Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Let It Rain Veggies

As the seeds pop their little heads above the soil I start to think about the long term (i.e. end of the summer) plans for my garden. One of the things I hate about New Mexico is that it is SO hot during the summer days that lettuce (unless in some special area), doesn't do very well. So I just bought the above item (from Gardeners). This way my cucumbers can grow and not cover the ground ... while the lettuce is cool underneith it. I'm super excited for it to show up!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Weekend & Weekdays

The past 3 weeks have been pretty much ... hell (when it comes to work). I've been trying to solve a bug that has been painful! This pain-in-the-ass bug was finished up last week and the sort of relief I'm feeling is astounding. Mike flew home on Friday (after having his seat given away on an across the Atlantit flight) and the weekend was spent doing very little around the house.

Now that a new week has begun, I'm trying to decide when to start the next large project. My motivation level is really really low.

Any advice? Give up and become a gardner?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunny Days

The grass is turning green. The fruit trees are in full bloom. I can smell the grill and summer fun just around the corner.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring Flowers

I'm not sure about spring flowers and the whole May showers bit (since we had snow this past weekend).

But I'm at home this afternoon (waiting on someone ... who was SUPPOSE to be here between 8am-12) and I figured I'd take some photos of the flowers out front. Pictures of spring in New Mexico.

Bad Kitty

Friday, April 11, 2008

On The Road

In Jack Kerouac's book there is a lot more drinking and driving than what is happening with me - but we are on the road again. We just made it to the motorcycle track (Deming New Mexico), where the skies are blue and the wind is blowing (go figure ... spring in New Mexico).

The photo is of Bend and his thoughts about traveling. He road down here on my lap.

Of course Mike is the other photo. Go Speed Racer!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Bad Omen

This morning, while walking into the office, I was next to a large building and I hear a THUMP. I look up to see a bird falling down right over top of me. It was a pretty little blue colored bird. This must mean something about today!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

When The Outdoors Kills

I have probably never felt as bad as I have this weekend. First, I got a Wii. Which means that on Friday night I spent way too much time bowling (leading to a sore rear on Saturday morning).

Saturday was filled with a trip to the dump, unloading a shed, digging up trees and weeds, another trip to the dump. Ending with 9 people helping us move our shed across the yard. All of this is occurring outside where my allergies are making it very difficult for me not to sneeze and scratch at my eyes.

I wake up this morning to feel even MORE sore than I did on Saturday morning, and my right eye is swollen. I mean really really swollen. It looks like I ran into a wall or something. Anyway, today was putting all of the crap back into the shed, another trip to the dump, and transferring my closet from winter to summer. I'm now wearing fuzzy pink slipper and sitting on the couch drinking a large glass of water. For a 2 day weekend I sure am TIRED!!!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Heard On NPR This Morning

For those of you that don't know - I was born in Kalispell. My whole family is from there. This story just cracked me up!

Kalispell attempted robbery leads to charges
Posted: April 1, 2008 01:02 PM
Updated: April 1, 2008 10:53 PM
A Kalispell man will now be facing a slew of charges after allegedly attempting to rob Taco Johns with a replica of a Glock tactical pistol.

Officials with the Kalispell Police Department say that Shane Roe, 24, entered the business on Monday afternoon, displayed his pistol and then demanded free food.

The employee refused, and then Roe is said to have laughed and demanded money from the register. The employee refused again.

Roe then placed an order, paid for it and sat down with his female companion.

Officers later found Roe outside the Kalispell Center Mall and when he tried to hide his gun from view, he was arrested at gunpoint.

The gun was later determined to be an air-soft pistol.

- Angela Monroe reporting from KAJ in Kalsipell

A Flathead Valley man is facing Attempted Armed Robbery charges after allegedly trying to rob a Kalispell fast food restaurant.

The Kalispell Police Department responded to Taco John's at around 2:30 p.m. and officials tell us that a male and female suspect walked up to the counter to place an order, the man then demanded the employee give him free food, and displayed a pistol.

The employee refused and the man then demanded money from the register, but again the employee refused to comply with the would-be robber. The suspect then placed an order, paid for it, ate and left.

Authorities later located the suspect near the south entrance into the Red Lion Motel at Kalispell Center Mall, where a brief altercation ensued and the pistol was spotted.

Shane Roe, 27, ended up being arrested at gunpoint and is now being held at the Flathead County Detention Center pending his initial court appearance.

- Angela Monroe reporting from KAJ in Kalispell.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ode To A Daffodil

As I sit her blowing my nose (allergies) and suffering away ... I
think, "My how I love spring flowers." In Seattle they would appear and
I would love to see them. Here I see them and revel in the gorgeous colors ... but they now always mean allergies for me.

Daunting the cold dew of winter days passed.
Daffodils peak out of the solid ground.
Delicious golden yellow.
Daydreaming of warm summer nights.

The photo is of my brother from a St. Patrick's day basketball game (Boston against San Antonio). He was one of the only Boston fans there. When we were kids people thought that we could be twins. What do you think now??