Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Randomness #686: Backfire car/spider ad campaign depending on your point of view



They might think this is a clever advertising gimmick but it just repulses me.  I do not want to ride on that bus or shop at that dealership.  And it was sprinkling so there are water spots on the window through which I took the picture.  Black widows are actually a fairly decent spider to have around for insect control.  Very territorial.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Randomness #301 : "This Is Only a Drill"

Daisy and I volunteered to be patients for a disaster preparedness drill earlier this month at the Utah Air National Guard Base.  There was an article from the Deseret News and a picture!  We are picture number 10 on the slideshow.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865653514/This-is-only-a-drill-Guardsmen-train-for-a-major-emergency.html?pg=all

They were going to have more volunteers but that didn't work out so we got to do several scenario runs.  Daisy got to play a number of wounded individuals and she did a great job!  We split up after the first couple and on her third stint she was in the red line with a crowd of people around her based on her "injuries".  She said they took very good care of her and she felt like she was in capable hands. It was a fun learning experience in a safe setting and we'd be happy to volunteer again!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Randomness #478: Jack with suggestions on how to spend a Sunday afternoon


Take up a position of power on Sunday morning:  "What do you mean you want to play the piano?"


Avail yourself of the opportunity to move you mind with some of the available books just lying around: "Just a bit of lite afternoon reading..."


Now time for a siesta!   A soft fuzzy blanket and a plush robe on the upholstered chair should provide enough for maximum snuggle value.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Randomness #169: A Swimming PSA

A Public Service Announcement for swimming touting the health benefits of swimming.  Thank you to my local pool for posting this infographic.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Randomness #143: the remnants of a loaf of stollen

 Ingrid's Stollen.  Simply delicious.  Made some in December, still eating it in February.  Ingrid always said it stored well for months if kept in a cool, dry place.
Cherries, other fruits and nuts, and a homemade marzipan center (long since devoured-it didn't go through the whole loaf) made this one of the best batches of stollen I've ever made and eaten.  I'm so glad I got to see Ingrid make her stollen both at her home and with our old ward.  She was always so generous and gracious in sharing her cooking and baking talents.  She passed away this last winter but I'll always remember her through her recipes.