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    Friday, August 29, 2008

    Little Tiny Vegetables...

    so its late august, and my cabana boy and i have been working feverishly to keep our little garden growning in this desert, i water in the morning before i go to work, he waters in the evening when he gets back home, sometimes we go out together and water again...just for good measure. the poor little plants are breathing heavily and gasping for air...oh wait, thats jack, our black lab. anyway, its so damn hot here that even the weeds dont grow. seriously, i have only had to pull three weeds all season! i was just about to give up on my garden and walk right into oncoming traffic (i really really REALLY want to be a gardener!!) when voilah!! (is that spelled right?) much to my suprise, i had little tiny tomatos and peppers to pick!! YAY!! my very first harvest....just the right size for a barbie salad bar. now where did i put all of those barbies??

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    the beginning of individuality

    its mid-august, and we are still in the nasty dawg-breath days of summer down here in the valley, but up in the gorgous mountains that surround us on all sides here in the high desert of utah...the nights are getting chilly, and the trees are finally starting to evolve into individuals.
    my favorite time of year has always been the one thats just out of my reach, the one thats not quite here yet. in winter, its spring; fresh warm air through newly opened windows, the budding of leaves, the promise of colorful flowers to decorate our earth, the warm spring sun on my winter chilled spring, its summer: the lazy afternoons spent sitting in the shade, sipping lemonade and reading a book, the parades, barbeques and picnics, and summer vacations. by the end of summer, i look forward to autumn's cold refreshing wind, the smell of wood smoke and apple cinamon tarts baking in the oven, and the changing of the colors, when the thousands of trees become one next to another next to another, instead of a solitary mass of green! one dark green evergreen next to a light green maple, next to a silver green aspen...and then yellow, orange and red! each tree a mighty statement of individuality and yet part of a bigger force. the forrest. is there anything on this planet more amazing or more beautiful?
    here are some pictures i took of our outing yesterday in the beautiful big cottonwood canyon, where the change is beginning to happen!!

    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    i'm sorry, what did you just call me?

    so i live in utah, and because i am am a gypsy, born to gypsies, i can be happy anywhere....for a certain amount of time. so life keeps me moving onward, and for now, i find myself in utah, for the second time in my life. how did i get here? again? well, theres the story we tell everyone, and the REAL story. the real story has alot to do with it being my turn to finally find true love and the safety, sanity and happiness that being with someone who is actually good, and sweet, and emotionally available, and not afraid to commit, and,oh yes, be FAITHFUL!! but, as with every happily ever after story, theres always something silly to still complain about. for me, its this goofy language that these crazy "utahens" all speak. seriously, i keep joking that i am going to write a book, but, i dont think i can wait til i have time to do that, so i decided to try a little of it out on any of you who read my blog. here goes....

    the format i will use is this: the utah pronunciation, the actual word, then i will use it in a sentance. this should be fun...
    pell ell - pale ale " i like this pell ell better than corona.
    hunnert -hundred " i told you a hunnert times, NO!!"
    cumferble -comfortable " these shoes are so cumferble!!"
    sell -sale "i am having a yard sell tomorrow."
    dill- deal "i got a great dill on these shoes!!"
    mouw-en - mountain "the mouw-en is on fire!!"
    wount- wouldn't " i wount have worn that to a wedding!!"
    lay-en - Layton " i live in lay-en"
    tore- tour " we are going on a tore of Alaska!!"
    shore -sure " i'm not shore if i can go with you."
    thishear -this year " i am going to Hawaii thishear."
    lashear -last year " this is my lashear of school!!"

    ok, enough cappin on these crazy "utahens"...but you see what i mean, right?? its hard to translate and listen to what they are trying to say at the same time...someone please just slap me if i ever start to talk like them!! oh my heck!!