Monday, November 25, 2013

Better than Candy Christmas treat!

If you want to give your neighbors something for Christmas, but they don't want sugar, then give them this vegetable Christmas tree treat! You can even make the plate part of the gift. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spirit Goat Parking Only

While helping my nieces getting their senior pictures taken in Logan, Utah, we found an interesting little alley in an old part of Logan, which included this intriguing facade on Federal Avenue. 
While wandering in between the charming old-world style buildings, I caught sight of a sign in a window. What did it say? I went closer to see.
Could I believe my eyes? Did it really say, "Parking for the Spirit Goat only?" Who...or what... is the Spirit Goat? Ah, the ever-faithful Internet brings up the information that the Spirit Goat creates goat's milk soaps and lotions. You can see a photo of the goat here: So if you see her driving along Federal Avenue in Logan, Utah, you'd better get out of her parking space before she butts you out!

Monday, November 11, 2013

The trouble with Cars

I don't argue that cars are helpful things. When mine works, I love my PT Cruiser (except for its low clearance. I lost an oil pan from rolling over a rock on a canyon road a few years ago.) When they don't work, cars are just big hunks of junk. Last year, my car got several mysterious flat tires. It seemed like I found a flat tire every other week for a couple of months. Weird.

My sister's tire was weird, too because the tire repair man said he'd never seen a flat like hers with a stick impaled in her tire. He couldn't figure out how it had happened.

But I digress.
This year, I had to have a new alternator put in my hot-rod-red PT Cruiser. Only a couple of weeks later, my car broke down on a highway north of Gunnison while I was rushing to get my prescriptions before closing time. The new alternator had gone junk, but my knight in shining red truck armor came and rescued me in enough time to get my car to a safe place and also get my tasks done. We barely made it! It was so exciting.
Do you like your vehicle? Or would you rather have a horse?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Halloween Costume Reveal!

I was going for Pop Star. (See the sparkly shirt? See the dramatic cape? See the glitter on my eyelids?) (If you missed my pix, see my previous post.)
My 19-year-old went with the Native American theme

 While my 14-year-old chose traditional clothes and pulled funny faces. 

 What was your Halloween costume?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bavarian Doughnut Dissection

If I eat a doughnut, it's got to be worth the calories, like a Bavarian doughnut with heavenly cream filling from Miller's Bakery in Manti. When I got this one (it's been awhile ago) it looked to be full of promise.

This is what I expected:

This is what I got:

Moral of the story: Doughnuts are not to be trusted.

If I ever think I want to eat another doughnut, then I will remember that I've had enough doughnuts in my lifetime to recall their taste, and that my imagination will provide a perfect, and calorie free, doughnut for my virtual tasting pleasure.

Do you eat doughnuts? What kind do you like?