Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Suns Fun!

A nice friend from work gave me a couple of tickets to the Suns game last night. We decided "what the heck" and went to the game. It was so much fun! Thank goodness for the big electronic scoreboard with the screen. That is really how we could see the game at all. It was so colorful and the lights flash different colors with each advertisement. It is hard not to look at it - rather distracting - if you really want to watch the game you sort of have to block it out. Our seats were in the nose-bleed section only third row from the very top. The atmosphere was electric, and it buzzed clear up to where we were sitting. Here is the little blimp that flew around the upper deck. It was below us! ha ha The Suns Fans are obnoxious, the vendors are annoying, and the players are amazing! It was fun do to something out of the ordinary on an ordinary week night. Thanks, Jeanne!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Posies

Thanks for the beautiful roses, Rod! They are gorgeous, and they smell wonderful, too! I can smell them as soon as I walk into the room. My husband was so sweet and gave me these exquisite flowers on Saturday for Valentine's Day. That way I could enjoy them all weekend!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Hard Month

January was a hard month. It seems I don't post when things are hard. But life is not always easy and there are lessons to be learned from the adversities. Many of my grandchildren had serious injuries, and my heart has been with them. It is hard for me to be so far away when my dear ones are injured and I cannot be there to offer my support and comfort to them. And I know my daughter hurts with her children so I have worried about her, too.
My other daughter has struggled with career and education decisions, so I have worried about her and what the future has in store for her. She is an amazing woman, working hard to make a life for her and her daughter.
I have had challenges at work. Many tears have been shed, and I have been looking for a new job. I don't know that a new job is really the answer - many times the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, but then we discover that it is manure - sometimes DEEP manure - that makes the grass greener. Right now I am sticking it out. I have always loved my current job. I just don't like the way that many of the people there are being treated. When they hurt, I hurt. That is part of loving others. I am blessed with the ability to love others, and sometimes that can be very painful. However, it mostly brings joy - so giving the love away is definitely worth it.
Becca and I made our favorite Special K Candy one night. It was fun to be in the kitchen with her and make this addicting and delicious treat!
We also got to have dinner one night at Carlos and Lucy's house with Hector, Tricia, and sweet baby Elijah. When I hold this little boy, my spirit soars. He is so cute and cuddly! Thank you to the Maravillas for sharing their precious little boy with us! We love you! I always love to hear Carlos play and sing. He is so very talented and I feel privileged when we get to have our own exclusive performances! Thanks for a relaxing evening with wonderful food and dear friends!