The other day when I had the day off and was the only one home I decided to do something that I haven't done in quite some time - - - -mow the lawn. I have to say that in my youth (and some may disagree but remember that I'm right) I was the designated mower. I can remember long sunny afternoons as I pushed our mower around every inch of our lawn and grandpa's and doing it all out of the love of my heart. As the years went by and into my teens Mario and Marcos began to be old enough to help out now and again, and I have to say that after all my years of hard work I was glad for the change. Well, I reflected upon all of that as I went out to the mower which has since changed to the wonderful riding mower that helps make the process SO much easier and welcoming. I decided to start in the back with the huge field that we used to use as a baseball diamond and that leads to the entrance to the field. I have always considered myself a country girl - in the fact that I like the country, the wide open space - and definitely not in the way that means I come in contact with animals because since I can remember they scare the crap out of me. Horses, cows, dogs, cats, mice, goats - the list goes on. Now the field is home to Burt's cows and the lawn that I was mowing comes right up to the gate. The gate used to be strong and sturdy but since Uncle Jim has moved to Peterson and used it a lot more it has become flimsy from all of the use. As I began approaching the gate many of those great giant beast's we call cows, began to move very close to the fence and I was feeling a bit uncomfortable. Now put together my fear of animals and the flimsy fence and you have a recipe for disaster. All of a sudden I was seeing visions of the cows pushing through the fence and making my quiet mowing experience into my own private running of the bulls where they would trample me and no one could save me for the mere fact that no one would come looking for me "out in the field, mowing" and I would die alone with my last image of this great world being cow's feet(or is in hooves - who knows). Now, with all of that running through my head I did what any self respecting Agrizoophobe would do - - - I decided to only mow the half of the lawn away from the crowd of cows while constantly turning to make sure they weren't coming at me from behind. I can tell you it wasn't easy but, the fact that I am now writing this can put your heart at ease that I didn't die from a trampling of cows. . . . .
Sunday, September 21, 2008
(as close as I dared go and bear in mind that there were more cows when I was mowing closer to them and also they look MUCH bigger in person:)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So . . . . a few weeks ago I made one of my mom's dreams come true and we had a great time. My mom has always said that she has wanted to go to Swiss Days in Heber but we have never been able to go . . . until, this year. We left really early Saturday morning with a car full of Mate, snacks and good music and headed to Heber. It was a beautiful morning and it was good we got there early because it was packed full of crazy Swiss Day goers who loved the homemade scones, crazy booths and small town parade. It was fun to see all of the crafts and the parade reminded me of a typical Morgan parade with High School Cheerleaders and homemade floats. We then made our way to SLC and another place my mom was dying to see - - - -IKEA. It was just like everyone has said in that it had great deals, new looks and good prices. It was a really fun weekend.
This is mom and I bright and early Saturday morning . .
Here is the typical Susy Chard road trip food - - - - bread, string cheese and of course Mate . . .
It was a beautiful day and they had a fun little parade as well (check out mom's serious face)
Now here comes the fun time of the trip - - -the great IKEA. Now you can tell by the looks on both of our faces how we felt about the decision that was made to come to this store:)
and that's a wrap . . .
Monday, September 8, 2008
I'm tired. School these past few weeks have been interesting and intense because I got so used to NOT being in school but overall I am enjoying the classes and at the same time I am wondering if I will ever be done. I really should have just stuck to it out of High School and things would be different but you can't change the past so no point in dwelling on it. I am also doing a Boot camp work out that starts at 5:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and those that really know me know I am NOT a morning person - so needless to say the 4:30 alarm chime is not a welcome friend. To many things to do and not enough time but all there really is to do is to keep going. So . . . . time for a random fact about Mia quiz - - - - Of these three things 2 are true and 1 is not - - - - do you know which is which . . .
1 - The movie Thirteen going on 30 makes me cry . . .
2 - I harbor a secret desire to be a Limo driver . . .
3 - I love gardening . . .