Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Moab Utah - Oh Yes

This past weekend we decided to go camping in Utah. We decided on Moab - we were going to try hiking the back side of a long mountain bike trail that we haven't been to before. Given the temperatures last week, it was probably NOT the best idea to go camping ... but we figured it might warm up a little in Utah.

It was around 0 degrees out our first night - which is why we got a hotel for the second night. The hike we wanted to do, wasn't passable on the icy road. So, we ended up hiking the Moab Rim Trail (which was in the shadows most of the morning and very cold). The trip was lovely fun even with the super cold weather.

The photo are of the snow as we drove through Colorado (after having breakfast with a good friend up in Taos). Mike and I trying to get a fire burning in super cold weather. And the trail that we hiked - steep and covered in snow.

The kicker for the whole weekend is that on Monday (MLK day ... and another day off of work), I got sick. And am still feeling really sick. Head colds are the worst!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Two New Mexico Funnies

The other day I was driving home and there was a government truck in
front of me. The light was red. And the truck just kept on driving out
into the road. By the time the light turned green the truck was over
1/2 way through the intersection. I found this amazing.

second funny thing I found was at the grocery store. I was looking for
ground nutmeg. I was looking in the N section (since the spices arealphabetized
). What idiot puts ground nutmeg in the N section?? I found it right
after the GARLIC. I guess "ground" is now part of the spice name.

Sometimes this place makes me laugh!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cake & Old Photo

As promised. Snow photo ....

Also, it is Ian's 2nd birthday today. This is the cake I made for him!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Snow - Storms - & Lay Offs

Yesterday was a snowy day - which was great (photo to be posted later).
The lab shut down at 2PM and sent us home. There was probably a foot of
snow on the drive that needed to be shoveled. This morning it was icy
on most of the side streets (so they told us not to come into work
until 10AM). It is now around 10:30 and the director is speaking ... he
just said that after all the people who took the voluntaryseparation
... THEY WILL NOT BE LAYING ANYONE OFF ... at least right now. Thank
goodness. I'm happy that a RIF wont be hitting friends, family, and the
housing market.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Happy New Year All.
I, as of today, have no new years resolutions. Maybe I'll try to blog more. But, who knows. I got this from a friend. Thought I'd share.