Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I'm all for taking care of the Earth, in fact here are some of the things we do at our house:
~Changed our light bulbs to the squiggly more-efficient ones
~Buy energy-efficient appliances when we purchase new ones
~Turn off lights when not in use
~Turn our computers on Power-Save Mode
~Adjust our thermostat down a few degrees
All good things and I'm all for it - hey, it saves me a buck or two as well. BUT there are times when I just say NO - LIKE:
~Saving the whales - NOPE, but I'll jump on the bandwagon for saving unborn babies!!!
~Or THIS from Sheryl Crow - you've got to be kidding - I think she just "stepped over the line"!!! Sorry- although I teach my kids to try to use less toilet paper, I REFUSE to go to ONE SQUARE!!! OK, to be honest, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard ~ or maybe she's just got a smaller derriere than mine!!!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Always in My Heart....
Peace in the Pandemonium....
And many more.....
Now, if you are nominated - you must nominate 5 more bloggers and make a post on your blog with a link back to this one. (All the rules, huh?!?!) Hey, and the best part, you can steal the Thinking Blogger Award for your blog too!!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
We had a day - we had meetings all morning and then decided to venture out on our own again. To all who know either of us - that is a surprise that they even let us out without GPS units attached to us, but yes, we may only be in Portland once so we go out venturing. Today's venture - the Chinese Gardens!! So we get on this tram/bus thing and off we go - we just listen for our stop - hey, we are good!!! The gardens were gorgeous - I am SO glad we took the time (and BRAVERY) to go. It was on the way back though that our traveling courage was tested - we already STICK OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB around here - everyone takes one look at us and KNOWS we hail from Iowa!!! We get on the train and grab a hold and get ready for the jolt we know happens at every stop and start (see, we are getting seasoned, aren't we?!?!). Sonia, she's smart, she grabs the iron pole, Me - I grab the leather handle hanging from the ceiling - I've seen people do it, I figure I can do it too. I am holding on for dear life as we are jolting forward and my strap breaks - I AM NOT KIDDING - totally comes right off the pole and I am just praying I don't land on the floor OR in the bum's lap next to me!! Thankfully, I find another pole to grab onto - I AM NOT KIDDING AGAIN - people are laughing from three train cars in either direction and one lady looks at me and says, "You will have to pay for that - See that camera?? You were being taped." I was dumbfounded - I thought - You have got to be kidding!!! Then, thankfully, she busts out laughing. I am SURE I was three shades of red - needless to say - we got off at the next stop - nope it wasn't even our stop, but we were getting out of there!!! Enough free entertainment for the people of Portland!! Hmmm, I'm thinking tonight it's room service and it's a good thing we're leaving soon - Portland can't handle too much more of us and I doubt we'd ever leave our room again anyway!!!!
See you all in SAFE Iowa!!!! (If our city even talks about putting in a tram thing, I will have a word with the city - those are DEFINITELY NOT SAFE for travel!!!)
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I saw another blogger that had done this and I loved it - it's Chloe on Gotcha Day holding her referral pictures!! Is that even the same little girl????
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
And, while you're in China - there's nothing like a good Rickshaw ride!!! I honestly don't think we paid our driver enough - poor guy!!
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
It's hard to tell on here how beautiful it was but Chloe was sure someone "painted" the sky!!
Sunday, April 01, 2007