It was so bad that we sat inside of our trailers and played games (Phase 10, anyone?).

Now that we’re home, I’ve noticed how smooth and a little bit sore my skin is.  There’s no way I was outside long enough to get sunburnt, so my guess it’s from the wind and the sand.  Why pay money for microdermabrasion when you can let the wind and sand take care of it for free?

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Soaring with the Eagles

February 19, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Weekend Fun)

Yesterday we went to the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area to see the Bald Eagles.  We were lucky enough that there was a group of about 50-60 eagles,  just hanging out by the river,  for our observation.  This was a pretty cool experience since I have never  seen a Bald Eagle in the wild before.  We got some great pictures. 

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This one stayed in the same spot, watching the whole time we were there.eagles8.jpg

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I’m no birdwatching expert, but I think that’s a hawk.

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So there is your very photo-laden post for today.  My DH did such a good job on these that it was hard to choose!  Especially when you’re starting with 40 photos! 

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Finished Objects = Happy Husband= Pictures for My Blog

January 21, 2008 at 3:50 pm (knitting, Weekend Fun)

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a finished object.  I finally had two last week. 

First, I finished the Clapotis.  It’s huge!  But I love it.  I wore it to a dinner with my husband over the weekend.  The building this event is in is always drafty and cold.  I was so glad to have it to wrap up in!  I wasn’t cold at all. 

Special thanks to DD#1 and my DH for modeling and taking pictures!

It was a fun evening.  The guest speakers were Apa Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa.  They both took a few minutes to speak.  What do men who have climbed Everest on numerous occasions talk about?  They spoke in broken English about the importance of getting an education.  A man who has summitted Everest 17 times and another man who is the world record holder for the fastest climb of Everest talked about education.  I was surprised and touched as I listened to both of them talk about how growing up in Nepal, they didn’t have a choice, but we do.  They now live here, in Utah, so that they can provide better opportunities for their families.  A good reminder of how fortunate I am to have the things I do.

Anyway,  here are a couple pictures of the Clapotis.

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Pattern:  Clapotis

Yarn:  Paton’s Wool Merino in Dark Natural Mix, 3 skeins

Needles:  Size 8

That’s DD #1 modeling.  She says her she wants to knit one for herself for her next knitting project!

Thanks to DD#1 for modeling and to the DH for taking the pictures!  Happy Monday!

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