Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The LifeLearner Party was a blast this year! So was the Clark County Mueseum. We spent 2.5 hours trick or treating on Friday night. So much fun!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I voted!

Yes, I get to wear my sticker. Two nights ago, i pondered my choice for president once more. Was I selling out? Did I really want to vote for someone so political? So entrenched in DC? Vote for someone who new how to play the game?

I disagree with Obama's view on education. I'm not so sure about his economic strategy, nor his tax plan. I have even wane from my socialistic ideals in later years. I do believe we should help everyone we can regardless. There has to be janitors and servers. Not everyone can be the Warren Buffets or Bill Gates. We have the freedom to help each other. I hate the argument: Why should I pay for some individual who just works the system in order to not have to work? Because without that generosity a mother has to struggle to find the medical care for her sick daughter. Does it matter she chose the career path she chose, or does it matter that we can help her without any judgement?

What was it that finally tipped the iceberg? The kind of leadership qualities I believe Obama possesses . I feel he is more likely to learn from his errors, has more self control, and will have the willingness to change.

So I could have voted for Barr, but I didn't. I voted for the top candidate of my choice.

I'm not expecting miracles just a leader with traits shared by some of our greatest presidents (or is greatest presidents an oxymoron?).

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zion National Park

Wow! What a weekend! I have not had so much fun with friends and family in forever! There were four families in a group campsite in Zion National Park. It was interesting watching the dynamics of other families. I was very happy to share my family with friends. Paul is generous and so helpful. He is truly my rock of Gilbralta. I have never considered him laid back despite his outward hippy appearance, but after this weekend I would say he's the best at being laid back. Sometimes I wish we'd had another child because Adrian is so socialable. I think maybe he'd be more content at home, but most times I think he's benefitted from all the energy & attention he receives from being an only child.

"Used Wet Clothes for Sale"!

This weekend Mom & Dad were not on his mind. He played from morning to night. What fun.

One of our friends asked if I missed traveling. I don't. Yes, traveling is my passion and sometimes I wonder would we have been more adventuresome and traveled to Europe to try the Horse shows if we had stayed living in our RV? Would life be so much less worrisome without the need to have to work harder to pay our mortgage? Yes I ponder these thoughts and I think: Did we make a mistake? But this weekend we thought about venturing over to the North Rim since we were so close and again I wondered about the life we gave up. Yet Adrian & I were in unison in our desire to get back home after the weekend away.
On Saturday evening the night wind was blowing in the leaves and a handful of us were still awake stroking the fire and my girlfriend strummed on her guitar and a overwhelming sense of peace came over me as I realized I was exactly where I want to be! I love my home and my friends, who are like minded and my new life!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What I Learned @ the Farm Festival

Spanish Sheep herders roamed Northern Nevada Country Side.

When trying to break the ice walk backwards


Llamas are shy animals!

Monday, October 6, 2008

School on Monday

So, every year@ this time, I start evaluating A's "education". It's fall, a time for new school things. Yea...I forget I don't school my kid!!! So today we march into the local learning center to retrieve items to help him learn what i fear he lags behind in. In this case as every year it is his handwriting & spelling & i still try & get those multiplications in! So I'm going through the work books & he's not helping. Workbooks are torture to him. Then i come to the games. Oh yea! It dawns on me how much he learns through games & activities. Duh... As my son would say. WE get home he starts right away on his new crystal kit. He love science. Then he goes on to play capture the flag with his dad. I drop in for lunch, as i am busy upstairs working & i realize my son knows more than me!
It was a question regarding whales. Well my son reads zoo books on the toilet everyday. He'll sit on that pot for close to an hour, head hidden in the magazine lines being formed on his butt cheeks as he releases yesterday's byproducts.
Yes his handwriting is atrocious & he not real good @ answering questions elaborately or telling stories, but he can sure create a Lego invention that comes with a good story!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daniel & A
Uncle Jeff's fish camp where we slept during our stay in MS. Those ducks love that coffee.

Cousin Lowery