Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here we are at the beginning of our hike. It's a beautiful day out, starting temperature is around 60 degrees! This particular hike was Northeast of Phoenix, in a location called Sears/Kay.
One lone tree, not even very pretty; but it's part of the natural scenery, and somehow it struck me as picturesque!
Every now and then you have to climb around to get a better shot . . . and hope you do not lose your footing and go over the edge . . .
Spectacular scenery, makes you feel like you are really living healthy! Those are the Superstition Mountains in the background. LOTS of fresh air, right?
My dog, Amber, went along this time --- and she's wondering "Hmmm, what animal does this smell like?"
They call this rock "the Soldier."
Pretty big to be just kind of balanced there, don't you think?
This is called the "Soldier's Boot" -- I don't make this stuff up, I'm just passing the info along to you.
One of the "rooms" in the Indian Ruins. This is what I'd call 'roughing it.'
Somehow scenery like this always makes me feel very insignificant.
Pretty awesome scenery!
Anyone looking for peace and quiet? See that tiny ranch down there -- that's what I'd call "isolation." Makes me feel like I'm a "city girl."
OK, time for lunch -- you buy!!!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Partly just to stay (or get) in shape, and partly as we are getting prepared for our trip to Peru, my new hubby told me about a hike we could go on today. He tells me, "it's a paved walkway, only about 1/2 a mile or so, and you'll see some Indian Ruins."
I told him - "fine, let's do it, sounds like fun!" So we drive, and drive ..... it's not an hour or 1-1/2 hours away, but closer to 2 hours! And the paved walkway? haha that lasted for about 50 feet -- and 1/2 mile? more like 3 miles, lots of rocks formed into steps, so climbing up and down. Whew! We did stop a few times for a few minutes each time as the tour guide explained about the surroundings!
So even though I'm too tired to even wiggle, it was a wonderful day, the temps were just right for a hike like that, I didn't have to worry about going to the gym and I sure didn't have to worry about getting in my goal of 7500 steps! We went WAY over that.
Can't wait to see the scale in the morning -- at least if I can make it out of bed!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I'm up, I'm up! But now I've got other things to worry about . . . . . one of my main worries is how my hair will look! I see gray showing halfway up the side of my face and also right at the ears -- so I guess I'd better color it again. Why did I wait until the day of the wedding you are probably wondering? Well..... there is a method to my madness; my hair always looks perfect the day I color it. I don't know why, but it always does. So that will be done today. I even put it on my Spark Appointments!
My dog is clipped and shampooed -- so she's looking wonderful. . . . ya, she'll most likely upstage me and get all the attention!
My house is vacuumed and polished -- and all the Christmas decorations are down and put away. Hope I don't see something I missed just as the ceremony is taking place! You know how, when company comes, you always seem to see that one little thing you missed.
I've tried on the dress that was my final decision at least 10 times now. So unless it shrunk a size overnight, I guess I'll still be able to get into it...... now I just hope my feet will hold up in those "high" heels that I'm not used to wearing. And I'm so used to having my pedometer snapped on my shoe, I wonder if it would be OK to snap it on my heels -- I'd hate to miss count on all those steps I'll be taking!
I took my "soon-to-be-hubby" out for Mexican food late yesterday afternoon, as that's his favorite -- it was a bribe for going with me to run errands. Of course we both gained weight because of it. He said he gained 4 pounds! I just smiled at him and said "that Mexican food will do it every time, must be the chips!" I did not feel it was nearly as funny when I saw that I had gained a whole pound!
Well, with one eye on the clock and the other eye just roaming around -- I'll just say a little prayer and hope everything goes well today; I know that tomorrow when I log back into SP I'll have people wanting details and looking for pictures (which of course I won't have yet) -- actually I think I'll settle down and relax once my hair is done and I'm dressed. (sigh) Can I have that glass of wine now?
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Friday, January 07, 2011
Although I put an icon of a traditional "bride" on this blog, I will not be dressed even remotely like that. This is not the 1st, or even the 3rd time around for me (and can you believe they are ALL dead?) -- so I figured why bother to hold with tradition!
I'm being very scandalous and plan on wearing a gorgeous black dress with tiny little black beads crisscrossing the bodice, then below the waist it flares out in an overskirt of sheer material, looking very feminine. I will have on diamond earrings and a diamond necklace and on my shoulder will be a creamy white orchid. My heels will have glittery rhinestone dust on them (the diamond effect) and my groom will also be dressed in a black suit with a light pink shirt and gray tie. Diamond tietack. He will have a light pink carnation in his lapel -- and the best man will also. I believe the matron of honor is wearing black or black/white and she will have a corsage of 2 pink rosebuds with baby's breath. We even have a professional photographer coming to the house so there will not be any cut off heads or stupid looks on someone's face. (If she takes those she can also throw them away! haha) Then. . . . . like good friends should, we are all going out to dinner at a nice restaurant near here. It will only be about 6 o'clock, but hey! we're senior citizens! I was asked if I will have a wedding cake!!?? Actually, I am not a big "cake" eater, so if there is any way to avoid it, I will. But we might have one at a reception that we will have a bit later.
No honeymoon right now, but on March 9th we are flying to Peru for an entire month! Now..... THAT'S A HONEYMOON! I'll be breathless at 14,000 feet. You bet I will!
So the countdown is this week-end, then Monday..... then TUESDAY, that's the day!!!!! You realize that day will be 1-11-11 -- 5ones (my new email address!)
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